Friday, February 22, 2013

Israel/Palestine News


As Stanley Fisher steps down as head of Israel's central bank, The Real News looks at how he pushed NeoLiberalism in Israel.

Shir Hever discusses the case of Prisoner X.

Hamas denies it is talking peace with Israel.

The disabled fight for their rights in Gaza.

An activist visits the illegal outpost of Mitzpe Yair, finding a new building under construction & a bus.

Dr Attallah Abu Elsebah discusses the difficulties of running a justice system under siege.

The saga of Samer Issawi continues.

A demo takes place in Nabi Saleh.

Gangam style in Gaza.

Kufr Aqab is on the West Bank side of the Wall, but still a part of Jerusalem.

The Egyptian army has started to flood & fill in smugglers tunnels from Gaza.

" . . When the Messiah comes, you will be our slaves . ."  In the countryside outside Hebron, a Jewish settler talks to a group of Palestinian farmers, telling them he is going to plant wheat for himself on half of their land.  Press CC button for English subtitles.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Israel/Palestine News


If you haven't seen it, here is the Saturday Night Live skit on the Hagel confirmation hearing that has been floating around the internet.

Israel admits that 'Prisoner X' was Australian-Israeli Ben Zygier & that he worked for the Mossad.  Richard Silverstein has more on this story here, here, here, here, & here.

The Real News looks at the cost of the Gaza attack last year.

Ten women are arrested by Jerusalem police after they wear prayer shawls & pray at the Western Wall.

A demo takes place in Nabi Saleh.

Baruch Marzel goes on private property in Hebron & attacks Palestinians when they try to throw him out.  The IDF shows up, lets him go, & detains a Palestinian.

Human Rights Watch condemned Israel for committing war crimes during its' Gaza attacks last year.

The IDF pepper-sprays & arrests activists helping Palestinians plant olive trees in Urif near Nablus.

The PA's Central Election Commission has started to update election rolls in Gaza.

Palestinian farmers in a valley near Bethlehem, a monastery, & a convent face being surrounded by the Wall.

Palestinians & International activists  in Gaza continued demonstrations in support of Palestinian hunger strikers.  Attention was called to Samer Issawi, who was near death after over 200 days on hunger strike.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Israel/Palestine News


African refugees have started a new paper presenting refugees' viewpoints.

Protests take place in Nabi Saleh & Beit Safafa (Southern Jerusalem.)

A Gaza radio station broadcasts  to Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails.

Israeli activists give a young Palestinian a donated laptop.

Rap has come to Gaza, & Palestinian youths use it to comment on the siege & life in Gaza.

A settler in Hebron brings an IDF soldier a plate of food.

Hunger striker Akram Rikhawi is released to Gaza by Israel.

Palestinian artists use their work to resist the Occupation.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Israel/Palestine News


Max Blumenthal talks about how the centrist party Yesh Atid will still continue the Occupation while isolating Ultra Orthodox Jews.

The United Nations Human Rights Council has condemned the Occupation as against the Geneva Convention.  Israel attacks the body & its' decision.

Ultra Orthodox Jews are worried the next Israeli government will be formed without their party Shas.

Ethiopian Jews express outrage that the Israeli government gave their women Depo Provera shots without  consent.

In Umm al Arayes (South Hebron Hills,) the IDF prevents a Palestinian family from grazing on their land, despite Israeli escorts.

Demos took place in Nabi Saleh & Silwan (East Jerusalem.)


The IDF & settlers attack residents of Madama, a village near Nablus.

Nonprofits in Gaza hire recent college graduates to temporary jobs in order to combat the high unemployment rate.

While filming a demo in Nabi Saleh, Bilal Tamimi has his camera hit by a rubber bullet.

Gazans once again rally for the rights of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails.

Four Israeli border cops bully a mentally handicapped Palestinian & film it.  They get in trouble when it reaches the internet.  A court clears them of all charges.

Daily power shortages in Gaza leads to public anger over deaths caused by candle use.

Raja Khalidi talks about how the Palestinians went from socialism under the PLO to neo-liberalism under the PA.