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27 May

Award-Winning South African Filmmaker Cancels Participation in Israeli LGBT Film Festival

South African filmmaker John Trengove on withdrawing from the Tel Aviv International LGBT Film Festival Award-winning South African filmmaker John Trengove canceled his participation in the upcoming Tel Aviv International LGBT Film Festival (TL​V​Fest). His film, The Wound, is scheduled to be the festival’s opening night film on June 1. In his […]

13 May

South Africans Engage in 24-hour Solidarity Hunger Strike

As the mass hunger strike of Palestinian prisoners continues, several South African politicians, journalists and activists have declared a 24-hour hunger strike between the 14th and 15th of May, in a show of solidarity, PNN reports. According to the Palestinian National Initiative (PNI), multiple people of high stature in the […]

08 Feb

David Sheen — Emmett Till in Israel: How False Allegations of Rape Are Used to Lynch African Refugees and Palestinians (VIDEO)

TRNN transcript: KIM BROWN: Welcome to The Real News Network in Baltimore. I’m Kim Brown. Is rape used as a political tool in Israel, to demonize and dehumanize Arabs and Palestinians? Last June, the Israeli public was shocked to hear of a girl with a mental disability, who was reportedly […]

18 Nov

Jerusalem’s African Community Center Hosts “George Jackson in the Sun of Palestine” Exhibition

(PNN) The African Community Center, in the Old City of Jerusalem, last week, hosted the exhibition, “George Jackson in the Sun of Palestine”, which portrays the life and struggle of the iconic leader, Black Panther, George Jackson.  The exhibition was opened by president of the community, Nasser Qous, followed by […]

06 Jul

Amidst Increasingly Successful Boycott, Israel Canvases Africa for New Trade Partners

nsnbc : Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, on Monday, left Israel to visit several African countries. Netanyahu aims at finding new trade partners in Africa as Israel increasingly feels the impact of the international Boycott Divestment Sanctions (BDS) campaign. The Africa tour of Benjamin Netanyahu is the Prime Minister’s first, […]

Late night kidnapping - image by PalestineTV
26 Jun

Israeli Army Kidnaps Eleven Palestinians, Three South Africans, In The West Bank, Injures Five

Israeli soldiers kidnapped, overnight and on Sunday morning, at least eleven Palestinians in different parts of the occupied West Bank, and detained three South Africans, in the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied Jerusalem. Five Palestinians were injured in Al-Aqsa courtyards. Video: Army Attack Worshipers In Al-Aqsa. The Bethlehem office of the […]

Marwan Barghouti (mural image - from palestinianprisoners blog)
07 Jun

South African Archbishop Tutu latest voice calling for Nobel Peace Prize for Marwan Barghouthi

Revered Archbishop Desmond Tutu, himself a Nobel Prize recipient, has joined a growing number of people who have nominated Palestinian political prisoner Marwan Barghouthi for the Nobel Peace Prize. Barghouthi is a founder of the armed wing of the Fateh party, known as the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades – named after […]

28 Nov

Africa: Palestinian Flag Raised at UN Headquarters

November 28, 2015 11:33 PM IMEMC Agencies Diplomacy, International, News Report 0

On Friday, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) — the UN’s biggest entity in Africa — hoisted the flag of the state of Palestine at its headquarters, in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa, to show solidarity with the cause of the Palestinian people in securing their right […]

20 Aug

Noam Chomsky: Israeli Apartheid ‘Much Worse’ Than South Africa

Famous American linguist Noam Chomsky has described the actions of the Israeli occupation in Palestine as “worse than South African apartheid”.“In the Occupied Territories, what Israel is doing is much worse than apartheid,” Chomsky says, according to Days of Palestine. “To call it apartheid is a gift to Israel, at […]

29 Jun

VIDEO: Pharell Williams BDS Spoof Goes Viral in South Africa

Woolworths was a top trending topic on social media this weekend as the South African BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) movement released a spoof video reworking the retailer’s launch video, which features US pop star Pharrell Williams.According to the PNN, BDS spokesperson Kwara Kekana explained in a statement how Pharell’s […]

03 Jun

‘Baby Warehouses’ Putting African Infants at Risk

It is nap-time at Felizia’s daycare center, a squalid street-level flat in Tel Aviv where loud pop music drowns out the miserable cries of dozens of children and babies cooped up inside.Run by a corpulent Ghanaian woman, it is one of dozens of unlicensed establishments which have sprouted up across […]

16 May

Nakba Solidarity: South African Students Protest Woolworths

More than 10,000 South African students marched, earlier today, in protest against Woolworths Stores’ trade agreements with Israel. 15th May 2015 | Congress of South African Students | Welkom (Free State), SA The #BoycottWoolworths protest was led by the Congress of South African Students (COSAS) in the Free State. COSAS […]

01 May

IMEMC Report: The Plight of Africa’s Exiles in Israel

Hundreds of Ethiopian Jews protested Thursday evening [April 30, 2015], near Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu‘s residence in Jerusalem, against racism, discrimination and continuous violence suffered at the hands of Israeli police.The ongoing anger of the Falasha (exiles in Ethiopia’s Amharic language) against police racism bottlenecked in Jerusalem, yesterday, when […]

01 Apr

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 […]

06 Feb

African Republic of CĂ´te d’Ivoire Supports Palestine Statehood

February 6, 2015 10:03 PM IMEMC Agencies Diplomacy, International, News Report 0

The West African country of CĂ´te d’Ivoire affirmed support of Palestinian statehood on Thursday.The Prime Minister of the West African Republic of CĂ´te d’Ivoire, Daniel Kablan Duncan, affirmed his country’s support of Palestinian statehood on Thursday. In a meeting with Palestinian Ambassador Atef Oudeh, Prime Minister Kablan Duncan said that […]

11 Jan

African-American leaders visit Palestine, vow solidarity with Palestinian liberation movement

A delegation of young African American leaders from Ferguson and other US cities organized by ‘Dream Defenders’ are traveling through the Occupied Palestinian Territories this week to see first-hand the reality of life under military occupation.According to one of the delegation organizers, Ahmad Abuznaid, “The goals were primarily to allow […]

07 Oct

Right-wing Israelis Rally Against African Immigrants; Raise ISIS-style Flag in Tel Aviv

October 7, 2014 1:55 PM Celine Hagbard Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

A group of right-wing Jewish Israelis, including former Knesset (Parliament) members, held a protest in Tel Aviv on Saturday chanting racist slogans against African immigrants and waving ISIS-style black flags.The flags had on them the word ‘High Court’ in Hebrew, written in the style used by the right-wing ‘Islamic’ group […]

23 Jul

ANC Calls Israeli Ambassador to Leave South Africa

Following nationwide protests across South Africa against the ongoing Israeli attacks on Gaza (Israel has killed over 600 Palestinians including 150 children in the last 10 days) the African National Congress has called for the Israeli ambassador in South Africa to leave with immediate effect. A document published by the […]

22 Jul

African Literature Association Supports Academic Boycott of Israel

In the 2014 African Literature Association (ALA) meeting in Johannesburg, the ALA approved a resolution supporting the academic boycott of Israeli academic institutions. 22 July 2014 | AIC, ALA | Beit Sahour The resolution: ​Whereas the African Literature Association is committed to the pursuit of social justice, to the struggle […]

30 Jun

African Asylum-Seekers Reject Detention Center

More than 1,000 African asylum seekers in Israel staged a sit-in, Saturday, near the southern border with Egypt, after marching in protest of conditions in the Holot internment camp. 29 June 2014 | Alternative Information Center (AIC) | Beit Sahour Earlier in the day, Israeli soldiers stopped the marchers nearly […]

20 Feb

Israel Secretly Ships African Asylum Seekers to Uganda

February 20, 2014 11:03 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israel is secretly transferring African asylum seekers to Uganda, Haaretz newspaper reported on Wednesday, quoting a senior Israeli government official. JERUSALEM (Haaretz/AFP/Ma’an) — The paper said that, over the past month, dozens of people agreed to leave for Uganda and some had already departed. Last June, a government official told […]

23 Dec

African Migrants March on Jerusalem

December 23, 2013 10:47 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Human rights, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Hundreds of undocumented African migrants, on Monday [December 16, 2013], began a protest march to Jerusalem after fleeing a detention center in the south where they were being held.(Ma’an) The group, all men, could be seen marching northwards along a highway near Lahav junction in southern Israel, holding up signs […]

06 Jul

Prominent African Americans affirm ‘Jim Crow’ analogy in Israel’s treatment of Palestinians

A group of leaders in the African-American community have published an open letter supporting a statement by author Alice Walker comparing Israel’s treatment of Palestinians to the treatment of African Americans during the ‘Jim Crow’ era of segregation and legal discrimination.In their letter, the African-American leaders point to the Israeli […]

27 Aug

PCHR welcomes South Africa decision Label Settlement Goods

The South African Ministry of Trade and Industry has approved a move to place Occupied Palestinian Territory labels on imported goods from Jewish settlements. In a press briefing on Wednesday 22 August, government spokesman Jimmy Manyi stated that the decision was “in line with South Africa ‘s stance that recognises […]

04 Jun

Israel to Deport 25,000 African Migrants

In an emergency meeting on Sunday afternoon, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued instructions to begin the deportation of illegal African migrants to countries which Israel has diplomatic relations with, which account for 25,000 out of 60,000 African migrants in Israel. Citizens of Ghana, Ethiopia, South Sudan and Ivory Coast […]

04 Jun

Fayyad Applauds South Africa’s Decision to Label Settlement Products

Palestinian Authority Prime Minster Salam Fayyad commended South Africa’s decision to label all settlement goods as such in a meeting in Ramallah with N W Makalima, the South African representative to the PA. Fayyad expressed his hopes that other countries would follow South Africa’s footsteps in accurately labeling settlement products. […]

31 May

Israeli Fundamentalists Hold Protest Against African Immigrants In Tel Aviv

May 31, 2012 6:34 AM Saed Bannoura Israel, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

Israeli daily, Haaretz, reported that an Israeli citizen of Ethiopian origin was injured, on Wednesday evening, after being attacked by Israeli fundamentalists during a protest against African immigrants which called for their expulsion from Israel.The white protesters gathered near the Central Bus Station in Tel Aviv, and held their protest […]

28 May

African Immigrants in Tel Aviv Attacked by Racist Israeli Mobs

May 28, 2012 12:49 PM IMEMC Agencies Israel, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Beginning on Wednesday and continuing through Saturday night, mobs of right-wing Jewish Israelis have attacked the neighborhoods of African immigrants in the southern part of the city of Tel Aviv, throwing stones and bottles at residents and looting shops.According to an eyewitness report by a volunteer with the Hotline for […]

21 May

Denmark May Follow South Africa’s Lead To Prohibit Labeling Palestinian Products As “Made In Israel”

A recent decision by the minister for trade and industry in South Africa to remove “Made in Israel” tags on products that are actually made in the West Bank settlements may be also adopted in Denmark. Despite condemnation of the South African decision by the Israeli Foreign Ministry who ironically […]

24 Mar

Ambassadors Of Portugal, South Africa, Teargased Near Ramallah

Ambassadors of Portugal and South Africa were treated for the effects of teargas inhalation, in the central West Bank city of Ramallah, after Israeli soldiers fired gas bombs at dozens of local and international peace activists during the weekly nonviolent protest against the Wall and Settlements in Kufr Qaddoum village, […]

30 Aug

Miles Of Smiles, Africa, Convoys Make It Into Gaza

August 30, 2011 9:31 PM Saed Bannoura Arab World, Gaza Siege, News Report 0

The Miles of Smiles 5, and the Africa 1, solidarity convoys managed to enter the Gaza Strip on Monday evening via the Rafah Border Terminal with Egypt. The Miles of Smiles 5 convoy carries the name “Martyrs of the Borders” referring to Egyptian border policemen who were recently gunned down […]

24 Aug

Security On High Alert As Israeli Delegation Arrives In South Africa Amidst Protest

South African security forces were put on high alert this week as a delegation of former Israeli soldiers arrived as part of a campaign by an Israeli group to promote Israel through talks and events at university campuses worldwide.The delegation was organized by the group ‘What Is rael’ (a play […]

02 Feb

Hamas MP’s Hold A Meeting With South African Embassy In Ramallah

Palestinian sources in Ramallah reported, Monday, that officials of the South African Embassy in the city held a meeting with elected Hamas members of parliament to discuss the current situation in Palestine and the ongoing Israeli violations against elected officials. The meeting comes while elected legislators in Jerusalem continued their […]

17 Jan

Livni May Face Arrest in South Africa

January 17, 2011 6:01 AM IMEMC News Human rights, International, News Report 0

Two Pro-Palestinian South African groups are seeking an arrest warrant against Tzipi Livni for alleged war crimes, Israeli daily, Ha’aretz, reported Saturday. The Media Review Network (MRN) and the Palestine Solidarity Alliance are attempting to get an arrest warrant issued against Israel’s Kadima leader and former Foreign Minister, ahead of […]

14 Jan

Archbishop Desmond Tutu Severely Criticised by S. African Zionist Groups for Support of Palestinians

Because of his vocal support for the Palestinian cause, The South African Zionist Federation demands that Archbishop Tutu be removed or resign from his position as patron of the Cape Town Holocaust Centere and the Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre.Archbishop Desmond Tutu is coming under attack for speaking out against […]

21 Sep

Israel Arrests 35 African Immigrants

September 21, 2010 6:18 PM Saed Bannoura Arab World, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

Israeli soldiers arrested nearly 35 African immigrants who managed to infiltrate into Israel through three border points in the center of Sinai and south of the Kerem Shalom (Karem Abu Salem) crossing. The Israeli Army sent an official notification to Egypt informing them that the arrested immigrants are from different […]

30 Jul

African Immigrant Killed By Egyptian Fire

Egyptian security sources reported Saturday that an Eritrean man was shot and killed by Egyptian border police fire while trying to infiltrate into Israel.The sources added that the man was shot and killed near border marker number 42 along the border with Israel. In related news, Egypt managed to arrest […]

11 Jun

African Immigrant Killed By Egyptian Border Police

Egyptian sources reported that an African immigrant was shot and killed on Friday morning by Egyptian Border Police fire as he was trying to infiltrate into Israel, another immigrant was detained at the border with Israel.The sources stated that two immigrants was 5 kilometers away from the Karem Abu Salem […]

04 Jun

South Africa Recalls Ambassador To Israel

The Qatar-based Al-Jazeera reported that South Africa has recalled its ambassador to Israel to protest the deadly Israeli attack on the Gaza-bound Freedom Flotilla Ships filled with humanitarian supplies, and peace activists. The attack left nine activists killed and dozens wounded. South Africa said that this attack is a direct […]

04 May

Two African men killed; One Israeli returned home safely from Egypt-Israel border

In two separate incidents Sunday which critics say demonstrate the double standard of Egyptian and Israeli authorities, two African men were killed by Egyptian border police while crossing the border into Israel, while an Israeli who crossed the border into Egypt on a motorbike was merely detained and then returned […]

03 May

Two African Immigrants Killed By Egyptian Border-Police Fire

Egyptian security sources reported Sunday that two African immigrants were shot and killed by Egyptian Border Police fire while trying to infiltrate into Israel seeking work.The first, a 35-year-old man from Eritrea, was killed near border makers number 13, south of the Rafah Border Terminal, while the second was killed […]

11 Apr

African Immigrant Dies, 28 Detained, At Egypt-Israel Border

April 11, 2010 10:24 AM Saed Bannoura Arab World, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

An African immigrant trying to infiltrate to Israel through the border with Egypt died of a heart attack, while 28 others were detained by the Egyptian Border Police.Egyptian sources reported that Yousef Jabrity, 28, from Ethiopia, died during interrogation at an Egyptian Military Base in Al Arish. He was detained […]

17 Feb

Two African Immigrants Wounded by Egyptian Fire

February 17, 2010 9:51 PM Saed Bannoura Arab World, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

Egyptian security sources reported Wednesday that two African immigrants were wounded by Egyptian border policemen, and three others were detained during two attempts to infiltrate into Israel seeking work.The men were trying to enter Israel through an area south of the Kerem Shalom Crossing. Egyptian border policemen noticed four persons […]

24 Jan

Egypt Detains 10 African Immigrants Trying To Infiltrate into Israel

Egyptian security sources reported Saturday that Border Guard policemen managed to arrest eight Eritreans and two Ethiopians while trying to cross the border fence in an attempt to infiltrate into Israel through Sinai. The sources added that the immigrants were spotted near the border mark area number 52, and were […]

15 Nov

African Man Killed By Egyptian Fire, Three Wounded

November 15, 2009 1:06 PM IMEMC Agencies Arab World, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

Egyptian border guards opened fire on Saturday at four African men trying to infiltrate into Israel from an area 5 kilometers away from the Salem terminal. An Egyptian border police spokesperson said that borer policemen fired some warning shots, and that three surrendered immediately while the fourth tried to escape, […]

31 Jan

Two Africans killed by Egyptian Border Police as they tried to cross into Israel

January 31, 2008 11:27 AM Saed Bannoura Arab World, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

Israeli online daily, Egyptian security sources reported on Wednesday that the Egyptian border police shot and killed two Africans from the Ivory Coast, after they tried to infiltrate into Israel. Six others were arrested.An Egyptian security spokesperson , speaking on condition of anonymity, said that a security patrol noticed a […]

05 Jun

South Africa says Israel defies international law

No country in the world has been able to defy international law as much as Israel in the four decades since the Six Day War, the South African government said on Monday. Speaking at a reception for all the Arab ambassadors in the South African capital of Pretoria, Deputy Foreign […]

11 Dec

Carter: Israel’s apartheid policies are worse than South Africa”

December 11, 2006 8:11 PM IMEMC Agencies Diplomacy, International, News Report 0

Former President of the United States, Jimmy Carter, said that the Israeli policies in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip are worse than the policies that were practiced in south Africa.   The statements of Carter were broadcast on the Israeli Radio when the station was playing a tape […]

04 Apr

South African President Accepts Abbas’ Invitation to Visit, Invites Hamas

April 4, 2006 10:27 PM IMEMC Agencies Diplomacy, International, News Report 0

South African President Thabo Mbeki accepted an invitation to visit the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) extended to him during a three-day visit by President Mahmoud Abbas, who urged South Africa to play a significant role in the Middle East peace process. Abbas was accompanied by Yasser Abed Rabbo, member of […]

21 Mar

South African Union: Israeli Apartheid worse than South Africa’s

March 21, 2006 3:54 AM IMEMC Agencies Diplomacy, International, News Report 0

Top South African Trade Unionist Willy Madisha issued a white-hot condemnation of Israel’s apartheid policies at a London conference on Saturday. Addressing the Palestine Solidarity Campaign’s trade union conference at TUC Congress House, the COSATU president declared that South Africa’s apartheid policies had been ‘a Sunday picnic’ compared to the […]

22 Feb

Charge or release the detainees: a view from South Africa

February 22, 2006 3:02 AM IMEMC Agencies Miscellaneous, Opinion/Analysis, Palestine 0

Friends told me that H. was in detention with other Palestinians in a prison near Mitzpeh Ramon. Startled, I asked why. "He was told that it’s a secret file," they said.  H. had been given a piece of paper saying he was under four months’ administrative detention, and this was […]

16 Feb

Israel and Apartheid South Africa

February 16, 2006 8:22 PM IMEMC Agencies Miscellaneous, Opinion/Analysis, Palestine 0

Last week, The Guardian (UK) published a two-part series by its reporter Chris McGreal comparing Israeli policies vis-a-vis its own Palestinian citizens and those living under its occupation in the West Bank (including East Jerusalem) and Gaza Strip to that of apartheid-era South Africa. The following is a letter to […]

10 Feb

Russian, South African Heads of State Plan to Meet Hamas

February 10, 2006 9:19 PM IMEMC Agencies Diplomacy, News Report, Palestine 0

Vladimir Putin, President of Russia, surprised European Union and U.S. officials by announcing that, unlike the other entities comprising the ‘Quartet’ negotiating Middle East peace, Russia would meet with leaders of the Palestinian Hamas party. After winning a majority of seats in the Jan. 25th Palestinian legislative elections, the Hamas […]

23 Aug

UN HRs Rapporteur: Apartheid in Palestinian Territories Worse than S. Africa

August 23, 2004 3:30 AM IMEMC Agencies Diplomacy, International, News Report 0

There is “an apartheid regime” in the Palestinian territories “worse than the one that existed in South Africa”, law professor John Dugard wrote in a report to the U.N. General Assembly Dugard is the U.N. the special rapporteur for the United Nations on the situation of human rights in the […]

07 Feb

British Report: `“Malnutrition in WB Close to one in Africa

February 7, 2004 4:30 AM IMEMC Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

A report released by British Parliamentarians, based on statistics and researches conducted by Charitable Organizations and its observations in the Palestinian territories showed that the bad malnutrition in the West Bank and Gaza Strip is exactly like any place in the southern African desert, Blaming Israel of procedures that led […]

20 Jun

BNC Welcomes Call by Christian Organizations Urging the World Council of Churches to Support the BDS Movement for Palestinian Human Rights

(Photo Credit: Ryan Rodrick Beiler)   June 20, 2017 ~ Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC), Christian Palestinians The Palestinian National Committee for Boycot, Divestment and Sanctions (BNC) has warmly welcomed a historic open letter by the National Coalition of Christian Organizations in Palestine (NCCOP) urging the World Council of […]

16 Jun

Empire Files Rewind: Anti-Black Racism Reveals Israel’s White Supremacy

Published on Mar 31, 2017 While the Israeli state espouses multiculturalism and diversity, it oppresses not just the Palestinian population, but also any black person within its borders. From warehousing African asylum seekers in giant prison camps, to criminalizing and carrying out eugenics programs against its Ethiopian Jewish citizens, Israel’s […]

06 Jun

Norman Finkelstein (pt2): Why American Jews Embraced Israel After the June 1967 War

In the second part of this three-part interview special, author and scholar Norman Finkelstein analyzes the material, emotional and psychological factors behind the American Jewish embrace of Israel after the June 1967 war. Norman G. Finkelstein received his doctorate in 1988 from the Department of Politics at Princeton University. He […]

02 Jun

Wave of Boycotts Hits Israeli LGBT Film Festival as International Artists Heed Palestinian Call to Respect Picket Line

At least five of the twelve international speakers scheduled to participate in the Tel Aviv International LGBT Film Festival this June 1-10 have reportedly pulled out after queer Palestinian activists and their allies in the BDS movement called for boycotting the “pinkwashing” propaganda event that gives progressive cover for Israel’s […]

02 Jun

Trump Delays Controversial US Embassy Move

United States President Donald Trump signed a presidential waiver on Thursday, delaying the implementation of a congressional decision to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, according to several media outlets. The six-month, renewable waiver has been signed by every US President for the past two decades. Ma’an […]

31 May

Struggle for Jerusalem Taking a ‘Serious Turn’, says Analyst

The battle for control over East Jerusalem is taking a serious turn, as Israeli plans aim to completely change its demographic character and culture, director of the Arab Studies Society’s Mapping Department Khalil Tafakji said on Tuesday. Speaking to Voice of Palestine radio, Tafakji said that Israel is forcing Palestinian schools […]

19 May

International Campaign is Criminalizing Criticism of Israel as ‘Anti-semitism’

For two decades, some Israeli officials and Israel partisans have worked to embed a new, Israel-focused definition of antisemitism in institutions around the world, from international bodies and national governments to small college campuses in heartland America. This effort is now snowballing rapidly. As a result, advocacy for Palestinian rights […]

17 May

Israel Begins to Confiscate 20% of Asylum-Seekers’ Incomes (VIDEO)

Documentary filmmaker Lia Tarachansky explains that the income garnishing measure targets African refugees and is intended to discourage asylum in Israel. TRNN trnscript: SHIR HEVER: Welcome to the Real News Network. From the beginning of this month a new policy’s implemented in Israel. African asylum seekers who work in Israel […]

15 May

BNC: Upholding our Rights, Resisting the Ongoing Nakba

The BDS National Committee (BNC) Commemorates the 69th Anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba. It is possible… It is possible at least sometimes… It is possible especially now To ride a horse Inside a prison cell And run away… It is possible for prison walls To disappear. For the cell to become […]

13 May

Norway’s Largest Trade Union Federation Endorses Full Boycott of Israel to Advance Palestinian Human Rights

Norway’s Largest Trade Union Federation Endorses Full Boycott of Israel to Advance Palestinian Human Rights (Credit: Ole Palmstrøm) The Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions (LO), representing close to one million workers, has endorsed a full boycott of Israel to achieve Palestinian rights under international law. LO is the largest and […]

12 May

FIFA President Hijacks Vote on Israeli Settlements, Continues Violations of FIFA Statutes

Palestinians accuse FIFA President Gianni Infantino of corruption and nepotism after he blocked the Palestinian Football Association’s motion at today’s FIFA Congress. The motion demanded that the Israeli Football Association abide by FIFA statutes by excluding football clubs based in illegal settlements on occupied Palestinian land. Infantino hijacked the Congress […]

10 May

Researching Palestinian Refugees: Who Sets the Agenda?

Overview Only a handful of research articles on Palestinian refugees in Syria could be found until a few years ago. After the uprooting of a significant part of the community following the bombardment and siege of Yarmouk Camp at the end of 2012, research and publications proliferated. Completed and in-process […]

10 May

Ali Abunimah: US Democratic Party Out of Step with Their Base on Israel-Palestine

Ali Abunimah of The Electronic Intifada says Democratic politicians, even progressives like Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, are out of touch with their supporters when it comes to defending Palestinian rights. TRNN transcript: Aaron MatĂŠ: It’s The Real News, I’m Aaron Mate. A recent piece on AlterNet asked the question: […]

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09 May

Israeli Authorities Release Fabricated Video to Try to Undermine Palestinian Hunger Strike

May 9, 2017 11:23 AM Saed Bannoura News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

The Israeli government on Monday released a video purporting to show the leader of the Palestinian prisoners’ hunger strike sneaking food in his cell – but the video does not have a verified time stamp, does not show the face of the prisoner in the cell, and has been discounted […]

08 May

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Five Palestinians In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight until early morning hours Monday, at least five Palestinians during massive invasions and violent searches of homes in the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem. The invasions targeted dozens of homes in many Palestinian areas in the Old City, including Bab Hatta, Sa’diyya, al-Waad, and the […]

06 May

Over 170 Sports Clubs in the Occupied West Bank Call on FIFA to Suspend Israel’s Membership

In a letter issued on May 4th, over 170 Palestinian football clubs and sports associations urged FIFA to immediately suspend the Israeli Football Association’s (IFA) membership for its inclusion of seven football clubs that are  based in illegal settlements. The letter comes just days before FIFA’s annual Congress where FIFA […]

28 Apr

May Day: Palestinian Trade Unions Call for Intensifying BDS

Official statement from the Palestinian Trade Union Coalition for BDS (PTUC-BDS): “On May Day, we Palestinian trade unions are proud to stand with the trade union movement internationally as we collectively resist attacks on our working conditions, cuts to public services and job losses. We lend our voices to the […]

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22 Apr

This Week in Palestine Week 16 2017

April 22, 2017 3:39 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,, for April 15, to the 21, 2017. Hundreds of Palestinian political detainees held by Israel announce this week an open ended hunger strike, meanwhile Israeli troops kill a Palestinian man […]

21 Apr

Historic Decision: Barcelona City Council Votes to End Complicity with Israeli Occupation & Illegal Settlements

April 19, 2017 – Today, in light of the Barcelona City Council’s vote to condemn Israel’s occupation, call to end complicity in Israel’s violations of international law, and affirmation of the legitimacy of the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement for Palestinian human rights,  the Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) released the following […]

21 Apr

FIFA Called to Action over Clubs in Illegal Settlements

More than 100 sports associations, trade s, human rights organizations and faith based groups from 28 countries joined football champions, scholars, film directors, politicians and government officials in calling on FIFA’s Council members to insist that Israel’s national football league revoke the affiliation of seven clubs based in illegal Israeli […]

17 Apr

Amnesty International: Israel Must End ‘Unlawful and Cruel’ Policies towards Palestinian Prisoners

Israel’s decades-long policy of detaining Palestinians from the occupied West Bank and Gaza, in prisons inside Israel, and depriving them of regular family visits is not only cruel but also a blatant violation of international law, said Amnesty International, ahead of a mass prisoner’s hunger strike which begins next week, […]

11 Apr

Israeli Government Resorting to Extortion to Secure UN Votes

Israel is blackmailing impoverished countries to obtain votes in its favour at the UN, the Coalition for Accountability and Integrity AMAN revealed on Sunday. AMAN’s Director, Azmi Shuaibi, said that Israel uses the funds allocated to the UN to buy votes in favour of or against proposals criticizing its violence and […]

21 Mar

Israeli Apartheid: TRNN Discussion on Scrapped UN Report (VIDEO)

Shir Hever is an Economist working at The Real News Network. His economic research focuses on Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territory; international aid to the Palestinians and to Israel; the effects of the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories on the Israeli economy; and the boycott, divestment and sanctions […]

21 Mar

Palestinians Protest UN Chief’s Decision to Remove Report on Israeli Apartheid

Palestinians demonstrated outside the United Nations Special Coordinator Office (UNSCO) in Gaza City, on Tuesday, in protest of the UN’s decision to withdraw a report prepared by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), which accused Israel of apartheid policies. Protesters expressed support for ESCWA chief Rima […]

17 Mar

New UN Report Confirms Israel is an “Apartheid” State, Calls for BDS

The Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC), the largest coalition in Palestinian society, has warmly welcomed as a “historic breakthrough” a report released today by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) that proves beyond doubt that Israel has imposed a system of apartheid on the entire […]

10 Mar

FIFA Slammed by Human Rights Defenders for Failure to Expel Israeli Football Clubs Based in Illegal Settlements

A wide coalition of Palestinian and international organisations denounced FIFA president Gianni Infantino’s failure to compel Israel’s national football league to exclude six football teams based in illegal Israeli settlements and called for the dissolution of the FIFA Monitoring Committee Israel-Palestine. FIFA’s failure to act against the Israeli settlement clubs […]

Bil'in protest (image by Mohammad Yassin)
04 Mar

Non-violent Protests in Bil’in and Nil’in Met by Volence from Israeli Troops

March 4, 2017 12:32 PM admin News Report, Palestinian attacks, Ramallah 0

The weekly non-violent protests in the villages of Nil’in and Bil’in, both near Ramallah, were met by the usual use of force by Israeli troops invading the villages. In Bil’in, the protesters managed to march to the site of the Israeli Annexation Wall constructed on their stolen village land, separating […]

01 Mar

Why Hollywood Has Abandoned Brand Israel

Oscar nominees’ refusal to be paid props for Brand Israel could reflect a desire to avoid a very polarised discussion. (Todd Wawrychuck/ EPA) via the BDS National Commitee. As Israel moves ever more dangerously rightward – evidenced by the latest law legalising the state’s expropriation of private Palestinian lands and the extremely conservative appointees […]

26 Feb

Human Rights Watch Denied Israeli Work Permit

Israeli authorities have denied Human Rights Watch’s application for a work permit for its Israel and Palestine director, on the grounds that it is not a real human rights group, the organization said, according to Al Mezan Center for Human Rights. In its February 20, 2017 letter denying a work […]

14 Feb

Palestinian Worker and Qassam Fighter Die in Gaza Tunnels

February 14, 2017 2:53 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, News Report 0

At least two Palestinians have been killed in tunnels under the besieged Gaza Strip, sources said on Monday. The Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement, said that one of its fighters, 22-year-old Ahmad Asaad Shihada al-Barim from the town of Khan Yunis, was killed when a […]

14 Feb

DCIP — Q&A with PCDCR: Ending Sexual Violence against Children in Gaza

Eman Abu Said joined PCDCR in 2010 as a Project Coordinator for a protection project focused on child sexual abuse and harassment. (Photo: PCDCR) Defense for Children International – Palestine, Ramallah, February 8, 2017—The legal climate is the biggest obstacle to ending sexual violence against children in Gaza, according to […]

01 Jan

BDS: Provincial Council of Valencia Declares itself ‘Israeli Apartheid Free’

The Provincial Council of Valencia (DiputaciĂłn de ValĂŠncia) recently became the 60th city in the Spanish state declaring itself “Free of Israeli Apartheid.” Via the BDS National Committee. On the 29th of December, the Provincial Council of Valencia (DiputaciĂłn de ValĂŠncia) passed a motion supporting the inalienable rights of the […]

01 Jan

(VIDEO) Number of Palestinian Minors in Israeli Prisons Doubles in 2016

Israeli forces are disproportionately incarcerating Palestinian children in occupied Jerusalem, says documentary short film by Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association.  ~Louisa Emslie, Alternative Information Center (AIC) Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association recently released a documentary short film, produced by Odeh Film, titled, “Precarious Childhood: Arrests of […]

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23 Dec

This Week in Palestine Week 51 2016

December 23, 2016 11:16 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,, for December 17, to the 23, 2016. Two Palestinian teenagers are reported killed by Israeli gunfire this week in the meantime Israel keeps attempting to keep occupied territories under its […]

21 Dec

Israel Seizes Land in Palestinian Cemetery

Britain, Netherlands and Ireland condemn Israeli violations of international law in the Occupied Syrian Golan.  ~December 19, Alternative Information Center (AIC) MP Tobias Ellwood, the British Foreign Office Minister for the Middle East and Africa, reiterated on November 29, 2016 that the British government regards the Golan Heights as “Occupied […]

10 Dec

Reparations and the Nakba

What does it mean to advocate for compensation and repatriation when these processes are embedded within settler colonial and colonial frameworks? ~Susan Slyomovics, Alternative Information Center (AIC) Since 1948, there have been numerous maximalist and minimalist proposals to resolve the fates of Palestinian refugees by those outside the homeland and […]

10 Dec

BDS: HP Actions Broadest Ever Coordinated

40 UK towns and cities saw actions across the week, from Brighton to Bristol, Liverpool to Lewisham, Edinburgh to East London, Cardiff to Chester, and many places in between. During the International Week of Action on Hewlitt-Packard, it was revealed that the world’s largest security firm, G4S, had agreed to relinquish most […]

05 Dec

Memorial Erected for Abdul-Rahman Obeidallah and Tamir Rice (VIDEO)

This Friday, the Lajee Cultural center, located in Aida Refugee Camp, Bethlehem, held a memorial for the two children, Abdul-Rahman Obeidallah, who was killed by an Israeli sniper on his way home from school, and African-American Tamir Rice, who was killed by the US police while playing with a toy […]

03 Dec

Under BDS Pressure, G4S Ends Most Illegal Business with Israel

Human rights campaigners to intensify pressure against the company…   G4S announces sale of most of its Israel business, following intense BDS pressure G4S remains involved in Israeli police training and settlement construction business BDS human rights campaigners celebrate victory, call for continuing pressure   The world’s largest security company, […]

01 Dec

Economic Collapse in East Jerusalem: Strategies for Recovery

Nur Arafeh , November 30, 2016 Al Shakaba Palestinian Policy Network In an unusual move, and after years of neglect, American and European delegations and development agencies have recently been visiting East Jerusalem and showing an increased interest in “doing something” about its deteriorating socioeconomic conditions. Moreover, the Palestinian Authority (PA) is, […]

29 Nov

BDS Movement Counts Successes for 2016

(Photo: A campaigner in the West Bank puts up a poster in support of a campaign during Ramadan encouraging people to boycott Israeli products. Community boycott campaigns are spreading across the West Bank and the whole of Palestine.) The year 2016 will be remembered by Palestinians and supporters of Palestinian freedom, […]

23 Nov

World Bank: Water Situation in Gaza “Alarming”

GAZA, November 23, 2016 (WAFA) – People will need water, already scarce in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), even more desperately if temperatures rise because of climate change, said the World Bank in a report on the water situation in Gaza. In Palestine, water resources are critically scarce, and […]

09 Nov

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 […]

27 Oct

Israeli Soldiers Kidnap Three Palestinians In Jerusalem

October 27, 2016 9:47 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, earlier Thursday, the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem, and the al-Eesawiyya town, searched homes and kidnapped three Palestinians. Several military vehicles invaded the al-Wad area, in Jerusalem’s Old city, and kidnapped a young man, identified as Abada Najeeb, and a child identified as Adham Za’tary, before […]

20 Oct

A Change of Course: Women’s Boat to Gaza Activists Speak Out, Following their Release from Israeli Custody

After sailing for several days, the adventure of 13 pro-Palestinian women ended abruptly, when Israeli commandos illegally boarded the Zaytouna-Oliva in international waters, on 5 October, 2016. The Zaytouna set sail from Barcelona in mid-September, under the banner ‘Women’s Boat to Gaza’ (WBG). The yacht stopped in Sicily before proceeding […]