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Palestine conference kicks off in Tehran

February 28, 2010 Leave a comment

Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki has called on Muslims across the globe to fulfill their obligations and pledge solid support for the Palestinians and their cause in the campaign against the Zionist regime. “A strongly held belief is that the Palestinian resistance must be properly encouraged. The Islamic Republic of Iran regards supporting the Palestinian nation’s struggle against the Zionist enemy as a matter of ideology and duty, so it strives to honor it,” Mottaki said in an address to the Conference on National and Islamic Solidarity for the Future of Palestine, which was held in Tehran on Saturday. Read more…

Categories: Iran, Middle East, palestine

Carter wants Hamas off US terror list

June 18, 2009 Leave a comment

Former US President Jimmy Carter has advised the Obama administration against keeping the Hamas resistance movement on its list of terror organizations.  Carter, who was in the Gaza Strip to meet rulers of the area, says he will meet with officials in the Obama administration in two days to discuss his latest trip to the Middle East. Read more…

Hamas and democracy in Palestine

January 29, 2009 Leave a comment

By: Esfandiar Khodaee

56586588568Hamas really represents the Palestine nation in a clear democratic way. Nobody can deny the fact that Hamas democratically won the public election about two years ago. Yet the UN and the west and even some Arab nations do not make any political relations with Hamas.

Hamas and Palestinian people have experienced loneliness for 60 years. Now and in the 22 day war they learnt the great fact that the key of their victory is in their own hand. And they should depend on themselves and their own resistance not the timid Arab governments or the United Nation.

The Problem With HAMAS

January 29, 2009 Leave a comment

The problem with HAMAS is testosterone and a memory for events of some 60 years ago. It is difficult for a race of testosterone bearing people to forget land-theft. It is difficult for a race of testosterone bearing people to forget genocide. And right there in the Middle East, practically standing shoulder to shoulder are people who have experienced both.

Chased from Europe by genocide, testosterone bearing people settled in Palestine in the mist of a different race of testosterone bearing people. That, of course, is a catalyst for war. One group had the assistance of the United Nations. The other group did not. From this explosive mixture, came the birth of a country called Israel and the start of a very long terrorist “war”. Read more…

Jewish extremists attempt pogrom against Arabs in Akka…

October 9, 2008 Leave a comment

From Khalid Amayreh in Occupied East Jerusalem
9 October, 2008
Hundreds of religious Jewish extremists and hooligans laid siege to and assaulted an Arab family home in downtown Akka Wednesday night, triggering widespread riots in the mixed Arab-Jewish coastal city in northern Palestine/Israel. The Jews accused the Arab family of “violating the sanctity of Yom Kippur” by way of driving their car. Eyewitnesses and police sources reported that dozens of vehicles and businesses were damaged after police forces violently repressed hundreds of local Arab youths who had attempted to free the besieged Arab family. Read more…

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‘India should play a role in Middle East Peace process’

October 6, 2008 1 comment

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has said that India, the biggest democracy with a booming economy, could play an important role in Middle East peace process….

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A seminar about “the Many Faces of Political Islam”

October 2, 2008 1 comment

Seminar
Series: Initiative on Religion in International Affairs Event
Open to the Public – Harvard Kennedy School Campus
October 22, 2008
11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

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Dr. Mohammed Ayoob will discuss the major themes of his recent book on the diverse manifestations of Islam and its impact on global politics. This seminar will take place on Wednesday, October 22, from 11:30am to 1:00pm in Taubman 401. Lunch will be provided.

Dr. Ayoob is University Distinguished Professor of International Relations with a joint appointment in James Madison College and the Department of Political Science at Michigan State University. He is also Coordinator of the Muslim Studies Program at Michigan State University.

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Project on India and the Subcontinent Events Coordinator
79 JFK Street Cambridge, MA 02140
Email: meghan_tinsley@ksg.harvard.edu