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Even in Gaza, You Can’t Have a Film Festival without a Red Carpet

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While Israeli entertainment reporters have been busy covering the DocAviv documentary film festival in Tel Aviv in recent days, but nearby, another rather exceptional film festival came to a close Thursday evening in the Shujaiyeh neighborhood of Gaza City — a festival dedicated entirely to films about human rights. Shujaiyeh, where the festival was held, was […]

CrossTalk: Palestine Chronicle Editor on the Obama Doctrine

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How should we describe the Obama administrations foreign policy idealistic, pragmatic, neither, or merely erratic? On the one hand, Obama is reaching out to Cuba and Burma, but on the other hes backing coups in Egypt and Ukraine. Is there such a thing as the Obama doctrine? CrossTalking with Ramzy Baroud, Stephen Schlesinger, and Brian […]

Sinai: Can Egypt Resolve Its Fight against Armed Groups? (Inside Story)

Ramzy Baroud speaks on Egypt's failed military solutions. (Al Jazeera)

How can Egypt resolve its fight against armed groups and address accusations of marginalization? Presenter: Folly Bah Thibault Guests: Muhamed Sabry – a photojournalist and Egyptian activist living in Sinai Omar Ashour – senior lecturer on Middle East politics at the University of Exeter, and a security specialist Aymenn Al-Tamimi – fellow at the Middle […]

Mads Gilbert: ‘People are Questioning Israel’

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During the latest Israeli offensive against the Gaza Strip, war planes dropped bombs on the enclave day and night. The people there, besieged on all sides, had no place to go. As in previous wars, Israel says it was responding to attacks from Hamas. But the war in the summer of 2014 was different, according […]

Baroud, White and Alsaafin: What’s next for Palestinians? (Video Debate)

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After Benjamin Netanyahu’s decisive victory in the recent Israeli elections, what’s next for Palestinians? Join our three speakers as they delve into whether or not the Joint List will have any impact in the Knesset, the Palestinian Authority’s stance from Netanyahu’s re-election, and if Palestinians will be to unite under one banner. In this clip […]

Nightmare: Masked IDF Troops Interrogate, Traumatize Palestinian Kids – Video

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Videos have emerged exposing masked IDF soldiers raiding Palestinian homes in the dead of night to interrogate children suspected of throwing stones at the Israeli military. Hundreds of underage are prosecuted each year in the occupied territories. B’Tselem, the Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories, has posted two videos to the […]

Video: Ramzy Baroud: ISIS: A ‘Hideous Offspring’ of the West?

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Guest Ramzy Baroud contends that we need to change the framework within which we view ISIS. He thinks ISIS is a Western phenomenon. Not in the conspiracy sense, that Western countries have secretly created a new group to justify war. But in the sense that Western policies of marginalization, racism, and economic elitism have contributed […]

Palestine: It’s the Water Stupid

Middle East Eye speaks to investigative journalist Nafeez Ahmed, PhD, about how conflict, socio-economic problems, destabilisation and resource dominance is related to the role of water and the environment in Palestine and the greater regional issues of the Middle East. Nafeez is an international security scholar and best-selling author who tracks what he calls the […]

Democracy Now: After Netanyahu Wins Israel Vote with Racism, How Will World Respond?

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has won a surprise election victory, putting him on course for a fourth term in office. Netanyahu’s Likud Party is poised to control 29 or 30 seats in the 120-member Knesset. The Zionist Union opposition placed second with 24 seats. A united list of Arab parties came in third with […]

Disregarding Gaza in Israeli Elections: Short Documentary

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A short documentary that examines the absence of Gaza and the Palestinians from the Israeli mainstream media and 2015 elections. Shot during operation Protective Edge by Tamar Glezerman & Arianna LaPenne.

Three Palestinian Women: Struggle and Hope in Jerusalem

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Three Palestinian women proudly tell their stories of struggle, success, and hope as they try to make ends meet in Jerusalem.

Videos: The ‘Ugly Israeli’ Tourist, Now in Eilat

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Judging by the recent video clips doing the rounds on the social media networks, Israelis aren’t exactly relaxed and carefree even when on holiday: This week, days after the release of a video showing Israeli passengers on a flight to Varna almost come to blows with a flight attendant over duty-free chocolate, a new expletives-laden […]

Video: Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu: His Address to Congress in Two Minutes

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks about U.S.-Israel relations and U.S. negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program. Watch all of the key moments of Netanyahu’s address before Congress in two minutes.

Photos & Video: Banksy Back in Palestine

(All photos: Banksy.co.uk)

British street artist Banksy has returned to Palestine to create another series of works, following his famous 2005 series painted on the West Bank barrier wall.

Video: ‘Break Every Bone’

The boy cried in Arabic: "Take me away (from them) uncle."

“B’Tselem this morning urgently contacted the Army’s ‘Legal Advisor for Judea and Samaria’, demanding his emergency intervention regarding the detention of numerous children, including some as young as 8 to 10 years old, by the Israeli military this morning in Hebron. Preliminary information received this morning indicates that Soldiers detained or arrested over twenty minors […]

Video: Gaza Resident: ‘Everyone has forgotten us’

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During the last conflict with Israel, more than 2,000 Gazans were killed and 18,000 Gazan homes destroyed. Six months after a ceasefire was declared between the Israeli military and Hamas tens of thousands of people still have no shelter and lack essential infrastructure such as electricity and water. In October last year, international donors pledged […]

Video: Unexploded F16 Missile in Gazan’s House

Residents of Gaza continue to suffer from Israel's 2014 assault (MEE/Screen grab)

Middle East Eye reporter Noor Harazeen visited a family whose home was hit by a missile from an F16 fighter jet. The missile crashed through the roof and penetrated the ground floor without exploding during the Israeli assault last summer. The government doesn’t have the expertise needed to remove the missile and now the family […]

Video: CNN/ORC Poll: Majority of Americans Oppose Netanyahu Invite

A large majority of Americans believe that Republican congressional leaders should not have invited Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak to Congress without consulting the White House, according to a new CNN/ORC survey. The nationwide poll, released Tuesday, shows 63% of Americans say it was a bad move for congressional leadership to extend the invitation […]

Video: 1-3 Billion Dollar Terrorism Case against PA and PLO

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On Feb 23 the jury found the PA and PLO liable for terror attacks in Israel. Michael Ratner argues the odds were stacked against the Palestine Liberation Organization(PLO) and Palestinian Authority(PA) – The Real News Michael Ratner is President Emeritus of the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) in New York and Chair of the European […]

Palestine Shuts Down as Snow, Frigid Rain Pummel Holy Land

Shops and offices in cities across the West Bank were closed Friday after a major winter storm pummeled the region and left nearly half a meter of snow in some places. Snowfall began late Thursday and continued into the early morning Friday, blanketing hilltops across the region with a thick layer of snow that shut […]

Netanyahu sued by Jordan hip-hop group

The group Torabyeh (“Of the soil”) took legal action with the Haifa District Court, claiming that their song Ghorbah (“Alienation”) had been used without permission in the right-wing ruling Likud campaign, Reuters reported. Netanyahu used the song in the 40-second video entitled Us Or Them, Isis’s Version, which has been published on his YouTube channel. […]

Living Under Occupation – Film

A film made by EFA MEPs François Alfonsi, Jill Evans and Ana Miranda during their visit to the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

Video: Baroud on Proposed Netanyahu Congress Speech

Excerpts from Palestine Chronicle chief editor Ramzy Baroud with Uprising with Sonali, where they discussed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netenyahu’s proposed speech to the Congress in February in defiance of US President Barack Obama. Full interview below where they touch on various subjects including the recent violence, the Gaza war and the regional situation. (Start […]

Mads Gilbert: ‘People Are Questioning Israel’ – Interview

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In an interview with Al Jazeera, Norwegian surgeon Dr. Mads Gilbert speaks of his experiences in Gaza and the changing international perception of Israel.

Eyewitness Account; Death of Ziad Abu Ein, ‘Choked’ by Israeli Soldier

Despite the fact he was a high-ranking official, he often attended local grassroots events. (Oren Ziv/MEE)

By Oren Ziv Today in the West Bank village of Turmus Aya, I attended a protest marking International Human Rights Day. Protesters marched in the direction of the illegal settlement, Adei Ad, which sits just beyond the outlying farm land of Turmus Ays. In recent months, many attacks by suspected right-wing Jewish settlers were carried […]

Video: Israeli Soldiers Protect Settlers Attacking Palestinian Villagers

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Israeli did nothing to stop Israeli settlers from attacking Palestinian villagers, according to videos released by the Yesh Din rights group, showing soldiers pointing guns at Palestinians while Israelis are throwing stones from behind their backs. In the three amateur videos released by the Yesh Din human rights group, the IDF soldiers appear to be […]

Video: Why Is Jerusalem Always On Edge?

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It seems like every violent incident in Jerusalem could spark another massive flare-up in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. But what are the policies keeping the city on edge? Aj+Lab’s Dena Takruri explains.

Video: Israeli Soldiers Detain Developmentally-disabled Palestinian Child in Hebron

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By B’Tselem Yesterday, soldiers briefly detained a developmentally disabled Palestinian boy, who is under the age of criminal responsibility, on suspicion that he had thrown stones. The boy, A. a-Rajbi, (full name withheld in interest of privacy) who will be 12 in a month, was detained after Palestinian children threw stones at soldiers on the […]

Song of Comradery! For Jeremy Karodia – Song by Haidar Eid

Brother and comrade Jeremy Karodia.

By Haidar Eid As my brother and comrade Jeremy Karodia of The Mavr!x has been on my mind for while, I couldn’t think of anything that would lift his spirit than art! Salah Jahin’s lyrics of Pain and Loss, of Appearance Vs. Reality are the best that could describe what this hero of mine is […]

Surgeon Mads Gilbert Gives a Powerful Speech about Gaza after Returning Home to Norway

Mads Gilbert: "Nobody wants to be occupied!"

In a powerful 25 minute speech on his return home to Tromsø, Norway from 15 days treating the wounded in Gaza, the Norwegian emergency surgeon Dr Mads Gilbert said: “The heart of the Earth beats in Gaza now. It bleeds, but it beats.” He went on to say: “The Palestinian people’s resistance in Gaza today […]

The Free Zone | Blog

  • June 2, 2015

    One last Appeal before a Bedouin Village in the Negev is Demolished and a Jewish Town is Built in Its Place

    The Bedouin village of Umm el-Hieran in Israel’s southern Negev desert is running out of time and appeals before it will be razed to the ground and an exclusively Jewish town will be built in its place. After a decade of legal battles—a matrix of court cases over lands, houses, and demolition orders—the Bedouins now have one final petition at their disposal, a re-trial. If they lose this hearing their township... More →
  • June 2, 2015

    How an Alleged War Crime Goes Away — and Resurfaces a Year Later

    The story begins in the middle of one of the deadliest battles of last summer’s Gaza war, in the Shujaiyeh neighborhood, where some 100 Palestinians and over a dozen Israeli soldiers were killed. On July 22, IDF Cpt. Dima Levitas was killed by Palestinian fire. Levitas was laid to rest the next day in Jerusalem’s Mount Herzl military cemetery. - Because the fighting was still ongoing, his fellow soldiers were still... More →
  • June 1, 2015

    When will Israel Stop Seeing Palestinians as a 'Demographic Threat?'

    Last week, Haaretz’s Ofer Aderet reported about the auctioning of a letter written by Israel’s first prime minister, David Ben-Gurion, to then-Haifa Mayor Abba Hushi. In the letter Ben-Gurion rejected attempts to allow Palestinian Arabs to return to Haifa after fleeing during the 1948 war, stating that “until the war is over, we don’t want a return of the enemy.” - While the letter does not reveal anything... More →
  • June 1, 2015

    Israeli Propaganda Dominates front Page of New York Times

    Did you get the New York Times today? Hasbara Central took over the front page of the country’s leading newspaper. This article, along with a gigantic photo, fills the top of the front page: “Aided by the Sea, Israel Overcomes an Old Foe: Drought,” by Isabel Kershner. The url says it even better: “water-revolution-in-israel-overcomes-any-threat-of-drought.html.” - Do I even need to spell it out? Here’s the... More →
  • June 1, 2015

    Sheldon Adelson To Host Secret Anti-BDS Summit for Jewish Donors

    Leading Jewish mega-donors have summoned pro-Israel activists for a closed-door meeting in Las Vegas to establish, and fund, successful strategies for countering the wave of anti-Israel activity on college campuses. - The meeting, taking place this weekend, will be hosted by casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson and was organized by several other top Jewish funders, including Hollywood entertainment mogul Haim Saban,... More →
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