Press Review: 6th March

Civils pay high price for the yemeni conflict-L’Orient le Jour-6/03/2017

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.

Israel imposes entry ban on foreign boycott activists-The Washington Post-7/03/2017

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.

The Israeli Parliament voted a law to silent muezzin-Le Soir-8/03/2017

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.

Islamic State fighters returning to UK ‘pose huge challenge-The Guardian-9/03/2017

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.

Putin and Erdogan clear their Syrian dispute-Le Figaro-10/03/2017

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