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17 Jun

Netanyahu Not Welcome to Greece: KOE

nsnbc : A number of left-wing, anti-war and anti-imperialist organizations, including the Communist Organization of Greece, have responded to the call of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine to protest the visit of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and demanded his expulsion from Greece. Demonstrations are scheduled in […]

22 Sep

Greece, Cyprus Assert Support for Palestinian State

Greece and Cyprus affirmed, Wednesday, their support for the creation of an independent Palestinian state on the 1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as its capital. A joint communique, issued following a meeting for foreign ministers of the three countries, and held in New York on the sidelines of the United […]

08 Jul

PFLP’s Leila Khaled Speaks at Resistance Festival in Greece (VIDEO)

nsnbc : Leila Khaled, member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and the Palestinian National Council, delivered a keynote speech at the Resistance Festival in Greece. Khaled also joined seminars and met a number of political leaders. Leila Khaled stressed the […]

12 Jun

Greece to Recognize Palestinian State

Syriza, the ruling party in the Greek parliament, told Palestinian lawmakers, Saturday, that the government was set to officially recognize the state of Palestine, according to a statement by the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC). A Greek delegation from the Syriza party reportedly met with political parties of the PLC and […]

21 Dec

Greece To Officially Recognize Palestinian State

December 21, 2015 3:37 PM Saed Bannoura Diplomacy, International, News Report 0

The government of Greece has announced that it will officially recognize the Palestinian state in a parliament session on Tuesday that will include the participation of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. President Abbas started an official visit to Greece, Sunday, in preparation for the official vote and recognition of the State […]

19 Sep

Gaza Immigrants to Greece: The Fate of Our Companions is Unknown

Three Gazans who made the journey to Greece, following extremely risky sea trips, say that the fate of many of their on-board companions is still unknown.Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency reports that the Brussels-based Euro-Mid Observer for Human Rights recently published a short video interview with the young travellers, who […]

12 Jan

Hundreds Protest Barak’s Visit To Greece

Hundreds of Greeks, Palestinian and Arabs held a protest in front of the Greek Parliament to protest the visiting Israeli Defense Minister, Ehud Barak, and demanding his arrest for war crimes against the Palestinian people.Several leftist political groups and coalitions also participated in the protest that was held in front […]

19 Jul

Spanish Ship from Freedom Flotilla Leaves Greece And Departs To Spain

The Spanish ship, the Gernika, part of the Second Freedom Flotilla, that has remained at Port Kolymvari for two weeks, has finally been authorized by Greek Authorities to set sail back to Spain but is not authorized to set sail to Gaza.Spanish activist, Miguel Tapial, on board the Gernika said, […]

07 Jul

Spanish flotilla activists occupy embassy in Greece

A group of Spanish activists have occupied their country’s embassy in Greece, calling for the release of an aid flotilla to the Gaza Strip.The Greek government decided last week to prevent the departure of a flotilla of ten ships and 500 activists to the Gaza Strip, after diplomatic pressure by […]

02 Jul

Freedom Flotilla activists: “Gaza blockade has been extended to Greece”

With the US boat escorted by military commandos back to a Greek port, the Canadian boat boarded by Greek police, and two other Flotilla boats sabotaged by unknown professional divers, peace activists with the humanitarian aid ‘Freedom Flotilla’ aimed at breaking the siege on Gaza claim that the siege has […]

01 Jul

President Abbas to meet Israeli defense minister in Greece

The office of the Israeli Defense Minister Ehod Barak stated on Tuesday that Barak will meet the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas today in Greece. The two will meet in the Greek capital, Athens, on the sidelines of the annual gathering of the Socialist International congress, Barak office stated. The Palestinian […]

24 Apr

Abbas visits Greece, meet with PM Kostas Karamanli

Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, visited Greece on Monday and met with its Prime Minister Kostas Karamanli. On his part, Karamanli expressed positive attitude regarding his talks with Abbas and said that Greece supports the Palestinian national rights of independence.Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, visited Greece on Monday and met with its […]

18 Oct

Israeli disappears in Greece

October 18, 2005 9:15 AM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, International, News Report 0

An Israeli source reported on Tuesday that the Greek police and the Interpol are searching for an Israeli man who went missing last week after heading to Greece for a business trip. Shmo’el Levi, 66, is a diamond merchant who carries both Israeli and American passports, and entered Greece using […]

21 May

Palestinian Immigrant Drowns To Death Near Greek Coast

The Greek Coastguards have announced locating the corpse of a Palestinian immigrant, who went missing 17 days ago, after trying to immigrate to Greece from Turkey, without documents. The Palestinian has been identified as Mahmoud Hasan Awadallah, 22, from the Gaza Strip; his corpse was found near the shore of […]

21 Apr

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 […]

15 Apr

Georges Abdallah Launches Solidarity Strike with Palestinian Prisoners from French Prison

Georges Abdallah, the Arab communist struggler for Palestine who has imprisoned in French jails for over 34 years, announced on Thursday, 11 April that he is launching a three-day hunger strike in solidarity with the Palestinian prisoners’ hunger strike inside Israeli jails, the Battle of Dignity 2. He is joined on the […]

10 Apr

UNICEF: Don’t Plug Into Israel’s War Crimes

Photo: Children studying by candlelight in the Gaza Strip, Occupied Palestinian Territory Israel wants to build the longest submarine electricity cable to Europe via Cyprus and Greece. The EuroAsia Interconnector will unify Europe and Israel’s electricity networks, including grids powering Israel’s illegal settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory. This multi-billion […]

24 Mar

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 […]

21 Feb

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, […]

03 Dec

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, […]

24 Oct

Updated: Two Children Drown To Death As Immigrants’ Boat Capsizes

A boat, filled with immigrants capsized off the coast of Bodrum resort town, northwest of Turkey, leading to the death two children, including a Palestinian child from Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. The Turkish Coast Guard has confirmed that the boat capsized near Bodrum, leading to […]

10 Oct

Samidoun Joins Ahed Tamimi in Spain to Urge Action to Free Palestine (VIDEO)

Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network joined the welcome for Ahed Tamimi and call for a free Palestine in Madrid on 29 September. Samidoun international coordinator, Charlotte Kates, spoke alongside former Palestinian child prisoner and anti-colonial land defense activist Ahed Tamimi at the annual 2018 Fiesta, organized by the Communist Party of Spain. The event […]

21 Sep

Alt-Right March for Israel, Human Rights Activist Smeared as Anti-Semitic

In Canada, Dimitri Lascaris called on B’Nai Brith to disavow a white supremacist who called for Trudeau’s execution. He then found himself accused of being an anti-Semite. Dimitri Lascaris is a lawyer, journalist, and activist. After working in the New York and Paris offices of a major Wall Street law […]

30 Jul

USS Liberty Attack Survivor: Delegate on Freedom Flotilla Boat

Joe Meadors was selected as the delegate from the United States on the final 1,000-mile voyage to Gaza with the 2018 Gaza Freedom Flotilla. He was on the Al Awda or Return boat that was intercepted by Israeli authorities in international waters on July 29th. The 2018 flotilla took a 75-day voyage from Scandinavia to reach Gaza. […]

18 Jul

From the Freedom Flotilla, Former Israeli Air Force Pilot Calls for a Boycott of Israel

Yonatan Shapira says Israel’s ‘democracy’ is, in fact, an apartheid state led by fascist Jewish supremacists. TRNN video & transcript: DIMITRI LASCARIS: This is Dimitri Lascaris, reporting for The Real News Network from the port of Naples, Italy. We are seated in front of the ships of the Gaza flotilla, the […]

26 Jun

Lieberman says Gaza Can Have Cyprus Seaport if Israeli Prisoners Released

Plans for a Gaza seaport in Cyprus, policed by Israel, were discussed as Defense Minister for Israel, Avigdor Lieberman, met with his Cypriot and Greek counterparts, on Friday. The offer is conditional upon Hamas’ release of Israeli prisoners and remains of Israeli soldiers, with no mention of the 6036 Palestinian […]

18 May

Artistic Director of Portuguese National Theater Joins Cultural Boycott of Israel

The artistic director of the D. Maria II National Theater, Tiago Rodrigues, canceled his participation in the Israel Festival, scheduled to take place in Jerusalem next month, and announced his decision to join the cultural boycott of Israel, according to a statement released by the theater, today. “I have decided […]

04 Apr

Global Protests Denounce Gaza Massacre, Demand Justice for Palestine (VIDEO)

Following the Israeli massacre of at least 17 Palestinians and wounding of over 1,400 Palestinian civilians on Friday, 30 March in the Gaza Strip, protests have taken place in cities and towns around the world. The protesters in Gaza were part of tens of thousands participating in the Great March […]

03 Feb

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

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

25 Dec

Gas in Palestine: An Introduction

Via the Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network. The following is an English translation of the introductory piece on a new Dutch-language blog exploring the relationship between the colonization of Palestine, natural gas and the Palestinian revolution.  The original article was published in Dutch on 24 December 2017, Fifteen gas fields […]

14 Nov

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, […]

06 Jun

Palestinian Resentenced to Life in Prison, 34 Years after Being Released

Israeli authorities have resentenced a Palestinian man to life in prison, the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) reported on Monday, more than 30 years after he was released in a prisoner swap deal. Yousif Hassan Ahmad Abu al-Kheir, a 74-year-old Palestinian from the coastal city of Akka in Israel, was serving […]

06 Apr

Samidoun Organizer Mohammed Khatib Denied Visa to United States (VIDEO)

Palestinian organizer Mohammed Khatib, the Europe coordinator of Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network, was denied a visa to the United States, where he had been invited to speak at the Jewish Voice for Peace National Membership Meeting, which took place in Chicago from 31 March to 2 April. Along with […]

25 Mar

In Suspected Preparation for Strike on Gaza, Israel to Hold Largest Aerial Drills Ever

Likely preparing for another deadly offensive on Gaza, the Israeli air force is preparing for the largest ever and most complex military drills ever held, later this year. According to Israeli public radio, about 100 fighters, other aircraft and a few hundred soldiers and pilots, along with logistical support forces […]

03 Dec

(VIDEO) Shady Submarine Deal Ties Netanyahu to Another Corrupt Scandal, Threatens Israeli-Germany Ties

The German arms company, ThyssenKrupp, pushed enormously expensive weapons on Greece while Germany was imposing austerity on the nation, says political economist Shir Hever. (Photo: PNN archive image.) Transcript: SHARMINI PERIES: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’’m Sharmini Peries coming to you from Baltimore. A German multinational arms conglomerate, […]

24 Nov

Fire Breaks Out across Israel and West Bank

November 24, 2016 9:57 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, West Bank 0

Fires have broken out all over Israel and the occupied West Bank, starting Tuesday and continuing until Thursday evening, due to “dry winds.” However, PNN reports that, according to the Israeli minister of public security, Gilad Erdan, reasons to the fire were due to arson. On Wednesday night, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s […]

19 Nov

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

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

08 Jul

Syria: Palestinian Refugees Stuck at Greek Borders

Hundreds of Palestinian refugees fleeing war-torn Syria have been stranded in Greece after local authorities sealed off all passageways to neighboring countries, a rights group reported Friday. According to the Action Group for Palestinians in Syria, hundreds of Palestinian refugees have been stuck near border-areas with Europe after they were […]

01 Jul

Palestine Youth Orchestra Embarks Upon First UK Tour!

The UK welcomes the Palestine Youth Orchestra (PYO) for the first time, this summer. Under the baton of Sian Edwards, the young orchestra will perform at leading venues across the country, as part of their first UK tour, culminating at London’s Royal Festival Hall, to bring their message of inspiration […]

12 Jun

Soldiers Attack Gaza Farmers, Shepherds and Fishermen

The Israeli army continued its attacks against Palestinian farmers and shepherds along Gaza’s borderline, Sunday, according to WAFA correspondence. Witnesses reported that Israeli soldiers, stationed at watchtowers along the borderline area to the east of Gaza, opened heavy machine gunfire on farmers and shepherds in the region. No injuries were reported. […]

09 Mar

EU Observer: Palestinians Joining Exodus to EU, according to Erekat

Palestinians are joining the Middle East exodus to Europe in greater numbers because of the Syrian war and ongoing Israeli occupation, a senior Palestinian official has said.Saeb Erekat, the secretary general of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO), told EU Observer, from Ramallah, that “thousands” had already left for Europe. “What […]

21 Jan

Report: Refugees Again — Palestinians in Syria Have it Twice as Hard to Get Asylum

Palestinian refugees from Syria are amongst the most vulnerable refugees who seek safety in Europe. But, the legal framework that is being applied to their plight is a discriminatory one.The majority of Palestinians in Syria were forced to resettle there, after fleeing or being forcibly expelled from their homes during […]

07 Jan

Aegean Airlines Apologizes to PLO

In response to a statement made by PLO Secretary General Dr. Saeb Erekat, Mr. Dimitris Gerogiannis, CEO of AEGEAN Airlines, sent a letter to Dr. Erekat expressing his company’s “greatest regret” regarding the event wherein two Palestinians had to leave the plane after a group of Israelis pressured the cabin […]

22 Dec

Greek Parliament Passes Unanimous Vote Recognizing Palestine

The Greek Parliament unanimously voted, Tuesday, officially recognizing the state of Palestine. President Mahmoud Abbas, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, and various officials, attended the vote.The Palestinian Authority thanked Greece for the positive vote, and described it as a move in the right direction towards stronger relations, and cooperation, between […]

19 Dec

Gaza Siege: No Deal with Ankara

December 19, 2015 10:41 PM IMEMC & Agencies Gaza Siege, International, News Report 0

On Thursday, it was reported that Israel and Turkey, in secret talks in Switzerland, had reached ‘understandings’ to normalize ties that were downgraded, in the aftermath of the 2010 Mavi Marmara incident. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that talks with Israel were ongoing, though Israel had met only one […]

11 Nov

US State Department v Edward Said

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

20 Aug

Nine Palestinians Dead as Vessel Capsizes Off Turkish Coast

At least nine Palestinian refugees died on Wednesday, after an overloaded boat carrying illegal migrants fleeing the Syrian conflict capsized off the coast of Turkey, according to media sources.The boat earlier set sail from the Lebanese seaport Tripoli and was destined for Turkey, but hours later it capsized in international […]

29 Jun

Palestine Today 06 29 2015

June 29, 2015 10:01 PM IMEMC & Agencies Audio report, Palestine 0

Audio Link After Text Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for Monday, June 29th, 2015. Israeli troops take over siege-busting ship heading to Gaza, and troops kidnap civilians from the West Bank. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned. Israel’s navy […]

28 Jun

Freedom Flotilla III en route to Gaza; military plane spotted overhead

June 28, 2015 7:35 AM Celine Hagbard Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, News Report 0

On June 26th 2015, four boats of the 2015 the Freedom Flotilla III set sail toward Gaza to try to break Israel’s nine-year-long economic siege on Gaza. The ships are planning to sail from international waters directly into Palestinian waters, with no Israeli involvement. But just hours after setting sail, […]

28 Jun

‘Juliano’ Attacked On Its Way To Break The Siege On Gaza

Passengers of the Freedom Flotilla III bound for Gaza have announced that one of the boats, named Juliano after the co-founder and director of The Freedom Theatre, Juliano Mer Khamis who was assassinated in 2011, has been sabotaged.Divers damaged the boat’s propellers, causing it to take in water and the […]

26 Jun

Activist Says Flotilla Ship Was Sabotaged

Dror Feiler, an Israeli-born Swedish activist who renounced his Israel Citizenship more than 30 years ago, stated that somebody with the needed knowledge, sabotaged the Marianne Ship, of the Freedom Flotilla, heading to Gaza.Feiler told the ash-Shams radio station that somebody, likely acting on Israel’s behalf, went deep under water […]

26 Jun

Palestine Today 06 25 2015

June 26, 2015 4:09 AM IMEMC & Agencies Audio report, Palestine 0

Audio Link after Text Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for Thursday, June 25th, 2015. Palestinian woman injured after attacked by a settler and Israeli troops kidnap civilians including a journalist. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned. A Palestinian woman […]

24 Jun

Knesset Debate: Lawmaker to Join Gaza Flotilla

June 24, 2015 12:59 PM IMEMC & Agencies Gaza Siege, Israel, News Report 0

The Knesset is currently holding a ‘heated debate’ on whether or not to rescind the diplomatic immunity of MK Basel Ghattas of the Joint List party, after he announced on Monday his intention to join the international Freedom Flotilla in its attempt to break the Israeli siege of Gaza.Ghattas has […]

24 Jun

Army Fires A Missile Into An Agricultural Land In Northern Gaza

The Israeli Air Forced fired, on Wednesday at dawn, a missile into a Palestinian agricultural land, in Beit Hanoun, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, causing fires. Army claimed it was retaliating to a shell fired from Gaza.Eyewitnesses said the attack did not cause any casualties, but consumed […]

03 Jun

UN Recognition of UK NGO Angers Israel

Israel has rebuked the United Nations for granting accreditation to a Palestinian non-governmental organization which Tel Aviv says is linked to the Palestinian resistance movement, Hamas.Press TV/Al Ray reports that, in a statement issued on Monday, Israel’s mission to the United Nations condemned the move by the 19-member UN Committee […]

12 Apr

Orthodox Christians Celebrate ‘Holy Fire’ in Jerusalem

April 12, 2015 5:10 AM IMEMC & Agencies Holy sites, News Report, Palestine 0

Thousands of Christian pilgrims filled Jerusalem’s ancient Church of the Holy Sepulcher, on Saturday, for the ‘Holy Fire’ ceremony which marks the eve of Orthodox Easter.The ceremony, celebrated by Palestinian Christians across the Holy Land, takes place each year on ‘Holy Saturday,’ or ‘Saturday of Light’ in Arabic, marking the […]

05 Apr

Palestinian Christian leaders criticize Israeli restrictions on Easter celebration

April 5, 2015 5:33 AM Celine Hagbard Bethlehem, Holy sites, News Report 0

The archbishop of the Sebastian Greek Orthodox Church, Atallah Hanna, addressed crowds in the town of al-Ezzariya (Lazarus) on Saturday, condemning the Israeli restrictions on Easter celebrations, and calling on Christians around the world to pray and to voice their support for their Christian brethren in Palestine.The speech by Archbishop […]

05 Apr

Archbishop Hanna Invokes Peace Amid Holy Week Chaos

Orthodox Christian pilgrims from around the world have begun arriving in Jerusalem to take part in Easter celebrations.Pilgrims included Christians from Russia, Greece, Romania, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Serbia and other countries. The archbishop of the Sebastian Greek Orthodox Church, Atallah Hanna, addressed crowds of pilgrims celebrating Lazarus Saturday in the al-Eizariya […]

02 Apr

The Freedom Flotilla is Back!

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

02 Feb

Alexis Tsipras: Israeli Brutality Against Palestinians Must End

‘The brutality Palestine is experiencing must end’, main opposition SYRIZA party leader Alexis Tsipras said on Tuesday, during a rally and march to Syntagma Square, held in protest of the Israeli army’s military campaign in the Gaza Strip.The event was organized by leftist and Palestinian groups and immigrant communities, PNN […]

13 Jan

Israeli Foreign Ministry: Isolation, Pressure in 2015

Israel’s foreign ministry has a bleak forecast for the country in 2015.01/13/15 | Alternative Information Center | Connie Hackbarth A classified document speaks of continuing European steps against Israel, including discussion of sanctions and labelling of settlement products, renewed pressure following the March elections and a possibility that the United […]

29 Jul

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

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

20 Jul

Worldwide Outrage Over Israeli Genocide on Gaza

Tens of thousands of Palestinian supporters have gathered, in recent days, to take part in mass demonstrations, across the globe, against Israel’s ongoing military assault on the Gaza Strip. The collective outrage incited by the current string of atrocities committed, by Israel against the Palestinian people, has extended as far […]

13 May

Freedom Flotilla Update: ‘We Will Sail in the Fall!’

Following is a statement by the Freedom Flotilla Coalition regarding the April 29th attack on Gaza’s Ark. Statement from the Freedom Flotilla Coalition regarding the attack on Gaza’s Ark, for immediate release. London, May 12, 2014 The Freedom Flotilla Coalition met in London over the last two days to discuss […]

09 Oct

Greek To Ease “sanctions” On Settlement Products

Visiting Tel Aviv, Greek Finance Minister, Evangelos Venizelos, stated that his country “supports the Israeli position regarding settlement products”, and will help Tel Aviv in easing the decision of the European Union regarding boycotting those products.The EU recently decided to ban products made in Israeli settlements in the occupied West […]

30 Nov

150 Countries To Vote “Yes” For Palestine

As the vote approaches, the Palestinians seem to be garnering all needed support to be recognized as a nonmember observer state at the United Nations General Assembly with more than 150 countries supporting the Palestinian bid, while Israel and the United States are heading the short list of “No”.The bid […]

29 Nov

Abbas Meets UN Secretary General In New York

Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, met on Wednesday at night with the United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, and discussed the Palestinian nonmember state application (observer state) that will be submitted and discussed Thursday. Abbas told the UN Secretary General that the Palestinians are determined to achieve their internationally guaranteed rights […]

23 Oct

Palestine Today 10 23 2012

October 23, 2012 8:19 PM IMEMC & Agencies Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file || 3 m 23s || 3.09 MB || Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for Tuesday October 22rd, 2012. The Prince of Qatar arrives in Gaza while Israel deports nine solidity activists kidnapped […]

23 Oct

Israel Deports Nine Solidarity Activists

October 23, 2012 11:12 AM Saed Bannoura Gaza Siege, International, News Report 0

Israeli officials reported that the Israeli Immigration Authority deported nine solidarity activists who were on the Estelle solidarity ship, that was boarded by the Israeli Navy in international waters on Sunday Oct. 21 2012.The Palestine News Network (PNN) reported that Sabine Haddad, spokeswoman of the Israeli Immigration Authority, told France […]

08 Feb

Palestine Today 02 08 2012

February 8, 2012 8:15 PM IMEMC News Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file || 3 m 27s || 3.16 MB || Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for Wednesday February 8th, 2012. Israel contemplates the setting up of an Air Force Base in Greece, and Price […]

05 Nov

Israeli Navy Intercepts Aid Ships; Detains Passengers

November 5, 2011 2:40 AM Saed Bannoura Gaza Siege, International, News Report 0

Two Gaza-bound aid ships were intercepted by the Israeli navy Friday morning and towed to an Israeli port, where the passengers were detained by Israeli security forces.Dennis Kosseim, a coordinator of the aid ships, told reporters that the Israeli obstruction of the aid mission would not deter the activists, adding, […]

03 Nov

“Freedom Waves” Set Sail To Gaza

November 3, 2011 4:21 AM Saed Bannoura Gaza Siege, International, News Report 0

The Canadian “Tahrir” (Liberation) Ship, and the Irish ship “Saoirse” left Turkish shores on Wednesday and started their journey towards the Gaza Strip as part of the “Freedom Waves to Gaza campaign”, meant to deliver humanitarian supplies to the besieged coastal region.Delegates from the Australian “Citizen-to Citizen” initiative, in addition […]

03 Sep

This Week in Palestine week 35 2011

September 3, 2011 4:36 AM IMEMC News Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file || 8 m 58s || 8.21 MB || Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for August 27th through September 2nd 2011. Palestinian efforts for the UN state bid intensify; Israeli attacks […]

02 Sep

“Dignity” Ship Prevented From Sailing To Gaza

September 2, 2011 5:53 PM Saed Bannoura Gaza Siege, International, News Report 0

The Authorities in Greek prevented the “Dignity” solidarity ship from sailing to the Gaza Strip to deliver humanitarian supplies.Ship organizers reported that Greek coastguards held the ship in Crete Island, south of Greece, after receiving a direct order in this regard. Claude Leostic, spokesperson of the solidarity ship, told France […]

04 Aug

Turkey Not Present For Annual Naval Exercises With Israel And US

For the second year in a row, Turkey is not participating in the naval drill, Reliant Mermaid, with Israel and the US. This action taken by Turkey is a result of the killing of nine Turkish activists from the 2010 Gaza Flotilla Raid.Greece has now replaced Turkey as a new […]

19 Jul

Israeli Navy Takes Over Dignity Ship

July 19, 2011 10:22 PM Saed Bannoura Gaza Siege, International, News Report 0

Israeli sources reported that the Israeli Navy stopped, on Tuesday, the Dignity solidarity ship that was heading to deliver humanitarian supplies to the Gaza Strip, no clashes were reported. Israeli Radio, Reshet Bet, reported that around 10:30 in the morning, the Navy controlled the ship without any clashes, and that […]

19 Jul

French flotilla ship nears Gaza

The one ship from the Freedom Flotilla that managed to elude a blockade by the Greek government is nearing the territorial waters of the Gaza Strip in an attempt to break the Israeli-imposed naval blockade and to bring a message of ‘peace, hope and solidarity’ to the people of Gaza.Israeli […]

17 Jul

Undeterred, two Freedom Flotilla ships head to Egypt

After weeks of threats by the Israeli and US governments, sabotage by unknown parties, and a public relations campaign by the Israeli government aimed at discrediting the Freedom Flotilla in the international media, the peace activists with the Freedom Flotilla to break the siege on the Gaza Strip say they […]

09 Jul

Israeli troops attack non-violent protests in four West Bank villages

On Friday, Israeli troops attacked the weekly nonviolent protests in a number of West Bank villages. This week, protesters marched in solidarity with Freedom Flotilla 2 detained in Greece and the Welcome To Palestine participants. Protests were reported in the villages of al-Nabi Saleh, Bil’in, and Nil’in in the central […]

09 Jul

This Week in Palestine week 27 2011

July 9, 2011 7:28 AM IMEMC News Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file || 12 m 20s || 11.02 MB || Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for July 2nd, 2011. General Lead At the time the Palestinians reaffirm their position to ask for […]

08 Jul

Palestine Today 07 07 2011

July 8, 2011 5:24 AM IMEMC News Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file || 4 m 18s || 3.93 MB || Welcome to Palestine Today a service of the International Middle East Media Center, for Thursday July 7th, 2011. A group of Spanish activists have occupied their country’s embassy in Greece, calling for […]

07 Jul

Israeli Human Rights Org’s Express Support For Flotilla

A group of Israeli human rights organisations have signed a letter supporting the Freedom Flotilla 2 and calling on the Greek and Israeli governments to allow it safe passage to Gaza. The letter has been signed by prominent organisations such as Rabbis for Human Rights, Gush Shalom, the Israeli Committe […]

06 Jul

French boat sets sail to Gaza

As the Greek government prevents the departure of a number of Gaza-bound aid boats, one of the boats with the Freedom Flotilla, which was not docked in Greece, has managed to set sail for the Gaza Strip.Two other boats that attempted to sail to Gaza from Greece over the last […]

05 Jul

Tahrir Prevented From Departing To Gaza

The Canadian ship participating in the Freedom Flotilla 2 has been turned back to port after it attempted to depart from Gaza from the Greek port of Agios on Monday despite a ban on ships leaving Greek ports for Gaza. The ‘Tahrir’ is currently docked in Agios after attempting to […]

05 Jul

Palestine Today 07042011

July 5, 2011 4:16 AM IMEMC News Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file || 3 m 59s || 3.66 MB || Welcome to Palestine Today a service of the International Middle East Media Center, for Monday July 4, 2011. Israel to build more settlements in the West Bank meanwhile, activists go on hunger […]

04 Jul

US Flotilla Passengers Stage Hunger Strike Outside US Embassy In Athens

Activists set to sail to Gaza as part of the Freedom Flotilla 2 movement, but prevented by the Greek navy and coastguard, have begun a hunger strike outside the US embassy in Athens. The activists are calling on the US government to pressure Greece to release the detained US ship’s […]

03 Jul

200 additional activists may join Freedom Flotilla

A Jordanian union leader told Agence France Presse that a boat has been purchased for $800,000 in Greece to carry construction materials, medical supplies, and 200 additional passengers to join the Gaza Freedom Flotilla of ten ships and several hundred passengers from 20 countries. The Flotilla, which was scheduled to […]

02 Jul

Greek cabinet votes to stop Flotilla as US Boat to Gaza forced back to port

After having been delayed a week from the original departure date, facing sabotage of two boats and a complaint against the US Boat by the Israel Law Center that activists say was politically-motivated, the US Boat to Gaza decided Friday to challenge the Greek government’s forced delay of the Flotilla […]

29 Jun

Palestine Today 06 28 2011

June 29, 2011 1:48 AM IMEMC News Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file || 3 m 50s || 3.49 MB || Welcome to Palestine Today a service of the International Middle East Media Centre, for Tuesday June 28, 2011 As the ‘Freedom Flotilla II: Stay Human’ prepares to sail to Gaza with ten […]

28 Jun

Flotilla Organisers: Participants Have Signed Declarations Of Non Violence

Organisers of the Freedom Flotilla 2 have refuted claims made by the Israeli military on Monday that participants in the flotilla plan to use violence in resisting Israeli military plans to board the vessels. The organisers say that the passengers of the flotilla, due to leave this week, have signed […]

28 Jun

German activists hold ‘solidarity flotilla’ in Berlin canals

As the ‘Freedom Flotilla II: Stay Human’ prepares to sail to Gaza with ten ships and 500 supporters from 20 countries on Tuesday, supporters from around the world have launched various actions in solidarity. At one such action, in Germany, several dozen activists sailed down Berlin’s canals with banner-covered boats, […]

28 Jun

Palestine Today 06 27 2011

June 28, 2011 2:54 AM IMEMC News Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file || 3 m 20s || 3.05 MB || Welcome to Palestine Today a service of the International Middle East Media Centre, for Monday June 27, 2011 The Popular Resistance Committees (PRC) one of three groups holding Israeli soldier, Gilad Shalit, […]

27 Jun

Israel: Flotilla will be prevented from reaching Gaza

June 27, 2011 9:43 PM IMEMC & Agencies Gaza Siege, Israel, News Report 0

Israel has declared that the Freedom Flotilla 2 will not be allowed to enter into the besieged Gaza Strip by sea. Israeli and Egyptian officials have agreed that the Flotilla will be allowed to unload its cargo at the Egyptian port El-Arish, where the humanitarian goods will be transferred by […]

27 Jun

Israel: “Journalists Onboard Freedom Flotilla Will Not Be Allowed Into Israel”

In another escalation against the Freedom Flotilla, heading to deliver humanitarian supplies to the Gaza Strip, the Israeli government stated Sunday that journalists, who are onboard the Freedom Flotilla 2 will be denied entry into Israel up to ten years.Israeli paper, Maariv, reported Sunday that the Israeli Government Press Office […]

27 Jun

Us Boat To Gaza Delayed By Anonymous Complaint

Greek officials claim they received an ‘anonymous tip’ over the weekend that the US Boat to Gaza, part of the ten-boat Freedom Flotilla, was not seaworthy. The officials demanded that the boat be subjected to a rigorous inspection before leaving Greek waters, and issued a warning to all ship captains […]

18 Jun

IHH Pulls Out Of ‘Freedom Flotilla 2’ due to technical problems

The Turkish Organisation IHH has said that its ship, the Mavi Marmara, will not be taking part in the upcoming Freedom Flotilla 2 because of technical problems with its ship. The Turkish Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH) has said it will not be participating in the upcoming “Freedom Flotilla 2” due […]

14 Apr

Palestine Today 04 13 2011

April 14, 2011 2:12 AM IMEMC News Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file || 4 m 08s || 3.79 MB || Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for Tuesday, April 13, 2011. The Israeli prosecution intends to close an investigation that was initiated to reveal the […]

13 Apr

Israel Considers Allowing Solidarity Ships To Reach Gaza After International Search

April 13, 2011 2:37 PM Saed Bannoura Gaza Siege, International, News Report 0

The Israeli government is weighing the possibility of allowing solidarity ships to reach the Gaza shores as long as they undergo a thorough search by an international authority, probably Greece, before they sail, Israeli sources reported. Israel wants the ships to be thoroughly inspected and their passenger lists investigated and […]

04 Dec

Efforts Continue As Fires Spread

December 4, 2010 9:11 PM Saed Bannoura Israel, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

Firefighters continued their efforts to control the fires in Haifa; more firemen were injured due to smoke inhalation while the fires reached Ein Hoad and Nir Tzion areas.The Israeli Police stated that four firemen were moved to Rambam Hospital and that there injuries were described as mild. The Police added […]