What a sight to see…The world in solidarity with Palestine… #FreePalestine
After two weeks of peaceful protests in Pakistan over Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, clashes broke out in Islamabad leaving 3 dead and hundreds injured.
By the end of this year, between 60,000 and 90,000 Central American children will be at the U.S.-Mexico border, many of them seeking asylum. These child migrants have sparked pro- and anti-immigration protests around the country. So what obligations does the U.S. have toward them? Dr. Barbara Harrell-Bond, OBE, a foremost name in global refugee movements and rights and the founder of the co-founder of Oxford University’s Refugee Studies Center, talks to AJ+.
There have been repeated protests against Israel’s offensive against Gaza by people in the occupied West Bank, but some Palestinians are also expressing their dissatisfaction through new media and the boycotting of Israeli goods.Al Jazeera’s Kim Vinnell reports from Ramallah.
By: Mobeen Vaid
More than any previous year, this past White House Iftar triggered considerable debate within the American Muslim community. Specifically, a growing segment of the Muslim community urged those invited to forego attending upon principle, particularly given the increasing list of domestic and foreign policy concerns that have not only gone unaddressed but appear to be getting systemically worse. This debate was further inflamed during the iftar itself as President Obama incorporated into his address an endorsement of the Israeli State and its “right to defend itself”, a talking point that has been repeated by Israel’s defenders ad nauseam with remarkable resistance to any facts posited to the contrary. Obama’s support for Israel was unsurprising given his previous track record on the topic, but his reaffirming of America’s commitment to it that night was no doubt misplaced in front of a Muslim audience attending an iftar in the midst of one of the deadliest sieges of Gaza in recent history.