“No human-rights curriculum is complete without the inclusion of the facts of the Holocaust, and its lessons.” This is what John Ging, the UN Relief and Works Agency’s (UNRWA) director of operations in Gaza,says. The UN’s refugee agency is planning to include the Holocaust in a new human-rights curriculum for Gaza’s secondary-school pupils. Continue reading ‘Should children in Gaza learn about the Holocaust?’
Posts Tagged ‘hamas
“We have to encourage people to be virtuous and keep them away from sin “
Hamas has launched it’s “virtue campaign” in Gaza .
Lingerie can’t be displayed in shop windows, female lawyers will have to wear headscarves in court and teenagers must stop playing “suggestive” music.
Men and women are also being told to celebrate separately at wedding parties.
Continue reading ‘On air: Women of Gaza : Virtue reality’
A group of Israeli soldiers say widespread abuses were carried out on civilians during their action in Gaza.
The soldiers are part of an organisation called “Breaking the Silence”.
Amnesty International has accused both Israel and Hamas of committing war crimes during the 22-day conflict.
Continue reading ‘On Air: Is it possible to have a moral army?’
Both Israel and Hamas have ignored a UN security council resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza. America abstained from the UN vote and there’s been more heavy fighting today in defiance of it. As I write there’s supposed to be a three hour humanitarian ceasefire. Continue reading ‘On air: How is Gaza dividing world opinion?’
Madeleine is tonight at an Arab Israeli Café in Jerusalem and we’ll be bringing you World Have Your Say from there. Yesterday we were at Itay’s house, he’s an Israeli medical student who, with a couple of his friends started a dialogue with a group of Gazans about the current situation.
Also, while we’re on air the Israeli Consulate is holding an online press conference on twitter right here.
Russia has ordered an end to military operations against Georgia, after restoring what the Kremlin calls security for civilians and peacekeepers in South Ossetia. According to a statement, President Medvedev told his defence minister and chief of staff that “the goal has been attained”, but so far Russian troops haven’t withdrawn from Georgia. BBC Correspondents say this a ceasefire rather than a peace deal.
So Russia has got it’s way? Is it the case across the world that the biggest military and economic powers in any given region hold all the cards? Continue reading ‘On air: Do the strongest countries always get their way?’
Two topics on the agenda today. First aid to Africa, just three years after the G8 pledged to double aid the group which was set up to monitor their promises has found donor countries are $40bn behind schedule. And a year after Hamas seized control of Gaza we’re bringing together 6 young people to talk about how their lives have changed. Continue reading ‘On air: Is it time for Africa to be weaned off aid?’
Good morning, let’s start today with a comment from Insistent Verite on the World Today’s post about talking to terrorists, which comes from former US President Jimmy Carter’s talks with Hamas in Egypt, which he has had to defend. Insistent suggest we ask “What is a terrorist?” Alternatively we could keep it simple and find out if you think he’s right to talk to Hamas.
Former US President Jimmy Carter is set to meet with senior Hamas officials this week despite strong criticism from his own government. Is he right to do so?
Continue reading ‘Should the US talk to “terrorists”?’