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05 Feb

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 […]

12 Jul

France Asks Israel to Reconsider East Jerusalem Settlement Project

France, on Tuesday, called on Israeli authorities to reconsider the recently granted approval of construction plans for more than 1,500 housing units in settlements in occupied East Jerusalem, WAFA news agency reported, according to the PNN. A statement by the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs expressed concern over information […]

16 Jan

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 […]

16 Jul

Condolences and Sympathies Extended to Victims of Terrorist Attack in France

In a recent phone call to French Consul General HervĂ©  Magro, PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi extended her “deepest condolences and sympathies to the victims of the brutal terror attack that occurred last night, in Nice. “Our heartfelt thoughts go out to everyone who was affected by this […]

09 Apr

France Calls for Construction Halt on Cremisan Apartheid Wall

The French Foreign Ministry has called on Israel to halt renewed construction of the Israeli separation wall in the southern occupied West Bank’s Cremisan Valley, according to a statement published Friday. “France is concerned by the Israeli authorities’ resumption of construction of the separation wall in the historical Cremisan Valley, […]

18 Mar

US, UK, Germany, France Publicly Denounce Settlement Expansion

The US, UK, French and German governments condemned Israel’s decision to further expand illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank, this week.According to the PNN, US State Department spokesman John Kirby, on Tuesday, said that the United States was “concerned” with Israel’s moves, noting that there was a “significant increase” […]

12 Mar

France: Another Palestinian TV Station Shut Down

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed his gratitude, on Saturday, to French President Francois Hollande, after the French government shut down a Hamas-affiliated television station that, according to the Israeli media, “aired content which constituted anti-Israel and anti-Jewish incitement.”Netanyahu had earlier urged Hollande to end the transmission of Al Aksa […]

31 Jan

France to Recognize Palestine If Two-State Solution Fails

January 31, 2016 2:38 AM IMEMC Agencies International, News Report, Peace process 0

A Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) official, Saturday, welcomed a recent French bid to revive the deadlocked Middle East peace process and bring about the two-state solution.PLO Secretary-General Sa’eb Erekat stated in a press release that he welcomed “the call made by France for an inclusive and serious international involvement towards […]

30 Apr

US Pressuring France to Postpone UN Resolution on Palestine?

Israeli newspaper ‘Haaretz’ has published a report saying that the United States and several other countries – including Arab states – have asked the French government, over the past two weeks, to postpone its initiative for a United Nations Security Council draft resolution on the Israeli-Palestinian issue – at least […]

02 Dec

France Votes For Palestinian Recognition

In a 339 to 151 vote, French Lawmakers of the Lower House of Parliament voted in support of a symbolic motion meant for the recognition of Palestine as a state, a move that was seen as an attempt to push the government to take more active measures towards the Palestinian […]

06 Nov

MPs of the France’s Governing Party Call for Palestinian Recognition

The ruling party in France has called on French authorities to officially recognize the Palestinian statehood, that they might reach a final settlement over the current conflict with Israel, parliamentary sources said.Sources added that the party is also working on a draft resolution which reflects this and calls for a […]

03 Oct

France Denounces New Israeli Settlement Plan

The French government slammed the latest Israeli decision to build 2610 homes in Givat HaMatos illegal Jewish settlement, south of occupied East Jerusalem, and called on Tel Aviv to void the approval.French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said that the construction plans meant establishing the first new settlement in occupied East […]

26 Apr

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 […]

06 Aug

France Denounces Israeli Decision To Add 20 Settlements To “Priority Aid”

The French Foreign Ministry strongly denounced an Israeli decision, made on Sunday August 4, to add 20 settlements, including four isolated settlement outposts, to its national priority fund as part of a plan to develop what was dubbed as “cities” that receive a priority funding and attention.France said that the […]

31 Jan

France, Britain Said To Be Preparing Peace Initiative

January 31, 2013 12:38 PM Saed Bannoura International, News Report, Peace process 0

The Al-Hayat Arabic Language Paper in London reported that France and Britain are preparing an initiative reportedly meant to ensure the resumption of direct peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians. The Paper said that France and Britain are also trying to get the United States involved in the new […]

04 Dec

Israeli Ambassadors Summoned In Britain, Sweden, and France

Israeli daily, Haaretz, reported Monday that the governments in Britain, Sweden and France summoned the Israeli ambassadors in protest to the newly declared Israeli plan to construct settlement units in the area that links Ma’aleh Adumin illegal settlement bloc with occupied East Jerusalem, in the area that Israel calls E1. […]

28 Nov

Abbas Arrives In New York, US Slams France For Supporting P.A Bid

Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, arrived in New York accompanied by several senior Palestinian officials, in order to officially submit the Palestinian application for a nonmember state status at the United Nations General Assembly.Palestinian sources reported that Abbas received a phone call from the deputy British Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, informing […]

28 Nov

France To Support Palestine At The UN

Israeli sources reported on Tuesday evening that France confirmed that it will support the Palestinian bid at the United Nations General Assembly during the Thursday vote for observer state status.France said that it supports the legitimate Palestinian demands, and will stand by the Palestinian people and their leadership. On its […]

29 Aug

France To Investigate Arafat’s Death

The French Prosecution decided to open an official investigation into the death of the late Palestinian President, Yasser Arafat, who died in 2004 after becoming sick while surrounded by the Israeli military in his Ramallah headquarters.The French Press Agency reported Tuesday that the Prosecutors Office in Nanterre, west of Paris, […]

14 Mar

France Grants P.A. €10 Million

The French Foreign Ministry stated that it will be granting the Palestinian Authority (P.A.) in the West Bank €10 Million in direct financial aid to help it deal with and overcome the current financial crisis, the AFP reported.France also called on the Arab countries, especially Gulf States to help the […]

23 Jan

€10 Million Water Supply Agreement Signed by the P.A. & France

Palestinian Authority news agency WAFA are reporting that the P.A. has signed a water supply agreement with France on Monday worth €10 million.WAFA state that the agreement was signed at the Palestinian-French Municipalities Conference in Hebron, and intends to improve water services for 150,000 residents in the West Bank. The […]

31 Dec

Activists campaign against sale of Israeli drones to France

A group of activists involved in the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Campaign in France have launched a campaign calling on the French government to call off a deal to purchase five hundred million dollars worth of Heron TP Predator drones manufactured by the Israeli company IAI.The campaign in France follows […]

25 Nov

France Denounces Israeli Freeze Of Palestinian Tax Money

The French government slammed Israel for withholding Palestinian tax and customs money it collects on border terminals on behalf of the Palestinian Authority (P.A.), and stated that, by law, the money must be transferred regularly to the P.A.The official Palestine News and Info Agency, WAFA, reported that French Foreign Ministry […]

05 Nov

Erekat Urges France To Reconsider Its Stance

Chief Palestinian Negotiator, member of the executive Committee of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), Dr. Saeb Erekat, urged the French government to reconsider its decision to abstain from UN vote on full Palestinian membership.Dr. Erekat told the French Press Agency that the Palestinian Authority is calling on France and all […]

03 Sep

France Warns Against Palestinian UN Bid

French Foreign Minister, Alain Juppe, warned the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank of heading to the United Nations this month, and claimed that “heading to the UN to seek international recognition of statehood, could lead to a serious diplomatic crises”.The statements of Juppe came as he was talking to […]

02 Jun

Juppe Presents Peace Plan. Says France Will Host Talks

June 2, 2011 11:49 PM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Peace process, Ramallah 0

French Foreign Minister, Alain Juppe, has proposed a Middle East peace conference in Paris before the end of July in an attempt to restart the stalled Middle East peace process, according to AFP. Speaking from Ramallah where he met Palestinian Prime Minister, Salem Fayyad, Juppe said that “we would be […]

10 May

France Extends Further Aid As Palestinian Government Wages Remain Unpaid

The Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad has said his administration is unable to pay the wages of its some 150,000 employees due to Israel’s refusal to transfer Palestinian tax to the Palestinian Authority. The government wages have gone un-paid since their due date of May 5th. Palestinian leaders claim it […]

05 May

Both France and England may recognize Palestinian state

The French and British Prime Ministers both gave interviews Thursday morning that indicated their willingness to recognize a Palestinian state if peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians result in failure. The statements came in the midst of a diplomatic visit to both countries by Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.British […]

11 Feb

France Grants P.A €10 Million To Finance Water Services In Bethlehem

February 11, 2011 10:19 AM Saed Bannoura Miscellaneous, News Report, West Bank 0

The Palestine News and Information Agency, WAFA, reported Thursday that Palestinian Prime Minister, Dr. Salaam Fayyad, signed an agreement with the French State Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs MichĂšle Alliot-Marie and General Director of the French Development Agency (AFD) Dov Zerah, under which France will be granting […]

13 Jan

U.S., France and Israel Readying To Counter Potential Clashes With Hezbollah

January 13, 2011 11:43 AM Saed Bannoura Arab World, Lebanon war, News Report 0

Following news stating that the Lebanon-based Hezbollah party, and its Christian ally Michel Aun, decided on Wednesday January 12, to quit the coalition of the Lebanese unity government, the United States, Israel and France started diplomatic moves said to be aiming at thwarting possible clashes between Hezbollah and Israel.According to […]

09 Dec

France, First in Europe to Recognize Independent Palestine

France declared it will recognize a free and independent Palestinian state based on the 1967 borders, a Press TV report said. Bernard Valero, a spokesman for the French Foreign Ministry, revealed on Tuesday that France welcomes the formation of a Palestinian state, becoming the first European country to do so. […]

01 Dec

Veolia France Out of Jerusalem Light Rail Project

December 1, 2010 1:13 AM IMEMC News International, Jerusalem, News Report 0

The French division of multinational Veolia has dropped out of the controversial Jerusalem tramway project in favor of an Israeli bus operator, a spokesman for the group told AFP on Monday.The French section of engineering group Veolia was prompted to pull out of a light rail project that cuts into […]

27 Jul

France ups ties with Palestinians

France has upgraded its diplomatic ties with the Palestinian AuthorityThe move to upgrade diplomatic relations with the Palestinian Authority is stated as a move to speed up the process of a viable Palestinian statehood in the near future. The statement announcing the change called for a Palestinian state by the […]

13 Jun

Barak Cancels Trip to France after Threat of Lawsuit over Flotilla Raid

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak canceled a trip to an arms trading fair in France after French passengers of the Freedom Flotilla attacked two weeks ago said they plan to file a lawsuit against the state of Israel for war crimes.The French humanitarian aid activists said they will file the […]

16 Dec

France To Grant The P.A 200 M Euros

December 16, 2009 12:30 PM Saed Bannoura International Politics, News Report, Ramallah 0

Palestinian Foreign Minister, Riyadh Al Maliky, and his French counterpart, Bernard Kouchner, signed on Tuesday an agreement in which France agrees to donate 200 Million Euros to support Palestinian development projects in the coming three years. The two officials also signed a deal for diplomatic and political cooperation between the […]

07 Nov

France Concerned Over Abbas’ Decision Not To Run For President

French Foreign Minister, Bernard Kouchner, stated Friday that he intends to pressure Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, into altering his decision regarding not running for president in the upcoming Palestinian elections. Abbas made his decision in an official statement on Thursday. Kouchner called on Abbas to resume his role and to […]

26 May

France slams the abduction of the Palestinian Education Minister

France slammed on Friday the Israeli abduction of the Palestinian Education Minister,  Nasser Ed Deen Al Sha’er, and 30 other legislators, ministers and officials, and demanded their immediate release after describing the recent violations and dangerous escalation. Simono Doni, assistant spokesperson of the French Foreign Minister, stated that these abductions […]

16 Nov

New peace initiative promoted by Spain, Italy and France

November 16, 2006 8:48 PM IMEMC Agencies Diplomacy, International, News Report 0

Spain will sponsor a new Middle East peace initiative along with France and Italy, the Spanish prime minister said Thursday, stressing that the international community cannot remain idle as violence rages between Israel and the Palestinians. Zapatero announced the initiative during a summit with the French President Jacques Chirac of […]

25 Aug

France Opens Way for Formation of 15,000-strong U.N. Peacekeeping Force

August 25, 2006 9:19 PM IMEMC Agencies Jerusalem, News Report, Palestine 0

France, which led calls for a robust international force to safeguard the United Nations (UN) ceasefire between Hezbollah and Israel, has agreed to send up to 7,000 soldiers to Lebanon, some of whom have already brgun to arrive.   France had originally offered only 200 soldiers, which was a great disappointment […]

11 Aug

U.S. and France working on revised ceasefire plan as Israeli forces regroup in southern Lebanon

August 11, 2006 5:20 AM IMEMC Agencies Diplomacy, News Report, Palestine 0

Israeli tanks and troops in southern Lebanon have retreated and regrouped in Marjayoun, the only town in southern Lebanon that Israeli forces have managed to hold on to, while a major expansion of the Israeli invasion of southern Lebanon was postponed apparently due to pressure from Washington.  The Israeli security […]

11 Aug

Israeli troops occupy Lebanese Army Barracks in Marj Oyoun, France says deal to end war Imminent

August 11, 2006 3:45 AM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, News Report, Palestine 0

Lebanese sources reported on Thursday evening that Israeli soldiers controlled Lebanese army barracks in Marj Oyoun town, in southern Lebanon while Israeli officials said that the offensive could go wider if diplomacy fails after France announced that a peace  deal was imminent to end the war. The Lebanese acting Interior […]

10 Aug

U.S. and France fail to reach resolution on Lebanon at UN: Lebanese demands not met

August 10, 2006 3:33 PM IMEMC Agencies Jerusalem, News Report, Palestine 0

An attempt to draft a revised UN Resolution of the Lebanon/Israeli conflict failed yesterday, when the United States refused to consider  France’s revisions to the original draft.   The crux of the disagreement stems from a demand on the part of France, rejected by the US and Israel, that a […]

10 Aug

U.S. and France fail to reach resolution on Lebanon at UN: Lebanese demands not met

August 10, 2006 2:33 PM IMEMC Agencies Jerusalem, News Report, Palestine 0

An attempt to draft a revised UN Resolution of the Lebanon/Israeli conflict failed yesterday, when the United States refused to consider  France’s revisions to the original draft. The crux of the disagreement stems from a demand on the part of France, rejected by the US and Israel, that a ceasefire […]

22 Jun

Pro-Palestinian French figures in France sent death threats by Jewish terrorist

June 22, 2006 11:11 PM IMEMC Agencies Diplomacy, International, News Report 0

Israeli media sources reported that a French Jew identified as Raphael Schoemann, 65, received 10-month suspended prison sentence for sending bullets accompanied by threatening notes to high-profile figures who are considered to be “sympathetic to the Palestinian cause”. The note accompanied with the bullets read; “next one won’t arrive by […]

13 Oct

Abbas to visit Jordan, Egypt, Vatican, Israel, France and U.S.

October 13, 2005 8:42 AM IMEMC Agencies Diplomacy, News Report, Palestine 0

The Palestinian diplomacy will witness an active coming two weeks.  Palestinian officials said Wednesday that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas would head for one-day talks in Amman with King Abdullah II of Jordan and some other Jordanian officials. This visit is part of a long trip Abbas will take, during which […]

27 Jul

France to spend 1 million to improve its image in Israel

Following the tension between France and Israel that has been ongoing for several years now, the French government has decided to set up a fund to improve the image of France among Israelis. French will put up 1 million USD and the Israeli government, which is in support of the […]

06 Mar

France, Spain working to drop Hamas of terror list

Al-Sharq Al-Awasat news paper reported Sunday that the European Union is communicating with Hamas leaders in an effort to remove the Islamic Resistance Movement from the EU list of terrorist organizations. The newspaper quoted EU officials as saying that France and Spain are behind the bid to remove Hamas from […]

14 Mar

VIDEO: Palestinian Culture and History Spotlighted after Tourism Agreement with Europe

An agreement signed between Masar Ibrahim al Khalil and representatives from seven European countries, on Monday night, marks a significant step forward for Palestinian tourism, says the Mayor of Bethlehem. The agreement between the Union of European Cultural Trails operating the pan-European St. James track and Masar Ibrahim, seeks to […]

13 Mar

Pedaling for Palestinian Rights: 20 Cities Around the World demand UCI and Giro d’Italia #RelocateTheRace

Cyclists and supporters of Palestinian human rights took to the streets in 20 citiesacross the world on Saturday, March 10, 2018 for the #RelocateTheRace International Day of Action. Bike rallies and actions called on Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), the governing body of cycling to relocate the start of the famed Giro d’Italia […]

06 Mar

Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson On the US, Iran and Israel

VIDEO (The Real News Network) : Col. Larry Wilkerson speaking at the National Press Club the day before the official AIPAC Conference. The alternative conference was titled: ‘U.S.-Israel Relations and Middle East Policy’. Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Government and Public Policy Lawrence Wilkerson’s last positions in government were as Secretary of […]

01 Mar

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (22 – 27 February 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 22 – 27 February, 2018. Israeli forces killed a Palestinian civilian while arresting him when no danger to the soldiers’ life had been posed. 10 shooting incidents targeting the Palestinian fishing boats off the […]

03 Feb

Worldwide Actions Commemorate Ahed Tamimi’s 17th Birthday, Demand Freedom: Reports and Photos

Protests and actions around the world marked the 17th birthday of imprisoned Palestinian teen activist Ahed Tamimi. With birthday songs, cakes and cards as well as strong, powerful protest actions against Israeli occupation and colonization, the streets of international cities marked days of action called for by Samidoun, the Free the Tamimi Women campaign and other organizations […]

01 Feb

Haley Says UN Anti-settlement Report is a “Waste of Time”

The US Ambassador to the United Nations, on Wednesday, slammed a UN report on 206 companies tied to Israeli settlements as “a waste of time and resources that showed an “anti-Israeli obsession”. The office of the UN high commissioner for human rights released the report, which did not name the […]

26 Jan

French Intellectuals’ Statement on Palestinian Child Detainees Published in “Le Monde”

French academics and writers published a collective letter in Le Monde on 23 January, focusing on the case of Ahed Tamimi and the plight of the approximately 360 Palestinian child prisoners in Israeli prisons. The letter also highlights the case of Salah Hamouri, the French-Palestinian lawyer jailed without charge or trial under administrative detention. Public […]

25 Jan

Paris Suburb Undermines French Parliament, Recognizes Palestinian State

In a statement released by the Major’s office, the northern Parisian suburb of Gennevilliers has signaled its intent to recognize the State of Palestine, while calling on ‘all the cities of France’ to do the same. In his statement, Mayor Patrice Leclerc outlined his desire to officially recognize Palestine in […]

12 Jan

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (04 – 10 January 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 04 – 11 January 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force in the oPt; 22 Palestinian civilians, including 6 children, were killed, in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. 15 of them were […]

12 Jan

Mladenov: Settlement Construction Illegal

United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov, said on Thursday that Israeli settlement construction in the occupied West Bank is illegal and a major obstacle to peace. He added, according to the PNN : “In the aftermath of the decision to advance over 1,000 housing […]

08 Jan

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

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

07 Jan

Custos of Holy Land Celebrates Baptism of Christ at Jordan River

The Custos of the Holy Land, Francesco Patton of the Latin Church, Sunday, led the procession that commemorated the baptism of Jesus Christ at the Jordan River, on the Palestine-Jordan border. The procession was received by local government figures, including Governor of Jericho Mjaed al-Fetyani, Mayor of Jericho Salem Ghrouf, […]

05 Jan

Bethlehem: Custos of Holy Land Arrives for Epiphany

January 5, 2018 11:30 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Bethlehem, Holy sites, News Report 0

Custos of the Holy Land Father Francesco Patton arrived on Friday, in Bethlehem, in anticipation of Epiphany, which takes place on January 6. Patton headed the annual procession of Epiphany, which started in the Latin Patriarchate in Jerusalem and made its way to Manger Square in Bethlehem, passing through a massive […]

25 Dec

Pope Francis Calls for Peace in Jerusalem on Christmas

Pope Francis called for peace in Jerusalem and throughout the holy land in his traditional Christmas Urbi et Orbi speech, which, in Latin, means: “To the city and world.” According to Agence-France Presse (AFP), the Pope expressed hope, , from Saint Peter’s Square in Vatican city, that the “will to […]

23 Dec

Trump, Jerusalem, and the Future of Palestine

by Nur Arafeh, Dana El Kurd, Munir Nuseibah, Victor Kattan, Tareq Baconi  What does Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel mean for the future of Palestine and the Palestinians, and what does it reveal about US policy? Al-Shabaka policy analysts examine these questions and recommend ways for Palestinian civil society and leaders […]

19 Dec

Foreign Minister: Next Steps Will Involve Full Palestine Membership in UN

Foreign and Expatriates Minister Riyad Malki said that the United Nations General Assembly will meet today, to vote on a draft resolution regarding the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination, stressing that work is underway to get a vote by the largest number of countries that will constitute a […]

17 Dec

UN Security Council Considers Jerusalem Resolution

The United Nations Security Council is considering a draft resolution against the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The resolution, drafted by Egypt and circulated among the Security Council’s 15 members, does not directly mention the United States or President Trump, who moved last week to acknowledge Jerusalem […]

11 Dec

Demonstrations against US Jerusalem Policy Continue Worldwide (Photos)

Palestinians and pro-Palestine activists worldwide continued their protests against US American President Donald Trump’s recognition that Jerusalem is Israel’s capital. Days of Palestine reports that hundreds staged a protest in Paris against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to France on Sunday. Protestors carried Palestinian flags and photos of French […]

09 Dec

Security Council Holds Emergency Session on Jerusalem

The United Nations Security Council, on Friday, convened an emergency session, at the invitation of eight countries, to discuss US President Donald Trump’s decision to unilaterally recognize occupied Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. During the meeting, the council expressed “grave concern over the dangers of escalating violence,” just following […]

11 Nov

Lord Mayor of Dublin Launches Life in Palestine 2018 Calendar (VIDEO)

On Friday 10th November, the Lord Mayor of Dublin MĂ­cheĂĄl Mac Donncha officially launched the 2018 ‘Life in Palestine’ calendar produced by the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC). Also speaking were Ms. Jilan Abdalmajid, Deputy Head of the Mission of the State of Palestine to Ireland, IPSC Chairperson Ms. Fatin Al […]

04 Nov

Shir Hever on Balfour: How 67 Words Shaped the Middle East

One hundred years after the Balfour Declaration, Britain’s colonial legacy endures, says TRNN’s Shir Hever. Shir Hever is an economist working at The Real News Network. His economic research focuses on Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territory; international aid to the Palestinians and to Israel; the effects of the Israeli occupation […]

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 Oct

VIDEO: Why do Far-Right White Nationalists Support Zionism?

The state of Israel is a model for the extreme right in the US and in Europe. SHIR HEVER: The success of Sebastian Kurz in Austria’s recent election means that the extreme right Freedom Party, the FPO, will likely join the governing coalition. Populist right-wing parties are on the rise […]

13 Oct

USA and Israel Quit UNESCO over Alleged Anti-Israeli Bias

nsnbc : The United States and Israel have both withdrawn from the UN Science, Culture and Education Agency UNESCO after accusing it of having an anti-Israeli bias. U.S. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said in a statement “This decision was not taken lightly, and reflects U.S. concerns with mounting arrears at […]

29 Sep

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (20 – 27 September 2017)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 20 – 27 September, 2017. An armed Palestinian was killed at the entrance to “Har Adar” settlement, northwest of Jerusalem, a Palestinian civilian wounded during Kafr Qaddoum weekly protest, northeast of Qalqilia, while Israeli […]

16 Sep

Israel’s ‘Cyber Unit’ Operating Illegally to Censor Social Media Content

Israeli State Attorney’s Office’s ‘Cyber Unit’ collaborates with social media platforms – including U.S.-based giants Facebook and Twitter – to censor users’ posts, but has no legal authority. Israel’s state attorney’s office is running a “Cyber Unit” which, in collaboration with major social media outlets, is illegally censoring user content. […]

06 Aug

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (27 July – 02 August 2017)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 27 July – 02 August 2017. Israeli forces killed 2 Palestinian civilians, including a child, in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. A civilian succumbed to his wounds in Hezma village, northeast of […]

Audio report - this week in Palestine
29 Jul

This Week in Palestine Week 30 2017

Download / Listen Here Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for July 22, to the 28, 2017. As Israeli end its siege on Jerusalem’s Al Aqsa mosque, Israeli army gunfire leave three Palestinians killed this week. These stories, and more, […]

02 Jul

PSC Chair Hugh Lanning — UK Judge Rules: Illegal to Ban Palestine’s BDS Movement

Palestine Solidarity Campaign wins case against the UK Government as judge rules government acted unlawfully by restricting local councils from pursuing boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against the state of Israel, says Hugh Lanning. Joining us from Dover, Kent is Hugh Lanning. Hugh has been Chair of the Palestine Solidary Campaign […]

02 Jul

Abbas to Meet with Macron

President Mahmoud Abbas is scheduled to visit France later this week and meet with French President Emmanuel Macron, as well as Palestine’s ambassador to Jordan, Attallah Khairi. The declared purpose of the meeting is to continue the international Mideast peace conference. WAFA reported, according to the PNN, that Abbas is […]

Audio report - this week in Palestine
17 Jun

This Week in Palestine Week 24 2017

June 17, 2017 12:59 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 June 10, to the 16th, 2017. This week US announces new efforts to revive the stalled Peace talks between Palestinians and Israelis in the meantime Israel’s army attacks leave […]

05 Jun

50 Years of Israeli Occupation a Shame for the International System: PLO Secretary General Saeb Erekat

nsnbc: Marking 50 years of Israeli occupation, Dr. Saeb Erekat, Secretary General of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), stressed that the anniversary puts to shame the international system. In a statement released by the PLO negotiations Affairs Department on June 4, 2017, Dr. Saeb Erekat notes that “We are marking […]

21 May

Palestine Unrecognized by New French President Macron

Newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron has reiterated his stance that he will not recognize Palestine as a state because he would rather not spoil French relations with Israel. Prior to the win, Macron said that he backed a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but that recognizing Palestine would cause […]

19 May

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

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

25 Mar

In Suspected Preparation for Strike on Gaza, Israel to Hold Largest Aerial Drills Ever

Likely preparing for another deadly offensive on Gaza, the Israeli air force is preparing for the largest ever and most complex military drills ever held, later this year. According to Israeli public radio, about 100 fighters, other aircraft and a few hundred soldiers and pilots, along with logistical support forces […]

17 Mar

Honoring Rachel Corrie

03/16/17 | International Solidarity Movement | Occupied Palestine Today, March 16th, 2017, marks 14 years since the day that Rachel Corrie had her life taken. And though her life ended early, her courageous heart and defiant spirit will be carried onward, and continue to inspire many activists now and into […]

26 Feb

After Appeal by Leading Writers, Major US Literary Festival Will Proceed without Israeli Government Sponsorship

Human rights advocates welcome the decision by PEN America to hold PEN’s annual World Voices literary festival without funding from the Israeli government. The decision followed a campaign and a call supported by leading literary figures asking the organization to reject Israeli government sponsorship. PEN America accepted Israeli government support for the World Voices […]

Palestine Today - audio
22 Feb

Palestine Today 02 21 2017

February 22, 2017 1:53 AM Ghassan Bannoura Audio report, Palestine 0

Download / Listen Here Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for Tuesday, February, 21, 2017. Israeli navy attack Gaza fishermen and abducts five meanwhile in the West Bank troops ransack homes and detain civilians. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned. […]

Abdul Fatah Sharif's sister protesting her brother's murder (image from Middle East Eye)
22 Feb

Israeli soldier sentenced to 18 months for killing Palestinian execution-style

Elor Azaria, the soldier who shot and killed 21-year old Abdul-Fattah Sharif in March 2016 while Sharif was lying on the ground, unarmed and wounded, has been sentenced by an Israeli military court to an 18-month sentence – a sentence which Palestinian leaders say gives the “green light” for Israeli […]

Audio report - this week in Palestine
11 Feb

This Week in Palestine Week 06 2017

February 11, 2017 1:14 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 February 04, to the 10, 2017. Four Palestinians were killed this week by Israeli attacks, meanwhile Israel’s government approves new law facilitating illegal settlement construction and expansion. These stories, […]

08 Feb

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 […]

07 Feb

EU Summit with Israel Delayed over Settlement Bill

Haaretz Israeli newspaper, on Tuesday, said that European diplomats noted that the summit with Israel, which was due to take place on 28 February, had already been delayed for five years, following the settlement regularization bill which was passed in the Knesset late Monday.  The diplomats, who reportedly preferred to […]

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03 Feb

This Week in Palestine Week 05 2017

February 3, 2017 10:47 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 January 28, to February 03, 2017. Amidst international condemnation, Israel this week goes ahead with more settlement construction in the West Bank, in the meantime Israeli army attacks leave […]

02 Feb

Netanyahu Prepares For New Colony In The Occupied West Bank

On Wednesday evening, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, of the Likud Party, announced that he was working on appointing a team tasked with creating a new colony in the occupied West Bank, to fulfill what he called “a promise” to the illegal colonists of Amona outpost. Netanyahu stated that the […]

24 Jan

2,500 Houses Approved for Illegal West Bank Settlements

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman approved plans for the construction of 2,500 housing units in illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday, Israeli media reported. According to The Times of Israel, the vast majority of the new housing will be built in […]

16 Jan

US Had ‘Secret Accord’ to Continue ‘Natural Growth’ of Israeli Settlements

A leaked cable from Paris reveals that the Israeli defense minister Ehud Barak advertised the fact that the US and Israel had a ‘secret accord’ to ‘continue the natural growth of Israeli settlements in the West Bank.’ ~ Rory Wood, Wikileaks According to the cable [09PARIS827], the MFA Middle East […]

01 Jan

Annotated Transcript and Video Coverage of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s Historic 12/28/16 Speech

“Thank you, all. It’s good to be here, even in the middle of a holiday week. I wish you all a happy and productive new year. Today, I want to share candid thoughts about an issue that, for decades, has animated the foreign policy dialogue, here and around the world […]

24 Dec

UN Security Council Adopts Resolution Against Illegal Israeli Settlements ?

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : The UN Security Council has adopted a resolution which states that Israeli settlements in Palestinian territory occupied since 1967 have no legal validity, constitute a flagrant violation under international law and are a major obstacle to a two-State solution and a comprehensive peace. The adoption of the […]

10 Dec

BDS: HP Actions Broadest Ever Coordinated

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

08 Dec

Bethlehem Lights Christmas Tree With Message Of Peace And Justice (Video)

The Mayor of Bethlehem, Vera George Baboun, delivered this years’ Christmas message of peace and justice during the annual official Christmas tree lighting ceremony, held on December 4th, at the Manger Square in front of the Church of Nativity in the Palestinian city of Bethlehem. The ceremony was carried out […]

03 Dec

UN General Assembly Adopts “Paper Tiger” Resolution on Israel’s Withdrawal from the Syrian Golan

Fahwad Al-Khadoumi (nsnbc) : The UN General Assembly adopted yet another resolution demanding Israel to withdraw from the occupies Syrian Golan Heights in line with the resolution of June 4, 1967. However, UN General Assembly resolutions are non-binding and no more than a paper tiger without a unanimous decision by […]

03 Dec

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: Arafat, who dedicated his life to keeping the […]

29 Nov

BDS Movement Counts Successes for 2016

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