by Ramzy Baroud
17 Nov 2019; MEMO: An Israeli attack on Gaza was imminent, and not because of any provocations by Palestinian groups in the besieged, impoverished Gaza Strip. The Israeli military escalation was foreseeable because it factors neatly in Israel’s contentious political scene. The war was not a question of “if”, but “when”.
by Dr Brendan Ciarán Browne
14 Nov 2019; MEMO: The extrajudicial killing of Bahaa Abu Al-Ata of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad movement, the second largest faction in the Gaza Strip, has triggered a predictable spike in “conflict related incidents”. As always, it is the Palestinian civilian population residing in the much maligned Gaza Strip who are affected disproportionately.
by Xinhua writers Lin Zhaohui, Yan Liang
BRASILIA, Nov. 13 (Xinhua) -- The 11th BRICS summit to take place here on Nov. 13-14 is poised to usher in a second "golden decade" for more fruitful cooperation of the emerging-market group.
The past 10 years since its first summit in Russia are suitably dubbed a "golden decade" for BRICS, which was originally made up of Brazil, Russia, India and China, and expanded in 2011 to include South Africa.
by Nasim Ahmed
9 Nov 2019; MEMO: With just over a month to go until the British public cast their vote in what is expected to be a close race in the country’s most important General Election in recent history, a pro-Israel Jewish community newspaper with a worrying track record of making libellous allegations has urged the British electorate not to vote for Jeremy Corbyn.
by Maria Vasileiou
THE HAGUE, Nov. 2 (Xinhua) -- As Brexit remains uncertain, an economist with a major Dtuch bank has warned its impact on Dutch business, and raised additional concerns over the impact on the country's export-oriented economy.
"The persistent uncertainty, following the new Brexit extension, hurts firms which have strong exposure to UK markets," said Stefan Koopman, senior market economist at Rabobank.
by Ramzy Baroud
29 Oct 2019; MEMO: Palestine’s Christian population is dwindling at an alarming rate. The world’s most ancient Christian community is moving elsewhere. And the reason for this is Israel.
Christian leaders from Palestine and South Africa sounded the alarm at a conference in Johannesburg on October 15. Their gathering was titled: “The Holy Land: A Palestinian Christian Perspective”.