Friday, January 30, 2015

Israel/Palestine News


PFLP rallies to commemorate deceased leader George Habash.


Being an antiwar activist in Israel is dangerous. Israelis who protested
against the 2014 Gaza offensive were threatened, harassed and attacked.
Some even lost their jobs. Yoav Eliassi, also known as “The Shadow,” is
a right-wing rapper and driving force behind a movement to stamp out
dissent in Israeli society.

GOP Leadership’s Invitation to Netanyahu a Provocation Aimed at War with Iran

Phyllis Bennis & Max Blumenthal comment on the invitation to PM Netanyahu to speak in front of Congress.


The IDF shoots tear gas and stun grenades during night clashes near the gas station in Nabi Saleh.


Demos take place in At Tur (East Jerusalem) & Nabi Saleh.


Marchers try to plant olive trees near Susiya.  The IDF arrests 4 Palestinians.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Israel/Palestine News


The IDF wields shut the door to an old lady's house.


Akie Abe, the spouse of the Prime Minister of Japan, visited Dheisheh
refugee camp in the West Bank to learn about life in Palestine refugee
camps and see how Japanese support is making a positive impact on
residents. Ms. Abe visited Dheisheh Health Centre, where she witnessed
how Japanese assistance is improving the health of mothers and children
by supporting the introduction of a Maternal and Child Health Handbook.
Ms. Abe then visited the Educational Centre for Disabled Children, where
Japan funded expansion work, including a fourth floor and an elevator
that provides essential accessibility in the centre.


In the South Hebron Hills, the IDF seizes a donkey & settlers chase a sheep herd from Palestinian land.


A demo takes place in Nabi Saleh.

Israel Kills Hezbollah Leaders Ahead of Elections

Shir Hever says Israel's aggression is intentionally timed with Israel's
elections, distracting the electorate from domestic economic issues

Netanyahus’ Elbowed Presence in Paris

Shir Hever, Researcher at the Alternative Information Centre says it has
a lot to do with upcoming elections and Netanyahu presents himself as
the Prime Minister of the Jewish people, not just Israel


Settlers harass harvest near Mitzpe Yair.

The Making of Norman Finkelstein - Reality Asserts Itself (7 & 8/8)

Norman Finkelstein finishes his life story by talking about how his views have affected his academic life & his views on the BDS movement.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Israel/Palestine News


A settler salutes demonstrators in East Jerusalem.

Zionists of all stripes tout Israel as a "Jewish State", and in recent
months, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has promoted a bill that seek
to make this designation a foundational law (the equivalent of a
constitutional amendment). What are the implications of declaring Israel
to be a "Jewish State"?

50 mature olive trees destroyed by settlers, Yasuf, 11.1.2015.

This morning, the residents of Qawawis in the south Hebron hills, below
the Mitzpe Yair outpost, awoke to find about forty 32 year-old olive
trees and three almond trees severely damaged, some of them sawed off at
the trunk. Violence by settlers against their property, livelihood, and
way of life.

Israeli police and army trackers were called to the place.

A settler chases sheep off Palestinian land.

Demos take place in Ni'ilin & Kufr Qaddum.

Netanyahu speaks at the Paris Grand Synagogue, though at first the French asked him not to come.  Afterwards, the Israeli public was not impressed.

Ronnie Barkan of the IASA Alumni refusal letter, Miriam Peretz, a
bereaved mother, and Avi Wortzman, acting Minister of Education,
interview for Orly & Guy on Israeli Channel 10.

6 months after he went missing and was later found dead, the family and
friends of Ethiopian-Israeli Yosef Salamsa hold a 3-day march to
Jerusalem to protest the racist police brutality he experienced 4 months
before his death, which they say triggered a depression which may have
led to him taking his own life -- although his cause of death is
uncertain, since the police never allowed Yosef's family to see the his
body before it was buried.

Day in and day out, the Palestinians of Khirbet Susiya see the solid,
permanent housing of the settlement of Susiya (est. 1983). Although
there has been a Palestinian village in the area since the 19th century,
the Israeli military displaced the residents from the original site of
the village, declaring it an archeological site, and does not allow any
construction whatsoever in the present location. In the face of the
raging winter storm, this injustice is more blatant than ever. This is
what weathering the winter in Susiya is like, as in dozens of other
Palestinian communities in Area C that Israeli authorities are trying to
The Making of Norman Finkelstein - Reality Asserts Itself (5 & 6/8)

In two videos, Norman Finkelstein continues to tell his life story.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Israel/Palestine News


an interview with Mutasim Ali - part 2
in English with English subtitles

Looking from southwest, activists see settlement is expanding.

IDF makes a night incursion in Nabi Saleh.  This film blacks out after 0:52.

A settler screws with the IDF.
The Making of Norman Finkelstein - Reality Asserts Itself (4/4)

Norman  Finkelstein explains why he endures slings and arrows, being isolated and attacked for his critique of Israel.

Activists like animals.

Demos take place in Bilin & Nabi Saleh.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Israel/Palestine News


Israeli soldiers verbally harass Ahmad Amro in the center of Youth
Against Settlements, the israeli soldiers came afterward to arrest him.

Israeli soldiers closed a key checkpoint in occupied Hebron the
afternoon of 30 December 2014. Here, soldiers are seen shouting
obscenities at activists who ask why they can't simply pass through.
Israel, Iran, and ISIS - U.S. Policy Towards Syria is Wrong says Wilkerson

Larry Wilkerson: There will no solution in Syria without cooperation of Iran but U.S. policy is blocked by Israel's agenda

2014 was a terrible year. It was one of the cruelest and deadliest in the history of the occupation.  After
so much killing, devastation, pain and suffering it is natural to want
to “get back to normal”. We must not get back to normal. That “normal”
is morally reprehensible. It is deadly, guaranteeing the very opposite
of peace and justice. For the millions of Palestinians living under
occupation, that “normal” means living a practically defenseless
existence in the face of a constant threat of harm. Human rights
violations must never become the norm – not after 47 years, not after
one hundred.

On December 31, at about 12:50 pm, Israeli forces demolished a tent and a
cement basement for a tent, both belonging to a Palestinian family, in
the village of Al-Mufaqarah. The tent was a storage of food for the
sheep and for the wood used by the family to protect itself from the
winter cold.

19-year-old Medhat Al-Emawi thought he lost his zither (a cross between a
guitar and a harp) when the Israeli military bombed his home during the
2014 Gaza war. Medhat tells AJ+ about finding it miraculously undamaged
and how it has a whole new meaning now.


Demos took place in Ni'ilin & Nabi Saleh.

Two videos about Christmas in Bethlehem.

This is Danny Danon's election ad.

Israeli police have fired a rubber bullet at a five-year-old Palestinian
boy’s face as he was getting out of a school bus on his way home, the
child’s family told Palestinian media. He sustained a skull fracture
under his eye.
The Making of Norman Finkelstein - Reality Asserts Itself 

Norman Finkelstein tells the Real News about his background & how it helped form his wolrdview.