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Why—and How—Algeria Should Make Peace with Morocco
Africa, Algeria, Morocco

Why—and How—Algeria Should Make Peace with Morocco

In which a conflict is summarized, and an exit strategy offered KEVIN BARRETT  I’m writing from a rooftop room in Saidia, Morocco. My third-floor perch offers a soul-stirring view of the seaside mountains of Algeria. At night I can see the lights of cars from Marsa Ben M’Hidi, the Algerian coastal town across the Kiss River from Saidia, crawling up the mountain road to Adjeroud. When the ripe full moon hangs low over the Algerian mountains, the ascending car lights look like they’re heading into lunar orbit. But though Algeria is right across a mostly-dry riverbed, Moroccans who want to visit relatives there might as well try flying to the moon. The guarded, barbed wire wrapped border has been closed since 1994. Admittedly the moon may be slightly less accessible than Alge...
Will Italy change its position on the Nazi entity?
Africa, Algeria, Italy, ZIO-NAZI

Will Italy change its position on the Nazi entity?

Algeria's gas vs. rightwing ideology: Will Italy change its position on Jerusalem? Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni (R) welcomes Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) with a ceremony at Chigi Palace in Rome, Italy on March 10, 2023. [Israeli Gov't Press Office (GPO) - Anadolu Agency] Romana Rubeo Dr Ramzy Baroud When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu left Tel Aviv for Rome on 9 March, he was flown to Ben Gurion airport in Tel Aviv by a helicopter because anti-government protesters blocked all the roads around it. Netanyahu's visit was not met with much enthusiasm in Italy, either. A sit-in was organised by pro-Palestine activists in downtown Rome under the slogan, 'Non sei il benvenuto' – 'You Are Not Welcome'. An Italian translator, Olga ...
Algeria’s Gas vs. Rightwing Ideology: Will Italy Change Its Position on Jerusalem?
Algeria, Italy, ZIO-NAZI

Algeria’s Gas vs. Rightwing Ideology: Will Italy Change Its Position on Jerusalem?

BY RAMZY BAROUD - ROMANA RUBEO Photograph Source: Blitz1980 – CC BY-SA 4.0 When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu left Tel Aviv for Rome on March 9, he was flown to Ben Gurion airport in Tel Aviv by a helicopter because anti-government protesters blocked all the roads around it. Netanyahu’s visit was not met with much enthusiasm in Italy, either. A sit-in was organized by pro-Palestine activists in downtown Rome under the slogan, ‘Non sei il benvenuto’ – ‘You Are Not Welcome’. An Italian translator, Olga Dalia Padoa, also refused to translate his speech at a Rome synagogue, which was scheduled for March 9. Even Noemi Di Segni, President of the Union of Italian Jewish Communities, though unsurprisingly reiterating her love and support for Is...
Nazi’s Increased Presence in North Africa is Widening Gap Between Algeria and Morocco
Africa, Algeria, Morocco, ZIO-NAZI

Nazi’s Increased Presence in North Africa is Widening Gap Between Algeria and Morocco

Israel’s Increased Presence in North Africa is Widening Gap Between Algeria and Morocco MUSTAFA FETOURI Algerian players are pictured during a football match with Guinea on Sept. 23, 2022 in Oran, Algeria. Morocco has asked German sportswear giant Adidas to cancel newly designed football tops for arch‐rival Algeria, accusing it of appropriating “Moroccan cultural heritage.” The geometrical design pattern known as zellige is common in Morocco’s ceramic mosaics. (PHOTO BY AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES). Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, November/December 2022, p. 30-32 Special Report By Mustafa Fetouri TROUBLE IN ALGERIAN-MOROCCAN relations is always lurking just beneath the surface, waiting for a trigger to flare up into a sprawling diplomatic and political crisis...
Nazi regime Increased Presence in North Africa is Widening Gap Between Algeria and Morocco
Africa, Algeria, Morocco, ZIO-NAZI

Nazi regime Increased Presence in North Africa is Widening Gap Between Algeria and Morocco

Israel’s Increased Presence in North Africa is Widening Gap Between Algeria and Morocco MUSTAFA FETOURI  Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, November/December 2022, p. 30-32 Special Report By Mustafa Fetouri TROUBLE IN ALGERIAN-MOROCCAN relations is always lurking just beneath the surface, waiting for a trigger to flare up into a sprawling diplomatic and political crisis that usually takes longer than expected to resolve. The two North African countries’ bilateral ties have been testy, a major bone of contention being the support given by each country to the separatist movements in the other country. The Western Sahara desert strip on the Atlantic coast is claimed by Morocco but the Polisario Front, supported by Algeria, claim it as an independent c...
The East Timor Model Offers a Way out for Western Sahara and Morocco
Algeria, Morocco

The East Timor Model Offers a Way out for Western Sahara and Morocco

Western Sahara’s fate lies in the hands of the U.N. Security Council. By Stephen Zunes It’s not often that Western Sahara makes international headlines, but in mid-November it did: Nov. 14 marked the tragic—if unsurprising—breakup of a tenuous, 29-year cease-fire in Western Sahara between the occupying Moroccan government and pro-independence fighters. The outbreak of violence is concerning not only because it flew in the face of nearly three decades of relative stasis, but also because Western governments’ reflexive response to the resurgent conflict may be to upend—and thereby hamper and delegitimize for perpetuity—more than 75 years of established international legal principles. It is imperative that the global community realize that, in both Western Sahara and Morocco, the p...
THE LAST COLONY: BEYOND DOMINANT NARRATIVES ON THE WESTERN SAHARA ROUNDTABLE
Algeria, Morocco, Sahara

THE LAST COLONY: BEYOND DOMINANT NARRATIVES ON THE WESTERN SAHARA ROUNDTABLE

Posted by MESPI Editors       By : Stephen Zunes [This is one of seven pieces in Jadaliyya`s electronic roundtable on the Western Sahara. Moderated by Samia Errazzouki and Allison L. McManus, it features contributions from John P. Entelis, Stephen Zunes, Aboubakr Jamaï, Ali Anouzla, Allison L. McManus, Samia Errazzouki, and Andrew McConnell.] Western Sahara is a sparsely-populated territory about the size of Italy, located on the Atlantic coast in northwestern Africa, just south of Morocco. Traditionally inhabited by nomadic Arab tribes, collectively known as Sahrawis and famous for their long history of resistance to outside domination, the territory was occupied by Spain from the late 1800s through the mid-1970s. With S...
Upsurge in repression challenges nonviolent resistance in Western Sahara
Algeria, Morocco, Sahara

Upsurge in repression challenges nonviolent resistance in Western Sahara

Sahrawis have engaged in protests, strikes, cultural celebrations, and other forms of civil resistance focused on such issues as educational policy, human rights, the release of political prisoners, and the right to self-determination. They have also raised the cost of occupation for the Moroccan government and increased the visibility of the Sahrawi cause. Stephen Zunes Aminatou Haidar and Sahrawi activists On November 8, Moroccan occupation forces attacked a tent city of as many as 12,000 Western Saharans just outside of Al Aioun, in the culminating act of a months-long protest of discrimination against the indigenous Sahrawi population and worsening economic conditions.   Not only was the scale of the crackdown unprecedented, so was the popular...
Western Sahara: Morocco recalls Tunisia ambassador over Polisario Front invite
Africa, Algeria, Morocco, Sahara

Western Sahara: Morocco recalls Tunisia ambassador over Polisario Front invite

Move comes after President Kais Saied welcomed leader of independence movement to Tunis ahead of African summit Tunisia's President Kais Saied (R) with the head of the Polisario Front movement, Brahim Ghali, on the latter's arrival in Tunis on 26 August 2022 (Reuters) By MEE and agencies Morocco has recalled its ambassador to Tunisia over his country's decision to host the head of the Polisario Front, the independence movement for Western Sahara, in Tunis.  The disputed former Spanish colony is classified as a "non-self-governing territory" by the United Nations, and has been the source of a decades-long conflict between Sahrawi independence campaigners and Rabat, which claims it as its own. Tunisian President Kais Saied received Polisario ...
SAHRAWI PEOPLE
Algeria, Morocco, Sahara

SAHRAWI PEOPLE

Posted by: John Phoenix Photo: Dikó Betancourt Sahrawi man in Tindouf Refugee Camp, Algeria The Sahrawi, or Saharawi, are the people living in the western part of the Sahara desert which includes Western Sahara (claimed by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Saguia el-Hamra and mostly controlled by Morocco), other parts of southern Morocco and the extreme southwest of Algeria. As with most peoples living in the Sahara, the Sahrawi culture is mixed. It shows mainly Arab-Berber characteristics, like the privileged position of women, as well as characteristics common to ethnic groups of the Sahel. Sahrawis are composed of many tribes and are largely speakers of the Hassaniya dialect of Arabic, and some of them still speak Berber in both of Morocco's disputed a...