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13 Feb

Israel Further Severs Ties with UN over Settlement Blacklist

Israel has suspended its ties with the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, the Israeli Foreign Ministry (FM) announced on Wednesday, several hours after the UN body published a list of 112 companies that do business in West Bank settlements. FM Israel Katz’s office said he ordered the “exceptional […]

31 Dec

Netanyahu Claims Arab States to Normalize Ties with Israel

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel will soon have normal ties and formal peace agreements with a number of Arab countries.   “I intend, in the coming years, to conclude normalization and peace agreements with a number of Arab countries,” he said Sunday night, recalling in particular his trip […]

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29 Dec

Israeli FM: Tel Aviv to Resume “Policy of Assassinations”

Israeli foreign minister, last week, said that Tel Aviv would return to “the policy of assassinations” against Palestinian resistance figures in the Gaza Strip, Middle East Monitor reported. In statements made to Israel’s army radio, Yisrael Katz indicated that there was “an intelligence effort to identify the rockets’ launchers and […]

15 Nov

Israel Launches New Airstrikes on Gaza

Israel’s army said early Friday it had launched fresh strikes against Islamic Jihad targets in Gaza, despite a ceasefire in place since Thursday morning. In a WhatsApp message to reporters, Israeli military claimed it was “striking Islamic Jihad terror targets in the Gaza strip,” The New Arab (Al-Araby) reported. Israel […]

02 Apr

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 […]

10 Feb

Israeli Ministers Move Forward with Historic West Bank Settlement Plan

Dozens of Israeli ministers and senior officials from the Likud political party and other right-wing parties have signed a petition to settle two million Jews across the occupied West Bank. Israeli Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein and ministers Gilad Erdan, Miri Regev, Yisrael Katz of the Likud party, Ayelet Shaked and […]

05 Dec

Israel Will No Longer Recognize Degrees from Al-Quds University

After the initial hope that degrees from Al-Quds University, located in Abu Dis town, East Jerusalem, would be officially recognized by the Israeli government, the latter’s Ministry of Labor and Welfare Services has revoked its decision. This retracting decision comes within the pretext that the Palestinian Authority-administered college named after […]

07 Nov

Israel Proposes Plan to Connect Israel to Middle East Countries (VIDEO)

Yisrael Katz, the Israeli Transportation and Intelligence Minister, traveled to Oman, for an international conference, to discuss his proposal for a new system of shipping by sea, in addition to a rail connecting Israel and the Middle East. During Muscat’s World Congress of the International Road Transport Union, Katz presented […]

27 Oct

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 […]

24 Oct

Israel Confiscates Thousands Of Dunams To Expand Colonialist Road

The Israeli government has approved, Wednesday, the expansion of Road #60, used by illegal colonialist settlers, between Hebron and Jerusalem, in the occupied West Bank. Hasan Breijiyya, the head of the National Committee against the Wall and Colonies in Bethlehem, has reported that Israeli Transportation Minister, Yisrael Katz, has authorized […]

18 Aug

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 […]

16 May

Turkey Expels Israeli Consul Over Israeli Massacres In Gaza

The Turkish Foreign Ministry, on May 16, told Israel’s Consul General in Istanbul Yosef Levi Sfari to leave the country “for a while”, following indiscriminate violence and killings of Palestinian civilians by Israeli soldiers along the Gaza border. Turkey’s Consul General in Jerusalem was summoned by the Israeli Foreign Ministry on May […]

30 Mar

Israel’s Annexation Crusade in Jerusalem: The Role of Ma’ale Adumim and the E1 Corridor

by Zena Agha Overview In recent months, Israel has made a series of relentless attempts to annex settlements bordering Jerusalem. The most ambitious: The Greater Jerusalem bill, which sought to annex Ma’ale Adumim, Givat Zeev, Beitar Illit, and the Etzion bloc – a settlement cluster between Jerusalem and Hebron –and which was […]

28 Mar

PPP Denounces Meeting Between Palestinian Labor Minister And Israeli Counterpart

The leftist Palestinian People’s Party (PPP) issued a statement strongly condemning a meeting between the Palestinian Labor Minister, Ma’moun Abu Shahla, and his Israeli counterpart Haim Katz, under German mediation. The PPP said that the meeting contradicts and violates the decisions made by the Central Council of the Palestine Liberation […]

11 Mar

When Left is Right: How Palestinians Can Burst Israel’s Political Bubble

by Amjad Iraqi on March 11, 2018 Overview Although no indictments have been issued yet, Israelis are speculating whether the latest developments in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s corruption scandals finally mark the beginning of his political demise. The second-longest serving prime minister after David Ben-Gurion, Netanyahu has had a profound impact on Israel’s political scene […]

20 Mar

BDS Activist Speaks About His Arrest by Israeli Police

Jeff Halper is the co-founder and director of ICAHD, the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions. He was born in 1946 in Minnesota and emigrated to Israel in 1973. Since then he has been a tireless advocate for justice and civil rights for all Israelis and Palestinians. He spent ten years […]

12 Feb

Israeli Transportation Minister: ‘Bennett wants to drag the entire country into a war’ (VIDEO)

Israeli Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz, on Sunday, slammed the Education Minister Naftali Bennett, saying that he wants to drag the “entire country into a war.” “Cabinet members should not criticize things just to gain political points. Here is a Cabinet minister and the head of a small party who wants […]

21 Dec

Israel Seizes Land in Palestinian Cemetery

Britain, Netherlands and Ireland condemn Israeli violations of international law in the Occupied Syrian Golan.  ~December 19, Alternative Information Center (AIC) MP Tobias Ellwood, the British Foreign Office Minister for the Middle East and Africa, reiterated on November 29, 2016 that the British government regards the Golan Heights as “Occupied […]

29 Nov

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 […]

27 Oct

1600 Israeli Settlement Units to be Built in Occupied Golan

According to reports, the Israeli Finance Ministry has approved plans for the construction of 1,600 homes in the illegal Israeli settlement of Katzrin, in the occupied Syrian Golan. Katzrin is the largest Israeli settlement (population 8,000) in the Occupied Syrian Golan. According to the PNN, it was built over the […]

Izbit Tabib Protest April 2016
08 Apr

4 Wounded, 5 Kidnapped as Israeli Troops Attack a Joint Israeli-Palestinian Peaceful Protest

Israeli soldiers on Friday blocked  a joint Israeli-Palestinian peaceful demonstration against the seizing of private Palestinian lands. The demonstration, led by activists from the ‘Combatants for Peace’ movement, is part of the local residents’ struggle against the plan to build the Nabi-Elias bypass road for Israeli settlers on private Palestinian […]

06 Oct

Right wing Israelis rally for more destruction of Palestinian homes and areas

October 6, 2015 7:23 AM Celine Hagbard Israel, Israeli Settlement, News Report 0

Thousands of Israelis, including legislators and , gathered Monday in front of the home of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, calling for increased theft of Palestinian land for the expansion of Israeli colonies.The settlers who organized the rally set up a tent and stage outside of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s home, […]

18 Sep

Israeli High Court Upholds Law Permitting Jewish Housing Developments to Exclude Arabs

September 18, 2014 11:18 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

The High Court of Israel, on Wednesday, decided to continue to allow Israeli Jewish communities to discriminate against Arabs and forbid them from living there.The Israeli Attorney General defended the law, which allows ‘admissions panels’ to screen potential residents, with the aim of keeping Arabs out. According to the Legal […]

23 May

Israeli Minister To Present Bill To Expand Jerusalem Borders

[Thursday, May 22, 2014] Israeli Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz said he intends to submit a draft law expanding the boundaries of occupied Jerusalem, to include the settlement blocs of Maaleh Adumim and the Gush Etzion.The Likud Party official said his plan aims at what he called “preserving the Jewish identity” […]

09 Aug

Israel Planning West Bank Settlement Railway

Despite PA rejection of the Israeli railway plan that would construct a 473 km long railway system running through most of the occupied West Bank, Israel pushes forward with the plan having already spent one million NIS on research and preparation.The Israeli railway plan for the West Bank was proposed […]

12 Nov

Large Scale Israeli Offensive On Gaza Likely

November 12, 2012 6:41 AM Saed Bannoura Gaza Strip, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli daily, Haaretz, reported that the office of Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, is preparing the international public opinion for a large-scale military offensive against the Gaza Strip, adding that it seems that Netanyahu has already decided to conduct a large ground offensive against the coastal region.Haaretz stated that ministers […]

18 Oct

Israel To “Legalize” Illegal Settlement Outposts

October 18, 2012 10:54 AM Saed Bannoura Israeli Settlement, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli media sources reported that Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, intends to submit a proposal for “legalizing” illegal Israeli settlement outpost, built on privately-owned Palestinian lands in the West Bank.Netanyahu will soon be submitting the proposal to his ministerial council. Once approved, illegal and irregular Israeli settlement outposts in the […]

31 Aug

PCHR Weekly Report: 14 civilians wounded, 33 abducted by Israeli troops

August 31, 2012 6:18 AM Saed Bannoura Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

In its Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories for the week of 16 – 29 Aug. 2012, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) found that a Palestinian woman was seriously wounded by Israeli forces in the Gaza Strip. 33 Palestinians were abducted, including […]

30 Jul

Huge Increase in Illegal Israeli Settlers in the West Bank

Israel reports that the influx of settlers to the West Bank has increased by 4.5 % bringing the total number of illegal Israeli settlers to 350,143, according to the Population Registry of Israel’s Ministry of Interior, Israeli newspaper Israel Hayom, and the Palestine News Network.This figure excludes areas like Givan […]

28 Feb

Israeli government confirms plan for segregated settler train system

February 28, 2012 1:02 PM Saed Bannoura Israeli Settlement, News Report, West Bank 0

On Monday, Israeli officials announced their intention to construct a train system for Israeli settlers living in violation of international law in the West Bank.Although Israel’s Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz said that the proposed rail lines would eventually also serve the Palestinian population, the proposed 475 kilometers of rail lines […]

14 Jul

Israel To Expand Itamar Illegal Settlement Near Nablus

Israeli sources reported on Wednesday evening that the Israeli government decided to approve a plan aiming at the expansion of the Itamar illegal settlement, near the northern West Bank city of Nablus.The cabinet will be approving the new plan after studying its maps. The approval comes to implement the vows […]

08 May

Israeli Officials Call For “Reoccupying” the West Bank

As the Palestinian leadership is gaining momentum among the international community in its intention to declare an independent state at the United Nations, several Israeli leaders started calling for isolating President Mahmoud Abbas and for redeploying the Israeli forces in Palestinian areas controlled by the Palestinian Authority.Israeli Information Minister, Yisrael […]

14 Apr

Israeli FM Could Face Fraud Charges

April 14, 2011 6:22 AM Saed Bannoura Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli Attorney-General, Yehuda Weinstein, informed Israel’s Foreign Minister, Avigdor Lieberman, that he is facing serious charges of money laundering, witness-tampering and fraud. Weinstein told Lieberman that he will be allowed to plead his case in person before the court decides whether to indict him or not. Such charges could force […]

12 Jan

Population Growth Higher in Settlements than in Israel

January 12, 2011 4:02 AM IMEMC News Israeli Settlement, News Report, West Bank 0

Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics last month released the most recent population statistics for West Bank settlements. The figures show that during 2010 the growth rate was 4.5 per cent compared to only 2.9 per cent for Israel as a whole.Despite the ten month construction freeze that ended in September, […]

24 Nov

Three Dead, Five Injured in Toxic Leak at Israel Oil Refinery

November 24, 2010 9:51 PM IMEMC News Israel, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

Two people died on Tuesday evening, a third person died on Wednesday morning, and five were hurt in an accident at an oil refinery in the city of Haifa, rescue services reported. Five workers were in critical condition, two later died in hospital, and a third died early on Wednesday […]

05 May

Katz: “Settlement Construction Will Resume In September”

Israeli Transportation Minister, Yisrael Katz, stated that a full pace of settlement construction and expansion in the occupied West Bank will resume directly after the temporary settlement freeze ends on September 1.Katz added that settlement freeze is not a solution and that “the Jews will inhibit Israel eternity”. He also […]

14 Oct

At What Cost the Israel Lobby?

More than 46 years ago, President John F. Kennedy sought to preclude a nuclear arms race in the Middle East. In June 1963, he wrote the last in a series of insistent letters to Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion. Those letters sought what Israel now demands of Iran: international inspections […]

28 Dec

Two Palestinian prisoners escape from an Israeli detention camp and were caught shortly after

December 28, 2006 2:40 PM IMEMC & Agencies News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

Israeli media sources reported that two Palestinian prisoners managed to escape on Thursday morning from the Israeli Katziot detention camp located in the Nigev desert in northern Israeli. One of the prisoners was abducted next to the prison while the second was soon apprehended next to the Israel-Egypt borders.  Both […]

09 May

Israeli poll; 62% of the Israelis support encourage Arab immigration from Israel

An annual survey conducted by the Israel Democracy Institute revealed that more than half of the Israelis believe that Israeli should encourage its Arab residents to immigrate; 62% of the Israelis support a “government-backed Arab immigration from Israel”. The poll “Democracy Index 2006”, was conducted in the Gutman Center under […]

05 May

Israeli company negotiates largest arms deal ever with Nigeria

A few days ago, the American ambassador in Nigeria met with the Nigerian defense minister, Dr. Rabiu Kwankwaso. The ambassador complained about a major weapons deal that the Nigerian defense ministry had recently signed with the private Israeli company Aeronautics Defense Systems.  He was upset that the deal had been […]

14 Jan

Shalom quits the Israeli government, ends Likud presence

January 14, 2006 4:07 PM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, Israel, News Report 0

Following a conciliatory meeting with Likud party Chairman Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom resigned from the government Friday. Netanyahu had asked, on Thursday, Likud ministers to resign in protest to government policies and to prepare the party list for the Knesset.    Also, the Israel Radio reported that […]

23 Dec

Israel to step up assassinations of Jihad men

December 23, 2005 4:01 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

The Israeli army decided to step up assassination of Islamic Jihad resistance group in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, Israeli sources reported on Friday. This comes after the group claimed responsibility for firing some home-made shells at Israeli targets from the Gaza Strip on Thursday.   The army […]

21 Dec

Israel to cut off Gaza electricity supply in retaliation to Qassams

December 21, 2005 10:48 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israeli attacks, News Report, Palestine 0

Israel is threatening to cut off the Gaza Strip’s electricity supply if the Qassam homemade shells continue targeting Israel’s vital facilities, an Israeli military source reported on Wednesday. During a high-level discussion among Israeli security officials, some argued that such a step would be ineffective because, according to the officials, […]

27 Sep

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 […]

21 Aug

Israeli Gov’t formally approves evacuation of final Seven settlements

August 21, 2005 11:11 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Settlement, News Report 0

Israeli government, on Sunday, formally approved the evacuation of the last seven settlement enclaves slated for demolition under the unilateral disengagement plan, by 16-4 vote, Israeli sources reported. Similar to last week’s vote, Likud Ministers limor Livnat, Tzachi Hanegbi, Danny Neveh and Yisrael Katz, opposed the step which covered the […]

15 Aug

Israeli government approves evicting Gush Katif

The Israeli government approved on Monday the evacuation of the Gush Katif settlement bloc in the southern Gaza Strip by 16-4 vote, Israeli sources reported on Monday. This is the second group of settlements, the government of Israel approves for evacuation.  The government approved last week the evacuation of Netzarim, […]

09 Aug

Israeli cabinet is set to Okay 2006 budget

August 9, 2005 11:50 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

The Israeli cabinet, meeting Tuesday, is set to okay the disputed 2006 state budget, Israeli media sources reported. The ratification of the budget comes two days after the Benjamin Netanyahu announced his departure from the Finance Ministry and the government. The sources said Labor ministers were expected to vote against […]

12 Jul

Sharon: `“I only trust the Israeli army`

Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, said on Tuesday that he does not appose discussing the Israeli-Egyptian agreement of deploying Egyptian forces on the Philadelphi Route, and added that “he only trusts the Israeli army is protecting the borders”. “The reason behind deploying Egyptian troops is to ensure that no weapons […]

25 Jun

Israel plans to double settlements in Jordan valley

Israeli newspaper Yodout Ahranot revealed Friday information about a plan to expand settlements in the Joirdan Valley area. The plan will be submitted to the government for approval next week. According to Yedioth Ahronot, implementing this plan, through which 50 housing units will be built a year, would cost some […]

28 May

Israeli Cabinet Okays release of 400 Palestinian prisoners

May 28, 2005 12:14 PM IMEMC & Agencies News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

The Israeli cabinet approved Sunday the release of 400 Palestinian, representing the second dispatch of the 900 prisoners Israel promised to release during the February Sharm’s summit. Only three of the ministers opposed the release of prisoners, Finance Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Health Minister Danny Naveh and Agriculture Minister Yisrael Katz. […]

08 May

Comptroller: corruption; Israel’s greatest threat

‘Governmental corruption is the greatest threat Israel faces today,’ State Comptroller Eliezer Goldberg said Sunday. Goldberg unveiled the State Comptroller’s 55th Annual Report in a presentation to Knesset Speaker MK Reuven Rivlin. The report singles out Michael Eitan, a close aide to Israeli Agriculture Minister Yisrael Katz, for having appointed […]

25 Oct

Amidst Opponents’ Cries, Sharon Defends Disengagement as Strengthening Israel

October 25, 2004 3:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, opened the debate on his disengagement plan in the Knesset on Monday, saying that his plan would ‘strengthen Israel’. Sharon blamed Palestinian President, Yasser Arafat, for the crisis situation, claiming that Arafat converted a national struggle into a religious fundamentalist one. ‘Arafat chose the path […]

24 Oct

Israeli Cabinet Approve Settlers’ Compensation

October 24, 2004 3:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

During it’s Sunday weekly meeting, the Israeli cabinet approved by 13 to 6 vote the ‘compensation-evacuation law’ bill, which will compensate settlers evacuated under the disengagement plan. Likud ministers Yisrael Katz, Dan Naveh, Uzi Landau, Tzachi Hanegbi and Natan Sharansky, along with Zevulun Orlev of the National Religious Party voted […]

09 Sep

UK FM, Straw Criticized Israel’s plan to expand WB settlement

In an interview he gave to the Guardian newspaper on Thursday, the British Foreign Minister Jack Straw criticized Israel’s plans of building 1000 more settlers housing units in the West Bank. ‘The latest announcement about settlements, in my judgement, is very serious because it could lead to the encirclement of […]

08 Sep

Israel to Expand Jordan Valley Settlements

Israeli Agriculture Minister Israel Katz revealed Tuesday plans to expropriate some 31,000 dunams (8,000 Acres) of land to expand Jewish settlements in the Jordan Valley. Katz said he intended to implement the plan ‘without unnecessary delays.’, confirming that he would soon bring it before the ministerial committee on for the […]

21 May

Israel dismisses reports of an upcoming swap deal

May 21, 2004 3:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

Senior sources in the Israeli government dismissed on Thursday some Arab media reports about a near deal in which the remains of the missing air force navigator Ron Arad would be returned to Israel and described it as ‘a media spin’ and ‘a disinformation campaign’ The United Arab Emirates newspaper, […]

19 Apr

Israeli FM Shalom Will Support Disengagement

that he will support Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s disengagementIMEMC Staff & Agencies, April 19, 2004 Israeli Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom announced on Monday afternoon that he will support Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s disengagement plan. Sharon met with Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom earlier Monday afternoon in an effort to convince him […]

17 Aug

PA Officials to Meet Israeli Counterparts on Transfer of 4 More

August 17, 2003 3:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

Palestinian and Israeli officials are set to meet Sunday to prepareCities IMEMC & Agencies Palestinian and Israeli officials are set to meet Sunday to prepare for the hand over of four more Palestinian West Bank cities to PA security control. Meanwhile, opposition and criticisms to this move are mounting within […]

19 Sep

Netanyahu Trip to UN Cancelled Following Election Results

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has canceled his planned visit to the United Nations General Assembly, in New York, amid a political deadlock, following Tuesday’s general elections.   The decision was announced on Wednesday, after both Netanyahu’s right-wing Likud Party and the centrist Blue and White alliance, of former military chief […]

19 Feb

Poland Pulls Out of Jerusalem Meeting over ‘Racist’ Remark

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said that his country is not sending a delegation to the V4 summit in Jerusalem, following comments by an Israeli foreign minister who said that Poles “collaborated with the Nazis” and “sucked anti-Semitism from their mothers’ milk”. Acting Israeli foreign minister, Israel Katz made the […]

11 Jan

Apartheid Road Opened in Jerusalem

Israeli occupation authorities, on Thursday, opened an ‘Apartheid Road’ in Jerusalem, which separates Palestinian drivers from Israeli settlers with a wall that extends up to 8 meters high. The street, which is 3.5 kilometers long and numbered “4370”, connects the settlement of Giv’at Binyamin (Adam settlement), to the Tel Aviv – […]

28 Jul

Palestinians Threatened with Settlement Expansion and Collective Punishment

Radical right-wing Israeli ministers have reportedly launched a verbal attack on Palestinians, following the killing of a settler and the wounding of three others, in a stabbing attack at the illegal Adam settlement last night. Palestinian sources said that far right government in Israel, having destroyed the peace process, is taking […]

12 Jan

NGO That Rescued Jews from Nazis during WWII on Blacklist

The 101-year-old American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), a Quaker organization that was honored with the 1947 Nobel Peace Prize for assisting and rescuing Jewish victims from the Nazi regime during World War II was among 20 organizations recently blacklisted by Israel. The South African human rights and Palestine solidarity organization, […]

01 Jan

Netanyahu’s Party Leadership Votes Unanimously to Annex West Bank

The Likud party leadership met Sunday and voted unanimously in favor of a resolution that effectively annexes the Israeli colonial settlements constructed on illegally-seized Palestinian land in violation of international law. During the discussion before the vote, Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan told the Likud Central Committee, “The time has […]

05 Oct

“Greater Jerusalem” Bill to Annex 19 Illegal Settlements

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has pledged his support for the so-called “Greater Jerusalem” bill, which is tantamount to the annexation of 19 illegal settlements in the Jerusalem area, including Maaleh Adumim, where between 125,000 and 150,000 Israeli settlers live. Maale Adumim is the third largest settlement in population size, […]

02 Nov

Settlements to be Connected through Light Rail

Israeli transportation minister, Yisrael Katz, has approved a plan to connect several illegal West Bank Israeli settlements around Jerusalem via light rail system. According to Jerusalem Online, the new light rail stations, made of four lines, will be connected to the already existing  light rail stations in Jerusalem. The lines […]

09 Apr

5th Annual BDS Conference Held in Ramallah

04/09/16  International Solidarity Movement Held on the 68th anniversary of the Deir-Yassin massacre, the fifth annual BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanction) Conference took place in Ramallah. The event featured a keynote address from Ahmed Kathrada – an icon of the South African Anti-Apartheid movement and former political prisoner. The conference was […]

05 Oct

Operation Defensive Shield in Jerusalem

Israel may commence a “second Operation Defensive Shield” against Palestinians in both the West Bank and Jerusalem. According to Israeli Transport Minister Yisrael Katz (Likud), following weeks of clashes and tensions in these areas. Israel’s March 2002 Operation Defensive Shield was its largest military operation in the West Bank since […]

05 Oct

Netanyahu Threatens Major West Bank Crackdown

October 5, 2015 6:40 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Officials close to the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, on Sunday, said that Israel could launch another offensive on the West Bank, to halt what he called “Palestinian violence”, referring to the 2002 Israeli crackdown in the West Bank, in response to the Second Intifada.According to the Times of Israel, […]

15 Mar

Report: “Military Prosecutor Calls For Executing A Detainee From Hebron”

March 15, 2015 8:57 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Family of detainee Ziad Hasan ‘Awwad, from Ethna town, near the southern West Bank city of Hebron, said the Israeli military prosecutor in the ‘Ofer Military Court, is demanding the capital punishment for their son, accused of killing an Israeli officer.The family said the prosecution claims ‘Awwad killed Israeli officer […]

23 Sep

Netanyahu Orders Court To Allow Settlers Back Into Hebron Home

September 23, 2013 11:43 AM Saed Bannoura Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Following the deadly shooting of an Israeli soldier in Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, vowed to boost settlement activities, and ordered the Civil Administration, to take all needed measures to allow the return of Israeli settlers into Palestinian home […]

16 Nov

Two Palestinians, Including A Child, Killed In Jabalia

November 16, 2012 4:47 PM Saed Bannoura Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

The Israeli Air Force fired, Friday, several missiles into Jabalia town, in northern Gaza, killing two Palestinians, including one child, and wounded seven other residents, mainly children, after an Israeli missile hit a home in the town.At least 22 Palestinians have been killed, and more than 245 have been injured […]

14 Sep

Court Rules Hebron Home Belongs To Settlers

September 14, 2012 4:27 AM Saed Bannoura Hebron, Israeli Settlement, News Report 0

The Israeli District Court in Jerusalem ruled, Thursday, that Al-Rajabi home in the southern West Bank city of Hebron is officially owned by the settlers, and ordered the Palestinian owner to pay the court NIS 50.000 in legal fees.The court ruling claimed that the settlers gained ownership of the home […]

27 Sep

Talks Continue While Settlers Celebrate “Freeze End”

September 27, 2010 8:11 PM Saed Bannoura Israeli Settlement, News Report, West Bank 0

As the so-called temporary freeze on settlement activities in the occupied West Bank had officially ended. Talks between the United States, Israel and the Palestinian Authority are ongoing in an effort to overcome this obstacle, whilst Israeli settlers are celebrating the resumption of settlement activities. Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, […]

05 Mar

NCA holds a candle procession in solidarity with Gaza

March 5, 2008 11:25 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Palestine 0

The Christian National Assembly organized a candle procession in Jabal Al Zeitoon in Jerusalem on Monday at night in protest to the Israeli assaults against the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank.Several members and supporters of the assembly and several representatives on International organizations participated in […]

05 Mar

NCA hace una procesión con velas en solidaridad con Gaza

March 5, 2008 11:25 AM IMEMC News News Report 0

La Asamblea Nacional Cristiana organizó una procesión con velas en Jabal Al Zeitoon en Jerusalén el lunes por la noche en protesta por los ataques Israelíes contra el pueblo Palestino en la Franja de Gaza y Cisjordania. Varios miembros y simpatizantes de la asamblea y varios representantes de organizaciones Internacionales […]

04 Jan

Inside Rafah: Collective Punishment as Normalcy

Looking out over the Rafah skyline at dark from the roof of my apartment building most families are sleeping. The flicker of a few late night TVs can be seen through an occasional window.   The street lights shine down on the sidewalks, highlighting mounds of sand and scattered trash. […]

03 Jan

Netanyahu says Likud ministers will resign Sunday

January 3, 2006 3:33 PM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, Israel, News Report 0

Likud chairman, Benjamin Netanyahu announced, earlier on Tuesday, that the remaining four Likud ministers in the cabinet will resign from the government at the weekly cabinet meeting on Sunday. Netanyahu has been working in order to convince all Likud ministers to resign from the government since his election as a […]

31 Dec

This Week In Palestine – December Week 4

December 31, 2005 2:54 AM IMEMC & Agencies Audio report, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

Listen to the audio from the MP3 Player on the right column. || Click here to Download MP3 file 7.84 MB   This Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, IMEMC.Org, for Thursday, December 29, 2005.   A Bethlehem enclosed by concrete walls celebrates Christmas […]

24 Dec

This Week in Palestine – December 24, 2005

December 24, 2005 6:24 PM IMEMC & Agencies Audio report, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

Listen to the audio from the MP3 Player on the right column. || Click here to Download MP3 file 5.81 MB This Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, for Thursday, December 22, 2005.   Violence escalates in the Occupied Palestinian Territories as the Israeli […]

20 Dec

Netanyahu: `“I will clear out negative elements in Likud`

December 20, 2005 10:32 PM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, Israel, News Report 0

The newly elected chairman of the Likud party, Benjamin Netanyahu, said on Tuesday that will he will strive for unity among party ranks, and vowed to clear out what he described as the “negative and criminal elements which have penetrated the Likud”. Israeli online daily Haaretz reported that Netanyahu is […]

22 Nov

Shalom announces candidacy for Likud chairmanship

November 22, 2005 5:34 PM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, Israel, News Report 0

Israeli Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom declared, on Tuesday, that he would compete for the Likud chairmanship and for Prime Minister, Israeli online daily Haaretz reported. Shalom said at a press conference announcing his candidacy for the Likud, that he decided to contend for the Likud Chairmanship “and win” adding that […]

20 Nov

Peres vows future cooperation with Sharon

November 20, 2005 8:44 AM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, Israel, News Report 0

As the speculation that the Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon intends to split from the Likud party, which he headed for six years, he told the Israeli Vice Premier Shimon Peres, that he expects the two to work together in the future.     The statements of Sharon came as […]

26 Sep

Likud votes in favor of Sharon

September 26, 2005 9:22 PM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, Israel, News Report 0

The Likud Central Committee voted on Monday evening, in favor of the Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, by voting against holding early primaries for the Likud. Tzahi Hanegbi, Likud Central Committee Chairman, announced the results on Tuesday shortly after midnight, and declared that 1329 members supported early vote, while 1433 […]

20 Jul

Peres: `“Agreement reached to sell hot-houses to Palestinians`

Israeli Vice Prime Minister Shimon Peres said on Wednesday that an agreement was reached, under American supervision, to sell hothouses in Gaza Strip settlements to the Palestinians. The Israeli radio reported that Peres made his statements during a meeting of the Israeli ministerial committee for disengagement; which was chaired by […]

03 Jul

Despite Sharon’s dismissal warnings, Netanyahu will skip Knesset pullout vote

The Israeli government overwhelmingly rejected Sunday a proposal, submitted by Agriculture Minister Yisrael Katz (Likud), calling for the delay of the disengagement plan until November 2005. Nineteen ministers voted against the appeal and only three Likud ministers supported it – Finance Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Health Minister Danny Naveh, and Katz […]

31 May

400 Palestinian prisoners to be freed on Thursday

May 31, 2005 3:10 AM IMEMC & Agencies News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

Israel will free 400 Palestinian prisoners on Thursday, an Israeli defense ministry source said. The release will be carried out in cooperation between the defense ministry and the Israel Prison Service. Palestinian Authority sources have denied Israeli claims that the release was coordinated, saying it was an Israeli unilateral decision.   […]

22 Apr

This Week in Palestine – April Week 3

April 15 – 21, 2005 This week in Palestine –a service of the International Middle East Media Center IMEMC. Org, for the week of Friday, April 15 to Thursday, April 21, 2005 Download MP3: Despite criticism by the United States, the Israeli government moved ahead with expanding settlements and […]

27 Mar

Sharon: U.S. committed to understandings on settlement blocs

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said Saturday that the American assurances on the major West Bank settlement blocs stands firm.  ‘There is nothing to worry about regarding the blocs. There was a very good American statement and it is clear that the agreement between myself and Bush stands firm,’ Sharon […]

21 Mar

Sharon allows Likud MKs freedom to vote on budget

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon agreed to allow Likud MKs to vote their conscience on the 2005 state budget and on a bill mandating a referendum on the disengagement plan when those bills come before both the finance and constitution and law committees. Sharon’s decision followed the resignation of coalition […]

13 Mar

Mofaz: outposts will only be removed after pullout

Israeli defense minister Shaul Mofaz confirmed Saturday that unauthorized settlers’ outposts will not be removed until after the implementation of the disengagement plan. The evacuation of unauthorized settlements is an obligation, not a choice, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon told his cabinet on Sunday morning.  ‘The evacuation of unauthorized settlement […]

19 Feb

Netanyahu to vote against the Disengagement on Sunday

February 19, 2005 1:00 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

The Israeli Minister of Finance, Benjamin Netanyahu has decided to vote against the disengagement plan in the government session that will be held on Sunday, Israeli media sources reported. {mosimage}Netanyahu’s decision is based on his objection to removing a statement in the decision which was included in the older version […]

15 Feb

Shinui considering supporting budget if allowed back to cabinet

February 15, 2005 5:57 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli Shinui party signaled to Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon willingness to support the 2005 state budget in exchange to forming a secular Likud-Labor-Shinui government. {mosimage}With no progress achieved in coalition talks with ultra-orthodox Shas party, and with Likud rebels’ warnings to vote against the budget if Sharon does not […]

09 Feb

Against Sharon’s will, Shalom to lead campaign for referendum

February 9, 2005 5:00 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom said Tuesday he intends to lead the campaign for holding a referendum on disengagement; an idea that Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon vehemently oppose. Shalom, who was not invited to Sharm Al-Sheikh summit, made the statements on the Israeli TV Channel 2 political talk show […]

08 Feb

Extreme-right faction fails to win seats in Likud secretariat

February 8, 2005 4:47 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Likud secretariat election ended with a major failure for the far-right Jewish Leadership faction, as Moshe Feiglin’sm the main candidate failed to win representation, Israel Radio reported on Tuesday. However, majority of the candidates recommended by Agriculture minister Yisrael Katz have won place in the secretariat, the most important governing […]

07 Feb

Worries in Likud of Right-Wing take over

February 7, 2005 7:03 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Some Likud ministers said they are concerned that right-wingers might take over the party, ahead of Monday’s elections for members of the Likud secretariat, Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported on Monday. Minsiters Limor Livnat and Tzipi Livni, in a joint statement published on Sunday, voiced ‘concern about another step to accumulate […]

30 Nov

Sharon Aides, Shas Holding Talks Over State Budget

November 30, 2004 4:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Representatives of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Shas party officials began negotiations over support for the annual budget on Tuesday afternoon in Jerusalem. MKs Eli Yishai headed Shas delegation, while Cabinet Secretary Yisrael Maimon headed Sharon’s team. Sharon Approached Labor on Joining Coalition 15:15 Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon […]

31 Oct

Cracks in Likud Rebel Camp

October 31, 2004 3:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli Education Minister Limor Livnat is to meet with Sharon Sunday morning and is expected to withdraw her resignation ultimatum. Livnat together with Finance Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took part in the ‘rebellion’ of Likud MKs prior to the Knesset vote on disengagement. Both issued a 14 day resignation ultimatum if […]

30 Oct

Sharon: `“As long as I am in power, Arafat will not be buried in Jerusalem’

October 30, 2004 3:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

The Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, said in the weekly cabinet meeting on Sunday that Israel will proceed with the Disengagement Plan despite Arafat’s health condition, and added; “As long as I am in power, Arafat will not be buried in Jerusalem”. The Israeli radio said that Sharon discussed during […]

27 Oct

U.S. Welcomes Knesset Approval of Pullout Plan

October 27, 2004 3:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

The U.S. State Department on Tuesday praised the Knesset’s approval of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s unilateral disengagement plan and the removal of settlements from Gaza and four of the West Bank. Deputy spokesman of the State Department, Adam Ereli expressed the U.S. administration belief that this plan is a real […]