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05 Apr
2:41

Human Rights Group: ‘A Dark Day For International Justice’

The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) issued a statement Wednesday expressing its extreme disappointment following the decision by the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court (ICC) not to open an investigation on the situation in Palestine. The following is the statement by PCHR: This situation has […]

24 Jun
8:54

Human Rights Organizations Make Joint Statement on Treatment of Gilad Shalit

June 24, 2011 8:54 PM IMEMC & Agencies Human rights, Israel, News Report 0

Human rights organizations released a joint statement on Friday, the 5th anniversary of the capture of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, demanding an end to his “illegal” and “inhumane” treatment. Israeli, Palestinian, and International human rights organizations together issued the statement. It calls on Hamas for an end to his current […]

05 Feb
1:50

Human Rights Groups Criticize PA for Crackdown on Solidarity Rallies

February 5, 2011 1:50 AM IMEMC & Agencies Human rights, News Report, West Bank 0

Palestinian and international human rights groups on Thursday warned of a decline in freedom of expression in the West Bank, amidst the banning of Egypt solidarity rallies by the Palestinian Authority. On Wednesday, PA security forces shut down a rally in Ramallah, using batons to push demonstrators back and detaining […]

11 Dec
3:55

Over 10,000 People Mark International Human Rights Day in Tel Aviv

December 11, 2010 3:55 AM IMEMC News Human rights, Israel, News Report 0

About 10,000 people marched in Tel Aviv, on Friday, on the International Human Rights Day, reports have stated. Marchers gathered in Tel Aviv, at Habima Theater, on Friday morning to protest against the growing racist sentiment in Israel which, they warned, is posing a dangerous threat to Israeli democracy. The […]

12 Oct
9:18

Israeli Veteran’s Group Breaking The Silence Nominated For EU Human Rights Award

Israeli human rights group, Breaking the Silence, best known for publishing testimonials by current and former Israeli soldiers has been nominated by two European Green parties for the European Union’s Andrei Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought.The Sakharov Award is given out annually to groups or individuals that exemplify a […]

27 Jan
10:53

Members of the Montreal Palestinian community react to the humanitarian crisis provoked by the Block

January 27, 2008 10:53 AM IMEMC & Agencies Human rights, International, News Report 0

We, as members of the Palestinian community in Montreal, are worried about the plight of the people in the Gaza strip who are currently under siege. The Israeli government by cutting off electricity, fuel and humanitarian assistance to the population of Gaza is creating a crisis of outrageous proportions.Even organisations […]

20 Apr
5:32

British human rights groups urge European Union to release Palestinian aid money

A number of human rights institutions based in the United Kingdom have sent an urgent message to the European Union and the British government to immediately reverse their decision of suspending financial aid to the Palestinian people, describing it as "an act of gross inhumanity and political provocation". Signatories of […]

30 Jan
9:46

Human Rights group demands Hamas halt attacks against civilians

January 30, 2006 9:46 PM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, News Report, Palestine 0

The New York-based organization Human Rights Watch sent an appeal to the leaders of the Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas, demanding that they officially end all attacks against civilian targets in Israel. Hamas declared last year that it temporarily stopped all of its bombings in Israel, and remained committed to its […]

30 Jan
9:46

Human Rights group demands Hamas halt attacks against civilians

January 30, 2006 9:46 PM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, News Report, Palestine 0

The New York-based organization Human Rights Watch sent an appeal to the leaders of the Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas, demanding that they officially end all attacks against civilian targets in Israel. Hamas declared last year that it temporarily stopped all of its bombings in Israel, and remained committed to its […]

30 Jan
9:46

Human Rights group demands Hamas halt attacks against civilians

January 30, 2006 9:46 PM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, News Report, Palestine 0

The New York-based organization Human Rights Watch sent an appeal to the leaders of the Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas, demanding that they officially end all attacks against civilian targets in Israel. Hamas declared last year that it temporarily stopped all of its bombings in Israel, and remained committed to its […]

30 Jan
9:45

Human Rights group demands Hamas halt attacks against civilians

January 30, 2006 9:45 PM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, News Report, Palestine 0

The New York-based organization Human Rights Watch sent an appeal to the leaders of the Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas, demanding that they officially end all attacks against civilian targets in Israel. Hamas declared last year that it temporarily stopped all of its bombings in Israel, and remained committed to its […]

10 Jun
10:29

Human Rights Groups slam military checkpoints

A report prepared and published by the Human Rights group in Israel slammed the military checkpoints in the Palestinian areas, saying that it paralyzes the lives of million people on daily basis. The Israeli army, and since November 2004, only removed four checkpoints of 61 in the West Bank, and […]

05 Aug
10:09

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

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

04 Aug
12:01

Palestine’s UN Delegation Criticizes Secretary-General for Not Including Israel on ‘List of Shame’

To the dismay of Palestine’s delegation to the United Nations, Secretary-General AntĂłnio Guterres did not include Israel in his new “list of shame”, which includes states committing grave violations against children, despite the figures and statistics in the report about serious violation of rights of children in Palestine, said Riyad […]

08 Jul
5:51

New Report: French Insurer AXA Complicit in Israel’s War Crimes

July 8, 2019 / Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) / France, Europe In a report published today, the US corporate watchdog SumOfUs documented that the French insurance giant AXA is investing over $91 million in Israel’s five largest banks and Israel’s largest private arms manufacturer, Elbit Systems, all companies directly involved in Israel’s war crimes against […]

13 May
3:13

Nakba Day: Global Campaign Launched to Deactivate Airbnb

A global coalition launched a campaign, today, against the international tourism company, Airbnb, for reversing its decision to delist properties in illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem, according to a press release. WAFA reports that the coalition is asking people from around the world to deactivate […]

09 May
7:42

Has Israel Already Annexed The West Bank?

While the international community and media created an uproar when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced his intent to annex the West Bank in a bid to garner votes during last month’s elections, many Palestinians living in the occupied territory were not fazed by the right-wing leader’s words. “It’s obvious that the West Bank […]

18 Mar
4:42

16th Anniversary of Rachel Corrie’s Murder – An Interview With Her Parents

Sixteen years ago, Israel’s army murdered solidarity activist Rachel Corrie as she defended a Palestinian home from demolition; TRNN replays its 2015 interview with her parents, with host Paul Jay. Video & Transcript PAUL JAY, SENIOR EDITOR, TRNN: Welcome to Reality Asserts Itself on The Real News Network. I’m Paul […]

14 Mar
8:31

Israeli Policies Force Family Separations

Al Haq’s director Shawan Jabarin discusses a new report exposing the complex system of restrictions Israeli authorities impose to control access to Palestinian territory and to stop family reunification. The consequences is to slowly force Palestinians out to preserve a Jewish majority in areas controlled by Israel. Story Transcript MARC […]

27 Feb
3:58

Israeli Interference in British Politics: Targeted against Corbyn

Asa Winstanley discusses the coordinated incitement campaign against critical voices in the UK. On the same day that the Israeli lobby attacked Congresswoman Ilhan Omar in the U.S, British right-wing activists launched an attack on Human Rights Watch, and later on Jeremy Corbyn. Asa Winstanley is an Investigative Journalist and […]

28 Dec
8:29

Remembering the Israeli 2008 Offensive on Gaza (VIDEO)

Rebecca Stead is an MA graduate of SOAS University of London, focused on Middle Eastern Studies with Arabic, with special attention to the history, culture and politics of Israel-Palestine, specifically, and the Levant, more broadly. What: Israel waged a three-week military offensive against the Gaza Strip, killing almost 1,400 Palestinians […]

Invasion of WAFA TV
10 Dec
11:50

Israeli Military Raids Office of WAFA News Agency in Ramallah; Fires Tear Gas (VIDEO)

A squadron of Israeli soldiers invaded the headquarters of the WAFA News Agency in Ramallah, on Monday, offering no reason or justification for the invasion. After storming the offices with guns drawn, and terrorizing the journalists who were working there, the soldiers went back downstairs and out of the building. […]

08 Dec
11:17

German Court Confirms BDS Advocacy is Protected Freedom of Expression and Assembly

[Photo: From right to left, Israeli dissident Ronnie Barkan, Palestinian activist Majed Abusalama, BDS activist Christoph Glanz celebrate victory] 12/06/18 BDS Initiative Oldenburg, Germany In May 2016, the German city of Oldenburg prevented a public lecture titled “BDS: A Palestinian Human Rights Campaign” from taking place by withdrawing its permission for event organizers to use the scheduled event space. […]

26 Nov
10:55

Report: Israel Continues with Ethnic Cleansing Policies in Occupied Jerusalem

In its latest report about Israeli settlements activities in the occupied West Bank, the National Bureau for Defending Land and Resisting Settlements stated that, within the Israeli plans to complete the settlement belt around Jerusalem in general, and the Al-Aqsa Mosque in particular, the Israeli High Court has approved the […]

20 Nov
2:29

AirBnB announces: No more listings in Israeli colonial settlements

On Monday, the international crowdsourced bed and breakfast company AirBnB announced that they will no longer allow listings that are located in Israeli settlements on occupied Palestinian land. The decision comes after a two year campaign of Human Rights Watch and other organizations, who pointed out that the promotion of […]

09 Nov
6:46

Has The BDS Campaign Really Achieved So Little?

Last March, outgoing Jewish Agency chair Natan Sharansky declared that the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign had “been almost fully defeated”. Sharansky’s pronouncement came two years after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced BDS had been “beaten”. BDS ‘failure’? Premature reports of the BDS campaign’s “failure” are not the sole preserve […]

27 Oct
5:30

Why Israel Sees BDS As A ‘Strategic Threat’

Asa Winstanley is an investigative journalist living in London who writes about Palestine and the Middle East. He writes for The Electronic Intifada where he is an associate editor and also a weekly column for the Middle East Monitor. As leaders of a state that is totally alien to the […]

21 Sep
9:11

Open Letter: Palestinian Environmental and Professional Organizations Urge MedPine to Relocate KKL-JNF Sponsored Forestry Conference from Israel

Palestinian environmental networks and professional unions call on MedPine to relocate its conference outside of Israel and urge invited speakers to refuse to lend their scholarship to KKL-JNF’s greenwashing of Israel’s violations of Palestinian human rights. We are writing from Palestinian environmental organizations and academic and professional unions to urge you […]

21 Sep
12:33

More than 200 Palestinian Sports Clubs Urge Puma to End Sponsorship of Israeli Teams in Illegal Settlements

September 20, 2018 / By Palestinian Athletic Clubs To: BjĂžrn Gulden, CEO of Puma Cc: Management and Supervisory Board members: Michael LĂ€mmermann, Lars SĂžrensen, Jean-François Palus, Jean-Marc Duplaix, BĂ©atrice Lazat, Thore Ohlsson, Bernd Illig and Martin Köppel 10 September 2018 We are writing to urge Puma to end its sponsorship of the Israel Football Association […]

10 Sep
7:38

Over 140 International Artists Boycott Eurovision in Solidarity with Palestinians

More than 100 global artists, including many famous singers and musicians, have signed a statement called for the boycott of the Eurovision Song Contest hosted by Israel. In a letter to the paper published on Friday, the artists said they were responding to an appeal by Palestinian artists calling on […]

09 Sep
6:31

Celebrities Call for Boycott of Israel Eurovision

(photo: Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters) Directors Ken Loach and Mike Leigh, and musicians Roger Waters and Brian Eno, are among the high profile figures calling for a boycott of a Eurovision Song Contest hosted by Israel. A letter published in The Guardian backed an appeal from Palestinian artists to […]

03 Sep
10:57

Palestinian Killed by Israeli Forces in Hebron After Alleged Stabbing Attempt

Israeli soldiers killed, Monday, a young Palestinian man near the al-Mowahel military checkpoint, located near the illegal Israeli settlement of Keryat Arba in Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. The soldiers shot the young man with multiple live rounds, then left him lying on the ground […]

01 Sep
9:09

Scientists Openly Oppose Holding Conference in Israeli Settlement

In an open letter, published on Friday in the British the Guardian newspaper, 15 academics and scientists from around the world expressed opposition to holding a conference on cosmology and particle physics at Ariel University, as it is located in an illegal settlement of the occupied Palestinian territory. “We are […]

25 Aug
7:50

FIFA Continues to Ignore Israel’s Very Real Violence

The world governing body of football ignores Israel’s attacks on Palestinian athletes while it sanctions the President of the Palestinian Football Association. Stephanie Adam of the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel commented: FIFA is again showing its true face as a corrupt and complicit organization,betraying its self-professed […]

09 Aug
4:17

Top 70 Moments of Solidarity & BDS for Palestine in 2018

August 8, 2018 / Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC) Here are 70 highlights of solidarity and BDS for Palestine in 2018. We highlight 70 moments of hope on this year marking the seventieth anniversary of the ongoing Nakba, or “Catastrophe,” wherein indigenous Palestinians faced mass expulsion from their homes to establish a […]

04 Aug
4:35

Palestinians Call for Boycott of Meteor Music Festival in Israel

Via BNC official: We, Palestinian cultural organizations, municipalities and human rights campaigns, call for the boycott of Meteor Festival in Israel, scheduled for September 6-8, 2018. We urge all participating artists to respect Palestinians’ non-violent resistance and withdraw from this complicit festival as a meaningful contribution to our struggle for freedom, justice […]

31 Jul
11:06

Adidas No Longer Sponsoring Israel Football Association

Following a global campaign, Adidas is no longer sponsoring football teams in illegal Israeli settlements. Palestinians call on new sponsor Puma to end complicity with Israel’s violations of international law.  The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel welcomes the news that Adidas is no longer sponsoring the Israel […]

28 Jul
9:03

Italian Painters Detained for Painting Ahed Tamimi’s Image on Apartheid Wall

Israeli forces, on Saturday, detained the Italian painters who painted a mural depicting jailed Palestinian teenager Ahed al-Tamimi, on the Israeli separation wall, to the north of the southern West Bank district of Bethlehem, said Munther Amira, a Palestinian Social Worker, activist and human rights defender. The activist said, according […]

21 Jul
12:14

DCIP and AFSC Host Capitol Hill Briefing on H.R. 4391

Jehad Abusalim, policy consultant at American Friends Service Committee, discusses the situation of children in the Gaza Strip on June 25, 2018. (Photo: Leah Muskin-Pierret) Staff from at least 58 congressional offices joined Defense for Children International – Palestine (DCIP) on June 25 in Washington for a congressional briefing on […]

18 Jul
9:29

How Israel Silences Palestine in EU Circles

by Issam Aruri The Israeli propaganda machine works internationally to undermine the role of Palestinian NGOs which disclose Israeli violations of international law, and maintain the well-being of Palestinian people. Imagine the following: a toxic op-ed is published that defames your organisation. You contact the website on which it features […]

26 Jun
7:00

Jewish American Explains Why She Supports Palestine and BDS

CODEPINK organizer Ariel Gold discusses with TRNN’s Ben Norton why she supports BDS and the movement for Palestinian rights: “The actions of the state of Israel do not represent my values as an American Jew.” Via The Real News Network (TRNN). Also from TRNN: Omar Shakir of Human Rights Watch  

01 Jun
5:47

Boycott of Tel Aviv LGBT Film Festival Gains Momentum with New Cancellations

Four more filmmakers have joined a growing number of artists boycotting the Tel Aviv LGBT International Film Festival (TLVFest), in response to a Palestinian call. Five artists had already cancelled their participation prior to the start of the festival, which runs between May 31 and June 9. With the latest cancellations, from two […]

The Gaza “Freedom Boat” in port in Gaza, before attempting to break Israel’s naval blockade. May 29, 2018. (Mohammed Zaanoun/Activestills.org)
30 May
11:32

Updated: Armed Israeli Gunships Intercept Gaza Boat Carrying Cancer Patients

On Tuesday, a humanitarian flotilla from the Gaza Strip was stopped nine miles from the shore of Gaza by the Israeli navy. The boat was seized, and its passengers returned to the prison of the Gaza Strip. Update: The Israel Navy released the passengers of the humanitarian flotilla, after transferring […]

10 May
5:54

Higher National Commission of Great March of Return and Breaking of Siege Appeals to International Community to Save Gaza

In a press conference, on Wednesday, at the Palestinian Ministry of Information, the Higher National Commission of the Great March of Return and Breaking of the Gaza Siege appealed the international community, at all levels, to urgently intervene on behalf of the Palestinian people in obtaining their basic human rights, […]

10 May
5:17

HRW Official Deported by Israel

Israeli authorities, on May 7, 2018, revoked the work permit for Omar Shakir, the director for Human Rights Watch Israel and Palestine, ordering him to leave Israel within 14 days. The government said that it was because of Shakir’s alleged support for boycotts of Israel. Authorities based the decision on […]

08 May
9:00

Are Israeli Snipers Who Shoot Palestinian Protesters In Gaza Really Protecting Their Border?

Israeli snipers have been shooting Palestinian protesters within the Gaza Strip, claiming that, in doing so, they are protecting Israel’s borders and sovereignty. Is their claim genuine? Since 30 March, hundreds of Israeli soldiers, including a reported 100 snipers stationed along the eastern border of the Gaza Strip, have been […]

02 May
3:35

Army Refuses to Disclose Engagement Policy on Gaza Protesters

The Israeli occupation army has refused to disclose their rules for opening fire on Palestinian protesters along the eastern borders of the Gaza Strip, Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported on Monday. The refusal came after a petition filed by a number of Israeli and Palestinian rights groups, to the Israeli High […]

01 May
4:35

364,000 Unemployed in Palestine During 2017

The number of unemployed Palestinians was marked at 364.000, for the year 2017; 146.000 in the occupied West Bank and 218.000 in the Gaza Strip, the Palestinian Center for Bureau Statics reported, according to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency. The overall rate of unemployment in Palestine, during 2017, was 27.7%, […]

29 Apr
3:00

Amnesty International Calling for Arms Embargo on Israel over Unlawful Killings

Israel is carrying out murderous assaults against protesting Palestinians, with its armed forces killing and maiming demonstrators who pose no imminent threat to them, Amnesty International said on Friday. Based on its latest research, the famous rights group said, Israel continues killing and maiming protesters as the “Great March of Return” protests […]

27 Apr
2:08

Report: Israeli Army Demolishing West Bank Schools

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has published a report of  Israeli violations in the occupied Palestinian territories, with special note to the demolition of schools and education facilities in the West Bank.  Israel authorities have repeatedly denied Palestinians the necessary permits to build schools in the West Bank, and have demolished schools built […]

11 Apr
10:58

Israel’s Relentless Land Grabs: How Palestinians Resist

by Yara Hawari Overview It has been 42 years since the Israeli police shot and killed six Palestinian citizens of Israel as they protested the expropriation of thousands of dunums of Palestinian land by the government. The protests were a result of mass collective action across the part of Mandate Palestine […]

A staff member at the Erez Crossing between Israel and Gaza waits during the transfer of a 6-day-old baby from Gaza to a hospital in the city of Nablus in the occupied West Bank for medical treatment. Israeli authorities approved permits for medical appointments for only 54 percent of Palestinians seeking vital medical treatment outside of Gaza in 2017. © 2015 Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP)
10 Apr
12:51

Israel refuses permits for two wounded Palestinians to transfer hospitals

Two seriously wounded Palestinians who were shot by Israeli forces on March 30th at the Land Day protests are in imminent danger of losing their legs, and have requested transfer to a specialty hospital in Ramallah. But Israeli authorities have denied their applications for permits to travel. According to the […]

26 Mar
7:54

UN Special Rapporteur: Israel “In Profound Breach” of Palestinians’ Right to Health

The UN Special Rapporteur on human rights in the Palestinian Territory, occupied since 1967, Professor Michael Lynk, has found Israel to be “in profound breach of the right to health with respect to the Occupied Palestinian Territory,” in his latest report released this week. As the occupying power, Israel is […]

08 Mar
3:25

The Tale of Two Billboards : Ahed Tamimi and the 350 Child Prisoners Held by Israel

(Billboards are located on Interstate 95 in CT. One is in Bridgeport, CT and the other is in Stratford, Ct.) Palestine Advocacy Project’s latest billboard ad campaign intends to raise awareness about Ahed Tamimi, the 17-year-old Palestinian activist who now faces up to 10 years in Israel’s military prison over […]

26 Jan
10:42

French Intellectuals’ Statement on Palestinian Child Detainees Published in “Le Monde”

French academics and writers published a collective letter in Le Monde on 23 January, focusing on the case of Ahed Tamimi and the plight of the approximately 360 Palestinian child prisoners in Israeli prisons. The letter also highlights the case of Salah Hamouri, the French-Palestinian lawyer jailed without charge or trial under administrative detention. Public […]

25 Jan
8:58

US Bipartisan Support for Israel over Palestinians Is Breaking Down, New Study Shows

Pew polling reveals Israel has become a right-wing issue, with 79% of Republicans supporting it, compared to just 27% of Democrats. The bipartisan consensus of support for Israel over the Palestinians is breaking down in the United States. A new study by the leading polling agency the Pew Research Center […]

19 Jan
6:47

Major Digital Activism Forum Attended by Hundreds in Palestine

Almost 300 hundred people attended the second Palestine Digital Activism Forum in Ramallah, this week, on 17 January, 2018. The event was was hosted by 7amleh – the Arab Center for Social Media Advancement. The Forum was a day-long event, comprising panel discussions and Q&A sessions as well as interactive […]

17 Dec
10:42

Witness Report, Video: Israeli War Crimes Against Palestinian Youth in Hebron

12/17 | International Solidarity Movement | al-Khalil Team Witness accounts and video footage confirm that the Israeli army has been and is committing war crimes in dealing with the current wave of protests against the occupation, colonization, and ethnic cleansing in Palestine. On Friday, December 8, 2017 around 4:30 PM, […]

27 Nov
9:16

Report: Palestinian Natural Resources Plundered by Israeli Quarries

It was between 1981 and 1982 when Israeli authorities seized several pieces of land to the west of the town of al-Zawiya, west of Salfit, the occupied West Bank and used the illegally confiscated land to build quarries.  Azmi Shuqair, a Palestinian journalist and also owner of one of the […]

05 Sep
5:25

BDS Update: Palestinian Academics Urge European Universities and Scholars to Withdraw from LAW TRAIN

European professors and academic institutions have urged to end cooperation with the EU-funded project over involvement of Israeli institutions known for illegal detention practices, routine torture, and violence against Palestinians. The following letter was released by the BDS National Committee: The Palestinian Federation of Unions of University Professors and Employees […]

10 Aug
5:11

Azarya Incarcerated Despite Efforts to Postpone

August 10, 2017 5:11 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Former Israeli soldier Elor Azarya began his 18-month prison sentence on Wednesday, for the point-blank shooting and killing of a Palestinian in 2016 — after a last-minute attempt to postpone his incarceration. Azarya was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to a year and a half in prison, for shooting and […]

21 Jul
5:47

Boycott Israel, Go to Jail?

A bipartisan Senate bill would make boycotting Israel punishable by up to 20 years in prison. But, a new pushback from groups, including the ACLU, could help stop the ‘draconian’ measure, says Josh Ruebner of the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights. TRNN transcript: AARON MATE: It’s The Real News. I’m […]

Elor Azarya (image from Facebook)
18 Jul
2:51

Elor Azarya Ordered to House Arrest amid Appeal

An Israeli military court has ordered the release of Elor Azarya to house arrest, on Monday, amid an ongoing appeal process of the Israeli soldier’s 18-month prison sentence for the filmed, execution-style shooting of 21-year-old Palestinian Abd al-Fattah al-Sharif, in March of 2016.  Azarya will also be free to leave […]

10 Jul
1:17

Who is Served by Militarized Aid to Palestine?

Nora Lester Murad warns that aid to Palestine serves the Israeli occupation. Nora Lester Murad, PhD, is a writer and activist from the US living in Jerusalem, Palestine. She co-founded Dalia Association, Palestine’s community foundation, and Aid Watch Palestine, a civil society initiative to make aid accountable to Palestinians. She […]

05 Jul
3:00

TRNN Replay: “Israel’s Descent into Barbarism” – Norman Finkelstein on Reality Asserts Itself

On Reality Asserts Itself, Mr. Finkelstein describes the “necessity” of Israel proving its destructive capabilities. PAUL JAY, SENIOR EDITOR, TRNN: Welcome back to Reality Asserts Itself on The Real News Network.In his book Method and Madness, Norman Finkelstein wrote, Israel’s evolving modus operandi for restoring its deterrence capacity describes a […]

19 May
11:59

International Campaign is Criminalizing Criticism of Israel as ‘Anti-semitism’

For two decades, some Israeli officials and Israel partisans have worked to embed a new, Israel-focused definition of antisemitism in institutions around the world, from international bodies and national governments to small college campuses in heartland America. This effort is now snowballing rapidly. As a result, advocacy for Palestinian rights […]

16 May
8:49

‘Volunteer’ Israeli Police Officer Sentenced to 7 Months for Killing Young Palestinian in 2013

A court in the norther Israeli city of Kfar Saba, to the south of Haifa, sentenced a “volunteer” of the Israeli border force to seven months in prison for killing a Palestinian worker in 2013. Israeli news website Ynet reported that the “volunteer,” David Arik Bibi Rubi, aged 43, agreed […]

09 Mar
1:30

BDS Ban Passes, Foreign Boycott Supporters Forbidden from Entering Israel

The Israeli parliament of the Knesset passed an amendment into law, Monday evening, which forbids entry into Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory by foreigners calling for a boycott of Israel, Israeli media reported. According to Israeli newspaper Haaretz, the amendment, which passed its final readings with 46 MKs voting […]

Audio report - this week in Palestine
04 Mar
12:02

This Week in Palestine Week 09 2017

March 4, 2017 12:02 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, www.imemc.org, for February 25, to March 03, 2017. As US Senators try to block aid money to the Palestinian Authority this week, Israeli attacks leave two workers dead and other dozen […]

03 Mar
4:58

Elor Azarya’s Prison Sentence Postponed by Courts

An Israeli military court, on Thursday, granted the request of Israeli soldier Elor Azarya — who was convicted, last month, of manslaughter for the filmed, execution-style shooting of 21-year-old Abd al-Fattah al-Sharif –to postpone the beginning of his 18-month sentence until a ruling is made on his appeal, according to […]

13 Oct
7:53

FIFA to Assess Matches in Settlements

The council meeting for FIFA, the worldwide football association, that opens on Thursday, October 13, 2016 in Zurich, will hear from a monitoring committee it established in 2015 to review its sponsorship of matches on Israeli settlements in the West Bank. In a report issued on September 25, 2016, Human […]

11 Oct
7:05

PLO Report: 248 Palestinians Killed Since Last Year

This report, prepared by the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), summarizes Israel’s violations, committed by its occupation forces and armed settlers, for over a year: between September 13th, 2015 and September 30th, 2016 (384 days), against occupied Palestine. Such grave violations of international law illustrate, according to the PNN, Israeli policies […]

11 Sep
10:29

Dozens of Spanish Cities Declaring Themselves ‘Free of Israeli Apartheid’

via bdsmovement.net Cadiz, provincial capital in the autonomous community of Andalusia in the Spanish state, has become the latest municipality to pass a motion supporting the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement for Palestinian rights and declaring itself an Israeli “Apartheid Free Zone”. With a population of 120,000, Cadiz joins […]

28 Jun
8:40

London High Court Rules in Favor of BDS Groups

A pro-Israel group has lost its legal action against three local authorities who passed resolutions in support of the Palestinians. Today’s High Court, in London, ruling in favor of three councils which have boycotted Israeli settlement goods has been hailed as a “victory for the Palestinian-led boycott, divestment and sanctions campaign […]

Couple with different ID cards (image by PNN)
18 Jun
1:09

Israel plans to extend 13-year old ‘temporary’ law that has left 247 Palestinian children with no legal status

A committee of the Israeli Knesset is discussing the extension, for another year, of a 13-year old law that has been extended each year as a ‘temporary’ measure. The law prohibits nearly 10,000 Palestinian residents of Israel, including 247 children, from having a legal residency status. The Citizenship and Entry […]

14 Jun
9:04

Knesset: Racist “Emergency Provision” on Family Unification Law Extended for 13th Year

The Israeli Parliament of the Knesset voted, on Monday evening, to re-extend Israel’s “Citizenship and Entry into Israel” provision, which prohibits Palestinians from the occupied West Bank and the besieged Gaza Strip from automatically obtaining legal status in Israel or annexed East Jerusalem by way of family unions.   The law […]

27 Mar
2:56

Videographer who filmed execution of Palestinian receives death threats from Israeli settlers

March 27, 2016 2:56 PM Celine Hagbard Hebron, Human rights, News Report 2

A Palestinian videographer and human rights worker whose video of the murder of a 21-year old Palestinian by an Israeli soldier has received widespread attention has received a number of death threats, as well as gatherings outside his home of Israeli settlers threatening to harm him, and has been told […]

26 Mar
4:38

BDS Salutes UNHRC New Resolution

The BDS Committee, on Thursday evening, welcomed the news from the UN Human Rights Council after four resolutions were passed regarding Palestine, with emphasis to a resolution that will produce a database of all business enterprises that operate in illegal Israeli settlements.Riya Hassan, Europe Campaigns Officer for the Palestinian BDS […]

23 Mar
6:13

UN: Settlements Root Cause of Violations against Palestinians

A senior UN rights official says that the continued development of illegal Israeli settlements is the root cause of a broad spectrum of human rights abuses across the occupied Palestinian territories. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Zeid al-Hussein made the remarks in a statement at the United […]

17 Mar
2:29

March 16th: Anniversary of the death of Rachel Corrie

March 16th, 2016 marks 13 years since a young American peace activist stood in front of an Israeli armored bulldozer to try to protect a Palestinian home from demolition, and was crushed to death by the driver of the bulldozer.After Rachel Corrie was killed, her parents, Cindy and Craig Corrie, […]

17 Mar
2:27

March 16th: Thirteenth anniversary of the death of Rachel Corrie

March 17, 2016 2:27 PM Celine Hagbard Gaza Strip, Human rights, News Report 0

March 16th, 2016 marks 13 years since a young American peace activist stood in front of an Israeli armored bulldozer to try to protect a Palestinian home from demolition, and was crushed to death by the driver of the bulldozer.After Rachel Corrie was killed, her parents, Cindy and Craig Corrie, […]

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23 Jan
3:30

This Week in Palestine Week 03 2016

January 23, 2016 3:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Audio report, Palestine 0

Audio Link After Text Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for January 16, to the 22, 2016. This week, British Doctors call for boycott actions against Israel, in the meantime two Palestinians were killed in separate Israeli attacks in the […]

20 Jan
7:50

HRW Sounds International Call for Settlement Withdrawl

Human Rights Watch, on Tuesday, called on Israeli and international businesses to withdraw from Jewish-only settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory, saying they ‘contribute to and benefit from’ Israeli violations.The international rights group said in a statement, according to Ma’an News Agency, that Israel’s violations of Palestinian rights — as […]

06 Jan
9:46

Israeli Forces Demolish Negev Mosque

January 6, 2016 9:46 PM IMEMC & Agencies Human rights, Israel, News Report 0

The Israeli military, on Wednesday, demolished a mosque in the unrecognized Palestinian Bedouin village of Rakhama in the Negev in southern Israel, Talal Abu Arar, a Palestinian member of the Israeli Knesset, or parliament, stated.Abu Arar said he attempted to prevent the demolition, but had been unable to convince the […]

29 Nov
1:16

Clashes Following Beit Ummar Raid

November 29, 2015 1:16 AM IMEMC & Agencies Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Dozens of Palestinians suffocated during clashes that erupted with Israeli forces in Beit Ummar, to the south of Hebron, after the latter stormed the town to inquire after a local youth who was shot dead by army soldiers on Friday, following an alleged car-ramming attack against Israeli soldiers.Local Omar al-Za’aqiq, […]

02 Nov
5:36

Soldiers Detain Nablus Area Mayor and His Son

November 2, 2015 5:36 AM IMEMC & Agencies Nablus, News Report, Prisoners 0

Israeli forces stormed the northern occupied West Bank village of Qusra, overnight Saturday, and detained the village’s mayor and his son, a local monitor said.Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors settlement-related activities in the northern West bank, told Ma’an News Agency that several Israeli military vehicles stormed Qusra south of Nablus. Israeli […]

16 Oct
1:34

Read Their Lips: Israeli Leaders’ Plans for the Palestinians

Samah Sabaw is a Policy Advisor to Al-Shabaka: The Palestinian Policy Network, and member of the board of directors for the National Council on Canada Arab Relations (NCCAR).History in the Holy Land seems stuck in a loop. In 2000, former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, at the time leader of […]

15 Oct
10:13

Punitive Demolitions for Palestinian Families, 72-hour Notice to Evacuate

Israeli authorities, overnight Wednesday and during the day on Thursday, executed punitive measures against the families of Palestinians accused of carrying out attacks against Israel, giving four families 72 hours to evacuate their homes before demolition, and raiding the homes of three others. In the Ramallah area of Silwad, Israeli […]

09 Aug
6:31

Wartime Journalism: Mohammed Omer on Gaza

“I have written this book as a way of preserving and passing on stories that need to be told.”I visited North Vietnam in 1968, and had meetings with its leaders in the midst of the ongoing war, which resulted in receiving the outlines of a proposal for ending the conflict […]

19 Jul
6:04

Army Shoots Two, Kidnaps Three

Israeli forces, late Friday, shot and injured two Palestinians; one was shot in Gaza and the other to the east of Qalqilia. Meanwhile, dozens suffocated as Israeli forces violently suppressed two peaceful demonstrations in West Bank, according to WAFA correspondence. Israeli army stationed at borderline military watchtowers opened gunfire at […]

09 Jul
2:43

Gaza One Year On: Justice Eludes Palestinian Children

Despite well-documented evidence of war crimes committed by the Israeli military during the assault on Gaza last summer, there has been no justice and accountability for grave violations against Palestinian children.Operation Protective Edge, which lasted 50 days between July 8 and August 26, claimed the lives of 2,220 Palestinians, including […]

13 Jun
11:32

Israel’s UN Mission Accused of Deceiving NY Member States

The permanent Israeli mission at the UN was accused, on Saturday, of misleading envoys of permanent missions of other member states in New York.An official at one of the permanent missions for a European country told Days of Palestine that the Israeli mission had circulated misleading information about its human […]

09 Jun
4:41

DCI: “UN Shields Israel From Accountability For Atrocities Against Children”

Defense for Children International – Palestine Branch (DCIP), issued a statement expressing deep concern regarding the decision of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon to exclude the Israeli army from the UN annual list of groups that commit serious violations against children. DCI said that the UN leader annually submits to the […]

29 May
11:43

Israeli Forces Demolish Another Bedoouin Home in the Negev

In an ongoing campaign by Israeli authorities to push Bedouin communities from the Negev, Israeli bulldozers demolished the home of Ali Hammad Abu Rabia in the Makhul village Thursday, locals said.His home is the third belonging to the Abu Rabia family to be demolished by Israel in the last eight […]

20 May
3:11

HRW Condemns Approval of Bedouin Land Confiscation

The Israeli Supreme court, on Tuesday, turned down an appeal, by the descendants of Sheikh Suleiman Muhammad al-Ukbi, against a three-year-old decision by the central court of Beersheba.The court, in 2012, refused a request to register 1,000 dunams (250 acres) of land in the villages of al-Araqib and Shariaa in […]

14 Apr
6:09

HRW: Settlements Exploiting Palestinian Children for Agricultural Labor

April 14, 2015 6:09 AM IMEMC & Agencies Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

Israeli settlement farms in the occupied West Bank are using Palestinian child labor to grow, harvest and pack agricultural produce, much of it for export, Human Rights Watch stated in a report released Monday.The farms pay the children low wages and subject them to dangerous working conditions in violation of […]

01 Apr
1:12

Israel to Begin Deporting African Refugees

Israel will begin deporting Eritrean and Sudanese refugees to third party countries in Africa against their will, under a new policy initiated by the Israel Population and Immigration Authority, Israeli media reported Tuesday.Ma’an News Agency reports that, up until now, asylum seekers officially had to sign a document indicating voluntary […]

26 Mar
3:41

Israeli Soldiers Raid School, Bar Students from Leaving

Israeli forces, Wednesday, raided a school to the west of Ramallah, where they detained students and the teaching staff inside the school and prevented them from leaving for almost two hours, according to the school principle.The principle, Samir Badir, told WAFA Palestinian News & Info Agency that Israeli soldiers raided […]

17 Mar
1:51

Parents of Rachel Corrie release statement on 12th anniversary of her death

Cindy and Craig Corrie, the parents of the late U.S. peace activist Rachel Corrie, who was killed at age 23 by an Israeli bulldozer in Gaza, released a statement Monday to mark 12 years since Rachel’s death on March 16th, 2003.The statement reads as follows: Today, the twelfth anniversary of […]

10 Mar
1:55

Israeli troops raid newly-established Palestinian media center

March 10, 2015 1:55 PM Celine Hagbard Israel, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

In the village of Umm al-Fahm, in the northern part of what is now Israel, a group of Israeli soldiers on Monday invaded a media center that had recently been established in the town, seizing equipment and abducting journalists.The center is called the Q-Press Media Center, and it was established […]