Search Results for : apartheid

27 Oct

Farmers Denied Entry to Their Land Behind Israeli Apartheid Wall

Israeli occupation forces today prevented Palestinian farmers from accessing their own groves located on the other side of the Israeli segregation barrier near the central West Bank town of Salfit, local sources told WAFA. Ibrahim Hamad, director of the Salfit Directorate of Agriculture, told WAFA that Israeli soldiers manning one […]

12 Oct

Bollywood: Stand Against Apartheid!

October 10, 2019 / ByPalestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) / India UPDATE 10/11 One of the stars booked to perform at Indofest TLV has said the event is cancelled. At the time of writing, tickets are still on sale via the event website, and no formal […]

14 Sep

Israeli Apartheid in Masafer Yatta: Raids, Demolitions, Arrests and Beatings

photo: Israeli soldiers raided multiple villages from midnight to early morning, awaking residents and searching houses without giving a reason or warrant. Beginning with invasive night raids multiple villages, and ending with 7 structures demolished, 4 families made homeless, 2 Palestinians arrested, 1 beaten and hospitalized, 1 car confiscated, and […]

30 Aug

Pacbi Welcomes Statement by More Than 500 Filmmakers Against “Close Up” Initiative Normalizing Israeli Apartheid

August 28, 2019 / Palestinian Campaign for Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) Filmmakers denounce “Close up,” a new documentary film project that aims to normalize relations with Israel as if it were a normal state, not a regime of occupation, settler-colonialism and apartheid. The Palestinian Campaign for Academic and Cultural […]

10 Jul

BDS @ 14: Hope in the Face of Israeli Apartheid

July 9, 2019 / Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC)  / Palestine, US, Israel Today, Palestinians mark with a mix of alarm and hope the 14th anniversary of the BDS Call, launched by Palestinian society in 2005 in pursuit of freedom, justice and equality. The growth of our popular resistance and the global, Palestinian-led BDS movement give […]

08 Jun

More Than 100 Commercial, Cultural and Sporting Activities in Italy Declare Themselves Free of Israeli Apartheid

June 5, 2019 / BDS Italy / Italy Trade unions, movements, artisans, businesses and cultural, recreational and sports centers join campaign for Palestinian rights in what is also a clear stand against the mounting racism and nationalist closure that is fomenting hatred and intolerance across Europe and around the world. More than one hundred […]

24 May

Palestinians Unanimously Condemn German Parliament’s Attack on the Right to Boycott Israel’s Apartheid and Colonization

May 24, 2019  by Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC)  Germany, Palestine Through statements issued by both the Palestine Liberation Organization, the sole legitimate representative of the Palestinian people, and Palestinian civil society groups, and protests at German Representative Offices in Ramallah and Gaza, Palestinians have unanimously condemned the German Parliament’s May 17 […]

11 May

Israeli Apartheid Week: An Even Bigger Success in 2019

May 10, 2019 / Israeli Apartheid Week / Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, North America, Arab World, Palestine Thanks to your support, Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) was an even bigger success this year!  IAW featured more than 200 events, across 30 countries, on five continents, all under the theme “Stop Arming Colonialism.” Events included big panel discussions at universities, concerts, […]

09 May

P.A: “Deal Of The Century; An Official American Recognition of Israeli Apartheid In Palestine”

The Palestinian Foreign Ministry issued a statement, Thursday, denouncing the so-called “Deal of the Century,” proposed by U.S. President Donald Trump, and stated that this “deal” is an official American recognition, and sponsorship of Israel’s illegal colonization and apartheid in occupied Palestine. In its statement, the Foreign Ministry said the […]

26 Apr

Coalition Calls for AXA to Divest from Israeli Apartheid at Annual Meeting

April 24, 2019, Paris – This afternoon, before AXA’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) at the Palais des CongrĂšs in Paris, over 50 activists from the Coalition to Stop AXA Assistance to Israeli Apartheid gathered outside, and called on AXA to divest from Israeli apartheid. AXA invests, through its subsidiary AXA IM, […]

11 Apr

PLO On Israeli elections: Israelis Voted No To Peace, Yes To Apartheid

By the Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA): RAMALLAH, Wednesday, April 10, 2019 – Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) officials said today in reaction to the results of the Israeli elections that Israelis have voted no to peace and yes to apartheid. PLO Executive Committee member Hanan Ashrawi said that after […]

04 Apr

UK Band Release Song Highlighting Israeli Apartheid (VIDEO)

The UK-based band Slovo has released a new song which calls for a boycott of the Eurovision Song Contest final, which will be held in Tel Aviv on the 18th of May. Entitled ‘Not My Kinda Party’, the song refers to Israel as an apartheid regime, and lists aspects of […]

23 Mar

Vienna Museum Cancels Palestine Event with South African Anti-apartheid Leader

Ronnie Kasrils: South African anti-apartheid leader and former Government Minister March 21, 2019  Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) / Austria, South Africa, Europe March 21, 2019 —  A Vienna museum, Volkskundemuseum, has cancelled an event on Palestinian rights where former minister in Nelson Mandela’s government Ronnie Kasrils was scheduled to speak (Video by Ronnie […]

19 Mar

Israeli Apartheid Week Opens Worldwide, As Netanyahu Confirms Discriminatory Regime

March 18, 2019 / Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC)  / Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, Latin America Global Actions Follow Record Turnout at Palestinian National BDS Conference The 15th annual Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW), the largest global boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) mobilization for Palestinian rights, opens today with more than 80 events in 40 […]

03 Mar

Bethlehem Hotel Using Apartheid Wall for Awareness Outreach on Palestine

by Alethea Kanas In Bethlehem/PNN “Most tourists come to Palestine to visit the sacred buildings of Bethlehem, and they miss the sad part, like the wall that destroyed the future of those who live here.” The Palestinian Wisam Salsaa is general manager of The Walled Off Hotel, which is just […]

28 Feb

Activists Announce 15th Annual Israeli Apartheid Week

February 28, 2019 / By Israeli Apartheid Week  / Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, North America The 15th Annual Israeli Apartheid Week of actions will take place all around the world between March 18th and April 8th 2019 under the theme “Stop Arming Colonialism” Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) is an international series of events that seeks to raise awareness […]

30 Jan

Permitting Apartheid: Israeli House Demolitions in Jerusalem

The demolition of the Shawmreh and Abu Rameilah’s homes, July 19, 2018. Photo credit: Afif Amira for WAFA. POSTED BY: AHMAD JARADAT JANUARY 30, 2019 Israel demolished 20 percent more Palestinian-owned homes in Jerusalem in 2018 compared to 2017. Israeli authorities presented Ayman Naim Kawasbeh of Jerusalem with a terrible choice in […]

24 Jan

Israeli Forces Suppress Demonstration against Apartheid Road (VIDEO)

Activists, accompanied by Israeli and international supporters, are shutting down the recently opened Eastern Ring Road near Jerusalem, which features separate lanes for Palestinians and Israeli settlers, divided by a wall. A few dozen activists have closed the gates to the newly opened road, and are raising banners to protest […]

14 Jan

Cracks in the Wall: Beyond Apartheid in Palestine/Israel

Ben White discusses his new book, “Cracks in the Wall”, which examines narratives that challenge the Israeli colonization of Palestine and their recent successes. Shir Hever is an economic researcher at the Alternative Information Center, a Palestinian-Israeli organization active in Jerusalem and Beit-Sahour. Researching the economic aspect of the Israeli […]

12 Jan

Dr. Ashrawi: Israeli Apartheid Threatens International Peace and Security

PLO Executive Committee member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi strongly condemned, on Friday, Israel’s opening of a new ‘Apartheid Road’ in occupied Jerusalem and its surrounding areas, segregating Palestinians from Israeli settlers by an eight-meter-high wall. “The creation of this new apartheid road affirms Israel’s willful intent to entrench its racist colonial […]

11 Jan

Apartheid Road Opened in Jerusalem

Israeli occupation authorities, on Thursday, opened an ‘Apartheid Road’ in Jerusalem, which separates Palestinian drivers from Israeli settlers with a wall that extends up to 8 meters high. The street, which is 3.5 kilometers long and numbered “4370”, connects the settlement of Giv’at Binyamin (Adam settlement), to the Tel Aviv – […]

16 Nov

BDS Austria: Israeli Apartheid State – Get Out of Vienna University

The following statement, initiated by BDS Austria, addresses the role of the Israeli Embassy and the University of Vienna in opposing Palestinian rights and supporting Israeli apartheid. Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network as well as Samidoun Goteborg are signatories of the statement, along with other international groups and academics.  Signatories and […]

12 Nov

BDS: Love Bollywood, Hate Apartheid! (VIDEO)

Four famous Bollywood actors are due to perform in apartheid Israel. The event has been postponed once already. This is our chance to get it cancelled altogether. Last year, on a propaganda trip to Mumbai, Michael Oren, as a senior representative of the far-right Israeli government, urged Bollywood producers to […]

30 Oct

Israeli Nation-State Law is ‘Apartheid,’ Says Democratic Congresswoman

Coverage by Forward of US Representative Betty McCollum’s groundbreaking speech at USCPR’s 2018 national conference, Together We Rise: A US Democratic Party congresswoman described Israel’s nation-state law as “apartheid” at a Palestinian rights event, Mondoweiss reported. Accepting a leadership award at the U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights conference on September 30, Rep. Betty […]

20 Sep

Apartheid is Always Bitter! A Palestinian Appeal to Chefs to Withdraw from Round Tables in Tel Aviv

09/19/18 PACBI   We, the undersigned workers’, womens’ and farmer’s associations, appeal to chefs to cancel their participation in Round Tables 2018, scheduled to take place in Tel Aviv from November 9-23. It is an attempt to whitewash Israel’s grave violations of Palestinian human rights. Several world-renowned chefs withdrew from […]

14 Aug

PLO Seeks to Expel Israel from United Nations on Grounds of Apartheid

The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) said, on Monday, that it has started a process to kick Israel out of the United Nations, on ground of being an apartheid state. Ahmad Majdalani, member of the Executive Committee of the PLO, said that the request for suspending Israel’s membership in the United […]

28 Jul

Italian Painters Detained for Painting Ahed Tamimi’s Image on Apartheid Wall

Israeli forces, on Saturday, detained the Italian painters who painted a mural depicting jailed Palestinian teenager Ahed al-Tamimi, on the Israeli separation wall, to the north of the southern West Bank district of Bethlehem, said Munther Amira, a Palestinian Social Worker, activist and human rights defender. The activist said, according […]

26 Jul

Indonesian Vice President: “Jewish Nation-State” Law Akin to South African Apartheid

Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla has publicly rejected Israel’s controversial “Jewish Nation-State” law, likening it to the apartheid system once practiced in South Africa, the Turkish Anadolu Agency reported on Tuesday, according to WAFA. Kalla said that the  law contradicts the democratic policies officially proclaimed in the establishment of the […]

23 Jul

TRNN Analysis: Israel Legislates Apartheid into Law

TRNN’s Shir Hever explains that Israel’s new Law of the Nation-State makes it impossible to pretend that Israel is a democracy. Unequal rights are recognized by the government as the essence of the state. Shir Hever is an economic researcher in the Alternative Information Center, a Palestinian-Israeli organization active in […]

20 Jul

BNC Statement: “Israel effectively declares itself an apartheid state.”

(A Palestinian family in front of the ruins of their home in Umm al-Hiran, a Palestinian community that the Israeli government is destroying so it can build a town for Israeli Jews only in its place. Residents of Umm al-Hiran are Israeli citizens.) July 19, 2018 / Palestinian Boycott, Sanctions and Divestment […]

19 Jul

PM Hamdallah: Jewish Nation-State Law Legitimizes Apartheid

The office of Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah condemned, on Thursday, the adopting of the so-called ‘Jewish Nation- State’ law by the right-wing Israeli government, which strips Arabic of its designation as an official language, downgrading it to a “special status”. The racist law sees the development of Jewish settlement as […]

15 Jul

Israeli Legislators to Vote on Nation-State Basic Law That Would Enshrine Apartheid & Jewish Supremacy

Adalah: Proposed new Basic Law establishes a colonial regime and constitutionally anchors state discrimination against Palestinian citizens. The Israeli Knesset is expected to vote in the coming days on the proposed Basic Law: Israel – The Nation State of the Jewish People that would constitutionally enshrine the identity of the State of Israel […]

09 Jan

Palestinians Breach Apartheid Wall Twice in Two Weeks

January 9, 2018 4:43 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Jerusalem, News Report, The Wall 0

A group of young men and women, on Sunday night, opened up a gap in the Israeli separation wall in Abu Dis, East Jerusalem, local sources reported. A group of activist youth managed to breach the wall for at least the second time in two weeks. According to PNN sources, […]

03 Dec

Palestinians Tear Down Iron Gate in Protest of Apartheid Wall

A Palestinian youth rides his bicycle next to Israel’s separation wall on the outskirts of Jerusalem (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli/File) A group of Palestinian youths reprtedly managed to bring down an iron gate that was set up by Israeli forces as part of Israel’s illegal separation wall, running through the village of […]

25 Nov

Apartheid from Within? The Palestinian Citizens of Israel

by Yara Hawari Overview Key figures in the international arena have described the situation in the West Bank as apartheid, citing such characteristics of segregation as settler-only roads, fortified settlements, and the separation wall. In his 2006 book Peace Not Apartheid, former US President Jimmy Carter applied the term specifically to the Occupied […]

08 Nov

ISM: Remembering Balfour Under Apartheid

11/06/17 | International Solidarity Movement | al-Khalil Team Yesterday, in al Khalil (Hebron), the Palestinian group Youth Against Settlements held an event to mark the 100th year anniversary of the Balfour Declaration. The Balfour Declaration is viewed as a foundational document of the Israeli state’s ethnic cleansing of Palestine. Despite promises […]

23 Oct

How Israel Engages In ‘Water Apartheid’

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

28 Aug

Rethinking Our Definition of Apartheid: Not Just A Political Regime

Overview As Israel intensifies its settler-colonial project, apartheid has become an increasingly important framework for understanding and challenging Israeli rule in historic Palestine. Indeed, Nadia Hijab and Ingrid Jaradat Gassner make a convincing argument that apartheid is the most strategic framework of analysis. And in March 2017, the UN Economic and Social […]

07 Aug

BDS Conference in Australia to End Complicity with Israeli Apartheid (Video Link)

08/07/17 | International Solidarity Movement | Australia Multi-award winning poet and playwright Samah Sabawi began Australia’s second and biggest national conference on Israeli Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions last week, in Sydney, with words from the diaspora: “In 2005, after decades of failed negotiations, Palestinian civil society lit a candle in […]

09 Jul

Apartheid Illustrated: Israeli Soldier Shoots another Soldier in Hebron

On Tuesday, 4th July 2017, Israeli forces were conducting a ‘military training’ in a civilian Palestinian neighborhood near Gilbert checkpoint in Tel Rumeida in occupied al-Khalil (Hebron). The result of this ‘military training’ was a fatal shot by one Israeli soldier to the other. The injured commander was immediately evacuated […]

31 May

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

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

30 Apr

Apartheid Wall: Construction Resumed Northeast of Bethlehem

Israeli authorities, Saturday, resumed construction of the apartheid wall on land seized from Palestinians in the village of al-Walaja, northeast of the southern West Bank district of Bethlehem, according to a local activist. ‏ Hasan Brijiyeh, from the wall and settlements committee in Bethlehem, told WAFA that Israeli occupation authorities […]

22 Mar

National Bureau: Israel Continues Settlement Activities, Further Establishing Apartheid Regime (Report)

  In its weekly report, the Palestinian National Bureau noted a number of colonial schemes carried out by the Israeli government in an attempt to seize more Palestinian lands, as well as Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor  Lieberman’s approval of the completion of the Apartheid Wall around the Beit Eil settlement […]

21 Mar

Israeli Apartheid: TRNN Discussion on Scrapped UN Report (VIDEO)

Shir Hever is an Economist working at The Real News Network. His economic research focuses on Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territory; international aid to the Palestinians and to Israel; the effects of the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories on the Israeli economy; and the boycott, divestment and sanctions […]

21 Mar

Palestinians Protest UN Chief’s Decision to Remove Report on Israeli Apartheid

Palestinians demonstrated outside the United Nations Special Coordinator Office (UNSCO) in Gaza City, on Tuesday, in protest of the UN’s decision to withdraw a report prepared by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), which accused Israel of apartheid policies. Protesters expressed support for ESCWA chief Rima […]

19 Mar

Ashrawi on UN Decision to Remove Report on Israeli Apartheid

Palestine Liberation Organization executive committee member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi denounced, in a statement released Saturday, the decision by the United Nations to remove the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) report from its website, which concluded that “Israel is guilty of policies and practices that constitute the crime […]

17 Mar

New UN Report Confirms Israel is an “Apartheid” State, Calls for BDS

The Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC), the largest coalition in Palestinian society, has warmly welcomed as a “historic breakthrough” a report released today by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) that proves beyond doubt that Israel has imposed a system of apartheid on the entire […]

05 Mar

Dubliners Launch Israeli Apartheid Week 2017 (PHOTOS)

As part of Israeli Apartheid Week 2017, the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) organised a street theatre act on Henry Sreet, to raise awareness about the inhumane and unjust daily life that Palestinian’s face at checkpoints under the control of an apartheid regime. Israeli Apartheid Week, according to the PNN, will […]

01 Mar

BDS: Israeli Apartheid Week Begins in New York (VIDEO)

via and the BDS National Committee. The 13th Annual Israeli Apartheid Week will take place all around the world between March – April 2017. Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) is an international series of events that seeks to raise awareness of Israel’s settler-colonial project and apartheid system over the Palestinian […]

17 Feb

Erekat: “Only Alternative to Israeli Apartheid is a Secular One-State Solution”

nsnbc: Following a meeting with the Speaker of Britain’s House of Commons, John Bercow, PLO Chief Negotiator Saeb Erekat noted that the PLO consistently stated that the PLO consistently supported a two-State solution, but that the only alternative to a de-facto Israeli Apartheid State is a secular one-State solution. Erekat […]

01 Jan

BDS: Provincial Council of Valencia Declares itself ‘Israeli Apartheid Free’

The Provincial Council of Valencia (DiputaciĂłn de ValĂ©ncia) recently became the 60th city in the Spanish state declaring itself “Free of Israeli Apartheid.” Via the BDS National Committee. On the 29th of December, the Provincial Council of Valencia (DiputaciĂłn de ValĂ©ncia) passed a motion supporting the inalienable rights of the […]

12 Nov

End Medical Apartheid: Israel Banning Entry of Gaza Patient Abd al-Kareem

32-year-old Abd al-Kareem Nahid Abu Halloub had a heart attack on 6/10/2016, and has been in a coma for about 36 days, now, as a result of a sudden fall to the floor. He convulsed. His health condition is extremely serious, as the doctors stated, and has to get his […]

07 Nov

Activists Denounce Participation in “Apartheid” Culinary Tour in Tel Aviv

Human rights activists picketed the Musket Room in New York, LÂŽami Jean in Paris and the Maruja LimĂłn in Vigo, as well as restaurants in other cities, in protest of their participation in a culinary event in Tel Aviv which intends to whitewash Israel’s violent repression of Palestinian human rights. […]

11 Sep

Dozens of Spanish Cities Declaring Themselves ‘Free of Israeli Apartheid’

via Cadiz, provincial capital in the autonomous community of Andalusia in the Spanish state, has become the latest municipality to pass a motion supporting the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement for Palestinian rights and declaring itself an Israeli “Apartheid Free Zone”. With a population of 120,000, Cadiz joins […]

09 Aug

Black Lives Matter Endorses BDS: “Israel is an apartheid state.”

Black Lives Matter and The Movement for Black Lives, a coalition of more than 50 organizations representing African Americans, published a comprehensive platform, Friday of last week, which addresses the systemic racism, violence, oppression and discrimination faced by black communities in the United States. Along with calling for ‘an end to the […]

07 Aug

Apartheid, Fascism — But, Mostly Colonialism

“Struggling against Israel as a fascist or apartheid state must be a part of an anti-colonial struggle that Jews themselves participate in.” ~ 08/07/16 Michael Warschawski, Alternative Information Center (AIC), Beit Sahour Fascism, apartheid My friend and comrade Eli Aminov sent me a text that he wrote titled Fascism or Apartheid. In […]

18 Jul

Lieberman Vows to Improve Checkpoints, Enforces Apartheid System

The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on Monday, said that Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman’s visit to Hizma checkpoint and vows to ease the travel process is an enforcement of the apartheid system in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. Lieberman, on Sunday, visited Hizma checkpoint into Jerusalem and promised to “streamline passage […]

06 Jul

Apartheid Restrictions at Ibrahimi Mosque

07/05/16 | International Solidarity Movement | al-Khalil team During the last days of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, Israeli forces have implemented further restrictions in the area of the Ibrahimi Mosque, in occupied al-Khalil (Hebron.) These restrictions deliberately and exclusively target Palestinians in attempts to further cleanse this area […]

21 Jun

Qarawah Water Apartheid

21st June 2016 | IWPS | Deir Istiya, occupied Palestine When Aziz ‘Aasee, the mayor of Qarawah Bani Hassan village drives through the streets, we’re stopped every few meters by one of his constituents, all of whom are asking the same question: When will we have water again? For some, […]

09 Jun

Continuous Implementation of Apartheid Policies in Hebron

06/09/16 | International Solidarity Movement | al-Khalil Team For more than seven months, Israeli forces have kept a staircase leading to Qurtuba school and the surrounding neighbourhood in occupied al-Khalil (Hebron), under closed military zone (CMZ) orders, blocking access for Palestinians only. Despite the lifting of the closed military zone […]

15 Apr

Cremisan: EU Raises Joint Concern over Israel’s Renewed Construction of Apartheid Wall

The EU mission in the occupied West Bank, on Friday, said they were “deeply concerned” at Israel’s renewed construction of the apartheid wall in Bethlehem’s Cremisan Valley. The mission said that once finished, the wall will severely restrict access by nearly 60 Palestinian families to their agricultural land, likely devastating their […]

09 Apr

France Calls for Construction Halt on Cremisan Apartheid Wall

The French Foreign Ministry has called on Israel to halt renewed construction of the Israeli separation wall in the southern occupied West Bank’s Cremisan Valley, according to a statement published Friday. “France is concerned by the Israeli authorities’ resumption of construction of the separation wall in the historical Cremisan Valley, […]

30 Mar

Youth Against Apartheid

March 30, 2016 8:16 AM IMEMC & Agencies Hebron, Human Interest, Human rights 0

On Sunday, the new team of Youth Against Apartheid was honored to meet with each other for the first time. 03/29/16 | International Solidarity Movement | al-Khalil team The wonderful youth of al-Khalil city (Hebron) who have dedicated their time during the past few years doing voluntary work and activities […]

03 Mar

Apartheid Week: BDS Demonstration at Bethlehem Wall

On the occasion of Israeli Apartheid Week, the Popular Struggle Coordination Committee (PSCC), on Wednesday, held a standing demonstration calling for the boycott of Israeli products, near the Israeli separation wall to the north of Bethlehem, also called the Apartheid Wall.The demonstration took place under the military tower situated in […]

19 Jan

Israeli Foreign Ministry: ‘Shocked’ as Another Church Divests from Israeli Apartheid

Israeli Foreign Ministry officials have expressed surprise at the United Methodist Church’s decision to divest from five Israeli banks on the grounds of human rights concerns.Bank Hapoalim, Bank Leumi, First International Bank of Israel, Israel Discount Bank and Bank Mizrahi-Tefahot are among 39 companies blacklisted by the UMC pension fund […]

23 Dec

VIDEO: Bethlehem Olive Tree Killed by Apartheid Wall Lit Up for Christmas

December 23, 2015 12:19 AM IMEMC & Agencies Bethlehem, Human Interest, Human rights 0

The Popular Struggle Coordination Committee (PSCC), on Monday evening, lit up an olive tree that was uprooted by the Israeli occupation in Bir Ouna valleys, Beit Jala town, Bethlehem.The tree was decorated with both oppression and resistance tools, according to the PNN; It was adorned with bullets, teargas canisters, wires, […]

06 Nov

Bethlehem Youths Torch Apartheid Wall

Clashes broke out between Palestinian youth and Israeli forces in Aida refugee camp, after Palestinians torched part of the apartheid wall, north of Bethlehem.A PNN reporter said that Israeli soldiers have immediately responded by firing toxic teargas and rubber-coated metal bullets towards the youngsters. No injuries have been reported, as […]

20 Aug

Palestinian Christians Clash with Police over Apartheid Wall

August 20, 2015 9:35 PM IMEMC & Agencies Bethlehem, News Report, The Wall 0

Palestinian Christians clashed with Israeli border police near Bethlehem, Wednesday, after dozens of demonstrators, including priests, gathered to protest renewed work on Israel’s controversial apartheid wall in the Christian majority town of Beit Jala.An AFP journalist said the protesters, who were joined by a few foreign activists, gathered in Beit […]

20 Aug

Noam Chomsky: Israeli Apartheid ‘Much Worse’ Than South Africa

Famous American linguist Noam Chomsky has described the actions of the Israeli occupation in Palestine as “worse than South African apartheid”.“In the Occupied Territories, what Israel is doing is much worse than apartheid,” Chomsky says, according to Days of Palestine. “To call it apartheid is a gift to Israel, at […]

17 Aug

Cremisan Valley: New Section of Apartheid Wall Underway

August 17, 2015 9:37 PM IMEMC & Agencies Bethlehem, News Report, The Wall 0

Israeli occupation forces, on Monday morning, have invaded Beit Jala town, northwest of Bethlehem, using bulldozers, to proceed with building a new section of the apartheid wall.The razing is taking place in Bir ‘Ona archaeological site, and the wall will split the Cremisan Monastery valley in half. According to the […]

09 Jul

Foreign Ministry Denounces Israel’s Decision to Extend Apartheid Wall into Cremisan Valley

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in a statement released on Wednesday, condemned the Israeli government’s decision to build a new section of the Apartheid Wall in the Cremisan valley near the town of Beit Jala.It said the decision allows the confiscation of large swathes of private and state land, undermines […]

02 Jun

Portugal: Israel Increasing its Isolation through Apartheid Policies

The delegate of the Palestinian-Portuguese parliamentary friendship committee in the Legislative Council ended his visit to Lisbon, the capital of Portugal. According to the PNN, the committee was convened in the framework of strengthening the parliamentary relations between the two countries and the redefining of the Portuguese commitment to the […]

29 Apr

Apartheid and the Palestinian National Struggle

This Palestinian situation is tragic, in part, because there is no clear path to liberation, and the devastation of oppressive circumstances have gone on decade after decade with no end in view.Preliminary Observations In this period when the centenary of the genocidal victimization of the Armenian people in 1915 is […]

26 Mar

Palestinian Dies after Falling from Israel’s Apartheid Wall

March 26, 2015 4:18 AM IMEMC & Agencies Jerusalem, News Report 0

A Palestinian who was injured after falling while trying to climb over the Israeli separation wall, last week, died of his wounds on Wednesday.Akram Mahmoud Mohammad Abd al-Hamid Al-Hroub, from Deir Samit village southwest of Hebron, fell off the wall while he was trying to scale it in order to […]

07 Mar

Ireland: Week of Solidarity Against Israeli Apartheid Policies

From 7th-14th March, the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) will be hosting a week of informative and interactive events – including a public talk, film screenings and protest rallies – to mark the 11th annual Israeli Apartheid Week.Israeli Apartheid Week is an annual international series of events held in cities […]

08 Feb

Bethany Beyond the Jordan, Palestine and Israel’s Policy of Apartheid

February 8, 2015 3:51 AM IMEMC & Agencies Arab World, Holy sites, Human Interest 0

Near Madaba, Jordan, and connected to the Jordan River, is Bethany Beyond the Jordan (Al-Maghtas in Arabic). It is a bustling attraction constantly inundated with tourists: those who come every January for the Epiphany/Theophany celebrations, those who desire to glance at the site where Jesus was baptized by John the […]

26 Jan

Israel to Expand Efrat Settlement Beyond Apartheid Wall

The Israeli Housing and Construction Ministry has designated some $215,000 for expansion of the illegal settlement of Efrat, near Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank, said Israeli daily Haaretz, Monday.According to WAFA, it said that former Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak, earlier, ordered the establishment of a farm on the […]

17 Jan

Ads Against Apartheid: Free Speech Under Attack

Ads Against Apartheid (AAA) has strongly condemned recent attacks on its advertising campaign, which include vandalism against its partner, a local mobile billboard truck company. In a related incident, an individual stopped the truck, yelled at the driver, and spray-painted a Star of David on the vehicle, according to the […]

17 Sep

Ads Against Apartheid’s Richard Colbath-Hess

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

09 Jul

Britain’s Largest Trade Union: Israel is an Apartheid State

Britain’s largest trade union, ‘Unite’, has condemned Israeli crimes in the occupied Palestinian territories and stepped up to join the international campaign for boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel. The EU has contributed €15.5 million to the Palestinian Authority for the payment of June salaries and pensions.At the three-day […]

25 May

Activists Prevent Israeli Company From Painting Over Apartheid Wall for Papal Visit

Workers from an Israeli construction company were stopped by protesters, on Friday, as they were painting a section of the massive so-called ‘separation barrier’ which is to extend approximately 430 miles througout the West Bank region upon completion.The workers were painting, in white, over a part of the wall and […]

28 Apr

Kerry: Israel Risks Becoming Apartheid State

According to US media, US Secretary of State John Kerry said to a number of senior international officials that Israel risks becoming an apartheid state if it does not make peace soon.The remark was made at a closed-door meeting of the Trilateral Commission on Friday, The Daily Beast news website […]

15 Apr

VIDEO: Writers Witness Israel’s Apartheid System in Hebron

This week, Israel permitted Jewish settlers to take over the building of the Rajabi family in Hebron after a long legal dispute which Israeli courts decided in the settlers’ favor.Submitted by Ali Abunimah to the Electronic Intifada on Mon, 04/14/2014 – 23:00 The Rajabi building is seen as a strategic […]

07 Mar

‘Israel apartheid week’ events held at over 200 universities, including Hebrew University

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, […]

25 Sep

Barghouthi: “Israel Used Peace Talks To Implement Apartheid”

September 25, 2013 10:27 PM Saed Bannoura News Report, Palestine, Palestinian Politics 0

Palestinian Legislator, Secretary-General of the Palestinian National Initiative, Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi, stated that the Oslo peace agreement is a big failure, and that Israel is the only party the benefits from this treaty.Marking the twentieth anniversary of signing the first Oslo peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinian Liberation Organization […]

20 Oct

Erekat: Israel Doesn’t Want to End Occupation, Rather They’re Imposing Apartheid

‘The Levy Report simply reflects the position of a government that has chosen to turn occupation into annexation and to impose an Apartheid reality in Palestine rather than taking steps to make peace possible’ said Dr. Saeb Erekat, Chief Palestinian negotiator on Israeli Government’s Levi Report.He continued: ‘Statements are not […]

22 Jun

Demonstrators Protest Apartheid in al-Ma’sara

Dozens of Palestinians, joined by participants from around the world, held a peaceful protest in the West Bank village of al-Ma’sara on Friday demanding an end to the occupation and the construction of the apartheid separation wall.Al-Ma’sara is one of many Palestinian villages to be cut off from access to […]

07 Mar

Maariv: “Muslim Woman, Israel’s Secret Weapon To Counter Apartheid Week”

Israeli paper Maariv published a report stating that a Muslim woman from Dir Hanna Arab town, north of the country, is part of an Israeli team that was set up to counter the “Israeli Apartheid Week” held in colleges in South Africa.Bushra Khalayla, a young Muslim woman who wears a […]

28 Nov

Israel Declared an Apartheid State in “People’s Court”

November 28, 2011 4:06 PM IMEMC News Human rights, International, News Report 0

…a panel of eminent jurists serving on the Russell Tribunal on Palestine heard testimony from expert witnesses regarding the apartheid practices of Israel against the Palestinian people.Palestinians were frustrated and angry; and in spite of the growing number of non-violent demonstrations, Internet information, and continuous appeals to the United Nations, […]

09 Nov

Russell Tribunal Finds Israel Guilty Of Apartheid, Prosecution

November 9, 2011 1:40 PM Saed Bannoura Human rights, International, News Report 0

The Russell Tribunal on Palestine has ruled that Israel is guilty of Apartheid and Prosecution crimes, as its panel of jurists ruled that the Israeli actions against the Palestinians breach the prohibition of apartheid under International Law.The tribunal held extensive talks for two days, listened to testimonies from expert witnesses, […]

10 Jun

Stop Greenwashing Apartheid Makes a Breakthrough

On the occasion of Palestinian Land Day and the Global BDS Day of Action last 30th March, the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC) officially launched an international campaign to Stop the Jewish National Fund (JNF). The call to revoke the JNF’s charitable status has had an overwhelming […]

09 Feb

International Israeli Apartheid Short Film Contest Announces Winners

February 9, 2011 2:19 AM IMEMC & Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

A year ago, Stop the Wall and launched the first International Israeli Apartheid Short Film Contest. Palestinians and international participants were encouraged to submit short films on the theme of Israeli Apartheid. The contest was organized in order to spread awareness about the Israeli occupation. According to Richard Colbath-Hess, […]

10 Apr

Dr. Barghouthi: “Nonviolent Resistance Will Defeat Israeli Apartheid”

Palestinian Legislator, secretary-general of the Palestinian National Initiative, Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi, stated that nonviolent, popular resistance in Palestine is the most effective means of resistance against the Israeli apartheid regime.Dr. Barghouthi stated that nonviolent protests against the Annexation Wall, settlements and Israeli violations, especially the protest in Bil’in and Ni’lin […]

03 Mar

Israel “Annoyed” By Israeli Apartheid Week

The Israeli government expressed rage over the “Israeli apartheid week” which stated on Monday in universities in more than 40 cities around the world, and calls for economic and academic boycott of Israel for its illegal policies in Palestine. OSCAILTIMAGE(attachments/mar2010/israeli_apartheid__week.jpg 300 0) Apartheid Week The Israeli government expressed rage over […]

22 May

No Investment and Development with the Apartheid Wall

The Palestinian investment conference that will start today (Wednesday) at Bethlehem is being held at a time when the West Bank is more ghettoized than ever before, while Jerusalem is separated from the rest of Palestinian territories by a segregation wall and various other tools of the Israeli occupation, while […]

09 Feb

UK Student Societies, NGOñ€ℱs, to launch antiapartheid week on Monday

Several nongovernmental organizations and student societies in the United Kingdom are set to launch the Antiapartheid week in order to protest the Israeli apartheid policies on Monday February 11, 2008. Nearly 30 universities in several UK cities will participate in the event which comes in coherence with similar campaigns in […]

09 Feb

Organizaciones Estudiantiles del Reino Unido y ONGs, lanzan una campaña antiapartheid el Lunes

February 9, 2008 8:45 AM IMEMC & Agencies News Report 0

Varias organizaciones no-gubernamentales y organizaciones estudiantiles en el Reino Unido estÃ¥n a punto para poner en marcha la semana Antiapartheid para protestar contra las políticas Israelíes de apartheid el Lunes 11 de Febrero, 2008. Casi 30 universidades en varias ciudades del Reino Unido participarÃ¥n en el acontecimiento que estÃ¥ en […]

24 Dec

Rechazan aceptar el apartheid en Beit Jala.

December 24, 2007 7:44 PM IMEMC & Agencies News Report 0

Anoche finalmente llego la lluvia en Beit Jala, un pequeño pueblo de Cjordania. A un kilómetro de Belem y a 8 kilómetros de Jerusalén.Sus colinas estÃ¥n cubiertas de olivos, viñedos y datiles.En 1967 Israel confisco el 22% de Beit Jaladora la construcción del muro quita otro 45% del territorio. Hemos […]

09 May

Barghouthi: The World Bank Report shows Apartheid established by Israel in Palestine

The latest World Bank report shows that Israel has established an Apartheid System in Palestine and isolated nearly 50 percent of the West Bank land, Dr. Mustafa Bagrhouthi, Palestinian Minister of Information said on Wednesday.The latest World Bank report shows that Israel has established an Apartheid System in Palestine and […]

02 May

The Livni-Rice Plan: Towards a Just Peace or Apartheid

For years I have been one of the doomsayers, arguing that the two-state solution is dead and that apartheid has become the only realistic political outcome of the Israel-Palestine conflict– at least until a full-blown anti-apartheid struggle arises that fundamentally changes the equation. I based my assessment on several seemingly […]