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09 Jan
1:51

Arab Americans, Civil Liberties Groups Challenging Anti-BDS Bill in US Congress

WASHINGTON, Tuesday, January 8, 2019 (WAFA)  – The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) and American civil liberties organizations are leading a campaign to block a bill in the US Congress aimed at fighting boycott of Israel led by the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. Republican Senators Marco Rubio, James Risch, […]

05 Dec
4:48

Rashida Tlaib To Head US Congressional Delegation To West Bank, Endorses BDS

US Democratic Representative-elect Rashida Tlaib plans to lead a delegation of American lawmakers to the West Bank, the congresswoman-to-be has told the Intercept. Tlaib, a Palestinian-American, told the publication that the delegation will focus on “Israel’s detention of Palestinian children, education, access to clean water, and poverty” and that the […]

30 Nov
6:18

Chilean Congress Votes to Ban Products from Illegal Israeli Settlements

With an overwhelming majority, the National Congress of Chile approved a resolution demanding the government “forbid the entry of products manufactured and coming from Israeli colonies in the occupied Palestinian territory.” The resolution had 99 votes in favor and only 7 against. The resolution was debated as part of the International […]

07 Nov
7:53

First Palestinian Elected to US Congress

On Tuesday, November 6, the first Palestinian-American was elected to the U.S. Congress, marking an historic day for Palestinians living in exile in the United States. 42 year old Rashida Tlaib, a Palestinian refugee who lives in Dearborn, Michigan, is known as  an advocate for minority groups. She was elected […]

30 Oct
6:08

Israeli Nation-State Law is ‘Apartheid,’ Says Democratic Congresswoman

Coverage by Forward of US Representative Betty McCollum’s groundbreaking speech at USCPR’s 2018 national conference, Together We Rise: A US Democratic Party congresswoman described Israel’s nation-state law as “apartheid” at a Palestinian rights event, Mondoweiss reported. Accepting a leadership award at the U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights conference on September 30, Rep. Betty […]

14 Apr
6:49

Members of US Congress Release Statement on Gaza Protests

U.S. Representatives Mark Pocan (WI-02), Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), Keith Ellison (MN-05), Barbara Lee (CA-13), and Henry C. “Hank” Johnson Jr. (GA-04) released the following statement in advance of demonstrations scheduled to take place on Friday within the territory of Gaza. The Members of Congress are urging Gaza protesters to carry […]

24 Mar
8:18

US Congress Approves $4 Billion in Tax Aid to Israel, Cuts Aid to Palestine

AIPAC President Mort Fridman has sent supporters an email announcing the approval, by US Congress, of almost $4 billion of US tax money to Israel, while cutting aid to Palestinians widows, orphans, Days of Palestine reports. “Our work together just made a difference for Israel’s security and for its future,” […]

15 Nov
8:22

First-ever Bill on Palestinian Human Rights Introduced in US Congress

Washington, D.C., November 14, 2017—Members of Congress on Tuesday introduced a bill in the House to prevent U.S. tax dollars from paying for human rights violations against Palestinian children during the course of Israeli military detention. The Promoting Human Rights by Ending Israeli Military Detention of Palestinian Children Act requires the Secretary […]

11 Jun
8:01

Human Rights Groups Brief US Congress on Palestinian Children after 50 Years under Occupation

Over 60 attendees, including staff from at least 36 congressional offices, joined human rights advocates on Capitol Hill on Thursday, for a briefing to mark 50 years since the Israeli military occupied the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip. Representatives of Human Rights Watch, Defense for Children […]

29 Sep
7:43

Supporter of Palestinian Rights Terry McIntosh Running for U.S. Congress

Recently, the Obama administration has signed a $38 billion deal to Israeli military aid for the fiscal years 2019- 2028. Following the announcement, an IRmep poll fielded by Google Consumer Surveys revealed that 80.8% of the U.S. adult Internet user population says they would redirect the proposed spending toward other priorities. However, […]

US Senator Patrick Leahy together with US Secretary of State John Kerry in March, 2014. (Photo credit: leahy.senate.gov)
31 Mar
5:08

US Congressmen Call for Investigation into Israeli Crimes

March 31, 2016 5:08 AM IMEMC News Human rights, International, Regions, Topics 1

US Senator Patrick Leahy, along with 10 other Democratic congressmen, have called on the US to investigate the possibility of “gross violations of human rights” by Israel’s and Egypt’s security forces, including “extrajudicial killings.”

26 Aug
1:40

US Congresswoman Asks for Halt on Military Aid to Israel

US congresswoman Betty McCollum has asked the State Department to investigate whether the unlawful killing Palestinians should deprive Israel of US military aid.In a letter to the State Department officials last week, the Minnesota Representative said that the deaths of Nadim Nowarah and Mohamed Odeh, in May of 2014, demonstrated […]

09 Jun
2:21

Supreme Court Ruling: President Sets US Stance on Jerusalem — Not Congress

The American president rather than Congress has authority to decide policy on matters of sovereignty such as the US stance on the status of Jerusalem, the Supreme Court ruled Monday.The top court was called to rule on the matter after lawmakers passed a law allowing the passports of Jerusalem-born US […]

23 May
8:15

New US-Israeli Weapons Deal Approved by Congress

Israeli media, on Wednesday, reported that US Congress has approved a new weapons deal with Israel. Hebrew Channel 7 said that the deal will include 50 model BLU-113 bombs and 700 BLU-109, in addition to some 3,000,000 rockets. The US State Department alleged that the deal is part of the […]

25 Apr
10:07

New Pro-Settlement Legislation Pending in US Congress

If passed, new legislation would reverse the long standing official US policy of opposing the illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories by de facto recognition of all settlements as part of a “Greater Israel”. Greater Israel is a term used, historically, to define the so-called ‘natural’ or desired […]

04 Mar
12:56

Israel Requests More US Aid Despite Congress Speech Tension

Despite current tensions with the American president over today’s speech to Congress, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and his administration are requesting an additional $317 for Israel’s missile-defence programmes.Editors note: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raphael_%28archangel%29 Seeking to lower tensions with the American administration, Netanyahu is casting the dispute over his controversial invitation to Washington […]

04 Mar
12:28

VIDEO: Netanyahu Addresses Congress on Iran Nuclear Deal

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the US Congress today, in an increasingly animated debate with the White House over Tehran’s nuclear power ambitions.Netanyahu has repeatedly attacked the emerging deal with Iran and aims to show to US lawmakers why he believes the country poses a grave danger to the Israeli […]

23 Feb
8:33

Who is Netanyahu? Why Should Congress Boycott his Speech?

Benyamin Mileikowsky (aka Netanyahu) was born to Benzion Mileikowsky (later changed names to Netanyahu), a polish immigrant.His American father became secretary to terrorist leader Vladimir Yevgenyevich Zhabotinsky (aka Zeev Jabotinsky) founder of ‘revisionist’ Zionism and supported groups like Irgun terrorist organization during the mandate in Palestine. His son continues to […]

23 Jan
7:22

Netanyahu in Congress

Netanyahu will not hesitate to use his Republican friends to give new momentum to his election campaign that has failed to take off.The White House and State Department are furious that Benjamin Netanyahu has been invited to speak before both houses of Congress, without the accepted diplomatic protocol of informing […]

23 Jan
6:12

Netanyahu To Address U.S. Congress in March

Hours after the State of the Union address by U.S. President Obama, Boehner had invited Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu to address Congress.Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is scheduled to address the U.S. Congress on March 3. The date of the foreign leader’s visit was announced Thursday by House of Representatives […]

06 Jan
6:28

Israel To Ask US Congress To Cut Aid To Palestinians

Recent American legislation states that, if Palestinians initiate any action against Israel at the International Criminal Court, the State Department would have to stop US aid to the PA.According to the PNN, after freezing the transfer of tax revenues to the Palestinian Authority, Israel is taking additional steps to punish […]

28 Jan
9:40

134 Members of US Congress Sign Letter Against ASA Boycott

Israel’s Hayom newspaper reported, on Monday, that 134 out of 435 members of Congress have signed a letter criticizing the American Studies Association’s decision last month to boycott Israel’s academic institutions. The effort was spearheaded by Illinois Republican Peter Roskam, Florida Democrat Ted Deutch, Georgia Republican Doug Collins, and Illinois […]

15 Dec
2:57

US Congress Triples Budget Request To Israel

It’s been a great week for Israel in the US Congress, this week, but not for the American taxpayer…Alison Weir December 13, 2013 While many Americans are gearing up for the Christmas holidays and trying to earn the money to buy their children presents, and while the number of Americans […]

29 May
4:07

Us Congressman Works to Strip Millions of Palestinians of Refugee Status

A new bill introduced in the US Congress by Republican Representative Mark Kirk would call for the US government to demand that a United Nations agency serving Palestinian refugees provide a count of how many were actually displaced by the creation of the state of Israel, and how many are […]

01 Oct
10:30

US Congress freezes 200 USD million USAID transferred to P.A

The US Congress decided to freeze 200 USD million of the USAID which are annually transferred to the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, the British newspaper, “The Independent” reported earlier on Saturday. The US President, Barack Obama, had no discussion regarding imposing sanctions on the […]

12 Aug
10:37

The Israel Lobby’s Return to Congress

You might think that twenty percent of the American Congress going on all-expense-paid, week-long junkets to a foreign country – paid for by a lobby for that country – would be considered newsworthy. Especially when the top Congressional leaders of both parties are leading the trips. You would be wrong. […]

25 May
10:40

Israeli TV: “Netanyahu Crushed Abbas During His Congress Speech”

May 25, 2011 10:40 AM Saed Bannoura Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli TV, Channel 2, quoted several Israeli political analysts stating that, during his congress speech on Tuesday, Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, crushed Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, and managed to convince the Congress that peace talks are arbitrary.Channel 2 reported that several prominent political analysts in Israel said that Netanyahu […]

17 Dec
8:40

US Congress votes to oppose declaration of Palestinian state

The US House of Representatives voted Wednesday to condemn recent efforts by the Palestinian Authority to achieve unilateral recognition of a Palestinian state, a resolution that was cheered by the largest Zionist lobbying organization, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).The resolution, introduced by California Representative Howard Berman, was titled […]

15 Dec
1:40

US Congress Warns PA on Revived Peace Negotiations

December 15, 2010 1:40 AM IMEMC News International, News Report, Peace process 0

The US Congress mounted pressure on the Palestinian Authority to resume peace talks, warning against a unilateral declaration of statehood, media sources reported.Howard Berman, chairman of the US House Foreign Affairs Committee, told the Jerusalem Post on Monday: ‘Pursuing a non-negotiated path to statehood is a fool’s errand. Palestinians want […]

13 Dec
9:45

Jewish Congress Leaders Demand Pope To Combat the ‘Delegitimization’ of Israel

December 13, 2010 9:45 PM IMEMC News Holy sites, Israel, News Report 0

On Friday, a delegation of the World Jewish Congress leaders met with Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican, and urged the pontiff to combat what they called as a ‘new form of anti-Semitism’, referring to criticism of Israel and its violations against the Palestinians. In a statement released to the […]

07 Aug
10:15

US Congress Allocates Record Amount For Joint US-Israel Military Effort

A committee of the US Congress designated $217.2 million of US tax money to a joint military venture between the US and Israel – this is in addition to the annual $3 billion in direct aid and $3 billion in indirect aid provided by the US to the Israeli government.The […]

06 Jan
2:06

US Congressman Brian Baird on Gaza, Goldstone and US support for Israel

This is an audio interview – 10:49click on link below to download mp3

24 Apr
5:15

LA Times: “CIA to submit a report to the congress confirming Israel shelled a Syrian Reactor”

The Los Angeles  Times reported on Thursday that officials of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) will inform the Congress that Syria and North Korea have secret relations, and that the construction which Israel shelled in Syria was slated to be used as a nuclear reactor. The paper stated that CIA […]

11 Apr
5:39

US Congress Okays transfer of $59 million to bolster Abbas’ security forces

Israeli online daily, Haaretz, reported on Tuesday at night that the Bush Administration authorized the Congress to send $59 million to bolster the Palestinian Security Forces loyal to the Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas. A senior US official, talking on condition of anonymity, said that the congress “gave good political support […]

07 Mar
10:31

King Abdullah II at Congress pleas for peace in Palestine

In a speech before the Congress, King Abdullah II of Jordan said that peace in the Middle East should be achieved, not next year or in five years, but this year.In a speech before the Congress, King Abdullah II of Jordan said that peace in the Middle East should be […]

13 Jul
2:24

‘Apartheid Israel worse than SA apartheid;Congress of SA Trade Unions

The “apartheid state” is worse than the apartheid that was conducted in , Willie Madisha, the Congress of SA Trade Unions president, said on July 10 on the South African Broadcasting Corporation. He said Palestinians were being attacked with heavy machinery and tanks used in war, something which had never […]

26 May
3:40

U.S. Congresswoman demands apology from pro-Israel lobby

Rep. Betty McCollum, a Minnesota Democrat, is refusing to meet with representatives of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee until she receives an apology from the pro-Israel lobbying powerhouse. McCollum says that, in a recent phone conversation with her chief of staff, an Aipac representative accused the congresswoman of supporting […]

24 Dec
4:50

U.S. Congress approves transfer of $600 million in aid to Israel

December 24, 2005 4:50 PM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, International, News Report 0

The United States Congress approved, on Friday, the transfer of $600 million in aid to Israel, this aid is to be used to fund joint security projects between Israel and the U.S, Israeli online daily Haaretz reported. $133 million of the aid will be used to develop the “Arrow” missile […]

25 Jun
3:30

Sharon praises the congressional decision on West Bank

decision made by the U.S. House of Representatives backing Israel’sGeorge Rishmawi-IMEMC & Agencies, June 25, 2004 The Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon praised Thursday the decision made by the U.S. House of Representatives backing Israel’s demand not withdraw the entire West Bank and no return to the refugees, describing it […]

25 Jun
3:30

Sharon praises the congressional decision on West Bank

             The Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon praised Thursday the             decision made by the U.S. House of Representatives backing Israel’s             demand not withdraw the entire West Bank and no return to the             refugees, describing it as ‘a great day in the history of Israel.’             In addition, the […]

25 Jul
3:30

Abbas to U.S. Congress, Bind Support for Israel Undermine Bush’s

Addressing the U.S. Council for Foreign Relations, Palestinian PrimeVision IMEMC staff an News Agencies, July 25, 2003 8:48 Addressing the U.S. Council for Foreign Relations, Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) said Thursday that Israel approach to the peace plan had shown “patterns of hesitant implementation” from the start. […]

18 Jul
3:30

Blair to U.S. Congress: we can’t defeat terror without ME peace

without long lasting peace in the middle east war on terror wouldGhassan Andoni – IMEMC 16:48 Blair addressed the United States Congress on Thursday and stated without long lasting peace in the middle east war on terror would not be won. Blair accused terror groups of riding on the Palestinian […]

20 Jan
5:35

Justin Trudeau’s Description of BDS: ‘A Pack of Lies’

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau repeated his belief that the Boycott, Sanctions, and Divestment (BDS) movement is anti-Semitic. TRNN speaks to Ali Abunimah, who says that Trudeau has adopted Israeli PM Benamin Netanyahu’s talking points. Ali Abunimah, Al-Shabaka Policy Adviser, is the author of One Country: A Bold Proposal to […]

19 Jan
7:17

What are the Elements of a Strategic Palestinian Narrative and Discourse?

by Amjad Iraqi, for Al-Shakaba Palestinian Policy Network. This commentary is part of Al-Shabaka’s Narrative and Discourse Policy Circle, convened in 2018, in which a team of Al-Shabaka policy analysts worked together across borders to tackle the question of whether Palestinians should have a sole, legitimate narrative and, if so, what it […]

19 Jan
7:04

USAID to End Palestinian Support on January 31st

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) will end all of its projects in the occupied West Bank and the besieged Gaza Strip on January 31st following the US administration’s decision to cut funding to the Palestinians, Dave Harden, former USAID Mission Director and Managing Director of the Georgetown […]

10 Jan
4:07

Anti-Boycott of Israel Bill Pushed Back in US Senate

The US Senate voted down, in a cloture vote on Tuesday, a bill aimed at impeding the international boycott of Israel spearheaded by the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, according to a press statement by the Institute For Middle East Understanding (IMEU). Republican Senators Marco Rubio, James Risch, Cory […]

21 Dec
4:12

Senators Sneak Amendment to Make Israel Boycott Illegal

While Senators Cardin and Portman are trying to sneak a last-minute amendment into the budget bill to make BDS illegal – violating free speech – 26 states are also moving to make boycotts of Israel illegal. TRNN speaks to IPS’s Phyllis Bennis about the anti-BDS efforts in the US. Phyllis […]

12 Dec
7:31

‘The Lobby – USA’: Lessons for the Palestine Solidarity Movement

by Ali Abunimah for Ma’an News Agency Ali Abunimah, Al-Shabaka Policy Adviser, is the author of One Country: A Bold Proposal to End the Israeli Palestinian Impasse (2006), and co-founder and director of the widely acclaimed publication The Electronic Intifada. His most recent book is The Battle for Justice in […]

07 Dec
3:13

Irish Senate Approves Boycott of Goods Made in Settlements

The Irish Senate voted, on Wednesday, to pass a bill to boycott the trade and importing of goods originating from illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories. The bill was submitted to the Senate by independent Senator Francis Black who hopes that, with support, the vital bill will become law. Palestinian […]

16 Nov
9:32

BDS Austria: Israeli Apartheid State – Get Out of Vienna University

The following statement, initiated by BDS Austria, addresses the role of the Israeli Embassy and the University of Vienna in opposing Palestinian rights and supporting Israeli apartheid. Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network as well as Samidoun Goteborg are signatories of the statement, along with other international groups and academics.  Signatories and […]

15 Nov
3:16

Finally Released: Censored Al Jazeera Documentary Exposes Israel-Backed Attacks on US Activists

Al Jazeera’s undercover film The Lobby – USA, censored by Qatar, has finally been published by The Electronic Intifada. Editor Ali Abunimah discusses the documentary’s explosive revelations, exposing Israel-backed attacks on US activists. Contextual Content Watch trailer. Watch all four parts here and here. Video Interview & Transcript (Download the mp3 here.) BEN […]

07 Nov
6:47

Israel Proposes Plan to Connect Israel to Middle East Countries (VIDEO)

Yisrael Katz, the Israeli Transportation and Intelligence Minister, traveled to Oman, for an international conference, to discuss his proposal for a new system of shipping by sea, in addition to a rail connecting Israel and the Middle East. During Muscat’s World Congress of the International Road Transport Union, Katz presented […]

25 Oct
7:07

Nelson Mandela’s Grandson Visits Injured Palestinian Boy

Nelson Mandela’s grandson Zwelivelile “Mandla” Mandela recently visited Palestinian teenager Muhammad Tamimi in the hospital of Johannesburg, in South Africa. Tamimi was shot in the head, in his village of Nabi Saleh, northwest of Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank. He spent at least four days in a coma and […]

20 Oct
8:40

Dark Money: Palestine, Mega Donors, and the 2018 Midterm Elections

Originally published by Al Shakaba Palestinian Policy Network. The 2018 mid-term elections are expected to be the most expensive in American history. Four years ago, the 2014 mid-term elections had fewer donors than in previous elections but spending still surpassed previous elections. To fill their campaign coffers, Democrats and Republicans […]

03 Oct
6:30

Ohio Billboard Protests US Aid to Israel

A billboard has just gone up in Ohio, that says: “$10 million a day to Israel? We need that money in America.” The billboard is located in Richland County on US 30, MLK Expressway. If Americans Knew erects billboards around the United States to tell Americans how much of their […]

03 Oct
5:47

Historic US Military Aid Package to Israel Goes into Effect

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, on Tuesday, has welcomed a historic $38bn US military aid package, negotiated by the previous US administration. Two years after President Barack Obama and the Israeli Prime Minister signed a Memorandum of Understanding, the 10-year military funding deal went into effect on Monday, with the […]

28 Sep
2:16

WAFA: “Full Text Of Abbas’s Speech At The United Nations General Assembly”

Published By the Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA): President Abbas at UN calls on US to rescind decisions on Jerusalem, refugees. NEW YORK, September 27, 2018 (WAFA) – President Mahmoud Abbas called on the United States administration to rescind its decision on Jerusalem and refugees in order to salvage […]

15 Sep
7:17

Trump Administration Cuts Last Sources of Aid to Palestinian Civilians

The United States decided to block millions of dollars to programs that build relations between Palestinians and Israelis, as part of its policy to end all aid for Palestinian civilians. The New York Times reported, according to Ma’an, that “the move to prevent Palestinians — including, in many cases, children […]

12 Sep
3:34

The Veiled Danger of the ‘Dead’ Oslo Accords

Ramzy Baroud is a journalist, author and editor of Palestine Chronicle. His latest book is The Last Earth: A Palestinian Story. Yossi Beilin is back. This unrepentant Israeli “peacemaker” is like the mythical phoenix, constantly resurrecting from its own ashes. In a recent article in Al-Monitor, Beilin wrote in support […]

09 Sep
6:21

Expert Warns of Collapse amid Trump Cuts to Jerusalem Hospitals

The Trump administration has decided to significantly cut U.S. support for East Jerusalem hospitals which serve the Palestinian population from Gaza to the  West Bank, according to Israeli media. According to the PNN, a State Department official told Haaretz that this decision is part of the administration’s broader approach of cutting […]

04 Sep
8:59

Kushner’s Ongoing Assault on Palestinian Refugees

Originally published by Al Shakaba Palestinian Policy Network. by Zena Agha on September 4, 2018 The US administration is waging an assault against Palestinian refugees. Diplomatic, legal, and financial measures – mainly engineered by President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner – aim to take the Palestinian refugee question “off the […]

30 Aug
7:30

Satellite Imagery and the Palestine-Israel Exception

This article was originally published by Al Shakaba Palestinian Policy Network. by Zena Agha Introduction In the United States and beyond, the rules that apply to the rest of the world have long applied differently to Palestine-Israel. In the US, this exceptionalism often manifests as censorship of Palestinian perspectives and operates […]

29 Aug
10:53

Leak From Censored Israel Lobby Film Exposes Anti-Palestinian Operatives

The first leaked excerpt of Al Jazeera’s censored film on the Israel Lobby in the U.S. claims to identify the funder behind the Canary Mission, an anonymous website devoted to smearing and silencing vocal supporters of Palestinian rights. TRNN plays a clip from the film and speaks to Asa Winstanley […]

28 Aug
8:27

Civil Statement: Labour Party Must Reject Biased IHRA Definition That Stifles Advocacy For Palestinian Rights

Palestinian civil society issues a statement urging the UK Labour Party and trade unions to reject IHRA’s false, anti-Palestinian definition of antisemitism which seeks to conflate antisemitism with criticism of Israel. This definition aims to silence criticism of Israeli policies that clearly violate Palestinian human rights. Welcoming the significant growth in recent years […]

28 Aug
7:17

UNRWA: $5.4m to be Donated by Japan

The Japanese government, by the end of this week, is due to donate 5.4 million dollars to the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA). The funds will be used to provide food aid to one million Palestinians in the Gaza Strip who are facing one of the […]

11 Aug
12:07

Which will it be: Unequivocal support for Israel or First Amendment rights?

By Justine McCabe, CT Viewpoints An alarming paradox has taken shape in legislation before [the United States’] Congress:  Our representatives would violate Americans’ First Amendment rights in order to protect the State of Israel. This draconian legislation is H.R. 1697/S. 720, the “Israel Anti-Boycott Act,” is a proposed law that could harshly penalize […]

09 Aug
4:17

Top 70 Moments of Solidarity & BDS for Palestine in 2018

August 8, 2018 / Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC) Here are 70 highlights of solidarity and BDS for Palestine in 2018. We highlight 70 moments of hope on this year marking the seventieth anniversary of the ongoing Nakba, or “Catastrophe,” wherein indigenous Palestinians faced mass expulsion from their homes to establish a […]

22 Jul
9:08

JVP: 40 Jewish Groups Worldwide Oppose Equating Anti-Semitism with Criticism of Israel

From South Africa to Sweden, New Zealand to Germany to Brazil, for the first time ever, over thirty Jewish organizations across the globe came together in a statement condemning attempts to stifle criticism of Israel. The statement warns of a growing trend of legislative campaigns to target organizations that support Palestinian rights, particularly the […]

21 Jul
12:14

DCIP and AFSC Host Capitol Hill Briefing on H.R. 4391

Jehad Abusalim, policy consultant at American Friends Service Committee, discusses the situation of children in the Gaza Strip on June 25, 2018. (Photo: Leah Muskin-Pierret) Staff from at least 58 congressional offices joined Defense for Children International – Palestine (DCIP) on June 25 in Washington for a congressional briefing on […]

02 Jul
9:22

Australia Cuts Funding to Palestinian Authority

Australia announced that it will stop sending direct funds to the Palestinian Authority (PA), over concerns that the money would be used as stipends to Palestinian prisoners. According to Israeli news website Israel Today, Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop requested that the PA guarantee the funds were not being given […]

28 Jun
3:51

Motion on Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions Passes Unanimously at Society for Socialist Studies AGM

June 26, 2018 / Society for Socialist Studies Canada The Canadian academic society also commits to support the protected rights of students and scholars to engage in research and public speaking about Palestine, the state of Israel and in support of the BDS movement. The Society for Socialist Studies (SSS) joined the Palestinian […]

23 Jun
9:25

Presbyterian Church Confronts US Legislation Targeting BDS

The General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States approved, during its meeting last week in St. Louis, Missouri, by unanimous consent, an action opposing congressional and state anti-BDS (Boycott, Divest, and Sanction) laws, according to a press release. According to WAFA, the newly approved policy directs the […]

08 Jun
3:47

US Senator Bernie Sanders Criticizes US Policy Toward Palestine

US Senator Bernie Sanders criticized US administration policy in the Middle East, and Palestine in particular, accusing Washington of being partial to the Israeli side. Sanders, in an open meeting organized by The Washington Post, Wednesday evening, called for finding a solution to the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Gaza, urging […]

07 Jun
12:02

Palestinian-American Wins California State Elections

A 28-year-old Palestinian American, on Tuesday, won the state elections in California, one of the eight key democratic states, as US citizens in California, New Jersey, Iowa, Montana, Alabama, Mississippi, South Dakota, and New Mexico this week are voting for who they believe best represents their political party.  The winners of the primary […]

04 Jun
8:54

After Gaza Massacre, Has Israel Lost Liberal American Jews? (1/3)

Rebecca Vilkomerson, Executive Director of Jewish Voice for Peace, discusses the American Jewish community’s growing disillusionment with Israel as it aligns itself closer with the Trump administration and massacres civilians in Gaza. TRNN video & transcript: AARON MATE: It’s The Real News. I’m Aaron Mate. For years now, American Jewish public […]

25 May
3:37

Government Denounces New Israeli Policies Affecting West Bank and Jordan Valley

The Palestinian Government strongly condemned, on Thursday, a new Israeli military order affecting the so-called Area C, which amounts to more than 60 percent of the total area of the occupied West Bank and which is under full Israeli military and administrative control. “This illegal development would generate more crimes […]

15 May
8:55

Gaza Killings Spark Mass Protests in Ireland, South Africa

In response to Israel’s horrific massacre of dozens of unarmed Palestinians, and wounding of thousands, in Gaza, the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) has organised a series of protests around Ireland to take place today. Protests are expected to continue in Gaza, and casualties are expected to mount. There will be […]

13 May
8:18

US Delegation Lands in Tel Aviv for Embassy Opening

A US delegation, on Sunday afternoon, has arrived in Tel Aviv, in preparation for opening the US embassy in Jerusalem, on Monday. The delegation includes first daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, in addition to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, US Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan, as well as dozens of […]

11 May
8:51

Who Hired an Israeli Spy Firm to Tarnish the Iran Deal?

Trita Parsi was targeted as part of Black Cube’s spy operations against Obama officials involved in the Iran nuclear deal. With evidence pointing to the Trump camp’s role, Parsi says that Congress should investigate. TRNN video & transcript: AARON MATE: It’s the Real News. I’m Aaron Mate. President Trump’s withdrawal from […]

07 May
8:20

Netanyahu’s Long History of Crying Wolf over Fake ‘WMDs’ in Iran and Iraq

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has a long history of crying wolf over supposed nuclear weapons in Iran and Iraq – Ben Norton reports. TRNN video & transcript: BENJAMIN NETANYAHU: There is no question whatsoever that Saddam is seeking and is working and is advancing towards the development of nuclear […]

27 Apr
9:54

How Much Is Your US State Paying for Israel’s Weapons? This New Tool Will Tell You

Written by Josh Ruebner USCPR’s new interactive map of military aid to Israel  is featured in an article by Middle East Eye with commentary from USCPR Policy Director Josh Ruebner. The interactive tool on militaryaidtoisrael.org can disclose to Americans just how much they are paying each year for weapons to Israel and what programmes could be funded […]

14 Apr
8:11

Israel Mows Down Unarmed Gaza Protesters for 3rd Week as US Blocks UN Investigation

Israeli soldiers wounded more than 900 peaceful Palestinian protesters on the Gaza border, for the third Friday in a row, while the Donald Trump administration prevents any action by the United Nations. TRNN video and transcript: BEN NORTON: For three weeks in a row, thousands of unarmed Palestinian have protested […]

14 Apr
7:58

The Nation: American Laws Can Help Stop Israeli Massacres in Gaza

US Campaign for Palestinian Rights (USCPR) Executive Director Yousef Munayyer speaks to The Nation about efforts to move the US to hold Israel accountable for its excessive use of force and targeting of Palestinian demonstrators participating in the Great Return March. “The United States could send a very strong message to the Israelis about the […]

03 Apr
9:38

US Blocks UN Investigation into Israeli Military Killings in Gaza (pt. 1/2)

Reacting to Trump administration blocking of a UN investigation into Israeli military’s killings of Palestinians, Col. Larry Wilkerson says the United States is “in the back pocket of Israel like we have never been associated with any other country in the world.” Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Government and Public Policy […]

31 Mar
7:33

Bolton Acted Against US Interests to Push Israel’s Agenda in Lebanon

When Israel invaded Lebanon in 2006, then-Ambassador John Bolton worked to prevent a ceasefire, acting as “an asset for Israel against the interests of his own secretary of state, his own State Department, his own superiors, and his own president,” says Phyllis Bennis of the Institute for Policy Studies. Phyllis […]

30 Mar
8:33

Israel’s Annexation Crusade in Jerusalem: The Role of Ma’ale Adumim and the E1 Corridor

by Zena Agha Overview In recent months, Israel has made a series of relentless attempts to annex settlements bordering Jerusalem. The most ambitious: The Greater Jerusalem bill, which sought to annex Ma’ale Adumim, Givat Zeev, Beitar Illit, and the Etzion bloc – a settlement cluster between Jerusalem and Hebron –and which was […]

29 Mar
8:34

US Ambassador Threatens to Replace Abbas if He Does not Resume ‘Peace Talks’

The American ambassador to the Israelis, David Friedman,  has threatened to replace Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas if he persists on refusing to resume the process of peace talks, and boycotts US administration. “Time does not stop, and if Abbas continues to refuse to run the negotiations, someone else will come […]

13 Mar
8:59

The Amended ‘Israel Anti-Boycott Act’ Is Still Unconstitutional, and Still Must Be Stopped

Written by uscpr USCPR Executive Director Yousef Munayyer is quoted in an op-ed by Nada Elia for Mondoweiss on the still-unconstitutional nature of the recently amended Israel Anti-Boycott Act. The draconian legislation seeks to impose fines and criminal penalties, and deny government loans to corporations refusing to do business with corporations in illegal Israeli settlements. It infringes on the First […]

11 Mar
7:58

When Left is Right: How Palestinians Can Burst Israel’s Political Bubble

by Amjad Iraqi on March 11, 2018 Overview Although no indictments have been issued yet, Israelis are speculating whether the latest developments in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s corruption scandals finally mark the beginning of his political demise. The second-longest serving prime minister after David Ben-Gurion, Netanyahu has had a profound impact on Israel’s political scene […]

10 Mar
9:44

The Spirit of Palestinian Resistance Comes to Washington

It’s been a busy week for American supporters of Palestine. The week began with the beginning of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Conference, which was greeted by hundreds of Pro-Palestinian protestors. The 4th annual protest, organized by Abbas Hamidehof “Al-Awda, the Palestine Right of Return Movement,” who hosted […]

08 Mar
9:13

US Anti-boycott Bill Threatens First Amendment

On Tuesday, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) announced that it maintains its opposition to the revisions made in the “Anti-BDS” that was presented by the US Congress over a year ago. In addition to their opposition, Ben Wizner, director of the ACLU Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project stated that […]

06 Mar
7:46

Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson On the US, Iran and Israel

VIDEO (The Real News Network) : Col. Larry Wilkerson speaking at the National Press Club the day before the official AIPAC Conference. The alternative conference was titled: ‘U.S.-Israel Relations and Middle East Policy’. Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Government and Public Policy Lawrence Wilkerson’s last positions in government were as Secretary of […]

27 Feb
11:04

Privatizing US Foreign Policy

Billionaire Sheldon Adelson’s offer to pay for moving the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem represents the privatization of U.S. foreign policy, says Phyllis Bennis of the Institute for Policy Studies. Phyllis Bennis is a Fellow and the Director of the New Internationalism Project at the Institute for Policy Studies in […]

22 Feb
1:00

Abbas to UN Security Council: “Israel is acting as a state above the law”

February 22, 2018 1:00 PM admin International, News Report, Peace process 0

In a speech to the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called for an international peace conference to resolve the Israel-Palestine conflict. He said that Israel, through its continued military occupation and seizure of Palestinian land, was acting above the law, and that the United Nations […]

20 Feb
7:15

Abbas Proposes Peace Plan to UN Security Council

PA President Mahmoud Abbas, on Tuesday, proposed a peace plan at the United Nations Security Council that tackles core issues, which have foiled peace efforts over the past few decades. Abbas said, in his highly anticipated speech in front of the UN Security Council, that the plan calls for holding […]

07 Feb
4:44

Kansas Teacher Scores Big Win for Israel Boycott, and Free Speech

A federal judge has ruled that Esther Koontz’s constitutional rights were violated when she was denied a Kansas teaching job over her refusal to renounce the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement (BDS) against Israel. Rahul Saksena is a staff attorney with Palestine Legal. His work focuses on legislative issues and legal […]

06 Feb
7:32

BNC Releases List of Achievements in 2017

The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS)-movement for Palestinian rights was, this week, formally nominated for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize by the Norwegian MP Bjørnar Moxness (Rødt). The BDS National Committee has released a short list of its top achievements for the year 2017. GOVERNMENT & POLITICAL PARTIES A UN-commissioned report established […]

05 Feb
7:31

PayPal Blocks Activists for Palestine in France

PayPal, already facing pressure for its refusal to provide services to Palestinians living under Israeli military occupation, appears to be going a step further in its anti-Palestinian efforts. Last week it abruptly shut down the account of a major Palestine solidarity group in France without providing an explanation. In taking […]

03 Feb
9:08

Worldwide Actions Commemorate Ahed Tamimi’s 17th Birthday, Demand Freedom: Reports and Photos

Protests and actions around the world marked the 17th birthday of imprisoned Palestinian teen activist Ahed Tamimi. With birthday songs, cakes and cards as well as strong, powerful protest actions against Israeli occupation and colonization, the streets of international cities marked days of action called for by Samidoun, the Free the Tamimi Women campaign and other organizations […]

19 Jan
4:09

DCIP Year in Review: Worst Abuse Cases Against Palestinian Children in 2017

Last year marked 50 years of Israeli military occupation, with no signs of abatement in Palestinian children’s vulnerability to injury and abusive military arrest in the West Bank. Rapidly devolving living conditions in the Gaza Strip put in jeopardy the most basic human rights, as children became collateral damage in […]