Archive for August 19th, 2017

19/08/2017

The Egg of Columbus

Human Wrongs Watch

By Uri Avnery*

19/08/17

I DON’T know when the wheel was invented, or who invented it.

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Uri Avnery

However, I have no doubt that it was invented again and again, with many happy inventors sharing the glory.

The same is true for the Israeli-Palestinian Confederation. From time to time it appears in public as a brand-new idea, with another group of inventors proudly presenting it to the public.

This just shows that you cannot suppress a good idea. It appears again and again. During the last few weeks, it has appeared in several articles, presented by new inventors.

Every time it happens, I would take off my hat, if I had one. As Europeans used to do when they met a lady or an old acquaintance.

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19/08/2017

‘Death Looms for Yemenis by Air, Land and Sea’

Human Wrongs Watch

Warning about escalating suffering in Yemen’s man-made catastrophe, senior United Nations officials on 18 August 2017 addressed the Security Council, calling on the international community to push for a political solution to the more than two-year-old conflict.

An internally displaced woman and her daughter look over the city of Sana’a, Yemen, from the roof of this dilapidated building they call their new home. Photo: Giles Clarke/UN OCHA

“Death looms for Yemenis by air, land and sea,” Special Envoy of the Secretary-General to Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed told the 15-member Council in New York.
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