Saturday, August 31, 2013

Israel/Palestine News

For the first time, the Egyptian navy has fired on Gazan fishermen.

As Syria readies for a U.S. attack, tourists flock to the Golan Heights.

The IDF kills three Palestinians in a raid on Qalandia, causing the PA to temporarily suspend peace talks.

As every Saturday, our activists accompanied some shepherds, residents of the Palestinian village of Umm e Amad with their flocks to their private land, near the settlement of Otniel. As on many Saturdays, an officer in the Israeli army decided to chase away the shepherds from their lands without any reason nor order, and while profoundly ignoring the activists who were trying to remind him of the fact that he was breaking the Israeli law.

It will take Anas Hajajleh of Al Walaja in the West Bank thirty minutes now to go to school because of the Wall.

A demo took place in Ni'ilin.

The City of Jerusalem has evicted Bedouins from land in East Jerusalem they have lived on for decades.

Orit Marom of Assaf speaks about African refugees & asylum-seekers in Israel, & the government campaign against them.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Israel/Palestine News

After overthrowing Pres. Morsi, the Egyptian military has closed the Rafah border crossing & shut down the smugglers' tunnels, sealing Gaza.

Palestinians have discovered that the remains returned to them from Israel are not their relatives.

In the South Hebron Hills, settlers build a roadblock on a road leading to a Palestinian village.

A demo takes place in Nabi Saleh.

Paul Jay talks to Max Blumenthal about Egypt, US foreign policy, Israel & Palestine.

Dr. Tomer Persico talks about how religion affects the State of Israel.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Israel/Palestine News

The Port of Gaza has been blockaded since 1967.

Summer camp in Nabi Saleh.

Settlers walk down Shuhada street in Hebron like they own the city.

Israeli soldiers train in Hebron.

A Swiss activist is arrested at a demo in Bilin.

The IDF arrests Bassam Abd AlMajeed Amro & Ali Amro, two activists, for allegedly throwing stones from a rooftop.

In the South Hebron Hills, an armed settler chases two Palestinian shepherds back to the village of Tuba.

Demos take place in Ni'ilin & Nabi Saleh.

Twenty six Palestinian prisoners are released by Israel, while protesters demonstrate against the release.

Shir Hever & Moe Diab comment on the peace talks for the Real News.

A rocket fired by militants in the Sinai was shot down by the Iron Dome defense system.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Israel/Palestine News

Activists protest the Prawer Plan near the Damascus Gate in East Jerusalem, & are attacked by police on horseback.

Demos take place in Nabi Saleh & Ni'ilin.


Two videos from Hebron, showing Israeli police abusing Palestinians.

Galia Tamam opposes the release of her son's killers as part of the renewed peace talks, while the Daka family awaits hopefully for their son's release.

Despite new peace talks between Israel & Palestine, the Israeli cabinet has voted to subsidize six more settlements in the West Bank.

Israel denies using a drone to kill seven people trying to launch rockets from the Sinai, & the Egyptian Army claims the militants were killed by an Egyptian helicopter.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Israel/Palestine News


'The Palestinian group Hamas has accused the rival Fatah party and members of the Palestinian Authority of running a malicious campaign against it. A Hamas official says elements within the interim Egyptian government also colluded with their opponents to demonize them. Al Jazeera's Charles Stratford reports.'

Palestinian families wait anxiously as Israel promises to release Palestinian prisoners as a good faith gesture for the coming peace talks.

Activists in Hebron protest the Prawer Plan for Negev Bedouins.

Demos took place in Nabi Saleh & Ni'ilin.

A Palestinian woman died because of restrictions by the IDF on ambulances in Hebron.

The next 13 videos are outtakes from Nissim Mossek's film Wild West Hebron .

Palestinian singer Mohammad Assaf appeals for donations for Palestinian refugees (English captions at top of screen.)

'Activists protest near the southern town of Lehavim, against the Prawer-Begin Plan, a governmental plan which if implemented will displace more than forty thousand Bedouin citizens from their homes in the Negev desert, August 1, 2013.
According to the plan, which the government failed to consult the Bedouin community on when drafting, nearly all residents in the unrecognized Negev villages will be evicted and forcibly relocated to planned communities. The first of August was announced as a "day of rage" in the Arab towns in Israel, protests took place in the Negev, in the north and Jerusalem.'

Shir Hever looks at Israel's military industrial complex.

Al Jazeera reports on the new round of peace talks between Israel & the Palestinians, but The Real News expresses skepticism.