Search Results for : balfour

09 Mar
9:49

Queen Expected to Visit Israel in Marking Balfour Anniversary

March 9, 2017 9:49 PM IMEMC News & Agencies News Report 0

Britain’s royal family might accept an official invitation to visit Israel to mark the centenary of the Balfour Declaration, in a first visit of its kind since establishment of Israel, the Times reported, according to Al Ray. Reuven Rivlin, the Israeli president, extended the invitation during a meeting with Boris […]

08 Feb
7:07

UK Invites Netanyahu to Balfour Centennial Celebrations: Palestinian Presidency Protests

By Christof Lehmann (nsnbc): Nabil Abu Rodeina said Britain is responsible for the disaster that befell the Palestinian people a hundred years ago. “Instead of correcting the historic mistake and recognizing the Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital, it is preparing to celebrate an incident considered by the […]

27 Oct
5:40

One Hundred Years and Counting: Britain, Balfour, and the Cultural Repression of Palestinians

Overview If Palestinian poet Dareen Tatour passes over the perimeter of her home’s driveway in her village of Reineh in the Galilee, an alarm will sound at the British multinational security firm G4S and the Israeli authorities will be alerted. Israeli police arrested Tatour in the early hours of October […]

24 Oct
9:30

As Jewish Extremists Provoke Residents of Old City Jerusalem, Palestinians Prepare to Mark 100 Years since Balfour Declaration

Hardline Jewish Israeli extremists marched on Monday, through annexed East Jerusalem’s Old City area, provoking the city’s Palestinian residents and, in some instances, holding religious rituals at the gates of al-Aqsa Mosque, residents said. The extremists, who held their activities under heavy police protection, were marking the last day of […]

03 Nov
11:37

98th Anniversary of the Balfour Declaration

On the second of November, Ninety-eight years ago, the destiny of our nation changed due to the action of a foreign colonial power. The Balfour Declaration should serve as a reminder that what is happening in Palestine is a result of a colonial decisions made in faraway capitals.Mr. Balfour, on […]

03 Nov
12:42

In Memory of the Balfour Declaration: An Ongoing Palestinian Catastrophe

97 years ago today, 2 November 1917, Arthur James Balfour, the British Foreign Secretary of the time, wrote to the American Lord Rothschild, promising British support for the Zionist programme of establishing a ‘national home for the Jewish people’ in Palestine. This pledge of support was made without consulting the […]

02 Nov
4:11

Balfour, A Promise Of Bloodshed And Massacres

It was a day like this day, 96 years ago, on November 2, 1917, when Britain decided to shift away its “problem”, and promise the Jews a homeland in Palestine. The Arab land that was under cruel and violent British occupation. Britain was not trying to be good to the […]

02 Nov
4:01

Balfour And The “Jewish State”

It was 95 years ago today, when the British Foreign Secretary, Arthur James Balfour, decided to shift “the Jewish problem” away from Britain that occupied Palestine as well as many other Arab countries, and issued his infamous declaration known as the “Balfour Declaration” promising the land of Palestine to the […]

03 Nov
7:28

Hamas: “Balfour Declaration Is An Illegal And Unjust Declaration”

The Islamic Resistance Movement Hamas stated on Wednesday that the Balfour Declaration is an illegal and unjust declaration that violated the basic right to exist of the Palestinian people in their homeland.“Today, November 2nd, marks the 94th anniversary of the infamous Balfour Declaration. Our people remain steadfast, patient, and committed […]

03 Nov
3:15

Gaza: Balfour Protest Banned

November 3, 2010 3:15 AM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, News Report, Non-violent action 0

A group said that Hamas prohibited a demonstration scheduled on the anniversary of the Balfour Declaration in Gaza on Tuesday, Ma’an News reported. The protest was due to be held outside the United Nations compound in Gaza City. An official within the Palestinian Popular Struggle Front, Mahmoud Zaki, reported having […]

03 Nov
11:19

Marking The Balfour Declaring, Hamas Calls For Unity, Resistance To Counter The Occupation

Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas, issued a press release on Monday calling for unity between all Palestinian factions in order to maintain strong resistance against the occupation and ‘Zionism”. OSCAILTIMAGE(attachments/nov2009/balfour_declaration_unmarked.jpg 300 0) Image Caption Goes Here Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas, issued a press release on Monday calling for unity between all […]

01 Nov
8:52

Ayalon: “Bush’s letter more important than Balfour declaration”

November 1, 2006 8:52 AM IMEMC Agencies Diplomacy, International, News Report 0

The outgoing Israeli ambassador to the United States, Dani Ayalon, said that that the letter of the US President George W. Bush, dated on April 14, 2004, to the then-Prime minister Ariel Sharon is more important than the Balfour declaration of 1917, since its voids the Palestinian Right of Return […]

14 Apr
3:30

A New Middle East Balfour Declaration

April 14, 2004 3:30 AM IMEMC Agencies Diplomacy, Opinion/Analysis, Palestine 0

In the Early years of the past century, 1917 in particular, LordA New Middle East Balfour Declaration Ghassan Andoni-IMEMC-Analysis, 10:37 In the Early years of the past century, 1917 in particular, Lord Balfour, her majesty the queen of Great Britain foreign minister, used his colonial power over Palestine and issued […]

01 Mar
1:19

BDS: Israeli Apartheid Week Begins in New York (VIDEO)

via apartheidweek.org and the BDS National Committee. The 13th Annual Israeli Apartheid Week will take place all around the world between March – April 2017. Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) is an international series of events that seeks to raise awareness of Israel’s settler-colonial project and apartheid system over the Palestinian […]

17 Feb
10:11

Erekat: “Only Alternative to Israeli Apartheid is a Secular One-State Solution”

nsnbc: Following a meeting with the Speaker of Britain’s House of Commons, John Bercow, PLO Chief Negotiator Saeb Erekat noted that the PLO consistently stated that the PLO consistently supported a two-State solution, but that the only alternative to a de-facto Israeli Apartheid State is a secular one-State solution. Erekat […]

14 Feb
1:13

The Economic Exploitation of Palestinian Political Prisoners

Israeli prisons serve both as an instrument of political persecution and economic exploitation, says Addameer: Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association in a new report. ~ Alternative Information Center (AIC). Addameer: Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association explains in a new report how the arrest and detention of Palestinians is “central […]

24 Jan
2:48

Al-Quds: ‘The Key to Peace, The Key to War’

Thousands of Palestinians demonstrate, in the West Bank, against relocating the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Written by Ahmad Jaradat, Senior Project Coordinator at the Alternative Information Center (AIC). Edited for the IMEMC by chris @ imemc.org. Under the slogan “al-Quds is the key to peace and the […]

03 Dec
5:50

Yasser Arafat Commemorated with $7m Museum

Israel and its western allies may call him “terrorist,” or “irrelevant,” but, for his people and millions around the world, Yasser Arafat was a hero, a freedom fighter, a man of principles and, most certainly, a very relevant person. (image source: palmuseum.org) Arafat, who dedicated his life to keeping the […]

05 Nov
12:12

(Video) Army Injures Three, Kidnaps One, And Sprays Waste-Water Inside Homes In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers invaded, Friday Kufur Qaddoum town, in the northern West Bank district of Qalqilia, assaulted Palestinian, Israeli and international activists, holding the weekly nonviolent protest, wounding three Palestinians, and kidnapped one who was visiting relatives. The army also deliberately sprayed homes with waste-water mixed with chemicals. Morad Eshteiwy, 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 […]

07 Oct
6:31

Netanyahu at the UN General Assembly: An Exercise in Absurdity

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claims the greatest challenge facing the peaceful democracy of Israel is the Palestinian people’s refusal to accept its Jewish character.  In his speech at the 71st session of the General Assembly of the United Nations, Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, didn’t engage only in […]

20 Aug
11:09

Ashrawi Bestowed with “French Knight of the Legion of Honor” Medal

The French government has awarded PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi with the distinguished French decoration, “Chevalier de la Légion D’honneur” (Knight of the Legion of Honor). During separate with diplomats at the PLO Headquarters in Ramallah, French Consul General Hervé Magro informed Ashrawi that the French government has […]

28 Jul
9:16

Arab Summit in Mauritania: PFLP Stresses “No Confidence”

nsnbc : In response to the final statement of the 27th Arab Summit, in the Mauritanian capital Nouakchott, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) stressed that it has no confidence in what it describes as a carbon copy of the resolutions of the Arab summits, in recent […]

15 May
1:46

68 years: The Nakba continues

By Manuel Hassassian – The 15th May marks the Palestinian Nakba. The word Nakba means ‘catastrophe’ because that is exactly what happened in May 1948 when Palestine was wiped off the map. With British backing, espoused in the Balfour Declaration, and British policies on the ground, Israel was created and […]

05 Mar
10:29

Crimes Against the Palestinians are Finally Called ‘Crimes’

Unlike the political elite and Zionist activists, the Western public had not known or cared much about the Zionist project in Palestine before the establishment of Israel. Only after the birth of Israel, devout Christians and many Zionist Jews and secular intellectuals activated the call for sympathy, with the European […]

17 Feb
11:38

Ashrawi & Erekat: British Boycott Ban Negates Democracy

PLO Executive Committee Members Dr. Hanan Ashrawi and Dr. Saeb Erekat (Secretary General), met in separate meetings with the British Minister for Middle East Affairs, Tobias Ellwood, after which Dr. Ashrawi and Dr. Erekat released the following joint statement:’We are seriously concerned at the new British ‘guidance’ that would entail […]

11 Nov
5:03

US State Department v Edward Said

Richard Falk is an American professor emeritus of international law at Princeton University. In 2008, the UN Human Rights Council appointed Falk to a six-year term as a United Nations Special Rapporteur on “the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967.In these remarks, I will present […]

05 Jun
1:56

Status of Palestine in 2015

Some of this information is from a summary issued by the Negotiations Affairs Department (an independent group advising Palestinian negotiators):- It has been 67 years since the occupation of 78% of Palestine in 1948. – It has been 48 years since the occupation of the other 22% of Palestine (West […]

13 May
10:29

Palestinians Begin Commemoration of 67th Nakba Anniversary

In a massive protest march, thousands of Palestinians marched Wednesday, to late Palestinian President Yasser Arafat’s square in Ramallah, to commemorate the 67th anniversary of the Nakba which befell the Palestinian people in 1948.The Nakba, an Arabic word for ‘catastrophe’, is the term given to the forced displacement or expulsion […]

29 Apr
6:50

Apartheid and the Palestinian National Struggle

This Palestinian situation is tragic, in part, because there is no clear path to liberation, and the devastation of oppressive circumstances have gone on decade after decade with no end in view.Preliminary Observations In this period when the centenary of the genocidal victimization of the Armenian people in 1915 is […]

06 Dec
5:39

Shootings in West Bank and Gaza, Teen Injured by Leftover Israeli Rocket in Rafah

December 6, 2014 5:39 AM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, News Report, Palestine 0

Israeli forces have shot and injured several young Palestinians, this Friday, in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip, including a cameraman. In southern Gaza, 17-year-old Alaa Mousa was injured following the explosion of a leftover Israeli missile.According to Ma’an, Ministry of Health spokesman Ashraf al-Qidra said that two men […]

08 Nov
5:34

PCHR Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the oPt for 30 October – 29 November, 2014

November 8, 2014 5:34 AM IMEMC Agencies Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

Israeli violations of international law and international humanitarian law in the oPt continued during the reporting period (30 Oct.- 05 Nov. 2014).Israeli attacks in the West Bank & Gaza: Shootings During the reporting period, Israeli forces killed 2 Palestinian civilians in occupied East Jerusalem and wounded 16 civilians, including 5 […]

04 Nov
5:02

PLO: British Government Must Take Action for Historical Injustice to Palestine

PLO Executive Committee member, Dr. Hanan Ashrawi asserts that “the British government bears the human, legal, political and moral responsibility to undo its serious mistakes of the past by recognizing the State of Palestine, and supporting current and future Palestinian multilateral initiatives of resorting to all venues of international judicial […]

03 Nov
3:25

ISM Activist Shot in the Head with Rubber-coated Steel Bullet

November 3, 2014 3:25 AM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah 0

Today, during a protest at Qalandia checkpoint, an Italian ISM volunteer was shot in the head with a rubber-coated steel bullet. The injury is just two centimetres above her left eye.2nd November 2014 | International Solidarity Movement | Ramallah Giulia, the ISMer, stated, “I was just standing on the side […]

27 Oct
4:31

Life in Occupied Palestine

Try to imagine daily life under these conditions: You live in limbo in a country occupied by a repressive foreign army and a system of institutionalized and codified racism.  You have no recognized nation, no right of citizenship and no power over your own daily life.  You live in a […]

15 May
11:14

Thousands Mark Nakba Anniversary with Rallies in Israel, West Bank and Gaza

Palestinians commemorated, today, the 66th anniversary of the Nakba (Catastrophe) of 1948, by participating in a series of nonviolent actions in the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, pre-1948 occupied lands and diasporas.For the first time since 2007, Palestinian political factions organized joint rallies to mark the mass displacement of over […]

09 May
7:51

Abbas Ready to Return to Negotiations Conditionally

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas said, during a TV interview Thursday, that Palestinians are ready to resume negotiations, but under the condition that Israel releases the fourth batch of veteran Palestinian prisoners, as previously agreed, and halts settlement construction for three months. These statements come only two weeks after Israel halted […]

14 Apr
12:51

Soldiers Aid Right-Wing Israelis in Establishing New Settlement in Hebron

April 14, 2014 12:51 PM Celine Hagbard Hebron, Israeli Settlement, News Report 0

Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon gave his approval to the establishment of a new Jewish-only settlement in the heart of the Palestinian city of Hebron, and several families moved in, on Sunday, with the assistance of a military phalanx which paraded the settlers through the city and established them in […]

11 Jul
4:08

Notes on status of our world

In Egypt: The Muslim Brotherhood was the most organized political group running in the post-dictator era The presidential elections in the second round were between Mr. Morsi and a representative of the discredited regime so many people (including secularists and even communists) voted for the Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mr. Morsi. […]

11 Jan
1:05

Palestine Israel History and Theirstory. (Part 4)

The De Facto Argument. One could argue that the state of Israel has gained legitimacy due to it´s 60 plus years of de facto existence and functioning. The weakness of this argument is that it provides precedence for illegal practices being legitimized due to having been practiced for a sufficient […]

09 Jan
3:17

Palestine Israel History and Theirstory. (Part 3)

Legitimate and Illegitimate Discourses on Palestine and Israel. The Unique Suffering of the Jewish People Let there be no doubt. During World war Two the Jewish people of Europe have suffered severe dehumanization. In movies such as “Der Ewige Jude” (12) an entire people was in propaganda movies denounced as […]

03 Jan
8:51

Palestine Israel History and Theirstory

HisStory and TheirStory Submitted to the IMEMC by. Dr. Christof Lehmann I hope that the reader will bear over with me for inventing the word theirstory, but if history is written by those who are victorious and powerful enough to position them selves and their narratives about historical events into […]

18 Nov
3:53

PCHR Weekly Report: 4 Palestinians killed, 17 wounded by Israeli forces in last 2 weeks

November 18, 2011 3:53 PM Saed Bannoura Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

In its Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (for the two week period of 03 – 16 November 2011, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights found that 4 Palestinians, including a civilian, a member of the Palestinian Marine Police and two resistance fighters, were […]

05 Nov
5:39

Army Attacks Weekly Protests Against The Wall, Injuries Reported

November 5, 2011 5:39 AM Saed Bannoura News Report, Non-violent action, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers attacked on Friday the weekly nonviolent protest against the Annexation Wall and settlements, in Bil’in village near the central West Bank city of Ramallah, dozens suffered the effects of teargas inhalation. Soldiers also attacked nonviolent protests in Nil’in village, Nabi Saleh, Kafr Qaddoum, and Al Ma’sara.The Popular Committee […]

10 Oct
3:03

Netanyahu, Deception, and His “Jewish’ Demand

Why can’t the Palestinians recognize a ‘Jewish state’?I tend to believe things that a son says to his father in private. To this end, we should go back to 2009, to the words revealed by the father, Benzion Netanyahu, regarding the conduct of his son, Benjamin. With the consent of […]

24 Sep
6:49

Full Transcript of Netanyahu’s Speech at UN General Assembly

Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, delivered a speech to the UN General Assembly Friday evening shortly after the Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, handed over the Palestinian UN membership application to the UN chief, Ban Ki-Moon, and delivering his speech to the UN General Assembly. Ladies and gentlemen, Israel has extended […]

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06 Nov
6:04

This Week in Palestine week 44 2010

November 6, 2010 6:04 AM IMEMC News Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file|| 9 m 30s || 8.69 MB || Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for October 30, through November 5th, 2010. General Lead The Palestinians are moving forward with the attempts to […]

06 Nov
3:36

Three Injured at an-Nabi Saleh Anti-Wall Protest

November 6, 2010 3:36 AM IMEMC News News Report, Non-violent action, West Bank 0

At least three civilians were injured and many others treated for the effects of tear gas inhalation on Friday, after Israeli troops violently suppressed the weekly anti-wall protest at the village of an-Nabi Saleh in the central West Bank.Israeli and international supporters joined the villagers and marched towards the lands […]

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03 Nov
5:25

Palestine Today 11 02 2010

November 3, 2010 5:25 AM IMEMC News Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file|| 3 m 20s || 3.05 MB || Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle EAST Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Tuesday, November 2, 2010. On Tuesday at dawn, Israeli soldiers broke into Nafha Prison, in the south-east of Israel. […]

13 Aug
11:44

The Palestine Liberation Organization (P.L.O) must go back to its roots

August 13, 2008 11:44 PM IMEMC Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Nablus 0

On Saturday the 9th of August we headed out to upper Nablus where we’d arranged an interview with the ex-mayor of the city, Bassam Shaka.Our taxi left us in front of a modern and impressive house (for Nablus’s standard) and we made our way to the front porch. We gave […]

03 May
4:33

May 3: 58th Anniversary of ‘the Catastrophe’: Al Nakba

The entire debate between the old and the new historians revolves round the question of moral responsibility for the consequences of the first Arab-Israeli war. It is a pleasure and a privilege to be here although the subject of this session – the Palestinian catastrophe (Nakba) — is a tragic […]

15 Apr
4:31

Activists refuse any agreements that do not guarantee the rights of refugees

Several members of the activists community and those working specifically in refugee rights confirmed Saturday the while the United Nations guarantees the rights of Palestinian refugees, numerous international, Arab, Israeli, Palestinian and U.S. agreements do not. The Palestinians are also facing daily disasters with repeated Israeli invasions and attacks on […]

22 Mar
7:06

UK standing at a nadir in Mideast

United Kingdom Foreign Secretary Jack Straw has brought Britain’s standing in the Arab and Muslim worlds to its lowest point for half a century. By withdrawing British monitors from a Palestinian jail in Jericho on March 14, the Blair government as good as handed over to Israel the prisoners it […]

06 Mar
8:30

Resistance is logical, correct and an internationally recognized right

Resistance is logical, correct and an internationally recognized right. The rest is just propaganda, useful for the oppressors, not the victims. Day after day, unabated since the victory of Hamas in the Palestinian elections that took place last January, the usual anti-Arab and pro-Zionist elements – disguised as journalists and […]

10 Jun
2:39

Is Israel unique?

In the early 1960s, Martin Luther King, Jr was being tugged in two different directions.  One segment of the movement wanted him to take a stand on the Vietnam War while a few argued that this issue was too divisive and that he should stick to the issue of Civil […]

14 May
3:30

Elon suggests transferring the Palestinian to Australia, Sinai and

Israeli Minister of Tourism, Binyamin Elon “Beni”, suggested FridayAmerica IMEMC Staff, May 14, 2004 Israeli Minister of Tourism, Binyamin Elon “Beni”, suggested Friday transferring the Palestinian refugees to America and Australia and even to Sinai in his response to the death of the soldiers in Gaza Strip in the past […]