Gaza City, Palestinian Territories, June 22, 2017 (AFP) - The Gaza Strip's sole power station has been fired up again, the energy authority in the Palestinian enclave said Thursday, after fuel supplies from Egypt helped to ease an energy crisis.
2017-06-22 17:06 | Middle East | DailyStar
Some 300,000 Muslims performed Taraweeh prayers on Wednesday at Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem on the eve of Laylat al-Qadr, one of Ramadan's holiest nights, which is most likely falls on 27th night of the month
2017-06-22 15:06 | News | IINA
U.S. President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, met Israeli and Palestinian leaders on Wednesday to try to revive long-fractured Middle East peacemaking that Washington acknowledged will take some time. Kushner, a 36-year-old real estate developer with little experience of international diplomacy or political negotiation, arrived in Israel on Wednesday morning and was due to spend barely 20 hours on the ground. Video showed him giving Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a friend of Kushner’s father, a handshake and
2017-06-22 13:06 | News | AbrarOnline
Israel wants to dismantle the UNRWA because the agency keeps Palestinian's right to return to their homeland alive.
2017-06-22 12:06 | News | Aljazeera
Donald Trump's adviser and son-in-law held meetings with Palestine and Israel leaders aimed at continuing talks.
2017-06-22 07:06 | News | Aljazeera
The Egyptian authorities on Wednesday allowed several trucks laden with industrial fuel into the Hamas-run Gaza Strip to allow the enclave’s only functioning power plant to resume operations following a two-month hiatus.
2017-06-22 05:06 | NEWS, Main Headlines, Palestinian Arena | AlBawaba
The United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, seems to be championing a single cause: Israel. When Haley speaks about Israel, her language is not merely emotive nor tailored to fit the need of a specific occasion. Rather, her words are resolute, consistent and are matched by a clear plan of action. Along […]
2017-06-21 21:06 | Israel/Palestine, United Nations, Zionism | DissidentVoice
News comes as relief for Palestinians in the besieged strip, but reports that PA may prevent its use a cause for worry.
2017-06-21 15:06 | News | Aljazeera
President Donald Trump's son-in-law and chief Middle East adviser, Jared Kushner, arrived Wednesday for a daylong visit aimed at restarting long-dormant Israeli-Palestinian peace talks
2017-06-21 13:06 | Middle East | DailyStar
Ground was broken in the West Bank for the first new Israeli settlement in two decades, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday as President Donald Trump’s Mideast envoy, as well as son-in-law and aide Jared Kushner, arrives in the region for talks with Israelia and Palestinian leaders.
Netanyahu had vowed to build the settlement to replace Amona, a settlement outpost built on private Palestinian l
2017-06-21 13:06 | NEWS, Main Headlines, Israel | AlBawaba
Egypt trucks 1 million liters of cheap fuel to Gaza's power plant, easing crippling electricity crisis
2017-06-21 12:06 | News | NewsDay
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has mingled with ordinary Palestinians in a rare trip outside his West Bank headquarters in an apparent attempt to dispel rumors that he suffered a stroke.
2017-06-21 08:06 | Middle East | DailyStar
Cypriot press reported last week on a large joint Israeli-Cypriot military drill. The following Israeli video publicises an elite Israeli commando brigade engaged in aggressive military routines around Cyprus’ Troodos Mountain range. How did this came about? How did the Cypriots, who are known to support the Palestinian cause, become a province of the Israeli empire? […]
2017-06-20 15:06 | Cyprus, Greece, Israel/Palestine | DissidentVoice
Construction of the first new West Bank settlement in 25 years began Tuesday, with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin calling it an "honour" to make good on the promised outpost.
2017-06-20 15:06 | NEWS, Main Headlines, Palestine | AlBawaba
Israel broke ground on Tuesday on its first new settlement in the occupied West Bank for two decades, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, announcing the symbolic move on the eve of a peace mission by White House senior adviser Jared Kushner. “Work began today on-site, as I promised, to establish the new settlement,” Netanyahu wrote on his Twitter feed, which included a photograph of mechanical equipment digging into a rocky field. ADVERTISING He was referring to the construction of Amichai,
2017-06-20 14:06 | News | AbrarOnline
A group of award-winning authors on Sunday launched a book highlighting Israel’s 50-year occupation of the Palestinian territories, raising money for an NGO hated by the Israeli government, AFP reported.
2017-06-20 14:06 | News | IINA
A group of award-winning authors on Sunday launched a book highlighting Israel’s 50-year-long occupation of the Palestinian territories, raising money for an NGO hated by the Israeli government, AFP reported. Featuring chapters penned by more than two dozen writers including Dave Eggers, Colm Toibin, and Geraldine Brooks, “Kingdom of Olives and Ash” was edited by American Jewish husband and wife duo Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman. Chabon, winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for one of his novels, said the
2017-06-20 14:06 | News | AbrarOnline
In a press release on June 9th announcing the latest list of “PEN Translates” award-winners, the organization boasted a “record number of women authors and translators”—although, lest you worry, this only means just above half:
The list includes books translated from 14 languages, from six countries, and promises a “Uyghur memoir, Palestinian short stories, Somali poetry, a Czech feminist novel, an anthology of Russian women literature, Belarusian essays and a Chinese graphic novel.”
2017-06-20 09:06 | ENTERTAINMENT, Latest News, In the Limelight | AlBawaba
Israel's government has handed a tender to build a national quantum communications system to Hebrew University, Jerusalem. The project aims to develop homegrown technology to protect data privacy, although given the privacy risks inherent in quantum computing, there are questions over who or what the system will be directed at.
2017-06-19 16:06 | Tech | SputnikNews
Imperialism, as synthesized by Vladimir Lenin, is the stage of capitalism where finance-capital — the control of industrial capital by the speculative interests of bankers and financiers — uses the state to bash open markets previously outside its control. The imperialist center must make the periphery economically reliant upon itself to achieve successful colonial expansion. […]
The post Israeli Occupation is Destroying Palestinian Labor appeared first on The Islamic Monthly .
2017-06-19 16:06 | Homepage Slider, International | TheIslamicMonthly
Israel on Monday began reducing electricity supplies to the Gaza Strip, despite warnings the move could increase suffering and tensions in the Palestinian enclave
2017-06-19 14:06 | Middle East | DailyStar
Israel and Saudi Arabia are in talks to forge official economic ties with each other in a potential ground-breaking deal, according to reports. (US and Arab sources are claiming the two nations are hoping to develop relations with each other, starting with allowing Israel to set up business in Saudi Arabia and giving permission for Israeli airline El Al to use Saudi airspace in its flights, reports The Times. The reports suggest the deal could explain why Saudi Arabia and
2017-06-19 13:06 | News | AbrarOnline
A senior official of the Palestine Islamic Resistance Movement Hamas said on Monday that the organization is keen on cementing its relations with Iran and Lebanon. Talking to the pan-Arabist satellite TV Channel Al Mayadeen in a telephone conversation, Taher Al-Nono said Hamas is seeking to enhance its cordial relations with all regional countries, those that support the Palestinian nation’s resistance Iran and Lebanon in particular. He added Hamas would expand its ties with Iran, Lebanon, Qatar and Turkey. Earlier, a
2017-06-19 12:06 | News | AbrarOnline
Israeli forces once again stormed the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the Israeli-occupied Old City of East Jerusalem (al-Quds) and besieged all worshipers inside it. (tasnim) — The worshippers protested the move and the Israeli forces brutally attacked them with sticks and pepper spray, causing dozens of injuries, Arabic-language Palestine al-Yawm news agency reported. The regime forces also arrested a number of the Palestinian worshippers. This came after a group of Israeli settlers illegally entered the mosque’s courtyard under heavy security,
2017-06-18 18:06 | News | AbrarOnline
Chairman of Islamic Human Rights Commission Massoud Shajareh believes that after years of Al-Quds day demonstrations in London, it has become part and parcel of UK’s events. In an interview with IRNA London and to answer a question on his assessment of the importance of Al-Quds day, Shajareh said,’The importance of Al-Quds day in the international community and not only something in the Muslim world, is very significant. Al-Quds day is the largest annual demonstration anywhere in the world. It
2017-06-18 17:06 | News | AbrarOnline
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Sunday accused the Palestinian president's party of praising Palestinians who killed an Israeli policewoman, calling for an end to payments to the families of attackers.
2017-06-18 15:06 | Middle East | DailyStar
Pioneering translator of Naguib Mahfouz and other Arabic writers In 1990 the Palestinian American critic Edward Said wrote that “of all the major world literatures, Arabic remains relatively unknown and unread in the west [when its] literature is at a particularly interesting juncture”. At the time, western academic scholars of Arabic were dismissive of modern Arab writing, and few outside the Arab world were aware of its vitality – in poetry and the short story, and especially in
2017-06-18 14:06 | Middle East and North Africa, World news, Egypt | Guardian
Israeli authorities have rescinded Ramadan permits for Palestinians to enter Jerusalem after an Israeli border policewoman was killed on Friday by three attackers.
Three Palestinians armed with knives and a gun were shot dead after atta
2017-06-18 08:06 | NEWS, Main Headlines, Palestinian Arena | AlBawaba
Palestinian factions and the Israeli military have rejected claims by Islamic State that a fatal shooting and stabbing attack in Jerusalem was the work of the group.
2017-06-18 06:06 | News | TheAge
June 17, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir Friday has discussed with the leader of the Islamic Resistance Movement (HAMAS) Ismail Haniya efforts to resolve Arab differences.
Earlier this month, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt and Bahrain severed diplomatic ties with Qatar over alleged accusations that Doha was supporting terrorist groups who are threats to the region's peace and security including Hamas. Also, they say that Qatar is siding Iran. But, Doha rejects all these (...)
2017-06-18 01:06 | News | SudanTribune
A Cairo criminal court on Saturday recommended the death penalty for 30 people convicted of involvement in the 2015 assassination of Egypt’s top prosecutor, the most senior state official killed by militants in recent years. The court set a verdict session for July 22, after referring its recommendation to the country’s top religious authority, the Grand Mufti, for a non-binding legally-required opinion. The July 22 verdict can be appealed against. Public prosecutor Hisham Barakat was killed in a car bomb
2017-06-17 20:06 | News | AbrarOnline
Hamas has rebuffed the Islamic State group's claim that it was behind the fatal stabbing of an Israeli policewoman in Jerusalem.
2017-06-17 17:06 | NEWS, Main Headlines, Israel | AlBawaba
Through siege and struggle, tens of thousands of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip have found comfort in Quranic studies.
2017-06-17 15:06 | News | Aljazeera
Hamas says ISIL claim that three of its fighters attacked Israeli police is false and an attempt to 'muddy the waters'.
2017-06-17 09:06 | News | Aljazeera
Israeli police reported on Friday evening that an attack took place outside the Damascus Gate entrance to the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem, saying that one Israeli police officer was critically injured and later succumbed to her wounds, while the three attackers -- who police spokesperson Micky Rosenfeld referred to as "Arab terrorists" -- were shot dead.
2017-06-17 09:06 | NEWS, Main Headlines, Israel | AlBawaba
The Islamic State claimed responsibility for its first operation inside Israel earlier today. However, Hamas quickly disputed the self-declared caliphate's claim, saying that Abu Bakr al Baghdadi's loyalists were merely attempting to confuse the media. According to Hamas, two of the attackers were sent by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) and the third by Hamas.
2017-06-16 22:06 | Feature Articles, Long War Journal, Hamas | LongWarJournal
Palestinians in besieged Gaza Strip protest at borders with Israel as rights groups warn of growing humanitarian crisis.
2017-06-16 21:06 | News | Aljazeera
At least two Palestinians shot dead by Israeli forces after twin attacks that kill Israeli policewoman at Damascus Gate.
2017-06-16 20:06 | News | Aljazeera
Al Jazeera spoke to Palestinians in Gaza about the latest electricity crisis, after supply reduced to three hours a day.
2017-06-16 10:06 | News | Aljazeera
To mark the 50th anniversary of Israel’s military invasion of Arab East Jerusalem, the Gaza Strip and the West Bank,
2017-06-16 03:06 | 1, Opinion, Human Rights | EurasiaReview
The websites have been blocked in the Israeli-occupied West Bank following a directive by the PA public prosecutor.
2017-06-15 19:06 | News | Aljazeera
Palestine cultural event expects to draw 10,000 people in London in July but officials warn it could be cancelled.
2017-06-15 18:06 | News | Aljazeera
Israeli writer's US translator to give half of prize money from literary award to group fighting for Palestinian rights.
2017-06-15 17:06 | News | Aljazeera
The Palestine Book Award shortlist was announced yesterday .
The annual prize, launched in 2012, seeks to promote and celebrate books written in English about Palestine. It is, equally, an attempt at encouraging more authors to talk about Palestine and the Palestinian Cause.
The shortlisted books are:
1. Balcony on the Moon , by Ibtisam Barakat
2017-06-15 09:06 | ENTERTAINMENT, Latest News, In the Limelight | AlBawaba
Israeli and US officials are in the process of jointly pre-empting Donald Trump’s supposed “ultimate deal” to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. They hope to demote the Palestinian issue to a footnote in international diplomacy.
The conspiracy – a real one – was much in evidence last week during a visit to the region by Nikki Haley, Washington’s envoy to the United Nations. Her escort was Danny Danon, her Israeli counterpart and a fervent opponent of Palestinian statehood. More
2017-06-15 09:06 | articles 2015, Leading Article | CounterPunch
Egypt’s parliament on Wednesday voted to approve an agreement transferring the Red Sea islands of Tiran and Sanafir to Saudi Arabia, the most unpopular step by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi since he took power in 2014.
2017-06-15 07:06 | BUSINESS, Economy and Policy, Main headlines | AlBawaba
Father Miguel D'Escoto Brockmann was a man who spoke truth to power and expected others to do the same.
2017-06-14 21:06 | Democracy & Governance, Human Rights, War & Peace | FPIP
Israeli and international NGOS joined the UN on Wednesday in warning of a "total collapse" in Gaza if Israel goes ahead with plans to further cut power supplies to the enclave
2017-06-14 20:06 | Middle East | DailyStar
Israel reduces its electricity supply to the Hamas-run strip after West-Bank based Palestinian Authority cuts funding.
2017-06-14 20:06 | News | Aljazeera
Hamas has been at odds with rival political party Fatah and the Palestinian Authority in the occupied West Bank.
2017-06-14 20:06 | News | Aljazeera