Friday, December 28, 2012

Israel/Palestine News


The US blocks a UN Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlements.

A rightist MK leads neighborhood residents in protesting African refugees living in tents in Levinsky Park in Tel Aviv.

Israeli political parties launch their campaigns for the January election.


Palestinian prisoners continue to hunger strike against Israel's administrative detention without trial.

A Welcome to Palestine delegation visits Gaza thru the Rafah border crossing.

Hamas & Fatah are closer to reconciliation, with Hamas releasing Fatah prisoners in Gaza.

Palestinians in refugee camps in Gaza still insist on their Right to Return.

The Real News looks at how Israel has undermined & then shored up the PA.

The children of Gaza are still coping with trauma from war.

The IDF bulldozes a mosque in the South Hebron Hills for a second time.

Thirty law students from three Gaza universities have taken part in the International Criminal Law Moot Court.

Palestinians & foreign tourists celebrate Christmas in Bethlehem.

A committee of the Knesset votes to ban MK Hanin Zoabi from next month's elections.  But since it is expected the Supreme Court will overturn the ban, this may just be posturing to appeal to voters.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Israel/Palestine News


Al Jazeera's Fault Lines looks at the situation in Sinai.

The civil war in Syria is causing Palestinians to flee their refugee camps for Lebanon.

Rabbi Haim Amsalem of the party Am Shalem discusses their new election strategy. 
His party will push for the Ultra-Orthadox serving in the armed forces & seeking jobs.

Foreign minister  Avigdor Leiberman has resigned after being indicted for financial misconduct.

Protests occur in Nabi Saleh every Friday.

Youths In Nabi Saleh pelt IDF vehicles with stones & paint bombs.

Palestinians in Gaza show solidarity with prisoners in Israeli jails in a march.

The IDF expels Palestinians from their land next to the settlement of Avigayil in the South Hebron Hills.

Yousef Al Helou looks at the weapons used against Gaza by the IDF,

A female Israeli soldier has killed 17 year old Mohammed Salaymeh in Hebron after claiming she mistook a toy pistol for a weapon.  Witnesses claim he had no toy pistol.  Protests followed, including a march by Hamas.

Gaza residents face power & heating fuel shortages this winter.

Activists name the IDF soldier who killed Mustafa Tamimi last year & claim the IDF has a culture of impunity on killing Palestinians.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Israel/Palestine News

Jeff Halper tells solidarity activists in an UK college what house demolitions is like in the West Bank.




Tzipi Livni tells the international community it doesn't matter what they think about settlements, Israel will keep them.

 Avigdor Liberman condemns Europe for condemning new settlement construction.

In Tel Aviv, an event takes place that is a Hanukkah celebration, a political rally for the Strength for Israel Party, & an anti-African refugee protest.

Qatar's influence on Gaza is moderating Hamas, The Real News says.

Haitham Khatib presents We Reject The Occupation.

A delegation of artists visits Gaza.

After Israel seizes tax revenues due the PA, the Arab League promises to give $100 million a month in aid.

In Hebron, a Palestinian is arrested at a checkpoint.

Hamas celebrates its' 25th anniversary.

A demo takes place in Nabi Saleh.

Hamas is investigating the killings of seven accused collaborators.

The IDF demolishes a mosque in the South Hebron Hills.

In Gaza, the PFLP celebrates its' 45th anniversary.
In Kafr Qaddum, the IDF is forced to flee under a fusillade of stones.


Another demo in Ni'ilin.  This time it takes place on a rainy day, & the IDF responds to rock throwing with gunshots.  Later, an IDF Jeep is firebombed.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Israel/Palestine News


The attack on Gaza was a demonstration of the Iron Dome anti-missile system, Shir Hever says, which will be sold privately to other countries.

The Real News looks at how Canada has become Israel's staunchest ally.

Shir Hever talks about PM Netanyahu's embrace of Avigdor Lieberman.

Israelis demonstrate in support of the Palestinian UN bid in Tel Aviv.

Hazem Abu Qwedar, a Bedouin living in an unrecognized village near Beersheba, talks about teaching karate.

Many delegations visit Gaza after the ceasefire.

Demos took place in Nabi Saleh, Ni'ilin, & Karyut.

Fatah & Hamas have united in Gaza after the UN Vote.

Amir Darwish, 9 years old, talks about his arrest & detention by the IDF.

Gazans are still assessing the recent Israeli attacks.

Mahmoud Abbas, after the vote in the UN granting Palestine observer status, returns to cheering crowds in Ramallah.

In a response to Palestine getting observer status in the UN, Israel has announce it will build 3,000 new settlements east of Jerusalem in the West Bank.

West Bank businesses are hampered by the Occupation.

Khaled Meshaal, the head of Hamas, visits Gaza for the first time since 1967.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Israel/Palestine News


The UN General Assembly grants the Palestine Authority the status of 'non-member observer State', letting the PA join UN organizations, including the International Criminal Court.

The ceasefire in Gaza leads to joyful celebrations.

Palestinians assess the situation in Gaza after Israel's attacks.

French & Russian teams exhume Yasser Arafat's body in Ramallah.

A demo takes place in Nabi Saleh.

Rushdi Tamimi is shot by a soldier at a demo.  He dies several days later.

Likud holds party primaries, electing hard rightists over more moderate candidates.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Israel/Palestine News

After several days, Israel stops bombing Gaza & agrees to a ceasefire with Hamas.

WARNING: graphic images

Demos took place in Nabi Saleh & Ni'ilin.

Two men kiss in front of the Rabbinate in Tel Aviv to protest religious control of marriage.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Israel/Palestine News


MK Zvulun Orlev from the National Religious Party-Jewish Home talks about a Jewish State.

A Turkish court has started a trial of Israeli Generals for the deaths on the Mavi Marmara,

Internationals escort Gaza fishermen again.

There were demos in Nabi Saleh & Ni'ilin.

Al Jazeera's Inside Story reports Russia will send experts to help in the investigation of Yasser Arafat's death.

The big story is PM Netanyahu's decision to launch an attack on Gaza.  Here are several videos.

(At wedding in Beersheba)

Friday, November 9, 2012

Israel/Palestine News


Al Jazeera looks at the relationship of the US & Israel, especially concerning Iran.

Microsoft & the Israeli Ministry of Finance sign agreements.

Israelis march in Tel Aviv Oct. 28 demanding the expulsion of African refugees.

The Prohibition Game looks at Palestinian farmers with land behind the Wall.  Press 'CC' for English captions.

The Association France Palestine Solidarité helps plant olive trees in Ni'ilin.

The IDF flattens a Palestinian concrete & stone house in the South Hebron Hills.

A demo takes place in Nabi Saleh.

The IDF searches a house in the village of Tuwani.

Mehmet Kaya, IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation Gaza Representative, talks about the lawsuit filed against Israel in Istanbul, set to start Nov. 6.

The IDF tries to roust Ta'ayush activists.

Bir Nabala, a Palestinian village next to Jerusalem, is totally surrounded by the Wall.

Activists escort Gazan fishermen & are confronted by the Israeli Navy, which sprays their boat with water cannon.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Israel/Palestine News


The Real News has Michael Ratner comment on the Holy Land Five.  The US Supreme Court declined to hear their appeal of their sentence.

The Israeli Cabinet approves implementing the Iron Dome defense system along the Gaza border.

15,000 people attend an anniversary rally in Tel Aviv remembering Yitzhak Rabin's assassination.

Refugee Jacob Berry talks about why he came from Darfur to Israel.

AIC Video profiles Palestinian artist Yousef Katalo.

The IDF arrests activist Abed Salaymeh's mother, who flat freaks out.

The activities of Youth Against Settlements are examined in this video.

The IDF stops Palestinian farmers from building a new cistern.

Palestinian companies are gaining a reputation for excellence in the IT field.

Al Jazeera reports on how international volunteers are helping Palestinians bring in the olive harvest with their presence.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Israel/Palestine News


Netanyahu says no limits will be placed on construction in Jerusalem in response to international condemnation of Gilo construction plan.

An interviewer asks Israelis at the President's Conference how many non-Jewish refugees Israel has admitted.

Eritrean refugees protest the Israeli government roundup.

AIC Video focuses on Palestinians living in Akka, Israel.

Israeli affairs expert Adnan Abu Amer declares Israel will attack Gaza soon.

Soldiers expel Palestinian shepherds from their land.

Gazans celebrate the anniversary of the prisoner exchange.

IDF & border police demolish several structures in the South Hebron Hills.

Professor Noam Chomsky visited Gaza to attend a linguistics conference at the Islamic University.  He also spoke at the Al Mathaf Hotel.

Demos took place in Nabi Saleh, Ni'ilin, Beit Ommar & Al-Ma'asara.

The Emir Of Qatar visits Gaza.

Activists briefly occupy the Rami Levy supermarket in the Sha'ar Binyamin Industrial Zone in the West Bank to call for a boycott of Israeli goods.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Israel/Palestine News


Israeli musician Izhar Ashdot's song 'A Matter of Habit' has been banned from the IDF radio station.  Press the CC button for English captions.

Social justice activist hoild another demo in Tel Aviv (NSFW) & may become involved in the coming elections.

 Irit Rosenblum criticizes modern marriage.

Sudanese refugees protest Israeli government policies in Tel Aviv.

One of Israel's oldest newspapers is closing down due to competition from Sheldon Adelson's free right wing newspaper.

Settlers from Karmei Tsur go where they damn well please in Beit Ommar with the escort of the IDF.

Khalil Shahin, Mohammed Al Bakri, & Issam Younis welcome the Gaza aid ship the Estelle.

Demos took place in Nabi Saleh & Beit Ommar.

Several videos on the olive harvest in Gaza & the West Bank.

The Palestinian brewers of Taybeh beer celebrate Oktoberfest.

The Israeli human rights group Gisha won a court order forcing the Israeli government to release plans from 2007 to put Gaza 'on a diet.'

During a protest against settler attacks, Palestinians & solidarity activists block Highway 443, which runs from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem thru the West Bank.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Israel/Palestine News


Netanyahu has backed off war with Iran.

PM Netanyahu has called for  Knesset elections for February of next year.

Interior Minister Eli Yishai checks the progress of construction of the detention centers in the Negev planned to hold 10,000 African asylum seekers.

Fear of miscegenation is why a leader of an anti-refugee group opposes admitting African asylum seekers to Israel.

In South Hebron Hills:  the IDF expels more Palestinian shepherds by declaring their land a closed military zone.

The Stream looks at the Russell Tribunal in NYC.

In South Hebron Hills:  When the Ja'asra family comes to harvest olives on their land, the IDF fires tear gas at them.

In a night raid on Beit Ommar, the IDF arrests 14 year old Hamza Abu Hashem, & set off tear gas & concussion grenades.

In South Hebron Hills:  the IDF declares Palestinian land a closed military zone.

In Gaza, Israel attacks with a drone & tank fire, killing one & wounding five.



In the South Hebron Hills:  the IDF tries to declare Palestinian land a closed military zone.

In Gaza, the siege has caused 70% of Palestinians to live in poverty.

In the South Hebron Hills:  IDF soldiers show up, watch settlers chase Palestinian sheep, finally stop them, then stand around & argue with Israeli activists . .

An Italian activist goes to the beach where the IDF killed Gaza fisherman Fahmy Abu Ryash on Sept. 28, 2012.

A demo takes place in Nabi Saleh.

Egypt has closed 35% of Gaza's border tunnels, causing a fuel shortage & unemployment.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Israel/Palestine News

This Land Is Mine from Nina Paley on Vimeo.

Nina Paley gives her take on the history of the Holy Land.

The Real News reporter Lia Tarachansky makes a pitch for her film Seven Deadly Myths.  You can contribute here.

Activists demonstrate in Tel Aviv in solidarity with protesters in Spain & Greece.

What will happen if Iran is seen not to kow-tow to Israeli pressure over nuclear activities?

Al Jazeera looks at the deterioration of relations between Turkey & Israel.

Ami Ortiz in March 2008 was the victim of a bomb planted because his family were Messianic Jews.

Vandals thought to be settlers spray offensive slogans on the Franciscan convent on Jerusalem’s Mount Zion.

In Gaza, Islamic Jihad celebrates the 25th anniversary of its' founding.

Activists in the South Hebron Hills film settlers abusing a cow. 

Since 2007, travel between Gaza & the West Bank has been almost nonexistent.