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14 Jul
8:02

Abbas Discusses Latest Developments with Putin

PA President Mahmoud Abbas met, on Saturday, with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin, in Moscow, where they discussed the latest developments in Palestine, particularly Israel’s plan to demolish Khan al-Ahmar community near Jerusalem. They also discussed issues of mutual concern for Russia and Palestine, and praised the historical […]

12 May
8:34

Bethlehem: Putin Foundation for Culture and Economics Launched

A new complex named after Russian President Vladimir Putin was inaugurated on Thursday, in Bethlehem. Speaking via video conference from Sochi, in Russia, where he is meeting with Putin, President of the Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas thanked Russia for its continuous support for the Palestinian people. He said, according to […]

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 […]

26 Jun
3:22

Abbas Welcomes Putin In Bethlehem

On Tuesday morning Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas welcomed Russian President Vladimir Putin to the West Bank city of Bethlehem; the visit was described as “historic”. Several Palestinian officials participated in the special welcome ceremony.Palestinian and Russians officials held a policy meeting just before Presidents Abbas and Putin met in the […]

13 Feb
10:24

Hamas plans to meet Putin, despite Israeli, US reservations

February 13, 2006 10:24 PM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, International, News Report 0

Sami Abu Zuhri, a leader of the Palestinian Hamas Party in Gaza, said he expects talks between Hamas and Russia to take place later this month. "We are going to present our positions … about the political developments and issues related to the rights of our people," Abu Zuhri said […]

03 May
6:02

US pressures EU to reject Putin’s Peace Conference suggestion

An American official source said the United States administration is pressuring the Europeans to reject the idea of holding an international peace conference on the Middle East proposed by the Russian President Vladimir Putin. Putin’s suggestion came during his historic visit to the Middle East during which he met with […]

29 Apr
8:05

Putin: Abbas can’t fight terror with a slingshot

April 29, 2005 8:05 AM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, News Report, Palestine 0

‘If we expect chairman Abbas to fight terrorism effectively, he can’t do it with slingshots and stones,’ Russian President Vladimir Putin said. Putin was making a reference to Israel’s dismissal of his proposal to provide the Palestinian Authority security forces with 50 armored carriers. ‘We will provide the Palestinian leadership with […]

29 Apr
1:17

Putin to Sharon: don’t pressure Abbas, help him

During his meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon in Jerusalem on Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin called on Israel to support Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, rather than put pressure on him. ‘There are two approaches, you can pressure Abbas or you can support him. I believe that you [Israel] […]

26 Apr
11:09

Putin, Sharon united against terror, differ on ME policies

April 26, 2005 11:09 PM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, International, News Report 0

Russian President Vladimir Putin met Thursday with Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon in Jerusalem. Sharon, at the close of the meeting, expressed happiness that Putin had chosen to visit Israel in the 60th anniversary of the Allies’ victory over Nazi German. ‘The Jewish people and the State of Israel will […]

21 Apr
12:53

Putin: Missiles to Syria to stop Israel’s air force buzzing of Assad

April 21, 2005 12:53 AM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, International, News Report 0

‘SA-18 missiles will of course make it difficult to fly over the residence of the Syrian president,’ Russian President Vladimir Putin told Israeli TV channel one ahead of his next week visit to Israel. ‘It will make flying low difficult; it would end Syrian embarrassment over Israeli air force planes […]

06 Apr
7:24

Putin to visit P.A areas

The Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Russian President Vladimir Putin decided to visit the Palestinian areas during his planned visit to Israel at the end of April. “Putin will visit Israel and the Palestinian territories”, Lavov said at a joint press conference with Javier Solana,  the European Union’s […]

18 Feb
11:20

Putin: Iran has no nuclear weapons program

February 18, 2005 11:20 AM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, International, News Report 0

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday that he is convinced Iran does not have a nuclear weapons program, asserted that Russia would continue nuclear cooperation with the Islamic state, and confirmed plans to visit Tehran soon.  {mosimage}Moscow has helped Iran build a nuclear reactor, which has been heavily criticized by […]

31 Jan
11:50

Abbas meets Putin in Moscow

January 31, 2005 11:50 AM IMEMC & Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met with top Russian officials Monday, seeking Moscow’s support in upcoming peace talks with Israel. Rusian President Vladimir Putin expressed hope that Abbas succeeds in jump-starting solutions to Palestinians’ intractable problems. ‘Life in the region goes on, and in Palestine there are many problems that have […]

29 Jan
5:59

Putin Suggests Russia Will Sell Missiles to Syria

January 29, 2005 5:59 AM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, International, News Report 0

Despite objections by Israel and the United States, the Russian President Vladimir Putin suggested Friday that the planned sale of missiles between Russia and Syria will go on as planned. In an interview with Israel’s Channel Ten TV, Putin said that this sale will not change the balance of power […]

24 Jan
3:57

Putin Assures Israel No Missile Deal during Assad’s Visit

January 24, 2005 3:57 AM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, International, News Report 0

Russian President Vladimir Putin assured Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon in a phone conversation Thursday that he would not close the deal to sell shoulder-launched missiles to Syria during Syrian President Bashar Asad’s visit to Moscow, which begins Monday.   Sharon, from his side, expressed concerns that the advanced SA-18 […]

17 May
9:29

Gideon Levy: No Opposition in Israel as Netanyahu Massacres Gazans

Renowned Israeli journalist Gideon Levy says “the victims of Gaza hardly touch anybody in Israel,” as Israeli forces mow down protesters. Hardline right-wing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has a stranglehold on politics, and the left barely exists. Gideon Levy is a prominent Israeli journalist and author of the weekly column […]

06 Mar
7:46

Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson On the US, Iran and Israel

VIDEO (The Real News Network) : Col. Larry Wilkerson speaking at the National Press Club the day before the official AIPAC Conference. The alternative conference was titled: ‘U.S.-Israel Relations and Middle East Policy’. Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Government and Public Policy Lawrence Wilkerson’s last positions in government were as Secretary of […]

03 Mar
7:38

Adalah Files Contempt of Court Motion against Israeli Authorities for Failing to Bus Bedouin Preschoolers

Preschool children in the Naqab Bedouin village of Al-Sira prepare to board a school bus during the brief period between March and June 2017 when the Education Ministry provided school transportation. (Photo by Khalil Al-Amor) Israeli authorities have twice violated a court decision to provide school buses for 3- and […]

22 Feb
1:00

Abbas to UN Security Council: “Israel is acting as a state above the law”

February 22, 2018 1:00 PM admin International, News Report, Peace process 0

In a speech to the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called for an international peace conference to resolve the Israel-Palestine conflict. He said that Israel, through its continued military occupation and seizure of Palestinian land, was acting above the law, and that the United Nations […]

20 Feb
7:15

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 […]

02 Dec
9:36

Flynn Plea Shows Collusion With… Israel?

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

27 Jun
1:04

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

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

Palestine Today - audio
11 Mar
1:19

This Week in Palestine Week 10 2017

March 11, 2017 1:19 AM Ghassan Bannoura Audio report, Palestine 0

Download / Listen Here Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for March 04, to the 10, 2017. Israel’s Parliament this week passes a law banning boycott activists from entering the country as troops kill an activist during invasions targeting West […]

09 Mar
9:41

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

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

03 Dec
6:46

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

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

Audio report - this week in Palestine
23 Sep
9:23

This Week in Palestine Week 38 2016

September 23, 2016 9:23 PM Ghassan Bannoura Audio report, Palestine 0

Download / Listen Here Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for September 17, to the 23, 2016. Four Palestinians killed this week by Israeli gunfire in the meantime Palestinian President Abbas announce intentions to fight illegal Israeli settlements at the […]

Audio report - this week in Palestine
09 Sep
11:26

This Week in Palestine Week 36 2016

September 9, 2016 11:26 PM Ghassan Bannoura Audio report, Palestine 0

Download / Listen Here Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for September 03, to the 09, 2016. Two Palestinians killed by Israeli attacks this week targeting Gaza and the west Bank meanwhile Palestinian officials denounce Israeli claims accusing President Abbas […]

09 Sep
9:16

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

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

28 Jun
7:43

Ban Ki-moon: 50 Years of Occupation of Palestine Hasn’t Brought Security for Israelis

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visited Israel and Palestine. Following a meeting with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin in Jerusalem, Ki-moon noted that nearly 50 years of occupation of Palestinian land has not brought security for Israelis. Ban’s generalizing statements, void of specific criticism with regard to the illegal […]

17 Jun
5:53

PA & Hamas Reconciliation Talks in Qatar – The Omitted Context of Regional and Geopolitics

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and delegates visited the Qatari capital of Doha, to pick up on the stalled national reconciliation talks with Hamas. While news reports focus on day-to-day politics, there are very few media that focus on the context — that is regional rivalries […]

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11 Apr
1:35

This Week in Palestine Week 15 2015

April 11, 2015 1:35 AM IMEMC & Agencies Audio report, Palestine 0

Audio Link After Text Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for April 4th, to the 10th, 2015. As the Palestinian authority announced its intentions to take Israeli to the international criminal court, Israeli attacks leave three killed civilians this week. […]

30 Nov
1:25

Russian Leadership Declares Continued Support for Palestinian Statehood

November 30, 2014 1:25 AM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, International, News Report 0

Russian president Vladimir Putin has vowed continued support for Palestinians’ legitimate right to establish an independent, territorial and viable state as soon as possible.’We believe that Palestine’s acquisition of national sovereignty on the common international legal base will be an important factor in ensuring comprehensive, just settlement in the Middle […]

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24 Jan
8:54

This Week in Palestine Week 04 2014

January 24, 2014 8:54 PM IMEMC & Agencies Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file || 8 m 09s || 7.46 MB || Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for January 18 to the 24, 2014. As no progress is made in the Palestinian-Israeli peace talks, […]

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29 Jun
9:35

This Week in Palestine week 26 2012

June 29, 2012 9:35 PM IMEMC News Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file || 9 m 12s || 8.42 MB || Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for June 23th to 29th 2012 The Palestinian unity government seems to face obstacles, meanwhile Palestinian President […]

27 Jun
2:18

Moscow Seeks New Middle East Role

June 27, 2012 2:18 PM IMEMC News News Report, Palestine, Peace process 0

Russian President Vladmir Putin visited Israel and the West Bank on Tuesday as part of a whirlwind tour of the Middle East. The administration in Moscow has lost some credibility in the region as a result of its support of the Assad regime in Syria. It now hopes to rebuild […]

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26 Jun
10:58

Palestine Today 06 26 2012

June 26, 2012 10:58 PM IMEMC News Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file || 3 m 41s || 3.38 MB || Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Tuesday June 26, 2012. The Russian President visits Bethlehem and meets with Palestinian officials, meanwhile, Israeli military demolishes […]

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25 Jun
11:41

Palestine Today 06 25 2012

June 25, 2012 11:41 PM IMEMC News Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file || 3 m 50s || 3.51 MB || Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Monday June 25, 2012. Israel destroys a Palestinian village for the 39th time, meanwhile Netanyahu claims that keys […]

24 Jun
11:33

Israeli Teenage Girls Charged With ‘Price Tag’ Attack In West Bank

Two Israeli teenage girls have been charged with torching a Palestian car in Hebron as part of a ‘pricetag’ retaliation attack, according to YNet. The girls, who deny having been involved in the attack, are accused of puting two bottles of petrol obtained from a local gas station and igniting […]

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17 Feb
4:51

Palestine Today 02 16 2011

February 17, 2011 4:51 AM IMEMC News Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file || 1 m 55s || 1.75 MB || Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Wednsday, February 16 2011. On Tuesday evening, a 17 year old Palestinian was shot and wounded in the […]

17 Feb
3:38

Israeli Court Slams Police for Sheikh Jarrah Activist Arrests

February 17, 2011 3:38 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, News Report, Non-violent action 0

On Wednesday, the Jerusalem District Court rejected an appeal by police disputing the court’s decision to release Sheikh Jarrah Solidarity Protesters without conditions.The four protesters were arrested, Monday, for demonstrating against the approval of 16 new Jewish-only homes in the east Jerusalem neighborhood. Judge Moshe Drori criticized police for their […]

30 Oct
7:39

The Ongoing Case of Dr. Sami Al-Arian

October 30, 2010 7:39 PM IMEMC News Human rights, International, Opinion/Analysis 0

The case of the US government versus Sami Al-Arian seems endless. On the eve of yet another hearing, Judge Leonie Brinkema issued an order to cancel the hearing scheduled for the morning of October 29, in Washington D.C. Dr. Sami Al-Arian is the University of South Florida professor who was […]

29 Sep
9:54

Israeli Passengers From The Jewish Boat to Gaza Claim Military Statement Was False

September 29, 2010 9:54 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Despite claims by the Israeli Military that the the boarding of the Jewish Boat to Gaza, the Irene, was conducted in a non-violent manner and was without incident, those onboard the ship have come out disputing the honesty of these reports, following the release of the Israeli citizens participating in […]

18 Apr
7:52

Abbas: “No peace with Israel without the release of all detainees”

April 18, 2008 7:52 AM Saed Bannoura News Report, Palestine, Peace process 0

In a televised speech on Thursday, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, stated that there can be no peace with Israel if the release of all political detainees was not part of any peace deal, Israeli online daily Haaretz reported.Marking the Palestinian Prisoners Day, Abbas said that nearly 8500 Palestinians are imprisoned […]

18 Apr
7:52

Abbas: ‘No habrá paz con Israel sin la liberación de todos los detenidos’

April 18, 2008 7:52 AM Saed Bannoura News Report 0

En un discurso televisado el jueves, el Presidente palestino Mahmoud Abbas, dijo que no puede haber paz con Israel si la puesta en libertad de todos los presos políticos no entra en ningún acuerdo de paz, informó el diario electrónico israelí Haaretz. Celebrando el Día de los Prisioneros Palestinos, Abbas […]

06 Feb
1:58

A Boy Who Will Not See the Next Sunny Day

A mother asked her son to go to the market to buy some stuff, and she said to him: “if some money is left you can keep it.” He went to the market to bring his mother what she asked for, and had a little money left. So he went […]

25 Feb
2:27

Questa settimana in Palestina

February 25, 2007 2:27 AM IMEMC & Agencies Audio report, Palestine 0

Clicca qui per scaricare il file MP3 25m 23s http://www.indymedia.org.uk/media/2007/02//363259.mp3 Questa settimana in Palestina, un servizio dell’ International Middle East Media Center, www.IMEMC.org per la settimana dal 16 al 23 febbraio 2007. . Nessun progresso per quanto riguarda il summit a tre di questa settimana a Gerusalemme. Sono emerse discordanze […]

24 Feb
2:02

This Week in Palestine – Week 08 2007

February 24, 2007 2:02 AM IMEMC & Agencies Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on link to download or play MP3 file || 21.9 MB || 24m 00s || or copy and paste this link: http://www.indymedia.org.uk/media/2007/02//363183.mp3This Week In Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, IMEMC.org, for February 16th through February 23rd, 2007. No progress was made in the three-way […]

17 Feb
7:19

Questa settimana in Palestina

February 17, 2007 7:19 PM IMEMC & Agencies Audio report, Palestine 0

Clicca qui per scaricare il file MP3 18m 15s http://portland.indymedia.org/media/media/2007/02/35430…9.mp3 Questa settimana in Palestina, un servizio dell’International Middle East Media Center, www.IMEMC.org per la settimana dal 9 al 16 di febbraio. È stato raggiunto un accordo per lo scambio di prigionieri tra Hamas e lo stato di Israele, ma questa […]

17 Feb
2:35

This Week in Palestine – Week 07 2007

February 17, 2007 2:35 AM IMEMC & Agencies Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on link to download or play MP3 file || 16.4 MB || 18m 00s || or copy and paste this lnk http://portland.indymedia.org/media/media/2007/02/35428…8.mp3 This Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, IMEMC.org, for February 9th through February 16th, 2007. A prisoner swap deal is agreed […]

11 Feb
6:47

President Abbas Meets Mubarak as Israel Requests Canceling Feb.19 Summit

February 11, 2007 6:47 PM IMEMC & Agencies Arab World, News Report, Peace process 0

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will meet Sunday with his Egyptian counterpart Husni Mubarak in Cairo for discussion on the recent Palestinian factions agreement on a unity government in the Saudi Arabian city of Makkah, Egyptian state minister for legal affairs, Mofeed Shehab reveled Shehab said that both sides will also […]

11 Feb
2:09

PA officials rally for international support of new government

Several Palestinian leaders took off to several countries in an attempt to gather international support to the new Palestinian deal of a national unity government by lifting the international embargo that was placed after Hamas achieved an overwhelming victory in the legislative elections last year. Hamas and Fateh leaders, represented […]

14 Nov
10:50

Report: Sharp increase of Russian Jews immigrating back to Russia

November 14, 2006 10:50 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israeli Settlement, News Report, Palestine 0

A report prepared by the Israeli embassy in Russia revealed that the number of Russian Jews who left the country back to Russia arrived to 50.000, while three years ago the number was only 7500. The Central Russian Census Office reported that 28.500 Jews returned to Russian in the nineties. […]

04 Jul
11:20

The Other Side of Palestine:Crime in the Valley

Beyond the barren Judean Mountain range, east from Jerusalem, lies the Jordan Valley, an area which receives almost no media coverage, despite being home to 52,000 Palestinians and accounting for 30% of West Bank territory. I am taken there by Stop the Wall campaign, in a battered mini bus with […]

17 May
12:15

Palestinians mark Nakba ‘catastrophe’ day

Palestinians have been marking the worst day in their history – the day of Israel’s creation – determined to lift damaging economic sanctions and warning that Israeli unilateralism could kill a two-state solution. The commemoration of the 58th anniversary of the "catastrophe" or Nakba in Arabic came as the Palestinian […]

15 May
11:50

EU: New aid fund for Palestinians could be ready by June

A temporary trust fund to handle the money to be sent to the Palestinians could be set up by June, the European Union said on Monday.   The EU, however, wants to ensure that the Palestinian government is not in control of the funds.   The government, which has been […]

14 May
9:33

At least seven Palestinians killed by Israeli forces in Sunday raids near Jenin

On Sunday, Israeli troops killed seven Palestinians in two separate raids, in the deadliest single day of violence in the West Bank in several weeks.  Some reports put the number at ten people killed.  All but one were killed in the village of Qabatia, south of Jenin, in a massive […]

13 May
7:10

Zahhar: `“I’m willing to go to Jordan and end the crisis`

May 13, 2006 7:10 PM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, News Report, Palestine 0

Palestinian Foreign Minister, Mahmoud Zahhar, stated on Saturday that he is willing to travel to Jordan in an official mission in order to end the crises between Hamas and the Jordanian government after Hamas was accused of smuggling arms from the Hashemite Kingdom.     After a meeting with the […]

12 May
9:04

Abbas to discuss aid for PA in Russia, Hamas rally to collect money

May 12, 2006 9:04 PM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, News Report, Palestine 0

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will discuss financial aid for the Palestinian Authority when he meets ‘s President Vladimir Putin in his visit planned for next week, a Palestinian officially said Friday. The Palestinian government is facing economic troubles after major international donors suspended most aid when Hamas took office after […]

17 Apr
8:17

With Western aid money frozen, Palestinian Authority turns to Russia, Syria, Iran for funds

Arab nations and Russia have offered aid money to the new Palestinian Authority to help cover the shortfall left by the pull-out of U.S. and European Union assistance, as well as the illegal seizure of Palestinian tax money by Israeli authorities.  But some in the Arab world have been critical […]

24 Mar
7:20

Israel’s policy: Starve the Palestinians

Israel exists as a major military force in the world and a silent member of the nuclear club. Yet it cries wolf that Hamas threatens its existence. On the third anniversary of America’s invasion of Iraq broadcast in full shock and awe to the world via green TV screens that […]

22 Mar
6:59

Russian and Chinese presidents issue statement urging Palestine-Israel peace talks

A joint declaration, signed Tuesday between Russia and China during Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to China, urged Israel and Palestine to return to the negotiating table for peace talks.Since the Hamas party won Palestinian legislative elections in January, Israeli leaders have issued threats and ultimatums, which included taking unilateral actions in […]

03 Mar
6:58

Hamas leaders, in talks with Russia, press issue of Israeli occupation

Arriving Friday in Moscow for talks with top Russian political leaders, officials with the Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas, now the top party in the Palestinian government, emphasized the importance of the world community focusing on the illegal occupation by Israel of Palestinian land. While Israeli and US officials have […]

21 Feb
7:49

Why is Israel against Russia’s meeting with Hamas leaders?

The Arab world welcomed Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decision to invite Hamas leaders to Moscow. But Israeli politicians say the Russian initiative "aims to give international legitimacy to a terrorist group."  Israel’s negative reaction was predictable. But what stands behind it? Is it honest indignation or what? "This initiative is […]

18 Feb
2:03

This Week In Palestine – February Week 2

February 18, 2006 2:03 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 8.1 MB This Week In Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.IMEMC.org, for Thursday Feb 16th, 2006.   Palestinian legislators get ready for the Palestine’s new political […]

14 Feb
5:08

Hamas emphasizes need for Israeli withdrawal

Khalid Mashal, a leader-in-exile of the Palestinian Hamas party, stated Monday in an interview that Israel must withdraw its troops from Palestinian territories as a prerequisite for peace talks. "If Israel recognises our rights and pledges to withdraw from all occupied lands, Hamas, and the Palestinian people together with it, […]

10 Feb
9:19

Russian, South African Heads of State Plan to Meet Hamas

February 10, 2006 9:19 PM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, News Report, Palestine 0

Vladimir Putin, President of Russia, surprised European Union and U.S. officials by announcing that, unlike the other entities comprising the ‘Quartet’ negotiating Middle East peace, Russia would meet with leaders of the Palestinian Hamas party. After winning a majority of seats in the Jan. 25th Palestinian legislative elections, the Hamas […]

17 Jun
12:54

Israel to allow transfer of light arms to PA

Finally Israel has accepted to allow supplies of light armsthe Palestinian Authority  to help its security forces restore law and order in the Palestinian territories. Israeli officials, including Vice Premier Shimon Peres, are describing Israel’s acceptance, which would be announced during next week meeting between Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli […]

29 May
3:39

U.S. to press for immediate removal of Israeli outposts if militants are disarmed

According to Israeli media sources, U.S. President George Bush told Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas that if the Palestinian Authority (PA) disarms Palestinian resistance groups, he would pressure Israel to dismantle all unauthorized West Bank settler outposts immediately after the implementation of the disengagement plan. Both the disarming of militants and […]

21 May
12:58

Abbas’ terrible dilemma

To the uncritical eye, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas looks like an ordinary statesman residing over an equally ordinary political reality. Nothing could be further from the truth. As I disinterestedly watched Abbas accompany Russian President Vladimir Putin during the latter’s “historic” visit to Ramallah in the West Bank on April […]

09 May
2:08

This Week in Palestine – May Week 1

Download MP3 (6.30 MB) | Listen to Real Audio  (6:52 min) This week in Palestine – a service of the International Middle East Media Center, for the week of Friday, April 29 to Thursday, May 5, 2005. Yesterday Palestinians went to the polls to vote in local governmental elections across the West […]

29 Apr
12:51

PA security should fight violence, enforce law barehanded

April 29, 2005 12:51 AM IMEMC & Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

Israel has rejected a request by the United States to supply the Palestinian police with weapons to help them maintain law and order in the Palestinian Authority areas ‘Let them first take the weapons from the ‘terrorists.” Israeli officials responded to American officials, who over the past few days requested […]

27 Apr
2:55

Not Enough

Egyptian President Husni Mubarak, in answering reporters question on Palestinian Authority reforms during a press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday, went off the lines of diplomacy, saying no matter what Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas does, Israeli officials describe as “not enough” “We learned it by heart, not […]

19 Apr
5:10

Abed-Rabbu: `“Sharon transforms Gaza into a big jail, W. B into isolated cantons`

Member of the PLO executive committee Yasser Abed Rabbo warned that Israel seeks to obstruct the Palestinian legislative elections slated for July 17. The statements of Abed-Rabbu came during his meeting with the Russian envoy to the peace process Alexander Kalugin. Abed-Rabbu informed Kalugin of the difficulties the P.A is […]

15 Feb
4:16

Sharon : `“ Israel will coordinate pullout with the P.A`

February 15, 2005 4:16 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Settlement, News Report 0

The Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, said on Tuesday that Israel will coordinate his disengagement plan with the Palestinian Authority. {mosimage}In a statement which was described as a “clearest”, Sharon said that disengagement from Gaza will be coordinated with the P.A, the statements of Sharon came during a press conference […]

25 Jan
1:19

Assad: Israeli Stance on Missiles’ Deal `“illogical`

January 25, 2005 1:19 PM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, International, News Report 0

Syrian President Bashar Assad said Tuesday that the missiles Damascus wishes to buy from Russia would not pose a threat to Israel. ‘This is a defensive, air defense, weapon, If Israel is against us buying it, it means it wants to invade our airspace. The Israeli stance is illogical.’ Assad […]

22 Jan
8:56

Russia criticizes the US for accusations against Syria of terror ties

January 22, 2005 8:56 AM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, International, News Report 0

Friday, Russia slammed the United States for its accusations against Syria of having ties with “terrorism”, considering these accusations as attitudes which could harm peace efforts in the Middle East. Friday, Russia slammed the United States for its accusations against Syria of having ties with “terrorism”, considering these accusations as […]

10 Jan
4:30

International community welcomes Abbas victory

January 10, 2005 4:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

The partial results of the Palestinian presidential election declared on Monday declaring the victory of Mahmoud Abbas, the chairman of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) were met with a wide international welcoming. U.S. President George W. Bush said Monday he would welcome newly elected Palestinian leader to the White House, […]

05 Sep
3:30

The First Administratively Jailed Israeli

September 5, 2004 3:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

Tali Fahima, an Israeli woman under arrest on suspicion of helping plan a terror attack, will be placed in administrative detention for four months, security officials decided Sunday. Fahima’s attorney, Smadar Ben-Natan, said she will appeal the decision, which she called an unprecedented scandal, Israel Radio reported. The administrative detention […]

05 Sep
3:30

The First Administratively Jailed Israeli

September 5, 2004 3:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Tali Fahima, an Israeli woman under arrest on suspicion of helping plan a terror attack, will be placed in administrative detention for four months, security officials decided Sunday. Fahima’s attorney, Smadar Ben-Natan, said she will appeal the decision, which she called an unprecedented scandal, Israel Radio reported. The administrative detention […]

07 Aug
3:30

Signs of UTJ-Shinui Rapprochement

In a move that could pave the way for forming a unity government, United Torah Judaism MK Avraham Ravitz said Friday that his party would be welling to join a coalition that includes Shinui party, if convinced that the secular Shinui party indeed changed its approach toward the ultra-Orthodox parties. […]

07 Jun
3:30

Is Sharon’s Disengagement Still Sharon’s Disengagement?

revised disengagement plan as a historic decision; others are sayingGhassan Andoni-IMEMC-Analysis, June 7, 2004 Some describe the Israeli cabinet decision to approve the repeatedly revised disengagement plan as a historic decision; others are saying that with the decision around evacuating settlements postponed to later, they can barely see“disengagement” in the […]

17 Jan
4:30

Lapid; Separation Wall, In Its Current Path, Is Not Defendable

Israel as the International law of justice is getting ready to lookIMEMC & Agencies, January 17, 2004 10:05 Israel TV channel 2 reported Friday that concerns are mounting in Israel as the International law of justice is getting ready to look into the ‘separation wall’ issue next month. The same […]