Search Results for : golan heights

02 Apr
4:15

Israeli Plans for 250,000 Future Settlers in Golan Heights

The Israeli Ministry of Housing has prepared a plan which calls for the construction of tens of thousands of settlement units to accommodate 250,000 settlers by the year 2048, in the occupied Syrian Golan, and encourages settlers to live there. The details of the plan came one week after US […]

24 Mar
5:06

Syrian Rights Group says Trump’s Call on Golan Heights Will Destabilize Region

The Arab Human Rights Center in the Golan Heights condemned United States President Donald Trump’s tweet calling for the US to fully recognize Israel’s “sovereignty” over the occupied Syrian Golan Heights, saying it signals a major shift in US policy that runs contrary to facts, logic, and international law, while […]

23 Dec
3:07

Syrian Rights Group Denounces US Senate Call on Golan Heights

Al-Marsad Arab Human Rights Centre in the Golan Heights strongly denounced, on Saturday, a United States Senate resolution calling for recognition of “Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights.” A press release by Al-Marsad said it “vehemently and unequivocally” rejects the recently submitted resolution, introduced by Senators Ted Cruz and Tom […]

23 Oct
6:59

Israel Bombs Syrian Artillery in Occupied Golan Heights

Israel struck three Syrian artillery cannons on Saturday, in response to alleged shelling. According to the Israeli military, five projectiles entered the northern occupied Golan region, coming from Syria. However, the location of only four rockets was identified. The rockets landed in open areas, with no injuries or damage. Israeli […]

27 Nov
4:05

Golan Heights: ISIS Fighters Reportedly Killed in Israeli Strike

A number of fighters, which Israel claims were affiliated with ISIS, were killed in an Israeli strike on Sunday, following an alleged attempted ambush of Israeli soldiers in the occupied Syrian  Golan Heights. According to Haaretz, the attempt was carried out by an organization named “Shuhada al-Yarmouk”  which has pledged […]

05 Sep
12:31

Israeli Army: Mortar Fire from Syria Lands in Golan Heights

September 5, 2016 12:31 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Arab World, News Report 0

A mortar fired from Syria reportedly fell into an open area in the Israeli-occupied sector of the Golan Heights on Sunday evening, without causing any injuries, according to the Israeli military. Israeli media quoted an army source as saying the fire was likely a “spillover” from the Syrian civil war. Ma’an […]

27 Jun
6:10

Syrians Protest against Israeli Occupation and Planned Annexation of the Golan Heights (VIDEO)

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Syrians in the Israeli occupied Syrian Golan Heights have rallied in protest against the Israeli occupation, illegal oppression of Syrian culture and identity, outspoken plans to permanently annex the Syrian territory and Israel’s use of the Golan for military action against Syria and the support of […]

21 Aug
7:36

Israeli Airstrikes Kill Islamic Jihad Members in Golan Heights

Israel’s army targeted members of the Islamic Jihad group on Friday, in the Syrian Golan Heights, in attacks which killed at least five people.’Aircraft of the Israeli enemy targeted a civilian car in the village of al-Kom, killing five unarmed civilians,’ Syrian state television said, according to Ma’an. The Syrian […]

11 Mar
9:27

Israeli Officer Shot In Occupied Golan Heights

Israeli sources said, Tuesday, that a soldier was shot and injured by rounds of live ammunition, reportedly fired from the Syrian side.The sources said the wounded officer, who was shot in his hand, was part of a unit that was deployed near the border area, to evacuate a disabled bulldozer […]

24 Dec
3:32

Israeli Court Allows Oil Drilling In Occupied Golan Heights

December 24, 2014 3:32 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

The Israeli Supreme Court ruled, Tuesday, in favor of allowing the Afek Oil Company headed by hardliner and former Minister of National Infrastructure, Effie Eitam, to dig for oil in the Israeli-occupied Syrian Golan Heights.The Court turned down an appeal by green groups demanding halting the drilling, and overturned an […]

29 Mar
7:56

Israeli Troops Shoot, Kill 2 Suspects in Golan Heights

Israeli troops, late Friday, reportedly shot and killed what the military said were ‘infiltrators’ trying to breach a separation barrier from the Syrian-controlled side of the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, according to military and media sources. Photo: Israeli Army Artillery battery unit is deployed on alert in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights […]

27 Sep
3:55

Israel: “Syrian Missile Fired Into Golan Heights”

September 27, 2012 3:55 AM Saed Bannoura Israel, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

Israeli military sources claimed Wednesday that a missile, fired by members of the Syrian army targeting a resistance group rebelling against the regime, landed in an open area close to an Israeli settlement in the occupied Syrian Golan Heights.The Israeli Army said that the missile did not lead to any […]

07 Feb
11:29

Five Israeli Family Members Wounded in Mine Explosion In The Golan Heights

February 7, 2010 11:29 AM Saed Bannoura Israel, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

Israeli sources reported, Saturday, that five members of the same Israeli family, including three children, were wounded when a land mine detonated near them as they were vacationing in the occupied Golan Heights.The explosion took place near a Golan settlement while thousands of Israelis were vacationing there to ski. One […]

28 May
7:02

Israeli legislators: Olmert should be executed if he gives away Golan Heights

After a preliminary meeting took place last week between Israeli and Syrian leaders, several Israeli Knesset (Parliament) members have stated publicly that the Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert should be put to death if he agrees to give the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights back to Syria MK Arieh Eldad, a member […]

24 Apr
5:52

Turkish PM tells Syria Israel agreed to a full pullout from the Golan Heights

April 24, 2008 5:52 AM Saed Bannoura Arab World, News Report, Peace process 0

The Sham Press Syrian News Agency reported on Thursday that the Turkish Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, informed Damascus that the Israeli Prime Minister, Ehud Olmert, agreed to withdraw from the occupied Golan Heights in return for peace with Syria. The decision caused uproar among several members of the Israeli […]

14 Apr
1:02

Israeli source: “soldiers arrested a Syrian who crossed into the Golan Heights”

Israeli military sources claimed on Saturday that soldiers arrested a Syrian resident who crossed into the Golan Heights on Friday. According to the sources, the man is suffering from serious medical problems and crossed the border seeking medical treatment in Israel.The army was initially alerted that an infiltration took place […]

23 Jul
4:17

Audio Report: Occupation and Annexation in the Golan Heights

This audio documentary features audio of the people in the village of  Majdal Shams shouting across the minefield (1967 cease fire line) that separates them from their relatives in Syria. —————————————— To Listen or Download: http://radio.indymedia.org/news/2006/07/10653.php OR http://www.radio4all.net/proginfo.php?id=19055Here’s a radio documentary from the Golan Heights recorded in July 2006 (just […]

27 Sep
3:36

Mofaz: `“Golan Heights will remain under Israeli control`

September 27, 2005 3:36 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Settlement, News Report 0

Israeli Defense Minister, Shaul Mofaz said on Tuesday that the occupied Syrian Golan heights will remain under Israeli control “for ever”. Israeli online daily Maariv reported that Mofaz uttered his statements while touring Katzrin settlement in the Golan.  “We must continue settling the Golan Heights; we must do whatever is […]

09 May
3:45

Army arrests infiltrator in the Golan Heights

Monday morning, an Israeli military source reported that soldiers arrested an infiltrator who crossed into the Golan Heights after crossing the Syria border. The source stated that that the man, who was unarmed and dressed in civilian clothes, was transferred to the security services for questioning. The Israeli security claimed […]

15 Apr
4:26

Syrian arrested in the Golan Heights

Friday morning, an Israeli security source reported on Friday that soldiers arrested an armed Syrian resident who infiltrated into the Golan Heights. {mosimage}The source claimed that the Syrian man was armed and that he fired at a military outpost in the central Golan Heights, no injuries were reported. Soldiers arrested […]

24 Jun
3:30

Netanyahu Was Ready to Withdraw Entire Golan Heights

Military Intelligence confirmed U.S. former president Bill Clinton’sIMEMC & Agencies, June 24, 2004, 09:35 Israeli Major General (res.) Uri Saguy, former chief of Israel’s Military Intelligence confirmed U.S. former president Bill Clinton’s version over the readiness of ex-Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s to withdraw the entire Golan Heights to the […]

24 Jun
3:30

Netanyahu Was Ready to Withdraw Entire Golan Heights

               Israeli Major General (res.) Uri Saguy, former chief of Israel’s             Military Intelligence confirmed U.S. former president Bill Clinton’s             version over the readiness of ex-Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin             Netanyahu’s to withdraw the entire Golan Heights to the June 4, 1967             borders.             Earlier Netanyahu, who […]

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 […]

02 Apr
5:37

A Dangerous Precedent: US Recognition of Israel’s Annexation of the Syrian Golan

Phyllis Bennis explains that Trump’s decision is a setback for peace all over the world. The US has isolated itself diplomatically, in support of Netanyahu’s campaign to win the elections, but recovery will be long. Phyllis Bennis is a Fellow and the Director of the New Internationalism Project at the […]

26 Mar
3:22

Trump Signs Decree Recognizing Israeli Sovereignty Over Syrian Golan

US President Donald Trump, Monday evening, signed a decree recognizing Israel’s sovereignty on the Syrian Golan Heights, occupied by Israel since 1967. This came following a joint press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, at the White House, in Washington, DC, WAFA reports. Meanwhile, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov […]

26 Feb
7:09

UN Report: Israel Using Syrian Golan for Radioactive Nuclear Waste Dump

The UN has been adopting resolutions condemning the Israeli occupation of the Golan Heights for decades; however, Tel Aviv hasn’t changed its policies and is continuing to exercise sovereignty over the disputed territory, including holding municipal elections. Secretary-General of the UN Antonio Guterres has presented a report to the UN […]

Druze protests
07 Oct
10:04

Arabic Druze Protesters Call for Return of Golan to Syria

On Saturday, in Majdal Shams in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, along the Israel-Syria border in the northern part of Israel, protesters gathered holding Syrian flags and demanding the return of the Golan to Syria. Across the border, in Syria, people gathered shouting back their support. This is a common occurrence […]

01 Jul
11:35

Israel Deploys Armored Vehicles and Artillery to Syrian Golan (VIDEO)

The Israeli army has deployed several armored and artillery forces on Sunday, into the Israeli-occupied Syrian territory of the Golan Heights. According to Ma’an News Agency, an army spokesperson said that the deployment of Israeli forces comes in the wake of an assessment of the position of the “Northern Military […]

06 Apr
5:33

New Book Sheds Light on Life in Occupied Golan

“Forgotten Occupation: Life in the Syrian Golan after 50 Years of Israeli Occupation” is the title of a new book published this week by Al-Marsad, a Golan Heights based human rights organization. A press release by Al-Marsad, the only human rights organization based in the occupied Golan Heights, tells the […]

27 Jun
1:04

Israel Attacks Syrian Positions, Protects Al-Nusra Terror Hordes in the Occupied Golan

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : The Israeli army launched two attacks against Syrian Arab Amy (SAA) position within two days, claiming shells had been fired from Syrian-controlled territory into the Israeli occupied Syrian Golan heights. Israeli involvement and manipulations have, since 2013, created a “safe zone” for Al-Nusra and affiliated terrorists in […]

09 Mar
9:41

Netanyahu Lobbies Foreign Governments to Accept Israeli Sovereignty in Occupied Syrian Golan

As the Israeli Prime Minister peddles another illegal occupation, al-Marsad uncovers more Syrian villages destroyed by Israel in 1967. The office of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced in a press release, yesterday, that Netanyahu “intends to reiterate to [Russian] President Putin the fact that the Golan Heights is not […]

26 Dec
8:33

Elderly Syrian Detainee From Golan Dies In Israeli Prison

December 26, 2016 8:33 AM IMEMC News Arab World, Israel, News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

The head of the Palestinian Detainees’ Committee Issa Qaraqe stated that an elderly Syrian detainee from the Israeli occupied Syrian Golan Heights, died in detention under circumstances that remain unclear due to lack of information from the Israeli side. Qaraqe stated that the detainee, identified as As’ad al-Wali, 70, was […]

03 Dec
6:46

UN General Assembly Adopts “Paper Tiger” Resolution on Israel’s Withdrawal from the Syrian Golan

Fahwad Al-Khadoumi (nsnbc) : The UN General Assembly adopted yet another resolution demanding Israel to withdraw from the occupies Syrian Golan Heights in line with the resolution of June 4, 1967. However, UN General Assembly resolutions are non-binding and no more than a paper tiger without a unanimous decision by […]

29 Nov
6:49

Israel Plots Largest Settlement Expansion in Occupied Syrian Golan since 1980

Arab human rights organization resists Israeli plans to construct 1,600 settlement units, and expropriate 25,000 acres of Syrian land in the occupied Golan.  Al-Marsad: Arab Human Rights Center in the Golan announced, in a press release, that it has written to the European Union, European governments and the Permanent Members […]

19 Nov
8:16

Israel Consolidates Grip on Golan Under Cover of Syria’s Chaos

Israeli landmines in the occupied Golan Heights pose a lethal risk to farmers. ~Matt Broomfield, Electronic Intifada “Listen,” Salman Fakherldeen said. “Do you hear?” Below the drone of a farmer’s tractor, the distant clatter of automatic gunfire steadily increased in volume and intensity. Fakherldeen is an activist in the Israeli-occupied […]

09 Sep
9:16

Update: Israel Starts Home Demolitions in Syrian Golan, Plans Annexation (VIDEO)

(Featured image: see below for details.) Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Israel has, for the first time, used the illegal home demolition policy it uses in Palestine in the Israeli-occupied Syrian Golan Heights. Tel Aviv declared that Israel and the Golan are “part and parcel” and that the international community should […]

08 Sep
11:25

Israel Demolishes Home in Occupied Golan for First Time

image: Wikipedia Israel, and, for the very first time, demolished a home in the Israeli-occupied Syrian Golan Heights on Wednesday, claiming that it was built without a permit, a Golan-based human rights group said on Thursday. Al Marsad, the only human rights group operating in the Golan Heights, stated, according […]

25 Jul
10:55

Israeli Authorities Seize Water in Occupied Golan (VIDEO)

via the Alternative Information Center (AIC), Beit Sahour. Al-Marsad Arab Human Rights Centre, in the Israeli-occupied Syrian Golan Heights, has re-published their report, “Water is Life: A Consideration of the Legality and Consequences of Israeli Exploitation of the Water Resources of the Occupied Syrian Golan.” The report details the discriminatory policies […]

17 Nov
7:58

Israeli Prime Minister pushes for control of Golan after oil discovery

The Israeli Prime Minister’s visit to Washington last week included a meeting with President Obama, in which the two discussed the status of the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.Israel invaded and occupied the Syrian territory known as the ‘Golan Heights’ in 1967, and has maintained a military and civilian presence there ever […]

25 Jun
11:10

Israel Carries Out Arrest Sweep after Golan Attack

Israeli police said, on Wednesday, that they had carried out a ‘wave of arrests’ of suspects involved in two attacks by Druze on military vehicles transporting wounded Syrians to hospital.Israeli media said, according to AFP, that nine Druze were arrested over the attacks on Monday, when a mob killed a […]

27 Jan
7:41

Rockets Strike Occupied Golan

January 27, 2015 7:41 PM IMEMC & Agencies Arab World, Lebanon war, News Report 0

Two rockets fired from Syria hit the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Tuesday, just nine days after an Israeli air strike in Syria killed several Lebanese Hezbollah guerrillas and an Iranian general, Reuters reported.According to the PNN, an Israeli military spokesman said that, after the rockets struck, the army ordered the […]

15 May
2:07

Israel Claims Two Mortars Fired Into The Golan

Israeli sources reported Wednesday that at least two mortar shells have been fired into the occupied Golan Heights, and detonated in the Jabal Al-Sheik, leading to no damages or injuries.The sources said that “an initial investigation into the incident revealed that two mortars have been fired from Syria into Mt. […]

06 Jun
7:38

24 Killed By Israeli Fire In the Golan, 350 Injured

Syrian media sources confirmed that Israeli soldiers shot and killed on Sunday 24 protesters who gathered on the Syrian side of the border of the Israeli occupied Golan Heights marking the Naksa Day, while at least 350 were injured. Thousands of Palestinian refugees and supporters marched near the border marking […]

29 Nov
11:08

Golan Leaders Disown Likud MK Ayyoub Qarra

November 29, 2010 11:08 PM Saed Bannoura Israel, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

During a meeting led by dozens of Druze figures in the occupied Golan Heights, social and religious leaders and residents declared that they disown Member of Knesset Ayyoub Qarra of the Likud Party, and that al-Qarra will not be welcomed or acknowledged by anyone.They said that al-Qarra is a collaborator […]

15 Jul
8:51

Under Suspicion of “Contacting Foreign Agent,’ Israeli Security Unit Kidnaps A Man in the Golan

July 15, 2010 8:51 PM Saed Bannoura Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Israeli officers of the “Regional Unit for International Investigation”, operating under the Israeli Security Agency, kidnapped an Arab resident from Majdal Shams in the occupied Golan Heights, under suspicion of what was described as “spying, and contacting a foreign agent”.Majed al-Sha’er, a construction worker, was kidnapped from his work place […]

08 Dec
9:08

Netanyahu claims Syria Dropped Golan Withdrawal As Precondition

Israeli media sources reported that Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, stated that Syria dropped an Israeli withdrawal from the occupied Golan Heights as a precondition to resume indirect peace talks. OSCAILTIMAGE(attachments/dec2009/golan_heights.jpg 300 0) The Golan Heights Israeli media sources reported that Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, stated that Syria dropped […]

16 Oct
3:02

Israel Releases Two Detainees From The Golan After 25 Years Imprisonment

October 16, 2009 3:02 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Israeli Authorities released on Thursday two detainees from the occupied Golan Heights after imprisoning them for 25 years for resisting the occupation.The two, Bishir Al Maqt and Asem Al Waly, were released on Thursday evening, and the Red Cross phoned their families informing them of the unexpected released, and […]

24 May
10:00

More than two-thirds of the Israelis believe Olmert is not entitled to negotiate over Golan

May 24, 2008 10:00 AM Saed Bannoura Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli newspaper, Yedioth Ahronoth, and the Dahaf Center, under the supervision of Dr. Mina Tsemah, conducted a survey on 500 Israelis chosen randomly and asked them about negotiations with Syria and the withdrawal from the Golan Height. The survey revealed that two-thirds of the Israelis believe that Olmert is not […]

25 Apr
12:06

Settlement leaders in Golan call for further construction of settlements

April 25, 2008 12:06 PM Saed Bannoura Israel, News Report, Peace process 0

Leaders of settlements in the occupied Golan Heights stated on Thursday that settlement construction and expansion in the occupied Syrian area will continue and will advance.The leaders said that “any attempt to harm the Israeli sovereignty in the Golan Heights inflicts danger on the Israeli security, and will fail”, the […]

20 Mar
4:56

Soldiers break into cells of Golan detainees held in Galboa’ prison

March 20, 2007 4:56 AM Saed Bannoura International, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Committee of Detainees, part of the Occupied Syrian Golan Coalition, reported on Monday that Israeli soldiers and security services broke last Wednesday morning into the cells of detainees from the occupied Golan Heights, and confiscated their books, letters, documentary films and magazines. The detainees are held in rooms number […]

25 Aug
6:49

Secret Resistance Committee founders in the Occupied Golan enter their 22nd year in prison

August 24 2006 marks the twenty-second year since the arrest of the founders of the Secret resistance movement in the occupied Syrian Golan Heights. The Arabs48 news website reported that the Secret Resistance Movement is the first military movement in the Golan Heights and that it was established after Israel […]

08 Jun
2:19

Sweden labels Golan wines: ‘Made in occupied Syrian land’, Sweden Jews protest

Israeli online daily, Haaretz, reported that Sweden has started to note that wines produced in the Golan Heights originate in "Israel, occupied Syrian land". Winery sources in Israel considered this step and  “unprecedented and worrisome”.    According to Haaretz, the Israeli embassy in Stockholm noted that it is investigating claims […]

13 Apr
8:06

Netanyahu’s Election Strategy Overcomes Corruption Indictments

Israel’s election resulted in a tie for seats in the Knesset, between Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party and the Blue and White alliance, the center-left party led by Benny Gantz. The likely outcome is a coalition government formed by Likud and other far-right parties, and a fifth term for Netanyahu, as […]

06 Apr
7:14

The Competing Parties in Upcoming Israeli Elections

RAMALLAH, Friday, April 5, 2019 (WAFA) – Israeli citizens go to the polls. Aside from the progressive Meretz party, the ailing Labor party, and Palestinian Israeli parties, all other competing lists oppose Palestinian rights, reject the two-state solution, and have vowed to ensure that the rights of the Palestinian people […]

01 Apr
4:17

Palestinian Detainee Marks 17 Years in Israeli Jails

Palestinian political prisoner in Israeli jails Abdul-Fattah Kamel Sahalabi completes, today, 17 years behind Israeli prison bars, said the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society. Shalabi, who comes from the town of Silat al-Harithiya, in the occupied West Bank, was taken into custody on March 31, 2002, and was sentenced to 21 years […]

26 Mar
11:44

Israeli Military Continues Bombarding Gaza Despite Egyptian Attempts to Negotiate Ceasefire

Israeli forces continued to pound Gaza with bombs late Monday night and into Tuesday morning, including the office of Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyya in Gaza City. After the Israeli military began its bombardment campaign, dropping close to 100 bombs in the first three hours of Monday evening, Palestinian resistance […]

16 Mar
6:37

PA Slams US for Dropping “Occupation Status” of Palestine

The Palestinian Authority (PA), this week, slammed the United States for dropping the status of occupation for the Palestinian territories and the Golan Heights of Syria. Nabil Abu Rudeineh, PA presidential spokesman, said in an official statement that “the US decision is a continuation of the U.S. anti-Palestinian approach and […]

15 Mar
7:02

Ashrawi: US Human Rights Report Meant to Whitewash Israeli Occupation

The US Human Right Report is intended to whitewash the Israeli occupation and excuse human rights violations against the Palestinian people, Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), said today. “After the release of the so-called Human Rights Report, by the US State […]

25 Feb
6:54

Eurovision to Entertain Israeli Soldiers, Promote Settlements

The Irish Campaign to Boycott Eurovision 2019 in Israel has learned the shocking news that the Israeli state broadcaster KAN, which is hosting the Eurovision song contest in May, will reserve 500 rehearsal tickets for Israeli soldiers — this despite the competition being billed by the EBU and RTÉ as “a non-political […]

04 Dec
8:34

UN: No Connection Between Judaism and Al-Aqsa Mosque

In a vote held on Friday, the General Assembly passed six resolutions condemning Israeli violations against Palestinians. Among them was Resolution A/73/L.29 entitled “Jerusalem” which called for “respect for the historic status quo at the holy places of Jerusalem, including Al-Haram Al-Sharif.” According to Days of Palestine, the use of […]

01 Dec
5:57

UN General Assembly Adopts 5 More Resolutions in Favor of Palestine

The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) voted, on Friday evening, in favor of five resolutions on Palestine and a sixth resolution on the Golan Heights, WAFA correspondence reported. One of the most important resolutions adopted today, by the UNGA, called on member states not to recognize any measures taken by […]

30 Nov
5:39

Syria Claims to Down Israeli War Plane near Damascus

November 30, 2018 5:39 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Arab World, News Report, Syrian war 0

The Syrian military has reportedly shot down an Israeli war plane and four missiles, over the country’s southern region. “Our air defense forces shot down an Israeli war plane and four missiles before they reached the targets,” a Syrian security source was quoted as saying by Russia’s RIA news agency […]

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 […]

20 Nov
2:29

AirBnB announces: No more listings in Israeli colonial settlements

On Monday, the international crowdsourced bed and breakfast company AirBnB announced that they will no longer allow listings that are located in Israeli settlements on occupied Palestinian land. The decision comes after a two year campaign of Human Rights Watch and other organizations, who pointed out that the promotion of […]

17 Nov
6:48

UN General Assembly Votes in Favor of 8 Resolutions on Palestine

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

31 Oct
1:34

Erekat: “Trump And Netanyahu Continue To Act On Destroying Peace”

The Secretary of Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), Dr. Saeb Erekat, stated that U.S. President Donald Trump, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, are ongoing with their politics to destroy the two-state solution, and replace it with their own facts on the ground, in violation of International Law. His statement came […]

27 Oct
5:30

Why Israel Sees BDS As A ‘Strategic Threat’

Asa Winstanley is an investigative journalist living in London who writes about Palestine and the Middle East. He writes for The Electronic Intifada where he is an associate editor and also a weekly column for the Middle East Monitor. As leaders of a state that is totally alien to the […]

20 Sep
4:03

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

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

30 Aug
7:30

Satellite Imagery and the Palestine-Israel Exception

This article was originally published by Al Shabaka Palestinian Policy Network. by Zena Agha Introduction In the United States and beyond, the rules that apply to the rest of the world have long applied differently to Palestine-Israel. In the US, this exceptionalism often manifests as censorship of Palestinian perspectives and operates […]

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
8:23

Israel Takes Out ‘BDS Insurance’ to Protect Eurovision

There’s perhaps no greater barometer to measure the lengths to which Israel will go to defame, attack and sabotage the global movement for Palestinian rights than its attitude towards BDS. The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, remember, is nothing more than an attempt to told Israel accountable under concepts of international […]

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 […]

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 […]

02 Aug
6:19

Russia Special Envoy Confirms Iranian Pullout from Israeli Border

The Russian Presidential Special Envoy to Syria, Alexander Lavrentyev, confirmed the withdrawal of Iranian forces to a distance of 85 km, from their former positions, near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights border. Israel has reached an agreement with Russia, the power-backer of the Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime, to remove Iranian […]

19 Jul
6:03

Israeli Parliament Votes to Approve Nation-State Law that Enshrines Jewish Supremacy over Palestinian Citizens

New Basic Law, approved by a Knesset vote of 62-55, has distinct apartheid characteristics and requires racist acts as a constitutional value. The Israeli Knesset voted 62 to 55 early today, Thursday, 19 July, 2018, to approve the Jewish Nation-State Basic Law that constitutionally enshrines the identity of the State of […]

11 Jul
9:42

Irish Senate Votes in Favor of Boycotting Israeli Settlement Products

The upper house of the Irish parliament, the Seanad Éireann, voted on July 11, in favor of a bill to ban the purchase of goods and services from illegal Israeli settlements. The “Control of Economic Activity (Occupied Territories) Bill 2018” was put forward by Irish Independent Senator Frances Black and […]

06 Jun
5:01

51st Anniversary of Naksa Commemorated

Palestinians marked, on Tuesday, June 5th, the 51st anniversary of the “Naksa,” or “setback,” when Israel invaded and occupied the West Bank, Gaza, Sinai, and the Golan Heights in 1967, during the Six-Day War, displacing some 300,000 Palestinians, as well as thousands of Syrians, from their homes. Palestinian officials and […]

25 May
4:50

At the U.N., Trudeau Opposes an Investigation into Israel’s Shooting of Unarmed Civilians – including a Canadian Doctor

(photo: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau with US President Donald Trump, c. 2017, Wikipedia) This week, courtesy of Justin Trudeau, the world witnessed one of the swiftest and most cowardly flip-flops in Canadian political history. On May 16, 2018, Canada’s Prime Minister issued a statement calling for an “immediate independent investigation” into […]

20 May
1:39

Rights Group: Israeli Army Endangering Syrian Lives

Following last week’s extensive military activity, which saw projectiles landing in the occupied Syrian Golan heights, Al-Marsad, the independent, non profit human rights organisation, reiterates its call for the removal of Israeli army posts from Syrian civilian areas. Since its occupation of the Golan heights in 1967, Israel has constructed […]

17 May
8:22

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (10 – 16 May 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 10 – 16 May, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use appallingly lethal force against Palestinian protestors in the Gaza Strip; 46 Palestinian civilians, including 7 children and a wheelchair-bound man, were killed; 2024 Palestinian […]

01 May
4:45

Jerusalem Residency Revoked for Three Palestinian MPs, One Former Minister

Israeli occupation authorities decided, on Sunday, to strip four Jerusalemite MPs of their permanent residency, under the pretext of not being loyal to Israel. Lawyer Fadi al-Qawasmi said that Israeli Interior Minister Aryeh Deri decided to revoke the residency of MPs Mohammed Abu Tir, Ahmad Attoun, and Mohammed Toutah, as […]

11 Apr
10:58

Israel’s Relentless Land Grabs: How Palestinians Resist

by Yara Hawari Overview It has been 42 years since the Israeli police shot and killed six Palestinian citizens of Israel as they protested the expropriation of thousands of dunums of Palestinian land by the government. The protests were a result of mass collective action across the part of Mandate Palestine […]

10 Feb
9:26

Downed Israeli F-16 Confirmed by Tel Aviv

Israel has admitted the fall of one of its fighter jets that raided Syria, earlier this morning, after an Iranian drone was spotted and shot down in the Golan Heights, on the border with Syria. The Israeli army said, Saturday morning, that it intercepted an Iranian drone launched from Syria […]

16 Jan
11:32

Why is Trump Targeting Palestinian Refugees?

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has welcomed US threats to the funding of UNRWA, the UN agency that delivers vital services to millions of Palestinian refugees. TRNN’s Aaaron Maté speaks to Yara Hawari of Al Shabaka – the Palestinian Policy Network. TRNN video & transcript: AARON MATÉ: It’s the Real […]

03 Jan
10:17

“United Jerusalem Bill” Approved by Israeli Parliament

The Israeli Knesset approved, on Monday night, the second and third readings of the so-called United Jerusalem Bill, which takes occupied Jerusalem from any future deal with Palestinians. Sources said, according to Days of Palestine, that 64 extremist Jewish MKs voted in favour of the bill, while 51 voted against […]

17 Dec
10:33

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

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

14 Dec
10:52

Dr. Ibrahim Al-Yazouri: We Made Clear the Difference between Zionists and Jews

by Motasem A Dalloul In an exclusive interview with Dr. Ibrahim al-Yazouri, one of the seven Hamas founders, he told MEMO that his movement had made clear the difference between Zionist occupiers of Palestine and Jews. Dr. Ibrahim Fares Al-Yazouri was born in the Ptalestinian village of Beit Daras in […]

02 Dec
9:36

Flynn Plea Shows Collusion With… Israel?

Michael Flynn’s guilty plea to lying to the FBI falls short on Russia “collusion” but points to the Trump administration acting on Israel’s behalf, says author and journalist Max Blumenthal. Max Blumenthal is an award-winning journalist and bestselling author whose articles and video documentaries have appeared in The New York […]

24 Nov
3:30

Palestinians Urge Pope Francis to Reject Netanyahu’s Invitation to Launch Giro d’Italia in Israel

Pope Francis touches the wall on his way to celebrate a mass in Manger Square, in the Palestinian city of Bethlehem on May 25, 2014 Osservatore Romano—Reuters In an open letter, Palestinian civil society groups urge the Pope not to lend his name in any way to the 2018 Giro d’Italia […]

24 Nov
3:14

Law Expropriating Private Palestinian Land Violates International Law say Rights Groups

Three human rights organization said, on Thursday, that an Israeli law which allows expropriation of private Palestinian land in the occupied  territory violates international law, despite justifications by the Israeli attorney general. Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, the Jerusalem Legal Aid and Human Rights […]

14 Nov
9:53

Netanyahu is Redefining Ethnic Cleansing, Not Pursuing Genuine Peace

~Professor Kamel Hawwash, Middle East Monitor/Days of Palestine Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is not known for missing an opportunity to push peace further into the distant future. The dust had not even settled on the Balfour Centenary, which the Palestinians marked with anger and Israel and its supporters celebrated, […]

26 Oct
8:32

Surveillance of Palestinians and the Fight for Digital Rights

by Nadim Nashif  Overview Surveillance of Palestinians has always been an integral part of Israel’s colonial project. Before the creation of the state of Israel, squads from the Zionist paramilitary group the Haganah roamed Palestinian villages and cities, gathering information on Palestinian residents. Such surveillance over Palestinian lives continued after Israel’s […]

19 Oct
7:03

Adalah Holds 12th Annual Law Students Camp: The Nakba and the Law (VIDEO)

60 Palestinian students from West Bank, East J’lem, Golan Heights, and citizens of Israel participated; one student: ‘I hadn’t considered a career in human rights, but the camp changed my mind.’ Sixty Palestinian and Arab students from the West Bank, East Jerusalem, the Golan Heights, and citizens of Israel participated […]

31 Jul
7:59

The “Apolitical” Approach to Palestine’s Water Crisis

by Muna Dajani  Overview Earlier this month, Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) announced a new deal in which Israel will sell the Palestinians 33 million cubic meters of desalinated Red Sea water per year, with 10 million cubic meters transferred to the Gaza Strip and the rest to the West Bank. The […]

05 Jul
3:00

TRNN Replay: “Israel’s Descent into Barbarism” – Norman Finkelstein on Reality Asserts Itself

On Reality Asserts Itself, Mr. Finkelstein describes the “necessity” of Israel proving its destructive capabilities. PAUL JAY, SENIOR EDITOR, TRNN: Welcome back to Reality Asserts Itself on The Real News Network.In his book Method and Madness, Norman Finkelstein wrote, Israel’s evolving modus operandi for restoring its deterrence capacity describes a […]

02 Jul
9:30

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

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

01 Jul
7:36

UN Secretary-General: Ending Occupation the ‘Only Way’ to Achieve Peace

On the occasion of a United Nations forum, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called, on Thursday, for an end to the half-century Israeli occupation of the West Bank, East Jerusalem, Gaza and the Golan Heights as the “only way to achieve the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people.” In a statement […]

21 Jun
8:52

Israel Secretly Aids Anti-Assad Forces in Syria Proxy War (VIDEO)

Beirut-based journalist Nour Samaha has uncovered extensive Israeli government support of anti-Assad forces in southern Syria. TRNN transcript: AARON MATÉ: It’s The Real News. I’m Aaron Maté. Of all the foreign countries involved in the Syrian proxy war, one that does not get much attention is Israel. We’ve known for […]

21 Jun
8:02

Report: Settlement Expansion Unprecedented amidst International Failure to End It

~ Madeeha Araj/ nbprs/pnn Since the beginning of the year, the West Bank, and especially East Jerusalem, is witnessing an acceleration of settlement construction, the largest in 25 years. Minister of Defense in Israel, Avigdor Lieberman, said that permits for building settlements in the West Bank, during the first half of […]

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 […]