Japan-funded environmental project opened in Palestine’s governorate of Salfit

Ambassador for the Palestinian Affairs and Representative of Japan to Palestine Takeshi Okubo visited Bidya city, in Salfit governorate to celebrate the completion of the project funded by the Japanese government through Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grass
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While the left and right indulge in whataboutery, Muslims and Jews are united against bigotry

The pointing to the other side by those defending themselves against accusations of prejudice does nobody any favours. In 1972 terrorists took hostage and then murdered 11 Israeli athletes and a West German policeman, castrating one after he was shot, in a terror attack that shocked the world and whose victims were honoured at the most recent Olympic Games. In 2014 Jeremy Corbyn
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Sheikh Edeis hails Saudi Arabia's embracing of Palestinian pilgrims

Minister of Awqaf and Religious Affairs of Palestine Sheikh Yousef Edeis on Tuesday praised the efforts of Saudi Arabia to embrace the Palestinian pilgrims and to care of them in Makkah and the holy sites to perform the Hajj rituals.
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PLO seeking to kick Israel out of UN on grounds of being apartheid state

The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) said on Monday that it began a process aimed at kicking Israel out of the United Nations on grounds of being an apartheid state.
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Why a fight with Benjamin Netanyahu is good news for Jeremy Corbyn

With the row over the wreath into its fourth day, Corbyn had been fighting a clumsy rearguard action. A fight with Bibi shifts things onto safer territory. Few politicians would pick a fight with the Israeli prime minister with their party in the throes of an anti-Semitism crisis but Jeremy Corbyn has done just that. Having been attacked by Benjamin Netanyahu for his
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Skwawkbox, Jeremy Corbyn’s wreath, and the mystery of vanishing online stories

How digital news outlets deal with inaccurate stories and corrections is eroding public trust in the media. Readers of the alternative left-wing site the Skwawkbox may be struggling to keep up with a developing political story this week, after a number of its posts on one particular subject were temporarily unavailable. The website, which is known for its fierce
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Israel to demolish home of Palestinian attacker in West Bank

The Israeli occupation forces informed the family of Mohammad Tareq Dar Yousef that its home in the village of Kobar, west of Ramallah in the West Bank, will be demolished as a punishment for the act of their son, who killed an Israeli settler in the West
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Jeremy Corbyn’s Black September remarks will enrage his critics – but relieve his allies

Corbyn has admitted attending a memorial service for those killed by the Mossad, including a terrorist behind the 1972 Munich Massacre. Jeremy Corbyn is under fire for attending a tribute to two of the architects of the 1972 Munich murders, when 11 members of the Israeli Olympic team and a West German police officer were kidnapped and killed. The attack – carried out by Black
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Gaza fishermen stage protest over Israeli blockade

After 20 weeks of protests every Friday on the land border with Israel, the fishermen of Gaza say it is their turn to demonstrate against the siege, not on land - but on water.
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Palestinian photographer brings pain of Gaza to southern France

At the Arles Photo Festival, Taysir Batniji's 'Home Away from Home' shows the dual lives of Palestinians who live abroad but want to return to their homes in Gaza.
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King Salman orders hosting 1,000 of Palestinian martyrs' relatives to perform Hajj

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman has ordered the hosting of 1,000 female and male pilgrims of Palestinian martyrs' relatives to perform the Hajj pilgrimage this year.
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Why Labour must adopt the full IHRA definition of anti-Semitism

The failure to act is denying the party the moral high ground from which to oppose all forms of racial hatred and oppression. “The language of priorities is the religion of socialism”.  Seventy years on from the establishment of our NHS, those words resonate just as loudly today as when the great Nye Bevan first said them. Public services are in
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Hamas Reportedly Trying to Hack Israeli Phones Using Fake Missile Warning App

A ceasefire between Israeli and Hamas authorities, which came into force on Thursday after 24 hours of intense fighting along Israel's southern border with Gaza, seems to have had no effect on an escalating online war.
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Western Authors Take Stand in Israel/Palestine Conflict by Refusing to Be Published in Israel

Western Authors Take Stand in Israel/Palestine Conflict by Refusing to Be Published in Israel In the News Cultural Boycott Renowned authors have refused to have their works distributed by Israeli publishers in a stand for Palestinian rights. July 18, 2018 By: 
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Hamas says Gaza cease-fire reached with Israel

Gaza’s Hamas rulers said late Thursday that a truce had been reached with Israel, ending an intense two-day burst of violence that had pushed the region closer to war. But the deal did not appear to address the deeper issues that have prevented the bitter enemies from reaching a longer cease-fire arrangement.
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Mahmoud Abbas: Stop Exploiting Ahed Tamimi for Personal Gain

The father of 11-year-old, Abdul Rahman Nofal contacted me, asking for help. His son was shot in the leg during Gaza’s "Great March of Return" protests. The Strip’s dilapidated health care system could not save the little boy’s leg, as it was later amputated. His father, Yamen, himself a young man from the Buraij Refugee … Continue reading "Mahmoud Abbas: Stop Exploiting Ahed Tamimi for Personal Gain" The post Mahmoud Abbas: Stop Exploiting Ahed Tamimi
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'Can You Imagine Living Like This?' Pregnant Woman and Toddler Among Those Killed in Israel's Latest Vicious Assault on Gaza

Jake Johnson, staff writer After a massive Israeli bombing campaign in the Gaza Strip early Thursday morning killed a pregnant woman and her 18-month-old daughter, Israel's vicious assault on the occupied Palestinian territory continued throughout the day on Thursday as the nation's air force leveled a major civilian cultural center in Gaza City and slammed more than a 150 other targets.
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Colombia recognizes Palestine as independent state

Colombia recognized Palestine as a sovereign state in the days before new President Ivan Duque took office, according to a letter from the Foreign Ministry made public on Wednesday.
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Palestinian pregnant woman among 3 killed in Israeli overnight strikes on Gaza

A pregnant mother and her toddler were among three Palestinians killed early Thursday in Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip that started late Wednesday, according to the Ministry of Health.
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Palestinian-American positioned to be first Muslim woman in US Congress

Rashida Tlaib, a mother of two and daughter of Palestinian immigrants once detained for disrupting a Donald Trump speech, made history on Aug. 8, poised to become the first Muslim woman in US Congress.
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Top 70 Moments of Solidarity & BDS for Palestine in 2018

Top 70 Moments of Solidarity & BDS for Palestine in 2018 Update Economic Boycott Cultural Boycott Academic Boycott Military Embargo Boycott HP Right To Boycott Apartheid Free Zones Local governments Student solidarity Trade union solidarity Relocate the
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UN official urges Israel to allow entry of badly-needed fuel into Gaza

United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator Jamie McGoldrick has called on the Israeli authorities to immediately allow the entry of UN-purchased emergency fuel into the Gaza Strip.
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Democratic Socialist Rashida Tlaib Poised to Become First Palestinian-American Congresswoman

Jessica Corbett, staff writer With 96 percent of votes counted following Tuesday's primary election in Michigan, Rashida Tlaib—who has been described as "a dynamic, minority, young progressive" and part of "the new breed of politician grabbing attention in the Democratic Party"—is slated to become the first Muslim and Palestinian-American Congresswoman.
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The Chingford Corbynite: Faiza Shaheen on her mission to oust Iain Duncan Smith

“Taking out IDS – every time I say that it makes me smile,” quips the newly-selected Labour candidate.  For decades, Chingford has been synonymous with Conservatism. The London-Essex border seat was previously represented by Winston Churchill and Thatcherite outrider Norman Tebbit (“the Chingford skinhead”). Since 1992, its MP has been Iain Duncan Smith, the former Tory leader. But at the 2017 general election, the
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The Chingford Corbynite: Faiza Shaheen on her mission to oust Iain Duncan Smith

“Taking out IDS – every time I say that it makes me smile,” quips the newly-selected Labour candidate.  For decades, Chingford has been synonymous with Conservatism. The London-Essex border seat was previously represented by Winston Churchill and Thatcherite outrider Norman Tebbit (“the Chingford skinhead”). Since 1992, its MP has been Iain Duncan Smith, the former Tory leader. But at the 2017 general election, the
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Brexit stand-offs, Boris Johnson and the burqa, and the eerily early blackberry season

The Brexit negotiations are now in their downward phase, with Liam Fox rating “no deal” as odds-on. Anybody who hopes that Jeremy Corbyn will find the words to satisfy the majority of British Jews that he is, after all, a good anti-racist egg faces disappointment. Corbyn’s views are a mirror image of those held by Israel’s most fervent supporters, not all of
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PLO official: US has no right to determine fate of UNRWA's mandate

Member of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Executive Committee Ahmad Abu Holi, the chairman of the PLO Department of Refugee Affairs, said the US administration does not have the right to determine the fate of UNRWA's mandate.
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Palestinian president, Jordanian king to meet Wednesday

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is set to meet with King Abdullah II of Jordan in Amman on Wednesday as part of the ongoing consultation and coordination between the Palestinian and Jordanian leaderships, Secretary General of the Executive Committee o
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A Glimmer of Hope in Bleak Palestine

The Palestinians’ deteriorating conditions in the West Bank and Gaza Strip makes even long-term optimism difficult. Neither a one-liberal-state nor two-state resolution seems in the offing because (if for no other reason) either would seem to spell political suicide for any foreseeable Israeli government. The one-staters have a good argument against the two-staters and vice … Continue reading "A Glimmer of Hope in Bleak Palestine" The post A Glimmer of Hope in Bleak Palestine
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Hamas leaders to meet in Gaza amid Israeli truce reports

The leadership of Palestinian movement Hamas is to convene on Friday for a rare meeting, officials said, amid speculation of a long-term truce between the Gaza Strip’s rulers and Israel.
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The Gaza crisis and prospects of an imminent breakthrough

The situation in Gaza is quite serious and highly volatile. At the humanitarian level, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) is suffering from a
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EU completes Gaza's biggest solar energy field to fuel desalination plant

The European Union announced on Thursday the completion of the biggest photovoltaic solar field in Gaza. It will provide 0.5 Megawatts of electricity per day to fuel the Southern Gaza Desalination Plant.
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Palestine slams Israel’s construction of settlement outpost in Silwan

The Palestinian government slammed on Friday recent plans by Israeli occupation authorities to build a settlement outpost and a synagogue in occupied East Jerusalem's neighborhood of Silwan.
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Why #WeAreCorbyn hurts: it is the kind of tribalism the 20th Century should have stopped

My grandad’s story makes me sympathetic to Corbyn, but also concerned at the response of some supporters. “Your dad is the only person who can make me defend Israel so stridently!” our family friend said to my mum in my grandparents’ kitchen, shaking her head with exasperation. I can’t have been much more than 10 years old, but I still remember the
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How did Labour lose the trust of Britain’s Jews?

Arguably, Labour's current malaise began not with Corbyn, but his predecessor, Ed Miliband. “How did we get here?” That is the question is on the lips of Labour MPs, councillors, members, and voters this summer. As the party’s anti-Semitism crisis deepens, seemingly inexorably, it is asked with increasing anguish and despair. How did an officially anti-racist party – a mantle which, despite the ignominy
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Palestinians Call for Boycott of Meteor Music Festival in Israel

Palestinians Call for Boycott of Meteor Music Festival in Israel Update Cultural Boycott Palestinians urge participating artists to withdraw from the festival as a meaningful contribution to our struggle for freedom, justice and equality. August 3, 2018 By: 
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Israel blockade's impact ripples over to Gaza beaches

Gaza's 45km of beaches are a mental respite for many of Gaza's two million besieged residents, but even here, the effects of Israel's years-long siege are manifest.
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Israel reimposes blockade of fuel deliveries to Gaza

Israel reimposed a blockade of fuel supplies to Gaza on Thursday in response to a resurgence of the flow of fire kites across the border, Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said.
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Israeli soldiers arrest six Palestinian journalists in past week

News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Israeli authorities to release Palestinian journalists held solely for political reasons, after six journalists working for reputedly pro-Hamas media were arrested by Israeli soldiers in the West Bank in the past week. They include four journalists working for the Lebanon-based Al Quds satellite TV channel – Ramallah bureau chief Alaa Rimawi , reporters Mohamed Hamdan and
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Sweden: Security Council not doing enough towards Palestinian cause

The United Nations Security Council is not doing enough to address the excesses witnessed by the Palestinian cause, which have led to dire and destructive consequences that could lead to further tension, Sweden’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassa
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The ones who lost the Palestinian cause

When the world stood against Hitler in the 1940s, Palestinian leader Hajj Amin al-Husseini chose to stand with Hitler against the world. The Nazis were defeated in 1945 and the victors supported the
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Team Justice Scores. Adidas No Longer Sponsoring Israel Football Association

Team Justice Scores. Adidas No Longer Sponsoring Israel Football Association Update Cultural Boycott Red Card Israel Following a global campaign, Adidas is no longer sponsoring football teams in illegal Israeli settlements. Palestinians call on new sponsor Puma to end complicity with Israel's violations of international law.  July 31, 2018
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EU Heads of Mission voices concern over Israel's demolition of Palestinian structures

The European Union Representative and the EU Heads of Mission in Jerusalem and Ramallah expressed “strong concern” on Monday about the Israeli dismantling and confiscation of a donor-funded women's center and kindergarten serving the Bedouin and refugee c
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On Jeremy Corbyn and anti-Semitism, is there is anything left to say?

If the evidence so far has not convinced you that the Labour leader has a blind spot on prejudice against Jews, then nothing will. Early in Jeremy Corbyn’s term as Labour leader, I remember watching clips of a phone-in he hosted for Press TV, Iran’s official television channel. (These  have now been deleted from YouTube .) In one, he listened politely as a
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Over 18,000 people sign petition calling on Iceland to boycott Israel Eurovision

Over 18,000 people sign petition calling on Iceland to boycott Israel Eurovision In the News Cultural Boycott Boycott Eurovision 2019 The petition cites Israel's human rights violations against Palestinian people and calls on national broadcaster RUV to withdraw Iceland from the contest. May 16, 2018
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Celebrities and public figures launch Irish campaign to boycott Eurovision 2019 in Israel

Celebrities and public figures launch Irish campaign to boycott Eurovision 2019 in Israel In the News Cultural Boycott Boycott Eurovision 2019 In a stand for Palestinian rights, music legends, former Eurovision winner, commentator and presenters, performaning arts trade unions and well known LGBTQ+ and feminist campaigners and others endorse the call for Ireland to boycott Eurovision 2019.
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Depopulating Palestine, Dehumanizing the Palestinians

One might have thought that, in the wake of the Nazi regime’s systematic crimes against humanity last century, dehumanization would have become unthinkable once and for all. Unfortunately, this has not been the case. It has shamefully continued unabated, the assorted perpetrators including, with tragic irony, those who themselves were victims of Nazi dehumanization. Dehumanization … Continue reading "Depopulating Palestine, Dehumanizing the Palestinians" The post Depopulating Palestine, Dehumanizing the Palestinians appeared first on
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Ahed Tamimi and Her Mother Are Freed From Jail

When they left prison on Sunday AHED Tamimi and her mother Nariman received a hard-earned heroes’ welcome from Palestinians and others opposed to Israel’s occupation and colonization of Palestinian lands seized in 1948 and enlarged by the Israeli army in 1967. AHED was 16 years old last December when an Israeli soldier shot her cousin … Continue reading "Ahed Tamimi and Her Mother Are Freed From Jail" The post Ahed Tamimi and Her Mother Are
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PLO: Jewish nation-state law abolishes Palestinians' right for statehood

The Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) said on Saturday, following its meeting in Ramallah, that the Jewish nation-state law, which was recently approved by the Israeli parliament, represents the basis for the US-led “ultim
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