Origins, objectives and war on BDS

Oct 03,2017 – JORDAN TIMES – Ramzy Baroud The BDS movement (boycott, divestment and sanctions), was the outcome of several events that shaped the Palestinian national struggle and international solidarity with the Palestinian people following the second Intifada in 2000. Building on a decades-long tradition of civil disobedience and popular […]

Gaza: Unbearable situation

Sep 09,2017 -JORDAN TIMES EDITORIAL According to recent UN reports, Gaza has become a sinking boat, with poverty, unemployment and environmental concerns reaching unprecedented dangerous levels. Reports now say overall unemployment in the coastal Palestinian enclave has topped 41 per cent; more alarmingly, unemployment among the youth, a huge, restive, portion […]

Palestinians’ only option

Aug 31,2017 – JORDAN TIMES – Michael Jansen Israeli occupation forces demolished Palestinian schools in four West Bank communities ahead of the new scholastic year, depriving several hundred children of proper classrooms and forcing some to meet under the sun or in makeshift tents. All the schools were destroyed under the […]

On his first visit to Israel, Guterres cast aside any possibility of decolonisation

August 29, 2017 Image of United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres [Moustafa El-Shemy/Anadolu Agency] Ramona Wadi @walzerscent August 29, 2017 at 11:05 am While exhibiting contempt for international laws and conventions through its existence and policies, Israel also reserves the right to dictate to others with regard to its violations of […]

Another sterile peace mission

Aug 29,2017 – JORDAN TIMES – Hasan Abu Nimah As many feared, the US team led by the president’s son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner ended its effort to resuscitate the moribund Palestinian-Israeli peace process without any tangible result. And yet, neither of the two directly concerned sides nor the Arab capitals […]

The road ahead for the Mideast

Aug 28,2017 – JORDAN TIMES – EDITORIAL The apparently imminent fall of the city of Tal Afar to the Iraqi forces backed by local militias, notably Hashed Al Shaabi, so soon after the recapture of Mosul is an added evidence that Daesh’s days in Iraq are now numbered. Tal Afar, strategically […]