Ex-Netanyahu Aide and Top Officers Arrested in Submarine Probe

Police made a fresh round of arrests early Sunday, detaining a former official from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office and several military officers in connection to the ongoing corruption investigation into a multi-million dollar purchase of naval vessels from Germany. The arrest of the six comes following the police testimony of Miki Ganor, the Israeli […]

Ghassan Kanafani: Voice of Palestine (1936-1972)

By Louis Brehony 2017 marks 45 years since the murder of Palestinian writer, activist and political leader Ghassan Kanafani by the Israeli Mossad agency. On July 8, 1972, while living in Beirut, a car bomb explosion killed him along with his 17-year-old niece Lamees. Kanafani was one of the most important figures in 20th century […]

Amnesty: PA Arrests Human Rights Activist over Facebook Post

The arrest of a Palestinian human rights defender today who criticized the Palestinian Authorities on Facebook is a shameless attack on freedom of expression, said Amnesty International. Issa Amro, a Hebron-based coordinator for Youth Against Settlements and a former field researcher for the Israeli NGO B’Tselem, was detained at around midday local time today by […]

Jewish Voice for Peace Calls for Boycott of ‘Birthright’ Trips to Israel

US-based organization Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) has launched a campaign targeting Birthright Israel, a non-profit organization that sponsors and sends Jewish young adults on a free ten-day trip to Israel that “aims to strengthen Jewish identity, Jewish communities, and connection with Israel and its people,” according to the Birthright website. JVP, which openly supports […]

Israeli Mayor, Police Assault Palestinian Worshipers in Attempt to Stop Eid Prayers (VIDEO)

Israeli police forces on Friday raided a mosque in the central Israeli city of Lod, or Lydda, and attempted to stop the Eid al-Adha prayers and the call to prayer – also known as the adhan – that were being transmitted through the mosque’s speakers, citing noise violations. Yaffa 48 news website reported that Israeli […]

Israel Seeks ‘Jewish’ Non-Jews in Numbers Battle with Palestinians

By Jonathan Cook – Nazareth Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu offered a crushing rebuke to the perennial optimists roused to hopes of imminent peace by the visit to the Middle East last week of Donald Trump’s adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner. At an event on Monday in the West Bank celebrating the half-centenary of Israeli […]

‘Our School is Destroyed’: Israel Razes EU-Funded Schools for Palestinian Children (VIDEO)

Israeli authorities have bulldozed several EU-funded structures in the West Bank, set up to provide local Palestinian children with an opportunity to get an education near home. While Israel claims the buildings were illegal, Belgium slammed Israel’s actions as “unacceptable.” The makeshift school in the village of Jubbet Ad-Dib, as well as all the necessary […]

‘Every Day is a Bad Day at Qalandiya Checkpoint’: Special Report

By Viktor Bournonville Like all of us, Palestinians need to earn a living. For many of them it involves going through sets of turnstiles, a metal detector and X-ray scanning of their carry-ons on the daily way to their jobs. “They don’t treat us like humans, but like animals. I feel like we are sheep,” […]

Iran Restores Relationship with Hamas, Resume Support of Military Wing

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said in a statement that he was “ready to put aside all disagreements (with Hamas) for the sake of supporting Palestine and the Palestinian people as well as the unity of the Muslim world.” Gazan Prime Minister, Yahya Sinwar, confirmed that Iran is, once again, supporting Hamas’ military wing. […]

Rohingya: Horrors Multiply as Tragedy Worsens

By Iqbal Jassat Arson, killings and rape have become operative challenges for Myanmar’s Muslim Rohingya population as they face wave after wave of an orchestrated campaign of ethnic cleansing. Reviled as illegal migrants and rendered stateless by the Buddhist majority government, Myanmar’s 1.1 million Rohingya feel utterly powerless and abandoned by the world. Current images of […]

UN Chief Guterres Advocates End to Israeli Blockade on Gaza

In a visit to the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres called for Palestinian national reconciliation and demanded that Israel’s decade-long blockade on the territory be lifted, describing life in the besieged coastal enclave as “one of the most dramatic humanitarian crises” he had seen. The UN chief, who held […]

The Terror Next Time: The Daesh Story Is Not Ending

By Ramzy Baroud Iraq’s second largest city, Mosul, has been reduced to rubble. It has been finally conquered, snatched back from the notorious group, Daesh, after months of merciless bombardment by the US-led war coalition, and a massive ground war. But ‘victory’ can hardly be the term assigned to this moment.  Mosul, once Iraq’s cultural […]

‘American and Democratic’ is Possible, but ‘Jewish and Democratic’ is Not

By Rima Najjar As Richard Falk points out, “anti-Semitism, and its links to Nazism and Fascism, and now to Trumpism, are genuinely menacing”, but Jews who call Trump himself an anti-Semite (in the sense of having an animus against Jews) are being false and so are those who perceive that the Labor Party in the U.K. […]

Israel Extends Detention of Palestinian NGO Worker

Israeli authorities have extended the remand of Salah Hamouri, a human rights defender and field researcher for Palestinian prisoners’ rights group Addameer. The NGO said in a statement on Sunday that a judge at the Israeli magistrate’s court in Jerusalem extended Hamouri’s detention for an additional three days for further interrogation. Addameer said that one […]

US Bright Star War Games Revival in Egypt Not A Bright Idea

By Iqbal Jassat Egypt under the military dictatorship of Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, has been rewarded yet again by the United States for being a faithful ally in America’s quest for dominance in the North African region straddling the Mediterranean. Dominance of the type which allows Israel to dictate conditions favorable to its political-military hegemony as is […]

The Antisemitism Fallacy; Let’s Focus on Palestinians

By Blake Alcott Speaking to Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu on July 16, 2017, French President Emmanuel Macron repeated the popular formula that anti-Zionism is anti-Semitic. According to Macron, anti-Zionist and anti-Israel expressions are “a new type of anti- Semitism.” We hear this almost daily, and pretty soon one of us anti-Zionists will land in jail […]

In 10 years, Up to 500 Jewish Families Will Reside in Sheikh Jarrah: Israeli Settler Leader

Arieh King, director of a right-wing settler organization which targets the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of occupied East Jerusalem, told an Israeli newspaper on Thursday that up to 500 Israeli families would move into Sheikh Jarrah within the next decade. “Sheikh Jarrah, or Shimon Hatzadik, is going through a revolution,” King told The Jerusalem Post, using […]

Israel Prevents Palestinian Students from Entering School in Al-Aqsa Mosque

Israeli police prevented 160 Palestinian secondary school students from entering the Shari’ah School in Al-Aqsa Mosque on Thursday, under the pretext that their school books are based on the Palestinian curriculum, Quds Press has reported. The police had already prevented the delivery of schoolbooks at the premises two days ago, citing the same pretext about […]

Israel Charges Head of Islamic Movement, Raed Salah with Incitement

An Israeli court has charged Sheikh Raed Salah, leader of the northern branch of the Islamic Movement, with incitement to “terrorism” in connection with deadly unrest at a Jerusalem holy site last month, the justice ministry said. Salah, a Palestinian citizen of Israel, was charged on Thursday in Haifa magistrates’ court on a total of […]

UN Allocates $2.5 Million to Gaza as NGO Warns of Humanitarian Emergency

The United Nations Coordinator for Humanitarian Aid and Development Activities (OCHA) released a statement on Thursday confirming that $2.5 million of the UN’s Humanitarian Fund was being donated to the besieged Gaza Strip in order to meet urgent needs in the territory, on the same day that a UK-based NGO warned of an escalating “humanitarian […]

Netanyahu to Putin: Israel Threatens to ‘Defend Itself’ if Iran ‘Lebanonizes’ Syria

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Russian President Vladimir Putin that Israel is ready to take unilateral intervening action to prevent “Iranian influence” in the Syrian war, to which Russia responded by reaffirming their position that Iran is acting as a crucial stabilizing force in Syria. Netanyahu claimed that Iran is attempting to “Lebanonize” Syria. […]

Nuclear Apocalypse: Trump and Kim Should Not Hold the World Hostage

By Ramzy Baroud Not too far away from Seattle, Washington there are eight ballistic-missile submarines carrying the world’s large shipments of nuclear weapons. The 560-foot-long black submarines are docked at the Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor, hauling what is described by Rick Anderson in a recent Los Angeles Times article as “the largest concentration of deployed nuclear […]

On anti-Semitism and Anti-Zionism: Charlottesville Through a Glass Darkly

By Richard Falk I suggest that Zionists fond of smearing critics of Israel as ‘anti-Semites’ take a sobering look at the VICE news clip of the white nationalist torch march through the campus of the University of Virginia the night before the lethal riot in Charlottesville. In this central regard, anti-Semitism, and its links to […]

Portuguese Photographers Pledge to Boycott Israeli Government, Cultural Institutions

Over 40 Portuguese photographers, teachers of photography and photography students pledged on Saturday, which marked World Photography Day, not to accept professional invitations or financing from Israel, and to” refuse to collaborate with Israeli cultural institutions complicit in Israel’s regime of occupation, colonialism and apartheid,” according to the official website of the Boycott Divestment and […]

The Years of Our Lord: A Political Drama Written and Directed by Jason Kendall Moore

The Years of our Lord was performed by Jason Kendall Moore and María Angélica Luzzi in Los Andes, Chile, in December 2016. The scenes are presented in reverse chronological order: 2002 during the siege of Bethlehem, 1969 during Allende’s presidential campaign, and 1936 during the Palestinian revolt against Jewish immigration. They are linked together by […]

Caught on Tape: Israeli Police Raid on Hospital over Critically Wounded Palestinian (VIDEOS)

An Israeli police raid on Al-Makassed Hospital in East Jerusalem last month left one critically wounded Palestinian dead, an investigation by Israeli NGO B’Tselem concluded, adding that the raid endangered the lives of other patients. Muhammad Abu Ghanam, 20, was rushed to the hospital on July 21 after being critically shot by Israeli security forces […]

Al-Araqeeb Village: Palestinian Bedouins Refuse to Surrender 116 Times

By Ramzy Baroud On August 1, the Palestinian Bedouin village of Al-Araqeeb was destroyed for the 116th time. As soon as Israeli bulldozers finished their ugly deed and soldiers began evacuating the premises, the village resident immediately began rebuilding their homes. 22 families, or about 101 residents, are estimated to live here. By now, they are […]

Palestinian Family on Brink of Eviction by Israel from Home of 50 Years

An elderly Palestinian couple have told RT that it’s “great injustice” if Israel carries out a decision to evict them and their relatives from the home they have owned in East Jerusalem for over 50 years. The EU is already urging Israel to reconsider the step. The Shamasne family have been living in East Jerusalem’s […]

Greek Orthodox Church to Appeal Israeli Decision on Contested Property Sale

The Greek Orthodox patriarch of occupied East Jerusalem announced on Sunday that the church would be appealing a recent Israeli court decision approving the sale of church property to right-wing settler organizations seeking to expand Jewish Israeli presence in East Jerusalem’s Old City. Patriarch Theophilos III spoke at a news conference in the Jordanian capital […]

Beyond Liveability – A Poem by Samah Sabawi

By Samah Sabawi life beyond livability is inevitable like the rainfall and the winter storms life inside the walls is ferocious…stubborn unstoppable It grows like dandelions through parched rocks inevitable it transcends obstacles and powers through like inexorable love like an irresistible kiss like the birthing of new life beyond the statistics and the rhetoric […]

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