Belgian Academics & Artists For Palestine


BA4P: The Arab & Muslim World
  • "Saudi crown prince ‘upset’ with Netanyahu" (Middle East Monitor, Sept 20, 2023): click here!
    Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman is said to be “upset” with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s Channel 12 TV reported on Tuesday. This is believed to be the reason why normalisation talks have apparently been put on hold. Citing senior Saudi officials, the report claimed that Riyadh will not accept normalisation of ties with Israel without the creation of an independent Palestinian state. The officials stressed that Saudi Arabia will not sign an unconditional normalisation deal, pointing out that Netanyahu is not ready to make any concessions to the Palestinians. According to Channel 12, the Saudi officials added that the Kingdom “is not interested to talk with the current extremist Israeli government.”
  • Euro-Med Human Rights Monitor, "Morocco: Activist’s 5-year prison sentence for criticising relations with Israel is unfair, must be rescinded" Euro-Med, August 3, 2023): click here!
    Geneva - The five-year imprisonment sentence of Moroccan activist Said Boukyoud on charges of free expression is unfair and cannot be justified under any circumstances, said Euro-Med Human Rights Monitor in a statement.
  • Baker ZOUBI, "The Arabic media on Israel’s crisis: Don’t interfere with its implosion" (+972, August 3, 2023): click here!
    Across the Arab world, journalists are debating the implications of Israel's anti-government protests on the state's stability and regional relations.
  • "OIC Committee of Six to Launch Global Action to End Israeli Occupation of Palestine " (Days of Palestine, March 18, 2023): click here!
    At Friday’s “Committee of Six on Palestine“ gathering in Nouakchott, Mauritania, the Secretary–General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Hissein Brahim Taha, emphasized the importance of Member States submitting written and verbal statements and providing financial aid to back the privileges of the Palestinian people and terminate the Israeli colonial domination, which is illegitimate and unlawful according to global law and UN decrees.
  • Naeem JENAH: "Israel, Sudan Say Will Sign Peace Deal in 2023" (Haaretz, Feb 2, 2023): click here!
    After the UAE, Bahrain and Morocco, Sudan will be the fourth Arab country to join the Abraham Accords and sign a peace agreement with Israel.
  • Ramzy BAROUD, "Palestine is my cause: Arabs reaffirm support for Palestinians, rejection of the Occupation" (MEMo, Jan 30, 2023): click here!
    The latest Arab Opinion Index 2022 is yet more proof that Arab societies are diverse in every possible way, from their assessment of their economic situation and living conditions to their take on immigration, state institutions and democracy. With one single exception: Palestine. 76 per cent of all respondents to the poll, which is carried out annually by the Arab Centre for Research and Policy Studies in Doha, said that Palestine is a cause for all Arabs, not Palestinians alone.
  • Dana EL KURD, "De-Normalizing Israeli Normalization at the World Cup" (Jewish Currents, Newsletters, December 13, 2022): click here!
    At the international soccer tournament, Qatari anti-normalization activists as well as ordinary spectators have put Palestinian solidarity in the spotlight. In Doha’s public squares, crowds cheering Arab teams to victory have broken out into pro-Palestine chants and songs like “Mawtini,” the Palestinian and Arab anthem. Euphoric spectators have draped the Palestinian flag across their shoulders and waved it during matches.
  • Gideon LEVY, “How Ties Between Mizrahi Jews and Arabs Were Ruined – With Help From Ashkenazi Israelis” (Haaretz, Oct 31, 2022): click here!
    Scholar Hillel Cohen embarks on a journey to the roots of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, offering in his new book a sharp indictment of the coun-try's racist elites.
  • Amena ElASHKAR: « Disasters multiply for Palestinians in Lebanon » (The Electronic Intifada, 20 Oct 2022): click here!
    Ibrahim Mansour had spent six months looking for work. He went to every coffee shop in Nahr al-Bared refugee camp and the nearby Lebanese city of Tripoli asking for jobs. It was all to no avail. “I am almost 30 and I still don’t have a regular job,” he said. The only work he has found in recent years has been as a laborer on projects to rebuild parts of Nahr al-Bared that were destroyed back in 2007. Deeply frustrated, Mansour decided to emigrate. With the hope of reaching Europe, he set out on a voyage from Tripoli last month. The voyage proved disastrous. Overcrowded, the boat sank off the coast of Tartous, a port in Syria. Almost 100 people drowned. Of them at least two dozen were Palestinians.
  • Hicham ALAOUI: « Envers et contre tout, la persistance de la Palestine » (orientxxi, 8 août, 2022): click here!
    Si la Palestine semble avoir disparu de l’ordre du jour diplomatique occidental et arabe, elle demeure ancrée dans la réalité régionale et dans la mémoire des peuples. On ne peut pas si facilement éradiquer l’aspiration à l’émancipation.
  • Ramzy BAROUD: « Despite Abraham Accords, Palestine is a deeply rooted emotional, cultural and spiritual issue for Arabs and Muslims » (Informed Comment, August 9, 2022): click here!
    It seemed that it was all but a done deal: Israel was finally managing to bend the Arabs to its will, and Palestine was becoming a marginal issue that no longer defined Israel’s relations with its neighbours. Indeed, normalisation with Israel was, well, normal, and the Arabs, it seemed, had finally been tamed. Not. So. Fast. Many events demonstrate the opposite.
  • « Arab League Calls To Boycott Israel As Peaceful Resistance » (MENAFN- Kuwait News Agency, August 1, 2022): click here!
    CAIRO, July 31 (KUNA) -- The Arab League called on the Arab States on Sunday to reactivate the boycott of Israel, describing it as a peaceful resistance to press Israel to abide by international resolutions. The League Assistant Secretary-General for Palestine and the Occupied Arab Territories Affairs Saed Abu Ali made the remarks at the 95th meeting of the Arab boycott offices in Cairo. He said Israel's international boycott had achieved success at both popular and official levels.
  • « Les Tunisiens bravent le confinement et manifestent pour la Palestine » (Middle East Eye, 16 mai, 2021): click here!
    Des manifestations ont été organisées samedi à Tunis et dans plusieurs villes du pays pour réclamer l’intervention de la communauté internationale afin d’arrêter les « crimes » des forces israéliennes.
  • « Fifa Arab Cup: Algerian team raise Palestinian flag after beating Morocco » (Middle East Eye, 12 Dec, 2021): click here!
    The gesture of solidarity with Palestine comes as Rabat develops ties with Israel unlike Algeria, which has opposed last year's normalisation deals.
  • Julien LACASSAGNE: «Au Maghreb, une civilisation judéo-musulmane oubliée » (orientXXI, 8 mars 2019): click here!
    Le terme de « civilisation judéo-chrétienne » est né au siècle dernier. Pourtant, quand on parle du Maghreb, il serait serait plus juste de parler de civilisation « judéo-musulmane. »
  • Richard FALK: «Trump’s ‘deal of the century’ is demand that Palestinians abandon their rights and dreams » ( Mondoweiss, August 2, 2018): click here!
    The following is a report by Richard Falk on “The Arab International Forum for Justice for Palestine,” held in Beirut on July 29, 2018. His report is followed by a personal account to Falk’s blogreaders of a more personal character, describing the style and manner of the gathering.

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