Iran’s Zarif cancels visit to Vienna over Israeli flag row

TEHRAN, Iran Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif scrapped his previously scheduled visit to Austria on Saturday in protest against Vienna’s open support for Israeli aggression on Palestine. Zarif, who is presently on a European tour, was expected to arrive in Vienna on Saturday from Madrid, but there was a last-minute change in his itinerary. Informed sources in Tehran and media reports suggested that the visit was canceled after Israeli flags were hoisted on important government buildings in the Austrian capital, including the Chancellery and Foreign Ministry. Austria’s Foreign Ministry spokesman…

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Meet Palestinian women leading resistance against Israeli occupation

Jerusalem: Palestinian women are leading the resistance against Israel’s forced migration and threats of displacement in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of occupied East Jerusalem. While the tension that started with Israel’s attacks in East Jerusalem is rising, the historic Sheikh Jarrah is at the center of the events. Sheikh Jerrah is an area where diplomatic representations and institutions are located near the region where Palestinians live in East Jerusalem, and has also been associated with Jewish settlers’ attacks on Palestinians living in the region. In the neighborhood, 27 Palestinian families face…

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Thousands march in London against Israeli barbarism

By M Ghazali Khan Thousands of pro-Palestinian demonstrators, estimated to be 100,000, marched from London’s iconic Hyde Park to Israeli Embassy today. Chanting slogans, ‘From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free’; ‘One, two three four, occupation no more’; ‘five, six seven eight, Israel is a terrorist state’ they held a variety of pro-Palestine placards and waved the Palestinian flag. Several speakers addressed the rally, including the former Labour leader and Islington North Member of Parliament Jeremy Corbyn, who was made to pay a heavy price by the…

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Israel; the “colonial war machine that never sleeps”

By Dr M A Mufazzal In the words of Al Jazeera’s political analyst Marwan Bishara, “Israel is a colonial war machine that never sleeps” reflects the sustainability of the colonial project of Israel which takes though, a modern shape in the course of time but never failed to subject Palestinians to military occupation, land dispossession, desecrations and destructions. The slits of the “Nakba” are still unstitched even more than 70 years later, as Israel never let over five million refugees go back to their homes – while assuring permanent settlement…

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21 arrested in Kashmir for protesting against Israel’s bombardment

New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir Police arrested 21 people for holding protests against Israel’s bombardment on Palestinians and their belongings. “Twenty people were arrested in Srinagar, while one was arrested in Shopian,” Inspector General of Police (IGP) of Kashmir Vijay Kumar told PTI. The police called the demonstrations an attempt ‘to engineer and incite violence on streets’ of the Valley. Protests were held in Srinagar’s Padshahi Bagh and Safa Kadal areas, where a small group burnt an Israeli flag and drew graffiti in solidarity with Palestinians in Gaza and Jerusalem. The…

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