Each year Israel’s prime minister invites high profile international journalists to a cocktail party. But when Arab journalists and their friends showed up for this year’s gala they weren’t exactly welcomed with margaritas. Instead, they were forced to take off their bras or strip.
Employees at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel are used to high profile VIPS, and regularly handle CEOs and foreign leaders. But when Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak rolled into town last weekend, suddenly the hotel’s Muslim employees were explicitly barred from doing their jobs.
Two major banks, Bank of America and HSBC, have determined that certain clients are not worth their time: Africans. In what is believed to be a response to improved US regulations requiring banks to monitor for suspicious activity, the banks have decided that providing services to African embassies is just not worth it. Find out what you can do.
To Muslims all over the world, today’s celebration of Eid al-Adha means extravagant celebrations, fancy cloths and massive meals. But to foreign workers in Saudi Arabia, today marks something entirely different: the beginning of death penalty season. As one of the global centers of capital punishment starts the public beheadings, a campaign to save one woman is in 5th gear.
Bahrain has one of the most advanced medical systems in the Middle East, viagra sale the best ICT sector in the region and the fastest growing economy in the Arab world But despite all these…
For over a decade over 50 Islamic states have tried to integrate blasphemy laws into international law. As part of an activist campaign to reveal what such laws actually mean, Freedom House has a new 138-page whopper on the litany of human rights violations that blasphemy laws often lead to, from detention and torture to gender-based discrimination.
JERUSALEM – Aida Rishek has spent years worrying if Israeli authorities would come to suddenly evict her and her seven children from their home in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan. As Jewish settlers have…