Articles Stein is the only candidate with the courage to tell Israeli leaders that US taxpayers’ money will be contingent on peace talk.  (Photo: via Social Media)

Why I’ll Vote for the Jewish Candidate in US Presidential Election

By Jamal Kanj Let me start off with a confession: I didn’t get it right when I speculated the Republican Party would not nominate Donald…

Sep 27 2016 / Read More » /
Cigdem Topcuoglu, a survivor of the attack on the Mavi Marmara flotilla in May 2010. (Photo: via Social Media)

Mavi Marmara Survivor to Join Women’s Boat to Gaza

Cigdem Topcuoglu, a survivor of the attack on the Mavi Marmara flotilla in May 2010, during which her husband was shot in the head and…

Sep 27 2016 / Read More » /
Sergey Lavrov (L), Russian Minister for Foreign Affairs and John Kerry, US Secretary of State. (Photo: UN, file)

The ‘Devil’s Decade’ – US Heats up Confrontation with Russia

By Jeremy Salt The massacre of 106 Syrian soldiers in a US-led air attack brings the Middle East and the world closer to the edge…

Sep 26 2016 / Read More » /
Israeli troops detain a Palestinian journalist at a protest against the illegal settlement outpost of Adei Ad in the West Bank. (Photo: Oren Ziv,

Calls for International Support and Protection of Palestinian Journalists

The Committee to Support Palestinian Journalists has called for international support to Palestinian journalists against Israeli violations in order to allow them to fulfill their missions.…

Sep 26 2016 / Read More » /
US presidential candidate, Donald trump, met with Benjamin Netanyahu. (Photo: via Twitter)

Trump Will ‘Recognize Jerusalem as the Undivided Capital of the State of Israel’

US Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump, on Sunday told Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, that if elected, the United States would recognize Jerusalem as the…

Sep 26 2016 / Read More » /
Hartcher: 'Israeli secret service calculated even if it were caught using forged Australian passports, Canberra would not retaliate..'

White Australia’s Foreign Affairs Policy – Why Israel is Not China

By Ali Kazak The recent debate and resignation of Australian federal Senator, Sam Dastyari, from the opposition front bench for accepting $1670 donation from “a…

Sep 25 2016 / Read More » /
Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri. (Photo: via Muslim Mirror)

Hamas Hails EU Advice That It Be Removed from Blacklist

Hamas, the ruling political party of the Gaza Strip, hailed the advice of the advocate-general at the European Court of Justice, Eleanor Sharpston, which stated…

Sep 25 2016 / Read More » /

Dreaming of Freedom: Palestine Child Prisoners Speak

By Noor Abuisha  “A detention room, a big stick, the beating and the kicking” The violence that Ahmed Khalaf, (13 years), used to avoid seeing…

Sep 24 2016 / Read More » /
The Erez Crossing  used to allow passengers in and out of Gaza via Israel (Photo: via Amnesty)

Gisha: Israel Imposes More Restrictions on Palestinians Traveling from Gaza

By Palestine Chronicle Staff Gisha, the Israeli Legal Center for Freedom of Movement, has published a new factsheet detailing Israel’s restrictions imposed on Palestinians from…

Sep 24 2016 / Read More » /
Pro justice Canadian activists protest Israeli occupation of Palestine. (Photo: via CPA Vancouver)

Fearing the ‘Anti-Semitic’ Label: Canada’s Systemic Anti-Palestinian Media Bias

By Yves Engler Media coverage of world affairs mostly focuses on Ottawa/Washington’s perspective. While the dominant media is blatant in its subservience to Canadian/Western power,…

Sep 23 2016 / Read More » /
The International Day of Peace was first declared by the UN in 1981, and has been observed every year on Sept. 21. (Photo: via Ma'an)

Palestinian Children Commemorate International Day of Peace

A thousand Palestinian children directed a message of peace to the world on Wednesday as they convened in Ramallah to observe the International Day of…

Sep 22 2016 / Read More » /
Israel tried to redefine the terms of its military occupation of Palestine. (Photo:

Secret Israeli Documents Reveal Violation of the Geneva Convention

Israeli officials have acknowledged systematic violations of the Geneva Conventions in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, secret documents disclosed by Israeli newspaper Haaretz have revealed. The…

Sep 22 2016 / Read More » /
Activist aboard a Woman's Boat for Gaza, aimed at breaking the siege on the enclave.  (Photo:

Gaza Between the World Bank and Women’s Boats for Gaza

By Muhsin Abu Ramadan The latest report of the World Bank shed light on the economic crisis in Palestine, resulting from the ongoing occupation, settlements,…

Sep 21 2016 / Read More » /
A Palestinian artist makes a sand sculpture of Aylan Kurdi in Gaza. (Photo: MEMO)

Honoring Aylan Kurdi by Ending the War in Syria

By Ramzy Baroud  “A photograph, no matter how emotionally wrenching, can only do so much,” wrote Paul Slovic and Nicole Smith Dahmen in The photograph referenced in…

Sep 21 2016 / Read More » /
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  • September 27, 2016

    Leaked Recording Reveals Egypt Berating Abbas

    Mekameleen TV has aired a leaked recording of a telephone conversation between former Fatah leader, Mohammed Dahlan, and the head of the Palestinian Profilein Egypt’s intelligence services in which the latter can be heard criticizing and berating Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas and the Fatah movement. - Major General Wael Al-Safti can be heard saying of Abbas: “He has nothing to offer, nothing at all… He is... More →
  • September 27, 2016

    Kuwaiti Foreign Minister: We Will Be the Last Country to Recognize Israel

    Sheikh Sabah Ahmed Alsabah, the first deputy of the Kuwaiti Council of Ministers and the Minister of Foreign Affairs said in a statement, “Kuwait would be the last country to normalize relations with Israel.” - Alsabah said there is no cooperation between his country and Israel, as reported by some media outlets. - He added in response to a question by a Kuwaiti MP, “The reports published by an Israeli newspaper... More →
  • September 27, 2016

    Palestinian Who Died in Israeli Jail to Be Buried Today

    The body of Palestinian prisoner Yasser Hamdouni, 40, from the town of Yabad in Jenin will be buried today after his body was handed over to his family via Aljalamieh checkpoint near Jenin yesterday. - Hamdouni died of a stroke two days ago while in Israeli custody. The autopsy conducted at Abukbeer Autopsy Center in Jerusalem was requested by an Israeli court and showed that Hamdouni died after swelling occurred on... More →
  • September 26, 2016

    Al-Khoudary: Water Passage Is One Way To End Gaza's Siege

    Palestinian MP Jamal Al-Khoudary, Head of the Popular Committee to End Gaza’s Siege, said in a press statement that building a passage through the sea is one way to end Gaza’s siege. In addition,he called for opening all crossings in Gaza and connecting Gaza with the West Bank. - Al-Khoudary noted that building a passage through the sea for Gaza is not an alternative to the existing crossings, but helps break the... More →
  • September 26, 2016

    Gaza: 12 Monkeys and 2 Turtels to Be Transfered to West Bank Zoo

    Israeli media sources said Israeli authorities have allowed the transfer of 12 monkeys and two turtles to a zoo in the West Bank city of Tulkarim today, through the Erez Crossing. - The animals were transferred to the West Bank after the Gaza zoo suffered from an Israeli attack during the 2014 offensive and due to the lack of adequate food provided to the animals due to the Israeli siege imposed on Gaza. - The... More →
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