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22 Feb
7:26

France Considers Boycotting Eurovision over Israeli TV Series

France reportedly threatened to boycott the Eurovision song contest to be held in Tel Aviv, in southern Israel, as a form of protest against an Israeli television series which portrays France’s entry in the competition as a terrorist. Hebrew-language news outlets reported, on Thursday, that the Israeli television series entitled […]

12 Dec
10:48

Palestinian Cabinet Appeals To France to Recognize the State of Palestine

Tuesday’s weekly meeting of the Palestinian Cabinet in Ramallah, in the central occupied West Bank, headed by Palestinian Prime Minister Dr. Rami Hamdallah, strongly condemned the Israeli army invasions of the West Bank cities of Ramallah and Al-Biereh in which the Israeli military injured many citizens with rubber coated steel […]

10 Nov
10:52

France Denounces Israel’s Decision to Build 792 New Units in Jerusalem

France has denounced an Israeli decision to building 792 new units in the illegal Ramat Shlomo and Ramot colonies, in occupied Jerusalem. The statement came after the so-called “Planning and Construction Committee” approved the plans, in the two colonies, located north of occupied East Jerusalem. France said it condemns the […]

18 Sep
9:48

Ahed Tamimi Travels to France Despite Israeli Travel Ban

Despite an Israeli ban on her movement, Palestinian resistance icon Ahed Tamimi traveled to France, for a debate, on Friday. The young resistance leader was invited by L’Humanité newspaper and the French Communist party, or PCF, to participate in an event organized by Association France Palestine Solidarite. Ahed spoke on Sunday, at […]

19 Jun
11:39

After France Condemns Israel’s Killings in Gaza, French Police Obstruct Freedom Flotilla

Human rights activist Claude Leostic accuses Emmanuel Macron’s government of political harassment. TRNN video & transcript: DIMITRI LASCARIS: This is Dimitri Lascaris, reporting for The Real News from Montreal, Canada. As The Real News reported a few weeks ago, a flotilla of ships has set sail from Copenhagen to the besieged […]

05 Feb
7:31

PayPal Blocks Activists for Palestine in France

PayPal, already facing pressure for its refusal to provide services to Palestinians living under Israeli military occupation, appears to be going a step further in its anti-Palestinian efforts. Last week it abruptly shut down the account of a major Palestine solidarity group in France without providing an explanation. In taking […]

12 Jul
5:03

France Asks Israel to Reconsider East Jerusalem Settlement Project

France, on Tuesday, called on Israeli authorities to reconsider the recently granted approval of construction plans for more than 1,500 housing units in settlements in occupied East Jerusalem, WAFA news agency reported, according to the PNN. A statement by the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs expressed concern over information […]

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 […]

16 Jul
11:01

Condolences and Sympathies Extended to Victims of Terrorist Attack in France

In a recent phone call to French Consul General HervĂ©  Magro, PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi extended her “deepest condolences and sympathies to the victims of the brutal terror attack that occurred last night, in Nice. “Our heartfelt thoughts go out to everyone who was affected by this […]

09 Apr
7:12

France Calls for Construction Halt on Cremisan Apartheid Wall

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

18 Mar
11:48

US, UK, Germany, France Publicly Denounce Settlement Expansion

The US, UK, French and German governments condemned Israel’s decision to further expand illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank, this week.According to the PNN, US State Department spokesman John Kirby, on Tuesday, said that the United States was “concerned” with Israel’s moves, noting that there was a “significant increase” […]

12 Mar
7:18

France: Another Palestinian TV Station Shut Down

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed his gratitude, on Saturday, to French President Francois Hollande, after the French government shut down a Hamas-affiliated television station that, according to the Israeli media, “aired content which constituted anti-Israel and anti-Jewish incitement.”Netanyahu had earlier urged Hollande to end the transmission of Al Aksa […]

31 Jan
2:38

France to Recognize Palestine If Two-State Solution Fails

A Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) official, Saturday, welcomed a recent French bid to revive the deadlocked Middle East peace process and bring about the two-state solution.PLO Secretary-General Sa’eb Erekat stated in a press release that he welcomed “the call made by France for an inclusive and serious international involvement towards […]

30 Apr
7:23

US Pressuring France to Postpone UN Resolution on Palestine?

Israeli newspaper ‘Haaretz’ has published a report saying that the United States and several other countries – including Arab states – have asked the French government, over the past two weeks, to postpone its initiative for a United Nations Security Council draft resolution on the Israeli-Palestinian issue – at least […]

02 Dec
10:51

France Votes For Palestinian Recognition

In a 339 to 151 vote, French Lawmakers of the Lower House of Parliament voted in support of a symbolic motion meant for the recognition of Palestine as a state, a move that was seen as an attempt to push the government to take more active measures towards the Palestinian […]

06 Nov
12:27

MPs of the France’s Governing Party Call for Palestinian Recognition

The ruling party in France has called on French authorities to officially recognize the Palestinian statehood, that they might reach a final settlement over the current conflict with Israel, parliamentary sources said.Sources added that the party is also working on a draft resolution which reflects this and calls for a […]

03 Oct
11:21

France Denounces New Israeli Settlement Plan

The French government slammed the latest Israeli decision to build 2610 homes in Givat HaMatos illegal Jewish settlement, south of occupied East Jerusalem, and called on Tel Aviv to void the approval.French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said that the construction plans meant establishing the first new settlement in occupied East […]

26 Apr
4:18

France Withholds Funds to Settler Association in Jerusalem

The Israeli newspaper Israel Hayom reported, on Wednesday, that the French government has halted the transfer of donations worth €3,000 to an Israeli association operating in the Gilo settlement, in occupied Jerusalem.According to the newspaper, the Middle East Monitor reports, French parliamentarian Meyer Habib, who was elected to a seat […]

06 Aug
4:08

France Denounces Israeli Decision To Add 20 Settlements To “Priority Aid”

The French Foreign Ministry strongly denounced an Israeli decision, made on Sunday August 4, to add 20 settlements, including four isolated settlement outposts, to its national priority fund as part of a plan to develop what was dubbed as “cities” that receive a priority funding and attention.France said that the […]

31 Jan
12:38

France, Britain Said To Be Preparing Peace Initiative

January 31, 2013 12:38 PM Saed Bannoura International, News Report, Peace process 0

The Al-Hayat Arabic Language Paper in London reported that France and Britain are preparing an initiative reportedly meant to ensure the resumption of direct peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians. The Paper said that France and Britain are also trying to get the United States involved in the new […]

04 Dec
12:39

Israeli Ambassadors Summoned In Britain, Sweden, and France

Israeli daily, Haaretz, reported Monday that the governments in Britain, Sweden and France summoned the Israeli ambassadors in protest to the newly declared Israeli plan to construct settlement units in the area that links Ma’aleh Adumin illegal settlement bloc with occupied East Jerusalem, in the area that Israel calls E1. […]

28 Nov
11:53

Abbas Arrives In New York, US Slams France For Supporting P.A Bid

Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, arrived in New York accompanied by several senior Palestinian officials, in order to officially submit the Palestinian application for a nonmember state status at the United Nations General Assembly.Palestinian sources reported that Abbas received a phone call from the deputy British Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, informing […]

28 Nov
11:14

France To Support Palestine At The UN

Israeli sources reported on Tuesday evening that France confirmed that it will support the Palestinian bid at the United Nations General Assembly during the Thursday vote for observer state status.France said that it supports the legitimate Palestinian demands, and will stand by the Palestinian people and their leadership. On its […]

29 Aug
5:48

France To Investigate Arafat’s Death

The French Prosecution decided to open an official investigation into the death of the late Palestinian President, Yasser Arafat, who died in 2004 after becoming sick while surrounded by the Israeli military in his Ramallah headquarters.The French Press Agency reported Tuesday that the Prosecutors Office in Nanterre, west of Paris, […]

14 Mar
3:48

France Grants P.A. €10 Million

The French Foreign Ministry stated that it will be granting the Palestinian Authority (P.A.) in the West Bank €10 Million in direct financial aid to help it deal with and overcome the current financial crisis, the AFP reported.France also called on the Arab countries, especially Gulf States to help the […]

23 Jan
9:40

€10 Million Water Supply Agreement Signed by the P.A. & France

Palestinian Authority news agency WAFA are reporting that the P.A. has signed a water supply agreement with France on Monday worth €10 million.WAFA state that the agreement was signed at the Palestinian-French Municipalities Conference in Hebron, and intends to improve water services for 150,000 residents in the West Bank. The […]

31 Dec
11:22

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 […]

25 Nov
1:41

France Denounces Israeli Freeze Of Palestinian Tax Money

The French government slammed Israel for withholding Palestinian tax and customs money it collects on border terminals on behalf of the Palestinian Authority (P.A.), and stated that, by law, the money must be transferred regularly to the P.A.The official Palestine News and Info Agency, WAFA, reported that French Foreign Ministry […]

05 Nov
3:49

Erekat Urges France To Reconsider Its Stance

Chief Palestinian Negotiator, member of the executive Committee of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), Dr. Saeb Erekat, urged the French government to reconsider its decision to abstain from UN vote on full Palestinian membership.Dr. Erekat told the French Press Agency that the Palestinian Authority is calling on France and all […]

03 Sep
12:04

France Warns Against Palestinian UN Bid

French Foreign Minister, Alain Juppe, warned the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank of heading to the United Nations this month, and claimed that “heading to the UN to seek international recognition of statehood, could lead to a serious diplomatic crises”.The statements of Juppe came as he was talking to […]

02 Jun
11:49

Juppe Presents Peace Plan. Says France Will Host Talks

French Foreign Minister, Alain Juppe, has proposed a Middle East peace conference in Paris before the end of July in an attempt to restart the stalled Middle East peace process, according to AFP. Speaking from Ramallah where he met Palestinian Prime Minister, Salem Fayyad, Juppe said that “we would be […]

10 May
7:40

France Extends Further Aid As Palestinian Government Wages Remain Unpaid

The Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad has said his administration is unable to pay the wages of its some 150,000 employees due to Israel’s refusal to transfer Palestinian tax to the Palestinian Authority. The government wages have gone un-paid since their due date of May 5th. Palestinian leaders claim it […]

05 May
6:53

Both France and England may recognize Palestinian state

The French and British Prime Ministers both gave interviews Thursday morning that indicated their willingness to recognize a Palestinian state if peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians result in failure. The statements came in the midst of a diplomatic visit to both countries by Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.British […]

11 Feb
10:19

France Grants P.A €10 Million To Finance Water Services In Bethlehem

February 11, 2011 10:19 AM Saed Bannoura Miscellaneous, News Report, West Bank 0

The Palestine News and Information Agency, WAFA, reported Thursday that Palestinian Prime Minister, Dr. Salaam Fayyad, signed an agreement with the French State Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs MichĂšle Alliot-Marie and General Director of the French Development Agency (AFD) Dov Zerah, under which France will be granting […]

13 Jan
11:43

U.S., France and Israel Readying To Counter Potential Clashes With Hezbollah

January 13, 2011 11:43 AM Saed Bannoura Arab World, Lebanon war, News Report 0

Following news stating that the Lebanon-based Hezbollah party, and its Christian ally Michel Aun, decided on Wednesday January 12, to quit the coalition of the Lebanese unity government, the United States, Israel and France started diplomatic moves said to be aiming at thwarting possible clashes between Hezbollah and Israel.According to […]

09 Dec
3:49

France, First in Europe to Recognize Independent Palestine

France declared it will recognize a free and independent Palestinian state based on the 1967 borders, a Press TV report said. Bernard Valero, a spokesman for the French Foreign Ministry, revealed on Tuesday that France welcomes the formation of a Palestinian state, becoming the first European country to do so. […]

01 Dec
1:13

Veolia France Out of Jerusalem Light Rail Project

December 1, 2010 1:13 AM IMEMC News International, Jerusalem, News Report 0

The French division of multinational Veolia has dropped out of the controversial Jerusalem tramway project in favor of an Israeli bus operator, a spokesman for the group told AFP on Monday.The French section of engineering group Veolia was prompted to pull out of a light rail project that cuts into […]

27 Jul
10:57

France ups ties with Palestinians

France has upgraded its diplomatic ties with the Palestinian AuthorityThe move to upgrade diplomatic relations with the Palestinian Authority is stated as a move to speed up the process of a viable Palestinian statehood in the near future. The statement announcing the change called for a Palestinian state by the […]

13 Jun
10:31

Barak Cancels Trip to France after Threat of Lawsuit over Flotilla Raid

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak canceled a trip to an arms trading fair in France after French passengers of the Freedom Flotilla attacked two weeks ago said they plan to file a lawsuit against the state of Israel for war crimes.The French humanitarian aid activists said they will file the […]

16 Dec
12:30

France To Grant The P.A 200 M Euros

December 16, 2009 12:30 PM Saed Bannoura International Politics, News Report, Ramallah 0

Palestinian Foreign Minister, Riyadh Al Maliky, and his French counterpart, Bernard Kouchner, signed on Tuesday an agreement in which France agrees to donate 200 Million Euros to support Palestinian development projects in the coming three years. The two officials also signed a deal for diplomatic and political cooperation between the […]

07 Nov
2:00

France Concerned Over Abbas’ Decision Not To Run For President

French Foreign Minister, Bernard Kouchner, stated Friday that he intends to pressure Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, into altering his decision regarding not running for president in the upcoming Palestinian elections. Abbas made his decision in an official statement on Thursday. Kouchner called on Abbas to resume his role and to […]

26 May
12:35

France slams the abduction of the Palestinian Education Minister

France slammed on Friday the Israeli abduction of the Palestinian Education Minister,  Nasser Ed Deen Al Sha’er, and 30 other legislators, ministers and officials, and demanded their immediate release after describing the recent violations and dangerous escalation. Simono Doni, assistant spokesperson of the French Foreign Minister, stated that these abductions […]

16 Nov
8:48

New peace initiative promoted by Spain, Italy and France

November 16, 2006 8:48 PM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, International, News Report 0

Spain will sponsor a new Middle East peace initiative along with France and Italy, the Spanish prime minister said Thursday, stressing that the international community cannot remain idle as violence rages between Israel and the Palestinians. Zapatero announced the initiative during a summit with the French President Jacques Chirac of […]

25 Aug
9:19

France Opens Way for Formation of 15,000-strong U.N. Peacekeeping Force

August 25, 2006 9:19 PM IMEMC & Agencies Jerusalem, News Report, Palestine 0

France, which led calls for a robust international force to safeguard the United Nations (UN) ceasefire between Hezbollah and Israel, has agreed to send up to 7,000 soldiers to Lebanon, some of whom have already brgun to arrive.   France had originally offered only 200 soldiers, which was a great disappointment […]

11 Aug
5:20

U.S. and France working on revised ceasefire plan as Israeli forces regroup in southern Lebanon

August 11, 2006 5:20 AM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, News Report, Palestine 0

Israeli tanks and troops in southern Lebanon have retreated and regrouped in Marjayoun, the only town in southern Lebanon that Israeli forces have managed to hold on to, while a major expansion of the Israeli invasion of southern Lebanon was postponed apparently due to pressure from Washington.  The Israeli security […]

11 Aug
3:45

Israeli troops occupy Lebanese Army Barracks in Marj Oyoun, France says deal to end war Imminent

Lebanese sources reported on Thursday evening that Israeli soldiers controlled Lebanese army barracks in Marj Oyoun town, in southern Lebanon while Israeli officials said that the offensive could go wider if diplomacy fails after France announced that a peace  deal was imminent to end the war. The Lebanese acting Interior […]

10 Aug
3:33

U.S. and France fail to reach resolution on Lebanon at UN: Lebanese demands not met

August 10, 2006 3:33 PM IMEMC & Agencies Jerusalem, News Report, Palestine 0

An attempt to draft a revised UN Resolution of the Lebanon/Israeli conflict failed yesterday, when the United States refused to consider  France’s revisions to the original draft.   The crux of the disagreement stems from a demand on the part of France, rejected by the US and Israel, that a […]

10 Aug
2:33

U.S. and France fail to reach resolution on Lebanon at UN: Lebanese demands not met

August 10, 2006 2:33 PM IMEMC & Agencies Jerusalem, News Report, Palestine 0

An attempt to draft a revised UN Resolution of the Lebanon/Israeli conflict failed yesterday, when the United States refused to consider  France’s revisions to the original draft. The crux of the disagreement stems from a demand on the part of France, rejected by the US and Israel, that a ceasefire […]

22 Jun
11:11

Pro-Palestinian French figures in France sent death threats by Jewish terrorist

Israeli media sources reported that a French Jew identified as Raphael Schoemann, 65, received 10-month suspended prison sentence for sending bullets accompanied by threatening notes to high-profile figures who are considered to be “sympathetic to the Palestinian cause”. The note accompanied with the bullets read; “next one won’t arrive by […]

13 Oct
8:42

Abbas to visit Jordan, Egypt, Vatican, Israel, France and U.S.

October 13, 2005 8:42 AM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, News Report, Palestine 0

The Palestinian diplomacy will witness an active coming two weeks.  Palestinian officials said Wednesday that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas would head for one-day talks in Amman with King Abdullah II of Jordan and some other Jordanian officials. This visit is part of a long trip Abbas will take, during which […]

27 Jul
7:17

France to spend 1 million to improve its image in Israel

Following the tension between France and Israel that has been ongoing for several years now, the French government has decided to set up a fund to improve the image of France among Israelis. French will put up 1 million USD and the Israeli government, which is in support of the […]

06 Mar
9:32

France, Spain working to drop Hamas of terror list

Al-Sharq Al-Awasat news paper reported Sunday that the European Union is communicating with Hamas leaders in an effort to remove the Islamic Resistance Movement from the EU list of terrorist organizations. The newspaper quoted EU officials as saying that France and Spain are behind the bid to remove Hamas from […]

29 Sep
5:56

Elizabeth Warren Won’t Stand Up To Israel’s Crimes

by Ali Abunimah, for Days of Palestine Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren has made her clearest statement on how she would approach Israel’s decades of occupation and oppression of Palestinians. It is arguably a microscopic improvement from previous positions. But that’s not saying much, because those amounted to fleeing hard questions, as she […]

23 Sep
12:06

Palestinian Opposition to Social Security: Revolution or Devolution?

September 23, 2019 12:06 PM Al-Shabaka Opinion/Analysis, Palestinian Politics, West Bank 0

by Karam Omar for Al Shabaka Palestinian Policy Network Overview Social security functions as a safety net to protect workers in cases of illness, injury, and disability, and as a source of income after retirement. Its origins can be traced to the end of the nineteenth century, when Germany introduced the first mandatory social […]

05 Sep
6:57

OpEd: The Palestinian Authority Needs to Oppose Israel

While Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is doing everything possible to annex parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Authority is still doing everything possible to coordinate with Israel’s security agencies, suppressing every new resistance cell, most recently the one in Nablus. If the PA can preserve the Arab […]

31 Aug
4:45

BDS Calls for Boycott on AnyVision, Israel’s “Field-tested” Facial Recognition Surveillance Company

August 30, 2019 / Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC)  / Israel, United States The Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) is calling for the boycott of AnyVision, Israel’s facial recognition technology firm, due to its irrefutable complicity in Israel’s occupation and repression of Palestinians.  The Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) calls for boycotting AnyVision, […]

27 Aug
7:20

Dr. Hanan Ashrawi : “Palestinian Rights Are Not for Sale”

Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Executive Committee member, made a statement in regards to the recent comments by U.S President Donald Trump in France, WAFA reported. In a statement, Dr. Ashrawi said “This ignorance has also been evident in the actions and the biased positions taken by […]

13 Aug
5:53

When Israel Destroyed A Family’s Dreams

Abdelrahim Younis spent five months building his own home in the 1990s. Tall and spacious, it was complemented by a rose garden and palm tree at its entrance. “I wanted to have my extended family with me and my wife when we get old,” said Abdelrahim, 64, who worked in […]

10 Aug
2:55

PLO : International Sanctions Required to Confront Escalating Settlement Construction

The Palestinian leadership strongly condemns the approval of nearly three thousand illegal settlement units in the past 48 hours by the Israeli government. Israel’s Prime Minister is expanding illegal settlements in the heart of the occupied West Bank, like “Beit El”, for cynical election calculations that leverage traditional financial and […]

08 Aug
6:45

Israel Approves 300 Units In Etzion Colonialist Bloc

The so-called “Civil Administration Office” the executive branch of Israel’s illegal occupation, has approved the construction of 300 additional units in Gush Etzion illegal colonialist bloc, south of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank. Israeli Channel 7 has reported that the Civil Administration Office has made the official approval of […]

05 Aug
10:09

Opinion: Abbas’ La-La Land And The Evolution Of The American Love Affair With Israel

by Ramzy Baroud Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is ready to “go to the White House and continue what [he] started with [US President] Donald Trump.” With this and other confusing statements, Abbas tried to articulate the new Palestinian political agenda to foreign reporters in Ramallah last month. According to Abbas, the […]

23 Jul
10:38

Israel Attempts to Censor European Parliament amid Growing Support for Khaled Barakat, Palestinian Rights

Palestinian writer Khaled Barakat is continuing to fight back against a political ban imposed on him by Germany, while Israeli officials are attempting to pressure the European Parliament over inviting Palestinian speakers to discuss the repression they face in Europe as well as under Israeli occupation. Barakat, who has filed an urgent appeal in […]

23 Jul
10:23

VIDEO: Palestinians and British ISMers Hospitalized in Sadistic and Brutal Display of Violence by Israeli Soldiers in East Jerusalem Demolition

Photo: ISMer’s neck shows strangulation marks where she was dragged across the floor by Israeli border police with her Kaffiyeh. 07/23/19 | International Solidarity Movement | East Jerusalem Two Palestinian families lost their homes yesterday in unprecedented mass demolitions in East Jerusalem carried out by 900 Israeli soldiers who hospitalized […]

19 Jul
4:32

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (11 – 17 July 2019)

Israeli violations of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territory for the week of 11- 17 July, 2019. 74 Palestinian civilians injured; 24 of them were children, a woman, 2 journalists including a female, and a paramedic at the Great March of Return in the Gaza Strip. 5 civilians, including […]

08 Jul
5:51

New Report: French Insurer AXA Complicit in Israel’s War Crimes

July 8, 2019 / Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) / France, Europe In a report published today, the US corporate watchdog SumOfUs documented that the French insurance giant AXA is investing over $91 million in Israel’s five largest banks and Israel’s largest private arms manufacturer, Elbit Systems, all companies directly involved in Israel’s war crimes against […]

19 Jun
2:04

Florida Passes Bill Suppressing Speech On Israel, Palestine

Sheldon Adelson attends Friends of The Israel Defence Forces (FIDF) gala in California, US on 1 November 2018 [Photo by Shahar Azran/Getty Images] Israel has been granted protection from its critics by the state of Florida in recent amendments to the Florida Educational Equality Act (FEEA), which includes provisions that […]

18 Jun
12:54

International Campaign to #BoycottPuma Speaks Out in Cities around The World

BDS organizers and activists for justice in Palestine organized dozens of international actions calling for a boycott of Puma on Saturday, 15 June. After Adidas dropped its sponsorship of the Israeli Football Association in 2018 after being presented with over 16,000 signatures of protest, Puma took up the sponsorship. This means that […]

14 Jun
4:58

240 Jewish and Israeli Scholars to German Government: Boycotts Are a Legitimate and Non-violent Tool of Resistance

June, 2019 bdsmovement.net Mid-May, Jewish and Israeli scholars, many of whom specialized in anti-Semitism, Jewish history and history of the Holocaust, sounded alarm about the growing tendency to label supporters of Palestinian human rights as anti-Semitic. They did so in a call addressed to the German Bundestag in relation to several […]

14 Jun
4:39

EU Court: Settlement Products Should Be Labeled

A senior official of the European Union says it is his legal opinion that labels of the products from the Israeli-occupied territories must clearly show the precise origin of the products, to avoid misleading consumers. The European Court of Justice (ECJ) outlined its Advocate General Gerard Hogan’s legal opinion, in […]

08 Jun
1:53

Israeli forces invade Jabal al-Mukabber, abduct 5 Palestinians

Israeli occupation forces stormed the village of Jabal al-Mukaber south of Jerusalem on Friday evening and abducted a girl and four boys. Eyewitnesses told Agence France-Presse that the occupation forces stormed the village of Jabal al-Mukabber and threw random sound bombs and rubber bullets. They then abducted four Palestinian teen […]

04 Jun
5:49

Scientists Protest Holding International Physics Olympiad in Israel over Its Denial of Palestinian Right to Education

photo: Palestinian students have their lessons inside a tent after Israeli forces demolished a primary school in Hebron, West Bank on 11 April 2018 [Mamoun Wazwaz/Anadolu Agency] – Association des Universitaires pour le Respect du Droit International en Palestine Twenty scientists, including the 2018 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry George P. […]

25 May
3:50

Another Company Withdraws From Israeli Light Rail Project

Alstom, a French transport company, has announced their withdrawal from an Israeli light-rail project that is being used to annex illegal Israeli settlements into Jerusalem, citing potentially harmful human rights violations, and French law. According to activists campaigning against the light-rail line, Israel’s illegal annexation of East Jerusalem, rapid development […]

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, […]

01 May
7:39

On May First: Palestinian Detainees are Part of the International Workers’ Struggle

Classic Palestinian revolutionary poster for 1 May. Artist Marc Rudin On the First of May – International Workers’ Day – Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network salutes Palestinian workers and the workers of the world. This is a day of struggle for the liberation of the working class from exploitation, racism, […]

30 Apr
4:50

Mustapha Awad: “Without you, I would not be here” by Myriam De Ly (VIDEO)

Photo: Mustapha’s return to Brussels airport The following article, by Myriam De Ly, is translated from the French original at Pour La Palestine, the website of the Plate-forme Charleroi-Palestine: http://www.pourlapalestine.be/mustapha-awad-sans-vous-je-ne-serais-pas-la/ Mustapha Awad, a Belgian of Palestinian origin, was finally released one month ago on 28 March. He spent 253 days in detention […]

26 Apr
4:10

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

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

26 Apr
3:39

Foreign Ministry Looking into Death of Palestinian Child in Belgium

April 26, 2019 3:39 AM IMEMC News & Agencies International, News Report 0

The Ministry of Foreign and Expatriates Affairs said, in a statement, today, that it is carefully following up with competent Belgian and Lebanese authorities on the mysterious death of Palestinian-Lebanese child Daniel Al-Alali, in Belgium. Minister of Foreign and Expatriates Affairs Riyad Al-Malki issued orders to the Palestinian embassy in […]

22 Apr
9:20

Beyond the Frontlines: Tales of Resistance and Resilience from Palestine U.S. Film Tour

“Beyond the Frontlines” is a remarkable documentary, about Palestine, from France, directed by Alexandra Dols. The Jerusalem-based psychiatrist, Dr. Samah Jabr, is the subject of the film, which has already achieved renown in many countries, internationally. She is a member of the USA Palestine Mental Health Network Advisory Council, and the […]

21 Apr
4:37

Georges Ibrahim Abdallah’s statement for Palestinian Prisoners’ Day 2019

Georges Ibrahim Abdallah issued the following statement on the occasion of Palestinian Prisoners’ Day 2019. The imprisoned Arab Communist struggler for Palestine has been jailed in French prisons for 34 years, despite being eligible for release since 1999. The U.S. government has repeatedly intervened in an attempt to prevent his release […]

21 Apr
3:59

AXA IM Divests from Elbit Systems – Involved in Israeli War Crimes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: press@sumofus.org SumOfUs and the Coalition to Stop Assistance to Israeli Apartheid welcome AXA’s decision to withdraw part of its investment in Elbit Systems, and call on AXA to end its complicity in full by withdrawing all of its investments in companies complicit in Israel’s occupation. AXA is […]

17 Apr
3:18

EU Rejects Israeli Claim to Syrian Golan

The European Union’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini has once again expressed the 28-nation bloc’s disapproval of the Israeli regime’s claim of “sovereignty” to Syria’s Golan Heights and other Tel Aviv-occupied territories. Speaking at the plenary session of the European Parliament, in the French city of Strasbourg, on Tuesday, Mogherini […]

24 Mar
4:47

Eight Thousand People for One Voice : The Free Movement Marathon Runs for Palestine

Thousands of Palestinians and internationals from 76 countries ran together for the 7th annual Free Movement Marathon on Friday morning, in Bethlehem city, and the surrounding areas. The massive participation in this unique event, which is increasing its numbers of participants every year, seems to confirm the growing interest that […]

23 Mar
3:33

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

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

21 Feb
5:31

EuroAsia Interconnector: “Electricity Highway” to Israeli War Crimes

February 20, 2019 / By Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) The EuroAsia Interconnector is projected to link electricity grids in Israel, Cyprus and Greece via the world’s longest submarine power cable. Crucially, the Interconnector would connect Europe’s electricity grid with Israel’s grid that incorporates the illegal settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, […]

30 Jan
4:52

More Than 60 LGBTQ+ Groups Call for Boycott of Song Contest in Israel

More than 60 queer and trans liberation organizations, from nearly 20 countries across Europe and beyond, are calling on global LGBTQIA communities to boycott the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Israel. The signatories condemn Israel’s “shameful” use of Eurovision, which has a strong following among LGBTQIA communities, to “distract attention from its […]

29 Jan
4:57

Irish Bill Banning Israeli Settlement Goods Passes

The lower house of the Irish parliament passed a law, on Thursday, preventing the importation or sale of goods from Israeli settlements. The Control of Economic Activity (Occupied Territories) Bill, originally proposed by Senator Frances Black, was passed in the Irish Senate back in January 2018. On Thursday, Irish MP Niall […]

25 Jan
5:08

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (17 – 23 January 2019)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 17 – 23 January, 2019. Israeli forces killed a Palestinian civilian and wounded 7 others, including 3 children and a journalist, in the West Bank. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against peaceful […]

23 Jan
6:31

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 […]

18 Jan
7:24

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (10 – 16 January 2019)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 10 – 16 January, 2019. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip. A woman and a child were killed during the 42nd week of the Return and […]

06 Jan
9:14

Abbas: Door of Palestine Closed to US

President Mahmoud Abbas arrived in Cairo for a three-day visit on January 4, 2019. He will meet with his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, and is also scheduled to attend the inauguration of El Fattah El Aleem Mosque and the Nativity of the Christ Cathedral, in the New Administrative Capital of […]

03 Jan
7:52

Early Knesset Elections Campaign Meets with Settler Councils

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu listens to Avichai Mandelblit (R) during the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem November 16, 2014. REUTERS/Gali Tibbon/Pool/File Photo In its weekly report about Israeli settlement activities in the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem, the National Bureau for the Defense of Land stated that, following the […]

19 Dec
5:19

Salah Hamouri: ‘Detention is an instrument of Israel’s oppression’

December 19, 2018 5:19 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Human Interest, Israel, Prisoners 0

Image: Salah Hamouri. Photo credit: GUE/NGL The following article, by Rebecca Stead, was originally published by Middle East Monitor on 15 December, and was reprinted by Samidoun under a Creative Commons license:  In the dead of night, Israeli forces knocked on the door of Salah Hamouri’s apartment in Jerusalem, he told me. “When I […]

19 Dec
5:03

Palestinians Have A Legal Right To Armed Struggle

by Stanley L Cohen (edited for the IMEMC by c h r i s @ i m e m c . o r g) Long ago, it was settled that resistance and even armed struggle against a colonial occupation force is not just recognised under international law but specifically endorsed. In […]

12 Dec
7:39

Ahmad Sa’adat: Palestine Will Be Freed By The People, Not The Elites

Via the Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network. The following interview with imprisoned Palestinian leftist leader, Ahmad Sa’adat, the General Secretary of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, was published first in the Italian newspaper Il Manifesto on November 9, 2018. Sa’adat has been imprisoned in Israeli prison since 2006, when he was seized […]

12 Dec
7:31

‘The Lobby – USA’: Lessons for the Palestine Solidarity Movement

by Ali Abunimah for Ma’an News Agency Ali Abunimah, Al-Shabaka Policy Adviser, is the author of One Country: A Bold Proposal to End the Israeli Palestinian Impasse (2006), and co-founder and director of the widely acclaimed publication The Electronic Intifada. His most recent book is The Battle for Justice in […]

03 Dec
6:21

VIDEO: Thousands Gather for Christmas Tree Lighting in Bethlehem

Only meters away from where baby Jesus is said to be born, thousands of people made their way to Manger Square and gathered around the gigantic Christmas tree, to welcome in the holiest month of the Christian year – December. Locals and foreigners, wrapped up in their coats and beanies, […]

30 Nov
6:13

Irish Boycott Bill Passes First Senate Reading

A bill prohibiting the importation and sale of goods and services originating in illegal Israeli settlements approved in July by the Irish Senate, was passed in its first reading, on Wednesday. The Control of Economic Activities (occupied territories) Bill 2018, which was sponsored by Senator Frances Black, seeks to prohibit the import […]

27 Nov
8:55

The EU and Jerusalem: The Potential for Pushback

by Yara Hawari , for Al-Shabaka Palestinian Policy Network. Overview The US embassy move from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in May 2018 set a dangerous precedent that both encouraged Israel to continue its annexation and colonization of Palestinian land and invited third states to join in violating their obligations under international law. Although condemned […]

11 Nov
8:59

US Envoy: Neither Side Will Like “Deal of the Century”

US White House Envoy Jason Greenblatt said, in a closed meeting, that the US administration will soon be presenting President Trump’s peace plan in the Middle East that “neither side will like.” According to Israel’s Channel 10, the meeting was held in London, and organized by the UK Association for […]

03 Nov
7:47

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 […]