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 […]

US Committee Approves Bill that Cuts Aid to Palestinians

A US House of Representatives committee yesterday approved a bill that would sharply reduce the $300 million in annual US aid to the Palestinian Authority (PA) unless it halts payments to Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails and to the families of Palestinians killed by Israeli forces. As reported by Reuters, the House Foreign Affairs Committee […]

University of Michigan Student Government Votes to Support BDS Movement

The University of Michigan’s Central Student Government has voted to ask the school to look into possible divestment from companies said to be complicit in violations of Palestinian human rights at the hands of Israeli occupation authorities. The resolution, brought by student organization Students Allied for Freedom and Equality (SAFE), was carried by 23 votes […]

Israel-Funded App Destroys Al-Aqsa Mosque, Builds Temple in Its Place

An Israeli tourist exhibit has launched an app which allows visitors to Jerusalem to virtually destroy Al-Aqsa Mosque and replace it with a Jewish temple, furthering the government’s stated commitment to dismantle the Muslim holy site. The smartphone app is part of a government funded exhibition entitled “The Western Wall Experience”. When the app is […]

Israel Demolishes Palestinian Bedouin Village for 121st Time

Israeli authorities on Thursday morning demolished the Bedouin village of al-Araqib in the Negev desert in southern Israel for the 121st time, leaving all the families in the village homeless, according to locals. Residents of the al-Araqib have rebuilt the village 120 times after each demolition, the latest of which was October 25. An Israeli […]

Two More EU-Funded Palestinian Schools under Threat of Destruction by Israeli Army

Two new Palestinian schools in the occupied West Bank, funded by European governments, are under threat of destruction and seizure, according to the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). An Israeli court has already ordered students not to attend class in one of them, the NGO says. Built over the last year with European funding, the schools in […]

Harsh Conditions for Palestinian Women in Israeli Jails

“Harsh” and “painful” conditions await Palestinian women held in Israeli prisons, a lawyer speaking on behalf of the PLO’s Committee for Prisoners and Freed Prisoners said on Sunday. According to Hanan Al-Khatib, who visited Al-Damoun Prison on Saturday, the Israeli occupation authorities are “completely isolating the prisoners from the outside world.” She added that women […]

Palestinian Demolishes Own Home in Jerusalem to Avoid Israeli Fines

A Palestinian from the occupied East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan was forced to destroy his own home on Saturday in order to avoid incurring a demolition fee from Israel’s Jerusalem Municipality, which was set to carry out the demolition. According to the Wadi Hilweh Information Center, Abd al-Ghani Dweik, a resident of the al-Bustan area […]

Steve Bannon: Trump’s Pledge to Israel Secured His Election Victory

President Donald Trump’s pledge to support the State of Israel boosted his election victory, former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon said. Speaking at the Zionist Organization of America’s annual gala in New York yesterday, Bannon said that Trump was the staunchest supporter of Israel since President Ronald Regan. Bannon mentioned the boost Trump had […]

A Dentist, Later Found Dead, Administered Poison to Arafat: Fatah Member

Member of Fatah Revolutionary Council, Adly Sadeq said yesterday that the late Fatah, PLO and Palestinian Authority (PA) leader Yasser Arafat was poisoned by a dentist, Quds Press reported. In a television interview, Sadeq said that all the investigations show that a dentist served the poison to Arafat and later on the dentist was found […]

Israel Prepares BDS Blacklist, Includes Amnesty International

The Israeli government is currently preparing a blacklist of the local and international organizations and activists who call for boycotting Israeli institutions, products and events, local media sources revealed yesterday. On Sunday, the Israeli Ministerial Committee on Legislation passed a law against activists who encourage the international boycott of Israel, under which they are likely […]

Gaza Marathon Attracts Runners, Cyclists, Paralympic Athletes

Hundreds of men and women took part in a reconciliation marathon organized by the Palestine Athletic Federation (PAF) in Gaza on Friday. The race involved runners, cyclists and paralympic athletes in a celebration of the reconciliation between the Palestinian political factions, sending what was described as a “message of hope” to the world. Palestinians take […]

Fearing Iran, Israel Signals Free Hand in Syria as US, Russia Expand Truce

Israel signaled on Sunday that it would keep up military strikes across its frontier with Syria to prevent any encroachment by Iranian-allied forces, even as the United States and Russia try to build up a ceasefire in the area. US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday affirmed joint efforts to stabilize […]

Israel Advocates EU to Halt Aid to Palestinians

Israel’s parliament, the Knesset, is trying to stop EU aid from ending up in the hands of Palestinian prisoners or their families, under the pretext that they are “terrorists” or “families of terrorists”, Israel Hayom newspaper reported on Friday. According to the newspaper, the Zionist Union MK Ayelet Nahmias-Verbin, a member of the Diplomatic-Security Cabinet, […]

Cuba Stands in Solidarity with Palestine at UN

Cuban diplomat, Silvia Rodriguez, affirmed that Cuba supports a two-state solution to bring an end to Israel’s occupation of Palestine. Cuba has demanded that the United Nations immediately implement measures aimed at bringing an end to the violations and abuses suffered by the Palestinians as a result of half a century of occupation and aggression […]

Palestinian Elected as Rapporteur of UNESCO Cultural Committee

Palestine’s Ambassador to UNESCO, Mounir Anastas, has won the election for the post of Rapporteur for the organization’s Cultural Committee, Quds Press has reported. The result was announced on Thursday. An Italian official has been elected as President of the Committee, with representatives of Venezuela, Albania, the Philippines and Zambia taking positions as members. During […]

Hundreds of Thousands in Gaza Commemorate Arafat’s Death Anniversary

Hundreds of thousands of people waving the yellow Fatah flag gathered on Saturday in Gaza City to commemorate the 13th anniversary of the death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. Thousands of Gazans started reserving spaces in the Gaza City square, anticipating the event planned for midday Saturday with the participation of representatives of all the […]

BBC Journalist Tweets UK’s ‘Corrupt’ Relationship With Israel

A prominent BBC journalist has deleted a tweet in which a senior Conservative MP can be seen complaining about the British media turning a blind eye to the corrupt relationship that has allowed Israel to “buy access” in Westminster. The tweet was posted by the BBC’s Political Editor Laura Kuenssberg on Wednesday while the Scottish […]

Israel Attacks Palestinian Schools in Hebron With Tear Gas

Israeli forces yesterday attacked several Palestinian schools in the occupied West Bank’s southern city of Hebron. Quds Press reported that the occupation forces stormed a Palestinian school in the south of Hebron and began firing tear gas and sound bombs. The army was targeting teachers and students, according to the agency. Zionist squatters verbally assault […]

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 […]

Israeli Minister: Many of Us Ideologically against Two States

Israeli minister Ofir Akunis declared yesterday that he “can’t live” with any peace proposal based on a two-state solution, claiming that many of his government colleagues are on the same page. Akunis, who holds the Science, Technology and Space portfolio in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government, made the remarks ahead of a trip to the […]

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, […]

Israel Releases Palestinian Journalist Muhammad Al-Qeeq

Israeli occupation authorities yesterday released Palestinian journalist Muhammad Al-Qeeq. Thirty-five-year-old Al-Qeeq was arrested in 2015 and placed under administrative detention – detention without charge or trial. He went for a hunger strike that lasted 94 days in protest against his detention. He was released in 2016, but in January 2017, he was re-arrested at an […]

Israeli Minister Attacks Civil Servant Who Supports Right of Return

Israel’s Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz has demanded the dismissal of a civil servant who supports the Palestinian right of return, according to Haaretz. Makbula Nassar, a Palestinian citizen of Israel, is responsible for the National Road Safety Authority’s information campaigns in Arabic. Following an article by Israel Hayom about Nassar’s political activism, Katz responded: “Someone […]

British MP Sacked after Secret Meetings with Israelis

British aid minister Priti Patel was forced from office on Wednesday over undisclosed meetings with Israeli officials after Prime Minister Theresa May sought to reassert her diminished authority as she negotiates Brexit. Patel, a Brexit campaigner who is popular in the ruling Conservative Party, had to abandon a trip to Africa earlier on Wednesday after […]

Israeli Violations of Palestinian Media Freedoms in October Highest for 2017

The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) monitored 28 Israeli violations against media freedoms in the occupied Palestinian territory in the month of October. According to the group, the number of violations committed by Israeli forces increased from 22 in September to 27 in October, all of which were “serious attacks.” #Pnn 27 […]

Israel Refuses to Release Bodies of Palestinians Killed in Gaza Tunnel Blast

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu refused to return the bodies of the five Palestinians who were found by the Israeli army after the Gaza-border tunnel attack last week. “The government has two major goals. The first is to protect the country, and the second is to build up the country.” Netanyahu said, as quoted by […]

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 […]

Palestinian Kids Terrified in Israeli Kindergarten Raid

Israeli forces raided a kindergarten and primary school in occupied East Jerusalem Monday, terrifying children who witnessed the assault and prompting outrage among Palestinians. Police officers barged into Zahwa al-Quds kindergarten and primary school in the neighborhood of Beit Hanina, arresting the school’s deputy principal and three teachers for refusing to teach the Israeli curriculum. […]

‘Saudi Arabia Summoned Abbas in Response to Hamas Trip to Iran’: Reports

Saudi Arabia has “summoned” the Palestinian Authority and Fatah President Mahmoud Abbas to Riyadh in response to a visit by Hamas officials to Tehran, former Egyptian ambassador Abdullah Al-Ash’al told Quds Press on Tuesday. “The Saudis will order Abbas to be inflexible on two issues,” explained the political analyst. “He must not respond to Hamas […]

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