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RE: "UN ignores starvation of Palestinians by Syrian regime" by the New York Post Editorial Board
Daily I have seen world wide online news coverage of the UN being very much aware of the starvation of Palestinians... and on January 17th, American Task Force on Palestine announced a press conference on the topic ATFP Briefing on Palestinian Refugees in Syria and the Crisis at Yarmouk.
Panelists will include Richard Wright, the Director of the UNRWA New York Representative Office; Andrew J. Tabler, Senior Fellow at the The Washington Institute for Near East Policy; and ATFP Senior Fellow Hussein Ibish.http://www.americantaskforce.org/civicrm/event/info?id=17&reset=1
Perhaps your editorial board needs to find some better sources of news and information in order to help formulate more accurate and helpful editorials.
Anne Selden Annab
Anne Selden Annab
NOTES"People in neighbouring states have shown incredible compassion and opened their homes to hundreds of thousands of people but we all have a shared responsibility. It would be catastrophic if the neighbouring countries closed their borders to the thousands of people who flee the conflict every day. Yet how can we call on Syria’s neighbours to keep their borders open to refugees if we keep our own under lock and key?"
Palestine for a New Beginning by Zahi Khouri
This Week in Palestine Artist of the Month: Storyteller Denise Asaad In Her Own Words
Murdering Palestinians by starvation in Syria... much crueler and more arbitrary than anything imposed on Gaza by either Israel or Egypt.
Aid Convoy Unable to Reach Yarmouk Refugee Camp in Syria ... 41 Palestinian refugees have died of food and medicine shortages in the camp.
An Excellent letter in the Guardian: Ariel Sharon's motto could have been 'there's no such thing as a Palestinian'
Analysis: Why Palestinian leadership is right to engage in peace talks
Ziad Asali of ATFP: Why Palestinians are puzzled by the 'Jewish state' demand... Netanyahu's demand for recognition of Israel as a Jewish state bizarrely inserts Palestinians into the 'Who is a Jew' debate
Jerusalem... the respective capitals of Israel and Palestine
Hussein Ibish: Time for honesty about dialogue with Israel
Palestine is abundant in energy, skills, passion, and determination. Only when our belief in citizen solutions is reignited and our respect for one another is re-established can we officially witness the transformation we want as a society." Muna Dajani & Sami Backleh: This Week in Palestine
Arts & Culture: Organizers Prepare Palestinian Museum For 2015 Opening... Biggest of Its Kind, Privately-Sponsored Institution Will Have Satellite Locations Around the Globe
The monster that won't die: Al-Qaeda is making yet another appalling comeback "There have always been differences within al-Qaeda, those who have either successfully seized or been granted permission to use the name as a kind of franchise, and other salafi-jihadi or "takfiri" groups. But while the parent organization based in Pakistan and Afghanistan seems to be increasingly irrelevant, the political ideology and program of mass murder that are now synonymous with al-Qaeda seem at least as robust as ever, if not more so. It is the monster that, for the past decade, simply will not die."
- All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
The Golden Rule... Do unto others as you would have them do unto you
The Office of International Religious Freedom ( http://www.state.gov/j/drl/irf/ ) Given the U.S. commitment to religious freedom, and to the international covenants that guarantee it as the inalienable right of every human being, the United States seeks to:
Promote freedom of religion and conscience throughout the world as a fundamental human right and as a source of stability for all countries
American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) supports Palestinian institution-building, good governance, anti-corruption measures, economic development, and improved living standards. ATFP categorically and unequivocally condemns all violence against civilians, no matter the cause and who the victims or perpetrators may be. http://www.americantaskforce.org/