Friday, February 24, 2012

Israel/Palestine News

Al Jazeera's The Stream discusses the emerging problems with Hamas-Fatah unity.

Demos take place outside Ofer prison, in Nabi Saleh, & Bilin.

The IDF demolishes several buildings & kills some sheep in the West Bank village of Tha'leh.

A Dutch convoy brings help for Gaza's disabled.

A Palestinian author publishes a book in Gaza about Gaza.

Three US politicians demonstrate how 'pro-Israel' they are.

Israel bombs two targets in Gaza.

Al Jazeera's Inside Story discusses if the US will be able to make Israel refrain from attacking Iran.

Max Blumenthal discusses US policy on Iran, & Israel's.

Khader Adnan ends his hunger strike after his lawyer negotiates a deal with the Israeli government to free him from administrative detention on April 17.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Israel/Palestine News

Yousef Munayyer, executive director of the Palestine Center, talks about their new report When Settlers Attack.

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

Gaza children take part in an EU art competition.

Some Hamas members in Gaza oppose the Palestinian unity deal.

Gaza's only power plant is shut down due to a lack of fuel.

This film looks at how Jaffa became linked to oranges, & how Israel took over the name.

Israelis demolish a community center & playground in Silwan, East Jerusalem.

One quarter of elderly Israelis have trouble paying for heating.

Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails & Palestinians in the West Bank  are joining a hunger strike in support of Khader Adnan.

Gazans demonstrate in solidarity with Khader Adnan.

Jewish & Arab Israelis show solidarity with hunger striker Khader Adnan in Tel Aviv on Valentine's Day.

Israel will deport South Sudanese refugees in March of this year.

Israel blames Iran for two bombing attacks in India & Georgia.

The Real News debates with Robert Naiman of Just Foreign Policy why the US & Israel seem to be on a collision course with Iran.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Israel/Palestine News

Ben White talks about his new book Palestinians in Israel: Segregation, Discrimination and Democracy.

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

Film crew visits the site in the Jordan Valley (West Bank) where Veolia dumps waste from Israel.

Architect Sharon Rotbard talks about the history of south Tel Aviv.

Justice Minister Ya'akov Ne'eman calls for Jewish religious law to be the law of Israel.

Residents of Issawiya protest the building of a national park on private Palestinian land with a vigil & tree planting.

Tommy McKearney, an ex-hunger striker while imprisoned by the British in the 80's, sends a message of support for Palestinian Khader Adnan, on hunger strike while in administrative detention in Israel.

Israelis & refugees protest the death of Yohanes Barko in Tel Aviv. The homeless man froze to death two weeks ago in Levinsky Park.

Unity deal leads to hope among Gazans.

Palestinian factions sign a unity deal.

Hamas & Fatah have signed a deal in Qatar forming a unity government & setting up elections.

Leon Panetta says Israel attack on Iran would have dire consequences.

The Washington Post states US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta thinks Israel will attack Iran sometime this Spring.

Well, this is interesting. Anonymous has called out the government of Israel.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Israel/Palestine News

Joseph Dana talks about Palestinian nonviolent activist strategy.

Beshara Doumani, a professor from UC Berkeley, gives his impressions after a visit to Israel & Palestine.

In Nabi Saleh last Friday, a French woman was shot in the back of the head with a tear gas canister.

Demos took place in Kufr Qadum, Beit Ommar, & Nabi Saleh.

This is the trailer for the documentary We Are Nabi Saleh.

Palestinians watch new construction in the settlement Carmel near Hebron.

A change in the way Western governments treat Hamas is noted.

Another forum on Hamas-Fatah unity is held in Gaza.

A West Bank woman talks about being locked up in a bathroom for 9 years by her father.

Activists protest the demolition of Al Arakib in front of the JNF Jerusalem offices.

'Sucker Camp' members protest renewal of the law exempting religious students from IDF service.

The African Refugee Development Center issues this report to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

During a visit to the Middle East, upset Palestinians throw shoes & sticks at Moon's motorcade in Gaza.

Earlier, UN chief Ban Ki Moon meets with President Shimon Peres.

Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal meets with Jordan's King Abdullah.

Al Jazeera reports that Israel is considering attacking Iran in the spring or summer.

Max Blumenthal talks about the effect pro-Likud donors have on US politics.

The Real News interviews Max Blumenthal, who describes how Netanyahu will use re-election year politics to force Obama to attack Iran.