Videos

Film: Gaza Fire

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More than a year since Israel’s devastating war in Gaza, whole communities remain affected. The conflict left more than 2,000 Palestinians and 71 Israelis dead, while Israel’s aerial bombardment of Gaza left 18,000 homes destroyed. The Palestinian enclave’s fire service was on the front line – desperately trying to save people caught in the fighting. […]

Israeli Lobby Has Destroyed Political Careers for Criticism of Israel – Video

Author Max Blumenthal has been critical of the Israeli government’s military and political suppression of Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip, and his new book takes a look at the deadly siege in 2014 that left hundreds of Palestinians dead. Producer Priya Reddy spoke with the author recently and gives this report on his views […]

Finkelstein on Amnesty’s Report on Gaza’s Offensive 2014 – Video

Prof. Norman G. Finkelstein.

Interview with Prof. Norman G. Finkelstein on Amnesty’s Report on Gaza’s Offensive 2014

Labor Leadership Candidate Jeremy Corbyn on Gaza

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Labor Leadership Candidate Jeremy Corbyn, MP addresses the crowd outside the Israeli Embassy after tens of thousands of protesters marched from Downing St. (July 19, 2014) Jeremy Corbyn on Hamas, the Middle East and the Super-rich (July 13, 2015)

Video: Former Israeli Army Chief of Staff Benny Gantz within Hamas Fighters’ Sights One Year Ago

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Hamas’ fighting wing, Izz al-Din al-Qassam brigades released a video showing former Israeli army Chief of Staff Benny Gantz within its fighters’ sights one year ago. He was touring the Gaza border area during the Israeli war on Gaza last summer which killed over 2,200 Palestinians, mostly civilians. The clip is taken from a longer […]

CrossTalk: ISIS and Obama’s Failure

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The Islamic State continues to thrive and establish itself as a power base in the Middle East. Though it must be pointed out that its strength today is only the result of the west’s habit of playing with jihadi groups who later turn on their masters. Is this intentional chaos or policy recklessness? CrossTalking with […]

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’

Dr. Mads Gilbert

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

Irate guest slaps hotel security officer.

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.

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  • August 27, 2015

    The Latest Failure of the American Jewish Establishment

    By Peter Beinhart - What imprint will the fight over the Iran deal leave on organized American Jewish life? Much is still not clear. But this much is: If you thought young American Jews were alienated from their communal elders before, just wait. - Older American Jews are closely split on the Iran nuclear agreement. Younger American Jews are not; they support it overwhelmingly. According to a late July poll by the... More →
  • August 26, 2015

    Israelis, Palestinians Clash at Hospital of Former Striker

    Clashes erupted at the Barzilai Medical Center after Israelis in the hospital reportedly tried to assault the family and supporters of former Palestinian hunger striker Mohammad Allan, witnesses said. - Israeli police arrived at the scene and detained five people from the two sides, including two supporters of Allan's family identified as Yasin Sbeih, and Naji Abbas. - Others have not yet been identified. - A statement... More →
  • August 26, 2015

    Palestinian Chemist Develops Gluten-free Flour under Israeli Fire

    During the 2008/9 Israeli offensive on the Gaza Strip, when Israel and Egypt completely restricted the movement of people and goods into and out of the coastal enclave, Mohamed Al-Asqalani developed a gluten-free flour which is a godsend for patients in the territory suffering from celiac disease, as well as those who have autism and phenylketonuria (PKU). The Palestinian chemist worked on the process after hearing... More →
  • August 25, 2015

    Israeli President Says Govt Has 'Right' to Build West Bank Settlements

    Israeli President Reuven Rivlin says the country has the “right” to build settlements in the West Bank and it is “not a matter of political debate.” His comments are likely to cause controversy, with the EU and Palestine opposed to illegal Israeli development in the area. - Although the building of Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank is illegal under international law, Rivlin believes that the “land... More →
  • August 25, 2015

    Settlers Turn to Court to Demolish 15 Palestinian Houses near Jerusalem

    The local councils of three Israeli settlements near Jerusalem on Monday appealed to the Israeli Supreme Court of Justice to demolish 15 houses belonging to Palestinian Bedouins constructed with the help of the European Union. - “The settlements of Adumim, Novi Pratt and Alon, East of Jerusalem have appealed to the Israeli Supreme Court demanding the demolition of 15 houses constructed without a permit on the... More →
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