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10 Dec

BDS: HP Actions Broadest Ever Coordinated

40 UK towns and cities saw actions across the week, from Brighton to Bristol, Liverpool to Lewisham, Edinburgh to East London, Cardiff to Chester, and many places in between. During the International Week of Action on Hewlitt-Packard, it was revealed that the world’s largest security firm, G4S, had agreed to relinquish most […]

03 Dec

Under BDS Pressure, G4S Ends Most Illegal Business with Israel

Human rights campaigners to intensify pressure against the company…   G4S announces sale of most of its Israel business, following intense BDS pressure G4S remains involved in Israeli police training and settlement construction business BDS human rights campaigners celebrate victory, call for continuing pressure   The world’s largest security company, […]

29 Nov

BDS Movement Counts Successes for 2016

(Photo: A campaigner in the West Bank puts up a poster in support of a campaign during Ramadan encouraging people to boycott Israeli products. Community boycott campaigns are spreading across the West Bank and the whole of Palestine.) The year 2016 will be remembered by Palestinians and supporters of Palestinian freedom, […]

18 Nov

Adalah Represents Four Women Detained In Gaza Boat Raid, Slated For Deportation From Israel

Adalah – The Legal Center for Minority Rights in Israel provided legal representation for four of the 13 women detained by the Israeli military when it commandeered their Gaza-bound boat, dubbed “The Women’s Boat to Gaza”, who were slated for deportation from the country.  07/10/2016 Adalah: Detention of women was […]

18 Nov

Palestine Campaigners Join Anti-Trump Protest in Dublin

Activists from the The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) participated in a protest opposing US President Trump’s election which took place outside the US Embassy at 6pm, asserting the need to build effective and creative movements of resistance to racism and colonialism. According to the PNN, the protest was called by a coalition of […]

20 Oct

A Change of Course: Women’s Boat to Gaza Activists Speak Out, Following their Release from Israeli Custody

After sailing for several days, the adventure of 13 pro-Palestinian women ended abruptly, when Israeli commandos illegally boarded the Zaytouna-Oliva in international waters, on 5 October, 2016. The Zaytouna set sail from Barcelona in mid-September, under the banner ‘Women’s Boat to Gaza’ (WBG). The yacht stopped in Sicily before proceeding […]

17 Sep

Dozens March In Bil’in’s Weekly Nonviolent Protest

September 17, 2016 3:38 AM IMEMC News News Report, Non-violent action, Ramallah, West Bank 0

Dozens of Palestinians, Israeli and international peace activists held, Friday, the weekly nonviolent protest against the Israeli annexation wall and colonies, in Bil’in village, northwest of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. The procession started from the center of the village, while the protesters carried Palestinian flags, and posters […]

07 Aug

New York Protesters Demand Freedom for Bilal Kayed, G4S Out of Palestine

via the Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network Protesters in New York City rallied outside the Manhattan office of British-Danish security corporation G4S on Friday, 5 August to demand freedom for Bilal Kayed, a Palestinian political prisoner in Israeli jails, on his 53rd day of hunger strike. Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity […]

07 Jul

Bilal Kayed: 22nd Day of Hunger Strike

Palestinian prisoner Bilal Kayed is continuing his open hunger strike for the 22nd day, as of 7 July; Addameer lawyer Mona Nadaf visited him in isolation in Ashkelon prison, where he remains in a very small cell without ventilation. Nadaf reported that he is continuing to refuse any kind of […]

06 Jul

Amsterdam in Solidarity with Bilal Kayed and Palestinian Prisoners (PHOTOS)

July 6, 2016 People in Amsterdam, the Netherlands expressed their solidarity with Palestinian prisoner Bilal Kayed, on hunger strike since 15 June in protest of his administrative detention without charge or trial following the expiration of his 14.5-year sentence in Israeli prisons. The solidarity photos were taken in Amsterdam on […]

30 Jun

Irish Senator Calls for Government Pressure to Release Bilal Kayed

via the Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network. Irish Senator Paul Gavan (Sinn Fein) highlighted the case of Bilal Kayed today, 30 June, in the Seanad (Irish Senate), urging the government to condemn Israel’s policy of administrative detention, imprisonment without charge or trial based on secret evidence. Kayed is one of […]

23 Jun

Flotilla Coalition: Women’s Boat to Gaza Presented at the European Parliament

The Women’s Boat to Gaza, a campaign of the Freedom Flotilla Coalition conducted its meetings, over the past weekend, to discuss and further plans to set sail towards Gaza in mid-September, with all women delegates and crew. In doing so, we raise the issue of the ongoing illegal blockade of […]

14 Jun

Irish Support of Boycott Welcomed by Human Rights Campaigners

In an open letter, published in today’s Irish Times and Irish Independent, thirteen of Ireland’s best-known musicians, writers, artists and sports stars have called on the Irish government to join them in supporting the growing worldwide boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel. The statement has been welcomed by […]

13 Jun

Key Muslim and Christian Holy Sites Erased from “Old City” Map

The Israeli tourism ministry has published a map of the occupied Old City of al-Quds (Jerusalem), which omits significant Muslim and Christian holy sites, as well as entire neighborhoods, from the area. The so-called “Old City” map, which is distributed free of charge at tourist information centers across the city, does […]

08 Jun

Jews Worldwide in Solidarity with Omar Barghouti and the BDS Movement

On the evening of June 5th, 2016, 49 years into the occupation of the West Bank and Gaza, Jewish organizations and individuals worldwide speak out in support of the right of Palestinians to non-violently resist Israel’s illegal and inhumane occupation.  In a petition sent to numerous national parliaments and European […]

15 May

68 years: The Nakba continues

By Manuel Hassassian – The 15th May marks the Palestinian Nakba. The word Nakba means ‘catastrophe’ because that is exactly what happened in May 1948 when Palestine was wiped off the map. With British backing, espoused in the Balfour Declaration, and British policies on the ground, Israel was created and […]

26 Mar

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 […]

28 Feb

“Ave Maria” Nominated to the Oscars (Trailer)

Basil Khalil, a Palestinian-British filmmaker born to a Palestinian father and English mother, in Nazareth, cannot contain his enthusiasm about his first professional filmshort comedy being nominated for the 88th annual Oscar awards.The British-Palestinian is the director of short film ‘Ave Maria.’ In an interview with Reuters Arabic, Khalil considered […]

13 Jan

BDS: Orange to Cut Ties with Israeli Company

French telecommunications giant, Orange, aims to end its ties with Israel’s second-largest mobile company, Partner Communications.The move, which will be enforced in February, according to the PNN, brings an end to a licensing agreement that the BDS movement claimed was a direct result of their campaigning. Additionally, according to a […]

11 Jan

Airbnb Presence Confirmed in Illegal West Bank Settlements

*Airbnb is enabling anyone to rent rooms and vacation homes in illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank.According to an article published by +972 Magazine, last week, the list of places to rent, some of them even luxurious cottages, make no mention of the fact that they are in […]

11 Jan

New York: Jewish Student Threatened for Pro-PalestinianTweets

Bethany Koval, a Fair Lawn High School student, has found herself in the center of a national discussion involving free speech rights and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, after school administrators questioned her about her posts on social media and warned that she could be in trouble under the state’s anti-bullying law.Koval, […]

23 Dec

Abbas: Palestinian State Passports to be Issued in 2016

PA President Mahmoud Abbas says that his government is set to change the name it uses on passports from ‘Palestinian Authority’ to ‘State of Palestine’.Following a Monday meeting with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in Athens, the Palestinian leader said that it would most likely take one year or “even […]

04 Dec

Israel to Retaliate over Settlement Labeling

Israel is expected to complicate relations with EU countries over settlement labeling.In response to recently issued EU directives about labeling the origin of settlement products, Netanyahu suspended Israeli dialogue with the EU on the peace process. The last meeting on the Israeli-Palestinian peace process was in 2014 and EU involvement […]

17 Oct

Palestinian and International Civilians to Resist Revenge Home Demolitions

October 17, 2015 7:48 AM IMEMC & Agencies Nablus, News Report, Non-violent action 0

Palestinian civilians joined by international solidarity activists will gather tonight, Friday 16, October 2015, at the Nablus city homes of Yahya Hamad, Karam Al-masri and Sameer Al-kosa after Israeli forces threatened revenge demolitions within 24 hours.16th October 2015 | International Solidarity Movement | Al-Khalil Team Yesterday night, hundreds of Palestinians […]

11 Sep

UN General Assembly Votes For Raising Palestinian Flag

The United Nations General Assembly voted, Thursday, in an overwhelming majority for raising the Palestinian flag at the United Nations, despite aggressive opposition led by the United States and Israel.The UN proposal achieved 119 votes out of the 193 UN member states, while only eight countries, headed by the United […]

29 May

Israel 2015: A Government of Extremists in Charge of An Out-of-Control Military

Shocking words from Israeli officials’ and soldier testimonies of criminality reinforce immediate need for arms embargo and other sanctions, says the IPSC.According to the PNN, the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign has distributed a new briefing paper to members of the Irish Parliament, members of the European Parliament and members of local […]

09 Apr

Veolia Sells BDS-targeted Israel Businesses

Palestinian civil society activists have heralded the decision by French corporate giant Veolia to sell off nearly all of its business activity in Israel as a huge victory for the global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. The sale follows a worldwide campaign against the company’s role in illegal Israeli […]

21 Mar

VIDEO: Bethlehem Students Celebrate Heritage with Traditional Palestinian Wedding

Bethlehem University campus, on Thursday, witnessed a delightful and joyful atmosphere during annual celebrations of Palestinian cultural heritage. The student council, in collaboration with the Students Affairs Deanship celebrated by performing the annual traditional Palestinian wedding show in the presence of Palestinian artist Alaa Jallad. According to the Palestinian News […]

16 Mar

Remembering Rachel Corrie Twelve Years On

On March 16, 2003, 23-year-old American peace activist Rachel Corrie was killed by an Israeli demolition man while protecting a doctor’s family home in Rafah.Twelve years ago today, friend to ‪Palestine‬, Rachel Corrie, was killed by an Israeli bulldozer supplied by Caterpillar Inc., an American corporation which designs, manufactures, and […]

04 Mar

Sounds of Palestine: Social Empowerment for Children through Music

This Sunday, Sounds of Palestine organized the first winter mid-year concert, with the participation of over 70 kids who performed for their families in Aida Youth Center, playing violins, cellos, double basses, flutes and tabla, in addition to the singing of traditional Arabic songs.Sounds of Palestine is a project for […]

21 Feb

Italian Parliament Postpones Vote on Palestinian Recognition

The Italian parliament has again postponed the vote on a non-binding bill calling for the official recognition of a Palestinian state, reportedly under pressure from Israel.The motion is understood to be similar to the one put forth in Sweden, where the government formally recognized a Palestinian state last year , […]

07 Feb

Belgium’s Parliament Approves Conditional Recognition of Palestine

Late on Thursday, the Belgian parliament approved a resolution calling for official recognition of Palestine as a state.Belgium is the latest European country to tackle the question, as pressure grows on Israel and Palestinians to return to the negotiating table. Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel, with three other parties in […]

01 Jan

BDS 2014 Roundup

For Palestinians and people of conscience everywhere, 2014 will be remembered as the year in which Israel carried out its bloodiest massacre, ever, of Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip.2014 was also a year of resistance which saw continued resistance and unprecedented international solidarity with Palestine, and huge steps forward […]

11 Dec

Irish Parliament Calls for Recognition of Palestinian Statehood

The lower house of the Irish Parliament has approved a nonbinding resolution calling on the government to officially recognize the state of Palestine. The bill was passed late Tuesday night in the Dail, according to PNN correspondence, and was sponsored by Sinn Fein. It calls for a State of Palestine […]

08 Dec

Sinn Fein Leader Banned from Visiting Gaza by Israel

December 8, 2014 2:52 AM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, International, News Report 0

The Irish Journal, on Friday, reported that Israel has denied leading Irish politician Gerry Adams permission to enter Gaza. According to the PNN, Adams, president of the Catholic Sinn Fein party, is currently on a three-day tour of Israel and Palestine. He had reportedly been invited to visit Gaza by […]

05 Nov

Stealing the Land, Inch by Inch

November 5, 2014 9:12 PM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Human Interest, Israeli Settlement 0

… this is the way the world ends; not with a bang but a whimper. From “The Hollow Men” by T.S. Eliot The words of the poet T.S. Eliot sprang to mind at Sheikh Jarrah in East Jerusalem and again at Ush Ghraub in Bethlehem as I listened to the […]

28 Oct

Israeli Military Demolishes a Bedouin Village in the South Hebron Hills

Yesterday, Israeli forces demolished a total of seven structures in the Bedouin village of Um al Kheir. 28th October | Operation Dove | Um Al Kheir, Occupied Palestine The structures demolished are, three houses made of concrete, a caravan donated by the United Nations (United Nations Human Rights Response Fund […]

24 Oct

Seanad Éireann Recognizes the State of Palestine

The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign congratulated, today, Seanad Éireann on passing a motion calling on the Irish Government to formally recognize the State of Palestine.The motion, which was tabled by Sen. Averil Power and supported by Senators from all parties, as well as independents, was passed this afternoon without a vote, […]

24 Oct

Benefit Concert in Support of Gaza’s Children Held in Irish Kinvara

A very special concert featuring Declan O’Rourke, Paddy Casey and Brian Kennedy, with support from Mark Dignam, in solidarity with children in the Gaza Strip took place in Kinvara, Ireland, on Sunday 19 October.The Palestinian News Network (PNN) reports that the concert was attended by the Ambassador of Palestine in […]

24 Aug

Palestine Supporters Block Israeli Ships in Washington and Los Angeles

Following a four-day long port blockade action in Oakland, California, in which activists delayed and blocked an Israeli ship from unloading its goods, Palestine supporters in Tacoma, Washington and Los Angeles, California have continued the action on Friday and Saturday by blocking two ships from the Israeli Zim line.The activists […]

04 Aug

Irish Artists Pledge to Boycott Israel

As the Israeli assault on the Gaza Strip continues to leave nearly 2,000 Palestinians dead and over 7,000 injured, there has been an upsurge in artists signing on to the Irish Artists’ Pledge to Boycott Israel. The Palestinian News Network (PNN) reports that the pledge, originally launched by the Ireland-Palestine […]

29 Jul

Joint Declaration by International Law Experts on Israel’s Gaza Offensive

‘As international and criminal law scholars, human rights defenders, legal experts and individuals who firmly believe in the rule of law and in the necessity for its respect in times of peace and more so in times of war, we feel the intellectual and moral duty to denounce the grave […]

21 Jul

7 Nobel Laureates Among 64 Public Figures Calling for Arms Embargo Against Israel

Sixty-four public figures, including seven Nobel Peace Prize winners, published a letter in the British Guardian newspaper calling for an international arms embargo on Israel for its ‘war crimes and possible crimes against humanity’ in Gaza. The letter reads as follows: ‘Israel has once again unleashed the full force of […]

16 Jul

Dublin City Council Motions For End to Attacks on Gaza

The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) has welcomed the Dublin City Council’s unanimous passing of a motion calling for an end to both the ongoing Israeli attacks on Gaza, in which over 200 Palestinians have been killed, in addition to the continuing Israeli-imposed illegal siege on the region. The motion, according […]

19 May

As Israeli Violations Escalate, BDS Gains International Momentum

With settler attacks on the rise across the West Bank and historic Palestine, and military incursions escalating throughout the occupied territories, often in direct conjunction with one another and with near full complicity from Western governments, the international community has responded by implementing increased measures with regard to the Boycott, […]

10 Mar

NUIG Students Join BDS Movement Against Israel

The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) welcomed, in a press release, the passing of motion calling on the National University of Galway (NUIG) Students’ Union to actively participate in the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign against Israel, until it ends the occupation of Palestine and complies with its obligations under […]

02 Nov

Balfour, A Promise Of Bloodshed And Massacres

It was a day like this day, 96 years ago, on November 2, 1917, when Britain decided to shift away its “problem”, and promise the Jews a homeland in Palestine. The Arab land that was under cruel and violent British occupation. Britain was not trying to be good to the […]

21 Sep

Soldiers Attack Diplomats, Residents, In Destroyed Palestinian Village

September 21, 2013 12:16 PM Saed Bannoura Israeli attacks, Jordan Valley, News Report 0

On Friday [September 20, 2013] Israeli soldiers violently attacked international diplomats, and prevented dozens of residents from rebuilding the destroyed Khirbit Makhoul village, in the West Bank’s Northern Plains.The visiting diplomats came from France, Britain, Ireland, Spain and Australia, including diplomats of the European Union’s political bureau, who tried to […]

11 Jun

Tel Aviv Sold Advanced Weapons To Four Arab Countries

The British Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, has reported that Israel sold, over the past five years, military and security equipment for four Arab countries in addition to Pakistan.In its report, which deals with military and security equipment exports, the department said that Israel exported the weapons to Algeria, […]

08 Jun

Palestine Becomes Member of the IFJ

Palestine became a member of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) during the meeting in Dublin Castle, on June 6. Palestinian Journalists’ Syndicate head, Abdul-Nasser An-Najjar, was elected as a member of the IFJ Executive Committee by 283 votes out of 369. During the meeting, the IFJ re-elected Jim Boumelha […]

26 May

Why Palestine Is Different

Secretary of State John Kerry is making an all-out effort to restart peace negotiations between Israel and Palestine. Many well-intentioned, highly intelligent people from around the world have engaged in some way, shape, or form in the Palestinian-Israeli issue and many of these people have had hands-on experience in resolving […]

25 Mar

On day 236 of Hunger Strike, Issawi’s Heart rate drops

March 25, 2013 7:00 PM Saed Bannoura News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

Palestinian prisoner Samer al Issawi is near death, according to doctors, after spending 236 days without food to challenge the Israeli policy of ‘administrative detention’, in which Palestinians are imprisoned for extended periods without trial. Issawi is one of several long term hunger strikers, but no others have approached the […]

30 Nov

150 Countries To Vote “Yes” For Palestine

As the vote approaches, the Palestinians seem to be garnering all needed support to be recognized as a nonmember observer state at the United Nations General Assembly with more than 150 countries supporting the Palestinian bid, while Israel and the United States are heading the short list of “No”.The bid […]

28 Nov

Palestine Today 11 28 2012

November 28, 2012 11:51 PM IMEMC & Agencies Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file || 3 m 51s || 3.52 MB || Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for Wednesday November 28th, 2012. Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas arrives in New York submit the Palestinian application at the […]

28 Nov

Abbas Arrives In New York, US Slams France For Supporting P.A Bid

Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, arrived in New York accompanied by several senior Palestinian officials, in order to officially submit the Palestinian application for a nonmember state status at the United Nations General Assembly.Palestinian sources reported that Abbas received a phone call from the deputy British Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, informing […]

02 Nov

Balfour And The “Jewish State”

It was 95 years ago today, when the British Foreign Secretary, Arthur James Balfour, decided to shift “the Jewish problem” away from Britain that occupied Palestine as well as many other Arab countries, and issued his infamous declaration known as the “Balfour Declaration” promising the land of Palestine to the […]

23 Oct

The Elders Meet Abbas In Ramallah

A delegation from “The Elders” visited Ramallah Monday and met Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, and several senior officials, and discussed latest developments and obstacles obstructing peace in the region.The Elders were represented by former U.S. President, Jimmy Carter, Gro Harlem Bruntland, the first Norwegian woman to become a Prime Minister, […]

09 Aug

Israeli Mayor to Demolish UN Humanitarian Agency Emergency Shelter

August 9, 2012 7:09 PM IMEMC News Human rights, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Israeli Mayor of occupied Jerusalem, Nir Bakat, approved the demolition of two structures built by the United Nations (UN) as temporary emergency shelter for Palestinian families after Israel demolished their homes.Israel strongly condemned the erection of the emergency shelters in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Beit Hanina. Israel accused the […]

30 May

Swiss Giant to Begin Labelling Settlement Products

Migros, one of Switzerland’s largest enterprises, has announced that it will start labeling all Israeli settlement products in 2013, following the example of various countries around the globe. Migros spokeswoman stated that this was not a boycott of settlement products, they are merely informing their customers of the source of […]

28 May

Bassem Tamimi to Receive Sentence from Military Court, on Tuesday

May 28, 2012 4:02 PM Sarah Snobar News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

PNN has reported on Monday that the Ofer Military Court will deliver its sentence in the case of non-violent activist Bassem Tamimi on Tuesday, May 29.Tamimi, a grass-root organizer from the village of Nabi Saleh, north of Ramallah in the West Bank, was granted bail last month after spending 13 […]

25 May

Illegal settler products Still Welcome in Palestine?

With South Africa taking the lead in banning all products from the Occupied Territories labeled as Israeli products, and now the Republic of Ireland and Denmark to follow suit it seems the Palestinians themselves have yet to join this new cause.With South Africa taking the lead in banning all products […]

22 May

DFLP Member Calls for Punitive Measures Against Israel at International Level

Calls for Israel to be held responsible by the UN Security Council and the International Criminal Court for its settlement crimes on Palestinian land were voiced by Taysir Khalid, a member of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine.Khalid said that even in a time of international condemnation of […]

21 May

Shaath: Israel Must Respond to International Demand to Stop Settlement Expansion

Ma’an News Agency has reported on Monday that Dr. Nabil Shaath, a member of the Central Committee of Fatah, met separately the British Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Hugo Swire, and the Norwegian envoy to the peace process, both on Sunday.Shaath reviewed the political situation in Israel/Palestine and in […]

15 Apr

Four hunger striking prisoners now in hospital

April 15, 2012 7:59 AM Saed Bannoura Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Palestinian prisoner support group Addameer announced Saturday that it knows of eight Palestinian detainees currently on open-ended hunger strikes, four of whom have been hospitalized and are being force-fed fluids intravenously. The Israeli prison authority confirmed that 4 hunger strikers are in the hospital in Ramle prison.The hunger strikers […]

28 Mar

Irish Chairman To Sign Sister City Agreement With Gaza City

Councillor and chairman of the Irish Moyle District Council, Padraig McShane, will be arriving in Gaza City on Wednesday to officially sign a historic sister city agreement with the City Council in Gaza, the Gaza TV News reported.The Moyle District Council, located in Northern Ireland, voted for the twin agreement […]

06 Jan

EU Grants P.A €47.7 M. For December Salaries

The European Union will be transferring approximately €47.7 Million to the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank in order to enable it pay December benefits to nearly 85.000 government employees and pensioners in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. The European Commission will be paying €26.2 Million, Spain €20.0 […]

16 Dec

Iceland Recognizes Palestine as a State

During a special ceremony at its capital, Reykjavik, Iceland’s Foreign Minister, Ossur Skarphedinsson, officially informed his Palestinian counterpart, Riyadh Al Maliki, that his country officially recognized Palestine as a state within the 1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as its capital.Skarphedinsson stated that his country will be establishing full diplomatic relations […]

09 Nov

Israel Deports Democracy Now! Correspondent Jihan Hafiz; Most Gaza Flotilla Activists Still Detained

November 9, 2011 4:43 AM IMEMC & Agencies Gaza Siege, International, News Report 0

Guest: Jihan Hafiz, Democracy Now! correspondent who has just returned to the U.S. after being arrested, detained and deported by Israel for covering the ‘Freedom Waves to Gaza’ flotilla. AMY GOODMAN: The Israeli government continues to detain most of the passengers seized in international waters Friday while trying to challenge […]

10 Oct

Netanyahu, Deception, and His “Jewish’ Demand

Why can’t the Palestinians recognize a ‘Jewish state’?I tend to believe things that a son says to his father in private. To this end, we should go back to 2009, to the words revealed by the father, Benzion Netanyahu, regarding the conduct of his son, Benjamin. With the consent of […]

31 Jul

Israeli troops attack 3 non-violent protests in West Bank, injuring four

On Friday four people were injured and four arrested, as Israeli troops attacked anti-wall protests organized in a number of West Bank communities. Protests took place in the central West Bank villages of an-Nabi Saleh, Bil’in, and Nil’in in addition to al-Ma’ssara in the southern West Bank.Three women, two local […]

30 Jul

This Week in Palestine week 30 2011

July 30, 2011 3:49 AM IMEMC News Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file || 11 m 00s || 10.0 MB || Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for July 23rd to the 29th 2011 The Palestinian Authority said it is ready for statehood in […]

13 Jul

Quartet Make No Progress On Talks. Palestinians On Course To Go Ahead With UN Bid

The Quartet on the Middle East made up of the EU, UN, US, and Russia have neglected to release a statement from Mondays meeting in Washington on a way out of the impasse in peace talks between Palestinian and Israeli leadership. Israeli and Palestinian sources told Haaretz that there is […]

27 Jun

Israel: Flotilla will be prevented from reaching Gaza

June 27, 2011 9:43 PM IMEMC & Agencies Gaza Siege, Israel, News Report 0

Israel has declared that the Freedom Flotilla 2 will not be allowed to enter into the besieged Gaza Strip by sea. Israeli and Egyptian officials have agreed that the Flotilla will be allowed to unload its cargo at the Egyptian port El-Arish, where the humanitarian goods will be transferred by […]

27 Jun

Israel: “Journalists Onboard Freedom Flotilla Will Not Be Allowed Into Israel”

In another escalation against the Freedom Flotilla, heading to deliver humanitarian supplies to the Gaza Strip, the Israeli government stated Sunday that journalists, who are onboard the Freedom Flotilla 2 will be denied entry into Israel up to ten years.Israeli paper, Maariv, reported Sunday that the Israeli Government Press Office […]

10 Jun

Israel Plans International Response To Obstruct Palestinian Statehood

Instructions sent to Israeli embassies around the world have outlined the diplomatic and media strategy combating Palestinian attempts to declare statehood at the UN in September, according to Haaretz. Israeli Foreign Minister Rafael Barak has sent out classified cables demanding embassies submit detailed plans for combating international recognition of a […]

12 Apr

Netanyahu: “Gaza Flotilla, A Provocation”

April 12, 2011 1:29 PM Saed Bannoura Gaza Siege, Israel, News Report 0

Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, claimed Monday that the Freedom Flotilla solidarity ships, planning to send aid and humanitarians supplies to the Gaza Strip, are a provocation that must be stopped.During a meeting with European Union ambassadors, Netanyahu claimed that the flotilla planned for May is a “provocative voyage meant […]

23 Mar

Palestine Today 03 22 2011

March 23, 2011 3:35 AM IMEMC News Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file || 4 m 10s || 3.81 MB || Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for Tuesday, March 22, 2011. Medical sources reported Monday that Ahmad Ali, 59 years old, from the southern West […]

22 Mar

Israel To Launch A Campaign Against New Flotilla Heading To Gaza

March 22, 2011 7:06 PM Saed Bannoura Gaza Siege, International, News Report 0

As the Turkish Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH) and a number of European solidarity groups declared intentions to send a relief flotilla to the besieged Gaza Strip this coming May, Israel will be declaring a campaign on Tuesday to counter the flotilla.May marks one year after the Israeli Navy and army […]

11 Mar

Denmark Upgrades Palestinian Representation to Mission

March 11, 2011 12:36 AM IMEMC News International, News Report, Peace process 0

Denmark will upgrade the status of Palestinian delegation to the level of a mission, news agencies informed on Thursday. Danish Prime Minister, Lars Lakke Rasmussen, announced on Wednesday that the diplomatic status of the PLO representative office in Copenhagen would be upgraded as a mission with full diplomatic status giving […]

08 Mar

Britain To Upgrade Palestinian Delegation To A Mission Status

British Foreign Secretary, William Hague, stated Monday that his country has decided to upgrade the status of the official Palestinian delegation in London to the level of a Mission, similar to moves made by a number of European Union countries.Hague to the British parliament that London has been closely working […]

31 Dec

Role of Israeli firms raises boycott concerns about Rawabi

(Image below) Bashar Masri shows US Consul General in Jerusalem Daniel Rubinstein (left) and USTDA Director Leocadia Zak (second from left) around the site of the planned Rawabi real estate development near Ramallah, March 2010. (Haytham Othman/MaanImages)The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC) in Palestine, has expressed its concern […]

20 Nov

Over 100 British MPs Against Change to Universal Jurisdiction Law

November 20, 2010 2:51 AM IMEMC News Human rights, International, News Report 0

More than a hundred British MPs have opposed the coalition government’s plans to alter the law prosecuting Israeli leaders for alleged war crimes, Press TV claimed on Friday.A parliamentary Early Day Motion has so far been signed by 102 MPs. The MPs oppose any legislation that restrict the power by […]

17 Oct

The Elders Visit Gaza; Call for Lifting Blockade

October 17, 2010 3:18 PM IMEMC & Agencies Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, News Report 0

Mary Robinson, Ela Bhatt and Lakhdar Brahimi say the isolation of Gaza is not only illegal collective punishment, but also an impediment to peace. President Carter will join his fellow Elders in Egypt on their return from Gaza.Three members of The Elders today entered Gaza and spent the day on […]

06 Oct

Palestine Today 09 05 2010

October 6, 2010 5:22 AM IMEMC News Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file|| 4 m 30s || 4.12 MB || Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Centre,, for Tuesday, October 5th 2010. Israel deports a Noble Peace Prize Laureate and Jewish Rabbis pay a visit to the […]

05 Oct

Maguire’s Deportation Appeal Denied

October 5, 2010 8:05 PM Saed Bannoura Human rights, Israel, News Report 0

An appeal filed by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Mairead Maguire, was denied by the Israeli Supreme Court as its justices decided that the 10-year deportation order against her is valid, and that she entered the country knowing there was an outstanding deportation order against her. She was detained by Israel […]

30 Sep

Nobel Peace Laureate Still Detained By Israel

September 30, 2010 2:18 PM Saed Bannoura Human rights, Israel, News Report 0

Nobel Peace Laureate, Mairead Maguire, is still imprisoned by Israel and awaiting deportation from the country. Maguire was arrested after landing at an airport in Tel Aviv. Israeli security officials said that Maguire was arrested and is facing deportation for taking part in the Freedom Flotilla that was heading to […]

20 Sep

Artery Of Life 5 Arrives In Paris

September 20, 2010 8:47 AM Saed Bannoura Gaza Siege, International, News Report 0

The “Artery of Life 5” solidarity convoy heading to the Gaza Strip to deliver humanitarian supplies, arrived in Paris on Sunday, and was welcomed by hundreds of French peace activists and Palestinians living in France.Zaher Beerawy, convoy spokesperson, stated that the activists are carrying medical and humanitarian supplies in order […]

20 Jul

Head of UNRWA Discusses Efforts, Frustrations in Gaza

Last Thursday John Ging, head of UNRWA in Gaza, spoke to an audience at the Zikim kibbutz near Ashkelon about his organization’s goals in Gaza, as well as the difficulties they face achieving them. Speaking to over fifty Israeli citizens and a handful of internationals at the Zikim kibbutz near […]

06 Jul

Mossad Agent Sent To Court In Warsaw

A Mossad agent, involved in the assassination of Hamas official, Mahmoud al-Madbouh, in Dubai this past January, was sent to a court in Poland in preparation for his possible deportation to Germany.The agent is one of at least 26 suspects carrying European passports, will likely be sent to Germany upon […]

24 Jun

Exclusive: Leaked documents show PA undermined Turkey’s push for UN flotilla probe

A document sent to Ibrahim Khraishi, Palestinian Authority representative at the UN in Geneva, proves that the PA attempted to undermine Turkey’s push for a UN Human Rights Council investigation in to Israel’s attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla (Patrick Bertschmann/UN Photo) The Palestinian Authority attempted to neutralize a United […]

18 Jun

Irish Singer’s Concert In Israel Canceled

Legendary songwriter, performer and peace activist, Tommy Sands’ scheduled performance at the ‘Festival Bloomsday Concert ‘ Sunday June 20 has been cancelled.The appearance was canceled after Sands refused to be censored during his performance. Sands was asked by the organizers of the events, the Israeli- Ireland Friendship League, in association […]

06 Jun

Israeli Forces Commandeer MV Rachel Corrie; Seize Humanitarian Aid and Arrest 11 Aid Workers

The last ship in the Gaza Freedom Flotilla, the MV Rachel Corrie, was captured by the Israeli navy early Saturday morning in international waters about 35 miles off the coast of Gaza. The ship was in sight of the crowd of desperate Gazans who had gathered on the port to […]

05 Jun

The ‘Rachel Corrie’ is on Her Way

[Cyprus, June 4, 2010] The Rachel Corrie is 150 miles away from Gaza in international waters and on her way. They will arrive on Saturday morning. The 1200 ton cargo ship is the last ship from the Freedom Flotilla and is loaded with construction materials, 20 tons of paper and […]

02 Jun

45 Flotilla Activists Released from Israeli Detention

June 2, 2010 9:55 AM Saed Bannoura Gaza Siege, Israel, News Report 0

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced, Tuesday, that Israel will release and deport the 620 peace activists who were arrested after Israel’s violent raid on the Gaza-bound Freedom Flotilla. Several of the detainees, all of whom signed voluntary deportation orders, were deported to their country of origin Tuesday. Huwaida Arraf, […]

01 Jun

Israeli Army Warns Violent Interception of Flotilla Straggler

The Israeli Army and Navy are willing to use violence against the Rachel Corrie, an Irish ship that was supposed to sail with the Freedom Flotilla but was delayed by technical problems. The Rachel Corrie has already left Ireland and is on its way to Gaza.Despite the international outry over […]

26 May

We Will Resist Israel’s Attempts To Stop US

(Hearklin, Crete, Tuesday, May 25, 2010) As Israel continues to insist it will stop the seven-ship international Freedom Flotilla, two more ships departed from Greece to Gaza today.FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE A 2000 ton cargo ship and fifty-person passenger ship owned by the European Campaign Against the Siege of Gaza, and […]

21 May

Fundamentalists In Israel To Counter Freedom Flotilla

Israeli sources reported that two Israeli boats will be sailing Saturday from northern Israel in order to counter the Freedom Flotilla bringing 600 peace activists and humanitarian aid to the besieged Gaza Strip. Israeli Yedioth Aharonoth reported that the two Israeli vessels will sail waving banner labeling Hamas as a […]

18 May

Israeli Official: “Solidarity Ships Will Not Be Allowed To Reach Gaza”

The head of the European Division at the Israeli Foreign Ministry, Noar Gilon, stated Monday, that Israel will prevent solidarity ships, planned to reach the Gaza Strip this month, from reaching the coast of Gaza.Gilon claimed that those who want to send aid to Gaza must coordinate the issue with […]

15 May

Rachel Corrie Ship Sails After 48-Hour Delay

The Rachel Corrie solidarity ship sailed from Ireland heading towards the Gaza Strip after 48-hour delay due to logistic issues. Palestinian Legislator, Jamal El-Khodary, head of the Popular Committee Against the Siege, stated that the ship is part of the international solidarity against the illegal Israeli siege imposed on the […]

06 May

Biggest Solidarity Convoy To Sail To Gaza In Three Phases

Independent Palestinian Legislator, head of the Popular Committee Against the Siege, Jamal El Khodary, stated that the biggest convoy of solidarity ships aimed at breaking the Israeli siege on Gaza will be sailing on three phases.In a press released issued Thursday morning, El Khodary said that the first solidarity ship […]