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13 Mar
8:28

Sweden Contributes $6.6m to UNRWA

The Government of Sweden, through the Swedish International Development Agency Cooperation (SIDA), has contributed $6.6 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), to support the Agency’s emergency response to the Syria regional crisis and the situation in the occupied Palestinian […]

10 Dec
10:20

Sweden Contributes $22M to Palestinian Infrastructure

Sweden contributed SEK 190 million, ($22 million) to the Palestinian Partnership for Infrastructure Development Multi-Donor Trust Fund (PID MDTF), administered by the World Bank. The Palestinian Authority will support the contribution by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) to implement prior activities regarding water and urban development, carrying out […]

09 Dec
10:45

Sweden: Palestinian Resistance not Terrorism

December 9, 2015 10:45 AM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, International, News Report 0

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven said, on Monday, that Palestinian resistance in occupied West Bank and Jerusalem are not to be classified as “terror attacks.”Israeli occupation forces have been facing the current wave of Palestinian resistance with excessive force which has killed more than 100 Palestinian civilians in two months. […]

20 May
4:32

Sweden to Give $4.8m in PA Salaries and Pensions

On Tuesday, the Swedish State Secretary for International Development Cooperation, Ulrika ModĂ©er, who is currently visiting Palestine, announced a contribution of SEK 40 million ($4.8 million) to the Palestinian Authority.The contribution will be channeled through the European Union’s PEGASE mechanism, according to WAFA, and will help the PA pay for […]

12 Feb
2:42

Sweden: President Abbas Inaugurates New Palestinian Embassy

PA President Mahmoud Abbas, on Tuesday, inaugurated the new headquarters of the embassy of Palestine in Sweden.The ceremony took place in the presence of Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström, together with other government officials and foreign ambassadors. Abbas praised Sweden for its recognition of Palestine and said that the country […]

15 May
7:00

Sweden Refuses Airspace Entry to Peres’ Plane

Swedish authorities refused, on Sunday, to allow the plane of Israeli President Shimon Peres to cross into its airspace en route to Norway, according to the Middle East Monitor (MEMO). In effect, Peres arrived late to his official reception. When Stockholm refused the plane permission to cross, MEMO went on […]

08 Mar
4:39

Sweden Upgrades Palestine Mission To Embassy Status

Thursday March 7, 2013; with an overwhelming vote of 299 to 20, the Swedish Parliament upgraded the status of the Palestinian representative office in the country to a full status granting the mission the title of embassy. The parliament failed to recognize a Palestinian State.The vote ratifies that June 28 […]

04 Dec
12:39

Israeli Ambassadors Summoned In Britain, Sweden, and France

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

30 May
6:49

Barghouthi: “The biggest political party in Sweden endorses the unity government”

Ann Linde, International Secretary of the Swedish Socialist Party, the biggest political party in Sweden, stated on Wednesday during a meeting with Palestinian Minister of Information Dr. Mustafa Al Barghouthi that her party endorses and supports the Palestinian National unity government and all its ministers. Ann Linde, International Secretary of […]

08 Jun
2:19

Sweden labels Golan wines: ‘Made in occupied Syrian land’, Sweden Jews protest

Israeli online daily, Haaretz, reported that Sweden has started to note that wines produced in the Golan Heights originate in "Israel, occupied Syrian land". Winery sources in Israel considered this step and  “unprecedented and worrisome”.    According to Haaretz, the Israeli embassy in Stockholm noted that it is investigating claims […]

27 Apr
4:44

Due to Israel’s participation, Sweden Boycotts Air Force Drills in Italy

called off its participation in international air force exercises to take place in next month because of the involvement of the Israel Air Forces in the drills.  was supposed to send nine aircraft to for Volcanex 2006. Apparently, the main reason behind this boycott is the involvement of the Israeli […]

30 Oct
3:30

Sweden Rejects Vanunu’s Asylum Bid

October 30, 2004 3:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Sweden has rejected an asylum application by nuclear whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu, Reuters said on Friday. The immigration department said they rejected the application on the grounds that Vanunu applied while still living in Israel . Swedish migration law requires asylum seekers not be in their native country when they apply. […]

20 Feb
4:30

Sweden: Wall Violates International Law

February 20, 2004 4:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies News Report, Palestine, The Wall 0

Israel is violating international laws by building wall onIMEMC Staff & Agencies, February 20, 2004 The Swedish government says, along with 44 other countries, that Israel is violating international laws by building wall on Palestinian territory. According to the Daily News (Sweden) and TT, the Swedish government says in an […]

30 Sep
8:51

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

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

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

30 Sep
8:41

Ministerial Meeting Raises US $122 Million for UNRWA

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

28 Sep
3:32

UNRWA Receives $118 Million From Several Countries

Ayman Safadi, the Jordanian Minister of Foreign Affairs, has reported Thursday, that the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA), has received $118 million from a number of countries to help in continuing its essential services. Safadi told the al-Ghad daily Jordanian news agency that supporting the […]

20 Sep
3:40

International Teams to Participate in Palestine Circus Festival

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

01 Sep
8:36

Jordan to Host New York Fundraiser for UNRWA

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

04 Aug
8:28

Swedish-flagged Flotilla Vessel Intercepted by Israel

The Israeli army Saturday morning said that it had taken over a European ship, the Swedish-flagged “Freedom,” captained by John Turnbull of Vancouver, that was aimed at breaking the naval blockade imposed on the Gaza Strip by the occupation forces 12 years ago. After the brutal violence and theft that […]

30 Jul
9:55

Information Ministry Calls In International Community To Stop Israeli Violations Against Journalists, Media Outlets

After Monday’s Israeli army’s abduction of four Palestinians journalists in Ramallah, in central West Bank, the Palestinian Information Ministry issued a statement denouncing the dangerously escalating Israeli violations against Palestinian journalists and media outlets, calling on the International Community to intervene in ending these attacks, and ensuring Israel’s compliance with […]

30 Jul
8:19

Navy Intercepts Norwegian-flagged Flotilla Ship

The Israeli navy has intercepted a Norwegian-flagged ship, with activists on board, as it was approaching the shores of the besieged Gaza Strip to deliver humanitarian relief to the inhabitants of the impoverished enclave. “The activity ended without exceptional events. At this time, the ship is being transferred to the […]

28 Jul
1:35

ISM Report: Experiencing Arrest in Khan al-Ahmar, Threatened by Demolition by Israeli forces

07/26/18 | Steve Dhiman | International Solidarity Movement An ISM volunteer describes his experience of being arrested and almost deported by Israeli forces. On Wednesday, the 4th of July, I began training with the International Solidarity Movement, an organization where Palestinians and Israelis, Jewish people and Muslims work together in […]

22 Jul
9:08

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

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

13 Jul
9:49

Freedom Flotilla Activist Divina Levrini: ‘Gaza needs to be remembered.’

This interview was conducted with a crew member of one of the Freedom Flotilla ships sailing off from Sweden to break the illegal Israeli blockade of the besieged Gaza Strip. The ships are carrying peace activists from around the world, who aim to raise awareness about the Israel-Gaza conflict along […]

03 Jun
9:33

Swedish Freedom Flotilla: ‘The people of Gaza need us to act.’

On Tuesday, 15 May, three Swedish boats met in the Danish Straits near Copenhagen, to start a voyage that would take them across channels and seas all the way to the Mediterranean and the coast of Palestine. This was a flotilla with a mission to defy Israel’s illegal siege on the Gaza […]

23 May
7:54

Gaza Freedom Flotilla Boat Boarded & Searched by German Coast Guard

from Freedom Flotilla Coalition: Just before noon local time (May 23,2018), the Freedom Flotilla vessel Al Awda (The Return) was boarded by the German Coast Guard, at the orders of the German Ministry of Interior. They collected all the passports on board, wrote down everyone’s personal data, searched the vessel thoroughly, asked […]

23 May
4:28

Israeli Air Force Fires Missiles Targeting Boats In Gaza Port

The Israeli Air Force fired, on Tuesday at dawn, several missiles at the Gaza Sea Port, west of Gaza City, targeting at least two boats prepared for welcoming the Freedom Flotilla boat that is currently sailing to the besieged and impoverished coastal region. Media sources in Gaza said the Israeli […]

03 May
8:03

Palestinian Circus School takes Production to Europe

The Ramallah-based Palestinian Circus School (PCS) is taking, to Europe, its Sarab production that mirrors the plight of refugees through the use of Chinese pole, juggling, acrobatics and trapeze, to reflect on their own history and the repetition of it, today, for millions of people, a PCS press release said […]

01 May
3:56

PLO: Palestinians Will Not Be Part of Any Peace Plan Proposed by US

Saeb Erekat, secretary general of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), said that the Palestinian side will not be part of any peace plan proposed by US president Donald Trump. During a meeting with Sweden’s State Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Annika Söder, and the accompanying delegation in […]

25 Apr
7:34

KrĂ€henbĂŒhl: UN Schools May Not Open Next Year, Due to Financial Crisis

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) for Palestinian Refugees said that the emergency aid for a million Palestinian in the Gaza Strip might run out in June, if the agency could not collect $200 million, after the United States cut its funding.   UNRWA Commissioner Pierre KrĂ€henbĂŒhl said […]

17 Apr
11:28

Swedish Activist Continues Walking for Palestine

A 25-year-old Swedish activist, who commenced a long walk from Sweden to Palestine, to raise awareness about human rights violations in the occupied territory, reached Turkey’s northwestern Duzce province on Sunday. Benjamin Ladraa crossed Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia and Bulgaria to reach Istanbul last week. Ladraa was in Duzce on Sunday. […]

03 Feb
9:08

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

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

29 Jan
10:00

Slovenia Moves to Recognize Palestinian State

The Slovenian government decided to move ahead with plans from the past week, to recognize the Palestinian state, media sources reported. The Slovenian parliament is due to file, on Wednesday, a draft resolution recognizing the state of Palestine. The Slovenian government hopes that MPs will vote in favor of recognition […]

27 Jan
6:28

Slovenia Nixes Plans to Recognize Palestinian State

Slovenian President Borut Pahor expressed doubt, on Friday, that his country would recognize state of Palestine, days after his foreign minister pointed to such a move taking place in March. Pahor’s office said, in a statement, that the conditions to recognize Palestine as a state had not materialized yet. Foreign […]

08 Jan
3:13

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

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

23 Dec
8:07

Trump, Jerusalem, and the Future of Palestine

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

09 Dec
6:29

Security Council Holds Emergency Session on Jerusalem

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

26 Oct
8:23

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

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

16 Sep
7:03

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

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

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 ComĂș […]

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. […]

04 May
5:31

$1m in Israeli Aid for UNESCO Cut over Jerusalem Resolution

Israel said, on Wednesday, that it will cut back $1 million in aid for UNESCO, in response to a recent resolution which is critical of Israeli policy in Jerusalem. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who announced the decision at a cabinet meeting on Wednesday, said that he had ordered the […]

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 […]

17 Mar
1:09

Honoring Rachel Corrie

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

26 Feb
7:55

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

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

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 […]

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16 Dec
11:51

This Week in Palestine Week 50 2016

December 16, 2016 11:51 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 10, to the 16, 2016. Israeli army attacks leave a man dead and a child injured this week, in the meantime Israel approved construction of new settlement. These […]

14 Dec
5:24

Netanyahu Refusing to Meet Swedish FM

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has reportedly refused to meet with pro-Palestinian Swedish Foreign Minister, Margot Wallstrom, who is due to visit on Thursday. According to Haaretz, Wallstrom will arrive in Israel on Thursday, but will be met by no Israeli officials, who claimed the move is due to scheduling conflicts, but […]

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 […]

29 Nov
8:29

MADA Commemorates 250th Anniversary of First Swedish Press Law Granting Access to Information

The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA), in collaboration with the Consulate General of Sweden in Jerusalem, and Representative Office of Finland in Ramallah, organized an event commemorating 250 years of the enactment of the first press law which granted access to information in the Kingdom of Sweden. […]

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, […]

22 Sep
10:18

Zaytouna-Oliva Leaves Corsica for Italy before Sailing to Gaza

The Women’s Boat to Gaza (Zaytouna-Oliva) left the port of Ajaccio at 09:30, this morning. It is due to arrive later this week in Messina, Sicily, Italy, where it will dock for the last time, prior to sailing to challenge the illegal blockade of Gaza. One of the participants aboard, […]

Supporters of women's boat (Albert Llop – Anadolu Agency )
15 Sep
11:15

Women’s Boat to Gaza sets sail to try to break Israeli blockade

Two boats with all-women crews set sail Wednesday for the Gaza Strip from Barcelona, Spain. They are planning to travel across the Mediterranean and break the Israeli blockade on Gaza by delivering much-needed medical supplies to the people of Gaza. The participants in the siege-breaking boat hail from fifteen different […]

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 […]

12 Jun
8:57

Greece to Recognize Palestinian State

Syriza, the ruling party in the Greek parliament, told Palestinian lawmakers, Saturday, that the government was set to officially recognize the state of Palestine, according to a statement by the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC). A Greek delegation from the Syriza party reportedly met with political parties of the PLC and […]

09 Mar
7:53

Freedom Flotilla Coalition: Women’s Boat to Gaza to Sail in September

The Freedom Flotilla Coalition (FFC) has chosen March 8th, which marks International Women’s Day (IWD), to announce the launch of their Women’s Boat to Gaza (WBG) project.The Women’s Boat to Gaza will set sail mid-September of this year, and plans to dock at a number of Mediterranean ports along its […]

23 Jan
1:39

Child Injured In Bil’in, Many Protesters Suffer Effects Of Teargas Inhalation

January 23, 2016 1:39 AM IMEMC News News Report, Non-violent action, Ramallah 0

The Popular Committee in Bil’in, in the central West Bank city of Ramallah, has reported that one child was shot with a rubber-coated steel bullet in the head, and dozens of persons suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation, after Israeli soldiers assaulted the weekly nonviolent protest.The Committee said the […]

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16 Jan
2:46

This Week in Palestine Week 02 2016

January 16, 2016 2:46 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 January 09, to the 15, 2016. Ten Palestinian civilians were killed by Israeli gunfire this week, meanwhile a Major US church divests from Israel. These stories, and more, coming […]

15 Jan
10:33

Israel Summons Swedish Ambassador

The Israeli government has summoned Swedish ambassador Carl Magnus Nesser over Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström’s call for a probe into Israeli “extrajudicial executions” of Palestinians.According to Israeli news outlet Ynet News, on Wednesday this week, Mr. Nesser was urgently summoned to the offices of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign […]

13 Jan
11:06

Wallstrom Calls for UN Probe into Israeli Violence

January 13, 2016 11:06 PM IMEMC & Agencies Human rights, International, News Report 0

Sweden’s foreign minister called for an inquiry, on Tuesday, into claims that Israeli forces have carried out extrajudicial killings, in clashes with Palestinians.’It is vital that there are thorough, credible investigations into these deaths in order to clarify and bring about possible accountability,’ Margot Wallstrom told lawmakers, according to World […]

16 Dec
11:53

UN Secretary-General Accuses Israel of ‘Breeding’ Palestinian Attacks

This past Tuesday, in Jakarta, Indonesia, the International Conference on the Question of Jerusalem was organized by the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, with the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. It was sponsored by the United Nations.In a statement delivered on his behalf to […]

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12 Dec
4:06

This Week in Palestine Week 50 2015

December 12, 2015 4:06 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 December 5, to the 11, 2015. Seven Palestinians were killed this week by Israeli gunfire as clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli troops continue all over the Palestinians occupied […]

05 Dec
9:55

Wallström Slams Israel’s Extrajudicial Executions

December 5, 2015 9:55 PM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, International, News Report 0

Swedish Foreign Minister, Margot Wallström, is once again racking up criticism for her accusations against the Israeli government, this time in regard to the execution of Palestinian assailants without trial.On Friday, when asked by a Swedish parliamentarian why she refused to condemn Palestinian acts of violence against Israelis, Margot replied […]

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 […]

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21 Nov
1:35

This Week in Palestine Week 47 2015

November 21, 2015 1:35 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 November 14, to the 20, 2015. Israeli attacks targeting Palestinians this week left four killed and more than 150 others injured. Meanwhile Israel is angered by comparisons between Islamic […]

18 Nov
7:03

Swedish FM Likens Israel to ISIS, Accused of Being “Hostile”

November 18, 2015 7:03 AM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, International, News Report 0

Following the Paris attacks on Friday, Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom made a connection between Islamic State extremism and the Israeli occupation, causing a feud between the two governments, that the Israeli Foreign Ministry summoned its Swedish envoy on Monday.In an interview with a Swedish TV channel, following the Paris […]

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 […]

30 Aug
10:06

Luxembourg Chain Suspends Marketing of Israeli Produce

The largest grocery store chain in Luxembourg, Cactus, announced the suspension of marketing vegetables and fruits exported by Israel, until it is verified that their source is not located in occupied Palestine.According to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency, Israeli sources reported that the store chain ‘bows to pro-Palestinian activists’, who […]

20 Aug
2:23

UNRWA to Begin School Year on Time

The UN agency for Palestinian refugees said, Wednesday, that the school year for half a million Palestinian refugees would start on time, after an eleventh hour scramble to cover a $101 million deficit.UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krahenbuhl said in a statement: ‘I am pleased to declare the 2015/16 UNRWA school year […]

28 Jun
7:35

Freedom Flotilla III en route to Gaza; military plane spotted overhead

June 28, 2015 7:35 AM Celine Hagbard Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, News Report 0

On June 26th 2015, four boats of the 2015 the Freedom Flotilla III set sail toward Gaza to try to break Israel’s nine-year-long economic siege on Gaza. The ships are planning to sail from international waters directly into Palestinian waters, with no Israeli involvement. But just hours after setting sail, […]

26 Jun
7:25

Activist Says Flotilla Ship Was Sabotaged

Dror Feiler, an Israeli-born Swedish activist who renounced his Israel Citizenship more than 30 years ago, stated that somebody with the needed knowledge, sabotaged the Marianne Ship, of the Freedom Flotilla, heading to Gaza.Feiler told the ash-Shams radio station that somebody, likely acting on Israel’s behalf, went deep under water […]

11 Jun
4:03

Freedom Flotilla: ‘This time we will reach Gaza’

This summer, Swedish seaman Joel Opperdoes, 32, is not piloting cargo ships in the Baltic Sea.This summer, Swedish seaman Joel Opperdoes, 32, is not piloting cargo ships in the Baltic Sea. Instead, he is the sailing across Europe with five permanent crew members on a fishing trawler named Marianne. Their […]

01 Jun
2:51

Activists Mark 5th Year since Israeli Flotilla Raid

Activists in Gaza City on Sunday marked five years since Israel’s deadly attack on the first Freedom Flotilla in 2010, a day after the ship leading Freedom Flotilla III arrived in the port of Bueu in Spain en route to Gaza.Israeli naval forces killed nine activists On May 31, 2010 […]

11 May
10:44

Marianne Heads for Gaza!

Marianne of Gothenburg left her home port at 7 pm on the 10 of May. The trawler, which has been acquired by Ship to Gaza Sweden and Ship to Gaza Norway jointly, departs for a voyage of almost 5,000 nautical miles to eastern Mediterranean and the blockaded Gaza Strip.Marianne will […]

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 , […]

20 Feb
3:48

Italy Moves Towards Official Recognition of Palestinian State

The Italian Parliament is preparing to discuss the recognition of the State of Palestine with a series of motions which will be presented, perhaps as early as this week, in the House.Promoters of the motions are the Left Ecology Freedom party, the Italian Socialist Party and the Democratic Party, according […]

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14 Feb
1:55

This Week in Palestine Week 07 2015

February 14, 2015 1:55 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 February 7th, to the 13th, 2015. While Israel’s government continues to withhold Palestinian tax money, Israeli attacks this week targeting Palestinian communities in Gaza and the west Bank, leave […]

07 Feb
11:51

Belgium’s Parliament Approves Conditional Recognition of Palestine

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 […]

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31 Jan
2:48

This Week in Palestine Week 05 2015

January 31, 2015 2:48 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 January 24th, to the 30th, 2015. This week Israeli attacks targeting Palestinian communities in the west Bank left five injured civilians, meanwhile in Gaza Israeli navy continued to attack […]

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 […]

18 Jan
4:17

Italian Parliament Meets to Discuss Palestinian Recognition

According to Palestinian Ambassador to Italy, Mai Al-Kaila, the Italian Parliament recently held a preliminary meeting to discuss recognizing a Palestinian State on the borders of 1967.Kaila said, in a statement to the PNN, that she attended the parliamentary hearing session held to discuss the Palestinian recognition proposal submitted by […]

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 […]

16 Jan
12:29

Palestine National Football Team Holds Press Conference In Melbourne Australia

January 16, 2015 12:29 AM IMEMC & Agencies International, Interview, Miscellaneous 0

In front of a backdrop of the Palestinian flag and a keffiyeh, the Palestinian football team spoke of the challenges they have faced in qualifying, and their upcoming match against Jordan on Friday 16th January. Jibril Rajoub, President of the Palestinian Football Federation, started by thanking the professionalism of the […]

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 […]

05 Dec
1:09

EU Countries Contribute €23.5m to Gaza Salaries

December 5, 2014 1:09 AM IMEMC & Agencies Gaza Siege, International, News Report 0

The European Union, Wednesday, made a contribution of approximately €23.5 million to the November payment of salaries and pensions for around 68,500 Palestinian civil servants and pensioners in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. According to the PNN, this contribution, which is channelled through the PEGASE mechanism, is being […]

02 Dec
10:51

France Votes For Palestinian Recognition

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

06 Nov
2:54

USAID Provides $100m to PA, Settlements Condemned Internationally

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced, today, a U.S. contribution of $100 million in budget support for the Palestinian Authority (PA), according to an official press release.WAFA reports that, in a ceremony at the Office of Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, Minister of Finance Shukri Bishara, U.S. Consul […]

06 Nov
12:27

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

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

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 […]

03 Nov
2:41

Hamdallah Urges International Community to Fulfill Obligations to Gaza

Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, on Sunday, urged the international community and, in particular, the European Union (EU), to speed-up the implementation of the reconstruction plan for Gaza. Members of various international communities are increasingly, now, stepping up to pledge support for the Palestinian cause.During a meeting with EU representative […]

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31 Oct
11:58

This Week in Palestine Week 44 2014

October 31, 2014 11:58 PM 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 October 25th, to the 31st, 2014. Israeli attacks leave one Palestinian killed this week, in the meantime the Palestinian Authority call on support from Muslims worldwide and visit the […]

31 Oct
11:16

Swedish FM: ‘I’ll be Happy to Send Liberman IKEA Furniture’

Sweden’s Foreign Minister, Margot Wallstrom, today, said she would be ‘happy’ to send Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman some IKEA furniture.PNN reports that Wallstrom’s comments, made during a recent CNN interview, came after Mr. Lieberman, in denouncing Sweden’s decision to recognize the Palestinian Authority (PA) as ‘the State of Palestine,’ […]

31 Oct
1:33

Abbas Welcomes Swedish Recognition Of Palestine

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas welcomed the Swedish decision to recognize Palestine as a State, and said this decision in coherent with International Law and all related resolutions and treaties.Abbas stated this decision served as a message to Israel in response to its ongoing illegal occupation of Palestine, and called on […]

31 Oct
3:34

International observers witness the impact of “Operation Protective Edge” in Gaza

October 31, 2014 3:34 AM IMEMC & Agencies Gaza Strip, Human rights, News Report 0

International observers witness the impact of “Operation Protective Edge” and the closure of Gaza on human rights defenders’ work inside Gaza.On October 28th, a five-member delegation from Europe and Guatemala entered Gaza. They included the European President of the World Council of Churches and Former Archbishop of Uppsala, Church of […]

31 Oct
2:53

Israel recalls ambassador after Swedish government recognizes Palestine

After the Swedish government officially recognized the state of Palestine Thursday, Israeli officials announced the withdrawal of the Israeli ambassador from the northern European nation.The recognition by Sweden’s newly elected government marks the largest Western European nation to recognize the state of Palestine. Malta and Cyprus have also recognized Palestine […]

28 Oct
9:47

Israeli Military Demolishes a Bedouin Village in the South Hebron Hills

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 […]

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17 Oct
11:16

This Week in Palestine Week 42 2014

October 17, 2014 11:16 PM IMEMC & Agencies Audio report, Palestine 0

Audio Link After The Text Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for October 11th, to the 17th, 2014. This week Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas retreated his position on the need for elections, meanwhile Israeli attacks leave a child killed in […]