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By Michael Jansen - Nov 01,2023
International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor Karim Khan has said his office has “active investigations” ongoing into “any crimes committed on the territory of Palestine and any crimes committed, whether it is by Israel and Palestine or whether it is acts committed on the territo
By Michael Jansen - Oct 25,2023
Surging violence and tensions in this region could have been avoided if the main actors had seriously considered their responses to Hamas' October 7 invasion of southern Israel.Before the launch, Hamas should have assessed the potential outcomes of the well planned and efficientl
By Michael Jansen - Oct 18,2023
President Joe Biden’s visit during the ongoing Gaza war will bolster Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and his right-wing coalition, earn Biden kudos from pro-Israeli US legislators, lobbyists and supporters, but will not improve his low 39 per cent approval rating with t
By Michael Jansen - Oct 11,2023
Gaza's ongoing military operation against Israel should have surprised no one, least of all Israel, which has besieged, blockaded and brutalised the 2.2 million Palestinian inhabitants of the narrow coastal strip for decades.
By Michael Jansen - Oct 04,2023
Jericho's Tell es-Sultan has belatedly become a World Heritage Site after being proclaimed by UNESCO as the "oldest fortified city in the world". The "tell", or mound, contains evidence of prehistoric human life dating back to the ninth millennium BC.
By Michael Jansen - Sep 27,2023
The verbal battle for Palestine erupted once again during the opening session of the UN General Assembly, with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu presenting his skewed version of the current situation and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas describing the reality.Once agai
By Michael Jansen - Sep 20,2023
The release on Monday of ten Iranians, five imprisoned by Iran as spies and five charged with violating sanctions by the US, and the transfer to Qatar of $6 billion in Iranian oil revenues frozen by sanctions in South Korean banks was a welcome humanitarian gesture.
By Michael Jansen - Sep 13,2023
September 13, 1993, was a day of Palestinian jubilation and hope.
By Michael Jansen - Sep 06,2023
Last week, the UN Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People called for Israel's "immediate and unconditional" pull out from East Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza.
By Michael Jansen - Aug 30,2023
The enlargement of the five member BRICS bloc amounts to a challenge to US hegemony, especially in this region.



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