Articles Hedy Epstein - holocaust survivor and human rights activist dies at 91. (Photo: Via Mondoweiss)

Holocaust Survivor and Advocate for Human Rights, Hedy Epstein, Dies at 91

Activist for Palestinian rights and holocaust survivor, Hedy Epstein, died on Thursday, at her home in Missouri, USA, at the age of 91. An internationally…

May 27 2016 / Read More » /
More attempts will follow to try and criminalize BDS actions and activists in Canada. (Photo: Via CPA Vancouver)

What’s Next for BDS Activists in Canada?

By Marion Kawas Ontario’s Bill 202, the most direct effort so far by Zionist forces in Canada to criminalize support for the global Boycott, Divestment…

May 26 2016 / Read More » /
Leanne Muhammed from Wanstead High School, London [Photo: Studiobase Photography,]

British-Palestinian Child Wins Awards for Retelling Nakba Story (VIDEO)

British-Palestinian Leanne Muhammed has won the 2015-16 Speak Out Challenge held in London following a moving speech about the Nakba and its effects on Palestinian society.…

May 26 2016 / Read More » /
Rachel parents during a protest in Palestine (Photo: ISM)

Gaza Remembers Rachel Corrie in a Football Tournament

Yousef M. Aljamal – Gaza For the ninth year in a row, Palestinians in the city of Rafah will organize a football tournament in the…

May 26 2016 / Read More » /
Dr. Abushmees lecturing about the history of Gaza. (Photo: Yousef Aljamal, The Palestine Chronicle)

People’s History of Gaza Discussed by Youths

Yousef M. Aljamal – Gaza A group of Palestinian youths gathered on Tuesday to discuss a people’s history of the Gaza Strip. The lecture, delivered…

May 25 2016 / Read More » /
A Palestinian flag is hung at a basketball match against Maccabi Tel Aviv (Photo: BDS Catalunya.)

Anti-BDS Tactics Doomed To Fail

By Iqbal Jassat Wearing a BDS T-shirt in France is a criminal offense. This latest move by French authorities to invoke legislation which bars antisemitism…

May 25 2016 / Read More » /
(Photo: File)

Time to End the ‘Hasbara': Palestinian Media and the Search for a Common Story

By Ramzy Baroud  Merely being in the company of hundreds of Palestinian journalists and other media professionals from all over the world has been an…

May 25 2016 / Read More » /
Israeli violence against Palestinians has been whitewashed. (Photo: Palestine News)

‘Subcontractors to the Occupation': B’Tselem Refuses to be Complicit in Israeli Violence

Israeli human rights organization, B’Tselem, announced on Wednesday that it will no longer continue their strategy of holding Israeli forces accountable for their crimes against…

May 25 2016 / Read More » /
Rami Hamdallah.(Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

Palestinian Authority Rebuffs Netanyahu Call for ‘Dialogue’ with Abbas

Rami Hamdallah, Prime Minister of the Palestinian Authority on Tuesday rebuffed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s latest call for direct talks, opting instead to join…

May 24 2016 / Read More » /
Gilad Erdan, Israeli Minister of Public Security, announced that Palestinian bodies of those killed by Israeli forces will not be returned. (Ma'an)

Israeli Minister Orders Bodies of Palestinians to Be Withheld

Palestinian bodies of those killed by Israeli forces will not be returned, announced Gilad Erdan, Israeli Minister of Public Security. Luba al-Samri, an Israeli police…

May 24 2016 / Read More » /
An Israeli settler puts an Israeli flag on the roof of a Palestinian house in a building in the center of the Palestinian city Hebron. (Photo: Via MEMO)

Religious Zealots Ready for Takeover of Israeli Army

By Jonathan Cook – Nazareth  In a surprise move, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu last week forced out his long-serving defence minister, Moshe Yaalon. As…

May 23 2016 / Read More » /
Soldiers tell Breaking the Silence how they fired randomly at Palestinian homes.  (Photo:, Flicker)

Israeli Organisation Exposes Indiscriminate Warfare During Gaza War

Breaking the Silence is an Israeli organization that publishes anonymous testimony from soldiers regarding the use of excessive force against Palestinian civilians in the West…

May 23 2016 / Read More » /
Cartoon depicting  Mohammed al-Qeq in his hospital bed. (Image: Mohammed Sabaaneh)

Stand up for Freedom: Message from Mohammed Al-Qeeq

Mohammed Al-Qeeq, the 33-year-old Palestinian journalist who waged a 94-day hunger strike while in Israeli custody was finally released last week. His message to his…

May 23 2016 / Read More » /
Two Palestinian children were detained for six and a half hours for allegedly throwing stones at settlers. (Photo: Via Ma'an)

Israel Interrogates 2 Palestinian Children for Alleged Stone Throwing – for 6 Hours

Two Palestinian children were detained for six and a half hours for allegedly throwing stones at settlers in the village of al-Tur in occupied East…

May 23 2016 / Read More » /
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  • May 27, 2016

    No Israeli Resistance to Bilin Protests – First Time in 11 Years

    Bilin in the West Bank stages a weekly demonstration of resistance against Israeli occupation. For the first time in the 11-year history of this popular form of opposition, Israeli forces did not use tear gas and other crowd control weapons to disperse protesters, locals said. - Witnesses said Israeli forces photographed protesters, and ambush attempts failed. Protesters raised Palestinian flags and marched in the... More →
  • May 27, 2016

    Dutch Government Affirms the Right to Endorse BDS Movement

    The Dutch government Thursday affirmed the right of individuals and groups to promote and engage with the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Movement (BDS), stating the movement falls under basic rights that are safeguarded by the Dutch constitution. - When asked about Israel’s ongoing threats to human rights advocates and the concerted attack on the BDS movement, Dutch Foreign Affairs Minister Bert Koenders... More →
  • May 27, 2016

    Israeli Minister Resigns in Protest of Lieberman's Appointment as Defense Minister

    An Israeli minister announced his resignation Friday in response to the ultra-right Yisrael Beytenu party joining the government coalition and appointment of right-wing Avigdor Lieberman as defense minister. - Calling Prime Minister Netanyahu’s decision to appoint Lieberman as defense minister while expanding his coalition to include the Yisrael Beytenu party “a step that he couldn’t live with,” Minister of... More →
  • May 27, 2016

    Marwan Barghouti Moved to Unknown Location

    Palestinian MP Marwan Barghouti was moved from Israel’s Raymond prison to an unknown location yesterday, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Affairs Committee said. - In a statement the committee said: “Barghouti was transferred to Raymond prison five days ago and the prison administration prevented him from moving between the prison sections and communicating with other detainees as part of the deliberate restriction on... More →
  • May 26, 2016

    Islamic Jihad Accuses PA of Trying to 'Rein in the Intifada'

    The Palestinian Authority has been accused of carrying out “politically-motivated” arrest campaigns against members of the Islamic Jihad, in the occupied West Bank. - Ma’an news agency was told by Islamic Jihad that “a number of our brothers have been recently arrested in the Jenin, Ramallah and Bethlehem districts” by PA security forces. - Islamic Jihad claims that these detentions and summoning of its... More →
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