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12 Dec
10:48

Palestinian Cabinet Appeals To France to Recognize the State of Palestine

Tuesday’s weekly meeting of the Palestinian Cabinet in Ramallah, in the central occupied West Bank, headed by Palestinian Prime Minister Dr. Rami Hamdallah, strongly condemned the Israeli army invasions of the West Bank cities of Ramallah and Al-Biereh in which the Israeli military injured many citizens with rubber coated steel […]

10 Nov
10:52

France Denounces Israel’s Decision to Build 792 New Units in Jerusalem

France has denounced an Israeli decision to building 792 new units in the illegal Ramat Shlomo and Ramot colonies, in occupied Jerusalem. The statement came after the so-called “Planning and Construction Committee” approved the plans, in the two colonies, located north of occupied East Jerusalem. France said it condemns the […]

18 Sep
9:48

Ahed Tamimi Travels to France Despite Israeli Travel Ban

Despite an Israeli ban on her movement, Palestinian resistance icon Ahed Tamimi traveled to France, for a debate, on Friday. The young resistance leader was invited by L’Humanité newspaper and the French Communist party, or PCF, to participate in an event organized by Association France Palestine Solidarite. Ahed spoke on Sunday, at […]

19 Jun
11:39

After France Condemns Israel’s Killings in Gaza, French Police Obstruct Freedom Flotilla

Human rights activist Claude Leostic accuses Emmanuel Macron’s government of political harassment. TRNN video & transcript: DIMITRI LASCARIS: This is Dimitri Lascaris, reporting for The Real News from Montreal, Canada. As The Real News reported a few weeks ago, a flotilla of ships has set sail from Copenhagen to the besieged […]

05 Feb
7:31

PayPal Blocks Activists for Palestine in France

PayPal, already facing pressure for its refusal to provide services to Palestinians living under Israeli military occupation, appears to be going a step further in its anti-Palestinian efforts. Last week it abruptly shut down the account of a major Palestine solidarity group in France without providing an explanation. In taking […]

12 Jul
5:03

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
10:33

BDS: France Shoots Down Purchase of Israeli Drones

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

16 Jul
11:01

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
7:12

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
11:48

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
7:18

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
2:38

France to Recognize Palestine If Two-State Solution Fails

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
7:23

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
10:51

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
12:27

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
11:21

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
4:18

France Withholds Funds to Settler Association in Jerusalem

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

06 Aug
4:08

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
12:38

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
12:39

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
11:53

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
11:14

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
5:48

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
3:48

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
9:40

€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
11:22

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
1:41

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
3:49

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
12:04

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
11:49

Juppe Presents Peace Plan. Says France Will Host Talks

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
7:40

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
6:53

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
10:19

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
11:43

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
3:49

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
1:13

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
10:57

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
10:31

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
12:30

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
2:00

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
12:35

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
8:48

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
9:19

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
5:20

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
3:45

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

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
3:33

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
2:33

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
11:11

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

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
8:42

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
7:17

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
9:32

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 […]

30 Jan
4:52

More Than 60 LGBTQ+ Groups Call for Boycott of Song Contest in Israel

More than 60 queer and trans liberation organizations, from nearly 20 countries across Europe and beyond, are calling on global LGBTQIA communities to boycott the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Israel. The signatories condemn Israel’s “shameful” use of Eurovision, which has a strong following among LGBTQIA communities, to “distract attention from its […]

29 Jan
4:57

Irish Bill Banning Israeli Settlement Goods Passes

The lower house of the Irish parliament passed a law, on Thursday, preventing the importation or sale of goods from Israeli settlements. The Control of Economic Activity (Occupied Territories) Bill, originally proposed by Senator Frances Black, was passed in the Irish Senate back in January 2018. On Thursday, Irish MP Niall […]

25 Jan
5:08

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (17 – 23 January 2019)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 17 – 23 January, 2019. Israeli forces killed a Palestinian civilian and wounded 7 others, including 3 children and a journalist, in the West Bank. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against peaceful […]

23 Jan
6:31

Israeli Companies Sell Spy Tech They Perfected for Occupying Palestine

TRNN’s Greg Wilpert speaks to Antony Loewenstein, author of an article called “Exporting the Technology of Occupation.” He shows the growing connection between Israeli offensive cyber companies and mass surveillance, in the service of authoritarian governments around the world. Video & Transcript GREG WILPERT: It’s The Real News Network, and I’m […]

18 Jan
7:24

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (10 – 16 January 2019)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 10 – 16 January, 2019. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip. A woman and a child were killed during the 42nd week of the Return and […]

06 Jan
9:14

Abbas: Door of Palestine Closed to US

President Mahmoud Abbas arrived in Cairo for a three-day visit on January 4, 2019. He will meet with his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, and is also scheduled to attend the inauguration of El Fattah El Aleem Mosque and the Nativity of the Christ Cathedral, in the New Administrative Capital of […]

03 Jan
7:52

Early Knesset Elections Campaign Meets with Settler Councils

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu listens to Avichai Mandelblit (R) during the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem November 16, 2014. REUTERS/Gali Tibbon/Pool/File Photo In its weekly report about Israeli settlement activities in the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem, the National Bureau for the Defense of Land stated that, following the […]

19 Dec
5:19

Salah Hamouri: ‘Detention is an instrument of Israel’s oppression’

December 19, 2018 5:19 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Human Interest, Israel, Prisoners 0

Image: Salah Hamouri. Photo credit: GUE/NGL The following article, by Rebecca Stead, was originally published by Middle East Monitor on 15 December, and was reprinted by Samidoun under a Creative Commons license:  In the dead of night, Israeli forces knocked on the door of Salah Hamouri’s apartment in Jerusalem, he told me. “When I […]

19 Dec
5:03

Palestinians Have A Legal Right To Armed Struggle

by Stanley L Cohen (edited for the IMEMC by c h r i s @ i m e m c . o r g) Long ago, it was settled that resistance and even armed struggle against a colonial occupation force is not just recognised under international law but specifically endorsed. In […]

12 Dec
7:39

Ahmad Sa’adat: Palestine Will Be Freed By The People, Not The Elites

Via the Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network. The following interview with imprisoned Palestinian leftist leader, Ahmad Sa’adat, the General Secretary of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, was published first in the Italian newspaper Il Manifesto on November 9, 2018. Sa’adat has been imprisoned in Israeli prison since 2006, when he was seized […]

12 Dec
7:31

‘The Lobby – USA’: Lessons for the Palestine Solidarity Movement

by Ali Abunimah for Ma’an News Agency Ali Abunimah, Al-Shabaka Policy Adviser, is the author of One Country: A Bold Proposal to End the Israeli Palestinian Impasse (2006), and co-founder and director of the widely acclaimed publication The Electronic Intifada. His most recent book is The Battle for Justice in […]

03 Dec
6:21

VIDEO: Thousands Gather for Christmas Tree Lighting in Bethlehem

Only meters away from where baby Jesus is said to be born, thousands of people made their way to Manger Square and gathered around the gigantic Christmas tree, to welcome in the holiest month of the Christian year – December. Locals and foreigners, wrapped up in their coats and beanies, […]

30 Nov
6:13

Irish Boycott Bill Passes First Senate Reading

A bill prohibiting the importation and sale of goods and services originating in illegal Israeli settlements approved in July by the Irish Senate, was passed in its first reading, on Wednesday. The Control of Economic Activities (occupied territories) Bill 2018, which was sponsored by Senator Frances Black, seeks to prohibit the import […]

27 Nov
8:55

The EU and Jerusalem: The Potential for Pushback

by Yara Hawari , for Al-Shakaba Palestinian Policy Network. Overview The US embassy move from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in May 2018 set a dangerous precedent that both encouraged Israel to continue its annexation and colonization of Palestinian land and invited third states to join in violating their obligations under international law. Although condemned […]

11 Nov
8:59

US Envoy: Neither Side Will Like “Deal of the Century”

US White House Envoy Jason Greenblatt said, in a closed meeting, that the US administration will soon be presenting President Trump’s peace plan in the Middle East that “neither side will like.” According to Israel’s Channel 10, the meeting was held in London, and organized by the UK Association for […]

03 Nov
7:47

Palestinian Prisoners: A Battleground for International Solidarity

The following article, by Charlotte Kates, the international coordinator of Samidoun, initially appeared in Arabic in Al-Adab magazine, published on November 2, 2018. The Arabic text can be read online at the Al-Adab website. The article appeared in an issue with a special focus on Palestinian prisoners, including testimonies from current […]

02 Nov
12:00

Netanyahu Welcomes Brazilian President-Elect’s Decision To Move Embassy To Jerusalem

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed statements by the right-wing Brazilian President-elect Jair Bolsonaro, regarding his decision to move the Brazilian embassy from Tel Aviv to occupied Jerusalem. Netanyahu’s statements came after Bolsonaro stated, shortly after his election, that he is fulfilling his campaign promises to move the embassy to […]

31 Oct
1:34

Erekat: “Trump And Netanyahu Continue To Act On Destroying Peace”

The Secretary of Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), Dr. Saeb Erekat, stated that U.S. President Donald Trump, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, are ongoing with their politics to destroy the two-state solution, and replace it with their own facts on the ground, in violation of International Law. His statement came […]

27 Oct
12:07

Israeli Soldiers Attack Nonviolent Protesters In Bil’in And Ni’lin, Near Ramallah

Israeli soldiers resorted, Friday, to the excessive use of force against Palestinian and international peace activists, marching against the illegal occupation, the Annexation Wall and Colonies, in Bil’in and Ni’lin villages, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. Medical sources said the soldiers caused many locals and international […]

21 Oct
5:57

PA to UN: “Gaza is Not a Humanitarian Problem, it is a Political Problem.”

The following is a summary of the opening comments of the United Nations Security Council Meeting #8375 on October 18, 2018,  Mr. Nickolay Mladenov, the representative of the Secretary-General to the Palestinian Liberation Organization and the Palestinian Authority, made the following points (summarized below). According to Mladenov, Demolitions OCHA (United […]

10 Oct
9:11

Samidoun Joins Ahed Tamimi in Spain to Urge Action to Free Palestine (VIDEO)

Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network joined the welcome for Ahed Tamimi and call for a free Palestine in Madrid on 29 September. Samidoun international coordinator, Charlotte Kates, spoke alongside former Palestinian child prisoner and anti-colonial land defense activist Ahed Tamimi at the annual 2018 Fiesta, organized by the Communist Party of Spain. The event […]

04 Oct
8:07

Security Council Prepares to Visit Palestine in October

On Wednesday, Head of the UN Security Council, Bolivian Ambassador, Sacha Sergio Llorenti Soliz, said that he will seek a visit to the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, in October. This came during a press conference held by Soliz, in which his country holds the rotating presidency of the […]

30 Sep
12:58

Palestinian With French Citizenship Rearrested Immediately After His Release From Administrative Detention

The Israeli authorities rearrested, Sunday, a Palestinian political prisoner with French citizenship, minutes after his release from prison after spending thirteen months under arbitrary Administrative Detention orders without charges. The Palestinian Salah al-Hammouri, from occupied East Jerusalem, was held at the Negev Desert Detention Camp for thirteen months, under Administrative […]

30 Sep
8:51

Palestine Circus Festival’s “United for Freedom” Opens in Ramallah

September 30, 2018 8:51 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Human Interest, News Report, Ramallah 0

XY Company performing at the opening of the Palestine Circus Festival in Ramallah. (Photo courtesy of the Circus School)  The second edition of the Palestine Circus Festival, entitled “United for Freedom”, opened in Ramallah on Thursday, with the participation of about 200 local and international artists, according to press release. […]

30 Sep
8:41

Ministerial Meeting Raises US $122 Million for UNRWA

On 27 September, the Foreign Ministers of Jordan, Sweden, Turkey, Japan and Germany, as well as the High Representative and Vice-President of the European Union, hosted a Ministerial Meeting in New York, with the aim of mobilizing financial and political support for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for […]

21 Sep
9:11

Open Letter: Palestinian Environmental and Professional Organizations Urge MedPine to Relocate KKL-JNF Sponsored Forestry Conference from Israel

Palestinian environmental networks and professional unions call on MedPine to relocate its conference outside of Israel and urge invited speakers to refuse to lend their scholarship to KKL-JNF’s greenwashing of Israel’s violations of Palestinian human rights. We are writing from Palestinian environmental organizations and academic and professional unions to urge you […]

21 Sep
8:52

Abbas Says Leadership Willing to Resume Negotiations with Israel

President Mahmoud Abbas said, in a press conference on Friday, following his meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron, in Paris, that the Palestinian leadership is willing to begin confidential or public peace negotiations with Israel. “We have not rejected negotiations, as the Israelis say, but [Benjamin] Netanyahu always refused,” the […]

20 Sep
3:40

International Teams to Participate in Palestine Circus Festival

Several international groups are to participate in the Palestine Circus Festival, set to take place in 32 locations across the occupied West Bank, which will be held under the slogan “United for Freedom.” International circus teams from Argentina, the United Kingdom, Chile and France are going to participate in the […]

18 Sep
3:06

UPDATE: French Activist Released, Tells Story of Detention at Khan Al-Ahmar

The Israeli occupation court in Jerusalem on Monday withdrew its decision to deport French activist Frank Romano for participation in the protest against the occupation in Khan Al-Ahmar Bedouin village, east of occupied Jerusalem. Romano, a law professor at the French Sorbonne University, who holds both French and American citizenship, […]

16 Sep
8:50

French-American Professor Detained during West Bank Protest to be Expelled from Israel

Israel is determined to expel the foreign law professor detained Friday, on suspicion of disrupting the actions of Israeli soldiers on duty, at the Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar, which is facing imminent demolition, according to Israeli media. Frank Romano, 66, who holds both French and American citizenship and teaches […]

15 Sep
7:00

French Activist Goes on Hunger Strike in Solidarity with Khan al-Ahmar

Israeli police detaining French-American activist Frank Romano for standing in the way of bulldozers attempting to block roads to Khan al-Ahmar. (WAFA Images / Suleiman Abu Srour) A French-American activist started a hunger strike on Friday, after he was detained by Israeli police, when activists in Khan al-Ahmar village, east […]

12 Sep
10:41

French Online Payment Service Provider HelloAsso Refuses to Close Accounts Belonging to BDS Activists

Supporters of Palestinian rights in France. [Photo Credit: BDS France] 09/12/18 Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC) / France HelloAsso, a French company that provides online payment services, has rejected pressure by Israel lobby groups to shut down the accounts of two French groups which support the BDS movement for […]

05 Sep
8:03

Roger Waters on Lionel Messi, Lana Del Rey and the BDS Movement

Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters called on Miss Lana Rey to “do the right thing.” Coincidentally, she did. Waters says such victories, by the BDS Movement, have the potential to be a game-changer.   TRNN Video & Transcript:   DIMITRI LASCARIS: This is Dimitri Lascaris reporting for The Real News from […]

01 Sep
8:36

Jordan to Host New York Fundraiser for UNRWA

Jordan will host a fundraiser at the United Nations headquarters in New York, next month, to keep UNRWA afloat, the kingdom’s Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi said, on Thursday. Jordan, in collaboration with UNRWA, Sweden, Japan and Turkey, will organize a conference in support of the agency on the sidelines of […]

30 Aug
7:01

Palestinian Film May Be Eligible For Oscar (Trailer)

“Ghost Hunting,” a Palestinian film directed by Raed Andoni, was submitted to the Academy Awards to compete in the Best Foreign Language Film category, in hopes that it be nominated for the 91st Academy Awards, which will be held on February 22, 2019. According to a statement by the Palestinian Ministry […]

27 Aug
3:21

One Year of Arbitrary Detention for French-Palestinian Lawyer Salah Hamouri

French-Palestinian lawyer and human rights defender Salah Hamouri has been imprisoned by Israel without charge or trial for over a year. On 23 August 2017, Hamouri’s home in Kufr Aqab, Jerusalem was attacked and invaded by Israeli occupation forces – only three days after he had taken and passed the Palestinian bar examination […]

18 Aug
7:43

Noam Chomsky: Israeli Support Eroding in America

The American linguist, historian and thinker Noam Chomsky says that the administration of US President Donald Trump, despite all its talk about the so-called ‘Deal of the Century’ , has no solution to offer that could lead to the establishment of an independent Palestinian state. The Trump administration, he said, […]

15 Aug
1:34

After Emerging From An Israeli Prison, Freedom Flotilla Captain Accuses Canada’s Government Of Complicity In A “Slow Genocide”

Human rights activist John Turnbull describes how Israel’s navy hijacked a peaceful vessel in international waters, and kidnapped its passengers and crew. Dimitri Lascaris is a lawyer, journalist, and activist. After working in the New York and Paris offices of a major Wall Street law firm, Dimitri became a class […]

09 Aug
4:17

Top 70 Moments of Solidarity & BDS for Palestine in 2018

August 8, 2018 / Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC) Here are 70 highlights of solidarity and BDS for Palestine in 2018. We highlight 70 moments of hope on this year marking the seventieth anniversary of the ongoing Nakba, or “Catastrophe,” wherein indigenous Palestinians faced mass expulsion from their homes to establish a […]

06 Aug
10:58

Rise in PA Standing following Rejection of U.S. “Deal”

A public opinion poll conducted by the Jerusalem Media and Communication Centre, in cooperation with Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, showed that out of the majority of Palestinians polled, 60.6% support the Palestinian Authority leadership’s position not to accept the United States as the sole mediator in the peace process. However, 28.1% […]

26 Jul
2:29

Advocates: Israel’s Jewish Nation-State Law Constitutionally Enshrines Racism Against Palestinians (VIDEO)

USCPR Executive Director Yousef Munayyer appeared on Democracy Now! to discuss Israel’s “nation-state” law constitutionally enshrining apartheid. https://publish.dvlabs.com/democracynow/360/dn2018-0723.mp4   Transcript: AMY GOODMAN: For more, we’re joined by Democracy Now! video stream by Yousef Munayyer, the executive director of the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights. And joining us in studio, Rebecca Vilkomerson, executive […]

23 Jul
8:01

TRNN Analysis: Israel Legislates Apartheid into Law

TRNN’s Shir Hever explains that Israel’s new Law of the Nation-State makes it impossible to pretend that Israel is a democracy. Unequal rights are recognized by the government as the essence of the state. Shir Hever is an economic researcher in the Alternative Information Center, a Palestinian-Israeli organization active in […]

22 Jul
9:08

JVP: 40 Jewish Groups Worldwide Oppose Equating Anti-Semitism with Criticism of Israel

From South Africa to Sweden, New Zealand to Germany to Brazil, for the first time ever, over thirty Jewish organizations across the globe came together in a statement condemning attempts to stifle criticism of Israel. The statement warns of a growing trend of legislative campaigns to target organizations that support Palestinian rights, particularly the […]

16 Jul
9:58

VIDEO: As Israel Renews His Administrative Detention, Salah Hamouri Honored in French Town of Montcel

The following report is based on the French original, written by the Association France Palestine SolidaritĂ© 63 (AFPS 63): Only one week after his administrative detention without charge or trial was renewed once more by the Israeli occupation, Salah Hamouri, the French-Palestinian lawyer and political prisoner, was declared an honorary citizen of the commune of Montcel […]

15 Jul
7:41

MADA: 62 Violations against Palestinian Media Freedoms in June

Photo: Journalist Madeline Al-Aqraa after she was wounded in the field, in the town of Khuza’a, east of Khan Younis. The attacks against media freedoms in Palestine continued to rise during June of 2018, and have experienced a new upsurge. Totalling 62 attacks, they reflect an increase of five cases, as […]

11 Jul
9:42

Irish Senate Votes in Favor of Boycotting Israeli Settlement Products

The upper house of the Irish parliament, the Seanad Éireann, voted on July 11, in favor of a bill to ban the purchase of goods and services from illegal Israeli settlements. The “Control of Economic Activity (Occupied Territories) Bill 2018” was put forward by Irish Independent Senator Frances Black and […]

08 Jul
8:44

The EU Must Fight the US Embassy Move to Jerusalem

This piece was originally published by Al-Shabaka: The Palestinian Policy Network, an independent, non-partisan, and non-profit organization whose mission is to educate and foster public debate on Palestinian human rights and self-determination within the framework of international law. By Yara Hawari on July 8, 2018:  When the US moved its embassy from Tel […]

30 Jun
12:29

‘Freedom Flotilla’ Boats En Route to Gaza Depart Spain

June 30, 2018 12:29 PM IMEMC News News Report 0

Two of the boats participating in the 2018 ‘Freedom Flotilla’ to break the Israeli blockade on Gaza left Spain Friday on their way to Italy, then onward to the Gaza Strip. The two vessels are called Freedom and Al-Awda (Arabic for ‘The Return’, in reference to the Palestinian refugees’ internationally-recognized […]

24 Jun
9:00

Al Mezan: Israel Entrenches its Illegal Annexation of Jerusalem and the Forcible Transfer of Palestinians

The announcement made by the United States (US) on 6 December 2017 to move its embassy to Jerusalem and officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, in stark violation of international law, consolidated its policy towards Israel’s occupation of East Jerusalem and annexation of West Jerusalem. On 21 December […]