Category Archives: Israeli Politics

23 Feb
6:55

What Netanyahu’s Growing Corruption Scandal Means for the Region

As a top aide agrees to cooperate against Benjamin Netanyahu, Phyllis Bennis warns that the Israeli Prime Minister’s domestic corruption case could lead him to ramp up threats to Iran and other rivals. Phyllis Bennis is a Fellow and the Director of the New Internationalism Project at the Institute for Policy […]

18 Feb
6:29

Israel’s Latest Attempts to Alter Geopolitical Realities in Jerusalem

by Zena Agha on February 18, 2018 Since 1967, Israel has sought to limit Palestinian power, ownership, and habitation in the Jerusalem area on the one hand, and increase Jewish-Israeli presence and control on the other. While Jerusalem remains the only Palestinian territory illegally annexed by Israel since 1967, the nationalist right wing […]

18 Feb
5:32

Lieberman Warns of Continued Violence in Gaza

Minister of Defense Avigdor Lieberman has warned that Israeli aggression in Gaza while continue so long as ‘the score remains unsettled,’ according to a Sunday interview with Ynet. Lieberman’s warning was issued in response to an explosion along the Israel-Gaza border that wounded 4 IOF soldiers, two of which were […]

16 Feb
6:32

Netanyahu Could Fall for Corruption, Not War Crimes

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s political future is in jeopardy, but his most serious crimes have nothing to do with the corruption charges that he may face, says Shir Hever. Shir Hever is an economist working at The Real News Network. His economic research focuses on Israeli occupation of the Palestinian […]

15 Feb
8:23

Max Blumenthal in Gaza: Netanyahu Faces Scandal, Palestinians a Crisis

Reporting from the Gaza Strip, journalist and best-selling author Max Blumenthal says that Netanyahu’s domestic corruption case has not even registered to a besieged Palestinian population under Israeli blockade. Max Blumenthal is an award-winning journalist and bestselling author whose articles and video documentaries have appeared in The New York Times, The […]

15 Feb
5:00

Israeli Justice Minister: Israel Must Safeguard Jewish Majority at Expense of Human Rights

Israel must safeguard Jewish majority even at the expense of human rights, the country’s justice minister Ayelet Shaked has said. On Monday, Shaked proposed this in a speech defending a bill that would legally define Israel as the “national home of the Jewish people” for the first time, according to […]

14 Feb
6:15

Israeli Police Recommend Indictment for Netanyahu Corruption Charges

In a statement released late Tuesday night, Israeli police have recommended Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu be indicted on charges of fraud and corruption after months of investigation. Netanyahu, who has held office since 2009, stands accused of accepting gifts in exchange for preferential treatment and political favors as well […]

04 Feb
9:46

Israel To Retroactively Legalize A Colonialist Outpost

The Israeli government is slated to discuss granting official recognition of Havat Gilad illegal outpost, which was built on  illegally-seized private Palestinian lands south of Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. The government will discuss a proposal by Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman, who is also […]

03 Feb
8:36

EU’s Security Committee Discussed Secret Report on Israel

The European Union’s (EU) Political and Security Committee (PSC) discussed, in its session on Wednesday, a secret report that strongly criticized Israel and its policies, Palestine’s ambassador to the EU, Abdul Rahim al-Farra, said on Saturday. He said, in an interview with the official Palestine TV, that the PSC, which […]

24 Jan
12:20

Lieberman Calls for Ban of Israeli Poet following Comparison of Ahed Tamimi to Anne Frank

Israeli Minister of Defense, Avigdor Lieberman has reportedly instructed the state-run “Army Radio” to halt any future broadcasts of Israeli poet and songwriter Yehonatan Geffen, calling the poet’s work ‘sickening and outrageous’. On Monday night, Geffen released a short poem to his Instagram account in which he compared imprisoned Palestinian teenager Ahed […]

23 Jan
8:37

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday evening, three Palestinians, including two children, at the northern entrance of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and near Husan village, west of Bethlehem. Media sources in Bethlehem said the soldiers abducted two children, identified as Mohammad Adel Mahmoud, 14, and Ahmad Khader Shamali, from […]

20 Jan
8:30

Netanyahu Criticized over Bollywood ‘Selfie’

BDS affiliates in India have accused Israel of exploiting Bollywood to improve its global image, after Israeli PM took “selfie” on stage with legendary movie star Amitabh Bachchan, while visiting Mumbai. Activists made the claims after the Israeli government staged an outreach event titled “Shalom Bollywood” on Thursday, in a […]

19 Jan
3:23

Israel Considers Expanding Military Control to Areas of East Jerusalem

Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported, on Monday morning, that the Israeli army is currently considering taking full security and military responsibility for certain neighborhoods of East Jerusalem.   The army is examining the possibility of extending its security and military control to involve areas located outside the apartheid wall in occupied […]

13 Jan
7:14

JOINT PRESS RELEASE — Israeli Supreme Court: State Must Justify Why It Won’t Repeal Unconstitutional Settlement Law

The Settlement Regularization Law allows Israel to ‘legalize’ settlements built on privately-owned Palestinian land via de facto expropriation. The Israeli Supreme Court on 4 December 2017 issued an order nisi (“order to show cause”) in a petition against the Settlement Regularization Law filed by Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in […]

08 Jan
3:13

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

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

05 Jan
11:58

Israel to Seize Equipment Used on Worksites without Permits

Israel has illegally notified construction companies in the Naqab (Negev) region that they must, themselves, verify that every project in which they are involved has been approved by authorities, and warned them that equipment and vehicles used in unauthorized construction will be confiscated. Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab […]

04 Jan
10:39

First Reading of Death Penalty Bill for Palestinian Prisoners Approved

The Israeli Knesset approved, on Wednesday, a first reading of death penalty bill, which would allow Israel to execute Palestinian prisoners accused of taking part in “operations” against an Israeli target. Right-wing leader of the Jewish Home party Naftali Bennett proposed the bill, which was approved by a vote of […]

03 Jan
10:17

“United Jerusalem Bill” Approved by Israeli Parliament

The Israeli Knesset approved, on Monday night, the second and third readings of the so-called United Jerusalem Bill, which takes occupied Jerusalem from any future deal with Palestinians. Sources said, according to Days of Palestine, that 64 extremist Jewish MKs voted in favour of the bill, while 51 voted against […]

03 Jan
2:04

Israel Approves Hundreds Of Colonialist Units Near Salfit

Israeli “Housing and Construction Minister,” Yuav Galant, stated that his ministry and the government, headed by Benjamin Netanyahu, have presented plans for expanding Ariel illegal colony, built on Palestinian lands, near Salfit, in the occupied West Bank. The plan aims at building hundreds of units in Ariel, in addition to […]

03 Jan
7:11

Extra-Judicial Executions Never Stopped: New Attempts Before Israeli Knesset to Legitimize Killing of Palestinians

The Israeli Knesset intends to vote on Wednesday, 03 January 2018, to amend the Penal Code in order to legalize the use of death penalty against those involved in murders while carrying out “terrorist operations”. The bill was presented before the Knesset on 30 October 2017 by three Israeli extremist […]

01 Jan
10:29

Netanyahu’s Party Leadership Votes Unanimously to Annex West Bank

The Likud party leadership met Sunday and voted unanimously in favor of a resolution that effectively annexes the Israeli colonial settlements constructed on illegally-seized Palestinian land in violation of international law. During the discussion before the vote, Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan told the Likud Central Committee, “The time has […]

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27 Dec
11:36

“We Will Not Serve in Your Army!” Orthodox Jews in Jerusalem Beaten, Arrested for Refusing Draft

While U.S. President Donald Trump’s announcement to move the Israeli embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem has dangerously fueled an international powder keg, another keg is burning in the heart of that city. In an ongoing act of principled civil disobedience, the Ultra-Orthodox community in Jerusalem is standing strong in […]

25 Dec
10:33

VIDEO: Israeli Minister Harasses Palestinians Visiting Jailed Family Members

An ultra right-wing Israeli minister verbally harassed Palestinians from Gaza as they traveled on a bus, to visit their imprisoned relatives in southern Israel’s Nafha prison, hurling abuse at women on the bus calling their sons “dogs.” MK Oren Hazan of the right-wing Likud party, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s […]

22 Dec
9:08

Knesset Head to Push Bill Promoting Arabs as Second Class Citizens

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has tasked Head of the Israeli Knesset, David Amsalem, to promote the nationality bill, which considers Arabs as second-class citizens. On Wednesday, Amsalem replaced MK David Bitan, who stepped down from the position, amid a corruption investigation against him. “The first mission of the coalition chairman, MK Amsalem, […]

20 Dec
10:14

Army Abducts 26 Palestinians in Jenin, Bethlehem and Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers conducted, on Wednesday at dawn, massive invasions and violent searches of homes, in the West Bank governorates of Jenin, Bethlehem and Jerusalem, interrogated many Palestinians and abducted at least 26, including children. Several army jeeps invaded Jenin, in northern West Bank, and abducted Moath Fayez Abu Hatab, 20, […]

14 Dec
11:15

Israeli Forces Detain Teenaged Palestinian Girls at Gunpoint from Red Crescent Ambulance (VIDEO)

December 14, 2017 11:15 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Hebron, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

In a video that has gone viral on social media, Israeli forces on Wednesday violently detained two Palestinians — who locals reported were teenage girls — from inside a Palestinian ambulance in the Hebron district of the southern occupied West Bank. According to Ma’an, the video shows a group of […]

13 Dec
2:56

Lieberman Calls for Boycott on Arabs in Israel

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman has called for boycotting Arab citizens in Israel, for organizing protests against US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Lieberman told Israeli TV Channel 2: “We have to boycott Um Al-Fahm and Wadi Ara [Israeli cities with a majority of Arab residents] in […]

13 Dec
2:22

Gaza Fishing Zone Decreased to Six Nautical Miles

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) has condemned an Israeli decision to once again decrease the fishing area to 6 nautical miles, off the area from the Gaza Valley to Rafah City in the south. According to the Israeli decision, Palestinian fishermen in the Gaza Strip are banned from […]

12 Dec
5:14

Tilda Swinton, Peter Gabriel and Other Celebrities Condemn Trump Move

Tilda Swinton, Mark Ruffalo, Roger Waters, Peter Gabriel and Brian Eno are among dozens of writers, musicians and actors who have condemned Donald Trump’s move to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. “In recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital,” the letter states, “Donald Trump seeks to achieve through a declaration what […]

12 Dec
5:05

UPDATE: Ten Students Injured during Tulkarem University Protests

At least ten Palestinians were injured on Tuesday, during renewed clashes between Israeli forces and students at the campus of Palestine Technical University, in Tulkarem, northwest of the West Bank, according to local sources. Israeli soldiers, stationed at a military base adjacent to the campus, clashed with students who were […]

09 Dec
7:54

Israeli Building Laws Push Father to Demolish His Children’s Rooms

DCIP,  Ramallah, December 8, 2017— Three siblings’ dream of having their own rooms rapidly collapsed under the strictly enforced Israeli building laws for Palestinians in East Jerusalem. Baha Fawaka, 14, and his siblings, Bayan, 12, and Ayham, 7, enjoyed their new rooms for just two months before their housing situation […]

09 Dec
7:31

How Israel Occupies Education in East Jerusalem

As part of Israel’s attempt to claim occupied East Jerusalem part of its capital, it started to imposed Israeli curriculum on Palestinian schools. by Jaclynn Ashly The Zahwat al-Quds kindergarten and primary school’s walls are decorated with colourful cartoons, while its students are dressed in grey-and-red striped uniforms. The children’s wide smiles […]

08 Dec
1:32

Israel Decides To Build 7000 Units For Colonists In Occupied East Jerusalem

Israeli “Housing Minister,” former commander of the Southern Command in the Israel Army Galant, have decided, Thursday, to push forward a plan for the construction of 14000 units in Jerusalem, including 7000 for Jewish colonists in East Jerusalem. Galant’s plan aims at building 5000 units in Atarot illegal colony, which […]

07 Dec
12:37

Haniyya Slams American Decision, Calls For Massive Intifada In Palestine

In a televised speech from his home in the ash-Shati refugee camp in Gaza, the head of the Political Bureau of Hamas movement, Ismail Haniyya, strongly denounced the American decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and to move the embassy to the occupied city, and called for […]

28 Nov
10:25

US Blackmails PA into Accepting Trump’s ‘Deal of the Century’

US Administration has recently refused to renew the licence of PLO’s office in Washington unless it stops prosecuting Israel before international courts and starts unconditional peace talks. According to Days of Palestine, Palestinian newspaper Al-Resalah described this as a form of extortion of the Palestinian Authority in order for them […]

25 Nov
5:32

Palestinian Petition to Return Jordan Valley Farmlands Denied

Israel’s High Court, on Thursday, denied a petition filed by Palestinian landowners in the Jordan Valley area of the occupied West Bank, demanding that their lands, which are currently being cultivated by illegal Israeli settlers, be returned to them. Israeli news daily Haaretz reported, according to Ma’an, that the landowners […]

25 Nov
5:22

Apartheid from Within? The Palestinian Citizens of Israel

by Yara Hawari Overview Key figures in the international arena have described the situation in the West Bank as apartheid, citing such characteristics of segregation as settler-only roads, fortified settlements, and the separation wall. In his 2006 book Peace Not Apartheid, former US President Jimmy Carter applied the term specifically to the Occupied […]

24 Nov
3:14

Law Expropriating Private Palestinian Land Violates International Law say Rights Groups

Three human rights organization said, on Thursday, that an Israeli law which allows expropriation of private Palestinian land in the occupied  territory violates international law, despite justifications by the Israeli attorney general. Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, the Jerusalem Legal Aid and Human Rights […]

24 Nov
3:06

Israel Confident of its Ability to Expel Palestinian Communities

Over the past month, the Israeli state has informed three Palestinian communities that it intends to expel them from their homes and land. According to Israeli human rights center B’Tselem, the notification was made by leaving orders on the roadside. In the northern Jordan Valley, on 9 November, 2017, the […]

24 Nov
2:56

Bennett: It’s time to recognize the West Bank as ‘Israel’

Israeli minister Naftali Bennett has reiterated his call for the occupied West Bank to be formally annexed, speaking on Monday evening at an event organised by pro-settler news site Arutz Sheva. Education Minister and Diaspora Affairs Minister, Bennett declared that Israel has “a very rare opportunity now”, referring to US […]

21 Nov
7:53

India Scraps $500M Military Deal With Israel Amid Rising Popular Concern About India’s Complicity With Israeli Crimes

In anticipation of this deal to produce missile systems, Israeli arms manufacturer Rafael Advanced Defense Systems had entered into a joint venture with its in Indian partner. (Representative Image: Reuters) Yesterday, media reported that the Indian Ministry of Defense scrapped the $500M deal with Israeli arms manufacturer Rafael Advanced Defense Systems for […]

21 Nov
7:36

The Colour-coded Israeli ID System for Palestinians

by Linah Alsaafin, Al Jazeera/Days of Palestine As Israel expanded its control and occupation over four territories in the aftermath of the Six Day War, it devised a system of population control that remains in place five decades later. After the 1967 war, the Israeli military declared the occupied territories to be […]

21 Nov
6:41

Israeli Minster Confirms Secret Contacts with Saudi Arabia

Israel’s Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz: Middle East Monitor   Israel’s Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz revealed that the country maintains secret contacts within Saudi Arabia and many other Muslim and Arab countries, especially those with shared concerns from Iran. Steinitz, a member of Netanyahu’s security cabinet, did not characterize the contacts […]

19 Nov
7:44

UPDATE: Closure of Washington PLO Office Offical says Erekat (Video)

Saeb Erekat , secretary general of the Palestine Liberation Organization’s (PLO) Executive Committee, said on Saturday that “the US State Department notified us with an official letter that they cannot certify the continuance opening of the PLO office in Washington D.C. due to the fact that we are pursuing and […]

17 Nov
10:48

Seven Years after Israeli Forces Destroy Mosque, Muslim Worshipers Ordered to pay $37,000

Israeli occupation authorities have ordered Muslim worshipers to pay NIS130,000 ($37,000), seven years after destroying their mosque in Rahat, southern Israel. Be’er Sheva Magistrate’s Court ruled, according to Days of Palestine, that the founders and operators of the mosque would pay the fine as a compensation to the state of […]

17 Nov
2:02

Israel To Displace Entire Palestinian Communities Near Occupied Jerusalem

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has decided to displace and remove dozens of Palestinian Bedouin families living in their communities around occupied East Jerusalem, after deeming their dwellings as “illegal,” to replace them with colonists. His decision was made after meeting with representatives of the so-called “Jerusalem Belt Forum,” which […]

15 Nov
10:30

Army Demolishes An Under-Construction Building In Jerusalem

November 15, 2017 10:30 AM IMEMC News Israeli Politics, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, early on Wednesday morning, the al-‘Isawiya town, in the center of occupied East Jerusalem, and demolished an under-construction two-story building. Mohammad Abu Ryala, a member of the Follow-Up Committee in al-‘Isawiya, said that the family received an order to halt the construction of their property in order […]

15 Nov
8:18

Israel To Demolish An Entire Neighborhood In Jerusalem

November 15, 2017 8:18 AM IMEMC News Israeli Politics, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

The Israeli Authorities, including the City Council of occupied Jerusalem, have decided to demolish an entire Palestinian neighborhood in Kafr ‘Aqab, northeast of Jerusalem, under the pretext of being built without a permit. The neighborhood is close to Qalandia terminal, and became isolated from the rest of occupied East Jerusalem […]

13 Nov
10:21

Israel Mobilizing to Stop European Aid to Palestine

The Israeli Knesset is mobilizing to stop EU aid from reaching Palestinian prisoners or their families, under the pretext that they are “terrorists” or “families of terrorists,” Israel Hayom reported on Friday. According to the online newspaper, Zionist Union MK Ayelet Nahmias-Verbin, a member of the Diplomatic-Security Cabinet, is gathering support for the […]

12 Nov
4:18

UK: PM Knew of Patel’s Secret Meeting but Told to Hide It

by Benjamin Jenkins, London Economic/Days of Palestine (Edited for the IMEMC by c h r i s @ i m e m c . o r g) The Jewish Chronicle just revealed that “Number 10” WAS aware of British Minister of Development Priti Patel’s extra meeting with an Israeli minister […]

12 Nov
4:15

UK’s Minister of Development: An Agent of Israeli Interests? (VIDEO)

Priti Patel secretly visited Israel to court donors in exchange for promoting Israeli policies in the UK. Via The Real News Network (TRNN). 03/21/17 Israeli Apartheid: TRNN Discussion on Scrapped UN Report (VIDEO)

12 Nov
3:59

Israel Draws Up Blacklist of Boycott Supporters

The Israeli government is currently preparing a blacklist of local and international organizations and activists who call for boycotting Israeli institutions, products and events, local media sources revealed yesterday. On Sunday, the Israeli Ministerial Committee on Legislation passed a law against activists who encourage the international boycott of Israel, under […]

09 Nov
9:55

Israel Condemned by Rights Groups for Using Bodies as ‘Bargaining Chips’

by Jaclynn Ashly, Al Jazeera/Days of Palestine Human rights groups have condemned an Israeli decision to withhold bodies of five Palestinians who were killed in an Israeli attack on a tunnel dug under the Gaza-Israel border, last week. Israeli authorities announced, on Sunday, that the army had uncovered the bodies […]

08 Nov
8:41

Netanyahu to Build Bypass Roads for Protecting Illegal West Bank Settlers

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has pledged to support a plan to build new bypass roads and deploy new measures to “strengthen protection” for Israeli settlers in the West Bank, at 200 million New Israeli shekels (NIS). This came after arguments in the Knesset’s Finance Committee meeting, in the presence […]

06 Nov
1:57

Gideon Levy: 22 Years After Rabin’s Murder, Israel Even Further From Peace

On the 22nd anniversary of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin’s murder by a far-right Israeli, journalist Gideon Levy says Israel has become even more hostile to a just peace — one that Rabin himself was never willing to offer. Via The Real News Network (TRNN). Also from TRNN: 06/05/17 Norman Finkelstein (pt1): […]

05 Nov
10:30

Erdan Announces Plan for Dozens of Jerusalem Checkpoints

Israeli Minister of Internal Security, Gilad Erdan, has prepared a plan which aims to intensify the security in the Bab al-Amud area and in the Old City district, through deploying dozens of checkpoints similar to those used by the military. According to the PNN, the deployment of the Israeli forces and […]

31 Oct
5:53

Israeli MK Zohar: Palestinians Have No Right to National Identity

MEMO/Days of Palestine An Israeli parliamentarian has expressed his support for formal apartheid, backing annexation of entire West Bank, but without its Palestinian inhabitants being granted the right to vote. MK Miki Zohar, who is chair of the Knesset’s Special Committee for Distributive Justice and Social Equality, expressed his views […]

26 Oct
8:32

Surveillance of Palestinians and the Fight for Digital Rights

by Nadim Nashif  Overview Surveillance of Palestinians has always been an integral part of Israel’s colonial project. Before the creation of the state of Israel, squads from the Zionist paramilitary group the Haganah roamed Palestinian villages and cities, gathering information on Palestinian residents. Such surveillance over Palestinian lives continued after Israel’s […]

23 Oct
7:23

How Israel Engages In ‘Water Apartheid’

by Mersiha Gadzo, Al Jazeera/Days of Palestine World Health Organisation says that an illegal Israeli settler in West Bank consumes three times more water than a legal Palestinian resident. Jordan Valley, Occupied West Bank – Water is not scarce in the Jordan Valley, known as the traditional “breadbasket of Palestine” – yet Palestinian […]

20 Oct
6:46

Facts On The Ground And Double Standard For Palestine

by Dina Badie, Huffington Post/Days of Palestine Trump’s decision to withdraw from UNESCO is a flagrant attempt to punish Palestinians for doing what Israel has done all along. Israel has monopolised the “facts on the ground” debate through government-sanctioned settlement expansions into the West Bank, including an announcement this past week about […]

18 Oct
7:53

P. A Denounces Israel’s New Colonialist Plans

The Palestinian National Authority denounced, Tuesday, the latest Israeli decision to build 300 new units in Beit El illegal colony, north of Ramallah, and 31 units in the heart of Hebron city, in the occupied West Bank. Palestinian President’s Spokesperson, Nabil Abu Rodeina, said all of Israel’s colonies are illegal […]

17 Oct
6:41

Gaza Fishing Union Denies Israeli Reports of Zone Expansion

Israeli authorities reportedly announced, Monday, that they would be expanding the designated fishing zone off the coast of the Gaza Strip from 6 to 9 nautical miles, starting Wednesday October 18th, 2017, according to Israeli media. Reports said that Israel demanded all Gaza fishermen “not violate” the boundaries of the […]

17 Oct
2:42

Israel Approves 31 Colonialist Units In Hebron City

The Israeli “Civil Administration Office,” run by the army in the occupied West Bank, has approved the construction of 31 colonialist units, for Jewish settlers, in the old Central Bus Station, in the Shuhada Street, in the southern West Bank city of Hebron. The approval is the largest construction plan […]

15 Oct
5:37

US and Israel Show UNESCO their Anti-Palestinian Bias

The U.S. and Israel are pulling out of UNESCO, over what they call an ‘anti-Israel bias,’ but the move may actually underscore their bias towards basic Palestinian rights. Meanwhile, Palestinian factions Fateh and Hamas have reached a new unity deal. Ali Abunimah is co-founder of the award-winning online publication The Electronic […]

15 Oct
5:06

Bennett to Demand Cutting Ties with Palestinian Authority

Right-wing Israeli Education  Minister Naftali Bennet will demand, during a government on Sunday, to cut relations with the Palestinian Authority (PA), in light of the reconciliation agreement between Hamas and Fateh, Israeli Channel 2 reported Bennet  will demand the cancellation of all agreements signed with the PA, including the abolition […]

10 Oct
4:45

Moroccan MP to Former Israeli Defense Minister: “War Criminal, Leave Our Country”

Moroccan lawmakers protested yesterday, against the presence of an Israeli delegation at a conference organised by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean (PAM) and the World Trade Organisation (WTO), at the Moroccan Parliament in Rabat. The parliamentarians called it “a provocation against the Moroccan people.” “You are a war criminal […]

09 Oct
5:45

Shin Bet Rejects and Dismisses Teachers In Israeli-Arab Schools

Israeli Internal Security Agency Shin Bet has the power to reject appointment or dismiss Arab teachers at Arab schools, Israeli Ynet News has reported. According to Days of Palestine, a former official at the Israeli Ministry of Education, Emmanuel Koplovich, told Ynet News that Shin Bet has rejected the appointment of many […]

06 Oct
3:24

Soldiers Attack A Nonviolent Procession In Hebron

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, a nonviolent procession in Qalqas village, east of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and detained many journalists. Aref Jaber, an activist against Israeli colonies, said the soldiers resorted to the excessive use of force against the nonviolent protesters, and fired several gas bombs at […]

03 Oct
5:16

Livni: Only Jews Have Right to Self-Determination in Israel

Israeli Former Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni has claimed that only Jews have the national right for self-determination in Israel. Livni, whose Hatnuah faction forms part of the opposition Zionist camp, made the remarks as part of ongoing discussions in the Knesset about the exact nature of a proposed “nation-state bill,” […]

02 Oct
6:46

Israel Imposes Tight Siege On The West Bank

The Israeli occupation authorities have decided to impose a tight siege on the entire West Bank for eleven days while it celebrates Sukkot Jewish holiday. The decision was made by Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman, although the military leadership expressed concerns regarding this move, which could lead to further tension […]

01 Oct
8:41

PLO Officials Criticize US Attempts to Validate Occupation

PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi and the Secretary-General of the PLO Executive Committee Dr. Saeb Erekat both issued press releases criticizing US ambassador David Friedman, who said that Israel is occupying only 2% of the West Bank, among other statements that show his “blatant bias to Israel,” as Dr. Ashrawi […]

29 Sep
4:24

Pro-Israel Lobby Losing Its Grip On Westminster

by Yvonne Ridley, Days of Palestine This has not been a good week for Israel, especially in Britain, where the Zionist lobbyists have spent millions in recent years oiling the cogs in Westminster to persuade politicians of all stripes to give their unconditional support to their favourite state. It has […]

26 Sep
7:01

3 Slain Palestinians Will Not Be Buried in “Numbers” Cemeteries

The Israeli state has decided not to bury the bodies of three Palestinians in Israel’s so-called “cemeteries of numbers,” though the Israeli Supreme Court has postponed ruling on a petition filed by the families of the slain men to have the bodies released for proper burial, according to Muhammed Mahmoud, […]

23 Sep
3:28

Army Injures Three Palestinians In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly procession in Kufur Qaddoum town, east of Qalqilia, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, and injured three Palestinians with rubber-coated steel bullets. The procession started directly after Friday noon prayers, when dozens of Palestinians, Israeli and international peace activist marched chanting […]

22 Sep
9:26

Army Abducts Five Palestinians Near Qalqilia

September 22, 2017 9:26 AM IMEMC News Israeli Politics, News Report, Qalqilia, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday evening, five young Palestinian men, when many army jeeps invaded Jayyous town, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, before the soldiers broke into and searched many homes. The soldiers conducted searches of homes and neighborhoods in the town, before abducting Ezz Bader […]

22 Sep
4:08

PLO Report — Palestine and the United Nations: 70 years on

The UN votes on partition, November 29, 1947 PLO Negotiation Affairs Department/ Ramallah/PNN Palestine’s story at the United Nations began on 29 November 1947, with the UN General Assembly’s (UNGA) adoption of Resolution 181. The so-called “Partition Resolution” proposed, for first time in history, to divide a homeland into two […]

21 Sep
10:33

Israeli Military Claims US has Established First-ever Permanent Military Base in Israel

For the first time, the U.S. military established a permanent base in Israel this week, according to Israeli military officials. But after the statements of the military officials were made public, the U.S. government denied that such a base was being built. Previously, the U.S. had supported the Israeli military […]

13 Sep
5:25

Naftali Bennett: Hezbollah and Iran Greatest Threat to Israeli Security

By Emma Von Larsen and Bettina Boye/PNN Various Israeli officials joined the IDC institute of Counterterrorism annual conference to discuss the development of terrorism and ways to counter, where Israeli minister of education, Naftali Bennett  emphasized that “modern Zionism has created a safe haven for Jewish people, and Iran threatens this” […]

11 Sep
9:08

Netanyahu Has Lost the Freedom of Speech Game

by Motasem A Dalloul Days of Palestine In an attempt to persuade the media, diplomats and academics that he was true to ban Al-Jazeera, Israeli PM foolishly took a measure that spoiled his plan. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has always claimed proudly that Israel is the only democracy in […]

11 Sep
8:35

Buenos Aires Activists Hang Posters of Netanyahu in Nazi Attire

Pro-Palestinian activists in Buenos Aires hung posters of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Hitler’s Schutzstaffel  Nazi uniform, prior to his visit to Argentina. The signs had pictures of  Netanyahu under the words: “Wanted for crimes against human rights and the genocide of the Palestinian people,” where he is […]

11 Sep
2:06

Yair Netanyahu Publishes anti-Semitic Cartoon on Social Media

September 11, 2017 2:06 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Yair Netanyahu, who is reportedly behind much of his father’s social media stunts, recently published a cartoon portraying George Soros as the All-Powerful Jew who controls the world, according to 972mag. The cartoon shows Manny Naftali, the former superintendent of the Prime Minister’s Residence, who is at the forefront of […]

11 Sep
1:58

Moshe Ya’alon: Dawabsha Murders on Our Hands

Israeli former Chief of Israeli occupation forces, Moshe Ya’alon, called out the Israeli government and bore it the responsibility over the arson attack and subsequent murder of the Dawabsha family, near Douma town in the West Bank. Ya’alon said, in a statement to Israeli  radio, that Dawabsha family’s death was […]

07 Sep
8:35

Israeli Security Services Warn of Hostilities Igniting Again

Israeli security services warned that there is a great opportunity to ignite the security situation in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem, once again, during the current month. According to Al Ray, Haaretz newspaper quoted the security services as saying that September seems to be the most sensitive month for […]

07 Sep
11:21

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Fourteen Palestinians, Injure Eleven, In Jerusalem

September 7, 2017 11:21 AM IMEMC News Israeli Politics, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, overnight until early morning hours, several Palestinian neighborhoods and suburbs in occupied East Jerusalem, violently searched many homes and abducted fourteen Palestinians. The army also injured at least eleven Palestinians in Abu Dis town, southeast of Jerusalem. Many soldiers invaded Bab Hotta neighborhood, in the Old City, […]

04 Sep
2:51

Israel Delivers Eviction Orders Against Six Homes In Jerusalem

The Israeli Authorities delivered, Sunday, eviction orders targeting homes of six Palestinian families in Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, in occupied East Jerusalem, and informing them that they have thirty days to evacuate. The Sheik Jarrah Local committee said that the orders were delivered on the third day of Al-Adha Muslim feast, […]

03 Sep
5:16

Hebron’s Governor says Expansion of Settlers’ Municipal Powers Most Dangerous since 1967

Hebron governor Kamel Hameed, on Saturday, said that the Israeli army’s decision to expand municipal powers of illegal settlers in the city of Hebron is “the most dangerous since 1967”. He told the official radio station ‘Voice of Palestine’ that the decision is paving the way for undermining Palestinian authority […]

03 Sep
5:03

Israeli Mayor, Police Assault Palestinian Worshipers (VIDEO)

Israeli police forces, on Friday, raided a mosque in the central Israeli city of Lod (or Lydda) and attempted to stop Eid al-Adha prayers and the call to prayer that were being transmitted through the mosque’s speakers, citing noise violations. Yaffa 48 news website reported, according to Ma’an, that Israeli […]

31 Aug
6:33

Racial Profiling Policies Israeli Style

Shir Hever examines the privatization of security, which undermines Israel’s racial policies. Shir Hever is an Economist working at The Real News Network. His economic research focuses on Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territory; international aid to the Palestinians and to Israel; the effects of the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian […]

29 Aug
8:06

Israel Planning New Settlement in Jerusalem

The Israeli minister of Public Security, Gilad Erdan, is seeking new security measures to help build a new Jewish settlement near the neighborhood of Ras al-Amoud, in Silwan town, south of al-Aqsa Mosque, East Jerusalem. This expansion will be at the expense of the Palestinian population in the area. On Monday, […]

28 Aug
2:47

Calls for Israel’s Expulsion from ‘Blood Stained’ UK Arms Fair

By Tom Anderson: This September, the world’s largest arms fair will be held in London. The DSEI weapons exhibition will be hosting political and military delegations from around the world who will be shopping for drones, guns, missiles, tanks and ammunition from the thousands of arms companies who will be […]

28 Aug
6:54

Israel Revokes Citizenship of Thousands of Israeli-Arabs

The Israeli occupation has revoked the citizenship of thousands of Palestinians (known as Israeli-Arabs) in southern region of Al-Naqab (Negev) in the past two years, Israeli daily Haaretz revealed Friday, according to Days of Palestine. The newspaper said that the Israeli Interior Ministry has changed the status of these Israeli-Arabs from “citizens” […]

26 Aug
9:58

Kushner to Abbas: Stopping Settlement Construction Impossibile

The U.S. delegation led by Kushner expressed openness to the two-state solution while refusing to commit to the 1967 borders, according to diplomatic sources who spoke to international Arabic newspaper Al-Hayat. A U.S. delegation headed by President Trump’s adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner told Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, this week, […]

25 Aug
7:55

Report: Israel Demolishes 3 Schools Days before Start of 2017 School Year

Israeli forces destroyed three Palestinian schools for children in the occupied West Bank, just days before start of school year, Relief Web said on Wednesday. The facilities demolished include the only kindergarten for the Jabal Al Baba Bedouin community, which was destroyed in the early hours of 21 August, and […]

25 Aug
7:42

Netanyahu Green Lights Storming of Al-Aqsa by MKs

Israel’s Channel 2 reported that, yesterday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave authorization for Knesset members to storm Al-Aqsa Mosque next Tuesday. Netanyahu issued an order prohibiting members of the Knesset from entering Al-Aqsa Mosque in October of 2015, since the outbreak of the uprising in Jerusalem. In July, he […]

24 Aug
11:09

Israel Promotes Plans For Three New Colonies In Gush Etzion Bloc

Israel has recently stepped-up plans for building three new colonies in the Gush Etzion settlement block, south of the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem, in direct coordination with the Gush Etzion Regional Council and the “Judean Hills Development Corporation.” Israeli daily Maariv has reported that the Judean Hills Development […]

22 Aug
9:42

Israeli Police Bar Entry of Books to Al-Aqsa Mosque

On Tuesday, Israeli police stationed at the gates leading to Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, in Jerusalem’s Old City, prevented the entry of textbooks destined for three Palestinian schools located inside the Muslim holy compound. The books were going to two high schools and a kindergarten. The police prevented the entry of […]

22 Aug
9:35

Israeli State: Seizure of Land Benefits Palestinians

A Palestinian rides on a donkey with a settlement in the background (Photo: Christian Peacemaker Team) The Israeli government is defending the legality of the outpost “Regularization law” at the Israeli Supreme Court, and says that the expropriation of Palestinian-owned land would benefit Palestinians because they would receive financial compensation […]

17 Aug
4:07

Israel to Impose Fines for Commemoration of Nakba

Israeli occupation authorities are prepared to impose massive fines on Palestinians who commemorate the Israeli occupation of Palestine, a report revealed on Tuesday. An Arab member of the Knesset said, according to Days of Palestine, that occupation authorities have decided to fine institutions which rent out space for events organized […]

15 Aug
5:30

Netanyahu Seeks to Amend Israeli Basic Law

Israeli Channel 2 has revealed that the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is seeking to make an amendment on an article of the Israeli Basic Law, so that he can make the decision of war alone, without reference to the government or even the Cabinet. Channel 2 reported, according to […]

14 Aug
6:09

Patriarch: Court Ruling on Church Property Politically Motivated

Greek Orthodox Patriarch Theophilos III said, Sunday, that a two-week old Israeli District Court ruling upholding a 99-year lease of church property in Jerusalem’s Old City, to Jewish settler organizations, is politically motivated. Theophilos said, at a press conference in the Jordanian capital of Amman, that this legal battle, which […]