Friday, May 31, 2013

Israel/Palestine News


A documentary of the daily passing of Palestinians thru IDF checkpoints.

Settlers in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah have spray painted & damaged Palestinian cars.

A West Bank quarry is prevented by Israel from operating at full potential.

Demos take place in Bilin & Nabi Saleh.

The Real News presents a report that shows corruption in the PA is tied to the occupation.

B'tselem looks at the children of Israeli prisoners from Gaza.

US Secretary of State Kerry is trying to get the Palestinians to restart peace negotiations with an offer of $4 billion in aid.

The new Israeli government will try to pass legislation revoking the exemption for Ultra-Orthodox to the draft.

The Real News looks at German support for Israel by focusing on the Left (the most left wing party in Germany) & its' policies branding BDS & the one state solution as antisemitic.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Israel/Palestine News


Seven Egyptian border guards were abducted in the Sinai, leading their fellow border guards to shut down the Rafa & Erez crossings in protest.  The crossings were reopened after the border guards were released unharmed.

Demos take place in Kufr Qaddum, Sheikh Jarrah & Nabi Saleh.


planxtysumoud (Tommy Donnellan) is interviewed by an Irish radio station about being shot 6 times with rubber bullets by the IDF.

UNRWA shows off its' Job Creation Program in Gaza.

Five videos about life in Bilin.

Part 2: Life in Bil'in, Close to the Earth, 21-5-2013

Nissim Mossek looks at the attempt to privatize Israeli prisons, with the israeli Supreme Court annuling the law in 2009.

Palestinian refugees from Syria are coming to Gaza to flee the civil war.

Activist Tommy Donnellan protests agains British-Danish security company G4S outside of Ofer prison.

30,000 Ultra-orthodox & some secular anti draft activists protest in Jerusalem plans to draft the Ultra-orthodox.

Tensions increase in the Golan Heights after an incident for which Israel & Syria give different versions.

The Real News looks at Yotam Feldman's new film about how the Israeli weapons & security industry affects its' economy.

Blogger Richard Silverstein in another episode for Israel Social TV talks about a hacked drone & a secret mission to the UAE.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Israel/Palestine News


Palestinians commemorated the Nakba this week.

Settlers destroy 61 olive trees in the South Hebron hills.

A Palestinian plays the flute & another sings in the South Hebron hills.

Palestinian refugees have a hard life in Egypt.

Protests took place in Kufr Quaddum & Nabi Saleh.

AICVideo looks at the occupation inside Hebron.

Israeli & Palestinians march to protest another eviction in Sheikh Jarrah East Jerusalem.

Two videos on the protest march against austerity in Tel Aviv.

The Newseum will not add Mahmoud al-Kumi and Hussam Salama of Al-Aqsa TV to their list of journalists killed in 2012 because of pressure from pro-Israel groups.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Israel/Palestine News

Stephen Hawking gives a boost to the BDS campaign against Israel.

A recent public modesty campaign by Hamas has Gazans wondering how fundamentalist their society will get.

Demos occurred in Silwad & Nabi Saleh.  (NSFW above video 1:26 language due to hit by 'rubber' bullet.)

Gazans now suffer from a shortage of cooking gas because of the siege.

Palestinian shepherds help birth of lamb (0:12) in South Hebron hills.

Settlers attack the village of Ras Karkar near Ramallah.

(Cameo by planxtysamoud at 0:18 in vfideo.)

Protesters in Ni'ilin are amused by a snafu in launching teargas by the IDF.

The Arab League has issued a revised peace plan, bringing denunciations from Palestinians & silence from Israel.

Israel has launched airstrikes into Syria.

Finance Minister Yair Lapid pledges to block the sale of a company in the Dead Sea to foreigners.

Five videos about Jerusalem Day, the day Israelis celebrate the unification of Jerusalem.

After Israeli courts rule women must be allowed to worship at the Wailling Wall, thousands of ultra orthodox protest.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Israel/Palestine News

The Real News looks at hunger strikers, Prisoners' Day, & children in jail in two videos.

Israel controls West Bank water, cutting Palestinian farmers out.

Two videos from the South Hebron Hills:  the IDF harasses Palestinians, then activists; an officer kicks sheep.

According to the Palestinian non-profit Al Haq, Israel in 2012 has demolished  368 West Bank buildings.

Demos held in Ni'lin, Silwad & Deir Jarir.

NSFW due to language because of gunfire & near miss tear gas projectile.

A brief video about Ezra Nawi & his activism in the South Hebron Hills.

In Gaza, the first skateboard park is opened.

In Hebron, two videos from Youth Against Settlements showing two points of view about the same incident in which the IDF arrests kids & an international activist.

Leading up to its' annual conference in New York City, the Jerusalem Post interviews ex-IDF chief of staff
Gabi Ashkenazi & ex-military intelligence chief Amos Yadlin.

Israel is worried about the outcome to Syria's civil war.

Arabs & Jews celebrate May Day in Tel Aviv.