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02 Aug

Russia Special Envoy Confirms Iranian Pullout from Israeli Border

The Russian Presidential Special Envoy to Syria, Alexander Lavrentyev, confirmed the withdrawal of Iranian forces to a distance of 85 km, from their former positions, near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights border. Israel has reached an agreement with Russia, the power-backer of the Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime, to remove Iranian […]

26 Jul

Palestinian Intelligence Official Discusses National Security Cooperation with Russian Minister

Head of Palestinian General Intelligence Service Major General Majid Faraj reviewed the latest developments in security, for the Palestinian region, with Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev, in Moscow. According to the PNN, they also discussed recent developments in the deterioration of independent Palestinian sovereignty caused by Israeli practices such […]

19 Jun

Soldiers Attack A Celebration Of The Palestinian Russian Friendship Society In Jerusalem

A large police force and intelligence officers invaded, on Monday evening, a hall at the Ambassador Hotel in occupied East Jerusalem, attacked a celebration held by the Palestinian Russian Friendship Society, and detained several Palestinians. The participants were celebrating the Russian National Day, before the officers stormed the hotel and […]

30 Sep

Israel Angered by Russian Hosting of Hamas Official

Israel protested after Russia hosted a senior Hamas leader in Moscow, Saleh Arouri who was part of a Hamas delegation to Moscow. For several years, Arouri was based in Turkey, where he communicated instructions to Hamas. He then moved to Doha, Qatar, and now lives in Lebanon. The Hamas delegation, […]

29 Jun

Israel’s Speaker of Parliament Addresses Russia’s Federation Council

Yuli-Yoel Edelstein, speaker of Israel’s Parliament (Knesset) addressed the Russian Federation Council on Wednesday and is set to meet Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Thursday. Edelstein, who has previously spent time in a Soviet labor camp, focused among others on the threat of international terrorism. Yuli-Yoel Edelstein delivered his […]

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 […]

07 Jun

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 […]

15 Mar

Russian Officials Meets with Hamdallah in Ramallah

Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah met, on Tuesday, with Russian Minister of Labor and Social Affairs Maxim Topolin, who is also the head of the joint Russian-Palestinian affairs committee, to discuss economic and political relations.Hamdallah commended the “strong” Russian-Palestinian relationship and expressed gratitude for the continued Russian support for different […]

09 Jun

Russia Offers to Host New Fateh/Hamas Reconciliation Meeting

Russia has offered to host a reconciliation meeting between Hamas and Fateh in Moscow, Lebanese newspaper as-Safir reported Monday.The offer was reportedly made by the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov, who is also the Russian President’s Special Representative for the Middle East. According to as-Safir, Hamas had accepted the […]

30 Nov

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 […]

04 Apr

Abbas Receives Russian Envoy

Visiting Jordan’s Capital, Amman, Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, met on Tuesday the visiting special Russian Envoy to the Middle East Peace Process, Sergey Vershinin, and held talks on the situation in the Middle East, and the efforts to resume peace talks.Abbas informed envoy on the latest efforts to achieve comprehensive […]

28 Oct

Russian Aid Convoy Arrived In Gaza

October 28, 2011 7:59 AM Saed Bannoura Gaza Siege, International, News Report 0

Palestinian sources in the Gaza Strip reported that a Russian convoy, loaded with medical supplies, arrived in the Gaza Strip, Thursday, via the Rafah Border Terminal, between Gaza and Egypt.The convoy, the first from Russia, embarked on its journey last Tuesday under the slogan “Russia Stands With You Gaza”. Several […]

06 May

Russia Welcomes Palestinian Unity Deal

In a statement made by the Russian Foreign Ministry, the Russian government welcomed the Palestinian national unity and reconciliation agreement which includes forming a transitional government run by technocrats.The statement said that the new government will be focusing on two essential issues; maintaining the daily lives of the residents, and […]

19 Jan

President Medvedev to Confirm Russian Recognition of Palestine

Prior to Russian president Dmitri Medvedev’s visit to the West Bank on Tuesday, Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas called the trip “historic” and a top negotiator said he expected Medvedev to reaffirm his country’s recognition of an independent state of Palestine. Russia already recognizes a Palestinian state based on its 1967 […]

10 Dec

Russian TV Show Tracks Down Israeli Neo-Nazi In Kyrgzstan

The leader of a Tel Aviv based neo-Nazi gang who eluded Israeli intelligence for years was arrested, Friday, after a Russsian investigative television show found him “living openly” as a law student in Moscow.Dmitri Bogotich led a gang of 8 members between the ages of 16 and 21 known as […]

30 Jun

Russia To Send 50 Armored Vehicles To The P.A.

Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, stated that the Palestinian Authority will soon receive 50 Russian armored vehicles that were donated by Russia several years ago but Israel opposed the delivery. Visiting Ramallah, Lavrov said that the armored vehicles are currently in Jordan and that he hopes they will be transferred […]

22 Jun

Russia Demands Israel To Lift The Siege On Gaza

The Russian Foreign Ministry demanded Israel to lift the siege on the Gaza Strip, and also demanded actual measures to end the humanitarian crisis in the coastal region. The siege was imposed by Israel four years ago leading to hundreds of casualties as hospitals and medical centers ran out of […]

13 May

Russia, Turkey Call For Holding Talks With Hamas

Both Russia and Turkey stated, Wednesday, that that International Community must deal with Hamas due to the party’s support from the Palestinian people in the 2006 elections; deemed to be fair and free elections, and that they cannot be ignored.The two countries also called on the Palestinian factions to unite, […]

19 Feb

Bedouin Youth Killed During Scuffle With Russian Jews In The Negev

February 19, 2010 12:21 AM Saed Bannoura Israel, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

A Bedouin youth was killed, on Wednesday at night, and another youth was seriously wounded during a scuffle that took place between Bedouins and a group of Russian Jews in Be’er Sheva, south of Israel. The scuffle started between some youths on both sides and then developed to a bigger […]

10 Feb

Shabak Instructs Lieberman’s Bodyguards Not To Speak In Russian

February 10, 2010 2:12 PM Saed Bannoura Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

The Israeli General Security Agency, Shabak, informed the guards of Israel’s Foreign Minister, Avigdor Lieberman, that they will not be allowed to talk to him in Russian and should only use the Hebrew language in their communication with the minister.Lieberman, the former member of the Kach terrorist movement that was […]

24 Jan

Russia Ongoing With Talks With Hamas

Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, stated that his country in ongoing with its talks with the Hamas movement and described the talks are vital. Lavrov added that Moscow would push for a Quartet meeting to be held as soon as possible in order to hold talks on the Palestinian-Israeli peace […]

30 Jan

Arabs, Russians, protest against Israel’s siege over the Gaza Strip

January 30, 2008 11:30 AM IMEMC News Human rights, International, News Report 0

Hundreds of Arabs and Russians protested in Moscow on Tuesday against the unjust Israeli siege over the Gaza Strip and demanded the establishment of an independent Palestinian State with Jerusalem as its capital.The protestors carried Palestinian flags and posters calling for ending the siege and slamming the Israeli policies against […]

18 Apr

Russia’s National Security Advisor calls for revival of Middle East peace

The National Security Advisor of Russia, Igor Ivanov, stressed yesterday the need to invest in the latest positive developments in the Middle East peace process. Speaking in the Russian capital after having visited the region, Ivanov said that his country has been playing a valuable role in the release of […]

12 Apr

Ivanov invites Palestinian FM to visit Russia

April 12, 2007 9:39 PM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, News Report, Palestine 0

Russian Secretary of National Security Igor Ivanov extended on Thursday an official invitation to the Palestinian Foreign Minister Dr. Ziad Abu Amr to visit Russia, as soon as possible.Russian Secretary of National Security Igor Ivanov extended on Thursday an official invitation to the Palestinian Foreign Minister Dr. Ziad Abu Amr […]

10 Feb

Russia welcomes Palestinian unity deal, urges lifting siege on P.A

Russia officially welcomed on Friday that agreement reached between Fateh and Hamas factions to form a National Unity Government, and called for lifting the international embargo imposed on the Palestinian Authority (P.A).Russia also said that the coalition agreement to form a unity government is considered am important step towards reviving […]

31 Jan

Russia Calls for End of Embargo on Palestinians

Russia called yesterday for an end to the international embargo which is imposed on the Palestinian people, and urged the Quartet Committee to take relevant action. Alexander Sultanov, Deputy-foreign minister of Russia, was quoted by Interfax News Agency as saying “Russia has always been calling for an end to the […]

14 Nov

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. […]

16 Oct

Hamas denies obtaining Russian-made missiles

October 16, 2006 5:43 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israeli attacks, News Report, Palestine 0

Israeli military sources claimed that the Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas, managed to obtain dozens of Russian-made missiles that could hit targets 4 kilometers away. The missiles, according to the Israeli Radio, can hit and damage armored vehicles. The sources added that the missiles have a high level of accuracy in […]

12 May

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 […]

05 May

Russia transfers $10 million to Palestine, Haniya express gratitude

Russia has transferred 10 million U.S. dollars as an immediate relief aid to the Palestinian National Authority (PNA), an official at the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Thursday.     “In the conditions of an aggravated social, economic and humanitarian situation on the Palestinian territories, the government of the Russian […]

20 Apr

Russia Donates $10 millions USD in direct aid to the PA

The Palestinian Authority signed an agreement with the through which the later would donate $10 million in direct aid to the Palestinian Authority, Palestinian sources reported on Thursday. The agreement was signed between, head of the presidential council Dr. Rafiq Al-Husseini and the Russian representative at the Palestinian Authority, Alex […]

17 Apr

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 […]

22 Mar

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

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

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 […]

17 Feb

Military Russian General considers weapons deal with Hamas

February 17, 2006 3:18 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israeli attacks, News brief, Palestine 0

Chief-of-Staff of the Russian army Youri Palwionski announced on Friday that the Russian government will decide on a deal to export weapons to Palestine after meeting Hamas leaders in Moscow. Palwionski answered questions at the press conference he held regarding whether the Russian government will change its policies of providing Palestine […]

10 Feb

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 […]

29 Dec

Farkash: `“Hezbollah is using weapons Syria purchased from Russia`

December 29, 2005 6:14 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Aharon Ze’evi Farkash, head of the Israeli military intelligence, said during an interview with the Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth on Thursday, that the Lebanon based Hezbollah party is using Russian RPG shells which Syria purchased from Russia. “The true face of the Russians and the Syrian has been exposed”, Farkash […]

26 Feb

Russia considering selling arms to PA

February 26, 2005 3:49 AM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, International, News Report 0

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Friday that Moscow is considering selling military equipment to the Palestinian Authority. ‘There have been requests about extra sales of hardware, including armored personnel carriers, to the Palestinians,’ Lavrov told Tass news agency. ‘These requests are being considered. I believe this issue will be […]

20 Feb

Due to Russian pressure, Israel to stop arms sales to Georgia

February 20, 2005 5:11 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israel has bowed to Russian pressure and will suspend all arms exports to Georgia. Sources in the Israeli arms industries expressed anger at the ‘shameful decision’ that came even when Russia has refused not to sell anti-aircraft missiles to Syria. Russian demand Israel not to sell arms to Georgia over […]

29 Jan

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 […]

26 Jan

Russia relieves Syria of Soviet debts

January 26, 2005 9:27 AM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, International, News Report 0

The Russian minister of finance Alexi Kodreen reported Tuesday evening that Russia has agreed to cancel 73% (9.8 billion US Dollars) of debts owed by Syria to Moscow, while the remaining debt of 3.6 billion US dollars will be reduced to 1.5 billion US dollars. The Syrian President Bashar Asad, […]

22 Jan

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 […]

13 Jan

Israel asks Russia not to sell arms to Syria

January 13, 2005 4:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, International, News Report 0

Israel asked Russia to halt its arms sales deal with Syria in which it will buy advanced shoulder launched surface-to-air SA-18 missile known as Igla. The Israeli defense establishment expressed concerns of the deal. Israel claims that Syria will transfer these weapons to the Lebanese resistance party Hezbollah, which in […]

20 Dec

Known by their Tattoos, Fast Shooting, Russian Snipers in Israel’s Army

December 20, 2004 4:30 AM George Rishmawi Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli sources revealed information about Russian Snipers recruited to the Israeli Army to join the army’s military operations in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.   These recruits, according to the Israeli daily newspaper Ma’ariv, have been working in the Russian army and participated in attacks against the Chechnya. The […]

19 Nov

Russian Snipers in Israel’s Army

November 19, 2004 4:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Human Interest, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

Translated by George Rishmawi Israeli sources revealed information about Russian Snipers recruited to the Israeli Army to join the army’s military operations in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. These recruits, according to the Israeli daily newspaper Ma’ariv, have been working in the Russian army and participated in attacks against […]

23 May

Efforts to Form a New Right Wing Russian Party

IMEMC Staff & Agencies, May 23, 2004Efforts to Form a New Right Wing Russian Party IMEMC Staff & Agencies, May 23, 2004 Israeli Likud Minister Natan Sharansky and National Union party Transportation Minister Avigdor Lieberman are working to form a new right wing Russian party. Lieberman called for forming such […]

21 Apr

Russia: Palestinian Attacks Must be Condemned as Well

to have the UN Security Council issue a ‘more balanced’ decisionIMEMC & Agencies, April 21, 2004 The Russian representative in the UN said Tuesday, Russia is opting to have the UN Security Council issue a ‘more balanced’ decision regarding the assassination of Dr. Abdul Aziz Al-Rantisi, the leader of Hamas […]

27 Mar

Russia Regrets American Veto

regrets over the U. S. move to veto a United Nations SecurityIMEMC & Agencies, March 27, 2004 Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Yuri Fedotov expressed Friday regrets over the U. S. move to veto a United Nations Security Council resolution condemning Israel’s killing of Hamas spiritual leader Sheikh Ahmed Yassin. ‘We […]

20 Nov

UN Security Council Unanimously Approves the Russian Resolution

November 20, 2003 4:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, International, News Report 0

Russian resolution to formally accept the road map as a means ofIMEMC Staff & Agencies, November 20, 2003 The UN Security council unanimously approved Wednesday evening the Russian resolution to formally accept the road map as a means of resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Several Security Council members, including Germany and […]

23 Sep

Palestinian Opposition to Social Security: Revolution or Devolution?

September 23, 2019 12:06 PM Al-Shabaka Opinion/Analysis, Palestinian Politics, West Bank 0

by Karam Omar for Al Shabaka Palestinian Policy Network Overview Social security functions as a safety net to protect workers in cases of illness, injury, and disability, and as a source of income after retirement. Its origins can be traced to the end of the nineteenth century, when Germany introduced the first mandatory social […]

08 Sep

Two Israeli Settlers Injured In Stabbing Attack Near Qalqilia

Israeli sources have reported that a 17-year-old Israeli settler was seriously injured, while his father, 60, suffered mild wounds, when a Palestinian stabbed them in Azzoun town, east of Qalqilia, in northern West Bank. The sources stated that the two were about to enter a Palestinian dental clinic in Azzoun, […]

06 Aug

Palestinian Security Services Continue to Cooperate with American Counterparts

by Adnan Abu Amer (photo: Chief of the Palestinian Authority (PA) Intelligence Services Majed Faraj, Twitter) Despite the American-Palestinian estrangement since December 2017, leading to the imposition of American sanctions on the PA, this did not stop the two parties from holding meetings both in secret and in public. This contradiction raises […]

14 Jun

240 Jewish and Israeli Scholars to German Government: Boycotts Are a Legitimate and Non-violent Tool of Resistance

June, 2019 Mid-May, Jewish and Israeli scholars, many of whom specialized in anti-Semitism, Jewish history and history of the Holocaust, sounded alarm about the growing tendency to label supporters of Palestinian human rights as anti-Semitic. They did so in a call addressed to the German Bundestag in relation to several […]

18 May

LGBTQ Groups Boycott Eurovision Festival in Tel Aviv

From The Eurovision song contest is a gay institution, an international marquee event affectionately dubbed the ‘Gay Olympics’ – but with Israel hosting this year’s contest, a growing number of LGBTQ+ organisations, groups, journalists, and individuals are joining the call for a global boycott of the hosting state in solidarity […]

01 May

Ambassador Mansour: Situation in Palestine Going “From Bad to Worse”

The UN Security Council discussed, on Monday, in an open meeting chaired by Germany (the President of the Security Council for this month), the situation in Palestine over the past four months. The Palestine envoy to the United Nations, Ambassador Riyad Mansour, said, in his address to the Council, that […]

13 Apr

Netanyahu’s Election Strategy Overcomes Corruption Indictments

Israel’s election resulted in a tie for seats in the Knesset, between Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party and the Blue and White alliance, the center-left party led by Benny Gantz. The likely outcome is a coalition government formed by Likud and other far-right parties, and a fifth term for Netanyahu, as […]

02 Apr

A Dangerous Precedent: US Recognition of Israel’s Annexation of the Syrian Golan

Phyllis Bennis explains that Trump’s decision is a setback for peace all over the world. The US has isolated itself diplomatically, in support of Netanyahu’s campaign to win the elections, but recovery will be long. Phyllis Bennis is a Fellow and the Director of the New Internationalism Project at the […]

02 Apr

Palestinian Youth Severely Beaten during Detention

Two Palestinian teens from occupied East Jerusalem said that they were severely beaten when they were detained by special Israeli forces, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Commission said, today. Muhammad Abu Sneineh, 15, and Qais Basiti, 17, told the commission that they were thrown to the ground when they were detained in […]

26 Mar

Trump Signs Decree Recognizing Israeli Sovereignty Over Syrian Golan

US President Donald Trump, Monday evening, signed a decree recognizing Israel’s sovereignty on the Syrian Golan Heights, occupied by Israel since 1967. This came following a joint press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, at the White House, in Washington, DC, WAFA reports. Meanwhile, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov […]

23 Mar

Silencing Rasmea Odeh: An Anti-democratic Attack on Freedom of Expression

The following press release on the attack on Rasmea Odeh in Germany was originally issued in German and distributed to the media. View the German language original at this link. ~Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network 1. Background The event “Palestinian women in the liberation struggle,” organized by Samidoun, was planned to take place […]

18 Mar

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

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

27 Feb

Israeli Interference in British Politics: Targeted against Corbyn

Asa Winstanley discusses the coordinated incitement campaign against critical voices in the UK. On the same day that the Israeli lobby attacked Congresswoman Ilhan Omar in the U.S, British right-wing activists launched an attack on Human Rights Watch, and later on Jeremy Corbyn. Asa Winstanley is an Investigative Journalist and […]

10 Feb

Ending A Chef’s Dream, And Maybe His Life

by Rasha Hirzallah, for WAFA News Agency RAMALLAH, Saturday, February 09, 2019 (WAFA) – Before being admitted to hospital to undergo an operation on his eye, Laith Kanaan Barghouti, 26, told his mother, Jamila, about his intention to start a business of his own after the operation in the form […]

23 Jan

Israeli Companies Sell Spy Tech They Perfected for Occupying Palestine

TRNN’s Greg Wilpert speaks to Antony Loewenstein, author of an article called “Exporting the Technology of Occupation.” He shows the growing connection between Israeli offensive cyber companies and mass surveillance, in the service of authoritarian governments around the world. Video & Transcript GREG WILPERT: It’s The Real News Network, and I’m […]

19 Dec

Salah Hamouri: ‘Detention is an instrument of Israel’s oppression’

December 19, 2018 5:19 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Human Interest, Israel, Prisoners 0

Image: Salah Hamouri. Photo credit: GUE/NGL The following article, by Rebecca Stead, was originally published by Middle East Monitor on 15 December, and was reprinted by Samidoun under a Creative Commons license:  In the dead of night, Israeli forces knocked on the door of Salah Hamouri’s apartment in Jerusalem, he told me. “When I […]

12 Dec

‘The Lobby – USA’: Lessons for the Palestine Solidarity Movement

by Ali Abunimah for Ma’an News Agency Ali Abunimah, Al-Shabaka Policy Adviser, is the author of One Country: A Bold Proposal to End the Israeli Palestinian Impasse (2006), and co-founder and director of the widely acclaimed publication The Electronic Intifada. His most recent book is The Battle for Justice in […]

03 Dec

VIDEO: Thousands Gather for Christmas Tree Lighting in Bethlehem

Only meters away from where baby Jesus is said to be born, thousands of people made their way to Manger Square and gathered around the gigantic Christmas tree, to welcome in the holiest month of the Christian year – December. Locals and foreigners, wrapped up in their coats and beanies, […]

30 Nov

Syria Claims to Down Israeli War Plane near Damascus

November 30, 2018 5:39 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Arab World, News Report, Syrian war 0

The Syrian military has reportedly shot down an Israeli war plane and four missiles, over the country’s southern region. “Our air defense forces shot down an Israeli war plane and four missiles before they reached the targets,” a Syrian security source was quoted as saying by Russia’s RIA news agency […]

29 Nov

Amnesty International Urges Revocation of Israeli Cyber Firm’s Spyware License

Amnesty International has called on the Israeli ministry of military affairs to suspend the license of a cyber firm which was reportedly in talks with Saudi Arabia, to sell super-stealth spyware to the country and amid revelations that the company’s software had been used in “a series of egregious human rights violations.”   […]

19 Oct

Israeli Private Intelligence Companies Turn Civilians into Enemies

Shir Hever talks about Psy-Group and other Israeli private intelligence companies, and the role which they play in undermining democracy when intelligence gathering is privatized. TRNN Video & Transcript: MARC STEINER: Welcome to The Real News. I’m Marc Steiner. Earlier this month, it was revealed that the Israeli private intelligence company […]

11 Oct

Nikki Haley Announces Her Resignation

United States President Donald Trump announced that United Nations Ambassador, Nikki Haley, will be stepping down at the end of the year. Trump and Haley held a press conference during which the US envoy to the UN announced that she would be leaving her position at the end of the […]

04 Oct

Security Council Prepares to Visit Palestine in October

On Wednesday, Head of the UN Security Council, Bolivian Ambassador, Sacha Sergio Llorenti Soliz, said that he will seek a visit to the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, in October. This came during a press conference held by Soliz, in which his country holds the rotating presidency of the […]

15 Sep

French Activist Goes on Hunger Strike in Solidarity with Khan al-Ahmar

Israeli police detaining French-American activist Frank Romano for standing in the way of bulldozers attempting to block roads to Khan al-Ahmar. (WAFA Images / Suleiman Abu Srour) A French-American activist started a hunger strike on Friday, after he was detained by Israeli police, when activists in Khan al-Ahmar village, east […]

05 Sep

“I think that, today, I’m just going to cry”: A Journal Entry by an ISM Volunteer

Kristin Foss, International Solidarity Movement | Ramallah: I woke up feeling sad today. I’m just so sad. I’m crying now, I started crying in the supermarket, I cried a little when a farmer refused my money for grapes. I think that, today, I’m just going to cry. Maybe I need […]

30 Aug

Palestinian Film May Be Eligible For Oscar (Trailer)

“Ghost Hunting,” a Palestinian film directed by Raed Andoni, was submitted to the Academy Awards to compete in the Best Foreign Language Film category, in hopes that it be nominated for the 91st Academy Awards, which will be held on February 22, 2019. According to a statement by the Palestinian Ministry […]

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 […]

18 Aug

Noam Chomsky: Israeli Support Eroding in America

The American linguist, historian and thinker Noam Chomsky says that the administration of US President Donald Trump, despite all its talk about the so-called ‘Deal of the Century’ , has no solution to offer that could lead to the establishment of an independent Palestinian state. The Trump administration, he said, […]

14 Aug

Diary Entry from an ISM Volunteer. Northern Jordan Valley.

08/13/18 Kristin Foss , International Solidarity Movement I lost my flight.. On purpose.. I was pretty sure I would though, when I left for Palestine. To be honest, I don’t think its gonne make it easier to leave later. The more I know, the more people I know – the […]

09 Aug

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

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

07 Aug

Child Detainee Testimonies Point to Torture by Israeli Forces

Affidavits, from a number of Palestinian children, for the Prisoners’ Affairs Commission reveal that they were subjected to systematic beating and torture, during and after detention by Israeli forces, the commission said on Tuesday. Commission attorney Hiba Ighbarieh documented testimonies from three children held at Majido prison, regarding what they […]

28 Jul

ISM Report: Experiencing Arrest in Khan al-Ahmar, Threatened by Demolition by Israeli forces

07/26/18 | Steve Dhiman | International Solidarity Movement An ISM volunteer describes his experience of being arrested and almost deported by Israeli forces. On Wednesday, the 4th of July, I began training with the International Solidarity Movement, an organization where Palestinians and Israelis, Jewish people and Muslims work together in […]

18 Jul

Israel Bans Palestinian Academic Conference in Jerusalem

Israeli forces raid a Palestinian academic conference, July 14, 2018. Photo credit: Wadi Hilweh Information Center. POSTED BY: AHMAD JARADAT JULY 18, 2018 One Palestinian was arrested. Over a dozen others were briefly detained and in some cases ordered to appear before Israeli intelligence at a later date. The Israeli minister of […]

14 Jul

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 […]

06 Jul

Israel Is Arming Ukraine’s Blatantly Neo-Nazi Militia, the Azov Battalion

A shocking new report in the Electronic Intifada reveals that Ukrainian neo-Nazis are using Israeli weapons to fight Russia. Journalist Max Blumenthal discusses the SS-wearing Azov Battalion, a neo-Nazi militia that uses Hitlerian symbols and is embedded in the National Guard of Ukraine, which also receives support from the US […]

26 Jun

PA Spokesman: Deal of the Century Turned to Deal of Gaza, to Divide Palestinians

Presidential spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeineh said, on Tuesday, that the steadfast Palestinian position and their adherence to their national constants, as well as the Arab position rejecting bypassing the issue of Jerusalem and Arab legitimacy, have aborted the so-called “deal of the century” because it was originally based on the […]

25 Jun

UN Security Council Debate on Middle East Commences

An open debate of the United Nations Security Council convened, on Monday, to discuss the situation in the Middle East and North Africa, with the participation of UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres.   Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Verenshin was appointed chair, whereas Russia holds the rotating presidency of the […]

21 Jun

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct Twenty Palestinians In West Bank.”

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight until early morning hours Thursday, twenty Palestinians, including a child, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem. One of the abducted Palestinians is an author, intellectual and human rights activist, former political […]

21 Jun

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted at dawn Thursday and late on Wednesday at night, two Palestinians, including a writer and activist, from their homes in occupied East Jerusalem. The soldiers invaded the home of Abdullah al-Kiswani, a former member of the Palestinian Football Association, in the at-Tour neighborhood overlooking the Old City […]

15 Jun

Detainee from Amari Refugee Camp Reportedly Tortured during Interrogation

A Palestinian from Amari refugee camp, near Ramallah, and who was detained by the Israeli army on June 6, said he was tortured during interrogation at the Russian Compound prison in West Jerusalem, the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS) said on Thursday. According to the organization, the army first detained Islam […]

02 Jun

Dr. Ashrawi: “U.S. Veto Absolute Proof Of Moral Corruption”

On Saturday, member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, stated that the U.S. Veto against a resolution demanding international protection to the Palestinian people, is an absolute proof of moral corruption of the U.S. administration, providing impunity to the ongoing Israeli crimes against […]

02 Jun

US Vetoes Resolution Calling For Providing Protection To The Palestinian People

The United States has used its veto power, Friday, against a draft resolution at the United Nations, calling for providing protection to the Palestinian People, living under illegal Israeli occupation. The Veto came after the resolution was backed by 10 counties at the UN Security Council. The resolution was sponsored […]

17 May

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 […]

10 May

HRW Official Deported by Israel

Israeli authorities, on May 7, 2018, revoked the work permit for Omar Shakir, the director for Human Rights Watch Israel and Palestine, ordering him to leave Israel within 14 days. The government said that it was because of Shakir’s alleged support for boycotts of Israel. Authorities based the decision on […]

05 May

Natalie Portman’s Boycott of Netanyahu Prompts Attack by Billionaire-Backed Right-Wing Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

After Natalie Portman pulled out of an award ceremony in Israel, right-wing activist Rabbi Shmuley Boteach bought a full-page New York Times ad to attack the actress. Journalist Max Blumenthal details how billionaire Sheldon Adelson bankrolls Shmuley’s World Values Network and conservative activism. Max Blumenthal is an award-winning journalist and bestselling […]

03 May

Israel Tries to Kill Iran Nuclear Deal with Cartoonish Netanyahu Speech

Days before Donald Trump is due to rip up the JCPOA, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu used cartoonish props to accuse Iran of hiding nuclear weapons. Journalist Max Blumenthal says that this is part of Israel’s strategy to escalate aggression against Tehran. Max Blumenthal is an award-winning journalist and bestselling author […]

11 Apr

Israel’s Relentless Land Grabs: How Palestinians Resist

by Yara Hawari Overview It has been 42 years since the Israeli police shot and killed six Palestinian citizens of Israel as they protested the expropriation of thousands of dunums of Palestinian land by the government. The protests were a result of mass collective action across the part of Mandate Palestine […]

26 Mar

Inter-Parliamentary Union Votes to Support Palestinian Right to Self-Determination

On Sunday evening, the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in its 138th session, in Geneva, Switzerland, voted to support the Palestinian people’s right to self-determination, to have a state of their own with Jerusalem as its capital. The resolution counters a statement that Donald Trump made in December in which he unilaterally […]

06 Mar

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 […]

22 Feb

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 […]