Friday, January 31, 2014

Israel/Palestine News

Israel launches three airstrikes on Gaza, injuring 10 Palestinians.

Settlers from Carmel scatter a Palestinian flock.

"An Israeli court on Wednesday is to decide the planned route of the
concrete barrier which is also known as the Apartheid Wall. The wall
would cut through ancient irrigation systems used by the village of
Battir. It would separate residents of the nearby Beit Jala from their
olive gardens. A local Christian community will also be divided as a
result. Palestinians have been holding demonstrations almost every week
against the construction of the barrier in the West Bank. They say it
will separate their land and isolate their villages."

The IDF uses live ammo in Ni'ilin, shooting a Palestinian in the stomach.

The IDF arrests 24 Palestinians all over the West Bank.

Israel courts have dismissed an appeal against a Jewish-only road going thru the middle of a Palestinian village on the outskirts of Jerusalem.

A thousand Palestinians marry in Jericho.

18-year-old Mohammad Mubarak was shot & killed by the IDF in Ramallah.

A demo takes place in Nabi Saleh.

Over a million Gazans face a water shortage due to the seige by Israel & the Egyptian army.

A Palestinian youth in Hebron fights with settlers, then is arrested by the IDF,

"Thousand of Israelis have held a rally in Jerusalem al-Quds against talks between Tel Aviv and the Palestinian Authority.

rally was attended by several prominent rabbis within the settler
community. The protesters called on Israeli authorities to halt talks
with the P-A demanding that Tel Aviv expand and continue its settlement
activities in the West Bank. The participants called US Secretary of
State John Kerry's framework agreement for the so-called peace talks
anti-Semitic. The so-called Kerry plan is expected to call for a phased
Israeli withdrawal from the West Bank based on the 1967 lines with
unprecedented security arrangements in the strategic Jordan Valley.. . ."

African refugees march to the Canadian embassy while PM Harper is in Israel.

PM Netanyahu again claims Iran is months away from building nuclear weapons.

Canada's PM Harper has pledged $66 for Palestinian Authority security forces.

The UN humanitarian coordinator for the Palestinian territories has slammed Israel's demolition of palestinian homes in the Jordan Valley.

Norway's wealth investment fund has barred investments in Africa Israel Investments & Danya Cebus, companies that build West Bank settlements.

Scarlett Johansson has resigned from Oxfam to continue as a spokesperson for SodaStream, based in a West Bank settlement.

Sixty Jewish leaders criticize New York mayor Bill De Blasio for pledging unconditional support for Israel before an AIPAC meeting.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Israel/Palestine News


B'Tselem looks at the plight of Palestinian families separated by the Occupation in Gaza & the West Bank.

The IDF has raided al Aida refugee camp in Bethlehem & arrested 50 youths.

Twenty minute film about the Occupation in Nabi Saleh.

Lia Tarachansky and Max Blumenthal meet Munib al Masri, the richest man in Palestine.

"Israel killed two Gaza gunmen in an air strike early Wednesday, including it said was involved in the firing of rockets across the border during former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's funeral last week.

Demos take place in Ni'ilin & Nabi Saleh.

The IDF demolishes Shepherd's houses in the Jordan Valley.

A young Palestinian has started a car cleaning business in Gaza.

"Armenian Patriarch Nourhan Manougian
is in the West Bank town of Bethlehem to give his blessing to the
faithful ahead of Christmas.

Armenians worldwide celebrate
Christmas on January the sixth. But the small Armenian community in the
Holy Lands uses the old Julian calendar to determine the date of
religious feasts. Meanwhile Greek Orthodox pilgrims have gathered along
the banks of the River Jordan for Epiphany ceremonies which celebrate
the baptism of Jesus. Biblical scholars say John the Baptist baptized
Jesus at this spot which is the third most important site in

Palestinians in East Jerusalem received more eviction notices.

Israel returns more bodies to the PA in obedience of a Supreme Court ruling.

A member of the Palestinian negotiating team who resigned, Mohamed Sh'tayyeh, says PA policy should be resistance, not negotiation.

The Real News looks at the imprisonment of African refugees in desert prisons by Israel, & the resulting protests.

African refugee women & children march in Tel Aviv against Israel's refugee policies.

Iran's UN envoy Mohammad Khazaee, says the Non Aligned Movement in the UN supports Palestine.

Tunis, Tunisia, hosts an international summit in support of Palestine.

Canadian PM Stephen Harper visits Israel.

Palestinians in a Syrian refugee camp finally receive food from  UNRWA during a lull in fighting between the Syrian Army & rebels.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Israel/Palestine News


Settlers attempted to burn down a mosque in the West Bank in a price tag attack.

An Israeli airstrike in Gaza has injured 5 Palestinians.

The IDF has demolished dozens of Palestinian homes in the Jordan Valley.

The IDF disrupted Palestinians and Israeli activists attempting to plant olive trees Monday on privately owned Palestinian land between the Israeli settlements El'azar and Efrat.

A report from the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs says settler attacks against Palestinians in the West Bank has increased, & the IDF seems to be doing nothing.

Activists in the South Hebron Hills interact with the IDF & settlers from Mitspe Yair.

A demo takes place in Nabi Saleh.

The IDF is issuing house demolition orders in the Hebron Hills as part of building new settlements.

The IDF stops the Palestinian PM's convoy saying it was speeding.

More videos from David Sheen about African refugees' strike for rights earlier this month.

After saying that the Prawer plan has been stopped, the Israel government is quietly still implementing it.

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 . . .then this.

The Real News looks at the legacy of Ariel Sharon.

AIPAC is still trying to torpedo the nuclear deal with Iran.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Israel/Palestine News


Israeli airstrikes kill one man in Gaza.

New settlements are being built in Occupied Hebron.

In a reconciliation move, Hamas has agreed to allow Fatah members to return to Gaza.

The IDF has bulldozed the village of Khirbet Ein Karz Aliyah in the Jordan Valley.

The Greek Patriarch of Jerusalem arrives in Bethlehem to take part in Christmas celebrations.

Residents of Nabi Saleh celebrate the release of Saeed Tamimi with a public rally & concert.

African refugees continue to protest their detention & expulsion from Israel.

Secretary John Kerry claims progress in the peace talks.

Settler councils have created a video mocking John Kerry & the peace talks.

British security firm G4S is being investigated for helping Israel's Occupation.

Dutch investment firm PGGM has decided to remove funds from Israel's top banks.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Israel/Palestine News

Five years after Cast Lead, Gazans still wait for justice over Israeli war crimes.

The PLO says Israel has increased crimes against Palestinians in 2013.

Sixty five year old Adel Muhammad Amarnah died when an IDF checkpoint refused to let the car he was in thru to a hospital.

Israeli border police stop Ta'ayush activists going to the South Hebron Hills in a search for "anarchists".

The IDF shoots a local woman activist with a rubber bullet in Nabi Saleh.

A demo takes place in Nabi Saleh.

Israel proposes land swaps with the Palestinians as part of the peace talks.

Israel releases 26 Palestinian prisoners as part of the peace talks.

Israel responds with artillery fire after rockets are fired from Lebanon.

The Public Committee Against Torture says Palestinian children have been kept in outside cages during winter conditions after being arrested.

Israel has tested its' Arrow anti-missile system.

Ariel Sharon is deteriorating after being in a coma for many years.