Israel approves 4,000 settlement units in Jerusalem

Israel's Planning and Building Committee in Jerusalem municipality approved the construction of more than 4,000 new housing units in the Arab occupied city, according to Israel Hayom daily newspaper.
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The gaslighting of Ilhan Omar

That Israel’s own mouthpieces, including AIPAC, openly admit to using campaign cash to push pro-Israel legislation, should end any ambiguity: Ilhan Omar and all sensible citizens were being gaslit in the name of preserving the status quo and its decades of silencing Israel’s victims. This was especially clear in the liberal Zionist attacks on Omar, which sought reduce her criticisms of the lobby to little more than an anti-Semitic fantasy.
| Middle East, Ilhan Omar |

Trump State Dep’t describes Palestine as part of Israel

The Trump administration appears to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the West Bank. Asked yesterday about US service for Palestinians once the Jerusalem consulate is folded next month, the State Dep't said "we have active involvement in all of Israel."
| Islamophobia, US Policy in the Middle East, US Politics |

The longer arc of US-Palestine relations

In 1982 Jane Fonda could support Israeli troops invading Beirut because Israel still had some luster of its socialist beginnings. Now the ideological winds have fully shifted, Helena Cobban writes, and Israel's supporters don't use moral arguments to justify American backing, but "strategic" role in countering America's supposed enemies.
| Islamophobia, Israel Lobby, Media |

The resignation of Luciana Berger is a watershed moment for many Jewish Labour members

The Jewish Labour Movement has represented Jews within the Party and organised to support Labour for 99 years. That dual task seems almost impossible today. The Jewish Labour Movement’s roots within the Labour Party are deep. JLM has been affiliated to the Labour Party since 1920. It has represented Jews within the party, and organised within the Jewish community to support Labour,
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EuroAsia Interconnector: “electricity highway” to Israeli war crimes

EuroAsia Interconnector: “electricity highway” to Israeli war crimes Update The EuroAsia Interconnector is projected to link electricity grids in Israel, Cyprus and Greece via the world’s longest submarine power cable . Crucially, the Interconnector would connect Europe’s electricity grid with Israel’s grid that incorporates the illegal settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem (OPT), implicating Europe in Israel’s
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Russian Mediation: The Critical Messages of the Hamas-Fatah Talks in Moscow

The Russian-sponsored Palestinian unity talks in Moscow on February 11 were neither a success nor failure. Uniting Palestinian factions was not the primary objective of the Moscow conference, in the first place. Instead, the nature [...] The post Russian Mediation: The Critical Messages of the Hamas-Fatah Talks in Moscow appeared first on Palestine Chronicle .
| Articles, Commentary, Editorials |

UK condemns Israeli police eviction of Jerusalem family

British Deputy Consul General Alison Hall on Tuesday condemned Israeli police eviction of the Abu Assab family from its home in the Muslim Quarter in the Old City of the Israeli-occupied East Jerusalem in order to turn it over to Jewish settlers.
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US Court Revives Palestinian Lawsuit against Pro-Israel Billionaire Sheldon Adelson

A US court has revived a multi-billion-dollar lawsuit lodged by Palestinians which seeks to prosecute the United States, billionaire Sheldon Adelson, and other prominent pro-Israel figures for alleged war crimes and support of settlements in [...] The post US Court Revives Palestinian Lawsuit against Pro-Israel Billionaire Sheldon Adelson appeared first on Palestine Chronicle .
| News, Slider, gaza |

Russian Mediation: The Critical Messages of the Hamas-Fatah Talks in Moscow

The Russian-sponsored Palestinian unity talks in Moscow on February 11 were neither a success nor failure. Uniting Palestinian factions was not the main objective of the Moscow conference in the first place. Instead, the nature of the event, the host country and the clear messages sent to Washington and Tel Aviv were all meant to […]
| Donald Trump, Fatah, Gaza |

Poland Seeks Apology from Israel on Katz’s ‘Slanderous’ Remarks

Poland is still awaiting an apology from Israel over its acting foreign minister’s comments on the alleged anti-Semitism of the Poles. The argument led Warsaw to pull out of a key Jerusalem summit, according to [...] The post Poland Seeks Apology from Israel on Katz’s ‘Slanderous’ Remarks appeared first on Palestine Chronicle .
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Orban’s Hungary to Open ‘Diplomatic Office’ in Jerusalem

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Tuesday that Hungary has decided to open a “diplomatic office” in Jerusalem, one of only a handful of countries moving towards the US position on seeing the city as [...] The post Orban’s Hungary to Open ‘Diplomatic Office’ in Jerusalem appeared first on Palestine Chronicle .
| Blog, News, Slider |

Israeli Pharmaceutical Firms Test Medicines on Palestinian Prisoners

Israeli Professor Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian revealed yesterday that the Israeli occupation authorities issues permit to large pharmaceutical firms to carry out tests on Palestinian and Arab prisoners, Felesteen.ps reported. The Hebrew University lecturer also revealed that the Israeli [...] The post Israeli Pharmaceutical Firms Test Medicines on Palestinian Prisoners appeared first on Palestine Chronicle .
| Blog, News, Slider |

Survey Reveals Many Jewish Canadians Critical of Israel

Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME) welcomes the results of a national survey co-sponsored by Independent Jewish Voices Canada (IJV) and United Jewish People’s Order (UJPO) on Jewish Canadians opinion toward Israel-Palestine. The survey, conducted by … The post Survey Reveals Many Jewish Canadians Critical of Israel appeared first on Global Research .
| English, israel, Jewish Canadians |

Russian Mediation: The Critical Messages of the Hamas-Fatah Talks in Moscow

The Russian-sponsored Palestinian unity talks in Moscow on February 11 were neither a success nor failure. Uniting Palestinian factions was not the main objective of the Moscow conference, in the first place. Instead, the nature of the event, the host country and the clear messages sent to Washington and Tel Aviv were all meant to … Continue reading "Russian Mediation: The Critical Messages of the Hamas-Fatah Talks in Moscow" The post Russian Mediation: The Critical
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Netanyahu is working hard for racist party of ‘David Dukes’ so as to hold a rightwing majority in Israeli parliament

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been working hard to make sure a racist, xenophobic, homophobic Ultra-Right wing party called "Jewish Power" that has roots in the banned "Kach" party gets into the next Knesset in the April 9 election so that he can maintain a right-wing coalition and stay in office, Barak Ravid reports.
| Israel/Palestine, Israeli Government, Israel |

Palestinian Professors' Unions Urge International Hispanistas Association to Move Congress From Hebrew University

Palestinian Professors' Unions Urge International Hispanistas Association to Move Congress From Hebrew University Open Letter Palestinian professors' unions call on the International Association of Hispanistas to relocate its 2019 congress from Hebrew University, which is built in part on stolen Palestinian land in Israeli occupied East Jerusalem.  Academic Boycott February 19, 2019
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UK concerned by eviction of Palestinian family in Jerusalem

The British Consulate-General in Jerusalem today condemned the eviction of a Palestinian family from their home in the Old City by Israeli occupation forces. Deputy Consul General and Chargée d’Affaires, Allison Hall, said in a statement that the UK is “deeply concerned by the eviction of the Abu Asab family from the property they had lived in for decades in the Old City.” “The UK condemns such evictions which we consider contrary to international law. As well as causing unnecessary
| Israel, Middle East, Palestine |

Israeli Forces Detain 3 Palestinian Women from Al-Aqsa (VIDEO)

Israeli police forces detained three Palestinian women in the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, on Tuesday afternoon. A Ma’an reporter said that Israeli police forces held three Palestinian women after they entered the Lions Gate and transferred [...] The post Israeli Forces Detain 3 Palestinian Women from Al-Aqsa (VIDEO) appeared first on Palestine Chronicle .
| Blog, News, Slider |

Netanyahu Secretly Met Morocco’s Foreign Minister

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held secret talks with Morocco’s Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita in September, US news website Axios has reported. The meeting, which took place on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly [...] The post Netanyahu Secretly Met Morocco’s Foreign Minister appeared first on Palestine Chronicle .
| Blog, News, Arab World |

Jordan Slams Israeli Violations of Al-Aqsa Mosque

Jordan yesterday lodged a protest note with the Israeli foreign ministry, slamming provocative Israeli actions against Al-Aqsa Mosque, Jordanian news agency Petra reported. Jordan called for Israel to stop its violations of Al-Aqsa’s sanctity immediately. [...] The post Jordan Slams Israeli Violations of Al-Aqsa Mosque appeared first on Palestine Chronicle .
| Blog, News, al-aqsa |

This is why Al-Quds is being silenced

If Al-Quds satellite station actually closes its doors and completely stops broadcasting, which is what is currently occurring, albeit gradually, this means that the enemies of the Palestinian national project succeeded in silencing the voice that has long plagued the occupation over the past ten years. Moreover, silencing Al-Quds carries a number of implications, most importantly those associated with the “deal of the century”, which is simmering on a low heat, and the need to silence voices opposed to it.
| Article, Asia & Americas, Israel |

ANC Youth League Affirms Support for BDS

The African National Congress Youth League has affirmed its support for the international Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. Speaking to Middle East Monitor on Monday, the Secretary-General of South Africa’s ruling party, Njabulo Nzuza, stressed that [...] The post ANC Youth League Affirms Support for BDS appeared first on Palestine Chronicle .
| News, Activism, bds |

After Israeli anchor calls out brutality of ‘occupation’, political leaders land hard on her

After Israeli anchorwoman Oshrat Kotler had the temerity to say that the "occupation" had turned Israeli soldiers into "human animals," she faced a wave of condemnation from Israeli leaders right up to the Prime Minister. Her violation was even talking about "occupation." The Israeli right commands the discourse.
| Israel/Palestine, Occupation, Israeli occupation |

Palestine condemns Israeli closure of Al-Aqsa Mosque's Bab al-Rahmeh

The Palestinian presidency strongly condemned the Israeli closure of the Bab al-Rahmeh (Golden Gate) with locks and chains, warning against Israeli plans aimed at imposing the temporal and spatial division of Al-Aqsa Mosque.
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Trying to keep afloat in Gaza

Awameh is a popular Middle Eastern dessert loved by all. It is very easy to make and its ingredients are staples in every pantry and shop. It is made from flour, vanilla, corn starch and water and is fried then dipped in syrup. Gazans especially make and buy this dessert in the winter, during the coldest days of the year. Its sweetness and warmth give them energy and comfort in the cold, as it is high in calories. BOOK REVIEW:
| Middle East, News, Palestine |

Netanyahu seeks to save face after cancelled central Europe summit

JERUSALEM – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sought to save face Tuesday, February 19, after a summit with 4 central European nations was cancelled over a Holocaust-linked dispute with Poland , instead holding meetings with the remaining 3 leaders. The dispute put a dent in Netanyahu's attempts to forge deeper links with ...
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Everyday is fry-day in Gaza

A specialist factory has been setup in the besieged Gaza Strip to peel, cut and back potatoes and provide chips to local and international restaurants, and it’s run entirely by women. Rosetta factory manager, Riham Al-Madhoun, said the idea for the factory was thought up from the need to provide jobs to locals and protect Palestinian farmers. She said only women work in the factory because they are more detail-oriented and it provides them with a source of income for
| Israel, Middle East, News |

The PA refusal to participate in the Warsaw Summit doesn’t change its penchant for compromise

The Palestinian Authority described last week’s Warsaw Summit as a US-Israeli conspiracy; US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo claimed that the Palestinians are “worse off” because of their absence. This prompted the Secretary General of the Palestine Liberation Organisation to ask if anyone could explain how the people of Palestine are “worse off” by not going to Warsaw. “Can someone explain this to me?” asked Saed Erekat. “Is the art of negotiations to put the other side in a position
| Blog, Blogs - Politics, Israel |

Oman FM denies normalisation of relations with Israel

Omani Foreign Minister Yusuf Bin Alawi said yesterday there is no normalisation with Israel, explaining that what is happening is “a peaceful process to find a settlement for the Palestinian cause that guarantees their rights and the interests of all”. Speaking at a joint press conference with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov in Moscow, Alawi said that Muscat supports the two-state solution and denied that his country is negotiating with Israel on behalf of any party, Russia Today news agency
| Europe & Russia, Israel, Middle East |

Israel closes gate to Al-Aqsa Mosque

Israeli military police yesterday raided Al-Aqsa Mosque, attacked students and evicted them from the area and closed Al-Rahma Gate which leads to the holy site, witnesses said. At the same time, the Israeli military police arrested five Palestinian worshippers, including a woman named Nazmiyeh Bkeerat. Witnesses said Israeli occupation police reopened the gate after several attempts by angry Palestinian worshippers to enter the area through the door. According to the witnesses, hundreds of Palestinian worshippers also performed prayers in front
| Israel, Middle East, News |

Rights group calls for international effort to stop Israel slashing PA funds

Al Mezan Centre for Human Rights said yesterday it is deeply concerned about the Israeli decision to deduct salaries of Palestinians killed, wounded and arrested by Israeli occupation forces from tax revenues collected on behalf of the Palestinian Authority (PA), a statement said. Al Mezan added that Israeli’s actions are a violation of the Paris Protocol signed in 1994 between Israel and the PA. This act, the statement said, “is a violation of international law, national sovereignty, public funds and
| Israel, Middle East, News |

Jordan protests over Israel violations of Al-Aqsa Mosque

Jordan yesterday lodged a protest note with the Israeli foreign ministry, slamming provocative Israeli actions against Al-Aqsa Mosque, Jordanian news agency Petra reported. Jordan called for Israel to stop its violations of Al-Aqsa’s sanctity immediately. Meanwhile, spokesman of the Jordanian Foreign Ministry Sufyan Al-Qudah told the German news agency DPA that his ministry had condemned the Israeli occupation’s closure of the Al-Aqsa’s gates and their attacks on worshippers. Al-Qudah demanded Israel “act in accordance with international law and immediately reopen the gates, respect
| Israel, Jordan, Middle East |

The First Rule of AIPAC Is: You Do Not Talk about AIPAC

Washington’s political establishment went berserk when US Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN) publicly noted that US-Israel relations are “all about the Benjamins” – slang for $100 bills, referring to money shoveled at American politicians by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). Omar was accused of antisemitism – immediately by Republicans, shortly after by members of … Continue reading "The First Rule of AIPAC Is: You Do Not Talk about AIPAC" The post The First Rule
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Russian Mediation: The Critical Messages of the Hamas-Fatah Talks in Moscow

The Russian-sponsored Palestinian unity talks in Moscow on February 11 were neither a success nor failure. Uniting Palestinian factions was not the primary objective of the Moscow conference, in the first place. Instead, the nature of the event, the host country and the explicit messages sent to Washington and Tel Aviv were all meant to communicate something else entirely. And they did. The head of the Fatah delegation to the conference, Azzam al-Ahmed, apologised to his hosts on behalf of
| Article, Asia & Americas, Europe & Russia |

Moroccan Justice and Development Party to Shehab: We oppose normalisation

The Moroccan Justice and Development Party (JDP) has rejected attempts by Arab and Gulf states to normalise relations with the Israeli entity, describing them as “dwarfs and their fate as the dustbin of history.” The party’s leader, Naziha Maarij said in an exclusive interview with Shehab News Agency that “the people who normalise relations with the Zionist entity are dwarfs controlled by America and the Zionist entity and their destiny is the dustbin of history as their predecessors.” She added
| Africa, Israel, Middle East |

A Palestine-Jordan Confederation is becoming a very real possibility

There has been more talk recently from the Palestinians, Israelis and Jordanians about the option of a confederation as an alternative to the two-state solution in light of the political impasse reached between Ramallah and Tel Aviv. So what are the true positions of the three governments on this option, the chances of this being achieved on the ground, the official reactions of these countries, and public opinion on the matter? Palestinian-Israeli relations have reached an unprecedented political stalemate because
| Article, Asia & Americas, Israel |

Palestinian girl dies from cancer in Lebanon after lack of treatment

A three year-old girl born to Syrian-Palestinian refugees in Lebanon has died after failing to get access to treatment for leukaemia. The Working Group for Palestinian Syrians said in a statement that the family of Maria Tamer Abu Azara – originally from Palestine – had been displaced from their home in Syria to Lebanon, only discovering their daughter’s condition after they arrived as refugees. Doctors at Lebanon’s Ghassan Hammoud Hospital informed Maria’s parents that she needed to be placed in intensive
| Lebanon, Middle East, News |

The Palestinian activists protecting Hebron from settler violence

After Israel boots the only internationally mandated human rights observer group in Hebron, Palestinian volunteers step up to monitor settler attacks amid a sense of heightened hostility. By Steven Davidson About a dozen Palestinian volunteers in blue vests identifying themselves as “human rights observers” made their way toward the Israeli army’s Checkpoint 56 on Shuhada […] The post The Palestinian activists protecting Hebron from settler violence appeared first on +972 Magazine .
| News, Hebron, Ibrahimi Mosque Massacre |

Palestinian family evicted from Jerusalem home to make room for settlers

The Abu Assab family home, located in Jerusalem’s Old City, is expected to be occupied by right-wing Jewish Israeli settlers. Nearly 200 Palestinian families in East Jerusalem are under threat of eviction by settler organizations. By Aviv Tatarsky Israeli police evicted a Palestinian family from their home in the Muslim Quarter of Jerusalem’s Old City Sunday […] The post Palestinian family evicted from Jerusalem home to make room for settlers appeared first on +972 Magazine .
| Local Call, News, east jerusalem |

Tzipi Livni resigns from Israel election race

Head of the centre-left Hatnua party Tzipi Livni has resigned from Israel’s election race. In a tearful announcement today, Livni said that she would no longer contest Israel’s general election on 9 April, citing difficulties in forming a united left-wing bloc and a lack of support for her views on how to solve the Israel-Palestine conflict. Speaking at a press conference, Livni explained that “recent years have been particularly difficult,” adding that she has operated her political career according to
| Israel, Middle East, News |

Gaza protesters: Palestine and Venezuela in ‘one trench’

As the international community divides over who to back for leader of Venezuela—President Nicolás Maduro or opposition legislator Juan Guaidó, who has declared himself the rightful head of government—the Palestinians of Gaza see an unsettling similarity to their own history. “There is a similarity between the Palestinian people and the Venezuelan people,” observes Nisreen Abu Amra, a member of Gaza’s Central Committee for the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine. “We are in the same trench, facing a reactionary,
| Israel/Palestine, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro |

Israel Seals Off Al-Aqsa Gate, Palestinians Call for Protests (VIDEO)

A group of Palestinian activists from Jerusalem City called upon people, on Monday, to gather and protest at the al-Rahma Gate (Gate of Mercy) one of the Al-Aqsa Mosque gates after Israeli police forces had [...] The post Israel Seals Off Al-Aqsa Gate, Palestinians Call for Protests (VIDEO) appeared first on Palestine Chronicle .
| Blog, News, Videos |

Israel evicts Palestinian family in Jerusalem’s Old City and replaces them with settlers

Israeli police forcibly evicted a Palestinian family from their home in the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem on Sunday, immediately replacing them with a group of Israeli settlers. The Abu Asab family, who live in the Muslim Quarter of the city, had been handed an eviction notice by the Israeli Supreme Court, ordering them to vacate the property by February 28th. The court ruled that Jewish settlers were the “rightful owners” of the property under the pretext that Jewish
| Israel/Palestine |

Israel to Withhold $138 Millions from Palestinian Taxes over Prisoner Stipends (VIDEO)

Tel Aviv has decided to deduct some $138 million from the amount of taxes it collected on behalf of Palestine. It comes in retaliation to stipends the Palestinian Authority pays to families of Palestinian prisoners. [...] The post Israel to Withhold $138 Millions from Palestinian Taxes over Prisoner Stipends (VIDEO) appeared first on Palestine Chronicle .
| Blog, Books, News |

Israel Evicts Palestinian Family from Jerusalem Home (VIDEO)

Israeli police on Sunday evicted a Palestinian family from their home in the Muslim Quarter of Jerusalem’s Old City after the Israeli supreme court ruled Jewish settlers were the rightful owners. An AFP photographer said [...] The post Israel Evicts Palestinian Family from Jerusalem Home (VIDEO) appeared first on Palestine Chronicle .
| Blog, News, Videos |

Palestinian villagers voice concern at Israeli plot to build new settlement on their land

Palestinian residents of al-Lubban al-Sharqiya, north of Ramallah, have expressed concern that Israeli settlers are plotting to build a new settlement on their land after watching settlers arrive today in hordes at their village.
| News |

Israel Airstrikes Hit Gaza

The Israeli army yesterday shelled two separate sites in the Gaza Strip, with the number of casualties unknown. The army claimed that the two sites were surveillance towers belonging to Hamas, which governs the besieged [...] The post Israel Airstrikes Hit Gaza appeared first on Palestine Chronicle .
| Blog, News, gaza |