Daily Archives: 12/26/2016

Interfaith Council of New York Calls for Mutual Tolerance – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Interfaith Council of New York Calls for Mutual Tolerance

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

The answer to immigration is that there is no answer. The undocumented in the United States is neither here nor there. He or she is caught in a limbo from which there is no light at the end of the tunnel. The latest figures suggest that around 80,000 immigrants have put their cases to the Department of Homeland Security, since 2012, through a procedure that is known as ‘administrative closure.’ This means that they are not forced to leave the US but they are not legally allowed to remain. Who wants to live this way?

As one immigrant in Queens says, ‘no society should treat people like that. We have lived here for over 20 years and have been law-abiding. Our children are in schools and we work and contribute to the country. All we want is to come out from the shadows.’ There is no guarantee that this will happen anytime soon.    Continue reading

David Friedman – Trump’s US Ambassador to Israel – By: Uri Avnery

University of Guyana (UG) – Renaissance Magazine – November 2016

Download: University of Guyana (UG) – Renaissance Magazine – November 2016

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Understanding the Ramifications of the UN Resolution on Israeli Settlements — analysis

Understanding the UN Resolution on Israeli Settlements: What Are the Immediate Ramifications?

Can Trump’s administration overturn the Security Council resolution on Israeli settlements? Why didn’t Putin veto it? Why didn’t China veto? What are the short-and long-term implications? A guide to make sense of the mess.

Barak Ravid | HaaretzOpinion - commentary -analysis

The resolution against Israeli settlements adopted by the UN Security Council Friday sent out diplomatic, political and media shockwaves. After thousands of reports, analyses and spins, here is a guide to make sense of the mess.

Is this the first UNSC resolution concerning Israeli settlements?

No. But it is the first to deal so specifically with the settlements in over 35 years. The previous such resolution, Resolution 465, was adopted by the Security Council in March 1980. That being said, since 1980, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has undergone dramatic changes, the extent of the Israeli settlement enterprise has grown dramatically, and international community’s focus on the settlements as a threat to the viability of the two-state solution has also increased markedly.    Continue reading