Category Archives: Israeli Politics

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 […]

02 Aug
1:18

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Kidnap 21 Palestinians In The West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers have kidnapped, on Tuesday at dawn, 21 Palestinians in different parts of the occupied West Bank. The soldiers also assaulted one of the Al-Aqsa Mosque guards, in occupied Jerusalem. In Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, […]

01 Aug
12:24

The Right Man in the Right Place

Following Eyal Karim’s appointment as chief rabbi of the Israeli military, secular Israelis must realize that their allies in the fight for a secular democratic state are none other than Palestinians. ~ Eli Aminov The appointment of Colonel Eyal Karim as chief rabbi of the “world’s most moral army” is the […]

26 Jul
10:38

Soldiers Attack Palestinian March, At Least 30 Injuries Reported

Dozens of Palestinian youth were injured Monday evening, in clashes with Israeli soldiers who tried to forestall a march in solidarity with hunger striker detainee Bilal Kayed, in Abu Dis town, to the east of Jerusalem. Palestinian Red Crescent reported 30 cases which occurred during the clashes; nine with rubber […]

25 Jul
10:55

Israeli Authorities Seize Water in Occupied Golan (VIDEO)

via the Alternative Information Center (AIC), Beit Sahour. Al-Marsad Arab Human Rights Centre, in the Israeli-occupied Syrian Golan Heights, has re-published their report, “Water is Life: A Consideration of the Legality and Consequences of Israeli Exploitation of the Water Resources of the Occupied Syrian Golan.” The report details the discriminatory policies […]

25 Jul
9:11

Israeli Bill Pushes $78,000 Fine for Every Anti-occupation Post

NAZARETH, (PIC) — A new bill proposing fines for social media sites that do not remove anti-occupation content received the Israeli government’s approval on Sunday, the Jerusalem Post reported. The Ministerial Committee for Legislation approved a bill authored by MK Revital Swid (Zionist Union) giving social media providers, including Facebook, […]

22 Jul
11:09

Lieberman: Mahmoud Darwish Poem Comparable to ‘Mein Kampf’

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman has compared the broadcast of poetry by Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish on Israeli radio to glorifying Adolf Hitler’s “Mein Kampf,” the Ministry of Defense said on Thursday. On Tuesday, Israeli army radio broadcast works by the iconic Palestinian writer as part of its “University on […]

22 Jul
10:43

Israeli Authorities to Erect Stone Checkpoint at Ibrahimi Mosque Entrance

Israeli forces are installing a stone checkpoint at the entrance of the Ibrahimi Mosque to restrict Palestinians from entering it, to visit and  to pray. As the Hebron Rehabilitation Committee’s General Manager, Imad Hamdan, illustrated, the new checkpoint will be made of stone in a permanent-style, in front of the […]

21 Jul
8:30

Army Kidnaps One Palestinian In Hebron, Summon Two

Israeli soldiers invaded on, Thursday at dawn, Beit Awwa town, in the southern West Bank district of Hebron, stormed and ransacked several homes before kidnapping one Palestinian, and summoned two others for interrogation. The Hebron office of the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said the soldiers invaded Beit Awwa, searched and […]

19 Jul
8:59

Ambassadors Protest Israeli Confiscation of West Bank Shelters

via the Alternative Information Center, Beit Sahour. Eight ambassadors to Israel have written to the Israeli military accusing it of breaking international humanitarian law by confiscating shelters for Bedouins in the occupied West Bank that were paid for by European governments. The letter, sent privately to Maj Gen Yoav Mordechai […]

19 Jul
8:25

Herzog: Israeli Politicians Inciting Hatred, Racism

Israeli opposition leader Isaac Herzog warned, recently, of “growing hatred and racism” being incited by right-wing politicians in the state of Israel. “We are on the verge of an uprising of hatred, racism, darkness and upcoming killings and assassination based on the overwhelming internal hatred here,” Herzog said during a […]

18 Jul
8:00

Israeli Legislators Seek to Legalize West Bank Settlement

Haaretz Israeli daily newspaper, on Sunday, said that right-wing lawmakers from the Jewish Home nationalist party will attempt, today, to legalize expropriation of private Palestinian land in West Bank settlements through a bill, despite Prime Mininster Netanyahu’s “opposition” to it. The bill is reportedly directed at Amona illegal settlement, near the central […]

18 Jul
7:40

Lieberman Vows to Improve Checkpoints, Enforces Apartheid System

The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on Monday, said that Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman’s visit to Hizma checkpoint and vows to ease the travel process is an enforcement of the apartheid system in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. Lieberman, on Sunday, visited Hizma checkpoint into Jerusalem and promised to “streamline passage […]

18 Jul
7:28

ISM Video: “Willful Killing”

The International Solidarity Movement (ISM) is a Palestinian-led movement committed to resisting the long-entrenched and systematic oppression and dispossession of the Palestinian population, using non-violent, direct-action methods and principles.   Founded in August 2001, ISM aims to support and strengthen the Palestinian popular resistance by being immediately alongside Palestinians in […]

18 Jul
6:57

Policing the Nakba: Points of Solidarity Between U.S. Citizens of Color and Israeli Palestinians

by Amjad Iraqi The transnational solidarity movement between Palestinians and Black, indigenous, and other minority Americans has made significant strides in promoting the struggle of Palestinians living under occupation in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. But in its justified focus on challenging Israel’s military regime as an institution of oppression, […]

15 Jul
10:43

Amnesty International Releases Gaza Platform Findings (VIDEO)

Forensic Architecture – The Gaza platform is an innovative new tool being used to investigate human rights abuses. Amnesty International commissioned Goldsmiths University’s Forensic Architecture department to build a unique database using all available satellite imagery, broadcast news and citizen generated footage, stills, tweets, press reports and releases etc generated […]

14 Jul
10:04

Israel’s Ideological Barrier

In 2002, the Israeli government decided to construct “a barrier” separating the West Bank and Israel with the declared purpose of improving the security of Israel by preventing Palestinians from entering Israel without first being cleared at a checkpoint. [1]Today, the Annexation and Segregation Wall consists partly of concrete slabs […]

12 Jul
9:07

Israeli Settler State Created in West Bank, East Jerusalem: REPORT

Recent statistics have revealed that the number of demolitions and confiscations by Israel in the West Bank and East Jerusalem in 2016 have increased by 450%, in comparison to 2015, signaling a covert attempt to establish a state for Israeli settlers in the Palestinian state. Since the signing of the […]

11 Jul
9:50

UK Thwarts War Crimes Probe of Former Israeli Minister

For the fourth time in seven years, the British government has intervened to protect Tzipi Livni, Israel’s former foreign minister, from a possible a war crimes investigation into her role in Israel’s attack on the Gaza Strip in December 2008. Last week, ahead of her planned trip to London for […]

11 Jul
7:37

Kayed to be Transferred Again as Condition Weakens

via the Alternative Information Center, Beit Sahour. Lawyers for Palestinian political prisoner Bilal Kayed expect Israeli authorities to transfer him from Ashkelon prison to Barzilai Hospital at any time, due to his deteriorating health. Bilal has been on hunger strike for 27 days. He is only consuming water and has […]

10 Jul
10:53

Egypts Foreign Minister Visits Israel to Talk about Matters of Mutual Concern

nsnbc : Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry has flown to Israel, on Saturday, to discuss the resumption of the stalled peace talks between Israel and Palestine. Unofficially, Shoukry may also discuss Egypt’s concerns about the recent visit of Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu to African countries. The Egyptian Foreign Ministry reports […]

09 Jul
10:25

Bennett Calls for ‘Kidnapping’ of Palestinians

Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett advocated, on Thursday, for Israelis to kidnap Palestinians, to be used as leverage to obtain the release of two Israeli civilians and the bodies of two soldiers held in the besieged Gaza Strip, Israeli media reported. In an interview with Radio Darom, Bennett — who […]

07 Jul
10:31

Israeli Government Targeting Facebook Activists

via the Alternative Information Center, Beit Sahour, 07/07/16. “Under Israeli Military Order 101, Palestinians under military law are prohibited from demonstrating and publishing anything relating to a ‘political matter.’” Israeli security forces have arrested about 400 Palestinians for social media activity since the Palestinian popular uprising began in October 2015. […]

06 Jul
9:28

Report: Practices and Policies of Racial Discrimination by the Occupying Power in the Occupied Palestinian Territories

via bdsmovement.net Over time, and increasingly, the term “apartheid” has been used to describe the situation in the occupied Palestinian territories (oPt). It is hardly surprising that use of the term brings with it a highly charged debate and strong sentiments, given the not so distant and dark history in […]

06 Jul
9:04

CPT: Occupation Captured!

via the Alternative Information Center, Beit Sahour.   Ramadan nights Pictured here: A cell phone company sponsored a celebration for the kids of the old city this evening. (25/06/2016) Jewish Israeli Settlers Protest Pictured here: A group of Jewish settlers protested in Al-Sahleh area near the Ibrahimi Mosque, during the Muslim noon […]

06 Jul
8:54

Official: Hamas Wants Shalit Deal No. 2

An Israeli official has confirmed, according to Al Ray, that Hamas is demanding the Israeli occupation, through indirect contacts, to release fifty Palestinian prisoners from Israeli jails before the start of any negotiations on the prisoner swap, in which Israel will receive the bodies of soldiers Oron Shaul, Hadar Goldin and two […]

06 Jul
8:35

Amidst Increasingly Successful Boycott, Israel Canvases Africa for New Trade Partners

nsnbc : Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, on Monday, left Israel to visit several African countries. Netanyahu aims at finding new trade partners in Africa as Israel increasingly feels the impact of the international Boycott Divestment Sanctions (BDS) campaign. The Africa tour of Benjamin Netanyahu is the Prime Minister’s first, […]

04 Jul
4:48

Security Tightens around Glick (VIDEO)

The Israeli Knesset issued, on Sunday, urgent instructions to tighten security measures around MP and Likud member, Yehuda Glick,  after viewing  a video depicting the process of targeting him in the south of the occupied West Bank city of Hebron. The analog video shows the infiltration of fighters into the settlement of […]

04 Jul
10:30

Tzipi Livni Refuses Police Interview In Relation To War Crimes Investigation; British Government Provide Last-minute Immunity

Scotland Yard’s War Crimes Unit transmitted a letter to the Israeli Embassy in London last week inviting Ms. Tzipi Livni to a police interview under caution in relation to her role in Israel’s 2008-2009 offensive on the Gaza Strip (Operation ‘Cast Lead’). At the time of the offensive, Ms. Livni was […]

03 Jul
12:53

Meretz Head: “Netanyahu’s Theory Of Running The Conflict Has Collapsed”

Meretz Party head, Israeli Member of Knesset (MK) Zehava Gal-On, stated Saturday that the theory of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of running the conflict has failed, and added that the only solution is ending this conflict through a political solution. “Israel cannot just ignore the Quartet Committee report,” Gal-On said, […]

01 Jul
10:22

Hebron City under Blockade, Escalation

The entire city of Hebron was placed under a general closure, on Friday, while transfers of tax collected by Israel on behalf of the Palestinians were also cut, following a series of deadly incidents that left three Palestinians and two Israelis killed in two days. An Israeli army spokesperson told […]

01 Jul
8:33

Two-state Solution in Danger, says Quartet (Full Report)

The Middle East Quartet has released a report on impasse in Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations entitled, ‘Two-state Solution in Danger.’ The report, published in full by the PNN, below, calls Palestinians to act against terrorism, while Israel is urged to stop settlement construction. Foreign Ministers of the Quartet – representing the […]

30 Jun
9:02

(VIDEO) Cornel West vs. Robert Wexler on Israel and Palestine

via the Real News Network, Baltimore, USA. Cornel West is a prominent and provocative democratic intellectual. He is the Class of 1943 University Professor at Princeton University. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard in three years and obtained his M.A. and Ph.D. in Philosophy at Princeton. He has taught […]

30 Jun
8:04

Jerusalem: 65 Children Placed under House Arrest in 2016

The Israeli regime has placed 65 children in al-Quds (Jerusalem) under house arrest, in the first half of 2016, the Palestinian committee for prisoners and former prisoners’ affairs says. The committee added, according to Press TV/Al Ray, that 12 other children in al-Quds have also been detained without trial or […]

30 Jun
7:38

Zoabi: Netanyahu Requests Expulsion of MK from Knesset (VIDEO)

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, on Wednesday, spoke with Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit regarding the possible expulsion of Arab MK Hanin Zoabi from the Knesset. Netanyahu’s demand came following Zoabi’s condemnation of the continued Israeli crimes against Palestinians and calls for lifting Gaza siege. “With her actions and lies she […]

30 Jun
11:20

Palestinian Teen And One Israeli Settler Child, Killed In Hebron Attack, Israeli Guard Seriously Injured

Updated: Israeli sources said the Israeli child, who was injured in the Thursday morning stabbing attack, in Kiryat Arba’ settlement in Hebron, died from her wounds. It added that, according to an initial army investigation, the Palestinian jumped the settlement fence before entering a home and stabbed the 13-year-old girl […]

29 Jun
7:23

Israeli Land Theft: 440% Increase in 2016

Israeli land  confiscation policy has notably escalated in occupied Jerusalem and West Bank by 439% since the beginning of 2016, in comparison to last year, a Palestinian report revealed on Tuesday. Applied Research Institute – Jerusalem (ARIJ) revealed that Israeli authorities confiscated, since the beginning of the year, 7,773 acres of […]

28 Jun
8:52

US Dems Block Motion to End Occupation, Settlements (VIDEO)

via the Alternative Information Center, Beit Sahour. Hillary Clinton allies on the Democratic Party’s platform drafting committee blocked a motion that called for an end to Israel’s military occupation and illegal settlement enterprise on June 25. Watch the highlights of the heated debate that transpired between committee members appointed by […]

27 Jun
7:40

Gaza: Agriculture Ministry to Halt Israeli Watermelon Imports

Hamas’ Ministry of Agriculture in the Gaza Strip decided, on Monday, to stop importing watermelons from Israel after local farmers agreed to lower their prices by the end of the week. Tahsin al-Saqa, director of the ministry’s marketing department, said that the consumer price of watermelon would be reduced from 10 […]

27 Jun
7:19

Adalah: Stop Cutting Water Supply to West Bank Palestinians

Adalah, The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, sent a letter to senior Israeli government, military and water officials demanding that they cease cutting the water supply to Palestinian residents of the occupied West Bank. “In violation of int’l treaties, Israel has cut water supply up to 70%, […]

27 Jun
6:20

Turkey and Israel to Normalize Ties After 6-year Hiatus

Turkish Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım on Monday announced the signing of a Turkish Israeli deal to normalize relations between the two, after six years of ‘strained ties.’ Turkish and Israeli delegations, on Sunday, have met in Rome to finalize details of the deal. The Turkish-Israeli affairs were suspended in 2010, after the Israeli […]

21 Jun
6:44

Netanyahu: Israel Not Ready to Ratify Nuclear Test Ban Treaty

Israel, which is widely believed to possess hundreds of atomic bombs, says it is not yet ready to ratify a UN pact on banning nuclear tests adopted nearly 20 years ago. According to Press TV/Al Rayt, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Lassina Zerbo, the head of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) […]

21 Jun
6:47

Qarawah Water Apartheid

21st June 2016 | IWPS | Deir Istiya, occupied Palestine When Aziz ‘Aasee, the mayor of Qarawah Bani Hassan village drives through the streets, we’re stopped every few meters by one of his constituents, all of whom are asking the same question: When will we have water again? For some, […]

20 Jun
8:29

Facebook and the Israeli Government Cozy Up

Facebook, in present-day Israel, has hired Jordana Cutler as its head of Policy and Communications. Cutler is a longtime senior advisor to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and chief of staff to Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer. According to the Alternative Information Center in Beit Sahour, Israeli Public Security, Strategic Affairs and […]

20 Jun
10:23

Four Days After Kidnapping Her Husband, And Son; Army Kidnaps A Mother And Her Daughter In Nablus

Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Monday at dawn, a Palestinian mother and her daughter, from their home in Qusra village, southeast of the northern West Bank district of Nablus, just four days after the soldiers abducted her husband and son. Local activist of the Popular Resistance Committees in Qusra Ibrahim Wadi […]

19 Jun
9:32

Livni Calls for Referendum over Two-state Solution

Zionist Union member of the Israeli parliament of the Knesset, Tzipi Livni, called for a referendum, Saturday afternoon, over what she reduced to a “problem” with Palestinians. Speaking at an event in the Israeli city of Rishon LeZion, south of Tel Aviv, Livni censured Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for failing […]

19 Jun
9:19

$18m Approved for Settlement Construction

The Israeli government voted, in its session today, to provide extensive funding for projects which aim to expand illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank. According to Israeli TV, NIS 70-74 (approximately $18 million USD) will be allocated to enhance settlement security, under the pretext of “confronting Palestinian attacks,”  according […]

18 Jun
7:37

Ehud Barak: If Government Won’t Get Back on Track, We Must Topple It

Netanyahu and his government are ‘weak, feeble, boisterous and radical,’ says former Israeli prime minister Ehud Barak, according to Israeli daily Haaretz. Barak hinted, during a speech to the Herzliya Conference, Thursday night, that he may return to politics to knock over Israel’s government: “I call on the government to […]

Couple with different ID cards (image by PNN)
18 Jun
1:09

Israel plans to extend 13-year old ‘temporary’ law that has left 247 Palestinian children with no legal status

A committee of the Israeli Knesset is discussing the extension, for another year, of a 13-year old law that has been extended each year as a ‘temporary’ measure. The law prohibits nearly 10,000 Palestinian residents of Israel, including 247 children, from having a legal residency status. The Citizenship and Entry […]

16 Jun
8:59

$570m Underground Wall to Block Gaza Tunnels Underway

Israeli news site Ynet, on Thursday revealed the Israeli state’s plans to build a concrete wall along the Gaza-Israeli borders, reportedly to halt the use of tunnels from Gaza. According to Ynet, the wall will be dug to a depth of several dozen meters underground and will also be built above […]

16 Jun
7:12

Hebron: Peaceful Sit-in Violently Dispelled by Israeli Forces

06/15/16 | International Solidarity Movement | al-Khalil Team On 15th July 2016, a peaceful sit-in protest organized in demand of the opening of Qurtuba stairs, in occupied al-Khalil (Hebron), by Palestinians as well as Israeli and international activists, was violently broken up by Israeli forces, leaving one Palestinian child injured […]

16 Jun
6:54

Ex-detainee Forced to Divorce Wife for Treatment

Ahmad Nattat is a former Palestinian detainee from Gaza, who spent years in Israeli custody. Nattat was married to Sameera Al-Shawmra, from the occupied West Bank of Hebron, 13 years ago, and lives with her in Gaza. Two years after their marriage, Al Ray reports, Sameera wanted to visit her […]

16 Jun
6:13

Mekerot’s West Bank Water War Continues

Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah issued a statement decrying Israeli national water company Mekorot’s decision to cut off water supplies to several Palestinian cities and villages. “Israel wants to prevent Palestinians from leading a dignified life and uses its control over our water resources to this end; while illegal Israeli settlements […]

15 Jun
5:28

Turkish Electric Company to be Established in Gaza

According to Israeli daily newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth (Ynet), new agreements between Turkey and Israel included the allowance of Ankara, by Israel, to establish a new electricity company in the Gaza Strip. Ynet, on Tuesday morning, said that both parties have reached a new settlement in which Israel finally refrained from its […]

14 Jun
9:04

Knesset: Racist “Emergency Provision” on Family Unification Law Extended for 13th Year

The Israeli Parliament of the Knesset voted, on Monday evening, to re-extend Israel’s “Citizenship and Entry into Israel” provision, which prohibits Palestinians from the occupied West Bank and the besieged Gaza Strip from automatically obtaining legal status in Israel or annexed East Jerusalem by way of family unions.   The law […]

13 Jun
6:55

Key Muslim and Christian Holy Sites Erased from “Old City” Map

The Israeli tourism ministry has published a map of the occupied Old City of al-Quds (Jerusalem), which omits significant Muslim and Christian holy sites, as well as entire neighborhoods, from the area. The so-called “Old City” map, which is distributed free of charge at tourist information centers across the city, does […]

13 Jun
6:05

Netanyahu: Israel Will Never Accept Arab Peace Initiative

Barak Ravid, of Israeli daily Haaretz, wrote on Monday that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Likud ministers he will never accept the original Arab Peace Initiative as a basis for negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians, according to two sources at the meeting. “If the Arab nations grasp the fact […]

13 Jun
12:26

Israeli Leaders Vow Revenge after Tel Aviv Attack (VIDEO)

Israel has imposed collective punishment measures, and its leaders have threatened more to come after two Palestinian men opened fire in a busy upscale Tel Aviv square, this past Wednesday evening, killing four Israelis and injuring several more.   The alleged Palestinian gunmen, identified as cousins Muhammad Ahmad Mukhamara and […]

09 Jun
8:50

83,000 Palestinian Entrance Permits to East Jerusalem Frozen by Israel

The Israeli Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT), which implements Israeli policies in the occupied Palestinian territory, issued an order freezing more than 83,000 permits allowing Palestinians to enter Israel and occupied East Jerusalem, the organization said on Thursday. The freeze comes in the wake of a deadly […]

07 Jun
9:46

Hundreds of Arab Party Members Summoned by Israeli Police

The Balad Israeli-Arab political party, has denounced the Israeli occupation police campaign against the members of the party, explaining that the aim of the camping is to undermine the political role of the party on the field. The National Democratic Assembly of Balad stated in a press release, on Tuesday, […]

07 Jun
9:31

BDS Blacklisted by New York Governor

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order, on Sunday, that will penalize people and businesses in support of the non-violent movement to boycott of Israel. In a speech to The Harvard Club, Cuomo said that New York would “lead by example.” “We are also a place of action,” he […]

07 Jun
8:55

Putin and Netanyahu Meet to Boost Russian – Israeli Relations

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin meet in the Russian capital Moscow on Tuesday. On the agenda are bilateral relations in various sectors, including trade and security. Russian is the third-most spoken language in Israel. The largest community of Israeli expatriates in […]

Late night kidnapping - image by PalestineTV
07 Jun
12:48

Israeli Army Kidnaps Nine Palestinians In The West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers kidnapped, earlier on Tuesday, nine Palestinians in different parts of the occupied West Bank, including four who were taken prisoner on a military roadblock. The PPS said the soldiers invaded Beit Surif town, northeast of Hebron, and kidnapped four Palestinians, […]

Avigdor Lieberman - image from wikimedia
31 May
12:24

Israeli Cabinet Swears-In Controversial Defense Minister

Avigdor Lieberman, the controversial right-wing politician who has frequently called for the expulsion of Palestinians from their homeland, was sworn in Monday as the new Israeli Defense Minister. The appointment of Lieberman came after the surprise firing of the previous Defense Minister, Moshe Yaalon, by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in […]

25 May
9:48

Israeli Soldiers Kidnap Five Palestinians In Nablus And Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Wednesday at dawn, three Palestinians, including two children, in the West Bank district of Bethlehem, in addition to two university students in Nablus. The soldiers invaded Teqoua’ town, east of Bethlehem, searched homes and kidnapped Mohannad Rateb al-Badan, 21, and summoned his brother ‘Aahed for interrogation. […]