Category Archives: Israeli Politics

16 Oct
8:51

Erekat: Netanyahu Uses Christianity to Distort Facts

Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Secretary-General Saeb Erekat denounced Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, on Tuesday, for using Christianity to distort facts. “Israel’s Prime Minister continues to distorting facts even by using Christianity to support his racist and xenophobic claims,” Erekat said in a statement in reference to Netanyahu’s comments on […]

16 Oct
12:13

Mayor of Bethlehem: PM Netanyahu’s Statement on Bethlehem and Palestinian Christians is Another Attempt at Distorting the Reality of Israeli Occupation

Mayor of Bethlehem, advocate Anton Salman said, in response to Sunday’s statements by Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Bethlehem and the situation of Palestinian Christians, that such a statement “is another Israeli attempt at distorting the reality of the Israeli occupation and particularly the effects that Israeli policies have […]

16 Oct
12:03

New Israeli Laws Enhance Creeping Annexation Policy

The Israeli government continues with actions to impose a defacto position, in the occupied West Bank, as part of its annexation policy, and attempts to apply Israeli law on the settlements. The so-called Central Command has recently ratified the enactment of two agricultural laws on settlements that were illegally built […]

13 Oct
7:16

Israel’s Defence Minister Cuts Fuel to Gaza

Despite the humanitarian crisis in Gaza, Israel’s Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman, Friday, ordered a halt to any further fuel deliveries to the Hamas controlled Gaza Strip. Tuesday was the first delivery of Qatari bought fuel. MWC news reports that this UN-brokered deal allows fuel paid for by Qatar to enter […]

10 Oct
7:54

Erdan: US Student Will Be Released If She Condemns BDS

Israeli minister of Strategic Affairs Gilad Erdan, on Tuesday, said he would reconsider his official stance on denying entry to an American student over alleged links to the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement if she publicly condemned a boycott of Israel. Last week, Lara Alqasem was barred from entering the country […]

09 Oct
12:46

Israeli Soldiers Invade UNRWA Clinic In Jerusalem After Announcing Takeover

Israeli soldiers and employees of the Israeli Health Ministry invaded, Monday, a clinic run by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in the Sahera Gate area, in the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem. Eyewitnesses said the soldiers and health department employees invaded the clinic, and attempted to […]

08 Oct
7:43

Netanyahu: Army Prepping for Possible Military Assault on Gaza

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has reportedly informed his cabinet that the army is preparing for a possible military campaign against the blockaded Gaza Strip, in the case that the situation was not improved, according to Israeli media. “If the reality of civil distress in Gaza is diminished, that is […]

08 Oct
12:56

Settlers Destroy 40 Olive Trees in Ramallah Area Village

Israeli settlers, on Sunday morning, cut and destroyed about 40 olive trees in the town of Turmusaya, north of Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank. According to local PNN sources, farmers who went out on their lands, today, found out that over 40 olive trees in their own lands, near […]

07 Oct
11:20

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Fourteen Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight until early morning hours Sunday, fourteen Palestinians from their homes, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS said the soldiers invaded and searched many homes across the West Bank, and interrogated several Palestinians before abducting fourteen. […]

06 Oct
9:45

Israeli Authorities Reduce Perimeter of Gaza Fishing Zone

Israel, on Saturday, decided to temporarily reduce the allowed fishing zone, off the coast of the besieged Gaza Strip, for 6 days. Hebrew-language news sites reported, according to Ma’an, that Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman decided to reduce the nautical zone allowed for Gaza fishermen in response to Friday’s protests […]

03 Oct
6:38

Bethlehem: Israel Denies Entry to Participants in Jordanian Trade Fair

Israeli authorities have denied entry, into the West Bank, to more than half of the participants in an exhibition for Jordanian industries, a Jordanian official said on Wednesday. Deputy Chairman of Amman Chamber of Commerce Adnan Ghaith said that 120 Jordanians who have registered to participate in the trade fair […]

03 Oct
5:47

Historic US Military Aid Package to Israel Goes into Effect

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, on Tuesday, has welcomed a historic $38bn US military aid package, negotiated by the previous US administration. Two years after President Barack Obama and the Israeli Prime Minister signed a Memorandum of Understanding, the 10-year military funding deal went into effect on Monday, with the […]

01 Oct
9:48

Army Abducts Four Palestinians Near Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, four Palestinians, including two children and a former political prisoner, from their homes in Nahhalin town, west of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank. Sobhi Zeidan, the mayor of Nahhalin, said the soldiers conducted extensive and violent searches of homes in the town, […]

30 Sep
8:41

Ministerial Meeting Raises US $122 Million for UNRWA

On 27 September, the Foreign Ministers of Jordan, Sweden, Turkey, Japan and Germany, as well as the High Representative and Vice-President of the European Union, hosted a Ministerial Meeting in New York, with the aim of mobilizing financial and political support for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for […]

26 Sep
10:02

Gaza Farmers Have Dates, But Nowhere to Sell Them

Farmers in the besieged Gaza Strip have harvested 12,000 tons of dates from their palm trees; however, they are struggling to find buyers for their produce. High unemployment and rising poverty rates mean that locals in the Strip are unable to buy the fruit, while the Israeli siege has limited […]

22 Sep
11:16

Farmers Protest Israeli Restrictions on Olive Harvest

Dozens of Palestinian farmers and landowners demonstrated, on Saturday, near the Israeli segregation barrier, to the west of Jenin, northern West Bank, in protest against the strict restrictions applied by Israeli military government against them, for the upcoming olive harvest season. Landowners and farmers from the villages of Araqa, Nazlat […]

18 Sep
2:13

Ex-Israeli PM Ehud Barak Compares Netanyahu to Romanian Dictator Ceausescu

September 18, 2018 2:13 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Former Israeli prime minister Ehud Barak has censured his successor Benjamin Netanyahu for passing corrupt legislation, comparing him to Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, who was overthrown and killed in 1989.   “The moral collapse of Netanyahu has begotten laws whose only purpose is to help the government escape the corruption, bribery […]

17 Sep
12:19

Teacher, Several Students, Injured By Army Gas Bombs In Hebron

September 17, 2018 12:19 PM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli Politics, News Report, West Bank 0

Palestinian medical sources have reported that one teacher and several students suffered the effects of teargas inhalation, Monday, after Israeli soldiers fired many gas bombs in and around their school. The sources said the teacher Amjad Tanneena, and scores of schoolchildren, suffered the severe effects of teargas inhalation, and were […]

14 Sep
7:20

Reclaiming the Political Dimension of the Palestinian Narrative

Originally published by Al Shakaba Palestinian Policy Network. by Hazem Jamjoum on September 12, 2018 Editor’s Note: This piece launches Al-Shabaka’s Narrative and Discourse Policy Circle, in which a team of Al-Shabaka policy analysts are working together across borders to tackle the question of whether Palestinians should have a sole, legitimate narrative and, if so, […]

14 Sep
7:06

Israel Denies Entry to Jewish-American Activist for Visiting West Bank

An American Jewish woman was temporarily detained at Israel’s Ben-Gurion airport, on Wednesday, and initially denied entry, as she had visited Palestinians facing home demolitions in West Bank. Julie Shayna Weinberg-Connors, aged 23, who arrived on a flight from the United States in order to start studying at the Pardes […]

13 Sep
10:24

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Twelve Palestinians In West Bank

September 13, 2018 10:24 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli Politics, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, earlier Thursday, at least twelve Palestinians from several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS stated that several army jeeps invaded Beit Rima village, northwest of Ramallah in central West Bank, searched many homes and abducted Mohammad al-‘Aassi, 20, […]

10 Sep
11:57

Assaf: “We Will Head To International Courts Over Al-Khan Al-Ahmar Decision”

The Head of the National Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies, Waleed Assaf, said the Palestinian Authority will be heading to international courts over the Israeli decision to demolish the al-Khan al-Ahmar Bedouin community. His statements came during an interview with the Palestinian Radio, regarding the developments and Israel’s […]

10 Sep
9:56

Israeli Colonizers Cut Olive Trees Near Hebron

A number of Israeli colonizers invaded, on Monday morning, a Palestinian olive orchard in the al-Hamra area, east of Yatta town, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and cut at least fifteen trees. The coordinator of the National and Popular Committees in southern Hebron, Rateb Jabour, told […]

04 Sep
8:46

Israel Evacuates 3 Families in Jordan Valley

Israeli authorities, on Tuesday, delivered evacuation notices to three Palestinian families from the al-Burj area, in the northern Jordan Valley of the West Bank. Mutaz Bisharat, a Palestinian official in charge of Jordan Valley’s settlement file with the Palestinian Authority (PA), said that the Israeli authorities delivered the evacuation orders […]

04 Sep
8:12

Report: Israel Using Judicial System to Facilitate Settlement Project

Madeeha Araj/ NBPRS/PNN (photo: The illegal settlement of Ofra, Reuters) The National Bureau for Defending the Land and Resisting Settlement stated that the Israeli Central Court’s resolution on keeping hundreds of settlement units in the occupied West Bank, under an Israeli judicial procedure called “market regulations,” is a dangerous precedent […]

30 Aug
11:54

Israeli Court Ruling Sets Precedent: Illegal Outpost Colonies Can be ‘Legalized’

An Israeli Court ruled on Tuesday that an Israeli colony that was established on stolen Palestinian land can be recognized and legitimized by the Israeli state, thus setting a precedent for further expansion of colonies onto Palestinian land. This is despite the fact that all Israeli settlement colonies are considered […]

29 Aug
10:26

Abbas Agrees to Demilitarized State

PA President Mahmoud Abbas told a delegation of Israeli academics that he is committed to achieving peace through a demilitarized state, and agreed that security would be maintained by police and not military. Abbas’s statement came during a visit by a delegation of Israeli academics, at his office in the […]

27 Aug
8:37

Western Wall to be Expanded

The Jerusalem Municipality plans to expand the Western Wall prayer space in Jerusalem, Israeli media reported on Monday. Haaretz reported, according to Ma’an, that the plan to expand the prayer area came after pressures from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office, under the pretext to expand the prayer space to […]

27 Aug
7:58

Lieberman: New Israeli Missiles Can Strike Any Target in Middle East

Israeli Minister of Defense  Avigdor Lieberman said that the Israeli army will be supplied with new high-accuracy rockets that can reach any point in the Middle East. Lieberman claimed that these advanced-technology missiles were capable of hitting micro-targets with a range of 30-150 km and would move the army’s missile […]

27 Aug
3:09

Settlement Expansion to Begin in Beit Hanina

A project to construct hundreds of new illegal Israeli settlement units in the heart of the Palestinian neighborhood of Beit Hanina, in occupied East Jerusalem, was reported to commence early next month. According to a Hebrew-language news outlet, Aryeh Orange, a candidate from the right-wing Me’uchadim (United) political faction running […]

25 Aug
7:30

PLO Official Warns of Arming Israeli Settlers

Tayseer Khaled, member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), warned of the reduced terms for Israeli settlers to carry weapons, which was recently approved by the Israeli Minister of Internal Security, Gilad Ardan. Khaled said, in a released statement, that there are currently about 145,000 Israel […]

22 Aug
11:53

Israel Refuses To Grant Medical Treatment For Gaza Patients Related To Hamas Members

The Israeli government has informed the High Court of its decision refusing to allow medical treatment for Gaza patients, even those who require life-saving intervention, “if they are related to members of Hamas,” except for patients 16 years of age, or younger. The government said that even if the patients’ […]

21 Aug
11:49

Israeli Government: Knesset Can Make Laws Everywhere in the World, Violate Sovereignty of Foreign States

The Israeli government has declared that “the Knesset [is permitted] to legislate laws everywhere in the world” and that it is authorized “to violate the sovereignty of foreign countries via legislation that would be applied to events occurring in their territories,” in legal materials it recently submitted to the Israeli […]

19 Aug
6:28

Tension Mounts Over Truce Deal between Israel and Hamas: Report

Disagreements within the Netanyahu administration have increased tensions between Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman and Education Minister Naftali Bennett, Israeli media reports. Yedioth Ahronoth daily writes, according to the PNN, that Education Minister Bennett, head of the Jewish House Party, thinks Lieberman’s surrender to Hamas would lead to war, while […]

14 Aug
1:59

Jeremy Corbyn Faces Attacks by UK’s Pro-Israel Lobby

Frontrunner for England’s Prime Minister spot Jeremy Corbyn has been at the center of controversy over his criticism of the state of Israel, specifically for refusing to adopt certain provisions of a new definition of Anti-Semitism that extends to what he sees as genuine criticism over Israel’s policies. This debate […]

12 Aug
10:11

Thousands of Palestinians and Israelis Chant: ‘No to the nation-state law, yes to equality’

Palestinian flags were seen held high during a demonstration in which tens of thousands of Arab Palestinians and Israeli Jews marched on Saturday, in Tel Aviv, to protest against the controversial Jewish Nation-State Law. About 30,000 protesters gathered in Rabin Square, in Tel Aviv, and marched towards the Tel Aviv […]

12 Aug
9:49

Netanyahu: Gaza Conflict Will Not End with a Single Blow

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claims that the Israeli army is in the midst of a comprehensive military confrontation with the Palestinian factions in the Gaza Strip. He also said that the demonstration by the Arab Monitoring Committee against the Nation-State Law is conclusive proof of the challenges facing Israel. […]

10 Aug
12:29

Israel officially recognizes colonial settlement outpost built on stolen Palestinian land

After initially seizing Palestinian land from four villages “for military purposes” last year, Israeli military authorities transferred the seized land to Israeli civilians in direct violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention, and is now recognizing the illegal colony ‘Adei Ad’. The land on which the colony was constructed was stolen […]

09 Aug
9:29

Israel is Turning From a Security State to a Private Security State

TRNN’s Shir Hever discusses his book on the privatization of Israeli security, the role of the Palestinian Authority as a subcontractor, and the international impact of Israeli security firms. Shir Hever is an economic researcher in the Alternative Information Center, a Palestinian-Israeli organization active in Jerusalem and Beit-Sahour. Researching the […]

07 Aug
10:57

Shaked Warns High Court against Revoking Jewish Nation-State Law

Israeli Minister of Justice, Ayelet Shaked, warned of an “earthquake” that would occur, in the case that the Israeli High Court of Justice decides to overturn the controversial Jewish Nation-State law. Ma’an reported that, according to the Times of Israel, during an interview with the official Israeli Army Radio, Shaked […]

04 Aug
7:55

Church Leaders Express Concern over Jewish Nation-State Law

Heads of churches in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories have reacted with dismay and concern to the Israeli Knesset’s adoption, on 19 July, 2018, of a new Basic Law: Israel as the Nation-State of the Jewish People, which specifies that “The right to exercise national self-determination in the State […]

29 Jul
9:56

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct Eight Palestinians In Th West Bank”

Updated: The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, eight Palestinians from their homes in several parts of the West Bank. The PPS said the army continued its invasions and violent searched of homes in Kobar village, north of Ramallah, abducted four Palestinians […]

28 Jul
1:12

Palestinians Threatened with Settlement Expansion and Collective Punishment

Radical right-wing Israeli ministers have reportedly launched a verbal attack on Palestinians, following the killing of a settler and the wounding of three others, in a stabbing attack at the illegal Adam settlement last night. Palestinian sources said that far right government in Israel, having destroyed the peace process, is taking […]

27 Jul
11:07

Lieberman Decides To Expand “Adam” Illegal Colony

Following the fatal stabbing incident in Geva Binyamin “Adam” illegal Israeli colony, built on Palestinian lands, southeast of Ramallah in central West Bank, Israeli “Defense Minister” Avigdor Lieberman decided to approve the construction of 400 new units to expand the colony. Lieberman said that he decided to prepare a plan […]

26 Jul
10:47

Afro-Palestine: “Israel Has Banned Yet Another African From Entering Occupied Palestine”

By Afro-Palestine Newswire Service: On Wednesday, South African model and actress, Shashi Naidoo, received a 10-year ban from Israel after she tried to enter the West Bank to educate herself about Israel’s occupation of Palestine. After visiting Palestinian refugee camps in Jordan, Naidoo was to enter the Occupied Palestinian Territories […]

26 Jul
2:29

Advocates: Israel’s Jewish Nation-State Law Constitutionally Enshrines Racism Against Palestinians (VIDEO)

USCPR Executive Director Yousef Munayyer appeared on Democracy Now! to discuss Israel’s “nation-state” law constitutionally enshrining apartheid. https://publish.dvlabs.com/democracynow/360/dn2018-0723.mp4   Transcript: AMY GOODMAN: For more, we’re joined by Democracy Now! video stream by Yousef Munayyer, the executive director of the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights. And joining us in studio, Rebecca Vilkomerson, executive […]

24 Jul
11:25

Back to the Future: The Great March of Return

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 Haidar Eid on July 24, 2018 The Great March of Return – which began on March 30 […]

24 Jul
10:26

UN Security Council to Discuss New Israeli “Nationality Law”

The United Nations Security Council in New York scheduled a meeting for today, to discuss the situation in the Middle East – and the Israeli delegation has, therefore, entered a state of alert, Israeli media said. According to Israel Hayom newspaper, the meeting was suggested by Palestinian ambassador to the […]

23 Jul
8:01

TRNN Analysis: Israel Legislates Apartheid into Law

TRNN’s Shir Hever explains that Israel’s new Law of the Nation-State makes it impossible to pretend that Israel is a democracy. Unequal rights are recognized by the government as the essence of the state. Shir Hever is an economic researcher in the Alternative Information Center, a Palestinian-Israeli organization active in […]

23 Jul
7:41

Israeli Forces Assault Residents, Demolish Home in Sakhnin Town (VIDEO)

Israeli authorities demolished a Palestinian-owned home, while injuring two residents protesting the demolition, in the northern Israeli town of Sakhnin, on Monday. Local sources told Ma’an News Agency that Israeli authorities assaulted the residents of Sakhnin, who refused to allow the demolition of the home to take place. Sources added […]

22 Jul
4:31

Israeli Army Leadership Does Not Believe Hamas Is Responsible For Killing The Soldier

Senior Israeli Military officials said that they do not believe Hamas was behind the death of an Israeli soldier, who was shot with sniper fire from Gaza Friday, and added that the person who shot the soldier acted without Hamas’s approval. Israel believes that Hamas did not approve the shooting […]

21 Jul
7:46

Israel Approves 20 New Colonialist Units Near Bethlehem

The Israel “Planning and Construction Committee” has approved the construction of twenty new units in the illegal Matzad colony, built on private Palestinian lands, southeast of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank. Hassan Breijiyya, the representative of the Committee Against The Annexation Wall and Colonies in Bethlehem, said Israel has […]

20 Jul
9:12

BNC Statement: “Israel effectively declares itself an apartheid state.”

(A Palestinian family in front of the ruins of their home in Umm al-Hiran, a Palestinian community that the Israeli government is destroying so it can build a town for Israeli Jews only in its place. Residents of Umm al-Hiran are Israeli citizens.) July 19, 2018 / Palestinian Boycott, Sanctions and Divestment […]

20 Jul
5:40

Lieberman says Israel Planning Assault on Gaza Bigger than 2014 Invasion in which 2100 Palestinians Killed

Israeli Defense Minister and former nightclub bouncer Avigdor Lieberman stated, on Friday, that he is directing the Israeli military to prepare for an all-out assault on the besieged Gaza Strip, which he said will be “broad” and “painful”. After killing 42 unarmed protesters, and wounding 17,000 who were participating in […]

19 Jul
6:21

PM Hamdallah: Jewish Nation-State Law Legitimizes Apartheid

The office of Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah condemned, on Thursday, the adopting of the so-called ‘Jewish Nation- State’ law by the right-wing Israeli government, which strips Arabic of its designation as an official language, downgrading it to a “special status”. The racist law sees the development of Jewish settlement as […]

19 Jul
6:03

Israeli Parliament Votes to Approve Nation-State Law that Enshrines Jewish Supremacy over Palestinian Citizens

New Basic Law, approved by a Knesset vote of 62-55, has distinct apartheid characteristics and requires racist acts as a constitutional value. The Israeli Knesset voted 62 to 55 early today, Thursday, 19 July, 2018, to approve the Jewish Nation-State Basic Law that constitutionally enshrines the identity of the State of […]

18 Jul
9:43

Palestinian Cabinet: “Israel’s systematic aggression aims at changing facts on the ground.”

“The Palestinian Cabinet declares that the systematic aggression on Bedouin communities aim at changing facts on the ground and undermining the two-state solution, welcomes the Irish Seanad bill banning the importation of products from illegal Israeli settlements, condemns the latest Israeli escalation of violence against the Gaza Strip and demands […]

17 Jul
12:33

Israeli Knesset Passes “Breaking The Silence” Bill

The Israeli Knesset approved, on Monday night, the “Breaking The Silence” bill, granting the Minister of Education the power to prevent peace activists from the organization “Breaking the Silence” from entering schools, or to talking to students about their organization. The approved bill passed with 43 Knesset members voting in […]

16 Jul
3:55

Israeli Drone Fires A Missile In Northern Gaza

An Israeli army drone fired, on Monday evening, a missile at Palestinians, reportedly flying flaming balloons, east of Beit Hanoun, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip. Eyewitnesses said the missile exploded near several Palestinians, but did not lead to any casualties. Israeli Ynet News has reported that a […]

16 Jul
2:10

Palestinian Information Ministry Denounces Israeli “Facebook Bill”

The Palestinian Information Ministry issued a statement strongly denouncing the new Israeli “Facebook Bill,” and described it as one of Israel’s illegal policies, especially those aiming at concealing and burying the truth, and the ongoing crimes committed by its army against the people of occupied Palestine. In a statement released […]

16 Jul
2:07

Feminist Israelis Attacked by Right-wing Israelis; Police Fail to Respond Because ‘Attackers Aren’t Arabs’

A group of Israeli Jewish feminists called the ‘Women of the Wall’ held their monthly prayer service at the ‘Western Wall’ in Jerusalem on Friday, and were assaulted by a group of right-wing religious Jewish zealots who threw stones at the women, beat them, and burned their prayer books. The […]

15 Jul
9:05

Israeli Legislators to Vote on Nation-State Basic Law That Would Enshrine Apartheid & Jewish Supremacy

Adalah: Proposed new Basic Law establishes a colonial regime and constitutionally anchors state discrimination against Palestinian citizens. The Israeli Knesset is expected to vote in the coming days on the proposed Basic Law: Israel – The Nation State of the Jewish People that would constitutionally enshrine the identity of the State of Israel […]

15 Jul
8:25

IPS Torturing Children in Interrogation Centers

photo: Jerusalemite boy Muhi Majed Al-Rishq, detained in Israeli jails. With bruises in the face, hands and back and blood congestion in the hands of Jerusalemite boy Muhi Majed Al-Rishq, it is clear that he has been subjected to assault in the interrogation room, at the police station in the […]

14 Jul
8:35

Foreign Residents in Palestinian Territories Denied Visa Renewals

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

14 Jul
2:41

Gun Ownership Made Easier for Israeli Settlers

The Palestinian Liberation Organization’s (PLO) National Office for the Defense of Land and Resistance of Settlement said, on Saturday, that the Israeli government provides full support for illegal settlement outposts and for settlers’ gun ownership. According to the office’s weekly report on Israeli settlement activities, a number of Israeli ministries […]

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
8:58

Israeli MKs Carry Out Provocative Tour in Al-Aqsa Coutrtyards

Three Israeli extremist lawmakers entered the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound on Monday, provoking Muslim devotees, Palestinian media reported.   According to Al Ray, the provocative tour came a week after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave permission to his legislators to enter the compound. Amir Ohana and Ehud Glick, from the […]

09 Jul
8:45

Central Cemetery Approved for Settlers in Hebron

Israeli Channel 7, on Monday morning, said that Israeli authorities approved a new central cemetery for settlers, to be established in an industrial zone, to the south of Hebron, northern West Bank. PNN reports that, according to the station, this is the first central cemetery to be built in 20 […]

08 Jul
8:20

Israeli Parliament to Push Bill Allowing Jews to Purchase Occupied Lands

The Israeli Ministerial Committee for Legislation, on Sunday, was scheduled to consider a bill that would allow Jews to acquire land rights in the occupied West Bank. The bill was proposed by Israeli Knesset member Bezalel Smotrich, from the Jewish Home party, and seeks to strengthen Jewish property rights in […]

08 Jul
7:55

Israeli Ministers Storm Al-Aqsa Mosque (VIDEO)

Two Israeli ministers, on Sunday morning, stormed the court yards of Al-Aqsa Mosque, shortly after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu‘s decision to allow the entry of Israeli ministers and Knesset members. Jerusalemite sources said, according to Al Ray, that the Israeli Minister of Agriculture, Uri Ariel,  and the Israeli Minister […]

07 Jul
12:29

Palestinian Government Issues A Thank You Statement To Ladraa

The Palestinian Unity Government issued, Saturday, a statement thanking Swedish peace activist Benjamin Ladraa, who walked to Palestine to highlight the suffering of the Palestinian people living under illegal Israeli occupation. He was denied entry by Israel as he was trying to cross from Jordan into the occupied West Bank. […]

06 Jul
8:44

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

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

06 Jul
8:37

Israel: We Will Not Allow Gaza To Be Rebuilt

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin pledged, on Wednesday, that the Gaza Strip will not be rebuilt so long as Hamas governs the besieged enclave. “Israel was and has remained the only actor in the region that conveys basic staples for the welfare of the residents of Gaza,” the Times of Israel reported Rivlin […]

06 Jul
11:55

Israel Denies Entry To Swedish Peace Activist Who Walked To Palestine

The Israeli Border Authority denied entry to a Swedish peace activist, who started walking to Palestine eleven months ago to raise awareness about the Israeli occupation, and the suffering of the Palestinian people. The peace activist Benjamin Ladraa started his walk on August 8th, 2017, with the aim of informing […]

04 Jul
8:11

Netanyahu Warns Hamas of Heavy Price if No Truce

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has reportedly threatened the Hamas movement of paying an intolerable price if it does not settle for Israeli peace terms. The Israeli occupation government held an official ceremony marking four years since its offensive against Gaza in 2014. Jpost quoted Netanyahu as saying that he […]

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. […]

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 […]

24 Jun
9:07

Adalah Turns to Inter-Parliamentary Union Regarding Israeli Violations of Arab MKs’ Rights

The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights appealed to the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) late last week with updates on Israeli violations of the rights of Arab members of Knesset.   The IPU is a global inter-parliamentary institution established in 1889 of 178 member parliaments aimed at “protect[ing] and build[ing] global democracy through […]

23 Jun
10:25

Shaked Warns of New War on Gaza

Israeli Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked has warned that her government may launch a new war on Gaza Strip because Palestinians continue to fly “incendiary kites” over Israeli farms. Shaked said that Israel, which developed the iron dome anti-missile system, is able to develop a new system to take down the […]

22 Jun
12:38

P. A Files Appeal With IFG Against Israeli Law Criminalizing Filming Israeli Soldiers

The Palestinian Authority’s Information Ministry sent a letter to the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) complaining about the preliminary Israeli Knesset proposal, which passed the first reading, forbidding journalists, and ordinary residents, from filming and documenting Israeli invasions and military activities in occupied Palestine. The new bill passed the first […]

21 Jun
2:52

Hamas Tells Egypt It Is Ready For Comprehensive Deal; Israel Mulling Military Offensive

According to al-Akhbar Lebanese News Agency, the Hamas movement in Gaza has informed Egypt that it is willing to reach an indirect deal with Tel Aviv, which includes restoring calm, providing information about Israeli soldiers missing or killed in Gaza since the war in 2014, and other important issues, especially […]

19 Jun
11:22

New Israeli Law to Allow Seizure of Christian Properties

The Islamic Christian Commission for the Support of Jerusalem and Holy Sites has warned of a draft law for a project which allows the Israeli occupation government to confiscate land sold by the Orthodox Church to private investors. According to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency, the organization stressed, in a […]

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 […]

10 Jun
10:03

Army Attacks Palestinian Medics In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers attacked, on Saturday evening, a Palestinian ambulance crew while they were trying to rescue persons who were injured in a traffic accident near the illegal Gush Etzion colonialist block, south of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank. Mohammad Awad, the head of the Emergency Department of the Bethlehem […]

05 Jun
11:17

Israel Claims Arrest of Cell Intending to Assassinate Netanyahu

Israeli media reported, on Tuesday, according to the PNN, that security forces have detained a Palestinian for allegedly plotting to assassinate Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat. The Shin Bet Israel security agency additionally claims to have detained a cell of three persons from Shu’fat refugee […]

31 May
2:02

Ashrawi: Knesset Bill a Blow to the Judicial System

PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, on Wednesday, said that the Israeli Knesset bill limiting Palestinian access to Israel’s High Court of Justice is an assault on Israel’s judiciary and Palestinian rights. “This bill is a direct blow to the judicial system and constitutes an attempt at depriving Palestinians […]

26 May
8:33

Journalists Condemn Bill Criminalizing Photography of Soldiers

The Palestinian Journalist Syndicate (PCJ) released a statement on Saturday condemning the proposal of a new bill in the Israeli Knesset that would criminalize the photographing or recording of Israeli soldiers while on duty. The bill was proposed on Thursday, with the support of right-wing Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman, […]

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 […]

19 May
11:07

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian After Shooting Him In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers shot, late on Friday at night, a young Palestinian man in the al-‘Isawiya town, in the center of occupied East Jerusalem, after the army invaded it, and abducted him. Media sources in Jerusalem said the soldiers abducted Mohammad Fathi Abu al-Hummus, 27, after shooting him with a rubber-coated […]

17 May
9:29

Gideon Levy: No Opposition in Israel as Netanyahu Massacres Gazans

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

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 […]

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 […]

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
10:21

Former Israeli Military Prosecutor Lives in Home Built on Palestinian Land

(PNN) A former chief Israeli military prosecutor lives in a house in the West Bank settlement of Efrat, which was illegally constructed on private Palestinian land, it has been revealed. According to anti-occupation NGO Kerem Navot, Lieutenant Colonel Morris Hirsch served as the chief military prosecutor in the West Bank until […]

05 May
3:47

Natalie Portman’s Boycott of Netanyahu Prompts Attack by Billionaire-Backed Right-Wing Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

After Natalie Portman pulled out of an award ceremony in Israel, right-wing activist Rabbi Shmuley Boteach bought a full-page New York Times ad to attack the actress. Journalist Max Blumenthal details how billionaire Sheldon Adelson bankrolls Shmuley’s World Values Network and conservative activism. Max Blumenthal is an award-winning journalist and bestselling […]

03 May
7:05

Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and Palestine Barred from Travel

Israeli occupation forces detained, on Tuesday evening, the minister of al-Aqsa Mosque and Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and Palestine, Sheikh Ekrima Sabri, in front of his home in occupied Jerusalem, serving him with an order barring him from travelling abroad.   Talab Abu Arar, a member of the Israeli Knesset […]

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 […]

03 May
6:03

Israeli Soldiers Continue to Desecrate Islamic Graves in Jerusalem

For the fourth consecutive day, Israeli forces continue to attack the centuries-old Bab Al-Rahma Islamic cemetery near Al-Aqsa mosque, by digging up graves of Palestinians. According to the PNN, WAFA agency reported, on Wednesday, that a number of Palestinians were injured after being physically attacked by Israeli forces, as the latter […]

02 May
3:02

Palestinian & Israeli Officials Sign Energy Agreement

After three years of negotiations, Palestine and Israel have signed on an agreement that would free the Palestinian energy sector from total Israeli control, according to the Palestinian Energy Authority. The agreement would regulate the relationship between Israel Electricity Corporation and the Palestinian National Transfer Company, which has exclusive rights […]

01 May
4:45

Jerusalem Residency Revoked for Three Palestinian MPs, One Former Minister

Israeli occupation authorities decided, on Sunday, to strip four Jerusalemite MPs of their permanent residency, under the pretext of not being loyal to Israel. Lawyer Fadi al-Qawasmi said that Israeli Interior Minister Aryeh Deri decided to revoke the residency of MPs Mohammed Abu Tir, Ahmad Attoun, and Mohammed Toutah, as […]