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02 Nov
5:23

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
8:24

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
3:00

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
2:45

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
6:24

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
8:33

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
8:33

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
1:08

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
2:28

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
8:40

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
2:04

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
3:40

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
12:30

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
6:00

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
2:37

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
5:39

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
10:03

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 […]

04 Jul
11:40

No To Israeli Annexation – Palestine Solidarity Protest – Derry, Ireland, July 4 2020

For IMEMC News, Niall Ó BrolchĂĄin:  Some of the crowd who gathered in Derry to protest against Israel’s proposed illegal annexation of the West Bank and Jordan Valley. Photo: Niall Ó BrolchĂĄin The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) held socially-distanced protests across Ireland on Saturday 4 July, against the proposed illegal, […]

16 Dec
5:40

Analysis: Jerusalem is at the Heart of the Palestinian Cause

By: Burak Bir for Anadolu Agency The heart of the Palestinian cause is Jerusalem, and what is happening today in Gaza is for Jerusalem, a Palestinian expert said last week. “If the heart of the Palestinian cause is Jerusalem, Palestine’s striking force is Gaza. That is why Israel is attacking […]

11 Dec
4:22

BDS: The Full Menu of Rights

12-10-19 / Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) / Palestine On the anniversaries of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and UN Resolution 194 affirming Palestinian refugees’ right to return to their homes, the BDS movement insists on “the full menu of rights” for the indigenous Palestinians. Exactly 71 years ago, […]

29 Oct
1:23

Norway’s Capital Oslo is Banning Israeli Settlement Goods and Services

In a historic step, Oslo’s newly installed City Council is banning Israeli settlement goods and services from public procurements. The ban on goods from Israel’s illegal settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory is a part of the newly adopted platform for 2019 – 2023, approved by Oslo’s recently-elected City Council, […]

10 Sep
3:37

“I Watched My Father And Brother Killed By Israeli Bombs. For Me, The UK Arms Trade Is Deeply Personal”

“The UK has, for the first time, officially invited the Israeli government to participate in the world’s largest arms fair at DSEI, set to take place in London, this month. I’m calling on UK citizens to make their voices heard.” – Amal Samouni For many people who have lived a […]

03 Sep
1:11

Hundreds Take Part in Direct Action against UK Arms Trade with Israel

photo: Day of protest taking place outside Defence & Security Equipment International (DSEI) in London on 2nd September, where arms companies will market weapons used unlawfully against Palestinian civilians. The UK Department for International Trade has officially invited the government of Israel to DSEI, despite a UN report earlier in […]

13 Aug
4:52

UPDATE : 30 Palestinian Prisoners Join Hunger Strike In Solidarity With 6 Detainees

Thirty Palestinians in Israeli jails, have joined a hunger strike in solidarity with six detainees who have themselves been refusing to eat or drink to protest their illegal detention without charge or trial. The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) stated Monday, that another group comprising 30 prisoners […]

01 Aug
2:28

20 More Palestinian Prisoners Join Administrative Detainees in Hunger Strike for Freedom

On Tuesday, 30 July, 20 more Palestinian prisoners joined the eight administrative detainees already on hunger strike as Mohammed Abu Aker, Mustafa Hassanat and Huzaifa Halabiya entered their second month without food. The prison branch of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine announced  that 20 prisoners in the Negev desert prison […]

10 Jul
11:02

Groups Call for Halt to Attacks on Journalists

On 9 July, 33 press freedom and media development organizations met in London, in advance of the Global Media Freedom Conference to call on all participating States, to ensure the protection and safety of all journalists and media workers in compliance with their existing obligations and international standards, the Palestinian […]

30 Jun
6:52

Euro-Med Pushes UK Government To Stop Arming Israel

Expressing deep concern over the British Government’s decision to continue to exporting arms and ammunition to Israel, the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor (Euro-Med) wrote a letter to members of the British parliament, WAFA News reported. The Geneva-based rights organization noted that in May of 2018, the United Kingdom earned ÂŁ14 […]

24 May
4:51

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 […]

18 May
10:51

LGBTQ Groups Boycott Eurovision Festival in Tel Aviv

From DazedDigital.com: The Eurovision song contest is a gay institution, an international marquee event affectionately dubbed the ‘Gay Olympics’ – but with Israel hosting this year’s contest, a growing number of LGBTQ+ organisations, groups, journalists, and individuals are joining the call for a global boycott of the hosting state in solidarity […]

11 May
6:04

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, […]

31 Mar
3:50

Palestinians on One Year Anniversary of Great Return March

Palestinians in the Gaza Strip are marking Land Day and the one-year anniversary of Gaza’s Great March of Return by protesting against Israel’s brutal siege and demanding their rights. These unarmed protesters have been met with Israeli sniper fire that, so far, has killed 195 protesters, and injured 29,000 more. The […]

19 Mar
6:23

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 […]

28 Feb
6:21

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
5:58

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
4:32

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
6:18

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
6:46

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
12:51

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
8:27

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
7:43

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
9:29

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
4:17

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
4:35

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
11:06

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
11:12

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
12:33

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
9:32

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
8:07

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
8:53

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
8:55

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
12:41

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
4:36

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
9:00

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
10:14

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
8:28

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
3:35

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
8:22

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
3:59

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
4:54

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, www.imemc.org, 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
6:06

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
4:59

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
2:47

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
6:14

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
10:33

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
10:01

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
7:40

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
6:20

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
4:38

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
8:58

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
2:51

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
11:36

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
7:30

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
12:30

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
1:13

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
1:12

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
8:21

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
6:02

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
11:17

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
4:50

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
4:31

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, www.imemc.org. For the week of November 24 through December 1, 2006. The Israeli army kills […]

27 Oct
4:31

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, www.imemc.org. For the week of November 24 through December 1, 2006. The Israeli army kills […]

27 Oct
4:31

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, www.imemc.org. For the week of November 24 through December 1, 2006. The Israeli army kills […]

20 Oct
2:40

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
4:21

‘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
6:00

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
4:54

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
2:48

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
3:48

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
2:05

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
10:21

‘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 […]

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25 Oct
9:18

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, www.imemc.org, for Thursday October 25th, 2012. Palestinian man dies of wounds sustained earlier due Israeli bombardment on Gaza as a […]

25 Oct
1:01

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
7:26

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
9:14

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
2:44

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
12:54

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
5:17

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
1:05

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
3:17

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
12:59

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 […]