Category Archives: International

23 Jun
7:22

Largest Israeli Public Transportation Company Loses Netherlands Contract Worth 190 Million Euros Following Campaign by BDS Activists for Palestinian Rights

Last month, Egged Bus Systems (EBS), a subsidiary of Egged Israel Transport Cooperative Society, Israel’s largest public transportation operator, lost a bid for a decade-long contract to run public transportation in the North-Holland region of the Netherlands, which includes the country’s capital, Amsterdam. This contract was valued at 19.1 million […]

21 Jun
8:52

Israel Secretly Aids Anti-Assad Forces in Syria Proxy War (VIDEO)

Beirut-based journalist Nour Samaha has uncovered extensive Israeli government support of anti-Assad forces in southern Syria. TRNN transcript: AARON MATÉ: It’s The Real News. I’m Aaron MatĂ©. Of all the foreign countries involved in the Syrian proxy war, one that does not get much attention is Israel. We’ve known for […]

20 Jun
9:08

BNC Welcomes Call by Christian Organizations Urging the World Council of Churches to Support the BDS Movement for Palestinian Human Rights

(Photo Credit: Ryan Rodrick Beiler)   June 20, 2017 ~ Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC), Christian Palestinians The Palestinian National Committee for Boycot, Divestment and Sanctions (BNC) has warmly welcomed a historic open letter by the National Coalition of Christian Organizations in Palestine (NCCOP) urging the World Council of […]

20 Jun
8:29

UNRWA: Devastating Psychological Effects for 2014 War Victims

In a statement issued over the weekend, UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre KrahenbĂŒhl marked 50 years of occupation of the Palestinian territory – the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and Gaza – and called on the international community to take action. The statement said that the 2014 conflict had a devastating psychosocial […]

17 Jun
6:47

Ashrawi Condemns Call by Netanyahu to Close UNRWA

PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi strongly condemned a recent demand, by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, to shut down the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). “Netanyahu’s call to disband UNRWA is the epitome of arrogance, particularly since Israel itself […]

17 Jun
6:38

Netanyahu Not Welcome to Greece: KOE

nsnbc : A number of left-wing, anti-war and anti-imperialist organizations, including the Communist Organization of Greece, have responded to the call of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine to protest the visit of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and demanded his expulsion from Greece. Demonstrations are scheduled in […]

17 Jun
6:27

Nabil Maarouf (pt2): How Can 50 Years of Israeli Occupation be Brought to an End?

Nabil Maarouf, Palestine’s Representative in Canada, calls for sanctions, boycotts and criminal prosecutions to being an end to Israel’s system of apartheid. TRNN transcript: Dimitri L.: This is Dimitri Lascaris for the Real News. This is part two of our interview with Nabil Maarouf, the chief of the Delegation, the […]

16 Jun
5:14

Empire Files Rewind: Anti-Black Racism Reveals Israel’s White Supremacy

Published on Mar 31, 2017 While the Israeli state espouses multiculturalism and diversity, it oppresses not just the Palestinian population, but also any black person within its borders. From warehousing African asylum seekers in giant prison camps, to criminalizing and carrying out eugenics programs against its Ethiopian Jewish citizens, Israel’s […]

16 Jun
5:06

Child Injured during Raid by PA Security Forces near Nablus

Mohammad Hashash, 15, was injured by shrapnel from an unknown source during a Palestinian security forces raid on Balata refugee camp on June 4. (Photo: courtesy of Hashash family)  Mohammad Samir Hashash, 15, suffered a head injury on June 4 during clashes between Palestinian security forces and armed residents of […]

16 Jun
4:55

Canada’s Complicity in Fifty Years of Israeli Occupation

Nabil Maarouf, Palestine’s Representative in Canada, discusses the Trudeau Government’s continuation of Stephen Harper’s extreme pro-Israel policies. TRNN transcript: Dimitri L.: This is Dimitri Lascaris, reporting from Parliament Hill in Canada’s capital, Ottawa, Ontario. 50 years ago this month, Israel waged the Six-Day War against three of its neighboring Arab […]

16 Jun
4:13

Ashrawi Criticizes Attempts to Expel UN Assistant Secretary General by Israel

PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, on Thursday, criticized Israeli efforts to expel Deputy Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process and the Humanitarian Coordinator for OPT, Robert Piper. In response to media inquiries regarding the topic, Ashrawi said “Israel insists on escalating its language of threat and […]

16 Jun
3:58

Gaza Power Crisis: Immediate Action Needed says UN Expert

The humanitarian situation in Gaza is deteriorating to unprecedented levels as new reductions in the already extremely limited power supply have been announced, a United Nations expert has warned. Michael Lynk, Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967, said the situation was “extremely […]

13 Jun
7:52

Birzeit University Ranked Among Top 3% Best Universities

Birzeit University students walking on campus. (Photo courtesy of Birzeit University) Birzeit University (BZU), north of Ramallah, was among the top three percent of the best universities in the world, according to the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Rankings, a BZU press release said on Monday. For the first time, Birzeit University […]

11 Jun
8:38

How Have 50 Years of Israeli Occupation of Palestinian Land Changed Israel? (VIDEO)

Denial and lies about the occupation have allowed Israelis to cover up the reality of what the occupation has done to Palestinians, and so the occupation could continue for another 50 years, says Israeli journalist Gideon Levy. Gideon Levy is a prominent Israeli journalist and author of the weekly column […]

11 Jun
8:01

Human Rights Groups Brief US Congress on Palestinian Children after 50 Years under Occupation

Over 60 attendees, including staff from at least 36 congressional offices, joined human rights advocates on Capitol Hill on Thursday, for a briefing to mark 50 years since the Israeli military occupied the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip. Representatives of Human Rights Watch, Defense for Children […]

11 Jun
7:55

Ashrawi Deems Adoption of UN Resolution a Victory for Palestinian Women

PLO Executive Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi welcomed the United Nations Economic and Social Council’s (ECOSOC) adoption of a draft resolution entitled, “Situation of and assistance to Palestinian women,” which was recommended by the Commission on the Status of Women in its sixty-first session in March: “On behalf of the Palestinian […]

10 Jun
6:53

Israel Stealing Assistance for Palestinians, says UN

A United Nations’ official has publicly recognized that Israeli occupation authorities are stealing UN assistance heading to Palestinians in the occupied territories, a statement said. Marking 50 years of the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories, the UN Coordinator for Humanitarian Aid and Development Activities Robert Piper said: “For humanitarians, […]

10 Jun
6:28

Major Chilean Universities Heed BDS Call, Cancel Events Sponsored by Israeli Embassy

Students at the University of Chile call for an end to ties with Israeli academic institutions. Student-led BDS campaigns resulted in two major Chilean universities canceling events co-sponsored by the Israeli embassy and featuring Joe Uziel, a director of the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA). On Monday, Alberto Hurtado University’s Anthropology Department […]

10 Jun
6:09

Israel Considers Withdrawing from UN Human Rights Council

Israel said that it may withdraw from the UN Human Rights Council, Israel Hayom reported, yesterday. The paper said that Tel Aviv wants the council to abolish two procedures against it, in order for it to remain a member. It explained, according to the PNN, that the first reason is […]

09 Jun
5:26

June 8th Marks 50th Anniversary of USS Liberty Incident (VIDEO)

Official statement from  www.usslibertyveterans.org: ON JUNE 8, 1967, while patrolling in international waters in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, USS Liberty (AGTR-5) was savagely attacked without warning or justification by air and naval forces of the state of Israel.  Of a crew of 294 officers and men (including three civilians), the ship […]

08 Jun
6:14

Amnesty International Launches Pro-BDS Campaign against Settlements

Fifty years into the Israeli occupation of the West Bank, Gaza, and East Jerusalem, NGO Amnesty International announced, on Wednesday, that it was launching a campaign to convince the international community to implement a full boycott of illegal Israeli settlements across the occupied Palestinian territory. “One of the tragedies of […]

05 Jun
5:34

Norman Finkelstein (pt1): Six-Day War, 50-Year Occupation — What Really Happened in June 1967?

In the first of an extended three-part interview on the 50th anniversary of the June 1967 Arab-Israeli war, author and scholar Norman Finkelstein debunks the enduring myths surrounding that historic confrontation — myths that have sustained​ the ensuing Israeli ​occupation of Palestinian lands​. Norman G. Finkelstein received his doctorate in […]

05 Jun
4:25

BDS Calls for Intensified Action

The head of the national committee for the boycott, divestment and sanctioning of Israel, Mahmoud Nawaja, on Sunday, through Voice of Palestine radio, called for intensifying the activity of the BDS movement in various fields, in order to pressure and isolate Israel. This came in response to a decision by Israeli Minister […]

05 Jun
1:29

50 Years of Israeli Occupation a Shame for the International System: PLO Secretary General Saeb Erekat

nsnbc: Marking 50 years of Israeli occupation, Dr. Saeb Erekat, Secretary General of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), stressed that the anniversary puts to shame the international system. In a statement released by the PLO negotiations Affairs Department on June 4, 2017, Dr. Saeb Erekat notes that “We are marking […]

03 Jun
8:31

Trump Signs Waiver Delaying Embassy Move to Jerusalem

U.S. President Donald Trump has signed an order delaying the relocation of the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, breaking his election promise, several reports said, according White House  statement. In doing so, Trump continues the policy of the previous three presidents and breaks an election promise he […]

03 Jun
7:05

Yildirim Vows to Solve Gaza Electricity Crisis

Turkish Prime Minister Ali Yildirim vowed, Wednesday, in a telephone call to the Head of the Political Bureau of the Islamic Resistance Movement of Hamas, Ismail Haniyeh, that Turkey is working on finding a solution for the ongoing electricity crisis in the Gaza Strip. A statement issued by Hamas explained […]

02 Jun
6:16

Wave of Boycotts Hits Israeli LGBT Film Festival as International Artists Heed Palestinian Call to Respect Picket Line

At least five of the twelve international speakers scheduled to participate in the Tel Aviv International LGBT Film Festival this June 1-10 have reportedly pulled out after queer Palestinian activists and their allies in the BDS movement called for boycotting the “pinkwashing” propaganda event that gives progressive cover for Israel’s […]

02 Jun
5:58

Trump Delays Controversial US Embassy Move

United States President Donald Trump signed a presidential waiver on Thursday, delaying the implementation of a congressional decision to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, according to several media outlets. The six-month, renewable waiver has been signed by every US President for the past two decades. Ma’an […]

Marwan Barghouthi (image from Samidoun)
31 May
10:42

Leader of Palestinian Prisoners Hunger Strike Releases Statement of Victory

In the first statement of the ‘Freedom and Dignity’ hunger strike leader Marwan Barghouthi after the victory of the strike, the strike leader praised the 1500 participants in the hunger strike for their steadfastness and sacrifice, and the many supporters around the world. He also criticized the Israeli government for […]

27 May
5:14

Award-Winning South African Filmmaker Cancels Participation in Israeli LGBT Film Festival

South African filmmaker John Trengove on withdrawing from the Tel Aviv International LGBT Film Festival Award-winning South African filmmaker John Trengove canceled his participation in the upcoming Tel Aviv International LGBT Film Festival (TL​V​Fest). His film, The Wound, is scheduled to be the festival’s opening night film on June 1. In his […]

27 May
5:08

British Labour to ‘Immediately’ Recognize Palestine if Elected

Britain’s Labour party announced, in its 2017 elections manifesto, that, if elected in June, the party would immediately recognize the state of Palestine. The manifesto stated,according to Ma’an, that the party was committed to a two-state solution to solve the decades-long Israeli-Palestinian conflict, adding that “there can be no military […]

26 May
7:07

Suffering in Gaza Increases as Health Crisis Escalates

Gaza’s Ministry of Health has confirmed that the situation in the Gaza Strip is getting worse with the daily depletion of available medicines, medical consumables and limited quantities of fuel. Health Ministry representative Ashraf Al-Qedra said, in a brief statement on his Facebook page: “There is no solution on the […]

24 May
3:35

Families of Hunger Striking Detainees Address Trump

Hours before the arrival of US President Donald Trump to Bethlehem, for a meeting with PA President Mahmoud Abbas, the families of some 1,500 hunger-striking Palestinian detainees sent a letter to Trump telling him that Palestinian prisoners are freedom fighters, according to international law, and they do not want them to die […]

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 […]

24 May
3:07

Ali Abunimah: Trump’s Mideast ‘Peace Opportunity’ Ignores Palestinian Rights & Threatens Iran

On a visit to Israel, President Donald Trump claims to see “a rare opportunity for peace” in the Middle East, but Ali Abunimah of The Electronic Intifada says Trump is only offering more U.S. support for the Israeli occupation of Palestinians and hostility towards Iran. Ali Abunimah is co-founder of […]

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 […]

22 May
7:03

PCHR Organizes Workshop on “Shortage of Medicines and Medical Supplies in Public Health Sector”

On Monday, 22 May 2017, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) organized a workshop on the “Shortage of Medicines and Medical Supplies in Public Health Sector” that was attended by a number of interested persons representing the Ministry of Health, World Health Program (WHO), nongovernmental organizations and media. The […]

21 May
8:29

Israel Siphoning Natural Gas from Gaza Says Dutch Report (VIDEO)

US and Israeli companies are working with Israeli approval to siphon natural gas from Gaza’s territorial waters, even though this is illegal according to international law, says TRNN’s Shir Hever. Shir Hever is an Economist working at The Real News Network. His economic research focuses on Israeli occupation of the […]

21 May
8:17

Palestine Unrecognized by New French President Macron

Newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron has reiterated his stance that he will not recognize Palestine as a state because he would rather not spoil French relations with Israel. Prior to the win, Macron said that he backed a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but that recognizing Palestine would cause […]

19 May
11:59

International Campaign is Criminalizing Criticism of Israel as ‘Anti-semitism’

For two decades, some Israeli officials and Israel partisans have worked to embed a new, Israel-focused definition of antisemitism in institutions around the world, from international bodies and national governments to small college campuses in heartland America. This effort is now snowballing rapidly. As a result, advocacy for Palestinian rights […]

19 May
6:36

An Untold Economic Success Story in Syria

Pierre KrĂ€henbĂŒhl  (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 […]

19 May
5:27

‘No End in Sight’: UN Officials Deliver Statements on Recent Killing of Palestinian by Israeli Settler, Peace Process, Hunger Strike

United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov,  has condemned yesterday’s  killing of a Palestinian man by an Israeli settler, and the wounding of a photojournalist. Mladenov said : ”I condemn today’s reported killing of a Palestinian by an Israeli settler and the wounding of a […]

17 May
7:49

Israel Begins to Confiscate 20% of Asylum-Seekers’ Incomes (VIDEO)

Documentary filmmaker Lia Tarachansky explains that the income garnishing measure targets African refugees and is intended to discourage asylum in Israel. TRNN trnscript: SHIR HEVER: Welcome to the Real News Network. From the beginning of this month a new policy’s implemented in Israel. African asylum seekers who work in Israel […]

16 May
10:13

Nakba at 69: Statement by the Global Palestinian Refugee and IDP Network

International Protection to Stop the Ongoing Nakba is Long Overdue – BADIL Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights The Nakba is ongoing, not only through policies of ongoing displacement implemented through the Zionist-Israeli strategy which seeks to control the maximum amount of land with the minimum number of Palestinians […]

15 May
8:02

BNC: Upholding our Rights, Resisting the Ongoing Nakba

The BDS National Committee (BNC) Commemorates the 69th Anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba. It is possible
 It is possible at least sometimes
 It is possible especially now To ride a horse Inside a prison cell And run away
 It is possible for prison walls To disappear. For the cell to become […]

15 May
7:18

VIDEO: Economic Dimensions, Militarized Palestine

Alaa Tartir explains that the Palestinian Economy is unable to grow or develop because the Israeli occupation controls all aspects of the economy.  Alaa Tartir is the Program Director of Al-Shabaka: The Palestinian Policy Network. Tartir is also a Research Fellow at the Centre on Conflict, Development, and Peacebuilding (CCDP), The […]

13 May
7:07

Norway’s Largest Trade Union Federation Endorses Full Boycott of Israel to Advance Palestinian Human Rights

Norway’s Largest Trade Union Federation Endorses Full Boycott of Israel to Advance Palestinian Human Rights (Credit: Ole PalmstrĂžm) The Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions (LO), representing close to one million workers, has endorsed a full boycott of Israel to achieve Palestinian rights under international law. LO is the largest and […]

13 May
6:40

South Africans Engage in 24-hour Solidarity Hunger Strike

As the mass hunger strike of Palestinian prisoners continues, several South African politicians, journalists and activists have declared a 24-hour hunger strike between the 14th and 15th of May, in a show of solidarity, PNN reports. According to the Palestinian National Initiative (PNI), multiple people of high stature in the […]

12 May
8:10

FIFA President Hijacks Vote on Israeli Settlements, Continues Violations of FIFA Statutes

Palestinians accuse FIFA President Gianni Infantino of corruption and nepotism after he blocked the Palestinian Football Association’s motion at today’s FIFA Congress. The motion demanded that the Israeli Football Association abide by FIFA statutes by excluding football clubs based in illegal settlements on occupied Palestinian land. Infantino hijacked the Congress […]

10 May
6:15

PLO: Israeli Pressure on FIFA ‘Unprecedented’

The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), on Tuesday strongly condemned Israeli government pressure on FIFA to remove, from its agenda, a Palestinian bill describing the pressure as blatant and unprecedented. Husam Arafat, secretary-general of the PLO’s Youth and Sports Department, slammed in a statement Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s telephone call […]

10 May
5:48

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

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

10 May
5:39

Ali Abunimah: US Democratic Party Out of Step with Their Base on Israel-Palestine

Ali Abunimah of The Electronic Intifada says Democratic politicians, even progressives like Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, are out of touch with their supporters when it comes to defending Palestinian rights. TRNN transcript: Aaron MatĂ©: It’s The Real News, I’m Aaron Mate. A recent piece on AlterNet asked the question: […]

06 May
4:27

Over 170 Sports Clubs in the Occupied West Bank Call on FIFA to Suspend Israel’s Membership

In a letter issued on May 4th, over 170 Palestinian football clubs and sports associations urged FIFA to immediately suspend the Israeli Football Association’s (IFA) membership for its inclusion of seven football clubs that are  based in illegal settlements. The letter comes just days before FIFA’s annual Congress where FIFA […]

04 May
6:45

Palestinian Leader Abbas Meets with Trump, Praising Him (VIDEO)

Abbas flattered U.S. President Donald Trump in an effort to gain favor with him, but Trump offered nothing new in terms of US policy towards Palestinians, says Ali Abunimah of the Electronic Intifada. Ali Abunimah is co-founder of the award-winning online publication The Electronic Intifada and author of One Country: […]

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 […]

04 May
5:15

Above the Law: Israel’s Non-implementation of UN Resolutions on Occupied Palestine

Half a century has elapsed since Israel established its brutal occupation of Palestine, and almost seven decades have passed since the 1948 Palestinian Nakba, which constitutes the beginning of discrimination, dispossession and displacement for Palestinians and their persistent suffering. Since then, the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people have figured prominently […]

04 May
5:10

MADA Calling for Wider Coalition to Defend Freedom of Expression

On World Press Freedom Day, the Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) has congratulated all colleagues and journalists in Palestine and the world, and renew the call to form a broader coalition for defending freedom of expression in Palestine by all the relevant organizations and bodies, especially the […]

24 Apr
5:46

China Demands Israel not Employ Its Workers in Settlements

The Israeli cabinet is expected to ratify an agreement after China demanded the condition that Israel not employ Chinese workers in in settlements in the West Bank or East Jerusalem. According to Haaretz, PNN reports, Israel and China have engaged in negotiations for several years over an agreement on Chinese […]

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 […]

21 Apr
5:23

FIFA Called to Action over Clubs in Illegal Settlements

More than 100 sports associations, trade s, human rights organizations and faith based groups from 28 countries joined football champions, scholars, film directors, politicians and government officials in calling on FIFA’s Council members to insist that Israel’s national football league revoke the affiliation of seven clubs based in illegal Israeli […]

17 Apr
4:38

Six Year Anniversary of the Death of Vittorio Arrigoni (VIDEO)

04/16/17 | International Solidarity Movement | Ramallah Team Today marks the 6th anniversary of the death of Vittorio Arrigoni, a journalist and an Italian activist working with the International Solidarity Movement, in Gaza. Arrigoni first went to Gaza in 2008, on an activist-organised flotilla seeking to defy the Israeli blockade […]

17 Apr
4:25

Amnesty International: Israel Must End ‘Unlawful and Cruel’ Policies towards Palestinian Prisoners

Israel’s decades-long policy of detaining Palestinians from the occupied West Bank and Gaza, in prisons inside Israel, and depriving them of regular family visits is not only cruel but also a blatant violation of international law, said Amnesty International, ahead of a mass prisoner’s hunger strike which begins next week, […]

14 Apr
4:43

Human Rights Activists Denied Entry into Israel

On Friday, Kamel Hawwash, member of Palestine Solidarity Campaign EC and also vice chair of the British Palestine policy council, was denied entry into Israel under the new “anti-boycott” law. This follows the refusal, last month, to allow entry to Hugh Lanning PSC chair, and, last weekend, to Anwar Makhlouf, […]

12 Apr
5:04

145 UK Labour Party Members Declare Solidarity with Black Jewish Pro-Palestinian Activist

Against the background of calls for Ken Livingstone’s expulsion from the Labour Party, for remarks about zionism, 145 party members have publicly declared their solidarity with Jackie Walker, the Black Jewish pro-Palestinian activist who seems set to be the next victim of Labour’s blood-letting, Free Speech on Israel said. In […]

12 Apr
4:58

Petition Urging UK Government to Apologize for Balfour Declaration Exceeding 10,000 Signatures

More than 11,000 people have signed a petition calling on the British government to apologize for the Balfour Declaration, when, one century, ago then Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour promised a homeland for the Jews, in Palestine, at the expense of its indigenous Arab population, the London-based Palestinian Return Center (PRC) […]

12 Apr
4:44

Duchess of York Visits Bethlehem, Stresses Support to Palestinians (VIDEO)

Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson, as a part of her charity and human rights work, visited Bethlehem on Tuesday, notably in the healthcare sector, where she met with Palestinian personalities and visited different sites. The visit included a tour of the Nativity Church and the Old City district of Bethlehem, […]

12 Apr
4:36

Has the Mentality of the Colonial Powers Been Passed On?

Is everybody really born equal or is that just an empty platitude? During the era of the colonial powers, the lands that originally belonged to the natives were taken away and the natives became subjugated in their own land. Their lives were presumably worth less than the lives of the […]

11 Apr
2:32

Israeli Government Resorting to Extortion to Secure UN Votes

Israel is blackmailing impoverished countries to obtain votes in its favour at the UN, the Coalition for Accountability and Integrity AMAN revealed on Sunday. AMAN’s Director, Azmi Shuaibi, said that Israel uses the funds allocated to the UN to buy votes in favour of or against proposals criticizing its violence and […]

08 Apr
7:50

Empire Files Rewind: Inside Palestine’s Refugee Camps

Published by Telesur on October 6, 2016. In her first on-the-ground report from Palestine, Abby Martin gives a first-hand look into two of the most attacked refugee camps in the West Bank, the Balata and Aida camps. With millions of displaced Palestinians around the world, hundreds of thousands are refugees […]

08 Apr
6:58

Russia to Possibly Acknowledge West Jerusalem as Israeli Capital

On Thursday, the Russian Foreign Ministry stated that, if a peace agreement between Israeli and Palestinian people could be reached, Russia could acknowledge West Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Russia does not officially acknowledge West Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, according to the PNN, and, up until Thursday, has not […]

06 Apr
5:00

Princess Nokia Cancels Show at Israeli Music Festival Amid BDS Pressure

Organizers subsequently canceled the Kalamazoo Festival and promised to refund tickets. On March 26, the Israeli Kalamazoo Festival announced that Destiny Frasqueri, also known as Princess Nokia, canceled her upcoming performance at the Haoman 17, a nightclub in Tel Aviv. “Under extreme pressure from [the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement], […]

06 Apr
4:46

Trump Discusses Middle East Affairs with Jordan’s King Abdullah during Press Conference

On Wednesday, the 5th of April, U.S. President Donald Trump and Jordan’s King Abdullah II both took part in a joint press conference in Washington D.C., where they discussed issues including the Middle East; Syria, Palestine and Israel were the primary focus. Trump and Abdullah II both used the press […]

06 Apr
6:08

Samidoun Organizer Mohammed Khatib Denied Visa to United States (VIDEO)

Palestinian organizer Mohammed Khatib, the Europe coordinator of Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network, was denied a visa to the United States, where he had been invited to speak at the Jewish Voice for Peace National Membership Meeting, which took place in Chicago from 31 March to 2 April. Along with […]

02 Apr
4:51

Victory for Free Speech on Palestine in the UK

In a hugely significant development for free speech on Palestine, eminent human rights lawyer Hugh Tomlinson QC has issued a legal opinion that finds major faults with the government’s new antisemitism definition’s guidance. In partnership with Jews for Justice for Palestinians, Independent Jewish Voices and Free Speech on Israel, his […]

31 Mar
5:29

Empire Files Rewind: How Palestine Became Colonized

First published on September 28, 2016. Previewing Abby Martin’s on-the-ground investigation in Palestine, The Empire Files looks at the long history of Zionist colonization, expansion and expulsion of Palestine’s indigenous inhabitants. Giving critical historical context to the occupation today, this timeline explores the creation of the state of Israel and […]

31 Mar
3:39

Israel Reneges on $2 million in UN Contributions over UNHCR Resolutions

Ma’an reports that Israel’s Foreign Minister was instructed by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to slash $2 million from Israel’s contributions to the UN in protest of the adoption of four resolutions in the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) last week addressing issues of human rights in the occupied […]

31 Mar
3:25

(VIDEO) Palestinian-American Teacher Beaten by JDL Members at AIPAC Conference

A 55-year old Palestinian-American instructor at a community college in North Carolina was “brutally beaten” by members of the Jewish Defense League (JDL) while walking by the AIPAC conference in Washington DC on Sunday, according to a video and statement released by the Institute for Middle East Understanding (IMEU). The […]

31 Mar
1:33

Ilan Pappé: The Myth of Israel

Ilan Pappé is an Israeli historian and socialist activist. He is a professor with the College of Social Sciences and International Studies at the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom, director of the university’s European Centre for Palestine Studies, and co-director of the Exeter Centre for Ethno-Political Studies. His work […]

31 Mar
1:11

US and Israeli UN Ambassadors Vow to Eliminate BDS

Israeli Ambassador to the UN, Danny Danon, said on Wednesday that Israel would “keep fighting” until it “eliminates BDS completely.” “There is a new approach [to fight BDS] and it is being heard in the halls of the UN Indeed,” Danon told 2,000 attendees at a pro-Israel UN event, according […]

31 Mar
12:52

G4S Dropped by Doctors’ Syndicate in Beirut

(photo: Alternative Information Center) Last week, the Doctors’ Syndicate in Beirut decided to end its relationship with G4S, one of the world’s largest multinational security companies, following a campaign by activists in Lebanon concerned with the company’s ongoing complicity with Israeli violations of Palestinian human rights. The “Lebanese Campaign to […]

29 Mar
3:25

UK Medical Team Carries Out Special Training in Gaza

A British surgical team has launched a medical training program for Palestinian doctors working in the hospitals of the Gaza Strip. The team, from the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh (RCSEd), arrived in Gaza on Friday to implement the training at Al-Shifa Hospital, the main and largest hospital in […]

29 Mar
2:33

VIDEO: Arrest of Omar Barghouti Comes Amidst Upsurge in International Support for Boycott of Israel

After the P5+1 nuclear deal made it difficult for the Israeli government to continue to appeal to the right-wing through casting Iran as the bogeyman, depicting BDS as a ‘delegitimization’ campaign became its next means of generating fear and paranoia among voters, says journalist Richard Silverstein. TRNN transcript: KIM BROWN: […]

26 Mar
10:33

Activists Demonstrate against AIPAC Conference in West Bank and US

The National Campaign to Lift the Closure of Hebron organized a protest in the southern occupied West Bank city, on Sunday, to denounce the policies of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), as the lobby held its annual policy conference in the United States. Protesters held Palestinian flags and […]

25 Mar
6:43

UN Special Coordinator: All Israeli Settlement Activities Are Illegal

On Saturday, UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nikolay Mladenov, expressed that the United Nations’ view on Israeli settlements activities is that they are, in fact, illegal and the growing number of settlements is concerning. During a briefing, Mladenov said, according to the PNN, that the continued breach […]

25 Mar
1:44

Empire Files Rewind: The Distortion & Death Behind Israel/Palestine Coverage

First published on November 6, 2015. A crisis in Palestine is again all over the headlines. From stabbings and molotov cocktails, to the killing of protesters and anti-Arab lynch mobs–how much of the mass media coverage can we really trust? Abby Martin takes a look at how the so-called “Israeli-Palestine […]

25 Mar
12:14

In Suspected Preparation for Strike on Gaza, Israel to Hold Largest Aerial Drills Ever

Likely preparing for another deadly offensive on Gaza, the Israeli air force is preparing for the largest ever and most complex military drills ever held, later this year. According to Israeli public radio, about 100 fighters, other aircraft and a few hundred soldiers and pilots, along with logistical support forces […]

24 Mar
11:44

UNHRC Adopts Four Anti-occupation Resolutions

The UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted, during its 34th session held on Friday in Geneva, four pro-Palestinian and anti-occupation resolutions. Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki said that the four adopted resolutions are entitled “Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, The Palestinian people’s right to self-determination, […]

23 Mar
7:33

Islamic Bank Signs $40m Agreement with UNRWA for Gaza Homes

The Islamic Development Bank (IDB), in its capacity as Coordinator for the Program of the Gulf Cooperation Council for the Reconstruction of Gaza, has reportedly re-programmed and signed a $40 million agreement with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) for reconstruction […]

23 Mar
7:28

BNC Responds to New Israeli Database Targeting Israeli Citizens Who Support BDS

On March 21st, Israel’s Minister of Strategic Affairs, Gilad Erdan, announced that his ministry seeks to create a new database of Israeli citizens who support the grassroots Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement to secure Palestinian human rights. In response, Mahmoud Nawajaa, the General Coordinator of the Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC), […]

23 Mar
7:18

Trump Envoy Asks Israel to Halt Construction Outside Settlement Blocs

U.S. President Donald Trump’s special envoy to the Middle East reportedly asked, during last week’s meeting, for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to freeze settlement construction in Jerusalem and outside the large settlement blocs. According to Al Ray, Netanyahu expressed reservations at an official freeze. Channel 2 News reported, on Wednesday, that […]

21 Mar
9:00

Israeli Apartheid: TRNN Discussion on Scrapped UN Report (VIDEO)

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 […]

21 Mar
7:59

United States, Israel Attempting to Persuade Countries into Opposing UNHRC Resolutions

Israel and the United States are cooperating to persuade as many Western countries as possible to oppose or to, at least, abstain from voting on five pro-Palestinian resolutions scheduled for a vote at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on Friday, Haaretz reported on Monday, citing a Foreign Ministry official. […]

20 Mar
7:55

BDS Activist Speaks About His Arrest by Israeli Police

Jeff Halper is the co-founder and director of ICAHD, the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions. He was born in 1946 in Minnesota and emigrated to Israel in 1973. Since then he has been a tireless advocate for justice and civil rights for all Israelis and Palestinians. He spent ten years […]

20 Mar
5:47

International Conference on Palestinian Children and Israeli Detention Policies: Report

“Stop the war on our children’s minds.” The conference took place in the Grand Park Hotel on the 15th and 16th of March.  For two days, Palestinian and international speakers made an assessment of the problem and ex-detainee children told their story. The goal was to join forces in formulating […]

19 Mar
4:40

Ashrawi on UN Decision to Remove Report on Israeli Apartheid

Palestine Liberation Organization executive committee member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi denounced, in a statement released Saturday, the decision by the United Nations to remove the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) report from its website, which concluded that “Israel is guilty of policies and practices that constitute the crime […]

19 Mar
4:18

The UN Report Israel Does Not Want You To Read

A new UN report offers explicit backing for the Palestinian-led boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign to end Israeli apartheid and support a just peace. The landmark report’s endorsement of boycotts, economic sanctions and other grassroots initiatives comes at a moment when Israel is desperately attempting to criminalize and suppress international support for Palestinian rights. Published […]

17 Mar
9:28

New UN Report Confirms Israel is an “Apartheid” State, Calls for BDS

The Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC), the largest coalition in Palestinian society, has warmly welcomed as a “historic breakthrough” a report released today by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) that proves beyond doubt that Israel has imposed a system of apartheid on the entire […]

17 Mar
9:20

Netanyahu “Will Keep His Word” to Amona Settlers through Expected US Deal

Before meeting with US President Donald Trump’s envoy, Netanyahu has told the Amona settlers that Israel and the US are working on a “mutually agreed settlement policy”, saying that he will keep his word on the illegal settlement outpost, which was demolished by Israel upon court order. Netanyahu’s statements, as […]

17 Mar
9:07

U.S. State Department Reports Grave Violations Against Palestinian Kids

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson delivers remarks during a press event in Washington, on March 6, 2017, broke with precedent and did not participate in the launch of the 2016 State Department Human Rights Reports. (Photo: U.S. Department of State) Ramallah, March 17, 2017—A U.S. government human rights report released […]

17 Mar
1:59

A Message from Cindy & Craig Corrie

Painting by Malak Mattar; read more about her painting at We Are Not Numbers.    March 16th, marks the 14th anniversary of the day our daughter Rachel stood in Gaza with other international activists and challenged the Israeli military’s illegal confiscation of Palestinian land and the demolition of Palestinian homes. […]