Category Archives: International Politics

16 Jul
10:10

Trump-Gulf-Israel ‘Peace’ Plan Seeks Palestinian Surrender

Through violence, coercion, and bribery, Israel, the U.S., U.A.E., and Saudi Arabia want Palestinians to give up their rights under international law, and accept limited sovereignty in a weak, divided territory. But, growing non-violent resistance in the Occupied Territories and solidarity efforts around the world — such as a new […]

15 Jul
7:41

MADA: 62 Violations against Palestinian Media Freedoms in June

Photo: Journalist Madeline Al-Aqraa after she was wounded in the field, in the town of Khuza’a, east of Khan Younis. The attacks against media freedoms in Palestine continued to rise during June of 2018, and have experienced a new upsurge. Totalling 62 attacks, they reflect an increase of five cases, as […]

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 […]

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
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 […]

11 Jul
12:41

Israel Declares Al-Quds TV As ‘Terrorist Media’

A Palestinian media agency that is known for being first on the scene and recording eyewitness videos of Israeli military atrocities against Palestinians has been banned by Israel, as the Israeli Defense Minister and former nightclub bouncer Avigdor Lieberman signed an order declaring Al-Quds TV to be a ‘terrorist’ media […]

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 […]

06 Jul
2:15

UN Officials Call for an End to West Bank Demolitions and Respect for International Law

The Following is a statement by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OCHA) : Today (Thursday), the Humanitarian Coordinator, Mr. Jamie McGoldrick, the Head of West Bank Operations for UNRWA, Mr. Scott Anderson, and the Head of the UN Office for […]

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
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
9:22

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
8:40

Palestinians in Ramallah Protest American Plans for the Area

(WAFA Images / Huthayfa Srour)  Hundreds of Palestinians rallied in Ramallah, on Monday, to protest attempts by the United States to impose its plans in the area, which the Palestinians have rejected since the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, in December, and moving its embassy in Israel to […]

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
11:35

Israel Deploys Armored Vehicles and Artillery to Syrian Golan (VIDEO)

The Israeli army has deployed several armored and artillery forces on Sunday, into the Israeli-occupied Syrian territory of the Golan Heights. According to Ma’an News Agency, an army spokesperson said that the deployment of Israeli forces comes in the wake of an assessment of the position of the “Northern Military […]

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 […]

01 Jul
12:34

Israel Preparing to Annex West Bank says UN Expert

Israel is in the process of enacting laws that would allow it to formally annex parts of the occupied West Bank, in serious violation of international law, a United Nations expert said on Friday, according to WAFA. UN Special Rapporteur on human rights in the occupied Palestinian territory, Michael Lynk, […]

30 Jun
5:10

Army Injures Many Palestinians In Hebron

Israeli soldiers injured, Friday, many Palestinians in the center of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Media sources in Hebron said hundreds of Palestinians nonviolently marched in the city, condemning and rejecting the illegal policies of both Israel and the United States, the ongoing military occupation […]

30 Jun
4:23

Israeli Soldiers Violently Suppress Ramallah Protest

Israeli occupation forces, on Friday, violently quelled a protest held, by dozens of Palestinian demonstrators, at the northern entrance to Ramallah city, in the central occupied West Bank. Soldiers attacked, with teargas, participants who were protesting against what has become known as the “Deal of the Century” and the US […]

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
3:00

Knesset Bill to Deduct PA Funds Approved

The Israeli Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee approved a bill, on Wednesday, to deduct funds transferred to the Palestinian Authority (PA). Israeli Ynet news outlet reported, according to Ma’an, that the deduction would be equal to the amount of funds the PA gives to the families of killed Palestinians. […]

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
7:30

PA Spokesman: Deal of the Century Turned to Deal of Gaza, to Divide Palestinians

Presidential spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeineh said, on Tuesday, that the steadfast Palestinian position and their adherence to their national constants, as well as the Arab position rejecting bypassing the issue of Jerusalem and Arab legitimacy, have aborted the so-called “deal of the century” because it was originally based on the […]

26 Jun
7:18

Lieberman says Gaza Can Have Cyprus Seaport if Israeli Prisoners Released

Plans for a Gaza seaport in Cyprus, policed by Israel, were discussed as Defense Minister for Israel, Avigdor Lieberman, met with his Cypriot and Greek counterparts, on Friday. The offer is conditional upon Hamas’ release of Israeli prisoners and remains of Israeli soldiers, with no mention of the 6036 Palestinian […]

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
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
3:34

King Abdullah: “No Peace Without A Palestinian State With East Jerusalem As Its Capital”

King Abdullah of Jordan stated, Thursday, that there can be no peace or stability in the region without establishing an independent Palestinian State, with East Jerusalem as its capital, living in peace and stability next to Israel. The Jordanian Monarch stated, during a meeting in Amman with the German Chancellor […]

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 […]

19 Jun
1:48

Soldiers Attack A Celebration Of The Palestinian Russian Friendship Society In Jerusalem

A large police force and intelligence officers invaded, on Monday evening, a hall at the Ambassador Hotel in occupied East Jerusalem, attacked a celebration held by the Palestinian Russian Friendship Society, and detained several Palestinians. The participants were celebrating the Russian National Day, before the officers stormed the hotel and […]

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 […]

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
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, […]

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
12:02

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 […]

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
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 […]

01 Jun
7:51

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (24 – 30 May 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 24 – 30 May, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against Palestinian peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank. Six Palestinian civilians succumbed to their wounds, 5 of whom […]

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 […]

The Gaza “Freedom Boat” in port in Gaza, before attempting to break Israel’s naval blockade. May 29, 2018. (Mohammed Zaanoun/Activestills.org)
30 May
11:32

Updated: Armed Israeli Gunships Intercept Gaza Boat Carrying Cancer Patients

On Tuesday, a humanitarian flotilla from the Gaza Strip was stopped nine miles from the shore of Gaza by the Israeli navy. The boat was seized, and its passengers returned to the prison of the Gaza Strip. Update: The Israel Navy released the passengers of the humanitarian flotilla, after transferring […]

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
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
3:37

Government Denounces New Israeli Policies Affecting West Bank and Jordan Valley

The Palestinian Government strongly condemned, on Thursday, a new Israeli military order affecting the so-called Area C, which amounts to more than 60 percent of the total area of the occupied West Bank and which is under full Israeli military and administrative control. “This illegal development would generate more crimes […]

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
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
2:25

Erekat Says Referral to ICC a National Obligation in Absence of International Accountability

RAMALLAH, May 22, 2018 (By The Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) – Referral of the situation in Palestine to the International Criminal Court (ICC) is a national obligation in the absence of international accountability that deals with Israel as above the law, said Saeb Erekat, secretary general of the […]

22 May
8:28

Israel Summons Ambassadors of Spain, Slovenia and Belgium over UN Investigation

The Israeli Foreign Ministry has summoned the ambassadors of three European countries over their support to the international investigation of the UN Human Rights Council, into the Gaza massacre, on May 15. The Ministry said, in a statement, that it summoned the ambassadors of Spain and Slovenia, and is to […]

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
7:36

Palestinian Activists Expel an American Delegation from Bethlehem District (VIDEO)

Palestinian activists expel an American delegation from Beit Jala in response to the opening of the embassy in Jerusalem -21/5/2018 A group of Palestinian resistance activists expelled a US Consulate delegation from a graduation ceremony, for Palestinian students who were studying in US study programs, at one of  Beit Jala […]

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 […]

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 […]

15 May
9:12

Palestinians Mark Nakba Day following Israeli Bloodshed in Gaza

Just a day after mass Israeli bloodshed in Gaza, the Palestinians are marking the 70th anniversary of the Nakba (Catastrophe), when the Tel Aviv regime forced them out of their homeland and declared its existence on occupied territory. Palestinians, both in the Gaza Strip and the occupied West Bank, are […]

15 May
8:39

UN Observer Calls for Probe into Israeli Crimes in Gaza as US Blocks UNSC Statement

Permanent observer to the UN, Riyad Mansour, Tuesday, called for a transparent and independent investigation into the deadly violence in the Gaza Strip, and said that Palestinians will endorse the results of the investigation in advance. He told the 15 members of the Security Council that Israel is the main […]

15 May
12:49

Gaza Activist: Israel’s Massacres Won’t Stop Our Struggle

In one of the worst mass killings by Israel in years, at least 58 Palestinians were killed as Israeli forces opened fire on the Great March of Return, in Gaza. The attack coincided with the opening of the new US embassy in Jerusalem. We are joined from Gaza City by […]

13 May
8:18

US Delegation Lands in Tel Aviv for Embassy Opening

A US delegation, on Sunday afternoon, has arrived in Tel Aviv, in preparation for opening the US embassy in Jerusalem, on Monday. The delegation includes first daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, in addition to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, US Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan, as well as dozens of […]

13 May
4:36

World Press Freedom Day 2018: Journalists Demand British Media Institutions to Break The Silence and Stand with Palestinian Journalists under Occupation (VIDEO)

Photo: Lara Khalidi On World Press Freedom Day 2018, the Journalist Support Committee held a conference in London on the “Challenges of Palestinian Journalists” living and working under occupation. Prominent journalists, media analysts and activists demanded British media institutions and agencies to break the silence and stand in solidarity with […]

13 May
4:18

Foreign Ministry Condemns Blocking of EU Statement Rejecting US Embassy Move

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini speaks during a press conference on May 27, 2015, at EU headquarters in Brussels (AFP, File) The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs released a statement, on Saturday, that strongly condemns the governments of Hungary, Romania and the Czech Republic for blocking the release of […]

11 May
8:51

Who Hired an Israeli Spy Firm to Tarnish the Iran Deal?

Trita Parsi was targeted as part of Black Cube’s spy operations against Obama officials involved in the Iran nuclear deal. With evidence pointing to the Trump camp’s role, Parsi says that Congress should investigate. TRNN video & transcript: AARON MATE: It’s the Real News. I’m Aaron Mate. President Trump’s withdrawal from […]

11 May
8:21

US Embassy Changes Twitter Location to Jerusalem

The US diplomatic delegation to Israel changed, this week, the location of the US Embassy, on Twitter, from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. “The name of the official account has been changed to the US Embassy in Jerusalem, and we are still looking for a suitable picture,” US embassy tweeted, according […]

08 May
8:21

PLO Official Calls for Demonstrations against US Embassy Relocation

Ahmad Majdalani, Executive Committee Member of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), has called on Palestinians to protest against the relocation of the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, declaring a “day of rage.” Speaking in a radio interview with the Voice of Palestine, Majdalani declared the relocation of the embassy as a […]

07 May
8:20

Netanyahu’s Long History of Crying Wolf over Fake ‘WMDs’ in Iran and Iraq

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has a long history of crying wolf over supposed nuclear weapons in Iran and Iraq – Ben Norton reports. TRNN video & transcript: BENJAMIN NETANYAHU: There is no question whatsoever that Saddam is seeking and is working and is advancing towards the development of nuclear […]

07 May
7:38

PLO: US Embassy Move in Violation of International Commitments

PLO Secretary General Saeb Erekat, on Monday, said that by recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and moving its embassy thereto, the Trump administration is violating its obligations under international law, including UNSCR 478, and America’s own commitments towards the peace process. “As Washington pursues a policy of encouragement of international […]

06 May
10:39

Lieberman: Relocation of US Embassy Will Come at a Price

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said, on Saturday, that relocating the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem will “will come at a price,” but added that it was a price “worth paying.” Speaking to Israel Television News Company, Lieberman called the opening the embassy in Jerusalem a “historic, important and dramatic” decision, Al Ray […]

06 May
10:14

India Largest Purchaser of Israeli Arms in 2017

(PNN) India was the greatest market for Israeli arms last year, amid an increase in sales to the Asia-Pacific region as a whole, according to the Jerusalem Post. Israel’s military exports rose by 41 per cent overall in 2017, the third consecutive year of increased defence exports, bringing in some […]

03 May
9:02

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (26 April – 02 May 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 26 April – 02 May, 2018. Israeli forces continued to directly target peaceful protests that did not pose any threat to the Israeli soldiers’ life. 4 Palestinian civilians, including a child, were killed on […]

03 May
7:42

Israel Tries to Kill Iran Nuclear Deal with Cartoonish Netanyahu Speech

Days before Donald Trump is due to rip up the JCPOA, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu used cartoonish props to accuse Iran of hiding nuclear weapons. Journalist Max Blumenthal says that this is part of Israel’s strategy to escalate aggression against Tehran. Max Blumenthal is an award-winning journalist and bestselling author […]

03 May
6:29

Dr. Ashrawi Condemns Israel’s Passing of ‘Jewish Nation-state Bill’

PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi condemned Israel’s passing of the first reading, of a draft law, that defines Israel ‘as the Jewish and democratic nation state of the Jewish people’ and affirms ‘the right of the Jewish people to self-determination in their historic homeland,’ said a press release […]

01 May
3:56

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

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

29 Apr
2:33

Donald Trump Still ‘May Go’ to U.S. Embassy Dedication in Jerusalem

U.S. President Donald Trump said, Friday, that he still “may go” to the ceremony in Jerusalem, next month, to celebrate the opening of the American embassy in the city, and bragged about saving money by rejecting an initial proposal to devote $1 billion for the construction of a new embassy, […]

Gaza Protest - image by Muhammed Smiry on Twitter
27 Apr
10:26

Will the International Criminal Court Prosecute Israel for War Crimes?

Rania Muhareb and Tareq Zaqoot of Al Haq discuss the shooting of hundreds of unarmed protesters, including women, children and journalists. TRNN video & transcript: DIMITRI LASCARIS: This is Dimitri Lascaris, reporting for The Real News Network from Montreal, Canada. On March 30th, the day that is known to Palestinians […]

27 Apr
9:54

How Much Is Your US State Paying for Israel’s Weapons? This New Tool Will Tell You

Written by Josh Ruebner USCPR’s new interactive map of military aid to Israel  is featured in an article by Middle East Eye with commentary from USCPR Policy Director Josh Ruebner. The interactive tool on militaryaidtoisrael.org can disclose to Americans just how much they are paying each year for weapons to Israel and what programmes could be funded […]

27 Apr
1:00

Foreign Ministry: No Move to Jerusalem for Czech and Romanian Embassies

Foreign Minister Riyad Malki said, Thursday, that the European Union (EU) has made it very clear to all its member states that they should abide by the EU’s general policy on Jerusalem, which is capital of two states and that they should not move their embassies in Israel from Tel […]

25 Apr
7:34

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

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

24 Apr
7:55

Germany Not to Move Embassy to Jerusalem, says Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has issued a public statement assuring that the country will not relocate its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Her comments were made during an interview with Israeli TV on Sunday, maintaining Germany’s official rejection of a unilateral recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. […]

22 Apr
8:12

EU Calls for Investigation into Killing of Peaceful Palestinian Demonstrators on Gaza Border

The European Union (EU) has called for the opening of a full investigation regarding the killing of Palestinian demonstrators by Israeli forces along the Gaza Strip’s borders, on Friday. The EU mentioned, in a press release, that the soldiers used live bullets intensively, leading to the death of 4 demonstrators, […]

20 Apr
12:11

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (12 – 18 April 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 12 – 18 April, 2018. Israeli forces continued to directly target peaceful protests that did not pose any threat to the Israeli soldiers’ life. 2 Palestinian civilians were killed, in the Gaza Strip. 393 […]

19 Apr
11:49

UN Calls on Israel to End Expulsions from Jerusalem

Senior UN officials called on Wednesday for Israeli occupation to halt expelling Palestinian refugees from their residence in occupied Jerusalem, a UN report said. “We are monitoring the situation in Khan al Ahmar closely and are deeply concerned by what we see here, and in the scores of other vulnerable Bedouin communities,” UN Humanitarian […]

18 Apr
4:35

Durham Unanimously Votes for Nation’s First Ban on Police Exchanges with Israel

DURHAM, NC: Late Monday evening, Durham voted unanimously to become the first city in the U.S. to prohibit police exchanges with Israel, after broad community pressure and popular petition by the Demilitarize! Durham2Palestine coalition, an affiliate of the Deadly Exchange Campaign. The policy, which states that, “the Council opposes international exchanges with any […]

14 Apr
8:11

Israel Mows Down Unarmed Gaza Protesters for 3rd Week as US Blocks UN Investigation

Israeli soldiers wounded more than 900 peaceful Palestinian protesters on the Gaza border, for the third Friday in a row, while the Donald Trump administration prevents any action by the United Nations. TRNN video and transcript: BEN NORTON: For three weeks in a row, thousands of unarmed Palestinian have protested […]

14 Apr
7:58

The Nation: American Laws Can Help Stop Israeli Massacres in Gaza

US Campaign for Palestinian Rights (USCPR) Executive Director Yousef Munayyer speaks to The Nation about efforts to move the US to hold Israel accountable for its excessive use of force and targeting of Palestinian demonstrators participating in the Great Return March. “The United States could send a very strong message to the Israelis about the […]