Friday, November 29, 2013

Israel/Palestine News

Because of rebels in the Sinai, the Egyptian military continues to blow up tunnels & shut down the Rafah border crossing.

The IDF discovers a tunnel from Gaza into Israel.

Settlers protected by the IDF attack Palestinians & solidarity activists in the South Hebron Hills.

Demos took place in Ni'ilin & Nabi Saleh.

City Councillor Sami Abou Shehadeh gives a tour of Jaffa.

We're Not Nice a group associated with the social justice movement meets in South Tel Aviv & remembers the Israeli Black Panthers.

Israelis protest again their government's refusal to abide by the unanimous Supreme Court ruling instructing the state to free  African asylum-seekers it holds in a desert detention camp without access to trials.

Four videos on the Israeli reaction to the Iran nuclear deal.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Israel/Palestine News

A sewage treatment plant floods the streets of Gaza after shutting down for lack of fuel.

Youth Against Settlements post a video from the pro-settlement group Women In Green.
"WiG is a registered non-profit organization founded in 1993. It is opposed to a two-state solution; that is, the creation of a Palestinian state alongside, and mutually recognizant with, Israel. The group particularly opposes the return of land occupied in 1967, and strongly supports Israeli settlement of those territories, which it proposes should be annexed. WiG also opposed Israeli military withdrawal from southern Lebanon in 2000."

Palestinians & the IDF clash in the West Bank.

The IDF conducts night raids in Bilin & Ni'ilin.

Demos take place in Ni'ilin & Nabi Saleh.

Hamde Abu Rahma tries to keep the IDF from confiscating the picture of his slain cousin Bassem Abu Rahma.

Israeli activist Sahar Vardi talks about how she became a refusenik.

The chief Palestinian negotiators quit as more Israelis & Palestinians push the one state solution.

French President Hollande suggests Palestinians give up the right of return in exchange for Israel ceasing new settlement construction.

Israelis in Kiryat Malachi talk about what life is like in the apartment block that was hit by a Gaza missile one year ago.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Israel/Palestine News

As Yasser Arafat's death is marked by Palestinians, opinions still differ on who caused his death.

A demo takes place in Ni'ilin.

A video revisiting the work of Ezra Nawi & the organization Ta'ayush, then a video of the new Ezramobile.

Delegations of Israeli & Palestinian citizens meet in Jerusalem to talk unofficially about peace.

Avigdor Lieberman is acquitted of fraud & returns to his post as foreign minister.

US Ambassador to Israel Daniel Shapiro speaks to the Jewish Federation General Assemble in Jerusalem.

PM Netanyahu speaks to the Jewish Federation General Assemble in Jerusalem, castigating the US-Iran talks.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Israel/Palestine News

After a year of investigations, a Swiss team of doctors state that Yasser Arafat was poisoned with polonium 210.

Settlers & Palestinians argue outside a kindergarten in Hebron.

Palestinians in Hebron clashed with the IDF after the funeral of Anas al-Atrash.   Al-Atrash was shot dead at a checkpoint after he tried to stab a soldier.

'Hundreds of Palestinians on Sunday took part in a funeral procession for a militant who was killed by Israeli tank fire.
Medics said the body of Khaled abu Bakra was unearthed on Saturday (November 2). A Hamas source said three of its men were in the tunnel at the time of the attack and were killed in the blast.  . . . '

Anther demo takes place in Nabi Saleh.

Israel is looking for oil inside the West Bank.

David Sheen asks for public funding so he can write a book about African refugees in Israel.

The peace talks between Israel & Palestine continue under US direction.

PM Netanyahu calls for economic integration for Palestinian Israelis, & Shir Hever examines whether this is nothing but a public relations ploy by Israel.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Israel/Palestine News

A Gazan with a camera supplied by B'tselem looks at the Bummer Generation.

The olive harvest in the West Bank brings settler attacks.

Gazans receive the 1st Prize & 2nd Prize in an UNRWA/EU film competition.

The IDF & Border police stop activists & a Palestinian family from reaching farmland.

Christian Zionists think they are doing 'God's Work' helping settlers in the West Bank bring in the harvest.

Demos take place in Nabi Saleh.

Israel frees 26 Palestinian prisoners as part of the current Peace talks.

The Jerusalem Post covers a conference in Kiev concerning an antisemitic prosecution in  Tsarist Russia.

Max Blumenthal talks about his new book Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel in five videos.

Texas A&M will establish a campus in Nazareth Israel.