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Thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews staged a mass prayer in New York City, to protest Israel's proposal to draft ultra-Orthodox citizens into its army.
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The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) welcomed, in a press release, the passing of motion calling on the National University of Galway (NUIG) Students' Union to actively participate in the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign against Israel, until it ends the occupation of Palestine and complies with its obligations under international law. read full story / add a comment
As the visit of Pope Francis to Palestine and Israel nears, a letter signed by 20 US Bishops was sent the Pontiff asking him to speak out against the targeting of Palestinian children by the Israeli military. read full story / add a comment
The papal ambassador to Israel has informed the Israeli Foreign Ministry that Pope Francis will cancel his planned visit to Israel, which was to take place over May 24-26, due to the ongoing labor dispute at the Israeli Foreign Ministry. read full story / add a comment
A week of events organized to bring attention to Israel's practices and policies which resemble the South African race-based system known as apartheid were held at hundreds of universities from March 2nd to 7th 2014. Among the universities that held events this year was the Israeli Hebrew University in Jerusalem, where a photo exhibit documented some of the issues faced by Palestinians living under occupation. read full story / add a comment
A group of professors, researchers and other academics from around the world published an open letter this week condemning the Israeli government's attempts to stifle debate and academic freedom at universities all over the planet. read full story / add a comment
The Representative of Japan to the Palestinian Authority, Junya Matsuura, signed contracts with Representatives of four local authorities, on Thursday, to support projects in Ramallah.
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The U.S. House of Representatives approved, on Wednesday, a bill which changes Israel's status into one of a "strategic partner" of the United States. read full story / add a comment
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, on Tuesday, directly urged Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas to recognize Israel as a "Jewish state" and to "abandon the fantasy" of "flooding" Israel with refugees.
But his remarks sparked a furious reaction from the Palestinians who denounced his demand and said it had effectively put the final nail in the coffin of the US-led peace talks. read full story / add a comment
Palestinian Presidency spokesperson, Nabil Abu Rodeina, stated that the speech of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the AIPAC conference did not carry anything new, and proves Netanyahu is just wasting time. read full story / add a comment
Palestinian Legislator Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi welcomed the decision of the YMCA and YWCA, in Norway, to join the international BDS [Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) and boycott Israel for its ongoing illegitimate occupation and oppression. read full story / add a comment
As thousands of protesters prepare to gather in Washington DC, on Sunday, March 2nd, to stand up against the policies promoted by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), a satirical video promoting the protest has raised the ire of AIPAC officials, who have threatened to sue the peace group ‘Codepink’. read full story / add a comment
A majority of Jordanian MPs voted on Wednesday to seek the expulsion of Israel's ambassador to the kingdom after the Knesset debated Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque compound. read full story / add a comment
A Thursday agreement reached to form a Palestinian-Israeli team to address common environmental issues between the two sides, said Israel Radio. read full story / add a comment
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