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Important Request from Ramzy Baroud: For over 15 Years, We Kept on Going. But Without Your Help, The Palestine Chronicle Will Come to a Halt

Dear Friends and Readers, As most of you know, the Palestine Chronicle has tirelessly and, in many cases, desperately, attempted to maintain a focus on PALESTINE,…

May 3 2016 / Read More » /
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Age of Fools – Book Review

Reviewed by Jim Miles (Age of Fools.  William A. Cook. Dandelion Books, LLC.  Mesa, Arizona. 2015. ) In a world of fools,  Age of Fools…

May 2 2016 / Read More » /
Merkel is convinced that current Israeli policies would ultimately transform Israel into an apartheid regime. (File)

Foreign Policy Shift: Skepticism of German-Israeli Friendship Growing in Berlin

By now, Angela Merkel is used to it. Whenever she meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the confidential content of their discussion appears in…

May 2 2016 / Read More » /
Representatives of civil society reading a statement intended for the Obama Administration from the Gaza headquarters of UNSCO on April 27. (Photo: Abdulkareem, Palestine Chronicle)

On May Day in Gaza: Everyone Takes the Day off Except for Workers

By Yousef Aljamal – Gaza Across the world, the 1st of May is a day to celebrate workers as a gesture of appreciation of their…

May 2 2016 / Read More » /
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On May Day in Palestine, High Unemployment and Harsh Working Conditions (PHOTOS)

As the world marks International Workers’ Day (May Day), laborers in the Palestinian territory continue to suffer from soaring unemployment, poverty, and other dire working…

May 1 2016 / Read More » /
Sanders has some agonizing choices to make as a trustee for millions of voters. (CNN)

Now is the Time, Senator Sanders: Seize the Moment!

By Ralph Nader Senator Bernie Sanders has come a long way without other people’s advice. The progressive lone ranger is now leading in the polls…

Apr 30 2016 / Read More » /
Birzeit University student union elections were held on April 27, 2016 and Hamas won 25 out of 51 seats. (File)

Understanding the Birzeit Elections

By Abdul Sattar Qassem The elections held at the Palestinian universities, Birzeit and Al-Najah, are considered a good indicator of the popularity of Palestinian factions.…

Apr 29 2016 / Read More » /
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Poets Saving Palestine: I Remember My Name

Reviewed by Stuart Rees (Vacy Vlazna, ed., I remember my name – Poetry by Samah Sabawi, Ramzy Baroud, Jehan Bseiso. Novum Publishing, 2016) Poetry’s Panacea Conditions…

Apr 28 2016 / Read More » /
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Hope Now: Support the Palestine Chronicle Today

Dear Readers and Friends of The Palestine Chronicle,   Thanks to you Palestine Chronicle is going strong, mid-way through our 16th year online as an independent…

Apr 27 2016 / Read More » /
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Dima’s Eyes – A Poem

By Aida Qasim Eyes like an unfinished poem possess my spirit They rise the moon out of its slothiness Shaking away the stillness of my…

Apr 27 2016 / Read More » /
Hajah Zainab is also Algeria, all of Algeria.  (YouTube)

Did the Arabs Betray Palestine?

By Ramzy Baroud  At the age of 21, I crossed Gaza into Egypt to pursue a degree in political science. The timing could have not…

Apr 27 2016 / Read More » /
The overwhelming vote of the UN General Assembly on November 29, 2012, to confirm Palestine’s status as a state.

Welcome to Palestine 2017: A Legal Imperative

By Clive Hambidge The ship carrying the precious cargo of a Palestinian Statehood bid, intended for late 2017, navigates through the choppy waters of Israel’s polluted…

Apr 26 2016 / Read More » /
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Israel’s Continued Pursuits in the West Bank’s Area A

By Dr. Adnan Abu Amer Palestinians and Israelis are experiencing a conflict over the Israeli army’s “pursuit” of wanted Palestinians in Area A. Meanwhile, Palestinian…

Apr 25 2016 / Read More » /
Muhammad Salah with his lawyer, Michael Deutsch. (People’s Law Office, file)

Samidoun Mourns Muhammad Salah, Palestinian Community Leader, Former Prisoner in US and Israeli Jails

Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network expresses its condolences to the Salah family and the broader Palestinian community of Chicago and the United States on the…

Apr 25 2016 / Read More » /
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  • May 2, 2016

    Power Supply in Gaza is Reduced to 6 Hours for Every 18 Hours

    Electricity grids for all districts in the Gaza Strip will only be providing power for six hour intervals followed by 12 hours without power, due to a problem with the Egyptian power lines, Gaza’s electricity company announced Monday morning. - The company’s Public Information Officer Tariq Labad told Ma’an that Egypt promised to fix the problem as soon as possible. - Labad added that once the Egyptian lines are... More →
  • May 2, 2016

    Foreign Policy Shift: Skepticism of German-Israeli Friendship Growing in Berlin

    By now, Angela Merkel is used to it. Whenever she meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the confidential content of their discussion appears in an Israeli newspaper a few days later. - But the story that appeared in Israel Hayom, a free, pro-Netanyahu newspaper on Feb. 16 surprised even the German chancellor. "Merkel: This Isn't the Time for Two States," was the headline. That was the chancellor's... More →
  • May 2, 2016

    More Than 40 Israeli Violations against Journalists in April (VIDEO)

    A Palestinian committee has documented 42 Israeli violations against Palestinian journalists and media groups during April, Felesteen newspaper reported on Sunday. - A report from the Committee for the Protection of Journalists has called for human rights groups and international bodies to intervene in order to stop Israel’s attacks on media freedom. - The committee accused Israel of exposing Palestinian journalists... More →
  • May 1, 2016

    On May Day in Palestine, High Unemployment and Harsh Working Conditions (PHOTOS)

    As the world marks International Workers’ Day (May Day), laborers in the Palestinian territory continue to suffer from soaring unemployment, poverty, and other dire working conditions. - The average unemployment rate in the Palestinian territory was 26 percent in 2015: in the occupied West Bank, unemployment stood at 17 percent, compared to a staggering 41 percent in the besieged Gaza Strip, according to the... More →
  • May 1, 2016

    UN: Israel's Restriction on Cement Entry Stopping Gaza Reconstruction (VIDEO)

    Israel’s halt of the entry of cement into Gaza has stopped reconstruction work, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) revealed on Friday, according to Quds Press. - In a report, OCHA said: “The rebuilding of the houses destroyed during the latest Israeli offensive on Gaza stopped due to the Israeli authorities’ ban on cement entry for about two months.” - In April, the... More →
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