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Take Action Against Nukes in Middle East! Sign Petition to UN Demanding Nuclear Weapons-Free Zone in the Middle East

"In the name of peace we demand the convening of the postponed Helsinki Conference for a Nuclear Weapons and Weapons of Mass Destruction Free Zone in the Middle East." The Haifa International Conference for a Middle East Free of Mass Destruction asks you to join our demand for action from UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the President of the UN General Assembly.  We wish to avoid the threat of a new and catastrophic war in the Middle East. The NPT Review Conference in 2010 agreed unanimo

January 20, 2014 No Comments Full Story

Declaration by the Haifa Conference for a Nuclear Weapons and Weapons of Mass Destruction Free Zone in the Middle East

Declaration by the Haifa Conference for a Nuclear Weapons and Weapons of Mass Destruction Free Zone in the Middle East

| Monday, 13 January, 2014 | Frightened by the immediate threat of another catastrophic war in the Middle East, with its resources that underlie the economies of major global powers, and the derailed Helsinki conference that would have created a process for precluding such a war, an historic Conference was initiated by Israeli citizens under the slogan, "If Israel won't come to Helsinki, Helsinki will come to Israel." A coalition of current and former Israeli parliamentarians and local and in

January 15, 2014 No Comments Full Story

“WE MUST SEIZE THE MOMENT HISTORY IS PROVIDING US” by Alfred Marder to the Int’l Conference for a Nuclear Weapons and WMD-Free Zone in the Middle East

The following remarks were presented by Alfred Marder to the International Conference for a Nuclear Weapons and Weapons of Mass Destruction-Free Zone in the Middle East, held in Haifa, Israel on Dec. 5-6, 2013. Mr. Marder is Honorary President of the International Association of Peace Messenger Cities, and the President of the US Peace Council. Honorable Mayor Yahav, Mr. Chairman, Dr. Timm, Distinguished Guests, Brothers and Sisters, It is a great honor and privilege for me to participate in t

December 30, 2013 No Comments Full Story

“NUCLEAR INVOLVEMENT UNDER INTERNATIONAL LAW—HUMANITARIAN IMPLICATIONS OF THE USE OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS” by Henry Lowendorf to the Int’l Conference for a Nuclear Weapons and WMD-Free Zone in the Middle East

The following remarks were presented by Henry Lowendorf to the International Conference for a Nuclear Weapons and Weapons of Mass Destruction-Free Zone in the Middle East, held in Haifa, Israel on Dec. 5-6, 2013. Dr. Lowendorf is a member of the Executive Committee of the US Peace Council. Thank you to Issam Makhoul and the organizing committee for the warm reception in Haifa, the opportunity to participate, and most of all for unfolding this important, indeed historical, conference at such a c

December 30, 2013 No Comments Full Story

“NUCLEAR WEAPONS AND OIL IN THE MIDDLE EAST” by Prof Colman Altman to the Int’l Conference for a Nuclear Weapons and WMD-Free Zone in the Middle East

The following remarks were presented by Colman Altman to the International Conference for a Nuclear Weapons and Weapons of Mass Destruction-Free Zone in the Middle East, held in Haifa, Israel on December 5-6, 2013. Dr. Altman is Emeritus Professor in the Department of Physics at Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. It would seem that we cannot lose in our struggle to free the Middle East (or at least part of it) from weapons of mass destruction. We have powerful allies in this struggle—U

December 30, 2013 No Comments Full Story

Watch the Video “Syria & Iran: The Next War?” – Veterans for Peace

PeoplesVideo | June 28, 2013 | An extraordinary anti-war forum entitled "Syria & Iran: The Next War?" was held here June 10 at the Solidarity Center. It featured anti-war veterans from the Iranian, Israeli and U.S. militaries, and was organized by United for Peace and Justice, Veterans For Peace and the U.S. Peace Council. The International Action Center hosted the meeting and IAC co-founder Sara Flounders chaired. All the speakers were members of the VFP Iran Working Group. Micha

July 12, 2013 No Comments Full Story

Iran Pledges to Attend UN Conference on WMD-Free Zone in Middle East

Iran Pledges to Attend UN Conference on WMD-Free Zone in Middle East

Iran on Tuesday [Nov. 6] said it would attend a planned summit on establishing the Middle East as a zone free of atomic armaments and other unconventional weapons, Reuters reported. "The Islamic Republic of Iran now finally has decided to participate at the conference in Finland, in Helsinki, in December on a Middle East [nuclear weapons] free zone," according to Ali Asghar Soltanieh,Tehran's envoy to the International Atomic Energy Agency. [caption id="attachment_2160" align="alignright"

November 10, 2012 No Comments Full Story

The Importance and Possibilities of Establishing a Weapons of Mass Destruction-Free Zone in the Middle East

The Importance and Possibilities of Establishing a Weapons of Mass Destruction-Free Zone in the Middle East

"A nuclear-weapon-free zone for the Middle East was first proposed to the UNGA by Iran in 1974" - Emad Kiyaei. The NGO Committee on Disarmament, Peace and Security; the NGO Working Group on Israel-Palestine; Peace Action; and Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament co-hosted the discussion "The Importance and Possibilities of Establishing a Weapons of Mass Destruction-Free Zone in the Middle East" on October 17 in New York. Participants included: Akira Kawasa

October 23, 2012 No Comments Full Story

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