Press Review: 6th March
The Lebanese newspaper “l’Orient le Jour” reports that Yemen, one of the poorest countries in the Middle East, is close to famine. The UN asserts that humanitarian support is crucial, but NGOS in charge of food aid have troubles reaching the population. It is due to the conflict that has been raging in the country for three years now on.
Foreign supporters of the BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) might have trouble traveling to Israel, and by extension to the Palestinian territories. Indeed, the Knesset has passed a law on Monday denying visa to foreigners supporting economic, cultural and academic boycott of Israel. Read more in the Washington Post.
Following the travel for the supporters of BDS, the Knesset passed a law on Wednesday to forbid mosques to do the call to prayer between 11 pm and 7 am. Another more restrictive text was also voted to forbid muezzin in urban areas.
The last bastions of the Islamic State in Iraq and in Syria should fall by the summer, posing the challenge of returning soldiers to their home country. The British Security officers are actively the coming back jihadists. They are afraid that these ones would come back with young and indoctrinate children.
Turkey and Russia avoid the contentious subjects on the Syrian situation. Indeed, both countries hold different positions as regards the Kurdish implication in the conflict. While Erdogan is afraid of the creation of a Kurdish homogeneous territory on the south border of its country, Putin considers them as his allies. This disagreement embarrasses the Russians, who saw recently a confrontation between the Turkish army and the Syrian army in the city of Manbij