Category Archives: International

04 Jul
11:40

No To Israeli Annexation – Palestine Solidarity Protest – Derry, Ireland, July 4 2020

For IMEMC News, Niall Ó Brolcháin:  Some of the crowd who gathered in Derry to protest against Israel’s proposed illegal annexation of the West Bank and Jordan Valley. Photo: Niall Ó Brolcháin The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) held socially-distanced protests across Ireland on Saturday 4 July, against the proposed illegal, […]

02 Jul
1:37

Amnesty: “Israel/OPT: Unlawful “annexation” plan promotes ‘law of the jungle’ and must be stopped”

Statement By Amnesty International: The Israeli authorities must immediately abandon plans to further “annex” territory in the occupied West Bank which breach international laws and exacerbate decades of systematic human rights violations against Palestinians there, Amnesty International said on the day the Israeli cabinet is due to begin its deliberations […]

29 Jun
8:55

International Protests Against Israeli Annexation of the West Bank

Hundreds of Palestinians formed a human chain across Rafah, in the southern besieged Gaza Strip, Sunday, to express their objection to Israeli plans to annex parts of the West Bank, the Palestinian Information Center reported. Demonstrators held Palestinian flags and banners denouncing the Israeli expropriation of the Jordan Valley area […]

28 Jun
1:00

1080 European Lawmakers Sign Petition to Reject Israeli Annexation of West Bak

1080 lawmakers from 25 European countries signed a petition, last week, pressing their foreign ministers to reject the Israeli plans to annex large swaths of the occupied West Bank, Quds News Network reported. The lawmakers affirmed their support for the European Union (EU) foreign policy chief, Josep Borrell, who stated […]

28 Jun
1:00

UN Secretary-General Appeals to Israel to Scrap Annexation Plan

The United Nations (UN) Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, appealed to the occupation state of Israel, to scrap its West Bank annexation scheme, pointing out that this act would constitute a “most serious violation of international law.” Guterres expressed his hope for new negotiations, with the final aim being the long-proposed two-state […]

24 Jun
11:29

UN’s Security Council Discusses Israeli Annexation Plan for Parts of West Bank

United Nations’ Security Council (UNSC) will be convening, on Wednesday, in New York City, for a discussion on the planned Israeli annexation of large parts of the West Bank, expected by early next month. Deputy-spokesperson for the United Nations’ (UN) Secretary General, Farhan Haq, said in a press briefing that UN […]

21 Jun
12:32

On World Refugee Day, Nearly Six Million Palestinians Remain Refugees

More than 5.6 million Palestinians are registered by United Nations (UN) as refugees, after seven decades of the Palestinian catastrophe or Nakba that began when Israel expelled more than 700,000 Palestinians from their homes in historical Palestine, declaring it the state of Israel, in 1948. The United Nations General Assembly resolution 55/76, […]

King of Jordan
20 Jun
6:49

Arab Leaders Express Criticism of Israeli Annexation Plans

Three key Arab countries, including Jordan, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), have expressed their opposition to the Israeli leadership’s plan to expropriate Palestinian lands, expected to be implemented in July. For his part, King Abdallah II of Jordan, asserted, in a phone conversation with the Emir of Abu […]

19 Jun
12:00

Russia Denies that Putin Tried to Block UN Security Council Recognition of Palestine

Maria Zakharova, the Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson, denied that President Vladimir Putin had blocked a 2016 UN Security Council’s resolution that recognizes Palestinian statehood on the 1967 border lines. Zakharov’s remarks came during a press briefing on Wednesday, in which she responded to claims by an Israeli online newspaper, Israel […]

18 Jun
12:40

Adalah backs warning from UN human rights experts: Morning after Israel’s West Bank annexation will be ‘vision of 21st century apartheid’

17/06/2020: ADALAH – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights In Israel: UN experts: Annexation would be a crystallization of already unjust reality: two peoples living in same space, ruled by the same state, but with profoundly unequal rights; Adalah and partners: UN and the international community must oppose annexation, […]

18 Jun
12:25

On Behalf of 43 NGOs, Al Mezan calls to lift Israel’s illegal Gaza closure at the UN Human Rights Council, Geneva

Al-Mezan Center For Human Rights: United Nations Human Rights Council – 43rd Regular Session Item 7 – Human Rights Situation in Palestine and other occupied Arab territories Joint Oral Intervention Delivered by: Al Mezan Centre for Human Rights NGOs in special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social […]

14 Jun
8:32

Legal Scholars: Annexation of Occupied West Bank a “Flagrant Violation of Bedrock Rules of International Law”

More than 100 public international law scholars have signed an open letter addressed to top Israeli government officials condemning Israel’s plan to illegally annex large swathes of the occupied West Bank. “We, the undersigned, scholars of public international law, are writing to express our grave concern regarding the intention of […]

Richard Drew / Associated Press
07 Jun
6:09

Arab Group to Convene at UN over Israeli Annexation Plan

Palestine’s mission at the United Nations (UN) reportedly announced on Saturday, that a meeting involving Arab countries’ representatives at the international organization, will be convened this Monday, within Palestinian efforts underway, to challenge Israeli government’s plans to annex large parts of the Palestinian West Bank, to the occupation state of […]

22 May
6:51

Arab League Supports Palestine Against Israeli Annexation Plans

The League of Arab States, comprising of 22 Arab countries, expressed, on Thursday, its full support for the Palestinian leadership, in the latter’s defiance of Israel’s plans, including the plan to annex parts of the West Bank and the Jordan Valley area of Al-Aghwar. Said Abuali, Under-Secretary General of the […]

21 May
7:22

Pompeo Israel Statements: Defiance of International Law and Unconditional Support for Annexation that Perpetuates Lack of Accountability

Ref: 49/2020: Date: 20 May 2020: The Palestinian Center For Human Rights (PCHR): While the world is coming together to combat coronavirus (COVID-19), the United States and its ally, Israel, are exploiting the pandemic by aggravating the systematic violations of international law in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt). US Secretary […]

Jordan FM
21 May
4:05

Jordanian FM Signals Unilateral Suspension of Jordan-Israel Peace Treaty

The Jordanian government signalled, on Wednesday, its intention to unilaterally suspend implementation of some provisions within Jordan’s peace treaty with Israel. Such an announcement came in response to an Israeli plan, reported widely, to annex the Palestinian West Bank, along with the Jordan River area of Al-Aghwar, to the boundaries […]

17 May
9:40

Tunisian President Reiterates Support for Palestinian Cause

Tunisian President, Qais Said, reportedly said, on Saturday, that his country continues to support the Palestinian people and their cause of justice. The president’s remarks came on the sidelines of a Ramadan breakfast banquet, he held for various Arab and Islamic ambassadors to Tunisia. “We in Tunisa are still dedicated […]

16 May
7:34

The ِAnnexation After Seventy-Two Years Of Continuous Nakba

By: Marwan E. Toubassi, Ambassador of the State of Palestine in Greece: Some memories permeate our very existence and penetrate our collective consciousness for generations. Survivors of Al-Nakba among them my family who were forcibly displaced from Yaffa “Jaffa” continue to preserve these indelible memories in every wrinkle lining their […]

13 May
3:08

Saudi Paper: “Prisoner Swap Between Hamas And Israel Might Be Held Soon”

According to the Saudi daily Elaph News Agency, senior sources informed its reporter that Hamas movement in the Gaza Strip, and Israel, are slated to conduct a prisoner swap as soon as the coming al-Fitr Muslim feast. Elaph stated that the first stage of this potential prisoner swap agreement is […]

ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda
05 May
10:47

PCHR Welcomes the Response of the Prosecution of the International Criminal Court to the Observations of Amici Curiae, Legal Representatives of Victims, and States.

On 30 April 2020, the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) submitted a 60-page document to the Pre-Trial Chamber I responding to the observations of amici curiae, legal representatives of victims, and States concerning the situation in the State of Palestine. The Palestinian Centre for Human […]

28 Apr
2:53

Israel may ask for double its usual $3.8 billion from the U.S this year

Breaking Defense magazine reports that Israel may ask to get its yearly aid ahead of time, and possibly twice as much as usual… But 26 million Americans out of jobs and U.S. companies closing due to coronavirus might object… A petition proposes: ‘Israel has received over $10 million per day, year after […]

21 Apr
12:20

Palestinians Decry Israeli Consensus over Annexation of West Bank

Palestinians in both the West Bank and Gaza Strip decried, on Monday, the latest Israeli consensus over annexation of the occupied Palestinian West Bank to the occupation state of Israel. Palestinian Prime Minister, Mohammad Shtayyeh, reacted to the Israeli announcement by saying “Forming an annexation cabinet would literally mean blocking […]

19 Apr
9:36

Erekat: Majority of International Leaders Oppose Netanyahu’s Colonial Plans

Top Palestinian negotiator, Dr. Saeb Erekat said on Sunday that the majority of international leaders oppose Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu’s colonial plans by, insisting that a two-state solution is the way out of the current Palestinian-Israeli conflict. During phone calls with several world leaders, that Erekat initiated, leaders unanimously […]

18 Apr
12:30

US to Provide $5 Million in Aid to Palestine

United States of America reportedly announced it would grant Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza a sum of five million US Dollars, or 3.6 million New Israeli Shekels (NIS) to help deal with the Covid-19 paramedic. In a tweet he posted on Thursday, the US Ambassador to Israel, David […]

17 Apr
7:19

Arab League’s Secretary General Urges Donor Countries to Fill in UNRWA’s Deficit

Secretary General of the Arab States’ League, Mr. Ahmad Abuelgheit, urged on Thursday, all donor countries that contribute to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), to promptly fill in current deficit of UNRWA’s budget. Abuelgheit’s appeal came during a meeting at the latter’s Cairo-based office, […]

16 Apr
7:18

Norwegian Refugee Council: Israel’s Destruction of Palestinian Property Undermines Efforts to Curb Covid-19

By the Norwegian Refugee Council Israel’s recent targeting of homes and even water, sanitation and hygiene facilities in the occupied West Bank violates international law and undermines efforts to curb the coronavirus pandemic. Ongoing demolitions and threats of forcible transfer, amid plans for Israel’s next government to unilaterally annex large […]

15 Apr
4:56

UNRWA: Israel Restricts Fight Against Covid-19 in East Jerusalem

Spokesperson for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), Mr. Sami Mosha’sha, said on Wednesday, that Israeli occupation authorities in the internationally-recognized occupied East Jerusalem, have imposed restrictions on the work of UNRWA-affiliated medical crews serving refugee populations there. In a phone interview with the Palestinian […]

13 Apr
7:44

Arab League Secretary Concerned Over Israel’s Annexation Plans

Secretary of the Arab States’ League, Mr. Ahmad Abuelgheit, expressed his concern, on Monday, over what he described as Israeli schemes to annex more Palestinian lands to Israeli boundaries, for the purpose of illegal settlement construction. The high-ranking Arab official sent out letters to a number of key international players, […]

08 Apr
10:43

International Solidarity Movement Responds to Report of FBI Probe

This is the statement from the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) in response to a report  published by The Intercept detailing an investigation of the ISM conducted by the FBI from 2004 – 2006, using informants as well as physical and telecommunications surveillance. The International Solidarity Movement is a Palestinian-led movement […]

02 Apr
12:29

Archbishop Hanna Calls For Releasing All Detainees As Coronavirus Detected In Prison

Archbishop of Sebastia from the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of occupied Jerusalem, Attallah Hanna, issued a statement calling on Israel to release the Palestinian political prisoners in its jails, especially after a recently released detainee was found to be infected with the Coronavirus. The Archbishop said that Israel must release all […]

28 Mar
7:39

Palestinian Political Parties Call for Digitally Marking Land Day

The Higher Committee for Follow-up, consisting of majority of Palestinian political factions in the occupied West Bank, decided Saturday that due to current widely-spread Coronavirus in Palestine and other world countries, there will be no marches for marking the Palestinian Land Day of March 30, 2020. Instead, the committee urged […]

26 Mar
4:16

ANALYSIS: Technology of Death: The Not-so-Shocking Report on Israeli Weapons Exports

By Ramzy Baroud for Palestine Chronicle The Middle East region, battered by wars and adjoining humanitarian crises that have left millions of people stateless, hungry and diseased, is in urgent need for peace, security, and reconstruction. Thanks to the US, Russian, French, Israeli and other weapons manufacturers, however, it is […]

23 Mar
10:10

World Health Organization Officials Visit the Besieged Gaza Strip

A delegation from the World Health Organization (WHO) arrived in the besieged Gaza Strip on Sunday morning, after announcing that two people were infected with Corona virus (COVID-19). The Hebrew newspaper “Yediot Aharonot” reported that a group of representatives from the WHO arrived in the Gaza Strip, through the Beit […]

22 Mar
8:41

Increased Preventative Measures in Palestine as 6 New Coronavirus Cases Confirmed

Palestinian government spokesman, Ibrahim Milhem, announced six new confirmed cases of the novel COVID-19 (coronavirus) on Sunday, including four in Ramallah and two in the Gaza Strip, according to the Palestinian WAFA News Agency. Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh announced a new set of strict precautionary measures to stop the spread […]

20 Mar
10:35

PLO Official Applauds US Congress Efforts Against Israeli Policy of Home Demolitions

Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) welcomed, on Friday, the letter signed by 64 US lawmakers concerning the Israeli crime of home demolition, systematically perpetrated against Palestinian families, the Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Dr. Ashrawi said in a statement; ‘This overdue […]

17 Mar
11:46

475 lawyers demand Israel Bar Association rescind effort to intervene in Int’l Criminal Court deliberations on ‘Situation in Palestine’

By The Legal Center For Arab Minority Rights In Israel – Aadalah: Lawyers: IBA move, pushed through in a hasty and underhanded manner, is strictly political in motive and is seemingly intended to advocate Israeli government positions entrenching occupation. 475 lawyers in Israel are demanding that the Israel Bar Association […]

12 Mar
11:24

P.A Responds To US Dep. Of State Regarding The Palestinians In Jerusalem

In response to a decision by the American Department of State, in which it decided to replace the definition of the indigenous Palestinians in occupied Jerusalem from Palestinian citizens to “Arab residents,” Palestinian Presidency spokesperson, Nabil Abu Rodeina, said the United States is trying to falsify history and grant legitimacy […]

11 Mar
7:42

Samidoun: Germany escalates attack on Khaled Barakat, Palestinian rights with four-year ban: Fight back against repression!

By Samidoun – Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network: The German state has once again escalated its harassment and repression directed against Palestinian speech and advocacy. In the latest order issued by the Berlin immigration office, received yesterday, 9 March, German officials escalated their attacks on Palestinian writer and activist Khaled Barakat, […]

07 Mar
12:12

Screening of Palestinian film Naila and the Uprising as part of International Women’s Day celebrations in Derry, Ireland

Friday, 6 March, 2020, Museum of Free Derry, Derry, Ireland – for IMEMC News, Niall Ó Brolcháin A free screening of the highly acclaimed Palestinian documentary film Naila and the Uprising took place at the Museum of Free Derry in the Bogside, Derry, Ireland in advance of International Women’s Day. […]

Jack Sara
06 Mar
10:32

What is the Big Deal? Why Palestinians reject “the Deal of the Century”

 By Rev. Dr. Jack Sara As a Palestinian Christian living and serving on both sides of the Separation Wall, I live with the people on the ground.  Being a native of Jerusalem has given me the advantage of understanding how Jerusalem residents think, and serving in the West Bank for […]

06 Mar
12:21

Palestinian Health Ministry Confirms 7 Cases of COVID19 Corona Virus

The Palestinian Minister of Health Mai Kayleh announced on Thursday evening that 7 Palestinian citizens have been confirmed as infected with the Corona virus. Kayleh explained, in a press conference held Thursday evening in the headquarters of the Governorate of Bethlehem, in the presence of Governor Kamel Hamid and the […]

02 Mar
11:45

Israeli prof: Israel tests weapons on Palestinian kids, tests drugs on prisoners

Israeli occupation authorities have permitted large pharmaceutical firms to experiment on Palestinian prisoners, and have been testing weapons on Palestinian children, a Hebrew University professor disclosed in a recent lecture series.  by Kathryn Shihadah An Israeli professor disclosed in a recent lecture series at Columbia University that Israeli authorities have permitted […]

02 Mar
3:22

Opinion: Trump’s Plan for Palestine Looks a Lot Like Apartheid

By Alon Liel for Foreign Policy In the heyday of South Africa’s apartheid regime, the country’s white minority government planned to create 10 so-called homelands—also known as Bantustans—where black South Africans could live far away from the cities it hoped to keep white. It was the culmination of what the […]

01 Mar
11:34

PLO Official Rejects US Ambassador’s Remarks as “Distortions and Lies”

Responding to what he described as “distortions and lies” by US ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, about Palestine’s capital, Jerusalem, Saeb Erekat, secretary-general of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), stressed that East Jerusalem, with its old city and holy places, is the capital of Palestine, the Palestine News Network (PNN) […]

01 Mar
8:52

BDS Movement Slams Austria’s Anti-Palestinian Resolution

The Palestinian-led boycott movement has slammed a motion passed by the Austrian parliament that singles out the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign for criticism, the Middle East Monitor reports. Austria’s national parliament, on Friday, unanimously passed a resolution condemning the BDS campaign as anti-Semitic, and urged that the ‘anti-Israel’ […]

29 Feb
10:31

EU Official: European Union and All Member States Must Recognize the State of Palestine

A European Union (EU) official, on Thursday, stressed the necessity of the EU’s recognition of the State of Palestine, the WAFA Palestinian News Agency reported. The Chair of the EU’s Delegation for Relations with Palestine, Manuel Pineda stated that it is now imperative that the EU and all member states […]

29 Feb
6:59

50 Former EU Officials: Trump’s “Peace Plan” Risks Fuelling the Conflict

In a letter published Thursday in the British newspaper, the Guardian, 50 former European foreign ministers, presidents, party leaders, NATO officials and others have expressed grave concern about US President Donald Trump’s so-called “Peace to Prosperity” plan for the Middle East, saying it envisages an outcome with characteristics similar to […]

27 Feb
9:50

UN Official Concerned Over Israel’s Settlement Expansion Plans

United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov, Wednesday, voiced his concern over Israeli settlement announcements, saying the E1 plan (E1 is the area between Ma’ale Adumim colony and occupied Jerusalem) if implemented, would sever the West Bank in half. “I am very concerned about Israel’s […]

25 Feb
1:54

BDS protest at sheet maker Brooklinen’s NYC store over Israeli production

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. MEDIA CONTACT: info@adalahny.org February 24, 2020 – At a protest Sunday at Brooklinen’s new Williamsburg, Brooklyn store, New York human rights advocates called for a boycott of the online sheet and linen retailer, over their Israeli production partners’ involvement in Israel’s apartheid rule over the Palestinian people. […]

25 Feb
4:01

US Senator Bernie Sanders to Boycott AIPAC Conference

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders announced, on Monday, that he will not attend a forthcoming conference organized by a pro-Israel lobby group that serves as a platform to “express bigotry,” Anadolu Agency reports. “The Israeli people have the right to live in peace and security. So do the Palestinian people,” Sanders, […]

23 Feb
8:35

Italy, France and Germany Call on Israel to Halt Settlement Expansion

Italy expressed deep concern over the Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu’s announcement to proceed with the construction of 5,000 housing units in the illegal settlements of Har Homa and Givat Hamatos in occupied East Jerusalem, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. Italy’s foreign ministry in a press statement […]

22 Feb
1:02

Trump-Kushner “Peace” Plan ignores elephants in the room: Israel created this mess

The Trump-Kushner “Peace” Plan is slick and businesslike, with an aura of objectivity and balance – but it is exactly the opposite, and something about it stinks. by Kathryn Shihadah There is a giant herd of elephants circling the Trump-Kushner Peace Plan, and they’re not going away. The fragrance of […]

20 Feb
12:14

Archbishop Hanna: “We Urge All Churches Globally To Reject Deal Of The Century”

Archbishop of Sebastia Diocese Of the Greek Orthodox Church in occupied Jerusalem, Attallah Hanna, welcomed a delegation of the World Council of Churches at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the adjacent cathedral, and urged them, along with all churches, to denounce the so-called “Deal of the Century” and […]

17 Feb
7:06

EU to Vote Against “Deal of the Century” as Israeli-US Mapping Committee Plans Weak Palestinian Entity

Foreign Ministers from the European Union (EU) are expected to discuss US President Donald Trump’s “Deal of the Century” and deliberate countermeasures to the plan on February 17, during a meeting in Brussels, according to Israeli newspaper Haaretz. The paper reported that the decisions are still unclear. However, the EU […]

16 Feb
11:20

Amazon Forcing Palestinians to Identify as Israelis to Qualify for Free Shipping

Global ecommerce web giant Amazon has been accused of discriminating against Palestinians by offering free shipping to illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank, but not to Palestinians living in the same area. In findings released in an investigation by the Financial Times, the newspaper discovered that by taking all of […]

16 Feb
11:11

US Administration Names Panel for West Bank Annexation

The US government has appointed members of a committee tasked with mapping out areas of the occupied West Bank that Israel plans to annex as part of President Donald Trump’s self-proclaimed “Deal of the Century.” A senior Trump administration official told Israel Hayom daily that US ambassador to Israel David […]

16 Feb
4:34

Pro-Israeli Lobbying Group Urges UK Government to Oppose ICC Probe

Westminster lobby group – Conservative Friends of Israel (CFI) has urged the UK government to directly oppose the International Criminal Court (ICC)’s decision to open an investigation into Israeli war crimes committed in the occupied Palestinian territory, Middle East Monitor reports. Writing to Prime Minister, Boris Johnson and Foreign Secretary, […]

15 Feb
9:23

Palestinians Stand in Solidarity with Wet’suwet’en Nation

Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) / Canada The TransCanada Coastal Gaslink pipeline aims to steal Wet’suwet’en land, use resource extraction to solidify control over Indigenous territories, destroy the environment and violate Indigenous laws. From the occupied Palestinian territory, we stand in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en Nation and land defenders at […]

15 Feb
9:11

PM Shtayyeh Calls on ICC to Expedite Israeli War Crimes Investigation

Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh with ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda in Munich. (WAFA Images) Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh, today, called upon the International Criminal Court to expedite its litigation procedures, especially after the ICC’s chief prosecutor announced, in December, its desire to launch a full investigation into Israeli war crimes in […]

14 Feb
9:18

EU Lawmakers: Trump’s Mideast Plan Unlawful

An overwhelming majority of the European Union’s parliamentary lawmakers have censured a US-devised Middle East proposal on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, saying the contentious plan flies in the face of international law. During a session in Strasbourg, on Tuesday, EU lawmakers said the plan that the administration of US President Donald […]

13 Feb
10:59

Official BNC Statement on Release of Long-delayed UN Settlement Database

Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) We welcome this long-delayed UN list of complicit companies. Some major firms involved with illegal settlements are not in the database and must be added. All these companies must be held to account. Palestinian civil society welcomes this long-awaited UN list of companies that are complicit […]

13 Feb
10:52

Urgent Call for Volunteers – Palestinians Reject ‘Deal of the Century’

Palestinians oppose the “deal of the century” at a protest in al-Khalil (Hebron) At a time of heightened aggression against Palestinians by Israeli occupation forces suppressing “Deal of the Century” protests across the West Bank the International Solidarity Movement is issuing an urgent call out for volunteers.   What is the […]

13 Feb
10:44

Israel Further Severs Ties with UN over Settlement Blacklist

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

13 Feb
3:48

Palestine: Al-Haq and CIHRS Welcome Publication of UN Database on Settlement Business Activities

Press Release By Al-Haq is an independent Palestinian non-governmental human rights organisation: Geneva, Switzerland – Palestinian, regional, and international organizations have worked persistently over the last three years to ensure the fulfillment of the Human Rights Council mandate 31/36, which requested the production of the database of businesses operating in illegal Israeli settlements. […]

13 Feb
10:07

BDS is the Most Effective Response to Trump’s Apartheid Plan

BDS Movement: Trump’s “deal of the century” aims to cement Israel’s apartheid rule over the Palestinian people, and is the final nail in the coffin of the moribund “peace process” The plan Trump hatched with Israel’s far-right government aims to cement Israel’s apartheid rule over the Palestinian people. It is […]

13 Feb
10:01

Release of Long-Delayed UN Settlement Database Significant Step Towards Holding Israel Accountable

BDS Movement Press Release: We welcome this long-delayed UN list of complicit companies. Some major firms involved with illegal settlements are not in the database and must be added. All these companies must be held to account. Palestinian civil society welcomes this long-awaited UN list of companies that are complicit […]

12 Feb
7:55

‘This Will Affect Everyone’: Israel And Palestine Ramp Up Escalating Trade War

Palestinian farmers fearful for their future, as Israeli ban on agricultural imports leaves piles of fruit and vegetables unsold. by Akram Al-Waara in Tammoun, Occupied West Bank It has been five days since the last Israel-bound truck took away its container of produce from the Palestinian village of Tammoun, in the […]

12 Feb
7:48

Palestinians Thank Chicago Rapper “Noname” for Her Solidarity and Courage

The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) warmly thanks Noname for her meaningful solidarity and moral courage. Despite the best efforts of Israel lobby groups like “Creative Community for Peace”, thousands of artists worldwide have publicly endorsed the cultural boycott of apartheid Israel. Many more […]

12 Feb
12:13

Palestine Stand Confronts Toulouse-Tel Aviv Twinning Project

Photo: Collectif Palestine Vaincra On Saturday, 8 February, activists and supporters of Collectif Palestine Vaincra, a member organization of Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network, organized a Palestine tabling stand near the entrance of Metro Capitole in downtown Toulouse, France. Photo: Collectif Palestine Vaincra This monthly stand – which last month […]

11 Feb
7:32

Billboards Calling for Ending Support to Israel Launched in New Hampshire

Palestine Advocacy Project has launched two billboard ads calling upon American voters and the next President of the United States to end U.S. funding for Israeli human rights violations, and restore humanitarian aid to Palestine, the Palestine News Network reported. In 2015, the United Nations warned that Gaza could become […]

11 Feb
11:46

100 US Congress-Members Oppose Trump/Kushner Deal

More than 100 Democrats in the US House of Representatives, on Friday, signed a letter rejecting Donald Trump’s Middle East peace plan, dubbed the “deal of the century” the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. The Democratic Congress-members joined leaders around the world who have opposed the deal, saying […]

07 Feb
8:48

PLO: “Main Source of Violence is the Israeli Occupation”

Secretary-General of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) Executive Committee Saeb Erekat, on Friday, blamed the recently announced US Mideast plan as the reason for the latest escalation in violence. Erekat rejected US allegations of incitement and linked the latest escalation of violence to US President Donald Trump’s plan, dubbed the […]

07 Feb
7:18

Criminalizing Palestinian Resistance: The EU’s New Conditions on Aid to Palestine

by Tariq Dana for Al-Shabaka Palestinian Policy Network The EU recently notified the Palestinian Non-Governmental Organizations (PNGO) network of new conditions on its aid, namely that Palestinian civil society organizations are obligated not to deal with individuals or groups designated as “terrorist” by the EU. This includes staff, contractors, beneficiaries, and recipients […]

06 Feb
10:53

Trump’s Peace Plan Is a ‘Galvanizing Shock’ for Palestinians

Donald Trump says his “Deal of the Century” is a new basis for peace between Israelis and Palestinians. But, ironically, he’s driving hopelessly divided factions in the Arab world to unite against the plan, says Arab Studies professor Rashid Khalidi. TRNN Video & Transcript: This is a rush transcript and […]

06 Feb
6:50

Presidential Spokesman Blames ‘Deal of the Century’ for Recent Escalations

Nabil Abu Rudeineh, spokesman for Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, Thursday, condemned what he described as the dangerous Israeli escalation against the Palestinian people which has led to the killing of at least three young men and the injury of dozens of others, in the last 24 hours, the Palestinian News […]

06 Feb
1:55

Proposed United Nations Resolution Condemns Trump’s “Peace Deal”

A draft United Nations Security Council resolution condemns Israel’s plan to annex the settlements it has built illegally on occupied Palestinian territories, in a rebuke of a US-devised “peace plan” that endorses the Israeli land theft of Palestinian-owned property. The draft, which was reported on by Reuters, on Tuesday, has […]

06 Feb
5:41

Opinion: Peace Plans Have No Function Except to Serve Israel’s Colonial Takeover of Palestine

By Nasim Ahmed for Middle East Monitor It will prove to be Israel’s misfortune that the Zionist project to take over Palestine got underway at a period when settler-colonialism was coming to be viewed with moral and legal contempt. Nevertheless, such has been the effectiveness if its hasbara — propaganda […]

04 Feb
7:06

Pressure Campaign Launched by US against Palestinian Administration, EU Responds

The US government has begun a campaign to pressure the Palestinian National Authority and President Mahmoud Abbas to accept the “Deal of the Century” launched by US President Donald Trump, in the form of criticism made by his adviser, Jared Kushner, adviser during an interview with CNN. In the interview, […]

03 Feb
9:18

Former US President Carter: “US Plan Undercuts Prospects for a Just Peace”

Former US president Jimmy Carter, on CNN, said the country’s current President Donald Trump’s initiative for resolution of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict serves instead to compromise any prospect of “peace” and violates international law, Palestine News Network reported. “The new US plan undercuts prospects for a just peace between Israelis and […]

03 Feb
7:09

Russia: Trump ‘Peace Plan’ Violates UN Resolutions

Russia has expressed serious doubts over the viability of the US-devised Mideast plan, known as the so-called “Deal of the Century,” on Israeli-Palestinian conflict, saying it contravenes several UN Security Council’s resolutions on the issue. Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov said: “It’s plain enough that some of this […]

31 Jan
8:03

Adalah: Trump Plan Normalizes Israel’s Apartheid Regime in West Bank

Adalah: Plan is no more than joint U.S.-Israel effort to impose Israeli government’s vision for territory in flagrant violation of international law, and Palestinian right to self-determination. U.S. President Donald Trump’s “Deal of the Century” gives a green light to permanently establish an Israeli apartheid regime in the West Bank, […]

31 Jan
10:30

Trump’s Deal Reminiscent of Apartheid South Africa

By Niall Ó Brolcháin – IMEMC – 30 January 2020: Donald Trump’s ‘Deal of the Century’ got the endorsement of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson in the Houses of Parliament yesterday. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, quite rightly, warned that it ‘would lock-in illegal colonization’ and deny the Palestinian people their fundamental […]

30 Jan
10:58

Lutheran World Federation: Peace Cannot Be Unilaterally Imposed

The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) has expressed grave concern over the “Peace to Prosperity” plan for Israel and Palestine presented by the U.S. administration, this week. “Peace can never be unilaterally imposed,” writes LWF president Archbishop Panti Filibus Musa, and LWF General Secretary Rev Dr Martin Junge, in a statement […]

30 Jan
2:21

PCHR: “Trump’s Middle East Plan Violates Rights and Legitimizes War Crimes”

The Palestinian Center For Human Rights (PCHR): While the Oslo Accords sacrificed human rights and the international law for more than a quarter of a century, the U.S president Donald Trump’s Middle East plan constitutes a full destruction of international law, and legitimizes more than 50 years of Israeli violations of […]

29 Jan
4:23

Samidoun: Colonial “Deal of the Century” sure to fail; time to fight back and defend Palestine

Protest against so-called “Deal of the Century” Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network joins our voice with that of Palestinians and all people of conscience around the world in rejecting and condemning Donald Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu’s racist, colonialist, so-called “Deal of the Century.” This “deal” blatantly enshrines settler colonialism and […]

29 Jan
4:07

Trump’s ‘Deal of the Century’ Ensures Israeli Domination and Palestinian Oppression

Trump’s Kushner Plan, also known as the ‘Deal of the Century,’ gives Israel control of Palestinian land, makes settlements part of Israel, ensures endless Palestinian Occupation, and is a recipe for disaster. (Transcript unavailable.) Via The Real News Network.

29 Jan
3:42

Mass Rallies in Several Countries in Protest of Trump Deal

Many Arab and European countries, on Tuesday, witnessed mass rallies in protest against US Preseident Donald Trump’s “Deal of the Century.” Protests are to continue into Wednesday, in many European countries. In Gaza, rallies took place in a number of cities, rejecting the plan announced by Trump from Washington. According […]

29 Jan
4:26

Thousands Protest in Gaza to Challenge Trump-Kushner Annexation Plan

As Donald Trump faced day eight of his trial for abuse of power in the US Senate, he and Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu unveiled their ‘Deal of the Century’ in which Israel will essentially annex Palestine and push Palestinians into tiny reservations. Protests immediately broke out in Gaza and […]

29 Jan
4:12

US Democrats Denounce Trump-Kushner Plan as “Legitimizing Theft”

From Middle East Eye: As Donald Trump hailed his so-called “deal of the century” as a historic opportunity to achieve peace between Palestinians and Israel, Democratic members of congress poured scorn on the plan that has been rejected by Palestinians. The proposal, which was drafted without the input of any […]

28 Jan
3:37

Eden Place Arts Centre, Derry, Ireland

 January 27, 2020, 7pm – By Niall Ó Brolcháin – IMEMC: As part of The Bloody Sunday March Committee’s annual events, Eden Place Arts Centre launched an exhibition of paintings and fine art prints by artist Nadia Kaczmarczuk  on the theme of the oppression of the Palestinian people in Gaza […]

27 Jan
5:21

Shu’fat Revealed as Capital of Future Palestinian State under US Plan

The forthcoming US Middle East peace plan, known as the “Deal of the Century,” includes a transition period of four years, as the US administration believes that Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian president will refuse the plan but his successor may accept it, Hebrew media reported, according to Al Ray. The “deal” […]

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27 Jan
4:52

Opinion: Prince Charles’ Words on Palestine Must Not Go Unnoticed

By Ramona Wadi for Middle East Monitor Prince Charles’ visit to the occupied Palestinian territories has garnered media attention. Words of sympathy, far from a political message, were the subject of his speech in Bethlehem after touring historical sites and meeting with Palestinian refugees at the Aida refugee camp. Nevertheless, […]

26 Jan
9:25

Zionist Outrage Over BBC Coverage Of Holocaust Memorial

The Board of Deputies of British Jews (BoD), described by Jewish activist Tony Greenstein as a “pro-Israeli advocacy group”, has expressed outrage over a BBC correspondent’s remarks made during a report on the Holocaust memorial at the Yad Vashem’s Hall of the Dead, marking 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz by […]

26 Jan
7:40

REPORT: Trump “Peace Plan” to be Published This Week

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, on Sunday, that US President Donald Trump will publish the “Deal of the Century” plan this week. During his weekly cabinet meeting, Netanyahu indicated that he will fly to the United States today, to meet President Trump tomorrow and the day after tomorrow, to […]

24 Jan
4:13

Scientists for Palestine Conference Hears Message of Palestinian Scholar, Political Prisoner Ubai Aboudi

Hind Shraydeh protests for Ubai’s release with their three children, Khaled, Ghassan and Basel. Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network On the evening of 10 January, a packed hall at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, hosted the third international conference of Scientists for Palestine, a global initiative working […]

24 Jan
3:58

Report: Israel Begins Selling Gas Destined for Gaza

The severity of Gaza’s humanitarian crisis is currently growing in magnitude, as a result of Israel tightening its 15-year long, illegal siege of the poverty-stricken Palestinian territory. Due to Israel’s restriction of gas, prevented from entering the besieged coastal enclave, the people of Gaza are facing a lack of sufficient heating, […]

24 Jan
3:51

MADA Engages with Facebook in Regional Meeting

MADA Center participated in a regional meeting organized by Facebook, in the Jordanian capital of Amman, for two days, this week, to discuss the company’s policies regarding content, hate speech and other topics related to this area. The Center was represented by its Director General, Moussa Rimawi, who also spoke […]

22 Jan
4:09

UN’s Mladenov says Jordan Valley Annexation Would Have Devastating Effects

Nickolay Mladenov, United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, today, expressed concern regarding Israeli plans to annex the occupied Jordan Valley, stressing that such a step would have devastating effects on the region. “The annexation of some or all of Area C in the West Bank, if […]

22 Jan
4:04

Palestine Urging EU to Take Tougher Stance on Israeli Policy for Jerusalem

The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates has criticized the European Union for its “weak and late” measures vis-à-vis Israel activities across the Palestinian territories, particularly in Jerusalem, calling on the 28-member bloc to adopt a firmer stance on Israel’s “open battle” against the occupied holy site. Israel has […]

20 Jan
8:34

UN Experts Unveil Letter Condemning Germany’s Targeting of BDS Movement

Five United Nations special rapporteurs have unveiled a letter to the German government censuring a German law that targets a pro-Palestinian boycott movement while insisting that criticism of the Israeli regime “is not anti-Semitic.”   The UN experts made the letter public this week, after the 60-day reply period ended […]