Friday, June 30, 2017

israel/Palestine News


Daoud Kuttab, award winning Palestinian journalist discusses the
tensions Kushner faces as Trump's peace negotiator in the
Israeli-Palestinian conflict


Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's remarks at the annual "Taglit-Birthright" event

On 5 April 2017 CA personnel arrived with a military escort at Um
al-‘Ubor – a community beside Route 90, east of the town of Tammun, that
is the permanent home of four families. The community is surrounded by
farmland owned by Palestinian Jordan Valley residents and leased to
local farmers. The forces uprooted date palms and ruined melon and fakus
[Armenian cucumber] crops on a 0.4-hectare field, all on land privately
owned by a Tubas resident. B’Tselem field researcher ‘Aref Daraghmeh
filmed the damage to the melon field.

The conflict in Israel/Palestine is presented in a rejoinder to Denis
Prager's opinion. It presents important facts about the incessant
conflict in the Holy Land.

Friday, June 23, 2017

israel/Palestine News


Seventeen women have been murdered this year - four of them in the past
week. Hundreds demonstrated calling for women's blood not to be

In solidarity with the residents of Gaza, who are plunged into darkness,
activists raised a message of light and hope to the Gazans, to whom
Israel is further reducing the allocation of electricity.

The untold story of the return of the residents of Wadi Fukin to their village in 1972 after 20 years as refugees.

The 8th edition of the ISDEF weapons exhibition took place in Tel-Aviv
at the beginning of the month - a resistance protest was held in front
of it.

“I am Palestinian and I’m going to stay Palestinian forever. It doesn’t matter where I live or what passport I carry.”

by Israel during the Naksa in 1967, Manal grew up as a refugee in
Jordan. Today, Manal lives in Brooklyn and remains active on
Palestinian, undocumented, Muslim, and Arab women's rights locally.

Beirut-based journalist Nour Samaha has uncovered extensive Israeli government support of anti-Assad forces in southern Syria

Qatar is an important supporter of Hamas and as the friction against
Qatar grows in the region it will be difficult to deliver aid, the
consequences for Hamas and the Gaza Strip will severe, explains Imad
Alsoos of the Free University of Berlin

Saturday, June 17, 2017

israel/Palestine News


Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu says the power cut to Gaza is fault of
Palestinian Authority, but actually is result of a power play between
Abbas and Netanyahu in the run-up to peace negotiations explains TRN's
Shir Hever

Nabil Marouf, Palestine’s Representative in Canada, calls for sanctions,
boycotts and criminal prosecutions to being an end to Israel’s system
of apartheid


Dozens of members of the "Church of Jesus", Filipinos living in Israel,
held a cleaning day on the streets of South Tel Aviv. This is their way
of thanking Israel and showing their love for the environment.

“We will never stop fighting for Palestine, because Palestine is everything.”

Abdelhadi still remembers her childhood nightmares of Israeli soldiers
executing her--nightmares that surfaced after watching footage of the
Second Intifada. It was the first indication that her life as a
Palestinian was seen as disposable. Today, Eman vows to never stop
standing up for Palestine--and to never forget the injustice inflicted
on her family.

"There are mobsters who have the law enforcement in their pockets so
they will keep on breaking the law. It's a mafia. Benjamin Netanyahu -
you are a Mafioso. Mandelblit - you're a Consigliere." Hundreds
demonstrated on Saturday evening to protest the poor investigation of
Prime Minister Netanyahu by the Attorney General.

The day of struggle for equality of Ethiopian origin took place in the
Knesset two years after the big protest. During the day, various
committees were held in the presence of many MKs and Ethiopian community
organizations, and discussed issues of substance to the community.

Friday, June 9, 2017

israel/Palestine News


The Moon landing, the fall of the Berlin Wall, Beyonce, Fidget Spinners.
A lot has happened during 5 decades of occupation in the West Bank,
Gaza, and East Jerusalem. While the world has changed, so much has
stayed the same for Palestinians under Israeli occupation. #Marking50

a 3-part interview with author & activist Shiri Eisner

2 part interview with Sarit Michaeli

Fifth Avenue in Manhattan was awash in blue and white flags on Sunday,
June 4, 2017, as the Celebrate Israel parade kicked off for its 52nd
year. This year’s theme according to organizers was “Celebrate Israel
All Together,” though the 50th year of Jerusalem’s "reunification" took
center stage. But for Palestinians, the so-called reunification of
Jerusalem marks the beginning of Israel’s 50-year military occupation of
the West Bank including East Jerusalem. With this in mind, multiple
anti-occupation protests halted the parade along its route, resulting in
7 arrests by the NYPD.

“We don't have any freedom at all. We shouldn't be treated as lesser than others. We should be equal."

Fadwa Khalil was 9 years old when Israel occupied the West Bank, pushing her family out of their home. It was the second time her family was displaced, after Israel forced them out them as part of the ethnic cleansing of 1948. She now lives in Jalazone refugee camp, near Ramallah in the occupied West Bank. #Marking50

“It was the worst scene ever when when we were pushed out [by Zionist forces]. Only God knows how much I cried.”

A Nakba survivor, 86-year-old Ibrahim lived through displacement in 1948 and has endured 50 years of Israeli occupation. #Marking50

Max Blumenthal of Alternet's Grayzone Project says President Donald
Trump's backing of the Saudi Arabian campaign against Qatar could be the
"pilot program" for a wider regional agenda of U.S.-backed Saudi

In the first of an extended three-part interview on the 50th anniversary
of the June 1967 Arab-Israeli war, author and scholar Norman
Finkelstein debunks the enduring myths surrounding that historic
confrontation -- myths that have sustained​ the ensuing Israeli
​ occupation of Palestinian lands​.


Sahar Francis of the Adameer Prisoner Support Association talks about
what the Palestinian prisoner's hunger strike achieved and explains why
strike leader Marwan Barghouti says that it could resume if the
agreement is violated

before expulsion in Palestine: "We were there. We do exist." Today, 7
million+ Palestinians are denied their right to return by Israel. #Nakba

Check out our new video on Linda Sarsour, Women's March co-chair and
Palestinian-American Muslim social justice activist. Facing a wave of
Islamophobic and misogynist attacks, Linda has been fearless and
steadfast against the backlash - And people across the country are
rising up to say #IStandWithLinda

Friday, June 2, 2017

israel/Palestine News


Political cartoonist Mohammad Saba'aneh talks about the palestinian
prisoners' hunger strike, resistance, BDS, and the role that art and
political cartoons play in the resistance to the Israeli occupation

The "Towards the community" program provides professional guidance to
families in order to prevent the removal of children from their homes to
frameworks such as boarding schools or foster homes. But the situation
that is created is such that the fate of a child at risk depends first
and foremost on his place of residence, since not all authorities
allocate funds for treatment within the community.

Over the last few months, members of the "Holot Theater" have returned
to Holot facility to continue the joint theater project of Israelis and
asylum seekers. This was the birth of the "Generation 2.0" theater
group. The stories told in the show present a life line that is composed
of the stories of the actors - asylum seekers, from childhood to their
lives here, and how these are reflected through the eyes of the Israelis
(through the Israeli actors) to the audience.

More than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners are on hunger strike in order to
improve their conditions of detention in the Israeli prison. Dozens of
demonstrators demonstrated in Tel Aviv demanding that the prisoners'
demand be met to improve their prison conditions.

May 26.5.2017 protest by the village of Nabi Saleh in the occupied West
Bank in solidarity with the Palestinian prisoners' hunger strike on
its final day.
Also against the theft of their land and their spring
by the neighboring settlement Halamish, against the Israeli occupation
and against apartheid.

In a special session of the cabinet held in the Western Wall tunnels complex Sunday morning, the government approved two massive projects to facilitate easier access to the Western Wall in Jerusalem.

The first is an ambitious and prestigious initiative that will cost some NIS 200 million to build a cable car from the capital’s First Train Station complex to the Dung Gate of the Old City in order to improve general access to the Western Wall.
The second will be to build an elevator to provide greater accessibility from the Jewish Quarter to the Western Wall plaza.


The solidarity festival for cinema and human rights is one action in a
series of protests against the 50 years of the occupation, which are
trying to crack down on the celebrations of the unification of Jerusalem
promoted by the establishment, along with a deepening violation of
freedom of art and expression. The festival's producer said that the
festival will soon expand its activities and will conduct screenings and
discussions in other communities in Israel.