Exposing ‘The Lobby’ – Episodes 1-4 (VIDEOS)

The Lobby episode 1: The battle for Britain’s youth In the first of a four-part series, Al Jazeera goes undercover inside the Israel Lobby in Britain. They expose a campaign to infiltrate and influence youth groups, including the National Union of Students, whose president faces a smear campaign coordinated by her own deputy and supported […]

Obama Sharply Critical of Netanyahu in Israeli TV Interview (VIDEO)

US President Barack Obama, in an interview aired on Israeli television on Tuesday, said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu policy backing settlements in occupied territory is making a future Palestinian state impossible. “Bibi says that he believes in the two-state solution and yet his actions consistently have shown that if he is getting pressured to approve […]

Israel Plans to Build Illegal Settlement on Site of Jerusalem Attacker’s Home (VIDEO)

The Jerusalem municipality has reportedly approved plans to establish a new settlement in the occupied East Jerusalem neighborhood of Jabal al-Mukabbir, on the site of the home of a Palestinian who carried out a deadly truck attack on Saturday, according to Israel’s Channel 10. Israel’s security cabinet has already ordered Fadi al-Qunbar’s home to be […]

‘The Boy from H2’ to Premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival (VIDEO)

By Palestine Chronicle Staff A short documentary, “The Boy from H2”, by Helen Yanovsky in collaboration with B’Tselem’s field researchers and Camera Project volunteers in Hebron, will premiere at the 67th Berlinale (9-19 February 2017).   According to a B’Tselem statement, the documentary follows 12-year-old Muhammad Burqan, who lives in Area H2 of Hebron. Citing the security of some 800 settlers […]

Orthodox Christians Mark Christmas Day in Gaza (VIDEO)

There are about 3,000 Christians in Gaza. Approximately one half are members of the Eastern Orthodox Church.

10 Palestinian Homes Demolished in Israeli City, Mayor to Resign (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Israeli authorities demolished 10 homes belonging to Palestinian citizens of Israel in the city of Qalansawe in central Israel on Tuesday morning, prompting a defeated mayor to resign after Israeli authorities refused for decades to approve the city’s master plan. Local sources told Ma’an the devastating demolition campaign sparked clashes between Israeli police and residents. Mayor […]

On CNN, PLO Dr. Hanan Ashrawi Condemns Israel Violence (VIDEO)

Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, Head of PLO Dept. of Culture & Information speaks to CNN following US Secretary of State John Kerry Middle East speech and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Response.

Palestinian Driver Kills Four Soldiers, Wounds 17, Army Arrests Family

Israeli forces raided homes in the occupied East Jerusalem neighborhood of Jabal al-Mukabbir on Sunday and detained at least five relatives of Fadi Ahmad Hamdan al-Qunbar, a Palestinian who was killed earlier in the day after carrying out a deadly vehicular attack. Al-Qunbar, 28, was killed by Israeli forces and armed civilians after he drove […]

In Video, Israeli Official Filmed Threatening to ‘Take Down’ UK MP

Secret filming has revealed a senior political officer in the Israeli Embassy talking about how he would like to “take down” UK foreign office minister Alan Duncan, a vocal opponent of illegal Israeli settlement building in the occupied West Bank. In the footage senior political officer at the Israeli embassy Shai Masot, says Duncan was causing “a lot of problems”. […]

George Michael on Palestine and Iraq (VIDEO)

The Christmas Day death of iconic singer George Michael, 53 has shocked the world. Michael was known for his progressive stances on many issues and various charity causes. This is a short video excerpt of an interview conducted with him by BBC’s Hard Talk on the US-British war on Iraq and how that war is […]

Israeli Settlers Raid Palestinian Village to Pray at Holy Site, Spark Clashes

Israeli settlers Wednesday night entered into the Palestinian village of Kifl Haris in the northern occupied West Bank district of Salfit, sparking clashes with locals youth, according to Hebrew media. Reports said that the settlers entered the village in their private cars, and went to pray at a Jewish holy site in the area. The settler […]

2 Arrested in Israel for Threatening Judges over Convicted Soldier

Israeli police said today that they arrested two people for inciting violence on social media against three military judges who convicted a soldier of manslaughter over his fatal shooting of a wounded Palestinian. The judges found Sergeant Elor Azaria, 20, guilty of the charge yesterday, and supporters have set up several Facebook pages urging Israel’s […]

Your Killing is ‘Inevitable’: Activist who Filmed Hebron Shooting Fears for His Life after Israeli Soldier Convicted

Emad Abu Shamsiyya, a Palestinian activist who filmed the point-blank shooting of Abd al-Fatah al-Sharif by an Israeli soldier in Hebron last March said he “feared for his life” after the Israeli soldier was found guilty of manslaughter for the killing Wednesday. One message written to Abu Shamsiyya said that his killing was “inevitable,” while […]

John Berger Reads Ghassan Kanafani’s Letter from Gaza (2008)

English art critic and long-time supporter of Palestine, John Berger died Monday, at the age of 90 at his home in Paris.  In an address to the inaugural Palestine Festival of Literature (2008) John Berger gave a moving reading of famed Palestinian writer, Ghassan Kanafani’s “Letter from Gaza”. Kanafani was assassinated by the Israeli Mossad in […]

‘Jesus Christ was the First Fedayeen’: Priest of Palestinian Resistance, Hilarion Capucci, Dies (VIDEO)

Hilarion Capucci, the celebrated former archbishop of Jerusalem, died in Rome on January 1, 2017 at the age of 94, as announced by the Vatican in an official statement. He was mourned both by the Hamas government in Gaza and by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas who described him as a “martyr of Jerusalem”. The Melkite […]

In Video, Israeli Soldiers Use Palestinian Child as Human Shield

A group of Israeli soldiers ambushed and detained a seven-year-old boy during the weekly demonstration in Kafr Qaddum last Friday and used him as a human shield, video footage has shown. The recording, released by Israeli human rights organisation B’Tselem shows Muamen Murad Mahmoud Shteiwi being captured and held in front of soldiers as protection. […]

Nearly 15,000 Israeli Settlers Stormed Al-Aqsa in 2016 (VIDEO)

The Palestinian Information Center has revealed that the number of Israeli settlers who stormed al-Aqsa Mosque during the 6th day of Hanukkah is 149 settlers, bringing the total number of settlers storming the holy site in 2016 to nearly 15,000.  According to Quds Press, 37 settlers stormed al-Aqsa Mosque on Thursday evening under protection of […]

Remarks on Middle East Peace: Full Transcript of John Kerry’s Speech on Israel-Palestine (VIDEO)

The Palestine Chronicle is republishing the full transcript of a major policy speech delivered by US Secretary of State, John Kerry on Palestine and Israel on Dec 28, 2016, as appeared in the US State Dept. website. A video link to the full speech is also embedded at the end of the text.  John Kerry […]

Bahrainis Celebrate Jewish Holiday of Hanukkah (VIDEO)

A party to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah was held in Bahrain. A video showing Arabs in traditional dress and Orthodox Jews dancing together to Hasidic music has emerged on social media. Held on Saturday night, the Hanukkah party was attended by local and visiting members of the Jewish community as well as Muslim […]

Israeli Approves New Settlement Building in the Heart of Silwan

Hours after Israel’s Jerusalem municipality cancelled plans to vote on approving construction of hundreds of new Israeli settlement units in occupied East Jerusalem, Jerusalem’s city planning commission instead approved a plan to build a three-story building for Jewish settlers in the heart of the Palestinian neighborhood of Silwan, Israeli media reported. Reuters news agency reported […]

Palestinians Celebrate 2016 Christmas with Renewed Hopes after UN Vote (VIDEO)

In this televised news report, Palestine News Network (PNN) linked the Christmas celebrations in Bethlehem and in the rest of Palestine this year with ‘renewed hopes’ generated by the passing of UN Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlements.

In Video, Palestinian Santa Teargassed by Israeli Army

Christmas-themed protest was held in front of Bethlehem military checkpoint. Protesters demanded freedom of movement between the Palestinian cities of Bethlehem and East Jerusalem. Israeli occupation soldiers responded with tear gas, pepper spray and stun grenades. (Video: Keren Manor,

In Video, Boycott Israeli Wines Campaign Target another Government Store in Vancouver, Canada

By Hanna Kawas The Boycott Israeli Wines campaign in Vancouver, Canada held another flash action and picket on Dec. 17, despite the unusually cold temperatures in the city. The activists initially went into the government liquor store, and showed real “holiday spirit” with their chants and singing. The manager of the store was made aware […]

Video Footage Shows Israeli Soldiers Set Fire to Palestinian Property in Nablus

Footage has emerged on Facebook showing Israeli occupation forces setting fire to Palestinian property in Nablus, West Bank. Firefighters Under Occupation published the CCTV recording which dates back to September 22 and clearly shows Israeli forces driving past a site in Nablus after midnight. Three hours later, soldiers can be seen setting fire to a […]

‘Mercy’ Designated as Theme of the 2016 Christmas Tree in Bethlehem

The municipality of Bethlehem has decided to choose ‘mercy’ as a theme of the Christmas Tree erected at the Church of Nativity in the city, “since it is what is most needed for the Palestinian people, who are struggling to have their own state and to live in peace. The city of Bethlehem, being the […]

12 Countries to Organize Protests in Solidarity with Palestinian Prisoners (VIDEO)

Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS) Chairman Qaddura Fares said in statement on Monday that 12 countries were set to stage various sit-in protests in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli prisons.  Fares said that the sit-ins would take place on Tuesday on the occasion of International Political Prisoners’ Day, and International Human Rights Day, which […]

Footage Showing Moment Hunger-striking Palestinian Brothers Were Released from Israeli Jail

In video footage made available on social media, Muhammad and Mahmoud Balboul were shown the moment they were united with their family. The brothers were released from an Israeli prison on December 8, 2016.  The Balboul brothers had gone on a hunger strike in protest of their administrative detention. Many Palestinians are still held without […]

In Rare Occurrence, PA Officers Prevent Israeli Military Jeeps from Entering Jenin (VIDEO)

Palestinian security forces reportedly blocked Israeli troops as they attempted to enter the city of Jenin in the northern occupied West Bank on Sunday, and succeeded in forcing them to leave. A video that went viral on Facebook purported to show Palestinian officers standing in front of Israeli military vehicles attempting to drive into Jenin. […]

On Its 29th Anniversary, Hamas Pledges to Continue Resistance (VIDEOS)

The Hamas movement marked its 29th anniversary on Wednesday, as the Palestinian resistance group vowed to continue fighting Israel until the end of the occupation. “Conspirators thought that by killing our leaders and sons, they would swerve our compass,” Hamas politburo spokesman Khalil al-Haya said during a speech in the besieged Gaza Strip. Al-Haya said […]

Video Footage Contradicts Israeli Claims that Murdered Youth Attempted to Stab Soldiers

A Palestinian youth was killed by Israeli border police forces on Thursday morning in the northern occupied West Bank after he allegedly attempted to carry out a stabbing attack. Israeli police spokeswoman Luba al-Samri alleged in a statement in Arabic that an 18-year-old Palestinian “suspiciously approached” Israeli border police officers in an attempt to stab […]

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