Category Archives: Israeli Politics

15 Apr
12:23

Adalah Calls for Criminal Probe into Likud’s Planting of Hidden Cameras in Israeli Polling Stations

Activists from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party wore some 1,200 hidden cameras at polling stations in Arab towns across the country during Israel’s national election on Tuesday. Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel sent an urgent letter to senior Israeli legal officials on Thursday, […]

13 Apr
8:06

Netanyahu’s Election Strategy Overcomes Corruption Indictments

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

11 Apr
4:14

Israeli Elections: Netanyahu Set to Serve Fifth Term As Prime Minister

April 11, 2019 4:14 AM Walid Falasha Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

The polls for the 2019 Israeli elections closed on Wednesday evening with a very close finish between the two main candidates for Prime Minister, Binyamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz. Late Wednesday night, Gantz conceded to Netanyahu – although now the Likud bloc led by Netanyahu must form a government before […]

11 Apr
3:53

PLO On Israeli elections: Israelis Voted No To Peace, Yes To Apartheid

By the Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA): RAMALLAH, Wednesday, April 10, 2019 – Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) officials said today in reaction to the results of the Israeli elections that Israelis have voted no to peace and yes to apartheid. PLO Executive Committee member Hanan Ashrawi said that after […]

10 Apr
4:50

Part Of One Of Biggest Colonialist Projects; Israel Issues Orders Illegally Confiscating 401 Dunams Of Lands Near Hebron

The Israeli occupation authorities and the military have issued orders illegally confiscating 401 Dunams (99.0893 Acres) of Palestinian lands, to pave a new segregated colonialist road which will also lead to the confiscation of an additional 1273 Dunams (314.5 Acres), as part of a large colonialist project in the southern […]

06 Apr
7:14

The Competing Parties in Upcoming Israeli Elections

RAMALLAH, Friday, April 5, 2019 (WAFA) – Israeli citizens go to the polls. Aside from the progressive Meretz party, the ailing Labor party, and Palestinian Israeli parties, all other competing lists oppose Palestinian rights, reject the two-state solution, and have vowed to ensure that the rights of the Palestinian people […]

04 Apr
6:13

Kahanism: The Logical Conclusion of Zionism

by Asa Winstanley In Israel’s elections later this month, a hard-right bloc, led by the incumbent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, looks likely to be the victor. This bloc of legislators now looks likely to include the Kahanists of the Otzma Yehudit (Jewish Power) party. Rabbi Meir Kahane was a fanatically anti-Arab, anti-Palestinian […]

02 Apr
1:48

PCHR Fears that Palestinian Prisoners’ Conditions in Israeli Prisons Would Deteriorate Following Ardan’s Statement

The Palestinian Center for Human Right (PCHR): PCHR follows up with concern Palestinian prisoners’ conditions in the Israeli prisons following the statement of Gilad Ardan, Minister of Public Security, on 30 March 2019,  threatening that there will be no negotiations with the Palestinian prisoners if they go on a hunger […]

27 Mar
3:37

Israel Threatens Massive Military Offensive On Gaza

The Israeli TV has reported that the Israeli government sent an indirect message to Hamas movement in the Gaza Strip, threatening a massive military offensive against the coastal region. The Israeli report stated that the Israeli government informed the Egypt, which acts as a mediator, that all border protests, the […]

24 Mar
5:13

Israeli Election 2019: Jewish Lawmaker Kills Arab Colleague in Campaign Video

Knesset member (MK) Jamal Zahalka, the chairman of the Arab-majority Balad party, filed a complaint with the police on Tuesday against MK Oren Hazan (Likud) for incitement to murder, according to Haaretz Israeli daily. Zahalka, who is currently still a member of the Joint List, will also file a separate […]

22 Mar
6:03

Israel Bans Mother’s Day Celebration in East Jerusalem

Israeli police forces banned a Mother’s Day ceremony, organized by the Jerusalem Girls Association, from taking place in the central occupied West Bank city of Jerusalem, on Thursday. Local Ma’an sources said that Israeli forces stormed Institut Francais de Jerusalem, where the ceremony was set to take place, and forced […]

19 Mar
5:35

Shaked Sprays Herself With ‘Fascism’ Perfume in Campaign Ad

Screen capture from campaign ad by Hayamin Hehadash party. A new Israeli election ad reportedly features Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked in sultry poses, spraying herself with a perfume labeled ‘Fascism,’ according to Israeli media. A new election ad for the far-right Hayamin Hehadash party, featuring Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked in sultry poses, […]

17 Mar
3:11

Israeli Court Orders Closure of Gate of Mercy; Arab Leaders Condemn Decision

In the latest escalation against the Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, the third holiest site in Islam, an Israeli court ruled Sunday that the Gate of Mercy (Bab al-Rahma) prayer area in the Al Aqsa Mosque compound would be closed for at least sixty days. This comes after two weeks […]

14 Mar
7:58

Israeli Forces Seal Passage near Ibrahimi Mosque

Israeli forces sealed off the Wadi al-Hasin area, east of the Ibrahimi Mosque, in the southern occupied West Bank district of Hebron, on Wednesday afternoon. Human rights activists Jamal Sueifan reported that Israeli soldiers sealed off the northern and western entrances of the area to locals. Residents called upon human […]

11 Mar
5:00

PA to Pay 50 Percent of Monthly Payroll due to Israeli Tax Move

Minister of Finance, Shukri Bishara, said on Sunday that the government will be paying only 50 percent of the monthly payroll of the Palestinian civil servants for February 2019, in the aftermath of the crisis resulting from Israel’s withholding of the tax revenues it collects on behalf of the Palestinian […]

09 Mar
4:42

Israeli Forces Shoot and Injure 5 Palestinians in West Bank

Palestinians in Beit Sira village, in the central West Bank, Friday, staged a demonstration calling for the immediate release of the bodies of the 2 slain Palestinian young men, killed by Israeli forces on Monday, March 4, 2019. The bodies of Amir Mahmoud Jumaa Darraj, 20, and Youssef Raed Mahmoud […]

08 Mar
7:35

Israel Orders Demolition of Palestinian Home in Beit Jala

Israeli forces delivered a demolition order, Thursday, to the home of Ayman Rizq Zreineh, in the Bir Ouna area of the city of Beit Jala, in the southern West Bank. Ayman’s brother Hajj Walid Zreineh told Maan News Agency, that Israeli authorities ordered the two-story home of Ayman and his […]

07 Mar
5:48

Women from Across Palestine Gather in Khan al-Ahmar, Call for Resistance

03/0619 | International Solidarity Movement | Al-Khalil Team Hundreds of women from all over Palestine met in Khan al-Ahmar, on Wednesday, March 6. The meeting  was a response to a call for solidarity made by the General Union of Palestinian women and the residents of Khan al-Ahmar, as the village […]

07 Mar
5:22

Demolishing Khan Al-Ahmar: A “Great Opportunity” for Netanyahu to Win Upcoming Election

Weeks ahead of the Israeli Knesset elections, which are due to be held on April 9, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu confirmed his intention to demolish the Palestinian village of Khan Al-Ahmar as soon as possible, according to Israeli media reports. The demolition plan of the Bedouin village is said to […]

05 Mar
9:04

PHRI: “Ahead of International Women’s Day, New PHRI Report Calls on Israel to Examine Impact of Medical Permit Denials on Women”

Report By Physicians For Human Rights – Israel: Ahead of International Women’s Day, Physicians for Human Rights Israel (PHRI) is releasing its report “Between the Hammer and the Anvil: Women’s Right to Health in Gaza”, on the way in which Israel’s medical exit permit policies impact women. Although UN Resolution […]

04 Mar
6:28

Trump and Netanyahu Scandals: A Very Dangerous Moment

Desperate men do desperate things; two leaders facing corruption charges may more aggressively push their Iran regime change agenda – Larry Wilkerson joins Paul Jay. Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Government and Public Policy Lawrence Wilkerson’s last positions in government were as Secretary of State Colin Powell’s Chief of Staff (2002-05), […]

04 Mar
5:00

Israeli Government Denies Building Permits to Palestinian Property Owners In Jerusalem

The Israeli Planning and Building Committee in occupied Jerusalem  on Sunday rejected twenty Palestinian residential building applications in occupied East Jerusalem, according to the Israeli daily Haaretz. In making its decision, the Committee refused to recognize the well-established Palestinian system to indicate land ownership in East Jerusalem, the ‘mukhtar protocol’. Without […]

03 Mar
5:34

Netanyahu Indictments May Amount To Nothing, His Real Crimes Go Unpunished

Shir Hever discusses Netanyahu’s indictment for bribery, malfeasance in office and breach of public trust, as only a fraction of his crimes, his refusal to resign & his attack against the left & the media. Shir Hever is an economic researcher in the Alternative Information Center, a Palestinian-Israeli organization active […]

01 Mar
6:30

Netanyahu to be Charged With Bribery

Attorney General Avichai Mendelblit, on Thursday, announced his decision to indict Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust, in three separate cases, pending a hearing, according to Israeli media. Haaretz Israeli daily reported, today, that Mendelblit’s decision comes after three years of investigations, […]

28 Feb
6:00

Palestinian Journalists Syndicate Denounces Israel’s Detention of Palestinian Journalist

Palestinian photographer Mustafa Kharouf was arrested by Israeli police on January 22, 2019. He has been detained since then, as Israel threatens him with expulsion to Jordan.

27 Feb
10:35

Israeli Officials Remove 41 Million NIS From Palestinian Authority Funding

Palestinian officials on Wednesday announced that they will not accept the illegal confiscation of NIS 41,000,000 by Israeli officials. This money was taken out of the tax funds that Israel collects for the Palestinian Authority. It is supposed to be transferred directly to the Palestinian Authority, according to the Oslo […]

27 Feb
8:41

Soldiers Summon A Child And A Teacher For Interrogation In Jerusalem

February 27, 2019 8:41 PM IMEMC News Israeli Politics, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers summoned for interrogation, Wednesday, a Palestinian child and a teacher from occupied Jerusalem. Media sources said the child, identified as Abdul-Rahman Bilal Mahmoud, 11, was summoned for interrogation after the soldiers invaded his home in the al-‘Isawiya town, and abducted his brother Hasan. They added that the soldiers […]

27 Feb
3:47

War In Al-Aqsa: What Price Netanyahu’s Victory

Ramzy Baroud has been writing about the Middle East for over 20 years. He is an internationally-syndicated columnist, a media consultant, an author of several books the last of which is “My Father Was a Freedom Fighter: Gaza’s Untold Story.” While the blood of Palestinians is irrelevant in Netanyahu’s quest […]

27 Feb
3:07

US Supporting Settlement Expansion as Israeli Elections Draw Near

by Madeeha Araj/ NBPRS/ The National Bureau for Defending Land and Resisting Settlements said, in its latest weekly report, that  the ruling Israeli right-wing in Israel is racing time in order to get the votes of the Israelis, particularly those of the settlers. It escalates land confiscation campaigns throughout the […]

25 Feb
8:05

Dr. Alaa Tartir: Palestine and Rule of Power

Alaa Tartir discusses his new edited anthology: Palestine and Rule of Power: Local Dissent vs. International Governance. A new look into how international aid and also the Palestinian security reform are mechanisms which are used to crush Palestinian resistance to the Israeli occupation. Dr. Alaa Tartir is the Program Director of […]

20 Feb
9:12

Israel to Withhold $138m over Prisoner Payments

Israel said that its security cabinet, on Sunday, decided to withhold $138 million (€122 million) in tax transfers to the Palestinian Authority, over its payments to prisoners jailed for attacks on Israelis. A statement from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said the withheld cash would be equal to that paid […]

20 Feb
8:58

Livni Quits

One of Israel’s most prominent politicians, former Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni, on Monday, said that she was leaving politics after two decades and warned that “democracy is in danger”. A former peace negotiator with the Palestinians, Livni won recognition abroad for her part in the United States-brokered talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. Negotiations […]

20 Feb
8:45

Jerusalem Resident Forced to Pay Settlers NIS45,000 in Legal Compensation

The Israeli municipality of West Jerusalem informed a Palestinian resident in occupied East Jerusalem that she must pay settlers 45 thousand New Israeli Shekels as compensation for lawyers’ fees, the Wadi Hilweh Information Center reported, according to WAFA. Staff from the Israeli municipality raided the home of Ilham Seyyam and told her she […]

19 Feb
4:16

Fake Justice : A Report by B’Tselem

Israeli Human Rights group B’Tselem recently released a report, examining the rulings of Israel’s High Court of Justice (HCJ) to restrict Palestinian building, and demolish Palestinian homes, while authorizing illegal Israeli Settlements in the occupied West Bank. One example is the village of Khan Al-Ahmar, 2 kilometres south of the […]

18 Feb
6:13

Jerusalem: Over $55m to be Invested in Old City Settlement Projects

The Company for the Reconstruction and Development of the Jewish Quarter, in the Old City of Jerusalem, invested more than 200 million shekels ($55,288,940) into “settlement projects”, in Jerusalem’s Old City district. Israel Hayom news outlet reported that the projects will include renovating the Tiferet Yisrael Synagogue, the Burnt House, […]

18 Feb
2:05

Economics Minister Denounces Israeli Piracy Of Palestinian Tax Revenue

Palestinian Minister Of National Economy Abeer Odeh has denounced, Sunday, what she called the Israeli piracy of Palestinian Tax revenue, which is also another violation of the “Paris Protocol on Economic Relations.” Minister Odeh said that Israel’s ongoing deductions and expropriation of Palestinian revenues are illegal acts of piracy, aimed […]

13 Feb
4:46

Thousands of Bedouin Citizens Prevented from Voting in Upcoming Israeli Election

Photo: General view of one of the Unrecognized Bedouin villages of the Naqab (Negev) Desert, Wikipedia Adalah demands Israel provide voting stations in unrecognized Naqab Bedouin villages; thousands of people with no access to public transportation forced to travel up to 50 kilometers to vote. Eleven unrecognized Bedouin villages in Israel’s Naqab […]

13 Feb
4:36

Al Mezan: Israel Claims Immunity from All Damages Inflicted on Gaza Protestors

Adalah and Al Mezan appeal to Israeli Supreme Court against lower court ruling finding that Gazans may be denied compensation for damages because Gaza is defined by law as an ‘enemy territory’. Israeli military forces shot Palestinian high school student Attiya Nabaheen on his 15th birthday in the front yard […]

12 Feb
5:17

Report: All Israeli Electoral Programs Call for the Absorption of One Million New Settlers

by Madeeha Araj/ NBPRS/PNN The National Bureau for Defending Land and Resisting Settlements said, in its weekly report, that, according to data published by the Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics, the government of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has established, during the past decade, 7 new settlements in the occupied […]

10 Feb
5:53

Israeli Ministers Move Forward with Historic West Bank Settlement Plan

Dozens of Israeli ministers and senior officials from the Likud political party and other right-wing parties have signed a petition to settle two million Jews across the occupied West Bank. Israeli Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein and ministers Gilad Erdan, Miri Regev, Yisrael Katz of the Likud party, Ayelet Shaked and […]

06 Feb
5:57

Israeli Minister and Settlers Raid Al-Aqsa Mosque

The head of the Public Relations office of the Islamic Endowment Department, Firas al-Dibs, told Maan News Agency that the Israeli Minister of Agriculture, Uri Ariel, along with many settlers and soldiers, invaded Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, in occupied Jerusalem on Tuesday, and conducted a tour meant as provocation to the […]

05 Feb
2:28

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct 33 Palestinians In West Bank”

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, 33 Palestinians from their homes after invading and violently searching them, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS office in Ramallah, in central West Bank, said the soldiers abducted thirteen Palestinians, including two […]

02 Feb
4:54

Ashrawi: Netanyahu Coalition Generates Culture of Hate and Racism

Member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization, Hanan Ashrawi, said in a statement on Friday that the Israeli hardline coalition government led by Benjamin Netanyahu is responsible for practicing blatant discrimination and generating a culture of hate and racism. According to WAFA, Ashrawi was referring to recent […]

01 Feb
5:57

Report: Israel Stealing Resources in Occupied Golan

Al-Marsad has published a new legal report that investigates the implications of a recent Israeli project which proposes to develop a massive wind farm in the occupied Syrian Golan (‘Golan’). The report highlights the consequences of Israel’s latest attempt to tie itself to the Golan by stealing the region’s resources and […]

31 Jan
12:37

Israeli police attack protest against police brutality in Tel Aviv

A protest of several thousand Ethiopian-Israelis and their supporters in Tel Aviv were attacked by Israeli police on Wednesday, when they were demonstrating against the police killing of 24-year old Yehuda Biadga by Israeli police earlier in January. Protest organizers told reporters from the Ma’ariv newspaper that there were a […]

24 Jan
11:11

Israel Enforces Lien on Palestinian Lands In Jerusalem, Including 135 Meters Owned By Late President Arafat

The Israeli so-called “Central Court” in occupied Jerusalem has issued a ruling “temporarily” placing a lien on 2.7 Dunams of Palestinian lands in Jabal az-Zeitoun (Mount Of Olives), including 138 square meters owned by late Palestinian President Yasser Arafat, in the occupied Palestinian capital, Jerusalem. Israeli sources said the decision […]

23 Jan
6:31

Israeli Companies Sell Spy Tech They Perfected for Occupying Palestine

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

21 Jan
4:27

Palestinians Forced Off Bus, Israeli Passengers Remain

An Israeli hospital in city of Ashkelon, in southern Israel, is forcing Palestinians to get off public buses to undergo a security check before allowing the vehicles to enter on hospital grounds, while Israeli passengers continue their passage uninterrupted. Haaretz news outlet reported, according to Ma’an, that the Association for […]

20 Jan
5:45

Adalah Demands Israeli Lottery Give Green Light to Theatre Production It Cancelled for Seemingly Political Reasons

(Photo by Tsukasa Aoki, courtesy of Einat Weizman) Mifal Hapayis lottery director cancelled performance of ‘Palestine Year Zero’ after it was approved by lottery’s project funding theatrical productions in Arab communities. The Israeli national lottery accepted the play “Palestine Year Zero”, directed by Einat Weizman, to its program funding theatrical […]

12 Jan
1:57

Report: “20% Of Palestinians Injured In Gaza In 2018 Were Children”

In its annual report, the Gaza European Hospital has revealed that 20% of Palestinians who were shot by the Israeli army, during the Great Return March processions of the Gaza Strip, in 2018, were children, and more than half of them were shot with live fire. The report stated that […]

11 Jan
6:53

Apartheid Road Opened in Jerusalem

Israeli occupation authorities, on Thursday, opened an ‘Apartheid Road’ in Jerusalem, which separates Palestinian drivers from Israeli settlers with a wall that extends up to 8 meters high. The street, which is 3.5 kilometers long and numbered “4370”, connects the settlement of Giv’at Binyamin (Adam settlement), to the Tel Aviv – […]

08 Jan
5:33

Qatar Fund Transfer To Gaza Suspended by Israel

The Israeli occupation government suspended a fund transfer, from Qatar to Palestinian employees, in the besieged Gaza Strip, Israeli TV Channel 20 reported, on Monday. Israeli authorities claim that freezing the payment came in response to the firing of a rocket, from Gaza, towards Ashkelon. Former Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said: […]

07 Jan
5:41

Jerusalem Municipality Member Proposes Destruction of Historic Wall

A Jerusalem municipality member advanced, on Sunday, a suggestion to demolish the historic wall of Jerusalem’s Old City district, under the pretext of easing the traffic crisis. Israel Hayom news quoted King as saying that the wall was built in the 16th century, by one of the Ottoman caliphs, to […]

05 Jan
6:31

Israel Showcases Stolen Palestinian Antiquities

A section of the “Finds Gone Astray” exhibition at the Bible Lands Museum in Jerusalem, January 3, 2019. Photo credit: Bible Lands Museum. POSTED BY: ALTERNATIVE INFORMATION CENTER JANUARY 4, 2019 The exhibit ‘Finds Gone Astray’ in Jerusalem constitutes a violation of international law, yet frames Israel as a preserver of history. […]

04 Jan
7:42

Israeli Official Affirms Israeli Dominance Over US Policy

A senior Israeli official alluded, on Wednesday, that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is controlling the United States of America, Israeli media reported. This came as the senior Israeli official had revealed information about Netanyahu’s visit to Brazil, mainly his meeting with the US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo. Describing the […]

03 Jan
7:52

Early Knesset Elections Campaign Meets with Settler Councils

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu listens to Avichai Mandelblit (R) during the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem November 16, 2014. REUTERS/Gali Tibbon/Pool/File Photo In its weekly report about Israeli settlement activities in the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem, the National Bureau for the Defense of Land stated that, following the […]

25 Dec
8:47

PCHR Strongly Condemns Israeli Knesset’s Approval of First Preliminary Reading of Bill to Expel Families of Palestinians Involved in Attacks

The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR): On Wednesday, 19 December 2018, the Israeli Knesset approved the first preliminary reading of a bill to expel families of Palestinians involved in attacks to other areas in the West Bank. Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) denounces in the strongest terms the approval of […]

23 Dec
3:35

Social Media Giants Continue to Collaborate with Israel’s Illegal ‘Cyber Unit’

The State Attorney’s unit operates outside the law to censor Facebook & YouTube posts; 2017 saw 500% increase in posts censored as a result of Cyber Unit’s action. Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel continues to demand that Israel’s state attorney’s office shutter its “Cyber […]

21 Dec
4:04

Yesh Din: Israeli Politician Calls for Citizen Attacks on Palestinians

Extremist right wing Israeli Member of Knesset Bezalel Smotrich has called for illegal Jewish settlers to attack Palestinians, asserting that the lives of Jews are more valuable than those of Palestinians. On his twitter account, Smotrich wrote: “I call on my heroic [settler] friends and pioneers to come out tonight […]

20 Dec
4:17

No Vaccination for Palestinian Children, Decides the Occupying Power, Israel

by Ihab Rimawi Updated from 12/12/18 Israel Restricts Vaccine Imports to Palestine Lara Hamdan had no idea, when she went to the health services center in Ramallah, to vaccinate her one-year-old daughter, that the vaccination was not available and that she had to wait until Israeli authorities allow the vaccines to […]

18 Dec
5:41

TIPH Report Reveals 20-year Crisis in Hebron

The international observational organization, Temporary International Presence in Hebron (TIPH), has compiled the situation of Hebron city, over the last 20 years, into a single, significant and damning report. According to an anonymous source who has read the report, speaking to Haaretz newspaper, the report revealed that Israel has been in severe […]

17 Dec
4:42

Families of Palestinian Attackers to be Expelled under New Israeli Law

Israeli Minister of Education from the right-wing “Jewish Home” party, Naftali Bennett, will present a law to expel the families of Palestinians who carried out anti-Israeli attacks, the Maariv daily reported on Saturday. The newspaper quoted senior officials of the Shin Bet (General Security Service) who strongly support the law, […]

12 Dec
7:31

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

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

12 Dec
6:50

Israel Restricts Vaccine Imports to Palestine

Israeli occupation authorities have issued a decree barring the Palestinian Ministry of Health from importing vaccines, starting from the beginning of the year 2019, said Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health, Dr. Asaad Ramlawi. In an interview with the official Voice of Palestine radio station, Dr. Ramlawi said that the […]

10 Dec
7:06

Israeli Settlers, Led by the Minister of Agriculture, Storm Al-Aqsa Mosque (VIDEO)

Israeli settlers stormed the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque on Sunday morning, accompanied by military reinforcement security from the Israeli occupation army. According to the sources of the Islamic Endowments Department, Israeli Minister of Agriculture, Uri Ariel, was leading a group of Israeli extremist settlers who entered through the Mugrabi […]

10 Dec
6:55

Senior Israeli Lawmaker: “The Israeli army has enough bullets for every Palestinian.”

Chairman for the Defense Committee of the Israeli Parliament of the Knesset, Avi Dichter, recently made an underhanded remark expressing favor for killing all Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. As he was commenting on the protests of the Great March of Return, taking place along the eastern fence of the […]

08 Dec
11:40

Former Israeli PM Ordered Targeting of Densely Populated Areas in 2008

Former Israeli Prime Minister and Defense Minister Ehud Barak ordered the targeting of densely populated areas, in the 2008 war on Gaza. The revelation was made yesterday by Israeli newspaper “Maariv”, which reported that Barak had been frustrated with his failure to stop the firing of primitive Qassam rockets, from […]

Demonstration of 'banana technique' ( Israeli committee against torture)
29 Nov
12:39

Israeli High Court Rules to Allow, Expand Use of Torture

In a ruling that directly violates international law and conventions against the use of torture, the Israeli High Court ruled Monday that Israeli intelligence officers were justified in their use of torture against a Palestinian prisoner. The ruling sets a precedent for the future use of torture and the expansion […]

27 Nov
8:25

Netanyahu: “No Settlement Will be Evacuated” in His Time

Speaking at a Likud party meeting on the thriving Israeli relations, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that he received an invitation to visit Chad and that he would make the visit. During the meeting as well, Netanyahu  reassured his Likud faction that the central West Bank Bedouin hamlet of Khan […]

23 Nov
12:31

Jerusalem Governor Banned from Interaction with Palestinian Officials

The central commander of the Israeli army issued an order, on Thursday, banning the Palestinian governor of Jerusalem, Adnan Gheith, from interacting with a number of Palestinian officials, according to WAFA correspondence. Under the order, Gheith must not interact or directly or indirectly communicate with a listed set of Palestinian […]

22 Nov
3:10

Administrative Detention Extended for 23 Palestinians

Israel’s Ofer military court, near Ramallah, on Wednesday, extended the administrative detention of 23 Palestinian prisoners, according to Ma’an News  Agency. The extensions ranged from two to six months, with nine of the prisoners having their sentence prolonged for 6 more months. A prisoner held under administrative detention has not […]

17 Nov
7:03

UN Special Rapporteurs Give Israel 60 Days to Respond to ‘Deep Concerns’ Regarding Jewish Nation-State Law

Four Special Rapporteurs express ‘deep concern’ that Nation-State Law is ‘discriminatory in nature and in practice against non-Jewish citizens and other minorities and does not apply the principle of equality between citizens, which is one of the key principles for democratic political systems.’ Following a special request for action issued […]

16 Nov
4:00

UPDATED: Army Injures 40 Palestinians In Gaza

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the Great Return Match processions in the Gaza Strip, and wounded at least 40 Palestinians with live bullets. Media sources in Gaza said the soldiers fired dozens of live rounds and high-velocity gas bombs at the protesters, on Palestinian lands near the perimeter fence, along the […]

15 Nov
3:22

Adalah Opposes Israel’s Death Penalty Bill

A press release from Adalah, the Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, stated that the Constitution, Law and Justice Committee of the Israeli Knesset are preparing to debate the controversial new “Death Penalty for Terrorists” bill. According to a report by Ma’an News Agency, former Israeli Minister of […]

15 Nov
3:16

Finally Released: Censored Al Jazeera Documentary Exposes Israel-Backed Attacks on US Activists

Al Jazeera’s undercover film The Lobby – USA, censored by Qatar, has finally been published by The Electronic Intifada. Editor Ali Abunimah discusses the documentary’s explosive revelations, exposing Israel-backed attacks on US activists. Contextual Content Watch trailer. Watch all four parts here and here. Video Interview & Transcript (Download the mp3 here.) BEN […]

15 Nov
12:30

Netanyahu Forgets Prayers For World Peace To Make War On Gaza

by Yvonne Ridley Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cut short his visit to Paris, aimed to commemorate the century of Armistice that brought World War One to an end, in order to follow up closely Israeli deadly attacks on Gaza. Timing is everything in international politics, so as 70 world […]

Avigdor Lieberman - image from wikimedia
14 Nov
11:59

Lieberman Resigns as Israeli Defense Minister

November 14, 2018 11:59 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman announced his resignation from the post, on Wednesday, in protest against the ceasefire agreement of the Israeli Cabinet with the Palestinian factions in the besieged Gaza Strip, according to Hebrew-language news outlet. Ma’an News Agency sources reported that Lieberman called for early elections. Lieberman described […]

10 Nov
10:52

France Denounces Israel’s Decision to Build 792 New Units in Jerusalem

France has denounced an Israeli decision to building 792 new units in the illegal Ramat Shlomo and Ramot colonies, in occupied Jerusalem. The statement came after the so-called “Planning and Construction Committee” approved the plans, in the two colonies, located north of occupied East Jerusalem. France said it condemns the […]

08 Nov
10:28

MK Calls Disabled Mate ‘Half A Human’

Israeli MK Oren Hazan, from the ruling Likud party, described his handicapped lawmaker Ilan Gilon, from Meretz, “half a human”, during an official plenum. The comment came during a stormy Knesset debate over legislation that would see government funding for the arts as contingent on “loyalty.” The law targets Arab […]

08 Nov
4:45

Palestinian Homes in Shu’fat Refugee Camp Demolished by Israeli Forces

A four-story apartment building, home to twelve people in two families, was destroyed Wednesday by a battalion of around 300 Israeli soldiers who stormed the Shu’fat camp in Jerusalem with a number of armored D9 Caterpillar bulldozers, turned the street into a temporary military base, and smashed the homes to […]

05 Nov
7:54

Netanyahu Approves Passing of Death Sentence

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave the green light, to the leader of the governing coalition in the Israeli Knesset, to pass a law on the  Death Sentence for Palestinian detainees, Israel’s Channel 7 reported. According to the channel, Netanyahu gave his approval to members of his Likud party to […]

04 Nov
1:19

Army Injures Five Palestinians In Jerusalem

Dozens of Israeli soldiers and police officers invaded, Sunday, the offices of the Palestinian Ministry of Jerusalem Affairs, in Jerusalem governorate, and assaulted Palestinians, including staff members. The Palestinian Red Crescent Society said the soldiers invaded the headquarters in Dahiat al-Barid area, north of Jerusalem, before attacking the Palestinians, causing […]

03 Nov
2:19

Israeli Soldiers Injure Many Palestinians In Ni’lin

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent procession against the Annexation Wall and colonies, in Ni’lin village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, causing many Palestinians to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. The soldiers attacked many locals, and international peace activists, marching against the illegal Annexation […]

02 Nov
8:34

Lieberman Approves New Illegal Colony In Hebron Market

Israeli “Defense Minister” Avigdor Lieberman has approved plans for the construction of a new illegal colony in an old Palestinian vegetables market, in the heart of the Old City of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. The approval of the new colony comes just a few […]

31 Oct
8:32

Israeli ‘Thought Police’ Lose Effort to Ban Student Over BDS

Lara Al-Qassem, an American student of Palestinian origin, has defeated an Israeli effort to ban and deport her over her prior support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, BDS. TRNN speaks to her attorney, Yotam Ben-Hillel. Video & Transcript AARON MATE: It’s The Real News. I’m Aaron Mate. Imagine being […]

31 Oct
1:34

Erekat: “Trump And Netanyahu Continue To Act On Destroying Peace”

The Secretary of Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), Dr. Saeb Erekat, stated that U.S. President Donald Trump, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, are ongoing with their politics to destroy the two-state solution, and replace it with their own facts on the ground, in violation of International Law. His statement came […]

30 Oct
10:12

Electronic Intifada Report: “Israeli Embassy Used Fake Facebook Profiles to Spy on Students”

Reposted from The Electronic Intifada, By: Asa Winstanley and Ali Abunimah 30 October 2018: An Israeli embassy officer spied on student supporters of Palestinian rights, undercover video released exclusively by The Electronic Intifada shows. Julia Reifkind wrote reports on boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) activists, which were then sent back […]

30 Oct
5:50

Central Council Decides to End All Commitments with Israel

The Palestinian Central Council (PCC), which met in Ramallah over two days, decided on Monday to end all commitments in the agreements the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) has signed with Israel, suspend recognition of Israel until it recognizes the State of Palestine, end security coordination and end the Paris Economic […]

28 Oct
11:26

Palestinian Human Rights Organisations Submit File to ICC Prosecutor: Investigate and Prosecute Pillage, Appropriation and Destruction of Palestinian Natural Resources

Today, on 26 October 2018, Al-Haq, Al Mezan Center for Human Rights and the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) submitted a 500-page file on alleged crimes committed by Israelis, in particular high-level Israeli officials, and individuals associated with corporations that are extracting and destroying Palestinian natural resources. The organisations […]

28 Oct
9:02

470 Illegal Settlement Units Approved East of Jerusalem

Maale Adumim is an illegal Israeli settlement in the occupied Palestinian Territories, seven kilometres east of Jerusalem, with a population of more than 37,000 settlers. According to Ma’an News Agency, Hebrew-language media sources claim 470 new housing units were approved by the Israeli government on Thursday, with a total of […]

27 Oct
3:42

Report: “Hamas and Israel Reach An Understanding”

The al-Hayat daily has reported Friday that Egypt has brokered a possible “understanding” between Israel and Hamas, the ruling party in Gaza. This alleged agreement would increase the fishing zone back up to 9 nautical miles, and then to 20 nautical miles, as stated by the Oslo Accords. The Israeli government […]

25 Oct
7:35

Abu Rodeina: “No Peace, No Security, Without An Independent Palestinian State”

In response to statements by Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, the official spokesperson of the Palestinian President, Nabil Abu Rodeina, said that there can be no peace or security without establishing an independent and contiguous Palestinian State, with East Jerusalem as its capital. Abu Rodeina stated that Israel, and its […]

23 Oct
12:57

Will Qatar Finance An Agreement Between Hamas And Israel?

According to the Israeli Kaan News Agency, it appears that Qatar will be financing an agreement between Israel and Hamas, in order to end the Great Return March processions. It said that Qatar would be transferring money to the Gaza Strip to pay salaries, and provide aid, in exchange for […]

21 Oct
12:17

Assaf: “Al-Khan Al-Ahmar On High Alert After Netanyahu Vowed To Demolish It”

Palestinian government Minister and the head of the National Commission against the Wall and Colonies, Walid Assaf, has reported that the peaceful protests and gatherings in al-Khan al-Ahmar Bedouin community, east of occupied Jerusalem, will continue. His statements came after Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, said on Sunday morning, that […]

21 Oct
11:29

Israel Opens Two Terminals In Gaza, Refuses To Allow Fuel

The Israeli authorities have decided to open two border terminals with Gaza, Sunday, after shutting them down for ten consecutive days, but will not allow fuel, donated by Qatar, into the coastal region. Media sources in Gaza said that Israel has decided to open Karem Abu Salem (Kerem Shalom) and […]

21 Oct
12:27

Israel Postpones Al-Khan Al-Ahmar Demolition, Protests To Continue Until Demolition Order Cancelled

Israeli daily Haaretz has reported that the Israeli government has decided to postpone the demolition of the al-Khan al-Ahmar Palestinian Bedouin community, east of occupied Jerusalem, until further notice. Palestinian Minister Walid Assaf says protests will continue until Israel completely cancels and voids its demolition orders of the village. Haaretz […]

19 Oct
7:45

Israeli Private Intelligence Companies Turn Civilians into Enemies

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

16 Oct
8:51

Erekat: Netanyahu Uses Christianity to Distort Facts

Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Secretary-General Saeb Erekat denounced Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, on Tuesday, for using Christianity to distort facts. “Israel’s Prime Minister continues to distorting facts even by using Christianity to support his racist and xenophobic claims,” Erekat said in a statement in reference to Netanyahu’s comments on […]

16 Oct
12:13

Mayor of Bethlehem: PM Netanyahu’s Statement on Bethlehem and Palestinian Christians is Another Attempt at Distorting the Reality of Israeli Occupation

Mayor of Bethlehem, advocate Anton Salman said, in response to Sunday’s statements by Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Bethlehem and the situation of Palestinian Christians, that such a statement “is another Israeli attempt at distorting the reality of the Israeli occupation and particularly the effects that Israeli policies have […]

16 Oct
12:03

New Israeli Laws Enhance Creeping Annexation Policy

The Israeli government continues with actions to impose a defacto position, in the occupied West Bank, as part of its annexation policy, and attempts to apply Israeli law on the settlements. The so-called Central Command has recently ratified the enactment of two agricultural laws on settlements that were illegally built […]