Articles So who is more repugnant, Trump or Clinton, Trinton or Clump?  (Photo: Face-off, via Daily Mail)

The Grubby War Between Trinton and Clump

By Jeremy Salt Is Hillary Clinton a nasty person? Yes, probably so, seeing as she meets many of the definitions of ‘nasty.’  Is Hillary Clinton…

Oct 27 2016 / Read More » /
Donald Trump. (Photo: File)

Trump Advisor: Israeli Settlement Activity ‘Not Illegal’

Donald Trump’s adviser on Israel said on Wednesday that Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank were not illegal and he believed the Republican candidate…

Oct 27 2016 / Read More » /
Israeli soldiers staging another raid against al-Aqsa. (Photo: File)

The War on UNESCO: Al-Aqsa Mosque is Palestinian and East Jerusalem is Illegally Occupied

By Ramzy Baroud Did Italian Prime Minister, Matteo Renzi, actually read the full text of the UNESCO resolution on Palestine and Israel, before he raved…

Oct 27 2016 / Read More » /
International Relations Commissioner for the Fatah movement Nabil Shaath. (Photo: File)

Top Fatah Leader: Palestinians Must Wake Up, Peace Process is Dead

International Relations Commissioner for the Fatah movement Nabil Shaath called on Palestinians to begin a full-fledged consumer boycott of Israel in an interview with The…

Oct 27 2016 / Read More » /
South African ambassador to Israel Sisa Ngombane. (Photo: via Social Media)

South African Ambassador’s Visit to Israel Violates ANC’s Anti-Israel Stance

South African International Relations Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers said South Africa’s ambassador to Israel, Sisa Ngombane, should be recalled for recent remarks made at a…

Oct 27 2016 / Read More » /
Kiryat Arba settlement in the West Bank. (Photo: via Mondoweiss)

Israel’s National Theater to Perform in West Bank Settlement

Habima, Israel’s national theater, is set to go ahead with a planned performance in notorious West Bank settlement Kiryat Arba, despite calls for it to…

Oct 25 2016 / Read More » /
Israel's Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman. (Photo: File)

Lieberman: If Gaza Engages in Another War ‘We Will Completely Destroy Them’

In an interview  with Al-Quds newspaper, Israeli defense minister Avigdor Lieberman vowed that the next war in Gaza will be the last. The interview itself…

Oct 24 2016 / Read More » /
Hagai El-Ad, executive director of B'Tselem told UNSC that the occupation must end. (Photo: via MEMO)

Israeli MK: Citizenship of B’tselem’s Director Should be Revoked

A right-wing member of the Knesset, Israel’s parliament, called for revoking the citizenship of Hagai El-Ad, the director of Israeli human rights organization B’Tselem, in…

Oct 23 2016 / Read More » /
Obama has previously expressed concern over  building of settler homes on Palestinian land. (Photo: File)

Netanyahu Worried Obama Could Turn ‘Anti-Israel’ Before Leaving Office

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has expressed concern that President Barack Obama’s support could waver before he leaves office over growing criticism of Israel’s settlement…

Oct 22 2016 / Read More » /
Haram al-Sharif compound in occupied East Jerusalem. (Photo: File)

Netanyahu Announces Funding of Right-Wing Archaeological Project Following UNESCO Vote

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Wednesday that the Israeli government would assist in funding a settler-driven archaeological project in occupied East Jerusalem, in response…

Oct 22 2016 / Read More » /
'Through BDS, we have an historic opportunity to ensure that Palestinian rights are protected.' (Photo:

Why Boycott Apartheid Israel: A Response to a Liberal Friend

By Haidar Eid – Gaza I am writing this piece in response to a questions raised by a Western, liberal friend of mine who wanted…

Oct 21 2016 / Read More » /
Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Stephen O’Brien. (Photo: via MEMO)

UN Official: 2.3 Million Gazans in ‘Urgent need of Humanitarian Assistance’

Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Stephen O’Brien, delivered a statement on the Humanitarian Situation in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) on Wednesday,…

Oct 21 2016 / Read More » /
"The destruction of my land, which was full of fruits, young and old trees, pushed me to stop cultivating my land." (Photo: via Mondoweiss)

Gaza Farmers Rebound Despite Israeli Siege

By Sarah Algherbawi Yasser Shamallakh, 58, stopped growing fruit during the first Intifada, but two years ago he started again and has found success growing…

Oct 21 2016 / Read More » /
The floor covers about 820 square meters of Mosaic. (Photo: via Social media)

Palestinians Unveil Largest Ancient Mosaic in Jericho

Palestinians on Thursday gave a rare glimpse of one of the Middle East’s finest mosaic floors near the occupied West Bank city of Jericho. Dating…

Oct 21 2016 / Read More » /
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  • October 27, 2016

    B’Tselem Donations Increase Tenfold After Government Attack

    Donations to Israeli NGO B’Tselem have risen tenfold following a public attack on its activities by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. - Last week, B’Tselem executive director, Hagai El-Ad, addressed the United Nations Security Council as part of a special session on Israel’s settlements and military occupation. - Following El-Ad’s speech, Netanyahu lambasted the NGO for joining a “chorus of slander”... More →
  • October 27, 2016

    BDS Activists Urge Chefs to 'Take Apartheid Off the Menu'

    Activists from the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaign are urging a group of international chefs to cancel their participation in an Israeli culinary show they say is a “whitewash exercise”. - BDS campaigners will be conducting a twitterstorm today, calling on chefs to pull out of the event using the hashtag #ApartheidRoundTables. - Next month, head chefs of 13 famous restaurants from... More →
  • October 25, 2016

    $1 million Awarded in Dubai to Nablus School for Best Reading Initiatives

    Palestinian high school Talai al-Amal ("Vanguards of Hope" in Arabic), located in the city of Nablus in the northern occupied West Bank, was awarded $1 million in Dubai on Monday for having the best reading initiatives in the Arab world. - The announcement was made at the closing ceremony of the Arab Reading Challenge, launched in 2015 by United Arab Emirates Prime Minister and ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin... More →
  • October 25, 2016

    UNRWA to Distributes $1.7m for Reconstruction of Gaza

    The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) said today that it will distribute more than $1.7 million in aid to support the families who were harmed by the 2014 Israeli assault on the Gaza Strip. - The UN agency said in a press release that it will allocate $951,000 for reconstruction and $759,000 for severe repair works in Gaza. - It added that the assistance will reach... More →
  • October 24, 2016

    Israeli Air Forces Attack Hamas Military Post

    Israeli air forces shelled a military post in the northern Gaza Strip, allegedly belonging to the Hamas movement, Monday morning, according to Israeli army and local Palestinian sources. - Palestinian security sources and eyewitnesses told Ma’an that at least one Israeli artillery shell hit a military post belonging to the Palestinian resistance, east of Beit Hanoun in northern Gaza, next to the border with Israel. -... More →
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