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13 Sep
8:56

Ali Abunimah: Unpopular Abbas Targets Palestinian Critics

The Palestinian Authority’s arrest of prominent human rights activist Issa Amro is part of a wider crackdown on critics of Mahmoud Abbas’ rule, says Ali Abunimah of The Electronic Intifada. Ali Abunimah is co-founder of the award-winning online publication The Electronic Intifada and author of One Country: A Bold Proposal to End […]

15 Jul
11:22

Ali Abunimah: Gaza Crisis, Global Silence

After 10 years of Israeli siege, the UN warns Gaza is becoming ‘unlivable.’ Ali Abunimah of The Electronic Intifada says Israel, with the Palestinian Authority’s help, is responsible for the crisis, as most of the world looks on in silence. Ali Abunimah is co-founder of the award-winning online publication The Electronic […]

24 May
3:07

Ali Abunimah: Trump’s Mideast ‘Peace Opportunity’ Ignores Palestinian Rights & Threatens Iran

On a visit to Israel, President Donald Trump claims to see “a rare opportunity for peace” in the Middle East, but Ali Abunimah of The Electronic Intifada says Trump is only offering more U.S. support for the Israeli occupation of Palestinians and hostility towards Iran. Ali Abunimah is co-founder of […]

10 May
5:39

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: […]

17 Apr
12:11

Israel Court Lifts Gag Order on Shin Bet Detention of Journalist Majd Kayyal

April 17, 2014 12:11 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

An Israeli court has agreed to lift beginning tomorrow the gag order on reporting anything related to the detention of the journalist Majd Kayyal, a Palestinian citizen of Israel. Originally submitted to the Electronic Intifada by Ali Abunimah on Wed, 04/16/2014 – 15:25 Kayyal, 23, was arrested last Saturday and […]

14 Apr
6:10

Israel Places Journalist in Incommunicado Detention

April 14, 2014 6:10 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Israel has arrested and placed in incommunicado detention the journalist and researcher Majd Kayyal, a Palestinian citizen of Israel.Originally submitted by Ali Abunimah to the Electronic Intifada on Sunday, 04/13/2014 – 22:35 The Electronic Intifada has obtained the closed court transcript and gag order – which Israeli media are strictly […]

18 Aug
6:15

Three Palestinian youth hospitalized after attack by Israeli lynch mob

August 18, 2012 6:15 AM Saed Bannoura Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report 0

In Jerusalem Friday, a mob of Israelis chanting ‘Death to Arabs’ attacked three young Palestinians, nearly killing one and severely wounding the other two.The attack took place in Zion Square, where three as-yet unidentified Palestinian youth were walking when the mob began beating them, chanting ethnic slurs including “A Jew […]

18 Jun
12:10

Activism News Interview: Alice Walker on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla and the struggle for justice

June 18, 2011 12:10 PM IMEMC & Agencies Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, Interview 0

Celebrated American author and poet Alice Walker will later this month be among 38 people aboard the Audacity of Hope, the ship sponsored by US Boat to Gaza as part of an international effort to break Israel’s maritime siege of Gaza. In a conversation with Ali Abunimah, Walker speaks about […]

14 Dec
7:32

Pro-Israel Lobby Groups Secretly Admits Boycott Is Effective, Leaked Report Shows

Ali Abunimah discusses a leaked report from Creative Community for Peace (CCFP), a front for Israel government-backed lobby group StandWithUs, which admits the cultural boycott is “constantly growing” and “innovative”. TRNN Video & Transcript   BEN NORTON: It’s The Real News Network, and I’m Ben Norton. As the campaign to boycott […]

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 […]

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 […]

30 Oct
10:12

Electronic Intifada Report: “Israeli Embassy Used Fake Facebook Profiles to Spy on Students”

Reposted from The Electronic Intifada, By: Asa Winstanley and Ali Abunimah 30 October 2018: An Israeli embassy officer spied on student supporters of Palestinian rights, undercover video released exclusively by The Electronic Intifada shows. Julia Reifkind wrote reports on boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) activists, which were then sent back […]

15 Aug
1:53

Allying Against Iran: Repercussions for Palestine

Article  originally published by Al Shakaba Palestinian Policy Network. by Diana Buttu, Osamah Khalil, Mouin Rabbani on August 14, 2018 When the Iran deal – or Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) – was signed three years ago, Al-Shabaka analysts did not see significant changes in store for US-Palestinian relations, although they predicted that Palestinians’ situation would worsen when […]

16 May
8:53

Israel Slaughters Unarmed Palestinian Protesters While Trump Administration Shouts ‘Hamas!’

The Israeli military killed over 60 and wounded over 2,000 Palestinians protesters in one day, as Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner opened the US embassy in Jerusalem. Journalist Ali Abunimah says the Trump administration is misleadingly pointing the finger at Hamas to distract from Israel’s crimes. Ali Abunimah is co-founder of […]

14 Mar
10:08

How Stephen Hawking Supported the Palestinian Cause

Stephen Hawking, the world-renowned scientist who passed away on Wednesday, at the age of 76, was known not only for his ground-breaking work but also for his support for Palestine. Hawking, who had motor neuron disease, made headlines in May of 2013, when he decided to boycott a high-profile conference in Israel, where he […]

11 Mar
7:48

From BDS to the Tamimis, Palestinians Defend Their Rights

The Electronic Intifada’s Ali Abunimah says US-backed Israeli efforts to criminalize the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Movement and to silence protesters like the Tamimi family are backfiring as Palestinians and their allies fight back. Ali Abunimah is co-founder of the award-winning online publication The Electronic Intifada and author of One Country: A […]

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 […]

08 Dec
9:00

Mustafa Barghouti: Unlike US Embassy, Palestinians Will Not Be Moved

As protests erupt over Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Dr. Mustafa Barghouti says Trump and Netanyahu won’t succeed in displacing Palestinians from their homeland. Mustafa Barghouti was born in Jerusalem, 1954. He is a leader of the Palestinian National Initiative, founded in 2002 and a member of Palestinian […]

07 Dec
1:09

Trump’s Jerusalem Embassy Move Was Long in the Works

President Trump will recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move the American embassy there. Ali Abunimah of the Electronic Intifada says years of US policy set the stage. Ali Abunimah is co-founder of the award-winning online publication The Electronic Intifada and author of One Country: A Bold Proposal to End […]

15 Oct
5:37

US and Israel Show UNESCO their Anti-Palestinian Bias

The U.S. and Israel are pulling out of UNESCO, over what they call an ‘anti-Israel bias,’ but the move may actually underscore their bias towards basic Palestinian rights. Meanwhile, Palestinian factions Fateh and Hamas have reached a new unity deal. Ali Abunimah is co-founder of the award-winning online publication The Electronic […]

24 Aug
11:21

Israel Demolishes Bedouin Village to Build Jewish-Only Town (VIDEO)

Despite protests, the Israeli government will displace the Bedouin population of Umm al-Hiran to a temporary area until a new neighborhood is built for them nearby. However, residents won’t be welcome to return to the new Jewish-only city of Hiran. SHARMINI PERIES: It’s The Real News Network, I’m Sharmini Peries […]

16 Jul
7:57

Gaza Power Cuts Unprecedented: 30 Hours Off, 2 Hours On

Gaza’s power distribution company said that supplies to Gaza two million residents has dropped to unprecedented lows, as blackouts now last for more than 30 hours. While the Palestinian enclave needs at least 500 megawatts of power a day, only 70 are available since Gaza’s power plant shut down, late […]

04 May
6:45

Palestinian Leader Abbas Meets with Trump, Praising Him (VIDEO)

Abbas flattered U.S. President Donald Trump in an effort to gain favor with him, but Trump offered nothing new in terms of US policy towards Palestinians, says Ali Abunimah of the Electronic Intifada. Ali Abunimah is co-founder of the award-winning online publication The Electronic Intifada and author of One Country: […]

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18 Feb
1:54

This Week in Palestine Week 07 2017

February 18, 2017 1:54 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 February 11, to the 17, 2017. This week Israeli PM Netanyahu makes his first visit to the US after Trump election, meanwhile three Palestinians are reported killed this week […]

16 Feb
6:54

US President meets with Netanyahu, Changes US Stance on Two-State Solution

The US President, Donald Trump, welcomed Israeli Prime Minister into the White House on Wednesday and the two reminisced about the long relationship between their two families. The US President took the opportunity to announce, in a single sentence, a major shift in US policy in the region. It’s unclear […]

07 Feb
9:54

Palestinians Call for Boycott of Hyundai

Israeli authorities use a Hyundai bulldozer to destroy the home of a Palestinian citizen of Israel in the town of Lydd, Feb. 10, 2015. The house belonged to a single mother and her four children. (Oren Ziv, ActiveStills) Via the Palestinian BDS National Committee. Palestinians are calling for a boycott […]

20 Aug
5:24

How Many Bombs Has Israel Dropped on Gaza?

A few days before he was killed trying to disarm an unexploded Israeli missile, Hazem Abu Murad, the head of Gaza’s bomb squad, estimated that Israel had dropped between eighteen to twenty thousand tons of explosives on Gaza since 7 July.Ali Abunimah | The Electronic Intifada | 08/19/2014 – 18:23 […]

07 Aug
6:00

Irish Senator Condemns Gaza Massacre, “Nazi talk” by Israelis

Irish senator and former presidential candidate David Norris made a powerful speech on 31 July condemning Israel’s massacre in Gaza and the complicity of American, Irish and other European governments.Ali Abunimah | The Elctronic Intifada | 08/06/2014 Norris called for the expulsion of the Israeli ambassador. The eight-minute speech can […]

04 Aug
10:07

“Concentrate” and “Exterminate”: Israel Parliament Deputy Speaker’s Gaza Genocide Plan

Moshe Feiglin, the deputy speaker of the Knesset, Israel’s parliament, has published a plan for the total destruction of the Palestinian people in Gaza. Ali Abunimah | The Electronic Intifada | 08/03/2014His detailed plan, which calls for the use of concentration camps, amounts to direct and public incitement to genocide […]

03 Aug
8:46

Israeli Soldiers Destroy Gaza Mosque, Dedicate Explosion to Dead Comrades

August 3, 2014 8:46 AM IMEMC & Agencies Gaza Siege, Khan Younis, News Report 0

A video was uploaded to YouTube on 31 July, entitled in Hebrew: “Israeli army forces detonate a mosque with 11 tons of explosives.”08/02/2014 – 19:26 | The Electronic Intifada | Ali Abunimah The Israeli soldiers apparently from the Givati brigade dedicate the mosque destruction to their fallen comrades and cheer […]

24 Jul
12:18

French Politician Denies Asking if Palestinians Killed in Gaza Are “Halal Meat”

Following the furor created by a tweet asking if Palestinian children killed in Gaza are “halal meat,” French politician Jacques Renaud is reportedly disavowing ownership of the Twitter account bearing his name.Ali Abunimah | The Electronic Intifada | 07/23/2014 – 14:32 The newspaper Le Courrier de l’Ouest now reports that […]

30 May
11:25

US Radio Station Interviews Top Analysts on Palestinian Crisis

Portland, Oregon based community radio station KBOO has conducted on-air audio interviews, in recent days, with three of the most well-versed speaker/authors currently addressing the subject of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.Alison Weir is an American journalist who has written widely on Israel-Palestine, the US connection, and media coverage. Her essays and […]

30 May
10:38

Abbas: Collaboration with Israeli Army, Secret Police is “Sacred”

Mahmoud Abbas, the de facto leader of the Palestinian Authority in the occupied West Bank, has told Israeli journalists and business people that his collaboration with Israeli occupation forces is “sacred” and would continue even if the PA forms a “government” backed by the Palestinian military resistance organization Hamas.Ali Abunimah […]

06 May
4:56

BDS: Wesleyan Student Fund Bars Investment in Israeli Occupation Profiteers

Student representatives at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, voted on Sunday to support divestment from companies profiting from Israeli military occupation in Palestine.Submitted by Ali Abunimah to The Electronic Intifada on Mon, 05/05/2014 “While the resolutions passed by student governments at other universities have had largely symbolic implications, the Wesleyan […]

15 Apr
5:02

VIDEO: Writers Witness Israel’s Apartheid System in Hebron

This week, Israel permitted Jewish settlers to take over the building of the Rajabi family in Hebron after a long legal dispute which Israeli courts decided in the settlers’ favor.Submitted by Ali Abunimah to the Electronic Intifada on Mon, 04/14/2014 – 23:00 The Rajabi building is seen as a strategic […]

16 Aug
4:41

Army Admits Alleged “Gaza Mall” Is In Malaysia

August 16, 2013 4:41 AM Saed Bannoura Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, News Report 0

After being exposed by the Electronic Intifada, the Israeli army issued an apology for an image it published of a lavish mall, allegedly in the besieged Gaza Strip, admitting that the Mall is actually in Malaysia, and claiming that what happened was “an honest mistake”.The image, with a caption, alleged […]

22 Aug
4:11

Settlers Invade Nablus Village

August 22, 2012 4:11 PM Saed Bannoura Israeli Settlement, Nablus, News Report 0

A number of extremist Israeli settlers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, the village of Awarta, near the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and tried to torch two Palestinian cars after writing racist graffiti against the Palestinians.Local sources reported that the settlers came from Itamar illegal settlement, built on Palestinian […]

01 Oct
1:43

Bat Ye’or and The Dhimmitude of Eurabia

Meet Bat Ye’or, the Islamophobia industry’s favourite historian who popularised such terms as ‘Eurabia’, a Euro Arab Axis and ‘Dhimmitude’ the servile state Christians and Jews are condemned to under Islamic rule. Born in Cairo as Gisèle Orebi to a Jewish family she and her parents were forced to flee […]

31 Dec
9:56

Role of Israeli firms raises boycott concerns about Rawabi

(Image below) Bashar Masri shows US Consul General in Jerusalem Daniel Rubinstein (left) and USTDA Director Leocadia Zak (second from left) around the site of the planned Rawabi real estate development near Ramallah, March 2010. (Haytham Othman/MaanImages)The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC) in Palestine, has expressed its concern […]

01 Dec
7:50

Why NGO Monitor is attacking The Electronic Intifada

NGO Monitor has launched a campaign targeting a Dutch foundation’s financial support to The Electronic Intifada, accusing the publication among other things of ‘anti-Semitism.’ NGO Monitor is an extreme right-wing group with close ties to the Israeli government, military, West Bank settlers, a man convicted of misleading the US Congress, […]

12 May
4:03

62 Anniversary of the Nakba on Radio Free Palestine

Radio Free Palestine is presented by the IMEMC (in Beit Sahour) and CKUT Radio (in Montreal) in commemoration of the 62nd anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba or catastrophe, marked this year on May 15th, 2010.In 1948 eighty-five percent of the Palestinians living in the areas that became the state of […]

06 May
7:44

Will Obama adopt a dangerously simplistic peace plan?

A new conventional wisdom is rapidly taking shape that the United States can resolve the 130-year-old conflict in Palestine by advancing its own peace plan. Former US National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski and former US Congressman Stephen Solarz outlined such a plan in The Washington Post recently, and argued that […]

18 Feb
11:33

Israel’s New Strategy: ‘Sabotage’ And ‘attack’ The Global Justice Movement

An extraordinary series of articles, reports and presentations by Israel’s influential Reut Institute has identified the global movement for justice, equality and peace as an ‘existential threat’ to Israel and called on the Israeli government to direct substantial resources to ‘attack’ and possibly engage in criminal ‘sabotage’ of this movement […]

02 Jan
4:37

Simultaneous Solidarity Marches Held On Northern And Southern Borders Of Gaza Strip

As a group of Israeli peace activists gathered near the Erez crossing on the northern border of the Gaza Strip, 1200 international activists with the ‘Gaza Freedom March’ held a rally in Cairo to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the Israeli invasion of Gaza. The Cairo march was attacked by […]

31 Dec
4:47

100 of 1340 ‘Gaza Freedom Marchers’ enter Gaza with help of Egyptian President’s wife

December 31, 2009 4:47 PM Saed Bannoura Arab World, News Report, Non-violent action 0

A small delegation of 100 of the 1,340 peace activists from around the world gathered in Egypt for the ‘Gaza Freedom March’ were allowed to pass into Gaza Wednesday, while the other 1,240 marchers say that the approval of only 100 marchers is insufficient, adding that they should all be […]

04 Feb
1:06

The American proxy war in Gaza

In recent days the unremitting, murderous brutality of the Israeli occupation has been eclipsed by the carnage in Gaza as dozens of Palestinians have been killed in what is commonly referred to as "interfactional fighting" between forces loyal to Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas and his Fatah faction on the […]

29 Jan
1:19

Electronic Intifada website leaks internal Israeli presentation documenting apartheid plan

January 29, 2007 1:19 PM IMEMC & Agencies Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

The following is an article by the founder of the 'Electronic Intifada' website, Ali Abunimah, in which he presents the content of an internal Israeli government document that was leaked to the website.  The document shows a detailed plan to disenfranchise Palestinians and control internal Palestinian politics, and is available […]

20 Jan
8:10

One Country: Reviewing an Alternative Vision

For years the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been mired by a series of failed peace negotiation, enmeshing Israeli Jews and Palestinians in a seemingly intractable struggle. Even 59 years after the creation of the state of Israel the quest for Jewish security has not been realized, while Palestinians—those dispossessed in 1948, […]

11 Oct
6:53

A RE-RUN OF THE LEBANON WAR IN PALESTINE?

There are ominous signs that the long-contemplated plan to overthrow the democratically-elected Hamas-led Palestinian Authority cabinet is about to enter its most dangerous phase: a political coup, supported by local militias, with foreign and regional backing. This could ignite serious intra-Palestinian violence. With Iraq providing a dreadful warning of how […]

29 Jun
7:23

When is the capture of an enemy soldier a ‘kidnapping’ or an ‘abduction?’

When is the legitimate right to self-defense against a mighty military machine by a defenseless people called ‘terrorism’? The answer, a puzzling one, is that it is called ‘terrorism’ by most media in the West whenever Palestinians exercise that right. It is also called ‘terrorism’ by most Western Countries or […]

28 May
7:41

Helping Israel kill Palestinians

Suppose I were to leave my office here in Chicago and walk the short distance to the kidney dialysis unit down the road and pull out the tubes to which four elderly patients were attached, making them seriously ill or killing them. Suppose I said I did this because I […]

16 Mar
8:19

Israel’s attack on Jericho: Palestinians remain without protection

The Israeli attack on Jericho and kidnap of a number of Palestinian prisoners, including the leader of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) demonstrates once again the fiction that there is a functioning Palestinian "government" in the occupied territories. The ease and impunity with which the occupation […]

10 Feb
5:37

Church of England Votes to Divest from Israel

A Message to Caterpillar: Don’t Profit From Human Rights Violations   On Monday, February 6th, the Anglican Church of England voted to end financial investments in companies supporting Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories. The General Synod, a policy-making assembly, overwhelmingly backed the call by the Episcopal Church in Jerusalem […]

Demonstration of 'banana technique' ( Israeli committee against torture)
29 Nov
12:39

Israeli High Court Rules to Allow, Expand Use of Torture

In a ruling that directly violates international law and conventions against the use of torture, the Israeli High Court ruled Monday that Israeli intelligence officers were justified in their use of torture against a Palestinian prisoner. The ruling sets a precedent for the future use of torture and the expansion […]

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 […]

18 Aug
8:23

Israel Takes Out ‘BDS Insurance’ to Protect Eurovision

There’s perhaps no greater barometer to measure the lengths to which Israel will go to defame, attack and sabotage the global movement for Palestinian rights than its attitude towards BDS. The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, remember, is nothing more than an attempt to told Israel accountable under concepts of international […]

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 […]

04 Jul
8:56

Palestinians Urge Iroquois Nationals to Withdraw from Lacrosse Championships in Israel

Palestinians call on world-class Lacrosse team to deny Israel the opportunity to use the Iroquois national sport to cover up its escalating, violent ethnic cleansing throughout Palestinian ancestral lands. July 4, 2018 / Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) / Dear Iroquois Nationals, We are writing from […]

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 […]

07 Jan
7:40

US Palestine Solidarity: Reviving Original Patterns of Political Engagement

by Loubna Qutami, Al Shakaba Palestinian Policy Network Overview The past decade has seen major shifts in Palestinian and Palestine solidarity activism in the US. Many of these changes both inform and are caused by the explosion of awareness of the Palestinian struggle, which has long languished at the periphery of the […]

28 Aug
2:47

Calls for Israel’s Expulsion from ‘Blood Stained’ UK Arms Fair

By Tom Anderson: This September, the world’s largest arms fair will be held in London. The DSEI weapons exhibition will be hosting political and military delegations from around the world who will be shopping for drones, guns, missiles, tanks and ammunition from the thousands of arms companies who will be […]

09 Aug
1:42

In Gaza, My Child Died Before My Eyes

By Sarah Algherbawi Wisam, a 6-year-old boy, coughs harshly as his father watches over his bed. Wisam has cystic fibrosis; Gaza’s hospitals lack the enzyme treatments he needs to stay alive. The uncertainty about what will happen to Wisam is causing his father, Bahjat Abu Rashid, great anxiety. Two years ago, […]

16 Jul
11:42

Updated: Undercover Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian Near Ramallah

Dozens of undercover Israeli soldiers killed, on Sunday at dawn, a Palestinian man in Nabi Saleh village, northwest of Ramallah. The Palestinian was later identified as Amer Ahmad Khalil Tirawi, 34; he was a married father of one child, from Kafr Ein village, northwest of Ramallah. The Israeli army said  […]

19 Mar
4:18

The UN Report Israel Does Not Want You To Read

A new UN report offers explicit backing for the Palestinian-led boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign to end Israeli apartheid and support a just peace. The landmark report’s endorsement of boycotts, economic sanctions and other grassroots initiatives comes at a moment when Israel is desperately attempting to criminalize and suppress international support for Palestinian rights. Published […]

Nabi Saleh protest March 3rd 2017
04 Mar
4:29

Non-violent Demonstrators March to Stolen Water Well in Nabi Saleh, Where Israeli Colonizers Attack Them

In Nabi Saleh village Friday, a group of Palestinian, Israeli and international peace activists held a non-violent march to the location of a water well which was seized by armed Israeli colonial militia fighters in the area. The demonstrators were then attacked by both Israeli soldiers and armed colonizers. Among […]

04 Mar
4:15

Poll: 80 Percent of Canadians Back Israel Boycott

New findings highlight failure of Canadian government and Israel lobby groups to demonize Palestine solidarity movement. (Denis HĂŠbert) Four in five Canadians expressing an opinion believe the Palestinian call for boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) on Israel is reasonable, a national survey released Wednesday suggests. More than half of Canadians […]

03 Feb
10:51

In Surprise Move, Trump Warns Israel Against Settlements

The Israeli settlement of Tzofim seen behind amputated olive trees near Qalqilya, in the occupied West Bank, 15 January. Hundreds of olive trees on private Palestinian agricultural land were cut as part of an Israeli plan to build a bypass road for settlers in the area. Keren ManorActiveStills The administration […]

28 Jan
3:59

OCHA: One in Two Palestinians to Need Humanitarian Assistance in 2017

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) discusses what to expect in 2017 as East Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza mark 50 years under Israeli occupation. “The humanitarian context of [the occupied Palestinian territories (OPT)] is unique amongst today’s humanitarian crises and remains directly tied to […]

24 Jan
3:06

Tzipi Livni to Face Belgian Arrest Warrant

via the BDS National Committee. (Edited for the IMEMC by chris @ imemc.org) 23/01/2017 – Brussels  Belgian police have confirmed that they intend to question former Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni at her arrival in Brussels, today, for suspected war crimes. Livni is listed as a speaker  at a European Parliament […]

16 Jan
10:33

BDS: France Shoots Down Purchase of Israeli Drones

Electronic Intifada, France, 12/15/17 Boycott, divestment and sanctions campaigners in France are welcoming their government’s decision not to spend more than $100 million on Israeli drones. Boycott, divestment and sanctions campaigners in France are welcoming their government’s decision not to spend more than $100 million on Israeli drones. This is the second major defeat for […]

02 Dec
5:40

Aid Watch Palestine Raises Awareness of Failed Reconstruction Efforts in Gaza

Aid Watch Palestine holds parallel exhibitions in the West Bank and Gaza to advocate for a just reconstruction process in the besieged coastal enclave, and assert Palestinian unity. On Wednesday, November 23, Aid Watch Palestine (AIP) organized a photo exhibition in central Ramallah, West Bank, titled “Gaza Incomplete.” The event […]

29 Nov
7:35

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, […]

01 Nov
6:06

VIDEO: Israeli Soldiers Throw Stones at Palestinian Children

This video shows Israeli soldiers in the occupied West Bank throwing stones at Palestinian schoolchildren in the village of al-Tuwani on 27 October. According to the video’s captions, the Israeli soldiers are supposed to protect the children from attacks by Israeli settlers in the area. But instead, as the video […]

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 […]

26 Jun
11:39

Kuwait Divests From G4S

via bdsmovement.net The Public Institution for Social Security (PIFSS) in Kuwait has decided, as reported in the Kuwaiti media, to divest its funds from G4S, a company that is profiting from the Israeli occupation and has a notorious record of human rights abuses. The decision comes following calls from BDS […]

10 Jan
3:57

BDS Ireland: CRH Pulls Out of Israeli Assets, Ends Complicity with Occupation

A report released today by Ireland’s largest multinational corporation, CRH, confirmed that the global cement giant has divested from its 25% stake in the Israeli cement market. The company has been a focus of a sustained campaign calling for such a divestment from the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) and other […]

02 Nov
5:24

J.K. Rowling Owes Palestinians an Apology, Not an Explanation

Ramzy Baroud is an internationally-syndicated columnist, author and the founder of PalestineChronicle.com. His latest book is My Father Was a Freedom Fighter: Gaza’s Untold Story.There is a possibility that you have heard of the famed British author, J.K. Rowling, writer of the popular fantasy series ‘Harry Potter’. While I knew […]

16 Oct
1:34

Read Their Lips: Israeli Leaders’ Plans for the Palestinians

Samah Sabaw is a Policy Advisor to Al-Shabaka: The Palestinian Policy Network, and member of the board of directors for the National Council on Canada Arab Relations (NCCAR).History in the Holy Land seems stuck in a loop. In 2000, former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, at the time leader of […]

24 May
6:56

Why Americans Are ‘Deranged About Palestine’ and What To Do About It

A longstanding staple demand of the US Palestine solidarity movement is ending our country’s military aid to Israel. It has been a goal of the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation for years. It is often seen as the premier contribution US citizens and activists can make to the […]

25 Jul
5:41

931 Palestinians from Jerusalem and inside Israel Taken Captive in 3 Weeks

Israeli forces now say they have arrested 931 Palestinians from Jerusalem and from cities and towns in what is now Israel.Most of the detainees were arrested for participating in demonstrations against Israeli aggression in Gaza. The arrests have all taken place over the course of the past three weeks, following […]

26 Jun
9:58

French Government Warns Against Business With Settlements

France has advised its citizens and companies against doing business with Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories, according to the Electronic Intifada:Firms were warned that they could face legal action tied to “land, water, mineral and other natural resources” as well as “reputational risks.” Such a move could have […]

27 May
10:56

Amnesty Urges PA to Drop Criminal Charges Against Activists

Amnesty International has urged the Palestinian Authority to drop charges filed against four BDS activists detained since April. According to Ma’an News Agency, PA security officers and men in civilian clothes attacked and arrested Zaid Shuaibi, Fajer Harb, Fadi Quran, and Abed al-Fatah Hamayel during a peaceful protest in Ramallah’s […]

26 Apr
4:18

France Withholds Funds to Settler Association in Jerusalem

The Israeli newspaper Israel Hayom reported, on Wednesday, that the French government has halted the transfer of donations worth €3,000 to an Israeli association operating in the Gilo settlement, in occupied Jerusalem.According to the newspaper, the Middle East Monitor reports, French parliamentarian Meyer Habib, who was elected to a seat […]

19 Feb
3:59

University Students Shut Down Pro-Israel Event

The Hampshire University chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine successfully demonstrated and shut down an event headlining Israeli soldiers. What follows is the description of the action from the group’s Youtube page, as well as a video documenting what happened. Israel’s current PR campaign diverts attention from the numerous […]