Palestine Crisis - Special Reports

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness: An Indian Struggle for Palestine

Of the numerous novels published annually worldwide, Arundhati Roy is one of the rare maverick authors for whom justice and politics is integral to her art and to her identity.
2017-08-22 14:08 | ENTERTAINMENT, Latest News, Al Bawaba Buzz | AlBawaba

Mohammed Assaf Will be Celebrating Eid Al Adha in Amman!

Palestinian singer and Arab Idol Mohammed Assaf is finally coming back to Amman part of his international tour to promote his new album Ma Wahashnak . The concert will happen during Eid Al Adha, 3rd of September, at The Roman Theater.
2017-08-22 12:08 | ENTERTAINMENT, Latest News, Al Bawaba Buzz | AlBawaba

Israel UN Ambassador: ‘UN Should Focus on Terrible Humanitarian Issues Not Harming Israel’

The United Nations Human Rights Council is poised to become the world’s leading proponent of the Israeli boycott movement, Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon said on Monday.Danon lashed out the UNHRC and its High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein for their pending publication of a black list of companies doing business with Israel in areas over the pre-1967 lines.
2017-08-22 09:08 | NEWS, Main Headlines, Israel | AlBawaba

Another Palestinian-American Deported: the Case of Rasmea Odeh

Rasmea Odeh is either on an airplane out of her country. Or she’s in a federal holding cell in Detroit or New York awaiting deportation from the USA. Odeh’s departure marks the end of a bizarre life, one that can evoke admiration. As a young Palestinian, Odeh fought against Israeli oppression. Now after a valiant More
2017-08-22 08:08 | articles 2015 | CounterPunch

Still in ruins: Reviving the stalled reconstruction of Gaza

Three years have passed since the conclusion of the latest military assault on the Gaza Strip. Most of the Palestinian enclave still lies in ruins. Many Gazans continue to lack permanent housing, living in shelters and other forms of temporary accommodation. An absence of basic infrastructure—electricity, clean water, sewage treatment, and waste management—has blighted the…
2017-08-22 06:08 | News | Brookings

Sweden-born Hosam Aiesh to represent Palestine

@ FutbolPalestine : # PalestiniansAbroad Everything you need to know about the newest member of Al-Fida'i- Hosam Aiesh
2017-08-22 04:08 | Sport, twipic, Palestine | AlBawaba

US peace efforts should focus on ending Israeli occupation of Palestine: PLO official

Executive Committee Member of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Ahmed Majdalani said Monday that the US administration's peace efforts focus on minor issues rather than the major ones and therefore there are no signs they will make a quantum lea
2017-08-21 19:08 | News | IINA

Israel-Palestine: A Deal In The Making? – OpEd

From early on in his bid for the presidency Donald Trump was intrigued by the possibility of brokering a peace
2017-08-21 03:08 | 1, Opinion, Donald Trump | EurasiaReview

Palestinian cause not a Muslim-only problem, activists tell Malaysia

WHILE lauding Malaysia for its record of strong support for the Palestinian cause,  foreign activists are calling upon Malaysia to lose the ‘Muslim-only’ problem label on its advocacy efforts and re-frame it as one that affects humanity as a whole. Speaking at a forum held in Kuala Lumpur last week, European Palestinian (EuroPal) Forum chairman, Zaher Birawi said... Read more » The post Palestinian cause not a Muslim-only problem, activists tell Malaysia appeared first on Asian
2017-08-21 00:08 | All of Asia, Malaysia, News | AsianCorrespondent

Group of Gazan children get first glimpse of Jerusalem

Dozens of Palestinian children from the Gaza Strip saw Jerusalem and two of its holy sites for the first time on Sunday as part of a UN-run exchange programme.
2017-08-20 19:08 | Middle East | DailyStar

UK: Palestine activists face prison over Elbit protest

Five face up to six months each in jail after protest outside factory owned by subsidiary of Israeli drone maker Elbit.
2017-08-20 11:08 | News | Aljazeera

Palestinian Teenager ‘Wielding Knife’ Killed by Israeli Forces

Israeli security forces Saturday shot and killed a Palestinian teenager who allegedly wielded a knife at them in the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Health Ministry said. Identified as Qutayba Ziad Yosuf Zahran, the 17-year-old was killed at the Zatara checkpoint in Nablus, said the ministry. An Israeli female soldier was also slightly injured by a piece of shrapnel, according to an Israeli police statement.  
2017-08-20 11:08 | NEWS, Main Headlines, Israel | AlBawaba

Palestinian in West Bank attack bid killed: Israel police

A Palestinian teenager who tried to attack an Israeli border guard in the occupied West Bank with a knife on Saturday was shot dead, an Israeli police spokeswoman said.
2017-08-19 18:08 | Middle East | DailyStar

Israel kills Palestinian teen after 'stabbing attempt'

Palestinian health ministry confirms 17-year-old killed at military checkpoint in occupied West Bank.
2017-08-19 18:08 | News | Aljazeera

From Greece, A Message In A Bottle Reaches Isolated Gaza

Vacationers from England tossed the bottle into the Mediterranean. It floated nearly 500 miles and into the net of a Palestinian fisherman. He said it was the first piece of mail he had ever received.
2017-08-19 14:08 | News | NPR

The Zionist Exception to the March for Racial Justice

The March for Racial Justice is committed to standing for racial justice with allies from across all races, ethnicities, and communities. — Statement of the March for Racial Justice regarding Yom Kippur The March for Racial Justice correctly acknowledged its oversight in scheduling the march on Yom Kippur.  It is an important oversight and an equally […]
2017-08-19 04:08 | Discrimination, Fascism, Israel/Palestine | DissidentVoice

For a Palestinian Federation

I don’t know when the wheel was invented, or who invented it. However, I have no doubt that it was invented again and again, with many happy inventors sharing the glory. The same is true for the Israeli-Palestinian Confederation. From time to time it appears in public as a brand-new idea, with another group of … Continue reading "For a Palestinian Federation" The post For a Palestinian Federation appeared first on
2017-08-19 04:08 | Uncategorized | AntiWar

Hamas holds war-ready summer camp graduation

Hamas held a closing ceremony in the Gaza Strip on Friday for a batch of the 120,000 boys and girls attending the Islamist movement's controversial summer schools.
2017-08-18 22:08 | Middle East | DailyStar

The UAE is Going to Send $15 million to Gaza Each Month. But How Will Hamas Spend It?

The United Arab Emirates will provide $15 million a month to Gaza, Gulf News reported Thursday, citing Palestinian Arab politician Mohammad Dahlan. "15 million dollars will be pumped monthly from the beginning of next month to the Palestinian Joint Liability Committee in support of relief, humanitarian and development projects in the Gaza Strip to alleviate their suffering," Samir Al-Mashharawi, an ally of Dahlan, was quoted as having said in a statement.
2017-08-18 13:08 | NEWS, Main Headlines, Palestine | AlBawaba

Israel Continues Its Attack on Palestinian Freedom of Expression

The arrest Talal Samara fingered his prayer beads throughout the interview as he sat in his living room chair, bluish smoke curling upwards from his cigarette. He had recently had surgery, and the doctors had told him that under no circumstances was he allowed to smoke. But the stress of recent events had made this More
2017-08-18 08:08 | articles 2015 | CounterPunch

Two Sides to Every Issue: the Tedium Twins Debate the Crucifixion, Slavery and Cannibalism

Robert MacNeil (voice over): A Galilean preacher claims he is the Redeemer and says the poor are blessed. Should he be crucified? (Titles) MacNeil: Good evening. The Roman procurator in Jerusalem is trying to decide whether a man regarded by many as a saint should be put to death. Pontius Pilate is being urged by civil libertarians More
2017-08-18 08:08 | articles 2015 | CounterPunch

US judge orders deportation of Palestinian activist

Activist Rasmea Odeh's US citizenship is revoked for failing to disclose convictions in 1970 for bombings in Jerusalem.
2017-08-17 23:08 | News | Aljazeera

Palestinian president's advisor 'not optimistic' about US delegation's Mideast visit

Adviser to Palestinian President on Foreign Affairs Nabil Shaath said Thursday that he was not optimistic about the visit of the US delegation to the region this month, pointing out that there are no great expectations about what will come out of this mis
2017-08-17 16:08 | News | IINA

NDP Leadership Candidate Jagmeet Singh’s Trip to Israel

Like bears attracted to spawning salmon, politicians seek out power. The former needs to build stores of fat to survive the winter, while the latter must attract the resources and support necessary for successful electoral campaigns. Given the survival imperative, neither bear nor politician should be criticized too harshly for what comes naturally. But, the […]
2017-08-17 15:08 | Canada, Israel/Palestine, Jagmeet Singh | DissidentVoice

Hamas struck by suicide attack in Gaza for the first time

A suicide bomber killed a Hamas security guard in the Gaza Strip near the border with Egypt on Thursday, the first such attack to hit the Palestinian militant group.
2017-08-17 14:08 | News | TheAge

War in the Arab world has devastated the region’s heritage

THE Middle East is used to ruins. A millennium ago the “mad caliph” of Cairo, Hakim, ordered the levelling of all churches, including the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, Jesus’s burial site. The Mongols sacked Baghdad in 1258, causing the Tigris to flow black from the ink of discarded books. Tamerlane spared nothing but hospitals and mosques as he went on what a contemporary chronicler called a “pilgrimage of destruction” across the region’s great cities. “She is empty, and void, and
2017-08-17 14:08 | News | Economist

Turkey Will Boost Military Cooperation With Iran Following General Bagheri Visit

Turkey and Iran have agreed to boost military cooperation after talks in Ankara this week between the Iranian armed forces chief of staff and Turkish leaders, President Tayyip Erdogan's spokesman said on Thursday.
2017-08-17 14:08 | NEWS, Main Headlines, Iran | AlBawaba

Headlines for August 17, 2017

Mourners Honor Heather Heyer, Killed by Neo-Nazi in Charlottesville, VA, Charlottesville Man Beaten by White Nationalist Suffers Stroke, Protesters Injured by Neo-Nazi Terrorist Sue "Unite the Right" Organizers, Thousands March Against Hate in Charlottesville, Philadelphia and Berlin, President Trump Isolated over Response to Charlottesville Violence, Trump Disbands Advisory Councils as CEOs Resign over Charlottesville Response, U.S. Military Leaders Condemn Racial Hatred, Trump Adviser Katharine Gorka Helped Defund Anti-Hate Group, Lawmakers Call for Firing of Trump Aides over White Supremacist Views,
2017-08-17 12:08 | News | DemocracyNow

Hamas guard killed in rare suicide attack in Gaza Strip

A suicide bomber killed a Hamas guard in southern Gaza on Thursday, officials said, in what was seen as a rare Islamist attack against the Palestinian group that has run the impoverished enclave for a decade
2017-08-17 10:08 | Middle East | DailyStar

Al-Araqeeb Village: Palestinian Bedouins Refuse to Surrender 116 Times

On August 1, the Palestinian Bedouin village of Al-Araqeeb was destroyed for the 116th time. As soon as Israeli bulldozers finished their ugly deed and soldiers began evacuating the premises, the village resident immediately began rebuilding their homes. 22 families, or about 101 residents, are estimated to live here. By now, they are all familiar with More
2017-08-17 08:08 | articles 2015 | CounterPunch

Bella Hadid Takes Over Vogue Arabia

Bella Hadid says she was "so honored" to appear on the cover of Vogue Arabia. The 20-year-old model paid tribute to her Palestinian heritage in an Instagram post Tuesday after landing the cover of the magazine's first-ever September issue.
2017-08-17 06:08 | ENTERTAINMENT, Latest News, Star Scoop | AlBawaba

Al-Araqeeb Village: Palestinian Bedouins Refuse To Surrender 116 Times

On August 1, the Palestinian Bedouin village of Al-Araqeeb was destroyed for the 116th time. As soon as Israeli bulldozers finished their ugly deed and soldiers began evacuating the premises, the village resident immediately began rebuilding their homes. 22 families, or about 101 residents, are estimated to live here. By now, they are all familiar … Continue reading "Al-Araqeeb Village: Palestinian Bedouins Refuse To Surrender 116 Times" The post Al-Araqeeb Village: Palestinian Bedouins Refuse
2017-08-17 04:08 | Uncategorized | AntiWar

Hamas guard killed in suicide bombing in southern Gaza

Several Hamas security men also injured in the bombing blamed on ISIL near the Palestinian enclave's border with Egypt.
2017-08-17 02:08 | News | Aljazeera

Al-Araqeeb Village: Palestinian Bedouins Refuse to Surrender 116 Times

On August 1, the Palestinian Bedouin village of Al-Araqeeb was destroyed for the 116th time. As soon as Israeli bulldozers finished their ugly deed and soldiers began evacuating the premises, the village resident immediately began rebuilding their homes. Twenty-two families, or about 101 residents, are estimated to live here. By now, they are all familiar […]
2017-08-16 22:08 | Ethnic Cleansing, History, Identity | DissidentVoice

Scotland stands with Charlottesville against hate and racism

Gathering outside the National Gallery of Scotland, representatives from Unite Against Fascism, the Edinburgh Stop the War Coalition, the Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Edinburgh Against the Racist SDL and the Edinburgh trade union movement spoke
2017-08-16 19:08 | News | IINA

Head of Palestinian Mission in Washington meets US peace envoy prior to Mideast visit

Head of the Palestinian Mission in Washington Husam Zumlut met on Tuesday with US Peace Envoy to the Middle East Jason Greenblatt, prior to the latter’s visit to the region on a new bid to achieve Palestinian-Israeli peace.
2017-08-16 13:08 | News | IINA

'My youngest child has no idea that I am his mother'

Recently released Palestinian prisoner and mother of six says she is finding it hard to reintegrate into her family.
2017-08-16 11:08 | News | Aljazeera

These Arab Artists are Letting London Know What's Up

Transition: Contemporary Art from the Middle East will be taking London by storm. The exhibition is the work of 38 Arab artists, from countries including Qatar, the UAE, Palestine, Oman, Iraq, Kuwait, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Jordan, Egypt, and Bahrain.  Their work will be shown in an exhibition created by Reconnecting Arts, an international platform created by British-based Qatari artists.
2017-08-16 11:08 | ENTERTAINMENT, Latest News, Al Bawaba Buzz | AlBawaba

Israel demolishes home of Palestinian who stabbed 3 to death

Israeli forces demolished the home on Wednesday of a Palestinian who fatally stabbed three Jewish residents of a nearby settlement as tensions soared last month over Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque compound
2017-08-16 10:08 | Middle East | DailyStar

Is Trump’s Middle East Peace Effort Dead in the Water?

Whatever faint hopes there were of a breakthrough in the Israel-Palestine conflict are beyond reach right now.
2017-08-15 18:08 | Shadow Government, Israel, Israel/Palestine | ForeignPolicy

South Koreans protest THAAD deployment, joint military drills with US

Thousands of South Koreans have taken to the streets of the capital to protest against joint Washington-Seoul military drills as well as the deployment of a controversial US missile system amid tensions with the neighboring North. An estimated 10,000 protesters packed the streets around Seoul Square on Tuesday, calling on the government to scrap the deployment of the so-called US Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system and stop the joint military drills scheduled for next month. “The deployment of
2017-08-15 15:08 | News | AbrarOnline

Palestinian PM discusses unity with Hamas delegation

Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah received on Monday at his Ramallah office a Hamas delegation where they discussed ways to end division and enhance Palestinian unity.
2017-08-15 12:08 | News | IINA

Israel arrests Islamic preacher for 'incitement'

Israeli police arrested a firebrand Islamic cleric on Tuesday who has been repeatedly accused of inciting violence over a sensitive Jerusalem holy site where tensions again flared last month.
2017-08-15 11:08 | Middle East | DailyStar

No Justice, No Peace: Jordan Bans Israeli Envoy Until Embassy 'Killer' on Trial

Jordan refuses to allow Israel's ambassador to return to Amman unless the security guard who shot dead two Jordanians is investigated and tried. Jordan has remained steadfast in its refusal to allow Israel to return its ambassador to Amman unless an Israeli security guard involved in a shooting at the embassy last month is brought to trial.
2017-08-15 11:08 | NEWS, Main Headlines | AlBawaba

Palestinian Authority to free arrested journalists: lawyer

The Palestinian Authority decided to release five journalists on Monday after arresting them last week, their lawyer said, a day after political rivals Hamas released a PA-linked reporter.
2017-08-14 15:08 | Middle East | DailyStar

WHO: Israel delays half of Gazans seeking to leave Strip for medical treatment

The World Health Organization has revealed that the Israeli Coordination and Liaison Administration delayed about half of those seeking to exit the Gaza Strip to be treated in Israeli hospitals in May, with similar statistics for the preceding months.
2017-08-14 14:08 | News | IINA

Far-right Israelis Tour Al-Aqsa Under Heavy Police Protection

Dozens of far-right Israelis toured the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound early on Monday under heavy police protection, official Palestinian news agency Wafa reported.
2017-08-14 09:08 | NEWS, Main Headlines, Israel | AlBawaba

Mahmoud Darwish's Last Words: On Arab Writers, Poetry, and Palestine

Exactly nine years ago, Palestinian literary legend Mahmoud Darwish passed away. Just three months before his death he wrote this letter when he was invited to be a patron at the Palestine Festival of Literature. He could not be there in person because of his deteriorating health.The letter read: My dear friends,
2017-08-13 18:08 | ENTERTAINMENT, Latest News, In the Limelight | AlBawaba

Kushner To Lead Trump Team On Middle East Peace Trip

By Daoud Kuttab Now that the situation in East Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa has calmed down somewhat, the Trump administration is
2017-08-13 00:08 | 1, World News, Benjamin Netanyahu | EurasiaReview

Palestinian woman stabs, wounds Israeli in Jerusalem: police

A Palestinian woman stabbed and wounded an Israeli man in east Jerusalem on Saturday, before she was arrested, police said.
2017-08-12 13:08 | Middle East | DailyStar