Category Archives: International Politics

22 Oct
6:22

Senator Elizabeth Warren Proposes Aid Cuts over West Bank Settlements

Democratic U.S. presidential candidate, Elizabeth Warren, Sunday, said that she is open-minded with regard to making US aid to Israel dependent upon the acceptance of its government to halt its illegal settlement construction in the occupied West Bank.   When asked about her position concerning Israeli illegal settlements and US […]

16 Oct
7:28

Over 250 New Settler Units to be Constructed in Occupied West Bank

Ignoring the international outcry against its settlement expansion policies, the Israeli regime is planning to build 251 new settler units in the occupied West Bank, according to the Palestine News Network. The head of the Committee against the Wall and Settlements in Bethlehem, Hassan Bureijia, said in a statement, Sunday, […]

13 Oct
4:10

Israel Threatens PA with Serious Consequences in Response to Boycott on Israeli Livestock

The Israeli government has threatened the Palestinian Authority (PA) with serious consequences, in the case it continues boycotting the import of cattle and other livestock from Israel. The Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories, Major General Camille Abu Roken, Saturday, stated that, if Palestinian authority does not stop the […]

13 Oct
3:53

Israeli State Considers Officially Allowing Jews to Pray at Al-Aqsa

Israeli Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan said, Friday, that the state of Israel is considering allowing Jews to pray inside Al-Aqsa Mosque. In an official statement, Erdan said: “I am sure this will happen soon, God willing.” He emphasized that “the situation in Jerusalem is heading towards regaining sovereignty and […]

12 Oct
12:37

UNRWA in a Time of Crisis: Separating the Red Herrings from Legitimate Shortcomings

by Ardi Imseis for Al-Shabaka Palestinian Policy Network The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees has faced much turmoil in the past few years. In August 2018, the US announced that it would no longer fund UNRWA, withdrawing the more than $300 million it had formerly supplied annually. Though others, such […]

09 Oct
6:42

The Impact On The ‘Deal Of The Century’ by The Measures To Impeach Trump

by Adnan Abu Amer, for Days of Palestine Palestinians and Israelis are following the ongoing constitutional measures to impeach US President Donald Trump with great interest. They want to know what the implications will be for the so-called deal of the century; will, for example, its formal announcement have to […]

09 Oct
5:23

UN Encouraging Israeli Impunity by Withholding Settlement Blacklist

The National Bureau for Defending Land and Resisting Settlements has described UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet’s abstention, from disseminating the names of all companies working in illegal settlements, as a clear political, legal and moral violation of human rights, and a contradiction of her duties — especially […]

06 Oct
9:15

UN Urged to Recognize Israeli War Crimes

The Foreign Minister for the Palestinian Authority, Riyad Malki, has called upon United Nations special rapporteurs to expose Israeli crimes committed against Palestinians, especially in the wake of the severe torture of prisoner Samer al-Arbeed, who has been taken to a hospital in a critical condition. In letters sent to […]

04 Oct
6:45

South African Amabassador: UN Did Not Implement Any Of Its Resolutions On Palestine

South Africa’s ambassador to the UN, Jerry Matjila, has criticized the UN for not implementing any of its 72 resolutions which it has adopted on Palestine, since 1948. Matjila, president of the Security Council for the month of October, made his remarks to al-Quds al-Arabi newspaper about the international community’s […]

04 Oct
6:21

Amazon, Israel, and the Occupation of Palestine

photo: Apartment building in Gaza after bombing by Israeli aircraft. IAI, which services 80% of Amazon’s cargo planes, also provides aircraft, missiles, and other weapons to the Israeli government. Credit: MOHAMMED SALEM/ REUTERS On September 22nd, Amazon quietly launched its operations in Israel, offering local delivery from a number of Israeli […]

04 Oct
5:35

UNOCHA: Israeli Forces Demolish 12 Structures in Two Weeks

In the past two weeks alone, Israeli authorities demolished or seized 12 Palestinian-owned structures in Area C of the occupied West Bank and in East Jerusalem, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) said yesterday. In its Protection of Civilians Report, covering the period of 17 […]

01 Oct
6:12

The Oslo Accords: The Five Star Israeli Occupation

Perhaps the Oslo Accords, which were concluded between the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and Israel, will be registered in the modern and contemporary history as the worst agreement between the representatives of a people under occupation and an occupying power. Since then, 26 years have passed. The Palestinian negotiator thought […]

29 Sep
5:56

Elizabeth Warren Won’t Stand Up To Israel’s Crimes

by Ali Abunimah, for Days of Palestine Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren has made her clearest statement on how she would approach Israel’s decades of occupation and oppression of Palestinians. It is arguably a microscopic improvement from previous positions. But that’s not saying much, because those amounted to fleeing hard questions, as she […]

28 Sep
6:05

Saudi Arabia Donates $50 Million To UNRWA

The Saudi Foreign Minister, Ibrahim Abdul-Aziz al-‘Assaf, stated on September 26th that his country has donated 50.000.000 US Dollars to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) for its 2019 budget. The statement came during his meeting with Pierre KrĂ€henbĂŒhl, the Commissioner-General for the United Nations Relief and Works […]

27 Sep
2:02

Ministry of Health Warns of Whitewashing Attempt behind American Hospital Project

The Ministry of Health, today, reiterated its rejection of the establishment an American field hospital in the north of the Gaza Strip, warning of the existence of dubious intentions behind it, while considering it an attempt “to whitewash the Israeli occupation, whose hands are covered with Palestinian blood,” and a […]

25 Sep
4:11

New Legislation in Congress Puts Palestinians in a Catch-22

New legislation introduced in Congress would potentially destroy the ability of the Palestinian leadership to engage in diplomatic and legal channels to support Palestinian national aspirations. The legislation would give Palestinian leaders two options: withdraw from international bodies that are integral to their pursuit of justice or be held liable […]

24 Sep
4:39

Names of Palestinian Detainees in Saudi Prisons Revealed by Witness

Palestinian and Jordanian detainees being held in Saudi Arabian prisons suffer difficult humanitarian conditions, and are subjected to various types of physical and psychological torture, the Palestinian Association for Human Rights reported. A witness said that Saudi Arabian security services have waged a wide arrest campaign against dozens of Palestinians […]

24 Sep
4:11

UK Labour: Motion Passed in Support of Palestinian Rights

Delegates at the 2019 Labour Party Conference have, almost unanimously, passed a motion reaffirming Labour’s support for Palestinian human rights, including their “collective rights to self-determination and to return to their homes.” The motion also commits the Party to apply international law to all trade with Israel, including the cessation […]

22 Sep
5:43

UK Labour Party Conference Venue Lights Up with Palestine Flag

On the eve of the Labour Party’s 2019 annual conference, the venue was illuminated by projections of a Palestine flag, alongside the slogans “Free Palestine,” “Solidarity with Palestine” and “Freedom, justice and equality”, as part of a creative stunt by Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC). A motion expressing support for the […]

18 Sep
1:32

EU: Settlements a “Serious Breach of International Law”

Shortly after the Israeli government approved the establishment of a new settlement on the outskirts of Jericho city, the European Union slammed all settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories, including East Jerusalem, as a serious breach of international law. “The European Union reiterates that all settlements in the occupied Palestinian […]

18 Sep
5:12

US Diplomats Pressure Europe Lawmakers to Oppose BDS

United States diplomats have pressured lawmakers and officials in certain European countries to oppose moves to boycott Israel or the illegal Jewish settlements in the West Bank, in a move which is part of the ongoing campaign by the Israeli lobby against the Boycott, Divestments and Sanctions (BDS) movement. According […]

17 Sep
4:44

Press Release: Ziada Case against Israeli Generals for Gaza War Crimes Heard in The Hague

The Hague, September 9th, 2019  On Tuesday 17th September, the District Court of The Hague will hold a hearing on the admissibility of a case brought by Dutch citizen Ismail Ziada against the former Chief of General Staff of the Israeli Defence Force (IDF), Benny Gantz and former Commander of the […]

15 Sep
1:15

“Mutual Defense” Treaty Discussed by Trump and Netanyahu

US President, Donald Trump said, on Saturday, that he and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu discussed the possibility of moving forward on a “mutual defense” treaty between the allies, just three days before Israeli voters go to the polls. “I had a call today with Prime Minister Netanyahu to discuss […]

15 Sep
12:15

Updated: Oman Rejects Israeli Plan as Netanyahu Moves to Annex 75% of Area C

Oman announced, yesterday, its rejection of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu‘s recent statements, which threatened to annex the Jordan Valley region of the occupied West Bank. “Oman reiterates its rejection of Netanyahu’s statements and confirms its support to the Palestinian people in all efforts to establish an independent Palestinian state […]

15 Sep
5:23

Jordan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia Condemn Israeli Plans to Annex Jordan Valley

Jordan, Qatar and Saudi Arabia, Thursday, strongly condemned statements by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in which he pledged, if elected, to annex the occupied Jordan Valley in the eastern West Bank, reported WAFA. Jordan’s Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi, spoke from Cairo, where Arab foreign ministers were meeting to discuss […]

14 Sep
3:20

Israeli Apartheid in Masafer Yatta: Raids, Demolitions, Arrests and Beatings

photo: Israeli soldiers raided multiple villages from midnight to early morning, awaking residents and searching houses without giving a reason or warrant. Beginning with invasive night raids multiple villages, and ending with 7 structures demolished, 4 families made homeless, 2 Palestinians arrested, 1 beaten and hospitalized, 1 car confiscated, and […]

14 Sep
3:04

PSC Calls on UK Government to Hold Israel Accountable for Breech of International law

The Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) has condemned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s vow to annex large parts of the occupied West Bank, and is calling on the UK Government to hold Israel to account for its ongoing violations of international law. The comments were made just a week before fresh […]

13 Sep
10:58

UN Chief: Israeli Annexation Plan Would Violate International Law

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has censured Israeli minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s election pledge to annex the Jordan Valley, in the occupied West Bank, terming it as a gross violation of international law. “Such steps, if implemented, would constitute a serious violation of international law,” Guterres’s spokesman Stephane Dujarric said, in a […]

12 Sep
11:55

Hamas: Friedman’s Remark Explicit Incitement

The remarks of US ambassador to Israel David Friedman, made during his presence in the illegal settlement of Sderot, are a direct aggression and explicit incitement against the Palestinian people, a spokesman for the Hamas resistance movement stated. Bassem Naim, a member of the movement’s international relations office, said, in […]

10 Sep
3:37

“I Watched My Father And Brother Killed By Israeli Bombs. For Me, The UK Arms Trade Is Deeply Personal”

“The UK has, for the first time, officially invited the Israeli government to participate in the world’s largest arms fair at DSEI, set to take place in London, this month. I’m calling on UK citizens to make their voices heard.” – Amal Samouni For many people who have lived a […]

10 Sep
2:44

Hague to Discuss Trial for Ex-Israeli Army Chief

Haaretz Israeli newspaper reported that the Dutch Central Court in The Hague will discuss, next Tuesday — which coincides with Israeli elections — whether it is within its competence to try Israeli politician Benny Gantz for war crimes committed during the 2014 Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip. A civil […]

09 Sep
8:56

Focus On: International Aid to Palestine

by Samer Abdelnour, Sam Bahour, Nora Lester Murad, Alaa Tartir, Jeremy Wildeman for Al-Shabaka Palestinian Policy Network The Trump Administration’s decision to cut aid to the Palestinians and cease USAID operations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT) must serve as a wake-up call for Palestinian policymakers to lay the Oslo Accords aid model to rest. Neither […]

05 Sep
6:57

OpEd: The Palestinian Authority Needs to Oppose Israel

While Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is doing everything possible to annex parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Authority is still doing everything possible to coordinate with Israel’s security agencies, suppressing every new resistance cell, most recently the one in Nablus. If the PA can preserve the Arab […]

05 Sep
3:58

Israeli Security Tech on US-Mexican Border Threatens Nation’s Civil Liberties

The ACLU’s Jay Stanley says that the Border Patrol’s repurposing of surveillance technology and drones could open doors that put our liberty and privacy at risk. Jay Stanley is a senior policy analyst with the ACLU Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project, where he researches, writes, and speaks about technology-related privacy […]

05 Sep
3:36

US Embassy to Raise Height of its Embassy Wall in Jerusalem

The US embassy in Jerusalem began constructing a wall surrounding the building of its new quarter, with a height of 6 meters, according to Al Ray. It was agreed upon, previously, to build a wall with a height of 3.2 meters, but it was recently decided to build the wall […]

05 Sep
5:11

PM Netanyahu Visits Hebron, Promises Jews Will Remain

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netnayahu, on Wednesday evening, carried out a provocative “visit” to al-Ibrahimi mosque, in the southern occupied West Bank city of Hebron, amidst tight security measures that affected the city’s Palestinian population and which came following another such “visit” by Israeli President Reuven Rivlin. Netanyahu said, at […]

03 Sep
1:24

ICC Prosecutor to Reconsider Decision on Mavi Marmara

The Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) decided, on Monday, that the ICC prosecutor must reconsider a decision to start an investigation, or not, on the 2010 Gaza flotilla incident. “[The] Appeals Chamber nevertheless maintained that ‘ultimate decision’ as to whether or not to initiate an investigation is […]

31 Aug
4:20

Orwellian Surveillance of Tohono O’odham Nation – A Test Case for Entire US Border?

Will Parrish tells the story of how Israeli surveillance techniques, originally developed to control Palestinians, are now being used on Indigenous land near the border to control migrants, and could be expanded to the entire nation. TRNN Video & Transcript MARC STEINER: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m Marc Steiner. […]

27 Aug
7:20

Dr. Hanan Ashrawi : “Palestinian Rights Are Not for Sale”

Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Executive Committee member, made a statement in regards to the recent comments by U.S President Donald Trump in France, WAFA reported. In a statement, Dr. Ashrawi said “This ignorance has also been evident in the actions and the biased positions taken by […]

25 Aug
9:19

Israeli Firms Facilitating Abuses of Press Worldwide

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has accused Israeli surveillance companies of paving the way for attacks on media freedom around the world, by easing rules governing the export of offensive cyber weapons, despite grave concerns by human rights and privacy groups that the technologies are used by some governments […]

25 Aug
4:21

Norman Finkelstein : “The Two State Solution is Dead”

Last week, The Canary released Part 1 of an interview with renowned Jewish academic Norman Finkelstein in which he discussed the antisemitism smear campaign against Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party. In Part 2, Finkelstein speaks about the Israeli state’s degeneration into an “alt-right country”, the complicity of its population […]

20 Aug
5:44

Jordan Lawmakers Call for Expulsion of Israel’s Ambassador

Jordanian lawmakers have called on the government to expel Israel’s ambassador and review a 1994 peace treaty with Tel Aviv in protest at the regime’s recent provocations and violation of international law at the al-Aqsa Mosque compound. During an emergency parliamentary session attended by Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi in […]

17 Aug
5:28

Dangerous Bill in Congress to Crush the PLO and PA

by Zaha Hassan for Al Shabaka Palestinian Policy Network A bipartisan US bill currently being considered by the Senate Judiciary Committee puts at stake the ability of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) to engage diplomatic and legal channels to support Palestinian national aspirations and to seek accountability through international mechanisms, as well […]

17 Aug
5:21

Meet Rashida Tlaib’s Grandma: ‘Who wouldn’t be proud of a granddaughter like that?’

BEIT UR AL-FAUQA, WEST BANK — Rashida Tlaib’s grandmother does not understand why her granddaughter, a sitting U.S. congresswoman, could not visit her as originally planned. Muftiyah Tlaib — who says she is somewhere between 85 and her early 90s — lives in the village of Beit Ur al-Fauqa, about 15 […]

17 Aug
4:02

PLO Calls on UN to Accelerate UNRWA Corruption Probe

Secretary-General of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), Saeb Erekat, today, called upon the United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, to accelerate the ongoing investigation into suspicions of corruption within the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). In the meantime, Erekat sent identical letters to […]

16 Aug
4:58

Tlaib to Visit Palestine on Condition of BDS Silence

Israeli occupation authorities announced, today, that they will allow US congresswoman Rashida Tlaib to visit her family in the occupied West Bank on “humanitarian” grounds, hours after the Israeli government said it would ban her from entering Palestine for a planned political trip. Israel said, earlier. that it would block […]

16 Aug
7:20

PLO Official Calls Israel’s Denial of U.S. Congresswomen an ‘Outrageous Act of Hostility’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced, Thursday, the decision to ban U.S. congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar from entering Israel. Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), said in a statement, “The Israeli decision to ban the 2 Congresswomen, is an outrageous […]

14 Aug
1:17

Prime Minister Shtayyeh Meets With US Congress in Ramallah

Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammed Shtayyeh, met with 37 U.S. Congress members, Tuesday, to discuss several issues, according to Palestinian WAFA News Agency. The meeting was held in the central West Bank city of Ramallah, where the PM reviewed the many challenges of the Palestinian leadership, such as the payment of […]

12 Aug
3:00

Rights group: Israeli demolition of Palestinian homes amounts to ethnic cleansing

GENEVA, Saturday, August 10, 2019 (By The Palestinian News & Info Agency – WAFA) – The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor and HUMENA for Human Rights and Civil Participation said in a statement today that the systematic destruction of Palestinian homes and property in occupied East Jerusalem amount to ethnic cleansing […]

08 Aug
10:13

Success: UIC Reverses Ban on Palestine Event

By Palestine Legal: A community group in Rockford, Ill., that had been blocked from renting space for an event featuring Israeli-American activist and author Miko Peled successfully held their event on Saturday after Palestine Legal intervened. In June, the Truth Squad of Rockford attempted to rent an auditorium at the […]

08 Aug
6:45

Israel Approves 300 Units In Etzion Colonialist Bloc

The so-called “Civil Administration Office” the executive branch of Israel’s illegal occupation, has approved the construction of 300 additional units in Gush Etzion illegal colonialist bloc, south of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank. Israeli Channel 7 has reported that the Civil Administration Office has made the official approval of […]

06 Aug
9:01

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 […]

05 Aug
10:09

Opinion: Abbas’ La-La Land And The Evolution Of The American Love Affair With Israel

by Ramzy Baroud Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is ready to “go to the White House and continue what [he] started with [US President] Donald Trump.” With this and other confusing statements, Abbas tried to articulate the new Palestinian political agenda to foreign reporters in Ramallah last month. According to Abbas, the […]

05 Aug
9:56

Israel Excluded from UN “List of Shame”

The Palestinian Ambassador to the United Nations expressed his dismay at the fact that UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres didn’t include Israel in its “List of Shame,” which includes countries that commit grave violations against children. Riyad Mansour said Israel wasn’t included despite figures and statistics in the report about […]

01 Aug
9:35

Euro-Med Calls Out Switzerland, Netherlands For Suspension of UNRWA Funding

The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights, today, criticized Switzerland and the Netherlands’ decision to suspend their support for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). The decision came after the leaking of a report on corruption in the UN organization. Ashrawi: UN Failure to […]

01 Aug
9:27

Israeli NGO Petitions to Bar Ilhan Omar from Entering Israel

A right-wing Israeli NGO filed, on Wednesday, a petition to have US Congresswoman Ilhan Omar barred from entering Israel, when she arrives for an upcoming tour, because she supports the international boycott of Israel (BDS). The organization, Shurat HaDin, asked the Israeli Jerusalem District Court, on Tuesday, to demand that […]

01 Aug
1:59

Conference to be Held to Discuss ‘Peace Plan’

Senior White House advisor Jared Kushner is set to invite Arab Mideast leaders to a peace conference in the U.S., during his visit to the region, launched on Wednesday. Ynet Israeli newspaper reported, according to Al Ray, that the peace conference is to take place in Camp David, and U.S. […]

01 Aug
1:53

Ashrawi: UN Failure to Recognize Israeli Crimes against Palestinian Children Inexcusable

For the fourth year in a row, and despite the urging of several leading human rights organizations and experts, including United Nations Special Rapporteurs, the United Nations has failed again to include Israel in its annual blacklist of armed forces that commit atrocities against youth, said Hanan Ashrawi, member of […]

28 Jul
1:13

Palestine Advocates Slam Symbolic US Resolution Condemning US Boycotts

Middle East Eye quotes Yousef Munayyer, USCPR executive director, in an article covering the responses of Palestinian advocates to H. Res. 246, a non-binding resolution that condemns BDS and is intended to chill speech for Palestinian rights. H. Res. 246 passed the House of Representatives on July 23, with 398 votes […]

26 Jul
8:48

Netanyahu Becomes Longest-Serving Prime Minister in Israel History

Shir Hever compares the world of founding Israeli Prime Minister Ben Gurion, who pushed a collective spirit and built an Israeli security elite, to that of populist Benjamin Netanyahu, who has profited from the spoils of colonialism while building a cult of personality. Shir Hever is an economic researcher in […]

25 Jul
11:06

Olmert Cancels Trip to Switzerland Fearing Arrest over War Crimes

Israeli ex-Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, on Thursday, canceled a visit to Switzerland for fear of being arrested on charges of the war launched on the Gaza Strip in 2008. Ynet newspaper reported, according to Al Ray, that Swiss authorities informed the Israeli Ministry of Justice that Olmert will be questioned upon […]

25 Jul
12:10

US Blocks Attempt to Condemn Demolition of Palestinian Houses at UN

NEW YORK,  Thursday, July 25, 2019 (WAFA) – The US blocked an attempt to get the United Nations Security Council to issue a formal statement condemning Israel’s demolitions of Palestinian homes Sur Baher neighborhood, southeast of Jerusalem, earlier this week. The draft statement, circulated by Kuwait, Indonesia and South Africa to […]

19 Jul
4:25

UN Officials Call On Israel To Halt Sur Baher Demolitions

UN officials, on Wednesday, called on Israel to halt plans for mass demolitions in the neighborhood of Sur Baher, East Jerusalem. This came in a statement by Jamie McGoldrick (Humanitarian Coordinator), Gwyn Lewis (Director of West Bank Operations for UNRWA), and James Heenan (Head of OHCHR in the occupied Palestinian […]

18 Jul
5:23

UN officials call on Israeli authorities to halt plans for demolitions in Sur Bahir

                    Published By: United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA): Statement by Mr. Jamie McGoldrick (Humanitarian Coordinator), Ms. Gwyn Lewis (Director of West Bank Operations for UNRWA), and Mr. James Heenan (Head of OHCHR in the occupied Palestinian […]

14 Jul
4:50

African Group Calls On UN to Hold Israel Accountable for Crimes Against Palestinians

The African Group has called on the United Nations (UN) to hold Israel accountable for its crimes against Palestinians. The African Group – sometimes known as the Group of African States – is a regional assembly within the UN comprised of 54 member states from the African continent. It represents […]

10 Jul
11:14

16 Palestinian Children Killed in First Term of 2019

The Israeli occupation army has killed 16 Palestinian children from the Gaza Strip during the first term of 2019, Al-Mezan Center for Human Rights reported on Wednesday. The center said, in the report, that some 1,233 Palestinian children were injured while participating in the Great March of Return, and 17 […]

08 Jul
5:33

Adalah: Israeli Students Required to Pass Test Promoting Racist Ideology

High school students in Israel must pass an online test promoting racist ideology before being allowed to travel overseas for school trips, legal rights center Adalah has revealed. Adalah said that the the course, which was created by Israeli education authorities, “requires students to watch a series of videos after […]

07 Jul
9:06

Khaled Barakat on Anti-Palestinian Repression in Germany

Khaled Barakat, the Palestinian writer who has been subjected to a political ban in Germany for his support of the Palestinian liberation movement, spoke out about the repression of Palestinian activism in Germany in an interview with the “Scope” program on Indus News on 4 July 2019. The program is hosted […]

07 Jul
9:00

Bahrain Was A Workshop Of Betrayal

by Dr. Amira Abo el-Fetouh During the rule of the Ottoman Sultan Abdul Hamid, Theodor Herzl made an offer to buy Palestine in order to move the Jews of the world there, but the Sultan rejected the offer. Last week, Herzl’s ideological grandson, Jared Kushner, went to Bahrain to ask […]

07 Jul
8:34

PLO to UNHRC: Without Accountability, Israeli Impunity Will Prevail

Saeb Erekat, secretary general of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), today, called on the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to act in holding Israel accountable for violating international law; otherwise, Israeli impunity will prevail and there will be no peace in the Middle East. “Last […]

06 Jul
3:20

Jordanian Delegation Leaves OSCE Conference Because Of Israel

A Jordanian parliamentary delegation, on Wednesday, withdrew from the annual five-day conference of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), which is being held in Luxembourg. The Jordanian delegation, led by assistant speaker of the house of representatives MP Ibrahim Al-Qar’an, withdrew from the first day of the […]

02 Jul
6:30

Why is Aid to Palestine Ineffective?

Policy analyst Jeremy Wildeman discusses his study of aid effectiveness to Palestine through the perceptions of development organizations and donors, highlighting how they tend to ignore the impact of the Israeli occupation on the Palestinian economy. TRNN Video & Transcript GREG WILPERT It’s The Real News Network and I’m Greg Wilpert […]

02 Jul
6:23

Journalist Threatened with Prison for Speaking about Palestine

German authorities barred Palestinian-Canadian journalist Khaled Barakat from speaking at a Palestine solidarity event in Berlin, claiming his “anti-Semitic” speeches posed a threat to public order and could undermine relations between the country and Israel. The activist has been prohibited from attending future political events and threatened with up to […]

01 Jul
3:58

US Ambassador to Israel Participates in Israeli Underground Settlement Expansion

The US Ambassador to Israel, and longtime Israeli settlement financier, David Friedman, participated on Sunday in an underground excavation under the Palestinian town of Silwan, in East Jerusalem, actively participating in the illegal settlement action by bashing with a hammer a section of ancient underground wall located beneath Palestinian homes. […]

30 Jun
7:19

The Lie Of The Century

by Jafar M. Ramini Well, it’s happened. It’s real. Mr. Jared Kushner, the son-in-law and Senior Advisor of President Trump has delivered 136 pages of lies, suppositions and conjuring tricks to seduce or compel us Palestinians to accept our fate and surrender our rights. What rights? As far as this document […]

30 Jun
6:52

UN Human Rights Official: Any Peace Plan Will Fail without Framework of International Law

Michael Lynk, the UN Special Rapporteur on human rights in Palestine, said in a statement, yesterday, that without the framework of international law, any peace plan is destined to fail. “Without the framework of international law, any peace plan, including the forthcoming proposal from the United States, will crash upon […]

29 Jun
6:31

Outstanding Support for UNRWA by International Community

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) received the outstanding support of the representatives of states and institutions at its annual international Pledging Conference, held on 25 June, in New York. Representatives of states and institutions unanimously commended the Agency’s role in […]

28 Jun
3:47

VIDEO: No For The Deal Of Century

Palestinians are rejecting Donald Trump’s so-called “Deal of the Century” as an impediment to Middle East peace, rather than a solution. Video courtesy of Days of Palestine.

25 Jun
9:17

General Strike against Manama Conference

Palestinian factions, today, announced a general strike in the occupied West Bank and besieged Gaza Strip, in protest against Bahrain’s hosting of the “Peace to Prosperity” conference. The conference kicked off today in Bahraini capital of Manama, to discuss the economic aspects of the long-awaited “Deal of the Century”. Last […]

25 Jun
9:09

Over 1 Million Settlers Living in 503 West Bank & East Jerusalem Settlements

Latest statistics show that the number of Israeli settlements, established on Palestinian lands in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, has reached 503, of which 474 are located in the West Bank and 29 others in Jerusalem, says Hanna Issa, Secretary-General of the PA Islamic-Christian Council for Jerusalem and […]

24 Jun
5:05

Berri: Lebanon Will Not Be Lured Into Settling Palestinians

Lebanon will not be lured by a US plan to invest billions in the country, in return for settling Palestinian refugees, Lebanese parliament speaker, Nabih Berri said on Sunday (Jun 23). “Those who think that waving billions of dollars can lure Lebanon, which is under the weight of a suffocating […]

23 Jun
6:10

Anti-Palestinian Repression in Germany: Palestinian Writer Khaled Barakat Banned from Speaking

The repression of Palestinian rights advocacy in Germany continued last night, Saturday, 22 June, as Palestinian writer Khaled Barakat was banned by the Berlin authorities from delivering a speech on the so-called “deal of the century” spearheaded by Donald Trump and the Arab and Palestinian response. He was also banned from engaging […]

23 Jun
5:58

Abbas: Trump’s Deal ‘Humiliating Blackmail’

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas once again rejects, as “a humiliating blackmail,” US President Donald Trump’s upcoming deal on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, hours after Washington released details about the economic aspect of the highly-controversial plan. Speaking to officials of his Fateh party in Ramallah, on Saturday, Abbas said, “there can be […]

23 Jun
5:43

US Economic Revival Plan Rejected as ‘Illusion’

Palestinian Finance Minister Shukri Bishara has rejected the recently-released details about the economic section of a US-devised plan, on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, as an “illusion” that will fail to bring about peace. Addressing an Arab League meeting in the Egyptian capital city of Cairo, on Sunday, Bishara slammed a June […]

21 Jun
10:44

Donor Perceptions of Palestine: Limits to Aid Effectiveness

by Jeremy Wildeman for Al Shabaka Palesinian Policy Network Overview Funds from Western donors have comprised the majority of the more than $36.2 billion in development assistance spent on the Palestinian economy from 1993 to 2017. This spending, done in support of the Oslo peace process under US political leadership and World Bank technical guidance, has largely been disbursed […]

21 Jun
10:18

Israeli Journalists to Cover Manama Conference upon US Request

Following mediation by Jared Kushner, adviser and son-in-law of US President Donald Trump, Bahrain announced, on Wednesday, that it would allow six Israeli media outlets to cover the US-led “Bahrain Workshop,” scheduled for next week. Bahrain does not have official diplomatic relations with Israel, and, for the first time, allows […]

19 Jun
11:38

Jordan To Head UNRWA

Turkey has handed over the chairmanship of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) to Jordan, the Palestinian Foreign Ministry announced Tuesday. “The Chairmanship of the Advisory Commission will be assumed by Jordan as of July 1, 2019,” the ministry said in […]

19 Jun
1:46

Japan, UNDP Support Solar Power to Treat Gaza Wastewater

Inaugurating the Photo Voltaic Solar System for the Rafah Wastewater Treatment and Reuse Plants project. (Credit: UNDP)  The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the government of Japan, in partnership with the Palestinian Ministry of Agriculture, Palestinian Energy and Natural Resources Authority (PENRA) and the Costal Municipalities Water Utility have […]

18 Jun
12:15

PLO Denounces US Endorsement of oPt Annexation

The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) strongly denounced, today, the endorsement of Israel’s annexation of occupied Palestinian territory, by senior United States officials . “The public endorsement of Israel’s annexation of occupied Palestinian and Syrian territory, by the US Ambassador (David Friedman) to Israel and the so-called ‘Middle East envoy’ (Jason Greenblatt), […]

15 Jun
10:43

Angry Reaction from Abdullah as US Suggests Jordan as Homeland For Palestinians

Jordan’s King Abdullah is reacting angrily to any suggestion that he might accept a US peace deal that would make his country a homeland for Palestinians. Speaking to the armed forces, he rejected the idea of Jordan as an alternative state for Palestinians, saying: “Don’t we have a voice in […]

14 Jun
5:08

Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, AOC Sign Bill to Stop US Aid to Israel (VIDEO)

Congresswomen Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) said they would be signing a bill to stop funding Israel, due to its abuse of Palestinian children. The bill was introduced by Minnesota Congresswoman Betty McCollum, and would prohibit aid from being used by Israeli authorities to detain Palestinian minors. Congresswoman […]

14 Jun
2:35

Morocco & Lebanon Back Boycott

Lebanese Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil says his country is boycotting the forthcoming US-led conference in Bahrain, in support of President Donald Trump’s controversial proposal for “peace” between the Israeli regime and Palestinians, dubbed “The Deal of the Century,” because Palestinians are not taking part in the event. “We will not […]

13 Jun
3:01

70 Civil Society Organizations Send UN Letters Of Rejecting The Deal Of The Century

70 civil society organizations held a press conference in front of the United Nations Office in Gaza City, on Tuesday. They sent a written message to the UN expressing their rejection of the so-called American “peace plan,” which is meant to help Israel consolidate its control over all Palestinian territories, […]

13 Jun
2:46

PLO, Foreign Ministry Condemn Moldova’s Embassy Move to Jerusalem

The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and the Palestinian Foreign Ministry condemned, in two separate statements, the decision by Moldova’s premier to move his country’s embassy in Israel, from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, considering the decision a blatant violation of international law. Hanan Ashrawi, member of the PLO Executive Committee, said […]

10 Jun
6:22

Palestinian Diplomats Respond to David Friedman’s Comments About Annexing Parts of West Bank

In response to U.S. ambassador to Israel’s remarks that “Israel has the right to annex some of the occupied West Bank”,the Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates announced that it is considering filing a complaint to the International Criminal Court. U.S. Ambassador to Israel, David Friedman’s statement, the ministry […]

07 Jun
12:01

Facing The Facts: Israel Cannot Escape ICC Jurisdiction

The Chief Military Advocate General of the Israeli army, Sharon Afek, and the US Department of Defense General Counsel, Paul Ney, shared a platform at the ‘International Conference on the Law of Armed Conflict’, which took place in Herzliya, Israel between May 28-30. Their panel witnessed some of the most […]

06 Jun
11:48

Abbas: Deal of the Century Will ‘Go to Hell’

PA President Mahmoud Abbas reiterated his hopes that the US-proposed peace plan, dubbed the “Deal of the Century”, will go to Hell. “I hope that the next Eid al-Fitr would come with us, the Palestinian people, having liberated our country from the Israeli occupation, established our independent state, with East […]

03 Jun
11:28

Palestinian President’s Office Strongly Condemns Escalating Violations Against Al-Aqsa

The office of the Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, issued a statement strongly denouncing the ongoing and escalating Israeli violations against the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied East Jerusalem, and the worshipers. President’s spokesperson, Nabil Abu Rodeina, said the president and the government hold Israel accountable for this serious escalation, especially amidst […]

02 Jun
6:25

Jordanians Protest Visit by Jared Kushner

The Islamic Movement, activist youth and other groups staged a protest sit-in, in the vicinity of the US embassy in Amman, this past week, to express their rejection of a visit byJared Kushner, US President Donald Turmp’s senior adviser. Jordanian security forces closed the square facing the embassy and prevented […]

29 May
5:25

Palestinians Call for Boycott on US Conference in Bahrain

The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) has called on the international community to boycott a forthcoming US conference in Bahrain which Palestinians view as a platform to sell out their rights. Washington announced, last week, that it would co-host the June 25-26 meeting in Bahrain’s capital city of Manama, purportedly to […]