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EPPA delegation : South Africa supports Syria against American imperialism and Israeli fascist regime

last month, a delegation representing Ex-Political Prisoners Committee (EPPA) in South Africa visited Syria and held talks with several Syrian officials on supporting resistance against imperialism.

The EPPA delegation was composed of Mr. Mpho Masemola [EPPA Secretary General (heritage and legacy)], Mr Sandy Oupa Lebese [EPPA Socio-economic affairs] and Mr Shaka January Radebe [EPPA Action Committee head].
The Syriatimes e-newspaper interviewed Mr. Masemola and Mr. Radebe to shed light on the goals of the visit, their impression of Syria and why South Africa supports Syria in its war against terrorism.

Former U.S. Congresswoman to ST: Trump was ultimately forced to state publicly that he is not interested in war against Iran

Former U.S. Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney believes that the Israel-firsters burrowed into the US Deep State and federal bureaucracy are pre-positioning US troops in the Arabian Gulf to become sitting ducks for a false flag attack of some kind that then "forces" retaliation.

She told the Syriatimes e-newspaper that the passage of time indicates that National Security Advisor Bolton is a manifestation of the exigencies of domestic U.S. politics, but does not share Trump's goals.  

“The fact that Trump intervened with one sentence to tamp down the idea that war against Iran was imminent should speak volumes to those who understand that Trump is in no position to speak at all (when he disagrees with what I call President Bolton, who, in my opinion, is Netanyahu's--hence, the Israel-Firsters' go-to man in the White House),” McKinney said.

She stressed that Trump was ultimately forced to state publicly that he is not interested in war against Iran. 

“Peaceniks voted for Trump or abstained and the last thing he wants is to betray that part of his base and the standersby who are looking on quietly from the sidelines,” the international peace activist added.

Sen. Richard Black: I do not want more Americans dying for Saudi Arabia

Senator of Virginia, Richard H. Black has appealed to the U.S. president Donald Trump to end wars of regime change and not to shed more blood to advance the foreign policy of the brutal Saudi dictatorship.

In a letter he sent to President Trump -on May 22, 2019- regarding war against Iran, the senator said: “It was Saudis—not Iranians—who dispatched 19 al Qaeda terrorists to crash jets into the Pentagon and Twin Towers on 9-11. I do not want more Americans dying for Saudi Arabia; 3000 already paid that price on 9-11. We must not shed more blood to advance the foreign policy of the brutal Saudi dictatorship.”

British Anglican priest to ST: ‘sectarianism’ is an inadequate term to describe the ancient complex communal plurality of Syrian society

British Anglican priest has affirmed that ‘sectarianism’ is an inadequate term to describe the ancient complex communal plurality of Syrian society; that Eastern Christian theological and spiritual frameworks and traditions have much to offer in the field of interreligious dialogue.

He also stressed that both Christianity and Islam desperately need to find a way, in the face of the rise of extremist ideologies, of engaging with contemporary social, political and religious dynamics in order to ensure that communal diversity are embraced and that plural ‘religious space’ is respected. 

Rev. Andrew Ashdown presented the above mentioned ideas during a lecture he gave at an international conference held from 27-29 May, 2019 in Portorož , Slovenia, to discuss new philosophical and theological foundations for Christian-Muslim dialogue.

Archbishop Atallah Hanna: Palestinians have not authorized any one to speak on their behalf in the forthcoming Bahrain conference

(ST) - Archbishop of Sebastia of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of al-Quds [Jerusalem] Atallah Hanna has said that Bahrain conference due to be held in late June is dubious and comes within the conspiracy hatched against the Palestinian people.
“We reject the dubious conference to be held in Bahrain because the Palestinian people’s cause is the cause of people who love freedom and it is not the cause of wages, food and drink. The Palestinians have not authorized any one to speak on their behalf in that conference,” His Eminence stated, according to a newsletter sent to the Syria Times e-newspaper.
His remarks came during a meeting with a British Parliamentary delegation visiting al-Quds [Jerusalem].
“We assert from this Holy place [al-Quds] that all conspiracies being hatched in the White House to eliminate the just Palestinian cause is doomed to failure,” the archbishop told the delegation, adding that United States’ mercenaries and agents have no powers to decide the fate of the Palestinian people and no power in the world is able to end the Palestinian people’s existence and rights.
“The Palestinian people do exist whether Trump has recognized that or not .. Our firm national rights are non-negotiable and Palestinians reject money in exchange for abandoning national principles,” His Eminence affirmed.
The archbishop made it clear that the cause of the Palestinian people cannot be limited to improving the financial and living conditions. “We do not underestimate the importance of this, but the demand of the Palestinian people is to resolve the Palestinian cause through ending the occupation and the unjust acts against them.”
“No one in this world has the right to erase the existence of Palestine from the map. Palestine does exist and it will remain regardless of who agrees or disagrees,” His Eminence concluded.
Washington announced, last week, that it would co-host the June 25-26 meeting in Bahrain’s capital city of Manama, purportedly to encourage investment in the occupied West Bank and the besieged Gaza Strip.


Basma Qaddour