Category Archives: Israeli Politics

17 Nov
10:48

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

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

17 Nov
2:02

Israel To Displace Entire Palestinian Communities Near Occupied Jerusalem

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

15 Nov
10:30

Army Demolishes An Under-Construction Building In Jerusalem

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

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

15 Nov
8:18

Israel To Demolish An Entire Neighborhood In Jerusalem

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

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

13 Nov
10:21

Israel Mobilizing to Stop European Aid to Palestine

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

12 Nov
4:18

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

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

12 Nov
4:15

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

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

12 Nov
3:59

Israel Draws Up Blacklist of Boycott Supporters

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

09 Nov
9:55

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

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

08 Nov
8:41

Netanyahu to Build Bypass Roads for Protecting Illegal West Bank Settlers

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

06 Nov
1:57

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

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

05 Nov
10:30

Erdan Announces Plan for Dozens of Jerusalem Checkpoints

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

31 Oct
5:53

Israeli MK Zohar: Palestinians Have No Right to National Identity

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

26 Oct
8:32

Surveillance of Palestinians and the Fight for Digital Rights

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

23 Oct
7:23

How Israel Engages In ‘Water Apartheid’

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

20 Oct
6:46

Facts On The Ground And Double Standard For Palestine

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

18 Oct
7:53

P. A Denounces Israel’s New Colonialist Plans

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

17 Oct
6:41

Gaza Fishing Union Denies Israeli Reports of Zone Expansion

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

17 Oct
2:42

Israel Approves 31 Colonialist Units In Hebron City

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

15 Oct
5:37

US and Israel Show UNESCO their Anti-Palestinian Bias

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

15 Oct
5:06

Bennett to Demand Cutting Ties with Palestinian Authority

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

10 Oct
4:45

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

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

09 Oct
5:45

Shin Bet Rejects and Dismisses Teachers In Israeli-Arab Schools

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

06 Oct
3:24

Soldiers Attack A Nonviolent Procession In Hebron

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

03 Oct
5:16

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

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

02 Oct
6:46

Israel Imposes Tight Siege On The West Bank

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

01 Oct
8:41

PLO Officials Criticize US Attempts to Validate Occupation

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

29 Sep
4:24

Pro-Israel Lobby Losing Its Grip On Westminster

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

26 Sep
7:01

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

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

23 Sep
3:28

Army Injures Three Palestinians In Kufur Qaddoum

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

22 Sep
9:26

Army Abducts Five Palestinians Near Qalqilia

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

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

22 Sep
4:08

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

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

21 Sep
10:33

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

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

13 Sep
5:25

Naftali Bennett: Hezbollah and Iran Greatest Threat to Israeli Security

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

11 Sep
9:08

Netanyahu Has Lost the Freedom of Speech Game

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

11 Sep
8:35

Buenos Aires Activists Hang Posters of Netanyahu in Nazi Attire

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

11 Sep
2:06

Yair Netanyahu Publishes anti-Semitic Cartoon on Social Media

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

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

11 Sep
1:58

Moshe Ya’alon: Dawabsha Murders on Our Hands

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

07 Sep
8:35

Israeli Security Services Warn of Hostilities Igniting Again

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

07 Sep
11:21

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Fourteen Palestinians, Injure Eleven, In Jerusalem

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

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

04 Sep
2:51

Israel Delivers Eviction Orders Against Six Homes In Jerusalem

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

03 Sep
5:16

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

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

03 Sep
5:03

Israeli Mayor, Police Assault Palestinian Worshipers (VIDEO)

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

31 Aug
6:33

Racial Profiling Policies Israeli Style

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

29 Aug
8:06

Israel Planning New Settlement in Jerusalem

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

28 Aug
2:47

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

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

28 Aug
6:54

Israel Revokes Citizenship of Thousands of Israeli-Arabs

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

26 Aug
9:58

Kushner to Abbas: Stopping Settlement Construction Impossibile

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

25 Aug
7:55

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

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

25 Aug
7:42

Netanyahu Green Lights Storming of Al-Aqsa by MKs

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

24 Aug
11:09

Israel Promotes Plans For Three New Colonies In Gush Etzion Bloc

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

22 Aug
9:42

Israeli Police Bar Entry of Books to Al-Aqsa Mosque

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

22 Aug
9:35

Israeli State: Seizure of Land Benefits Palestinians

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

17 Aug
4:07

Israel to Impose Fines for Commemoration of Nakba

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

15 Aug
5:30

Netanyahu Seeks to Amend Israeli Basic Law

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

14 Aug
6:09

Patriarch: Court Ruling on Church Property Politically Motivated

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

14 Aug
5:55

Army Offers Conditions for Removal of Hebron Restrictions

Israeli forces, on Sunday, informed locals from three Hebron neighborhoods that they would remove the security restrictions if they “behave”, via leaflets distributed in the area. Conditions, according to the leaflets, will depend on “the population’s non-interference in terrorist operations and stone and Molotov throwing incidents.” PNN further reports that […]

12 Aug
4:07

Netanyahu’s Billionaire Backer May Help Bring Him Down (VIDEO)

The growing corruption scandal threatening Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s political future now includes casino mogul Sheldon Adelson. Shir Hever is an Economist working at The Real News Network. His economic research focuses on Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territory; international aid to the Palestinians and to Israel; the effects of […]

09 Aug
1:13

Sara Netanyahu to be Indicted for Fraud and Misuse of Public Funds

Israeli Channel 2, on Monday, reported that the Attorney-General  will indict Sara Netanyahu, wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, over suspicions of fraud and misuse of public funds. PNN reports that, according to Channel 2, the four felonies are: privately employing an electrician who did not win a tender, […]

07 Aug
10:50

Israel to Close Al Jazeera

Israeli Communication Minister Ayoob Kara said, on Sunday, that Israel is preparing to close Al Jazeera’s office in Jerusalem. Kara said he had requested that the government press office revoke press credentials of Al Jazeera’s journalists. He said, according to Days of Palestine, that he would join the Gulf countries, […]

29 Jul
7:17

Netanyahu Vows to Expel Al Jazeera

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to expel Arabic news station Al-Jazeera from Israel, claiming that the network is “inciting” violence, the Independent reported. Al Jazeera, which Israeli officials have in the past also accused of reporting that they claim is biased against Israel has, alongside other media, been covering the current […]

25 Jul
11:43

Protests Continue Following Installation of Cameras at Al-Aqsa

Palestinians have vowed to continue protests and confrontations with Israeli forces in occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank, in rejection of the new surveillance cameras installed at the gates to al-Aqsa Mosque compound, according to Al-Jazeera news agency. “Above all else, this is an issue of control and power. It […]

24 Jul
9:54

Israeli Cabinet Convenes to Discuss Al-Aqsa Gates

The Israeli cabinet is to convene Monday, for the second time, to discuss the electronic gates that are erected at the Al-Aqsa mosque, Hebrew channel 10 reported. According to the site, the cabinet decided to convene today as the last meeting went on for six hours, without any results. There […]

21 Jul
6:53

Israeli Bill to Annex Jerusalem Passes Knesset Reading

View of Jerusalem’s Old City district,  seen on April 14, 2014. (AFP/Thomas Coex/File) A bill claiming to be about stopping divisions of Jerusalem by requiring a two-third majority in Israel’s parliament in order to do so, passed its preliminary reading in the Knesset, on Wednesday. The bill, titled “Basic Law: […]

15 Jul
2:12

Israeli Police Releases The Mufti Of Jerusalem, Aqsa Remains Closed

The Israeli police released, Friday, the Mufti of Jerusalem, Sheikh Mohammad Hussein, who was abducted earlier following the fatal shooting in Jerusalem that led to the death of three Palestinians and two Israeli officers. The Police also abducted 58 employees of the Waqf and Endowment Department. The Mufti was attacked […]

13 Jul
7:53

Weapon Corruption Scandal Threatens Netanyahu’s Administration

Israeli police investigate three corruption cases involving the prime minister, TRNN reports. Shir Hever is an Economist working at The Real News Network. His economic research focuses on Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territory; international aid to the Palestinians and to Israel; the effects of the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian […]

09 Jul
5:01

Gaza Power Authority: Egypt Slashes Fuel Delivery following Banking Freeze by Palestinian Authority

The ongoing electricity crisis in the Gaza Strip deepened on Saturday, after fuel purchased from Egypt was reduced by between 33 and 50 percent, with Gaza’s power authority claiming the Palestinian Authority (PA) froze all bank transfers, to Egypt, that were paying for fuel used to operate the besieged coastal […]

06 Jul
11:43

Israeli Soldiers Uproot Agricultural Lands in Gaza And Jabalia

On Thursday at dawn, several Israeli military vehicles, including armored bulldozers, invaded Palestinian agricultural lands close to the border fence east of Gaza city, and Jabalia town, in the northern part of the coastal region, and fired many live rounds while bulldozing the lands. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency said […]

06 Jul
5:12

Solar Panels Seized from Jordan Valley Community

Israeli forces seized, on Wednesday, solar panels belonging to Palestinians in Khirbet al-Hammeh village, in the northern Jordan Valley region of the occupied West Bank, according to a local source. Aref Daraghmeh, a local Palestinian official, said Israeli forces raided the village and dismantled dozens of solar panels residents used […]

05 Jul
12:16

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Seven Palestinians In Nablus

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, several Palestinian communities in the northern West Bank governorate of Nablus, stormed and violently searched a number of homes, and stores, and abducted seven Palestinians. The Nablus office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said dozens of soldiers invaded Balata refugee camp, east […]

05 Jul
3:00

TRNN Replay: “Israel’s Descent into Barbarism” – Norman Finkelstein on Reality Asserts Itself

On Reality Asserts Itself, Mr. Finkelstein describes the “necessity” of Israel proving its destructive capabilities. PAUL JAY, SENIOR EDITOR, TRNN: Welcome back to Reality Asserts Itself on The Real News Network.In his book Method and Madness, Norman Finkelstein wrote, Israel’s evolving modus operandi for restoring its deterrence capacity describes a […]

04 Jul
7:05

Netanyahu Vetoes Bill to Prevent Division of Jerusalem

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday blocked a legislation that would prevent the division of Jerusalem, Israeli media reported, according to Al Ray. According to the Jerusalem Post, the Prime Minister’s office explained the reason as Netanyahu wanting the coalition to reach a consensus on what the bill would […]

02 Jul
9:43

Empire Files Rewind: Max Blumenthal on Palestine’s Rebellion, Israel’s Fascism

Published on Nov 13, 2015 Abby Martin interviews journalist and author Max Blumenthal on the current situation in Palestine and the Israeli occupation. This episode covers what is behind today’s rebellion, the rising dominance of far-right, ultra-racist ideology in Israel, eye-witness accounts of the aftermath of the Gaza war, and […]

02 Jul
8:35

Palestinian Family Forced to Demolish its Home in Jerusalem

A Palestinian family, on Saturday, was forced to demolish its own house in the town of al-Eeesawiyya, an Arab neighbourhood in Jerusalem, after the Israeli municipality of West Jerusalem threatened to demolish the house under the pretext it was built without an Israeli-issued permit. Member of the follow up committee […]

28 Jun
4:49

Report: PA Barring Travel for Gaza Medical Patients

As the humanitarian situation in the besieged Gaza Strip continues to raise alarms, reports emerged on Monday that the occupied West Bank-based Palestinian Authority (PA) has been preventing Palestinians in the coastal enclave from leaving the territory for medical treatment. Palestinians in Gaza have provided testimonies to Israeli daily Haaretz, […]

28 Jun
4:07

Empire Files Rewind — Israeli Soldier’s Explosive Tell-All: “Palestinians are Right to Resist”

Published on Mar 20, 2017 In a rare, candid conversation, Abby Martin interviews a former Israeli army combat soldier who served as an occupier in Palestine’s Hebron City. Eran Efrati spent years as a sergeant and combat soldier in the Israeli military, but has since become an outspoken critic of […]

26 Jun
7:59

7,000 Settler Housing Units Approved for Jerusalem

The Israeli Prime Minister’s office has given the green light, to the Planning and Building Committee in Jerusalem, to discuss the approval of some 7,000 housing units in illegal settlement blocs, Israeli media reported. Israel Hayom said, according to the PNN, Israel’s Deputy Mayor of Jerusalem, Meir Turjeman, who heads […]

23 Jun
7:06

Lieberman: No Return to Israel for Palestinian Refugees

During a speech at Israel’s Herzliya conference, aimed at discussing the country’s national policies, ultraright Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman rejected the possibility of Palestinian refugees from historic Palestine, which Israel was built on, being able to return to their lands within the 1967 borders, a right that is upheld […]

21 Jun
8:36

Gaza: Electricity Supply Cut for 3rd Day as Egypt Provides Fuel

Israeli authorities implemented a third round of electricity supply cuts to the Gaza Strip on Wednesday — honoring a request from the Palestinian Authority (PA), which announced, last month, that it would drastically reduce its payments to fund the Hamas-run territory’s electricity bill — as the Egypt government started to […]

21 Jun
8:02

Report: Settlement Expansion Unprecedented amidst International Failure to End It

~ Madeeha Araj/ nbprs/pnn Since the beginning of the year, the West Bank, and especially East Jerusalem, is witnessing an acceleration of settlement construction, the largest in 25 years. Minister of Defense in Israel, Avigdor Lieberman, said that permits for building settlements in the West Bank, during the first half of […]

20 Jun
8:50

Total Collapse in Gaza due to Electricity Crisis

Days of Palestine reports that the reduction of power to the Gaza Strip has caused a “total collapse” in all the service sectors across the tiny coastal enclave, which has been under strict Israeli siege for 11 years. The Gaza Strip is home to some two million people, more than […]

20 Jun
8:03

Report: Israel Expands Surveillance Network in the West Bank

Over the past year, the Israeli army has accelerated its programme to install a comprehensive network of surveillance cameras and “other monitoring devices” across the West Bank, Haaretz reported yesterday. The paper said that the plan aims to monitor the movement of Palestinians 24 hours a day, and to assist […]

17 Jun
6:27

Nabil Maarouf (pt2): How Can 50 Years of Israeli Occupation be Brought to an End?

Nabil Maarouf, Palestine’s Representative in Canada, calls for sanctions, boycotts and criminal prosecutions to being an end to Israel’s system of apartheid. TRNN transcript: Dimitri L.: This is Dimitri Lascaris for the Real News. This is part two of our interview with Nabil Maarouf, the chief of the Delegation, the […]

16 Jun
5:14

Empire Files Rewind: Anti-Black Racism Reveals Israel’s White Supremacy

Published on Mar 31, 2017 While the Israeli state espouses multiculturalism and diversity, it oppresses not just the Palestinian population, but also any black person within its borders. From warehousing African asylum seekers in giant prison camps, to criminalizing and carrying out eugenics programs against its Ethiopian Jewish citizens, Israel’s […]

11 Jun
7:44

Israel Approves Theft of Palestinian Detainees’ Salaries

The Israeli cabinet approved, on Sunday, a bill proposal which aims to deduct the salaries of Palestinian detainees, former and current, from Palestinian Authority deposits. The bill was proposed by Israeli MK Elazar Stern, from Yesh Atid, and signed by the Likud MKs David Bitan and Avi Dichter. After discussing […]

11 Jun
8:38

How Have 50 Years of Israeli Occupation of Palestinian Land Changed Israel? (VIDEO)

Denial and lies about the occupation have allowed Israelis to cover up the reality of what the occupation has done to Palestinians, and so the occupation could continue for another 50 years, says Israeli journalist Gideon Levy. Gideon Levy is a prominent Israeli journalist and author of the weekly column […]

10 Jun
6:09

Israel Considers Withdrawing from UN Human Rights Council

Israel said that it may withdraw from the UN Human Rights Council, Israel Hayom reported, yesterday. The paper said that Tel Aviv wants the council to abolish two procedures against it, in order for it to remain a member. It explained, according to the PNN, that the first reason is […]

08 Jun
5:46

Israel Minister of Interior Re-questioned over Tax Fraud Case

Israeli Interior Minister Aryeh Deri and his wife were questioned once again, on Monday, by the police’s anti-corruption and organised crime unit for alleged involvement in criminal offenses, Israel’s Channel 2 television reported. The minister is suspected of receiving bribes and money laundering, fraud, dishonesty, theft and tax evasion. Deri […]

06 Jun
5:02

765 Surveillance Cameras to be Installed in Jerusalem

The Israeli ministry of public security, the police command and the Jerusalem municipality are planning to install new security cameras in Jerusalem, Israel Hayom newspaper revealed yesterday, according to the PNN. The paper said that a surveillance and control centre will be established in the Jewish settlement of Gilo, in […]

06 Jun
4:51

Norman Finkelstein (pt2): Why American Jews Embraced Israel After the June 1967 War

In the second part of this three-part interview special, author and scholar Norman Finkelstein analyzes the material, emotional and psychological factors behind the American Jewish embrace of Israel after the June 1967 war. Norman G. Finkelstein received his doctorate in 1988 from the Department of Politics at Princeton University. He […]

02 Jun
5:58

Trump Delays Controversial US Embassy Move

United States President Donald Trump signed a presidential waiver on Thursday, delaying the implementation of a congressional decision to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, according to several media outlets. The six-month, renewable waiver has been signed by every US President for the past two decades. Ma’an […]

02 Jun
5:40

Israel: Palestinian Power in Area C to be Expanded

Israel has agreed to expand the powers of the Palestinian Authority in Area C of the West Bank, which is under full Israeli military and civil control, government spokesman Yousef al-Mahmoud said on Thursday. (Image: United Nations oPt official map, Wikipedia) He said, according to WAFA, that Prime Minister Rami […]

31 May
7:30

Life Under Occupation: Resisting Israeli Apartheid in H2 area of Hebron

The violence of soldiers and settlers has not deterred the Shamsiya family from reporting on human rights violations in Israeli occupied Hebron. Imad Abu Shamsiya is a 47-year old husband and the father of five children – three boys and two girls. A shoemaker by profession, for years he has […]

31 May
7:21

Struggle for Jerusalem Taking a ‘Serious Turn’, says Analyst

The battle for control over East Jerusalem is taking a serious turn, as Israeli plans aim to completely change its demographic character and culture, director of the Arab Studies Society’s Mapping Department Khalil Tafakji said on Tuesday. Speaking to Voice of Palestine radio, Tafakji said that Israel is forcing Palestinian schools […]

29 May
9:39

New Settlement Planned for Amona Evacuees — 140,000 to be Forced Out of Jerusalem

The Israeli Civil Administration’s High Planning Committee approved, on Sunday, the building of a new colonial settlement in the occupied West Bank for the evacuees from the Amona settlement. Amona was an unauthorized Jewish-only settlement near the West Bank city of Ramallah. Owners of the land on which the settlement […]

29 May
9:22

Israeli Curriculum to be Taught in Palestinian Schools

The Israeli cabinet approved, on Sunday, a plan to expand the teaching of Israeli curriculum in East Jerusalem Palestinian schools for the next five years. According to Al Ray, the plan proposed an increase within the first grade, along with an increase in the number of those eligible for the Israeli “Bagrut” […]

29 May
8:49

Hunger Strike: New Agreement Details Released

New details have been released regarding the agreement under which Palestinian detainees suspended the 40-day hunger strike on Saturday morning, 27th of May, providing elaboration on the specific issues addressed in the detainees’ negotiations with the Israeli occupation prison administration. Issa Qaraqe, director of the Palestinian Prisoners Affairs Commission spoke in […]

24 May
3:07

Ali Abunimah: Trump’s Mideast ‘Peace Opportunity’ Ignores Palestinian Rights & Threatens Iran

On a visit to Israel, President Donald Trump claims to see “a rare opportunity for peace” in the Middle East, but Ali Abunimah of The Electronic Intifada says Trump is only offering more U.S. support for the Israeli occupation of Palestinians and hostility towards Iran. Ali Abunimah is co-founder of […]

21 May
8:17

Palestine Unrecognized by New French President Macron

Newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron has reiterated his stance that he will not recognize Palestine as a state because he would rather not spoil French relations with Israel. Prior to the win, Macron said that he backed a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but that recognizing Palestine would cause […]

19 May
11:59

International Campaign is Criminalizing Criticism of Israel as ‘Anti-semitism’

For two decades, some Israeli officials and Israel partisans have worked to embed a new, Israel-focused definition of antisemitism in institutions around the world, from international bodies and national governments to small college campuses in heartland America. This effort is now snowballing rapidly. As a result, advocacy for Palestinian rights […]