Posts Tagged ‘bedouins’

The Bedouins: Kings of the Palestinian Negev 

One hundred and ten years ago, my grandfather on my mother’s side used to leave his parents’ home in an-Naqab and come to Gaza to trade. Sulaiman Abu-Said would leave on his camel from an-Naqab at 5:00 am, arrive in Gaza at 7:00 am, sell his goods, and go back home at 5:00 pm. But […]

Israel may force Bedouins to live beside garbage dump, says court

Tamara Nassar Rights and Accountability 25 May 2018 Students walk home from school in the Palestinian village of Khan al-Ahmar. Their village and school will be destroyed to make way for Israeli settlements. Faiz Abu Rmeleh ActiveStills Israel’s high court this week approved the forced displacement of residents from Khan al-Ahmar village in the occupied […]

Bedouins outside of Jerusalem wrestle with uncertain future

Two young girls are walking through Abu Nuwar’s rocky and exposed terrain, near a defeated-looking donkey and tattered structures with metal roofs. Spotting me, they ask who I am looking for and give me directions for how to find Abu Imad, a community spokesperson for the Palestinian Bedouin village in the West Bank. As if […]

What are tax havens?

Tommaso Faccio (TC) : The Panama Papers leak sheds some light on the intricate ways in which the wealthy can exploit secretive offshore tax regimes. As well as charging minimal or no tax to residents and non-residents, the main characteristics of tax havens are their lack of transparency and effective information exchange. Mossack Fonseca’s Panama […]

Turkey (NATO) supplying terrorists in Syria with chemical weapons

Kurds Accuse Turkey of Allowing Transit of Chemical Weapons to Syria Rebels A spokesman for the Kurdish People’s Protection Units said that the Syrian opposition fighters had shelled the Kurdish-controlled Sheikh Maqsood neighborhood of Aleppo using white or yellow phosphorus munitions MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Syrian militias have been using toxic substances to launch attacks against a Kurdish-controlled […]

Is playing the lottery more rational than voting for president?

     The writer Ambrose Bierce called the lottery a “tax on people who are bad at math.” Those who agree have scoffed at the hullabaloo over the recent Powerball, with its $1.6 billion jackpot and 1 in 292 million odds. After the drawing, such skeptics have smirked at amusing news stories about lottery losers doubling […]

National Labor Relations Board rejects Shurat HaDin complaint against United Electrical Workers

Last August, as we reported, the United Electrical, Radio & Machine Workers of America (UE), representing 30,000 workers across the country, adopted a historic resolution (here) supporting the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement at their 74th National Convention in Baltimore, becoming the first national trade union in the U.S. to endorse BDS. The resolution, condemned by […]

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