Articles An anti-Apartheid, pro-Palestine rally in South Africa. (Photo: File)

Media Freedom: Let Palestine Be the Barometer

By Iqbal Jassat – Johannesburg, South Africa Recent changes effected within parts of South Africa’s mainstream media, may be interpreted differently by consumers. Some may use…

Dec 7 2016 / Read More » /
The Fatah elites still applauded Abbas nearly 300 times during his three hour speech. (Photo: WAFA)

Hold Your Applause, Fatah: The Palestinian Body Politic is Rotten to the Core

By Ramzy Baroud In July 2003, the then Palestinian Authority Chairman, Yasser Arafat, described Mahmoud Abbas as a “traitor” who “betrayed the interests of the Palestinian…

Dec 7 2016 / Read More » /
Mazen Marouf's Nukaat Almusalheen, the jokes of armed people.

Palestinian Short Story Collection Wins Arab Award

Palestinian short-story author Mazen Marouf has won the Kuwaiti-based Multaqa award for the best Arab short-story collection, after his short story collection titled Nukaat Almusalheen,…

Dec 7 2016 / Read More » /
Dr Isabel Phiri. (Photo: via Twitter)

In First ‘Official’ Incident of Its Type, Israel Denies entry of BDS Activist into Country

Israeli authorities denied the entry of a Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) activist into the country at the Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv on Monday,…

Dec 6 2016 / Read More » /
People attempting to travel between Gaza and Egypt have been repeatedly prevented in the past. (Photo: via IRIN, file)

What’s behind Egypt’s ‘New Political Position’ Towards Gaza?

Dr. Daud Abdullah After three years of open hostility, Egypt appears to be resetting its policy towards the Gaza Strip. Whereas in the recent past…

Dec 6 2016 / Read More » /
US Secretary of State John Kerry. (Photo: Via Aljazeera, file)

Kerry Slams Israeli Settlement Expansion, Says Israel Heading in ‘Wrong Direction’

United States Secretary of State John Kerry delivered harsh criticism of the Israeli government’s settlement expansion policies at the Saban Forum in Washington D.C. on…

Dec 5 2016 / Read More » /
Ayman Odeh, head of the Knesset’s Joint List. (Photo:, file)

Joint List to Sue Netanyahu for ‘Incitement against Arabs’

The Joint List, the Israeli parliament coalition representing Palestinian citizens of Israel, said they planned to file a lawsuit against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu…

Dec 5 2016 / Read More » /
Christmas tree in Manger Square, outside the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem. (Photo: via MEMO, file)

It’s Christmas Time: Bethlehem Lights up (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Occupied Bethlehem lit up its Christmas tree in Manger Square on Saturday as the countdown to Christmas began. The #Christmas season just began in #Palestine…

Dec 5 2016 / Read More » /
Archbishop Hanna (R) has long served as a symbol of Palestinian unity.  (Photo:  Arab Daily News, file)

Archbishop Atallah Hanna Reportedly Fired for Anti-Occupation Stance

Palestinian factions have condemned the decision of the Greek Patriarch Theophilos to cut off the salary of Palestinian archbishop Atallah Hanna due to his outspokenness…

Dec 5 2016 / Read More » /
Tunnels are seen as a lifeline for Gazans, supplying them with much-needed food and medicine. (Photo: File)

Egypt Floods Gaza Tunnel, 4 Palestinians Found Dead

Palestinian Civil Defense workers recovered the bodies of four Palestinians between Saturday night and Sunday morning, after they went missing when a tunnel collapsed on…

Dec 4 2016 / Read More » /
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