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.