This news report published on June 15th by IRIB, a state-run TV news channel from Iran, is a compilation of at least seven false claims, in a total of two minutes, alleging Cristiano Ronaldo's support for Palestine and 'hatred' towards Israel. We debunk some of the most outrageous claims in this edition of Truth or Fake.
This week, we take a special in-depth look at the Yarmouk camp on the outskirts of the Syrian capital Damascus. It was once home to the largest concentration of Palestinian refugees. During the Syrian civil war, Yarmouk was placed under a brutal siege from 2013 to 2015, leading it to be described as the "worst place on Earth". We speak to filmmaker Abdallah Al-Khatib, who chronicled this period in his documentary "Little Palestine (Diary of a Siege)".
28 Jan 2021
The global health crisis has triggered a major shift away from restaurant dining, leaving many in the culinary sector out of work. But one chef, Joudie Kalla, has pressed on and transformed her career into something entirely new. The author of "Palestine on a Plate" and "Baladi" joins us from London to talk about cooking as therapy.
22 Jan 2021
Voters in Palestine are now set to take part in three separate elections between May and August this year. The polls could pose a threat to President Mahmud Abbas. Islamist Hamas party has welcomed the decision.
25 Sep 2020
Papers in Israel and the Gulf hail deals signed by the UAE and Bahrain normalising ties with Israel. But for Italy's Communist paper Il Manifesto, it signals the end of hope for a two-state solution. Papers in Algeria voice their solidarity and outrage over the sentencing of journalist Khaled Drareni, handed two years in prison for covering anti-government protests. We also look at Barbados's plans to fully sever ties with the British monarchy, the lack of respect for health measures at French universities, and an attempt to rob a bakery using a fork.
8 Feb 2020
An official statement says the proposal 'departs from' international agreements on the Israel-Palestine conflict. EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell also urged both sides to 're-engage' in negotiations.
20 May 2018
Peace in the Korean peninsula is threatened as North Korea threatens to pull out of the agreed summit between President Trump and Kim Jong Un. This after North Korea expresses it's worry over US-South Korean military exercises. Also, Monday's US Embassy opening in Jerusalem sparked outrage as celebrations coincided with the deadliest clashes between Palestine and Israel since 2014.
29 Dec 2016
Outgoing Secretary of State John Kerry discusses his vision for peace between Israel and Palestine, just days after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu harshly criticized the US for failing to veto a UN resolution criticizing Jewish settlements in Palestinian lands.