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Daily Archives: May 17, 2019

Parliamentary questions

Answer given by Vice-President Mogherini on behalf of the European Commission Question reference: E-000906/2019 It can be confirmed that an academic study on Palestinian school text books is planned. Necessary funds have been reserved in the 2019...

85 Organizations Commend University of Michigan for Adoption of Blue Ribbon Panel Report

SENT VIA EMAIL May 15, 2019 Dear President Schlissel and Provost Philbert, We heartily commend you for accepting the exceptionally thoughtful and thorough report and recommendations of the Blue Ribbon Panel that you appointed last fall, specifically...

The Real Catastrophe for the Palestinians

Every year, on May 15, Palestinians commemorate Nakba Day.  The Nakba or “catastrophe” refers to the displacement of Palestinians after Israel’s independence in 1948. This concept entered into public consciousness with the conclusion of the Oslo...

Beware of the small print

Most of us know that it is the small print which very often determines the real meaning and intent of any document or political statement. Ignoring this or brushing it aside means that we either...

Coalition of Hamas, Islamic Jihad and PFLP wins UNRWA Union Elections

The results of the UNRWA Union Elections in Gaza have been confirmed. The United Professional Slate, headed by Amir al-Misehal, won an absolute majority in the elections held on April 24, 2019, for the UNRWA...