‘Gaza – Mass demonstration rejects negotiations and Kerry’s plan,’ Ma’an (Palestine), 7 February 2014

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
Thousands of Palestinians demonstrated in the Gaza Strip today, answering a call by Islamic Jihad and Hamas to reject the current negotiations with Israel, as well as US Secretary of State John Kerry’s current peace plan. Hamas and Islamic Jihad do not recognized Israel’s right to exist, and…

‘Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs meets Council of Arab League Ambassadors at headquarters of Palestinian Delegation,’ Ma’an (Palestine), 10 January 2014

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs met in Ottawa with Arab ambassadors to discuss Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s upcoming trip to the region. Baird has forged a good personal relationship with the Palestinian ambassador to Canada, who hoped that Harper’s trip to Palestine will help strengthen bilateral relations. –…

‘Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs: Israeli settlements in the West Bank are illegal,” el-Nashra (Lebanon), 20 January 2014

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
The Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs confirmed that Israeli settlements in the West Bank violate UNSC resolutions and that Canada does not recognize Israeli control over Palestinian territory taken in 1967. – – الخارجية الكندية: الاستيطان الإسرائيلي في الضفة الغربية غير شرعي ٢٠ يناير ٢٠١٤ أكدت وزارة الخارجية…

‘Canadian Prime Minister: We will maintain all of our sanctions against Iran,’ al-Mogaz (Egypt), 20 January 2014

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
While the interim agreement for Iran to curb its nuclear program in exchange for loosened sanctions upon the country comes into effect, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced that his country will maintain all sanctions against Iran. – – رئيس الوزراء الكندي: سنبقي على كامل عقوباتنا بحق إيران…

‘Two Arab members of the Knesset walk out in rejection of Canadian Prime Minister’s speech,’ Shorouk News (Egypt), 21 January 2014

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
Two Arab legislators walked out of the Israeli Knesset on Tuesday, in an expression of their anger towards Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s speech in which he equated criticism of Israel to anti-Semitism. The day before, Harper met with PA President Mahmoud Abbas, announcing that Canada will start…

‘Fatah: Canadian Prime Minister’s speech incitement against Palestinians,’ al-Wafd (Egypt), 21 January 2014

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
On his four-day visit to the Middle East, Stephen Harper spoke in the Israeli Knesset. One representative of Fatah called the Canadian Prime Minister’s speech “incitement against Palestinians” and said that Harper has no idea about the reality of the situation in Israel/Palestine, instead he uses the same…

Hamas statement on the occupier’s attempt to impose Zionist rituals inside Al-Aqsa, Hamasinfo.net (Gaza), 2 December 2013

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
Hamas has released the following statement regarding Jewish groups entering the Al-Aqsa compound in Jerusalem under armed guard, disrupting regular Arab worshipers in the process. Some Jewish organizations have applied to the Israeli government to erect a Menorah in the compound for Hanukkah. Traditionally, the compound has been…