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23 Jan

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian And An Australian Peace Activist In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, Wednesday, a Palestinian and an Australian peace activist during a nonviolent protest near Anata town, northeast of occupied East Jerusalem. Palestinian, Israeli and international peace activists were nonviolently protesting the new Jewish-only, ‘Apartheid Road’, built on Palestinian lands near Anata town. The protesters carried Palestinian flags and […]

23 Dec

Palestinian Factions Call for Protest against Australian Decision on Jerusalem

The Palestinian Nationalist and Islamic Forces called, on Saturday, for a protest at the Australian Representative Office in Ramallah City, in the central occupied West Bank, against Australia’s decision to recognize West Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The protest will be taking place next Wednesday, December 26th, at noon […]

18 Dec

Israel Disappointed by Australia’s Decision on Jerusalem

Australia’s announcement on Saturday, that it would only recognize West Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, reportedly left the Israeli occupation disappointed, according to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency.     In his speech to Channel 10, a senior official said that the Israeli occupation was disappointed that Australia didn’t recognize the […]

12 Dec

Australia to Recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital

The Australian government intends to announce its recognition of the city of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on Tuesday, after receiving approval from the National Security Council on the move, The Australian newspaper reported. The running options are either to keep the Australian embassy in Tel Aviv with a small consulate office […]

30 Oct

Australia and Palestine-Israel: The Threat of the Far Right

by Noura Mansour on October 28, 2018 for Al-Shabaka Palestinian Policy Network. The government of Australia, along with Israel and the US, recently voted against the UN resolution to elect Palestine as chair of the Group of 77, enabling it to act like a full member state during 2019. That same week, Australian Prime Minister […]

16 Oct

Australia Considers Embassy Move to Jerusalem

After the infamous move, of the United States, to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Australia now is considering moving its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem as well. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the country remained committed to a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, […]

04 Jul

Dr. Ashrawi Denounces Australian Decision To Cut Aid To The Palestinian People

Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, a senior Palestinian political leader and a member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), strongly denounced the Australian decision to end its aid to the Palestinian people. In a statement, Dr. Ashrawi said, “it is clear Australia has surrendered to American pressures, and […]

02 Jul

Australia Cuts Funding to Palestinian Authority

Australia announced that it will stop sending direct funds to the Palestinian Authority (PA), over concerns that the money would be used as stipends to Palestinian prisoners. According to Israeli news website Israel Today, Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop requested that the PA guarantee the funds were not being given […]

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 […]

19 Nov

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

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

07 Jul

British, Australian activists shut down Israeli weapons factories on anniversary of Gaza invasion

On Monday July 6th, Palestinians and their supporters around the world marked the one year invasion of the Israeli attack on Gaza that ended up lasting fifty one days and costing close to twenty five hundred Palestinian lives.In Britain today, hundreds of activists held protests and occupied three different weapon […]

16 Jan

Palestine National Football Team Holds Press Conference In Melbourne Australia

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

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

30 Sep

Full Palestinian Statehood Still Unrecognized by US, Britain and Australia

Members of the Palestinian UN General Assembly in New York received rejection status from the US, Britain and Australia, with regard to the recognition of a Palestinian state based on the borders of 1967.The Palestinian delegation met with 15 state members of the United Nations body and, despite the promises […]

21 Aug

Palestine Supporters Arrested In Australia & US For Civil Disobedience

A group of twelve activists carried out an act of civil disobedience on Monday by conducting a sit-in at the office of US Senator Diane Feinstein in California, and another group was arrested in Melbourne Australia while occupying an Israeli drone-manufacturing plant and calling for an end to the Israeli […]

20 Jun

Australia: No Change in Position

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said that her country has not changed its position on Australian legal status of the oPt and East Jerusalem. WAFA reports that AU Rep to Palestine Tom Wilson delivered a letter to Palestinian Deputy Foreign Minister, Tayseer Jaradat, at the Foreign Ministry headquarters in Ramallah ascertaining […]

14 Jun

Australia’s New East Jerusalem Policy Puts Trade at Risk

Australia is facing the possibility of trade sanctions by Arab nations over its decision to stop referring to East Jerusalem as an occupied territory.Head of the Palestinian delegation to Canberra, Izzat Abdulhadi, warned Friday that Australia’s new stance on East Jerusalem, which was annexed by Israel in a move never […]

20 Jan

Ashrawi Denounces Statements of Australian FM

January 20, 2014 10:44 AM Saed Bannoura International, News Report, Peace process 0

Member of the Executive Committee of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, strongly denounced statements made by Australian FM, Julie Bishop, who criticized what she called “European pressure on Israel’.Bishop recently lashed out on officials and countries of the European Union for trying to pressure Israel into halting […]

17 Jan

Australian FM Expresses Support To Israel’s Illegitimate Settlements

Australian Foreign Minister said, in an interview with the “Times Of Israel” newspaper, that the international community should refrain from labeling Israeli settlements in the West Bank as illegal, and claimed that Israel “has the right to build its settlements”.Julie Bishop strongly denounced European countries that are “pressuring” Israel into […]

31 Jul

Australia to Investigate Israeli Treatment of Palestinian Children

July 31, 2012 1:32 PM IMEMC News Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

The Australian Foreign Affairs Minister, Bob Carr, announced on Monday that he plans to send officials from his office to Israel to observe trials of Palestinian children who are sentenced to military prison, the Palestine News Network reported.Carr expressed his concern about violations of the rights of Palestinian children in […]

28 May

Australia Offers 90 million Dollars to UNRWA

PNN has reported that Australia has offered the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA) 90 million dollars to help cover costs of the services provided for Palestinian refugees. It has been reported that Australian foreign minister, Bob Carr signed an agreement with UNRWA Head, Filippo Grandi, that […]

20 Apr

Israel Arrests A Saudi-Australian Man At The Ben Gurion Airport

April 20, 2011 1:17 PM Saed Bannoura Israel, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

Israeli TV, Channel 2, reported on Tuesday at night that an Australian man from a Saudi descent was arrested at the Ben Gurion Airport on suspicions that intended to spy on Israel on behalf of the Hamas movement. Channel 2 said that charges were filed against Eyad Abu Arja at […]

25 May

Suspected Mossad Agent Expelled From Australia

An Israeli diplomat in Australia who is believed to have been involved in forgery of passports used in the Israeli assassination of Hamas leader Mahmoud al-Madbouh in Dubai earlier this year is being expelled from the country.The Israeli Mossad has an intelligence officer operating at Israel’s embassy Canberra, reported The […]

25 Feb

Israeli Ambassador Questioned In Australia

On Wednesday night, Australian Authorities questioned their Israeli ambassador after three Australian passport holders were added to the list of suspects involved with the assassination of a Hamas leader in Dubai. Australia Israeli Ambassador, Yuval Rotem, was questioned by Australian Foreign Minister, Stephen Smith. Australian Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, stated […]

13 May

Australian, Danish peace activists in hospital after being shot in head by Israeli soldiers at demo

An Australian man and a Danish man are both being treated in an Israeli hospital after being shot in the head by rubber bullets at close range during a protest in the West Bank Friday. IMEMC reporters on the scene reported that Israeli soldiers started throwing sound grenades and firing […]

14 May

Elon suggests transferring the Palestinian to Australia, Sinai and

Israeli Minister of Tourism, Binyamin Elon “Beni”, suggested FridayAmerica IMEMC Staff, May 14, 2004 Israeli Minister of Tourism, Binyamin Elon “Beni”, suggested Friday transferring the Palestinian refugees to America and Australia and even to Sinai in his response to the death of the soldiers in Gaza Strip in the past […]

21 Mar

UN to Vote on Report Confirming Israeli Perpetration of Crimes against Palestinian Protesters

The UN Human Rights Council voted, on March 15, to conduct an investigation into the Israeli army’s killing of peaceful Palestinian protesters along the eastern parts of Gaza, near the Israeli separation fence. The council voted 29 in favor and two against, while 14 countries abstained. Australia and the US […]

17 Mar

6 Palestinians Slain, 6 More Injured in New Zealand Shooting

The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates declared, on Saturday, through the Palestinian embassy in Australia’s contact with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in New Zealand, although not officially, that six Palestinians were killed and six others  injured in the mass shooting targeting two mosques in Christchurch City, New […]

24 Feb

Artists Call for Eurovision Boycott

Danielle Alma Ravitzki explains how the Israeli government uses the Eurovision song contest to whitewash and pinkwash its crimes against Palestinians. This year the contest will take place in Tel-Aviv, and artists from around the world are calling for a boycott. (Part 2 at TRNN official.) Video & Transcript MARC […]

02 Feb

Palestine, The Women’s March & Imperial Feminism

Azeezah Kanji (JD, LLM in Islamic Law) is a legal academic and writer based in Toronto. Recent assaults on the reputation of Women’s March cochair and prominent black American activist Tamika Mallory demonstrate, yet again, that speaking even the most basic truths about Israel and Palestine is a hazardous undertaking. […]

23 Jan

Israeli Companies Sell Spy Tech They Perfected for Occupying Palestine

TRNN’s Greg Wilpert speaks to Antony Loewenstein, author of an article called “Exporting the Technology of Occupation.” He shows the growing connection between Israeli offensive cyber companies and mass surveillance, in the service of authoritarian governments around the world. Video & Transcript GREG WILPERT: It’s The Real News Network, and I’m […]

17 Nov

UN General Assembly Votes in Favor of 8 Resolutions on Palestine

The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) voted, early Saturday, in favor of eight resolutions on Palestine and a ninth on the Syrian Golan Heights. Palestine’s Permanent Observer to the UN, Riyad Mansour, commented on the vote, saying that it is proof that the international community stands behind and supports the […]

04 Nov

Palestinians Struggle Under Arab World Apathy

by Ray Hanania This week, the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) voted to reverse its recognition of the State of Israel until Israel recognizes the State of Palestine. Palestinian National Authority (PNA) President Mahmoud Abbas, who must approve the PLO decision, announced he would end security cooperation with Israel. Both are justified actions […]

03 Nov

Palestinian Prisoners: A Battleground for International Solidarity

The following article, by Charlotte Kates, the international coordinator of Samidoun, initially appeared in Arabic in Al-Adab magazine, published on November 2, 2018. The Arabic text can be read online at the Al-Adab website. The article appeared in an issue with a special focus on Palestinian prisoners, including testimonies from current […]

31 Oct

Israeli Military Claims to Open Investigation into Killing of Palestinian Medic

The Israeli military announced Tuesday that they have opened an investigation into the Israeli sharpshooters who targeted and killed 21-year old Palestinian medic Razan Ashraf al-Najjar during a massacre of civilians protesting at the Gaza-Israel border in May. This is a re-opening of the initial military probe, which claimed that […]

19 Oct

US to Merge New Embassy with Jerusalem Consulate

The United States announced, on Thursday, that it will merge the US Consulate General, which serves Palestinians, with its new embassy into a single diplomatic mission in Jerusalem, to solely “improve the efficiency and effectiveness.” US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, in a statement, “This decision is driven by […]

17 Oct

Mansour Hails UNGA Vote as ‘New Victory’

Palestine’s permanent representative to the United Nations, Riyad Mansour, hailed as “a new victory” the UN General Assembly vote in favor of a resolution granting the State of Palestine additional powers in the possibility of assuming the chairmanship of the Group of 77 and China, on Wednesday. The UNGA voted […]

14 Oct

Israeli and International Activists Join Gazan Protestors in the Great Return March

10/10/18 | Wafa Aludini, International Solidarity Movement | Gaza On the morning of October 10, 2018, ten activists from around the world delivered messages of support to the Great March of Return in the Eastern Gaza Strip via Skype, as a part of a ‘virtual rally’ entitled “Words Over Walls.” […]

13 Sep

Over 150 International Scientists and Scholars Call for UNRWA Support

Scientists and scholars from around the world published a letter of support for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), in the Lancet, one of the foremost medical journals in the world, urging support for the Agency, after the United States has […]

07 Sep

15 Acts Cancel Meteor Festival Performances

A wave of cancellations followed Lana Del Rey’s cancellation announcement for the Meteor Music Festival in northern Israel, this weekend. Following efforts by the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS) and worldwide criticism, more than 15 music artists have cancelled their performances at the Meteor Festival in Israel, according to […]

09 Aug

Top 70 Moments of Solidarity & BDS for Palestine in 2018

August 8, 2018 / Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC) Here are 70 highlights of solidarity and BDS for Palestine in 2018. We highlight 70 moments of hope on this year marking the seventieth anniversary of the ongoing Nakba, or “Catastrophe,” wherein indigenous Palestinians faced mass expulsion from their homes to establish a […]

22 Jul

JVP: 40 Jewish Groups Worldwide Oppose Equating Anti-Semitism with Criticism of Israel

From South Africa to Sweden, New Zealand to Germany to Brazil, for the first time ever, over thirty Jewish organizations across the globe came together in a statement condemning attempts to stifle criticism of Israel. The statement warns of a growing trend of legislative campaigns to target organizations that support Palestinian rights, particularly the […]

31 May

8 Things I Learned About Palestine While Touring 8 Western Nations

by Ramzi Baroud On 20 February, I embarked on a global book tour that has, thus far, taken me to eight nations. The main theme of all my talks in various cultural, academic and media platforms was the pressing need to refocus the discussion on Palestine on the struggle, aspirations […]

23 May

Israeli Air Force Fires Missiles Targeting Boats In Gaza Port

The Israeli Air Force fired, on Tuesday at dawn, several missiles at the Gaza Sea Port, west of Gaza City, targeting at least two boats prepared for welcoming the Freedom Flotilla boat that is currently sailing to the besieged and impoverished coastal region. Media sources in Gaza said the Israeli […]

13 May

World Press Freedom Day 2018: Journalists Demand British Media Institutions to Break The Silence and Stand with Palestinian Journalists under Occupation (VIDEO)

Photo: Lara Khalidi On World Press Freedom Day 2018, the Journalist Support Committee held a conference in London on the “Challenges of Palestinian Journalists” living and working under occupation. Prominent journalists, media analysts and activists demanded British media institutions and agencies to break the silence and stand in solidarity with […]

16 Apr

University of Sydney Backs BDS

Dozens of academics at the University of Sydney have declared their support for the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, reported the Australian. The move comes as a response to the lethal crackdown by Israeli occupation forces on Palestinian protesters in the Gaza Strip. The Australian notes, according to Days of […]

14 Feb

Israeli Police Recommend Indictment for Netanyahu Corruption Charges

In a statement released late Tuesday night, Israeli police have recommended Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu be indicted on charges of fraud and corruption after months of investigation. Netanyahu, who has held office since 2009, stands accused of accepting gifts in exchange for preferential treatment and political favors as well […]

06 Feb

BNC Releases List of Achievements in 2017

The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS)-movement for Palestinian rights was, this week, formally nominated for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize by the Norwegian MP Bjørnar Moxness (Rødt). The BDS National Committee has released a short list of its top achievements for the year 2017. GOVERNMENT & POLITICAL PARTIES A UN-commissioned report established […]

03 Feb

Worldwide Actions Commemorate Ahed Tamimi’s 17th Birthday, Demand Freedom: Reports and Photos

Protests and actions around the world marked the 17th birthday of imprisoned Palestinian teen activist Ahed Tamimi. With birthday songs, cakes and cards as well as strong, powerful protest actions against Israeli occupation and colonization, the streets of international cities marked days of action called for by Samidoun, the Free the Tamimi Women campaign and other organizations […]

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23 Jan

Model fired from L’Oreal Campaign for Tweets from 3 Years Ago in Support of Palestine

Amena Khan, a model who has worked for L’Oreal since 2016, was fired Monday from an ad campaign after images of her wearing a hijab took off on social media. After the campaign went viral, the right-wing U.S. blog site ‘Breitbart’ claimed to have uncovered tweets that Khan had made […]

22 Dec

Palestine Welcomes UN Resolution

“Any decisions and actions which purport to have altered the character, status or demographic composition of the Holy City of Jerusalem have no legal effect, are null and void and must be rescinded in compliance with relevant resolutions of the Security Council.”  — UNGA, December 21, 2017 The United Nations […]

17 Dec

It’s Personal: How Trump Betrayed Both Abbas and Abdullah of Jordan

David Hearst is the editor-in-chief of Middle East Eye. He was chief foreign leader writer of The Guardian, former Associate Foreign Editor, European Editor, Moscow Bureau Chief, European Correspondent and Ireland Correspondent. Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas and Jordanian King Abdullah have facilitated Israeli occupation for the sake of maintaining […]

04 Nov

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

One hundred years after the Balfour Declaration, Britain’s colonial legacy endures, says TRNN’s Shir Hever. Shir Hever is an economist working at The Real News Network. His economic research focuses on Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territory; international aid to the Palestinians and to Israel; the effects of the Israeli occupation […]

29 Sep

Pro-Israel Lobby Losing Its Grip On Westminster

by Yvonne Ridley, Days of Palestine This has not been a good week for Israel, especially in Britain, where the Zionist lobbyists have spent millions in recent years oiling the cogs in Westminster to persuade politicians of all stripes to give their unconditional support to their favourite state. It has […]

16 Sep

Israel’s ‘Cyber Unit’ Operating Illegally to Censor Social Media Content

Israeli State Attorney’s Office’s ‘Cyber Unit’ collaborates with social media platforms – including U.S.-based giants Facebook and Twitter – to censor users’ posts, but has no legal authority. Israel’s state attorney’s office is running a “Cyber Unit” which, in collaboration with major social media outlets, is illegally censoring user content. […]

07 Sep

176 New Settlement Units to be Built in the Heart of East Jerusalem

The Jerusalem Planning and Building committee is to approve, on Sunday, the construction of 176 settlement units in the Jabal Al-Mukaber area, East Jerusalem, according to Israeli media. There are talks about expanding Neveh Zion Settlement outpost, which was established six years ago, in the middle of the area’s Palestinian […]

06 Aug

Donald Trump Inspires Graffiti on Bethlehem Wall

U.S. President Donald Trump’s promise for a wall along the Mexican border went viral last year, and, on Friday, the promise left its mark on Israel’s apartheid wall in Bethlehem. Drawings of Trump hugging an Israeli army watch-tower with hearts surrounding him and an image of Trump saying, “I’m going to […]

23 Jul

U.N. Official in Gaza Seized by Israeli Occupation Forces

Israeli occupation forces have seized Hamdan Temraz, 61, the deputy director of the United Nations’ Department of Safety and Security in Gaza. Temraz was seized by occupation forces as he attempted to cross via the Beit Hanoun/Erez crossing – where he had a permit – on 12 July. Journalist Richard […]

12 Jul

New UN Report Documents Legacy of 10-year Siege in Gaza

Most of the projections for 2020, on the situation in the Gaza Strip, have deteriorated further and faster than anticipated in 2012, the United Nations said on Tuesday. Real GDP per capita in Gaza has decreased, the provision of health services has continued to decline, and the demand for additional […]

02 Jul

Don’t Historicize the Balfour Declaration: The Past is Still the Palestinians’ Present

by Yara Hawari  Overview The political turmoil in the United Kingdom following Prime Minister Theresa May’s re-election with a reduced, precarious majority and the implications for the UK’s negotiations to leave the European Union have overshadowed Britain’s other foreign policy concerns. Among other repercussions, it casts doubt on the way in […]

11 Jun

Ashrawi Deems Adoption of UN Resolution a Victory for Palestinian Women

PLO Executive Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi welcomed the United Nations Economic and Social Council’s (ECOSOC) adoption of a draft resolution entitled, “Situation of and assistance to Palestinian women,” which was recommended by the Commission on the Status of Women in its sixty-first session in March: “On behalf of the Palestinian […]

19 May

International Campaign is Criminalizing Criticism of Israel as ‘Anti-semitism’

For two decades, some Israeli officials and Israel partisans have worked to embed a new, Israel-focused definition of antisemitism in institutions around the world, from international bodies and national governments to small college campuses in heartland America. This effort is now snowballing rapidly. As a result, advocacy for Palestinian rights […]

16 May

Nakba at 69: Statement by the Global Palestinian Refugee and IDP Network

International Protection to Stop the Ongoing Nakba is Long Overdue – BADIL Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights The Nakba is ongoing, not only through policies of ongoing displacement implemented through the Zionist-Israeli strategy which seeks to control the maximum amount of land with the minimum number of Palestinians […]

26 Feb

Netanyahu Suggests Bringing International Forces into Gaza

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called for deployment of international forces in the Gaza Strip, expressing his concern of the International Criminal Court (ICC), in the Hague. Netanyahu said, in his meeting with Australian foreign minister Jolie Bishop, on Sunday morning, that Israeli forces must impose its control over the […]

17 Dec

Israeli Soldiers Assault Nonviolent Activists In Bil’in

Israeli soldiers assaulted, Friday, dozens of local, Israeli and international peace activists, holding the weekly nonviolent protest against the Annexation Wall and colonies, in Bil’in village, in the central West Bank district of Ramallah, and detained an international peace activist. The protest was held by approximately 20 international activists, 20 […]

10 Dec

Reparations and the Nakba

What does it mean to advocate for compensation and repatriation when these processes are embedded within settler colonial and colonial frameworks? ~Susan Slyomovics, Alternative Information Center (AIC) Since 1948, there have been numerous maximalist and minimalist proposals to resolve the fates of Palestinian refugees by those outside the homeland and […]

08 Dec

New Checkpoints, Access Control-buildings and Street-signs in the Historical Center of Hebron

12/06/16 | International Solidarity Movement | al-Khalil Team As for colonial Israel, nothing happens without a reason. Periods of extreme violence are followed by relative calm periods with more intense colonial construction activities and preparations for the next facts on the ground. Palestinian  daily life is inhumanly restricted by the […]

29 Nov

PCA Footballers Raise $10,000 for Aida Camp

Saturday 26th November 2016 marked the completion of the PCA Futsal Tournament – season 4, where the The Palestinian Community Association in Victoria (PCA) hosted a fundraiser lunch in collaboration with Knafeh Nabulseyeh (Business Owner Mussa Khayat) in Melbourne, Australia, reaching the goal of A$10,000. According to the PNN, the money will […]

07 Aug

New York Protesters Demand Freedom for Bilal Kayed, G4S Out of Palestine

via the Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network Protesters in New York City rallied outside the Manhattan office of British-Danish security corporation G4S on Friday, 5 August to demand freedom for Bilal Kayed, a Palestinian political prisoner in Israeli jails, on his 53rd day of hunger strike. Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity […]

10 Jul

60 Palestinians from the Diaspora Visit the Homeland (VIDEO)

  As the majority of the 12 million Palestinians in the world are now living in exile outside of Palestine, 60 representative of exiled Palestinians have just arrived in Palestine to get to know their homeland and heritage. The delegates were welcomed by Palestinian officials and traditional scouts parades and mass […]

17 Feb

VIDEO: Palestinian Teacher One of World’s Top 10

February 17, 2016 11:11 PM IMEMC & Agencies Human Interest, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

Hanan Al-Hroub, a primary class teacher who grew up in Deheishe refugee camp, Bethlehem, has been shortlisted to the top 10 international teachers nominated for the one million dollar 2016 Global Teacher Prize, organised by the Varkey Foundation.Hanan was named amongst nine other teachers from countries all over the world […]

22 Dec

Dual-citizen Suspects in the Douma Killings

December 22, 2015 2:27 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

In July of 2015, two parents and their 18-month-old son were burned to death when a group of Israelis threw firebombs at the Dawabsha family’s home in the village of Douma. A four-year-old child survived the attack, but sustained severe injuries.At least six Israelis were arrested for the attack as […]

21 Dec

Spanish University Boycotts Israel

The deanship at the Central University of Barcelona (UAB) announced the official boycott of Israel, with the cut of all kinds of communication and relations with the Israeli universities and institutions which are related directly or indirectly to the occupation.The university agreed to be a part of the global initiative […]

14 Nov

Soldiers Attack Weekly Protest in Bil’in, Kidnap 3 Internationals, One Palestinian

November 14, 2015 1:13 AM Saed Bannoura News Report, Non-violent action, Ramallah 0

Israeli soldiers on Friday assaulted the weekly nonviolent protest against the Apartheid Wall and illegal Israeli colonies, in Bil’in village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, kidnapped three international activists and one Palestinian. Code Pink has reported that the army kidnapped Ariel Gold, from New York, during […]

11 Nov

US State Department v Edward Said

Richard Falk is an American professor emeritus of international law at Princeton University. In 2008, the UN Human Rights Council appointed Falk to a six-year term as a United Nations Special Rapporteur on “the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967.In these remarks, I will present […]

17 Oct

Palestinian and International Civilians to Resist Revenge Home Demolitions

October 17, 2015 7:48 AM IMEMC & Agencies Nablus, News Report, Non-violent action 0

Palestinian civilians joined by international solidarity activists will gather tonight, Friday 16, October 2015, at the Nablus city homes of Yahya Hamad, Karam Al-masri and Sameer Al-kosa after Israeli forces threatened revenge demolitions within 24 hours.16th October 2015 | International Solidarity Movement | Al-Khalil Team Yesterday night, hundreds of Palestinians […]

11 Oct

Israeli Lobby Exploits Interfaith Dialogue

For years Israel and its lobby around the world have been trying to normalise their relations with Arabs and Muslims without solving the Palestine question. One of the methods they resorted to in the last few years is using human rights, community organisations, interfaith dialogue and multiculturalism to achieve this […]

12 Sep

This Week in Palestine Week 37 2015

September 12, 2015 1:54 AM IMEMC & Agencies Audio report, Palestine 0

Audio Link After Text Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for September 5th, to the 11th, 2015. This week Palestine Flag to fly at United Nations Headquarters, meanwhile Israeli attacks targeting Palestinian communities in Gaza and the west Bank leave […]

21 Aug

VIDEO: 1,000 Black Activists, Artists and Scholars Demand Justice for Palestine

Over 1,000 Black activists, artists, scholars, students and organizations have launched a statement expressing their solidarity and commitment to ensuring justice for Palestinians.19th August 2015 | Black4Palestine | USA Signatories to the statement span a wide cross-section of Black activists and scholars, including Angela Davis, Boots Riley, Cornel West, dream […]

03 Aug

VIDEO: Know Thy Heritage 2015, 4th International Conference

Under the patronage of PA president Mahmoud Abbas, the Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation (HCEF) has launched its fourth international conference for the Palestinian youth in the diaspora, as part of the 2015 Know Thy Heritage (KTH) Leadership Program, which creates bonds between Palestinian youth and their homeland.The ceremony was […]

22 Jul

UN Overturns Israeli Resolution, Recognizes Palestinian Center

The United Nations, on Monday, approved UN accreditation for the London-based Palestinian Return Center in a defeat for Israel, which claimed the organization “openly promotes terrorism”.The center, which researches and monitors issues related to dispersed Palestinians and their right to return, denied all Israeli allegations. Last month, the U.N. committee […]

21 May

World Bank Transfers $77 Million To P.A.

The World Bank stated Wednesday that it transferred $70 million to the Palestinian Authority through the multi-donor mechanism run by the “Palestinian Reform and Development Plan Trust Fund,” the Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) has reported.The World Bank said in a press release that the money, provided by Norway, […]

13 Jan

January 12 2015, A Historic Day For The Palestine National Football Team, And, Indeed, Palelestine

At 6:00pm at the Hunter stadium in Newcastle, Australia, Ramzi Saleh led the Palestinian team out for their first ever game in a major tournament. To understand the importance of the event, one needs to be aware of what it took the team to get there. Palestine qualified by virtue […]

07 Jan

Israel and US to break Backs of the Camels called Oslo Accords and ICC

Israel will be lobbying the U.S.’ Congress to enforce legislation to freeze funds for Palestine, should Palestine lodge charges at the ICC. Israel’s decision to withhold Palestinian tax funds caused presidential “double speak” in Israel and could be the final straw that breaks the back of the 1993 Oslo Accords. […]

01 Jan

Abbas Submits Application for ICC Membership

PA President and Fateh member Mahmoud Abbas, Wednesday, signed a formal request for Palestine to join the International Criminal Court (ICC), following a failed UN resolution for ending the Israeli occupation.Tuesday’s vote at the United Nations Security Council came after a three-month Palestinian campaign to win support for the resolution. […]

31 Dec

UN Security Council votes against Palestinian offer for peace negotiation

December 31, 2014 5:35 AM Celine Hagbard International, News Report, Peace process 0

Australia joined the United States in voting against a resolution calling for ‘a just, lasting and comprehensive peaceful solution’ within the next year for Israel and Palestine, and affirming Palestinian national sovereignty. The resolution received eight ‘yes’ votes and two ‘no’ votes – leaving it just one vote short of […]

20 Dec

UN General Assembly adopts resolution for Palestinian sovereignty in W. Bank, Gaza, E. Jerusalem

On Friday December 19th, the General Assembly of the United Nations passed a resolution recognizing the Permanent sovereignty of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and of the Arab population in the occupied Syrian Golan over their natural resources.The Assembly adopted the resolution with a […]

13 Dec

Israel to Boycott Geneva Conference

Israel decided, this Thursday, to boycott the international Geneva conference scheduled for December 17th, and will also reconsider its relationship with Switzerland, according to Israeli sources.The decision comes following Switzerland’s call, on Thursday, for a special meeting of the high contracting parties of the Fourth Geneva Convention next week, which […]

27 Oct

Life in Occupied Palestine

Try to imagine daily life under these conditions: You live in limbo in a country occupied by a repressive foreign army and a system of institutionalized and codified racism.  You have no recognized nation, no right of citizenship and no power over your own daily life.  You live in a […]

30 Sep

Al-Ahmad: “Resolution For Ending Occupation Needs Nine Votes, No Veto”

September 30, 2014 2:59 PM Saed Bannoura International, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Member of the Central Committee of the Fateh movement Azzam al-Ahmad said the Palestinian bid for ending the Israeli occupation would be submitted to the United Nations Security Council within three weeks, but needs nine positive votes and no veto in order to pass.He stated that the Palestinian ambassador to […]

17 Aug

Tel Aviv Protest: Ask Essential Questions About Gaza Attack!

A group of Israeli activists, representing the ghosts of silent victims without faces or names, walked through the streets of Tel Aviv on August 12. Describing themselves as the “missing elements”, the activists asked questions not raised in Israel during the Gaza attack.16 August 2014 | Alternative Information Center (AIC) […]

01 Aug

Israeli Military Announce They Will Bomb al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza

International solidarity activists who have been helping in Shifa Hospital, Gaza’s largest, have announced that the hospital has received a phone call telling them a building of the hospital will be bombed.The group’s press release reads as follows: At 16:30, the hospital received a call from an unlisted number, stating […]

29 Jul

Joint Declaration by International Law Experts on Israel’s Gaza Offensive

‘As international and criminal law scholars, human rights defenders, legal experts and individuals who firmly believe in the rule of law and in the necessity for its respect in times of peace and more so in times of war, we feel the intellectual and moral duty to denounce the grave […]

26 Jul

ISM Update: Medical Teams Under Fire

At 19:00 Beit Hanoun Hospital was hit by an Israeli tank shell. Inside the hospital are 61 medical staff, three patients, civilians, and ISM volunteers who are all trapped inside. Israeli soldiers are in the area, approximately 150 meters behind the hospital. Gunfire can be heard in the area.25th July […]

22 Jul

Kerry Slips at the Mic over Gaza Genocide

US Secretary of State John Kerry appeared to criticize Israel, Sunday, in candid remarks caught on an open microphone between television interviews, according to Ma’an News Agency.The US politician was apparently heard to mention Israeli soldiers killed in Gaza to State Department official Jonathan Finer, just before appearing on Australian-American […]

21 Jul

7 Nobel Laureates Among 64 Public Figures Calling for Arms Embargo Against Israel

Sixty-four public figures, including seven Nobel Peace Prize winners, published a letter in the British Guardian newspaper calling for an international arms embargo on Israel for its ‘war crimes and possible crimes against humanity’ in Gaza. The letter reads as follows: ‘Israel has once again unleashed the full force of […]

13 Jul

International Peace Volunteers Remain in Hospital Threatened by Israeli Missiles

Israel’s army fired four ‘warning’ missiles at the roof of El-Wafa rehabilitation hospital in Gaza City, Gaza. International volunteers now staying in the hospital in solidarity, have said they, “can hear missiles falling close by”.11th July 2014 | International Solidarity Movement | Gaza, Occupied Palestine “The civilian population of Gaza […]

08 Jul

Justice Slaughtered by Politics

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) is shocked by Israel’s Election by UN General Assembly as Vice-Chair of UN Special Committee on Decolonization.The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) is shocked by Israel’s election as Vice-Chairperson of the Special Political and Decolonization/4th Committee in the UN General Assembly. PCHR […]

08 Jun

Foreign Ministry Recalls AU Rep for Offensive Stance on Jerusalem

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has recalled the Representative of Australia to Palestine, Thomas Wilson, on Sunday, in protest against remarks made by Attorney-General of Australia, George Brandis, in which he publicly called for disregarding East Jerusalem as an occupied territory.WAFA reports that, during a press conference in Ramallah, Minister […]

07 Jun

Injuries as Israel Disperses More Protests

At least ten protesters were injured across the West Bank and East Jerusalem, on Friday, as dozens engaged in demonstrations marking the 47th anniversary of the Naksa, when the West Bank, Gaza Strip, Golan Heights and the Sinai peninsula were illegally taken by Israel in 1967. According to Ma’an News […]

31 May

Palestine Qualifies for 1st Asian Cup

Palestine’s soccer team has qualified for their maiden Asian Cup appearance, with a 1-0 win over the Philippines, in the final of the AFC Challenge Cup in Maldives, on Friday.According to Ma’an News Agency/AFP, Ashraf Alfawaghra scored the winner with a free kick in the 59th minute to help Palestine […]