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600 American Rabbis accuse Netanyahu of ‘betrayal’

September 8, 2017 Middle East Monitor 0

Nearly 600 Rabbis have signed a letter to Benjamin Netanyahu in which they accuse the Israeli Prime Minister of betraying his promise to non-orthodox Jewish communities. The letter which is reported to have been personally delivered yesterday to the Israeli Consul-General in New York conveyed the Rabbis “dismay, anger and sense of betrayal” over the lack of Jewish pluralism in Israel and the monopoly granted to Orthodox Jews by the state on questions about Jewish identity. They are said to be particularly concerned about possible changes in Israel’s conversion law that could provide the Orthodox-run Chief Rabbinate with total control over all religious conversions performed in the country. Read: Church leaders condemn Israel for ‘systematically’ undermining Christianity The Rabbis took […]

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Blame the EU for Sudan’s tough border measures and deportations

Sudan’s immigration policy has been notoriously described as a “Border Control from Hell” by organisations critical of its tough entry conditions. In the past, those restrictions were far more relaxed. Sudan was a haven for political activists from Africa and the Middle East escaping persecution, a safe home for neighbouring opposition leadership campaigning to replace their governments or simply a place for economic migrants willing to work hard to support family members abroad in countries such as Ethiopia and Eritrea. This week’s renewed criticism of its policy was expressed by the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) over the decision to deport around 30 Eritrean citizens in addition to the 104 migrants that were expelled last month for “illegally […]

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Egyptian human rights NGO responds to HRW report on Egypt

September 8, 2017 Middle East Monitor 0

Earlier this week Human Rights Watch released a report on the widespread, systematic torture practiced by Egyptian security forces that they said was likely to amount to crimes against humanity. After Human Rights Watch released a report on the torture practiced by Egyptian forces, Egypt blocked the website amid a widespread media blackout campaign. Using the testimonies of 20 former detainees and their families, the 63-page report catalogues human rights abuses carried out in the country and the impunity surrounding the officials who commit them. Carl Arrindell interviews Ahmed El-Attar of the Egyptian Coordination for Rights and Freedoms human rights organisation based in London.     Read: Egypt’s torture epidemic ‘a crime against humanity’

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One of UK’s biggest Jewish charities being investigated by Charity Commission

September 8, 2017 Middle East Monitor 0

The Charity Commission has opened a new investigation into Chabad Lubavitch UK, a major UK Jewish charity. In a statement published by the Commission, which serves as an independent regulator of charities in England and Wales, the body says that the charity has “failed to meet its legal obligation to file its annual accounting information to the Commission for the financial year ending 31 December 2015”. As a result, the statement continues, “the charity has now persistently failed to file its accounting documents on time for 5 consecutive years – filing at least 300 days late for the past 4 years – and the trustee has demonstrated a repeated pattern of behaviour and continuing evidence of mismanagement in the administration […]

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Gabon Government Budget

Gabon recorded a Government Budget deficit equal to 6.60 percent of the country’s Gross Domestic Product in 2014. Government Budget in Gabon averaged 1.76 percent of GDP from 1990 until 2014, reaching an all time high of 10.87 percent of GDP in 2008 and a record low of -12.65 percent of GDP in 1998. Government Budget in Gabon is reported by the Direction Générale des Statistiques du Gabon. Government Budget is an itemized accounting of the payments received by government (taxes and other fees) and the payments made by government (purchases and transfer payments). A budget deficit occurs when an government spends more money than it takes in. The opposite of a budget deficit is a budget surplus. This page provides – Gabon Government Budget – actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news.

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TransCanada Requests Suspension Of Oil Pipeline

September 8, 2017 Irina Slav 0

TransCanada has asked for a 30-day suspension of its application for the Energy East pipeline that should transport crude oil from Alberta and Saskatchewan to the eastern part of Canada. According to the company, it wants to review the National Energy Board’s August decision to toughen the pipeline project assessment procedure. In a statement, TransCanada suggested it might shelve the project overall if the new assessment procedure turns out to be too taxing on costs, schedule, and the viability of the project. NEB said it will decide on…

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Israel campaigns against Palestine joining UN tourism body

September 8, 2017 Middle East Monitor 0

Israel is attempting to thwart a Palestinian bid to join the United Nation’s World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), arguing that the “State of Palestine” does not exist, according to the Jerusalem Post. The Palestinian Authority’s (PA) Ministry of Tourism applied for membership into the organisation last year, and the issue is on the meeting agenda of the UNWTO General Assembly in China, which begins on Monday and runs through Saturday. The UNWTO is based in Madrid, and describes itself as “responsible for the promotion of responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism”. Israel has endeavoured to block the move by appealing to the outgoing WTO Secretary-General, Jordanian diplomat Taleb Rifai, and China where the conference is being held. Read: UN Chief says […]

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Haftar refuses to attend AU Libya talks

September 8, 2017 Middle East Monitor 0

Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar has reportedly refused to attend Saturday’s meeting organised by the African Union’s (AU) Libya committee that will take place with other Libyan political leaders in Brazzaville, the Congo. The committee last organised a four-day mission to Libya in June. The Congo-Brazzaville President Denis Sassou Nguesso has since been trying to organise a meeting with all of Libya’s leading players including Haftar and Presidential Council head Fayez Al-Sarraj. Read: International community against political consensus in Libya, says former official Tomorrow’s meeting will be the third AU summit on Libya and comes as concern mounts over the country’s security situation and ongoing crisis. According to Haftar’s aide, the House of Representatives (HoR) President Ageela Saleh will be representing the […]

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HRW: Saudi coalition is evading liability in Yemen

September 8, 2017 Middle East Monitor 0

The Saudi-led coalition is dodging international liability for its airstrikes on Yemen, Human Rights Watch reported. The organisation contacted members of the coalition to release information on their own investigations of law of war violations whilst conducting airstrikes in Yemen. No member to date has responded. “No coalition member can claim clean hands in Yemen until all its members explain their role in scores of documented unlawful attacks,” Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East director of HRW, said. The Saudi coalition failed to investigate the 25 August Sana’a hotel attack in the Faj Attan neighbourhood which killed 16 and wounded 17, the group said. Read: Yemen PM says 85% of country under control Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister has recently criticised the […]

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Is the educational system behind Morocco’s decadent social values?

As a new academic year starts, several social woes question the role that schools play in mitigating Morocco’s “decaying” value system. Despite non-stop official discourse that ranks education as the kingdom’s second top priority – after the Sahara issue — the educational system is frequently blamed for both a failure to cultivate citizens and a withdrawal from curing hazardous social problems. However, singling out education is far from innocent. Given the cold cultural war to which it is witness, Moroccan society has been deteriorating for decades. Several features demonstrate the educational system’s problematic outcome. For instance, every year, thousands of pupils and students leave schools due to language problems, inadequate infrastructure, parent poverty, test-oriented classes and a lack of clear […]

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