Gaza conflict: Israel and Hamas begin 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire

Theguardian- A tense ceasefire has officially come into effect in Gaza after Israel and Hamas agreed to a 72-hour pause in their three-week conflict. The United States and United Nations brokered the temporary truce to allow for humanitarian relief and bring both sides to the table for talks on a longer-term halt to hostilities.

Gaza: Israel calls up more reservists after rejecting calls for ceasefire

Theguardian- Israel will not stop its operation in Gaza until the tunnels constructed by Hamas have been destroyed, PM Benjamin Netanyahu has said.

Former French Culture Minister Jack Lang awards the Aladdin Award to Professor Nasser David Khalili

During the Euro-Mediterranean meeting of the Aladdin Project which took place at the French National Assembly on 12 June, 2014, the former Culture Minister Jack Lang awarded the Aladdin Award for Dialogue Among Cultures to Professor Nasser David Khalili, principal contributor to the exhibition “Hajj, le pèlerinage à la Mecque” which is currently taking place at the Arabic World Institute, in Paris.

Aladdin Project-On the initiative of our Turkish friend, Professor Cengiz Aktar, a group of 12 Muslim college students from Turkey visited the Nazi concentration and camps of Auschwitz-Birkenau on June 11-14. The “All Is One” initiative was supported by the Dutch Matra program.