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29 Jul
10:42

Children Arrive for ‘Gaza Kids to Ireland’ Football Tour

After they played and charmed their way into the hearts of communities across Ireland last summer, a mostly new group of 19 children from Al Helal Football Academy in Gaza City, Palestine, is due in Ireland tomorrow . “As the trip was such an uplifting, joyous experience, we are doing […]

29 Jun
2:27

Gaza Kids Heading to Ireland amidst Energy Crisis and Israeli Assault

The Gaza Strip is now experiencing a full-on energy disaster, with its already inadequate supply of three to four hours per day of electrical supply now being cut by 45 to 60 minutes per day. The United Nations has warned that these power cuts threaten a “total collapse” of basic […]

07 Oct
7:25

Outrage as Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign Bank Accounts Closed

The Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign announced, on Monday, that its accounts had been closed by the Bank of Ireland. (photo: 2014 Dublin protest in solidarity with Gaza, Palestine — Paul ReynoldsRabble.ie) The IPSC is seeking answers from the bank, which would only say the organization no longer met its “risk appetite.” In […]

01 Aug
11:15

Football In Ireland for Gaza Youth

Children from the Al-Helal club, in the besieged Gaza Strip, are in Ireland and enjoying a 10-day visit of fun and football! The footballers, aged from 10 to 14 years old, are staying and playing in Nenagh, Co Tipperary, as well as in Maynooth, Dublin, Limerick, Kinvara and Wexford over […]

15 Apr
1:46

EU, Austria, Ireland and Portugal Pledge over €12m in Support to Palestine

The European Union is making its first contribution in 2016 to the Palestinian Authority’s quarterly payment of social allowances. According to a press statement released on Friday morning, around 119,000 poor Palestinian families in the West Bank and Gaza will receive financial payments through the PA’s cash transfer program. This […]

04 Mar
6:41

Ireland: Gino Kenny Raises Palestinian Flag Upon Election Victory

New Irish Parliament Member Gino Kenny, from the Anti-Austerity Alliance, celebrated his election victory, this past Saturday, by waving a Palestinian flag.Kenny, aged 42, is a local Irish activist that has been a People Before Profit Alliance councilor on South Dublin County Council since 2009. He also has been an […]

10 Jan
3:57

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

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

10 Jul
12:28

PalFest: Ireland and Palestine Bond through Art

Marking the first anniversary of the 50-day devastating Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip, hundreds of international and Palestinian activists organized a four-day long arts festival to demonstrate firm solidarity and denounce and remind the world about the deadly Gaza aggression through art as a universal language. The festival, which […]

07 Mar
6:14

Ireland: Week of Solidarity Against Israeli Apartheid Policies

From 7th-14th March, the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) will be hosting a week of informative and interactive events – including a public talk, film screenings and protest rallies – to mark the 11th annual Israeli Apartheid Week.Israeli Apartheid Week is an annual international series of events held in cities […]

27 Feb
4:42

Campaign for Palestinian Recognition Launched in Ireland

A Palestinian solidarity group in Ireland has launched a billboard campaign, Wednesday, to urge the Irish government to support the recognition of Palestine.Solidarity organization ‘Sadaka’ said that former Irish foreign minister Micheál Martin, Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams, and PA ambassador to Ireland, Ahmed Abdelrazek, urged the Irish government to […]

22 Dec
6:15

Documentary: Ireland & Palestine

(via the Hebron Defense Committee) A recently made documentary entitled ‘Ireland & Palestine’ looks at the similarities, solidarity and campaign work of the Irish people for Palestine.   Search IMEMC: ‘Ireland’

16 Aug
10:12

Ireland’s Biggest Food Retailer Drops Israeli Produce as European Boycotts Surge

Major Israeli food exporters are facing an unprecedented wave of cancelations in orders from Europe as a result of Israel’s most recent massacre of Palestinians in Gaza.Michael Deas | The Electronic Intifada | 08/15/2014 SuperValu, the biggest food distributor in Ireland, told the Irish media last week that it has […]

01 Aug
5:55

Palestinian Member of the Israeli Knesset to Speak in Ireland

August 1, 2012 5:55 PM IMEMC News Feature, Human rights, International 0

Palestinian citizen of Israel Haneen Zoabi, who was elected to the Israeli Knesset in 2009, will embark on a speaking tour of Ireland next week according to a press release from the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC).The Palestine News Network (PNN) reported that Zoabi is the first Palestinian woman in […]

26 Jan
12:52

Ireland Upgrades Palestinian Mission To Embassy

On Tuesday, the Irish government announced it’s decision to upgrade the status of the Palestinian mission to the country, the official Palestinian representative office, to the level of an official embassy.The move comes following a similar decisions made by several European countries including Spain and France. Israeli daily, Haaretz, reported […]

11 Oct
8:53

Ireland Voids Weapons Deal With Israel

The Irish Ministry of Defense had voided a weapons deal with Israel in which Israel was to provide Ireland with 20 Million rounds of live ammunition. The decision was attributed to the assassination of a Hamas leader in Dubai earlier this year.An Irish paper reported that that after Ireland spent […]

07 Aug
8:13

Palestinian escapes an assassinatioin attempt in Ireland, Palestinians accuse Israel

A deported Palestinian escaped an assassination attempt on Thursday morning in a drive-by shooting in Ireland sources in Dublin reported.According to sources, Jihad Ja’ara from Bethlehem, escaped an assassination attempt and the Irish police arrested two suspects. The names of the two are not released, however media sources claim one […]

11 Nov
9:59

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

On Friday 10th November, the Lord Mayor of Dublin Mícheál 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 […]

27 Oct
7:52

Israeli Government-Sponsored Culinary Festival Loses Another Chef Amid Boycott Calls

Peruvian chef Mitsuharu Tsumura becomes the second to withdraw from Tel Aviv Round Tables culinary festival which whitewashes ongoing Israeli violations of Palestinian human rights. October 26, 2017 — Top chef Mitsuharu Tsumura has announced that he is dropping out of this year’s Round Tables culinary festival in Israel, an event which […]

15 Oct
5:37

US and Israel Show UNESCO their Anti-Palestinian Bias

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

05 Oct
6:06

Thousands Call for End of Irish Arms Trade with Israel (Photos)

On Wednesday, 4th October, 2017, the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign presented the Irish Government with over 23,000 signatures to a petition demanding an end to bilateral arms trade between Israel and Ireland. PNN reports that human rights campaigners were joined by TDs and Senators from the Oireachtas [Irish parliament], and Dublin […]

29 Sep
4:24

Pro-Israel Lobby Losing Its Grip On Westminster

by Yvonne Ridley, Days of Palestine This has not been a good week for Israel, especially in Britain, where the Zionist lobbyists have spent millions in recent years oiling the cogs in Westminster to persuade politicians of all stripes to give their unconditional support to their favourite state. It has […]

06 Aug
7:27

Gaza 2014: “They weren’t sure it wasn’t some family they just took down in there.”

Breaking the Silence is an organization of veteran combatants who have served in the Israeli military since the start of the Second Intifada, and have taken it upon themselves to expose the Israeli public to the reality of everyday life in the Occupied Territories. They endeavor to stimulate public debate about the price […]

02 Jul
9:30

Don’t Historicize the Balfour Declaration: The Past is Still the Palestinians’ Present

by Yara Hawari  Overview The political turmoil in the United Kingdom following Prime Minister Theresa May’s re-election with a reduced, precarious majority and the implications for the UK’s negotiations to leave the European Union have overshadowed Britain’s other foreign policy concerns. Among other repercussions, it casts doubt on the way in […]

01 Jul
7:14

Spanish Parliament Affirms Right to BDS as Protected Speech

Spanish parliament in Madrid. June 30, 2017 – On Tuesday, the Spanish parliament unanimously passed a motion recognizing the right to advocate for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) as protected under the right to freedom of expression and association. This bill was introduced by the progressive parliamentary coalition “Unidos Podemos-En Comú […]

20 Jun
7:26

PCHR 2016 Annual Report

The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) has published its annual report for the year of 2016. A fully detailed PDF version of the report can be downloaded by clicking here. The Centre is an independent Palestinian human rights organization (registered as a non-profit Ltd. Company) based in Gaza City. […]

10 May
5:48

Dublin City & Sligo County Councils to Fly Palestinian Flag, Marking 50 Years of Occupation

The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) welcomed today’s announcements that Dublin City Hall will fly the Palestinian flag between 15th May and June, this year, following a vote by Dublin City Council, this evening. Sligo County Council also voted to fly the flag from the Council Building between 15th May and […]

28 Apr
8:28

May Day: Palestinian Trade Unions Call for Intensifying BDS

Official statement from the Palestinian Trade Union Coalition for BDS (PTUC-BDS): “On May Day, we Palestinian trade unions are proud to stand with the trade union movement internationally as we collectively resist attacks on our working conditions, cuts to public services and job losses. We lend our voices to the […]

21 Apr
5:43

Historic Decision: Barcelona City Council Votes to End Complicity with Israeli Occupation & Illegal Settlements

April 19, 2017 – Today, in light of the Barcelona City Council’s vote to condemn Israel’s occupation, call to end complicity in Israel’s violations of international law, and affirmation of the legitimacy of the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement for Palestinian human rights,  the Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) released the following […]

05 Mar
9:38

Dubliners Launch Israeli Apartheid Week 2017 (PHOTOS)

As part of Israeli Apartheid Week 2017, the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) organised a street theatre act on Henry Sreet, to raise awareness about the inhumane and unjust daily life that Palestinian’s face at checkpoints under the control of an apartheid regime. Israeli Apartheid Week, according to the PNN, will […]

Audio report - this week in Palestine
11 Feb
1:14

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, www.imemc.org, 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, […]

07 Feb
10:59

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 […]

Audio report - this week in Palestine
23 Dec
11:16

This Week in Palestine Week 51 2016

December 23, 2016 11:16 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, www.imemc.org, for December 17, to the 23, 2016. Two Palestinian teenagers are reported killed by Israeli gunfire this week in the meantime Israel keeps attempting to keep occupied territories under its […]

21 Dec
7:52

Israel Seizes Land in Palestinian Cemetery

Britain, Netherlands and Ireland condemn Israeli violations of international law in the Occupied Syrian Golan.  ~December 19, Alternative Information Center (AIC) MP Tobias Ellwood, the British Foreign Office Minister for the Middle East and Africa, reiterated on November 29, 2016 that the British government regards the Golan Heights as “Occupied […]

10 Dec
4:19

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 […]

03 Dec
5:27

Under BDS Pressure, G4S Ends Most Illegal Business with Israel

Human rights campaigners to intensify pressure against the company…   G4S announces sale of most of its Israel business, following intense BDS pressure G4S remains involved in Israeli police training and settlement construction business BDS human rights campaigners celebrate victory, call for continuing pressure   The world’s largest security company, […]

29 Nov
7:35

BDS Movement Counts Successes for 2016

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

18 Nov
7:36

Adalah Represents Four Women Detained In Gaza Boat Raid, Slated For Deportation From Israel

Adalah – The Legal Center for Minority Rights in Israel provided legal representation for four of the 13 women detained by the Israeli military when it commandeered their Gaza-bound boat, dubbed “The Women’s Boat to Gaza”, who were slated for deportation from the country.  07/10/2016 Adalah: Detention of women was […]

18 Nov
5:20

Palestine Campaigners Join Anti-Trump Protest in Dublin

Activists from the The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) participated in a protest opposing US President Trump’s election which took place outside the US Embassy at 6pm, asserting the need to build effective and creative movements of resistance to racism and colonialism. According to the PNN, the protest was called by a coalition of […]

20 Oct
6:41

A Change of Course: Women’s Boat to Gaza Activists Speak Out, Following their Release from Israeli Custody

After sailing for several days, the adventure of 13 pro-Palestinian women ended abruptly, when Israeli commandos illegally boarded the Zaytouna-Oliva in international waters, on 5 October, 2016. The Zaytouna set sail from Barcelona in mid-September, under the banner ‘Women’s Boat to Gaza’ (WBG). The yacht stopped in Sicily before proceeding […]

17 Sep
3:38

Dozens March In Bil’in’s Weekly Nonviolent Protest

September 17, 2016 3:38 AM IMEMC News News Report, Non-violent action, Ramallah, West Bank 0

Dozens of Palestinians, Israeli and international peace activists held, Friday, the weekly nonviolent protest against the Israeli annexation wall and colonies, in Bil’in village, northwest of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. The procession started from the center of the village, while the protesters carried Palestinian flags, and posters […]

07 Aug
11:40

New York Protesters Demand Freedom for Bilal Kayed, G4S Out of Palestine

via the Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network Protesters in New York City rallied outside the Manhattan office of British-Danish security corporation G4S on Friday, 5 August to demand freedom for Bilal Kayed, a Palestinian political prisoner in Israeli jails, on his 53rd day of hunger strike. Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity […]

07 Jul
10:21

Bilal Kayed: 22nd Day of Hunger Strike

Palestinian prisoner Bilal Kayed is continuing his open hunger strike for the 22nd day, as of 7 July; Addameer lawyer Mona Nadaf visited him in isolation in Ashkelon prison, where he remains in a very small cell without ventilation. Nadaf reported that he is continuing to refuse any kind of […]

06 Jul
9:41

Amsterdam in Solidarity with Bilal Kayed and Palestinian Prisoners (PHOTOS)

July 6, 2016 People in Amsterdam, the Netherlands expressed their solidarity with Palestinian prisoner Bilal Kayed, on hunger strike since 15 June in protest of his administrative detention without charge or trial following the expiration of his 14.5-year sentence in Israeli prisons. The solidarity photos were taken in Amsterdam on […]

30 Jun
9:27

Irish Senator Calls for Government Pressure to Release Bilal Kayed

via the Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network. Irish Senator Paul Gavan (Sinn Fein) highlighted the case of Bilal Kayed today, 30 June, in the Seanad (Irish Senate), urging the government to condemn Israel’s policy of administrative detention, imprisonment without charge or trial based on secret evidence. Kayed is one of […]

23 Jun
8:38

Flotilla Coalition: Women’s Boat to Gaza Presented at the European Parliament

The Women’s Boat to Gaza, a campaign of the Freedom Flotilla Coalition conducted its meetings, over the past weekend, to discuss and further plans to set sail towards Gaza in mid-September, with all women delegates and crew. In doing so, we raise the issue of the ongoing illegal blockade of […]

14 Jun
9:57

Irish Support of Boycott Welcomed by Human Rights Campaigners

In an open letter, published in today’s Irish Times and Irish Independent, thirteen of Ireland’s best-known musicians, writers, artists and sports stars have called on the Irish government to join them in supporting the growing worldwide boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel. The statement has been welcomed by […]

13 Jun
6:55

Key Muslim and Christian Holy Sites Erased from “Old City” Map

The Israeli tourism ministry has published a map of the occupied Old City of al-Quds (Jerusalem), which omits significant Muslim and Christian holy sites, as well as entire neighborhoods, from the area. The so-called “Old City” map, which is distributed free of charge at tourist information centers across the city, does […]

08 Jun
10:31

Jews Worldwide in Solidarity with Omar Barghouti and the BDS Movement

On the evening of June 5th, 2016, 49 years into the occupation of the West Bank and Gaza, Jewish organizations and individuals worldwide speak out in support of the right of Palestinians to non-violently resist Israel’s illegal and inhumane occupation.  In a petition sent to numerous national parliaments and European […]

15 May
1:46

68 years: The Nakba continues

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

26 Mar
4:38

BDS Salutes UNHRC New Resolution

The BDS Committee, on Thursday evening, welcomed the news from the UN Human Rights Council after four resolutions were passed regarding Palestine, with emphasis to a resolution that will produce a database of all business enterprises that operate in illegal Israeli settlements.Riya Hassan, Europe Campaigns Officer for the Palestinian BDS […]

28 Feb
6:38

“Ave Maria” Nominated to the Oscars (Trailer)

Basil Khalil, a Palestinian-British filmmaker born to a Palestinian father and English mother, in Nazareth, cannot contain his enthusiasm about his first professional filmshort comedy being nominated for the 88th annual Oscar awards.The British-Palestinian is the director of short film ‘Ave Maria.’ In an interview with Reuters Arabic, Khalil considered […]

13 Jan
2:26

BDS: Orange to Cut Ties with Israeli Company

French telecommunications giant, Orange, aims to end its ties with Israel’s second-largest mobile company, Partner Communications.The move, which will be enforced in February, according to the PNN, brings an end to a licensing agreement that the BDS movement claimed was a direct result of their campaigning. Additionally, according to a […]

11 Jan
2:40

Airbnb Presence Confirmed in Illegal West Bank Settlements

*Airbnb is enabling anyone to rent rooms and vacation homes in illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank.According to an article published by +972 Magazine, last week, the list of places to rent, some of them even luxurious cottages, make no mention of the fact that they are in […]

11 Jan
12:48

New York: Jewish Student Threatened for Pro-PalestinianTweets

Bethany Koval, a Fair Lawn High School student, has found herself in the center of a national discussion involving free speech rights and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, after school administrators questioned her about her posts on social media and warned that she could be in trouble under the state’s anti-bullying law.Koval, […]

23 Dec
1:29

Abbas: Palestinian State Passports to be Issued in 2016

PA President Mahmoud Abbas says that his government is set to change the name it uses on passports from ‘Palestinian Authority’ to ‘State of Palestine’.Following a Monday meeting with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in Athens, the Palestinian leader said that it would most likely take one year or “even […]

04 Dec
4:10

Israel to Retaliate over Settlement Labeling

Israel is expected to complicate relations with EU countries over settlement labeling.In response to recently issued EU directives about labeling the origin of settlement products, Netanyahu suspended Israeli dialogue with the EU on the peace process. The last meeting on the Israeli-Palestinian peace process was in 2014 and EU involvement […]

17 Oct
7:48

Palestinian and International Civilians to Resist Revenge Home Demolitions

October 17, 2015 7:48 AM IMEMC Agencies Nablus, News Report, Non-violent action 0

Palestinian civilians joined by international solidarity activists will gather tonight, Friday 16, October 2015, at the Nablus city homes of Yahya Hamad, Karam Al-masri and Sameer Al-kosa after Israeli forces threatened revenge demolitions within 24 hours.16th October 2015 | International Solidarity Movement | Al-Khalil Team Yesterday night, hundreds of Palestinians […]

11 Sep
11:03

UN General Assembly Votes For Raising Palestinian Flag

The United Nations General Assembly voted, Thursday, in an overwhelming majority for raising the Palestinian flag at the United Nations, despite aggressive opposition led by the United States and Israel.The UN proposal achieved 119 votes out of the 193 UN member states, while only eight countries, headed by the United […]

29 May
1:13

Israel 2015: A Government of Extremists in Charge of An Out-of-Control Military

Shocking words from Israeli officials’ and soldier testimonies of criminality reinforce immediate need for arms embargo and other sanctions, says the IPSC.According to the PNN, the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign has distributed a new briefing paper to members of the Irish Parliament, members of the European Parliament and members of local […]

09 Apr
5:02

Veolia Sells BDS-targeted Israel Businesses

Palestinian civil society activists have heralded the decision by French corporate giant Veolia to sell off nearly all of its business activity in Israel as a huge victory for the global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. The sale follows a worldwide campaign against the company’s role in illegal Israeli […]

21 Mar
3:48

VIDEO: Bethlehem Students Celebrate Heritage with Traditional Palestinian Wedding

March 21, 2015 3:48 AM IMEMC Agencies Bethlehem, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

Bethlehem University campus, on Thursday, witnessed a delightful and joyful atmosphere during annual celebrations of Palestinian cultural heritage. The student council, in collaboration with the Students Affairs Deanship celebrated by performing the annual traditional Palestinian wedding show in the presence of Palestinian artist Alaa Jallad. According to the Palestinian News […]

16 Mar
2:55

Remembering Rachel Corrie Twelve Years On

On March 16, 2003, 23-year-old American peace activist Rachel Corrie was killed by an Israeli demolition man while protecting a doctor’s family home in Rafah.Twelve years ago today, friend to ‪Palestine‬, Rachel Corrie, was killed by an Israeli bulldozer supplied by Caterpillar Inc., an American corporation which designs, manufactures, and […]

04 Mar
3:14

Sounds of Palestine: Social Empowerment for Children through Music

This Sunday, Sounds of Palestine organized the first winter mid-year concert, with the participation of over 70 kids who performed for their families in Aida Youth Center, playing violins, cellos, double basses, flutes and tabla, in addition to the singing of traditional Arabic songs.Sounds of Palestine is a project for […]

21 Feb
1:55

Italian Parliament Postpones Vote on Palestinian Recognition

The Italian parliament has again postponed the vote on a non-binding bill calling for the official recognition of a Palestinian state, reportedly under pressure from Israel.The motion is understood to be similar to the one put forth in Sweden, where the government formally recognized a Palestinian state last year , […]

07 Feb
11:51

Belgium’s Parliament Approves Conditional Recognition of Palestine

February 7, 2015 11:51 PM IMEMC Agencies International, News Report, Peace process 0

Late on Thursday, the Belgian parliament approved a resolution calling for official recognition of Palestine as a state.Belgium is the latest European country to tackle the question, as pressure grows on Israel and Palestinians to return to the negotiating table. Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel, with three other parties in […]

01 Jan
4:50

BDS 2014 Roundup

For Palestinians and people of conscience everywhere, 2014 will be remembered as the year in which Israel carried out its bloodiest massacre, ever, of Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip.2014 was also a year of resistance which saw continued resistance and unprecedented international solidarity with Palestine, and huge steps forward […]

11 Dec
10:59

Irish Parliament Calls for Recognition of Palestinian Statehood

The lower house of the Irish Parliament has approved a nonbinding resolution calling on the government to officially recognize the state of Palestine. The bill was passed late Tuesday night in the Dail, according to PNN correspondence, and was sponsored by Sinn Fein. It calls for a State of Palestine […]

08 Dec
2:52

Sinn Fein Leader Banned from Visiting Gaza by Israel

December 8, 2014 2:52 AM IMEMC Agencies Diplomacy, International, News Report 0

The Irish Journal, on Friday, reported that Israel has denied leading Irish politician Gerry Adams permission to enter Gaza. According to the PNN, Adams, president of the Catholic Sinn Fein party, is currently on a three-day tour of Israel and Palestine. He had reportedly been invited to visit Gaza by […]

05 Nov
9:12

Stealing the Land, Inch by Inch

November 5, 2014 9:12 PM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Human interest, Israeli Settlement 0

… this is the way the world ends; not with a bang but a whimper. From “The Hollow Men” by T.S. Eliot The words of the poet T.S. Eliot sprang to mind at Sheikh Jarrah in East Jerusalem and again at Ush Ghraub in Bethlehem as I listened to the […]

28 Oct
9:47

Israeli Military Demolishes a Bedouin Village in the South Hebron Hills

October 28, 2014 9:47 PM IMEMC Agencies Hebron, News Report, Refugees/Immigration 0

Yesterday, Israeli forces demolished a total of seven structures in the Bedouin village of Um al Kheir. 28th October | Operation Dove | Um Al Kheir, Occupied Palestine The structures demolished are, three houses made of concrete, a caravan donated by the United Nations (United Nations Human Rights Response Fund […]

24 Oct
1:58

Seanad Éireann Recognizes the State of Palestine

The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign congratulated, today, Seanad Éireann on passing a motion calling on the Irish Government to formally recognize the State of Palestine.The motion, which was tabled by Sen. Averil Power and supported by Senators from all parties, as well as independents, was passed this afternoon without a vote, […]

24 Oct
1:42

Benefit Concert in Support of Gaza’s Children Held in Irish Kinvara

A very special concert featuring Declan O’Rourke, Paddy Casey and Brian Kennedy, with support from Mark Dignam, in solidarity with children in the Gaza Strip took place in Kinvara, Ireland, on Sunday 19 October.The Palestinian News Network (PNN) reports that the concert was attended by the Ambassador of Palestine in […]

24 Aug
12:14

Palestine Supporters Block Israeli Ships in Washington and Los Angeles

Following a four-day long port blockade action in Oakland, California, in which activists delayed and blocked an Israeli ship from unloading its goods, Palestine supporters in Tacoma, Washington and Los Angeles, California have continued the action on Friday and Saturday by blocking two ships from the Israeli Zim line.The activists […]

04 Aug
4:06

Irish Artists Pledge to Boycott Israel

As the Israeli assault on the Gaza Strip continues to leave nearly 2,000 Palestinians dead and over 7,000 injured, there has been an upsurge in artists signing on to the Irish Artists’ Pledge to Boycott Israel. The Palestinian News Network (PNN) reports that the pledge, originally launched by the Ireland-Palestine […]

29 Jul
3:05

Joint Declaration by International Law Experts on Israel’s Gaza Offensive

‘As international and criminal law scholars, human rights defenders, legal experts and individuals who firmly believe in the rule of law and in the necessity for its respect in times of peace and more so in times of war, we feel the intellectual and moral duty to denounce the grave […]

21 Jul
2:45

7 Nobel Laureates Among 64 Public Figures Calling for Arms Embargo Against Israel

Sixty-four public figures, including seven Nobel Peace Prize winners, published a letter in the British Guardian newspaper calling for an international arms embargo on Israel for its ‘war crimes and possible crimes against humanity’ in Gaza. The letter reads as follows: ‘Israel has once again unleashed the full force of […]

16 Jul
2:05

Dublin City Council Motions For End to Attacks on Gaza

The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) has welcomed the Dublin City Council’s unanimous passing of a motion calling for an end to both the ongoing Israeli attacks on Gaza, in which over 200 Palestinians have been killed, in addition to the continuing Israeli-imposed illegal siege on the region. The motion, according […]

19 May
9:02

As Israeli Violations Escalate, BDS Gains International Momentum

With settler attacks on the rise across the West Bank and historic Palestine, and military incursions escalating throughout the occupied territories, often in direct conjunction with one another and with near full complicity from Western governments, the international community has responded by implementing increased measures with regard to the Boycott, […]

10 Mar
9:22

NUIG Students Join BDS Movement Against Israel

The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) welcomed, in a press release, the passing of motion calling on the National University of Galway (NUIG) Students’ Union to actively participate in the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign against Israel, until it ends the occupation of Palestine and complies with its obligations under […]

02 Nov
4:11

Balfour, A Promise Of Bloodshed And Massacres

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

21 Sep
12:16

Soldiers Attack Diplomats, Residents, In Destroyed Palestinian Village

September 21, 2013 12:16 PM Saed Bannoura Israeli attacks, Jordan Valley, News Report 0

On Friday [September 20, 2013] Israeli soldiers violently attacked international diplomats, and prevented dozens of residents from rebuilding the destroyed Khirbit Makhoul village, in the West Bank’s Northern Plains.The visiting diplomats came from France, Britain, Ireland, Spain and Australia, including diplomats of the European Union’s political bureau, who tried to […]

11 Jun
1:50

Tel Aviv Sold Advanced Weapons To Four Arab Countries

The British Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, has reported that Israel sold, over the past five years, military and security equipment for four Arab countries in addition to Pakistan.In its report, which deals with military and security equipment exports, the department said that Israel exported the weapons to Algeria, […]

08 Jun
3:05

Palestine Becomes Member of the IFJ

Palestine became a member of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) during the meeting in Dublin Castle, on June 6. Palestinian Journalists’ Syndicate head, Abdul-Nasser An-Najjar, was elected as a member of the IFJ Executive Committee by 283 votes out of 369. During the meeting, the IFJ re-elected Jim Boumelha […]

26 May
2:57

Why Palestine Is Different

Secretary of State John Kerry is making an all-out effort to restart peace negotiations between Israel and Palestine. Many well-intentioned, highly intelligent people from around the world have engaged in some way, shape, or form in the Palestinian-Israeli issue and many of these people have had hands-on experience in resolving […]

25 Mar
7:00

On day 236 of Hunger Strike, Issawi’s Heart rate drops

March 25, 2013 7:00 PM Saed Bannoura News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

Palestinian prisoner Samer al Issawi is near death, according to doctors, after spending 236 days without food to challenge the Israeli policy of ‘administrative detention’, in which Palestinians are imprisoned for extended periods without trial. Issawi is one of several long term hunger strikers, but no others have approached the […]

30 Nov
2:48

150 Countries To Vote “Yes” For Palestine

As the vote approaches, the Palestinians seem to be garnering all needed support to be recognized as a nonmember observer state at the United Nations General Assembly with more than 150 countries supporting the Palestinian bid, while Israel and the United States are heading the short list of “No”.The bid […]

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28 Nov
11:51

Palestine Today 11 28 2012

November 28, 2012 11:51 PM IMEMC Agencies Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file || 3 m 51s || 3.52 MB || Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Wednesday November 28th, 2012. Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas arrives in New York submit the Palestinian application at the […]

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 […]

02 Nov
4:01

Balfour And The “Jewish State”

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

23 Oct
5:17

The Elders Meet Abbas In Ramallah

A delegation from “The Elders” visited Ramallah Monday and met Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, and several senior officials, and discussed latest developments and obstacles obstructing peace in the region.The Elders were represented by former U.S. President, Jimmy Carter, Gro Harlem Bruntland, the first Norwegian woman to become a Prime Minister, […]

09 Aug
7:09

Israeli Mayor to Demolish UN Humanitarian Agency Emergency Shelter

August 9, 2012 7:09 PM IMEMC News Human rights, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Israeli Mayor of occupied Jerusalem, Nir Bakat, approved the demolition of two structures built by the United Nations (UN) as temporary emergency shelter for Palestinian families after Israel demolished their homes.Israel strongly condemned the erection of the emergency shelters in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Beit Hanina. Israel accused the […]

30 May
1:42

Swiss Giant to Begin Labelling Settlement Products

Migros, one of Switzerland’s largest enterprises, has announced that it will start labeling all Israeli settlement products in 2013, following the example of various countries around the globe. Migros spokeswoman stated that this was not a boycott of settlement products, they are merely informing their customers of the source of […]

28 May
4:02

Bassem Tamimi to Receive Sentence from Military Court, on Tuesday

May 28, 2012 4:02 PM Sarah Snobar News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

PNN has reported on Monday that the Ofer Military Court will deliver its sentence in the case of non-violent activist Bassem Tamimi on Tuesday, May 29.Tamimi, a grass-root organizer from the village of Nabi Saleh, north of Ramallah in the West Bank, was granted bail last month after spending 13 […]

25 May
1:27

Illegal settler products Still Welcome in Palestine?

With South Africa taking the lead in banning all products from the Occupied Territories labeled as Israeli products, and now the Republic of Ireland and Denmark to follow suit it seems the Palestinians themselves have yet to join this new cause.With South Africa taking the lead in banning all products […]

22 May
3:51

DFLP Member Calls for Punitive Measures Against Israel at International Level

Calls for Israel to be held responsible by the UN Security Council and the International Criminal Court for its settlement crimes on Palestinian land were voiced by Taysir Khalid, a member of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine.Khalid said that even in a time of international condemnation of […]

21 May
1:05

Shaath: Israel Must Respond to International Demand to Stop Settlement Expansion

Ma’an News Agency has reported on Monday that Dr. Nabil Shaath, a member of the Central Committee of Fatah, met separately the British Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Hugo Swire, and the Norwegian envoy to the peace process, both on Sunday.Shaath reviewed the political situation in Israel/Palestine and in […]

15 Apr
7:59

Four hunger striking prisoners now in hospital

April 15, 2012 7:59 AM Saed Bannoura Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Palestinian prisoner support group Addameer announced Saturday that it knows of eight Palestinian detainees currently on open-ended hunger strikes, four of whom have been hospitalized and are being force-fed fluids intravenously. The Israeli prison authority confirmed that 4 hunger strikers are in the hospital in Ramle prison.The hunger strikers […]

28 Mar
10:28

Irish Chairman To Sign Sister City Agreement With Gaza City

Councillor and chairman of the Irish Moyle District Council, Padraig McShane, will be arriving in Gaza City on Wednesday to officially sign a historic sister city agreement with the City Council in Gaza, the Gaza TV News reported.The Moyle District Council, located in Northern Ireland, voted for the twin agreement […]

06 Jan
2:14

EU Grants P.A €47.7 M. For December Salaries

The European Union will be transferring approximately €47.7 Million to the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank in order to enable it pay December benefits to nearly 85.000 government employees and pensioners in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. The European Commission will be paying €26.2 Million, Spain €20.0 […]

16 Dec
1:46

Iceland Recognizes Palestine as a State

During a special ceremony at its capital, Reykjavik, Iceland’s Foreign Minister, Ossur Skarphedinsson, officially informed his Palestinian counterpart, Riyadh Al Maliki, that his country officially recognized Palestine as a state within the 1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as its capital.Skarphedinsson stated that his country will be establishing full diplomatic relations […]