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11 Dec
5:15

India to Pull Out of $500m Israeli Missile Deal

The Indian defense ministry has announced plans to withdraw from a deal with Israeli army contractor Rafael, for the Spike Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM). The deal was originally agreed upon in 2014, but the Indian defense ministry scrapped the deal in January of this year, reportedly planning to develop missiles […]

06 May
10:14

India Largest Purchaser of Israeli Arms in 2017

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

15 Feb
8:12

Over 10 Million Indian Women Demand Freedom For Ahed Tamimi, Endorse BDS

As Ahed Tamimi, a Palestinian teenaged girl enduring unjust detention in an Israeli prison, began her trial this week, major organizations from the Indian women’s movement, representing over 10 million Indian women, demand her release alongside all Palestinian child prisoners. These organizations have also heeded the call by Palestinian women to endorse the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, […]

21 Nov
7:53

India Scraps $500M Military Deal With Israel Amid Rising Popular Concern About India’s Complicity With Israeli Crimes

In anticipation of this deal to produce missile systems, Israeli arms manufacturer Rafael Advanced Defense Systems had entered into a joint venture with its in Indian partner. (Representative Image: Reuters) Yesterday, media reported that the Indian Ministry of Defense scrapped the $500M deal with Israeli arms manufacturer Rafael Advanced Defense Systems for […]

24 Oct
8:14

16 Million-Strong Organization in India Joins the BDS Movement

Earlier this month, the largest national organization representing peasants in India, All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS), has announced that it has joined the BDS movement. AIKS is is spread across 21 states in India and is over 16 million members strong. AIKS has resolved to: Endorse the call for Boycott, […]

10 Oct
4:32

Palestine-India Techno Park Joins Global Network for Science Parks

The Palestine-India Techno Park (PTP) has participated in the Thirty-fourth World Conference on Science Parks and Areas of Innovation in Istanbul. The Park became a full-time member of the International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation (IASP), a leading global network for science parks and areas of innovation. […]

16 Oct
10:19

India Pledges $4 Million for Gaza’s Reconstruction

October 16, 2014 10:19 PM IMEMC & Agencies Gaza Siege, International, News Report 0

The Government of India has pledged $4 million in contributions to the Palestinian National Early Recovery and Reconstruction Plan for Gaza, designed by the Palestinian Authority, according to a Thursday statement by the Representative Office of India in Palestine. The statement quoted Indian Minister of External Affairs, Sandeep Kumar, according […]

12 Sep
5:22

India Pledges $10 M. To P.A

Indian Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, announced Tuesday that his government has decided to grant the Palestinian Authority $10 Million to help it overcome its current sharp financial crisis, the Wattan TV reported.The statement came as India and the P.A signed, Tuesday before noon, three agreements to support technical and vocational […]

21 Aug
12:14

India Employing Israeli Oppression Tactics In Kashmir

The 2010 summer in the disputed area of Jammu and Kashmir, administered by India, has been marked by popular protests by Kashmiris and crackdowns by India’s military. The stream of violence has left more than fifty dead, mostly young protestors. The situation in Kashmir has some parallels with Israel’s occupation […]

21 Feb
12:22

India Supports Palestinian Efforts to Form a Unity Government

India voiced Tuesday optimism concerning currentPalestinian efforts to form a national unity government, expecting resumption of the Palestinian-Israeli peace process, an Indian Foreign Ministry’s press release read. The Indian government is closely watching current Palestinian unity government efforts”, the statement said. The statement reiterated India’s backing of the rights of […]

10 Jul
2:02

95 Palestinians depart Iraq to India, living a painful reality

Representative of the Palestinian Community in India, Abu Salah, penned a letter containing the series of painful realities Palestinians face while fleeing from Iraq as a result of the massacres against them. According to the letter, approximately 95 Palestinians have just escaped death and kidnapping, racism and persecution in Iraq […]

04 Apr
5:15

Hamas holds talks with French and Indian officials

A spokesman of the Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas, reported on Monday that Hamas members held talks two months ago with French officials, and that recently the movement held talks with an Indian diplomat despite U.S. and Israeli efforts to isolate the Hamas-led Palestinian government and the movement itself. Sami Abu […]

29 May
3:30

Indian Minister Hints Defense Ties With Israel to Continue

with Israel will not be stopped and confirmed its commitment toIMEMC Staff & Agencies, May 29, 2004 An official in the new Indian government hinted that Defense ties with Israel will not be stopped and confirmed its commitment to support the Palestinians. ‘The government reiterates India’s decades-old commitment to the […]

10 Sep
3:30

Following Tuesday Attacks, Sharon to Cut Short Visit to India

September 10, 2003 3:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Sharon will cut short his visit to India and arrive in Israel onIMEMC & Agencies, September 10, 2003 Following the Tuesday two bombings, Israeli Prime minister Ariel Sharon will cut short his visit to India and arrive in Israel on Thursday morning. A senior official in Sharon’s New Delhi delegation […]

24 Oct
7:53

Report: BDS the “Most Dangerous” Movement for Israeli National Security

by Mahm’d Zaban, PNN: The Israeli occupation state views BDS as a movement which forms a strategic threat to its national security, extensively triggering international public opinion against it, and works to isolate Israel internationally. Thus, Israel uses several means to reduce the effects of BDS, including the policies of extreme […]

12 Oct
12:01

Bollywood: Stand Against Apartheid!

October 10, 2019 / ByPalestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) / India UPDATE 10/11 One of the stars booked to perform at Indofest TLV has said the event is cancelled. At the time of writing, tickets are still on sale via the event website, and no formal […]

17 Sep
5:15

Dr. Amal Jadou First Female Undersecretary of Palestine MOFA

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, on Sunday, signed a presidential decree appointing Ambassador Amal Azmi Jadou (PhD) as Undersecretary of the Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA). By this decree, Dr. Jadou became the first Palestinian woman to fill this post. Dr. Jadou started her career with the Palestinian Authority in […]

03 Sep
1:24

ICC Prosecutor to Reconsider Decision on Mavi Marmara

The Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) decided, on Monday, that the ICC prosecutor must reconsider a decision to start an investigation, or not, on the 2010 Gaza flotilla incident. “[The] Appeals Chamber nevertheless maintained that ‘ultimate decision’ as to whether or not to initiate an investigation is […]

10 Jul
12:48

BDS @ 14: Hope in the Face of Israeli Apartheid

July 9, 2019 / Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC)  / Palestine, US, Israel Today, Palestinians mark with a mix of alarm and hope the 14th anniversary of the BDS Call, launched by Palestinian society in 2005 in pursuit of freedom, justice and equality. The growth of our popular resistance and the global, Palestinian-led BDS movement give […]

06 Jul
3:16

Global BDS Week of Action Against HP

July 5, 2019 / Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC)   From July 10th – 15th, groups from across the world are coming together to send a powerful message to HP companies, HP Inc and HP-E, demanding that they stop profiteering from Israel’s apartheid, occupation and colonisation. July 15 marks one year […]

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, […]

19 Mar
6:23

Israeli Apartheid Week Opens Worldwide, As Netanyahu Confirms Discriminatory Regime

March 18, 2019 / Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC)  / Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, Latin America Global Actions Follow Record Turnout at Palestinian National BDS Conference The 15th annual Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW), the largest global boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) mobilization for Palestinian rights, opens today with more than 80 events in 40 […]

18 Mar
4:42

16th Anniversary of Rachel Corrie’s Murder – An Interview With Her Parents

Sixteen years ago, Israel’s army murdered solidarity activist Rachel Corrie as she defended a Palestinian home from demolition; TRNN replays its 2015 interview with her parents, with host Paul Jay. Video & Transcript PAUL JAY, SENIOR EDITOR, TRNN: Welcome to Reality Asserts Itself on The Real News Network. I’m Paul […]

28 Feb
6:21

Activists Announce 15th Annual Israeli Apartheid Week

February 28, 2019 / By Israeli Apartheid Week  / Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, North America The 15th Annual Israeli Apartheid Week of actions will take place all around the world between March 18th and April 8th 2019 under the theme “Stop Arming Colonialism” Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) is an international series of events that seeks to raise awareness […]

02 Feb
4:41

Human Rights Watch Film Festival to Feature Palestinian Film ‘Screwdriver’ (Trailer)

The Human Rights Watch Film Festival will be presented in London from March 13-22, 2019, featuring 15 award-winning documentary and feature films, Human Rights Watch said today. The international line-up of films from Venezuela, South Africa, Palestine, Thailand, and more offer critical insight into local and global human rights concerns impacting people […]

25 Nov
3:41

Israel Attempts to Beautify Settlements amid International Rejection

Israel’s right-wing government, led by the Likud Party, is trying to improve the image of the settlement to the Israeli public and world opinion, aiming to encourage and settle Jewish communities including immigrants from Arab countries, Iran, Ethiopia and India in Israel, through broadcasting video clips via internet and mobile […]

15 Nov
3:16

Finally Released: Censored Al Jazeera Documentary Exposes Israel-Backed Attacks on US Activists

Al Jazeera’s undercover film The Lobby – USA, censored by Qatar, has finally been published by The Electronic Intifada. Editor Ali Abunimah discusses the documentary’s explosive revelations, exposing Israel-backed attacks on US activists. Contextual Content Watch trailer. Watch all four parts here and here. Video Interview & Transcript (Download the mp3 here.) BEN […]

12 Nov
7:50

BDS: Love Bollywood, Hate Apartheid! (VIDEO)

Four famous Bollywood actors are due to perform in apartheid Israel. The event has been postponed once already. This is our chance to get it cancelled altogether. Last year, on a propaganda trip to Mumbai, Michael Oren, as a senior representative of the far-right Israeli government, urged Bollywood producers to […]

16 Oct
12:03

New Israeli Laws Enhance Creeping Annexation Policy

The Israeli government continues with actions to impose a defacto position, in the occupied West Bank, as part of its annexation policy, and attempts to apply Israeli law on the settlements. The so-called Central Command has recently ratified the enactment of two agricultural laws on settlements that were illegally built […]

21 Sep
9:29

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 […]

09 Sep
6:31

Celebrities Call for Boycott of Israel Eurovision

(photo: Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters) Directors Ken Loach and Mike Leigh, and musicians Roger Waters and Brian Eno, are among the high profile figures calling for a boycott of a Eurovision Song Contest hosted by Israel. A letter published in The Guardian backed an appeal from Palestinian artists to […]

01 Sep
8:36

Jordan to Host New York Fundraiser for UNRWA

Jordan will host a fundraiser at the United Nations headquarters in New York, next month, to keep UNRWA afloat, the kingdom’s Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi said, on Thursday. Jordan, in collaboration with UNRWA, Sweden, Japan and Turkey, will organize a conference in support of the agency on the sidelines of […]

25 Aug
7:50

FIFA Continues to Ignore Israel’s Very Real Violence

The world governing body of football ignores Israel’s attacks on Palestinian athletes while it sanctions the President of the Palestinian Football Association. Stephanie Adam of the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel commented: FIFA is again showing its true face as a corrupt and complicit organization,betraying its self-professed […]

09 Aug
9:29

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

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

09 Aug
4:17

Top 70 Moments of Solidarity & BDS for Palestine in 2018

August 8, 2018 / Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC) Here are 70 highlights of solidarity and BDS for Palestine in 2018. We highlight 70 moments of hope on this year marking the seventieth anniversary of the ongoing Nakba, or “Catastrophe,” wherein indigenous Palestinians faced mass expulsion from their homes to establish a […]

04 Aug
4:35

Palestinians Call for Boycott of Meteor Music Festival in Israel

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

13 Jun
9:12

Hewlett Packard (HP) Faces $120 Million in Potential Losses Due to its Complicity in Israel’s Violations of Palestinian Human Rights

Hewlett Packard (HP) faces over $120 million in potential losses since India’s largest student federation passed a resolution to support the BDS movement and to boycott Hewlett Packard (HP) companies over their well-documented complicity in Israel’s grave violations of Palestinian human rights. Apoorva Gautam, the India-based South Asia coordinator for the Palestinian BDS National […]

11 May
8:51

Who Hired an Israeli Spy Firm to Tarnish the Iran Deal?

Trita Parsi was targeted as part of Black Cube’s spy operations against Obama officials involved in the Iran nuclear deal. With evidence pointing to the Trump camp’s role, Parsi says that Congress should investigate. TRNN video & transcript: AARON MATE: It’s the Real News. I’m Aaron Mate. President Trump’s withdrawal from […]

29 Mar
7:49

Renaming the 1948 War: Partition, Dispossession and Fragmentation

A local artist from the village of Taffouh depicts the struggles and dreams of the Palestinian people in a mural at the entrance to the local school, Taffouh High School, February 2018. Photo credit: Christian Peacemaker Teams. POSTED BY: RICHARD FALK MARCH 27, 2018 Controlling the discourse Israel has been brilliant over […]

14 Mar
9:47

Roger Waters Recites Verses by Mahmoud Darwish in New Song

English singer and songwriter Roger Waters has teamed up with Palestinian group Trio Joubran to record a new song rejecting US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, according to WAFA. The song, titled Supremacy, features a few verses from “The Red Indian’s Penultimate Speech to the White Man,” a poem […]

23 Feb
6:34

South African Sci Tech Minister Calls for Severing Ties with Israel

On Tuesday, South African Minister for Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor, called on the ruling ANC party to severe diplomatic ties, during a parliamentary session which followed the President’s state of union address, last Friday. Pandor stated that South Africa should cut ties, ‘given the absence of genuine initiatives by […]

06 Feb
7:32

BNC Releases List of Achievements in 2017

The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS)-movement for Palestinian rights was, this week, formally nominated for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize by the Norwegian MP Bjørnar Moxness (Rødt). The BDS National Committee has released a short list of its top achievements for the year 2017. GOVERNMENT & POLITICAL PARTIES A UN-commissioned report established […]

20 Jan
8:30

Netanyahu Criticized over Bollywood ‘Selfie’

BDS affiliates in India have accused Israel of exploiting Bollywood to improve its global image, after Israeli PM took “selfie” on stage with legendary movie star Amitabh Bachchan, while visiting Mumbai. Activists made the claims after the Israeli government staged an outreach event titled “Shalom Bollywood” on Thursday, in a […]

19 Jan
3:07

Trump Denies Embassy Moving in 2018

US President Donald Trump, on Wednesday, denied Netanyahu’s statement that the US embassy to Israel will be moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem within the year. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said, last month, the embassy move was “probably no earlier than three years out, and that’s pretty ambitious,” a […]

14 Jan
6:14

Netanyahu Threatens Hamas with Even Greater Force

Israeli Prime Minister, Benyamin Netanyahu, on Sunday, threatened to use “even greater force if necessary,” after an Israeli strike on a tunnel at the Gaza-Sinai border in Rafah. “There are those who have said the IDF just targeted sand dunes — this is incorrect,” Netanyahu said in remarks to Israeli […]

07 Jan
7:40

US Palestine Solidarity: Reviving Original Patterns of Political Engagement

by Loubna Qutami, for the Al Shabaka Palestinian Policy Network. Overview The past decade has seen major shifts in Palestinian and Palestine solidarity activism in the US. Many of these changes both inform and are caused by the explosion of awareness of the Palestinian struggle, which has long languished at the periphery […]

22 Dec
8:22

Palestine Welcomes UN Resolution

“Any decisions and actions which purport to have altered the character, status or demographic composition of the Holy City of Jerusalem have no legal effect, are null and void and must be rescinded in compliance with relevant resolutions of the Security Council.”  — UNGA, December 21, 2017 The United Nations […]

09 Dec
6:48

After Trump’s Jerusalem H-Bomb: Weighing Options for Palestinians

by Nadia Hijab Protests around the world are planned against US president Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. In so doing, Trump dispensed with such details as boundaries and borders – indeed with international law itself – and repeated the long hollowed-out US commitment to facilitate “a lasting peace agreement.” Given […]

04 Nov
10:27

Shir Hever on Balfour: How 67 Words Shaped the Middle East

One hundred years after the Balfour Declaration, Britain’s colonial legacy endures, says TRNN’s Shir Hever. Shir Hever is an economist working at The Real News Network. His economic research focuses on Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territory; international aid to the Palestinians and to Israel; the effects of the Israeli occupation […]

02 Nov
8:28

Palestinians Mark Anniversary of Balfour Declaration

(PNN) On the Balfour Declaration centennial, Palestine launched a series of national and international events marking the centennial of the day that turned their lives upside down, through allowing the establishment of a national home for Jews on Palestinian homeland. Since then, Israeli massacres and crimes have begun, as the […]

26 Oct
8:01

Palestinian Engineers Create Phone App for Early Detection of Breast Cancer

Palestinian doctors and engineers claim to have developed an app that would allow women to detect early signs of breast cancer by simply snapping a picture from their phones. Al-Quds University released a statement saying that Dr. Zaidoun Salah and engineer Yazid Al Badarin invented the app, which is still […]

25 Oct
1:30

Who Wrote the Balfour Declaration and Why: The World War I Connection

 CONTACT@IFAMERICANSKNEW.ORG  OCTOBER 24, 2017  BALFOUR DECLARATION, FIRST WORLD WAR, LEOPOLD AMERY, LOUIS BRANDEIS, WWI (L-R) Chaim Weizmann, future president of Israel, with Louis Brandeis, US Supreme Court Justice, in Palestine, 1919. The two were instrumental in obtaining the Balfour Declaration, a British document that many feel was a critical step in the establishment of Israel. Zionists’ promise […]

30 Sep
4:59

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

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

05 Jun
5:34

Norman Finkelstein (pt1): Six-Day War, 50-Year Occupation — What Really Happened in June 1967?

In the first of an extended three-part interview on the 50th anniversary of the June 1967 Arab-Israeli war, author and scholar Norman Finkelstein debunks the enduring myths surrounding that historic confrontation — myths that have sustained​ the ensuing Israeli ​occupation of Palestinian lands​. Norman G. Finkelstein received his doctorate in […]

19 May
11:59

International Campaign is Criminalizing Criticism of Israel as ‘Anti-semitism’

For two decades, some Israeli officials and Israel partisans have worked to embed a new, Israel-focused definition of antisemitism in institutions around the world, from international bodies and national governments to small college campuses in heartland America. This effort is now snowballing rapidly. As a result, advocacy for Palestinian rights […]

25 Mar
12:14

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 […]

19 Sep
9:13

‘I don’t identify:’ Palestinian-Israeli Fans of Israel’s National Football Team

The Zionist symbolism of Israel’s national football team creates a quagmire for its Palestinian Israeli fans. Support for Israel’s national football team indicates that while Palestinian citizens of Israel have an unusual opportunity to identify with an Israeli national symbol, this identification is, it goes without saying, far from being […]

02 Sep
11:05

Italy Contributes €6.6 million to UNRWA

Italy has contributed 6.6 million euros ($7.35 million) to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in support of the agency’s core programs and services, an UNRWA press release said on Thursday. According to WAFA correspondence, this year’s amount represents a 61 […]

07 Jul
7:57

BDS National Committee Expresses Solidarity on 2nd Anniversary of 2014 Attack on Gaza

A message from the Palestinian BDS National Committee, the broadest coalition of Palestinian civil society organisations that leads the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement for Palestinian rights. Two years ago today, Israel began a brutal military attack on Palestinians in Gaza in which more than 2,300 Palestinians were killed and […]

07 Jun
8:55

Putin and Netanyahu Meet to Boost Russian – Israeli Relations

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin meet in the Russian capital Moscow on Tuesday. On the agenda are bilateral relations in various sectors, including trade and security. Russian is the third-most spoken language in Israel. The largest community of Israeli expatriates in […]

30 Apr
11:14

Three Palestinians Injured In Kafr Qaddoum, Dozens Suffer Effects Of Teargas Inhalation

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, dozens of Palestinians holding the weekly protest against the Annexation Wall and colonies, in Kafr Qaddoum town, in the northern West Bank district of Qalqilia, wounding three, and causing dozens of suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. Media spokesperson of the Popular Committee in Kafr Qaddoum […]

15 Apr
2:37

British MPs Motion to Release Barghouthi

Leading British MPs, from all parties, have signed a parliamentary motion calling on the Israeli parliament to release the Palestinian MP Marwan Barghouthi who has been in jail continuously for the last 14 years. They call for his release so that he can “play a part in the process of […]

17 Feb
11:11

VIDEO: Palestinian Teacher One of World’s Top 10

February 17, 2016 11:11 PM IMEMC & Agencies Human Interest, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

Hanan Al-Hroub, a primary class teacher who grew up in Deheishe refugee camp, Bethlehem, has been shortlisted to the top 10 international teachers nominated for the one million dollar 2016 Global Teacher Prize, organised by the Varkey Foundation.Hanan was named amongst nine other teachers from countries all over the world […]

23 Jan
9:22

Chinese President Calls for Palestinian Rights Amidst Ongoing Tibetan Occupation

Chinese President Xi Jinping said, Thursday, that the Palestinian cause shouldn’t be marginalized and that Palestinian rights must be given back in order to guarantee calm and security in the region.Jinping delivered a speech at the Arab League headquarters, in Cairo, amid the presence of Secretary-General Nabil Elaraby, during which […]

11 Nov
5:03

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 […]

22 Oct
11:04

Q&A on Palestinian Popular Resistance

Q1. How would you describe the current situation on the ground? A1. A new generation of Palestinians is marching on the footsteps of previous generations, rising up against Israel’s brutal, decades-old regime of occupation, settler colonialism and apartheid. It is another phase of the popular struggle against Israel’s state terrorism. […]

06 Oct
12:15

Stupidity of Force in the Face of Resistance

History proves that the Palestinian people will be free.What is occurring now in occupied Palestine – the West Bank, Jerusalem, Gaza Strip – reiterates the equation of the “dumb” political mind behind the racial and cultural status of Israel’s colonial control. This equation, grounded in the idea that the “Arabs” […]

20 Aug
10:40

AIC Report: Beit Jala

The Palestinian Authority is the most significant enabler of the occupation today.August 20, 2015 | The Alternative Information Center (AIC) | Beit Sahour Seventy years ago, at the height of the manmade tragedy of World War II, two bombs (‘Little boy’ and ‘Fat man’) were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. […]

18 Jul
4:58

ICC Prosecutor Ordered to Reconsider Israeli Flotilla Raid

The International Criminal Court on Thursday ordered its chief prosecutor to review a decision not to probe Israel’s deadly raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla in 2010, saying ‘errors were made.’Fatou Bensouda late last year dropped the investigation leading to potential prosecution into the incident in which 10 Turkish activists were […]

12 Jul
1:56

Israeli Knesset brings back bill to forcibly transfer Palestinian Bedouins

The Israeli Knesset (Parliament) announced that on Sunday July 12th, they will bring back a bill to forcibly remove 40,000 Palestinian Bedouins from their homes in the Negev desert in southern Israel.The bill had been tabled in 2013 after widespread international condemnation of the forced transfer plan. According to Article […]

03 Jun
1:22

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 […]

25 May
1:12

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

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

19 May
9:00

Illinois Passes Anti-BDS Bill

The Illinois State House of Representatives has unanimously passed a bill which will prevent the state’s pension funds from investing in companies that boycott Israel.Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner (R) has indicated he will sign the bill which passed the House on Monday by a vote of 102-0. The bill previously […]

17 May
10:21

First Palestinian Saints Canonized at Vatican Mass

Two 19th-century nuns on Sunday became the first Palestinians to gain sainthood in recent history during an open-air mass celebrated by Pope Francis in St Peter’s Square, and attended by PA President Mahmoud Abbas.The pontiff urged the faithful to follow the ‘luminous example’ of the two 19th-century sisters and two […]

02 Feb
1:46

Palestinian Child Dies after Egypt & Israel Refuse to Open Rafah Crossing

February 2, 2015 1:46 AM IMEMC & Agencies Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, News Report 0

A 9-year-old Palestinian boy named Zaid has died, according to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency, after Egypt and Israel refused to open the Rafah border crossing to allow him to travel for medical treatment.Though the details of the boy’s ailment are unclear at the time of this report, a Palestinian […]

19 Nov
12:43

Israeli Arrest Campaign Escalates, Attacks Across West Bank and Jerusalem

November 19, 2014 12:43 AM IMEMC & Agencies News Report, Prisoners, West Bank 0

Israeli forces arrested early Tuesday 21 Palestinians, including three minors, from the West Bank and Jerusalem, in addition to 14 members of the family of two Palestinian suspects in regard to an attack on a West Jerusalem synagogue. PFLP has reportedly claimed responsibility for the attack.According to reports by local […]

05 Oct
12:48

PLO Welcomes Swedish Recognition of Palestine

The Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) welcomed the Swedish recognition of Palestine as a state, in coherence with International Law and all related Unites Nations resolutions.Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, member of the Executive Committee of the PLO, said the Swedish declaration represents a clear commitment to justice and real peace based on […]

09 Aug
5:22

Foreign Journalists Refuse to Meet Netanyahu’s Expectations

Foreign correspondents covering Gaza have rejected Israeli PM Netanyahu’s allegations regarding their reports, which have been described as ‘unbalanced’ and ‘biased’ towards Palestinians due to pressure exerted by Hamas.Netanyahu held a meeting with journalists, Thursday evening, claiming that ‘when they (foreign correspondents) leave Gaza, they will not be subject to […]

29 Jul
3:05

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 […]

21 Jul
2:45

7 Nobel Laureates Among 64 Public Figures Calling for Arms Embargo Against Israel

Sixty-four public figures, including seven Nobel Peace Prize winners, published a letter in the British Guardian newspaper calling for an international arms embargo on Israel for its ‘war crimes and possible crimes against humanity’ in Gaza. The letter reads as follows: ‘Israel has once again unleashed the full force of […]

20 Jul
9:36

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 […]

07 May
6:45

Ferwana: “Toxic Waste Could Be Leading Cause Of Cancer Among The Detainees”

May 7, 2014 6:45 AM IMEMC News News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

[Tuesday, May 6, 2014] Head of the Census Department at the Palestinian Ministry of Detainees, Abdul-Nasser Ferwana, stated that high rates of cancer among Palestinian political prisons run by Israel could be attributed to nuclear toxic waste which Israel buries near several prisons in the Negev Desert, south of the […]

04 Apr
11:06

Desmond Tutu Challenges Maryland Legislature’s Attempt to Outlaw Boycotts of Israel

Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa released a statement, Wednesday, expressing concern about legislation pending in the state of Maryland to punish and blacklist supporters of the academic boycott against Israel.The legislation was defeated earlier this year, but was later added to the state budget bill – a bill which […]

13 Jan
3:42

Richard Falk: ‘Palestinians do not even have the right to have rights’

(Ma’an) The following is an excerpt from an interview originally published on ‘The Wall has Ears: Conversations for Palestine’ on Jan. 8, 2014. http://lemuradesoreilles.org/2014/01/08/the-palestinian…falk/Frank Barat is an activist based in Belgium and is one of the former coordinators of the Russell Tribunal on Palestine. He recently conducted an interview with […]

14 Jun
2:38

Abbas Meets Palestinian Climber Who Raised Flag On Everest

Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, met on Thursday [June 13 2013] the Palestinian climber who managed to reach the summit of the Everest, and raised the Palestinian flag.Abbas met Raed Zidan, 35, in Amman – Jordan, congratulated him for this achievement and stated that this is a source of pride to […]

11 Jun
1:50

Tel Aviv Sold Advanced Weapons To Four Arab Countries

The British Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, has reported that Israel sold, over the past five years, military and security equipment for four Arab countries in addition to Pakistan.In its report, which deals with military and security equipment exports, the department said that Israel exported the weapons to Algeria, […]

15 May
12:47

ICC To Conduct Preliminary Examination Into Marmara Attack

The International Criminal Court said that it initiated a preliminary investigation into the May 2010 deadly Israeli attack that targeted the Turkish MV Marmara solidarity Ship leading to the death of nine Turkish activists. humanitarian and medical supplies.The court said it needs to investigate the issue to determine whether the […]

20 Mar
7:34

Palestinians install protest village to greet US President Barack Obama

As US President Barack Obama arrived for a two day visit to Israel and the Palestinian Territories, hundreds of Palestinian non-violent activists set up a tent village at Bab al Shams (Door to the Sun) to challenge Israeli settlement policy and the US government’s tacit support for settlement expansion.They say […]

05 Dec
1:09

UN Votes For Inspecting Israel’s Nuclear Facilities

The United Nations passed, Tuesday, an overwhelming vote calling for inspecting Israel nuclear facilities, and called on Israel to open its facilities for this inspection especially since Tel Aviv never allowed international inspectors access to its nuclear facilities.The vote passed with 174 votes for the inspection, while six countries voted […]

15 Nov
6:36

Abbas Asks Security Council To Convene, Discuss Gaza Escalation

Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, sent on Wednesday at night an urgent letter to the Security Council, currently convening in India, asking the International Community to act on stopping the Israeli military escalation against the Gaza Strip. Eight Palestinians, including children, have been killed, and more than 85 have been injured, […]

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12 Sep
9:34

Palestine Today 09 12 2012

September 12, 2012 9:34 PM IMEMC News Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file || 3 m 55s || 3.59 MB || Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Wednesday September 12th, 2012. The Palestinian President said he supports the government in the decision taken to soften […]

01 Aug
3:09

Foreign Ministers to Meet in Ramallah This Weekend

Foreign ministers from twelve different countries will meet in Ramallah on Sunday to discuss the peace process and the Israeli occupation.According to Ma’an News, Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister Riyad al-Malki said in a statement that the two day meeting of the Ministerial Committee on Palestine in the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) […]

17 May
3:05

Israel Tied with North Korea in BBC Negative Influence Poll

May 17, 2012 3:05 PM William Temple Israel, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

Israel’s foreign and domestic policy seems to have tarnished its image on the world stage as it came joint third in an annual international BBC poll assessing the negative influence of major countries. The poll asked which states were perceived to have had the most negative influence on the world. […]

11 Apr
5:35

Iranian Source: “Israeli Terrorist Cell Captured In Tehran”

The Iranian “Islamic Republic News Agency” (IRNA) reported that the Ministry of Intelligence captured, on Tuesday, what it called “an Israeli terrorist cell that planned terrorist operations in the country”.IRNA said that all members of the cell were apprehended after being identified by the Iranian Security Forces. The agency added […]

12 Mar
3:46

Israel Will not Attack

Israel will not attack Iran. Period.The United States will not attack Iran. Period.The United States will not attack. Not this year, nor in years to come. For a reason far more important than electoral considerations or military limitations. The United States will not attack, because an attack would spell a […]

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21 Dec
7:06

Palestine Today 12 21 2011

December 21, 2011 7:06 PM IMEMC News Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file || 4 m 22s || 3.35 MB || Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Centre, www.imemc.org, for Wednesday December 21, 2011. Nine Security Council Members condemn Israel’s settlement expansion plans, and the Palestinian Authority sign […]

21 Dec
12:04

Security Council Member States Condemn Israeli Settlement Expansion

In a letter issued Tuesday, the four European member states of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), Britain, France, Germany and Portugal, condemned the recent Israeli announcement that the Israeli government had approved the construction of 1,000 new settlement units in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. In addition, South […]

20 Dec
3:54

Rebuilding a Wall, Stone by Stone

Surrounded by hilltop settlements above the village, settlers dump raw sewage down the hillside, contaminating the well and making it unusable for agriculture and drinking. Combatants for Peace and their supporters were there to encourage villagers to continue to develop and use their land; and to not be driven away. […]

17 Nov
7:28

Israeli Defence Minister Exudes Fear Over Nuclear Iran

Israeli Defence Minister, Ehud Barak, expresses his concern over a nuclear Iran to American interviewer, Charlie Rose, and claimed that if he were an Iranian, he would certainly opt to develop nuclear weapons.On Wednesday, Barak gave his interview with Charlie Rose, expressing his concerns and views over the potential of […]