Category Archives: Interview

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27 May
1:44

Ewa Jasiewicz – Free Gaza convoy

The largest aid convoy to date is currently en route to Gaza to break the Israeli siege. The convoy includes nine ships, ten thousand tons of aid and eight hundred people from fifty countries. The ships are currently in the Mediterranean Sea, and plan to arrive in Gaza later this […]

04 Mar
9:47

Israeli repression in Palestine is escalating – Mazin Qumsiyeh: “The Israeli army wants me”

March 4, 2010 9:47 PM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Interview, Non-violent action 0

The Israeli army invaded Mazin Qumsiyeh’s neighborhood in Beit Sahour, a suburb of Bethlehem, on 2 March in the night, waking up his mother, wife and sister. Heavily-armed soldiers blocked roads during ‘the operation’. When his family opened the door, they demanded to see Mazin Qumsiyeh (*). They were told […]

12 Jan
10:26

Interview With Rani Bornat -Bil’in

January 12, 2010 10:26 AM IMEMC Agencies Interview, Non-violent action, Ramallah 0

McIntyre recently interviewed Palestinian activist Rani Bornat about his life after being shot by the Israeli army. Rani Bornat: My name is Rani Abdelfatah Ibrahim Bornat, and I’m 29 years old. I’m from the village of Bilin, west of Ramallah. I was shot in the throat on the first day […]

06 Jan
2:06

US Congressman Brian Baird on Gaza, Goldstone and US support for Israel

This is an audio interview – 10:49click on link below to download mp3

29 Dec
12:39

Anton Udugama, participant on Viva Palestina convoy

December 29, 2009 12:39 PM IMEMC Agencies Arab World, Human rights, Interview 0

audio interview – 14:50mp3 download

28 Nov
12:45

Ala’ Jaradat of Addameer on Palestinian prisoners

November 28, 2009 12:45 PM IMEMC Agencies Interview, Palestine, Prisoners 0

This is a one-hour audio interview with Ala’ Jaradat about the conditions facing Palestinian political detainees – including family visitation, administrative detention, imprisoned children and women, and mothers whose children were born in prison.58:23 audio file

15 Oct
1:08

Interview with Gareth Porter on the Israeli role in US policy towards Iran

The US House of Representatives passed legislation Wednesday to ramp up economic pressure on Iran over its suspect nuclear program by punishing firms that do business in Iran’s energy sector.The bill, which passed with a four-hundred and fourteen to six vote, permits US states, local governments and pension funds to […]

13 Aug
11:44

The Palestine Liberation Organization (P.L.O) must go back to its roots

August 13, 2008 11:44 PM IMEMC Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Nablus 0

On Saturday the 9th of August we headed out to upper Nablus where we’d arranged an interview with the ex-mayor of the city, Bassam Shaka.Our taxi left us in front of a modern and impressive house (for Nablus’s standard) and we made our way to the front porch. We gave […]

08 Aug
12:58

Jenin, a city of strong women

August 8, 2008 12:58 AM IMEMC News Interview, Jenin, Non-violent action 0

In Jenin, Palestinian Women addresses the concerns of women as they face problems of raising a family and preparing for jobs when the home no longer has a man to support them.Unless you travel throughout the West Bank, you cannot realize the difficulties faced daily by ordinary people who must […]

05 Aug
12:32

Lawyer among 60 activists bringing medical supplies to Gaza

August 5, 2008 12:32 PM Saed Bannoura Gaza Strip, Human rights, Interview 0

On August 5th, activists will be taking to the high seas in an effort to get much needed medical supplies to the ailing residents of the besieged Gaza strip.   The Israeli military has been consistently preventing critical supplies from going overland from Israel into Gaza as they continue to […]

01 Aug
8:19

Search for conspiracy

August 1, 2008 8:19 PM IMEMC News Human rights, Interview, Ramallah 0

Yesterday, I visited with Sameeh Hammoudeh and his family. He was a co-defendant in the terrorism trial of Dr. Sami Al-Arian. It was a very important visit and before I describe it, you’ll need this background.In February 2003, at the same time Dr. Sami Al-Arian was arrested, Sameeh Hammoudeh was […]

31 Jul
6:53

Interview with leftists PPP secretary-general Bassam Salhi

July 31, 2008 6:53 AM Saed Bannoura Internal Unrest, Interview, Palestine 0

  This is a translation of an interview conducted by the Palestine News Network (PNN) with Bassam Salhi, secretary-general of the leftist Palestinian People Party (PPP) in Palestine, and member of the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC). In the interview, Mr. Salhi, stated that what is happening in the Palestinian territories […]

29 Jul
9:49

Palestine: the facts on the ground

July 29, 2008 9:49 PM IMEMC Agencies Interview, Palestine, Peace process 0

A number of Israeli, Palestinian and foreign officials stated many times during the year 2008, that a peace deal between the Palestinians and the Israelis is so close and might be by the end of 2008.Realities on the ground are very much different from the way things are expressed. Given […]

15 Jul
1:08

Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades preserve the right to respond to Israeli attacks

July 15, 2008 1:08 AM IMEMC Agencies Gaza Strip, Interview, Truce 0

In a special interview with IMEMC, a leader of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs brigades in Gaza, Abu Almontaser, said that his resistance group preserves the right to respond to Israeli army attacks either on Gaza or on the West Bank. Abu Almontaser told the IMEMC that the Fatah-linked group would not […]

08 Jun
9:26

Professor Naseer Aruri discusses Barack Obama’s AIPAC speech

June 8, 2008 9:26 AM Saed Bannoura International, Interview, Jerusalem 0

With Senator Hillary Clinton resigning from the US Presidential race, the Democratic nomination will almost certainly go to Senator Barack Obama. Obama gave a speech this week that raised a great deal of criticism among human rights advocates. In the speech, given at the annual conference of the American-Israel Political […]

23 May
9:08

Palestine Investment Conference – Changing the face of the crisis

May 23, 2008 9:08 AM IMEMC Agencies Interview, Palestine, Peace process 0

The Palestine Investment Conference (PIC), taking place in Bethlehem from May 21-23, has enthusiastically declared ‘Palestine is open for business’. The conference, which draws together around 1200 Palestinian, Israeli, and international private investors and government delegations, is aimed at jumpstarting the process of integrating Palestine into the global economy. While […]

21 May
9:04

Potential investor says Palestine is virgin for Investment but only if Israel agees to peace

Dr Mohammed Salameh of Jordan and chairman of the consolidated group for engineering and investment says that Palestine is ready for investment only if Israel will agree to peace, and stop its' killing and curfews, without Israel's support we are wasting our time here.  He said, "To invest in Palestine […]

08 May
6:47

Interview with the detained head of the Legislative Council Dr. Aziz Dweik

This is an interview with Dr. Aziz Dweik, head of the Palestinian Legislative Council, imprisoned by Israel along with dozens of legislators and officials.This interview was published in Arabic by the office of Legislator Sameer Halaiqa on May 7, 2008, and was translated by Saed Bannoura of the International Middle […]

05 May
6:45

Three Women from Haifa

May 5, 2008 6:45 AM IMEMC Agencies Interview, Israel, Miscellaneous 0

–>To download or listen to these interviews, visit: http://www.radio4all.net/proginfo.php?id=27485 –>These interviews will also be airing as part ‘Radio Free Palestine’, an international radio broadcast to be held on May 15, 2008, to commemorate 60 years of the Palestinian Nakba. For more information: http://www.imemc.org/index.php?obj_id=2196Sitting in the north of what is now […]

29 Apr
1:23

Interview: Boycotting Israel at the Arab American University in Jenin

April 29, 2008 1:23 AM IMEMC Agencies Interview, Jenin, Non-violent action 0

—> To download the recorded version of this interview, visit: http://www.ncra.ca/exchange/dspProgramDetail.cfm?progra…69960 Ashraf is from Tulkarem, Palestine. He graduated from the Arab American University in Jenin (www.aauj.edu) in the summer of 2007 with a degree in computer information technology. With the student group Green Resistance at his university, he organized a […]

09 Mar
11:10

Interview with Fouad al-Khuffash re: Palestinian women prisoners

March 9, 2008 11:10 AM Saed Bannoura Interview, Palestine, Prisoners 0

click here to listen to audio recording of interview (in arabic, with english voiceover)  Q. Please introduce yourself for our listeners Fouad al-Khuffash, the Director of the Ahrar Center for the Rights of Detainees.  Our Center runs a website documenting the stories of Palestinian detainees – their issues and the […]

09 Mar
10:43

Interview with a female detainee imprisoned by Israel

March 9, 2008 10:43 AM IMEMC Agencies Interview, Palestine, Prisoners 0

One again, the world celebrates the International Women’s Day while dozens of Palestinian women and mothers are still imprisoned by the occupation, stripped of their fundamental rights of even hugging their children. Detainee Qahira Al Sa’dy, imprisoned in Telmond Israeli prison voiced an appeal to every Palestinian woman to act […]

15 Jan
6:09

Holocaust Survivor Hedy Epstein

January 15, 2008 6:09 AM IMEMC Agencies Human rights, Interview, Palestine 0

Hedy Epstein is a German Jewish Holocaust survivor, born in 1924, whose parents were sent to Auschwitz in 1942, where they perished. In 1948, Hedy Epstein went to live in United States. In 2003, she decided to make a trip to Palestine. Shocked by the oppression that the Israeli government […]

10 Mar
10:51

Palestinian Authority Institutions to Stop Working if Salaries Unpaid

March 10, 2007 10:51 PM IMEMC Agencies Gaza Strip, Internal Unrest, Interview 0

In a special interview with the International Middle East Media Center IMEMC, Aref Abu Jarad, head of the Palestinian Public Employees Syndicate in Gaza, said that the entire Palestinian Authority institutions would start an unprecedented massive strike, if salaries of state employees are unpaid. “The health sector and the petroleum […]

07 Sep
1:01

Interview with Faisal Sawalha over the unrecognized Arab villages in Israel

September 7, 2006 1:01 PM IMEMC Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

This is IMEMC interviewing Faisal Sawalha from the Regional Council for the Arab Unrecognized Villages in the Negev.  Mr. Sawalha works in resource development and public relations.  Today is Wednesday August 23, 2006. Little is known about the 86,000 Palestinian Bedouins living in the Negev.  We have Mr. Sawalha here […]

22 Aug
6:57

PNN Interview with Israeli Analyst and Journalist, Yoram Ben

August 22, 2006 6:57 PM IMEMC Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

Tuesday the Palestine News Network spoke with Yoram Ben Nur, an Israeli journalist and political analyst, regarding the current state of thinking among the Israeli people. The 50 year old says that the Israeli war against destroyed the notion that “Arabs are weak.”   He continued to say, “We believe […]

20 Aug
7:13

Ghazi Hamad, Hamas media spokesperson at the Palestinian Government

August 20, 2006 7:13 AM IMEMC Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

Listen to the audio from the MP3 Player on the right column. || Click here to Download MP3 file 4.4 MB Exclusive audio interview, conducted and transcribed by Saed Bannoura, IMEMC Voiceover and edited by, Saed Bannoura & Ghassan Bannoura – IMEMC – Did the Palestinian factions reach an agreement […]

15 Aug
8:41

Interview:Reem Natour, Resident of Nazareth

August 15, 2006 8:41 PM IMEMC Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

IMEMC Interview with Reem Natour, resident of Nazareth. Q: Could you speak about how some of the first casualties by the Hezbollah rockets were Israeli-Palestinians, or so-called Arab-Israelis? Why do you think that was? How are Arab-Israelis being affected by the rocket fire? A: If you talk about probability, Arabs […]

15 Aug
3:05

Interview: Uri Avnery

August 15, 2006 3:05 AM IMEMC Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

IMEMC Interview with Uri Avnery, founder of the Israeli Peace Bloc Gush Shalom, and former Israeli Parliament member, on August 10th.Interview transcribed by Tania Tabar Audio: Download MP3 Q: Could you speak on the response of the Israeli left peace movement to the ongoing invasion in Lebanon and the war […]

14 Aug
12:39

Interview with former Palestinian political prisoner, Arifa Salman

August 14, 2006 12:39 PM IMEMC Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

Arifa Salman is a former Palestinian political prisoner and student activist at Al-Quds Open University, in the West Bank city of Nablus. In 2004, Arifa was charged with the ambiguous and common Israeli claim used against Palestinians  of ‘helping wanted people.’ While crossing the Jordanian border into Israel, Arifa was […]

04 Aug
12:45

Interview with George Abu Zulif, Defense for Children International, Gaza

August 4, 2006 12:45 PM IMEMC Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

Interview with George Abu Zulif, Defense for Children International, about GazaQ:  Could you speak briefly on the effects of the latest Israeli attacks, the invasion into Gaza on children in Gaza? A:  I think Israel is using its heavy weapons and shelling in an indiscriminate way, and in an unproportional […]

02 Aug
2:21

Interview: Adel Samara

August 2, 2006 2:21 AM IMEMC Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

Adel Samara is one of thousands of Palestinian-Americans living in the West Bank who have been the targets of what appears to be a new Israeli policy denying them re-entry status into Palestine.  Samara’s wife, an American, and 31-year resident of the West Bank, was recently denied entry, separating her […]

01 Aug
12:43

Interview: Ghassan Andoni – ‘The Palestinian Gandhi’

August 1, 2006 12:43 PM IMEMC Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

"Israel has actually from the early days of the invasion lost most of its deterrence cards against Hezbollah but apparently Hezbollah still has the possibility of disrupting life in central Israel", said Ghassan Andoni, one of the leaders of the non-violent movement in Palestine, in an exclusive interview with the […]

24 Jul
3:36

Interview: Tina and Michael Hannouneh, Americans beaten by Israeli guards at border crossing

July 24, 2006 3:36 AM IMEMC Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

The following are two interviews with Tina and Michael Hannouneh.  Tina is an American of Palestinian origin who was beaten by Israeli border guards, along with her son, Michael, at the Israeli-controlled Allenby Bridge border crossing between Jordan and the West Bank.listen to the audio: Michael | Tina (mp3 format) […]

19 Jul
2:44

Interview: Karen Abu Zeid

July 19, 2006 2:44 AM IMEMC Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

IMEMC Exclusive interview with Karen Abu Zeid, director of UNRWA – the United Nations Refugee ans Works Agency in Gaza, about the humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip. Q. Could you speak just briefly on the humanitarian situation currently in the Gaza strip?  Yes, we are finding a very big […]

18 Jul
4:19

Interview: Dr. Mustapha Barghouthi

July 18, 2006 4:19 AM IMEMC Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

IMEMC exclusive Interview with Dr. Mustapha Barghouthi, Palestinian independent legislator, on the current situation in Gaza, and his public statement that the crisis could cause the dissolution of the Palestinian AuthorityQ: Could you speak briefly on your statement calling for a possible disollution of the Palestinian Authority? Mustapha Barghouthi: Well […]

09 Jun
6:13

Ismail Haniyeh: Palestinian Prime Minister

June 9, 2006 6:13 PM IMEMC Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

The following are excerpts of an interview Aljazeera.net had with the Palestinian prime minister recently. Aljazeera.net: Is a Palestinian civil war inevitable? Ismail Haniya: Inter-Palestinian fighting is a red line we must not breach, and civil war among the brothers has no place in our dictionary. We are not experts […]

31 May
10:36

Interview with Prof. Norman Finkelstein

May 31, 2006 10:36 PM IMEMC Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

Christopher Brown, a grassroots radical journalist, conducted the following interview with Prof. Norman Finkelstein: Christopher Brown: Prof. Finkelstein, in your estimation why does it seem that when someone challenges on its policies towards the Palestinians they are accused of anti-Semitism? Norman Finkelstein: I think the answer is that in the […]

23 May
5:41

Two jailed Hamas, Jihad leaders appeal end of internal violence

May 23, 2006 5:41 AM IMEMC Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

{mosimage}Two leaders of Hamas and the Islamic Jihad imprisoned in Israeli detention facilities stressed on the importance of successful internal talks in order to end the inflaming conflict in Gaza, and achieve to a unified Palestinian strategy to maintain the Palestinian unity and to “counter the conspiracies against the Palestinians”. […]

20 May
5:27

Abdul-Fattah Abu-Thahab – Hunger Striker in Jenin

May 20, 2006 5:27 AM IMEMC Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

The IMEMC conducted an exclusive interview with one of the five prominent Palestinian activists and academics currently on hunger strike in Jenin.  The hunger strike began on May 1, 2006.Q. Mr. Abu Thahab – you are carrying out a hunger strike.  What are the aims of the hunger strike, and […]

16 May
10:01

Zakaria Zbaidi, Armed resistance leader: Question of truce is up to Israel

May 16, 2006 10:01 PM IMEMC Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

The Palestine News Network recently sat down with a somewhat unlikely local hero. He is young for his experiences, in his mid-twenties. Zakaria Zbaidi is the head of the Fateh armed resistance wing, Al Aqsa Brigades, from Jenin Refugee Camp in the northern West Bank. The Israelis have tried to […]

03 May
3:56

P.A Labor Minister; `“Our projects should be development and not relief`

As the workers of the world, and the Palestinians, celebrated the First of May, Palestinian workers remained jobless as a result of the Israeli military procedures, attacks and checkpoints barring them from crossing in an attempt to gain their livelihood. Amin Abu Warda – Palestine News Network,  interviewed Mohammad Barghouthi, […]

08 Apr
10:01

Abbas: our sons will fight Israelis for a just deal

April 8, 2006 10:01 PM IMEMC Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

The Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, says Israel’s plan to impose its final borders deep inside the occupied territories while expropriating large areas of Palestinian land for Jewish settlers will lead to another war in a decade. Speaking in Gaza City as Israel dropped scores of artillery shells in and around […]

06 Apr
3:57

Bellydancing out, cinema in. ‘We are not the Taliban!’, says Hamas cultural minister

April 6, 2006 3:57 PM IMEMC Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

Attallah Abu al-Sibbah is keen to demonstrate that Hamas is not the Taliban. As the new Palestinian culture minister, he will not be ordering the dynamiting of statues nor forbidding prayers to anyone but Allah. But there are limits – and bellydancing is one of them. "Bellydancing is naked women. […]

28 Mar
1:35

Saeb Erekat: The end of the Palestinian Authority?

March 28, 2006 1:35 AM IMEMC Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

Saeb Erikat, the chief Palestinian negotiator, recently warned that Mahmoud Abbas, the president, might "embark on dismantling" the Palestinian Authority (PA) if Israel continued to carry out "acts of piracy" inside areas officially run but only nominally controlled by the PA. He admitted that the recent Israeli army foray into […]

04 Mar
8:54

Ilan Pappe on the Israel-Palestine conflict

March 4, 2006 8:54 PM IMEMC Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

Last October, when Prof. Ilan Pappe was visiting the San Francisco Bay Area, he was interviewed by Steve Zeltzer for his Labor Video Project cable TV program. This is the audio for the 57 minute program in which Pappe talks about the history of Zionism, the Palestinian Nakba, Israeli-Palestinian labor […]

26 Feb
12:07

Human rights group head: Elections free and fair

February 26, 2006 12:07 AM IMEMC Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

The Gaza-based Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) is considered to be one of the most important Gazan human rights centers, that work on  disclosing the Israeli practices against the Palestinian people.  The PCHR was in the news recently for putting some Israeli ‘war criminals’ on trial. Interviewed by Wissam […]

25 Jan
12:30

Fares Abu Hasan: ‘Detainees are subjected to humiliation and abuse’

January 25, 2006 12:30 PM IMEMC Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

Palestine News Network interviewed Fares Abu Hasan, head of the Solidarity International For Human Rights, who revealed that Palestinian detainees in Israeli Prisons are subjected to continuous violations. Interviewed by, Amin Abu Warda, Palestine News Network    Abu Hasan stressed on the necessity of highlighting the administrative detention issue, and on the […]

22 Jan
4:30

Tafakji: ‘Wall has political considerations, the conflict is demographic’

January 22, 2006 4:30 AM IMEMC Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

In an interview with Palestine News Network, Khaleel Tafakji, a Palestinian expert of lands and settlements tackled some of the issues on Jerusalem and its future as a result of Israel’s policies in the city since 1967.   The policies include confiscations of land and properties, construction of settlement blocs […]

16 Jan
7:17

Mansour: ‘We decided to participate in elections to build the foundations of our society’

January 16, 2006 7:17 PM IMEMC Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

In an interview with the Palestine news Network, Sheikh Yasser Mansour, a prominent leader of Hamas, said that the movement decided to participate in the Legislative Elections in order to rebuild the Palestinian society and government side by side with its active role in the resistance. Mansour was Interviewed by […]

05 Jan
3:29

DFLP Leader Abu Laila: `“We want a coalition for all democratic factions`

January 5, 2006 3:29 PM IMEMC Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

  Interviewed by Rashid Hilal- Palestine News Network   Qais Abul-Karim (Abu Laila), senior official at the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP), head of Al Badeel (the Alternative) elections list, said that the front attempted in all of it dialogues with other factions, to create a flexible […]

27 Nov
8:29

Bethlehem passport launched to protect city from wall

November 27, 2005 8:29 PM IMEMC Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

  Carol Sansour, office director of Open Bethlehem, which launched the Bethlehem passport project says this document is an honorary document that will be granted to friends of Bethlehem and friends of the Palestinian cause from all over the world.   She said the project is part of a move […]

03 Nov
10:23

Interview with Diana Buttu, Legal Advisor to the Palestinian Authority

November 3, 2005 10:23 PM IMEMC Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

  Mike: Diana, you are one of the legal advisors to the Palestinian Authority. Can you explain to me what happens with Gaza right now and why the Palestinians can not move in or out of Gaza? Why do the Palestinians need an Israeli permission to open up the Rafah […]

21 Oct
9:48

Qalqilia mayor receives the eight consecutive detention order

October 21, 2005 9:48 AM IMEMC Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

  For the eight consecutive time, Israeli prison authorities renewed the administrative detention orders against the elected mayor of Qalqilia, Wajeeh Qawwas, and this time for additional three months. Qawwas was arrested on August, 22, 2002, and was placed in Ofer detention facility since then. This interview was conducted with […]

12 Oct
8:52

Abu Firas: `“Some P.A leaders are trying to sabotage our relation with Abbas`

October 12, 2005 8:52 AM IMEMC Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

  Leader of Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades in Tulkarem Mohammad Shihada (Abu Firas) said that some corrupt leaders at the Palestinian Authority are trying to sabotage the relation between the brigades and the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Abu Mazin. “We know those corrupt officials very well”, Abu Firas said, “They […]

25 Aug
1:52

Vanunu: I wanted to prevent the use of atomic weapons

August 25, 2005 1:52 PM IMEMC Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

Waiting for freedom While Iran is being pressured to halt its nuclear weapon program, Israel’s nuclear weapon possession gets close to no attention at all. Though endagering his own freedom, Mordechai Vanunu felt he had an obligation to reveal that Israel possessed nuclear weapons two decades ago. For this he […]

21 Aug
4:15

Gaza Smokescreen: An interview with Minister of Jerusalem Affairs Hind Khoury

August 21, 2005 4:15 PM IMEMC Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

The following Interview was conducted by Palestine Report Online, with the Palestinian Minister of Jerusalem Affairs, Hind Khoury. PR: With all eyes now focused on Gaza, how is that affecting events in Jerusalem as you see them? Khoury: The Gaza disengagement has been used by the Israeli government as a smokescreen […]

21 Jul
4:15

Hawatma: ‘I will return to Gaza after the Israeli withdrawal`

July 21, 2005 4:15 PM IMEMC Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

Nayef Hawatma, Secretary General of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine said that he will be in the Gaza Strip immediately following the Israeli withdrawal. Hawatma said that the Higher Committee of the Palestinian Factions, the Executive Committee of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), and the head of […]

09 Jul
10:14

Sheikh Yousef: `“Truce, peace, do not exist with settlements and the wall`

July 9, 2005 10:14 AM IMEMC Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

Sheikh Hasan Yousef, one of Hamas’ political leaders in the west Bank demanded the Palestinian Authority to reconsider the truce approved by the P.A and the Palestinian factions, in protest to the continuous Israeli violations, settlement expansion and the construction of the Separation Wall. “The popular campaign against the Wall […]

06 Jun
3:30

Abdul-Rahman: `“Fatah will face its challenges with free democracy`

June 6, 2005 3:30 AM IMEMC Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

Translated by Saed Bannoura, IMEMC   Ahmad Abdul-Rahman, head of the political committee of the Fatah revolutionary council, the political advisor of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, said that the movement is persistent to achieve democracy, in spite of the challenges it is facing.   “The movement will achieve democracy, as […]

03 Jun
12:08

Administrative or open-ended detention

June 3, 2005 12:08 PM IMEMC Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

Not even for a moment did Engineer Wasfi Izzat Qabha, forget the pain of his fellow detainees who remained in Israeli detentions and prisons, after he was released. Wasfi spent three years in detention, he was repeatedly transferred between Majeddo, Ofer and the Negev detention, which is a policy Israel […]

25 May
4:04

Qadoumi: I am the Foreign Minister of Palestine

May 25, 2005 4:04 AM IMEMC Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

  Translated by George Rishmawi-IMEMC {mosimage}Farouk Al-Qadoumi, chair of the Political Department of the Palestinian Liberation Organization, (PLO) says in an interview he gave to the Arab Media Internet Network (AMIN) that he supported Abbas’ candidacy to prevent internal feuds. He also said that he does not want to be […]

18 May
4:01

Dahlan: Israel hinders the success of the pullout

{mosimage}The Israeli news website in English YnetNews published an interview they held with the Palestinian Minister of Civil affairs, and in charge of the disengagement file in the Palestinian Authority Mohammad Dahlan. Dahlan talks about the future of the settlers homes if Israel decides to leave them intact, saying that […]

13 May
6:26

Atallah Hanna speaks on the Dismissal of the Patriarch of Jerusalem

May 13, 2005 6:26 AM IMEMC Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

In an interview with spokesman of the Orthodox Church in Jerusalem, Dr. Archimandrite Atallah Hanna, conducted the Palestine News Network, Hanna affirms that the church is serious about appointing the suitable Patriarch, and confirmed that the church will pursue the dismissed Patriarch Irineuos, with all legal means. Hanna revealed information, […]

07 May
9:31

Dahlan: `“Detainees are the core of the Palestinian cause`

Palestinian Civil Affairs Minister Mohammad Dahlan said that the case of the detainees in Israeli prisons is the core in any negotiations with the Israeli side. After conducting a visit to Washington to inform the US government of the latest developments in the region, and the Israeli violations to the […]

29 Apr
7:15

Qaraqi: 25% of Palestinians were jailed by Israel

April 29, 2005 7:15 AM IMEMC Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

Issa Qaraqi, chair of the Palestinian Prisoners Society in a special interview with the Palestine News Network talks about the situation in Israeli jails and warns that the situation will explode if the current Israeli policies in the jails do not change.  He also criticizes the way the prisoners’ case […]

19 Apr
9:29

Budrus: `“A model of resisting the Wall`

April 19, 2005 9:29 AM IMEMC Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

The Israeli Separation Wall… one of its main aims is to separate Palestinian people from their land. In Ramallah, the Wall divides the villages into two Ghettos; nine in the first and six in the second. Currently the Israeli army is working to surround 2500 residents in the first ghetto […]

28 Mar
1:17

Mallouh: `“PFLP support Syria against American pressures`

March 28, 2005 1:17 PM Saed Bannoura Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

Abdul-Rahim Mallouh, deputy secretary general of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), member of the PLO executive committee, said that the Israeli announcement to withdraw from the Gaza Strip and northern West Bank areas is an outcome of the Palestinian resistance and failure of the occupation to […]

06 Mar
1:07

Interview with exiled Al-Aqsa brigades leader Jihad Ja’ara

March 6, 2005 1:07 AM IMEMC Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

April 2002 the Israeli army invaded Bethlehem and surrounded the Church of Nativity for 40 consecutive days, trapping dozens of resistance fighters at the Church. After extensive negotiations and intervention from several international and local parties Israel agreed to lift the siege over the church of Nativity under certain preconditions, […]

03 Mar
11:52

Brian Avery Returns to seek Justice

The following is an interview with Brian Avery, an American ISM activist shot in the face by the Israeli Occupation Forces in Jenin in April, 2003. When he was shot, Brian was assisting Palestinians who were suffering from the effects of an imposed military curfew. He was wearing a bright […]

18 Feb
2:09

Sanaqra: `“We Have No Connections With Hezbollah`

February 18, 2005 2:09 PM IMEMC Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

Translated by Saed Bannoura Ala’ Sanqra, one of the leaders of Al-Aqsa brigades, the military wing of Fatah, and the number one wanted resistance fighter said that the brigades have no relation with the Lebanon based Hezbollah party. Also Sanqra said that the brigades did not sign any agreement with […]

18 Feb
4:30

Sanaqra: `“We Have No Connections With Hezbollah`

February 18, 2005 4:30 AM IMEMC Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

Translated by Saed Bannoura-IMEMC, Ala’ Sanqra, one of the leaders of Al-Aqsa brigades, the military wing of Fatah, and the number one wanted resistance fighter said that the brigades have no relation with the Lebanon based Hezbollah party. Also Sanqra said that the brigades did not sign any agreement with […]

12 Feb
4:10

Hawatma: `“We will support Abu Mazin as long as he remains committed to national interests`

February 12, 2005 4:10 AM IMEMC Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

Translated by Saed Bannoura Nayef Hawatma, secretary general of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine said that the front will support Abbas as long as he remains committed to the national interests of the Palestinian people. Arab Media Internet Network (AMIN) conducted the following interview with Hawatma, Q: […]

11 Feb
4:30

Hawatma: `“We will support to Abu Mazin as long as he remains committed to the national interestsâ€

February 11, 2005 4:30 AM IMEMC Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

Translated by Saed Bannoura Nayef Hawatma, secretary general of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine said that the front will support Abbas as long as he remains committed to the national interests of the Palestinian people. Arab Media Internet Network (AMIN) conducted the following interview with Hawatma, Q: […]

05 Feb
5:09

Mashal: ‘summit, a test to Israel’s real intentions’

Translated by Saed Bannoura-IMEMC Head of Hamas political bureau, Khaled Mashal said that Hamas considered Sharm Al-Sheikh summit as a positive step which enables the Palestinians examine the real Israeli stand. The following interview was conducted by “Kul Al-Arab” newspaper, published in Israel . – What is your opinion about […]

04 Feb
4:30

Mashal: `“The Israeli position will be examined in Sharm Al-Sheikh summit`

February 4, 2005 4:30 AM IMEMC Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

Translated by Saed Bannoura-IMEMC Head of Hamas political bureau, Khaled Mashal said that Hamas considered Sharm Al-Sheikh summit as a positive step which enables the Palestinians examine the real Israeli stand. The following interview was conducted by “Kul Al-Arab” newspaper, published in Israel . – What is your opinion about […]

30 Jan
6:58

Abbas Confirms Truce Deal with Factions

In an interview with the Egyptian AlSharq Alawsat newspaper, Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas affirmed that a truce agreement was reached with all Palestinian resistance groups, but that he was awaiting Israel’s response. Abbas denied the existence of any problems with resistance groups. “the truce agreement was reached, they all agree, […]

30 Jan
4:30

Abbas Confirms Truce Deal with Factions

January 30, 2005 4:30 AM IMEMC Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

Translated by Ghassan Andoni-IMEMC In an interview with the Egyptian AlSharq Alawsat newspaper, Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas affirmed that a truce agreement was reached with all Palestinian resistance groups, but that he was awaiting Israel’s response. Abbas denied the existence of any problems with resistance groups. “the truce agreement was […]

20 Jan
9:25

Abu Mazin: `“The Israeli threats are irrational, law will be implemented and reforms will be conduc

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas said that the decision made by the Palestinian Liberation Organization to halt “violence” was not made under any external pressures, but it was an old decision made by the PLO in order to restore security in the Palestinian areas. {mosimage}Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas said that the […]

15 Jan
4:00

Brigades’ Leader: Truce should be a Choice not a Dictation

January 15, 2005 4:00 AM IMEMC Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

Special Interview Ali Samoudi, IMEMC July 18, 10:20 Zakaria Al-Zubeidi 24, a refugee from Jenin Refugee Camp and the leader of Al-Aqsa Brigades (the military wing of Fatah), insists that the Brigades’ refusal to abide to the truce was neither a tactical step nor a challenge to the authority of […]

15 Jan
3:57

New Coalitions: An Interview with Salah Ra’fat

January 15, 2005 3:57 AM IMEMC Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

Rashid Hilal, August 30, 2003 Hilal: What is the democratic coalition, and when will it be announced? Ra’fat: The agreement for forming the Palestinian Democratic Coalition came after years of conversation between many political factions, among them democratic and progressive Palestinian groups and figures from outside and inside Palestine. In […]

15 Jan
3:55

Al-Aqsa Brigades leader: `“We have several surprises for the occupation`

January 15, 2005 3:55 AM IMEMC Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

Hashim Abu Hamdan, 24 years old, from Balata refugee camp in Nablus north of the West Bank, who is wanted to the troops for more than two years, said in a special interview with Arabs48 news website that the resistance will continue against the occupation regardless of pressures and threats. […]

15 Jan
3:54

What is a Unified Leadership?

January 15, 2005 3:54 AM IMEMC Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

Interview with WB Fatah Leader Hussein Al-Sheikh By: Nasser Lahham-Bethlehem-TV Translated by Sa’ed Bannoura-IMEMC April 9, 2004 Q1: How do you interpret the announcement made by Arafat to form a unified leadership? A: This is only an old idea presented to the National and Islamic movements in order to discuss […]

15 Jan
3:52

Arafat: ‘I am willing to Meet Sharon’

January 15, 2005 3:52 AM IMEMC Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

IMEMC Staff, May 31, 2004, 09:00 The Israeli paper online Yedioth Ahronoth, published an interview done by channel 10 with the Palestinian President Yasser Arafat Sunday evening, and broadcasted the interview on its evening news. Channel 10 – Mr. President, today Sharon will present his Gaza withdrawal plan to his […]

15 Jan
3:50

The Egyptian Cement Scandal

January 15, 2005 3:50 AM IMEMC Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

An Interview with Hassan Khareishah, the head of the PLC’ committee, which investigated the Egyptian Cement Scandal, and the head of the PLC’ monitoring committee. Interviewed by: Shaker Johari Q1) few days ago, the PLC investigation committee published its report of the Egyptian cement corruption case, can you update us? […]

15 Jan
3:47

An Interview with the Former and the First Palestinian Prime Minister, Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazin)

January 15, 2005 3:47 AM IMEMC Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

Translated by George Rishmawi-IMEMC, July 8, 2004 Abu Mazin: Things would have been different, had Sharon suggested the Disengagement Plan to us earlier The former Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazin) held the Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon together with the American Administration responsible for the failure of his […]

15 Jan
3:44

Demanding Reforms is Different from Demanding Personal Gain

January 15, 2005 3:44 AM IMEMC Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

An interview with Zakaria Zubeidi, the leader of Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades in Jenin. “Talks about a state of chaos in Palestinian areas are baseless” Zubeidi told Arabs48 news website. “yes, few groups were forced to carry arms in order to fill the gap created after Israel destroyed the ability of […]

15 Jan
3:42

Prisoners’ Representative: No Doubts We Will Win

January 15, 2005 3:42 AM IMEMC Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

In a phone interview with Arabynet news website, a prisoners’ representative, who identified himself as “Abu Ahmed” said “we will win the struggle regardless of extensive oppressive measures.” Q: How do you see the hunger strike progressing? A: 1,500 prisoners in four main prisons already started the huger strike, in […]

15 Jan
3:40

Abbas: `“Time is not in our favor, meetings should be resumed`

January 15, 2005 3:40 AM IMEMC Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

Mahmoud Abbas, Abu Mazen, head of the Executive Committee at the Palestinian Liberation Organization, said that no discussions have been made lately concerning a possible meeting with P.A Chairman Yasser Arafat, and told the press the “meeting with Arafat is not the most important issue, the fundamental issue is the […]

15 Jan
3:38

Bargouthi: `“The Initiative is not a new faction; it is to create a wide Coalition’

January 15, 2005 3:38 AM IMEMC Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi, Secretary of the Palestinian National Initiative said that the Initiative is not a new faction but it came to create the widest National Coalition, with a new modern spirit which supports the people instead of containing them. The following interview was conducted by Palestine News Network Website; […]

15 Jan
3:36

Jibreel Al-Rajoub, advisor of the Palestinian President Yasser Arafat for National Security affairs

January 15, 2005 3:36 AM IMEMC Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

PNN: How do you view the latest Israeli offensive in Gaza Strip? Rajoub: The Israeli military operations in the Gaza Strip and other areas in the West Bank reflects the crisis the Israeli political establishment and the Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon live. Sharon is maneuvering to avoid fulfilling his […]

15 Jan
3:29

Exclusive Interview with the Nuclear Whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu

January 15, 2005 3:29 AM IMEMC Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

By: Johannes Wahlstrom, Jerusalem Ten minutes stroll northward from the lively alleyways of the Old City and its renowned Golden Dome lays one of the Holy Land’s smallest parishes; the Anglican Church, with its neo-gothic St George Cathedral. The massive towers and defence-walls give the impression of an impregnable bastion, […]

15 Jan
3:18

Palestinian Resistance between slogans and Facts

January 15, 2005 3:18 AM IMEMC Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

Rumors of differences and interior crises between the military wings of Palestinian factions, especially Fatah, required clarification in order to unveil the nature of conflict among the two sides. Linda Bannoura, a reporter at Bethlehem Television, conducted a phone interview with leader of Al-Aqsa Brigades in Jenin, Nasser Ikhzimiyya and […]

20 Dec
1:14

Mallouh: `“The PFLP is Unified and Strong in its annual anniversary`

December 20, 2004 1:14 PM IMEMC Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

Mallouh, deputy secretary general of the second biggest party in the PLO, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. The leader of the front, Ahmad Sa’adat, is also detained but in a Palestinian Jail, guarded American and British guards, in Jericho. Mallouh was sentenced to seven years in jail, […]

06 Dec
4:30

Mallouh: `“The PFLP is Unified and Strong in its annual anniversary`

December 6, 2004 4:30 AM IMEMC Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

Translated by: Saed Bannoura Unlike other interview with political leaders, in fancy offices and on comfortable desks and chairs, Palestine News Network held this interview over the phone with Abdul-Rahim Mallouh, in his detention. Mallouh, deputy secretary general of the second biggest party in the PLO, the Popular Front for […]

26 Nov
4:30

Sa’adat: `“P.A leaders are committed to negotiations and unoptimistic`

November 26, 2004 4:30 AM IMEMC Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

Aranbs48 news website interviewed the Secretary General of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), Ahmad Saadat, who is currently jailed in a Palestinian prison in Jericho under American and British supervision. Sa’adat told Arabs48 that the Palestinian leaders; Abbas, Qorei, and Rawhi Fattouh are determined to conduct […]

24 Nov
4:30

Sheikh Hasan Yousef; `“interrogators were trying to blackmail me`

November 24, 2004 4:30 AM Saed Bannoura Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

After he was released from detention, Sheikh Hasan Yousef talks to the PNN in an exclusive interview about the long solitary imprisonment and interrogation. Sheikh Hasan Yousef, who was released on Thursday morning, was arrested during Operation Defensive Shield, a major invasion of most West Bank cities, which took place […]

24 Nov
4:30

Sheikh Hasan Yousef; `“interrogators were trying to blackmail me`

November 24, 2004 4:30 AM IMEMC Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

Translated by, Saed Bannoura, IMEMC After he was released from detention, Sheikh Hasan Yousef talks to the PNN in an exclusive interview about the long solitary imprisonment and interrogation. Sheikh Hasan Yousef, who was released on Thursday morning, was arrested during Operation Defensive Shield, a major invasion of most West […]

16 Nov
4:30

Interview with Nasser Ikhzimiyya, leader of Al-Aqsa Brigades in Jenin

November 16, 2004 4:30 AM IMEMC Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

Translated by: Saed Bannoura-IMEMC Palestinian Resistance between slogans and Facts Rumors of differences and interior crises between the military wings of Palestinian factions, especially Fatah, required clarification in order to unveil the nature of conflict among the two sides. Linda Bannoura, a reporter at Bethlehem Television, conducted a phone interview […]