Friday, March 29, 2013

Israel/Palestine News

More videos about Pres. Obama's visit to Israel & the West Bank.

Demos take place in Nabi Saleh & Bilin.

Settlers attack Palestinians in Mukhmas, Hebron, & the South Hebron Hills.

Palestinians protest at Qalandia checkpoint against CRH, which is supplying cement for the Occupation.

Palestinians & activists march to celebrate Land Day in Gaza.

In Hebron, the IDF arrests journalist Abed Al-Aziz Nofal & several 10 year old kids.

Israel reduces the Gaza fishing zone to 3 miles after a rocket is fired into Israel.

IDF soldiers try to block activists from filming in the South Hebron Hills.

Christians march in Jerusalem to mark the start of Easter as their numbers in the city dwindle below ten thousand.


Israel releases hunger striking prisoner Ayman Sharawneh to Gaza.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Israel/Palestine News

Palestinian truck drivers have to go thru a maze of IDF checkpoints to deliver goods.

The Irish visit Bilin.

Several videos of a confrontation in Hebron.

Palestinian lawyers try to ban the use of secret evidence to send released prisoners back to jail.

Demos take place in Ramallah, Aboud, Bilin, & Ni'ilin.

The funeral of Mahmoud Al-Teiti, who was shot dead by the IDF in the  al-Fawwar refugee camp South Hebron Hills. WARNING: GRAPHIC

A fuel shortage occurs in Gaza after several tunnels are closed by Egypt.

The IDF arrests 20 schoolkids in Hebron.

An Egyptian magazine claims three Hamas members took part in the attack that killed Egyptian soldiers in the Sinai.

Of course the big news was President Obama's visit to Israel, & to Ramallah in the West Bank.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Israel/Palestine News

Netanyahu has formed a coalition government with his Likud-Yisrael Beiteinu combination, the new party Yesh Atid, the settler party Jewish Home, and Tzipi Livni's Hatnuah party.

Israeli customers beat a Palestinian waiter in Tel Aviv for taking a bottle of mayonnaise from their table.  From Richard Silverstein.

Activists in Jaffa have demonstrated for 38 days continuously in support of Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike.

 Basel Mansour returns home after being detained while taking part in the "Love in the Time of Apartheid" protest.

Demos take place in Bilin, Ni'ilin, & Sabastia.

This trailer tells the story of Gazan engineering students from a UNRWA training center building a race car & taking it to the UK Silverstone car race.

Ten settlers try to evict Palestinian shepherds from At Tuwani from land where they are grazing sheep.

The security officer of the Avigail settlement in the South Hebron Hills attacks a Palestinian shepherd.

Gazans express grief over the death of Hugo Chavez.

To protest a ban on marriage between Palestinians from Israel & from the West Bank, activists hold a marriage ceremony at a checkpoint outside of Jerusalem.

Gazans protest an attack by Israeli settlers on the Al Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem.

Shir Hever discusses how land reform has failed in Israel due to claims it would benefit Palestinians & Bedouins.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Israel/ Palestine News

Kathy Wazana is raising money on Indiegogo for her film about Moroccan Jews They Were Promised The Sea.

Rabbi Menachem Froman has died of cancer.  He was the chief Rabbi of Tekoa in the West Bank.  He preached co-existence with Palestinians.

Activists in Jaffa show solidarity with Palestinian hunger strikers.

Netanyahu is considering forming a government without Shas or other Ultra Orthadox parties.

Activists film the IDF helping settlers keep Palestinians from their lands in Umm Al Amad, South Hebron hills.

Beit Safafa, a Palestinian neighborhood in the south of East Jerusalem, is protesting a highway that will divide it.  The highway is being built so settlers in the West Bank will have a better route to Jerusalem & Tel Aviv.

Demos took place in Beit Jala, Bilin, & Nabi Saleh.

Amani Bassam el Kelani tells a counselor how the Gaza attack affected her & her son.

The UN says Palestinian detained kids are being abused.

The unity deal between Hamas & Fatah is stalled.

Israel has told Bedouins living near the settlement of  Ma'ale Adumim they will be moved to Jericho.

The Israeli siege on Gaza continues to cripple businesses.

In Hebron, the IDF has set up a fence on a street in the middle of the city that separates Palestinians & Jewish settlers.

Israel has been violating the ceasefire in Gaza, according to Palestinians.

Israel has started segregated buses for Palestinians in the West Bank, but insist Palestinians can't be stopped from riding Israeli buses by law.

Gaza fishermen hold a sea protest against the Israeli naval blockade & to demand their boats back.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Israel/Palestine News


Richard Silverstein presents two videos about subjects that were censored in Israel .  The first concerns the Education Minister Gideon Saar, who was accused in a letter of preying on women.  Threats of a lawsuit forced Social TV to drop the video.  The second is about the theft of a laptop from Israel nuclear agency head  Shaul Horev & how the Israeli media censors banned the media from revealing who exactly had been stolen from.

The Stream looks at Israel's policy of rounding up & deporting African refugees.

Both the Israeli film The Gatekeepers & the Palestinian film Five Broken Cameras were submitted for the Oscars Best Documentary, but both lost out to Looking For Sugarman.

A video about the Palestinian prisoner hunger strikers.

The Occupation in Hebron 2012.

Egypt continues to close Gaza tunnels.

Demos took place at Nabi Saleh & Beit Ummar.

Yousef Alhelou describes Gaza's 'War of Brains':  Israel's use of its' control of exits & entries into Gaza to force Palestinians to spy, & Hamas' use of amnesties, death sentences, & vigilante killings to counter informers.

Demonstrators call for opening Shuhada Street in the heart of Hebron to Palestinians.

Palestinian protests increase when Arafat Jaradat dies in Israeli custody.