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14 Nov

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

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

05 Nov

Erdan Announces Plan for Dozens of Jerusalem Checkpoints

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

25 May

Erdan Orders Halt On Transfer Of Bodies Of Slain Palestinians

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

24 Mar

Hamas y Fatah acuerdan continuar diálogo en Yemen

March 24, 2008 1:27 AM IMEMC Agencies News Report 0

Los informes de los medios de comunicación dijeron que ambas partes firmaron un documento de entendimiento que dice: “Fatah y Hamas acuerdan volver a la situación anterior al incidente de Junio.” Esto tuvo lugar hoy en Yemen como parte de las conversaciones de reconciliación a través de la mediación ejercida […]

20 Nov

Omar Barghouti on BDS: How Effective Is It?

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

16 Nov

Palestinian Detainees to be Moved to Tents Due to Overcrowding

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

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

14 Nov

20 European Officials Denied Entry to Israel for Boycott Support

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

12 Nov

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

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

07 Nov

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

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

01 Nov

Arab-American Activist Banned from Entering Israel

Israeli occupation authorities banned, on Tuesday, the Arab-American activist Raed Jarrar from entering Israel, over his support of the boycott movement against Israel. Jarrar was barred from accessing pre-1948 Palestinian lands in Israel by recommendation of Israeli Minister of Internal Security Golad Erdan.  Erdan said that everyone who activates against […]

26 Oct

Surveillance of Palestinians and the Fight for Digital Rights

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

26 Sep

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

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

04 Sep

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

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

29 Aug

Israel Planning New Settlement in Jerusalem

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

05 Jun

BDS Calls for Intensified Action

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

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27 May

This Week in Palestine Week 21 2017

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

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

20 Apr

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

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

31 Mar

Hamas Publishes Video Threatening Israeli Officials

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

29 Mar

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

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

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25 Mar

This Week in Palestine Week 12 2017

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

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

23 Mar

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

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

09 Mar

Israel Bans Two Activities Marking International Women’s Day

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

09 Mar

BDS Ban Passes, Foreign Boycott Supporters Forbidden from Entering Israel

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

09 Mar

Israeli Police Shut Down Women’s Day Event in Jerusalem

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

09 Feb

New Report by Breaking The Silence – “The High Command” (VIDEO)

BTS official, 02/07/17: “Dear Friends, Last week we published a new report addressing the relations between settler and the IDF: “The High Command – Settler influence on IDF conduct in the West Bank.” The report was written following a comprehensive research and in the context of the contentious public debate surrounding […]

24 Jan

Palestinians Protest Policies of Occupation in Front of Knesset

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

08 Jan

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

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

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

05 Jan

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

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

07 Dec

WCC Activist Denied Entrance to Occupied Palestine

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

24 Nov

Fire Breaks Out across Israel and West Bank

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

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

10 Nov

Israeli Politicians Enthusiastically Ally with the Temple Movement

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

09 Nov

Knesset Authorizes Bill to Ban BDS Supporters from Israel

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

14 Oct

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

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

11 Oct

PLO Report: 248 Palestinians Killed Since Last Year

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

10 Oct

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

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

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

06 Oct

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

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

12 Sep

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

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

17 Aug

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

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

10 Aug

Israel to Increase Security Measures in East Jerusalem

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

08 Aug

Israel Launched Anti BDS Task Force to Crush Any Boycott

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

19 Jul

Palestinian Journalist Sentenced to 6 Months Imprisonment for ‘Incitement’

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

18 Jul

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

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

20 Jun

Facebook and the Israeli Government Cozy Up

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

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

Hundreds attend funeral of Palestinian killed execution-style in March

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

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

26 May

Palestine Today 05 25 2016

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

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

09 Apr

5th Annual BDS Conference Held in Ramallah

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

04 Feb

Soldiers Kidnap Eight Palestinians, Wound Two Children, In Jerusalem

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

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

15 Dec

Ya’alon: Not Enough Evidence to Try Douma Terrorists

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

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

19 Nov

Palestinian Faces 30 Days In Administrative Detention For Facebook Post

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

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

14 Oct

Israeli Security Cabinet Approves ‘Drastic Measures’ Against Palestinians

October 14, 2015 8:24 PM IMEMC Agencies Israeli Politics, News Report, Palestine 0

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

01 Aug

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

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

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

10 Jul

Israel Officially Signs Order Barring “Palestine 1948” TV

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

15 Jun

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

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

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

15 Jun

Israeli Cabinet passes bill authorizing force-feeding of prisoners

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

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

08 Jun

Palestine Today 06 08 2015

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

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

08 Jun

Israel Ups Budget to Fight BDS

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

01 Apr

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 […]

12 Mar

(VIDEO) Collective Consciousness: ‘We Will Return’

This Collective Consciousness music creation is dedicated to the Right of Return for Palestinian refugees worldwide and is simply titled, ‘We Will Return.’ The creation is a multi-lingual amalgam also aimed at raising awareness of Palestinian refugees’ plight in consequence to an absence of citizenship rights in their country of […]

20 Dec

Israeli Air Force Carries Out Two Strikes Against Gaza

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

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

28 Sep

Tel Aviv, Washington: “Abbas’s UN Speech, Unilateral And Provocative”

September 28, 2014 5:16 AM Saed Bannoura International, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

The United States and Tel Aviv strongly denounced the Friday speech of President Mahmoud Abbas at the UN General Assembly calling for ending the ongoing Israeli occupation and violations, dubbing it as “counterproductive,’ a “unilateral move” and “provocative.”During his speech, Abbas called for a resolution to ensure Israel’s complete withdrawal […]

27 Aug

Half of Israeli Political-Security Cabinet Opposes Ceasefire Agreement

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

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

15 Aug

Netanyahu To Ignore Report On Legalizing West Bank Settlement Outposts

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

21 Jan

Unsettled, unlawful, unresolved: Israeli settlers in a foreign land

Violence, abuse, non-accountability, hate. Such is communal living today within the occupied West Bank, where some 518,974 colonisers sit within “200” illegal settlements. Noam Chomsky, “The settlements cover over 42% of the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT), not counting the Jordon valley, which they are taking over.’Estimates of colonisation vary from […]

27 May

Palestine Today 05 26 2011

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

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

26 May

Inauguration Ceremony For Jewish Only Settlement In East Jerusalem

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

19 May

A force more powerful

Later this month, ships from all over the world will converge in the Mediterranean and set sail for the occupied and besieged Gaza Strip. This international coalition is called the Freedom Flotilla. The Free Gaza Movement has sailed eight missions to Gaza in the past three years, five of them […]

06 May

Biggest Solidarity Convoy To Sail To Gaza In Three Phases

Independent Palestinian Legislator, head of the Popular Committee Against the Siege, Jamal El Khodary, stated that the biggest convoy of solidarity ships aimed at breaking the Israeli siege on Gaza will be sailing on three phases.In a press released issued Thursday morning, El Khodary said that the first solidarity ship […]

10 Mar

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

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

24 Feb

Netanyahu Blasts Abbas’ Statements Regarding “Jewish Heritage Trial”

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

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

26 Aug

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

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

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

13 May

Un tribunal israelí acusa a 11 adolescentes israelíes de ataque por motivos raciales contra árabes

May 13, 2008 10:12 AM Saed Bannoura News Report 0

El Tribunal de Distrito de Jerusalén acusó el lunes a once adolescentes israelíes de Jerusalén de ataques por motivos raciales contra dos jóvenes árabes en la ciudad, en vísperas del Día de Recuerdo del Holocausto, informa el diario israelí Haaretz.Los once jóvenes aparentemente atacaron y apuñalaron a dos árabes en […]

09 May

Belén: centenares de personas marcan el 60º aniversario Naqba llevando la mayor llave del mundo

May 9, 2008 1:37 AM Ghassan Bannoura News Report 0

Al menos 700 Palestinos de la región sur de Cisjordania se han manifestado hoy jueves al lado de la mayor llave en el mundo para marcar el 60º aniversario de la Naqba – catástrofe.El acontecimiento de hoy, que fue organizado por el Comité Palestino para conmemorar el 60º aniversario de […]

08 May

Bush visitará Israel pero no las áreas Palestinas

May 8, 2008 5:18 PM Ghassan Bannoura News Report 0

La Casa Blanca informó el miércoles que durante su segunda visita a la región de este año, que se espera que empiece la semana próxima, el Presidente Bush de los EEUU, tratará de hacer un progreso hacia un tratado de paz entre Israelíes y Palestinos pero que no mantendrá ninguna […]

12 Feb

Los colonos intentan demoler una casa Palestina en Hebron

February 12, 2008 9:12 AM IMEMC Agencies News Report 0

Los Comités Palestinos Populares (Folk) informaron el lunes que un grupo de colonos extremistas intentaba demoler una casa Palestina en el pueblo de Bani Neim cerca de la parte sur, cerca de la ciudad Cisjordana de Hebron.Los colonos son del asentamiento ilegal de Bani Helar. Los colonos atacaron la casa, […]

10 Jan

El secuestro israelí de un pastor libanés es ignorado por los medios de comunicación

January 10, 2008 7:54 PM IMEMC Agencies Palestinian Politics 0

En el segundo incidente parecido desde la invasión de 2006, dos proyectiles lanzados desde Líbano tocaron Israel el lunes por la noche, las noticias fueron primera plana comprensiblemente en Israel, y publicadas como sucesos mayores en los noticieros de las grandes cadenas occidentales tales como la CNN o la BBC, […]

04 May

Israelis hold a mass rally demanding Olmert to resign

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

11 Jan

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

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

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

24 Aug


“The ceasefire in Lebanon was holding by a thread last night after sanctioned a commando raid in the east of the country. Kofi Annan, the United Nations Secretary General, said had violated the truce, and he was ‘deeply concerned’ about it.”  The Guardian For those familiar with Israeli aggression, the […]

08 Nov

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

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

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

07 Nov

Knesset approves the appointment of Olmert

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

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

31 Oct

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

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

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

11 Jul

Court re-sentence pullout Refusenik

An Israeli army corporal who refused to participate in the Gaza disengagement was sentenced to 56 days in jail by a second Israeli military court Sunday. The corporal, Avi Bieber, refused to help demolish a house that settlers planned to take as a stronghold.   The military prosecution found flaws […]

15 Jun

Qurei threatens to shelve his government if violence continues

Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmad Qurei threatened suspend his government if insecurity and chaos resumes in the Palestinian territories.   Qurei told P.A ministers during the weekly session in Ramallah that if the security devices do not perform their duties and control the situation, he will suspend the work of his […]

13 Feb

MK Bishara’ vote vital to pass settlers’ Compensation bill

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

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

11 Apr

Likud Referendum on April 29

April 11, 2004 3:30 AM IMEMC Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

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

10 Apr

Likud MK Petition Court against Referendum Timing

April 10, 2004 3:30 AM IMEMC Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

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

22 Dec

A Plan Born Dead

December 22, 2003 4:30 AM IMEMC Agencies Miscellaneous, Opinion/Analysis, Palestine 0

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