Search Results for : Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman

15 Nov

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 […]

05 Nov

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 […]

17 Oct

Unknown Group Fires Rocket Into Israel

For the first time in months, a Grad rocket was fired from Gaza at around 4 am on Wednesday, hitting the yard of a house in the city of Beersheba, causing no injuries or damage. Various Palestinian armed resistance movements rejected responsibility for the rocket. They issued a statement stating […]

14 Oct

31 New Settlement Units Approved in Hebron’s Old City District

The Israeli occupation government reportedly plans to approve, on Sunday, the construction of 31 new settlement housing units in the West Bank city of Hebron. According to the PNN, the government will approve a budget of 22 million shekels for the building of 31 settlement units on Al Shuhada Street, in […]

12 Sep

The Veiled Danger of the ‘Dead’ Oslo Accords

Ramzy Baroud is a journalist, author and editor of Palestine Chronicle. His latest book is The Last Earth: A Palestinian Story. Yossi Beilin is back. This unrepentant Israeli “peacemaker” is like the mythical phoenix, constantly resurrecting from its own ashes. In a recent article in Al-Monitor, Beilin wrote in support […]

04 Sep

Report: Israel Using Judicial System to Facilitate Settlement Project

Madeeha Araj/ NBPRS/PNN (photo: The illegal settlement of Ofra, Reuters) The National Bureau for Defending the Land and Resisting Settlement stated that the Israeli Central Court’s resolution on keeping hundreds of settlement units in the occupied West Bank, under an Israeli judicial procedure called “market regulations,” is a dangerous precedent […]

22 Aug

382 New Homes in Illegal West Bank Settlements Approved

Israeli occupation authorities have agreed to build hundreds of units in West Bank settlements, as well as to legitimize two new settlement outposts, Israeli media reported on Wednesday. Israeli occupation authorities approved  construction of 382 new housing units in the West Bank settlements, some in relatively isolated locations. The Israeli newspaper […]

15 Aug

Kerem Shalom Crossing Opened, Fishing Zone Extended

Israeli occupation authorities reopened the Kerem Shalom crossing, on Wednesday morning, and allowed the entry of trucks into the Gaza Strip.   This comes at a time when Israeli media reported that Hamas and Israel had reached a settlement that would include a ceasefire, in an Egyptian-brokered agreement.   Israeli […]

31 Jul

Palestinian Cabinet Urges World Support for UNRWA

During its weekly meeting held in Ramallah, today, the Palestinian Cabinet, headed by Prime Minister Dr. Rami Al- Hamdallah, condemned the latest Israeli escalation against Al-Aqsa Mosque, and considered it part of the plans of the occupying power to Judaize Jerusalem, alter its historical features, and obliterate its Arab and […]

28 Jul

Palestinians Threatened with Settlement Expansion and Collective Punishment

Radical right-wing Israeli ministers have reportedly launched a verbal attack on Palestinians, following the killing of a settler and the wounding of three others, in a stabbing attack at the illegal Adam settlement last night. Palestinian sources said that far right government in Israel, having destroyed the peace process, is taking […]

27 Jul

Army Seriously injures A Palestinian In Kobar Village

Israeli soldiers continued their invasions and acts of collective punishment against the village of Kobar, northwest of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and shot one Palestinian with an expanding bullet. The Palestinian Health Ministry in Ramallah said the soldiers shot the Palestinian with the illegal “Toto” expanding bullet […]

11 Jul

Israel Declares Al-Quds TV As ‘Terrorist Media’

A Palestinian media agency that is known for being first on the scene and recording eyewitness videos of Israeli military atrocities against Palestinians has been banned by Israel, as the Israeli Defense Minister and former nightclub bouncer Avigdor Lieberman signed an order declaring Al-Quds TV to be a ‘terrorist’ media […]

09 Jun

Upending the Palestinian Leadership: The Role of Youth

by Fadi Quran, Al Shabaka Palestinian Policy Network This analysis is part of the Al-Shabaka Policy Circle on Leadership and Accountability and is published alongside the contributions made by Dana El-Kurd, Marwa Fatafta, Inès Abdel Razek, Tareq Baconi, and Ali Abdel Wahab – to read their contributions see here.   Instead of bringing […]

02 Jun

Amnesty International: Forcible Transfer of Bedouin Village Constitutes War Crime

Amnesty International called upon Israeli authorities, on Friday, to immediately cancel plans to demolish the Palestinian Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar and the forcible eviction of its Bedouin community, describing the Israeli plans as a war crime. Residents of the village are set to be transferred to a site near […]

25 May

Abu Rodeina: “All Colonies Are Illegal, Violate International Law”

Palestinian Presidency spokesperson, Nabil Abu Rodeina, said that Israel’s ongoing colonialist activities in the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem, are illegal, violate International Law and the Fourth Geneva Convention. His statements came after Israeli Defense Minister, Avigdor Lieberman, announced approval for the building of 2,500 settlement housing units in the West […]

13 May

World Press Freedom Day 2018: Journalists Demand British Media Institutions to Break The Silence and Stand with Palestinian Journalists under Occupation (VIDEO)

Photo: Lara Khalidi On World Press Freedom Day 2018, the Journalist Support Committee held a conference in London on the “Challenges of Palestinian Journalists” living and working under occupation. Prominent journalists, media analysts and activists demanded British media institutions and agencies to break the silence and stand in solidarity with […]

30 Mar

Erekat Denounces Incitement Campaign By U.S. And Israel Against Legitimate Palestinian Rights

The Secretary of the Executive Committee of Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), Dr. Saeb Erekat, issued a statement, Thursday, strongly denouncing what he called a calculated incitement campaign by Israel and the United States, against the Palestinian people, their leadership and their legitimate, internationally-guaranteed rights. Dr. Erekat said that both the […]

26 Mar

Inter-Parliamentary Union Votes to Support Palestinian Right to Self-Determination

On Sunday evening, the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in its 138th session, in Geneva, Switzerland, voted to support the Palestinian people’s right to self-determination, to have a state of their own with Jerusalem as its capital. The resolution counters a statement that Donald Trump made in December in which he unilaterally […]

11 Mar

When Left is Right: How Palestinians Can Burst Israel’s Political Bubble

by Amjad Iraqi on March 11, 2018 Overview Although no indictments have been issued yet, Israelis are speculating whether the latest developments in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s corruption scandals finally mark the beginning of his political demise. The second-longest serving prime minister after David Ben-Gurion, Netanyahu has had a profound impact on Israel’s political scene […]

06 Mar

Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson On the US, Iran and Israel

VIDEO (The Real News Network) : Col. Larry Wilkerson speaking at the National Press Club the day before the official AIPAC Conference. The alternative conference was titled: ‘U.S.-Israel Relations and Middle East Policy’. Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Government and Public Policy Lawrence Wilkerson’s last positions in government were as Secretary of […]

15 Feb

Max Blumenthal in Gaza: Netanyahu Faces Scandal, Palestinians a Crisis

Reporting from the Gaza Strip, journalist and best-selling author Max Blumenthal says that Netanyahu’s domestic corruption case has not even registered to a besieged Palestinian population under Israeli blockade. Max Blumenthal is an award-winning journalist and bestselling author whose articles and video documentaries have appeared in The New York Times, The […]

04 Jan

First Reading of Death Penalty Bill for Palestinian Prisoners Approved

The Israeli Knesset approved, on Wednesday, a first reading of death penalty bill, which would allow Israel to execute Palestinian prisoners accused of taking part in “operations” against an Israeli target. Right-wing leader of the Jewish Home party Naftali Bennett proposed the bill, which was approved by a vote of […]

19 Dec

Settler Likely to be Acquitted of Murdering Palestinian Farmer

Israeli military prosecution filed an indictment on Monday, against Mohammed Wadi, Palestinian from Nablus, accusing him of attempting to murder an extremist Jewish settler. Meanwhile, Israeli police are reportedly accepting a settler’s claim that he killed a Palestinian farmer, in the same incident, in an act of self-defense. The Israeli […]

24 Nov

Israel Confident of its Ability to Expel Palestinian Communities

Over the past month, the Israeli state has informed three Palestinian communities that it intends to expel them from their homes and land. According to Israeli human rights center B’Tselem, the notification was made by leaving orders on the roadside. In the northern Jordan Valley, on 9 November, 2017, the […]

09 Aug

PA Reluctant to Resume Security Coordination with Israel

Palestinian officials said, on Monday, that the Palestinian Authority (PA) would not consider resuming its controversial security coordination with Israel unless the latter acceded to a number of demands. The PA’s security coordination with Israel has been denounced as a “revolving door” policy funneling Palestinian activists from PA jails to […]

26 Jul

Israel Declares Abu Rajab Home A Closed Military Zone

After more than 120 Israeli colonists invaded and occupied, Tuesday, the Abu Rajab family home in Hebron, in the southern part the West Bank, the army declared the property a “closed military zone.” The decision was made after Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, reportedly asked Defense Minister, Avigdor Lieberman, to […]

27 Jun

Israel Attacks Syrian Positions, Protects Al-Nusra Terror Hordes in the Occupied Golan

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : The Israeli army launched two attacks against Syrian Arab Amy (SAA) position within two days, claiming shells had been fired from Syrian-controlled territory into the Israeli occupied Syrian Golan heights. Israeli involvement and manipulations have, since 2013, created a “safe zone” for Al-Nusra and affiliated terrorists in […]

21 Jun

Report: Settlement Expansion Unprecedented amidst International Failure to End It

~ Madeeha Araj/ nbprs/pnn Since the beginning of the year, the West Bank, and especially East Jerusalem, is witnessing an acceleration of settlement construction, the largest in 25 years. Minister of Defense in Israel, Avigdor Lieberman, said that permits for building settlements in the West Bank, during the first half of […]

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27 May

This Week in Palestine Week 21 2017

May 27, 2017 11:30 PM Ghassan Bannoura Audio report, Palestine 0

Download / Listen Here Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for May 20, to the 26, 2017. This week, Palestinian political prisoners reach a deal with Israeli ending their 41-day long hunger strike, meanwhile two Palestinian children die this week […]

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29 Apr

This Week in Palestine Week 17 2017

April 29, 2017 2:11 AM Ghassan Bannoura Audio report, Palestine 0

Download / Listen Here Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for April 22, to the 28, 2017. As calls made this week to save the lives of Palestinian political detainee held by Israeli who are on hunger strike, army attack […]

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22 Apr

This Week in Palestine Week 16 2017

April 22, 2017 3:39 AM Ghassan Bannoura Audio report, Palestine 0

Download / Listen Here Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for April 15, to the 21, 2017. Hundreds of Palestinian political detainees held by Israel announce this week an open ended hunger strike, meanwhile Israeli troops kill a Palestinian man […]

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08 Apr

This Week in Palestine Week 14 2017

April 8, 2017 1:39 AM Ghassan Bannoura Audio report, Palestine 0

Download / Listen Here Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for April 01, to the 07, 2017. As Israel welcomes the US attack on Syria this week Israeli army gunfire leave one Palestinian teenager killed another civilian injured. These stories, […]

22 Mar

National Bureau: Israel Continues Settlement Activities, Further Establishing Apartheid Regime (Report)

  In its weekly report, the Palestinian National Bureau noted a number of colonial schemes carried out by the Israeli government in an attempt to seize more Palestinian lands, as well as Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor  Lieberman’s approval of the completion of the Apartheid Wall around the Beit Eil settlement […]

03 Mar

Why Was a 2016 Summit for a US-Proposed Peace Plan Involving Israel Kept Secret?

Gideon Levy is a prominent Israeli journalist and author of the weekly column Twilight Zone in the Israeli paper Haaretz. He is also an editorial board member of Haaretz. Between 1978 and 1982 Levy served in the Shimon Peres office when Peres was the leader of the Labor Party. TRNN […]

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02 Feb

Palestine Today 02 01 2017

February 2, 2017 3:45 AM Ghassan Bannoura Audio report, Palestine 0

Download / Listen Here Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for Wednesday, February, 01, 2017. Israeli troops takeover Palestinian farm lands and abducts civilians during invasions targeting West Bank communities. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned. The Palestinian Prisoners Society […]

01 Feb

Israel Approves 3000 Colonialist Units, After One Illegal Outpost Was Scheduled For Removal

Following the Israeli decision to remove the “Amona” illegal colonialist outpost, in the occupied West Bank, the government of Benjamin Netanyahu decided to build more than 3000 units for Jewish settlers, on illegally confiscated Palestinian lands. The decision was officially announced by the office of Israel’s Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman, […]

24 Jan

2,500 Houses Approved for Illegal West Bank Settlements

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman approved plans for the construction of 2,500 housing units in illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday, Israeli media reported. According to The Times of Israel, the vast majority of the new housing will be built in […]

22 Dec

Knesset Committee Strips Prisoners of Right to Meet with MKs

December 22, 2016 5:31 PM IMEMC News & Agencies News Report 0

Special session of the Knesset to vote Thursday over whether to strip Basel Ghattas of parliamentary immunity. Member of Knesset (MK) Basel Ghattas, a member of the National Democratic Assembly (NDA), is under the watch of Israeli police for allegedly smuggling cell phones to Palestinian “security prisoners.” Police confronted Ghattas […]

03 Dec

UN General Assembly Adopts “Paper Tiger” Resolution on Israel’s Withdrawal from the Syrian Golan

Fahwad Al-Khadoumi (nsnbc) : The UN General Assembly adopted yet another resolution demanding Israel to withdraw from the occupies Syrian Golan Heights in line with the resolution of June 4, 1967. However, UN General Assembly resolutions are non-binding and no more than a paper tiger without a unanimous decision by […]

18 Nov

Knesset Advances Bill to Legalize Vigilante Confiscation of Palestinian Land

A bill to retroactively legalize Israeli settlements advances in the Knesset. Israeli defense minister begs: wait for Donald Trump presidency. The so-called formalization bill, which would retroactively legalize illegal settlements built on privately owned Palestinian land, passed its first reading on Wednesday afternoon, Haaretz reports. In essence, the bill rewards […]

27 Oct

One Hundred Years and Counting: Britain, Balfour, and the Cultural Repression of Palestinians

Overview If Palestinian poet Dareen Tatour passes over the perimeter of her home’s driveway in her village of Reineh in the Galilee, an alarm will sound at the British multinational security firm G4S and the Israeli authorities will be alerted. Israeli police arrested Tatour in the early hours of October […]

17 Sep

Obama Grants Israel Largest Military Aid Package in U.S. History

The deal guarantees Israel $10 million a day in U.S. military aid for the next decade. (Photo: Israeli Minister of Defence, Avigdor Lieberman) The United States and Israel have agreed upon a new military aid package of $38 billion over 10 years. A total of $5 billion are earmarked for […]

24 Jul

Israel to Expand Settlement Housing in Jerusalem with 770 Units

The Israeli District Planning and Building Committee in Jerusalem has deposited a plan for the construction of 770 new settlement units between the illegal settlement of Gilo and the West Bank village of Beit Jala, according to the PNN. The project will be facing the Cremisan monastery in Beit Jala, where protests took place against […]

13 Jul

Army Kidnaps A Nonviolent Activist Near Ramallah

Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Tuesday afternoon, a nonviolent Palestinian activist after stopping him at a military roadblock, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. The Palestinian, also a former political The Palestinian, also a former political prisoner, is the coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Wall and […]

06 Jul

Ashrawi Denounces Plans to Expand West Bank Settlements

PLO Executive Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, Tuesday, strongly denounced Israel’s plan to expand three illegal Israeli settlements around the Jerusalem area, by building hundreds of residential units to accommodate more Israeli settlers. She said, in a press release, “We strongly denounce plans by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Avigdor […]

06 Jul

Amidst Increasingly Successful Boycott, Israel Canvases Africa for New Trade Partners

nsnbc : Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, on Monday, left Israel to visit several African countries. Netanyahu aims at finding new trade partners in Africa as Israel increasingly feels the impact of the international Boycott Divestment Sanctions (BDS) campaign. The Africa tour of Benjamin Netanyahu is the Prime Minister’s first, […]

17 Jun

Ban on Al Aqsa Lifted, 300 Gazans Allowed to Visit Jerusalem for Ramadan

Three hundred Palestinians from besieged Gaza were permitted, on Friday, to visit Al-Aqsa Mosque in annexed East Jerusalem, according to Palestinian officials, following a recent decision to lift a ban implemented last week in response to a deadly shooting in Tel Aviv. The devotees, all of whom were above the […]

15 Jun

Turkish Electric Company to be Established in Gaza

According to Israeli daily newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth (Ynet), new agreements between Turkey and Israel included the allowance of Ankara, by Israel, to establish a new electricity company in the Gaza Strip. Ynet, on Tuesday morning, said that both parties have reached a new settlement in which Israel finally refrained from its […]

13 Jun

Netanyahu: Israel Will Never Accept Arab Peace Initiative

Barak Ravid, of Israeli daily Haaretz, wrote on Monday that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Likud ministers he will never accept the original Arab Peace Initiative as a basis for negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians, according to two sources at the meeting. “If the Arab nations grasp the fact […]

09 Jun

83,000 Palestinian Entrance Permits to East Jerusalem Frozen by Israel

The Israeli Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT), which implements Israeli policies in the occupied Palestinian territory, issued an order freezing more than 83,000 permits allowing Palestinians to enter Israel and occupied East Jerusalem, the organization said on Thursday. The freeze comes in the wake of a deadly […]

17 Nov

Spain: City Council Announces Support for BDS, Warrant Issued for Netanyahu’s Arrest

The Santiago de Compostela City Council (capital of Spain’s Galicia region) passed a motion declaring itself a space free of discrimination against the Palestinian people and in support of the BDS campaign on 10 November.According to the Alternative Information Center (AIC), the BDS Galicia group reports that ruling electoral alliance […]

28 Sep

Tel Aviv, Washington: “Abbas’s UN Speech, Unilateral And Provocative”

September 28, 2014 5:16 AM Saed Bannoura International, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

The United States and Tel Aviv strongly denounced the Friday speech of President Mahmoud Abbas at the UN General Assembly calling for ending the ongoing Israeli occupation and violations, dubbing it as “counterproductive,’ a “unilateral move” and “provocative.”During his speech, Abbas called for a resolution to ensure Israel’s complete withdrawal […]

28 Jul

Netanyahu Stops Pretending to Support Sovereign Palestinian State

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu opposes the creation of a sovereign Palestinian state in the West Bank, he told reporters last week in remarks that largely have been overlooked. “There cannot be a situation, under any agreement, in which we relinquish security control of the territory west of the River […]

09 Feb

Israel Approves 869 Units In West Bank Settlements

February 9, 2013 12:51 PM Saed Bannoura Israeli Settlement, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli Defense Minister, Ehud Barak, approved on Friday the construction plans of a total of 869 units in Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank, the Palestine News Network (PNN) has reported. Israeli sources reported that Barak approved 146 new units that would be built in Nokdim illegal settlement in […]

05 Apr

Palestine Today 04 05 2012

April 5, 2012 10:40 PM IMEMC News Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file || 4 m 40s || 4.27 MB || Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for Thursday, April 5th, 2012. Israel approves new settlers houses in the West Bank meanwhile, two Palestinian prisoners remain […]

22 Feb

66-day hunger strike ends after Israel agrees to free Khader Adnan

February 22, 2012 4:07 AM Saed Bannoura News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

Palestinian prisoner Khader Adnan agreed to end his 66-day hunger strike on Tuesday after meeting with Israeli officials who pledged to release him in April. Khader had been near death, facing possible organ failure, for the last week in an Israeli prison hospital.His case garnered international attention, with solidarity rallies […]

20 Dec

Southern Sudan President Visits Israel

December 20, 2011 5:15 PM Saed Bannoura International Politics, Israel, News Report 0

The President of Southern Sudan arrived in Israel on Monday night for a short 24-hour visit that will include meetings with senior officials, and Israeli President, Shimon Peres.Salva Kiir Mayardit will also be holding meetings with Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, Defense Minister, Ehud Barak, and Foreign Minister, Avigdor Lieberman. […]

23 Nov

Netanyahu Rejects U.S., International Calls To Release Palestinian Money

November 23, 2011 1:45 PM Saed Bannoura International Politics, Israel, News Report 0

Israeli daily, Haaretz, reported that U.S. Secretary of State, Hilary Clinton, phoned Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, urging him to release Palestinian tax money Israel has been withholding since Palestine was voted as a full UNESCO member. Netanyahu also rejected a request from the U.N. in this regard.Officials at the […]

14 Nov

Israel To Withhold Palestinian Tax Money

November 14, 2011 7:56 AM Saed Bannoura Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

The Israeli Cabinet decided Monday to withhold Palestinian tax and customs money it collects on behalf of the P.A, The decision was made despite the opposition of Israeli Defense Minister, Ehud Barak, Barak and security officials in Tel Aviv said that freezing the money would harm the the Palestinian security […]

23 Oct

Quartet Envoy to Visit Middle East to Revive Stalled Peace Talks

October 23, 2011 5:01 PM IMEMC News International, News Report, Peace process 0

The international Quartet delegates will be traveling to Ramallah and Jerusalem later this week in an attempt to revive the stalled Palestinian-Israeli peace talks, the Palestinian News Agency, Maan, reported earlier on Sunday. The envoy will be holding a meeting in Jerusalem with senior members of the Israeli government, including; […]

28 Jul

Israel To Apologize For “Mistakes” During Flotilla Attack

The Israeli Ministerial Cabinet discussed on Wednesday the current crisis with Turkey that resulted after Israel attacked the Turkish solidarity Ship of the Freedom Flotilla last year, killing nine Turkish activists, and decided to apologize for what was described as “mistakes that took place during the attack,” but will not […]

22 Jul

Yaalon: “Israel Will Not Apologize To Turkey”

Israeli “Strategic Affairs” Minister, Moshe Yaalon, stated Thursday that Tel Aviv will not issue any apology to Turkey for the Israeli attack against the Turkish Ship, MV Marmara, on May 31, 2010, leading to the death of nine Turkish peace activists.During a meeting with foreign reporters, Yaalon stated that Israel […]

21 Jun

Palestine Today 06 20 2011

June 21, 2011 2:59 AM IMEMC News Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file || 6 m 55s || 6.33 MB || Welcome to Palestine Today a service of the International Middle East Media Centre, for Monday June 20th , 2011 After the recent burning of its mosque, on Friday, a group of extremist […]

22 Apr

Israel Plans More Settlement Construction In Jerusalem

Israeli Army Radio reported Thursday that the Israeli Housing Ministry started new plans to build more settler homes in Givat Zeev, north west of occupied Jerusalem.The plans calls for constructing 800 new units for Jewish settlers; its main aim is creating a geographic link between the new settlement and Jerusalem […]

13 Mar

Fayyad Denounces Stabbing That Led To The Death Of Settler Family

Palestinian Prime Minister, Dr. Salaam Fayyad, strongly denounced that stabbing attack that was carried out in Itamar settlement, near the northern West Bank city of Nablus, leading to the death of five settlers; a father, mother and their three children.According to Israeli media reports, the victims were killed while sleeping […]

19 Jan

WZO Settlements Division Back With Netanyahu

January 19, 2011 11:05 PM IMEMC News Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

The World Zionist Organisation’s (WZO) Settlements Division is again under the control of the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office after a period of nearly four years with the Agriculture Ministry. The Jerusalem Post reports that one of the first decisions made by the newly-configured coalition government was to return the WZO’s […]

19 Jan

Barak Announced His New-Born Party, Independence

January 19, 2011 8:46 PM Saed Bannoura Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

After publicly announcing his resignation from the Labor Party, Israeli Defense Minister, Ehud Barak, announced on Monday the birth of a new party, running under his command, called “Independence Party”. The Labor party, once strong and competing neck-to-neck, with large Israeli parties such as the Likud, suffered a sharp blow […]

12 Jan

Palestine Today 01 11 2011

January 12, 2011 4:03 AM IMEMC News Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file || 4 m 05s || 3.75 MB || Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for Tuesday, January 11 2011 On Monday, an elderly Palestinian man was shot and killed by Israeli army fire […]

28 Dec

Netanyahu: “Temporary Peace Deal Is Possible”

December 28, 2010 6:12 PM Saed Bannoura Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, stated on Monday at night that a temporary peace deal with the Palestinians is possible should the direct peace talks between the two sides fail. Netanyahu said that a temporary agreement on “core issues” can be reached, and added that this agreement could be possible […]

12 Oct

Palestine Today 10 11 2010

October 12, 2010 6:26 AM IMEMC News Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file|| 5 m 30s || 5.34 MB || Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the Middle East Media Center,, for Monday, October 10, 2010. Israel Cabinet Ministries allow non-Jewish citizens to pledge loyalty to a Jewish state; Israeli foreign minister […]

24 Jul

Israel To Release Freedom Flotilla Ships

July 24, 2010 2:57 AM IMEMC & Agencies Gaza Siege, Israel, News Report 0

After a number of Turkish requests for a return of the ships used in the Gaza Freedom Flotilla, Israel has agreed to comply.Israel will release the three Turkish ships carrying humanitarian supplies to Gaza and which were subsequently attacked by the Israeli navy who murdered nine people. Ever since the […]

20 Jul

Palestine Today 07 19 2010

July 20, 2010 2:07 AM IMEMC News Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file|| 3 m 0s || 2.75 MB || Welcome to Palestine Today a service of the International Middle East Media Centre, for Monday, July 19, 2010. Israeli government suggests stealing what they call, abandoned properties, and the Israeli occupation government in […]

03 Jul

Netanyahu: “Israel Will Not Apologize To Turkey, Will Not Pay Compensations”

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, held Turkey fully responsible for Israel’s attack against the Turkish ships trying to deliver humanitarian supplies to Gaza, and stated that Israel will not apologize for the attack, and will not pay compensation to the victims’ families. Netanyahu added that although Defense Minister, Benjamin Ben […]

02 Jul

Obama To Give Netanyahu Warm Welcome In Washington

Israeli sources reported that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will receive a warm welcome from U.S. President Barack Obama during his visit to Washington next week. The sources added that Obama is expected to ask Netanyahu to extend the temporary freeze of settlement activities to give the peace talks a chance […]

21 Jan

Mitchell Starts Mid-East Diplomatic Tour

January 21, 2010 11:18 PM Saed Bannoura International Politics, Israel, News Report 0

Visiting United States Special Envoy to the Middle East, George Mitchell, will start his diplomatic mission with a meeting with senior Israeli officials in an attempt to resume the stalled Palestinian-Israeli peace process. Mitchell would be holding meetings with Israel’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, Foreign Minister, Avigdor Lieberman, Defense Minister, […]

21 Jan

Israel: Global NATO’s 29th Member

As the North Atlantic Treaty Organization is pressuring its 28 member states and dozens of partnership affiliates on five continents to contribute more troops for the war in Afghanistan, the Jerusalem Post reported on January 13 that “Israel is launching a diplomatic initiative in an effort to influence the outcome […]

04 Nov

Clinton Arrives In Cairo

US Secretary of State, Hilary Clinton, arrived in Cairo on Tuesday evening for a short visit aiming ath holding talks with the Egyptian President, Hosni Mubarak. Her talks would focus on the stalled Middle East Peace Process. She is also expected to hold a meeting with Egypt’s Security Chief, Foreign […]

14 Jan

Hamas and Fateh leaders meet in Ramallah

Palestinian sources reported on Saturday night that a meeting was held between senior officials of the rival Fateh and Hamas factions in Ramallah, in the northern part of the West Bank. The officials held talks regarding the latest developments and the tensions between the members and supporters of the two […]

14 Jan

Rice: “Aim of peace talks must be a two-state solution”

U.S Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, said during a Saturday meeting with the Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni, that the aim of peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians should be establishing a Palestinian state living next to Israel. Rice arrived in Israel on Saturday afternoon and met with the […]

30 Nov

Suleiman expects a prisoner swap deal within the coming weeks

November 30, 2006 5:36 AM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, Israel, News Report 0

Egypt's Intelligence Chief, Omar Suleiman, expressed optimism that a prisoner swap deal between Israel and the Palestinians will be reached within the coming weeks before the end of the year. Israeli officials also said a deal is soon. Earlier on Wednesday, Suleiman met with Israeli Defense Minister, Amir Peretz, and […]

25 Oct

Peretz will recommend Labor party to remain in government

October 25, 2006 8:46 PM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, Israel, News Report 0

Following a meeting with the Israeli Prime Minister, Ehud Olmert, Israeli Defense Minister, Amir Peretz, said that he would recommend that Labor party remains in the government coalition, and that the party will receive benefits as an incentive to remain in the coalition. Peretz agreed that Israel Our Home party […]

23 Jun

Israel Betenu Party: “70% oppose Olmert’s realignment plan”

June 23, 2006 12:21 AM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, Israel, News Report 0

Surveys conducted for Avigdor Lieberman’s Yisrael Beitenu “Israel Our Home” party showed that 70% of the Israelis who supported the Gaza Disengagement Plan last year object to a West Bank evacuation plan, Israeli sources reported.  The party conducted two poll that showed that some 70 percent of Israelis are opposed […]

18 Apr

Uri Avnery: The Trees Went Forth

I met Olmert in the 60s, when I was a Member of the Knesset. He was the apprentice and servant (literally) of another Member: Shmuel Tamir. Ehud Olmert is now the Prime minister of Israel. No longer just a "Deputy Prime Minister", but now a real one. One hundred days […]

05 Apr

Labor, Kadima said to have decided on portfolios

April 5, 2006 6:39 AM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, Israel, News Report 0

Source at the Israeli Labor Party reported on Tuesday that talks between the Labor party head Amir Peretz and Kadima head Ehud Olmert had reached an agreement on the new government portfolios. The source stated that Peretz would take the defense ministry, the portfolio of the education ministry will be […]

23 May

Efforts to Form a New Right Wing Russian Party

IMEMC Staff & Agencies, May 23, 2004Efforts to Form a New Right Wing Russian Party IMEMC Staff & Agencies, May 23, 2004 Israeli Likud Minister Natan Sharansky and National Union party Transportation Minister Avigdor Lieberman are working to form a new right wing Russian party. Lieberman called for forming such […]

10 May

Hendel Accuses Mofaz with encouraging Terrorism

member Zvi Hendel slammed Monday Israeli Defense Minister ShaulGhassan Andoni-IMEMC & Agencies, May 10, 2004 Israeli Deputy Education Minister and right wing National Union member Zvi Hendel slammed Monday Israeli Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz for saying that the Gaza Strip settlements were a historical mistake and that the area was […]