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13 Sep
5:25

Naftali Bennett: Hezbollah and Iran Greatest Threat to Israeli Security

By Emma Von Larsen and Bettina Boye/PNN Various Israeli officials joined the IDC institute of Counterterrorism annual conference to discuss the development of terrorism and ways to counter, where Israeli minister of education, Naftali Bennett  emphasized that “modern Zionism has created a safe haven for Jewish people, and Iran threatens this” […]

24 Nov
2:56

Bennett: It’s time to recognize the West Bank as ‘Israel’

Israeli minister Naftali Bennett has reiterated his call for the occupied West Bank to be formally annexed, speaking on Monday evening at an event organised by pro-settler news site Arutz Sheva. Education Minister and Diaspora Affairs Minister, Bennett declared that Israel has “a very rare opportunity now”, referring to US […]

15 Oct
5:06

Bennett to Demand Cutting Ties with Palestinian Authority

Right-wing Israeli Education  Minister Naftali Bennet will demand, during a government on Sunday, to cut relations with the Palestinian Authority (PA), in light of the reconciliation agreement between Hamas and Fateh, Israeli Channel 2 reported Bennet  will demand the cancellation of all agreements signed with the PA, including the abolition […]

04 Oct
7:13

Bennett Demands Halt of PA Revenue Transfer as Netanyahu Condemns Reconciliation

Israeli right wing Education Minister Naftali Bennett called on Israel to terminate the transfer of tax revenue to the Palestinian Authority (PA), in response to both Palestine’s new membership in the INTERPOL and to the current reconciliation process between Hamas and the PA. In yet another extremist statement, he said […]

12 Feb
9:02

Israeli Transportation Minister: ‘Bennett wants to drag the entire country into a war’ (VIDEO)

Israeli Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz, on Sunday, slammed the Education Minister Naftali Bennett, saying that he wants to drag the “entire country into a war.” “Cabinet members should not criticize things just to gain political points. Here is a Cabinet minister and the head of a small party who wants […]

09 Jul
10:25

Bennett Calls for ‘Kidnapping’ of Palestinians

Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett advocated, on Thursday, for Israelis to kidnap Palestinians, to be used as leverage to obtain the release of two Israeli civilians and the bodies of two soldiers held in the besieged Gaza Strip, Israeli media reported. In an interview with Radio Darom, Bennett — who […]

19 Nov
12:38

Bennett: ‘We should have killed more terrorists’ (VIDEO)

November 19, 2015 12:38 AM IMEMC Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli Minister of Education MK Naftali Bennett said, on Wednesday, that “[Israelis] should have killed more terrorists,” in response to the Arab MK (Member of Knesset), Hanin Zoabi’s condemnations of boasting about killing innocent civilians.PNN reports that Bennett’s statement came during the cabinet meeting, where MK Hanin Zoabi, from the […]

17 May
10:33

Bennett Wants to See Palestinians Become ‘Water Carriers and Wood Hewers’ for Jews

If you think that the UN was wrong in labeling Zionism as a racist movement, think again.Of course, Zionist crimes, committed in the name of Judaism and the Jewish people, have not stopped ever since Zionist supremacists declared their plans to create an exclusive Jewish state in Palestine in the […]

05 Sep
2:21

Bennett: “Palestinian State Is Not An Option”

September 5, 2014 2:21 PM IMEMC Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli Economy Minister of the extremist Jewish Home Party, Naftali Bennett, said that establishing a Palestinian State is not an option, or a viable solution, and called on Netanyahu to shift his policies.Bennett said that the past two months “should push every person, politician, who believes a two-state solution is […]

17 Jun
4:17

Bennett: “Our Search Continues For Missing Israelis”

Israeli Economy Minister Naftali Bennett stated that, as the search and investigation into the disappearance of the three settlers continue, Israel must end its policies of what he called “allowing prisoner-swap agreements”.Bennett said Israel does not accept the condemnation of Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, regarding the “kidnapping of the three […]

25 May
11:06

Bennett Proposes to Demolish Wall and Annex Area C

Israeli newspaper, Hayom, reports that Naftali Bennett, Israeli Minister of Economy and head of the Jewish Home Party, has suggested in an article he wrote for the Wall Street Journal to demolish a portion of the Israeli ‘separation wall’, in a move to annex Area C to the state of […]

24 May
6:40

Bennett Suggests ‘Stability Plan’ Over Peace Talks

Israeli minister of economy and leader of the Jewish Home Party, Naftali Bennett, has suggested a new plan for peace in Palestine, calling for dismantling the security barrier in the West Bank and letting Palestinians govern themselves. According to Al Ray, in an interview with the Wall Street Journal on […]

02 Dec
12:51

Bennett: “No Palestinian State, No To Any Withdrawal”

December 2, 2013 12:51 PM Saed Bannoura Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israel’s Economy Minister, Naftali Bennett, stated that Israel should never allow the establishment of a Palestinian State, and should never “give the Palestinians any piece of land”.Bennett, who is also the head of the Jewish Home Party, told Israeli TV that “President Mahmoud Abbas does not want peace”, and alleged […]

17 Oct
4:01

Bennett: “We Will Leave Coalition Should Government Grant Concessions to Palestinians”

October 17, 2013 4:01 AM Saed Bannoura Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Leader of the Jewish Home Party, Israeli Economy and Trade Minister, Naftali Bennett, threatened that his party would withdraw from the government coalition with Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, of the Likud Party, should Israel “grant any concession to the Palestinians in peace talks”.Israeli daily Maariv said that Bennett, who […]

09 Dec
6:48

After Trump’s Jerusalem H-Bomb: Weighing Options for Palestinians

by Nadia Hijab Protests around the world are planned against US president Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. In so doing, Trump dispensed with such details as boundaries and borders – indeed with international law itself – and repeated the long hollowed-out US commitment to facilitate “a lasting peace agreement.” Given […]

26 Sep
6:30

UN Chief to Submit Third Report on 2334 Settlement Resolution as Israel Prepares to Build Thousands of New Housing Units

The Palestinian ambassador to the United Nations, Dr. Riyad Mansour, announced that the United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, will submit his third report on the resolution 2334 related to denouncing the Israeli settlements in Palestine, and considering them a violation of the international law. Mansour said, in an interview […]

04 Sep
3:23

Palestinian Who Was Shot Last Month By Israeli Forces Dies of His Wounds

September 4, 2017 3:23 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report, Prisoners 0

A 21-year old Palestinian, Raed As’ad Salhi, who was shot on August 9th during an Israeli military raid of Deheishe refugee camp in Bethlehem died of his wounds on Sunday. Salhi had been shot multiple times in the chest and abdomen, puncturing his liver and landing him in critical condition […]

24 Jul
9:54

Israeli Cabinet Convenes to Discuss Al-Aqsa Gates

The Israeli cabinet is to convene Monday, for the second time, to discuss the electronic gates that are erected at the Al-Aqsa mosque, Hebrew channel 10 reported. According to the site, the cabinet decided to convene today as the last meeting went on for six hours, without any results. There […]

21 Jul
6:53

Israeli Bill to Annex Jerusalem Passes Knesset Reading

View of Jerusalem’s Old City district,  seen on April 14, 2014. (AFP/Thomas Coex/File) A bill claiming to be about stopping divisions of Jerusalem by requiring a two-third majority in Israel’s parliament in order to do so, passed its preliminary reading in the Knesset, on Wednesday. The bill, titled “Basic Law: […]

12 Jul
5:16

UNESCO Decision on Hebron Praised by Council for International Relations, Scorned by Israel

Palestine appreciated the UNESCO decision of designating Hebron and the two adjoined shrines at its heart –  Tomb of the Patriarchs and the Muslim Ibrahimi Mosque – as a “Palestinian World Heritage Site in Danger”. The Council for International Relations said, in a press release, that  the decision halts the […]

06 Jul
4:36

Report: Netanyahu Vows to Continue Settlement Construction as Jerusalem Municipality Schemes to Judaize the City

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu, in a most provocative way, recently visited the illegal Ariel settlement, and laid the foundation stone for new settlement units at the local university, asserting that Ariel will remain a main part of Israel, adding that building in it and other settlements of the Palestinian territories […]

04 Jul
7:05

Netanyahu Vetoes Bill to Prevent Division of Jerusalem

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday blocked a legislation that would prevent the division of Jerusalem, Israeli media reported, according to Al Ray. According to the Jerusalem Post, the Prime Minister’s office explained the reason as Netanyahu wanting the coalition to reach a consensus on what the bill would […]

23 Jun
7:06

Lieberman: No Return to Israel for Palestinian Refugees

During a speech at Israel’s Herzliya conference, aimed at discussing the country’s national policies, ultraright Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman rejected the possibility of Palestinian refugees from historic Palestine, which Israel was built on, being able to return to their lands within the 1967 borders, a right that is upheld […]

21 Jun
8:02

Report: Settlement Expansion Unprecedented amidst International Failure to End It

~ Madeeha Araj/ nbprs/pnn Since the beginning of the year, the West Bank, and especially East Jerusalem, is witnessing an acceleration of settlement construction, the largest in 25 years. Minister of Defense in Israel, Avigdor Lieberman, said that permits for building settlements in the West Bank, during the first half of […]

29 May
9:22

Israeli Curriculum to be Taught in Palestinian Schools

The Israeli cabinet approved, on Sunday, a plan to expand the teaching of Israeli curriculum in East Jerusalem Palestinian schools for the next five years. According to Al Ray, the plan proposed an increase within the first grade, along with an increase in the number of those eligible for the Israeli “Bagrut” […]

09 Mar
1:30

BDS Ban Passes, Foreign Boycott Supporters Forbidden from Entering Israel

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

26 Feb
8:46

(VIDEO) Sentencing of Israeli Soldier for Killing of Palestinian Exposes Contradictions of Occupation

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 of the Palestinian territories on the Israeli economy; and the boycott, divestment and sanctions […]

06 Feb
5:20

Netanyahu Asks for Deferment on Settlement Vote

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has made a request to defer a Knesset vote that would legalize settler homes built on privately owned Palestinian land, Israeli media reported Sunday. The request, which was made at a weekly meeting of coalition party leaders, came after Netanyahu said that the bill is expected […]

25 Jan
10:33

Settler Living in Illegal Outpost Orders Demolition of Palestinian Homes

~ Madeeha Araj/ National Bureau for the Defending of Land and Resisting Settlement/PNN The racism in Israel is reflected in every aspect of life, the most recent of which comes within the context of disclosing that the head of the Regional Unit for enforcing laws of planning and building at the […]

28 Dec
7:22

Committee Cancels Vote to Approve East Jerusalem Settlements

Israel’s Jerusalem municipality has reportedly cancelled plans to vote on approving the construction of new Israeli settlement units, in occupied East Jerusalem, that were initially put forward to defy a new United Nations Security Council resolution, which has reaffirmed that Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory are illegal under international […]

17 Dec
7:30

Amona Settlers Reject Plan to Relocate

Israeli media, on Wednesday, said that 40 Israeli families have rejected a government plan to be relocated from their houses. PNN reports that, according to Israeli media, the offer proposed by Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett, and approved by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, was to “relocate the homes to abandoned Palestinian […]

27 Nov
6:29

As firefighters try to control wildfires, Israeli troops abduct 23 Palestinians for ‘arson’

Despite a total lack of evidence of any human cause of the wildfires that have burned in Israel for nearly a week, Israeli troops have detained 23 Palestinians. This follows a statement Thursday by Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett, who claimed “only someone who this land does not belong to […]

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26 Nov
12:14

This Week in Palestine Week 47 2016

November 26, 2016 12:14 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 November 19, to the 25, 2016. This week a Palestinian child and a man were killed by Israeli troop in separate attacks in the West Bank meanwhile the Israeli […]

20 Nov
8:46

With Trump in Power, Israel to Resume Construction of Thousands of “Frozen” Settlement Units

The Israeli Planning and Construction Committee, on Sunday, announced that Israel intends to build thousands of new settlement units in the occupied West Bank, now that Donald Trump has been elected to the United States presidential office, saying that the settlement project was “frozen for years, for fear of angering Obama.” […]

19 Nov
8:16

Israel Consolidates Grip on Golan Under Cover of Syria’s Chaos

Israeli landmines in the occupied Golan Heights pose a lethal risk to farmers. ~Matt Broomfield, Electronic Intifada “Listen,” Salman Fakherldeen said. “Do you hear?” Below the drone of a farmer’s tractor, the distant clatter of automatic gunfire steadily increased in volume and intensity. Fakherldeen is an activist in the Israeli-occupied […]

14 Nov
5:58

Palestinian Leadership to Approach UN Security Council over New Israeli Laws

Palestinian presidential spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeina warned of the danger of Israel’s latest procedures of establishing legislation outposts and preventing prayer call through mosque loudspeakers, which is said will drag the region into a disaster. Abu Rudeina , on Sunday evening, said that these measures are completely unacceptable, adding that […]

11 Nov
4:53

Settlements Aren’t an Obstacle to Peace says Top Trump Advisor

Jason Greenblatt, prospective advisor to Donald Trump on Israel, emboldens Israeli hopes of annexing the West Bank.  ~Sergio Yahni, Alternative Information Center (AIC) The U.S. election results, on Wednesday, were welcomed with excitement in Israel. Israeli minister of education Naftali Bennett (Habait Hayehudi) called the election of Donald Trump a […]

17 Oct
6:45

Israelis Exert Pressure to Cancel UNESCO Vote

Chairman of UNESCO’s Executive Board, Michael Worbs, says that communications have been underway to reach a consensus over a recent resolution denying Jewish ties to al-Aqsa Mosque, in annexed East Jerusalem. Worbs said, according to the PNN, that more time and dialogue between the members of the board are needed […]

01 Aug
12:17

An Interview with Badran Jabber

August 1, 2016 12:17 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Hebron, Interview 0

‘There is the idea that a nation that oppresses another nation is not free. I would say that in the case of Israel, even the beneficiaries of the occupation are not free.’ Badran Jabber is a veteran progressive activist, politician, and freed political prisoner living in the West Bank city […]

02 Jul
9:00

Hebron Blockade Continues, Thousands of Permits Revoked

The Israeli-imposed blockade on the occupied southern West Bank district of Hebron (al-Khalil) remained in effect, on Saturday, after Israeli forces sealed the entire district while maintaining a complete lock-down on the village of Bani Naim, and revoking travel permits to Israel for some 2,700 of its residents, and reportedly […]

01 Jul
10:22

Hebron City under Blockade, Escalation

The entire city of Hebron was placed under a general closure, on Friday, while transfers of tax collected by Israel on behalf of the Palestinians were also cut, following a series of deadly incidents that left three Palestinians and two Israelis killed in two days. An Israeli army spokesperson told […]

07 Apr
9:54

Israeli Government To Approve Millions Of Dollars In Aid To West Bank Colonies

The Israeli Government, headed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, is set to approve more than 45 Million Israeli Shekels in aid to Jewish colonies, in the occupied West Bank, under the pretext of “helping families impacted by terrorism.” The government will be holding its weekly cabinet meeting this Sunday, and […]

13 Jan
3:08

Disclosure: Settlers’ Plan to Create ‘Messianic Kingdom’

Israel decided to use torture against it’s own, as the internal intelligence service, last year, struggled with the uncovering of a murder case against the Palestinian baby Ali Dawabsha and his parents, Riham and Saad. They were killed on July 31, last year, in their home, in the village of […]

02 Jan
1:32

Israeli-Palestinian Love Story Banned

The Israeli Ministry of Education has banned “Borderline” from use in high schools.The Ministry explained its decision to ban Dorit Rabinya’s “Borderline” from high schools as to maintain “the identity and heritage of students in every sector” and out of concern that “intimate relations between Jews and non-Jews threatens the […]

24 Dec
6:00

Former Shin Bet Chief Backs ‘Breaking the Silence’

December 24, 2015 6:00 AM IMEMC Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

The former head of Israel’s Shin Bet intelligence agency has publicly backed a group of former soldiers under fire for whistle blowing on alleged abuses by the Israeli army. Former Shin Bet head Major General Ami Ayalon and retired senior police official Elik Ron published an advert, in Haaretz, supporting […]

07 Dec
2:01

Netanyahu to Kerry: Israel Will Not Be A ‘Bi-national’ State

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, on Sunday, rejected statements made by US Secretary of State, John Kerry, that Israel is shifting towards being a “bi-national state”.According to Jpost Israeli news outlet, Netanyahu said “I want to make clear, Israel will not be a bi-national state,” under claims that the Palestinian […]

06 Oct
10:25

Attackers’ Homes Demolished at Netanyahu’s Urging

October 6, 2015 10:25 PM IMEMC Agencies Israeli Politics, News Report, Palestine 0

Israeli forces, on Tuesday, demolished two homes belonging to the families of Palestinians who carried out attacks on Israelis last year, just hours after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called for a new process to expedite home demolitions.Locals in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Jabal al-Mukabbir told Ma’an News Agency […]

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25 Jul
4:04

This Week in Palestine Week 30 2015

July 25, 2015 4:04 AM IMEMC Agencies Audio report, Palestine 0

Audio Link After Text Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for July 18th, to the 24th, 2015. Two Palestinians are killed this week by Israeli army gunfire meanwhile Israel continues to put obstacles in the path of peace by increasing […]

24 Jul
8:02

New Israeli Panel Formed to Legalize West Bank Outposts

The Israeli justice ministry established a committee Tuesday that ‘legalize’ the settlements set up on the West Bank lands.Israeli cabinet secretary Avichai Mendelblit will head the committee, which had been called for in the coalition agreement between Naftali Bennett’s Habayit Hayehudi and Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud. It will submit its conclusions […]

09 May
12:31

PLO Challenges Netanyahu’s ‘Government of War’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s new right-wing religious ‘government of war’ is a blow to an already stagnating peace process, PLO officials said Thursday, vowing to fight it on the international stage.The PLO blasted Israel’s ‘extremist’ cabinet, after Netanyahu announced a coalition government that gave him a slim parliamentary majority […]

08 May
4:29

New Israeli Government To Legalize Random Outposts

Israeli sources reported Friday that an agreement was reached between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the “Jewish Home” Party, to legalize random colonial outposts, built on Palestinian lands, in the occupied West Bank.Israeli Channel 7 has reported that the agreement came following pressure from the head of the Jewish […]

26 Jan
9:48

Israel to Expand Efrat Settlement Beyond Apartheid Wall

The Israeli Housing and Construction Ministry has designated some $215,000 for expansion of the illegal settlement of Efrat, near Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank, said Israeli daily Haaretz, Monday.According to WAFA, it said that former Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak, earlier, ordered the establishment of a farm on the […]

15 Dec
4:13

Israeli and American Academics Demand US and EU to Sanction Israeli Leaders

December 15, 2014 4:13 AM IMEMC Agencies International, News Report, Peace process 0

PNN reports that a group of Israeli and American academics calling themselves ‘genuine Zionists’ have sent written demands to the US government and European countries insisting that they impose sanctions on Israeli politicians Naftali Bennett, Uri Ariel, Moshe Feiglin and PM Benjamin Netanyahu.This demand, according to Haaretz, comes as a […]

19 Nov
2:05

Israel to Admit 6,000 Ukrainian Jewish Refugees

November 19, 2014 2:05 AM IMEMC Agencies Israel, News Report, Refugees/Immigration 0

The Israeli government plans to provide shelter to 6,000 Jews who were internally displaced by the Western-backed conflict in the Ukraine, according to Israeli newspaper Maariv.Al Ray correspondence reports that the plan comes in light of the domestic infighting taking place in Ukraine, which is leading to the displacement of […]

18 Nov
4:00

Abbas Denounces Jerusalem Attack, Netanyahu: Abbas And Hamas Responsible

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas denounced the Jerusalem yeshiva attack that led to the death of four Israelis, and demanded Israel to stop its provocative attacks and invasions into the Al-Aqsa Mosque in the occupied City.Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, said, “Incitement by Abbas and Hamas movement” led to the attack. […]

04 Nov
10:33

Obama Threatening to Lift Ban on US-Israeli Veto?

According to recent Israeli and UK media releases, US President Barack Obama has threatened to drop the veto at the United Nations Security Council.The United States has a long history of using this power to block anti-Israel measures and has, in response to continued Israeli rejection of US demands regarding […]

27 Oct
10:24

4 Palestinian Homes Demolished Near Hebron

Israeli forces, on Monday, demolished four Palestinian homes belonging to the al-Hazaleen family in the Hebron village of Yatta, in the occupied West Bank.Ibrahim Hazaleen, who monitors settlement activity in the area said, according to Al Ray, that a large group of Israeli soldiers and a bulldozer stormed the village, […]

02 Oct
6:24

Bennet Says Taking Over Palestinian Houses a ‘Historic Achievement’

October 2, 2014 6:24 AM IMEMC Agencies Israel, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Israel’s Minister of Economy Naftali Bennett has described the recent settler takeover of Palestinian houses, in the neighborhood of Silwan, occupied East Jerusalem, as a ‘historic achievement.’ On Wednesday morning, Israeli settlers stormed al-Aqsa Mosque again, under police protection.According to Al Ray Palestinina Media Agency, Bennett welcomed what he described […]

28 Sep
5:16

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

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

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

27 Aug
4:57

Half of Israeli Political-Security Cabinet Opposes Ceasefire Agreement

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

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

31 Jul
9:43

Netanyahu Rejected Plan to Assassinate Hamas Leaders

According to Israeli media, Benjamin Netanyahu rejected a proposal to kill Hamas political leaders in response to the ongoing firing of rockets by resistance fighters from Gaza to Israel.Newspaper Israel Today said, Wednesday morning, that a proposal was presented to the Israeli prime minister regarding a plan to kill Hamas […]

28 Jul
1:38

Netanyahu Stops Pretending to Support Sovereign Palestinian State

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu opposes the creation of a sovereign Palestinian state in the West Bank, he told reporters last week in remarks that largely have been overlooked. “There cannot be a situation, under any agreement, in which we relinquish security control of the territory west of the River […]

27 Jul
9:45

During Sunday ‘Ceasefire’, Israel Kills 10 Palestinians, 4 Others Die of Earlier Wounds

Update: Around 6 pm, another Palestinian was shot and killed by Israeli forces, this time in Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip. He has been identified as: Essam Ibrahim Abu Shab 42. This brings the total so far Sunday to 10 Palestinians killed – in what was claimed to […]

10 Jul
11:08

Israel claims 117 shells fired by Palestinian resistance since Tuesday; no injuries reported

In contrast to the Israeli attack on Gaza, which escalated on Tuesday and has resulted in 79 Palestinians killed and over 500 injured, including entire families wiped out while sleeping in their homes; the Israeli government has claimed that Palestinian fighters fired 117 shells toward Israel in the same time […]

09 Jun
9:11

Rocket Fired from Gaza to Ashkalon

According to Israeli media, a Palestinian rocket was fired from Gaza at midnight, this morning, into open area in Ashkelon. In related news, Israeli Minister of Economy Naftali Bennett has stated that the failure of peace in the region is due to Gaza rocket fire.The sources stated that an alarm […]

06 Jun
12:55

Ya’alon Demands Abbas To Disarm Hamas, Control Gaza

June 6, 2014 12:55 PM Saed Bannoura Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli Defense Minister, Moshe Ya’alon, called on the Israeli Government of Benjamin Netanyahu to act on controlling the Gaza Strip, and to disarm the Hamas movement, along with other armed resistance groups in the coastal region.Ya’alon claimed that Abbas cannot control Gaza, and that Israel wants to disarm the Hamas […]

04 May
12:21

Yair Lapid: Israel May Still Negotiate with Hamas

Israeli finance minister and chairman of the Yesh Atid Party, Yair Lapid, has stated to the Wall Street Journal that there is a chance for Israel to potentially conduct talks with Hamas if the group ‘renounces terror’ and ‘recognizes Israel’.He added that this is not the first time something of […]

21 Apr
1:18

PLO Delegation to Head to Gaza for Reconciliation Meetings

A delegation from the PLO will visit the Gaza Strip, within the next two days, for meetings to discuss reconciliation between Fatah and Hamas, a member of the delegation said.Bassam al-Salhi told Ma’an News Agency that the visit to Gaza is part of an effort to implement reconciliation agreements reached […]

13 Apr
12:26

Peretz: Time to Settle Netanyahu Government’s Position

Via Hebew radio, Israeli Minister of Environmental Protection, Amir Peretz, strongly criticized, on Saturday evening, the right-wing ‘Jewish Home’ party, describing it as ‘the party of national hypocrisy’, with accusations of empathetic support for settlers, if even indirectly.According to a report by the Palestinian News Network (PNN), Peretz expressed, in […]

09 Apr
1:08

Israeli Minister Slams Kerry’s Statements

April 9, 2014 1:08 PM IMEMC Agencies Israel, News Report, Peace process 0

Israeli Minister of Economy and head of the Jewish Home Party, Naftali Bennett, denounced statements by US Secretary of State, John Kerry, which criticized Israel’s settlement construction and expansion activities.On his Facebook page, Bennett said that Israel’s construction and expansion of Jewish settlements “is not a boom in construction, it’s […]

27 Mar
4:29

Uncertainty Over Fourth Palestinian Prisoner Release

March 27, 2014 4:29 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Israel’s Economy Minister, Naftali Bennett, said that Israel will reconsider the fourth and final release of Palestinian prisoners.Bennett said, on Tuesday, that the release of the 104 prisoners detained before the signing of the Oslo Accords in 1993, on four stages, was a gesture for resuming peace talks, which have […]

20 Mar
12:05

Israeli Minister Threatens to Resign if Any More Palestinians are Released from Imprisonment

March 20, 2014 12:05 PM Celine Hagbard Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

A day after the Israeli government announced a delay in the promised release of 30 long-term Palestinian prisoners, Israeli Deputy Defense Minister Danny Danon threatened, on Wednesday, to resign from his position if the release is carried out – a move which his critics claim is a political maneuver and […]

10 Feb
11:47

Israeli PM, Top Ministers Meet Over Boycott Threat

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with three of his top ministers to discuss ways to deal with the threat of economic boycotts against Israel, media reported Monday.(Ma’an/AFP) The meeting on Sunday night was attended by Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, Economy Minister Naftali Bennett and Strategic Affairs Minister Yuval Steinitz, […]

25 Oct
11:30

Israel To Vote on Draft Law Preventing Release Of Detainees

October 25, 2013 11:30 AM Saed Bannoura Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Israeli daily, Maariv, has reported that the Israeli cabinet will be holding a vote on a new law meant to prevent the government from releasing Palestinian political prisoners. The votes only comes a few days before Israel implements second phase of releasing detainees.The Jewish Home party, a fundamentalist coalition partner […]

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19 Jul
9:20

This Week in Palestine Week 29 2013

July 19, 2013 9:20 PM IMEMC Agencies Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file || 08 m 15s || 7.55 MB || Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for July 13th to the 19th 2013. U.S Secretary of State visit to the region attempting to […]

19 Aug
12:55

Israeli settlers expand campaign to manipulate entries on Wikipedia

The internet’s open-source, user-edited encyclopedia called ‘Wikipedia’ has been targeted by Israeli governmental and non-governmental partisans since its inception, who have attempted to manipulate its contents to promote a Zionist agenda. This week, Israeli settlers launched a course for right-wing Israelis interested in helping to manipulate the contents of entries […]

22 Aug
9:42

Israeli Police Bar Entry of Books to Al-Aqsa Mosque

On Tuesday, Israeli police stationed at the gates leading to Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, in Jerusalem’s Old City, prevented the entry of textbooks destined for three Palestinian schools located inside the Muslim holy compound. The books were going to two high schools and a kindergarten. The police prevented the entry of […]