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24 May
3:14

Can Trump Find the Elusive Land of ‘Peacerael’?

nsnbc : U.S. President Donald Trump, on Tuesday, said both Israeli and Palestinian leaders were ready for peace. The statement was made alongside Israeli Prime Minister benjamin Netanyahu in a speech at the Israel Museum. Trump both met Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. Trump had held talks with […]

22 May
8:10

Trump visits Israel: No to Israeli leaders at the Western Wall in Palestine

nsnbc : U.S. President Donald Trump arrived in Israel after a direct flight from Saudi Arabia. Trump’s two-day visit to Israel includes separate meetings with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. U.S. President Donald Trump earlier described an Israeli – Palestinian peace as “the ultimate […]

19 May
6:36

An Untold Economic Success Story in Syria

Pierre KrähenbĂĽhl  (nsnbc) : Hidden almost literally under the rubble of the civil war in Syria is an economic success story that is rarely told. Hanan Odah is a thirty-year-old Palestine refugee living in Jaramana refugee camp in Damascus. She supports her multiply displaced family of three from a thriving […]

03 Apr
12:50

PFLP Reiterates Call to Confront Oslo Accords, Criticizes Al-Fateh, Palestinian Authorithy and Hamas

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : The Central Committee of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) has reiterated its call for confronting the Oslo Accords. The PFLP is the second-largest Palestinian party organized in the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), and has repeatedly called for the discontinuation of policies under the […]

25 Mar
6:30

Senior Militant Hamas Leader Mazen Fuqaha Assassinated – Beyond the “Israel did it” PR

Fahwad Al-Khadoumi (nsnbc) : Mazen Fuqaha, one of the senior leaders of the armed wing of Hamas, has been assassinated, confirmed Hamas’ Al-Qassam Brigades. On their website, the brigades blame Israel, but the list of possible and probable suspects is longer than the PR-laundry list. (Photo: Mazen Fuqaha during the 2011 […]

17 Feb
10:11

Erekat: “Only Alternative to Israeli Apartheid is a Secular One-State Solution”

nsnbc: Following a meeting with the Speaker of Britain’s House of Commons, John Bercow, PLO Chief Negotiator Saeb Erekat noted that the PLO consistently stated that the PLO consistently supported a two-State solution, but that the only alternative to a de-facto Israeli Apartheid State is a secular one-State solution. Erekat […]

08 Feb
7:07

UK Invites Netanyahu to Balfour Centennial Celebrations: Palestinian Presidency Protests

By Christof Lehmann (nsnbc): Nabil Abu Rodeina said Britain is responsible for the disaster that befell the Palestinian people a hundred years ago. “Instead of correcting the historic mistake and recognizing the Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital, it is preparing to celebrate an incident considered by the […]

14 Jan
3:03

FM Lavrov to Meet Delegates of Palestinian Parties in Moscow: Zakharova

nsnbc : Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will hold talks with representatives of Palestinian parties in Moscow on January 16, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told the press on Thursday. Zakharova said: “On January 16, the Russian top diplomat will receive representatives of the leading Palestinian organizations who are expected […]

28 Dec
5:55

Netanyahu Cancels Israeli Aid to Angola over Security Council Resolution

nsnbc : Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu decided to cancel all Israeli aid to Angola. The decision came in response to the country’s support for UN Security Council Resolution 2334 (2016) which, among others, calls on Israel to end its illegal settlements in Palestinian territories. Netanyahu has been instructing the Israeli […]

24 Dec
10:10

UN Security Council Adopts Resolution Against Illegal Israeli Settlements ?

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

24 Dec
4:31

Islamist Extremism Spills Over into Palestinian Ein El-Helweh Refugee Camp in Lebanon

nsnbc : After Palestinian refugee camps in Syria were drawn into the war by Islamist radicals, the problem has recently spilled over into the Palestinian refugee camp of Ein El-Helweh, in Lebanon, leading to clashes between the Islamist Jund al-Sham and the secular Al-Fateh. (Photo: Non-combatant civilians are the ones […]

03 Dec
6:46

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

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

07 Oct
7:57

BBC 4 Touts War Criminals who Beheaded Palestinian Child as “Moderate Syrian Rebels”

nsnbc : The BBC war propaganda machinery was busted, again, big time. BBC 4 released a video report, touting the very same members of the Nour al-Din al-Zenki gang who beheaded a Palestinian refugee child as moderate rebels who are fighting the “Syrian regime”. (Photographic comparison courtesy R&U Videos) In […]

29 Sep
7:27

“Godfather” of the Oslo Accords, Shimon Perez, Dead at 93

September 29, 2016 7:27 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

photo: Perez and Arafat in 2001 (EPA) Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Former Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Perez, a.k.a. the “Godfather of the Oslo Accords” has died at the age of 93, after suffering a stroke. For posterity, Perez, was the Israeli PM who signed the “accords” which were no “treaty”. […]

24 Sep
11:15

Syrian and Palestinian Units Liberate Handarat Refugee Camp from Jabhat Fatah Al-Sham

nsnbc : Units of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) supported by the Palestinian Liwa Al-Quds liberated the Palestinian Handarat refugee camp in Aleppo province from Jabhat Fatah al-Sham, formerly known as Jabhat al-Nusrah. Jabhat Fatah al-Sham, formerly known as Jabhat al-Nusrah, conceded that the Syrian Arab Army and fighters from […]

09 Sep
9:16

Update: Israel Starts Home Demolitions in Syrian Golan, Plans Annexation (VIDEO)

(Featured image: see below for details.) Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Israel has, for the first time, used the illegal home demolition policy it uses in Palestine in the Israeli-occupied Syrian Golan Heights. Tel Aviv declared that Israel and the Golan are “part and parcel” and that the international community should […]

31 Aug
12:29

Egypt Opens Rafah Border Crossing to Gaza for Three Days

(Photo: PNN archive image) nsnbc : Egypt will open the Rafah border crossing between Egypt’s North Sinai province and Palestine’s Gaza Strip for three days to accommodate Palestinian pilgrims. The Egyptian government repeatedly stressed that it would like to normalize the opening of the border checkpoint. However, the continued impasse […]

09 Aug
8:54

Google Wipes Palestine Off The Maps

Users of Google Maps can no longer find the name Palestine. Instead, they will be seeing and outline of Palestinian territories, clearly labeled as Israel. More than 150,000 responded by signing a petition against Google’s attempt to wipe Palestine off the maps. Google’s subtle change of history happened several weeks […]

08 Aug
2:52

Israel Launched Anti BDS Task Force to Crush Any Boycott

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

28 Jul
9:16

Arab Summit in Mauritania: PFLP Stresses “No Confidence”

nsnbc : In response to the final statement of the 27th Arab Summit, in the Mauritanian capital Nouakchott, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) stressed that it has no confidence in what it describes as a carbon copy of the resolutions of the Arab summits, in recent […]

26 Jul
9:26

Carlos “Let The Children Play” Santana to Perform in Tel Aviv

Children at Santana’s Milagro Foundation. Staff wouldn’t open the door to receive a petition. Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Internationally renowned musician Carlos Santana will perform a concert in the Israeli capital Tel Aviv on July 30, ignoring international calls to cancel the show. Carlos Santana came to fame during the […]

10 Jul
10:53

Egypts Foreign Minister Visits Israel to Talk about Matters of Mutual Concern

nsnbc : Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry has flown to Israel, on Saturday, to discuss the resumption of the stalled peace talks between Israel and Palestine. Unofficially, Shoukry may also discuss Egypt’s concerns about the recent visit of Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu to African countries. The Egyptian Foreign Ministry reports […]

08 Jul
10:20

PFLP’s Leila Khaled Speaks at Resistance Festival in Greece (VIDEO)

nsnbc : Leila Khaled, member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and the Palestinian National Council, delivered a keynote speech at the Resistance Festival in Greece. Khaled also joined seminars and met a number of political leaders. Leila Khaled stressed the […]

06 Jul
8:35

Amidst Increasingly Successful Boycott, Israel Canvases Africa for New Trade Partners

nsnbc : Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, on Monday, left Israel to visit several African countries. Netanyahu aims at finding new trade partners in Africa as Israel increasingly feels the impact of the international Boycott Divestment Sanctions (BDS) campaign. The Africa tour of Benjamin Netanyahu is the Prime Minister’s first, […]

29 Jun
8:17

Egypt Opens Rafah Border Crossing on Wednesday and Thursday

nsnbc : Egypt opens the Rafah border crossing between Egypt’s Sinai and the Palestinian Gaza Strip on Wednesday and Thursday to allow stranded Palestinians and Egyptians to cross the border. (archives) Egyptian authorities responded to directives from President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi who decided to open the Rafah border crossing on […]

28 Jun
7:43

Ban Ki-moon: 50 Years of Occupation of Palestine Hasn’t Brought Security for Israelis

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visited Israel and Palestine. Following a meeting with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin in Jerusalem, Ki-moon noted that nearly 50 years of occupation of Palestinian land has not brought security for Israelis. Ban’s generalizing statements, void of specific criticism with regard to the illegal […]

27 Jun
6:10

Syrians Protest against Israeli Occupation and Planned Annexation of the Golan Heights (VIDEO)

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Syrians in the Israeli occupied Syrian Golan Heights have rallied in protest against the Israeli occupation, illegal oppression of Syrian culture and identity, outspoken plans to permanently annex the Syrian territory and Israel’s use of the Golan for military action against Syria and the support of […]

18 Jun
8:15

Sympathy With Murdered British MP Jo Cox Must Not Cover Over Criminal Foreign Policy (VIDEO)

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : The fatal shooting and stabbing of British MP Joe Cox on Thursday, outside Birstall library in North Yorkshire, shocked members of all parties in the UK. Jo Cox was as good at stirring up controversy as she was at creating cross-party consensus. Jo Cox during her […]

17 Jun
7:08

British MP Jo Cox Gunned Down in Street, Brexit Campaigns Suspended

Michaela Whitton (AM) :  A British MP has died after being shot and stabbed during an attack in her constituency. Jo Cox, a 41-year-old mother of two young children, was attacked at lunchtime on Thursday outside Birstall library in North Yorkshire, where she had been holding a surgery, or face-to-face […]

17 Jun
5:53

PA & Hamas Reconciliation Talks in Qatar – The Omitted Context of Regional and Geopolitics

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and delegates visited the Qatari capital of Doha, to pick up on the stalled national reconciliation talks with Hamas. While news reports focus on day-to-day politics, there are very few media that focus on the context — that is regional rivalries […]

10 Jun
2:46

Al-Sisi to Mediate Between Palestinian Factions

nsnbc : Egyptian intelligence and Egypt’s President Abdel Fateh Al-Sisi will attempt to mediate the dialog between Palestinian factions, including Al-Fateh, PFLP, DFLP the PPRM as well as Hamas. Abbas reiterates that he would accept NATO troops in the West Bank and along the Jordanian border as part of a peace […]

07 Jun
8:55

Putin and Netanyahu Meet to Boost Russian – Israeli Relations

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin meet in the Russian capital Moscow on Tuesday. On the agenda are bilateral relations in various sectors, including trade and security. Russian is the third-most spoken language in Israel. The largest community of Israeli expatriates in […]

30 May
7:11

PFLP Calls for International Action against Paris Conference on Israel – Palestine

NSNBC – The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) called for international mobilization against the planned Paris Conference scheduled for June 3 – 4 aimed at resuming internationally mediated talks about Israel and Palestine. The PFLP, the second-largest member faction of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) called on […]

07 Apr
4:40

Israel’s Nuclear Weapons Program and the Displacement of Palestinian Bedouins

Fahwad Al-Khadoumi (nsnbc) : Lance Bartholomeusz, Director of UNRWA Operations in the West Bank condemned Israel’s latest round of large scale demolitions of homes in the Palestinian Bedouin refugee community Um al-Khair in the occupied Palestinian West Bank. Israel uses parts of the Negev desert for testing weapons with nuclear material […]

13 Mar
7:12

Palestine Today TV Closed by Israel – Website Blocked

The Palestine Journalists’ Syndicate strongly condemned Israel’s closure of Palestine Today TV after a raid on Friday. The TV channel’s website appears, moreover, to have been subject to a cyber-attack as internet security software flags its website as dangerous. The head of the TV channel, one journalist and a broadcast […]

12 Feb
6:44

Egypt Opens Rafah Border Crossing to Gaza Saturday and Sunday

The Rafah border crossing between Egypt and the Palestinian Gaza Strip will be open Saturday and Sunday, February 13 – 14. The opening was ordered by Egyptian President Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi. Egypt wants to normalize the opening of the Rafah border crossing but insists that the Palestinian side would have […]

28 Dec
1:48

PFLP condemns Palestinian Authorities Crackdown on Protesters and Journalists

December 28, 2015 1:48 AM IMEMC Agencies Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) strongly condemned the Palestinian Authorities crackdown against protesters and journalists in the Palestinian interim capital Ramallah. On Friday December 25 security forces of the Al-Fatah dominated Palestinian Authority violently attacked protesters and journalists who participated in a protest march in Ramallah. […]

12 Oct
9:54

(VIDEO) Israeli Soldiers Raid Office of Independent Palestinian Media IMEMC

October 12, 2015 9:54 AM IMEMC Agencies Interview, Israeli attacks, West Bank 0

Sunday morning at dawn, Israeli soldiers raided the office of the International Middle East Media Center (IMEMC) and the Palestinian Center for Rapprochement (PCR). IMEMC is playing a pivotal role in conveying Palestinian news to an English-reading readership. At dawn on Sunday October 11, the office of the independent news […]

19 Aug
12:38

Dangerous Trends In Palestinian Health Caused by Occupation: UNRWA

A United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) report on Palestine’s Gaza Strip concludes that infant mortality has risen for the first time in decades. A significant marker for a dangerous trend says UNRWA Director of Health Dr. Akihiro Seita. Infant mortality is but one of numerous health and mental […]

15 Aug
7:34

Rafah Border Crossing to be Opened August 17 – 20

August 15, 2015 7:34 PM IMEMC Agencies Gaza Siege, International, News Report 0

Egypt will be opening the Rafah border crossing between Egypt and the Palestinian Gaza Strip on August 17 – 22 in both ,directions. The border crossing was closed to regular traffic in 2014, due to Palestinian militant’s support of insurgents in Egypt’s North Sinai province.Egyptian government sources and media report […]

13 May
9:33

Vatican to Recognize Palestine

After years of negotiations, the Vatican and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), as well as the Palestinian Authority have agreed on a draft treaty for the Vatican’s recognition of the Palestinian State. The treaty is expected to be signed and come into effect later this year. PA President Abbas is […]

25 Mar
2:33

PLO to Washington: Actions Speak Louder Than Words

PLO central committee member, Wassel Abu Yousef, in an exclusive talk with the Palestinian News Network said that recent statements coming from the White House were ‘late,’ and that these words should be joined with actions to end the Israeli occupation of Palestinian land, in order to actually give the […]

25 Jan
5:46

Fateh Spokesman for Europe, Dr. Jamal Nazzal visits Denmark

Dr. Jamal Nazzal, the spokesman for the Palestinian Fateh Movement and member of its Revolutionary Council, arrived in the Danish capital Copenhagen on Saturday. Dr. Nazzal’s arrival in Denmark could suggest that initiatives aim at making Denmark follow its Scandinavian neighbors Sweden and Norway in recognizing the Palestinian State. Speaking […]

17 Jan
3:44

Swedish FM Wallström Blames Israel for Over-reacting to Recognition of Palestine, Cancelled Visit

Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström said that Israel is over-reacting to the recognition of Palestine and that Israel’s rhetoric directed against those States who recognized Palestine had crossed all limits. Wallström cancelled a scheduled visit to Tel Aviv earlier this week citing “scheduling problems”.In an interview with the Swedish daily […]

07 Jan
7:09

Israel and US to break Backs of the Camels called Oslo Accords and ICC

Israel will be lobbying the U.S.’ Congress to enforce legislation to freeze funds for Palestine, should Palestine lodge charges at the ICC. Israel’s decision to withhold Palestinian tax funds caused presidential “double speak” in Israel and could be the final straw that breaks the back of the 1993 Oslo Accords. […]

04 Dec
12:53

Law, not Bombs and Band-Aid – Dr. Mads Gilbert on Palestine

Dr. Mads Gilbert has been providing volunteer medical services for Palestinians for the better part of three decades. In 2014 Israeli authorities informed Dr. Gilbert that he had been banned from entering Israel and the Palestinian Gaza Strip for an unlimited period, that is, for life. The following report reflects […]

03 Dec
6:41

Security Council to Discuss Resolution for Palestinian Statehood

Palestinian envoy to the United Nations, Riyad Mansour, said Monday that the text of the drafted resolution, which is being shepherded by France, is also expected to lay out a timeframe for negotiations on a final peace deal between Israelis and Palestinians.’The French are moving more and more, trying to […]

24 Oct
1:10

Israeli Government Completes Plan to Impose Sovereignty on Area C

October 24, 2014 1:10 AM IMEMC Agencies Israeli Politics, News Report, West Bank 0

According to Israeli sources, the state has completed a plan, in the works since April of 2013, to impose its sovereignty over occupied Area C.Local sources say that Israel intends to put this plan into effect in November, to coincide with the Palestinian efforts in the United Nations. The Palestinian […]

19 Oct
3:36

International Middle East Media Center back on-line after DoS Attack

The website of the International Middle East Media Center (IMEMC) is back online after the Palestinian news service, under the auspices of the Palestinian Centre for Rapprochement between People, was forced off-line by a DoS attack and apparently let down by Hosting provider Bluehost. IMEMC and other new media came […]

16 Oct
8:37

War on Independent Media by “Security Agencies” and Corporations Continues

The unprecedented harassment of independent media and journalists continues as the International Middle East Media Center (IMEMC) has been targeted by a DOS attack. The independent news agency’s website was taken down, two days after the publication of an article that documented the unprecedented harassment. Rather than offering help, the […]

11 Jan
1:05

Palestine Israel History and Theirstory. (Part 4)

The De Facto Argument. One could argue that the state of Israel has gained legitimacy due to it´s 60 plus years of de facto existence and functioning. The weakness of this argument is that it provides precedence for illegal practices being legitimized due to having been practiced for a sufficient […]

09 Jan
3:17

Palestine Israel History and Theirstory. (Part 3)

Legitimate and Illegitimate Discourses on Palestine and Israel. The Unique Suffering of the Jewish People Let there be no doubt. During World war Two the Jewish people of Europe have suffered severe dehumanization. In movies such as “Der Ewige Jude” (12) an entire people was in propaganda movies denounced as […]

06 Jan
12:59

Palestine Israel History and Theirstory (Part 2)

The Necessity of a Teleological Approach to the Language of the Discourse. The Palestinian Israeli conflict has lasted for decades, with unimaginable human suffering involved on both sides. This suffering was predominantly on the side of the Palestinians and Arab Israelis, but legitimate suffering has been and is present on […]

03 Jan
8:51

Palestine Israel History and Theirstory

HisStory and TheirStory Submitted to the IMEMC by. Dr. Christof Lehmann I hope that the reader will bear over with me for inventing the word theirstory, but if history is written by those who are victorious and powerful enough to position them selves and their narratives about historical events into […]

31 Dec
8:40

Israel, Gaza, and the Celebration of the Aniversary of Genocide

December 31, 2011 8:40 AM IMEMC Agencies Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, Opinion/Analysis 0

When observing the aerial bombardment, heavy artillery and haubitzer shelling of Gaza, three years ago, I remembered Erich Maria Remarqe´s, book All quiet on the Western Front, and the passage that has been deeply imprinted into my memory, where he described the shelling of a graveyard during the first world […]