Category Archives: Israeli Politics

24 Jan
11:25

2,500 Houses Approved for Illegal West Bank Settlements

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman approved plans for the construction of 2,500 housing units in illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday, Israeli media reported. According to The Times of Israel, the vast majority of the new housing will be built in […]

24 Jan
10:47

Livni Cancels Belgium Visit Following Arrest Threat

Former Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni has reportedly cancelled her trip to Belgium, according to the PNN, over threats of arrest for war crimes in Gaza. On 23 June, 2010, a group of victims filed a complaint in Belgium, with the Federal Prosecutor, against a number of Israeli military officials, […]

24 Jan
3:06

Tzipi Livni to Face Belgian Arrest Warrant

via the BDS National Committee. (Edited for the IMEMC by chris @ imemc.org) 23/01/2017 – Brussels  Belgian police have confirmed that they intend to question former Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni at her arrival in Brussels, today, for suspected war crimes. Livni is listed as a speaker  at a European Parliament […]

20 Jan
11:22

2700 Colonialist Units Awaiting Trump’s Inauguration

Dozens of Americans flags have been raised, Thursday, at the junctions and roads leading to the Gush Etzion Israeli colony, built on Palestinian lands south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, as the “Settlements Council” is preparing to celebrate Trump’s inauguration and the pending approval of 2700 news colonialist […]

16 Jan
8:17

US Had ‘Secret Accord’ to Continue ‘Natural Growth’ of Israeli Settlements

A leaked cable from Paris reveals that the Israeli defense minister Ehud Barak advertised the fact that the US and Israel had a ‘secret accord’ to ‘continue the natural growth of Israeli settlements in the West Bank.’ ~ Rory Wood, Wikileaks According to the cable [09PARIS827], the MFA Middle East […]

15 Jan
3:36

Israeli Navy Injures A Palestinian Fisherman In Northern Gaza

Israeli navy ships opened fire, on Saturday evening, at Palestinian fishing boats near the shore of Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, wounding one fisherman. Medical sources in Gaza said the fisherman suffered moderate wounds, and was moved to the Indonesian Hospital, in the northern part […]

07 Jan
10:39

Israeli Soldiers Attack The Weekly Protest In Ni’lin

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent protest against the illegal Israeli Annexation Wall and colonies, in Ni’lin village, west of Ramallah in the occupied West Bank, causing many to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. The Popular Committee in Ni’lin said the protest came in solidarity with local nonviolent […]

05 Jan
11:52

Gaza Fisherman Missing After Israeli Navy Capsized A Palestinian Fishing Boat

Israeli navy ships attacked, on Thursday morning, several Palestinian fishing boats in the Sudaniyya Sea, northwest of Gaza city, causing one boat to capsize while a fisherman went missing in the aftermath of the assault. The Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza said the fisherman, identified as Mohammad Ahmad al-Hassi, went […]

05 Jan
5:54

Israeli Soldier Found Guilty of Manslaughter (VIDEO)

An Israeli military court has just announced its verdict, against 19-year-old Israeli soldier Elor Azaria, who shot dead a disarmed and wounded Palestinian, of manslaughter.   Azaria’s sentence will be decided within a month, according to the PNN. On 24 March, 2016, Abdul-Fatah al-Sharif, aged 21, was killed by the last […]

31 Dec
7:12

New East Jerusalem Settlement Units Were Approved Prior to Kerry Speech

The Israeli Jerusalem municipality, this past week, approved a plan to build a three-story housing complex for Israeli settlers in the center of Silwan, East Jerusalem. According to Haaretz, the project was introduced by an Israeli pro-settlement nonprofit organization called Ateret Cohanim, and its approval was postponed many times in the past, due […]

28 Dec
7:22

Committee Cancels Vote to Approve East Jerusalem Settlements

Israel’s Jerusalem municipality has reportedly cancelled plans to vote on approving the construction of new Israeli settlement units, in occupied East Jerusalem, that were initially put forward to defy a new United Nations Security Council resolution, which has reaffirmed that Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory are illegal under international […]

28 Dec
5:55

Netanyahu Cancels Israeli Aid to Angola over Security Council Resolution

nsnbc : Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu decided to cancel all Israeli aid to Angola. The decision came in response to the country’s support for UN Security Council Resolution 2334 (2016) which, among others, calls on Israel to end its illegal settlements in Palestinian territories. Netanyahu has been instructing the Israeli […]

28 Dec
6:05

Knesset Member Ghattas Released, Placed Under House Arrest

The Israeli Central Court released, Tuesday, Arab Member of Knesset (MK) Bassel Ghattas, after ordering him under strictly-monitored house arrest for ten days, in the town of ar-Rama, in the Galilee, for the ‘crime’ of visiting Palestinian prisoners.   The Israeli prosecutor’s office demanded the court to hold Ghattas under house […]

25 Dec
8:25

Israeli Government to Approve Thousands of Settlement Units in Response to UN Vote

The Local Planning and Building Committee of the West Jerusalem municipality is expected, next Wednesday, to approve about 5,600 illegal housing units in East Jerusalem settlements, according to Israeli Hayom daily. The Israeli daily, in its Hebrew bulletin Sunday, said the foreseen decision comes in response to the United Nations […]

25 Dec
7:59

Rabbis Launch War on Christmas Tree

‘Israeli leaders expect the US to be religiously inclusive, but then they refuse to practise the same at home,’ Hanna Swaid told Al Jazeera. ~Jonathan Cook/Days of Palestine As tens of thousands of Christian pilgrims converge on the Holy Land, this week, to celebrate the birth of Jesus, senior Israeli […]

22 Dec
5:21

Israeli Authorities Consider Fine on Muslim Prayer

The Israeli Ministerial Committee for Legislation Affairs is scheduled to discuss, next Sunday, a new proposal to lift the ban on the Azan (prayer call) in Palestinian mosques, made by a member of the Knesset, Moti Yogev and David Bitan. The new proposal that been developed in the wake of […]

21 Dec
7:42

Ghaith-Sub Laban Family Allowed to Stay in their Home for 10 Years, but Without Children

The Israeli High Court released, late on Tuesday, its decision regarding the Ghaith-Sub Laban eviction, in which the court partially accepted the family’s appeal and stopped their eviction. The decision keeps the family’s protected tenant status for 10 more years, after which the family would be evicted and the house […]

20 Dec
1:52

Batan al-Hawa neighborhood, Silwan: The next target for “Judaization” of East Jerusalem

Report By B’Tselem – The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories: The Batan al-Hawa neighborhood, in the heart of Silwan, is the setting for the most extensive expulsion in recent years in East Jerusalem. To date, eviction claims have been filed against 81 Palestinian families that […]

19 Dec
7:21

Amona Settlers Accept Relocation Plan

Residents of the illegal settlement outpost of Amona, in the central occupied West Bank. voted on Sunday to approve a relocation plan put forward by the Israeli government, after weeks of discussions trying to assuage settler anger over the mandated evacuation of the outpost. Israeli news outlet Haaretz reported that […]

17 Dec
7:30

Amona Settlers Reject Plan to Relocate

Israeli media, on Wednesday, said that 40 Israeli families have rejected a government plan to be relocated from their houses. PNN reports that, according to Israeli media, the offer proposed by Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett, and approved by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, was to “relocate the homes to abandoned Palestinian […]

14 Dec
5:24

Netanyahu Refusing to Meet Swedish FM

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has reportedly refused to meet with pro-Palestinian Swedish Foreign Minister, Margot Wallstrom, who is due to visit on Thursday. According to Haaretz, Wallstrom will arrive in Israel on Thursday, but will be met by no Israeli officials, who claimed the move is due to scheduling conflicts, but […]

13 Dec
6:54

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

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

12 Dec
7:45

Israeli Soldiers Injure Four Palestinians In Deheishe

December 12, 2016 7:45 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli Politics, News Report, West Bank 0

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday at dawn, the Deheishe refugee camp, south of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, searched many homes, before shooting and injuring four Palestinians during ensuing clashes. The soldiers invaded the refugee camp from three separate directions, and searched many homes, an issue that […]

11 Dec
3:19

East Jerusalem: Israeli Strategy Explored in New Video

A new video released by the Negotiations Affairs Department, titled “East Jerusalem: Israel’s Colonial Project Unraveled,” declares that Israel’s policy in the city, since the 1967 occupation, is three fold: creating a Jewish majority, reducing Palestinian presence and isolating East Jerusalem and dividing it from its West Bank parts. According to WAFA, […]

08 Dec
6:27

New Checkpoints, Access Control-buildings and Street-signs in the Historical Center of Hebron

12/06/16 | International Solidarity Movement | al-Khalil Team As for colonial Israel, nothing happens without a reason. Periods of extreme violence are followed by relative calm periods with more intense colonial construction activities and preparations for the next facts on the ground. Palestinian  daily life is inhumanly restricted by the […]

08 Dec
5:57

Continued Demolitions in Negev, West Bank

Israeli bulldozers demolished two houses in Bedouin villages unrecognized by Israel in the southern Negev region, Wednesday morning. Local sources said that forces from the Yoav, the special Israeli police unit created to implement demolitions of Bedouin homes in the Negev, escorted by Israeli bulldozers, demolished a house in the village of […]

08 Dec
5:29

(VIDEO) Growing Voices Among Palestinians Calling for a Single Democratic Secular State

With negotiations for a two state solution going nowhere, more Palestinians are calling for a single state solution. TRNN transcript: YOUSEF ALHELOU, TRNN CORRESPONDENT, GAZA: Ever since the Israeli occupation of historic Palestine in 1948, the Palestinians, who are the natives of the land, have been struggling for self-determination, which […]

08 Dec
2:26

Colonial Misogynists

The Israeli military appoints a settler as chief rabbi who once said soldiers can rape ‘enemy’ women, and relieves a decorated war criminal of prison time for rape.  Eyal Krim, the new chief rabbi of the Israeli army, and Ofek Buchris, a former Israeli colonel, are inspirational symbols to national-religious […]

07 Dec
8:00

Israeli Set To Approve 20 Colonialist Projects In The West Bank

The Israeli “Construction and Planning Committee” of the Jerusalem City Council is set to discuss and approve, Wednesday, 20 new colonialist projects to be built in illegal colonies, commercial and tourist centers on Palestinian lands. The largest project is the construction of a new settlement on the southern hills of Gilo illegal […]

05 Dec
7:45

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

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

03 Dec
6:46

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

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

03 Dec
6:33

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

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

02 Dec
6:13

Attack on Free Speech in U.S. Senate

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

27 Nov
6:29

As firefighters try to control wildfires, Israeli troops abduct 23 Palestinians for ‘arson’

Despite a total lack of evidence of any human cause of the wildfires that have burned in Israel for nearly a week, Israeli troops have detained 23 Palestinians. This follows a statement Thursday by Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett, who claimed “only someone who this land does not belong to […]

22 Nov
3:36

Historic Names of Palestinian Landmarks in Jerusalem to be Changed by Israeli Authorities

The Israeli government reportedly intends to change the historic names of Jerusalem landmarks into Israeli ones, Hebrew channel 7 reported. According to the site, the  government will change the name of Damascus Gate, one of the most ancient gates of Jerusalem, to “Heroes Square”, in honor of Israeli settlers and soldiers. […]

20 Nov
8:46

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

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

18 Nov
5:31

Knesset Advances Bill to Legalize Vigilante Confiscation of Palestinian Land

A bill to retroactively legalize Israeli settlements advances in the Knesset. Israeli defense minister begs: wait for Donald Trump presidency. The so-called formalization bill, which would retroactively legalize illegal settlements built on privately owned Palestinian land, passed its first reading on Wednesday afternoon, Haaretz reports. In essence, the bill rewards […]

17 Nov
11:57

Barkat Threatens Destruction Of Hundreds Of Palestinian Homes If Illegal Outpost Is Removed

Israeli mayor of occupied Jerusalem Nir Barkat, threatened to demolish hundreds of Palestinian homes in the city, should Israel implement a high court ruling regarding the removal of Amona colonialist outpost, defined by Israel itself as illegally built on Palestinian land, in the occupied West Bank. Barkat claimed that the […]

16 Nov
7:33

Trump’s Win Has Emboldened Racists in Israeli Government

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

16 Nov
7:03

Israeli Security Company’s Stock Soars after Trump Election

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

14 Nov
5:58

Palestinian Leadership to Approach UN Security Council over New Israeli Laws

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

12 Nov
2:25

Israel Prepares to Build Thousands of Settlement Units Following Trump’s Victory

Israeli Public radio reported, Friday morning, that the Israeli occupation municipality of Jerusalem is to announce plans for building thousands of settlement units in different parts of the city, which had been frozen because of the international criticism of settlement activity, over the last three years. PNN reports that, according to […]

11 Nov
4:53

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

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

10 Nov
6:26

Israeli Politicians Enthusiastically Ally with the Temple Movement

A conference of Israelis seeking to change al-Aqsa’s status quo takes place in parliament. A Temple Mount Lobby is born. The tenth annual the Seekers of Zion conference was held in Israeli parliament on Monday, Haaretz reports. Israeli citizens and politicians gathered at the event to discuss and organize around […]

09 Nov
3:12

Knesset Authorizes Bill to Ban BDS Supporters from Israel

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

08 Nov
3:50

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

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

07 Nov
12:08

Israeli Report: “In Collaboration With P.A. Security Forces, Israeli Army Foils Attacks Against Soldiers”

According to a report by Walla Israeli news agency, the Israeli army and security forces, in direct collaboration with the Palestinian security forces, have managed to foil an attack against Israeli soldiers in Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Walla stated that the Palestinian security forces […]

06 Nov
5:59

VIDEO: Life On Hold – The Policy of Administrative Detention

Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Organization is pleased to announce the launch of a new film that tackles the issue of administrative detention as a policy used by the Israeli government to hold Palestinians indefinitely on secret information without charge or trial. The film specifically focuses on the psychological effects […]

06 Nov
5:23

Israeli Activist: No Difference Between Democrats and Republicans on Israel

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

06 Nov
5:03

Muslim Call to Morning Prayer Banned from 3 Mosques in Jerusalem District

(PNN archive image) Israeli authorities reportedly banned the Muslim call to dawn prayer, from being projected over loudspeakers, in three different mosques in the Jerusalem district town of Abu Dis, on Friday, according to local sources. Lawyer Bassam Bahr, head of a local committee in Abu Dis, said that Israeli forces […]

04 Nov
5:20

Jerusalem Mayor Wants to Ban Muslim Call to Prayer

Hebrew Radio, on Thursday, announced that the Israeli mayor of Jerusalem, Nir Brakhat, has issued a resolution to Israeli officials and police, calling for halting the Azan (Muslim call to prayer) in Jerusalem, because it is “noisy.” According to the PNN, Brakhat sent a letter to the head of the Israeli […]

03 Nov
7:00

Looting Palestinian Cultural Heritage

Israel illegally transfers rare archaeological artifacts from East Jerusalem into a new Israeli museum. Where is the international community? by Sergio Yahni The construction of Israel’s National Archaeology Campus (NAC), designed by architects Moshe Safdie and Irit Kohavi, has slowly but steadily progressed since 2012. NAC will sit next to […]

02 Nov
8:54

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

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

02 Nov
6:13

Jordan Valley: 9 Families Forced Out of Homes for Israeli Military Drills

Israeli forces have ordered nine Palestinian Bedouin families in the northern Jordan Valley to leave their homes, in order to make way for Israeli military training in the area, local sources said on Wednesday. Palestinians believe, according to WAFA, that the military exercises are part of a larger Israeli scheme […]

02 Nov
6:00

Further Demolitions in Al Araqib and Occupied East Jerusalem

Israeli bulldozers, on Wednesday morning, have reportedly demolished the Bedouin village of al-Araqib for the 105th time. Local activist Salem Araqib said, according to Al Ray, that Israeli bulldozers, accompanied by police units, invaded the village in the morning, drove out the villagers from their homes and, then, demolished them. He added […]

02 Nov
2:17

Israeli Naval Forces Continue to Chase Palestinian Fishermen in Gaza Sea; 6 Fishermen, including Child, Arrested and 2 Fishing Boats Confiscated

01 November 2016: The Palestinian Centre For Human Right (PCHR) On Tuesday, 01 November 2016, Israeli gunboats chased and opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats.  They then arrested 6 fishermen, including a child, and confiscated two fishing boats and nets on board. The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) noticed […]

27 Oct
4:39

181 Settlement Units to be Built in Jerusalem

Israeli occupation authorities are planning to build 181 new housing units in Jerusalem, next week, according to the Bilateral Committee for Planning and Municipal Building in the “Gilo” neighborhood of occupied Jerusalem. According to the report published by Israeli Channel 2, last night, the approval was delayed in order not […]

26 Oct
8:39

Israel To Temporarily Expand Gaza’s Fishing Zone To Nine Nautical Miles

The Israeli Authorities have decided, Tuesday, to expand the fishing zone allotted for Palestinian fishers in the besieged Gaza Strip to nine nautical miles instead of six, during the fishing season. The expansion still falls short of the twenty nautical miles set in the Oslo agreement. The Coordinator of Israeli […]

24 Oct
6:42

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

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

23 Oct
10:15

General Closure on West Bank Enforced ahead of Jewish Holiday

The Israeli army, on Saturday evening, slapped a total closure on the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip, which is to last until Monday night, ahead of the Jewish holiday of “Sukkot”. Tens of thousands of Palestinian workers will not be able to enter  or exit the occupied territories […]

20 Oct
5:49

MADA Report: Social Media a “New Venue to Censor and Prosecute Journalists”

The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) has released a special report regarding the prosecution of Palestinian journalists, in relation to what they post on social media sites. The report, entitled “Social Media 
 A New Venue to Censor and Prosecute Journalists” — which, according to the PNN, […]

17 Oct
6:45

Israelis Exert Pressure to Cancel UNESCO Vote

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

16 Oct
6:11

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

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

16 Oct
5:19

Israel Places West Bank And Gaza Under Strict Siege During Sukkot

The Israeli authorities have placed the West Bank and the Gaza Strip under a very strict siege, while Israeli celebrates the Jewish Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot). The decision was made by both the political and military branches of the Israeli occupation of Palestine. The closure remains in effects from Saturday […]

11 Oct
7:23

Israel Tightens Closure on Gaza, West Bank and Jerusalem for Yom Kippur

Israeli occupation authorities have imposed a full security cordon, beginning last night, on the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, for the Jewish holiday of “Forgiveness”. According to Israeli public radio, all Gaza crossings will be closed from today until Thursday night, except for emergency cases. For his part, the […]

08 Oct
6:40

Israeli Soldiers, Police, Demolishes Al-Araqeeb Bedouin Village

For the 104th time in just a few years, Israeli soldiers and police officers demolished, Friday, the al-Araqeeb Bedouin village, in the Negev. Several Israeli army and police vehicles surrounded the Bedouin community, before invading it, and demolished it. Resident Aziz SIyah Touri, who was repeatedly kidnapped and imprisoned by […]

07 Oct
6:58

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

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

07 Oct
6:31

Netanyahu at the UN General Assembly: An Exercise in Absurdity

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

30 Sep
11:09

Ingrid Jaradat: Israeli Politics on Jerusalem (VIDEO)

Ingrid Jaradat, a lobbyist and expert on Jerusalem affairs discusses, with the Alternative Information Center (AIC), Israeli politics on Jerusalem and the problem of a lack of specific solidarity strategies regarding the city. Jaradat, who is a former director of Badil, a civil society organization working on Palestinian residency rights, states […]

29 Sep
9:51

Army to Flood Gaza Border

The Israeli army intends to flood Gaza border areas with water in order to destroy underground tunnels built by the Palestinian resistance. An Israeli military official told Maariv newspaper, on condition of anonymity, that the army plans to flood underground cross-border tunnels, as Egypt has done on its border with […]

29 Sep
7:53

Israeli Authorities Approves Investigation of Arab MKs

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

29 Sep
7:27

“Godfather” of the Oslo Accords, Shimon Perez, Dead at 93

September 29, 2016 7:27 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

photo: Perez and Arafat in 2001 (EPA) Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Former Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Perez, a.k.a. the “Godfather of the Oslo Accords” has died at the age of 93, after suffering a stroke. For posterity, Perez, was the Israeli PM who signed the “accords” which were no “treaty”. […]

27 Sep
11:18

Israeli Forces Demolish Palestinian School for 4th Time

Israeli forces, on Tuesday morning, demolished a new classroom made out of Zinc, in the Abu Nuwwar school, Khan Al-Ahmar, occupied East Jerusalem. This is the fourth time the school is demolished by Israel, who refuses to give it permission to continue, according to the PNN. The school is located in area […]

26 Sep
9:53

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

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

Abdul Fattah Sharif, killed in March
21 Sep
11:36

Former Israeli Military Chief Testifies In Favor Of Execution-style Killing Of Wounded Palestinian

September 21, 2016 11:36 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Human rights, Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

The former Deputy Chief of the Israeli military, Uzi Dayan, testified Monday at the trial of an Israeli soldier changed with manslaughter for the shooting in the head of a wounded Palestinian who was lying wounded on the ground. In his testimony, Dayan said the killing was justified, and should […]

20 Sep
11:52

Israeli Soldiers Injure Two Palestinians, Kidnap Four, Including A Child, In Deheishe Refugee Camp,

September 20, 2016 11:52 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli Politics, News Report, West Bank 0

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday at dawn, the Deheishe refugee camp, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, shot and injured two young Palestinian men, and kidnapped four Palestinians, including a child. Several military vehicles invaded the refugee camp, before storming and searching homes, leading to clashes […]

17 Sep
10:24

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

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

12 Sep
5:46

Israel’s Anti-BDS Task Force Enjoys Unchecked Power to ‘Struggle Against Terror’ (VIDEO)

09/12/16, Sergio Yahni, Alternative Information Center (AIC) Even Israeli occupation officials question the amount of secrecy afforded to the Ministry of Strategic Affairs’ anti-BDS campaign.  Yossi Melman details in his recent article [link: Hebrew] in Maariv newspaper what little is known about the Israeli government’s efforts to undermine the Boycott Divestment and […]

12 Sep
7:36

Israeli Supreme Court: Force Feeding of Hunger Strikers is Constitutional

(photo: A suffragette is force-fed in HM Prison Holloway, in the UK, during hunger strikes for women’s suffrage. ~Wikipedia) The Israeli Supreme Court ruled, on Sunday, that a law which permits force feeding hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners is constitutional, rejecting petitions filed last year by the Israel Medical Association (IMA), and by […]

10 Sep
10:12

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

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

09 Sep
9:16

Update: Israel Starts Home Demolitions in Syrian Golan, Plans Annexation (VIDEO)

(Featured image: see below for details.) Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Israel has, for the first time, used the illegal home demolition policy it uses in Palestine in the Israeli-occupied Syrian Golan Heights. Tel Aviv declared that Israel and the Golan are “part and parcel” and that the international community should […]

08 Sep
11:25

Israel Demolishes Home in Occupied Golan for First Time

image: Wikipedia Israel, and, for the very first time, demolished a home in the Israeli-occupied Syrian Golan Heights on Wednesday, claiming that it was built without a permit, a Golan-based human rights group said on Thursday. Al Marsad, the only human rights group operating in the Golan Heights, stated, according […]

08 Sep
10:55

Israeli Soldiers Kidnap Four Palestinians In Hebron

September 8, 2016 10:55 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli Politics, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, the town of Surif northwest of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and Beit Ummar town, north of Hebron, searched homes and kidnapped four Palestinians. The Hebron office of the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said several army vehicles invaded Surif town, before […]

05 Sep
10:01

Army Kidnaps A Palestinian In Bethlehem

September 5, 2016 10:01 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli Politics, News Report, West Bank 0

The Bethlehem office of the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday at dawn, the ‘Aida refugee camp, north of the city, and kidnapped one Palestinian. The PPS said the soldiers kidnapped Ibrahim Yassin Abu Srour, 30, after invading his home and searching it. The […]

01 Sep
11:17

Plans for 463 Settlement Housing Units Advanced in West Bank

Photo: A bulldozer is seen next to a construction site in the Israeli settlement of Har Homa on March 19, 2014. (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli, File) Israel’s Civil Administration recently approved the advancement of plans for 463 new housing units in illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank, on Wednesday, Israeli NGO Peace […]

01 Sep
10:36

324 Days After His Death, Family Of Slain Palestinian Manages To Bury Him

September 1, 2016 10:36 AM IMEMC News Israeli Politics, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

A Palestinian family from Jerusalem managed, on Thursday at dawn, to hold a funeral and burial ceremony for their son, who was shot dead by Israeli soldiers 324 days ago, after he, and another Palestinian, reportedly killed three Israelis in Armon Hanetziv colony, built on Palestinian lands in Jabal al-Mokabber […]

29 Aug
12:38

Dozens Injured As Israeli Soldiers Fire Gas Bombs At A Soccer Match North Of Jerusalem

Dozens of fans and players suffered the severe effects of tear gas inhalation, Sunday, after Israeli soldiers fired many gas bombs into a stadium during a soccer match, in the ar-Ram town, north of occupied Jerusalem. Eyewitnesses said the soldiers fired dozens of gas bombs into the stadium filled with […]

25 Aug
10:42

Private Sector Rejects Lieberman’s “Carrot and Stick” Plan

The Palestinian private sector, in a Thursday press statement, rejected and described as “insulting” the so called “carrot and stick” policy unveiled by current Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman. The statement, issued by the all-inclusive coordinating council of all the business associations, chambers of commerce, and industrial & trade organizations […]

25 Aug
10:28

Netanyahu Opposes Formation of Council to Investigate 2014 Aggression

Families of Israeli soldiers killed during the 2014 military assault on the Gaza Strip said that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is still refusing to form a committee for the purpose of studying the outcome of the aggression. In a meeting with the families, Netanyahu devalued the importance of such a committee, and of […]

23 Aug
10:50

Israeli Municipality Cuts Jerusalem School Budget for Palestinians

Palestinian students in annexed East Jerusalem are receiving less than half of the funding of their Jewish counterparts, Haaretz has reported. The paper revealed, according to Al Ray, in a report published Tuesday, that, after sweeping the budget of Israeli municipality in Jerusalem, 11 secondary school Palestinians out of 17 do […]

19 Aug
12:08

Islamic Christian Committee: Israel Planning Jerusalem Entrance Project to Obliterate Muslim Christian Spirit

The Islamic Christian Committee to Defend Jerusalem and Holy Sites warned, on Thursday, against an Israeli project called the “New Face of Modern Jerusalem,” which targets the main western entrance of the city. The committee said, in a press release, that the plan aims to give Jerusalem a Jewish character, obliterate […]

18 Aug
11:33

Lieberman Approves New West Bank Security Plan

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman unveiled a new plan which aims to change the political and security reality in the West Bank. The Public Hebrew Radio reported, according to Al Ray, that the plan is based on offering economic intensives to Palestinian communities where no commando operations were launched. In return, […]

16 Aug
6:06

Israeli Police Decide Not to Indict Two Officers Who Grabbed Bike of 8-year Old Girl

The Police Investigation Unit of the Israeli Justice Department (Mahash) has decided not to indict the Border Guard police officers who, on Monday July 25, 2016, harassed an eight-year-old Palestinian child, in Hebron, and threw her bicycle away for playing in a “Jewish-only” street. The officers were caught on tape […]

13 Aug
8:51

Jerusalem: Israel Erases Palestine-related Content from School Books

Israeli authorities in occupied Jerusalem have omitted all texts and pictures related to Palestine, and the struggle against the occupation, from Palestinian school books before its distribution. According to the Hebrew newspaper Iroshalim, the Israeli municipality and the ministry of education deleted Quranic verses, poems and other contents from Palestinian curriculums […]

12 Aug
11:42

We’re American Jewish Historians. This Is Why We’ve Left Zionism Behind

  Our connections to Israel flourished, faltered and finally ended even though we grew up, live and work in the heart of the American Jewish community. When I was asked to run as a delegate on the progressive Hatikva platform to the 2010 World Zionist Congress, I encountered my personal […]

11 Aug
12:50

Israel Closes Investigation Into The Murder Of Palestinian Minister Ziad Abu Ein

The Mahash police investigation unit, run by the Israeli Justice Ministry, has decided to close the investigation into the murder of Palestinian government minister, Ziad Abu Ein, who was killed by the army nearly 18 months ago. The unit decided that although there were “some problematic conducts” by the Border […]

09 Aug
8:54

Google Wipes Palestine Off The Maps

Users of Google Maps can no longer find the name Palestine. Instead, they will be seeing and outline of Palestinian territories, clearly labeled as Israel. More than 150,000 responded by signing a petition against Google’s attempt to wipe Palestine off the maps. Google’s subtle change of history happened several weeks […]

09 Aug
2:15

New Israeli Plan To Build 2,500 Units In Illegal Gilo Colony

The Israeli government and the Jerusalem City Council are advancing a plan to build 2,500 units in the Gilo colony, south of occupied East Jerusalem. Gilo was built on lands owned by Palestinians from Beit Jala, al-Walaja and Batteer in the West Bank district of Bethlehem. The new construction plan, that […]

07 Aug
11:33

Saudi-Israeli Courtship Heats Up with General’s Visit

BDS National Committee 08/07/16 Palestine solidarity activists in Saudi Arabia and neighboring Gulf states are expressing outrage after a Saudi delegation visited Israel to meet with senior officials. The group “BDS Gulf” said that the visit by academics and businesspersons, led by former Saudi general Anwar Eskhi, “is the newest episode […]

02 Aug
10:37

Knesset Rebukes Zoabi

The Israeli parliament of the Knesset rebuked Palestinian MK Hanin Zoabi  over her remarks about Israeli soldiers who participated in the Mavi Maramra attack, in which she described them as murderers. The committee of behavior at the Knesset said that Zoabi’s remarks were “extreme, provokable and untrue,” according to Al Ray […]