Search Results for : Gilad Erdan

10 Oct
7:54

Erdan: US Student Will Be Released If She Condemns BDS

Israeli minister of Strategic Affairs Gilad Erdan, on Tuesday, said he would reconsider his official stance on denying entry to an American student over alleged links to the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement if she publicly condemned a boycott of Israel. Last week, Lara Alqasem was barred from entering the country […]

14 Nov
9:45

Adalah: Erdan’s Bill to Let Police Hold Bodies of Palestinians Violates International Law

Israeli Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan is proposing a new law that would allow Israeli police to hold bodies of Palestinians killed by Israel until families of the deceased agree to police-imposed restrictions on funeral arrangements. Erdan’s move comes in the wake of a precedent-setting ruling the Israeli Supreme Court made this […]

05 Nov
10:30

Erdan Announces Plan for Dozens of Jerusalem Checkpoints

Israeli Minister of Internal Security, Gilad Erdan, has prepared a plan which aims to intensify the security in the Bab al-Amud area and in the Old City district, through deploying dozens of checkpoints similar to those used by the military. According to the PNN, the deployment of the Israeli forces and […]

25 May
2:57

Erdan Orders Halt On Transfer Of Bodies Of Slain Palestinians

Israeli Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan alleged that the family of Ala Abu Jamal, that buried its son, Tuesday, after Israeli held his body for seven months after he was killed by the army “violated the terms of his burial.” The minister ordered a halt on the transfer of the remaining […]

10 Dec
6:55

Senior Israeli Lawmaker: “The Israeli army has enough bullets for every Palestinian.”

Chairman for the Defense Committee of the Israeli Parliament of the Knesset, Avi Dichter, recently made an underhanded remark expressing favor for killing all Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. As he was commenting on the protests of the Great March of Return, taking place along the eastern fence of the […]

10 Dec
5:47

US Evangelicals Have Donated Some $65M to Illegal Settlements

Right-wing evangelical organizations have raised tens of millions of dollars, over the past 10 years, to fund settlement projects in the West Bank, a report published by Haaretz newspaper reported, on Sunday. According to the PNN, the newspaper said that it had conducted an audit of the funds, estimated to […]

22 Nov
4:34

Shaked says Trump’s Peace Deal a Waste Of Time, Moves for Bennett to Replace Lieberman

November 22, 2018 4:34 AM IMEMC News & Agencies News Report 0

The Israeli-Palestinian peace plan being prepared by US President Donald Trump is “a waste of time,” extremist Israeli Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked said, on Wednesday. Speaking before hundreds of ambassadors and attachĂŠs, at the Jerusalem Post Diplomats’ Conference, in Jerusalem, Shaked added that the differences between Israelis and Palestinians are too great. […]

20 Nov
2:29

AirBnB announces: No more listings in Israeli colonial settlements

On Monday, the international crowdsourced bed and breakfast company AirBnB announced that they will no longer allow listings that are located in Israeli settlements on occupied Palestinian land. The decision comes after a two year campaign of Human Rights Watch and other organizations, who pointed out that the promotion of […]

09 Nov
6:46

Has The BDS Campaign Really Achieved So Little?

Last March, outgoing Jewish Agency chair Natan Sharansky declared that the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign had “been almost fully defeated”. Sharansky’s pronouncement came two years after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced BDS had been “beaten”. BDS ‘failure’? Premature reports of the BDS campaign’s “failure” are not the sole preserve […]

08 Nov
10:05

Knesset Members, Israeli Settlers Storm Al-Aqsa Mosque

Heavily armed Israeli forces escorted an Israeli Knesset member, Shuli Mualem, as she entered the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, in the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem, on Thursday. Head of the Public Relations and Media Department at the Islamic Endowment, Firas al-Dibs, said that MK Mualem stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque […]

04 Nov
1:19

Army Injures Five Palestinians In Jerusalem

Dozens of Israeli soldiers and police officers invaded, Sunday, the offices of the Palestinian Ministry of Jerusalem Affairs, in Jerusalem governorate, and assaulted Palestinians, including staff members. The Palestinian Red Crescent Society said the soldiers invaded the headquarters in Dahiat al-Barid area, north of Jerusalem, before attacking the Palestinians, causing […]

03 Nov
7:47

Palestinian Prisoners: A Battleground for International Solidarity

The following article, by Charlotte Kates, the international coordinator of Samidoun, initially appeared in Arabic in Al-Adab magazine, published on November 2, 2018. The Arabic text can be read online at the Al-Adab website. The article appeared in an issue with a special focus on Palestinian prisoners, including testimonies from current […]

02 Nov
5:55

Four Palestinian Detainees on Hunger Strike against Injustice

November 2, 2018 5:55 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Four Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails are currently engaged in hunger strikes to protect prisoners’ rights and demand their freedom. Saddam Ali Ayad Awad, 28, from Beit Ummar near al-Khalil, has been on strike since 13 October, after occupation authorities renewed his administrative detention – imprisonment without charge or trial. Image: Saddam Awad, […]

02 Nov
8:12

Soldiers Abduct Jerusalem Governor And Three Other Palestinians

November 2, 2018 8:12 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Dozens of Israeli soldiers and police officers attacked, on Thursday evening, dozens of Palestinians participating in a seminar at Silwan Club in Ras al-‘Amoud neighborhood, in occupied East Jerusalem, before abducting Jerusalem Governor, and three young men. Update: The governor was released several hours after his abduction. Israel Internal Security […]

27 Oct
5:30

Why Israel Sees BDS As A ‘Strategic Threat’

Asa Winstanley is an investigative journalist living in London who writes about Palestine and the Middle East. He writes for The Electronic Intifada where he is an associate editor and also a weekly column for the Middle East Monitor. As leaders of a state that is totally alien to the […]

09 Aug
9:19

Women Prisoners’ Update: Susan Abu Ghannam Seized by Occupation Forces

August 9, 2018 9:19 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Photo: Susan Abu Ghannam, Wattan TV Susan Abu Ghannam, the mother of Mohammed Abu Ghannam, a 22-year-old man slain by Israeli occupation forces in Jerusalem on 21 July 2017, was seized by Israeli occupation forces who invaded her family home in Jerusalem on 5 August. Her detention was first extended […]

06 Aug
11:48

The Cost of Occupation: Jerusalem

The Old City on the first day of Ramadan, 2017. Photo credit: Afif Amira for WAFA. POSTED BY: AHMAD JARADAT AND AMALYA DUBROVSKY AUGUST 5, 2018 Three Israeli policies target Palestinian economic life in Jerusalem: the expulsion and banning of the Palestinian Chamber of Commerce; the separation barrier; and high municipal taxes. […]

28 Jul
1:51

Israel Forces Teachers to Leave Palestine

Photo: Issam Rimawi (APA images) Israel has completely shut down a Palestinian university in Jerusalem amid a series of assaults on academic freedom. Israel is obstructing academic freedom at Palestinian universities through various measures, including closing colleges and denying visas for visiting professors. On 14 July, Israeli police raided and shut […]

20 Jul
2:05

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (12-18 July 2018)

July 20, 2018 2:05 AM PCHR Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 12-18 July, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against Palestinian protestors in the Gaza Strip. Two Palestinian civilians, including a child, were killed, while a civilian succumbed to his previous wounds. 115 […]

18 Jul
8:59

Israel Bans Palestinian Academic Conference in Jerusalem

Israeli forces raid a Palestinian academic conference, July 14, 2018. Photo credit: Wadi Hilweh Information Center. POSTED BY: AHMAD JARADAT JULY 18, 2018 One Palestinian was arrested. Over a dozen others were briefly detained and in some cases ordered to appear before Israeli intelligence at a later date. The Israeli minister of […]

16 Jul
2:10

Palestinian Information Ministry Denounces Israeli “Facebook Bill”

The Palestinian Information Ministry issued a statement strongly denouncing the new Israeli “Facebook Bill,” and described it as one of Israel’s illegal policies, especially those aiming at concealing and burying the truth, and the ongoing crimes committed by its army against the people of occupied Palestine. In a statement released […]

23 Jun
10:25

Shaked Warns of New War on Gaza

Israeli Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked has warned that her government may launch a new war on Gaza Strip because Palestinians continue to fly “incendiary kites” over Israeli farms. Shaked said that Israel, which developed the iron dome anti-missile system, is able to develop a new system to take down the […]

21 Jun
2:52

Hamas Tells Egypt It Is Ready For Comprehensive Deal; Israel Mulling Military Offensive

According to al-Akhbar Lebanese News Agency, the Hamas movement in Gaza has informed Egypt that it is willing to reach an indirect deal with Tel Aviv, which includes restoring calm, providing information about Israeli soldiers missing or killed in Gaza since the war in 2014, and other important issues, especially […]

29 May
1:06

Israel Decides Against Releasing Corpse Of Slain Detainee

Israeli Internal Security Minister Gilad Erdan has decided against transferring the corpse of a Palestinian detainee, who was died from complications after Israeli soldiers assaulted him in prison, back to his family for burial. The detainee Aziz ‘Oweisat, 53, died a week ago while receiving treatment at an Israeli medical […]

10 May
5:17

HRW Official Deported by Israel

Israeli authorities, on May 7, 2018, revoked the work permit for Omar Shakir, the director for Human Rights Watch Israel and Palestine, ordering him to leave Israel within 14 days. The government said that it was because of Shakir’s alleged support for boycotts of Israel. Authorities based the decision on […]

11 Apr
9:55

Internationals Penalized for Support of Palestine

Eight American Jews from the “If Not Now Movement” were arrested in front of US Senator Chuck Schumer’s office in Manhattan, on Monday. The activists were chanting, “How many more Chuck?” referring to the number of Palestinian protesters killed at the Gaza Border. The New York senator has not bothered […]

10 Apr
7:24

Israeli Officials Commend Soldier Cheering after Sniping Palestinian Boy (VIDEO)

Several Israeli ministers and Knesset Members praised an Israeli sniper who cheered after shooting an unarmed Palestinian boy near Gaza’s borders. (See video below.) Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said that the soldier “deserves an appreciation certificate” for doing his job properly. Education Minister Naftali Bennett came “Anyone who was […]

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 […]

12 Jan
6:42

NGO That Rescued Jews from Nazis during WWII on Blacklist

The 101-year-old American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), a Quaker organization that was honored with the 1947 Nobel Peace Prize for assisting and rescuing Jewish victims from the Nazi regime during World War II was among 20 organizations recently blacklisted by Israel. The South African human rights and Palestine solidarity organization, […]

08 Jan
3:13

Adalah: Israel Releases ‘BDS Blacklist’ Banning NGOs from Entering Country (VIDEO)

Israel released on Sunday, 7 January 2018 a list of NGOs whose members will be prevented from entering the country. Israel’s Strategic Affairs Minister Gilad Erdan announced the list of 22 NGOs from Europe, the United States, South America, and Africa whose employees and/or members are banned from entering Israel […]

03 Jan
2:04

Israel Approves Hundreds Of Colonialist Units Near Salfit

Israeli “Housing and Construction Minister,” Yuav Galant, stated that his ministry and the government, headed by Benjamin Netanyahu, have presented plans for expanding Ariel illegal colony, built on Palestinian lands, near Salfit, in the occupied West Bank. The plan aims at building hundreds of units in Ariel, in addition to […]

01 Jan
10:29

Netanyahu’s Party Leadership Votes Unanimously to Annex West Bank

The Likud party leadership met Sunday and voted unanimously in favor of a resolution that effectively annexes the Israeli colonial settlements constructed on illegally-seized Palestinian land in violation of international law. During the discussion before the vote, Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan told the Likud Central Committee, “The time has […]

20 Nov
1:08

Omar Barghouti on BDS: How Effective Is It?

The Israeli government, which adopted a very aggressive counterstrategy, “likes to believe it is somehow winning the fight against BDS,” but that view is “quite delusional,” says Palestinian activist Omar Barghouti, who co-founded the BDS movement. TRNN video and transcript: SHARMINI PERIES: It’s The Real News Network. I’m Sharmini Peries […]

16 Nov
8:59

Palestinian Detainees to be Moved to Tents Due to Overcrowding

November 16, 2017 8:59 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Israeli occupation authorities are preparing to move number of Palestinian detainees from prison cells to tents, Israeli media revealed, citing a bill proposed by the Israeli Minister of Internal Security, Gilad Erdan. Israeli TV Channel 7 said, according to Days of Palestine, that the proposal is one of the solutions […]

14 Nov
9:22

20 European Officials Denied Entry to Israel for Boycott Support

Israel announced, on Monday, that it plans to deny entry to a European delegation, using the recently approved legislation which bars visits by anti-Israel boycott activists. Israeli newspaper Haaretz said that the 20-member delegation, which was set to arrive in Israel next week, was to include European parliament members and […]

12 Nov
4:18

UK: PM Knew of Patel’s Secret Meeting but Told to Hide It

by Benjamin Jenkins, London Economic/Days of Palestine (Edited for the IMEMC by c h r i s @ i m e m c . o r g) The Jewish Chronicle just revealed that “Number 10” WAS aware of British Minister of Development Priti Patel’s extra meeting with an Israeli minister […]

26 Oct
8:32

Surveillance of Palestinians and the Fight for Digital Rights

by Nadim Nashif  Overview Surveillance of Palestinians has always been an integral part of Israel’s colonial project. Before the creation of the state of Israel, squads from the Zionist paramilitary group the Haganah roamed Palestinian villages and cities, gathering information on Palestinian residents. Such surveillance over Palestinian lives continued after Israel’s […]

26 Sep
7:01

3 Slain Palestinians Will Not Be Buried in “Numbers” Cemeteries

The Israeli state has decided not to bury the bodies of three Palestinians in Israel’s so-called “cemeteries of numbers,” though the Israeli Supreme Court has postponed ruling on a petition filed by the families of the slain men to have the bodies released for proper burial, according to Muhammed Mahmoud, […]

04 Sep
1:08

US & Israel threaten to cut UN Funding over ‘Settlement Blacklist’

Both Israel and the United States have threatened to cut their funding to the United Nations Human Rights Council if the Council moves ahead with its promise to publish a list of companies that do business in Israeli settlements built on Palestinian land. The threats come in the midst of […]

29 Aug
8:06

Israel Planning New Settlement in Jerusalem

The Israeli minister of Public Security, Gilad Erdan, is seeking new security measures to help build a new Jewish settlement near the neighborhood of Ras al-Amoud, in Silwan town, south of al-Aqsa Mosque, East Jerusalem. This expansion will be at the expense of the Palestinian population in the area. On Monday, […]

05 Jun
4:25

BDS Calls for Intensified Action

The head of the national committee for the boycott, divestment and sanctioning of Israel, Mahmoud Nawaja, on Sunday, through Voice of Palestine radio, called for intensifying the activity of the BDS movement in various fields, in order to pressure and isolate Israel. This came in response to a decision by Israeli Minister […]

Audio report - this week in Palestine
27 May
11:30

This Week in Palestine Week 21 2017

May 27, 2017 11:30 PM Ghassan Bannoura Audio report, Palestine 0

Download / Listen Here Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for May 20, to the 26, 2017. This week, Palestinian political prisoners reach a deal with Israeli ending their 41-day long hunger strike, meanwhile two Palestinian children die this week […]

20 Apr
6:04

Palestinians Take to the Streets in Solidarity with ‘Freedom and Dignity’ Hunger Strike

Palestinians organize solidarity demonstrations as a mass, open-ended hunger strike spreads in Israeli prisons. On the first day of the Freedom and Dignity hunger strike, 1,600 Palestinian prisoners refused food from within 22 Israeli prisons. The hunger strike commenced on Palestinian Prisoner Day, April 17, 2017. The movement demands overarching […]

31 Mar
12:35

Hamas Publishes Video Threatening Israeli Officials

The Hamas movement released a video on Wednesday, threatening top Israeli security officials, as the group continued to vow revenge for the alleged assassination of Mazen Fuqaha, a senior member of the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades — Hamas’ armed wing. According to Israeli news outlet Ynet, the video displays images […]

29 Mar
2:33

VIDEO: Arrest of Omar Barghouti Comes Amidst Upsurge in International Support for Boycott of Israel

After the P5+1 nuclear deal made it difficult for the Israeli government to continue to appeal to the right-wing through casting Iran as the bogeyman, depicting BDS as a ‘delegitimization’ campaign became its next means of generating fear and paranoia among voters, says journalist Richard Silverstein. TRNN transcript: KIM BROWN: […]

Audio report - this week in Palestine
25 Mar
3:57

This Week in Palestine Week 12 2017

March 25, 2017 3:57 AM Ghassan Bannoura Audio report, Palestine 0

Download / Listen Here Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for March 18, to the 24, 2017. As Israel’s government refuses selective freeze of settlements construction this week, army attacks targeting Palestinians leave two killed teenagers. These stories, and more, […]

23 Mar
7:28

BNC Responds to New Israeli Database Targeting Israeli Citizens Who Support BDS

On March 21st, Israel’s Minister of Strategic Affairs, Gilad Erdan, announced that his ministry seeks to create a new database of Israeli citizens who support the grassroots Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement to secure Palestinian human rights. In response, Mahmoud Nawajaa, the General Coordinator of the Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC), […]

09 Mar
2:01

Israel Bans Two Activities Marking International Women’s Day

On Wednesday, Israeli soldiers and police officers banned two activities, that were planned in celebration of March 8th, the International Woman’s Day, in occupied East Jerusalem, after claiming the two were sponsored by the Palestinian Authority. The decision to ban the two activities was made by Israeli ‘Internal Security Minister” […]

09 Mar
1:30

BDS Ban Passes, Foreign Boycott Supporters Forbidden from Entering Israel

The Israeli parliament of the Knesset passed an amendment into law, Monday evening, which forbids entry into Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory by foreigners calling for a boycott of Israel, Israeli media reported. According to Israeli newspaper Haaretz, the amendment, which passed its final readings with 46 MKs voting […]

09 Mar
1:14

Israeli Police Shut Down Women’s Day Event in Jerusalem

Public Security Minister Gliad Erdan said the cultural event represented a threat to Israeli sovereignty over occupied Jerusalem.  At noon today, an event organized by the Association of Women for Equality and Democracy (AWED) for international women’s day was slated to take place at the Saint George Hotel on Salah […]

24 Jan
11:01

Palestinians Protest Policies of Occupation in Front of Knesset

Hundreds of Palestinians respond to house demolitions, extrajudicial executions, and the confiscation of Palestinian corpuses with peaceful protest. On Monday, hundreds of Palestinians gathered outside of the Israeli parliament, also known as the Knesset. Protestors outside held signs reading, “This is the Naqab, This is Umm al-Hiran.” Other signs, written […]

08 Jan
10:11

4 Israeli soldiers, 1 Palestinian killed as truck plows through crowd in Jerusalem

January 8, 2017 10:11 PM IMEMC News Jerusalem, News Report, Palestinian attacks 0

A Palestinian man was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers after driving a truck through a crowd of Israeli soldiers on a street in Jerusalem. Four soldiers were killed, and 15 others injured, when they were hit by the truck. The driver, who was killed by multiple gunshot wounds to […]

05 Jan
6:27

Human Rights Watch: Israel Backing ‘Shoot-to-Kill’ Policy against Palestinians

Senior Israeli officials, including religious clerics, back the illegal “shoot-to-kill” policy against Palestinians, Human Rights Watch said in a statement. “Some senior Israeli officials have been encouraging Israeli soldiers and police to kill Palestinians they suspect of attacking Israelis even when they are no longer a threat,” the statement said. “Other Israeli […]

07 Dec
4:28

WCC Activist Denied Entrance to Occupied Palestine

Israeli authorities, on Tuesday, prevented Dr. Isabel Perry from entering into the occupied Palestinian territories (oPt), claiming she is an activist of the World Council of Churches, which supports the boycott movement against Israel. Local media said, according to Al Ray, that it is the first time the Israeli occupation prevented […]

24 Nov
9:57

Fire Breaks Out across Israel and West Bank

November 24, 2016 9:57 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, West Bank 0

Fires have broken out all over Israel and the occupied West Bank, starting Tuesday and continuing until Thursday evening, due to “dry winds.” However, PNN reports that, according to the Israeli minister of public security, Gilad Erdan, reasons to the fire were due to arson. On Wednesday night, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s […]

10 Nov
6:26

Israeli Politicians Enthusiastically Ally with the Temple Movement

A conference of Israelis seeking to change al-Aqsa’s status quo takes place in parliament. A Temple Mount Lobby is born. The tenth annual the Seekers of Zion conference was held in Israeli parliament on Monday, Haaretz reports. Israeli citizens and politicians gathered at the event to discuss and organize around […]

09 Nov
3:12

Knesset Authorizes Bill to Ban BDS Supporters from Israel

A bill preventing supporters of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement from entering Israel was authorized on Monday,  for its first reading in the Israeli parliament, according to Israeli media. Ma’an News Agency reports that, according to the Jerusalem Post, the interior committee of the  Israeli parliament (Knesset) approved […]

14 Oct
10:02

PLO: “Israel killed 248 Palestinians since September 2015, 74% under 26”

Ramallah, October 13, 2016 (WAFA News) – Since September 2015, Israel killed 248 Palestinians, 74% of them were 25 years old or younger, a report prepared by the Palestine Liberation Organization’s (PLO) Negotiations Affairs Department said on Thursday. The report said Israel killed a total of 248 Palestinians in the […]

11 Oct
7:05

PLO Report: 248 Palestinians Killed Since Last Year

This report, prepared by the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), summarizes Israel’s violations, committed by its occupation forces and armed settlers, for over a year: between September 13th, 2015 and September 30th, 2016 (384 days), against occupied Palestine. Such grave violations of international law illustrate, according to the PNN, Israeli policies […]

10 Oct
8:02

Israeli Army Detains 5 Palestinians In Jerusalem, 21 Since Jerusalem Shooting

October 10, 2016 8:02 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

The Israeli army and police detained, on Sunday at night, five Palestinians from Jerusalem for capturing the Jerusalem shooting attack on film, while allegedly showing support for the attack by “shouting Allahu Akbar.” The Police have so far detained 21 Palestinians since the attack took place. In a statement, the […]

06 Oct
1:16

By Blaming Facebook for Palestinian Resistance, Israel Finds a New Partner in Crime

Photo: Israeli politicians, citizens and organizations have been depoliticizing the Jerusalem Intifada by chalking it up to ‘incitement’ on Facebook since it began in October 2015. Now, Facebook has partnered with the Israeli government to censor Palestinian speech.  In October 2015, just as the Jerusalem Intifada erupted, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin […]

12 Sep
5:46

Israel’s Anti-BDS Task Force Enjoys Unchecked Power to ‘Struggle Against Terror’ (VIDEO)

09/12/16, Sergio Yahni, Alternative Information Center (AIC) Even Israeli occupation officials question the amount of secrecy afforded to the Ministry of Strategic Affairs’ anti-BDS campaign.  Yossi Melman details in his recent article [link: Hebrew] in Maariv newspaper what little is known about the Israeli government’s efforts to undermine the Boycott Divestment and […]

17 Aug
11:10

“Hello? I’d like to report a BDS activist.”

Heeding Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan’s call, an Israeli settler organization establishes a hotline to report international BDS activists to the Israeli government.  Israeli newspaper Ynet reported that an Israeli settler non-profit, Lev HaOlam (Heart of the World), has organized an informant hotline for people to report information on international […]

10 Aug
9:25

Israel to Increase Security Measures in East Jerusalem

Israeli occupation police have decided to raise the number of its stations and security cameras in occupied East Jerusalem. The Palestinian Information Center (PIC) reports that, according to an official Israeli announcement, five new police stations will be opened in East Jerusalem as part of a development plan aimed at […]

08 Aug
2:52

Israel Launched Anti BDS Task Force to Crush Any Boycott

By Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : The Israeli government formed a ministerial task force to track down any foreigners in Israel who are engaged in activities linked to the international Boycott Divestment Sanctions (BDS) campaign. The government compares these subversive elements with terrorists that aim at destroying Israel from within. The launch […]

19 Jul
8:52

Palestinian Journalist Sentenced to 6 Months Imprisonment for ‘Incitement’

An Israeli court, on Monday, reportedly sentenced a young Palestinian journalist to six months in prison over charges of “incitement,” according to Ma’an. The family of Samah Dweik, a 25-year-old journalist working for Shabakat al-Quds (The Jerusalem Network), said that she was detained in April, in her occupied East Jerusalem […]

18 Jul
8:38

Israelis Confront Facebook “Monster”, Claims Incitement for Palestinian Attacks

Over the last few years, Israel and its most ardent supporters have waged a campaign to restrict critical speech of the Jewish state on social media. They want the state to have the same rights as individuals under Facebook’s community standards. As it stands, threats against individuals, are prohibited. But smearing […]

20 Jun
8:29

Facebook and the Israeli Government Cozy Up

Facebook, in present-day Israel, has hired Jordana Cutler as its head of Policy and Communications. Cutler is a longtime senior advisor to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and chief of staff to Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer. According to the Alternative Information Center in Beit Sahour, Israeli Public Security, Strategic Affairs and […]

Funeral of Abdul-Fattah Sharif (image from Ma'an)
29 May
2:53

Hundreds attend funeral of Palestinian killed execution-style in March

May 29, 2016 2:53 AM Saed Bannoura Hebron, Human rights, News Report 0

After the Israeli military released the body of Abdul-Fattah Sharif Friday, two months after his execution by an Israeli soldier in Hebron, Sharif’s parents held a funeral for their 21-year old son. The funeral was attended by hundreds of Hebron residents mourning the murder of the young man.

26 May
2:31

Palestine Today 05 25 2016

May 26, 2016 2:31 AM Ghassan Bannoura Audio report, Palestine 0

Download/Listen Here Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Wednesday, May 25, 2016. Israeli navy attack Gaza fishers as troops target farmers, in the meantime Israeli soldiers kidnap more than a dozen civilians from West Bank communities. These stories, and more, coming […]

09 Apr
6:38

5th Annual BDS Conference Held in Ramallah

04/09/16  International Solidarity Movement Held on the 68th anniversary of the Deir-Yassin massacre, the fifth annual BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanction) Conference took place in Ramallah. The event featured a keynote address from Ahmed Kathrada – an icon of the South African Anti-Apartheid movement and former political prisoner. The conference was […]

04 Feb
8:28

Soldiers Kidnap Eight Palestinians, Wound Two Children, In Jerusalem

February 4, 2016 8:28 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Israeli soldiers kidnaped, Wednesday, eight Palestinians, including many children, in different parts of occupied Jerusalem, and injured two children — one with special needs. The soldiers also invaded and searched several homes.Mohammad Abu al-Hummus, member of the Follow-Up Committee in the al-‘Eesawiyya town in Jerusalem, said the soldiers invaded the […]

15 Dec
7:22

Ya’alon: Not Enough Evidence to Try Douma Terrorists

December 15, 2015 7:22 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report 0

The Israeli Ainister of Defense, Moshe Ya’alon, on Tuesday said that the terrorists who burned the home of the Dawabsha family, killing a baby and his parents, were identified, except that the court evidence against them is “not enough.”Ya’alon, speaking to army radio, admitted that the attack was “clearly a […]

19 Nov
1:11

Palestinian Faces 30 Days In Administrative Detention For Facebook Post

November 19, 2015 1:11 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

The Nazareth District Court issued, Wednesday, a 30-day Administrative Detention order against a young Palestinian citizen for a Facebook post that appeared to be suicidal, but explained by Israel as an ‘intent to carry out an attack.’The District Court, following an order from Israel’s Internal Security Minister Gilad Erdan, issued […]

14 Oct
8:24

Israeli Security Cabinet Approves ‘Drastic Measures’ Against Palestinians

The Israeli Security Cabinet has approved what is being called ‘drastic measures’, in order to quell the Palestinian revolt against Israeli actions at Al-Aqsa Mosque, including placing additional security for public transportation in Jerusalem.The Cabinet approved the suggestion of the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu which aimed to deploy hundreds […]

01 Aug
9:06

Israeli Knesset Approves Amendment Allowing Force-feeding of Prisoners on Hunger Strike

August 1, 2015 9:06 AM IMEMC & Agencies Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

Israel Legalizes Torture against Palestinian Prisoners; On Thursday, 30 July 2015, the Israeli Knesset passed in the second and third readings an amendment to the so-called ‘Law to Prevent Harm of Hunger Strike’ allowing force-feeding of prisoners.This step came in challenge of all international warnings to Israel to prevent passing […]

10 Jul
6:45

Israel Officially Signs Order Barring “Palestine 1948” TV

Israeli Police spokeswomen Luba Samri said, Thursday, that Israeli Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan has signed an official order shutting down the “Palestine 1948 TV,” and barring all of its activities in the country.Erdan said “Israel will not allow anybody to harm its sovereignty, or to grant the Palestinian Authority […]

15 Jun
12:34

Detainees’ Committee: “Force-feeding Striking Detainees, Immoral And Illegal”

June 15, 2015 12:34 PM IMEMC News News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee strongly denounced, Sunday, the Israeli approval of a bill that would allow force-feeding Palestinian detainees, holding hunger strikes, and described it as a serious violation against the detainees, and their basic rights.Israeli Internal Security Minister Gilad Erdan, presented the bill Sunday, and said the striking detainees […]

15 Jun
5:30

Israeli Cabinet passes bill authorizing force-feeding of prisoners

June 15, 2015 5:30 AM Celine Hagbard Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

As numerous Palestinian prisoners are engaged in hunger strikes right now, vowing to continue until death, the Israeli cabinet decided on Sunday to allow prison officials to forcefeed the prisoners.The practice of forcefeeding is considered torture under international law, but is practiced by the United States in its POW camp […]

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08 Jun
10:07

Palestine Today 06 08 2015

June 8, 2015 10:07 PM IMEMC & Agencies Audio report, Palestine 0

Audio Link after Text Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Monday, June 8th, 2015. Israeli troops invade West Bank communities and storm a hospital, meanwhile Israel closes all border crossing leading to Gaza. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned. […]

08 Jun
12:19

Israel Ups Budget to Fight BDS

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has allocated an additional NIS 100 million and ten government positions to the fight against BDS.The Israeli news site ynet reports that Netanyahu held consultations about BDS this weekend with relevant government officials, as well as Minister Gilad Erdan, who is responsible for dealing with BDS […]

01 Apr
1:12

Israel to Begin Deporting African Refugees

Israel will begin deporting Eritrean and Sudanese refugees to third party countries in Africa against their will, under a new policy initiated by the Israel Population and Immigration Authority, Israeli media reported Tuesday.Ma’an News Agency reports that, up until now, asylum seekers officially had to sign a document indicating voluntary […]

20 Dec
4:54

Israeli Air Force Carries Out Two Strikes Against Gaza

December 20, 2014 4:54 AM Saed Bannoura Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

The Israeli air force carried out, on Saturday at dawn, two air strikes targeting two areas in the Gaza Strip, for the first time since Israel’s war on the coastal region ended three months ago.Media sources said Israel F16 fighter jets fired a missile into an area, where an illegal […]

27 Aug
4:57

Half of Israeli Political-Security Cabinet Opposes Ceasefire Agreement

August 27, 2014 4:57 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

According to Israeli National Radio, Avigdor Lieberman (Foreign Minister), Naftali Bennett (Industry, Trade and Labor Minister), Gilad Erdan (Home Front Defense Minister) and Yitzhak Aharonovich (Internal Security Minister) oppose the Israeli-Palestinian ceasefire agreement.The PNN reports that Naftali Bennett has requested that PM Benjamin Netanyahu hold a cabinet session, in order […]

15 Aug
1:34

Netanyahu To Ignore Report On Legalizing West Bank Settlement Outposts

Fearing international repercussions and criticism, Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, decided to shelve a report prepared by former Supreme Court Judge, Edmond Levy, as the report calls for “legalizing” Israeli settlement outposts in the occupied West Bank as they, allegedly, are “part of the state of Israel’.Israeli daily, Haaretz, reported […]

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27 May
3:30

Palestine Today 05 26 2011

May 27, 2011 3:30 AM IMEMC News Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file || 5 m 40s || 5.19 MB || Welcome to Palestine Today a service of the International Middle East Media Centre www.imemc.org, for Thursday May 26th, 2011 International human rights organisation Amnesty International has called on people to take action to […]

26 May
6:56

Inauguration Ceremony For Jewish Only Settlement In East Jerusalem

Israeli government Ministers have inaugurated a new Jewish only settlement in East Jerusalem. A ceremony including Jerusalem mayor Mayor Nir Barkat and Environmental Protection Minister Gilad Erdan officially opened the Ma’aleh Zeitim settlement, in East Jerusalem’s Ras al-Amud neighbourhood. Speeches during the ceremony focussed on maintaining Jerusalem as an undivided […]

10 Mar
11:42

Abu Rodeina: “By Its New Construction Orders, Israel Is Foiling Talks Before They Start”

Nabil Abu Rodeina, spokesperson of the Palestinian Presidency, stated Tuesday that the Israeli decision to build 1600 units for Jewish settlers in East Jerusalem is a serious Israeli escalation and an attempt to sabotage the indirect, American mediated talks, before they even start. Abu Rodeina added that “it is clear […]

24 Feb
2:41

Netanyahu Blasts Abbas’ Statements Regarding “Jewish Heritage Trial”

February 24, 2010 2:41 PM Saed Bannoura Israeli Politics, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, blasted president Mahmoud Abbas for his remarks regarding Israel’s plan to consider the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron and the Bilal Mosque in Bethlehem as part of the “Jewish Heritage Trail.”Netanyahu claimed that Israel has the obligation to ensure the freedom of religion to all faiths, […]

26 Aug
9:24

Abbas: “No peace agreement until all detainees are freed”

August 26, 2008 9:24 AM Saed Bannoura News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, said during a welcome ceremony to 199 Palestinians who were freed by Israel on Monday, that there will be no peace deal with Israel until all Palestinian detainees are freed from Israeli prisons and detention centers, Israeli online daily, Haaretz, reported. Abbas added that the Palestinians […]

04 May
12:44

Israelis hold a mass rally demanding Olmert to resign

Thousands of Israelis poured into the Rabin Square in Tel Aviv on Thursday at night and rallied against the Israeli Prime Minister, Ehud Olmert, for his and his government’s conduct during the second Lebanon war, Israeli online daily, Haaretz, reported.The number of protesters was estimated by 200.000, including parents of […]

11 Jan
2:42

Israeli Knesset approves preliminary proposal to revoke citizenship of `unpatriotic` Israelis

January 11, 2007 2:42 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

The general assembly of the Israeli Knesset approved in preliminary reading on Wednesday a proposal of a new Israeli law that authorizes the Israeli district court to withdraw citizenship from any Israeli who is proven to be not loyal to Israel”.  The acts of “disloyalty” include visiting an “enemy state” […]

08 Nov
9:41

Sharon’s aides: `“Likud is splitting in two`

November 8, 2005 9:41 AM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, Israel, News Report 0

Aides to the Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, after his defeat in a Knesset vote by the opposition of “rebels” of his own Likud party, said that the Likud is now effectively split into two divisions; the first headed by Sharon while the second is led by Likud rebels. A […]

07 Nov
9:55

Knesset approves the appointment of Olmert

November 7, 2005 9:55 PM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, Israel, News Report 0

Israeli Knesset approved on Monday evening the appointment of Ehud Olmert as the Israeli Minister of finance by 71-41 margin, and Matan Vilnai as Science Minister. The approval comes as a defeat to the Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who was attempting to name Olmert together with Roni Bar-On and […]

31 Oct
6:10

Sharon to Knesset: `“Separation Wall is a top priority`

October 31, 2005 6:10 PM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, Israel, News Report 0

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon addressing the Knesset during the opening of its winter session, said that Israel considers the construction of the Separation Wall in the West Bank as a top priority. In spite of all of the implications of the Separation Wall on the lives of the Palestinians, […]

13 Feb
4:05

MK Bishara’ vote vital to pass settlers’ Compensation bill

February 13, 2005 4:05 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Settlement, News Report 0

The Israeli Knesset Constitution, Law and Justice Committee is scheduled to look at and vote on the penalty clauses of the settlers’ evacuation compensation bill on Sunday. {mosimage}As it stands now, out of the 17 committee members eight are expected to vote against and eight are expected to vote for […]

11 Apr
3:30

Likud Referendum on April 29

Likud referendum over the disengagement plan on April 29,IMEMc & Agencies, April 11, 2004 The Likud party’s central election committee decided Sunday to hold Likud referendum over the disengagement plan on April 29, immediately after Independence Day. According to governmental source, the cabinet will vote on the plan on Sunday, […]

10 Apr
3:30

Likud MK Petition Court against Referendum Timing

institution against Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s request toIMEMC & Agencies, April 10, 2004 Likud MK Gilad Erdan on Friday petitioned the party’s judicial institution against Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s request to hold the referendum on disengagement plan by the end of April. Sharon has formally asked the Likud […]

22 Dec
4:30

A Plan Born Dead

both Palestinians and settlers. Settlers, wo stand on the fore frontGhassan Andoni-IMEMC-Analysis, December 22, 2003 Sharon, as he presented his “disengagment plan” trigered fears among both Palestinians and settlers. Settlers, wo stand on the fore front of the Greater Land of Israel camp, Likud hardliners, and relgous parties are seemingly […]

07 Nov
8:55

Cameras to Monitor Palestinians at Al-Aqsa Mosque as Settlers and Police Continue Systematic Provocations

Israeli occupation police have begun placing new cameras at the Council Gate of Al-Aqsa Mosque, to monitor Palestinians’ entry and exit through the Islamic holy site. Director of Al-Aqsa Academy for Science and Heritage Sheikh Najeh Bkeerat said, according to Days of Palestine, that Israeli police “are placing the cameras […]