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19 Nov

Peace Now: “US Announcement on Softening Settlements Stance Marks a New Broadside on the Two-State Solution”

On the announcement by U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo about dropping the US stance on settlements as inconsistent with international law, Peace Now has issued the following statement: This is a direct assault on the two-state solution and a deliberate choice to pave the way toward more aggressive settlement actions […]

01 Nov

Peace Now : 2342 Settlement Housing Units Advanced

The Higher Planning Council of the Civil Administration convened on the eve of Sukkot (10 October 2019) and approved plans for 2,342 housing units in the settlements, according to the minutes of the meeting published. 59% of the approved units are in settlements that Israel likely may evacuate under a […]

02 Sep

Peace Now: “Official Status Granted to Hebron Settlers by the Civil Administration”

Published By peace Now on August 31st: The Israeli Army’s Spokesperson Unit announced that the Head of the Central Command, Major General Roni Numa, signed a military order establishing a municipal services administration for the Jewish settlers in Hebron. The order was signed following administrative work by the Military Advocate […]

04 Nov

Peace Now: “Israel Issues New Tenders For 1889 New Settlement Units”

November 4, 2013 6:10 AM Saed Bannoura Israeli Settlement, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli Peace Now Movement issued a press release denouncing a new Israeli decision of the Israeli Government of Benjamin Netanyahu, to build additional 1889 units for Jewish settlers in the occupied West Bank, and in occupied Jerusalem.Peace Now said that the tenders include 1.061 units in the West Bank, and […]

17 Oct

Peace Now: “Settlement Construction Rises By %70”

October 17, 2013 12:46 PM IMEMC News Israeli Settlement, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli Peace Now movement issued a report on Israeli settlement construction and expansion activities, and revealed that settlement construction increased by %70 in the period between January and June 2013. Peace Now said that its data is based on survey of aerial photos, and count of all units that “started/ended […]

16 Jan

Peace Now: “Netanyahu’s Settlement Policies Undermine Realistic Peace Deal”

January 16, 2013 2:18 PM Saed Bannoura Israeli Settlement, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli Peace Now movement issued a report about Israel’s illegal settlement construction and expansion activities in the occupied territories, and said that the policies of Netanyahu and his government undermine a realistic peace agreement.Peace now added the Netanyahu-led government is practicing systematic policies that are meant to “render impossible a […]

11 Jan

Peace Now: “Settlement Activities Witnessed Unprecedented Increase in 2011”

January 11, 2012 6:31 AM Saed Bannoura Israeli Settlement, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli Peace Now Movement issued a report revealing that its Settlement Watch Project shows that 2011 witnessed a record increase in Israeli settlement construction and expansion activities in the West Bank, and in occupied East Jerusalem.“The past years highlighted dangerous trends on the ground in the West Bank, which may […]

30 Nov

Death Threats Continue Against Peace Now In Israel

November 30, 2011 2:01 PM Saed Bannoura Israel, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

The Israeli Peace Now Organisation reported that one of its activists recently received a death threat via text message as she was picking up her children from school. The incident is part of several attacks targeting Peace Now activists, homes and offices.Lee of Peace Now stated that the message reads […]

09 Nov

Death Threat Graffiti Found On Home of Peace Now Settlement Watch Director

November 9, 2011 6:07 AM Saed Bannoura Israel, Israeli Settlement, News Report 0

Israeli Peace Now Movement reported that the home of the director of the movement’s Settlement Watch Project, Hagit Ofran, was targeted for the second time in recent months. The act was perpetuated by extremist right-wing settlers who blame the group for Israel’s dismantlement of several illegal settlement outposts in the […]

15 Apr

While At Israeli TV Building, Peace Now Director Attacked By Right-Wing Researcher

April 15, 2011 11:27 AM Saed Bannoura Israel, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

On Thursday evening, and while Peace Now General Director, Yariv Oppenheimer, was waiting at the prep room at the Israeli TV, Channel 1, preparing to be interviewed by the Israeli national news show, he was approached by another panelist, right wing figure, Dr. Mor Altshuler, who slapped him in the […]

26 Jan

Israeli Man Who Murdered Peace Now Activist To Be Released

January 26, 2011 10:39 PM Saed Bannoura Israel, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

Israeli daily, Haaretz, reported that an Israeli citizen who killed an Israeli peace activist in 1983 will be set free on Wednesday. Yona Avursham, was convicted in 1983 of throwing a grenade into a group of peace activists protesting in front of the office on Israel’s Prime Minister. The explosion […]

16 Jan

Thousands join Peace Now ‘Rally for Democracy’ in Tel Aviv challenging NGO probes

January 16, 2011 6:20 AM Saed Bannoura Israel, News Report, Non-violent action 0

On Saturday, thousands of Israelis marched in Tel Aviv under the banner ‘Demonstration (since it’s still possible) for democracy’ – a reference to a proposed measure currently under consideration in the Israeli Knesset that would require investigations of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) which criticize the actions of the Israeli military.The marchers […]

15 Nov

Peace Now: 1,629 New Settlement Houses In Six Weeks Since Freeze Ended

November 15, 2010 12:46 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israeli Settlement, News Report, West Bank 0

According to the Israeli watchdog group Peace Now, Israeli settlers living in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, in violation of international law, have engaged in a frenzy of building since the partial moratorium on construction was lifted unilaterally by the Israeli government on September 27th. Palestinians, on whose […]

26 Aug

Peace Now: “Israel is currently constructing 2600 settlement units in the W. Bank”

A report prepared and published by the Israeli Peace Now group revealed that Israel is currently constructing 2600 homes for settlers in 1000 buildings in several settlements in the occupied West Bank. The report indicated that 55% of these units are being constructed in the eastern side of the Annexation […]

26 Aug

‘Peace Now’: ‘Israel estÃ¥ actualmente construyendo 2600 unidades de asentamiento en Cisjordania

August 26, 2008 7:00 PM Saed Bannoura Palestinian Politics 0

Un informe preparado y publicado por el grupo Israelí ‘Paz Ahora’, revelo que Israel esta actualmente construyendo 2600 casas para colonos, y 1000 edificios en varios asentamientos, de la Cisjordania ocupada. El informe indicó que el 55% de esas unidades, estÃ¥n siendo construidas en la zona oeste del Muro de […]

14 Mar

Peace Now: 32% of illegal Israeli settlements built on private Palestinian land

On Wednesday, the Israeli organization Peace Now issued a report sating that 32% of the land annexed for the construction of Israeli settlements and outposts is private Palestinian property.The report added that 24% of the land on which settlements are actually built is also privately owned by Palestinians. Though not […]

21 Feb

Peace Now: Israeli Settlers in the Occupied West Bank Increased by %5 in 2006

Peace Now, an Israeli peace bloc, revealed Wednesday that the number of Israel settlers based in various Israeli settlements in the West Bank has increased by 5% in 2006 compared to 2005, totaling 268,000. The report maintained that population growth of 121 Israeli settlements has been steadily increasing, given the […]

21 Nov

Peace Now: “40% of West Bank settlements are built on private Palestinian property”

The Israeli Peace Now movement held a press conference in Jerusalem on Tuesday and said that it found in a new study on settlements that approximately 40% of the settlements are constructed on private Palestinian property. The movement reported that settlements and industrial zones that belong to the settlements in […]

02 Nov

Peace Now describes the Israeli government as “idiotic”

Spokeswoman of the Peace Now movement in Israel, Hagit Ofran, described the Israeli government as idiotic, and slammed the continuous killings and offensive against the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. In an Interview with the Ramattan News Agency, Ofran stated that the Israelis are harmed by any damage and “stupid […]

20 Oct

Peace Now: “Most settlement outpost are installed on private Palestinian property”

A survey conducted by the Israeli Peace Now movement revealed that 75 illegal settlement outposts in the West Bank are installed on private Palestinian lands that the settlers controlled by force. These outposts occupy a total of 16196 Dunams. The survey revealed that 75 out of 102 outposts are installed […]

03 Oct

Peace Now: `“Israel stepped up settlement construction during war`

The Israeli Peace Now organization reported that building in illegal settlement outposts in the occupied West Bank was stepped up during the recent Israeli war with Lebanon.   The movement reported that 31 illegal settlement outposts and infrastructure were constructed during the war, and that settlers in twelve illegal outposts […]

06 Jun

Israeli High Court rejects Peace Now petition on illegal outpost

The Israeli High Court of Justice rejected on Tuesday a petition filed by the Israeli Peace Now movement demanding the government to evacuate six illegal settlement outposts installed on private Palestinian property in the occupied West Bank. The appeal demanded Israel to evacuate the illegal outposts of Givat Hadegel, Mitzpeh […]

05 Apr

Peace Now to ask Israeli court to order the evacuation of six illegal outposts

The Israeli Peace Now movement intends to petition the Israeli High Court of Justice to order the evacuations of six illegal West Bank outposts. Israeli online daily, Ynetnews, reported that the step follows the movement’s earlier petition, accepted by the court, which led to the evacuation of the Amona illegal […]

05 Jan

Peace Now Movement petitions Supreme Court to halt Modi’in Illit construction

Israeli Peace Now movement filed a petition, on Wednesday, to the Israeli Supreme Court to halt the construction of the illegal settlement of Modi’in Illit that is built on the lands which belongs to villagers of the West Bank village of Bil’in. Attorney, Michael Sfard, asked the Supreme Court to […]

28 Dec

Peace Now movement visits Modi’n Elite settlement

Delegates of Peace Now leftist movement visited Modi’n Elite settlement, west of Ramallah, in order to report on the implementation of a project which will lead to the construction of some 1500 housing units in the settlement. This project will lead to further land grab and annexation of Palestinian areas. […]

27 Oct

Army bars Peace Now activists from entering Hebron

October 27, 2005 9:50 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israeli attacks, News Report, Palestine 0

Israeli soldiers barred, on Wednesday, dozens of activists of the Israeli Peace Now movement from entering the West Bank city of Hebron to protest against Jewish settlements there. Soldiers closed the main road which leads to Keryat Arba’ settlement, in Hebron, and intensively the area. Soldiers obstructed three buses carrying […]

19 Oct

Peace Now calls on Israel to evacuate 26 West Bank settlements

October 19, 2005 3:55 PM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Israeli Peace Now movement announced a new initiative on Wednesday calling the Israeli government to withdraw from 26 West Bank settlements which are relatively isolated within large concentration of Palestinian population. The movement reported that the initiative aims to raise awareness among the Israeli public to the problematic nature of […]

14 Sep

Peace Now: `“Construction in settlement to Devoid Road Map of its Meaning`

September 14, 2005 7:50 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israeli Settlement, News Report, Palestine 0

The Israeli Peace Now Movement reported that the continuous construction in the West Bank settlement blocs included within the route of the Apartheid Wall is an activity that is going to devoid the Road Map of its meaning. In a report issued Monday on the construction of colonies in August […]

01 Sep

Peace now report on Amona illegal settlement outpost

September 1, 2005 3:01 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

In the beginning of July 2005, the Israeli Peace Now movement submitted a petition to the Israeli High Court of Justice where the respondents were the Minister of Defense, the Commander of the Israeli Army in the West Bank, the Head of the Civil Administration and the Commander of the […]

06 Jul

Peace now: ‘145 tenders for new settlement housing units in 2005’

The Peace Now movement in Israel reported that during the first half of 2005, the so-called Israeli Lands Authority issued tenders for the construction of 142 new homes in settlements in the West Bank. The movement said that the tenders and construction are a direct violation of Israeli obligations under the ‘Road Map’ […]

02 Feb

Peace Now: Settlement construction continued in 2004

Despite the government’s commitment to dismantle unauthorized settlers’ outposts, Settlement and settlement outpost construction continued in 2004, according to Peace Now’s annual outpost report published Wednesday.   According to Peace Now’s figures, there are currently 99 settlement outposts in the West Bank, three new ones were established in 2004, two […]

10 May

Peace Now: Unauthorized Outposts Strengthened in 2004

outposts, a Peace Now report released Monday, based on a study theyIMEMC Staff & Agencies, May 10, 2004 In the midst of talks around evacuating unauthorized settlers’ outposts, a Peace Now report released Monday, based on a study they conducted, said that during the first 4 months of 2004 one […]

21 Sep

Peace Now Starts ‘Street Campaign’ Calling to End Sharon’s Regime

September 21, 2003 3:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

square in Tel Aviv, marking the first step of what Peace NowIMEMC & Agencies, September 21, 2003 Around 6000 Israeli protesters gathered Saturday night at Rabin square in Tel Aviv, marking the first step of what Peace Now described as a ‘street campaign’ to protest the policies of Prime Minister […]

21 Dec

Mladenov: ‘We are nowhere closer to peace than a year ago’

UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nikolay Mladenov, briefed the Security Council yesterday, on the situation in Palestine, stressing that negative developments have greatly overshadowed any positive steps towards peace. Mladenov pointed out that the reported developments take place within a concerning overall context: ‘Israel’s continued military […]

24 Feb

Masha’al: A Historic Chance Now For Peace

Chief of the politburo of Hamas, Khaled Mashaal, told reporters on Friday in Cairo that this moment carries an historic chance for peace in the region that should be well invested. Chief of the politburo of Hamas, Khaled Masha’al, told reporters on Friday in Cairo that this moment carries an […]

25 Jul

We won’t know peace, as long as our neighbors do not

I am writing this with an aching heart. I have postponed writing it as long as I could. In Jewish tradition, there is a searing phrase: ‘The Temple was not destroyed but for gratuitous hatred.’ It sums up the events in beleaguered Jerusalem, in the year 70 AD, when the […]

05 Aug

Israeli Troops arrests now 40 International Peace Activists

10 meters away from the threatened house at Mes’ha protest camp.IMEMC, August 5, 2003 According to ISM and Gush Shalom source, with bulldozers less than 10 meters away from the threatened house at Mes’ha protest camp. Israeli army is right now arresting the 42 international and Israeli peace activists who […]

05 Aug

Israeli Troops arrests now 40 International Peace Activists

10 meters away from the threatened house at Mes’ha protest camp.IMEMC, August 5, 2003 According to ISM and Gush Shalom source, with bulldozers less than 10 meters away from the threatened house at Mes’ha protest camp. Israeli army is right now arresting the 42 international and Israeli peace activists who […]

01 Dec

High Representative to the EU: Settlements are an Obstacle to Peace

Federica Mogherini, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, stated, on Thursday, that Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank threaten to make a two-state solution impossible, the Palestine News Network reported. “Settlement activity in East Jerusalem seriously jeopardizes the possibility of Jerusalem serving […]

28 Nov

Opinion: It May Not Know it, but the US is Accelerating the End of Israel’s Apartheid Regime

Asa Winstanley for Middle East Monitor Last week US President, Donald Trump’s administration made a notable move. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the US is reversing previous policy, which basically accepted that Israel’s colonial settlements in the occupied West Bank are a violation of international law. This is […]

11 Nov

Restructuring the Palestinian Authority: It’s Now or Never

by Dana El Kurd, for Al Shabaka Palestinian Policy Network Overview The Palestinian Authority (PA) has perhaps never been so embattled, polarizing, or internally fragmented. In the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT), the PA has cut itself off from Gaza, and reconciliation between Hamas and Fatah continues to be elusive. Regionally, the […]

22 Oct

Netanyahu Fails to Form Government: Now What?

PNN – Prime Minister Netanyahu announced, yesterday, that he’s officially handing back his mandate to President Rivlin after failing to form a new Israeli government. The mandate will now pass to his rival and Blue and White Party leader Benny Gantz, who will no doubt face the same difficulties as […]

02 Jul

US and Palestinian Christians Meet, Discuss Middle East Peace

In a special consultation hosted by Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP) and Bright Stars of Bethlehem, convened in cooperation with the National Council of Churches (NCC), World Council of Churches (WCC), and the Diyar Consortium, and building on previous engagement, US and Palestinian Christians addressed the current context in […]

14 May

US Government Denies Visa to Renowned Palestinian Legislator Hanan Ashrawi

One of the top leaders in the Palestinian government, Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, has had her visa rejected by the U.S. government with no reason given for the denial. Ashrawi has long been considered a moderate, tempered voice among the Palestinian leadership who is seen as both uncorruptible and steadfast in […]

15 Mar

PCHR Condemns Gaza Security Services’ Attacks against Peaceful Protests

Date: 14 March 2019 – The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) strongly condemns the security services’ dispersal of the peaceful protests organized in several areas in the Gaza Strip upon calls by the “Youth Movement” to improve living conditions as  the security services attacked the protestors by beating and […]

07 Dec

Israeli Government-Linked Creative Community for Peace’s Confidential Report

12/06/18 Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) / US, UK The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement for Palestinian rights continues to make long strides in effectively challenging Israel’s regime of occupation and apartheid. The cultural boycott of Israel is supported by thousands of artists around the world, with pledges to uphold […]

15 Nov

Netanyahu Forgets Prayers For World Peace To Make War On Gaza

by Yvonne Ridley Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cut short his visit to Paris, aimed to commemorate the century of Armistice that brought World War One to an end, in order to follow up closely Israeli deadly attacks on Gaza. Timing is everything in international politics, so as 70 world […]

22 Oct

Jordan to Cancel Israeli Annexes from 1994 Peace Treaty

Jordanian King Abdullah II informed Israel, on Sunday, that he will not renew two annexes of the 1994 peace treaty between Israel and Jordan, with regard to territory leased to Israel. The territories in question are al-Baqura and al-Ghamr, which are also known as Naharyaim and Zofar in the Hebrew […]

28 Sep

Erekat: Netanyahu’s Speech Blames the Victim; U.S. Has Closed the Door to Peace

The Secretary-General of the Palestine Liberation Organization, Saeb Erekat, stated Thursday that the speech by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday victimizes the criminal and blames the victim. Erekat said that real peace requires ending the illegal Israeli occupation of Palestine, in addition […]

15 Sep

ISM Update: Israeli Forces Storm Khan Al-Ahmar, Erect Road Blocks, Suppress Peaceful Demonstration

At around 11.30 am, a bulldozer escorted by a police and military vehicles approached the Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar and began to move rocks and earth, in order to block access to the village via dirt roads on the outskirts, to prevent resident and activists from reaching the area. […]

25 Aug

Army Injures Eight Palestinians, One International Peace Activist, In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent procession against the Annexation Wall and Colonies, in Kufur Qaddoum village, east of Qalqilia, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, and injured eight Palestinians, including a child, in addition to a Norwegian peace activist. Morad Eshteiwi, the media coordinator of […]

16 Jul

Trump-Gulf-Israel ‘Peace’ Plan Seeks Palestinian Surrender

Through violence, coercion, and bribery, Israel, the U.S., U.A.E., and Saudi Arabia want Palestinians to give up their rights under international law, and accept limited sovereignty in a weak, divided territory. But, growing non-violent resistance in the Occupied Territories and solidarity efforts around the world — such as a new […]

06 Jul

Israel Denies Entry To Swedish Peace Activist Who Walked To Palestine

The Israeli Border Authority denied entry to a Swedish peace activist, who started walking to Palestine eleven months ago to raise awareness about the Israeli occupation, and the suffering of the Palestinian people. The peace activist Benjamin Ladraa started his walk on August 8th, 2017, with the aim of informing […]

18 Jun

‘The camera is our peaceful weapon’: In Conversation with the Youngest Activists in Hebron

Translated by Badee Dueik and interpreted for written article by ISM members. Abdullah and Saleh live with their families in the Tel Rumeida area of occupied Hebron, under Israeli control. They are both twelve, and have been best friends for around four years. They are the youngest members of Human […]

09 Jun

Nobel Peace Prize-Nominated Palestinian Movement Responds to Pop-Kultur Festival’s Racism

“[BDS] campaigns around the world present the most promising way to overcome the failure of world governments to stand up to Israel’s intransigence and lawless behavior”. — Stephane Hessel, Holocaust survivor and co-author of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Despite the growing number of cancellations facing Pop-Kultur Berlin festival due to the Israeli […]

05 Jun

Christian Peacemaker Teams: Occupation Captured

Photo credits: Christian Peacemaker Teams. POSTED BY: CHRISTIAN PEACEMAKER TEAMS JUNE 5, 2018 Photos of Palestinian life and Israeli occupation in the West Bank city of Hebron. The Festival of Ramadan Pictured here: The Old City of Hebron is joyful and celebratory for the Festival of Ramadan. Flickering yellow, green and red […]

22 Apr

EU Calls for Investigation into Killing of Peaceful Palestinian Demonstrators on Gaza Border

The European Union (EU) has called for the opening of a full investigation regarding the killing of Palestinian demonstrators by Israeli forces along the Gaza Strip’s borders, on Friday. The EU mentioned, in a press release, that the soldiers used live bullets intensively, leading to the death of 4 demonstrators, […]

20 Feb

Abbas Proposes Peace Plan to UN Security Council

PA President Mahmoud Abbas, on Tuesday, proposed a peace plan at the United Nations Security Council that tackles core issues, which have foiled peace efforts over the past few decades. Abbas said, in his highly anticipated speech in front of the UN Security Council, that the plan calls for holding […]

07 Feb

Soldiers Attack Peaceful Procession In Bethlehem, Abduct Four Palestinians

Israeli soldiers attacked, Wednesday, many students who marched in Bethlehem city, in the occupied West Bank, and abducted four. The Palestinians marched from Bab az-Zqaq area, heading towards Jerusalem-Hebron road, before reaching the northern entrance of Bethlehem, where the soldiers started firing gas bombs and concussion grenades at them. The […]

03 Feb

BDS Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize in 2018

Bjørnar Moxnes, a member of the Norwegian Parliament, has nominated the international Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement for this year’s Nobel Prize. 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). […]

24 Dec

Prince Salman Warns Abbas to Support US ‘Peace Plan’ or Be Ousted

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed ben Salman asked Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to back a US-sponsored peace plan for Israel-Palestine, officials told Middle East Eye. Abbas was invited to Saudi Arabia’s capital of Riyadh, on Tuesday, where he held talks with King Salman and MbS. The invitation came shortly following […]

23 Dec

Christian Leaders: No Peace Without Jerusalem

Christian leaders stressed, on Saturday, the centrality of Jerusalem to all three monotheistic religions, denouncing the United States for declaring it the capital of Israel. Speaking at a press conference in Bethlehem as Christians prepare to celebrate Christmas at the site where Jesus Christ is traditionally believed to have been […]

18 Dec

Palestinian President: US Can No Longer Be a ‘Mediator’ in the Peace Process

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said during a meeting in his Ramallah headquarters,on Monday evening,that the Palestinians reject America’s alleged “mediation role” in the “Peace Process”, and added that the United States and President Donald Trump have chosen not to be a fair mediator, and have made their bias very clear. […]

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, […]

09 Oct

Trump to Give Peace Process a “Shot” Before Moving Embassy to Jerusalem

US President Donald Trump says that he will not go ahead with his controversial pledge to move the American embassy to Jerusalem, as he wants to give a shot at achieving peace between Palestine and Israel, he said on a TV show, “I want to give that a shot before […]

01 Jul

Israel-Palestine: Does Jared Kushner have the Chops to Negotiate Peace in a 50 Year Conflict?

Daoud Kuttab, award winning Palestinian journalist discusses the tensions Kushner faces as Trump’s peace negotiator in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Daoud Kuttab is a Palestinian journalist and media activists. He is the former Ferris Professor of Journalism at PrincetonUniversity. Daoud Kuttab is currently the director general of Community Media Network (CMN) a […]

24 May

Can Trump Find the Elusive Land of ‘Peacerael’?

nsnbc : U.S. President Donald Trump, on Tuesday, said both Israeli and Palestinian leaders were ready for peace. The statement was made alongside Israeli Prime Minister benjamin Netanyahu in a speech at the Israel Museum. Trump both met Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. Trump had held talks with […]

24 May

Ali Abunimah: Trump’s Mideast ‘Peace Opportunity’ Ignores Palestinian Rights & Threatens Iran

On a visit to Israel, President Donald Trump claims to see “a rare opportunity for peace” in the Middle East, but Ali Abunimah of The Electronic Intifada says Trump is only offering more U.S. support for the Israeli occupation of Palestinians and hostility towards Iran. Ali Abunimah is co-founder of […]

19 May

‘No End in Sight’: UN Officials Deliver Statements on Recent Killing of Palestinian by Israeli Settler, Peace Process, Hunger Strike

United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov,  has condemned yesterday’s  killing of a Palestinian man by an Israeli settler, and the wounding of a photojournalist. Mladenov said : ”I condemn today’s reported killing of a Palestinian by an Israeli settler and the wounding of a […]

08 Apr

Russia to Possibly Acknowledge West Jerusalem as Israeli Capital

On Thursday, the Russian Foreign Ministry stated that, if a peace agreement between Israeli and Palestinian people could be reached, Russia could acknowledge West Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Russia does not officially acknowledge West Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, according to the PNN, and, up until Thursday, has not […]

03 Mar

Why Was a 2016 Summit for a US-Proposed Peace Plan Involving Israel Kept Secret?

Gideon Levy is a prominent Israeli journalist and author of the weekly column Twilight Zone in the Israeli paper Haaretz. He is also an editorial board member of Haaretz. Between 1978 and 1982 Levy served in the Shimon Peres office when Peres was the leader of the Labor Party. TRNN […]

24 Jan

Al-Quds: ‘The Key to Peace, The Key to War’

Thousands of Palestinians demonstrate, in the West Bank, against relocating the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Written by Ahmad Jaradat, Senior Project Coordinator at the Alternative Information Center (AIC). Edited for the IMEMC by chris @ Under the slogan “al-Quds is the key to peace and the […]

Bab al-Shams (image from PNN)
20 Jan

Palestinian Peace Activists Attempt to Re-establish Bab al-Shams; Israeli Forces Destroy It

Dozens of Palestinian peace activists, along with Israeli and international supporters, gathered in East Jerusalem Friday to erect tents and try to re-establish the peace village Bab al-Shams that was built in 2013 and destroyed that same year by Israeli forces. The activists say they chose this day to carry […]

08 Jan

One Detained as Troops Attack Peaceful Protest near Qalqilia

Israeli troops attacked on Saturday a peaceful protest organized by Combatants for Peace, CFP, and the villagers of Ezbit Tabeeb, northern West Bank, against a new settlers road Israel is planning to build. Israeli and Palestinian activists joined the villagers of Ezbit Tabeeb and land owners in addition to local […]

27 Nov

Israeli Settlements: More than just ‘Obstacles to Peace’

(Photo: A Palestinian stands on his property overlooking the Israeli settlement Har Homa, West Bank, February 18, 2011. UPI/Debbie Hill) With the election of businessman and erstwhile reality TV star Donald Trump to the presidency, all conventional political ‘wisdom’ was upended. This, in and of itself, may not be a […]

02 Nov

Netanyahu: “Peace With The Palestinians Is Not A Precondition For Peace With The Arab World”

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated, Thursday, that comprehensive peace with the Palestinians in not a precondition for peace with Arab countries, and that many Arab states consider Israel a partner in “the war on Islamic terrorism.” Netanyahu’s statements came during his meeting with the visiting Italian President Sergio Mattarella. […]

24 Sep

ISM: World Week of Peace 2016

Fire. That seemed to be the theme, yesterday, as we celebrated World Week for Peace, in Bethlehem. Fire, when tear gas canisters erupted into flames in the Aida refugee camp, showing the continued violence. Fire, as we lit candles in the shape of the West Bank, signifying hope. And, fire […]

16 Jun

Hebron: Peaceful Sit-in Violently Dispelled by Israeli Forces

06/15/16 | International Solidarity Movement | al-Khalil Team On 15th July 2016, a peaceful sit-in protest organized in demand of the opening of Qurtuba stairs, in occupied al-Khalil (Hebron), by Palestinians as well as Israeli and international activists, was violently broken up by Israeli forces, leaving one Palestinian child injured […]

Marwan Barghouti (mural image - from palestinianprisoners blog)
07 Jun

South African Archbishop Tutu latest voice calling for Nobel Peace Prize for Marwan Barghouthi

Revered Archbishop Desmond Tutu, himself a Nobel Prize recipient, has joined a growing number of people who have nominated Palestinian political prisoner Marwan Barghouthi for the Nobel Peace Prize. Barghouthi is a founder of the armed wing of the Fateh party, known as the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades – named after […]

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 […]

01 Oct

Abbas: “We Cannot Remain Committed To Peace Accords While Israel Continues To Violate Them”

In his Wednesday speech at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said the Palestinian Authority cannot remain committed to peace accords signed with Israel as long as the Israeli government continues to violate the agreements and continues escalating attacks against the Palestinians.Abbas stated that […]

04 Jun

Obama: Israel Losing Credibility over Peacemaking

United States President Barack Obama, Tuesday, blamed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s diplomacy terms for failure to advance peace with the Palestinians, saying that Israel seems to have lost its international credibility as a potential peacemaker.In an interview with the Israeli Channel II, Obama suggested that continued US diplomatic defense […]

17 Apr

Abbas: “Releasing All Detainees Is The Foundation Of Any Future Peace Deal”

April 17, 2015 11:26 AM IMEMC & Agencies News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

On Thursday evening, just a few hours before April 17, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Day, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said the release of all political prisoners, held by Israel, is a top priority and one of the cases to be filed to the International Criminal Court (ICC). Abbas added that the […]

11 Feb

Jesus Christ Embassy to Launch Prayer Campaign for Peace in Jerusalem

Jesus Christ Embassy Chairman, Terry McIntosh, will launch an international campaign, tomorrow, to call 1,000,000 people to pray for peace in Jerusalem, and for the restoration of Palestinian biblical and historical rights.The conference will discuss McIntosh’s research and book ‘Resurrection Palestine’ which documents biblical and secular history to prove that […]

07 Feb

More Peaceful Protests Quelled with Violent Dispersal, Child Kidnapped from Hebron

February 7, 2015 8:51 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Several Palestinian and international activists were injured as Israeli forces dispersed peaceful marches in the occupied West Bank, on Saturday, according to activists and WAFA correspondence.Israeli forces attacked Palestinian and foreign activists who marched in protest of the ongoing closure of the road linking Surif with Al-Jaba‘ village, to the […]

09 Nov

EU: Jerusalem should be capital for two states; peace talks must resume

November 9, 2014 12:53 AM Celine Hagbard Jerusalem, News Report 0

The top European Union diplomat, Federica Mogherini, on Saturday called for Jerusalem to be shared between Israel and Palestine, as unrest in the holy city threatens a major escalation.In her statement, Mogherini said ,’I think Jerusalem can be and should be the capital of two states. Jerusalem is not just […]

28 Oct

Netanyahu: No Peace with Palestine Without Recognition of Israel as a ‘Jewish’ State

October 28, 2014 9:20 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has stated that no peace agreement would be achieved unless through mutual negotiations without precondition, keynoting that lasting peace will only be possible via the formula of a demilitarized Palestine and the recognition of Israel as a Jewish state.At the opening of the winter Knesset […]

01 Aug

Oxfam: People in Gaza Trapped with Nowhere Safe to Escape

More than 240,000 people have now fled their homes, but have nowhere safe to go. With exit through Israel closed under the long-term blockade, and the border with Egypt shut, most people are prevented from escaping the violence.The past few days have been the deadliest yet in Gaza, with civilians […]

13 Jul

International Peace Volunteers Remain in Hospital Threatened by Israeli Missiles

Israel’s army fired four ‘warning’ missiles at the roof of El-Wafa rehabilitation hospital in Gaza City, Gaza. International volunteers now staying in the hospital in solidarity, have said they, “can hear missiles falling close by”.11th July 2014 | International Solidarity Movement | Gaza, Occupied Palestine “The civilian population of Gaza […]

29 Jun

Indyk Resigns Following Failure of ‘Peace Talks’

U.S. envoy to the Middle East, Martin Indyk has resigned following the collapse of Israeli-Palestinian negotiations. However, the State Department says that he will remain involved in the peace effort.This past May, Israeli media reported that, according to an unnamed US official, Indyk would be leaving his duties, the negotiating […]

24 May

Bennett Suggests ‘Stability Plan’ Over Peace Talks

Israeli minister of economy and leader of the Jewish Home Party, Naftali Bennett, has suggested a new plan for peace in Palestine, calling for dismantling the security barrier in the West Bank and letting Palestinians govern themselves. According to Al Ray, in an interview with the Wall Street Journal on […]

18 May

Lieberman: “Israel Has An Alternate Plan For Peace”

[Saturday, May 17, 2014] Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman stated that his Ministry has an alternate plan to use following the collapse of direct talks with the Palestinians, and that he presented his plan to Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu. Lieberman said the time has not come for officially presenting […]

03 May

Kerry: Peace a Benefit to Both Israel and Palestine

US Secretary of State John Kerry announced, yesterday, that he has decided to take a pause in order to re-evaluate possible steps in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, noting that he will make public the ‘progress’ made during the nine months of peace talks between the two nations. At a press […]

01 May

US Calls for ‘Holding Period’ after Peace Talks Failure

US officials in Washington called for a ‘holding period’ in the peace process, following a recently expired deadline for coming to an agreement.US Secretary of State John Kerry is apparently satisfied with his own part in the peace process, and is ready to ‘dive back in’ if asked, according to […]

30 Apr

Gal-on: Netanyahu Government ‘Not Interested In Peace’

Leader of the Israeli Meretz Party, Zahava Gal-on, said Sunday that the current Israeli government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is not interested in peace.Gal-on stated, in an interview with Radio Israel, that the Netanyahu government must regain its senses and put the new Palestinian government to the test, to […]

30 Apr

14,000 Settler Homes Approved, Over 500 Palestinian Structures Demolished During ‘Peace Talks’

Plans for nearly 14,000 new settler homes were approved by the Israeli government, during the nine months of peace talks with the Palestinians, according to an Israeli NGO — this in addition to over 500 Palestinian structures that were demolished throughout the US-brokered ‘peace negotiations’. The negotiation period formally ended […]

25 Apr

PLO: National Unity is Prerequisite for Power & Peace

PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan ‘Ashrawi stated, Thursday, that national unity is a basic prerequisite for empowering the Palestinian state and people and for reinforcing means of popular resistance, including the boycott of Israeli occupation and its settlements.‘Ashrawi called upon the Palestinian people to promote the implementation of reconciliation […]

31 Mar

Israel Hands PLO Proposal to Extend ‘Peace Talks’

Israel has handed the PLO a proposal aimed at extending peace talks beyond an April 29 deadline, as efforts to salvage the negotiations come to a head. (AFP/Al Ray) The fate of the US-brokered peace process could be decided within days, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said earlier, warning that […]

10 Feb

VIDEO: Settlers Assault Israeli Peace Activist Accompanying Palestinian Shepherds

February 10, 2014 3:07 AM Saed Bannoura Hebron, Israeli Settlement, News Report 0

A number of right-wing Israeli settlers were caught on tape, Saturday, attacking an Israeli peace activist accompanying Palestinian shepherds and farmers through Palestinian lands at Shweika village, south of the Hebron Mountains area, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. The attack took place on Saturday morning [February […]

25 Dec

Latin Patriarch Prays for Peace in Palestine, At Christmas Mass

[Wednesday December 25, 2013] During Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve, at the Church of Nativity, in Bethlehem, Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal prayed for peace and prosperity in Palestine, as well as for an end to the hardships faced by the Palestinian people.WAFA reports that Twal said to President Mahmoud Abbas, […]