Category Archives: Interview

15 Jan

Empire Files Rewind: Abby Martin Meets Ahed Tamimi — Message From A Freedom Fighter

Published on Jan 10, 2018 Recently, the struggle for Palestinian human rights gained international attention surrounding a new icon of resistance–16 year old Ahed Tamimi. While in the West Bank, in late 2016, Abby Martin interviewed Ahed Tamimi about her hardships and aspirations living under occupation, and it becomes clear […]

12 Jan

After Israel Decimated Gaza, Human Rights Defenders Failed It (4/4)

In his new book “Gaza: An Inquest into Its Martyrdom,” Norman Finkelstein argues that Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, the UN Human Rights Council, and other defenders of international law have succumbed to Israel’s pressure and whitewashed its crimes in the Gaza Strip. Norman G. Finkelstein received his doctorate in 1988 […]

11 Jan

Finkelstein on Gaza’s Right to Resist Military Occupation (3/4)

In part three of TRNN’s interview on his new book “Gaza: An Inquest into Its Martyrdom,” Norman Finkelstein discusses the legality, and utility, of Hamas’ armed resistance to Israel’s occupation. Norman G. Finkelstein received his doctorate in 1988 from the Department of Politics at Princeton University. Finkelstein is the author of […]

09 Jan

Norman Finkelstein: Hamas Isn’t The Threat That Israel Claims (2/4)

In part 2 of TRNN’s interview on his new book “Gaza: An Inquest into Its Martyrdom,” Norman Finkelstein argues that Israeli propaganda — sometimes with Hamas’ help — has wildly exaggerated Hamas’ arsenal and the effectiveness of the “Iron Dome” missile defense system. Norman G. Finkelstein received his doctorate in 1988 […]

09 Jan

Norman Finkelstein on Gaza (1/4)

In his groundbreaking new book, “Gaza: An Inquest into Its Martyrdom,” Norman Finkelstein argues that Israel, with U.S. backing, has caused a “humanitarian disaster” in Gaza, and that international human rights groups have failed to uphold justice for its besieged people. Norman G. Finkelstein received his doctorate in 1988 from the […]

04 Jan

DCIP’s Brad Parker: Can Global Pressure Protect Palestinian Youth from Israel?

Musab Tamimi, the 17-year old cousin of jailed Palestinian teen Ahed Tamimi, has been shot dead by Israeli forces at a protest in the occupied West Bank. Musab, who was unarmed, is the latest Palestinian youth to die at the hands of Israelis after 35 were killed in 2016. Hundreds […]

29 Dec

Bassem Tamimi: Israeli Occupation Won’t Break Us

Bassem Tamimi, father of jailed 16-year-old Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi, says the arrest of Ahed, along with her mother and cousin, won’t break the family’s determination to resist Israeli occupation. TRNN video & transcript: AARON MATÉ: It’s the Real News. I’m Aaron MatĂ©. Last week, 16-year-old Ahed Tamimi was arrested […]

14 Dec

Dr. Ibrahim Al-Yazouri: We Made Clear the Difference between Zionists and Jews

by Motasem A Dalloul In an exclusive interview with Dr. Ibrahim al-Yazouri, one of the seven Hamas founders, he told MEMO that his movement had made clear the difference between Zionist occupiers of Palestine and Jews. Dr. Ibrahim Fares Al-Yazouri was born in the Ptalestinian village of Beit Daras in […]

08 Dec

Mustafa Barghouti: Unlike US Embassy, Palestinians Will Not Be Moved

As protests erupt over Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Dr. Mustafa Barghouti says Trump and Netanyahu won’t succeed in displacing Palestinians from their homeland. Mustafa Barghouti was born in Jerusalem, 1954. He is a leader of the Palestinian National Initiative, founded in 2002 and a member of Palestinian […]

04 Dec

Roger Waters Confronts the Occupation of the Canadian Mind (VIDEO)

Rock musician and Palestinian rights advocate Roger Waters discusses his recent concert tour in Canada. TRNN transcript & video: D. Lascaris: This is Dmitri Lascaris for The Real News network. Legendary musician Roger Waters, the co-founder of Pink Floyd, just completed a 14 concert tour of Canada which concluded on […]

20 Nov

Omar Barghouti on BDS: How Effective Is It?

The Israeli government, which adopted a very aggressive counterstrategy, “likes to believe it is somehow winning the fight against BDS,” but that view is “quite delusional,” says Palestinian activist Omar Barghouti, who co-founded the BDS movement. TRNN video and transcript: SHARMINI PERIES: It’s The Real News Network. I’m Sharmini Peries […]

06 Nov

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): […]

04 Nov

Shir Hever on Balfour: How 67 Words Shaped the Middle East

One hundred years after the Balfour Declaration, Britain’s colonial legacy endures, says TRNN’s Shir Hever. 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 […]

10 Oct

Labour Expels Jewish Anti-Zionist for ‘Anti-Semitism’

Moche Machover, an Israeli-born mathematician, philosopher and radical activist, received an expulsion letter from the Labour Party for his article, ‘Anti-Zionism Does Not Equal Anti-Semitism’. TRNN transcript: SHIR HEVER: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m Shir Hever in Heidelberg, Germany. After Jeremy Corbyn became the leader of the Labour […]

06 Oct

Distinguished Israeli Doctor Supports BDS

Dr. Ruchama Marton is a distinguished Jewish-Israeli civil society leader, a psychiatrist, feminist and the Founder and President of Physicians for Human Rights – Israel (PHRI). She has spoken out about why she is convinced that the BDS movement is critical to ending Israeli crimes against the Palestinian people. October 2017 — […]

13 Sep

Ali Abunimah: Unpopular Abbas Targets Palestinian Critics

The Palestinian Authority’s arrest of prominent human rights activist Issa Amro is part of a wider crackdown on critics of Mahmoud Abbas’ rule, says Ali Abunimah of The Electronic Intifada. Ali Abunimah is co-founder of the award-winning online publication The Electronic Intifada and author of One Country: A Bold Proposal to End […]

29 Jul

Amit Gilutz of B’Tselem: Israel Flouts International Law While Targeting Its Defenders

B’Tselem spokesperson Amit Gilutz says the NGO law is one of many legislative initiatives unfairly targeting organizations that oppose Israel’s occupation of Palestine. (See video below.) TRNN transcript: DIMITRI LASCARIS: This is Dimitri Lascaris for The Real News. In December 2016, in the final days of the Obama administration, the […]

22 Jul

Barghouti on Jerusalem Protests: Israel Incites, Palestinians Unite

The deadly Israeli crackdown on Palestinians protesting restrictions at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque is part of an effort to divide the holy site and undermine the Palestinian struggle for freedom, says Dr. Mustafa Barghouti. Mustafa Barghouti was born in Jerusalem, 1954. He is a leader of the Palestinian National Initiative, founded […]

15 Jul

Ali Abunimah: Gaza Crisis, Global Silence

After 10 years of Israeli siege, the UN warns Gaza is becoming ‘unlivable.’ Ali Abunimah of The Electronic Intifada says Israel, with the Palestinian Authority’s help, is responsible for the crisis, as most of the world looks on in silence. Ali Abunimah is co-founder of the award-winning online publication The Electronic […]

09 Jul

Facebook Live: A Conversation with Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters

For those of you who missed it, here is the video link to the interview, via the official BDS Facebook page… A Conversation with Roger Waters The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) is pleased to host a conversation with Roger Waters on his involvement […]

05 Jul

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 […]

02 Jul

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

PSC Chair Hugh Lanning — UK Judge Rules: Illegal to Ban Palestine’s BDS Movement

Palestine Solidarity Campaign wins case against the UK Government as judge rules government acted unlawfully by restricting local councils from pursuing boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against the state of Israel, says Hugh Lanning. Joining us from Dover, Kent is Hugh Lanning. Hugh has been Chair of the Palestine Solidary Campaign […]

07 Jun

Norman Finkelstein (pt3): 50 Years After Since June 1967 War, Israel Continues World’s Longest Military Occupation

In the third and final installment of TRNN’s special on the 50th anniversary of the June 1967 war, author and scholar Norman Finkelstein argues that the U.S.-backed “peace process” was never intended to end the Israeli occupation. Norman G. Finkelstein received his doctorate in 1988 from the Department of Politics […]

06 Jun

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 […]

05 Jun

Norman Finkelstein (pt1): Six-Day War, 50-Year Occupation — What Really Happened in June 1967?

In the first of an extended three-part interview on the 50th anniversary of the June 1967 Arab-Israeli war, author and scholar Norman Finkelstein debunks the enduring myths surrounding that historic confrontation — myths that have sustained​ the ensuing Israeli ​occupation of Palestinian lands​. Norman G. Finkelstein received his doctorate in […]

03 Jun

Sahar Francis: Palestinian Prisoner Hunger Strike Suspended After 40 Days, but Could Resume

Sahar Francis of the Addameer Prisoner Support Association talks about what the Palestinian detainees’ hunger strike achieved, and explains why strike leader Marwan Barghouti says that it could resume if the agreement is violated. TRNN transcript: Aaron Mate: It’s The Real News, I’m Aaron Mate. The Palestinian prisoner hunger strike […]

24 May

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 […]

10 May

Ali Abunimah: US Democratic Party Out of Step with Their Base on Israel-Palestine

Ali Abunimah of The Electronic Intifada says Democratic politicians, even progressives like Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, are out of touch with their supporters when it comes to defending Palestinian rights. TRNN transcript: Aaron MatĂ©: It’s The Real News, I’m Aaron Mate. A recent piece on AlterNet asked the question: […]

31 Mar

Ilan Pappé: The Myth of Israel

Ilan Pappé is an Israeli historian and socialist activist. He is a professor with the College of Social Sciences and International Studies at the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom, director of the university’s European Centre for Palestine Studies, and co-director of the Exeter Centre for Ethno-Political Studies. His work […]

20 Mar

BDS Activist Speaks About His Arrest by Israeli Police

Jeff Halper is the co-founder and director of ICAHD, the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions. He was born in 1946 in Minnesota and emigrated to Israel in 1973. Since then he has been a tireless advocate for justice and civil rights for all Israelis and Palestinians. He spent ten years […]

10 Mar

Israel Bans Entry to Supporters of the Boycott Movement

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 territories on the Israeli economy; and the boycott, divestment and sanctions […]

03 Mar

Why Was a 2016 Summit for a US-Proposed Peace Plan Involving Israel Kept Secret?

Gideon Levy is a prominent Israeli journalist and author of the weekly column Twilight Zone in the Israeli paper Haaretz. He is also an editorial board member of Haaretz. Between 1978 and 1982 Levy served in the Shimon Peres office when Peres was the leader of the Labor Party. TRNN […]

27 Feb

German University Suspends Course After Instructor Criticized Israel (VIDEO)

TRNN Transcript: SHIR HEVER: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m Shir Hever in Heidelberg, Germany. The Department of Political Science at the University of Berlin, the Freie University of Berlin, reneged on its promise to a young lecturer at the university to teach a course next semester. The reason? […]

14 Feb

DCIP — Q&A with PCDCR: Ending Sexual Violence against Children in Gaza

Eman Abu Said joined PCDCR in 2010 as a Project Coordinator for a protection project focused on child sexual abuse and harassment. (Photo: PCDCR) Defense for Children International – Palestine, Ramallah, February 8, 2017—The legal climate is the biggest obstacle to ending sexual violence against children in Gaza, according to […]

08 Feb

David Sheen — Emmett Till in Israel: How False Allegations of Rape Are Used to Lynch African Refugees and Palestinians (VIDEO)

TRNN transcript: KIM BROWN: Welcome to The Real News Network in Baltimore. I’m Kim Brown. Is rape used as a political tool in Israel, to demonize and dehumanize Arabs and Palestinians? Last June, the Israeli public was shocked to hear of a girl with a mental disability, who was reportedly […]

16 Jan

Asa Winstanley: Al-Jazeera Investigation Reveals Israel Lobby’s Influence in the UK (VIDEO)

Electronic Intifada’s Asa Winstanley says Israel has set up astroturf organizations in the UK whose purpose is to sabotage Palestine solidarity. SHARMINI PERIES: It’s The Real News Network. I’m Sharmini Peries, coming to you from Baltimore. A recently released video from Al Jazeera shows an Israeli diplomat and an aide […]

26 Dec

(VIDEO) Israeli Journalist Gideon Levy: The ‘Real Landlords’ of Israel Are the Settlers

Gideon Levy discusses how the government’s preoccupation with a small Israeli colony, in the occupied West Bank, reflects the political power of settlers in Israel. SHIR HEVER: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m Shir Hever, from Germany. A small Israeli colony in the occupied West Bank has been on […]

03 Dec

(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, […]

23 Nov

World Bank: Water Situation in Gaza “Alarming”

GAZA, November 23, 2016 (WAFA) – People will need water, already scarce in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), even more desperately if temperatures rise because of climate change, said the World Bank in a report on the water situation in Gaza. In Palestine, water resources are critically scarce, and […]

19 Nov

20-year-old Palestinian-Australian Footballer, Nadeem Farhoud, on the Formation of Aida United FC

Nadeem Farhoud, a young man of Palestinian origins, born in Australia: a Palestinian at heart, a soccer player, college student, and an activist who created a fundraising campaign for Palestinian children through the annual Futsal competition, in October of 2016, aiming to raise funds for Palestinian children in Palestine. Through […]

06 Nov

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 […]

20 Oct

A Change of Course: Women’s Boat to Gaza Activists Speak Out, Following their Release from Israeli Custody

After sailing for several days, the adventure of 13 pro-Palestinian women ended abruptly, when Israeli commandos illegally boarded the Zaytouna-Oliva in international waters, on 5 October, 2016. The Zaytouna set sail from Barcelona in mid-September, under the banner ‘Women’s Boat to Gaza’ (WBG). The yacht stopped in Sicily before proceeding […]

30 Sep

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 […]

01 Aug

An Interview with Badran Jabber

August 1, 2016 12:17 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Hebron, Interview 0

‘There is the idea that a nation that oppresses another nation is not free. I would say that in the case of Israel, even the beneficiaries of the occupation are not free.’ Badran Jabber is a veteran progressive activist, politician, and freed political prisoner living in the West Bank city […]

21 Jun

BTS: “You Force People the Age of Your Grandma Out of Some Tin Shed Where They Live” testimony catalog number: 852350 unit: Judea Regional Brigade area: Hebron area period: 2012 “We went to Umm al-Khair, which is right up next to [the settlement of] Carmel. We went there for a demolition. We demolished a shed or two in there. You get an order about what to […]

12 Jun

Rabbi Lau: 3rd Temple Can be Built Without Destroying Al Aqsa

In an interview with Israel’s Knesset Channel (the Israeli equivalent of CSPAN), the country’s chief Ashkenazi rabbi advocates building a Third Temple on the Temple Mount/Haram al-Sharif, arguing that it can be done without demolishing Al-Aqsa Mosque or the Dome of the Rock, according to +972 mag. via the Alternative […]

12 Jun

Testimony of One of the Latest Attacks Against Gaza’s Fishermen

06/16/16 | International Solidarity Movement | Gaza  Team Last Wednesday, 30-year-old Rajab Khaled Abu Riela, his brother and two cousins left Gaza’s port at 12 pm. They stayed out fishing until 1:30 am. “When we started our way back to the port one Israeli warship approached, the soldiers started insulting […]

07 Apr

Palestinians in Israeli School Books

A presentation by Nurit Peled-Elhanan. Peled-Elhanan is an Israeli professor of language and education at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a human rights activist. She is a 2001 co-laureate of the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought awarded by the European Parliament. Also from the Alternative Information Center:  PEN’s […]

31 Mar

Israeli Police Testimony from 1976 Land Day

March 31, 2016 6:41 AM admin Human rights, Interview, Israel 0

Below is a translation, by the Alternative Information Center (AIC), of testimony provided by a policeman who participated in Israel’s oppression of the 1976 Palestinian Land Day. The now-defunct Hebrew-language weekly news magazine Haolam Haze published this anonymous testimony on 7 April 1976, which is brought here in its entirety. […]

25 Mar

Nassar Ibrahim on Palestine in the Arab Context

March 25, 2016 3:59 AM IMEMC Agencies Internal Unrest, Interview, Palestine 0

Nassar Ibrahim discusses the Palestinian struggle in a globalized era and the Arab uprisings. Nassar Ibrahim is a Palestinian political analyst, writer, author and Co-Director of the Alternative Information Center (AIC). At AIC official: SEE! A Week of Israeli Occupation

09 Mar

(co) Resistance: Michel Warschawski Talks About the One State Solution

Michel Warschawski, a co-founder of the Alternative Information Center (AIC) and member of Matzpen, discusses the limitations of ‘one state’ as a solution to the colonial conflict in Palestine. AIC Press Review: The Many Crimes of Ofek Buchris

03 Mar

Guy Butavia Speaks

March 3, 2016 3:18 AM IMEMC Agencies Human rights, Interview, Palestine 0

Guy Butavia is one of three activists, along with Ezra Nawi and Nasser Nawajah, who were arrested following a TV news show that depicted an inciting work made about them by extremist Israeli settlers. Police questioned Butavia on suspicion of conspiracy in attempted murder, as well as several other offenses, […]

27 Feb

Shimon Dotan, Director of ‘The Settlers’

February 27, 2016 10:14 PM IMEMC Agencies International, Interview, Israeli Settlement 0

As Israel faces international condemnation over its plan to build 153 new [illegal] settlements in the occupied West Bank, a newly premiered documentary film “The Settlers,” written by Romanian-born, Israeli-raised filmmaker, Shimon Dotan, focuses on the fringe of the settler movement.“The Settlers”, PNN reports, traces the history of [illegal] Israeli […]

19 Feb

Lea Tsemel on the Persecutions of Human Rights Defenders in Israel

February 19, 2016 6:14 AM IMEMC Agencies Interview, Israel, Non-violent action 0

On January 21, Israeli police arrested Ezra Nawi, a prominent Israeli human rights activist. He was arrested following a TV news show which depicted an inciting work made about him by extremist settlers. Police questioned Nawi on suspicion of conspiracy in attempted murder, as well as several other offenses, including […]

13 Jan

Short Film on PCHR’s Efforts to Abolish Death Penalty

January 13, 2016 3:17 AM IMEMC Agencies Human rights, Interview, Palestine 0

On 22 December 2015, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) published a short film about death penalty showing efforts exerted for years by PCHR to put an end to this punishment. This film was made in conclusion of a series of activities carried out by PCHR as part of […]

11 Jan

(co)Resistence: Abdel Alim Da’ana

Dany Sail, an Israeli Black Panther, worked alongside the Palestinian resistance to end Israeli colonial occupation in the early 1970s. He managed to escape from Israel when his comrades were arrested. Later, he disappeared and he is thought dead. Abdel Alim Da’ana, a Palestinian activist who collaborated with Sail back […]

27 Dec

Joe Catron on Palestinian Hunger Strikers

December 27, 2015 11:35 PM IMEMC Agencies International, Interview, Prisoners 0

25 Palestinian political prisoners held by the Israeli occupation in Etzion jail – a detention center attached to the Gush Etzion illegal settlement on Palestinian land – have launched a hunger strike against their conditions of detention, noting that two Palestinian prisoners had been attacked by Israeli military forces, while […]

23 Nov

VIDEO: Checkpoints, Harassment in Jerusalem

November 23, 2015 11:16 PM IMEMC Agencies Interview, Non-violent action, Palestine 0

In the neighborhood of A-Tur (Mount of Olives), children fear going to school because of the permanent Israeli police presence in front of a school, AIC reports.Parents and activists organized a small protest this week. In other areas, young Palestinians are being harassed on their way to work or studies […]

10 Nov

VIDEO: Coresistance – Hashem al Azza

November 10, 2015 2:51 AM IMEMC Agencies Internal Unrest, Interview, West Bank 0

(Co)resistance: Palestinians and Israelis searching for a common future.Here, Palestinian activist Hashem al Azza relates both the daily crimes of the Israeli occupation and settlers in Hebron, as well as his vision for just peace in the area. Hashem died on 21 October in Hebron following inhalation of tear gas […]

04 Nov

Lawyer Hassan Ajaj Reflects on Epic Tear Gas Kick

November 4, 2015 11:46 PM IMEMC Agencies Diplomacy, Interview, Palestine 0

One of the most memorable images of the current Israeli-Palestinian confrontations shows young Palestinian lawyer Hassan Ajaj in dark shades, a suit and formal legal robe as he kicks away an Israeli tear gas canister, his legs flying high above billowing white gas.According to Al Ray, the Associated Press photographer’s […]

22 Oct

Q&A on Palestinian Popular Resistance

Q1. How would you describe the current situation on the ground? A1. A new generation of Palestinians is marching on the footsteps of previous generations, rising up against Israel’s brutal, decades-old regime of occupation, settler colonialism and apartheid. It is another phase of the popular struggle against Israel’s state terrorism. […]

12 Oct

(VIDEO) Israeli Soldiers Raid Office of Independent Palestinian Media IMEMC

October 12, 2015 9:54 AM IMEMC Agencies Interview, Israeli attacks, West Bank 0

Sunday morning at dawn, Israeli soldiers raided the office of the International Middle East Media Center (IMEMC) and the Palestinian Center for Rapprochement (PCR). IMEMC is playing a pivotal role in conveying Palestinian news to an English-reading readership. At dawn on Sunday October 11, the office of the independent news […]

17 Sep

Ellen Siegel: Why have the killers of Sabra and Shatila escaped justice?

September 17, 2015 12:39 AM IMEMC Agencies International, Interview, Lebanon war 0

One of Israel’s most infamous crimes occurred 33 years ago this week. In September 1982, the Israeli army surrounded the Sabra neighborhood and adjacent Shatila refugee camp in southern Beirut.Israel gave its allies in a right-wing Christian militia known as the Phalange free rein to massacre a large number of […]

05 Sep

Testimony: Vittorio Fera on His Arrest and the Israeli System

September 5, 2015 12:44 AM IMEMC Agencies Interview, Israel, Prisoners 0

Vittorio Fera is released on bail after an extremely violent and terrifying time in Israeli prisons.He is falsely accused of throwing stones and attacking Israeli soldiers. His case will be in court again Tuesday the 8th of September in Jerusalem. Here is Fera’s own testimony on the arrest, imprisonment and […]

23 Aug

VIDEO: Lina, Student Activist, Former Prisoner

‘Our prisoners don’t need extra food or extra blankets. They need the world to take a serious stand with them…The idea of freedom is the only reason they live.’ – Lina KhattabThe new short film, ‘Lina | لينا’, by Palestinian filmmaker Osama Abed, tells the story of Palestinian student activist […]

19 Aug

Dangerous Trends In Palestinian Health Caused by Occupation: UNRWA

A United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) report on Palestine’s Gaza Strip concludes that infant mortality has risen for the first time in decades. A significant marker for a dangerous trend says UNRWA Director of Health Dr. Akihiro Seita. Infant mortality is but one of numerous health and mental […]

06 Aug

Zvi Ben Dor Benite: Arab Jews

August 6, 2015 4:43 PM IMEMC Agencies Diplomacy, International, Interview 0

Saying you are an Arab Jew is the most subversive statement possible against Zionism. Professor Zvi Ben Dor Benite speaks with the Alternative Information Center (AIC) about the history and identity of Jews from Arab countries. Touching upon issues such as the place of Arab Jews in Arab politics, the […]

11 Jul

Dr.Rami Mokdad, Head of the Oncology Department, Shifa Hospital in Gaza

No private hospital in Gaza treats cancer, only the public ones, and that the treatment is free of charge. “At Shifa Oncology Department we treat everyday 150 patients, and we are in total 3 doctors, 5 nurses and have just 15 beds. Obviously that’s not enough.“10th July 2015 | International […]

30 Jun

VIDEO: Interview with Jerusalem Affairs Minister

On January 25, 2006 Palestinians in the West Bank, Gaza and Jerusalem elected delegates to the Palestinian parliament. After the elections the Change and Reform (Hamas) party headed a national unity government. Khaled Abu Arafe was appointed as the Minister for Jerusalem Affairs. This is his story. Also from AIC: […]

18 Jun

Islam Hamed: Brazilian-Palestinian hunger striker in PA prison

June 18, 2015 3:23 AM IMEMC Agencies Interview, Nablus, Prisoners 0

Islam Hamed was arrested for the first time at the age of 17 by the Israeli authorities. He was sentenced to five years in prison. Nine months after the end of that sentence, he was imprisoned again under a process called administrative detention, despite not facing any concrete charges. Israel […]

30 May

Maureen Clare Murphy on Hunger striker Khader Adnan

May 30, 2015 5:33 AM IMEMC Agencies Interview, Palestine, Prisoners 0

A Palestinian hunger striker has entered his twenty-fifth day without food, and is unable to move or stand up. Khader Adnan is a prisoner held by Israeli authorities for the past year without charges or trial.He is protesting the so-called ‘administrative detention’ imposed by Israeli authorities which is used to […]

14 May

VIDEO: Life After a Live Ammunition Injury — Basel Kamal Safi

May 14, 2015 5:10 AM IMEMC Agencies Human rights, Interview, Palestine 0

On December 4, 2014, Basel Kamal Safi, then 17, sustained a gunshot wound when he found himself in the midst of clashes between Israeli forces and Palestinian youth in the West Bank village of Beitillu.The injury led to two surgeries, and now Basel must use a wheelchair to get around. […]

08 May

‘We Bombed Civilians for Entertainment.’

An Israeli soldier has said that he and his colleagues bombed civilian in Gaza Strip during last year’s Israeli offensive “for entertainment”.In an interview conducted on Tuesday with a 20-year-old Israeli soldier named Arieh, he said: “I was called to service early on July 2014 and was deployed to the […]

22 Apr

Abu Khdeir Family: ‘We Demand Justice’

April 22, 2015 7:22 AM IMEMC Agencies Interview, Israeli attacks, Jerusalem 0

The family of Mohammad Abu Khdeir, the young Palestinian who was burnt alive by Israelis on July 2 last year, protests that the teen’s name has been added to Israel’s list of terror victims recognised by the National Insurance Institute (NII), and that it appears on Jerusalem’s Har Herzl memorial […]

20 Apr

A World Lost: Escape From Yarmouk

Over the past four years war has ravaged the Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk. At no other time has the future looked so dismal for the community of refugees who have called it home. What was once a city filled with life has now become a world lost.The Palestine Refugee […]

15 Apr

Interview with Dr. Basman Alashi in Gaza

April 15, 2015 5:43 AM IMEMC Agencies Gaza Strip, Interview, Israeli attacks 0

“You corner me, you kill me, and on top of that you ask me not to defend myself. Human beings in this world have the right to defend themselves. We, as Palestinians, have the right to defend our land and our families by all means available”, said the Dr. Basman […]

27 Feb

Gaza in Ruins After Receiving Only 5% of Pledged Reconstruction Funds

February 27, 2015 7:46 AM IMEMC Agencies Gaza Strip, Human rights, Interview 0

Chris Gunness, spokesman for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), discusses the causes and consequences of the fact that only about 5% of pledged donations have reached Gaza.[This transcript has been lightly edited.] Ken Klippenstein: What has been the impact of […]

13 Feb

DCI Palestine: Childhood in East Jerusalem

February 13, 2015 12:26 AM IMEMC Agencies Human rights, Interview, Palestine 0

Ivan Karakashian from Defence of Children International-Palestine Section, speaks about Palestinian childhood in East Jerusalem, with a particular emphasis on the psychological impact of detention and home arrest on the child’s development and his wider family. More regional news at AIC. Search IMEMC: ‘DCI Palestine’

10 Feb

“Gaza on Verge of Collapse”

February 10, 2015 11:11 PM IMEMC Agencies Gaza Strip, Internal Unrest, Interview 0

The failed reconstruction process in the Gaza Strip is inextricably linked to Israel’s ongoing seige of the coastal enclave. The UN announcement last month that unfulfilled donor pledges mean it has no more money for reconstruction has further exposed the reality in which accountability and transparency are lacking in international […]

10 Feb

IMEMC U.S Spokesperson & Media Liaison, Alexandra Halaby Interview By Ray Hanania

February 10, 2015 10:03 AM IMEMC News International, Interview, Palestinian Politics 0

This is a radio interview conducted by Ray Hanania from Ya Hala Radio and Radio Baladi, on Friday January 16, with Alexandra Halaby, U.S. Spokesperson & Media Liaison of the International Middle East Media Center (IMEMC) Ray Hanania is a media analyst and political consultant specializing in Middle East issues […]

07 Feb

Jafar Farah: Joint Arab List to Bring Changes

February 7, 2015 1:17 AM IMEMC Agencies Arab World, Interview, Israeli Politics 0

The creation of the joint list of Arab political parties for the March elections in Israel has generated enthusiasm and brings with it the possibility for change, notes Jafar Farah, director of the Mossawa Center: The Advocacy Center for Arab Citizens of Israel. Farah reviews the background to creation of […]

30 Jan

Jerusalem: Interview with Daoud al Ghoul

January 30, 2015 12:19 AM IMEMC Agencies Internal Unrest, Interview, Jerusalem 0

Daoud al Ghoul, a Palestinian resident of Jerusalem, was deported in December from Jerusalem and the West Bank for a period of five months. The deportation was done through a military order, with no attendant legal process; reasons for the deportation were not provided.Al Ghoul is currently in the city […]

25 Jan

Fateh Spokesman for Europe, Dr. Jamal Nazzal visits Denmark

Dr. Jamal Nazzal, the spokesman for the Palestinian Fateh Movement and member of its Revolutionary Council, arrived in the Danish capital Copenhagen on Saturday. Dr. Nazzal’s arrival in Denmark could suggest that initiatives aim at making Denmark follow its Scandinavian neighbors Sweden and Norway in recognizing the Palestinian State. Speaking […]

23 Jan

Jerusalem: Interview with Dimitri Diliani

January 23, 2015 6:41 PM IMEMC Agencies Interview, Israeli Politics, Jerusalem 0

As part of the Alternative Information Center (AIC) series Jerusalem Watch, Dimitri Diliani, member of Fatah Revolutionary Council and resident of the city, gives us his perspective on repression and resistance in Jerusalem, with an emphasis on the role of Palestinian political parties.

21 Jan

Dan Cohen in Gaza

January 21, 2015 2:31 PM IMEMC Agencies Gaza Strip, Human rights, Interview 0

Emoprog Army Radio Hour podcast interviews Dan Cohen, a journalist reporting from Gaza. They discuss how terrible weather in Gaza right now is complicating life for people already living in desperate circumstances. Dan tells us how, despite severe limitations on new construction materials, Gazans are beginning the slow, arduous work […]

16 Jan

Palestine National Football Team Holds Press Conference In Melbourne Australia

January 16, 2015 12:29 AM IMEMC Agencies International, Interview, Miscellaneous 0

In front of a backdrop of the Palestinian flag and a keffiyeh, the Palestinian football team spoke of the challenges they have faced in qualifying, and their upcoming match against Jordan on Friday 16th January. Jibril Rajoub, President of the Palestinian Football Federation, started by thanking the professionalism of the […]

12 Nov

Palestinians Killed in Gaza Named in Art

November 12, 2014 11:52 AM IMEMC Agencies Human rights, International, Interview 0

Last August, the UK based Israeli artist Idit Elia Nathan inscribed 1484 of the names of Palestinians killed in the Gaza attack at that time onto a white sheet. The project called “Don’t look away now“, aimed to comment on the deaths of every single person killed. 11/09/14 | Alternative […]

10 Nov

Friends of Orwa Hammad, 14-year old killed by Israel

November 10, 2014 12:57 PM IMEMC Agencies Interview, Israeli attacks, Ramallah 0

he recent escalation in Jerusalem follows the killing of a fourteen year old boy, Orwa Hammad, by Israeli forces in the West Bank.Orwa was a Palestinian-American who grew up spending time in both New Orleans and the West Bank. KBOO spoke with two of OrwaĂą??s friends in New Orleans Click […]

10 Nov

Rami Almeghari in Gaza

November 10, 2014 12:52 PM IMEMC Agencies Gaza Strip, Human rights, Interview 0

Interview with Rami Almeghari in Gaza, by the Emoprog Army podcastHosted by @violentfanon, @TerrinaMajnoona, and first-time co-host @BenjaminNorton. We have back on Rami Almeghari, a university lecturer and writer for Electronic Intifada living in Gaza. Last time Rami spoke to us was during Israel’s Operation Protective Edge, while he was […]

16 Oct

AUDIO: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in Gaza

(Full transcript of Ban’s Gaza press encounter below audio track.)via Christopher Gunness Spokesperson, Director of Advocacy and Strategic Communications UNRWA | Office of the Commissioner General | Jerusalem t: +972 2 589 0267 | m: +972 54 240 2659 | f: +972 2 589 0240 Assalam alaikum. Good afternoon. I […]

16 Oct

VIDEO: Norwegian Doctor Mads Gilbert on Palestine

October 16, 2014 8:24 AM IMEMC Agencies Human rights, International, Interview 0

Dr. Mads Gilbert (b. June 2, 1947) is a Norweigan doctor who struggled and insisted to enter Gaza during the recent Israeli Assault last July, the Palestinian News Network reports. When asked why, he replied by saying that he chose medicine as his job because he wanted to change the […]

03 Oct

Mohammed Ismail – Gaza Engineer trying to build desalination plant

October 3, 2014 12:16 PM IMEMC Agencies Gaza Strip, Human rights, Interview 0

Mohammed Ismail is one of a group of engineers in Gaza who are attempting to crowdfund the construction of a small, solar-powered desalination plant.Here is a link to the audio of the interview:…t.mp3 Here is a link to their Indiegogo campaign:…-gaza

17 Sep

Ads Against Apartheid’s Richard Colbath-Hess

September 17, 2014 9:16 PM IMEMC Agencies International, Interview, Non-violent action 0

In an exclusive interview with PNN English, co-founder of Ads Against Apartheid, Richard Colbath-Hess describes the goals and importance of his work, as it calls US public attention to the true suffering and discrimination of the Palestinian people. It is through paid advertising (in subways, billboards, newpapers and tv) that […]

29 Aug

Organizer with Block the Boat action in Oakland, CA

Lara Kiswani, Executive Director of the Arab Resource & Organizing Center (AROC), the main organization behind the wildly successful #BlockTheBoat protests in Oakland. Hosted by @violentfanon, @dankmtl, @cushbomb, and new cohost @TerrinaMajnoona. Members of the Bay Area Arab community and their allies prevented the Israeli cargo ship Zim Piraeus from […]

30 Jul

Mohammad Omer: Foreign Journalists Leaving Gaza

As the situation in Gaza worsens, foreign journalists are leaving the Strip by the busload, while bombs on Tuesday have targeted several media agencies and journalists’ homes.Mohammad Omer, the award-winning journalist from Rafah, reported that on Tuesday, following the single-worst night of Israeli bombardment, he saw a bus full of […]

19 Jul

Gaza: ‘Resistance is Strong and Will Continue’

Gaza resident Nasser Hammad is director of the Strategic Studies and Documentation Center in Gaza, and a freelance journalist. The Alternative Information Center (AIC) spoke to Nassar about Gazans’ daily life under attack, and how they see the near future. 18 July 2014 | Ahmad Jaradat | AIC, Beit Sahour […]

18 Jul

Doctors Evacuate Patients After Israel Bombs Hospital

Dr. Basman Alashi, caring for patients needing critical care at al-Wafa hospital, has had to evacuate his patients after Israel bombed the hospital several times on Thursday evening.After a week of threats and “warning rocket” fire last Friday on the al-Wafa rehab and geriatric hospital in eastern Gaza City, the […]

11 Jul

Cousin of 16-year-old Who Was Burned to Death by Israeli Extremists

July 11, 2014 12:31 PM IMEMC Agencies Interview, Jerusalem 0

Thawra Abu Khdeir never thought that she would live to see someone from her own family, her own flesh and blood as she puts it, burned to death in a brutal and senseless act of violence. But at the ripe old age of 20, she has now seen this – […]

30 Jun

Awne Shamsiyeh: “The camera is like a weapon, so I can resist non-violently.”

June 30, 2014 2:26 AM IMEMC Agencies Hebron, Internal Unrest, Interview 0

In Al-Khalil (Hebron) in the Tel Rumeida area, 15-year old Awne Shamsiyeh lives with his family. After the Hebron Agreement (1997), the city was divided into two areas, H1 (supposedly under full Palestinian Authority civil and security control) and H2, (under full Israeli military civil and security control). Since 1974, […]