Netanyahu Exploits Manchester Bombing (VIDEO)

As the world pays tribute to those killed in the horrific attack in Manchester, UK, Israel has been quick to exploit the terrorist attack and use it to advance its narrative. Speaking ahead of visiting US President Donald Trump’s address at the Israel Museum, Netanyahu said: “Standing next to you, President Abbas condemned the horrific […]

Fear as an Obstacle to Peace: Why Are Israelis Afraid?

By Ramzy Baroud Bat-Hen Epstein Elias’s long article on Iranian Jews is interesting. Parts of it, in fact, are heartwarming. Yet, despite the lack of any serious evidence, the story is entirely framed in the language of fear. Entitled, “All the Jews there live in fear that their telephones are tapped,” the story in ‘Israel […]

Making Israel Greater Again: Justice for Palestinians in the Age of Trump

By Yoav Litvin “You know I’m automatically attracted to beautiful women. I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star they let you do it. You can do anything. Grab them by the pussy. You can do anything.” — Donald Trump Donald Trump is […]

On Gaza and the Siege: Why Is This Allowed to Happen?

By Haidar Eid – Gaza “We were just obeying orders!” “There is no defence in obeying illegal orders. Remember Nuremberg?!” — Fictional dialogue with an Israeli officer In mid-May, The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) warned of the imminent collapse of the Gaza Strip saying, in a grim statement, that: “The scarcity of […]

A Song about the Siege of Gaza (VIDEO)

Heeding Samuel Becket’s advice that “when you’re in the shit up to your neck, there’s nothing left to do but sing,” a group of Gaza-based human rights and BDS activists compiled the following, amateur video-clip titled: Gaza: The Horror! The Horror! It includes some of the most shocking facts and footage about the deadly, medieval […]

Impressions of Palestinian Memory in Watercolor (ART)

By Ramona Wadi The initial idea for a series of paintings related to Palestine occurred after finishing “The narration of burnt olive trees”, which is the first in the series themed “Impressions of Palestinian memory in watercolor.” However, it is the last painting which I believe defines this collection, or contribution, as a writer and […]

Palestinians Call for ‘Day of Rage’ to Protest Trump’s Visit to the Occupied Territory

Palestinian factions in the central occupied West Bank city of Ramallah have called upon the Palestinian people to partake in a “Day of Rage” on Tuesday, during the planned visit by US President Donald Trump to the occupied Palestinian territory. Trump left the US for his first trip abroad as commander-in-chief on May 19, arriving […]

A Palestinian Woman in Exile

By Tsneem Mohammad Like a sad symphony, being in exile composes a heart-wrenching note. Foreigners may choose to return to their countries whenever they wish to, but a person living in exile lacks this choice. The exiled is a label given to the Palestinian refugees who were forced out of their homeland into the Diaspora in […]

POWS from Palestine – A Poem

By Pande Manoylov Water and salt, water and salt every day… And for a moment you felt like a man in the Israel jail, far underground they only give you water and salt they tell you: You are Palestinian, you are in Israeli jail, you raised the voice – FREEDOM! Because when they come to […]

On Israel: Is Trudeau Moving to the Far Right?

By Jim Miles “Today, while we celebrate Israel’s independence, we also reaffirm our commitment to fight anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism,” Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on May 2. Really? First of all, the Jewish people are not the only Semites living in the region, especially as Palestinians are Semites as well. Even David Ben-Gurion, the […]

Gisha: Travel Permits Granted to Gazans by Israel Declined Sharply

By Palestine Chronicle Staff Gisha, Legal Center For Freedom of Movement, an Israeli organisation that advocates for the freedom of movement of Palestinians in the Palestinian Territories, said the number of permits granted to Palestinians by Israel have declined at the same level as before the Israeli offensive launched on Gaza in 2014. “The number […]

16 year-old Fatima Hjeiji Laid to Rest

Hundreds of Palestinians marched in the funeral procession for 16-year-old Fatima Hjeiji, who was shot and killed by Israeli forces earlier in the month under disputed circumstances. Hjeiji’s body was transferred from Israeli authorities on Tuesday evening to the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences in Jerusalem’s Abu Dis University, where the body was autopsied. […]

Collective Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder – Jews, Apartheid and Oppression

By Yoav Litvin Fear and anxiety are emotions that have evolved to ensure the survival and procreation of many species of animals. Humans have been able to manipulate fears and anxieties as weapons of population control that involve and promote violence and apartheid. These societal conditions are familiar to many historically and presently oppressed groups, […]

Jewish Nation-State Bill: Israel’s Precarious Identity is Palestine’s Nightmare

By Ramzy Baroud The Israeli Knesset (parliament) has hurriedly passed a new bill that defines Israel as the “national home of the Jewish people.” Although the association between Jewishness and Israel goes back to the foundation of the state, the new law also carries clear discriminatory elements that target the country’s Arab communities, numbering nearly […]

Israel Tutors Its Children in Fear and Loathing

By Jonathan Cook – Nazareth A display of Israeli-style community policing before an audience of hundreds of young schoolchildren was captured on video last week. Were the 10-year-olds offered road safety tips, advice on what to do if they got lost, or how to report someone suspicion hanging around the school? No. In Israel, they […]

Recasting the Nakba: Palestinian Struggle between Victimhood and Resistance

By Ramzy Baroud In mainstream Israeli politics, history books, literature and collective imagination, the Palestinian Nakba never happened. If the pain and suffering of a nation is acknowledged, then the people themselves would, naturally, have to be acknowledged as well. This, Israel could not do. In fact, the infamous declaration made by former Israeli Prime […]

Lawyer Visits Barghouthi for First Time since Beginning of Hunger Strike

Imprisoned senior Fatah official Marwan Barghouthi was visited by his lawyer on Sunday for the first time since a mass prisoner hunger strike, led by Barghouthi, began 28 days ago. Lawyer Khader Shqeirat reported that Barghouthi had lost 12 kilograms since the beginning of the strike, and now weighed only 53 kilograms, according to the […]

‘Imagine’ – A Poem

By Stephen Brackens Brinkley Imagine a world where anyone can do anything to anyone else without fear of being punished. Imagine a world where someone is being attacked and there are crowds of people witnessing the event and no one ever intervenes in any way. Imagine a world where human rights are not afforded and […]

Freedom and Dignity – A Poem Honoring Palestine’s Hunger Strikers

By Aida Qasim Salt of the earth Lead me to the water   Noble sons and daughters Of  this Free earth That spreads through Your mother’s land All the birds And olive trees Prostrate At your feet At the hills Of resistance   Salt of the earth Lead me to the water   Heroic fathers […]

FIFA Delays Decision to Prohibit ‘Sponsoring Games on Stolen (Palestinian) Land’

Human Rights Watch (HRW) condemned the cancellation of a vote at FIFA’s conference in the Bahraini capital of Manama on Thursday, which was expected to decide on whether the participation of six Israeli football teams located on illegal Israeli settlements in the West Bank would be permitted to hold games on Palestinian territory, saying that […]

Ireland Capital Votes to Fly Palestinian Flag above City Hall for Nakba Day

The Dublin and Sligo city councils voted to fly the Palestinian flag above their respective city halls, Irish media reported on Tuesday, in a show of solidarity to mark the 69th anniversary of the Nakba – the mass expulsion of Palestinians from their homes and villages during the 1948 Arab-Israeli war that established the state […]

Should Hamas Rewrite the Past?

By Ramzy Baroud Now that the Palestinian Islamic Movement, Hamas, has officially changed its Charter, one should not immediately assume that the decision is, in itself, an act of political maturity. Undoubtedly, Hamas’ first Charter, which was released to the public in August 1988, reflected a degree of great intellectual dearth and political naïveté. “Allah […]

Witnesses: Teenage Palestinian Girl ‘Executed in Cold Blood.’

Palestinians who witnessed Israeli border police shooting and killing 16-year-old Fatima Afif Abd al-Rahman Hjeiji in occupied East Jerusalem on Sunday evening said the girl was “executed in cold blood” and did not pose a lethal threat when she was hit with some 20 bullets outside of the Old City. Israeli police claimed Hjeiji “approached […]

Israeli Government Debates Evicting UN from Jerusalem in Wake of Scathing UNESCO Resolution

The Israeli government held a debate on Sunday, vowing to kick out UN and affiliated agencies from its longstanding offices in East Jerusalem, as proposed by a minister of culture, after UNESCO passed a strongly-worded resolution, labeling Israel “the occupying power.” “The professional opinion that will be presented is that Israel is signatory to an […]

UNSC Imbalance Impedes Justice

By Iqbal Jassat Having read Angela Mudukuti’s insightful reflection on the International Criminal Court, “ICC hunting for Gaddafi aide“, I cannot but link it to the recent experience of a highly respected International jurist Richard Falk. Along with professor Virginia Tilley, Falk was assigned by the UN’s Social and Economic Commission of West Asia to investigate […]

Israel’s New Cultural War of Aggression

By Richard Falk A few weeks ago my book Palestine’s Horizon: Toward a Just Peace was published by Pluto in Britain. I was in London and Scotland at the time to do a series of university talks to help launch the book. Its appearance happened to coincide with the release of a jointly authored report […]

The New York Times’ Prejudice against Imprisoned Palestinian Leader Marwan Barghouti

By Jeremy R. Hammond Last month, imprisoned Palestinian parliamentarian Marwan Barghouti was provided op-ed space by the New York Times to explain why he and his fellow inmates were going on a hunger strike. Instructively, the article caused an uproar not because of Israel’s violations of their rights, but because Mr. Barghouti’s bio stated simply […]

Israel Retaliates after UNESCO Refers to the Jewish State as ‘Occupier’

Israeli officials continued on Thursday to express their disapproval of the passage of a UNESCO resolution critical of Israeli policies in occupied East Jerusalem, calling Israel to account for Israel’s refusal to cease “persistent excavations, tunneling, works, and projects in East Jerusalem,” and stressed that these procedures were illegal under international law. “All legislative and […]

Trump Deletes Arafat From Accord Signing

By James M. Wall It is a well-known fact of history that to the victor belongs the spoils. And one of those spoils is the ability to reshape history. Donald Trump has won the presidency. He is now busy reshaping history. On Wednesday, President Trump met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at the White House.  The usual “we want […]

Greater Israel and the Prospects for Peace in the Middle East

By Chas W. Freeman, Jr. We are here to discuss the prospects for peace between Israel and the Palestinians.  Israel has long sought to normalize its relations with Arab states without having to address the status of its captive Arab populations in the West Bank and Gaza. Do the changing geopolitics of the region at […]

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