Category Archives: International

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 […]

13 Dec
6:54

(Video Series) The General’s Son: From Privileged Zionist to Activist for Palestinian Rights – RAI

On Reality Asserts Itself, Miko Peled tells Paul Jay of Baltimore’s Real News Network that his father, a famous Israeli General, was ostracized for saying it was necessary to negotiate with the PLO and respect Palestinian self-determination; but, he never gave up his belief that the expulsion of 1948 and […]

10 Dec
5:16

Reparations and the Nakba

What does it mean to advocate for compensation and repatriation when these processes are embedded within settler colonial and colonial frameworks? ~Susan Slyomovics, Alternative Information Center (AIC) Since 1948, there have been numerous maximalist and minimalist proposals to resolve the fates of Palestinian refugees by those outside the homeland and […]

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 […]

07 Dec
4:43

UN World Food Program in Jordan Drops G4S Contracts

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Jordan has dropped its contracts with the world’s largest security firm, occupation profiteer G4S, following an ongoing BDS campaign over the firm’s role in Israel’s violations of human rights. The WFP in Jordan had contracts with G4S worth more than $900,000 in 2015, but WFP has instead hired […]

07 Dec
4:28

WCC Activist Denied Entrance to Occupied Palestine

Israeli authorities, on Tuesday, prevented Dr. Isabel Perry from entering into the occupied Palestinian territories (oPt), claiming she is an activist of the World Council of Churches, which supports the boycott movement against Israel. Local media said, according to Al Ray, that it is the first time the Israeli occupation prevented […]

07 Dec
4:01

Israel Asked to Reconsider Settlement “Legalization” by UN Special Coordinator

UN special coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov, on Tuesday, released a statement on Israel’s “legalization bill,” which has the objective of protecting illegal settlements and outposts built on private Palestinian property, in the occupied West Bank. Some have pronounced it to be a step towards the total […]

05 Dec
7:45

John Kerry to Israel: Choose Settlements or Two-state Solution

Israel cannot have both, US Secretary of State John Kerry said, in unprecedented comments, Sunday, at the annual Saban Forum hosted by the Brookings Institution, in Washington DC. “There is no status quo. It is getting worse,” said Kerry, according to Al Ray, referring to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. “It is […]

05 Dec
3:55

Memorial Erected for Abdul-Rahman Obeidallah and Tamir Rice (VIDEO)

This Friday, the Lajee Cultural center, located in Aida Refugee Camp, Bethlehem, held a memorial for the two children, Abdul-Rahman Obeidallah, who was killed by an Israeli sniper on his way home from school, and African-American Tamir Rice, who was killed by the US police while playing with a toy […]

03 Dec
6:46

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

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

03 Dec
6:33

(VIDEO) Shady Submarine Deal Ties Netanyahu to Another Corrupt Scandal, Threatens Israeli-Germany Ties

The German arms company, ThyssenKrupp, pushed enormously expensive weapons on Greece while Germany was imposing austerity on the nation, says political economist Shir Hever. (Photo: PNN archive image.) Transcript: SHARMINI PERIES: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’’m Sharmini Peries coming to you from Baltimore. A German multinational arms conglomerate, […]

03 Dec
5:27

Under BDS Pressure, G4S Ends Most Illegal Business with Israel

Human rights campaigners to intensify pressure against the company…   G4S announces sale of most of its Israel business, following intense BDS pressure G4S remains involved in Israeli police training and settlement construction business BDS human rights campaigners celebrate victory, call for continuing pressure   The world’s largest security company, […]

02 Dec
6:13

Attack on Free Speech in U.S. Senate

via Jewish Voice for Peace Update, 4:18 PM, December 1, 2016. The bill passed the Senate by unanimous consent. Palestine Legal calls on all lawmakers in the House to vigorously oppose this attack on cherished First Amendment freedoms to criticize the government. December 1, 2016 – The US Senate will […]

02 Dec
5:22

WHO: Latest Health Access Report for the Occupied Palestinian Territory

On the occasion of International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, marked by the UN since 1977[1], WHO launched a 2-year report on health access at an event in Gaza, to highlight how the Israeli permit system and physical barriers obstruct health access for Palestinian patients, ambulances and health […]

01 Dec
2:03

Economic Collapse in East Jerusalem: Strategies for Recovery

Nur Arafeh , November 30, 2016 Al Shakaba Palestinian Policy Network In an unusual move, and after years of neglect, American and European delegations and development agencies have recently been visiting East Jerusalem and showing an increased interest in “doing something” about its deteriorating socioeconomic conditions. Moreover, the Palestinian Authority (PA) is, […]

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, […]

29 Nov
7:26

PCA Footballers Raise $10,000 for Aida Camp

Saturday 26th November 2016 marked the completion of the PCA Futsal Tournament – season 4, where the The Palestinian Community Association in Victoria (PCA) hosted a fundraiser lunch in collaboration with Knafeh Nabulseyeh (Business Owner Mussa Khayat) in Melbourne, Australia, reaching the goal of A$10,000. According to the PNN, the money will […]

28 Nov
2:39

Dakota Access: There is Only One Struggle

11/28/16 | International Solidarity Movement | al-Khalil team Sometime after 9-11, U.S. police departments (state, local, & sheriff), along with many U.S. governmental law enforcement agencies, such as Homeland Security, the FBI, and Border & Customs Police, began to send their officers to Israel for training with the police and […]

27 Nov
5:03

Rights Groups Urge ICC Investigation into Persecution Arising out of Ongoing Gaza Closure

This week, Palestinian human rights groups urged the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to examine the Israeli closure of the Gaza Strip, which has denied two million Palestinians a panoply of fundamental rights for nearly a decade, as the crime against humanity of persecution under the Rome Statute. […]

27 Nov
4:12

Israeli Settlements: More than just ‘Obstacles to Peace’

(Photo: A Palestinian stands on his property overlooking the Israeli settlement Har Homa, West Bank, February 18, 2011. UPI/Debbie Hill) With the election of businessman and erstwhile reality TV star Donald Trump to the presidency, all conventional political ‘wisdom’ was upended. This, in and of itself, may not be a […]

26 Nov
4:34

Israel Condemns French Decision to Label Settlement Products

The Israeli government has condemned France’s decision to label settlement products, according to Israeli public radio. The Foreign Ministry said that, with this decision, France may strengthen measures which could be interpreted as support for “extremist” group positions, including the boycott movement against Israel. PNN further reports that an Israeli political source […]

24 Nov
6:06

Norwegian City Boycotts Israeli Settlements

A banner reads “Recognize Palestine, Boycott Israel” during a May Day parade in Oslo this year.(Ryan Rodrick BeilerActiveStills) Elected representatives in Trondheim, Norway’s third-largest city, have voted to boycott goods and services from Israel’s settlements in the occupied West Bank. Trondheim’s city council has also called on the Norwegian national […]

24 Nov
4:43

Militarized BDS Backlash Targets College Campuses

Reservists on Duty and the Lone Soldier Center recruit recently released American Israeli soldiers to attack the BDS movement on college campuses. Israeli anti-BDS organization Reservists on Duty (RoD) is partnering with the Lone Soldier Center to launch a recruitment campaign titled “Project Gideon,” the Jerusalem Post reports RoD was established in […]

23 Nov
9:08

World Bank: Water Situation in Gaza “Alarming”

GAZA, November 23, 2016 (WAFA) – People will need water, already scarce in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), even more desperately if temperatures rise because of climate change, said the World Bank in a report on the water situation in Gaza. In Palestine, water resources are critically scarce, and […]

22 Nov
4:23

UN’s “Third Committee” Votes in Favor of Palestinian Right to Self-determination

The Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Committee (Third Committee) of the United Nations, on Monday, voted overwhelmingly in favor of the right of Palestinian self-determination. According to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency, the vote saw 170 countries voting in favor, while seven countries voted against, including Canada, the United, States, Israel, […]

20 Nov
8:46

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

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

20 Nov
8:32

BDS Movement Announces Global Week of Action Against Hewlitt-Packard (VIDEO)

The International Boycott HP Network and the Palestinian BDS National Committee are calling for an international week of action against Hewlett-Packard, over its role in Israel’s occupation of Palestinian land. The week of action will take place November 25 – December 3, which includes the UN Day of Solidarity with […]

20 Nov
3:44

Turkey Seeks Stronger Ties With Israel

Turkish Foreign Minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, stated that his country is seeking stronger tries with Israel in order to boost and strengthen the Turkish-Israeli cooperation and coordination in various fields. The statements of the Turkish official came during a meeting with Omer Barlev, a member of the Likud Party of Prime […]

19 Nov
7:32

20-year-old Palestinian-Australian Footballer, Nadeem Farhoud, on the Formation of Aida United FC

Nadeem Farhoud, a young man of Palestinian origins, born in Australia: a Palestinian at heart, a soccer player, college student, and an activist who created a fundraising campaign for Palestinian children through the annual Futsal competition, in October of 2016, aiming to raise funds for Palestinian children in Palestine. Through […]

18 Nov
5:54

Nothing is Simple in Palestine

11/17/16 | International Solidarity Movement (ISM) | al-Khalil Team Almost nothing in Palestine is what you expect, for the most part. And, this is so true of the negative things you see. No matter how bad you think things are or expect them to be, you are almost always guaranteed that […]

18 Nov
5:20

Palestine Campaigners Join Anti-Trump Protest in Dublin

Activists from the The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) participated in a protest opposing US President Trump’s election which took place outside the US Embassy at 6pm, asserting the need to build effective and creative movements of resistance to racism and colonialism. According to the PNN, the protest was called by a coalition of […]

18 Nov
5:01

Qatar University: Student Council Votes for Boycott of Israel

The representative council of Qatar University students voted for the provincial movement and the refusal of normalization with the Israeli occupation, in a new victory of the movement for boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) in the Arabian Gulf. Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency reports that, in a statement, the council stressed […]

18 Nov
4:25

DCIP Calls on EU to Hold Israel Accountable

Khaled Quzmar, DCIP general director, addresses the European Parliament’s Delegation for relations with Palestine in Brussels, Belgium. (Photo: European Parliament News screen capture) Ramallah, November 17, 2016—Defense for Children International – Palestine urged the European Union, during a meeting on Thursday, to pressure Israeli authorities to end ill-treatment of Palestinian […]

16 Nov
7:33

Trump’s Win Has Emboldened Racists in Israeli Government

Senior Israeli government officials see Trump’s victory as a free rein to finally bury the two-state solution. They should think seriously, however, about what could come next. By Dr. Saeb Erekat- PNN/ Ramallah/ Last week’s election of Donald Trump has sent shock waves throughout the world. In the U.S., it […]

16 Nov
7:16

UNRWA Headquarters on Strike in West Bank and Gaza

The employees at all United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) headquarters, in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, launched a strike on Monday, in a response to the systematic neglect of the international agency and its denial of the rights of […]

16 Nov
7:03

Israeli Security Company’s Stock Soars after Trump Election

Magal Security Systems built the walls around Gaza and the West Bank. Now, its sights are set on the U.S.-Mexico border.  ~ Alternative Information Center (AIC) Bloomberg reports that, since Donald Trump was elected as the next U.S. president, shares in Magal Security Systems Ltd., which trades under the name Yehud […]

14 Nov
5:58

Palestinian Leadership to Approach UN Security Council over New Israeli Laws

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

11 Nov
4:53

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

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

10 Nov
7:11

VIDEO: Quizzed About Israel’s Crimes, US Tries to Change Subject

by Michael F. Brown John Kirby, US State Department spokesperson and self-described “lover of history,” knows “the media pivot.” He can ably transition from uncomfortable political terrain – Israeli wrongdoing – to the preferred territory of criticizing Palestinians living under military occupation. Last week provided Kirby just such an opportunity. […]

10 Nov
6:36

Gaza: UNRWA Provides Reconstruction Payments for 244 Refugee Families

(Al Ray archive image) The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine refugees (UNRWA) disbursed over $1.6 million for reconstruction and severe repair works to 244 refugee families across Gaza, an official statement said on Wednesday. It said, according to WAFA, that emergency shelter – including support for home repairs, […]

10 Nov
6:08

Palestinian Parties React to Trump’s Election

(photo: Getty images) The US and Israel have been long term allies and have had an unbreakable military bond, over the years, a relationship that has always affected the Palestinian political ground. However, the reactions of Palestinian political parties to the election of Trump as president  have varied, according to […]

09 Nov
3:12

Knesset Authorizes Bill to Ban BDS Supporters from Israel

A bill preventing supporters of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement from entering Israel was authorized on Monday,  for its first reading in the Israeli parliament, according to Israeli media. Ma’an News Agency reports that, according to the Jerusalem Post, the interior committee of the  Israeli parliament (Knesset) approved […]

08 Nov
3:50

Tayseer Khaled: US Administrations Selling Illusions Regarding “Peace Settlement”

Tayseer Khaled, member of the executive committee of the PLO and head of the Palestinian Expatriate Affairs Department ( PEAD ), commented on the recent leaks concerning Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, saying that USA administrations have to get used to selling illusions, regarding the so-called “peace settlement”. Clinton wrote, […]

07 Nov
2:51

Activists Denounce Participation in “Apartheid” Culinary Tour in Tel Aviv

Human rights activists picketed the Musket Room in New York, LÂŽami Jean in Paris and the Maruja LimĂłn in Vigo, as well as restaurants in other cities, in protest of their participation in a culinary event in Tel Aviv which intends to whitewash Israel’s violent repression of Palestinian human rights. […]

07 Nov
2:21

3-day Strike at UNRWA Facilities

Head of the workers union at the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), Suhil Al-Hindi, says that the union has decided to close all UNRWA facilities in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip for three days, starting on Tuesday, in a protest […]

06 Nov
5:23

Israeli Activist: No Difference Between Democrats and Republicans on Israel

via the Real News Network Miko Peled, whose father was a general in the Israeli army, tells Paul Jay that Bernie Sanders opened the door for mainstream politicians to criticize U.S. policy towards Israel. Miko Peled is an Israeli-American activist and author of The General’s Son: Journey of an Israeli […]

06 Nov
4:33

Israeli Destruction of Humanitarian Assistance Items Up 150% says UN

Israel’s destruction and seizure of items provided by international donors, as humanitarian assistance to the Palestinian people, have gone up by 150 percent since the beginning of this year, a United Nations agency said on Thursday. In its bi-weekly report on the Protection of Civilians, covering the period between 18 and 31 […]

02 Nov
8:54

Netanyahu: “Peace With The Palestinians Is Not A Precondition For Peace With The Arab World”

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated, Thursday, that comprehensive peace with the Palestinians in not a precondition for peace with Arab countries, and that many Arab states consider Israel a partner in “the war on Islamic terrorism.” Netanyahu’s statements came during his meeting with the visiting Italian President Sergio Mattarella. […]

02 Nov
6:27

MADA Demands Formation of “International Moot Court” to Sue Journalists’ Killers

Photo: A member of Israel’s Border Police assaults journalists and medics assembled on October 30th, near Al Bireh. (Credits: Fadi Arouri) On the international day to end impunity for crimes against journalists, and In light of the continued and increased violations against journalists across the world, the Palestinian Center for Development […]

01 Nov
5:06

PFLP Extends Revolutionary Greetings to Indigenous Resistance at Standing Rock

‘In the face of settler colonial genocide and destruction, the land and water defenders at Standing Rock are defending all of us.’ ~ Alternative Information Center (AIC) The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), a leftist Palestinian political party founded by George Habash in 1967, announced on Saturday their […]

27 Oct
5:40

One Hundred Years and Counting: Britain, Balfour, and the Cultural Repression of Palestinians

Overview If Palestinian poet Dareen Tatour passes over the perimeter of her home’s driveway in her village of Reineh in the Galilee, an alarm will sound at the British multinational security firm G4S and the Israeli authorities will be alerted. Israeli police arrested Tatour in the early hours of October […]

24 Oct
6:42

Lieberman: Israel Will Lift Seige on Gaza Strip if Hamas Demilitarizes

In a controversial move, the leading Palestinian newspaper, Al-Quds, has conducted a long interview with Israeli Minister of Defense Avigdor Lieberman,  raising sharp criticism within the Palestinian community who called the interview an act of “normalizing occupation”. In the interview, Lieberman said, according to the PNN, that Israel is ready […]

21 Oct
2:34

UNRWA Statement on Killing of Four Palestinian Refugees in Syria

via Christopher Gunness, UNRWA. [Jerusalem, 21 October, 2016] Four Palestine refugees were killed on the night of 18 October as they attempted to leave the Khan Eshieh Palestine refugee camp, south of the Syrian capital, Damascus, to which access has been highly restricted. Nofeh Mohammed Jarad, who was in her […]

20 Oct
6:41

A Change of Course: Women’s Boat to Gaza Activists Speak Out, Following their Release from Israeli Custody

After sailing for several days, the adventure of 13 pro-Palestinian women ended abruptly, when Israeli commandos illegally boarded the Zaytouna-Oliva in international waters, on 5 October, 2016. The Zaytouna set sail from Barcelona in mid-September, under the banner ‘Women’s Boat to Gaza’ (WBG). The yacht stopped in Sicily before proceeding […]

18 Oct
6:27

Mexico Seeks to Withdraw UNESCO Vote, New Session Refused

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) announced that it will not hold the new vote on the Jewishness of the Al-Aqsa mosque compound, proclaimed Israeli “Temple Mount”, despite Mexico changing its stance. Mexico, who voted Thursday in favor of the resolution that denies Israeli ties to the […]

17 Oct
7:11

Palestine Solidarity Campaign: Opposition to Anti-semitism Must not Prevent Scrutiny of Israeli Abuses

via the Palestine News Network (PNN). The Palestine Solidarity Campaign has responded to the Home Affairs Select Committee report on anti-semitism: PSC / Bethlehem — Chair of Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Hugh Lanning, criticizes its recommendations as it is “muddled and fails to differentiate between the actions rightfully needed to combat anti-semitism […]

17 Oct
6:45

Israelis Exert Pressure to Cancel UNESCO Vote

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

16 Oct
6:11

Israeli PM Blasts Human Rights Organizations for Speaking Out against Military Occupation

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu blasted two Israeli rights groups for speaking against illegal Israeli settlements and occupation at a UN Security Council meeting. B’Tselem and Americans for Peace Now, affiliated to the Israeli Peace Now movement, on Friday, joined an informal UN Security Council session on Tel Aviv’s continued […]

15 Oct
6:34

PA Welcomes Passing of UNESCO Resolution

Photo: The Al-Aqsa mosque compound in the Old City of East Jerusalem during a regional dust storm, September 8, 2015. (AFP) Following a controversial UNESCO vote which saw the adoption of a draft resolution sharply criticizing Israeli policies around the Al-Aqsa Mosque, while supposedly rejecting Jewish ties to the holy […]

15 Oct
5:59

British Consulate to Support Palestinian Olive Harvest

(photo: Wikipedia) British Consulate General in Jerusalem, Alastair McPhail, announced on Friday that, for the second year in a row, the British Consulate General will be supporting the Palestinian olive harvest in Area C and East Jerusalem. McPhail made the announcement during an olive picking event in the village of […]

15 Oct
5:38

Palestinian FM Refutes UNESCO Director-General’s Comments

Palestinian Foreign Minister, Dr. Riyad al-Maliki, has reportedly refuted UNESCO Director-General’s comments on the last resolution adopted by  the Executive Board of the organization, with regard to the state of affairs in Jerusalem. In a press statement sent by the Ministry of Foreign affairs Dr. al-Maliki stated, today, according to the […]

14 Oct
11:53

Palestine Advocacy Project Publishes Ads in Major University Newspapers Condemning Israeli Leaders

Palestine Advocacy Project, an NGO based in the Boston area, has launched a series of ads portraying prominent Israeli officials, such as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and their disregard for the safety and well-being of Palestinians. These ads feature violent and bigoted direct quotations which highlight the contempt Israel’s US-backed […]

13 Oct
7:53

FIFA to Assess Matches in Settlements

The council meeting for FIFA, the worldwide football association, that opens on Thursday, October 13, 2016 in Zurich, will hear from a monitoring committee it established in 2015 to review its sponsorship of matches on Israeli settlements in the West Bank. In a report issued on September 25, 2016, Human […]

07 Oct
7:57

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

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

07 Oct
7:25

Outrage as Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign Bank Accounts Closed

The Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign announced, on Monday, that its accounts had been closed by the Bank of Ireland. (photo: 2014 Dublin protest in solidarity with Gaza, Palestine — Paul ReynoldsRabble.ie) The IPSC is seeking answers from the bank, which would only say the organization no longer met its “risk appetite.” In […]

07 Oct
6:58

No Matter Who Wins the US Presidential Election, Palestine Has Already Lost

October, 2016 | International Solidarity Movement (ISM) | al-Khalil Team One week ago, the United States and much of the world turned on their televisions to tune into the 2016 Presidential debate. (photo credit: Brian Snyder – Reuters) Advertised as the most anticipated debate in a generation, millions watched as Democrat […]

07 Oct
6:31

Netanyahu at the UN General Assembly: An Exercise in Absurdity

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claims the greatest challenge facing the peaceful democracy of Israel is the Palestinian people’s refusal to accept its Jewish character.  In his speech at the 71st session of the General Assembly of the United Nations, Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, didn’t engage only in […]

Women's Boat to Gaza
06 Oct
10:21

Israeli Navy Intercepts Women’s Boat to Gaza

by: Nora Barrows-Friedman – re-posted from the Electronic Intifada Israeli forces intercepted a boat carrying women solidarity activists as it was approximately 40 miles from Gaza’s shore on Wednesday.

06 Oct
1:16

By Blaming Facebook for Palestinian Resistance, Israel Finds a New Partner in Crime

Photo: Israeli politicians, citizens and organizations have been depoliticizing the Jerusalem Intifada by chalking it up to ‘incitement’ on Facebook since it began in October 2015. Now, Facebook has partnered with the Israeli government to censor Palestinian speech.  In October 2015, just as the Jerusalem Intifada erupted, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin […]

06 Oct
12:32

Bahar Warns Israeli Navy against Intercepting ‘Zaytouna’

The first deputy speaker of the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC), Ahmed Bahar, warned Israeli forces against intercepting the Zaytouna relief ship coming to Gaza. Bahar said, in a statement, that intercepting the ship is a kind of privateer since the ship is sailing in the international waters. “There are Arab […]

06 Oct
12:17

ICC Delegation to Visit the Holy Land

A delegation from the world’s only permanent war crimes court is visiting Israel and the Palestinian territories, this week, to “promote better understanding” about its work, their chief prosecutor said Wednesday. The trip, from Wednesday until October 10, will be the first to the region by officials from the prosecutor’s […]

29 Sep
9:13

Organizations Call on Obama to Investigate Israeli Killing of US Citizen

US rights and faith organizations, Wednesday, called on US President Barack Obama to investigate Israeli army killing of a US citizen of Palestinian origins, according to a press release. Fifteen organizations sent a letter to Obama calling on him to demand that Israel publicly release all evidence related to the […]

29 Sep
7:53

Israeli Authorities Approves Investigation of Arab MKs

Legal advisor of the Israeli occupation government, Afihai Mendiltit, approved the decision of investigating Arab Members of the Knesset Jamal Zahalqa and Hanin Zoabi. Isareli media reports said, according to Al Ray, that both of them will be summoned to the office of the Lahaf 433 unit. According to Israeli […]

29 Sep
7:43

Supporter of Palestinian Rights Terry McIntosh Running for U.S. Congress

Recently, the Obama administration has signed a $38 billion deal to Israeli military aid for the fiscal years 2019- 2028. Following the announcement, an IRmep poll fielded by Google Consumer Surveys revealed that 80.8% of the U.S. adult Internet user population says they would redirect the proposed spending toward other priorities. However, […]

26 Sep
9:53

Trump, Clinton Meet with Israeli PM, Pledge Support to Israel

On Sunday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has separately met with the Republican candidate, Donald Trump, as well as the Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton, in New York. During the visit, Trump reportedly pledged to recognize Jerusalem as the “undivided capital” of Israel if elected president. In an official statement, the […]

22 Sep
10:46

Greece, Cyprus Assert Support for Palestinian State

Greece and Cyprus affirmed, Wednesday, their support for the creation of an independent Palestinian state on the 1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as its capital. A joint communique, issued following a meeting for foreign ministers of the three countries, and held in New York on the sidelines of the United […]

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, […]

20 Sep
10:02

US College Course on Palestine Reinstated after Cancellation

University of California, Berkeley, has reinstated a course on Palestine that was cancelled under pressure from pro-Israel groups, according to a press release. Palestine Legal said, according to WAFA, that the university reinstated the student-led course titled “Palestine: A Settler-Colonial Analysis”, following an outcry from students and faculty describing the […]

17 Sep
10:24

Obama Grants Israel Largest Military Aid Package in U.S. History

The deal guarantees Israel $10 million a day in U.S. military aid for the next decade. (Photo: Israeli Minister of Defence, Avigdor Lieberman) The United States and Israel have agreed upon a new military aid package of $38 billion over 10 years. A total of $5 billion are earmarked for […]

17 Sep
10:04

Birzeit University Condemns Denial of Entry to UK Academic

Official statement, 17 September, 2016: Birzeit University condemns, in the strongest possible terms, the denial of entry to Dr. Adam Hanieh, who was invited by the Ph.D. Program in the Social Sciences at Birzeit University to deliver a series of lectures at the university. Dr. Hanieh, a Senior Lecturer in the […]

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 […]

11 Sep
10:29

Dozens of Spanish Cities Declaring Themselves ‘Free of Israeli Apartheid’

via bdsmovement.net Cadiz, provincial capital in the autonomous community of Andalusia in the Spanish state, has become the latest municipality to pass a motion supporting the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement for Palestinian rights and declaring itself an Israeli “Apartheid Free Zone”. With a population of 120,000, Cadiz joins […]

11 Sep
9:56

Rights Groups Sign Letter of Affirmation to “Black Lives Matter”

via the International Solidarity Movement A number of Palestinian human rights organizations have recently issued a letter of solidarity in conjunction with the efforts of US-based group Black Lives Matter, in taking an active stance against racist colonial policies against non-whites. The letter reads as follows: The world watches as Black and Brown bodies […]

10 Sep
10:12

US “Critical” of Netanyahu’s Remarks on Israeli Settlements

(PNN archive image) The United States strongly criticized, on Friday, statements by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in which he described Palestinians not wanting settlers in their future state as “ethnic cleansing.” Netanyahu was seen, according to WAFA correspondence, in a video circulated on social media, saying: “The Palestinian leadership […]

10 Sep
9:59

Ashrawi Meets with Delegation from Chile

PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi recently met with a visiting delegation of Palestinian business and civil society leaders from Chile at the PLO Headquarters in Ramallah, and welcomed them to Palestine. At the beginning of the meeting, Dr. Ashrawi called on the members of the delegation to maintain […]

08 Sep
10:44

Dutch Member of Parliament Refuses to Shake Hands with Netanyahu

Dutch lawmaker of Turkish origin, Taunahan Kuzu, refused to shake hands with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during his visit to the Netherlands Parliament, on Wednesday. Kuzu, who wore the Palestinian flag lapel pin on his chest, chose to put his hand on his chest instead of shaking hands with […]

06 Sep
11:17

Belgium Allocates €10 million for Humanitarian Aid in Palestine

Belgium has decided to allocate more than €10 million in extra humanitarian aid to address the needs of the Palestinian people, a statement by the Belgium Ministry for Development Cooperation said on Monday. “To respond to the humanitarian needs of the Palestinian people, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development […]

06 Sep
11:01

New Turkish Aid Ship Docked in Ashdod

According to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency, a new Turkish aid vessel has docked in the Israeli port of Ashdod. In the photo, taken three days ago, the ship waits to unload its cargo for transport to the besieged enclave of Gaza. The Gaza Strip has suffered from an Israeli military blockade since 2007, […]

05 Sep
1:14

Palestinians Urge Turkish People to Reject Israel Ties

via the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC), courtesy of The Electronic Intifada  Photo: A Palestinian woman holds a portrait of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a protest against the July military coup attempt against his government, in the West Bank city of Hebron, 20 July. Wisam HashlamounAPA images While […]

03 Sep
10:09

Canadian Green Party Adopts BDS into Its Platform

via bdsmovement.net The Green Party of Canada has adopted a policy of boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel into its official platform after a hard-fought resolution successfully passed at the party’s annual convention, over the weekend. Despite pressure from pro-Israel lobby groups, supporters of the BDS resolution within the party […]

02 Sep
11:05

Italy Contributes €6.6 million to UNRWA

Italy has contributed 6.6 million euros ($7.35 million) to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in support of the agency’s core programs and services, an UNRWA press release said on Thursday. According to WAFA correspondence, this year’s amount represents a 61 […]

26 Aug
10:52

Official Response to Closure of Investigation into Israeli Shelling near UNRWA School in Rafah 08/03/14

UNRWA has not been given an opportunity to review the evidence but we have seen the explanation on the Israeli Military Advocate General’s website. In the circumstance it is therefore impossible for us to make specific comments about the way the case has been conducted. According to the UN Secretary […]

25 Aug
10:55

Israel Lobby Smears Black Lawmaker for Meeting Palestinians

08/24/16 Rhania Khalek (Photo: Florida Senator Dwight Bullard has faced onslaught from pro-Israel groups for joining this Dream Defenders delegation to Palestine in May — via Instagram.) Dwight Bullard, a progressive African American state senator representing Florida’s 39th district, is under attack from Israel lobby groups for visiting the Israeli-occupied West […]

23 Aug
11:00

Palestine Says #ThanksCelticFans

Author: Poppy Liuba-Carmichael, Alternative Information Center (AIC) An explosion of solidarity On Wednesday, the 15th of August, fans of Scottish football team the Glasgow Celtic Football Club showed Palestine that the world has not forgotten about its struggle under Israeli occupation. Hundreds of fans raised the Palestinian flag during a […]

20 Aug
11:09

Ashrawi Bestowed with “French Knight of the Legion of Honor” Medal

The French government has awarded PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi with the distinguished French decoration, “Chevalier de la LĂ©gion D’honneur” (Knight of the Legion of Honor). During separate with diplomats at the PLO Headquarters in Ramallah, French Consul General HervĂ© Magro informed Ashrawi that the French government has […]

17 Aug
11:43

News Jersey: Anti-BDS Bill Signed into Law

The State of New Jersey, in the U.S., on Tuesday, became the tenth state in the nation to implement a law that opposes the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against the state of Israel. According to Israeli daily Haaretz, Governor Chris Christie, flanked by local Jewish community leaders, signed […]

17 Aug
11:28

Berkeley Divests from Torture Profiteer G4S

The city of Berkeley, California, has adopted a resolution to divest from private prison firms, including G4S, a provider of services to Israeli jails where Palestinians are routinely tortured. In the resolution, approved by the city council on 19 July, Berkeley will be called on to divest from private prison […]

17 Aug
11:10

“Hello? I’d like to report a BDS activist.”

Heeding Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan’s call, an Israeli settler organization establishes a hotline to report international BDS activists to the Israeli government.  Israeli newspaper Ynet reported that an Israeli settler non-profit, Lev HaOlam (Heart of the World), has organized an informant hotline for people to report information on international […]

Pastor Khader Khalila testifies about living as a Palestinian under Israeli occupation. Photo credit: Chris Hazou
15 Aug
10:19

Evangelical Lutheran Church Votes to Divest from Israeli Occupation

by Anna Baltzer, US Campaign to End the Occupation On Friday, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) voted overwhelmingly — by an estimated 90% — to create an investment screen that would identify and remove the Church’s investments in corporations profiting from Israel’s violations of Palestinian rights, and other […]