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#ResistAIPAC: Protesters Took to Twitter, Streets to Condemn AIPAC Conference

By Diana Alghoul Thousands of Jews and many others took to the streets to protest outside this year’s AIPAC conference in condemnation of Israel’s increasingly hostile policies towards Palestinians, in the world’s largest Jewish-led anti-settlement protest. This is what 1000 Jews marching on @AIPAC looks like. #JewishResistance #ResistAIPAC @IfNotNowOrg pic.twitter.com/u9ULFc9nM4 — (((YonahLieberman))) (@YonahLieberman) March 26, […]

Report: Israel’s Mossad May Have Turned French Spies into Double Agents during Joint Op in Syria

Israeli intelligence agency Mossad attempted to turn French spies into double agents during a joint operation in Syria, Le Monde newspaper reported, citing a French intelligence report. The report, part-published by the French daily, reveals Mossad’s efforts to develop relationships with French spies between 2010 and 2011, in an effort to achieve its goal of […]

Archbishop of Canterbury to See First-hand Israel’s Persecution of Christians

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, will make his first official visit to Israel and Palestine this May. The 12 day tour will see the Archbishop meeting with political and religious leaders while focusing on religious freedoms and challenges facing Christians in the Middle East. The tour will be Welby’s first official visit to the […]

Gaza Authorities Close Border Crossing with Israel Following Murder of Hamas Leader

Palestinian security forces in the Gaza Strip has issued a decision to shut down the Eretz Crossing connecting the costal enclave with Israel and the West Bank, a day after a Hamas freed prisoner was gunned down in Gaza city. Hamas has accused Israel to standing behind the assassination and vowed revenge. Speaking with PIC, […]

UN Approves Draft Resolution on Palestinian Women

The United Nations Commission on the Status of Women approved a draft resolution on Saturday regarding the status of Palestinian women, including strengthening economic and social policies to enhance the situation of women in the occupied territory, while strongly condemning Israel’s human rights violations in the Palestinian territory, Maan News Agency reported. The draft resolution, […]

Israel Faces Inevitable Collapse

By Iqbal Jassat Is turning the heat on Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) activists as Israel’s racist right wing regime is doing, any different to the “total onslaught” against freedom struggle activists by former apartheid chiefs in South Africa? It certainly is and much worse. Daily accounts of severe repression whereby Palestinian men, women and children […]

Rima Khalaf’s Resignation Letter to UN Secretary General

(Rima Khalaf resigned as executive secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia – ESCWA – after the agency was forced to retract a report stating that Israel is an “apartheid regime.” Khalaf’s letter of resignation to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was translated and posted by poet Lena Khalaf Tuffaha on her […]

Report Describes Jewish Settlers’ Attacks on Palestinians in Jerusalem

By Palestine Chronicle Staff The Jerusalem-based Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan published the testimonies of Palestinians from Jerusalem who were recently assaulted by Israeli forces, citing an increase in the number of violent assaults against Palestinians there. The testimonies belong to three Jerusalemites: Mousa Khaled Aweiwi, Fadi A’bed and child Malek Siam. The Center […]

Mansour Slams Pro-Israel ‘Bullying’ at the United Nations

Riyad Mansour, Palestinian Authority Ambassador to the United Nations, slammed on Wednesday the “bullying tactics and intimidation” that led to UN withdrawal of a report accusing Israel of establishing an “apartheid regime” against the Palestinians. Mansour’s comments were released as an Arab delegation met with the UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres over the findings and repercussions […]

Hamas Military Commander Assassinated in Gaza, Movement Accuses Israel, Vows Revenge (AUDIO)

Thousands of Palestinians attended on Saturday afternoon the funeral ceremony of the al-Qassam commander Mazen Fuqaha who was assassinated Friday evening. Scores of al-Qassam’s fighters also attended the funeral, which started from Shifa Medical Complex in Gaza City and headed to al-Umari Grand Mosque before ending at Sheikh Radwan cemetery. During the funeral ceremony, member […]

US-Israel Talks End without Reaching Agreement on Illegal Settlements

A round of talks between the Trump administration and Israel ended without agreement over limiting Israeli settlement construction on Palestinian land, the White House said Thursday. Trump’s Middle East envoy, Jason Greenblatt, who recently returned from a visit to the region, led the US delegation in what were described as “intensive discussions” with Israeli Prime […]

Israel Denies Palestinian Education Minister Access to Gaza

Israel denied Palestinian Education Minister Sabri Saidam entry into the besieged Gaza Strip yesterday through the Beit Hanoun crossing, known as Erez in Israel, in northern Gaza, MEMO reported. “Israel has refused to grant Minister Saidam and his delegation permission to enter the Gaza Strip,” Kamal Al-Sharafi, chairman of the board of trustees of Al-Aqsa […]

Under Pressure UK Universities Cancel Richard Falk Event

Two British universities have cancelled events planned for the launch of former UN Special Rapporteur for Palestine Richard Falk’s new book. The professor of international law was scheduled to speak today about his new book, “Palestine’s Horizon”, in Middlesex University. But the London based university followed a decision by the University of East London yesterday […]

Australia Blows Israel’s Credibility on Its World Vision Sham Sky High

By Vacy Vlazna “The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) says an internal review into World Vision funding in Gaza has uncovered nothing to suggest any diversion of government aid funding to Hamas.” — ABC The blow to Israel’s credibility is colossal because, the investigation had teeth, fangs in this case, as “DFAT […]

Israel’s Apartheid Elephant is Still in the Room

By James M. Wall In a 1935 stage production of Billy Rose’s Jumbo, Jimmy Durante is leading an elephant down the street. A policeman stops him and asks, “What are you doing with that elephant?” Durante responds, “What elephant”? That line became a 1935 nightly show-stopper. Durante repeated the same question in the 1962 film […]

Israeli Policeman Savagely Attack Palestinian As He Tries to Speak To Him (VIDEO)

By Palestine Chronicle Staff A video published today on social media websites showed an Israeli policeman savagely attacking a Palestinian man in Jerusalem as the later tried to speak to him. The policeman repeatedly attacked the man as well as other people who attempted to stop him. Israeli violations against Palestinians in Jerusalem in particular […]

Junot Díaz Tears Down the Wall

By Hatim Kanaaneh The first night I went to hear Junot Díaz at the University of Hawaii He spoke at the Art Auditorium. I was struck by his intellect and sharp wit.  Of course, he doesn’t need me to attest to his exceptional intelligence and creativity; you don’t get to where he has with average scores […]

Report: 500 Palestinians Sentenced to Life in Israeli Jails

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Center for Studies (PPCS) said on Monday that a Palestinian was sentenced to life in Israeli prison on Sunday, making him the 500th Palestinian to be serving a life sentence in Israeli custody currently. PPCS spokesman Riyad al-Ashqar said “the Israeli military Ofer court had sentenced Muhammad Abd al-Basit Hroub, a 23-year-old […]

Palestinian BNC’s Statement on Omar Barghouti’s Ongoing Interrogation and Israel’s Campaign to Repress BDS

On the morning of Sunday, March 19, Israeli tax authorities barged into the home of Omar Barghouti, the prominent Palestinian human rights defender and co-founder of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement for the freedom, justice and equality of the Palestinian people. They detained and interrogated Omar and his wife Safa for 16 hours […]

To Syrian Children – A Poem

By Sonnet Mondal You all are culpable— for wending your way to schools for going to hospitals, for playing in open spaces and for keeping at your dreams within a country in rags. Yes, you never knew that you would be going down with a fever that would burn your fleshes into a universal white […]

RT: CrossTalking with Ramzy Baroud, Dan Arbell, and Martin Jay (VIDEO)

CrossTalk: Just when there was hope the Syrian international proxy war could be coming to an end, Israel inserted itself into the conflict in a big way. Airstrikes against Syrian targets have not only witnessed Damascus forcefully react, but also has Moscow demanding explanations. CrossTalking with Ramzy Baroud, Dan Arbell, and Martin Jay. (RT, Youtube)

VIDEO: Richard Falk Says Israel’s Control of Palestinians is ‘Apartheid’ Not Just ‘Occupation’

Former UN Special Rapporteur for Palestine, Professor Richard Falk launches his new book “Palestine’s Horizon Toward a Just Peace”.

PCHR: In ‘Excessive Use of Lethal Force’, Israeli Forces Kill Gaza Teen

By Palestine Chronicle Staff The Palestinian Center for Human Rights condemned in a statement Israel’s killing of a Palestinian teen and wounding another child to the south of the Gaza Strip today. The killing to place near the border fence with Israel in al-Shokah village, east of Rafah City. PCHR noted that its investigations emphasized […]

To Honor Intellectual Heroes: Students Organize Reading Chain at Gaza’s Seaport

A group of youths organized a reading chain in the Gaza Seaport on Monday, “honoring intellectual martyrs who have been killed by the Israeli occupation authorities.” Palestinian martyr Bahaa Eliyan from Jerusalem initiated the idea of a reading chain in occupied Jerusalem three years ago. Last year, the Israelis killed Eliyan. “Honoring him alongside with […]

‘Decolonizing the Mind’: Using Hollywood Celebrities to Validate Islam

By Ramzy Baroud When Terry Holdbrooks Jr., converted to Islam in 2003, he was inundated with death threats and labeled a ‘race traitor.’ If a religious conversion ever deserves to be admired, Holdbrooks’ conversion does, and not because Islam has ‘won’ yet another convert, but because the new convert was assigned the very rule of […]

Palestine’s Highest Medal of Honor for Rima Khalaf

The Palestinian Presidential adviser for Foreign Affairs and International Relations, Nabil Shaath, has awarded Palestine’s Highest Medal of Honor to Rima Khalaf, the President of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) and has praised her courage in standing up against those who pressured her to withdraw the committee’s report which […]

‘More Royal than the King’: An Encounter with French Zionism

By Dr. Samah Jabr From those who are willing to legitimize killing and torture in support of the Israeli occupation of Palestine, the fabrication of lies and false accusations to intimidate their opponents is only to be expected. My latest encounter with international Zionism was in Paris on 10 March, following the screening of the […]

Palestinian NGOs Denounce UN Chief for Removing Report on Israeli Apartheid

Palestinians demonstrated outside the United Nations Special Coordinator Office (UNSCO) in Gaza City on Tuesday, in protest of the UN’s decision to withdraw a report prepared by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), which accused Israel of apartheid policies. Protesters expressed support for ESCWA chief Rima Khalaf, who resigned from her […]

Israel Confirms Downing of Its Military Drone in Syria

Israel has confirmed that one of its drones “fell” in Syrian territory yesterday and “the circumstances are being examined,” a statement by the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) said. The announcement was made after media outlets reported downing a drone in the area of Quneitra in the Syrian Golan Heights. Images of the damaged drone were […]

Reality and the US-Made Famine in Yemen

By Kathy Kelly This week at the Voices for Creative Nonviolence office in Chicago, my colleague Sabia Rigby prepared a presentation for a local high school. She’ll team up with a young friend of ours, himself a refugee from Iraq, to talk about refugee crises driven by war. Sabia recently returned from Kabul where she helped […]

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