Category Archives: International

23 Dec
6:48

Switzerland Resumes UNRWA Funding

The Swiss foreign ministry has lifted its temporary freeze on payments to the UNRWA, the UN agency providing support for Palestinian refugees. Switzerland had suspended payments to UNRWA in July, following allegations of misconduct among its top management. On Friday, the foreign ministry confirmed Swiss news reports that it had […]

23 Dec
6:15

Israeli Media: Top Officials ‘Liable to Prosecution’ for War Crimes

Senior Israeli political and military officials are likely to be prosecuted before the International Criminal Court (ICC), after the court’s decision to launch an investigation into war crimes committed against Palestinians, according to a report released by Yedioth Ahronoth, on Sunday.   The newspaper pointed out that Benny Gantz, who […]

22 Dec
10:09

Malaysia PM: “Israel Should be Tried by the ICC”

The Malaysian Prime Minister, Mohammad Mahathir, is the latest world leader to welcome the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) announcement that they are opening an investigation into Israeli crimes against the Palestinians in the occupied territories. Mahathir said Israel should face justice over the atrocities committed against the Palestinian people, as […]

21 Dec
10:24

ICC Responds to Mounting Calls for Action, Opens Official Investigation into War Crimes in Palestine

“End impunity!” 29 November protest calls for action by ICC. Photo: EuroPalestine The Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda, issued a statement on 20 December 2019 that the ICC will be opening an official investigation into Israeli war crimes and crimes against humanity in occupied Palestine. The announcement comes […]

21 Dec
9:56

Palestinian Officials Respond to ICC Decision: “A Positive and Encouraging Step”

Saeb Erekat, head of the National Committee responsible for following up on the International Criminal Court (ICC), today, confirmed that “the decision announced by the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to request an opinion by the Pre-Trial Chamber regarding the scope of the Court’s territorial […]

ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda
20 Dec
11:44

Netanyahu Claims International Court Has ‘No Jurisdiction’ to Investigate Israel for War Crimes

Following the announcement on Friday that the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the Hague would be investigating the Israeli military for war crimes against the Palestinians, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu issued a statement claiming the ICC had ‘no jurisdiction’ to charge Israel. According to Netanyahu, because Israel never signed […]

20 Dec
6:40

Charlotte Kates: The Palestinian Economy Under Israeli Occupation

Press TV interviewed Charlotte Kates, international coordinator of Samidoun: Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network, about Israel’s occupation of Palestine and control of the Palestinian economy. “Israel consistently uses Palestinians as a captive, colonial market, to buy its goods, to work in its factories, and denies Palestinians the right to economic independence […]

20 Dec
6:15

Report: UN Body Criticizes Israel’s Racial Segregation Policies

A United Nations human rights committee has called on Israel to “ensure equal treatment for all persons on the territories under its effective control and subject to its jurisdiction” – inside Israel, in the Occupied West Bank including East Jerusalem, and in the blockaded Gaza Strip, according to a press […]

20 Dec
6:00

Trump’s Executive Order Targets Federal Funding to Universities in Suppression of Speech on Palestinian Rights

(photo: A classroom in Gaza destroyed in Israel’s 2014 attacks. Credit: Active Stills, Basel Yazouri) U.S. President Donald Trump’s recently announced executive order would continue his dangerous attacks on hard-fought democratic rights. Abusing federal funding to bully universities into suppressing academic freedom and freedom of speech in support of Palestinian rights under international […]

20 Dec
5:45

Human Rights Watch: Israel Using Draconian Military Orders to Repress Palestinians

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has shed light on Israel’s decades-long violations of Palestinians’ fundamental rights through restrictive military orders, urging the occupying regime to grant the oppressed nation the same rights as Israeli settlers.   In a 92-page report published on Tuesday, the New York-based NGO said British Mandate-era regulations […]

20 Dec
5:34

Church of Scotland Calls on Israel to Make Holy Sites Accessible to Gazans during Holidays

The Church of Scotland, today, called on Israel to affirm the right of Palestinian Christians in the blockaded Gaza Strip to visit their holy sites and families, during the Christmas holiday. “At this time of year, when Christians from across the world will be looking to, and visiting, Bethlehem and […]

20 Dec
5:24

Congress Rejects Funding for Trump’s “Deal of the Century”

The United States Congress has rejected a request, from the White House, for $175mn in funds that would go towards pushing the Trump administration’s failed Middle East “peace plan”. In a bipartisan decision, on Monday, lawmakers rejected having funds be set aside, in the government’s 2020 budget, for the so-called […]

18 Dec
1:14

Anti-Semitism Envoy Elan Carr Puts Israel (Not Jews) Front And Center

Trump’s anti-Semitism envoy inaccurately equates anti-Zionism with anti-Semitism, and considers Israel “a central tenet” of Judaism – despite vocal opposition from within the global Jewish community
 Carr demands: “Every law enforcement office and every prosecutorial agency must force everybody who has even a hint of antisemitism to undergo a tolerance […]

17 Dec
4:38

Trump’s Executive Order on Anti-Semitism Attacks Free Speech, Palestinians, and Jews

Dima Khalidi discusses the legal and civil ramifications of President Trump’s executive order adopting the controversial IHRA working definition on antisemitism, defining Judaism as a race or nationality, which would threaten free speech on US campuses, sow divisions among US Jews, and criminalize the BDS movement. TRNN Video & Transcript […]

17 Dec
1:41

UNRWA Signs $20.7m Agreement with Qatar

The Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) signed an agreement today, under which the State of Qatar will contribute US$ 20.7 million to support the access of Palestine refugees to basic services in Syria. With […]

14 Dec
5:09

Samidoun Releases Statement in Support of SAIA York and Palestinian Students’ Right to Organize

Photo credit: Students Against Israeli Apartheid at York University Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network expresses our strongest solidarity with Students Against Israeli Apartheid at York University (SAIA York) and denounces the decision of York University president Rhonda Lenton to suspend SAIA as an organization after its members were the victim […]

14 Dec
4:57

Canada’s Latest UN Stance Fails To Affirm Commitment To Palestinians’ Political Rights

by Ramona Wadi, Days of Palestine UN resolutions on Palestine are given more prominence than the Palestinian people themselves. What happens within the UN premises sets an agenda that is difficult to challenge, mainly because international consensus rarely makes it beyond resolution texts to implementation. As a result, an unexpected […]

14 Dec
4:47

200 International Organizations Support Call to ICC on Palestine

An impressive international coalition of 185 civil society organizations has called on the International Criminal Court (ICC) to open a formal investigation, into possible war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, without further delay. The ICC has been engaged in a preliminary investigation for almost […]

13 Dec
11:10

Jewish Voice for Peace Condemns Trumps Executive Order Silencing Israel Critics on Campuses

The US-based group Jewish Voice for Peace issued the following statement in response to Donald Trump’s latest executive order. Their statment reads as follows: The impending Executive Order by President Trump will do nothing to make Jewish students safer on college campuses, and Jewish Voice for Peace is appalled at […]

11 Dec
4:22

BDS: The Full Menu of Rights

12-10-19 / Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) / Palestine On the anniversaries of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and UN Resolution 194 affirming Palestinian refugees’ right to return to their homes, the BDS movement insists on “the full menu of rights” for the indigenous Palestinians. Exactly 71 years ago, […]

11 Dec
3:49

EU to Discuss Recognition of Palestine

Foreign Ministers of the European Union are expected to exchange views, next month, on whether the 28-nation bloc should recognize Palestine as a sovereign state as the US pushes ahead with pro-occupation policies, undermining the prospect of the so-called two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Ireland and Luxembourg are among […]

11 Dec
8:03

AXA, Divest from Israel’s Climate Apartheid: Day of Action Roundup

December 10, 2019 / Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC)  / France, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland The second global AXA Day of Action included mobilizations all around the world, on the same day as the UN Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People and the 4th global climate strike. The second global AXA Day of […]

09 Dec
5:06

Brown University Corporate Responsibility Committee Votes to Divest from Companies Connected to Israeli Occupation

December 2019 / Mondoweiss / United States Michael Arria On Dec 2, Brown University’s Advisory Committee on Corporate Responsibility in Investment Policies (ACCRIP) voted to recommend that the school divest from companies that facilitate Israeli human rights violations. Six ACCRIP members voted in favor of divestment, two voted against it, and […]

09 Dec
4:38

Luxembourg Pushes for European Recognition of Palestine

Luxembourg’s Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn arrives for a meeting of EU foreign ministers at the Europa building in Brussels on Monday, Feb. 26, 2018. European Union foreign ministers meet in Brussels on Monday Feb. 26 to debate ways to revive Middle East peace efforts and discuss the crisis in Venezuela. […]

07 Dec
7:47

Palestinian President Commends US Congress for Support

The Palestinian Presidency applauded the US Congress, on Friday, for supporting the two-state solution and rejecting the annexation of occupied Palestinian land, the Palestinian News and Info Agency reported. President Abbas praised congress for their solidarity against Israel’s settlement policy, the fait accompli, and for recognizing the aspirations of the […]

07 Dec
2:53

Foreign Minister Denounces World Forum Art Exhibition Sabotage

The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates condemned, on Friday, the removal of the art exhibition hosted by the State of Palestine and Palestinian Human Rights Organization Al-Haq from the hallways of the World Forum, the Palestinian News and Info Agency reported. Late on the evening of December 04, […]

07 Dec
2:25

Body of Palestinian Prisoner Sami Abu Diak Released to Jordan

Israel, on Friday, released to Jordan, the body of a the Palestinian prisoner who recently died in Israeli custody, due to deliberate medical negligence custody, the Palestinian News and Info Agency reported. Chairman of the Prisoners’ Affairs Commission, Qadri Abu Baker announced that the Israeli occupation authorities handed over the […]

06 Dec
4:19

Lawyers for Mavi Marmara Raid Victims to Appeal Recent ICC Decision

Families of those killed by Israeli forces, aboard an aid flotilla heading for the besieged Gaza Strip, in 2010, will appeal the International Criminal Court (ICC)’s recent decision not to press charges against Tel Aviv. Their lawyers announced the news on Thursday, three days after the ICC’s Chief Prosecutor, Fatou […]

04 Dec
9:53

Palestinian Foreign Minister Urges Criminal Investigation of Israeli Crimes

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Riad al-Malki, discussed with the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, the developments of ICC’s preliminary examinations in light of US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo declaration on settlements, warning against Israel’s exploitation of this declaration by taking illegal actions to […]

04 Dec
4:44

Ivy League University Urged to Divest from Companies Facilitating the Israeli Occupation

An advisory committee, in place to monitor and recommend the investment policies of Brown University in Rhode Island voted, on Monday, to divest from companies participating in the continued subjugation of Palestinians, the Middle East Eye reported. The successful passing of the resolution by the university’s Advisory Committee on Corporate […]

04 Dec
4:03

Malaysia Opens Palestinian Embassy in Amman

Malaysia has opened an “Embassy to Palestine” in Jordan, after Israeli authorities purportedly refused to grant officials from the Southeast Asian country access to the seat of the Palestinian Authority, in the central occupied West Bank city of Ramallah. Israeli English-language broadsheet newspaper, The Jerusalem Post, reported that the Israeli […]

04 Dec
8:00

Abbas Discusses Latest with Irish Foreign Minister

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas discussed, with Ireland’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Simon Coveney, the latest developments in the Palestinian territories, the Israeli measures against the Palestinian people, their land and holy sites, and the American bias toward the Israeli occupation. This came during a meeting held in the presidential headquarters […]

03 Dec
8:10

Israeli Minister of Defense to Impose Sanctions on Palestinian ‘Militants’ Abroad

Israeli Minister of Defense, Naftali Bennett, on Tuesday, issued a written order imposing international economic sanctions on Palestinian militants abroad, The Palestinian News and Info Agency reported. Hebrew media outlets broadcast Bennett’s decision, pointing out that this move has never been attempted before. Bennett issued his first order against Jamil […]

02 Dec
9:05

Jordan’s FM Slams Israel’s Colonial Projects

Jordanian Foreign Minister, on Monday, condemned the Israeli occupation authorities’ approval of the construction of a new colonial settlement in the heart of the southern West Bank flashpoint city of Hebron, calling on the international community to shoulder its responsibilities and put an end to Israeli settlement construction. Safadi said […]

02 Dec
8:54

Palestinian Minister of Health Rejects Proposed US Field Military Hospital

Palestinian Minister of Health, Mai al-Kaila, vehemently criticized and rejected the establishment of a US field military hospital in the northern Gaza Strip under the sponsorship of Hamas and the Israeli occupation, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. Speaking on ‘Voice of Palestine’ radio, al-Kaila stated that the […]

02 Dec
2:46

How Israel/Palestine Became a Central Issue in US Politics

Alex Kane discusses how US-Israel relations evolved from a bipartisan to a partisan issue, in recent years, and how Israel/Palestine serves a symbol for other social struggles over social justice in the US. TRNN Video & Transcript GREG WILPERT Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m Greg Wilpert in Baltimore. Recently, […]

02 Dec
2:14

Ramallah Hosts Joint Italian-Palestinian Business Forum

.(Photo credit: Italian Consulate General) The Italian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Marina Sereni, together with the Palestinian Prime Minister, Mohammed Shtayyeh, and the Minister of National Economy, Khaled Osaily, took part in the opening session of the third edition of the Italian-Palestinian Joint Business Forum (JBF), […]

02 Dec
2:00

Violations of Palestinian Social Media Content 50% Higher than Last Month

In a serious escalation of violations on Palestinian content by social media websites, Sada Social Center said, in a report, that it has documented 223 violations against Palestinian content in November, 2019, up by 50 percent from the previous month. According to the report, Facebook ranked at top of the […]

01 Dec
1:01

OPINION: Anatomy of a Zionist Smear Campaign: Jerusalem Post Admits to Fabrications

By Marion Kawas for Palestine Chronicle On November 20, 2019, Israel advocacy club Herut Canada held a public meeting entitled “Reservists on Duty” at York University in Toronto. The meeting billed itself as a chance to hear from “real Israeli soldiers” about the “Arab-Israeli conflict, BDS and much more”. Pro-Palestinian […]

30 Nov
9:15

South Africa Reiterates its Support for Palestine at UN

According to the United Nations website, this year, the Special Meeting in observance of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People was held on 29 November 2019, at the UN Headquarters in New York. In attendance were; the Presidents of the General Assembly and the Security Council, as […]

30 Nov
7:37

OPINION: Free Speech, But Not For Palestine

By Mona Dennaoui and Hammam Farah for The Toronto Sun On November 20, Israel advocacy group, Herut Canada, held an event at York University with former soldiers of the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF), which has held recruitment drives in Toronto, although it is illegal for a foreign military to recruit […]

29 Nov
6:46

Activism For Palestine Must Create Spaces For Palestinian Narratives

by Ramona Wadi, for Days of Palestine When, in December 2017, US President Donald Trump unilaterally recognised Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, the protests in Palestine swiftly ignited a ripple of international solidarity. Activists in many countries protested against the decision, while world leaders repeated their carefully-crafted statements and considered their […]

29 Nov
6:40

Tell AXA: Stop Financing Israel’s Climate Apartheid

 Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) / France AXA invests hundreds of millions of dollars in fossil fuels, insures polluting businesses, and invests $91 million in Israel’s weapons and its expanding settlements, which destroy the environment. The 4th global Climate Strike today falls on the same day as the UN Day of […]

28 Nov
4:01

PSC: UK Universities Invest in Companies Complicit in Israeli Crimes

Research released by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign on the week of the United Nations ‘Day of Solidarity’ with The Palestinian people, has estimated that universities in the United Kingdom invest over ÂŁ450,000,000 in companies complicit in Israeli violations of Palestinian human rights, including through supplying weapons and technology to the […]

28 Nov
5:20

UNRWA Facing Deficit of $167 Million

UNRWA spokesperson Sami Musha’sha’ says that the committees which emerged from the meeting of the Advisory Committee in support of the UNRWA, which held its meetings in Jordan, went to Lebanon, today, to visit the refugee camps and to follow-up on their living conditions. “This visit is aimed at mobilizing […]

26 Nov
6:51

A Question of UN Credibility: Releasing the Settlements Database

by Nada Awad, Maha Abdullah for Al Shabaka Palestinian Policy Network Hundreds of Palestinian, regional, and international organizations have called on the previous and current UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to release the UN database of companies engaged in activities with Israel’s illegal settlements. Though the 2016 Human Rights Council resolution called for the release […]

23 Nov
4:09

Maritime Union of Australia – Sydney Branch Endorses Boycott HP Campaign

Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) / Australia In keeping with its history of solidarity with global struggles for justice and equality, the Maritime Union of Australia’s Sydney Branch joined the international Boycott HP campaign in its meeting on 29th October. Members pledged to not buy HP products and called for a complete boycott of […]

23 Nov
3:53

UN Security Council Rebukes US Reversal on Settlements

Failing to issue a statement denouncing the US stance regarding the legality of settlements, all members of the United Nations Security Council — except the US — rejected Washington’s decision to no longer consider settlements a violation of international law. Four European nations said the move hindered peace efforts. The […]

23 Nov
3:11

Kairos Palestine Denounces Pompeo’s Illegitimate Legalization of Settlements

Kairos Palestine expresses deep disappointment that U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has announced—in a statement that disregards the Geneva Conventions, international law and widespread global consensus—a radical departure from U.S. policy regarding the illegal colonial activities of the State of Israel. In asserting that the United States will no […]

23 Nov
6:18

U.K. Labor Party Vows to Suspend Arms to Israel

Husam Zomlot, the Palestinian ambassador to the United Kingdom, hailed the U.K. Labor Party, the main opposition in the U.K., for vowing to suspend British arms sales to Israel, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. Labor Party leader, Jeremy Corbyn launched his new manifesto on Thursday, saying it […]

23 Nov
6:06

Human Rights Organizations Condemn Pompeo for “Gross Misrepresentation of International Law”

Al Mezan Center For Human Rights published a press release stating that the Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Council (PHROC), the Palestinian Coalition for Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights (ADALAH), and the Palestinian NGO Network (PNGO) condemn as a gross misrepresentation of international law. The recent statement by the Secretary of […]

23 Nov
5:41

U.S. Congress Members Urge Pompeo to Reverse Decision on Settlements

More than 120 U.S. Congressmen and Congresswomen have sent an urgent letter to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, urging him to reverse his decision to considering Israeli settlements in the West Bank legal, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. “This announcement, following the administration’s decision to move […]

20 Nov
7:50

International Law Experts: United States Has No Legal Capacity To Legalize Settlements

Aseel Akhras/Days of Palestine International law experts agree that the US administration does not have the legal capacity to legalize settlements, and that the recent announcement by its secretary of state comes in response to the European Court of Justice’s decision to label settlement goods and the international consensus to […]

Image by Arwa Ibrahim from Al Jazeera
20 Nov
1:22

Israeli Prime Minister Approves Settlement Expansion in Jordan Valley Following US Announcement

After Mike Pompeo, the US Secretary of State, made a statement Monday reversing decades of US policy, and contradicting international law, by saying that the US did not consider Israel’s colonial takeovers of Palestinian land to be illegal, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu approved a massive expansion of colonial settlements. […]

20 Nov
2:22

PCHR: “Pompeo’s Comments on Israeli Settlements are in Contempt of International Law and Abort Peace Prospects”

The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) condemns in the strictest terms the remarks made by the United States’ State Secretary, Mike Pompeo, on Israeli settlements, claiming that they are not in contrast with international law. PCHR reiterates that settlements are a war crime under international law and United Nations […]

19 Nov
9:32

UNHR: “Israel’s Settlements Are In Breach Of International Law”

In a statement, the United Nations Human Rights Office stated that Israel’s settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories are in breach of International Law. It stated that “a change in the policy position of one state does not modify existing International Law, nor its interpretation by the International Court of […]

19 Nov
6:38

EU: Israeli Settlements Are Illegal

The European Union is sticking to its stance that Israeli settlement constructions in Palestine are illegal under international law, a long held view Washington has now begun to dispute. “The EU calls on Israel to end all settlement activity, in line with its obligations as an occupying power,” EU foreign […]

19 Nov
2:08

Dr. Ashrawi: “Trump Administration; A Threat To International Peace And Security”

Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, a member of the Executive Committee of Member of Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) issued a statement denouncing the illegal policies of the United States, and its grave violations of International Law, and said that the Trump Administration is a threat to international peace and security. Dr. Ashrawi […]

19 Nov
9:24

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

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

19 Nov
1:21

Palestinians Call On Catherine Ringer to Cancel Tel Aviv Concert

November 18, 2019 / BDS France Dear Catherine Ringer, The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) urges you to cancel your 19th December show at Barby club in apartheid Tel Aviv. During Israel’s 2014 massacres in Gaza that killed more than 2,200 Palestinians, including more […]

19 Nov
1:05

Palestinian Officials Denounce US Decision on Settlements

Presidential spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeineh said, today, that the announcement by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, that the Israeli settlements in Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank do not violate international law, is null and void, condemned and totally contradicts with international law, resolutions of the international legitimacy that […]

17 Nov
6:02

UN Votes To Renew UNRWA Mandate

The overwhelming vote, at the United Nations General Assembly’s Fourth Committee, in favor of renewing the mandate of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) dominated the front page of the three Palestinian Arabic dailies, on Saturday. This issue was given special attention in light of American […]

17 Nov
5:47

Microsoft to Investigate Israeli Company over Surveillance of Palestinians

The US technology company, Microsoft, says it is investigating whether the use of facial recognition technology developed by an Israeli startup company it funded “complies with its ethics principles,” following reports that Israel uses the company’s facial recognition technology for surveillance on Palestinians.   On Friday, Microsoft, which is based […]

16 Nov
7:25

Palestinians Condemn Sports-washing “Friendly” Match in Israel as Gaza Mourns Dead

November 16, 2019 / Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) / Argentina, Uruguay, Spanish state (Palestinians inspect damaged house destroyed in an Israeli air strike in Khan Younis, Gaza, November 14, 2019. Photo: Ashraf Amra/APA Images) November 16, 2019—The Argentina and Uruguay national football teams are planning […]

16 Nov
6:17

Opinion: The Infallible Warrior: Honest Reflections on the Legacy of Yasser Arafat 15 Years After His Death

Ramzy Baroud – Middle East Monitor 15 years after the passing of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, the Palestinian people continue to reflect on his legacy. Thousands of images of “Abu Ammar” have been shared across numerous social media platforms remembering a man whose nom de guerre has been affiliated with […]

16 Nov
6:15

UNRWA Mourns Loss of Boy from One of its Schools in Gaza

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) hopes that the ceasefire that was reached the night of 13 November will put an end to two days of escalation between Israel and Palestinian armed groups in the Gaza Strip. The Israeli military operations […]

15 Nov
6:15

PLO Official: International Community Must Defend Palestinian Human Rights

Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), said, on Friday, that the international rules-based order founded on the principles and values of international law is under real threat by the rise of unilateralism, isolationism, and racism, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA). […]

15 Nov
4:55

31 Years Ago, Arafat Declared Independence of the State of Palestine

31 years ago, November 15, the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat declared the independence of the State of Palestine on the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital, WAFA reported. Arafat declared on November 15, 1988 at a meeting of the Palestinian National Council, the Palestinian parliament in exile, […]

15 Nov
5:45

Palestinians Reject Israeli Attempts to Politicize UNRWA

A statement by the Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on Wednesday, said that the State of Palestine firmly rejects Israel’s cynical attempts at the politicization of the UNRWA and it’s concerted efforts to incite against its mandate. “This Agency, created by the General Assembly [by resolution 302 (IV) in 1949] […]

13 Nov
2:42

The Arab League: Israeli Government Responsible for Escalation in Gaza

The Arab League condemned the Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip, Tuesday, in which 10 Palestinians were killed and 45 wounded. In a statement, the Arab League declared that “this aggression comes in continuation of a series of crimes committed by the Israeli occupation,” the Palestinian News and Info Agency […]

12 Nov
10:02

Jordan Reacts to Israel’s Air Strikes on Gaza

Jordan, on Tuesday, condemned the Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip, which have so far left five Palestinians dead, and many others injured, according to, Jordan’s official news agency, Petra. Spokesperson for Jordan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Daifallah Al-Fayez, said that “the Israeli escalation against the Gaza […]

12 Nov
6:52

Palestinian, Regional, and International Groups Submit Report on Israeli Apartheid to UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

11/12/19 / Press Release / Al Mezan Centre for Human Rights  In November 2019, eight Palestinian, regional, and international organisations, including Al-Haq, BADIL, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR), Al Mezan Centre for Human Rights, Addameer, the Civic Coalition for Palestinian Rights in Jerusalem (CCPRJ), the Cairo Institute for […]

12 Nov
6:46

Argentina and Uruguay Players Need to Hear From You: Cancel “Friendly” Match in Apartheid Israel

November 11, 2019 / Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) / Uruguay, Argentina The Argentina and Uruguay national football teams are planning a “friendly” match in apartheid Israel on November 18, ignoring Palestinian appeals and as Israel carries out attacks on besieged Gaza. For Israel, this […]

12 Nov
6:23

ECJ: West Bank Foodstuffs No Longer ‘Made in Israel’

Foodstuffs produced in Israeli settlements on the occupied West Bank should from now on carry a label clearly indicating their geographical provenance. That is the official judgment issued today by the European Court of Justice (ECJ). The judgment is valid in all member states of the European Union. Currently, all […]

12 Nov
4:25

Live on German TV – Criticism of Israeli Occupation of Palestine

Germany’s ZDF television outlet broadcast a text in large Hebrew letters that stated “End the Occupation” during the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Middle East Monitor reported. The public-service television station displayed the statement on the 18th-century neoclassical monument Brandenburg Gate, reported German newspaper Bild. This was […]

11 Nov
8:03

ISM Offers Training in London, UK, November 30, 2019

ISM UK is offering a day of pre-training for prospective volunteers who are interested in joining the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) on the ground in Palestine. Attending the training session in north London will give you a chance to get a first impression of ISM and the kind of work […]

11 Nov
7:44

US Jewish Organizations Warn against West Bank Annexation

A coalition of American Jewish groups has sent a letter to leaders of Israel’s political parties, warning them against full or even partial annexation of the occupied West Bank. The letter, written by the Progressive Israel Network, asks Israeli politicians to oppose the annexation plan being pursued by Prime Minister […]

10 Nov
8:40

‘Hey Boston! Thanks for the Guns!’ Guerrilla Ads Oppose U.S. Aid to Israel

Editors of Mondoweiss A Palestinian solidarity group in Boston, Thursday, posted photographs of ads displayed in bus kiosks, opposing U.S. military aid to Israel. Richard Colbath-Hess, who has erected Palestinian solidarity ads in Boston in the past, says that the group doing these acts is anonymous because such ads are […]

10 Nov
5:32

Facebook Sues Israeli Cyber Security Co. NSO Over WhatsApp Surveillance

Shir Hever discusses the strategy of the Israeli offensive cyber company NSO, its roots in the notorious Israeli “8200” military intelligence unit, and how it crossed a line that very few companies dare cross. Shir Hever is an economic researcher in the Alternative Information Center, a Palestinian-Israeli organization active in […]

08 Nov
8:21

Democratic Congressman Criticizes Israel After Visit to West Bank

Following a visit to the occupied West Bank, U.S. Democratic Congressman Andy Levin, earlier this week, criticized Israel for repeatedly demolishing Palestinian homes in a small village that has been rebuilt numerous times, WAFA reported. The trip included a tour of the Susya village, in the southern occupied West Bank, […]

08 Nov
8:01

MADA: 107 Violations Against Media Freedoms in Palestine During October

October 2019 witnessed a significant rise in the number of violations against media freedoms in Palestine, PNN reported. These violations represent double the amount witnessed during September. The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) has documented a total of 107 attacks against media freedoms in the West Bank […]

07 Nov
10:01

Gaza Leadership Slams Twitter and Facebook for Yielding to Israel’s Dictates

Member of Hamas’s political bureau, Mohamed Nazzal, has strongly denounced Twitter and Facebook for blocking Palestinian pages in response to Israel’s dictates. In remarks to Quds Press. on Tuesday, Nazzal said that Twitter recently blocked his page and dozens of pages belonging to Palestinian national figures because of their positions […]

07 Nov
9:03

Guterres Appoints Christian Saunders as Officer-In-Charge of UNRWA

The UN Secretary-General’s office has announced that the Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) has completed a part of the ongoing inquiry into UNRWA management-related matters. The findings of OIOS revealed management issues which relate specifically to the Commissioner-General. The Commissioner-General has stepped aside until the completion of the process. […]

06 Nov
11:16

South African Trade Unions Say No Israeli Takeover of Clover!

– South African Trade Unions and Palestine Solidarity Groups / South Africa Trade unions GIWUSA and FAWU representing workers at Clover and its subsidiaries, together with their union federation, SAFTU and Palestinian solidarity organisations in South Africa, condemn the recent judgement by the Competition Tribunal of South Africa on the […]

05 Nov
9:09

EU: ALL Israeli Settlement Activity is Illegal Under International Law

The European Union (EU), on Tuesday, denounced Israeli plans to build thousands of new housing units as well as opening settlement roads in the occupied West Bank and stressed that all settlement activities are illegal under international law. “In October 2019, Israeli authorities approved the advancement of well over 2,000 […]

05 Nov
8:35

Israeli Supreme Court Upholds Deportation Order Against Human Rights Watch Director

The Israeli Supreme Court, Tuesday, upheld deportation orders against Human Rights Watch (HRW) director Omar Shakir for the occupied Palestinian territory for his alleged support of the BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) movement. “Breaking: Israeli Supreme Court upholds my deportation over my rights advocacy,” said Shakir in a tweet. “Decision […]

05 Nov
1:47

Samidoun’s Charlotte Kates on By Any Means Necessary Radio on Heba al-Labadi, Khalida Jarrar and Samer Arbeed

Samidoun’s international coordinator Charlotte Kates joined Eugene Puryear and Sean Blackmon for an interview on “By Any Means Necessary Radio,” a Sputnik News program, on 2 November 2019. The interview focused on the call for days of action to free Palestinian prisoners between 8-11 November, particularly highlighting the cases of Palestinian leftist, […]

05 Nov
1:27

Israel Bans Travel for Amnesty International Staff Member

The Israeli authorities’ decision to prevent an Amnesty International staff member from travelling abroad for “security reasons”, apparently as a punitive measure against the organization’s human rights work, is another chilling indication of Israel’s growing intolerance of critical voices, Amnesty International said, Thursday.  “The Israeli authorities claim that they have […]

04 Nov
10:02

Opinion – On Jared Kushner’s Palestinophobia

Haidar Eid – Mondoweiss Jared Kushner, Donald Trump’s Middle East ‘advisor’ and son-in-law is at it again. In June, he cast doubt about the ability of the Palestinian people to govern themselves. And, as if that was not enough, he made it absolutely clear this week that Israel is not […]

03 Nov
8:09

Of 39 Women Detained In Israeli Jails, 16 are Mothers

The Israeli occupation has 39 women detained in Israeli prisons, held at Damoun prison, with the exception of Jordanian citizen, Heba Al-Labadi, who began a hunger strike 41 days ago, held at Al-Ramlah prison clinic. In addition, wounded Palestinian detainee, Suhair Islamya, is currently held at Shaare Tzedek Hospital, the […]

03 Nov
7:45

Berlin Protest Stands in Solidarity with Palestinian Women Prisoners in Israeli Jails

Photos by Magdalena Stefanova Vassileva The following report is reprinted from BDS Berlin: http://bdsberlin.org/2019/11/01/solidaritaet-mit-den-gefangenen-palaestinenischen-frauen/ (German below) Photos by Magdalena Stefanova Vassileva In solidarity with Palestinian women incarcerated in Israeli jails, who are subjected to the most brutal forms of violence and repression, and in struggle for their liberation and the liberation […]

03 Nov
7:10

Balfour 102: Erekat Calls on UK to Realize Palestinian Rights

Marking the 102nd Anniversary of the Balfour Declaration on Saturday, Senior Palestinian Official, Dr. Saeb Erekat said Britain has the responsibility to make a qualitative shift towards realizing the political rights of the people of Palestine and recognizing their State.   Erekat, in an official statement, said that this date […]

30 Oct
11:02

BDS Activists Take to Streets for Puma Boycott

The Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel has mobilized activists in 20 countries, calling for a boycott of German sportswear manufacturer Puma, due to its sponsorship of the Israel Football Association (IFA). Human rights activists and sports fans were called to demonstrate at Puma retail outlets, offices, and […]

28 Oct
3:19

The War On Truth: How Israel’s Social Media Trolls Conquered Facebook

Ramzy Baroud, Features, Days of Palestine On October 9, 2019, the social media platform, Facebook, deleted the page of the popular Palestinian news website, the Palestinian Information Center (PIC). This act, which was carried out without even contacting the page administrators, confirms that Facebook’s war on pro-Palestine voices is continuing […]

27 Oct
9:07

VIDEO: Watch as Illegal Settlers and Israeli Forces Attack a Peaceful Protest

Palestinian, International and Israeli activists take part in a direct action inside an Israeli outpost in the Jordan Valley, West Bank, October 26, 2019. Israeli forces detained 34 people, among them 23 activists and 11 Palestinian journalists. Phones and cameras were confiscated from the Palestinian journalists. All detainees were released […]

26 Oct
7:07

Al-Malki Praises Malaysia’s Plan to Open Embassy for Palestine

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Riad al-Malki, praised Malaysia, Sunday after the country’s Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammad declared his country’s plan to open an embassy in Jordan accredited for Palestine. “Malaysia’s stance is a blessed initiative by a courageous Malaysian leadership with a vision committed to supporting the Palestinian […]

26 Oct
6:32

Protests Planned in 20 Countries against PUMA’s Support for Illegal Israeli Settlements

October 26, 2019 / Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) Saturday, October 26, human rights activists and sports fans will protest at PUMA retail outlets, offices and matches of PUMA-sponsored teams in 20 countries under the slogan #BoycottPuma. Actions in more than 50 locations are planned as […]

26 Oct
6:11

ISM Offers Training in Belfast, Ireland

International Solidarity Movement (ISM), Action Alerts, Features, Press Releases October 26, 2019 ISM Ireland is offering a day of pre-training for prospective volunteers who are interested in joining the International Solidarity Movement on the ground in Palestine. All volunteers are required to participate in training before joining activities in Palestine. Attending the training session […]

26 Oct
7:00

Malaysia To Open Embassy To Palestine

Malaysia will soon open an embassy to Palestine, the country’s Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad announced Friday. He said that since Israel will ban a Malaysian embassy in the occupied Palestinian territories, Malaysia will open this embassy in Jordan but will be accredited to Palestine, enabling his country to offer aid […]