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Caribbean Folk Singer Mighty Gabby Sings for Palestine (VIDEO)

Barbadian calypsonian and folk singer Anthony Feteiit, better known as “Mighty Gabby”, wrote a song for Palestine which he sang for the first time last Tuesday at the Venezuelan Cultural Institute during the Palestinian Film and Arts Festival week. The singer, regarded as the “foremost folk singer in Barbados”, said he wrote the song because […]

John Kerry: Israel Has No Interest in Peace With the Palestinians

Former US Secretary of State, John Kerry, launched another attack on Israel by claiming that the government in Tel Aviv has no interest in fostering peace with the Palestinians. The comments made by the former US presidential hopeful came to light in a recording published by Israeli Channel 10 yesterday in which Kerry praises the […]

‘Israel Shouldn’t Go to War with Lebanon, as We Will Surely Win’: Lebanese FM

Lebanon has capabilities to counter “any threat,” but only wants peace and stability in the region, Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil has told RT in an interview. He warned that any potential aggressor state would suffer consequences, which could reach as far as Europe. The Middle Eastern country has always chosen to “maintain constructive and sound […]

Israeli Official: BDS Activists Doing ‘Great Job’ But There ‘Will be a Price Tag’

A senior Israeli official has acknowledged that activists in the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign are doing a “great job”, but warned that there “will be a price tag” for such actions. Ron Brummer, executive director for operations of the Israeli Ministry for Strategic Affairs and Public Diplomacy, made the remarks at an Israeli […]

Declassified Israeli Transcripts Discuss Ethnic Cleansing

Declassified cabinet meeting minutes show that top Israeli cabinet officials contemplated an ethnic cleansing of the Gaza Strip and Galilee, rewriting history textbooks in favor of a pro-Zionist version of history, and censoring political speech in newspapers to deal with the fallout of the Six-Day War in 1967. The material posted to the Israeli archives […]

New Revelations: Israel Releases 1967 Documents

Israel has released new documents dating from the 1967 war. According to Hebrew newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth the papers date from the period during and immediately after the war and “document Israeli officials’ discussions regarding the fate of the occupied Arab territories.” In one of the documents Zerah Verheftig, a minister, suggested distinguishing between Sinai and […]

Caribbean Against Apartheid: Call for Caribbean to Support Palestine

It is the duty of the Caribbean to support the people of Palestine in their struggle to decolonize their land and to gain their independence. This is according to Dr. Daud Abdullah, a Grenadian living in the United Kingdom and Director of the Middle East Monitor (MEMO), who raised the point as he spoke to […]

‘Foreign Jews’ to Blame for Crisis: Prince Charles Under Attack for 1986 Letter

Prince Charles has come under fire after it came to light that he blamed the “influx of foreign Jews” for causing unrest in the Middle East and called on the US to “take on the Jewish lobby” in a letter penned in 1986. Writing to his friend Laurens van der Post, the Prince argued that the exodus of European Jews […]

Israel’s Netanyahu Questioned for Fifth Time on Corruption

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was questioned for the fifth time by Israeli police on suspicions of corruption, according to local media. Reuters reported that a cameraman witnessed police enter Netanyahu’s official residence. Netanyahu’s office and Israeli police declined to comment on the event. While no formal charges have been brought against Netanyahu, he is a […]

European Conference on Settlement Activity Declares Israel ‘Apartheid Regime’

Representatives from 24 European countries, including parliamentarians, legal experts, journalists, and activists, met in Brussels earlier this week in the first European conference on Israeli settlement activity, agreeing on a declaration that accuses Israel of establishing an “apartheid regime” in the West Bank. According to a press release, the agreement was named the Brussels Declaration, […]

Israeli TV: Ex-Israel PM Referred Weinstein to Ex-Mossad Agents to Quash Sexual Assault Claims

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak has admitted to recommending ex-Mossad agents to Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, who were then used to suppress news stories detailing allegations of sexual assault against dozens of women, Israel’s Channel 2 reported yesterday. Earlier this week it was revealed that Weinstein, who has been accused of harassment and rape […]

100 Year Balfour Declaration Anniversary Marked in London

A number of British and Palestinian organizations on Saturday demonstrated against the Balfour Declaration that set the stage for a Jewish state in the Middle East. Dozens of members of the Friends of Al-Aqsa (FOA), Palestinian Forum in Britain (PFB) and the Muslim Association of Britain (MAB) came out in London to protest the 100th […]

Romania to Erect Statue of Late Palestinian Poet Mahmoud Darwish

The Romanian capital of Bucharest is set to erect a statue of the late Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish, the Palestinian embassy in Romania announced on Saturday. According to official Palestinian Authority (PA)-owned Wafa news agency the Palestinian ambassador to Romania Fouad Kokaly held a meeting with Daniel Tudorache, the mayor of District One in Bucharest. […]

UK House of Lords Reconsiders Hamas ‘Terrorist Group’ Status

The UK’s House of Lords debated whether Hamas should remain a designated terrorist organization yesterday afternoon, with several prominent figures advocating for the issue to be reconsidered. A question raised by Lord Raymond Hylton, a cross bencher and peer who has met with Hamas officials in both besieged Gaza and the occupied West Bank, pointed […]

Bethlehem: Israeli Forces Suppress Protests Marking Balfour Declaration Centenary

Clashes erupted between Palestinians and Israeli forces in Bethlehem city on Wednesday following a march commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, the 1917 document which supported establishing a Jewish state on what would become British Mandate Palestine, and paved the what for the to the establishment of Israel. Palestinian protesters marched from the […]

Hamas, Islamic Jihad Vow Reprisals for Israeli Bombing

At least seven Palestinians were killed, and 12 others were wounded after Israeli forces blew up an underground tunnel between the southern Gaza Strip and Israel on Monday, according to Palestinian and Israeli sources. The Palestinian Ministry of Health officially declared the death of seven Palestinians, all fighters in the armed wings of the Hamas […]

Nick Cave Urged to Cancel Tel Aviv Shows by Roger Waters, Angela Davis, Thurston Moore

By Artists for Palestine, UK Musicians Roger Waters, Thurston Moore and Tunde Adebimpe, poet Michael Rosen, philosopher Judith Butler and political activist Angela Davis are among many high profile figures who have called on Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds to cancel their concerts in Tel Aviv on November 19 and 20 this year. An open letter also signed […]

Israel Reports Plans to Demolish 5 Buildings, 138 Apartments in Palestinian Town

Israel’s Jerusalem Municipality is reportedly planning to demolish five buildings in the Palestinian Jerusalem-area town of Kafr Aqab, according to a Saturday report from Israeli news daily Haaretz. Haaretz reported that the five buildings hold a total of 138 apartments, 20 of which are occupied, and the rest of which have been sold to Palestinian […]

Israel to Vote on ‘Greater Jerusalem Bill’, Annexing Illegal West Bank Settlements

Israeli ministers are expected vote next week on the so-called “Greater Jerusalem bill” which would annex 19 illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank to Israel’s municipal boundaries for Jerusalem, according to Israeli newspaper Haaretz. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu threw his support behind the bill earlier this month, which would reportedly allow the […]

Rights Groups Accuse Israel of Abusing Detained Palestinian Minors

A new report accuses Israel of “systematic abuse” of young Palestinians arrested after attending protests in occupied East Jerusalem. The report by Israeli rights groups B’Tselem and HaMoked, it says Israel is ignoring special laws to protect the rights of the detained minors and teenagers. The report, titled Unprotected: The detention of Palestinian Teenagers in […]

UN to Blacklist 190 Companies Doing Business in Occupied Palestine

Some of the biggest companies in the world, including Hewlett Packard, Motorola and Caterpillar are facing the prospect of being included on a UN blacklist of companies that violate international law for doing business in occupied Palestinian territories. Up to 190 companies (130 Israeli and 60 international) could find themselves on the UN blacklist after […]

Jeremy Corbyn Snubs Balfour Celebration

Palestinians in the UK have welcomed Jeremy Corbyn’s decision not to attend events organized by a pro-Israel group celebrating the Balfour Declaration centenary. A long-term critic of Israel’s occupation of Palestinian land, the leader of the opposition Labor Party has not yet explained his reasons for not attending “About Balfour 100” – a series of […]

Who Wrote the Balfour Declaration and Why: The World War I Connection

By Alison Weir Most analysts consider WWI a pointless conflict that resulted from diplomatic entanglements rather than some travesty of justice or aggression. Yet, it was catastrophic to a generation of Europeans, killing 14 million people. The United States joined this unnecessary war a few years into the hostilities, costing many American lives, even though […]

Palestinian Engineers Create Phone App Detecting Breast Cancer

Palestinian doctors and engineers claim to have developed an app that would allow women to detect early signs of breast cancer by simply snapping a picture on their phones. Al-Quds University released a statement saying that Dr. Zaidoun Salah and engineer Yazid Al Badarin invented the app, which is still in its developmental phases. The […]

VIDEO: ‘Time to Reclaim Our Historical Narrative’ – Ramzy Baroud

‘Time to reclaim our historical narrative.’ THE LAST EARTH: A PALESTINIAN STORY Noam Chomsky: ‘In the finest tradition of people’s history, these sensitive, painful and evocative pieces provide a human face to the painful saga of Palestinian torment and the remarkable courage and resilience of the victims.’ Pre-Order the book: Amazon: https://buff.ly/2h8kING Amazon UK: https://buff.ly/2yMSaAG […]

Iran Sentences ‘Mossad Spy’ to Death over Assassinations of Nuclear Scientists

An accused spy for Israel’s Mossad intelligence service has been sentenced to death in Iran after he was found guilty of being involved in a string of assassinations of Iran’s nuclear scientists, according to prosecutors in Tehran. “One of the crimes of the convict has been disclosing the address and some details of 30 important […]

Ex-Saudi Minster Defends Meeting with Israel Officials

Prince Turki Al-Faisal, a former Saudi intelligence chief, has defended his frequent and public meetings with senior Israeli officials at an event in a New York synagogue yesterday, according to Al Jazeera. Speaking alongside a former director of Mossad, Efraim Halevy, Al-Faisal thanked the Israel Policy Forum for hosting him and expressed hope that it […]

Grants to Israeli Settlements Could Breach UK Law, Charity Commission Warns

The Charity Commission has warned that making grants to Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) could potentially constitute a breach of the Geneva Conventions Act of 1957, in a significant hardening of the Commission’s approach to the issue. It is understood to be the first time that the Charity Commission has specifically cited […]

Hurricane Harvey Victims Told: Boycott Israel and You Won’t Get Aid Donations

Residents in a Houston suburb will not receive funds donated for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts if they support boycotting Israel, according to a funding application form issued in the wake of the devastating storm. The city of Dickinson, Texas, told individuals and businesses on Monday that they are now accepting applications for “grants from the […]

Justice Minister Shaked Changing Israel Court’s Ruling on Settlements

Minister of Justice, Ayelet Shaked, appointed an external adviser for settlement cases presented to the Supreme Court in order to dictate the state attorney’s positions and what it should say in court, making the court’s positions on settlements “different to what they had been in the past”. According to an article published this morning by […]

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