Category Archives: Israeli Politics

27 Jan
2:57

Israeli Forces Destroy Palestinian Water Well

Israeli forces destroyed a water collection well, on Sunday, in the Palestinian al–Zawiya village, west of Salfit, central occupied West Bank, the Palestinian News and Info Agency reported. Head of al-Zawiyah village council, Mohmoud Muqdadi, said Israeli forces and bulldozers stormed the village and demolished the well, owned by a […]

23 Jan
5:02

Analysis – In the Name of ‘Israel’s Security’: Retreating US Gives Israel Billions More in Military Aid

By Ramzy Baroud for Palestine Chronicle Billions of US taxpayers’ dollars will continue to be funnelled into Israel in the next fiscal year, and for many years in the foreseeable future. Republican and Democratic Senators have recently ensured just that, passing a bill aimed at providing Israel with $3.3 billion […]

22 Jan
4:28

Report: Area C Building Permits Allowed for 1% of West Bank Palestinians

Israeli occupation authorities gave 1% of Palestinians a license to build on Area C of the occupied West Bank from 2016 to 2018, Hebrew media sources reported. Area C constitutes 60% of occupied West Bank lands that fall under Israel sovereignty, according to the Oslo agreement which was signed in […]

20 Jan
2:36

Israeli Court Orders Removal Of Palestinians From Their Residential Building in Silwan

The Israeli District Court in occupied Jerusalem has ordered the removal of a Palestinian family from their residential building in Batn al-Hawa neighborhood, in Silwan town, to replace them with colonialist settlers. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) has reported that the court ruled in favor of Ateret […]

19 Jan
8:33

Bennett Gives Orders Restricting Peace Activists

Israeli Minister of Defense Naftali Bennett, Saturday evening, gave the Israeli army instructions that restrict the activities of peace activists who participate in the weekly protests against the apartheid wall in the occupied West Bank. Hebrew channel 12 reported that the decision is made in cooperation with Israeli army and […]

19 Jan
3:05

Opinion: ‘We Will Only be Moved as Bodies’: Israel and Bedouins Face Off in the Negev

By: Jack Dodson for Middle East Eye Mohammad Danfiri stands at the edge of his Bedouin family’s sheep enclosure in the Negev Desert, looking out at a pair of cell phone towers at the top of a nearby hill. They are situated in an open spot between one end of […]

15 Jan
8:47

Israel Approves Construction of Four New Prison Complexes

Israeli ‘housing council’ has approved a plan to build four new prisons in the occupied territories as the occupation accelerates its arrest campaign against Palestinians, the Palestine News Network reported. Israeli media sources announced, on Tuesday, that the council authorized construction of the prison complexes, south of the Israeli city […]

13 Jan
9:46

Israeli Forces Quash Land Rehabilitation Project In West Bank Village

Israeli occupation forces, on Monday, stopped work on a project to reclaim and rehabilitate lands and pave agricultural roads in the village of Al-Mughayyir, east of Ramallah, under the pretext that the area is classified as Area C, under full Israeli administrative and military control. The project supervisor, Engineer Fajer […]

13 Jan
7:46

After original bill stalled in 2019, Rubio & Coons introduce new bill expected to give Israel at least $38 billion over the next 10 years – over $7,000 per minute

News analysis by Alison Weir – Republican Marco Rubio and Democrat Chris Coons have introduced legislation expected to give Israel a minimum of $38 billion over the next 10 years. (The text for the bill, S.3176, is not yet available on the Congressional website.) The new bill has been introduced because a […]

12 Jan
8:45

Israeli Cabinet Warns of Secret Arrest Warrants

Members of the Diplomatic-Security Cabinet are said to be “profoundly concerned” that the International Criminal Court (ICC) may issue secret arrest warrants for Israeli officials it considers suspects, as it will launch a war crimes investigation against Israel within the next 90 days. Last month, ICC Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda […]

07 Jan
7:47

Israeli Military Court Rejects Appeal of Palestinian Prisoner on Hunger Strike for 107 Days

The Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs Commission said that the Israeli military court of Ofer rejected an appeal submitted for the release of prisoner Ahmad, Zahran, who has been on an open-ended hunger strike for 107 consecutive days in protest of his detention without charge or trial, the Palestinian News and […]

06 Jan
4:09

Israeli Ministers Planning “Official Annexation” of Jordan Valley

A ministerial committee with the Israeli occupation is considering, today, Sunday, the annexation of the Jordan Valley, in its first meeting since its formation, the Palestine News Network reported. Despite warnings by the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda, that the annexation statements could be among the investigations […]

05 Jan
9:03

10 Palestinians Detained, One Summoned for Questioning in Jerusalem

At least 10 Palestinians were detained by Israeli occupation forces, on Saturday night, in a protracted crackdown which has targeted the occupied East Jerusalem neighborhood of al-‘Isawiya since June of 2019, the Palestinian News and Info Agency reported. Local sources stated that Israeli police forces broke into the flashpoint neighborhood, […]

05 Jan
8:45

Report: Israel Committed 255 Violations Against Journalists and Media Institutions in 2019

The Palestine News and Information Agency (WAFA) has documented 255 violations by the Israeli occupation forces against journalists and media institutions working in the occupied Palestinian territories during 2019. It said in its annual report on Israeli violations against journalists, released on Sunday, that these Israeli violations included use of […]

05 Jan
7:34

In a Decade, Israel Displaced 9,249 Palestinians, Half of Them Children

The Israeli occupation demolished 6,116 Palestinian structures in the West Bank between 2010 and 2019, according to United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Assistance (OCHA) data, displacing 9,249 Palestinians including around 4,500 children, Palestine Post 24 reported. The vast majority of the destruction, 79 per cent, has taken […]

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04 Jan
10:34

Israeli Forces Halt Construction of Palestinian Home Near Bethlehem

Israeli military ordered, on Saturday, a halt on the construction of a Palestinian-owned house in the village of Nahalin, near Bethlehem city. In addition, the soldiers seized building equipment, including a pump and two cement mixers, according to the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA). Hani Fannoun, head of Nahalin […]

03 Jan
11:30

Israeli Army Confiscates Five Tractors from Palestinian Farmers

Israeli forces, on Friday, seized five tractors belonging to Palestinian farmers in Um al-Qaba area, in the Jordan Valley, northern occupied West Bank, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. The head of the village council of nearby al-Maleh village, Mahdi Daraghmeh, said that the Israeli army seized the […]

03 Jan
10:56

Six Young Men Arrested in Jerusalem for Breaking Curfew

The occupation forces arrested 6 Palestinian young men from al-‘Isawiya, on the pretext of “breaking house arrest” imposed on them, Ma’an News reported. Activist and member of the Follow-up Committee in al-‘Isawiya, Muhammad Abu Al-Homs, explained that the occupation forces stormed al-‘Isawiya, and summoned the young men, who had been […]

03 Jan
7:41

Opinion: Embracing Palestine: How to Combat Israel’s Misuse of ‘Antisemitism’

By Ramzy Baroud for Middle East Monitor At a talk I delivered in Northern England in March 2018, I proposed that the best response to falsified accusations of antisemitism, which are often lobbed against pro-Palestinian communities and intellectuals everywhere, is to draw even closer to the Palestinian narrative. In fact, […]

03 Jan
7:21

Israeli Security Guards Ransack Palestinian Tents in Jordan Valley

Israeli occupation forces terrorized, Thursday afternoon, Palestinian residents in the village of Ein Hilweh in the Jordan Valley region of the occupied West Bank after searching and ransacking residential tents. Local activist, Mahdi Daraghmeh said that five Israeli security guards in street clothes, stormed tents in the village, searched and […]

03 Jan
6:06

Israel to Demolish Family Home of 2 Palestinian Prisoners

Israeli forces notified the family of two Palestinian prisoners, on Thursday, of an order to demolish their home in Kobar town, northwest of Ramallah city, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. Widad Barghouthi, a media professor at Birzeit University, said that Israeli military forces broke into her family’s […]

02 Jan
8:12

Netanyahu to Ask for Immunity from Corruption Charges

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he would approach the regime’s parliament in order to seek immunity from corruption charges, in a move that could considerably delay criminal proceedings against him.   “
 I intend to approach the speaker of the Knesset in accordance with chapter 4C of the law, […]

01 Jan
3:25

Netanyahu’s Eligibility to Form Government Considered by Supreme Court

January 1, 2020 3:25 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

On Tuesday morning, the Israeli Supreme Court opened a special session to consider the petition against the eligibility of Benjamin Netanyahu, the interim Israeli Prime Minister, in forming a government, in light of criminal charges against him, the Palestine News Network reported. The Hebrew newspaper “Yediot Aharonot” said that “a […]

31 Dec
11:59

Gaza Still Unresolved Approaching 2020

It was a very happy moment when the Palestinians knew that they would cast their votes in order to choose their representatives, after waiting a long time. They voted and unexpectedly, the Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas, won the overwhelming majority of the parliament seats, but this was not a blessing […]

31 Dec
2:23

Israel Detained 5,500 Palestinians in 2019, Including 889 Children

Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) arrested more than 5,500 Palestinians from the occupied Palestinian territory during 2019; among them were 889 children and at least 128 women, the Palestine News Network reported. The Palestinian Prisoners and Human Rights Institutions issued a fact sheet, on Monday, stating that the number of Palestinian […]

31 Dec
12:27

Palestinian FM: “Systematic Economic War Waged by the Israeli Occupation”

The Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Ministry, on Monday, slammed Israel’s decision to deduct millions of dollars from the Palestinian tax revenues, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. The ministry denounced Israel’s decision to deduct 150 million Israeli shekels ($43 million) from the taxes it collects on behalf of […]

30 Dec
7:47

Palestinian PM: Israel Decision to Withhold Tax Revenues “Brings us Back to Square One of the Crisis”

Palestinian Prime Minister, Mohammad Shtayyeh said today that the Israeli cabinet’s decision to deduct additional amounts from the Palestinian tax revenues amounting to 150 million shekels ($43 million), under the pretext of making payments to the families of the prisoners and those killed by Israel, “brings us back to square […]

30 Dec
3:51

Netanyahu Announces Six-Point Plan to Annex Palestinian Land, Defeat Iran

By: The Palestine Chronicle Staff Following his triumph in the Likud party’s primary elections, on December 26, Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu introduced a political plan aimed at securing US recognition of Israel’s annexation of West Bank settlements and rolling back Iran’s influence in the region. Netanyahu’s plan, which is […]

30 Dec
1:30

Ashrawi: Withholding of Tax Revenues “Criminal Act of Collective Punishment”

Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) stated, on Sunday, that the Israeli government’s decision to withhold 150 million shekels ($43 million) from Palestine’s tax revenues is a blatant act of theft and political extortion. “This is a clear violation of Palestinian rights […]

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29 Dec
10:40

Israeli FM: Tel Aviv to Resume “Policy of Assassinations”

Israeli foreign minister, last week, said that Tel Aviv would return to “the policy of assassinations” against Palestinian resistance figures in the Gaza Strip, Middle East Monitor reported. In statements made to Israel’s army radio, Yisrael Katz indicated that there was “an intelligence effort to identify the rockets’ launchers and […]

29 Dec
9:22

Al-Qanua: Bennett’s West Bank Decision a “War Crime”

Hamas spokesman Abdul-Latif al-Qanua has described, as “a war crime,” the Israeli decision to have the settlements and outposts in Area C of the occupied West Bank registered with the Israeli Ministry of Justice instead of the army’s Civil Administration. In a press release on Saturday, Qanua said that war […]

29 Dec
8:53

Israeli Media: 2000 New Settlement Units Approved for West Bank

It is expected that Israeli Civil Administration will approve, within days, the construction of thousands of settlement units in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem. Hebrew newspaper Haaretz said, Sunday morning, that “the so-called Supreme Building Council of the Civil Administration will approve, this week, the construction of two thousand […]

28 Dec
2:50

Palestinian officials: Israeli plan on land registration proves the ICC is on the right track

RAMALLAH, Saturday, December 28, 2019 (WAFA) – Palestinian officials said today that an Israeli plan made public by Defense Minister Naftali Bennett to enable settlers to register Palestinian lands in occupied West Bank areas classified as “C” in the land registry of the Israeli Ministry of Justice proves that the […]

26 Dec
3:58

Alleged Rocket Fire from Gaza Interrupts Netanyahu’s Campaign Event

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was rushed off the stage, on Wednesday evening, at an election campaign event, Israel’s Haaretz reported. Emergency sirens sounded in several communities, when alleged rocket fire from Gaza was claimed, by the army, to have been intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system. Netanyahu and […]

24 Dec
8:23

Israel Discusses Denying ICC Staff Entry into Israel

Israel is considering preventing the entry of officials from the International Criminal Court (ICC) in response to the chief prosecutor’s decision to investigate its possible war crimes in the occupied Palestinian territories, the Middle East Monitor reported. Israel Hayom published, on Monday, that representatives from the Israeli ministries of Foreign […]

24 Dec
8:05

Netanyahu Freezes Plans to Annex Jordan Valley

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave instructions to freeze the plans to annex the Jordan Valley to Israeli sovereignty, Ynet revealed Tuesday. The Israeli paper explained, according to Al Ray, that Netanyahu made his decision following that of the International Prosecutor to conduct an investigation into war crimes, carried out […]

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 […]

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18 Dec
4:18

Human Rights Watch: Grant Palestinians Equal Rights

Israel should grant Palestinians in the West Bank rights protections at least equal to those afforded Israeli citizens, Human Rights Watch said in a report released, on Tuesday, citing Israel’s 52 years of occupation with no end in sight, Palestine News Network reported. The law of occupation permits occupiers to […]

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
5:45

Palestinian Car Repair Shop for Second Time in Three Months

Israeli forces, on Monday, demolished a cave in the village of Deir Razih, southwest of the city of Hebron, in the southern occupied West Bank, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. Soldiers also razed the flooring for a car repair shop, and in the process destroyed several vehicles […]

15 Dec
12:06

Palestinian in Jerusalem Forced to Demolish His Own Home

A Palestinian citizen from the northern occupied West Bank city of East Jerusalem, in Jabal al-Mukabir neighborhood, embarked on tearing down his own home, on Saturday. The Israeli municipality of Jerusalem threatened to charge extreme fees for the municipality to demolish it, forcing him to demolish it himself. The Palestinian […]

14 Dec
8:10

No Visits to Holy Sites for Christians in Gaza

Christians from the Gaza Strip will not be allowed to visit holy sites in Bethlehem and Jerusalem to celebrate Christmas this year, the so-called Israeli Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) announced Thursday. Only Christians over the age of 45 will be eligible for a permit to travel […]

13 Dec
3:30

Senior PLO Leader: Israel Trying to Terminate the Two-State Solution

Senior Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) leader, Dr. Saeb Erekat said “Palestinians have the right to feel betrayed by the silence of the international community over the racist practices committed by Israel and the US, which violate international law.” Palestine News Network (PNN) editor in chief, Monjed Jadou, reported that Dr. […]

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11 Dec
12:27

Israeli Troops Invade West Bank; Abduct Seven Palestinians

In pre-dawn raids on Wednesday, Israeli forces invaded several parts of the West Bank, driving into sleeping towns and refugee camps and forcing residents out of bed, abducting seven and ransacking a number of homes. They also fired tear gas to disperse residents of the invaded areas who had come […]

11 Dec
7:43

Jerusalem Governor Prevented from Holding Activities

Israeli occupation intelligence, on Monday evening, delivered the Jerusalem governor, Adnan Ghaith, a decision issued by the Minister of Internal Security, Gilad Erdan, to prevent him from holding meetings, seminars and activities inside the occupied city of Jerusalem, for a period of six months. The decision included preventing Governor Ghaith […]

09 Dec
5:13

Israel Threatens to Destroy All Palestinian Structures in Area C

Israeli Minister of Defense, Naftali Bennett, has threatened to destroy all Palestinian structures in West Bank areas under complete Israeli control (Area C), including those which were funded by Europeans, under the pretext of unlicensed construction. According to Days of Palestine, Bennett made the threat during a meeting with ambassadors […]

04 Dec
3:57

Soldiers Abduct Two Schoolchildren, Shut Down Their School Near Nablus

December 4, 2019 3:57 PM IMEMC News Israeli Politics, Nablus, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers invaded, Thursday, a Palestinian school in Orif village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, abducted two children and forced the school shut until further notice. Media sources said dozens of soldiers surrounded the school before invading it, and abducted two children, identified as Dia’ Shehada […]

04 Dec
3:14

Opinion: How Israel Became One of the World’s Worst Rogue States

By Alain Gabon for Middle East Eye Despite propaganda to the contrary, Israel is not a democracy and never has been. As an integral part of its ongoing propaganda, Israel, along with its fervent supporters and legions of paid and anonymous agents, zealously repeats and disseminates, in the media, on […]

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 […]

03 Dec
4:21

PLO Official: Internal Division Hinders Independant Palestinian State

Azzam al-Ahmad, member of Fatah Central Committee and the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) said that plans to establish an American field hospital in the Gaza Strip is part of the Zionist-American schemes to isolate Gaza and establish a micro-state there. Al-Ahmad said that this plan is […]

01 Dec
7:27

Adalah: Withholding Deceased Palestinians a Violation of International Humanitarian Law

Withholding bodies of dead Palestinians and not returning them to their families for proper burial, is a cruel practice and a violation of international humanitarian law and United Nations Convention against Torture, said the Haifa-based Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel said Friday. The Palestinian […]

30 Nov
6:43

Netanyahu Approves 40 Million Shekels for Illegal Settlements

Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu announced the allocation of 40 million shekels (NIS) in aid, to support the ‘security and emergency budget’ in illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank and Jordan Valley, Ma’an News reported. During a meeting with the heads of Israeli settlement councils in the West Bank, […]

28 Nov
5:06

Opinion: It May Not Know it, but the US is Accelerating the End of Israel’s Apartheid Regime

Asa Winstanley for Middle East Monitor Last week US President, Donald Trump’s administration made a notable move. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the US is reversing previous policy, which basically accepted that Israel’s colonial settlements in the occupied West Bank are a violation of international law. This is […]

28 Nov
1:38

Opinion: All the Signs are That Netanyahu’s Political Career is About to Hit the Buffers

by Motasem A Dalloul for Middle East Monitor Ever since Israeli Attorney General, Avichai Mendelblit announced last Thursday that he was indicting Benjamin Netanyahu on charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust, the Prime Minister has been blundering about in the political arena. The longest serving Israeli premier in […]

27 Nov
4:53

HRW: Deporting Omar Shakir “Will Not Succeed in Siding [Israel’s] Human Rights Abuses.”

Human Rights Watch (HRW) vowed, on Tuesday, to continue documenting Israeli abuses of the Palestinians, despite the deportation of its Palestine director Omar Shakir, according to an HRW statement, saying the deportation “reflects the [Israeli] authorities’ intensifying assault on human rights.” HRW said Shakir will continue to monitor human rights […]

26 Nov
4:00

Opinion: Israel’s Next Move is the Real Danger in the U.S. Decision to Normalize Illegal Jewish Settlements

Ramzy Baroud – Middle East Monitor It is hardly a major surprise that the US government has finally decreed that illegal Jewish settlements built in defiance of international law are somehow “consistent” with the said law. US foreign policy has been edging closer towards this conclusion for some time. Since […]

25 Nov
9:00

Likud MK: “Israelis Will Soon Be Able To Open Projects in Arab Gulf States”

Former Israeli Communications Minister, Ayyoub al-Qarra, an Arab Druze member of Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party, said that Israel was advancing its normalization ties with various Arab countries, and next year, Israelis will be able to open businesses and have normal political tries with Arab Gulf states. The Maan News agency […]

23 Nov
4:22

Netanyahu Indicted on Corruption Charges But Won’t Step Down

Is this the end of the 13-year Netanyahu era? What is Trump learning from Netanyahu’s unprecedented response to the charges against him? (No transcript available.) Brought to you by The Real News Network (TRNN). Opinion/Analysis 11/16/19 The Infallible Warrior: Honest Reflections on the Legacy of Yasser Arafat 15 Years After […]

22 Nov
3:16

Israel’s Attorney General Indicts Prime Minister Netanyahu

According to Palestine News Network, Israel’s Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit has decided to officially indict prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu for fraud, bribery and breach of trust. Beginning in October, Netanyahu’s defence team presented the prime minister’s position to the state prosecution, accused of bribery, fraud and breach of trust in […]

22 Nov
2:53

Christian Group Troubled by U.S. Position on Israeli Settlements

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land (ELCJHL) has expressed deep concern over the recent U.S. declaration which recognized “the legitimacy” of the illegal Israeli colonial settlements in the occupied West Bank, The Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. “The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and […]

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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. […]

18 Nov
10:15

Netanyahu: “Government With Arab Coalition Partners Is A Serious Threat To Israel”

In a video message, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, “warned” that any government that has Arab (Palestinian) coalition partners “poses a serious threat to Israel.” In his message, Netanyahu stated that the Israeli President Reuven Rivlin asked him not to head to a new election. “We do not want a […]

17 Nov
6:13

Netanyahu Kills Palestinians to Keep Opposition From Forming Government

Provoking a conflict with Gaza led to the deaths of 32 Palestinians. But, was the real objective the creation of an emergency government so Netanyahu can remain in power? Jeff Halper is the co-founder and director of ICAHD, the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions. He was born in 1946 in Minnesota […]

15 Nov
5:56

Over 100 Harvard Law Students Walk Out of Lecture Held by Israeli Counselor

Over 100 pro-Palestinian law students from Harvard University, today, walked out of a lecture held by Dani Dayan, current Consul General of Israel in New York, at the Harvard Law School. A video posted online, by the Harvard College Palestine Solidarity Committee (Harvard PSC), shows students participating in the silent […]

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
12:04

US Jewish Groups Warn Israel Against West Bank Annexation

A coalition of U.S. Jewish organizations sent a letter to the leaders of Israel’s political parties, warning them against full or partial annexation of occupied West Bank, Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth reported Thursday. Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, pledged on September 17, 2019 to annex Jordan Valley, which makes up […]

09 Nov
11:50

Three Administrative Detainees Continue Hunger Strike, One For 109 Days

Three Palestinian administrative detainees in Israeli jails remain on hunger strike against their illegal incarceration without charge or trial, one of them for 109 days in a row, the Palestinian Prisoners Commission said Saturday. Ismail Ali, from the town of Abu Dis, east of Jerusalem, has been on hunger strike […]

09 Nov
10:50

Opinion – Israel: Is it Really a Democratic State?

Motasem A Dalloul – Middle East Monitor Most global democracy indicators rate Israel as the most democratic state, or even the only democratic state, in the Middle East. Freedom House and many others have also given Israel high scores regarding human rights, political freedoms and the right of people to […]

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 […]

08 Nov
6:47

UN Body Calls on Israel to Amend or Repeal Jewish Nation-State Law

A United Nations body has, for the first time, called on Israel to amend or cancel its Jewish Nation-State Law in order to comply with an international human rights convention that it ratified in 1991, according to a press release, WAFA reported. The UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural […]

07 Nov
6:41

Israel Approves Controversial Jerusalem Cable Car Plan

Mustafa Abu Sneineh & Sondus Ewies – Middle East Eye Residents and archaeologists decry plan, saying it will promote illegal settlement and ruin the Old City. The skyline of Jerusalem’s ancient Old City is set to be altered dramatically by a “racist” cable car that critics say would blight the […]

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 […]

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 […]

31 Oct
3:47

Euro-Med: Light Sentencing of Israeli Soldier is a ‘Green Light to More Violations’

The Israeli sharpshooter who killed an unarmed Palestinian teen in Gaza, was sentenced to 1 (one) month of community service, was described by Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor (Euro-Med) as ‘a green light to more violations’. Othman Rami Helles, 15, was shot in the torso, on the 13th of July 2018, […]

22 Oct
5:47

Netanyahu Fails to Form Government: Now What?

PNN – Prime Minister Netanyahu announced, yesterday, that he’s officially handing back his mandate to President Rivlin after failing to form a new Israeli government. The mandate will now pass to his rival and Blue and White Party leader Benny Gantz, who will no doubt face the same difficulties as […]

13 Oct
4:21

Blatant Case of Torture Exposes Israeli Occupation Methods

Twenty years after the Israeli High Court ruled against the use of torture, the law allows the secret police to continue to use it. Human rights groups warn that these circumstances are frequently evoked in cases like that of Samer Al-Arbid, who was almost tortured to death. Richard Silverstein blogs […]

11 Oct
1:02

Israel To Approve Construction Of 182 Units In Illegal Jordan Valley Outpost

The Israeli Cabinet, headed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, is set to approve, this coming Sunday, the construction of 182 units for illegal colonialist settlers in the Jordan Valley of the occupied West Bank. Israeli sources have reported that the decision is part of the Cabinet’s approval, which was made […]

07 Oct
3:05

PA to Again Accept Israeli Tax Collection

After months of having refused tax money collected by Israel, on behalf of the Palestinian state, the financially starved PA has decided to once again start accepting the funds. The PA’s unwillingness to receive the specific tax income is based on a dispute over stipends paid to the families of […]

05 Oct
7:46

Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers abducted, Saturday, three young Palestinian men in the al-‘Isawiya town, in occupied East Jerusalem, and summoned for interrogation, one Palestinian from Silwan town. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) has reported that the soldiers abducted Bassel Aziz Obeid, 21, while standing in front of his home […]

04 Oct
8:54

Israel To Release 1.8 Million Of Held Palestinian Money

Following a Thursday meeting between the Israeli Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon and his Palestinian counterpart Hussein Sheikh, the former stated that Israel will be transferring 1.8 Billion Shekels from the Palestinian tax money Israel has been withholding and refusing to transfer. Israeli TV Channel 13 said the money is part […]

03 Oct
5:07

Abbas Congratulates Rivlin on the Jewish New Year

PA President Mahmoud Abbas today called his Israeli counterpart, Reuven Rivlin, to congratulate him on the Jewish New Year. During the call, they exchanged views on the latest developments in the Palestinian-Israeli relationship, and the two presidents expressed their hope to achieve peace between Palestinians and Israelis as soon as […]

03 Oct
4:46

Netanyahu’s Pre-Indictment Hearings to Last Four Days

Starting today, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has received the opportunity to defend himself against a series of severe accusations of fraud, breach in trust and bribery that have been following him for the last couple of years. PNN reports that the pre-indictment hearings, which will last four days in […]

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30 Sep
7:03

Malaysian PM to United Nations: “Israel is the Origin of Modern Terrorism”

The creation of Israel by seizing Palestinian land and expelling its 90 per cent Arab population is the root cause of terrorism, the Prime Minister of Malaysia Dr Mahathir Mohamad said in his UN speech. “Since then, wars have been fought in many countries, many related to the creation of […]

30 Sep
2:17

Army Abducts Young Man, Issues Orders Forcing Two Women Away From Al-Aqsa

Israeli soldiers abducted, Monday, a young Palestinian man, and issued orders forcing two women away from Al-Aqsa Mosque and its surrounding areas, in occupied Jerusalem, for six months. The soldiers abducted a young man, identified as Hamza Maswada, while walking in an alley in the Old City, and took him […]

29 Sep
11:41

Israel Imposes Siege On West Bank And Gaza To Celebrate Rosh Hashanah

The Israeli occupation authorities have imposed a strict siege on the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip, starting on Saturday night at midnight and ending on Tuesday night at midnight, during the celebration of the Jewish New Year (Rosh Hashana). All of the border crossings leading to the West […]

27 Sep
1:55

Netanyahu Tasked with Forming New Government

September 27, 2019 1:55 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

PNN reports that Israeli president Reuven Rivlin has called on premier Benjamin Netanyahu to form the new coalition government within the next six weeks. With a divided Knesset, Netanyahu now faces an uphill battle to secure support from at least 61 of 120 lawmakers. If his attempts fail, Rivlin could […]

25 Sep
5:49

Dichter Storms Al-Aqsa Courtyards Under Heavy Guard

Former Israeli Minister of Internal Security and Shin Bet director Avi Dichter, on Wednesday morning, stormed the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque under strict guard of Israeli occupation police. PNN sources confirmed that Dichter, accompanied by a group of settlers and guarded by occupation forces stormed Al-Aqsa and made several provocative […]

22 Sep
6:07

Israeli Court Approves Use of Palestinian Bodies as Bargaining Chips

by Maureen Clare Murphy A Palestinian family in the Jerusalem-area village of al-Eizariya has been unable to bury their 14-year-old son, who was killed by Israeli police last month. Nassim Abu Rumi’s family has petitioned Israel’s high court to order the release of his body, which will be reportedly transferred on Friday. Israel […]

19 Sep
2:08

Netanyahu Trip to UN Cancelled Following Election Results

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has canceled his planned visit to the United Nations General Assembly, in New York, amid a political deadlock, following Tuesday’s general elections.   The decision was announced on Wednesday, after both Netanyahu’s right-wing Likud Party and the centrist Blue and White alliance, of former military chief […]

18 Sep
1:25

Election Tally: Likud and Blue White Win 32 Seats Each

September 18, 2019 1:25 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Unofficial results of the 22nd Knesset elections showed that the Likud party of incumbent prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the centrist White and Blue party, of opposer Benny Gantz, won 32 seats each, while the joint list received 13. At this time, 92% of the votes have been counted. Netanyahu, […]

16 Sep
5:42

OIC: Israeli Government Fully Responsible for Consequences of Colonial Policies

The Council of Foreign Ministers of the Member States of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) held fully responsible the Israeli government for the consequences of its colonial policies in the occupied territory of the State of Palestine, including the Israeli Prime Minister’s dangerous pledge deliberately seeking to undermine international […]

15 Sep
1:07

Palestinians In Israel: Netanyahu’s Racism Makes Us Want To Vote

by Arwa Ibrahim Days ahead of a national parliamentary vote the streets of this Palestinian city, which was absorbed into the Tel Aviv municipality after 1948, were buzzing with election fervour. Campaign posters for the Arab Joint List, an electoral alliance of four Palestinian parties, are visible across the ancient port city. […]

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
5:39

Qatar FM: “Palestinian Issue is at the Core of All Arab Issues”

Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed Bin Abdul Rahman Al-Thani said that “the Palestinian issue is at the core and basis of Arab issues.” “There can be no peace in the region without a just and lasting solution, in accordance with the resolutions of international legitimacy,” Al-Thani said in a tweet yesterday. […]

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 […]

15 Sep
4:49

Opinion : The Zionist Quest for Palestinian Absolution is a Fantasy

Earlier this month, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu explained the main obstacle to a “solution” with the Palestinian people. Along with Education Minister Rafi Peretz, Netanyahu attended a ceremony to mark the start of the school year in the Elkana colonial settlement in the Occupied West Bank and gave a […]

14 Sep
2:32

Palestine Solidarity Campaign Demand Israeli Government Be Held Accountable

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

12 Sep
11:42

Two Raids on Gaza Early Thursday

Israeli warplanes launched two raids on the northern Gaza Strip, early Thursday. Palestinian sources said, according to the PNN, that an Israeli reconnaissance aircraft fired two missiles at a site in the town of Beit Lahia, followed by an F16 raid on the same site  a few minutes later. No […]

09 Sep
5:10

Bedouin Village Structures Demolished for the 159th Time

Israeli forces, Sunday, demolished structures of Al-Araqib village, a Bedouin community in the southern Negev region of Israel, for the 159th time. On September 3, 2019, three people, including an elderly woman, were detained by Israeli occupation soldiers, when the village was demolished for the 157th time. The village of […]

09 Sep
2:56

Israel Electric Corporation Threatens to Discontinue Supply Due to PA Debt

The Israel Electric Corporation (IEC) threatened that it will begin cutting off the electricity supply to the Palestinian Authority (PA) after the upcoming September 17th Israeli elections due to ‘outstanding debts’, Kan Israeli website reported Sunday. According to the website, the IEC will discontinue the electricity supply to Palestinian villages […]