Day: May 11, 2016

Switzerland: Rejected asylum seekers who go into hiding

NO STATUS see video report: EMBED CODE APR 4, 2016 – 15:45 Sometimes asylum seekers go underground, as they have no hope of getting official refugee status. They’re known as “sans papiers” (without papers). (SRF/ Asylum is only granted to those who face persecution or imprisonment in their country […]

Britain’s enemy within

May 10,2016 – THE JORDAN TIMES – HAROLD JAMES Democracy everywhere is facing serious challenges. The United States is gripped by the most bizarre presidential primary campaign in living memory, with populist outsiders threatening to topple established party machines. Brazil is paralysed by constitutional crisis. Europeans trace their malaise to […]

Remembering forgotten Gaza

  Remembering forgotten Gaza May 10,2016 -OSAMA AL SHARIF It has been almost two years since Israel waged another war on Gaza, one that remains the centre of controversy until today, even within Israeli security and military circles. The 51-day aggression in the sweltering summer of 2014 against one of […]

Beware of Israeli doublespeak

May 10,2016 – JORDAN TIMES – RAMZY BAROUD There is a witch hunt in the British Labour Party. Britain’s opposition party leader Jeremy Corbyn is being hounded for not rooting out alleged anti-Semitism in his party. Those leading the charge are pro-Israel Zionists and their supporters within the party, who are, […]

Anti-Semitism vs. anti-Zionism

  May 10,2016 – JORDAN TIMES – Hasan Abu Nimah Anti-Semitism is generally defined as hostility, prejudice or discrimination against Jews, for no other reason than being Jews. Any such attitude should be condemned. No individual or community should be the target of any form of prejudice or discrimination for what […]

After splitting with Al-Qaeda, Al-Nusra is being presented to the West as a moderate force. It’s nothing of the sort

The jihadist force’s reputation is being cleaned up, to suggest it is deserving of CIA support Robert Fisk @indyvoices   So ol‘ Doc Ayman al-Zawahiri, Osama bin Laden’s chief executive successor, has told the Syrian Jabhat al-Nusra that it can dissociate itself from Al-Qaeda. Good public relations: Nusra doesn’t like the Isis “caliphate” […]