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02 Nov

Irish Lawmakers Call for Arms Embargo on Israel

In a letter published in the Irish Times newspaper, Minister of State Finian McGrath and fifty other Irish TDs and Senators have called for an arms embargo to be placed on Israel, and for “an end to the bi-lateral arms trade between Ireland and the apartheid state”. In addition to independent Minister McGrath, the signatories […]

06 Jul

Socialist International of 140 Global Political Parties Adopts BDS, Calls for Military Embargo on Israel

July 5, 2018 / Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC) The Council of the Socialist International (SI) has called for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) for Palestinian rights at their meeting in the United Nations in Geneva on June 26-27. SI also called for a “total embargo on all forms of military […]

29 Apr

Amnesty International Calling for Arms Embargo on Israel over Unlawful Killings

Israel is carrying out murderous assaults against protesting Palestinians, with its armed forces killing and maiming demonstrators who pose no imminent threat to them, Amnesty International said on Friday. Based on its latest research, the famous rights group said, Israel continues killing and maiming protesters as the “Great March of Return” protests […]

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

Amnesty International Calls for UN Investigation, Arms Embargo

Amnesty International has called for a UN-mandated investigation into international violations committed during the ongoing Israeli air strikes across Gaza, including the continuing volley of ‘indiscriminate rocket fire’ from Palestinian armed groups into Israel. It also called on the UN to immediately impose a comprehensive arms embargo on the region, […]

27 May

Former U.S president urges ‘supine’ Europe to end Gaza embargo

Former U.S President Jimmy Carter, described the EU’s position towards the Palestinian-Israeli conflict ‘ supine’, urging the EU to break up with the U.S and lift the embargo on Gaza. ‘ the European Union are not our vassals, they occupy an equal position like us ‘, Carter commented in a […]

27 May

El antiguo Presidente de EEUU, urge a la Europa ‘supina’ a acabar con el embargo de Gaza

May 27, 2008 8:33 AM IMEMC & Agencies News Report 0

El antiguo Presidente de los EEUU Jimmy Carter, describió como ‘supina’ la posición de la UE hacia el conflicto Palestino-Israelí, urgiendo a la UE que rompa con los EEUU y levante el embargo de Gaza. ‘La Unión Europea no son nuestros vasallos, ocupan una posición igual a la nuestra”, comentó […]

25 Nov

El primer ministro cesado pide ayuda a los estados årabes para levantar el embargo a Gaza

November 25, 2007 1:08 AM IMEMC & Agencies News Report 0

El Primer ministro palestino en Gaza, Ismail Haniyeh, cuyo partido, Hamas, fue ilegalizado en Junio por el Presidente Mahmoud Abbas, pidió a los líderes Ã¥rabes que tomen la iniciativa y ayuden a levantar el embargo israelí, impuesto en Gaza hace cinco meses. La petición de Haniyeh fue pronunciada, en su […]

25 May

Palestinian economic growth hindered by restrictions on movement and financial embargo

The growth of the Palestinian economy will continue to be stunted so long as Israel continues to impose restrictions on the freedom of movement and withhold PA-owned money, a report a published by the World Bank has indicated. The free trade of goods in the Palestinian territories is hampered by […]

28 Apr

President Abbas says he is optimistic that the economic embargo will be lifted

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said he is optimistic over possible end to internationally-imposed economic embargo. Abbas’s remarks came during a meeting he held Saturday with the Egyptian President Husni Mubarak in Cairo, after concluding a worldwide trip to garner support for his coalition government that is comprised of rival Hamas […]

20 Apr

Abbas optimistic, believes embargo could be lifted soon

In a press conference at the Belgium Foreign Ministry, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said that he is optimistic that the embargo and siege imposed on the Palestinian people and their government could be lifted soon.The statements of Abbas came fowling a meeting with the Swedish Prime Minister, Fredrik Reinfeldt, and […]

23 Feb

In a Meeting with Hamas’s Mashal, Egyptian Foreign Minister Hopes End of Embargo in Sight

Egyptian Foreign Minister, Ahmad Abuelghait, voiced hope yesterday that the international economic boycott imposed against the Hamas-led government would come to a halt with the installation of a new Palestinian unity government. In a statement released by the Egyptian Foreign Ministry after separate meetings with Hamas’s political bureau chief, Khaled […]

12 Feb

Arab Transitional Parliament Calls for Lifting the Economic Embargo

February 12, 2007 12:30 PM IMEMC & Agencies Arab World, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

The Arab transitional parliament hopes that a national unity government can be formed as soon as possible, in accordance with what has been agreed upon by both Fatah and Hamas in the Saudi Arabian city of Makkah. In a statement, Head of the parliament Mohammad Alsaqer called on the international […]

31 Jan

British MPs meet with Hamas officials; criticise embargo

A private meeting between a group of senior British MPs and prominent members of the Hamas-led Palestinian Authority took place in Ramallah last week, British daily The Indepentent reported on Wednesday.  The meeting only came to light on Tuesday as the Commons Select Committee on International Development strongly criticised the […]

31 Jan

Russia Calls for End of Embargo on Palestinians

Russia called yesterday for an end to the international embargo which is imposed on the Palestinian people, and urged the Quartet Committee to take relevant action. Alexander Sultanov, Deputy-foreign minister of Russia, was quoted by Interfax News Agency as saying “Russia has always been calling for an end to the […]

16 Nov

Abbas: “The United States assured me embargo will be lifted if Unity Government formed”

November 16, 2006 5:39 PM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, News Report, Palestine 0

Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, said on Wednesday that he received assurances from the United States that the formation of a National Unity Government would bring an end to its political and aid embargo on the Palestinian Authority, and would end the Israeli offensive in the Gaza Strip. The statements of […]

14 Sep

World Bank: Embargo making 2006 worst year ever for Palestinians

September 14, 2006 10:03 PM IMEMC & Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

In a report published Wednesday, the World Bank stated that the economic crisis caused by the Israeli-imposed blockade of all imports and exports into the Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories (the West Bank and Gaza Strip) since March has caused 2006 to be the worst year so far in Palestinian history. "We […]

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 […]

26 Jan

The Boycott Movement and the Attack on Palestinian Prisoners

The following article by Khaled Barakat, Palestinian writer and coordinator of the Campaign to Free Ahmad Sa’adat, was originally published on 24 January 2019, in Arabic, at Quds News Network.  The right-wing Zionist Cabinet minister, Gilad Erdan (Likud), is waging a furious and organized campaign against the prisoners’ movement in Israeli jails […]

15 Dec

Israel’s Executions Can’t Kill Palestinian Resistance: Remembering Ashraf Na’alwa, Saleh Barghouthi, Majd Mteir and Hasan Arda

Ashraf Na’alwa, Saleh Barghouthi, Majd Mteir (l-r). Graphic: Quds News Via the Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network. On 13 December, 2018, Israeli occupation forces shot down four Palestinians, including several resistance fighters who had evaded their pursuit for months. Ashraf Na’alwa, 23, was killed by occupation forces who attacked the home where […]

30 Nov

Chilean Congress Votes to Ban Products from Illegal Israeli Settlements

With an overwhelming majority, the National Congress of Chile approved a resolution demanding the government “forbid the entry of products manufactured and coming from Israeli colonies in the occupied Palestinian territory.” The resolution had 99 votes in favor and only 7 against. The resolution was debated as part of the International […]

09 Nov

Has The BDS Campaign Really Achieved So Little?

Last March, outgoing Jewish Agency chair Natan Sharansky declared that the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign had “been almost fully defeated”. Sharansky’s pronouncement came two years after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced BDS had been “beaten”. BDS ‘failure’? Premature reports of the BDS campaign’s “failure” are not the sole preserve […]

24 Sep

Lack Of Medications Threatens Lives Of 425 Kidney Patients

September 24, 2018 12:51 PM IMEMC News Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, Human rights, News Report 0

Dr. Abdullah al-Qishawi, the head of the Kidney Branch at the Shifa Medical Center in Gaza, has warned that the lives of 425 Palestinian patients, including children, who require kidney dialysis, is at a serious risk due to the ongoing Israeli siege on the Gaza Strip. Dr. al-Qishawi stated that […]

28 Aug

Civil Statement: Labour Party Must Reject Biased IHRA Definition That Stifles Advocacy For Palestinian Rights

Palestinian civil society issues a statement urging the UK Labour Party and trade unions to reject IHRA’s false, anti-Palestinian definition of antisemitism which seeks to conflate antisemitism with criticism of Israel. This definition aims to silence criticism of Israeli policies that clearly violate Palestinian human rights. Welcoming the significant growth in recent years […]

18 Aug

Noam Chomsky: Israeli Support Eroding in America

The American linguist, historian and thinker Noam Chomsky says that the administration of US President Donald Trump, despite all its talk about the so-called ‘Deal of the Century’ , has no solution to offer that could lead to the establishment of an independent Palestinian state. The Trump administration, he said, […]

09 Aug

Israel is Turning From a Security State to a Private Security State

TRNN’s Shir Hever discusses his book on the privatization of Israeli security, the role of the Palestinian Authority as a subcontractor, and the international impact of Israeli security firms. Shir Hever is an economic researcher in the Alternative Information Center, a Palestinian-Israeli organization active in Jerusalem and Beit-Sahour. Researching the […]

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 […]

04 Aug

Palestinians Call for Boycott of Meteor Music Festival in Israel

Via BNC official: We, Palestinian cultural organizations, municipalities and human rights campaigns, call for the boycott of Meteor Festival in Israel, scheduled for September 6-8, 2018. We urge all participating artists to respect Palestinians’ non-violent resistance and withdraw from this complicit festival as a meaningful contribution to our struggle for freedom, justice […]

31 Jul

Adidas No Longer Sponsoring Israel Football Association

Following a global campaign, Adidas is no longer sponsoring football teams in illegal Israeli settlements. Palestinians call on new sponsor Puma to end complicity with Israel’s violations of international law.  The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel welcomes the news that Adidas is no longer sponsoring the Israel […]

24 Jul

Palestinians Will Not Be Free Until They Can Return to Their Homeland

Awni Farhat and Youssef Sammour, two Palestinian passengers on the Freedom Flotilla, discuss their longing to return home. Dimitri Lascaris is a lawyer, journalist, and activist. After working in the New York and Paris offices of a major Wall Street law firm, Dimitri became a class action lawyer in Canada. […]

26 Jun

BDS: Palestinians Reply to Adidas

Adidas responded to the March 12, 2018 letter from more than 130 Palestinian football clubs and sports associations demanding that Adidas drops its sponsorship of the Israel Football Association (IFA), which hosts  clubs based in Israel’s illegal settlements. We welcome Adidas’ commitment to “uphold human rights standards and norms,” and its call on FIFA […]

09 Jun

Nobel Peace Prize-Nominated Palestinian Movement Responds to Pop-Kultur Festival’s Racism

“[BDS] campaigns around the world present the most promising way to overcome the failure of world governments to stand up to Israel’s intransigence and lawless behavior”. — Stephane Hessel, Holocaust survivor and co-author of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Despite the growing number of cancellations facing Pop-Kultur Berlin festival due to the Israeli […]

17 May

Hamas: Military Force Will Be Used if Blockade Continues

Hamas’ chief in the Gaza Strip vowed, on Wednesday, to use military force against Israel if the blockade on the region continues. Speaking to Qatar-based Al-Jazeera TV on Wednesday evening, Yahya al-Senwar stressed that the March of Return rallies, which have been taking place since March 30, on the borders […]

16 May

Israel Slaughters Unarmed Palestinian Protesters While Trump Administration Shouts ‘Hamas!’

The Israeli military killed over 60 and wounded over 2,000 Palestinians protesters in one day, as Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner opened the US embassy in Jerusalem. Journalist Ali Abunimah says the Trump administration is misleadingly pointing the finger at Hamas to distract from Israel’s crimes. Ali Abunimah is co-founder of […]

15 May

Gaza Killings Spark Mass Protests in Ireland, South Africa

In response to Israel’s horrific massacre of dozens of unarmed Palestinians, and wounding of thousands, in Gaza, the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) has organised a series of protests around Ireland to take place today. Protests are expected to continue in Gaza, and casualties are expected to mount. There will be […]

15 May

Palestinians on US Embassy Opening in Jerusalem & 70 Years of the Ongoing Nakba

May 14, 2018 Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC) Reversing decades of US foreign policy, the Trump administration is moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem today. The move coincides with Israel’s celebration of its establishment on the ruins of the towns and villages from which the majority of […]

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 […]

08 May

Are Israeli Snipers Who Shoot Palestinian Protesters In Gaza Really Protecting Their Border?

Israeli snipers have been shooting Palestinian protesters within the Gaza Strip, claiming that, in doing so, they are protecting Israel’s borders and sovereignty. Is their claim genuine? Since 30 March, hundreds of Israeli soldiers, including a reported 100 snipers stationed along the eastern border of the Gaza Strip, have been […]

06 May

India Largest Purchaser of Israeli Arms in 2017

(PNN) India was the greatest market for Israeli arms last year, amid an increase in sales to the Asia-Pacific region as a whole, according to the Jerusalem Post. Israel’s military exports rose by 41 per cent overall in 2017, the third consecutive year of increased defence exports, bringing in some […]

03 May

Palestinians Face Explosive Bullets, Dangerous Gas Bombs (VIDEO)

~Mersiha Gadzo By the time he was transferred to Istishari Arab Hospital, in Ramallah, after undergoing seven surgeries in Gaza, there was nothing doctors could do to save his left leg. It had to be amputated, unbeknown to al-Zaieem, 22, who was unconscious at the time. “No one dared to tell […]

02 May

Army Refuses to Disclose Engagement Policy on Gaza Protesters

The Israeli occupation army has refused to disclose their rules for opening fire on Palestinian protesters along the eastern borders of the Gaza Strip, Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported on Monday. The refusal came after a petition filed by a number of Israeli and Palestinian rights groups, to the Israeli High […]

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 […]

12 Nov

Israel Draws Up Blacklist of Boycott Supporters

The Israeli government is currently preparing a blacklist of local and international organizations and activists who call for boycotting Israeli institutions, products and events, local media sources revealed yesterday. On Sunday, the Israeli Ministerial Committee on Legislation passed a law against activists who encourage the international boycott of Israel, under […]

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07 Oct

This Week in Palestine Week 40 2017

October 7, 2017 4:54 AM Ghassan Bannoura Audio report, Palestine 0

Download / Listen Here Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for September 30, to October 06, 2017. As the Palestinian government enters Gaza, Israeli attacks targeting Palestinians leave eight civilians injured including two children. These stories, and more, coming up, […]

05 Oct

Thousands Call for End of Irish Arms Trade with Israel (Photos)

On Wednesday, 4th October, 2017, the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign presented the Irish Government with over 23,000 signatures to a petition demanding an end to bilateral arms trade between Israel and Ireland. PNN reports that human rights campaigners were joined by TDs and Senators from the Oireachtas [Irish parliament], and Dublin […]

30 Sep

Trump Administration Hires Israeli Military Contractors to Build U.S.-Mexico Border Wall

Official statement from the BNC: The Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC), the largest coalition in Palestinian civil society that leads the global BDS movement, strongly condemns the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) decision to award millions of dollars in contracts to fulfill President Donald Trump’s  ominous promise to expand […]

28 Aug

Calls for Israel’s Expulsion from ‘Blood Stained’ UK Arms Fair

By Tom Anderson: This September, the world’s largest arms fair will be held in London. The DSEI weapons exhibition will be hosting political and military delegations from around the world who will be shopping for drones, guns, missiles, tanks and ammunition from the thousands of arms companies who will be […]

08 Jun

Amnesty International Launches Pro-BDS Campaign against Settlements

Fifty years into the Israeli occupation of the West Bank, Gaza, and East Jerusalem, NGO Amnesty International announced, on Wednesday, that it was launching a campaign to convince the international community to implement a full boycott of illegal Israeli settlements across the occupied Palestinian territory. “One of the tragedies of […]

16 Jan

BDS: France Shoots Down Purchase of Israeli Drones

Electronic Intifada, France, 12/15/17 Boycott, divestment and sanctions campaigners in France are welcoming their government’s decision not to spend more than $100 million on Israeli drones. Boycott, divestment and sanctions campaigners in France are welcoming their government’s decision not to spend more than $100 million on Israeli drones. This is the second major defeat for […]

04 Aug

Israeli Authorities to Build Wall around Gaza

Israel plans to build a massive concrete wall along its border with the blockaded Gaza Strip, and with the stated aim of destroying cross-border tunnels dug by Gaza-based resistance groups, Israeli press reported Wednesday. According to daily Yedioth Ahronoth, the Israeli Defense Ministry recently accepted bids from 20 Israeli construction […]

27 Jun

Gaza: Agriculture Ministry to Halt Israeli Watermelon Imports

Hamas’ Ministry of Agriculture in the Gaza Strip decided, on Monday, to stop importing watermelons from Israel after local farmers agreed to lower their prices by the end of the week. Tahsin al-Saqa, director of the ministry’s marketing department, said that the consumer price of watermelon would be reduced from 10 […]

27 Jun

Turkey and Israel to Normalize Ties After 6-year Hiatus

Turkish Turkish Prime Minister Binali YÄąldÄąrÄąm on Monday announced the signing of a Turkish Israeli deal to normalize relations between the two, after six years of ‘strained ties.’ Turkish and Israeli delegations, on Sunday, have met in Rome to finalize details of the deal. The Turkish-Israeli affairs were suspended in 2010, after the Israeli […]

26 Mar

BDS Salutes UNHRC New Resolution

The BDS Committee, on Thursday evening, welcomed the news from the UN Human Rights Council after four resolutions were passed regarding Palestine, with emphasis to a resolution that will produce a database of all business enterprises that operate in illegal Israeli settlements.Riya Hassan, Europe Campaigns Officer for the Palestinian BDS […]

14 Oct

Calls for BDS by ANC and Scottish Green Party

The African National Congress (ANC), South Africa’s ruling party, has reiterated its support for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) measures against Israel at the conclusion of its National General Council held earlier this month.Around the same time, the Scottish Green Party, one of the fastest growing parties in Scotland, endorsed […]

24 Sep

Brazil Denies Contract with Israeli Company for Olympics

More than 30 Brazilian social movements and progressive organisations had called on the Brazilian government to exclude International Security and Defense Systems from Olympics contracts, after the Israeli company announced in October 2014 that it had been awarded a $2.2 billion deal to coordinate security at the games.On April 8, […]

10 Sep

Thousands protest Netanyahu’s visit to London

Around 2,000 protesters filled the streets of London as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived in London today to meet the British Prime Minister, David Cameron.In addition to the protest, over 10,000 people signed a letter to David Cameron, calling for immediate sanctions and an arms embargo on Israel. The […]

08 Sep

BDS National Committee: ‘EU Move to Label Settlement Products is Insufficient’

The following is a statement issued on September 7, 2015 by the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC), the broadest coalition in Palestinian society that leads the global BDS movement, following the announcement by the European Union (EU) that they will now require labeling of products originating from […]

24 Jun

UK Celebrities Demand Sanctions on Israel

Actors, authors, academics and architects have today called on the UK government to push for immediate sanctions on Israel until it abides by international law and ends its occupation of Palestinian land. They join other big names from the world of film and rock music, as well as 20,000 members […]

29 May

Israel 2015: A Government of Extremists in Charge of An Out-of-Control Military

Shocking words from Israeli officials’ and soldier testimonies of criminality reinforce immediate need for arms embargo and other sanctions, says the IPSC.According to the PNN, the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign has distributed a new briefing paper to members of the Irish Parliament, members of the European Parliament and members of local […]

25 May

The ‘S’ in the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Call

The BDS National Committee website describes BDS as, ‘[t]he global movement for a campaign of Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel until it complies with international law and Palestinian rights was initiated by Palestinian civil society in 2005… BDS is a strategy that allows people of conscience to play […]

12 May

Olympics 2016: Brazilian Government Denies Association with Israeli Security Company

More than 30 Brazilian social movements and progressive organisations have called on the Brazilian government to exclude International Security and Defence Systems (ISDS) from Olympics contracts, after the Israeli company announced, in October of 2014, that it had been awarded a $2.2bn deal to coordinate security at the games.The BDS […]

02 Apr

The Freedom Flotilla is Back!

Former Tunisian President Marzouki will participate in the initiative to break the siege on the Palestinian enclave. It’s the third time since 2010, when the Israeli navy stopped the fleet with a raid in which nine activists were killed.PNN reports that a new Freedom Flotilla is ready to sail for […]

27 Mar

Palestine Solidarity Campaign: UK Artists Call for Immediate Sanctions on Israel

The actors Maxine Peake and Miriam Margolyes, rock musician Brian Eno, and film director Ken Loach are among those who have joined the London-based Palestine Solidarity Campaign’s call for immediate sanctions to be imposed on Israel.The call follows Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s comments, made one day before Israel’s Election Day, […]

01 Jan

BDS 2014 Roundup

For Palestinians and people of conscience everywhere, 2014 will be remembered as the year in which Israel carried out its bloodiest massacre, ever, of Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip.2014 was also a year of resistance which saw continued resistance and unprecedented international solidarity with Palestine, and huge steps forward […]

27 Oct

This Week In Palestine – November Week 4

October 27, 2014 4:31 AM Ghassan Bannoura Audio report, Palestine 0

Listen to the audio from the MP3 Player on the right column. || Click here to Download MP3 file  12.5 MB || 13m20s This Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, For the week of November 24 through December 1, 2006. The Israeli army kills […]

27 Oct

This Week In Palestine – November Week 4

October 27, 2014 4:31 AM Ghassan Bannoura Audio report, Palestine 0

Listen to the audio from the MP3 Player on the right column. || Click here to Download MP3 file  12.5 MB || 13m20s This Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, For the week of November 24 through December 1, 2006. The Israeli army kills […]

27 Oct

This Week In Palestine – November Week 4

October 27, 2014 4:31 AM Ghassan Bannoura Audio report, Palestine 0

Listen to the audio from the MP3 Player on the right column. || Click here to Download MP3 file  12.2 MB || 13m20s This Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, For the week of November 24 through December 1, 2006. The Israeli army kills […]

20 Oct

Student Workers at University of California Support Palestine

The Joint Council of the Union of Academic Workers – UAW 2865, a body made up of 83 elected officers who oversee the affairs of the 13,000 member-strong student-worker union in the University of California system, has published an open letter which outlines its intent to support the Boycott, Divestment, […]

10 Aug

‘Day of Rage’ Protests Against Israeli Aggression in Gaza Held All Over the World

Following a call by the Palestinian Boycott Divestment and Sanctions National Committee and other Palestinian organizations, supporters of equal rights for Palestinians held protests around the world on Saturday, calling for an end to the Israeli assault on Gaza and an end to the siege that has been strangling the […]

07 Aug

Irish Senator Condemns Gaza Massacre, “Nazi talk” by Israelis

Irish senator and former presidential candidate David Norris made a powerful speech on 31 July condemning Israel’s massacre in Gaza and the complicity of American, Irish and other European governments.Ali Abunimah | The Elctronic Intifada | 08/06/2014 Norris called for the expulsion of the Israeli ambassador. The eight-minute speech can […]

07 Aug

International Solidarity Grows as Israeli Crimes Against Gaza Take Root in Collective Consciousness

As the international community once again files out horror-struck from the political theater of the Middle East, in bleak 72-hour assessment of the violence it has collectively witnessed in Gaza over the past month, whether from near or afar, the consensus remains clear: the utter depravity of Israel’s crimes against […]

30 Jul

Ministry of Health: Muslim Holy Days Marred by Gaza Genocide

July 30, 2014 2:48 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Palestine 0

As hospitals now face an increasingly dire situation in the Gaza Strip, the Ministry of Health in Gaza has issued a number of statements in regard, in addition to further addressing the atrocities inflicted upon the people of Gaza by Israel during the holy month of the Ramadan fast.——————– Official […]

22 Jul

Ecuador Recalls Ambassador from Israel

The Ecuadoran Ambassador has been recalled from Israel, citing the ongoing Israeli assault on Gaza which began nearly two weeks ago, and has killed over 550 Palestinians.South Africa considered a similar move last week, but stopped short after meeting of ejecting the Israeli ambassadors after meeting with Israeli officials. On […]

16 Jul

Dublin City Council Motions For End to Attacks on Gaza

The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) has welcomed the Dublin City Council’s unanimous passing of a motion calling for an end to both the ongoing Israeli attacks on Gaza, in which over 200 Palestinians have been killed, in addition to the continuing Israeli-imposed illegal siege on the region. The motion, according […]

20 Apr

‘Miles of Smiles’ Convoy 26 Arrives in Gaza

Miles of Smiles Convoy (26) arrived this past week, in Gaza, with solidarity activists from 21 nations worldwide.Deputy Foreign Minister, Ghazi Hamad, welcomed the convoy’s activists ‘Here Gaza, where we share patience and resilience.’ Hamad expressed hope that the convoy encourages other convoys. He appreciated the delegation’s determination to come […]

25 Oct

Palestine Today 10 25 2012

October 25, 2012 9:18 PM IMEMC & Agencies Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file || 3 m 11s || 2.92 MB || Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for Thursday October 25th, 2012. Palestinian man dies of wounds sustained earlier due Israeli bombardment on Gaza as a […]

25 Oct

Dr. Erekat: “Israel Responsible For Gaza Escalation”

Chief Palestinian Negotiator, head of the Negotiations Department at the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), Dr. Saeb Erekat, stated that Israel is responsible for the latest escalation against the Gaza Strip due to its ongoing illegal measures. Dr. Erekat said that Israel is still occupying the Gaza Strip by its ongoing […]

03 Oct

P.A Financial Crisis Likely To Escalate

Speaking on condition of anonymity, a senior Palestinian official stated that, during their September 23rd and 24th meetings in New York, representatives of Donor Countries did not express any interest in funding the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank despite its sharp financial crisis.The official said that donor countries, including […]

16 Aug

Explosions Heard In Eilat

August 16, 2012 9:14 AM Saed Bannoura Israel, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

The Israeli Police said that the two explosions were heard on Wednesday evening in Eilat coastal city, south of the country; the Israeli army starting a search campaign in the area to examine whether the explosions were a result of a Grad missile attack.Israeli Ynet News reported that scores of […]

15 May

Israel Allows Gaza to Export Clothes After 5 Year Ban

Reuters has reported that Israel allowed the export of Palestinian-made clothes from the Gaza Strip for the first time in at least five years on Monday. Raed Fattouh, who coordinates supplies into Gaza, said a truck carrying 2,000 pieces of mainly woolen garments were exported through the Israeli-controlled Kerem Shalom […]

28 Apr

Obama Releases Aid To P.A.

President of the United States, Barack Obama, decided to release millions of dollars of U.S. funds to the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank in a move that was explained as an effort to protect American security interests.Obama stated that transferring the financial aid to the Palestinian Authority (P.A..) in […]

01 Mar

Homes destroyed Lives shattered

Within the catalogue of criminality that is Israel’s occupation of the West bank and Gaza, the destruction of Palestinian homes must rank as one of the most cynical and heinous. “Some 90,000 people are currently reported to be at risk of displacement as a result of Israeli policies such as […]

11 Jan

Palestine Israel History and Theirstory. (Part 4)

The De Facto Argument. One could argue that the state of Israel has gained legitimacy due to it´s 60 plus years of de facto existence and functioning. The weakness of this argument is that it provides precedence for illegal practices being legitimized due to having been practiced for a sufficient […]

09 Jan

Palestine Israel History and Theirstory. (Part 3)

Legitimate and Illegitimate Discourses on Palestine and Israel. The Unique Suffering of the Jewish People Let there be no doubt. During World war Two the Jewish people of Europe have suffered severe dehumanization. In movies such as “Der Ewige Jude” (12) an entire people was in propaganda movies denounced as […]

06 Jan

Palestine Israel History and Theirstory (Part 2)

The Necessity of a Teleological Approach to the Language of the Discourse. The Palestinian Israeli conflict has lasted for decades, with unimaginable human suffering involved on both sides. This suffering was predominantly on the side of the Palestinians and Arab Israelis, but legitimate suffering has been and is present on […]

04 Jan

Haniyya Meets Erdogan In Ankara

Head of the Hamas-led government in the Gaza Strip, Prime Minister Ismail Haniyya, visited the Turkish Parliament on Tuesday, and held a meeting with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who affirmed the Turkish support to the Palestinian cause.Haniyya also met with representatives of several Turkish factions, including Islamic and leftist […]

03 Jan

Palestine Israel History and Theirstory

HisStory and TheirStory Submitted to the IMEMC by. Dr. Christof Lehmann I hope that the reader will bear over with me for inventing the word theirstory, but if history is written by those who are victorious and powerful enough to position them selves and their narratives about historical events into […]

31 Dec

Activists campaign against sale of Israeli drones to France

A group of activists involved in the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Campaign in France have launched a campaign calling on the French government to call off a deal to purchase five hundred million dollars worth of Heron TP Predator drones manufactured by the Israeli company IAI.The campaign in France follows […]

09 Nov

Israel Deports Democracy Now! Correspondent Jihan Hafiz; Most Gaza Flotilla Activists Still Detained

November 9, 2011 4:43 AM IMEMC & Agencies Gaza Siege, International, News Report 0

Guest: Jihan Hafiz, Democracy Now! correspondent who has just returned to the U.S. after being arrested, detained and deported by Israel for covering the ‘Freedom Waves to Gaza’ flotilla. AMY GOODMAN: The Israeli government continues to detain most of the passengers seized in international waters Friday while trying to challenge […]

25 Oct

Israeli military covers up evidence showing Eilat attack was not carried out by Palestinians

October 25, 2011 2:48 AM Saed Bannoura Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

After a shooting attack on an Israeli bus and truck two months ago which killed five civilians and three soldiers, Israeli military officials immediately claimed that a Palestinian resistance group was responsible. But an Israeli military investigation revealing that the attack was carried out by Egyptians, not Palestinians, has been […]

05 Sep

Turkish Officials: No More ‘Israeli Bullying’ In Eastern Mediterranean

September 5, 2011 8:35 PM Saed Bannoura Gaza Siege, International, News Report 0

According to a report by Turkish media agency Hurriyet, Turkish officials have pledged to accompany any future civilian aid missions to Gaza, saying, ‘ The eastern Mediterranean will no longer be a place where Israeli naval forces can freely exercise their bullying practices against civilian vessels’.The announcement came just after […]

05 Sep

OIC Slams UN Report On Flotilla Attack

September 5, 2011 2:29 PM IMEMC & Agencies Arab World, Gaza Siege, News Report 0

The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, expressed support regarding the statement made by Turkey on the report of the UN Panel of Inquiry regarding the flotilla attack and called upon the international community to exert as much pressure as possible on Israel to lift […]

27 May

Second Freedom Flotilla To Set Sail in June

The international Gaza aid flotilla that was at the centre of an international Israeli diplomatic crisis last year is due to set sail again for Gaza in the coming months. The aid flotilla will set sail from Cyprus in the third week of June, according to YNet. Organiser’s claim it […]

03 Dec

Asia’s First Aid Convoy to Leave for Gaza

December 3, 2010 10:20 PM IMEMC News Gaza Siege, International, News Report 0

Asia’s first humanitarian convoy is due to begin its journey to the Gaza Strip, trying to break Israel’s siege, Press TV reported. A convoy of activists bound for Gaza is set to leave from India to deliver medical aid to the coastal enclave. The India Lifeline To Gaza, part of […]

01 Dec

Palestine Today 11 30 2010

December 1, 2010 5:31 AM IMEMC News Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file|| 4 m 0s || 3.66 MB || Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for Tuesday, November 30th 2010. Today, five Palestinian workers were wounded by the Israeli army while they were reportedly gathering […]

01 Dec

Humanitarian Groups Appeal for End of Gaza Siege

December 1, 2010 4:45 AM IMEMC News Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, News Report 0

A coalition of 21 international human rights organizations called for end to ‘cruel and illegal’ Gaza blockade, arguing that the partial lifting agreed by Israel has made a limited impact in improving life of Gaza civilians, sources reported on Tuesday. A report by 21 groups published on Tuesday, entitled ‘Dashed […]

01 Jul

To End The Occupation, Cripple Israeli Banks

The international banking sanctions campaign in New York against apartheid South Africa during the 1980s is regarded as the most effective strategy in bringing about a nonviolent end to the country’s apartheid system.The campaign culminated in President FW de Klerk’s announcement in February 1990, releasing Nelson Mandela and other political […]

17 Jun

Israel To Ease Some Restrictions On Goods To Gaza

June 17, 2010 9:39 PM Saed Bannoura Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, News Report 0

The Israeli Ministerial Cabinet decided on Thursday morning to ease some of the restrictions it enforces on the entry of goods and supplies into the besieged coastal region. The cabinet issued a statement announcing that the government decided to expand the list of goods and products that are allowed into […]

10 Jun

Two Iranian Aid Ships to Sail to Gaza

June 10, 2010 11:04 AM Saed Bannoura Gaza Siege, International, News Report 0

Abdul-Raouf Adeeb Zada, head of the the Iranian Red Crescent’s International Relations department , announced Wednesday that two Iranian ships carrying humanitarian supplies will be sailing to Gaza by the end of this week.Zada stated that “after the Israeli aggression against the Freedom Flotilla, the Red Crescent decided to send […]

31 May

Israeli commando pirates attack Gaza flotilla in international waters

OK, where do we start? how many international laws were being breached, violated, broken, trampled?Ten activists, maybe up to sixteen by the latest reports, were killed today when Israeli commandos launched a brazen attack against the Gaza flotilla which was sailing to “break the siege” with humanitarian aid and hundreds […]