Category Archives: Interview

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, […]

04 Jun

The Corrie’s Speak about Their Appeal to the Israeli Supreme Court

June 4, 2014 10:14 AM IMEMC Agencies Gaza Siege, International, Interview 0

Stanley Heller w/ ‘The Struggle’ interviews parents of Rachel Corrie the day after their appeal hearing at the Israeli Supreme Court. Interview with Craig and Cindy Corrie the day after their wrongful death suit was heard by the Israeli Supreme Court. Their daughter Rachel was run over by an Israeli […]

30 May

US Radio Station Interviews Top Analysts on Palestinian Crisis

Portland, Oregon based community radio station KBOO has conducted on-air audio interviews, in recent days, with three of the most well-versed speaker/authors currently addressing the subject of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.Alison Weir is an American journalist who has written widely on Israel-Palestine, the US connection, and media coverage. Her essays and […]

19 May

VIDEO: Interview With Haidar Eid

May 19, 2014 10:40 PM IMEMC Agencies Gaza Strip, Human rights, Interview 0

Palestinian Professor Haidar Eid discusses several of the most pressing topics of Palestinian national liberation, including the ongoing siege of Gaza, the apartheid nature of Israel, the BDS movement and the one state solution.Published on 19 May 2014 by the Alternative Information Center (AIC). Dr Haidar Eid is Associate Professor […]

15 May

Parents of Rachel Corrie Seek Justice in Jerusalem

Cindy and Craig Corrie, the parents of American human rights activist Rachel Corrie, who was killed in Gaza in 2003 as she attempted to defend a Palestinian family’s home from demolition by the Israeli army, talk to us on their way to Jerusalem as the Israeli high court plans to […]

14 Apr

Qaraqe’: “Israel Is Trying To Get Paid Thrice For Prisoners Release”

April 14, 2014 1:57 PM Saed Bannoura Interview, Palestine, Prisoners 0

This is a translation of an interview by the Al-Quds Newspaper with Palestinian Minister of Detainees, Issa Qaraqe’, regarding the issue of Palestinian political prisoners held by Israel, and the future of “political talks” between Israel and the Palestinians. Q: What do you think will happen regarding the release of […]

12 Apr

VIDEO: Victim Recounts Torture in Palestinian Authority Prison

April 12, 2014 3:55 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Hebron, Interview, Prisoners 0

In a short video produced by the human rights organization Al-Haq, 28-year-old Osamah Nayef al-Shawamreh describes in harrowing detail the torture he endured for three days in a Palestinian Authority prison, in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron, earlier this year.Submitted to the Electronic Intifada by Maureen Clare Murphy […]

05 Apr

Israeli CO Daniel Elsohn: My Refusal Is a Taking of Responsibility

Dozens of young Israelis sent Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu a letter, on 12 March, 2014, in which they declared their refusal to serve in the Israeli military. While it is the first act of its kind in five years, it follows a long tradition of communal conscientious objection.Published by Alternative […]

20 Feb

Children of the Occupation: Growing Up in Palestine

February 20, 2014 11:54 PM IMEMC Agencies Human rights, Interview, Palestine 0

Nawal Jabarin wants to be a doctor when she grows up. For now, she lives in a cave with 14 siblings, in constant fear of military raids. We meet the Palestinian children living under Israeli occupation.Posted by Friends of Al-Aqsa / Tuesday, 11th February, 2014 The rough track is an […]

01 Feb

Palestinian Detainees Face Systematic Abuse, Constant Violations

February 1, 2014 5:05 PM IMEMC Agencies Interview, Palestine, Prisoners 0

In an interview, conducted by the Al-Quds Daily Newspaper, and published Saturday, February 1, 2014, Palestinian Minister of Detainees, Issa Qaraqe’, said Israel has kidnapped more than 3000 Palestinians in 2013, and that the detainees face very harsh conditions, systematic abuse, and harassment by Israel. Q: How would you describe […]

13 Jan

Richard Falk: ‘Palestinians do not even have the right to have rights’

(Ma’an) The following is an excerpt from an interview originally published on ‘The Wall has Ears: Conversations for Palestine’ on Jan. 8, 2014.…falk/Frank Barat is an activist based in Belgium and is one of the former coordinators of the Russell Tribunal on Palestine. He recently conducted an interview with […]

01 Jan

‘Solidarity helped me keep fighting’, says Samer Issawi.

January 1, 2014 11:59 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Interview, Palestine, Prisoners 0

The following is an excerpt from an extensive article, posted on January 1, 2014, by the Electronic Intifada, detailing the thoughts of former Palestinian prisoner and hunger strike leader Samer Issawi and his family, on their recent experiences regarding Issawi’s imprisonment and release. Budour Youssef Hassan, 1 January 2014 There […]

13 Feb

‘My family has been separated’

February 13, 2013 11:30 PM IMEMC Agencies Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, Interview 0

The Gaza Strip has often been called an “open air prison” in light of the illegal closure imposed on it by the Israeli authorities. However, the territory became a prison for many Palestinians long before the closure came into effect. In the early stages of the occupation of the West […]

17 Jan

“The view of these children will never leave my mind, it is just too horrible.”

January 17, 2013 6:19 AM IMEMC Agencies Gaza Strip, Human rights, Interview 0

“Ever since I was a child I loved the work of the Civil Defense. I would follow the fire trucks through the streets on my bicycle”, says Jamal Sehwail (55), who is now the Director of Evacuation and Development in Gaza’s Civil Defense. “I am in charge of complex incidents, […]

10 Jan

Photographer Shoots Under Fire in Gaza

January 10, 2013 4:26 AM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, Interview, Israeli attacks 0

November’s Israeli military operation in the Gaza Strip saw journalists from many nations risking their lives in the process of reporting for the outside world. Despite Israel’s targeted attacks and the many challenges faced by journalists, the eight-day war on Gaza showed more than ever how important it is to […]

29 Oct

Israeli Veteran Provides Testimony About Massacre Committed In 1948

October 29, 2012 10:30 AM IMEMC Agencies Interview, Palestine, Refugees/Immigration 3

Benjamin Eshet, is an Israeli veteran who was a member of the Palmach Brigade of the Israeli Army, one of many units that committed crimes, massacres and acts of ethnic cleansing against the Palestinians before the creation of Israel on their land. He provided this testimony to the Zochorot organization […]

03 Oct

Commemorating the Sabra-Shatila massacre

October 3, 2012 2:45 AM IMEMC News Arab World, Interview, Refugees/Immigration 0

On 6th September 2012, with the participation of residents, an international group of artists originating from Palestine, Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon and the United States, completed a series of murals in the Shatila refugee camp in Beirut. Spanning 2,000 square feet across the walls of Shatila Mosque Square, the murals commemorate […]

19 Jun

Being a Journalist and Peace Activist in Palestine

June 19, 2012 1:23 PM IMEMC News Interview, Non-violent action, Palestine 0

In the Palestinian territories, journalism has become a major tool of non-violent resistance. More than anywhere else, the lines between journalism and activism are often blurred. Exposing the truth about the reality on the ground can help redress the biased coverage in the mainstream media, as well as mobilize the […]

28 Dec

Christ at the Checkpoint, New Direction for Evangelical Christians

December 28, 2011 3:47 PM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Interview, Non-violent action 0

For the first time the Baraka Presbyterian Church, located in Bethlehem, added their support for nonviolent action to that of other denominations opposed to the occupation of Palestine by Israel. The old fashioned religion used to rest on the premise that this earth is not for us; suffering is part […]

28 Jul

Jonatan Stanczak from Jenin Freedom Theatre about Israeli attack

July 28, 2011 11:20 AM IMEMC Agencies Interview, Israeli attacks, Jenin 0

At three o’clock Wednesday morning, a Palestinian theatre was attacked by the Israeli military.KBOO spoke with Jonatan Stanczak, oneof the theatre’s co-founders, who witnessed the attack.The Jenin Freedom Theatre is renowned worldwide for its work for peace and cultural development in the Jenin refugee camp, which is one of the […]

18 Jun

Activism News Interview: Alice Walker on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla and the struggle for justice

June 18, 2011 12:10 PM IMEMC Agencies Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, Interview 0

Celebrated American author and poet Alice Walker will later this month be among 38 people aboard the Audacity of Hope, the ship sponsored by US Boat to Gaza as part of an international effort to break Israel’s maritime siege of Gaza. In a conversation with Ali Abunimah, Walker speaks about […]

18 May

Jerusalem Legislators Continue Protest to Deter Deportation

May 18, 2011 12:55 PM IMEMC News Human rights, Interview, Jerusalem 0

On the 25th January 2006, the Palestinian legislative elections were held by agreement with all concerned parties and under the supervision of the international community. The electoral process was witnessed as transparent and democratic. After the elections’ results were announced and the new government was formed, the Israeli Minister of […]

20 Apr

Peace Begins with Justice

Speaking first was Pastor Jeanne Loveless, Interim Senior Pastor of the First Congregational Church of Oakland. Pastor Loveless introduces Emily Wheeler (pictured above) of Friends of Sabeel North America. Emily Wheeler explains that Sabeel is Arabic for ‘the way’. She says Sabeel is the voice of the Palestinian Christians, working […]

19 Apr

A Small Break in the Siege on Gaza: the Olympia-Rafah Solidarity Mural Project

April 19, 2011 7:54 PM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, Interview, Non-violent action 0

The Olympia-Rafah Solidarity Mural Project is a project co-produced by The Rachel Corrie Foundation and Break the Silence Mural Project along with co-sponsors The Middle East Children’s Alliance, the Gaza Community Mental Health Program and the International Trauma Treatment Program. The mural is a community building memorial honoring all those […]

09 Mar

Rania Khayyat – Rural Women’s Development Society

March 9, 2011 3:58 AM IMEMC Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file || 12 m 59s || 11.8 MB || The following interview is with Rania Khayyat, the head of public relations for the Rural Women’s Development Society (RWDS). RWDS, which was formed in 1987, aims at empowering Palestinian women in rural areas […]

09 Mar

Hitam Saafin – Union of Palestinian Women’s Committees

March 9, 2011 3:33 AM IMEMC Agencies Interview, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file || 18 m 16s || 16.7 MB || The following interview is with Hitam Saafin, the Chair of the Union of Palestinian Women’s Committees (UPWC), which was founded in 1980. UPWC’s aim is to empower Palestinian women, while contributing to the […]

01 Feb

Little Town of Bethlehem

February 1, 2011 9:26 PM IMEMC Agencies International, Interview 0

Little Town of Bethlehem is a documentary film featuring the perspectives of a Palestinian Christian, a Palestinian Muslim, and an Israeli Jew on the occupation in the West Bank, focusing in particular on the occupation in Bethlehem and how all three came to choose non-violent means of resistance. Comparisons are […]

19 Jan

Saed Bannoura Speaking To Stanford Journalism Students

January 19, 2011 8:04 PM IMEMC Agencies International, Interview, Miscellaneous 0

This is a video of IMEMC Editor-in-Chief, Saed Bannoura, speaking to Middle East Journalism Students at Stanford University. This video was filmed and edited by two Middle East Journalism students, studying at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California.

29 Dec

Interview with Bethlehem MP – Khalid Tafish

December 29, 2010 10:51 PM IMEMC Agencies Interview, Palestine, Palestinian Politics 0

Khalid Tafish is Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) member in Bethlehem. In 1986, he graduated with a BA in Islamic studies. Before becoming PLC member, he was imam for Omar Ibn Al-Khattab mosque in Bethlehem for 18 years. He is now 45 years old, married and a father of seven children. […]

27 May

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Three Women from Haifa

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

–>To download or listen to these interviews, visit: –>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: in the north of what is now […]

29 Apr

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:…69960 Ashraf is from Tulkarem, Palestine. He graduated from the Arab American University in Jenin ( 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ismail Haniyeh: Palestinian Prime Minister

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

The following are excerpts of an interview had with the Palestinian prime minister recently. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 […]