Rita Adam, nouvel ambassadeur de Suisse en Tunisie – l’Hebdo

La Suisse a un nouvel ambassadeur à Tunis depuis le 5 septembre dernier. Rita Adam, ancienne vice-directrice à la Direction du droit international public (DDIP) à Berne, succède Pierre Combernous qui a pris sa retraite.

The Explosive, Inside Story of How John Kerry Built an Israel-Palestine Peace Plan—and Watched It Crumble / By Ben Birnbaum and Amir Tibon

At around noon on March 20 last year, Air Force One landed at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport for Barack Obama’s first presidential visit to Israel.
The three-day trip had been billed as an Israeli resetthe newly reelected president’s bid for a clean slate with the Jewish state after four years of icy relations. Obama would lay a wreath at the tomb of Theodor Herzl, the father of Zionism. He would visit the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum. He would address an auditorium packed with Israeli students. And, of course, he would meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu …….

Jordanian filmmaker wins Orizzonti award for best director at Venice film festival

Jordan times : Jordanian filmmaker Naji Abu Nowar won the Orizzonti Award for Best Director for his film “Theeb” on Saturday at the 71st Venice Film Festival, according to the festival’s official Twitter page.
The 100-minute narrative feature is set in 1916 in a far-flung corner of the Ottoman Empire during the Great Arab revolt, a period of upheaval which saw bedouin livelihoods and culture threatened by a newly built pilgrim railway which ran from Damascus to Medina, according to Agence France-Presse.

Arabe classique et succès sur la toile – Abdel-Rahman Mohamad.

Poèmes ancestraux en arabe soutenu, musique contemporaine et voix touchante : trois ingrédients qui ont fait le succès du Saoudien Abdel-Rahmane Mohamad. Il s’est notamment fait connaître grâce à Youtube.  Ecouter : Abdel-Rahman Mohamed Ya man Hawah – يا من هواه اعزه و اذلني

Le meilleur médecin arabe dans le monde est ?

Un concours mondial Arabs Group Awards qui récompense les talents arabes dans divers domaines dont les sciences, l’architecture, l’art ou encore l’industrie du tourisme, a récemment décerné à l’unanimité le prix du “meilleur médecin dans le monde” à la Marocaine Rajae Ghanimi, samedi 30 août 2014 à Londres.


Unprecedented land confiscation of 4,000 dunams near Bethlehem – Peace now


The Civil Administration declared 4,000 dunams (990 acres) as State Land near the settlement of Gva’ot west of Bethlehem. As far as we know, this declaration is unprecedented in its scope since the 1980’s and can dramatically change the reality in the Gush Etzion and the Bethlehem area. For an explanation about state land declaration see here. Peace Now Home page

SWISS PEACE – KOFF September 2014 Newsletter

The Swiss Peace Foundation is a practice-oriented peace research institute.
We analyze the causes of violent conflicts and develop strategies for their peaceful transformation.
Please find the last Koff Newsletter – No. 130, September 2014 Press Freedom and Peacebuilding


From approximately 1975 through 1987 Naji Al-Ali created cartoons that depict the complexities of the plight of Palestinian refugees. These cartoons are still relevant today and Handala, the refugee child who is present in every cartoon, remains a potent symbol of the struggle of the Palestinian people for justice and self-determination. Handala home-page

40 maps that explain the Middle East

Maps can be a powerful tool for understanding the world, particularly the Middle East, a place in many ways shaped by changing political borders and demographics. Here are 40 maps crucial for understanding the Middle East — its history, its present, and some of the most important stories in the region today.

Visualiser Gaza : cliquez sur ce lien pour visualiser Gaza n’importe où dans le monde

Cliquez sur le lien ci-dessous, puis tapez le nom de votre ville, cette application vous permettra de visualiser la taille de la bande de Gaza, ou vivent plus de 1 800 000 personnes assiégées de toutes part.