Category Archives: International

14 Jul
8:35

Foreign Residents in Palestinian Territories Denied Visa Renewals

Four suitcases, memories of 35 years and a hope to meet friends again, in Palestine, are what US citizens Roger Heacock and Laura Wick are leaving Ramallah with. The couple arrived to Palestine in 1983, initially planning to stay for a few years in solidarity. But they ended up with […]

14 Jul
8:02

Abbas Discusses Latest Developments with Putin

PA President Mahmoud Abbas met, on Saturday, with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin, in Moscow, where they discussed the latest developments in Palestine, particularly Israel’s plan to demolish Khan al-Ahmar community near Jerusalem. They also discussed issues of mutual concern for Russia and Palestine, and praised the historical […]

13 Jul
10:05

Episcopal Church Votes To Divest From Companies Involved In Israeli Violation Of Palestinian Human Rights

The General Convention of the Episcopal Church, with more than 3 million members, has voted to divest from companies involved in Israel’s violations of Palestinian human rights. The Episcopal Peace Fellowship Palestine Israel Network (EPF PIN) put in amazing work over many years to get to make the Episcopal Church the 10th Christian denomination in […]

12 Jul
7:41

House Democrats Call for Transparency of Palestinian Aid

Nine House Democrats wrote a letter on Wednesday, to United States president Donald Trump, requesting him to update the current status of U.S. funding towards Palestinian Authority (PA). In spite being the largest single donor to UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), in January of 2018, the United States withheld $65 million from the organization, […]

12 Jul
7:19

UNRWA Responds to COGAT Announcement

On the record quote from Chris Gunness, UNRWA Spokesperson: “The recent announcement, by COGAT (Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories), that new measures will be taken to suspend exports from the Gaza Strip and restrict the import of goods to only humanitarian supplies approved by COGAT, can be expected […]

11 Jul
9:42

Irish Senate Votes in Favor of Boycotting Israeli Settlement Products

The upper house of the Irish parliament, the Seanad Éireann, voted on July 11, in favor of a bill to ban the purchase of goods and services from illegal Israeli settlements. The “Control of Economic Activity (Occupied Territories) Bill 2018” was put forward by Irish Independent Senator Frances Black and […]

11 Jul
6:55

Ministry of Foreign Affairs: US Uproar a Technique to Protect Occupation

Photo: Israel prepared mobile homes in Abu Dis town, for relocation of Khan Al-Ahmar Bedouins after the decided demolition of their village. “The American-Israeli conspiracy to perpetuate the separation between the two parts of the homeland with economic “relief” projects is doomed to fail,” says the Palestinian Ministry of Foreign […]

11 Jul
6:08

Malki to Meet ICC Secretary General Next Week

Palestinian Ambassador to the Netherlands, Rawan Suleiman, revealed that Foreign Minister Riyad al-Malki is due to visit The Hague next week, for a meeting with the Secretary General of the International Criminal Court and the Secretary-General of the Organization of Chemical Weapons. Suleiman told Voice of Palestine radio that the […]

09 Jul
9:17

Palestine Appoints Permanent Chemical Weapons Prohibition Representative

Rawan Suleiman, Palestine’s ambassador to the Netherlands and International Organizations in The Hague, presented on Monday, in official ceremonies, her credentials to the Director General of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Ahmet Üzumcu, as Permanent Representative of the State of Palestine to this organization. Suleiman stressed, […]

08 Jul
8:44

The EU Must Fight the US Embassy Move to Jerusalem

This piece was originally published by Al-Shabaka: The Palestinian Policy Network,” an independent, non-partisan, and non-profit organization whose mission is to educate and foster public debate on Palestinian human rights and self-determination within the framework of international law. By Yara Hawari on July 8, 2018:  When the US moved its embassy from Tel […]

08 Jul
8:01

Ten Days in Spain, Ten Days of Hard Work for Palestine

Palestinian and international activists meet in Malaga. Photo credit: Al-Quds Association. POSTED BY: AHMAD JARADAT JULY 8, 2018 Palestinian popular resistance activists meet with international solidarity groups. The Al-Quds Association and other Palestine solidarity groups hosted the Alternative Information Center (AIC) and activists from Palestinian popular resistance movements in Spain. The group […]

07 Jul
10:45

Adalah Mourns Passing of Felicia Langer, 1930 – 2018

Holocaust survivor Felicia Langer was a world-renowned defender of Palestinian human rights and fought against the Israeli occupation and oppression, for peace, justice, and the enforcement of international law. It is with great sorrow that Adalah mourns the passing of human rights activist and attorney Felicia Langer, known internationally for […]

07 Jul
10:13

Update: Palestinian Nationality Granted to Swedish Activist

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has granted Palestinian nationality to Swedish activist Benjamin Ladraa, aged 25, and bestowed the Medal of Merit on him, in appreciation of his efforts and support of the Palestinian people. Ladraa had walked 4,800 kilometers, through 15 countries and for a period of 11 months, carrying […]

06 Jul
8:44

Israel Is Arming Ukraine’s Blatantly Neo-Nazi Militia, the Azov Battalion

A shocking new report in the Electronic Intifada reveals that Ukrainian neo-Nazis are using Israeli weapons to fight Russia. Journalist Max Blumenthal discusses the SS-wearing Azov Battalion, a neo-Nazi militia that uses Hitlerian symbols and is embedded in the National Guard of Ukraine, which also receives support from the US […]

06 Jul
8:24

Socialist International of 140 Global Political Parties Adopts BDS, Calls for Military Embargo on Israel

July 5, 2018 / Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC) The Council of the Socialist International (SI) has called for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) for Palestinian rights at their meeting in the United Nations in Geneva on June 26-27. SI also called for a “total embargo on all forms of military […]

06 Jul
8:11

Eurovision: Israeli Writers of Prize Winning Song under Threat of Plagiarism Suit

Israel’s win in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 has been threatened with a lawsuit for alleged plagiarism, under the pretext that it is very similar to the 2003 song “Seven Nation Army” by American band The White Stripes. Ma’an reports that, according to an Israeli news outlet, Doron Medalie and […]

06 Jul
8:00

Spain Condemns Israel’s Demolition of Bedouin Homes East of Jerusalem

The Spanish government denounced the Israeli demolition of Palestinian buildings and structures in the makeshift Bedouin village of Abu Nawar, east of Jerusalem. The Spanish government, in a statement, further urged Israeli authorities to cancel its plans to demolish the Palestinian community of Khan al-Ahmar, home to more than 180 […]

06 Jul
7:47

Demolition of Palestinian Villages has Strong Historical Resonance in Ireland

The TĂĄnaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney T.D., has condemned the demolitions and forced evictions at the Palestinian community of Abu Nuwar, where nineteen structures have been bulldozed by the Israeli authorities in the past day. He also expressed extreme concern about the situation at the […]

05 Jul
7:13

Germany Mediating Prisoner Deal between Hamas and Israel

Germany is reportedly mediating between Israel and the Gaza ruling movement, Hamas, for a prisoner exchange deal, according to a report by Al Hayat daily. According to the report, based on Western sources, Germany initiated contact with both sides and emphasized that Israel and Hamas consider Germany a fair entity […]

04 Jul
8:56

Palestinians Urge Iroquois Nationals to Withdraw from Lacrosse Championships in Israel

Palestinians call on world-class Lacrosse team to deny Israel the opportunity to use the Iroquois national sport to cover up its escalating, violent ethnic cleansing throughout Palestinian ancestral lands. July 4, 2018 / Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) / Dear Iroquois Nationals, We are writing from […]

04 Jul
4:53

Dr. Ashrawi Denounces Australian Decision To Cut Aid To The Palestinian People

Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, a senior Palestinian political leader and a member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), strongly denounced the Australian decision to end its aid to the Palestinian people. In a statement, Dr. Ashrawi said, “it is clear Australia has surrendered to American pressures, and […]

03 Jul
5:23

Prominent Jewish activist denied entry into Israel

Ariel Gold, a member of Code Pink for Peace and an outspoken proponent of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement in the U.S., was detained at the airport in Tel Aviv, Israel on Sunday, and was denied entry and sent back to the U.S. The movement that Gold is […]

02 Jul
9:34

25 Palestinian Children Slain by Israel since Beginning of 2018

Israeli occupation forces have killed 25 Palestinian children in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip since the start of 2018, Defence for Children International – Palestine (DCIP) revealed on Sunday. Of the 25 minors killed by occupation forces, 21 were targeted in the besieged Gaza Strip, the organisation said. […]

02 Jul
9:22

Australia Cuts Funding to Palestinian Authority

Australia announced that it will stop sending direct funds to the Palestinian Authority (PA), over concerns that the money would be used as stipends to Palestinian prisoners. According to Israeli news website Israel Today, Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop requested that the PA guarantee the funds were not being given […]

02 Jul
7:00

Trump Pursues Israel ‘Peace Plan’ to Break off Gaza, Without Input from Palestinians

While US President Trump reportedly hopes to use Gulf funding to pressure Egypt to take over Gaza, splitting it from the West Bank, expert Phyllis Bennis warns no Israel peace deal is possible when “there is no Palestinian voice” involved. Via The Real News Network. Phyllis Bennis is a Fellow […]

02 Jul
12:13

Trump’s Massive Funding Cut Plunges UN Palestinian Refugee Agency into Crisis

UNRWA, the United Nations Palestinian refugee agency, could run out of money for aid programs within weeks, after President Trump drastically cut US funding. Expert Phyllis Bennis warns this can lead to a humanitarian catastrophe and make life impossible for many Palestinians. Via The Real News Network. (photo: Days of Palestine) […]

01 Jul
11:15

PCHR Testifies before UN Special Rapporteur

On Friday, 29 June 2018, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) testified before the Special Rapporteur on situation of human rights in the Palestinian territory occupied since 1967 in Amman, Jordan within his official mission starting from 25 to 29 June 2018. The testimony, according to the PNN, reviewed […]

29 Jun
4:57

Journalists’ Syndicate Condemns Barring of Qena from Coverage of Royal Visit

The Palestinian Journalists’ Syndicate (PJS), on Thursday, condemned the Israeli barring of the Associated Press journalist, Nebi Qena, from covering the visit by Britain’s Prince William to the Israeli prime minister’s official residence, on Tuesday. Nebi Qena, the AP’s chief television producer for Israel and the Palestinian territories, was held […]

28 Jun
3:51

Motion on Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions Passes Unanimously at Society for Socialist Studies AGM

June 26, 2018 / Society for Socialist Studies Canada The Canadian academic society also commits to support the protected rights of students and scholars to engage in research and public speaking about Palestine, the state of Israel and in support of the BDS movement. The Society for Socialist Studies (SSS) joined the Palestinian […]

28 Jun
2:49

BBC Presenter Andrew Marr Slammed for Highlighting Israeli Killings of Palestinian Kids

Al Ray/Press TV, Jerusalem – The BBC has found its presenter, Andrew Marr, guilty of breaching editorial guidelines for commenting, during his flagship Sunday morning program, that Israel has killed “lots of Palestinian kids.”   The broadcaster issued an unprecedented ruling, against one of its most senior personalities, after a complaint […]

28 Jun
2:28

Prince William Takes ‘Non-political’ Tour through Israel and Ramallah

Prince William met with PA president Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah, today, as part of a five-day Middle East tour that also included a visit with Israel’s Prime Minister and President, yesterday. This is the first visit of a member of the British royal family to Palestine on a government visit. […]

26 Jun
7:00

Jewish American Explains Why She Supports Palestine and BDS

CODEPINK organizer Ariel Gold discusses with TRNN’s Ben Norton why she supports BDS and the movement for Palestinian rights: “The actions of the state of Israel do not represent my values as an American Jew.” Via The Real News Network (TRNN). Also from TRNN: Omar Shakir of Human Rights Watch  

26 Jun
12:33

BDS: Palestinians Reply to Adidas

Adidas responded to the March 12, 2018 letter from more than 130 Palestinian football clubs and sports associations demanding that Adidas drops its sponsorship of the Israel Football Association (IFA), which hosts  clubs based in Israel’s illegal settlements. We welcome Adidas’ commitment to “uphold human rights standards and norms,” and its call on FIFA […]

25 Jun
11:51

UN Security Council Debate on Middle East Commences

An open debate of the United Nations Security Council convened, on Monday, to discuss the situation in the Middle East and North Africa, with the participation of UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres.   Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Verenshin was appointed chair, whereas Russia holds the rotating presidency of the […]

25 Jun
11:25

Corbyn to Recognize Palestinian State if Elected

Leader of the UK labour party, Jeremy Corbyn, visited al-Baqa’a refugee camp on Saturday, home to 100,000 Palestinian refugees, in a tour that also included Jordan’s mostly Syrian Zaatari camp, to mark UN world refugee day. He had previously tweeted that: “The next Labour government will recognise Palestine, as a […]

24 Jun
8:19

Kushner says US Administration Will Continue with “Peace Plan” Even Without Abbas

US president Donald Trump’s senior adviser, Jared Kushne,r in an interview with Al-Quds Palestinian newspaper, said that his country will go on with a Middle East peace plan which has not been announced yet, whether Abbas agrees to participate in it or not. Kushner questioned Abbas’s ability to make a […]

23 Jun
9:25

Presbyterian Church Confronts US Legislation Targeting BDS

The General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States approved, during its meeting last week in St. Louis, Missouri, by unanimous consent, an action opposing congressional and state anti-BDS (Boycott, Divest, and Sanction) laws, according to a press release. According to WAFA, the newly approved policy directs the […]

23 Jun
12:12

King Abdullah Of Jordan Calls For “Serious Peace Talks”

King Abdullah of Jordan stated, during a Friday meeting in Washington with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, that the region requires “serious peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians,” based on the two-state solution. He said that the talks must lead to establishing an independent Palestinian State, with East […]

23 Jun
4:19

Gaza Health Care at Breaking Point say UN Experts

UN human rights experts have backed calls for a large-scale international response to the overwhelming health care needs of people living in Gaza. They also remind Israel, as the occupying power, of its obligation to protect the population of Gaza, ensure its welfare and well being, and to allow and […]

21 Jun
10:13

Model Shashi Naidoo to Visit Palestine

Model and social media influencer Shashi Naidoo says she will go on a “fact-finding” mission, to Palestine, after receiving backlash for referring to Gaza as a “shithole” in a viral Instagram comment. According to the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign in South Africa (BDS-SA) — a pro-Palestinian movement — Naidoo […]

20 Jun
9:36

Israeli PM Praises US for Leaving UN Human Rights Council

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised the US administration for leaving the UN Human Right Council, saying its step was “courageous” in criticizing the council of bias. Netanyahu thanked, in a statement on Wednesday, US President Donald Trump, Minister Pompeo and Ambassador Nikki Haley for their decision against what he […]

20 Jun
8:05

US Ditches UN Human Rights Council over “Anti-Israel Bias”

The United States administration declared their withdrawal from the UN Human Rights council on Tuesday, accusing it of anti-Israel bias. Niki Haley, US ambassador to the UN, described the body as a “cesspool of political bias” because of its focus on human rights abuses in West Bank and Gaza. She […]

19 Jun
11:39

After France Condemns Israel’s Killings in Gaza, French Police Obstruct Freedom Flotilla

Human rights activist Claude Leostic accuses Emmanuel Macron’s government of political harassment. TRNN video & transcript: DIMITRI LASCARIS: This is Dimitri Lascaris, reporting for The Real News from Montreal, Canada. As The Real News reported a few weeks ago, a flotilla of ships has set sail from Copenhagen to the besieged […]

17 Jun
8:25

Tayseer Khaled: American Envoys to the Region are Unwelcome

Tayseer Khaled, member of the executive committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization ( PLO ) and of the Politbureau of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine, posted a tweet on social networking sites entitled, ”The American envoys to the region are not welcome.“ He added, according to the […]

17 Jun
7:59

Palestine Sets Precedent with Legal Complaint

by Zaha Hassan on June 17, 2018 Attention has been focused on the state of Palestine’s recent submission of a “referral” to the International Criminal Court (ICC), alleging that Israeli officials committed war crimes and crimes against humanity against the Palestinian people. However, another complaint recently submitted by the state of Palestine has received much […]

14 Jun
10:59

UN General Assembly Votes to Condemn Israel’s Excessive Force Against Gaza Protests

The U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday passed a resolution condemning Israel’s use of excessive force on Palestinian civilians. The resolution passed by a vote of 120-8 with 45 countries abstaining. A U.S. bid to condemn Hamas, a Palestinian fundamentalist group, for attacks on Israel also received a majority vote in […]

13 Jun
9:26

DCIP Report: Israeli Soldier Shoots, Kills 14-year-old Palestinian in Gaza Strip

An Israeli soldier shot and killed a 14-year-old Palestinian with live ammunition during protests east of Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, near the perimeter fence, on June 8. Haitham Mohammad Khalil al-Jamal died Friday evening in a hospital, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, a few hours […]

13 Jun
9:12

Hewlett Packard (HP) Faces $120 Million in Potential Losses Due to its Complicity in Israel’s Violations of Palestinian Human Rights

Hewlett Packard (HP) faces over $120 million in potential losses since India’s largest student federation passed a resolution to support the BDS movement and to boycott Hewlett Packard (HP) companies over their well-documented complicity in Israel’s grave violations of Palestinian human rights. Apoorva Gautam, the India-based South Asia coordinator for the Palestinian BDS National […]

12 Jun
3:08

Omar Shakir of Human Rights Watch

TRNN speaks with Omar Shakir, the director of HRW in Israel-Palestine about his deportation order. TRNN video & transcript: SHARMINI PERIES: It’s The Real News Network. I’m Sharmini Peries, coming to you from Baltimore. Human Rights Watch reports regularly on the violations of human rights and international law in Israel and […]

11 Jun
9:04

North Korean Foreign Minister: Netanyahu is a Stinking Zionist

North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-Ho, on Monday, has slammed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu just one day before a meeting between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump. Writing on Twitter, Monday morning, Ri Yong-Ho mocked a recent video statement released by Netanyahu, in which […]

11 Jun
3:33

Lies Will Not Save Israel from the Responsibility of Killing Razan Al-Najjar

By Dr. Mustafa Barghouti, President- Palestinian Medical Relief Society:  We are deeply shocked at the amount of lies that the Israeli officials and spokesperson of the Israeli army are trying to spread to justify the horrible war crime of killing the innocent young first aid provider, Razan Al-Najjar, who was […]

09 Jun
9:42

Upending the Palestinian Leadership: The Role of Youth

by Fadi Quran, Al Shakaba Palestinian Policy Network This analysis is part of the Al-Shabaka Policy Circle on Leadership and Accountability and is published alongside the contributions made by Dana El-Kurd, Marwa Fatafta, Inès Abdel Razek, Tareq Baconi, and Ali Abdel Wahab – to read their contributions see here.   Instead of bringing […]

09 Jun
9:32

Nobel Peace Prize-Nominated Palestinian Movement Responds to Pop-Kultur Festival’s Racism

“[BDS] campaigns around the world present the most promising way to overcome the failure of world governments to stand up to Israel’s intransigence and lawless behavior”. — Stephane Hessel, Holocaust survivor and co-author of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Despite the growing number of cancellations facing Pop-Kultur Berlin festival due to the Israeli […]

09 Jun
4:06

UN General Assembly To Hold “Urgent Meeting” On Gaza Next Wednesday

The United Nations General Assembly is scheduled to hold what was described as an “urgent meeting,” next Wednesday, to discuss the Israeli escalation against the Palestinian protesters in the Gaza Strip. General Assembly President Miroslav Lajcak sent a letter for the 193 member states, informing them of the scheduled meeting, […]

09 Jun
2:45

51 Years Since Israeli Naval Attack on USS Liberty

If Americans Knew: While we mourn the latest unarmed demonstrators ruthlessly killed by Israeli forces in Gaza, we also wish to remember others killed by the Israeli military 51 years ago today. On June 8, 1967, Israeli  jets and torpedo boats tried to sink the USS Liberty, a U.S. Navy technical surveillance ship, […]

08 Jun
3:47

US Senator Bernie Sanders Criticizes US Policy Toward Palestine

US Senator Bernie Sanders criticized US administration policy in the Middle East, and Palestine in particular, accusing Washington of being partial to the Israeli side. Sanders, in an open meeting organized by The Washington Post, Wednesday evening, called for finding a solution to the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Gaza, urging […]

07 Jun
12:17

Georges Ibrahim Abdallah: “He is part of our struggles and we are part of his fight!”

The following interview was conducted by, written by and published originally in French on the website of the Chronique de Palestine. The Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network thanks the editors of Chronique de Palestine for the English translation, which is published today below. Samidoun encourages all supporters of Palestine and Palestinian political […]

07 Jun
12:02

Palestinian-American Wins California State Elections

A 28-year-old Palestinian American, on Tuesday, won the state elections in California, one of the eight key democratic states, as US citizens in California, New Jersey, Iowa, Montana, Alabama, Mississippi, South Dakota, and New Mexico this week are voting for who they believe best represents their political party.  The winners of the primary […]

06 Jun
11:56

Argentina Cancels ‘Friendly’ Match with Israel

The Argentina Football Association (AFA) has decided to cancel Saturday’s ‘friendly’ game against Israel, which was due to be held at the Teddy Stadium, in Jerusalem.  After mounting pressure from world-wide campaigns calling on Argentina to boycott the match, Messi and his teammates will no longer come to Israel but […]

06 Jun
5:20

Cousin of Palestinian Medic Killed by Israel Speaks Out

Palestinian nurse Razan al-Najar was shot and killed by an Israeli sniper, in Gaza, while she was wearing a white medic’s uniform and had her hands raised. Dalia al-Najjar says her cousin “Razan showed everyone what it is to want freedom.” She tells TRNN’s Ben Norton, “Everyone is joining the […]

04 Jun
8:54

After Gaza Massacre, Has Israel Lost Liberal American Jews? (1/3)

Rebecca Vilkomerson, Executive Director of Jewish Voice for Peace, discusses the American Jewish community’s growing disillusionment with Israel as it aligns itself closer with the Trump administration and massacres civilians in Gaza. TRNN video & transcript: AARON MATE: It’s The Real News. I’m Aaron Mate. For years now, American Jewish public […]

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 […]

02 Jun
7:25

Amnesty International: Forcible Transfer of Bedouin Village Constitutes War Crime

Amnesty International called upon Israeli authorities, on Friday, to immediately cancel plans to demolish the Palestinian Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar and the forcible eviction of its Bedouin community, describing the Israeli plans as a war crime. Residents of the village are set to be transferred to a site near […]

02 Jun
11:46

Dr. Ashrawi: “U.S. Veto Absolute Proof Of Moral Corruption”

On Saturday, member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, stated that the U.S. Veto against a resolution demanding international protection to the Palestinian people, is an absolute proof of moral corruption of the U.S. administration, providing impunity to the ongoing Israeli crimes against […]

02 Jun
2:56

US Vetoes Resolution Calling For Providing Protection To The Palestinian People

The United States has used its veto power, Friday, against a draft resolution at the United Nations, calling for providing protection to the Palestinian People, living under illegal Israeli occupation. The Veto came after the resolution was backed by 10 counties at the UN Security Council. The resolution was sponsored […]

01 Jun
6:03

The UN Database on Business in Israeli Settlements: Pitfalls and Opportunities

by Valentina Azarova As Israel ramps up construction of settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT) with added cover from the Trump administration, we should recall that not only does the establishment and maintenance of the settlements constitute violations of international law, but so do all private transactions and business dealings in or related […]

01 Jun
5:47

Boycott of Tel Aviv LGBT Film Festival Gains Momentum with New Cancellations

Four more filmmakers have joined a growing number of artists boycotting the Tel Aviv LGBT International Film Festival (TLVFest), in response to a Palestinian call. Five artists had already cancelled their participation prior to the start of the festival, which runs between May 31 and June 9. With the latest cancellations, from two […]

01 Jun
9:40

P.A. Refuses “Modified” U.S. Version Of International Protection Proposal

Permanent Palestinian Envoy to the United Nations, Ambassador Riyad Mansour, said the Palestinians reject the American-modified proposal for providing international protection to the Palestinian people, adding that the American revision is utterly hostile to the Palestinians. On Friday at dawn, Mansour told the Palestinian TV that the United States is […]

31 May
3:58

8 Things I Learned About Palestine While Touring 8 Western Nations

by Ramzi Baroud On 20 February, I embarked on a global book tour that has, thus far, taken me to eight nations. The main theme of all my talks in various cultural, academic and media platforms was the pressing need to refocus the discussion on Palestine on the struggle, aspirations […]

31 May
3:48

Shakira Nixes Her Tel Aviv Show – The Timeline

May 30, 2018 / By Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) / Entering damage control mode after Shakira nixed her July 9 Tel Aviv gig, Israel’s spin machine claimed the gig was never scheduled to begin with. Then, they said it wasn’t cancelled, it was just postponed. We aren’t sure […]

31 May
2:14

Palestine Rejects ‘Deal of the Century’, Says “No” to Trump Administration

Tayseer Khaled, member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), stated that Palestine has said “no” to the American administration, a stance which other countries and major powers were not able to take. Khaled stressed, according to WAFA, that the Trump administration moved from the site of […]

28 May
10:03

Freedom Flotilla to Depart Gaza as Another Sets Sail from Copenhagen

The National Higher Committee for the Great Return March (NHCGRM) announced, yesterday, that a flotilla of ships is going to depart the Gaza Strip, in breaking the siege imposed by Israeli occupation forces for over eleven years, which led to a dire and unlivable situation in the coastal enclave. In a press conference […]

26 May
8:00

Prince William to Visit Ramallah on June 27

Kensington Palace said, on Thursday, that Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, is scheduled to visit Ramallah on June 27, as part of a tour of three Middle Eastern countries. The official tour will start on June 24, with a visit to Jordan, to be followed by Israel and Palestine, […]

25 May
10:17

UK Artists Withdraw from Pop-Kultur Festival Over Israeli Embassy Sponsorship

Via the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI): Palestinians thank the UK artists for their principled stand and urge all participating artists to withdraw from the festival until it ends all forms of collaboration with Israel’s regime of oppression. We deeply appreciate the decision of UK artists […]

25 May
9:42

Tayseer Khaled: Prosecution of Israeli Officials Became Possible after Referral to ICC

Tayseer Khaled, member of the PLO’s Executive Committee and Head of the Palestinian Expatriate Affairs Department, has described the referral of the Palestinian situation to the International Criminal Court (ICC) as a qualitative step, adding that the leaders have to be reckoned for the series of crimes they have committed […]

25 May
4:50

At the U.N., Trudeau Opposes an Investigation into Israel’s Shooting of Unarmed Civilians – including a Canadian Doctor

(photo: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau with US President Donald Trump, c. 2017, Wikipedia) This week, courtesy of Justin Trudeau, the world witnessed one of the swiftest and most cowardly flip-flops in Canadian political history. On May 16, 2018, Canada’s Prime Minister issued a statement calling for an “immediate independent investigation” into […]

25 May
4:36

In Legislative Upset, Missouri Anti-BDS Bill Fails

JEFFERSON CITY, MO — A five-month grassroots campaign led by human rights groups and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Missouri celebrated a win on Friday, May 18, 2018, when the Missouri legislative session ended, failing to pass legislation that would have denied state contracts worth over $10,000 to […]

25 May
4:06

Shakira Urged to Cancel Israeli Performance

Dozens of Palestinian cultural organizations and local administrations are urging Grammy Award-winning pop star and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Shakira to cancel her show in Israel. A letter released by the  Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) reads as follows: Occupied Palestine, 24 May 2018 Dear Shakira, […]

23 May
9:45

Palestinian Officials Call Out US Ambassador over Doctored Photo of Jerusalem

Palestinian officials are condemning the “despicable actions” of the US Ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, who was recently photographed while receiving a poster depicting an aerial image of occupied East Jerusalem, in which the Al-Aqsa Mosque and Dome of the Rock have been erased and replaced by a simulation of […]

23 May
9:26

Preliminary ICC Investigation into Israeli Crimes Continues

The International Criminal Court (ICC), on Tuesday, responded to a request by the Palestinian Foreign Ministry asking them to investigate Israeli settlement building and alleged war crimes. “Since 16 January 2015, the situation in Palestine has been subject to a preliminary examination in order to ascertain whether the criteria for […]

23 May
9:09

Brazilian Musician Gilberto Gil Cancels Israeli Concert Date

Brazilian singer and songwriter Gilberto Gil has cancelled a performance that was scheduled in Israel this summer, citing “general sentiment of apprehension.” The legendary Grammy and Latin Grammy Award winner, once Brazil’s Culture Minister and now considered one of Latin America’s most prominent and influential musicians, was supposed to perform […]

23 May
8:51

Israeli Minister of Energy: European Union Can Go to Hell

Israeli Minister of  Energy Yuval Steinitz, on Wednesday, slammed the European union for demanding a probe into last week’s police violence against pro-Palestinian protesters in Haifa. On Tuesday, the EU issued a statement calling on Israel to probe police conduct during an Arab-Israel protest in Haifa, last week. “It is […]

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 […]

22 May
8:49

Freedom Flotilla Sets Sail for Gaza after The Great March of Return

Activists Yudit Ilany and Heather Milton-Lightening explain why Israel’s blockade of Gaza must end. TRNN video & transcript: DIMITRI LASCARIS: This is Dimitri Lascaris, reporting for The Real News Network from Montreal, Canada. The Gaza Strip is home to approximately two million Palestinians, one half of whom are children. In 2007, […]

22 May
8:05

Palestinian Officials Refer to ICC for Israeli Crimes and Violations

The State of Palestine, as a party to the Rome Statute, has signed a referral to the International Criminal Court (ICC). The referral should cover all the Israeli crimes and violations committed or to be committed against the people of Palestine, in the past, present and future, said the Higher […]

21 May
5:34

Arms Manufacturers Use Israel’s Massacres in Gaza to Test New Technology

As the Israeli military mows down unarmed Palestinian protesters, arms trade expert Andrew Feinstein explains how weapons companies use Gaza as a laboratory to test new products and rake in profits. Andrew Feinstein is the Executive Director of Corruption Watch UK and author of ‘The Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms […]

20 May
9:07

UN Security Council to Discuss Resolution for Protection of Palestinian People

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC), on Monday, will discuss a draft resolution to provide international protection for the Palestinian people. The resolution was put forward by Kuwait’s permanent representative at the UN headquarters in New York, Ambassador Mansour Al Otaibi, and called for providing international protection to civilians in the […]

20 May
8:33

70th Nakba: Celtic Fans Make Solidarity Stand on 70th Minute of Match

The Green Brigade Celtic Football Fan Club has organized a solidarity rally  to commemorate the 70th Palestinian Nakba and denounce Israeli crimes, the latest of which was the killing of 63 peaceful demonstrators on the borders of the Gaza Strip. Fans of the Scottish football team made their solidarity stand […]

20 May
2:30

‘Killing Gaza’: A New Documentary on Palestinians Under Siege

In their new film “Killing Gaza,” journalists Dan Cohen and Max Blumenthal capture the harrowing stories of Palestinians who survived the 2014 Israeli assault, and their struggles to recover and persist under a crippling blockade. Via The Real News Network (TRNN). Watch video at https://vimeo.com/ondemand/killinggaza/255266362 Also from TRNN — 05/15/18 Gaza Activist: […]

20 May
2:13

EU Announces Humanitarian Aid Package for Gaza

Children playing in the besieged Gaza Strip. (AFP/Mahmud Hams/File) The European Commission of the European Union (EU) announced on Friday that it would be sending €3 million to help civilians in need of urgent assistance in the besieged Gaza Strip. According to a press release, the funding will be channeled […]

20 May
1:49

UN Report: 44 West Bank Palestinian Structures Demolished by Israel during April

Israel demolished or seized a total of 44 Palestinian-owned structures in the West Bank during April, an increase compared to the monthly average during the first quarter of 2018 (33 structures) and during 2017 (35 structures), the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in the occupied […]

18 May
9:43

Jewish Americans Condemn US Government Support for Israel’s Massacre of Gazans

Activists from Jewish Voice for Peace NYC and Jews Say No! held a Gaza solidarity protest outside the office of Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, condemning US support for Israel’s massacre of Palestinian protesters – Ben Norton reports. TRNN video & transcript: BEN NORTON: Activists from the progressive organizations, Jewish […]

18 May
8:24

Artistic Director of Portuguese National Theater Joins Cultural Boycott of Israel

The artistic director of the D. Maria II National Theater, Tiago Rodrigues, canceled his participation in the Israel Festival, scheduled to take place in Jerusalem next month, and announced his decision to join the cultural boycott of Israel, according to a statement released by the theater, today. “I have decided […]

18 May
7:53

UN Human Rights Body Calls for International Inquiry on Jerusalem, West Bank and Gaza

The UN human rights body, on Friday, called for an international inquiry into the state of human rights in East Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza, calling out Israel for its killings of protesters in the Strip. The special session of the Human Rights Council was convened after the bloodiest […]

17 May
9:29

Gideon Levy: No Opposition in Israel as Netanyahu Massacres Gazans

Renowned Israeli journalist Gideon Levy says “the victims of Gaza hardly touch anybody in Israel,” as Israeli forces mow down protesters. Hardline right-wing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has a stranglehold on politics, and the left barely exists. Gideon Levy is a prominent Israeli journalist and author of the weekly column […]

17 May
7:58

Vietnam Reaffirms Support for Palestinian Statehood

Vietnam, on Thursday, renewed its firm position in supporting the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people, including the establishment of an independent state, with East Jerusalem as its capital. During the ministry’s weekly press conference, which focused on the transfer of the US Embassy to Jerusalem and the violence in […]

17 May
7:50

Ministry of Foreign Affairs: US Embassy Move both Deepened Crisis & Strengthened Solidarity with Palestine

The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), in a statement on Wednesday, said that despite the attempt to hinder the magnitude of the diplomatic, political, and moral crisis facing the United States and Israel, after the declaration of President Donald Trump on Jerusalem, the transfer of the Embassy of his country to it, and […]

16 May
8:53

Israel Slaughters Unarmed Palestinian Protesters While Trump Administration Shouts ‘Hamas!’

The Israeli military killed over 60 and wounded over 2,000 Palestinians protesters in one day, as Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner opened the US embassy in Jerusalem. Journalist Ali Abunimah says the Trump administration is misleadingly pointing the finger at Hamas to distract from Israel’s crimes. Ali Abunimah is co-founder of […]

16 May
8:25

Turkey Expels Israeli Consul Over Israeli Massacres In Gaza

The Turkish Foreign Ministry, on May 16, told Israel’s Consul General in Istanbul Yosef Levi Sfari to leave the country “for a while”, following indiscriminate violence and killings of Palestinian civilians by Israeli soldiers along the Gaza border. Turkey’s Consul General in Jerusalem was summoned by the Israeli Foreign Ministry on May […]

15 May
9:39

70 Years of Nakba: Where Can Palestinians Go from Here?

by Amal Ahmad, Irene Calis, Haidar Eid, Razi Nabulse  May 15, 2018 The Palestinian people have perhaps never been more in need of a forward-looking vision to shape their struggle. In facing the 70thanniversary of the Nakba, or catastrophe and the creation of Israel, on May 15, they also face a myriad of circumstances […]