Trump’s Blunder Empowers The Squad and Unites Anti-Racists

We have come to live in disconcerting times of unpredictable change. Ever since the USA elected a Twitter-addicted President into power, the world has been in a continuous state of imbalance. While it may seem [...] The post Trump’s Blunder Empowers The Squad and Unites Anti-Racists appeared first on Palestine Chronicle .
| Articles, Commentary, Anti-Semitism |

German Envoy to Palestine in Trouble over ‘Anti-Israel’ Tweets (VIDEO)

The Twitter account of Christian Clages, head of the German mission to Palestine, was spotted liking posts deemed to be “anti-Israel” and even “anti-Semitic.” A probe was launched, but the diplomat denies his involvement. The [...] The post German Envoy to Palestine in Trouble over ‘Anti-Israel’ Tweets (VIDEO) appeared first on Palestine Chronicle .
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Israeli Soldiers Injure Palestinian Journalist during Protests near Bethlehem

A journalist was injured and many others suffocated from teargas when Israeli forces attacked Palestinians taking part in a rally protesting the planned demolition of hundreds of apartments in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Wadi al-Hummus. [...] The post Israeli Soldiers Injure Palestinian Journalist during Protests near Bethlehem appeared first on Palestine Chronicle .
| Blog, News, Slider |

Israeli Forces Wound over 40 Palestinian Protesters in Gaza

Israeli forces on Friday used rubber bullets and teargas shells to disperse Palestinian protesters in the occupied West Bank, injuring over 40 protesters, Anadolu Agency has reported. Murad Shtewi, a protest organizer, told Anadolu Agency. “The [...] The post Israeli Forces Wound over 40 Palestinian Protesters in Gaza appeared first on Palestine Chronicle .
| Blog, News, Slider |

Palestinian stories and histories will never be erased

The Palestinian Youth Movement (PYM) Toronto chapter was supposed to hold a scholarship launch party to celebrate the artistic expressions of Palestinian youth in Canada and the United States, but right-wing supporters of Israel successfully pressured the venue to cancel shortly before it was supposed to take place. The PYM event was still able to take place, but the threat remains. "Efforts to suppress the Palestinian narrative and the voices of Canadians and others who support Palestinian rights is widespread
| Activism |

Israeli army wounds 40 Palestinian protestors

Israeli army forces on Friday used rubber bullets and teargas shells to disperse Palestinian protesters in the occupied West Bank, injuring at least 40 protesters, a Palestinian official said, Anadolu Agency has reported. “The Israeli army attacked the weekly march [in the Kafr Qaddum town], using rubber bullets and teargas shells,” Murad Shtewi, a protest organiser, told Anadolu Agency. Shtewi said the injured persons are being treated in the field. The Friday weekly protest has witnessed the participation of Palestinian leaders from
| Israel, Middle East, News |

Israel’s ‘Environmental Crisis’ Is of Its Own Making

Gaza’s growing humanitarian crisis is finally registering in Israel as a pressing problem requiring “clear and immediate” action. However, it is not the impact of the crisis on the population of Gaza that is sounding the alarm [...] The post Israel’s ‘Environmental Crisis’ Is of Its Own Making appeared first on Palestine Chronicle .
| Articles, Commentary, electricity |

Canada’s NDP Suppresses Palestinian Solidarity Again

One side is playing for keeps. They oust elected representatives and block members from voting on efforts to challenge a brutal occupation. On the other side, members defending a morally righteous cause twist themselves in [...] The post Canada’s NDP Suppresses Palestinian Solidarity Again appeared first on Palestine Chronicle .
| Articles, Commentary, Activism |

Cuba Should Be Careful Not to Normalize Israel’s Colonization of Palestine

In 1947, Cuba was one of the few countries opposing the UN Partition Plan, which laid the groundwork for Israel’s colonization of Palestine. At the time, the Cuban envoy to the UN Dr. Ernesto Dihigo [...] The post Cuba Should Be Careful Not to Normalize Israel’s Colonization of Palestine appeared first on Palestine Chronicle .
| Articles, Commentary, Cuba |

Marc Lamont Hill was ‘hurt’ and ‘indignant’ to be fired by CNN for calling for equal rights ‘from river to sea’

After Marc Lamont Hill gave a speech at the U.N. last November calling for equal rights in Palestine, his employer CNN called the next day and fired him. "They said, 'Your speech was not in line with our values,'" he recalls to Palestinian journalist Janna Jihad. "I said, which part of the speech? They said, The speech." Hill was shocked. "I'm prone to saying crazy shit. I just didn't do it that day!"
| News, Anti-Semitism, CNN |

Human Rights Group Proves Israeli Soldier Shot Child in Head with Live Fire

An Israeli soldier who shot and seriously injured a Palestinian child last week in the occupied West Bank used live ammunition, human rights NGO B’Tselem stated yesterday, contrary to army reports. Nine-year-old ‘Abd a-Rahman a-Shteiwi was shot [...] The post Human Rights Group Proves Israeli Soldier Shot Child in Head with Live Fire appeared first on Palestine Chronicle .
| Blog, News, Slider |

Gazans Converge near Fence for 67th Week of Protests (VIDEOS)

Palestinians on Friday converged near the fence that separates Gaza Strip from Israel, to demonstrate against Israel’s decades-long occupation of Palestinian territories, Anadolu Agency reports. Gaza’s National Authority for Return and Breaking the Siege (NARBS), which organizes [...] The post Gazans Converge near Fence for 67th Week of Protests (VIDEOS) appeared first on Palestine Chronicle .
| Blog, Books, News |

Newly-Released Data Refutes Claims Israel Is Easing Gaza Siege

Newly-released data for June has provided a reality check to reported claims that Israeli authorities are easing restrictions on the blockaded Gaza Strip. According to Gisha, an Israeli NGO which monitors and campaigns on freedom of [...] The post Newly-Released Data Refutes Claims Israel Is Easing Gaza Siege appeared first on Palestine Chronicle .
| Blog, News, gaza |

Gazans flock to fence for 67th week of protests

Palestinians on Friday converged near the fence that separates Gaza Strip from Israel, to demonstrate against Israel’s decades-long occupation of Palestinian territories, Anadolu Agency reports. Gaza’s National Authority for Return and Breaking the Siege (NARBS), which organises weekly rallies, called on Palestinians to attend demonstration and affirm on their right to return to their villages in historical Palestine. Earlier on Friday, the NARBS warned Israel against any “escalation” against the Palestinian peaceful protestors. Since the Gaza rallies began in March last year, nearly
| Israel, Middle East, News |

A round-up of the #BoycottHP Global Week of Action, July 10-15

A round-up of the #BoycottHP Global Week of Action, July 10-15 Update Groups worldwide participated in the #BoycottHP Global Week of Action, creatively asserting the demand that HP Inc and HPE end their complicity in Israel’s apartheid, military occupation and settler-colonialism against the Palestinian people Economic Boycott Boycott HP Global BDS Week of Action
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Israel, Bahrain FMs Hold First Public Meeting

Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Khalid Bin Ahmed Al Khalifah and his Israeli counterpart Israel Katz held their first open and public meeting in the US on the sidelines of the Advance Religious Freedom conference on [...] The post Israel, Bahrain FMs Hold First Public Meeting appeared first on Palestine Chronicle .
| Blog, News, Slider |

Israel to energy company: Palestinian homes to be demolished

Israeli occupation forces stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque on Wednesday and were stationed at the entrance to Bab Al-Rahma while settlers renewed their incursions into the Muslim holy site. Eyewitnesses told the Jordan-based newspaper Addustour that members of Israeli occupation’s intelligence were present at the stairs leading to Bab Al-Rahma. Seven Jewish students and 36 settlers stormed the mosque’s courtyards through the Mughrabi Gate, they added. Occupation forces also demolished two commercial facilities in occupied Beit Hanina and Sur Baher in Jerusalem, Addustour reported. READ: Netanyahu
| Israel, Middle East, News |

Arab League: Israel to blame for death of detained Palestinian

Arab League holds Israel responsible for death of Palestinian during interrogation in Israeli detention centre The Arab League of Nations has held Israeli authorities responsible for the death of Palestinian prisoner Nassar Majed Taqatqa in solitary confinement in an Israeli detention centre where he was undergoing interrogation. Saeed Abu Ail, the Arab League’s assistant secretary-general for Palestine affairs and occupied Arab territories, said in a statement yesterday that Taqatqa’s death reveals that Israeli interrogators use severe techniques of mental and
| Arab League, International Organisations, Israel |

Israel’s Choice for U.S. President

In late June, President Donald Trump flailed away with his own particular brand of nondiplomacy at the G20 Summit in Japan, but it is worthwhile noting on the plus side that his administration is so inept that it could not … The post Israel’s Choice for U.S. President appeared first on Global Research .
| English, AIPAC, israel |

Meet Jamil al-Baz, portraitist of the March of Return’s fallen

"Posters of the world's cinema heroes are pasted on the walls outside Gaza, but the martyrs of the March of Return have become the heroes of our real life cinema here in Gaza," explains 16-year-old Jamil al-Baz, who has drawn the portraits of dozens of the protesters who has been killed in the 66 weeks of the protest in Gaza so far.
| News, Gaza, Great March of Return |

Data refutes claims Israel easing Gaza blockade

Newly-released data for June has provided a reality check to reported claims that Israeli authorities are easing restrictions on the occupied and blockaded Gaza Strip. According to Gisha, an Israeli NGO which monitors and campaigns on freedom of movement, there was a total of 15,471 exits of Palestinians via Erez Crossing, up from 12,361 in May. “The most significant increase was in the category of merchants,” Gisha noted. However, the NGO added, recent media reports that “the quota of trader,
| Israel, Middle East, News |

Israel Labor party spurns Meretz, announces partnership with Gesher

The Israeli Labor party has spurned an electoral partnership with Meretz, announcing yesterday a unified list with Gesher, the party founded by former Yisrael Beiteinu MK Orly Levy-Abekasis. At a Tel Aviv press conference, Labor chair Amir Peretz and Levy-Abekasis revealed that the two parties would run on a unified list in the 17 September election, reported the Jerusalem Post. According to the agreement, the top ten places in the list – which will be called Labor-Gesher – will include
| Israel, Israeli Elections, Middle East |

After army’s denial, rights group proves Israel soldier shot child in head with live fire

An Israeli soldier who shot and seriously injured a Palestinian child last week in the occupied West Bank used live ammunition, human rights NGO B’Tselem stated yesterday, contrary to army reports. Nine-year-old ‘Abd a-Rahman a-Shteiwi was shot in the head and remains in hospital. On 12 July, residents of Kafr Qaddum village were holding regular protests against the closure of their main access road by Israeli occupation forces, restrictions imposed after the expansion of an adjacent Israeli settlement. During the
| B'Tselem, International Organisations, Israel |

Official: PA would go to Gaza, if it’s allowed to work freely

The Palestinian Authority would immediate go to the Gaza Strip if it was able to work freely there, presidential spokesperson Nabil Abu Rudeinah said. “We are fully committed to the 2017 agreement signed with Hamas and are fully prepared to implement it if Hamas declares its commitment to Egyptian guarantees,” Abu Rudeinah said, adding that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinian leadership will never accept a parallel state in the Gaza Strip. Abu Rudeinah explained that the Palestinian
| Israel, Middle East, News |

Hamas delegation meets Iran official in Lebanon

A delegation from Hamas, headed by Osama Hamdan, on Wednesday met with the Special Aide to the President of the Iranian Shura Council, Hossein Amirabdollahian, at the Iranian embassy in the Lebanese capital Beirut. The Hamas delegation included the movement’s representative in Lebanon, Ahmed Abdel Hadi, deputy political chief, Jihad Taha, and media relations chief, Abdul Majeed Al-Awad. The Palestinian officials briefed the Iranian team on the latest developments in Palestine, especially the repercussions of the US peace plan dubbed
| Iran, Israel, Lebanon |

Can Israel conceal War Crimes by Emptying its Archives?

By Motasem A Dalloul | Twitter: @abujomaaGaza | – In January 2018, +972 Magazine published an article outlining the reasons why Israel’s Chief Archivist Dr Yaakov Lozowick had declared he was going into early retirement. Lozowick was protesting against Israel’s policy of maintaining documents classified. A report by the senior archivist said: “Israel is not […]
| Israel/ Palestine |

Theft of Silwan Highlights the Injustice of the Israeli Occupation

Israeli police forced out the Siyam family from their home in the heart of occupied East Jerusalem last week, the final chapter in their 25-year legal battle against a powerful settler organization. The family’s defeat represented much more than just another eviction. It was intended to land a crushing blow against the hopes of some … Continue reading "Theft of Silwan Highlights the Injustice of the Israeli Occupation" The post Theft of Silwan Highlights the
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BDS Movement welcomes proposed new U.S. Congress resolution affirming right to boycott

BDS Movement welcomes proposed new U.S. Congress resolution affirming right to boycott Update In a historic move, Congress members Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and US civil rights veteran John Lewis introduce resolution affirming the right to boycott. Right To Boycott July 19, 2019 By: 
| News |

Vivid Snapshots of Israel’s Impossible Cruelty: Our New Team Member Shares How Mondoweiss Stories Power Her Activism

For our summer fundraising drive, "One Story At A Time," Mondoweiss staffers are sharing stories we've published that inspire their work to share the truth about Palestine. Today's message is from Olivia Katbi Smith, a dedicated activist who joined our team just last month. Read on to learn what keeps Olivia fighting for solidarity -- and please give now. A loyal donor has pledged $20,000 if we can raise $60,000 by August 1.
| Site News, Fundraising |

Israel’s newest myth: Palestinians originate from southern Europe

Israelis continuously come up with false facts for two purposes: first, to prove their divine historical right to Palestine, and second, to deny the Palestinians’ connection to their land. This results in the invention and formulation of what they call “scientific facts” that serve their two purposes. There have been various myths promoted about Palestine and the Palestinians, especially in the 1990s after a book by future Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu –A Place Among the Nations: Israel and the
| Article, Israel, Middle East |

Amnesty Joins Campaign Challenging Israeli Decision to Expel HRW Director

Amnesty International has joined a legal case challenging the Israeli government’s decision to expel Human Rights Watch’s (HRW) Country Director Omar Shakir. Shakir had his work permit removed by Israeli authorities in May 2018 and was [...] The post Amnesty Joins Campaign Challenging Israeli Decision to Expel HRW Director appeared first on Palestine Chronicle .
| Blog, News, Slider |

Israel to Demolish Residential Buildings near Jerusalem

Israeli forces today took measurements of 16 Palestinian residential buildings slated for demolition in Wadi al-Hummus neighborhood, located on the edge of Sur Baher, southeast of the occupied city of Jerusalem. Head of the Wadi [...] The post Israel to Demolish Residential Buildings near Jerusalem appeared first on Palestine Chronicle .
| Blog, News, Apartheid Wall |

Israel fights to reinstate Palestinian poet’s conviction

Palestinian poet Dareen Tatour sat in prison for a poem she published on Facebook. After an Israeli court ruled that the poem does not constitute incitement to violence, the prosecution is now appealing the partial reversal of her conviction. Israel’s state prosecution is trying to appeal the partial reversal of the conviction of Dareen Tatour, the Palestinian poet found guilty of […] The post Israel fights to reinstate Palestinian poet’s conviction appeared first on +972 Magazine .
| Local Call, News, Dareen Tatour |

Following Protests, Lebanon Exempts Palestinians from New Labor Law

Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri announced yesterday that Palestinians are not being included in restrictions placed on foreign workers in the country. Calling on Minister of Labour Kamil Abu Sleiman to make a formal announcement [...] The post Following Protests, Lebanon Exempts Palestinians from New Labor Law appeared first on Palestine Chronicle .
| Blog, News, Arab World |

Cartoonist Slams Guardian’s Refusal to Publish Cartoon Depicting Netanyahu (VIDEO)

The Guardian has come under fire over its coverage of anti-Semitism after the paper refused to publish a cartoon depicting Jeremy Corbyn’s critics and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a negative light and also for [...] The post Cartoonist Slams Guardian’s Refusal to Publish Cartoon Depicting Netanyahu (VIDEO) appeared first on Palestine Chronicle .
| Articles, Features, Anti-Semitism |

PA corruption and score-settling mars preparation for post-Abbas era

Since late May, the occupied Palestinian territories (oPt) have witnessed a sudden emergence of corruption scandals in the Palestinian Authority (PA), including the disclosure of serious issues related to waste of public funds, abuse of power, money laundering and earning profits from public services. While international onlookers have demanded an investigation into allegations of corruption, the PA has cracked down on those probing the claims. Given that the PA has been marred by allegations of corruption since its inception, what
| Article, Asia & Americas, Israel |

Greenblatt: ‘Israel Is Victim in Conflict with Palestinians’

The US Special Representative for International Negotiations, Jason Greenblatt, has said that Israel is the “victim” in its conflict with the Palestinians and that he “cannot think of single instances” when Israel made a mistake. [...] The post Greenblatt: ‘Israel Is Victim in Conflict with Palestinians’ appeared first on Palestine Chronicle .
| Blog, News, Slider |

UN officials call on Israel to halt plans for demolition in Sur Baher

A United Nations official has called on Israel to halt plans for the demolition of houses in Sur Baher, an East Jerusalem neighborhood. Humanitarian Coordinator for the occupied Palestinian territoryJamie McGoldrick, Director of West Bank Operations for the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) Gwyn Lewis, and Head of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in the occupied Palestinian territory (OHCHR oPt) James Heenan said in a joint statement that they were following
| News |

BDS in the Face of Israeli Apartheid

On July 9th, Palestinians marked with a mix of alarm and hope the 14th anniversary of the BDS Call  (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions), launched by Palestinian society in 2005 in pursuit of freedom, justice and equality. The growth of our … The post BDS in the Face of Israeli Apartheid appeared first on Global Research .
| English, israel, israeli apartheid |

Israeli court dismisses church’s appeal to stop Old City property sales to settler group

In June Israel’s high court rejected an appeal to stop the sale of properties in Jerusalem the Greek Orthodox church unknowingly signed over to an Israeli settler organization, Ateret Cohanim.
| News |

Qatar is becoming Gaza’s only reliable donor, but the massive cash influx is still only a band-aid

Qatar first began funding Gaza in 2012, in conjunction with the rise to power of Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, and has since sent more than $1 billion. But the Gaza Strip suffers from the world's highest rate of unemployment and poverty, and Qatari money hasn’t reduced the decline. "To really address the humanitarian crisis, we need to find solutions, not just temporary relief,” says Yahya Qaoud, a political researcher with the Palestinian Center for Policy Research and Strategic
| Opinion, aid, cash |

Palestinian prisoners need our attention before they die

Since 1967, 220 Palestinian prisoners have died in Israeli prisons. The latest victim is Nasser Taqatqa, detained in June from his home in Beit Fajjar, accused of purportedly having ties to Hamas. Taqatqa, age 31, was interrogated by Shin Bet, tortured and placed in solitary confinement. On Tuesday he was found dead, prompting another wave of anger among Palestinians and much needed focus on the plight of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails. According to Haaretz, Taqaqta was discovered dead in
| Blog, Blogs - Politics, Israel |

At OIC extraordinary meeting, Kuwait reiterates firm support for Palestinian cause

The State of Kuwait reiterated on Wednesday its firm stand in favor of the Palestinian cause, which continues to top the country's political priorities, a Kuwaiti senior official affirmed.
| News |

Palestinians celebrate high school exam results

Palestinians across the occupied territories have been celebrating after high school exam results released today showed 70 per cent of students passed this year. Results of the final year exams were released this morning by the Ministry of Education. Some 75,150 Palestinian students sat the Tawjihi exams, also known as General Secondary Education Certificate Examination, in the Gaza Strip, the West Bank and Jerusalem. Of them, 52,108 passed, the ministry revealed. Palestinians in Gaza were particularly jubilant as their grades
| Israel, Middle East, News |

Following protests, Lebanon exempts Palestinians from new labour law

Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri announced yesterday that Palestinians are not being included in restrictions placed on foreign workers in the country. Calling on Minister of Labour Kamil Abu Sleiman to make a formal announcement on the matter, Berri said: “We are witnessing the repercussions of the decision of the Minister of Labour on Palestinian workers, and the situation is almost exploding and the army is exhausted in the streets.” Late last week Abu Sleiman tightened the restrictions imposed on
| Israel, Lebanon, Middle East |

US Democrats remove ‘occupation’ from two-state solution resolution

A US House Democrat’s resolution in support of the two-state solution has been amended to remove references to the Israeli occupation and settlement activity, reports the Times of Israel. The amended bill also claims attempts by Palestinians to achieve statehood outside of negotiations with Israel as is unacceptable. In April, California Democrat Alan Lowenthal introduced House Resolution 326, a symbolic resolution that reaffirmed the US’ commitment to resolving the Palestinian-Israeli conflict through a two-state solution. The original text highlighted “the
| Asia & Americas, Israel, Middle East |

Turkey criticises US deal of the Century, supports Palestinian rights

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu yesterday criticised the US deal of the century and emphasised the importance of supporting Palestinian rights, Turkish news agencies reported. During his speech at the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) executive committee meeting held in Saudi Arabia, Cavusoglu said sustainable peace cannot be achieved by disregarding the Palestinians’ dignity and ignoring “the just and legitimate aspirations of the Palestinian people.” Referring to the US economic workshop held in Bahrain last month, he said: “Economic projects
| Asia & Americas, Europe & Russia, Israel |

Full text of final communiqué of OIC Extraordinary Meeting on Israeli violations in Al-Quds Al-Sharif

The General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) held an Open-ended Extraordinary Meeting of the Executive Committee at the level of Foreign Ministers, to discuss the Israeli violations in Jerusalem, including the recent opening by
| News |