Palestine

Apartheid or One State: Has Jordan Broken a Political Taboo? 

Apartheid or One State: Has Jordan Broken a Political Taboo? 

What will it take for the idea of a two-state solution, which was hardly practical to begin with, to be completely abandoned? Every realistic assessment of the situation on the ground indicates, with palpable clarity, that there can never be a viable Palestinian state in parts of the West Bank and Gaza. Politically, the idea is also untenable. Those who[Read More…]

by August 5, 2020 Palestine
Human Rights Defenders: Palestinian Eyewitness Testimony of the Execution of Abdul Fattah al-Sharif by Israeli Soldier, Elor Azaria

Human Rights Defenders: Palestinian Eyewitness Testimony of the Execution of Abdul Fattah al-Sharif by Israeli Soldier, Elor Azaria

As illegal Jewish settlers increase their attacks on Palestinian civilians in the occupied city of Al Khalil (Hebron), the people of the Palestinian city continue to mount a campaign of popular resistance. One of the channels of resistance is Human Rights Defenders, “a grass-roots, non-partisan Palestinian organization, working to support nonviolent popular resistance through popular direct action and documentation of[Read More…]

by August 1, 2020 Palestine
List of Israeli Targets Leaked: Tel Aviv Fears the Worst in ICC Investigation of War Crimes

List of Israeli Targets Leaked: Tel Aviv Fears the Worst in ICC Investigation of War Crimes

When International Court of Justice (ICC) Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, confirmed last December that the Court has ample evidence to pursue a war crimes investigation in occupied Palestine, the Israeli government responded with the usual rhetoric, accusing the international community of bias and insisting on Israel’s ‘right to defend itself.’ Beneath the platitudes and typical Israeli discourse, the Israeli government knew[Read More…]

by July 30, 2020 Palestine
The One-State ─ Deposition Before Imposition

The One-State ─ Deposition Before Imposition

The one-state cannot be achieved without changing Israel’s legal and administrative structures, difficult tasks whose possibilities are remote. Deposing the characteristics of the Zionist mission that defines Israel is more plausible. Deposition precedes imposition; destroying the framework that supports Israel allows a new foundation for constructing a new state ─ a one-state, the natural state. Now that the two state[Read More…]

by July 27, 2020 Palestine
Why Palestinian-Israeli Prisoners Exchange Deal Could Happen Soon? 

Why Palestinian-Israeli Prisoners Exchange Deal Could Happen Soon? 

For the first time since the Israeli war on Gaza in 2014, the Israeli government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is signaling its willingness to engage in negotiations regarding the release of the bodies of two Israeli soldiers believed to be held by resistance groups in Gaza. But will another prisoner exchange similar to that of October 2011 follow anytime[Read More…]

by July 23, 2020 Palestine
‘Optimism of the Will’: Palestinian Freedom is Possible Now

‘Optimism of the Will’: Palestinian Freedom is Possible Now

In a recent TV discussion, a respected pro-Palestine journalist declared that if any positive change or transformation ever occurs in the tragic Palestinian saga, it would not happen now, but that it would take a whole new generation to bring about such a paradigm shift. As innocuous as the declaration may have seemed, it troubled me greatly. I have heard[Read More…]

by July 19, 2020 Palestine
Palestine Lost?

Palestine Lost?

In all the years that I have been involved in the desperate story of my country and my people I have never felt more despair than at this moment. My despair does not stem from the loss of faith in my people’s ability to fight, resist and sacrifice. No, not at all. We Palestinians have been resisting and fighting our[Read More…]

by July 17, 2020 Palestine
“One Palestine, complete” was no joke

“One Palestine, complete” was no joke

The only traceable copy of the document, though not the one commonly quoted. (The Klau Library, Hebrew Union College) Jaffa, June 20, 1920, Herbert Samuel’s arrival in Palestine, ten days before the end of military rule and the beginning of his tenure as High Commissioner. (Library of Congress) Original hand-written title: Sir Herbert Samuel reading his Proclamation to the notables[Read More…]

by July 15, 2020 Palestine
On Israel’s Bizarre Definitions: The West Bank is Already Annexed

On Israel’s Bizarre Definitions: The West Bank is Already Annexed

Wednesday, July 1, was meant to be the day on which the Israeli government officially annexed 30% of the occupied Palestinian West Bank and the Jordan Valley. This date, however, came and went and annexation was never actualized. “I don’t know if there will be a declaration of sovereignty today,” said Israeli Foreign Minister, Gabi Ashkenazi, with reference to the[Read More…]

by July 9, 2020 Palestine
US, Australian & Anglosphere Responses To Apartheid Israel’s Illegal West Bank Annexation Plan

US, Australian & Anglosphere Responses To Apartheid Israel’s Illegal West Bank Annexation Plan

US lackey, Coalition-ruled Australia is second only to Trump America as a fervent supporter of Apartheid Israel, with similarly pro-Apartheid Israel and hence pro-Apartheid and US lackey Canada coming a close third in this Anglosphere race to the bottom of the Palestinian Genocide barrel. Evangelicals-beholden Trump has not yet committed to supporting further illegal Apartheid Israeli annexation in the West[Read More…]

by July 5, 2020 Palestine
Palestine, Annexation and the Wrong Story

Palestine, Annexation and the Wrong Story

Image: Capture from a Facebook Middle East Monitor video clip titled “Jewish settlers protest West Bank annexation plan” https://www.facebook.com/middleeastmonitor/videos/2683394251938434/ The other night I watched PBS NewsHour with Judy Woodruff. The report on the annexation (do I need to qualify or explain “annexation”? What other country has or is likely ever to declare its impending annexation of someone else’s land to[Read More…]

by July 5, 2020 Palestine
Will the ICC Investigation Bring Justice for Palestine?

Will the ICC Investigation Bring Justice for Palestine?

Co-Written by Ramzy Baroud and Romana Rubeo  In the past, there have been many attempts at holding accused Israeli war criminals accountable. Particularly memorable is the case of the late Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, (known, among other nicknames, as the ‘Butcher of Sabra and Shatila’) whose victims attempted to try him in a Belgian Court in 2002. Like all[Read More…]

by July 5, 2020 Palestine
Why Jewish Supremacy In Palestine Must Be Called Out

Why Jewish Supremacy In Palestine Must Be Called Out

Jewish supremacy is a characteristic of the Zionist Jewish state of Israel. Some Israeli human rights activists deny this fact. Some know it but avoid discussing it for fear of being attacked as anti-Jewish. It is safer for critics of Israel to address the other characteristics of the Zionist state — its settler-colonial origins, its apartheid as enshrined in law, or the[Read More…]

by June 30, 2020 Palestine
‘Ordinary’ Israelis Don’t Perceive Themselves As Ordinary People

‘Ordinary’ Israelis Don’t Perceive Themselves As Ordinary People

On reading the enduring horrific daily news coming out of Palestine/Israel relating to the ongoing Jewish-state Nakba, I invariably feel a strong desire to discuss what is often the elephant in the room. It’s an issue constantly on the minds of Israelis and Palestinians alike, while at the same time being difficult to discuss frankly and directly in polite society.[Read More…]

by June 26, 2020 Palestine
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas gestures during a meeting of the UN Security Council at UN headquarters in New York, U.S., February 20, 2018. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

PA Political Circus: Why Abbas Must Hand the Keys over to the PLO

The painful truth is that the Palestinian Authority of President Mahmoud Abbas has already ceased to exist as a political body that holds much sway or relevance, either to the Palestinian people or to Abbas’ former benefactors, namely the Israeli and the American governments. So, when the Palestinian Authority Prime Minister, Mohammed Shtayyeh, announced on June 9, that the Palestinian[Read More…]

by June 25, 2020 Palestine
 Will Biden Remain Tone Deaf to Palestinian Rights?

 Will Biden Remain Tone Deaf to Palestinian Rights?

Co-Written by Medea Benjamin and Ariel Gold Joe Biden wants you to believe that he is opposed to Israel’s likely annexation of parts of the West Bank that Netanyahu plans to carry out in July. “I do not support annexation,” he said during a call with American Jewish donors on June 16. But only a month ago, Biden senior foreign[Read More…]

by June 23, 2020 Palestine
When Will Racism, Rather Than ‘Jewish Redemption’, Become The Defining Experience Of Israel’s Founding?

When Will Racism, Rather Than ‘Jewish Redemption’, Become The Defining Experience Of Israel’s Founding?

An Israeli flag flies over the illegally annexed city of Jerusalem from a Jewish settlement. Establishing settlements has been the method through which Israel has Judaized Jerusalem and parts of the West Bank. (DAVID SILVERMAN/Getty Images) Today we are experiencing in the American public space an electric historic occurrence. We are, as a society, finally passing vocal moral judgment on[Read More…]

by June 22, 2020 Palestine
When Will the Statue of Theodor Herzl Fall?

When Will the Statue of Theodor Herzl Fall?

Statue of the founder of Zionism Theodor Herzl, unveiled in 2012 at the Mikveh Israel synagogue in Tel Aviv. It is called “Herzl meets Emperor Wilhelm II” Medium has just introduced Momentum, a Medium blog about the fight against anti-Black racism. Medium’s announcement says, Momentum is a blog that captures and reflects the moment we find ourselves in, one where rampant[Read More…]

by June 20, 2020 Palestine
Annexation or Uneventful Occurrence — what do you see?

Annexation or Uneventful Occurrence — what do you see?

Israeli soldier executing the kidnapping of several Nahalin villagers southeast of Bethlehem in the West Bank, including Mohammad Afif Fannoun, on June 12, 2020 When you visualize it, as I try to, what does Israel’s forthcoming annexation of parts of the West Bank look like to you? I mean, what images do you expect to see when Israel makes its declaration,[Read More…]

by June 16, 2020 Palestine
Palestine Bleeds: Execution of Autistic Man is Not an Exception but the Norm

Palestine Bleeds: Execution of Autistic Man is Not an Exception but the Norm

A 32-year-old man with the mental age of an 8-year-old child was executed by Israeli soldiers on May 30, while crouching behind his teacher near his special needs school in the Old City of Jerusalem. The cold-blooded murder of Iyad al-Hallaq might not have received much attention if it were not for the fact that it took place five days[Read More…]

by June 11, 2020 Palestine
The ruins of a mosque in the forcibly depopulated Palestinain village of Hittin, located a few kilometers west of Tiberias [Photo credit: Jehad Abu Rayya]

Don’t call me Ishmael; don’t call me Israel — call me one democratic state!

“Who excavates Muslim Palestinian graves and mosques in [Palestine’s] depopulated towns and why?”, asks Haifa-based Palestinian advocate Jehad Abu-Rayya. “Recently,” he goes on, “these desecrations have been on the increase — In the village of Beit Jibreen, in the village of Al-Lajjun, in the village of Amwas, in the village of Al-Ghabisiya, village of Hittin — and these are only a few of such[Read More…]

by June 11, 2020 Palestine
What is Next for Palestinian Popular Resistance in Gaza? Speaking to Journalist Wafaa Aludaini

What is Next for Palestinian Popular Resistance in Gaza? Speaking to Journalist Wafaa Aludaini

Co-Written by Ramzy Baroud & Romana Rubeo Wafaa Aludaini is a witness to many of Gaza’s recent tragedies and also never-ending resistance. She experienced the violent Israeli occupation, the subsequent blockade on the impoverished Strip, and several wars that resulted in the death and wounding of tens of thousands of Palestinians. But none of Israel’s wars impacted Aludaini’s life as[Read More…]

by June 8, 2020 Palestine
Camouflage: How the Israeli Left continues to hoodwink us with corrupted slogans 

Camouflage: How the Israeli Left continues to hoodwink us with corrupted slogans 

To reach the hearts and minds of Americans, the Zionist Israeli Left is manipulating the Black Lives Matter movement. The slogans and images of protestors coming out of Tel Aviv continue to hoodwink the world with a sudden and self-serving concern for Palestinian lives. Two slogans are circulating among the Zionist Israeli Left: ‘Jewish and democratic’ and ‘Palestine Lives Matter’.[Read More…]

by June 8, 2020 Palestine
RAFAH REFUGEE CAMP, GAZA STRIP - MAY 15:  Palestinian refugee Mohamad Mahmoud Al-Arja, 80, from the Rafah refugee camp, holds up a key allegedly from his house in Beer AI-saba, now located in Israeli, during a rally May 15, 2007 the in Rafah refugee camp, southern Gaza strip. Palestinians are marking May 15, as Nakba Day or Catastrophe Day, as the 59th anniversary of the al-Nakba, the day the Israeli state was created in 1948.  (Photo by Getty Images)

Palestine is gone! Gone! راحت فلسطين

Lately, a particular memory/image of my grandmother Sitti Fattoum has been coming back to me vividly. She’d be sitting in a chair, maybe watching TV, or at the kitchen table drinking a cup of coffee, when suddenly, without provocation, she would clap her hands. the palm of one striking the back of the other, and say, to no one in[Read More…]

by June 6, 2020 Palestine
Palestine Must Be Heard

Palestine Must Be Heard

As global affairs intensify, I often find myself in that category of those discouraged and disillusioned, fully cynical, wondering if anything I can do is worthwhile in the long run. A global pandemic, an economic collapse preceding the pandemic and severely worsened by it (and different reactions to it); an infrastructure continually pumping more and more carbon and other chemicals[Read More…]

by June 6, 2020 Palestine
Palestinian Genocide Poem: “And Then They Stole The Falafel”

Palestinian Genocide Poem: “And Then They Stole The Falafel”

Some Palestinian friends in wonderful, peaceful  but presently Covid-19 lockdown Melbourne, were considering celebrating International  Falafel Day (12 June). The falafel is a delicious  Palestinian and Middle Eastern delicacy that is  a spicy, deep fried ball or patty made from ground chickpeas and/or  fava beans. Apartheid Israel having stolen the whole country of Palestine  has also appropriated the falafel  as[Read More…]

by May 31, 2020 Palestine
If Not Now, When?

If Not Now, When?

We have a saying in Arabic that literally translates into “An unprotected property will encourage a thief.” In this case the thief needs no encouragement. This is a particular thief, well-practiced, seasoned and used to getting away with ill-gotten gains. We are speaking of course of Israel. And most particularly about the current longest serving Prime Minister, Mr Benjamin Netanyahu.[Read More…]

by May 31, 2020 Palestine
Countering the Judaization of the rest of Palestine

Countering the Judaization of the rest of Palestine

A Jewish family looks out over Haram al-Sharif compound, March 2013. (photo credit: Yonatan Sindel/Flash90) Netanyahu’s impending annexation of the Judaized parts of the West Bank (he says July 1st) is a transformative event for Palestinian politics, and the Palestinian people, who have long been reined in by impositions that accept Zionist myths and outright falsehoods and pay only lip-service[Read More…]

by May 28, 2020 Palestine
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas gestures during a meeting of the UN Security Council at UN headquarters in New York, U.S., February 20, 2018. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Political Ambiguity or a Doomsday Weapon: Why Abbas Abandoned Oslo

This time, we are told, it is different and that President of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, is absolutely serious about his decision to absolve his leadership from all previous agreements signed with Israel and the United States. But this time is not different, and Abbas is not serious. “The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and the state of Palestine are[Read More…]

by May 28, 2020 Palestine
RAFAH REFUGEE CAMP, GAZA STRIP - MAY 15:  Palestinian refugee Mohamad Mahmoud Al-Arja, 80, from the Rafah refugee camp, holds up a key allegedly from his house in Beer AI-saba, now located in Israeli, during a rally May 15, 2007 the in Rafah refugee camp, southern Gaza strip. Palestinians are marking May 15, as Nakba Day or Catastrophe Day, as the 59th anniversary of the al-Nakba, the day the Israeli state was created in 1948.  (Photo by Getty Images)

Why Israel Fears the Nakba: How Memory Became Palestine’s Greatest Weapon

On May 15, thousands of Palestinians in Occupied Palestine and throughout the ‘shatat’, or diaspora, participated in the commemoration of Nakba Day, the one event that unites all Palestinians, regardless of their political differences or backgrounds. For years, social media has added a whole new stratum to this process of commemoration. #Nakba72, along with #NakbaDay and #Nakba, have all trended[Read More…]

by May 21, 2020 Palestine
One State; Not a Jewish State!

One State; Not a Jewish State!

There, I said it. One Democratic state in Palestine from the river to the sea. Yes, that means no Jewish state, but rather a dismantling of the structures and ideologies of the colonial apartheid Jewish state of Israel and its occupied Palestinian lands (including those parts of the West Bank about to be annexed by Netanyahu) and replacing them with[Read More…]

by May 20, 2020 Palestine
What You Need to Know about the ICC Investigation of War Crimes in Occupied Palestine

What You Need to Know about the ICC Investigation of War Crimes in Occupied Palestine

Co-Written by Ramzy Baroud and Romana Rubeo Fatou Bensouda, Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), has, once and for all, settled the doubts on the Court’s jurisdiction to investigate war crimes committed in occupied Palestine. On April 30, Bensouda released a 60-page document diligently laying down the legal bases for that decision, concluding that “the Prosecution has carefully[Read More…]

by May 18, 2020 Palestine
Jews to Palestinian Whose Home They Occupy: What do you want?

Jews to Palestinian Whose Home They Occupy: What do you want?

An encounter between a Jewish couple in Ijzim, Israel (south of Haifa) the the displaced Palestinians in whose house that couple resides, who are denied return to their village and property. “On the anniversary of the Nakba … a tour through depopulated Palestinian villages within Israel … and rare meetings between the owners of the original Palestinian homes and their[Read More…]

by May 17, 2020 Palestine
RAFAH REFUGEE CAMP, GAZA STRIP - MAY 15:  Palestinian refugee Mohamad Mahmoud Al-Arja, 80, from the Rafah refugee camp, holds up a key allegedly from his house in Beer AI-saba, now located in Israeli, during a rally May 15, 2007 the in Rafah refugee camp, southern Gaza strip. Palestinians are marking May 15, as Nakba Day or Catastrophe Day, as the 59th anniversary of the al-Nakba, the day the Israeli state was created in 1948.  (Photo by Getty Images)

Oppose the Israeli Annexation of West Bank Settlements

It is time for the United States to end its bipartisan blanket support for Israeli policies that violate the human rights of Palestinians. At this critical moment, where Israel has announced its intention to annex Israeli settlements on the West Bank with the support of the Trump administration, we must speak out and resist this blatant violation of international law[Read More…]

by May 15, 2020 Palestine
My Beit Daras, My Nakba: Two Palestinian Intellectuals Reminiscing about Their Destroyed Village 

My Beit Daras, My Nakba: Two Palestinian Intellectuals Reminiscing about Their Destroyed Village 

Dr. Ghada Ageel and Dr. Ramzy Baroud have more in common than their scholarly research on Palestinian history and politics. They are both refugees, and the direct descendants of Palestinian refugees who have been expelled from their historic village of Beit Daras at gunpoint during the catastrophic events that led to the Palestinian Nakba of May 15, 1948. Starting on[Read More…]

by May 15, 2020 Palestine
Nakba: A Call For Justice In Palestine

Nakba: A Call For Justice In Palestine

Today, May 15th, is the 72nd anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba (Catastrophe) and counting. I say ‘and counting’ because the theft of our land, the occupation, the siege on Gaza, the disposition of our people, the ethnic cleansing of Palestine and replacement of the Palestinian nation with Jews with dual nationality from around the world continues more aggressively than ever.[Read More…]

by May 15, 2020 Palestine
Arabs, UN Must Move to Swiftly Protect the Status of Palestinian Refugees

Arabs, UN Must Move to Swiftly Protect the Status of Palestinian Refugees

‘Heinous racism,’ is how the Geneva-based Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor described a recent decision by Lebanese authorities to bar Palestinian refugee expats from returning to Lebanon. Lebanon’s restrictions on its ever-diminishing population of Palestinian refugees is nothing new. However, this event is particularly alarming as it may be linked to a long-term official policy regarding the residency status of Palestinian[Read More…]

by May 14, 2020 Palestine
Governor Cuomo, the Virus, the Nakba and Me

Governor Cuomo, the Virus, the Nakba and Me

To me, an American-Palestinian, the world tainted by the corona virus is analogous to Israel tainted by the evil it contains. Every day for the past few days, I have been listening to New York Governor Cuomo give his daily briefing on the virus. His words resonate with me eerily transforming themselves to advice on how to handle Israel’s cruel[Read More…]

by May 13, 2020 Palestine
US Recognises West Bank Settlements

US Recognises West Bank Settlements

 To flare up more tensions in the Middle East, United States has said that West Bank settlements are not inconsistent with international law. In November 2019, Mike Pompeo told reporters that the Trump administration believes any legal questions about settlements should be settled by Israeli courts, and that declaring them as an infringement of international law, hinders a negotiation for any[Read More…]

by May 12, 2020 Palestine
 ‘Apartheid is a Crime’: Former Swedish Diplomat Speaks about His Experiences in Occupied Palestine (VIDEO)

 ‘Apartheid is a Crime’: Former Swedish Diplomat Speaks about His Experiences in Occupied Palestine (VIDEO)

Mats Svensson is a former Swedish diplomat, an author and a photographer. His books include “Crimes, Victims and Witnesses – Apartheid in Palestine.” His latest volume,  “Apartheid is a Crime – Portraits of Israeli Occupation,” was just released by Cunepress in Seattle. Svensson joined me and my co-host Romana Rubeo on “Palestine Chronicle TV”, on May 6, to discuss his[Read More…]

by May 9, 2020 Palestine
‘Justice is Indivisible’: Placing Palestine Back at the Center of Muslim Discourse in the West

‘Justice is Indivisible’: Placing Palestine Back at the Center of Muslim Discourse in the West

It was nearly twenty years ago at a Muslim conference in Washington D.C. that I heard the distressing argument that Palestine should not be made a central topic in the American Muslim political agenda. The point, which took many by surprise, was enunciated by a young American Pakistani Muslim academic, whose name is not important for my purpose here. What[Read More…]

by May 8, 2020 Palestine
100 Years of Shame: Annexation of Palestine Began in San Remo

100 Years of Shame: Annexation of Palestine Began in San Remo

One hundred years ago, representatives from a few powerful countries convened at San Remo, a sleepy town on the Italian Riviera. Together, they sealed the fate of the massive territories confiscated from the Ottoman Empire following its defeat in World War I. It was on April 25, 1920, that the San Remo Conference Resolution was passed by the post-World War[Read More…]

by May 6, 2020 Palestine
Has Britain Re-Found Its Moral Compass?

Has Britain Re-Found Its Moral Compass?

Through the years I have battled to expose the hypocrisy and the double standards of western politicians when it comes to Israel and the Palestinians’ inalienable rights of freedom, justice and self determination. Why am I singling out western politicians and governments? The answer is simple, because they have been and still are the dominant power in the world since[Read More…]

by May 3, 2020 Palestine
Spreading the Virus of Occupation

Spreading the Virus of Occupation

Spitting at someone is a universal insult. In Israel, however, spitting at Palestinians is an entirely different story. Now that we know that the deadly coronavirus can be transmitted through saliva droplets, Israeli soldiers and illegal Jewish settlers are working extra hard to spit at as many Palestinians, their cars, doorknobs, and so on, as possible. If this sounds to[Read More…]

by April 16, 2020 Palestine
If coronavirus overwhelms Gaza, Israel alone is to blame

If coronavirus overwhelms Gaza, Israel alone is to blame

Nazareth: The Palestinians of Gaza know all about lockdowns. For the past 13 years, some two million of them have endured a closure by Israel more extreme than anything experienced by almost any other society – including even now, as the world hunkers down to try to contain the Covid-19 pandemic. Israel has been carrying out an unprecedented experiment in[Read More…]

by April 15, 2020 Palestine
A Palestinian Guide to Surviving a Quarantine: On Faith, Humor and ‘Dutch Candy’

A Palestinian Guide to Surviving a Quarantine: On Faith, Humor and ‘Dutch Candy’

Call it a ‘quarantine’, a ‘shelter-in-place’, a ‘lockdown’ or a ‘curfew’, we Palestinians have experienced them all, though not at all voluntarily. Personally, the first 23 years of my life were lived in virtual ‘lockdown’. My father’s ‘quarantine’ was experienced much earlier, as did his father’s ‘shelter-in-place’ before him. They both died and were buried in Gaza’s cemeteries without ever[Read More…]

by April 10, 2020 Palestine
Tunisia Leads the Way: New Report Exposes Israel’s False Democracy

Tunisia Leads the Way: New Report Exposes Israel’s False Democracy

Tunisia is the Middle East’s greatest success story, according to the findings of the V-Dem Annual Democracy Report 2019. One of the world’s most regarded annual reports on democracy and good governance, the V-Dem Report is produced by the V-Dem (Varieties of Democracy) Institute at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden. While Tunisians can be proud of the prospect of[Read More…]

by April 2, 2020 Palestine
Gaza Fights for Freedom – Review

Gaza Fights for Freedom – Review

(Gaza Fights for Freedom. Abby Martin, Empire Files). A story that is not presented in mainstream media is that of the suffering and punishment of the people of Gaza at the whim of the Israeli military in the open-air prison that is their home. In “Gaza Fights For Freedom” Abby Martin of The Empire Files has created a documentary that[Read More…]

by March 31, 2020 Palestine
‘A Policeman, A Pastor and A Palestinian’: The ‘Chilestinians’ as a Model for Palestinian Unity

‘A Policeman, A Pastor and A Palestinian’: The ‘Chilestinians’ as a Model for Palestinian Unity

I was only introduced to the term ‘Chilestinians’ last February at a conference in Istanbul, during a presentation by the Director of the Palestinian Federation of Chile, Anuar Majluf. When Majluf referred to the well-rooted Palestinian community in Chile, who number between 450,000 and half a million, using that unfamiliar and peculiar phrase, I smiled. Others did, too. It is[Read More…]

by March 14, 2020 Palestine
Abuse, Oppression and Murder: The PA Does Israel’s Dirty Work in the West Bank 

Abuse, Oppression and Murder: The PA Does Israel’s Dirty Work in the West Bank 

Merely two weeks after Palestinian Authority President, Mahmoud Abbas, declared that the PA will suspend all ‘security coordination’ with Israel, Palestinian security forces in the West Bank killed unarmed teenager, Salah Zakareneh. Zakareneh is not the first and, sadly, will not be the last Palestinian to be killed by the PA security forces, which in recent years have dramatically increased[Read More…]

by March 10, 2020 Palestine
Crisis Solution – Return the Region to United Nations Resolution 181

Crisis Solution – Return the Region to United Nations Resolution 181

The Palestinian plight has had significant attention, and that attention has not resolved the situation. Does the solution lie elsewhere? Is the solution with the international community, in its becoming more alert tothe disastrous effects of Israel’s actions on the entire world—antagonistic behavior to the Muslim community that has contributed to global terrorism, continuous wars that have produced Middle East[Read More…]

by March 5, 2020 Palestine
‘The Donald Trump I know’: Abbas’ UN Speech and the Breakdown of Palestinian Politics

‘The Donald Trump I know’: Abbas’ UN Speech and the Breakdown of Palestinian Politics

A precious moment has been squandered, as Palestinian Authority President, Mahmoud Abbas, had the chance to right a historical wrong, by reinstating Palestinian national priorities at the United Nations Security Council on February 11, through a political discourse that is completely independent from Washington and its allies. For a long time, Abbas has been a hostage to the very language[Read More…]

by February 21, 2020 Palestine
UN list of firms aiding Israel’s settlements was dead on arrival

UN list of firms aiding Israel’s settlements was dead on arrival

Nazareth: After lengthy delays, the United Nations finally published a database last week of businesses that have been profiting from Israel’s illegal settlement activity in the West Bank. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, announced that 112 major companies had been identified as operating in Israeli settlements in ways that violate human rights. Aside from major Israeli[Read More…]

by February 19, 2020 Palestine
The Steal of the Century

The Steal of the Century

Much has been said of the proposed “Steal of the Century,” rigged by the United States Executive Department to advance powerful Israel and silence the powerless Palestinians. Touted as a fresh approach to Middle East Peace by Israeli Representative to the UN, Danny Danon, who claims, “That’s what makes it good,” the fresh plan is a stale and obvious continuation[Read More…]

by February 14, 2020 Palestine
Breaking with Washington: Arabs and Muslims Must Take a United Stance for Palestine

Breaking with Washington: Arabs and Muslims Must Take a United Stance for Palestine

A negotiated solution to the ‘Palestinian-Israeli conflict’, at least the way envisaged by successive US administrations, has failed. Now, Palestinians and their allies would have to explore a whole new path of liberation that does not go through Washington. It is easy to place all the blame on the current US administration, setting apart dodgy characters such as the President’s[Read More…]

by February 14, 2020 Palestine
Palestine: Still Chasing The Mirage

Palestine: Still Chasing The Mirage

In all my years on this earth I have never had any doubt that we Palestinians will one day get our rights recognised and our land liberated and that we will, at last, have the right to return home. When I say, ‘we the Palestinians’ I do not refer to officialdom. I do not refer to The Palestinian Authority, to[Read More…]

by February 12, 2020 Palestine
Palestinian rights and Western duplicity

Palestinian rights and Western duplicity

President Trump’s fraudulent Middle East deal runs roughshod over Palestinian rights, harms long-term Israeli interests, and is only the latest example of the US arrogance and disdain for international law. Essentially Trump’s offer, negotiated without any Palestinian input, requires the Palestinians to sell out their hopes for justice and a decent life free of occupation for money. Trump was attempting[Read More…]

by February 8, 2020 Palestine
Palestinians have no choice but to resist injustice!

Palestinians have no choice but to resist injustice!

For more than seventy years, the Palestinians have been awaiting international justice. They have hoped that they will obtain their rights through international laws. They have long believed that the world will not accept this injustice they subjected to. They also think that they have enough UN resolutions to their side to restore their stolen rights. In 1947, when a[Read More…]

by February 6, 2020 Palestine
Duh, Jared! So who built the PA as a ‘police state’?

Duh, Jared! So who built the PA as a ‘police state’?

Nazareth: Maybe something good will come out of the Trump plan, after all. By pushing the Middle East peace process to its logical conclusion, Donald Trump has made crystal clear something that was supposed to have been obscured: that no US administration has ever really seen peace as the objective of its “peacemaking”. The current White House is no exception[Read More…]

by February 6, 2020 Palestine
Crisis and Opportunity: The ‘Deal of the Century’ Challenge for Palestinians

Crisis and Opportunity: The ‘Deal of the Century’ Challenge for Palestinians

After several postponements, US President, Donald Trump, has finally revealed the details of his Middle East plan, dubbed ‘Deal of the Century’, in a press conference in Washington on January 28. Standing triumphantly beside Trump, Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, must have surely understood that the timing of the announcement, only a few weeks before Israel’s third general elections in[Read More…]

by February 6, 2020 Palestine
The Zionists Shall Be Defeated No Matter What They Do!

The Zionists Shall Be Defeated No Matter What They Do!

During the crusades time in Palestine, which, lasted about 200 years, there was a wise crusade prince who knew that the only possibility to stay in the region is to reconcile with the area. He got it right. He knows that crusaders are a minority in an Arab sea; he knew there is no way to win the war in[Read More…]

by February 5, 2020 Palestine
Palestine – “Deal of the Century” – or Fraud of the Century?

Palestine – “Deal of the Century” – or Fraud of the Century?

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas demolished President Trump’s “Peace Plan” or, as the Donald called it, “The Deal of the Century”, calling out “Jerusalem is not for sale”, warning that the “conspiracy deal will not pass. The Palestinian people will reject it.” He added, “[the Plan] belonged to the dust bin of history”. And he is absolutely right. That is an[Read More…]

by February 4, 2020 Palestine
‘Deal of the Century’ : Never Trust Foreigners

‘Deal of the Century’ : Never Trust Foreigners

In 1929, as a result of extreme British mandatory forces’ oppression and a huge increase in Jewish immigration to Palestine, the beleaguered Palestinians showed their first act of defiance. They announced a general strike and raised black flags. The British Government’s answer to that legitimate protest was to hang the three leaders of the resistance; Hijazi, Zeir and Jamjoum. Their[Read More…]

by February 3, 2020 Palestine
Trump Attempting To Consolidate The Balfour Declaration

Trump Attempting To Consolidate The Balfour Declaration

There are two schools of thought as to whither the fate of the newly revealed proposed settlement to the protracted Palestine problem. One espoused by Scott Ritter, former UN Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Inspector, that it is an offer that Palestinians cannot refuse and the other that it must be rejected, not least because of its total disregard of[Read More…]

by February 3, 2020 Palestine
Protests in Palestine against U.S. plan

Protests in Palestine against U.S. plan

  Palestine has erupted in protest against the U.S. President Donald Trump announced plan on Palestine. Tens of thousands of Palestinians took to the streets to protest Trump’s proposal. The plan is a sellout of the Palestine people, as the Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas has told. Gaza Thousands of Palestinians in Gaza Strip observed a general strike on Wednesday. All the[Read More…]

by January 30, 2020 Palestine
The deal of the century is a project for more wars

The deal of the century is a project for more wars

After more than two years of preparation for the American initiative known as the Deal of the century, we have Trump, with proposals that will back away from everything that was decided by the international community throughout the past years. It reached a ridiculous level when the US foreign minister considers Jewish settlement as maintaining peace: Trump’s plan finds its[Read More…]

by January 30, 2020 Palestine
Trump’s ‘deal of the century’ won’t bring peace – that was the plan

Trump’s ‘deal of the century’ won’t bring peace – that was the plan

Much of Donald Trump’s long-trailed “deal of the century” came as no surprise. Over the past 18 months, Israeli officials had leaked many of its details. The so-called “Vision for Peace” unveiled on Tuesday simply confirmed that the US government has publicly adopted the long-running consensus in Israel: that it is entitled to keep permanently the swaths of territory it[Read More…]

by January 30, 2020 Palestine
Jerusalem is not for sale, your conspiracy will not pass, Abbas reacts to Trump’s Middle East proposal

Jerusalem is not for sale, your conspiracy will not pass, Abbas reacts to Trump’s Middle East proposal

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has slammed U.S. President Donald Trump’s Middle East “peace” plan, declaring “Jerusalem is not for sale”. Abbas warned that the “conspiracy deal will not pass.” “Your conspiracy deal will not pass and the Palestinian people will reject it,” Abbas warned on Tuesday after Trump unveiled his long-awaited plan for peace between Israel and Palestine. Calling it[Read More…]

by January 29, 2020 Palestine
Macron’s Macro-hypocrisy on Palestine

Macron’s Macro-hypocrisy on Palestine

“President Emmanuel Macron made a scene in occupied East Jerusalem on Wednesday when he angrily told Israeli security officers to get out of the Church of Saint Anne, which is traditionally under France’s control: “Everybody knows the rules. I don’t like what you did in front of me,” Macron ordered. “Go out – outside!”  Abunimah Ah the Hypocrisy! Macron telling[Read More…]

by January 28, 2020 Palestine
Palestinians at an Israeli Checkpoint in occupied territory Source: Haretz.com

‘Leave No One Behind’, but the world already has: Palestine’s Tryst with SDGs

Co-Written By Mahmoud Alshrafi and Professor M. Adil Khan   In September 2015 at UN Headquarters in New York, the member states adopted the 2015-2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,the global framework of development. Underpinned by the principle of ‘Leave No One Behind’ the Agenda has set 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), 169 targets and 230 indicators. The outstanding feature of[Read More…]

by January 24, 2020 Palestine
Break The Silence And Speak Up For The People Of Palestine

Break The Silence And Speak Up For The People Of Palestine

The third Monday of January every year has been designated a national holiday in the USA to honour the memory of slain civil rights leader, Dr Martin Luther King Jr. — who was assassinated April 4, 1968 in Memphis. This honour was proposed during the Reagan era in 1986 but it was not recognised nationally until the year 2000. Even[Read More…]

by January 20, 2020 Palestine
Sealed Off and Forgotten: What You Should Know about Israel’s ‘Firing Zones’ in the West Bank

Sealed Off and Forgotten: What You Should Know about Israel’s ‘Firing Zones’ in the West Bank

A seemingly ordinary news story, published in the Israeli newspaper, Haaretz, on January 7, shed light on a long-forgotten, yet crucial, subject: Israel’s so-called “firing zones” in the West Bank. “Israel has impounded the only vehicle available to a medical team that provides assistance to 1,500 Palestinians living inside an Israeli military firing zone in the West Bank,” according to[Read More…]

by January 16, 2020 Palestine
Embracing Palestine: How to Combat Israel’s Misuse of “Antisemitism”

Embracing Palestine: How to Combat Israel’s Misuse of “Antisemitism”

At a talk I delivered in Northern England in March 2018, I proposed that the best response to falsified accusations of antisemitism, which are often lobbed against pro-Palestinian communities and intellectuals everywhere, is to draw even closer to the Palestinian narrative. In fact, my proposal was not meant to be a sentimental response in any way. “Reclaiming the Palestinian narrative”[Read More…]

by January 11, 2020 Palestine
Justice at Last? ‘Panic’ in Israel as the ICC Takes ‘Momentous Step’ in the Right Direction

Justice at Last? ‘Panic’ in Israel as the ICC Takes ‘Momentous Step’ in the Right Direction

At long last, Fatou Bensouda, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has uttered the long-anticipated conclusion that “all the statutory criteria under the Rome statute for the opening of an investigation (into alleged war crimes in the Occupied Palestinian Territories) have been met”. Bensouda’s verdict has been in the making for a long time and should, frankly,[Read More…]

by January 8, 2020 Palestine
Waiting For A Miracle

Waiting For A Miracle

A new year. A new decade. What we Palestinians need is a new revolutionary approach and a new school of thought based on total unity of purpose for the common good, not just for the benefit of one faction or another. For that to happen, without shedding one drop of Palestinian blood, both Fateh and Hamas, the two main Palestinian[Read More…]

by January 3, 2020 Palestine
Who is Archbishop Atallah Hanna, and Why Israel Hates him

Who is Archbishop Atallah Hanna, and Why Israel Hates him

“They will run and not grow weary,” is a quote from the Bible (Isaiah, 40:41) that adorns the homepage of Kairos Palestine. This important document, which parallels a similar initiative emanating from South Africa during the anti-apartheid struggle years, has come to represent the unified voice of the Palestinian Christian community everywhere. One of the main advocates of Kairos Palestine[Read More…]

by January 1, 2020 Palestine
Still Angry, Still Looking, Still waiting

Still Angry, Still Looking, Still waiting

My journey with activism started early on in my youth in 1958 in Jenin, my place of birth. I was fifteen years of age. Angry at the loss of a huge chunk of our land to the Zionists. Angry at the lack of preparation to reclaim not only our land but also our dignity and honour. Angry at what I[Read More…]

by December 20, 2019 Palestine
From a Blessing to a Curse: How UN Resolution 2334 Accelerated Israel’s Colonization in the West Bank 

From a Blessing to a Curse: How UN Resolution 2334 Accelerated Israel’s Colonization in the West Bank 

Three years ago, the United Nations Security Council passed Resolution 2334. With fourteen members voting in favor and one abstention, the Resolution was the equivalent of a political earthquake. Indeed, it was the first time in many years that Israel was roundly condemned by the international body for its illegal settlement policies in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. Unlike previous attempts[Read More…]

by December 19, 2019 Palestine
‘Elected by Donors’: The University of Cape Town Fails Palestine, Embraces Israel

‘Elected by Donors’: The University of Cape Town Fails Palestine, Embraces Israel

It was a scandal of the highest caliber. On November 23, the Senate of the University of Cape Town (UCT) in South Africa was practically bullied to reverse an earlier decision that called for the academic boycott of Israel. While the story may seem relevant in South Africa’s political and academic contexts, in reality, it exemplifies the nature of a[Read More…]

by December 12, 2019 Palestine
Peace. Goodwill And Joy On Earth At Christmas For Palestine

Peace. Goodwill And Joy On Earth At Christmas For Palestine

Peace, Good Will and Joy at Christmas! But what does that mean for Palestine and Palestinians? Every year, on the 11th day of the 11th hour of the 11th month, the human spirit pauses to pay tribute to world peace, good will and joy towards all and commemorate that dark moment in modern world history, a century ago, when an[Read More…]

by December 8, 2019 Palestine
The Most Enduring Media Cover-Up

The Most Enduring Media Cover-Up

Clearing the FOG hosts Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese interviewed Alison Weir, journalist and founder of If Americans Knew, a website that provides factual information about the Israeli State and Palestine. Weir describes how she learned firsthand that US media provide a false and one-sided narrative about Occupied Palestine and why she has dedicated the past twenty years to counter that.[Read More…]

by November 28, 2019 Palestine
Israel’s Next Move: The Real Danger in US Decision to Normalize Illegal Jewish Settlements  

Israel’s Next Move: The Real Danger in US Decision to Normalize Illegal Jewish Settlements  

It is hardly shocking that the United States government has finally decreed that illegal Jewish settlements which have been built in defiance of international law, are, somehow, “consistent” with international law. US foreign policy has been edging closer towards this conclusion for some time. Since his advent to the White House in January 2017, President Donald Trump has unleashed a[Read More…]

by November 27, 2019 Palestine
Another Syllogism of Death

Another Syllogism of Death

  Examination of Israel’s November 2019 missile attacks on Gaza reveals deliberate actions that can be expressed by propositions, which lead to formulation of a syllogism – a syllogism of death that does not spare civilians. Israeli military targeted Bahaa Abu al-Ata, “a top Islamic Jihad commander,” who, Prime Minister Netanyahu claimed, “… was a ticking bomb, in the midst[Read More…]

by November 21, 2019 Palestine
Occupied Palestine: From BDS To ODS

Occupied Palestine: From BDS To ODS

Co-Written by Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers We spent the last week in Occupied Palestinian Territory, commonly referred to as Israel, where we traveled around the country to visit communities in Jerusalem, Jaffa, Bethlehem, the West Bank, the Nagab, and more. We call Israel Occupied Palestine because it is not just the West Bank and Gaza that are occupied, but[Read More…]

by November 20, 2019 Palestine
The Olive Branch or The Gun?

The Olive Branch or The Gun?

“Today I come bearing an olive branch in one hand, and the freedom fighter’s gun in the other. Do not let the olive branch fall from my hand. I repeat, do not let the olive branch fall from my hand.” Yasser Arafat November 13th 1974 UN General Assembly. The late Abu Ammar – Yasser Arafat -believed not only his Arab[Read More…]

by November 20, 2019 Palestine
A Changed Israel – Only route to Middle East peace

A Changed Israel – Only route to Middle East peace

The world hosts many oppressions — Royhingya in Myanmar, ethnic groups in both North and South Sudan, Shi’a communities in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain are just a few examples. Although a large part of the international community sympathizes with the oppressed groups, petitions world bodies to relieve the oppressions, and provides some relief and support, substantial action is not taken to[Read More…]

by November 18, 2019 Palestine
How Western Media Bias Allows Israel to Getaway with Murder in Gaza

How Western Media Bias Allows Israel to Getaway with Murder in Gaza

An Israeli attack on Gaza was imminent, and not because of any provocations by Palestinian groups in the besieged, impoverished Gaza Strip. The Israeli military escalation was foreseeable because it factors neatly in Israel’s contentious political scene. The war was not a question of “if”, but “when”. The answer came on November 12, when the Israeli military launched a major[Read More…]

by November 17, 2019 Palestine
What is your religion? Life In Occupied Palestine!

What is your religion? Life In Occupied Palestine!

  Israeli soldiers’ demand to know one’s religion, begs two larger questions: What does it mean to “be” a certain religion? And for what purpose is the question being asked? “Religion” here has nothing to do with theology, but with descent, one’s lineage — essential information for a state founded and perpetuated on the basis of ethnic identity. If Israel’s[Read More…]

by November 15, 2019 Palestine
A Lesson for the Palestinian Leadership: Real Reasons behind Israel’s Arrest and Release of Labadi, Mi’ri

A Lesson for the Palestinian Leadership: Real Reasons behind Israel’s Arrest and Release of Labadi, Mi’ri

The release on November 6 of two Jordanian nationals, Heba al-Labadi and Abdul Rahman Mi’ri from Israeli prisons was a bittersweet moment. The pair were finally reunited with their families after harrowing experiences in Israel. Sadly, thousands of Palestinian prisoners are still denied their freedom, still subjected to all sorts of hardships at the hands of their Israeli jailers. Despite[Read More…]

by November 14, 2019 Palestine
Israel is silencing the last voices trying to stop abuses against Palestinians

Israel is silencing the last voices trying to stop abuses against Palestinians

Nazareth: It has been a week of appalling abuses committed by Israeli soldiers in the West Bank – little different from the other 2,670 weeks endured by Palestinians since the occupation began in 1967. The difference this past week was that several entirely unexceptional human rights violations that had been caught on film went viral on social media. One shows[Read More…]

by November 12, 2019 Palestine
FILE- In this May 11, 2017, file photo, members of a design team at Cirque du Soleil demonstrate use of Microsoft's HoloLens device in helping to virtually design a set at the Microsoft Build 2017 developers conference in Seattle. Federal contract records show the U.S. Army has awarded Microsoft a $480 million contract to supply its HoloLens headsets to soldiers. The head-mounted displays use augmented reality, which means viewers can see virtual imagery superimposed over the real-world scenery in front of them. Microsoft says the technology will provide troops with better information to make decisions.(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Microsoft Should Not Fund Israeli Spying on Palestinians

  In the past, Israel used basic technologies to identify Palestinians who take part in protests and mobilize the people in various popular activities. TV news footage or newspaper photos were thoroughly deciphered, often with the help of Israel’s collaborators in the Occupied Territories, and the ‘culprits’ would be identified, summoned to meet Shin Bet intelligence officers or arrested from[Read More…]

by November 7, 2019 Palestine
Balfour Declaration: A Wrong Waiting To Be Righted

Balfour Declaration: A Wrong Waiting To Be Righted

Today, November 2nd 2019 is the 102nd anniversary of one of the darkest days in the bloody history of the British Empire. For exactly 102 years ago today the then British Foreign Secretary, Lord Arthur Balfour wrote a personal letter to Lord Walter Rothschild in which he gifted him Palestine as a ‘home’ for the Jews. That fact that Palestine,[Read More…]

by November 2, 2019 Palestine
The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestinian Christians that nobody is talking about

The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestinian Christians that nobody is talking about

Palestine’s Christian population is dwindling at an alarming rate. The world’s most ancient Christian community is moving elsewhere. And the reason for this is Israel. Christian leaders from Palestine and South Africa sounded the alarm at a conference in Johannesburg on October 15. Their gathering was titled: “The Holy Land: A Palestinian Christian Perspective”. One major issue that highlighted itself[Read More…]

by October 30, 2019 Palestine
Palestine: Liberation Not Capitulation

Palestine: Liberation Not Capitulation

In all the years that I have been actively involved in our struggle for liberation and justice I have never reached such a low point than in the last few weeks. Listening to pronouncements from both Ramallah and Gaza about the so-called forthcoming general elections had me hitting rock bottom. Can a meaningful, unencumbered, straightforward election happen in Palestine? Of[Read More…]

by October 30, 2019 Palestine
Israel’s new moves to airbrush the occupation

Israel’s new moves to airbrush the occupation

Nazareth: The United Nations’ independent expert on human rights in the Palestinian territories issued a damning verdict last week on what he termed “the longest belligerent occupation in the modern world”. Michael Lynk, a Canadian law professor, told the UN’s human rights council that only urgent international action could prevent Israel’s 52-year occupation of the West Bank transforming into de[Read More…]

by October 29, 2019 Palestine
Patterns of Occupied Palestine: Part 3 of Uncountable

Patterns of Occupied Palestine: Part 3 of Uncountable

Two things in America create “bipartisanship”: support for Israel’s apartheid regime and support for endless US war and intervention around the world. — Ali Abunimah, October 16. It’s September-October and I’m sitting at my Sidewalk Museum of Congress (SMoC) studio outside Kansas’ 1st District Rep. Roger Marshall’s office embroidering portraits of the Palestinian al-Farra family, most of whom were killed[Read More…]

by October 25, 2019 Palestine
She Deserves Our Support: Betty McCollum Wants US to Stop Subsidizing Torture of Palestinian Children

She Deserves Our Support: Betty McCollum Wants US to Stop Subsidizing Torture of Palestinian Children

In December 2018, 17-year-old Palestinian teen, Ayham Sabah, was sentenced by an Israeli military court to 35 years in prison for his alleged role in a stabbing attack targeting an Israeli soldier in an illegal Jewish settlement in the West Bank. Sabah was only 14 years old when the alleged attack took place. Another alleged attacker, Omar al-Rimawi, also 14,[Read More…]

by October 23, 2019 Palestine
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas gestures during a meeting of the UN Security Council at UN headquarters in New York, U.S., February 20, 2018. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

The Last Lifeline: The Real Reason Behind Abbas’ Call for Elections

The call by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas for elections in the Occupied Territories is a political ploy. There will be no true, democratic elections under Abbas’ leadership. The real question is: why did he make the call in the first place? On September 26, Abbas took on the world’s most important political platform, the United Nations General Assembly, to[Read More…]

by October 17, 2019 Palestine
Israel prepares to turn Bedouin citizens into refugees in their own country

Israel prepares to turn Bedouin citizens into refugees in their own country

Nazareth: The decades-long struggle by tens of thousands of Israelis against being uprooted from their homes – some for the second or third time – should be proof enough that Israel is not the western-style liberal democracy it claims to be. Last week 36,000 Bedouin – all of them Israeli citizens – discovered that their state is about to make[Read More…]

by October 17, 2019 Palestine
False Chivalry

False Chivalry

“We will prevent the Israeli occupation army from raiding Area A, not with violence but with our bodies.” So said the recently appointed Prime Minister of the so-called Palestinian Authority, Dr Mohammed Shtayyeh . He went on to say, “Israel is invading the PA’s territories, and the signed agreements do not allow for such invasions.” There is a very apt[Read More…]

by October 14, 2019 Palestine
Administrative Torture: Free Heba al-Labadi, a Jordanian Citizen in Israeli Prison

Administrative Torture: Free Heba al-Labadi, a Jordanian Citizen in Israeli Prison

On August 20, Heba Ahmed al-Labadi fell into the dark hole of the Israeli legal system, joining 413 Palestinian prisoners who are currently held in so-called administrative detention. On September 26, Heba and seven other prisoners declared a hunger strike to protest their unlawful detention and horrific conditions in Israeli prisons. Among the prisoners is Ahmed Ghannam, 42, from the[Read More…]

by October 10, 2019 Palestine
Nahr al-Bared, north of Tripoli. It shows the bombing of 2007 and behind the new camp that has partially been rebuilt

An outside view from the Palestinian Camps of Lebanon

An outside view from the Palestinian Camps of Lebanon raises troubling questions: who and what is driving injustice and conflict. Every time I return from visiting Palestinian refugee camps dispersed throughout Lebanon, I’m haunted by the monumental suffering that has been systematically imposed on the twelve million Palestinians. There are between 5-6 million Palestinians in exile;, and 6 million under[Read More…]

by October 8, 2019 Palestine
The Africa-Palestine Conference: Why South Africa Must Lead the Way 

The Africa-Palestine Conference: Why South Africa Must Lead the Way 

On September 16, I visited South Africa, a country where many Palestinians have always felt welcomed, if not overwhelmed by the degree of genuine and meaningful solidarity. While having the honor to address many audiences in six, major cities, I have also learned a great deal. An important and sobering lesson is that while apartheid laws can be dismissed in[Read More…]

by October 3, 2019 Palestine
sraeli bulldozers work on a new Israeli settler road, in Nabi Elias village, in the occupied West Bank, on 6 February. Some 700 olive trees were uprooted from private Palestinian land to build the road. Ahmad Al-Bazz ActiveStills

Apartheid Made Official: Deal of the Century is a Ploy and Annexation is the New Reality

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is moving quickly to alter the political reality in Palestine, and facing little or no resistance. On September 10, Netanyahu declared his intentions to annex swathes of Palestinian land adjacent to the Jordan River, an area that covers 2,400 square kilometers, or nearly a third of the Occupied West Bank. That region, which extends from[Read More…]

by September 17, 2019 Palestine
Sins of The Arab Leaders

Sins of The Arab Leaders

An American friend asked me the following question: How is it that the large Arab World that extends from the Persian Gulf east all the way to the Atlantic Ocean west, and from Turkish border north to the Indian Ocean south with all its wealth of oil and gas, and spending trillions of dollars acquiring American, British and French sophisticated[Read More…]

by September 5, 2019 Palestine
Jewish Settlers Rule the Roost in Israel, But at What Price? 

Jewish Settlers Rule the Roost in Israel, But at What Price? 

Israeli Jewish settlers are on a rampage in the occupied Palestinian West Bank. While settler violence is part of everyday routine in Palestine, the violence of recent weeks is directly linked to the general elections in Israel, scheduled to be held on September 17. The previous elections, on April 9, failed to bring about political stability. Although Israeli leader Benjamin[Read More…]

by August 21, 2019 Palestine
Israel pushing Palestinians to leave Gaza

Israel pushing Palestinians to leave Gaza

Israel is actively encouraging and ready to facilitate mass emigration of Palestinians from Gaza, according to a senior government official. “Israel is ready to carry the costs of helping Gazans emigrate,” and would potentially use air force bases in Israel for that purpose, The Times of Israel reported on Monday. The unnamed official, in Kyiv as part of Benjamin Netanyahu’s delegation to Ukraine,[Read More…]

by August 20, 2019 Palestine
Why Palestine?

Why Palestine?

Is it because when ‘God’ created this land, with its sweeping landscapes, its proud hills, its sweet streams, its succulent figs, its crunchy grapes, its juicy oranges and its mighty olive trees he was overwhelmed with its beauty? Maybe because of all this he decided to call this land his own and, as such, plagued it or blessed it from[Read More…]

by August 17, 2019 Palestine
Tlaib And Omar’s Denial Of Entry Is Not A “Freedom Of Speech” Issue 

Tlaib And Omar’s Denial Of Entry Is Not A “Freedom Of Speech” Issue 

For how long will discourse on the plight of the Palestinian people be hostage to the notion that “impartial observers”, i.e., the silent majority on Israel, must be addressed in a manner that accounts for “where they are, not where we’d like them to be”? And who defines where these people are in the first place? According to Robert Cohen,[Read More…]

by August 16, 2019 Palestine
The War on Innocence: Palestinian Children in Israeli Military Court

The War on Innocence: Palestinian Children in Israeli Military Court

On July 29, 4-year-old Muhammad Rabi’ Elayyan was reportedly summoned for interrogation by the Israeli police in occupied Jerusalem. The news, originally reported by the Palestinian News Agency (WAFA), was later denied by the Israeli police, likely to lessen the impact of the PR disaster that followed. The Israelis are not denying the story in its entirety, but are rather arguing that it was[Read More…]

by August 8, 2019 Palestine
Palestine: Is history repeating itself?

Palestine: Is history repeating itself?

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/nelson-mandela/10139739/Nelson-Mandela-the-orator-his-most-powerful-speeches.html “We know too well that our freedom is incomplete without the freedom of the Palestinians” These are one of the most famous words of a leader who is looked up everywhere with the highest of regards- NELSON MANDELA. How his solidarity with the Palestinian struggle is related to his own legacy of struggling against Apartheid is a little tricky[Read More…]

by August 3, 2019 Palestine
Patterns of Occupied Palestine: Part 2 of Uncountable

Patterns of Occupied Palestine: Part 2 of Uncountable

What do Shahed Amer al-Bayoumi, Abdel-Raouf Salha, Arafat Jaradat, Ayoub Asaleya, Mohammed Suleiman, Sawsan Ali Dawud Mansour, Mohammad H., Isma’il Muslem Hamad Abu Bteihan, Ala Ziad Abu ‘Aasi, Fadi al-Darbi, Atef al-Maqousi, Jaber Ibrahim Abu Hweige, Fadiyah Jaber Abu Hweige and Muhammad Jaber Abu Hweige have in common? They are Palestinians between the ages of 9 and 69 who have[Read More…]

by July 31, 2019 Palestine
With criticism crushed in the west, Israel can enjoy its impunity

With criticism crushed in the west, Israel can enjoy its impunity

Nazareth: Recent events have shone a spotlight not only on how Israel is intensifying its abuse of Palestinians under its rule, but the utterly depraved complicity of western governments in its actions. The arrival of Donald Trump in the White House two-and-a-half years ago has emboldened Israel as never before, leaving it free to unleash new waves of brutality in[Read More…]

by July 30, 2019 Palestine
Bassam Shakaa: The Making of a Palestinian ‘Organic Intellectual’

Bassam Shakaa: The Making of a Palestinian ‘Organic Intellectual’

It would be unfair to claim that Palestine has not produced great leaders. It has, and Bassam Shakaa, the former Mayor of Nablus, who passed away on July 22 at the age of 89, was living proof of this. The supposed deficit in good Palestinian leadership can be attributed to the fact that many great leaders have been either assassinated,[Read More…]

by July 29, 2019 Palestine
When will Ayanna Pressley realize that “the pain” she feels is the identical pain Palestinians feel?

When will Ayanna Pressley realize that “the pain” she feels is the identical pain Palestinians feel?

When Michelle Alexander, a distinguished African-American scholar, wrote her now famous column in The New York Times, ‘Time to Break the Silence on Palestine’,her sympathetic words toward Palestinians received huge attention. Her article became a “watershed moment … with arguably even more impact on mainstream U.S. opinion than Israel’s onslaught last spring against Gaza’s Great March of Return, which left[Read More…]

by July 28, 2019 Palestine
Holocaust Never Again but to Palestinians

Holocaust Never Again but to Palestinians

Israel is a Zionist colonial project based on the destruction of Palestinian homes and cities, the ethnic cleansing of all Christian and Moslem goyim Palestinians, and the implanting of Zionist foreign Jews in the land. Such destruction and expulsion were accomplished through terror, massacres and devastated wars; a real Palestinian holocaust. This holocaustal expulsion ideology could be seen in the[Read More…]

by July 28, 2019 Palestine
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas gestures during a meeting of the UN Security Council at UN headquarters in New York, U.S., February 20, 2018. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Abbas suspends all agreements with Israel

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has announced: All standing agreements with Israel will be suspended indefinitely. President Abbas announced the decision on Thursday afternoon. The Palestine President said the suspension would take effect by Friday. The move by Palestine comes in response to the Israeli government’s demolition of homes in Wadi Hummus, a Palestinian community in southeast Jerusalem. Israeli authorities claim[Read More…]

by July 26, 2019 Palestine
Killing Tariq: Why We Must Rethink the Roots of Jewish Settlers Violence

Killing Tariq: Why We Must Rethink the Roots of Jewish Settlers Violence

Seven-year-old Tariq Zabania from Al-Khalil (Hebron) was killed on the spot when an Israeli Jewish settler ran his car over him on July 15. Little Tariq’s photograph, lying face down on the road, was circulated on social media. His untimely death is heartbreaking. Tariq’s innocent blood must not go in vain. For this to happen, we are morally obliged to[Read More…]

by July 25, 2019 Palestine
The Ongoing Dread in Gaza: So Many Names, So Many Lives

The Ongoing Dread in Gaza: So Many Names, So Many Lives

“I felt shaky and uneasy all day, preparing for this talk” – Jehad Abusalim, a Palestinian from the territory of Gaza Jehad Abusalim, a Palestinian now living in the United States, grew up in Gaza. In Chicago last week, addressing activists committed to breaking the siege of Gaza,  he held up a stack of 31 papers. On each page were names of[Read More…]

by July 24, 2019 Palestine
How the Goliath of the Jerusalem settler movement persuaded the world it’s really David

How the Goliath of the Jerusalem settler movement persuaded the world it’s really David

Jerusalem: 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 organisation. The family’s defeat represented much more than just another eviction. It was intended to land a crushing blow against the hopes of some 20,000 Palestinians living in[Read More…]

by July 16, 2019 Palestine
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas gestures during a meeting of the UN Security Council at UN headquarters in New York, U.S., February 20, 2018. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

The Book of Palestine: National Liberation vs Endless Negotiations

Those who are still hoping that the new American agenda on Palestine and Israel is temporary, or reversible, should abandon this false hope. Washington’s complete adoption of Israel’s messianic, extremist policies regarding Occupied Palestine has been a long time in the making. And it is here to stay. Despite the unmistakable clarity in the American political discourse regarding Palestine, the[Read More…]

by July 9, 2019 Palestine
Africa and Palestine: A Noble Legacy That Must Never Be Betrayed

Africa and Palestine: A Noble Legacy That Must Never Be Betrayed

Europe’s “Scramble for Africa” began in earnest in 1881, but never ended. The attempt at dominating the continent using old and new strategies continues to define the western relationship with this rich continent. This reality was further validated when I arrived in Nairobi, Kenya on June 23. Although my objective was to address various Kenyan audiences at universities, public forums[Read More…]

by July 3, 2019 Palestine
Trump’s peace plan has been designed to fail – exactly like its predecessors

Trump’s peace plan has been designed to fail – exactly like its predecessors

Nazareth: Donald Trump’s supposed “deal of the century”, offering the Palestinians economic bribes in return for political submission, is the endgame of western peace-making, the real goal of which has been failure, not success. For decades, peace plans have made impossible demands of the Palestinians, forcing them to reject the terms on offer and thereby create a pretext for Israel[Read More…]

by July 2, 2019 Palestine
The Lie Of The Century

The Lie Of The Century

Well it’s happened. It’s real. Mr Jared Kushner, the son-in-law and Senior Advisor of President Trump has delivered 136 pages of lies, suppositions and conjuring tricks to seduce or compel us Palestinians to accept our fate and surrender our rights. What rights? As far as this document is concerned Palestinians have no rights whatsoever and as for a Palestinian perspective,[Read More…]

by June 29, 2019 Palestine
Palestine and Kenya: Our Historic Fight against Injustice Is One and the Same

Palestine and Kenya: Our Historic Fight against Injustice Is One and the Same

In 1948, my grandfather, along with thousands of Badrasawis, was expelled by Israeli military forces from our ancestral village of Beit Daras in Palestine. Like hundreds of thousands of Palestinians from over 500 other villages, my grandfather assumed he would be back home in a few weeks. “Why bother to haul the good blankets on the back of a donkey,[Read More…]

by June 27, 2019 Palestine
A Hackneyed Betrayal of Gaza

A Hackneyed Betrayal of Gaza

This week Australians watched on TV a ‘story about fear, hate, blood and hope’ in Tod Sampson’s Body Hack documentary on  extraordinary people under extreme conditions that was filmed in Gaza over 3 days from the 25th February 2019. It opens in the midst of the Great March of Return with Israeli bullets whizzing past Sampson’s and protestors’ heads. Nevertheless[Read More…]

by June 27, 2019 Palestine
The Shameful Deal of the Century

The Shameful Deal of the Century

Much have been said and written about the so-called “Deal of the Century”, also called by different names depending on the perspective of different parties. The deal has been in development for two years and is eventually being unveiled this week in Manama, Bahrain after long periods of postponement.  It was headed by Trump’s son-in-law; Jared Kushner, with the assistance[Read More…]

by June 26, 2019 Palestine
Breaking News: The Salvation of the Century

Breaking News: The Salvation of the Century

In an unexpected move, the Arab governments, headed by those with close ties to the US, announced a new plan: The Salvation of The Century to end the century long destruction of Palestine and Palestinians and to end the instability which ruined the lives of millions of people in the Middle East since Balfour Declaration. The Plan was endorsed secretly[Read More…]

by June 26, 2019 Palestine
The Day After: What if Israel Annexes the West Bank?

The Day After: What if Israel Annexes the West Bank?

Calls for the annexation of the Occupied West Bank are gaining momentum in both Tel Aviv and Washington. But Israel and its American allies should be careful what they wish for. Annexing the Occupied Palestinian Territories will only reinforce the current rethink of the Palestinian strategy, as opposed to solving Israel’s self-induced problems. Encouraged by the Donald Trump administration’s decision[Read More…]

by June 25, 2019 Palestine
U.S. Rejectionist Policy toward Palestinian Participation, Rights

U.S. Rejectionist Policy toward Palestinian Participation, Rights

  Upon hearing the news that Palestinian diplomat Dr. Hanan Ashrawi had been denied entry to the United States on a speaking engagement, my husband wrote an e-mail to Indiana Senator Mike Braun titled, ‘Tell State Dept & Trump to give Ashrawi a visa now!’ His letter was brief and to the point: Dear Senator Braun: The State Department under[Read More…]

by June 25, 2019 Palestine
Patterns of Occupied Palestine: Part 1 of Uncountable

Patterns of Occupied Palestine: Part 1 of Uncountable

There is no one poster child who embodies the struggle of the Palestinian people living in the shadow of Israeli settlers and military occupation. Every Palestinian child, woman, and man will tell you intricate stories of what life and death is like under the perennial burden of occupation, and what that means for the land beneath their feet, their usurped[Read More…]

by June 22, 2019 Palestine
Has India Abandoned Palestine?

Has India Abandoned Palestine?

India has recently voted in support of Israel at the United Nations (UN) for the first time in its post-independence history. At the UN’s Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) on June 6 she voted with Israel to deny a Palestinian non-governmental organisation (NGO), the Shahed, an observer status. To many this may appear innocuous. Israel has persuaded India that Shahed[Read More…]

by June 22, 2019 Palestine
Forget Trump’s ‘deal of the century’. Israel was always on course to annexation

Forget Trump’s ‘deal of the century’. Israel was always on course to annexation

Nazareth: When Israeli prime ministers are in trouble, facing difficult elections or a corruption scandal, the temptation has typically been for them to unleash a military operation to bolster their standing. In recent years, Gaza has served as a favourite punching bag. Benjamin Netanyahu is confronting both difficulties at once: a second round of elections in September that he may[Read More…]

by June 20, 2019 Palestine
RAFAH REFUGEE CAMP, GAZA STRIP - MAY 15:  Palestinian refugee Mohamad Mahmoud Al-Arja, 80, from the Rafah refugee camp, holds up a key allegedly from his house in Beer AI-saba, now located in Israeli, during a rally May 15, 2007 the in Rafah refugee camp, southern Gaza strip. Palestinians are marking May 15, as Nakba Day or Catastrophe Day, as the 59th anniversary of the al-Nakba, the day the Israeli state was created in 1948.  (Photo by Getty Images)

‘World Refugee Day’: Palestinians Keep Their Right of Return Alive Through Hope, Resistance

The United Nations’ World Refugee Day, observed annually on June 20, should not merely represent a reminder of “the courage, strength and determination of women, men and children who are forced to flee their homeland under threat of persecution, conflict and violence.” It should also be an opportunity for the international community to truly understand and actively work towards finding[Read More…]

by June 20, 2019 Palestine
The Truth of Viva Palestina Convoy

The Truth of Viva Palestina Convoy

The smearing of George Galloway and widely reported false disinformation that there was no evidence to support the claim that Viva Palestina delivered aid, raises serious concerns, not just in this case, but far beyond. It is seriously disturbing how disinformation and lazy ‘cut and paste’ journalism has become common place within the mainstream media of the UK. One wonders[Read More…]

by June 16, 2019 Palestine
Kushner as a Colonial Administrator: Let’s Talk About the ‘Israeli Model’

Kushner as a Colonial Administrator: Let’s Talk About the ‘Israeli Model’

In a TV interview on June 2, on the news docuseries “Axios” on the HBO channel, Jared Kushner opened up regarding many issues, in which his ‘Deal of the Century’ was a prime focus. The major revelation made by Kushner, President Donald Trump’s adviser and son-in-law, was least surprising. Kushner believes that Palestinians are not capable of governing themselves. Not[Read More…]

by June 12, 2019 Palestine
RAFAH REFUGEE CAMP, GAZA STRIP - MAY 15:  Palestinian refugee Mohamad Mahmoud Al-Arja, 80, from the Rafah refugee camp, holds up a key allegedly from his house in Beer AI-saba, now located in Israeli, during a rally May 15, 2007 the in Rafah refugee camp, southern Gaza strip. Palestinians are marking May 15, as Nakba Day or Catastrophe Day, as the 59th anniversary of the al-Nakba, the day the Israeli state was created in 1948.  (Photo by Getty Images)

Surrender or Starve?

This vile ultimatum that’s been the undercurrent of the so very well touted ‘Deal Of The Century’ has a touch of the deja vu for me. Obviously I’ve seen it before. To be exact, over 71 years ago when the Hagganah Zionist terrorist organisation, after committing massacre after massacre in Palestine in 1948, pursued the fleeing Palestinians who were advancing[Read More…]

by June 10, 2019 Palestine
Abdul Rahman Nofal, 11, Gaza war-zone, was shot with an explosive bullet by a Jewish sniper and his leg was amputated. 19-4-18. Abdul loved playing football.

Facing the Facts: Israel Cannot Escape ICC Jurisdiction

The Chief Military Advocate General of the Israeli army, Sharon Afek, and the US Department of Defense General Counsel, Paul Ney, shared a platform at the ‘International Conference on the Law of Armed Conflict’, which took place in Herzliya, Israel between May 28-30. Their panel witnessed some of the most misconstrued interpretations of international law ever recorded. It was as[Read More…]

by June 6, 2019 Palestine
The Judaization of Al-Quds, Jerusalem — How it Works

The Judaization of Al-Quds, Jerusalem — How it Works

The Judaization of Jerusalem. It used to work under cover of darkness, at least in the mainstream media, but now it’s out in the open with official recognition of Israeli sovereignty in Jerusalem from the United States. Israel implements its judaization of Jerusalem by directly undermining the sanctity of both Muslim (the Haram al Sharif) and Christian (the Via Dolorosa)[Read More…]

by June 3, 2019 Palestine
Massive Demonstration At New Delhi, India In Support Of The Struggling People of Palestine on International Quds Day!

Massive Demonstration At New Delhi, India In Support Of The Struggling People of Palestine on International Quds Day!

Co-Written by Dr. P.S. Sahni & Shobha Aggarwal As part of worldwide demonstrations for freedom of Palestinians over a thousand Muslims assembled at JantarMantar, New Delhi, India on 31 May, 2019 in solidarity with and support of the struggling people of Palestine. It was a two hour long protest dharna (sit-in) from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. under scorching heat[Read More…]

by June 1, 2019 Palestine
Al Quds

Al Quds

This is the Arabic name for the holiest of cities, the most sacred of cities, the most beautiful yet tragic of cities in the world. Jerusalem. I have known Jerusalem all my life. I travelled to Jerusalem most weekends when I was young and walked through the cobbled streets and the alleyways of the ancient city. I ventured into each[Read More…]

by May 31, 2019 Palestine
Stripped of their Rights: Understanding the Gaza Strip

Stripped of their Rights: Understanding the Gaza Strip

Many wonder why Israel continues to persecute the Palestinians in Gaza with such brutal repression. The answer is simple; Palestinians in Gaza pose a demographic and, indeed, an existential threat to the Jewish state, which created the inferno that is Gaza today in order “to exist” as such. The Russian Zeev Jabotinsky described his position on the Zionist colonization of[Read More…]

by May 31, 2019 Palestine
Resurrecting the PLO is Palestine’s Best Response to the ‘Deal of the Century’

Resurrecting the PLO is Palestine’s Best Response to the ‘Deal of the Century’

Palestinian groups, Fatah, Hamas and others should not confine themselves to simply rejecting the Trump Administration’s so-called ‘Deal of the Century’. Instead, they should use their resistance to the new American-Israeli plot as an opportunity to unify their ranks. Leaked details of the ‘Deal of the Century’ confirm Palestinians’ worst fears: the ‘Deal’ is but a complete American acquiescence to[Read More…]

by May 29, 2019 Palestine
Madonna’s Fake Revolution: Eurovision, Cultural Hegemony and Resistance

Madonna’s Fake Revolution: Eurovision, Cultural Hegemony and Resistance

Rim Banna, a famous Palestinian singer who translated Palestine’s most moving poetry to song passed away on March 24, 2018, at the age of 51. Rim captured the struggle for Palestinian freedom in the most dignified and melodious ways. If we could imagine angels singing, they would sound like Rim. When Rim died, all Palestinians mourned her death. Although a[Read More…]

by May 22, 2019 Palestine
 10 Points on Palestine’s Nakba and ‘Israel’s’ Illegitimacy

 10 Points on Palestine’s Nakba and ‘Israel’s’ Illegitimacy

Nakba Day, the Day of the Catastrophe, is commemorated on the 15th May, the day after the Jewish terrorist Ben Gurion unilaterally proclaimed the Israeli Declaration of Independence on a gaping fault line of delegitimisation. 1.  The Balfour Declaration illegally promising to facilitate a Jewish national homeland in Palestine with the stipulation – “it being clearly understood that nothing shall[Read More…]

by May 15, 2019 Palestine
Israel was Forced on Palestinians — as in Rape

Israel was Forced on Palestinians — as in Rape

Palestine is about to be gang-raped again. It’s been 71 years now, to the day, and the Jewish State of Israel, the bastard progeny of Zionism’s rape of Palestine, is still “thriving” among us as the fictitious “ancestral homeland” of Jews — a deceptive rhetorical ploy Thomas Friedman, among many others, has been spouting, without check — until recently. “The term ‘Jew’ is fuzzy[Read More…]

by May 15, 2019 Palestine
The Nakba of Two Palestinians

The Nakba of Two Palestinians

Do you ever sit with your thoughts and wonder what religion has done for you or to you? As a Palestinian I often do and this is the reason that many years ago I declared myself to be agnostic. It is because of religion and unproven words in an old text called The Bible that a group of atheist Zionists[Read More…]

by May 15, 2019 Palestine
Israel’s Common Denominator: Why Israel Will Continue to Bomb Gaza

Israel’s Common Denominator: Why Israel Will Continue to Bomb Gaza

On May 4, Israel launched a series of deadly airstrikes on the besieged Gaza Strip, prompting a response from various resistance groups. At least 25 Palestinians were killed and nearly 200 people wounded in the Israeli attacks. Four Israelis were also killed by Palestinian rockets. The clashes were instigated by Israel, when the Israeli military killed four Palestinians in Gaza[Read More…]

by May 14, 2019 Palestine
The Zionist Idea has Never been more Terrifying than it is Today

The Zionist Idea has Never been more Terrifying than it is Today

On this seventy-first annual commemoration of Palestine’s Jewish-state Nakba, let’s resolve not to continue to oversimplify things. Whether you believe the American rabbi and historian Arthur Hertzberg’s assessment of the Zionist idea as “unprecedented … an essential dialogue between the Jew and the nations of the earth”, rather than a matter between Jews and God, or you believe the assessment of[Read More…]

by May 11, 2019 Palestine
The Two Narratives of Palestine: The People Are United, the Factions Are Not

The Two Narratives of Palestine: The People Are United, the Factions Are Not

The International Conference on Palestine held in Istanbul between April 27-29 brought together many speakers and hundreds of academics, journalists, activists and students from Turkey and all over the world. The Conference was a rare opportunity aimed at articulating a discourse of international solidarity that is both inclusive and forward thinking. There was near consensus that the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS)[Read More…]

by May 8, 2019 Palestine
Palestine’s Martyrs, Liquidation, and the Power of the Dead

Palestine’s Martyrs, Liquidation, and the Power of the Dead

The concept of martyrdom has sustained the Palestinian struggle for decades and continues to be the single most formidable obstacle in the path of the forces that would liquidate (in Arabic, تصفيهtassfiyah) the cause. You don’t hear the term “liquidation” used in the English press in connection with the struggle. There, politically correct terms such as “negotiations” or, until recently,[Read More…]

by May 7, 2019 Palestine
Israel pounds Gaza, stoking fears of invasion

Israel pounds Gaza, stoking fears of invasion

Just days after being sworn into Israel’s new parliament following the victory of his far-right bloc in last month’s elections, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu authorised a massive aerial assault on Gaza’s defenceless population, targeting at least 150 sites over the weekend. In addition, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), the most powerful military force in the region, used artillery fire to[Read More…]

by May 6, 2019 Palestine
France and the EU, Recognizing Yet Supporting Apartheid Reality in Palestine | RamzyBaroud

France and the EU, Recognizing Yet Supporting Apartheid Reality in Palestine | RamzyBaroud

A recent statement made by the outgoing French Ambassador to the US regarding the nature of Israeli apartheid accentuates a larger ailment that has afflicted the European Union foreign policy. The EU is simply gutless when it comes to confronting Israel’s illegal occupation of Palestine. Ambassador Gerard Araud was, of course, right when he told the US magazine, the ‘Atlantic’,[Read More…]

by May 2, 2019 Palestine
Notre Dame of Gaza: Our Mosques and Churches are Also Burning

Notre Dame of Gaza: Our Mosques and Churches are Also Burning

As the 300-foot spire of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris tragically came tumbling down on live television, my thoughts ventured to Nuseirat Refugee Camp, my childhood home in the Gaza Strip. Then, also on television, I watched as a small bulldozer hopelessly clawed through the rubble of my neighborhood mosque. I grew up around that mosque. I spent many[Read More…]

by April 24, 2019 Palestine
What now for the Palestinian People?

What now for the Palestinian People?

The West Bank is under threat of annexation by Israel now; the caged Palestinians in Gaza are clamoring, at a grassroots level, for the right to return to their homes and property a few kms away in Israel, as per UN Res 194, and being pushed back with brutality. The “deal of the century” is looming darkly in the horizon. [Read More…]

by April 24, 2019 Palestine
The Palestine Marathon

The Palestine Marathon

A Window Into Occupation and Survival in a Less Than Holy Land I never intended to run a marathon, but when I realized that I would be on hand for the 2019 Palestine Marathon, I registered. I did so in solidarity with the goals of the aptly named Right to Movement, the global running community founded in 2013 to organize the[Read More…]

by April 23, 2019 Palestine
The Unfinished Gaza War: What Netanyahu Hopes to Gain from Attacking Palestinian Prisoners

The Unfinished Gaza War: What Netanyahu Hopes to Gain from Attacking Palestinian Prisoners

The current violence targeting Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails dates back to January 2. It was then that Israel’s Public Security Minister, Gilad Erdan declared that the “party is over.” “Every so often, infuriating pictures appear of cooking in the terrorist wings. This party is coming to an end,” Erdan was quoted in the Jerusalem Post. Then, the so-called Erdan’s[Read More…]

by April 11, 2019 Palestine
Should Palestinian citizens of Israel boycott the April 9 Knesset elections?

Should Palestinian citizens of Israel boycott the April 9 Knesset elections?

Photo caption: Welcome to Israeli elections where advocating war crimes gets you votes! Sign reads “No to ceasefire. It’s time for continuous (non-stop) fire.” As Haidar Eid, Associate Professor at al-Aqsa University on the Gaza Strip,put it, If we are to gain anything from this critical moment, we should seize the opportunity offered us by the blatant racism of Israeli[Read More…]

by April 9, 2019 Palestine
‘The Essence of Being Palestinian’: What the Great March of Return is Really About

‘The Essence of Being Palestinian’: What the Great March of Return is Really About

The aims of the Great March of Return protests, which began in Gaza on March 30, 2018 are to put an end to the suffocating Israeli siege and implementing the Right of Return for Palestinian refugees who were expelled from their homes and towns in historic Palestine 70 years earlier. But there is much more to the March of Return[Read More…]

by April 3, 2019 Palestine
Our Precious Land

Our Precious Land

Today, March 30th, is the anniversary of two ominous events that occurred on our land and to our people. The first anniversary happened 43 years ago to the day. That was when the Israeli army in 1976 usurped over 2000 hectares of land owned by Palestinian families in the Galilee area. All the government of Israel needed to do was[Read More…]

by March 30, 2019 Palestine
Mohammad Shtayyeh

Uniting Fatah, Not Palestinians: The Dubious Role of Mohammed Shtayyeh

Political commentators sympathetic to the Palestinian Authority (PA) and the Fatah Movement, in particular, fanned out as soon as the news was announced of Mohammad Shtayyeh’s appointment as the new Palestinian Prime Minister. It is no surprise to witness this gush of support and enthusiasm, for Shtayyeh is a Fatah man, par excellence. Gone are the days of the factional[Read More…]

by March 20, 2019 Palestine
Anti-Semiticism And “The Israel Project”

Anti-Semiticism And “The Israel Project”

Israel is off-limits. The criminalisation of anti-Semitism means nothing short of this. In fact, France’s President Macron says anti-Zionism is a form of anti-Semitism and both are now legally defined as “hate crimes”. Will this be a global precursor? Will the world uphold such a sweeping, broad legal definition that has the potential to embrace the inhumanity and egregious acts[Read More…]

by March 19, 2019 Palestine
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas gestures during a meeting of the UN Security Council at UN headquarters in New York, U.S., February 20, 2018. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Chasing Mirages: What Are Palestinians Doing to Combat the ‘Deal of the Century’?

More US measures have been taken in recent weeks to further cement the Israeli position and isolate the Palestinian Authority (PA), before the official unveiling of President Donald Trump’s so-called ‘deal of the century’. But while attention is focused on spiteful US actions, little time has been spent discussing the PA’s own responses, options and strategies. The last of Washington’s[Read More…]

by March 13, 2019 Palestine
The Green Shoot Of Hope

The Green Shoot Of Hope

I have been coming to Australia, particularly to Perth, Western Australia, for the last 43 years. My wife, Sandra was born here and now our daughter and her family live here. When I first arrived in December 1976 Perth reminded me of Haifa, in Palestine. There are the eucalyptus trees dotted everywhere, there is the warm blue expanse of the[Read More…]

by March 12, 2019 Palestine
The UN fails to name and shame firms aiding Israel’s illegal settlements

The UN fails to name and shame firms aiding Israel’s illegal settlements

Nazareth: The United Nations postponed last week for the third time the publication of a blacklist of Israeli and international firms that profit directly from Israel’s illegal settlements in the occupied territories. The international body had come under enormous pressure to keep the database under wraps after lobbying behind the scenes from Israel, the United States and many of the[Read More…]

by March 11, 2019 Palestine
Can We Imagine a Just Peace for Palestine?

Can We Imagine a Just Peace for Palestine?

While waiting without even a glimmer of hope for the Trump ‘deal of the century’ the Palestinian ordeal unfolds day by day. Many Israelis would like us to believe that the Palestinian struggle to achieve self-determination has been defeated, and that it is time to admit that Israel is the victor and Palestine the loser. All that needs to be[Read More…]

by March 2, 2019 Palestine
Abdul Rahman Nofal, 11, Gaza war-zone, was shot with an explosive bullet by a Jewish sniper and his leg was amputated. 19-4-18. Abdul loved playing football.

Paralympic Body Shields Israeli Systematic Mutilation Machine

Malaysia, on 12 January, one of the international hosts of the 2019 World Para Swimming Championships ethically boycotted Israel as a competitor. Malaysia’s principled boycott was not directed against the athletes but against the Jewish state of Israel in protest of decades of Israel’s brutal illegal occupation, its 12 year illegal siege of Gaza and its months of recent sustained[Read More…]

by March 2, 2019 Palestine
War on in Al-Aqsa: What Price Netanyahu’s Victory

War on in Al-Aqsa: What Price Netanyahu’s Victory

On February 18, members of extremist Jewish groups raided the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Occupied Al-Quds (Jerusalem). They clashed with Palestinian worshippers, as the settlers attempted to shut down the gate of Al-Aqsa itself. The clashes involved the Israeli army and police as well, who opened fire and brutally assaulted Palestinians, leading to scores of injuries. On February 19, the Israeli army carried out[Read More…]

by February 27, 2019 Palestine
Is Israel’s tax grab a prelude to further hollowing out the PA?

Is Israel’s tax grab a prelude to further hollowing out the PA?

Nazareth: Israel’s decision to withhold part of the taxes it collects on behalf of the Palestinian Authority and plunge it deeper into crisis starkly illustrates the hypocrisies and deceptions at the core of the two governments’ relationship. Under the terms of what are now the quarter century-old Oslo accords, Israel is responsible for collecting about $200 million each month in[Read More…]

by February 26, 2019 Palestine
Russian Mediation: The Critical Messages of the Hamas-Fatah Talks in Moscow

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 communicate something else entirely. And[Read More…]

by February 20, 2019 Palestine
In Hebron, Israel Removes The Last Restraint on Its Settlers’ Reign of Terror

In Hebron, Israel Removes The Last Restraint on Its Settlers’ Reign of Terror

Nazareth: You might imagine that a report by a multinational observer force documenting a 20-year reign of terror by Israeli soldiers and Jewish settlers against Palestinians, in a city under occupation, would provoke condemnation from European and US politicians. But you would be wrong. The leaking in December of the report on conditions in the city of Hebron, home to[Read More…]

by February 13, 2019 Palestine
The Fake Justice of 100 ‘Liberal’ U.S. Rabbis

The Fake Justice of 100 ‘Liberal’ U.S. Rabbis

How can historical facts like ethnic cleansing, Apartheid and the Palestinian struggle for justice in general, be subject to “diverse opinions” by 100 liberal rabbis so highly committed to the Jewish tradition? How is that possible? The 100 rabbis who signed a letter in defense of Michelle Alexander published by Tikkun Magazine perplex and confuse me. What exactly do they[Read More…]

by February 12, 2019 Palestine
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas gestures during a meeting of the UN Security Council at UN headquarters in New York, U.S., February 20, 2018. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

As Abbas Ages, Fatah Moves to Consolidate Power

Five years after spearheading what is inaptly referred to as a ‘government of national reconciliation’, Palestinian Prime Minister, Rami Hamdallah, has finally resigned. “We put our government at the disposal of President Mahmoud Abbas and we welcome the recommendations of the Fatah Central Committee to form a new government,” Hamdallah tweeted, shortly after Abbas had ordered him to dismantle the[Read More…]

by February 6, 2019 Palestine
Hebron on My Mind

Hebron on My Mind

It’s been exactly a week since the colonisers of our land, Mr. Netanyahu and his gang of war criminals, decided not to renew the mandate of TIPH, the Temporary International Presence in Hebron whose role has been to observe and report. These observers were volunteers and they come from Turkey, Switzerland, Norway, Sweden and Italy and their job was to[Read More…]

by February 4, 2019 Palestine
Now Chad, then Mali: Why African Countries Are Normalizing with Israel

Now Chad, then Mali: Why African Countries Are Normalizing with Israel

Forget the hype. Israel’s ‘security technology’ has nothing to do with why some African countries are eager to normalize relations with Israel. What is it that Israel is able to offer in the technology sector to Chad, Mali and others that the United States, the European Union, China, Russia, India, Brazil, South Africa and others cannot? The answer is ‘nil’,[Read More…]

by January 30, 2019 Palestine
 Israeli general mounts challenge to Netanyahu by flaunting Gaza carnage

 Israeli general mounts challenge to Netanyahu by flaunting Gaza carnage

Nazareth: With April’s elections looming, Benjamin Netanyahu has good reason to fear Benny Gantz, his former army chief. Gantz has launched a new party, named Israeli Resilience, just as the net of corruption indictments is closing around the prime minister. Already, at this early stage of campaigning, some 31 per cent of the Israeli public prefer Gantz to head the[Read More…]

by January 28, 2019 Palestine
End The Siege

End The Siege

DRIP, DRIP, DRIP These are three simple words that represent many aspects of human survival. There is a drip of water that quenches the thirst. There is a teardrop running down the cheek, be it in sorrow or happiness and there is a drip of rain that keeps the ground fertile, green and alive. But then there is the drip[Read More…]

by January 28, 2019 Palestine
False ‘Victories’: Is the PA Using the ‘State of Palestine’ to Remain in Power?

False ‘Victories’: Is the PA Using the ‘State of Palestine’ to Remain in Power?

The ‘State of Palestine’ has officially been handed the Chairmanship of the G-77, the United Nations largest block. This is particularly significant considering the relentless Israeli-American plotting to torpedo Palestinian push for greater international recognition and legitimacy. It is now conclusive that the main mission for former United States Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, was an unmitigated failure. When[Read More…]

by January 23, 2019 Palestine
Cruelty In The Extreme

Cruelty In The Extreme

When Donald Trump, the current incumbent of The White House, threw his hat into the ring of the US Presidential elections in 2016 we Palestinians who keep a close watch on the politics of Washington held our breath. Not in expectation. Not in awe, but in fear and trepidation. Here is a man who is ignorant. Here is a man[Read More…]

by January 22, 2019 Palestine
RAFAH REFUGEE CAMP, GAZA STRIP - MAY 15:  Palestinian refugee Mohamad Mahmoud Al-Arja, 80, from the Rafah refugee camp, holds up a key allegedly from his house in Beer AI-saba, now located in Israeli, during a rally May 15, 2007 the in Rafah refugee camp, southern Gaza strip. Palestinians are marking May 15, as Nakba Day or Catastrophe Day, as the 59th anniversary of the al-Nakba, the day the Israeli state was created in 1948.  (Photo by Getty Images)

A Bitter Harvest

2018 is on its last breath and I, for one, will not shed a tear. In fact I hope that such a year will never be repeated. Not for us Palestinians. Not for any oppressed people of the world. Nor even for the people of my adopted country, England, who are grappling with the toxic effect of the Brexit debacle.[Read More…]

by December 31, 2018 Palestine
A Question Every American Must Confront: Apartheid Israel or US Democracy?

A Question Every American Must Confront: Apartheid Israel or US Democracy?

Bahia Amawai is a US citizen and Texas-based language specialist who helps autistic and speech-impaired children overcome their impairment.   Despite the essential and noble nature of her work, she was fired by the Pflugerville Independent School District, which serves the Austin area. Every year, Amawai signs an annual contract that allows her to carry on with her tasks uninterrupted.[Read More…]

by December 27, 2018 Palestine
Democratic One-State Solution (Unitary State, Bi-National State) For Post-Apartheid Palestine.

Democratic One-State Solution (Unitary State, Bi-National State) For Post-Apartheid Palestine.

The ethnic cleansing of 90% of the land of Palestine means that the 2-state solution dishonestly espoused by Apartheid Israel and its pro-Apartheid US Alliance supporters is now dead. Further, it is clear that the racist Zionists running Apartheid Israel are locked in to continuation of Jewish Israeli domination of all of Palestine, with the boundary prospects of endless Apartheid[Read More…]

by December 22, 2018 Palestine
Is There a Plot to Depopulate Palestinian Refugee Camps in Lebanon?

Is There a Plot to Depopulate Palestinian Refugee Camps in Lebanon?

An eerie video composed of a recorded audio prayer and a photo of one ‘Hajj Jamal Ghalaini’ occasionally pops up on Facebook. The voice is that of an alleged religious sheikh, praying for the well-being of the man in the photo for saving the Palestinian refugee youth of Lebanon, by facilitating their departure to Europe. The video would have been[Read More…]

by December 19, 2018 Palestine
Israel: Ethnic Cleansing, Land Theft, Apartheid And Jim Crow

Israel: Ethnic Cleansing, Land Theft, Apartheid And Jim Crow

Co-Written By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers In recent weeks, racism against Palestinian people and the expansion of apartheid-Jim Crow policies have escalated. The Israeli lobby and its supporters attacked freedom of speech in the United States, showing how far they will go to prevent the US public from being aware of their behavior. If more people in the US[Read More…]

by December 18, 2018 Palestine
Growing US public support for one state shared equally by Israelis and Palestinians falls on deaf ears

Growing US public support for one state shared equally by Israelis and Palestinians falls on deaf ears

Nazareth: Two years of Donald Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu as a Middle East peacemaking team appear to be having a transformative effect – and in ways that will please neither of them. The American public is now evenly split between those who want a two-state solution and those who prefer a single state, shared by Israelis and Palestinians, according to[Read More…]

by December 17, 2018 Palestine
The Australian Prime Minister’s Rapture for Jerusalem

The Australian Prime Minister’s Rapture for Jerusalem

  Trump’s declaration on recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of the Israeli state and the transfer of the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem is the natural continuation of 100 years of colonization in Palestine and the 1917 Balfour Declaration. It is part and parcel of the ongoing attempt to liquidate Palestinian rights and to accelerate the ethnic cleansing[Read More…]

by December 16, 2018 Palestine
Having it All Ways: Scott Morrison’s Jerusalem “Compromise”

Having it All Ways: Scott Morrison’s Jerusalem “Compromise”

The pieces were already put in place during the Wentworth federal by-election, a hopeless, needless gambit that reduced the Coalition government’s majority whilst giving the outgoing Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull a crack at some vengeance.  His successor, Scott Morrison, decided to make himself a prisoner of policy in advance.   That prison cell, it transpired, was Australian policy towards Israel and[Read More…]

by December 16, 2018 Palestine
The Real Face of Justin Trudeau: Are Palestinians Canada’s New Jews?  

The Real Face of Justin Trudeau: Are Palestinians Canada’s New Jews?  

How does one explain Canada’s contradictory foreign policy regarding Palestine and Israel? On December 4, Secretary General of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), Saeb Erekat, praised Canada’s commitment not to follow the footsteps of the US Donald Trump Administration by transferring its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. But there is little worth praising here. Respecting the internationally-recognized status of Jerusalem[Read More…]

by December 12, 2018 Palestine
Israel’s new war of attrition on Jerusalem’s Palestinians

Israel’s new war of attrition on Jerusalem’s Palestinians

Czech president Milos Zeman offered Benjamin Netanyahu’s ultra-nationalist government a fillip during his visit to Israel last week. He inaugurated a cultural and trade centre, Czech House, just outside Jerusalem’s Old City walls. At the opening, he expressed hope it would serve as a precursor to his country relocating its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. If so, the Czech[Read More…]

by December 3, 2018 Palestine
Netanyahu’s Predicament: The Era of Easy Wars is over

Netanyahu’s Predicament: The Era of Easy Wars is over

When Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, ordered his army to carry out a limited operation in the besieged Gaza Strip on November 12, he certainly did not anticipate that his military adventure would destabilize his government and threaten the very survival of his right-wing coalition. But it did, far more than the multiple police investigations into variouscorruption cases involving Netanyahu’s family[Read More…]

by November 28, 2018 Palestine
The Tide is Turning: Israel Is Losing on Two War Fronts

The Tide is Turning: Israel Is Losing on Two War Fronts

The November 12 botched Israeli military operation in the Gaza Strip is delineating Tel Aviv’s failure to utilize its army as a tool to achieve Palestinian political concessions. Now that the Palestinian popular resistance has gone global through the exponential rise and growing success of the Boycott Movement, the Israeli government is fighting two desperate wars. Following the Gaza attack,[Read More…]

by November 21, 2018 Palestine
Netanyahu’s ceasefire is meant to keep Gaza imprisoned

Netanyahu’s ceasefire is meant to keep Gaza imprisoned

Nazareth: Palestinians in Gaza should have been able to breathe a sigh of relief last week, as precarious ceasefire talks survived a two-day-long, heavy exchange of strikes that threatened to unleash yet another large-scale military assault by Israel. Late on Tuesday, after the most intense bout of violence in four years, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Hamas, the Islamic[Read More…]

by November 20, 2018 Palestine
US- , Apartheid Israel- And Zionist-beholden Australian Government & ABC Betray Australia’s Reputation & International Relations

US- , Apartheid Israel- And Zionist-beholden Australian Government & ABC Betray Australia’s Reputation & International Relations

Australia has an appalling 70 year record, surpassed only by the US, of support for genocidally racist  Apartheid Israel and hence of the ongoing Palestinian Genocide that commenced with the British invasion of Palestine in WW1. Recently the fervently pro-Zionist and hence pro-Apartheid Australian Coalition Government caused suspension of the signing a major Free Trade Agreement with Indonesia (the world’s most[Read More…]

by November 17, 2018 Palestine
In Breach of Human Rights, Netanyahu Supports the Death Penalty against Palestinians

In Breach of Human Rights, Netanyahu Supports the Death Penalty against Palestinians

Right-wing Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, is escalating his war on the Palestinian people, although for reasons almost entirely related to Israeli politics. He has just given the greenlight to a legislation that would make it easier for Israeli courts to issue death sentences against Palestinians accused of carrying out ‘terrorist’ acts. Netanyahu’s decision was made on November 4, but[Read More…]

by November 16, 2018 Palestine
Translating the Palestinian Declaration of Independence

Translating the Palestinian Declaration of Independence

On November 15, 1988 the Palestine National Council (PNC) proclaimed the Palestinian Declaration of Independence at Algiers in Arabic, the language of the desert and of the holy Koran. Arabic shall always remain the sole, exclusive, official, and only authentic language for the Palestinian Declaration of Independence. Immediately thereafter, the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) gave the Arabic language text of[Read More…]

by November 16, 2018 Palestine
The Jerusalem Tangle: ScoMo’s Recognition Policy Stumbles

The Jerusalem Tangle: ScoMo’s Recognition Policy Stumbles

Jerusalem, deemed a holy city, and seen as trade item, bargaining chip and bartering tool over the centuries.  Sought by the major faiths, despoiled at stages by various empires, revived and chalice of poison in international law.  Australia’s Scott Morrison, charmless in his ignorance, has come to realise the problems of relocating the Australian embassy from Tel Aviv Jerusalem. International[Read More…]

by November 16, 2018 Palestine
The Palestinian Declaration of Independence

The Palestinian Declaration of Independence

On  15 November 1988, the Palestine National Council meeting in Algiers proclaimed the existence of the new independent state of Palestine.  Later that evening, after the close of prayers at Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, the worshippers came out of the Mosque into the Great Courtyard in front of the Dome of the Rock, where the Prophet Muhammad (May Peace Be[Read More…]

by November 15, 2018 Palestine
Open Letter To Canadian PM Trudeau – Re: The unapologetic irony of Canada’s historic rejection of the Palestinian people

Open Letter To Canadian PM Trudeau – Re: The unapologetic irony of Canada’s historic rejection of the Palestinian people

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau House of Commons Parliament of Canada justin.trudeau@parl.gc.ca   Prime Minister, History is repeating itself. You have dishonourably exploited your apology for Canada’s historical rejection of Jewish refugees during World War II to falsely conflate antisemitism with and callously reject Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) efforts to protect the human rights of generations of Palestinian refugees ‘chased[Read More…]

by November 10, 2018 Palestine
Why Is Israel Afraid of Khalida Jarrar?

Why Is Israel Afraid of Khalida Jarrar?

When Israeli troops stormed the house of Palestinian parliamentarian and lawyer, Khalida Jarrar, on April 2, 2015, she was engrossed in her research. For months, Jarrar had been leading a Palestinian effort to take Israel to the International Criminal Court (ICC). Her research on that very evening was directly related to the kind of behavior that allows a group of[Read More…]

by November 7, 2018 Palestine
TOPSHOT - Brazil's right-wing presidential candidate for the Social Liberal Party (PSL) Jair Bolsonaro (C) gestures flanked by his son and Rio de Janeiro's elected Senator Flavio Bolsonaro (L) and the president of the Social Liberal Party (PSL) Gustavo Bebianno during a press conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on October 11, 2018. - The far-right frontrunner to be Brazil's next president, Jair Bolsonaro, stumbled Wednesday by spooking previously supportive investors, while a spate of violent incidents pointed to deep polarization caused by the election race. (Photo by Mauro Pimentel / AFP)        (Photo credit should read MAURO PIMENTEL/AFP/Getty Images)

 With Brazil’s Bolsonaro, Israel finds another natural partner on the far-right

Nazareth: The victory of Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil’s presidential election last week has won Israel a passionate new friend on the international stage. The world’s fifth-most populous nation will now be “coloured in blue and white”, an Israeli official said, referring to the colours of Israel’s flag. The Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu immediately called to congratulate Bolsonaro, a former[Read More…]

by November 6, 2018 Palestine
Omar Arif Bisharat stands in front of the rubble of his home in al-Hadidiya. Annelies Verbeek

Nowhere to go, nowhere to live

With attention focused on the planned demolition of Khan al-Ahmar village, other areas of the Jordan Valley have fallen off the radar. Out of sight, however, Israeli consolidation over the Jordan Valley is continuing apace. Last month, the Israeli army demolished several Palestinian structures in the communities of al-Hadidiya and the al-Musafa area east of Jiftlik village. In al-Hadidiya, in the northern Jordan Valley, the bulldozers arrived on[Read More…]

by November 6, 2018 Palestine
Israel’s Nation State Law Transforms States into Tribal Governances

Israel’s Nation State Law Transforms States into Tribal Governances

Israel’s Nation State Law Transforms States into Tribal Governances The Middle East crisis is now a more intensified international challenge Read it carefully ─ Israel’s Nation State Law has not reinforced a nation state; it has established a privileged Jewish community, governed by communal administration, with an extension to Jews in other nations, who can align themselves with Israeli society.[Read More…]

by November 2, 2018 Palestine
‘A Cruel Choice’: Why Israel Targets Palestinian Schools

‘A Cruel Choice’: Why Israel Targets Palestinian Schools

  Several Palestinian students, along with teachers and officials, were wounded in the Israeli army attack on a school south of Nablus in the West Bank on October 15. The students of Al- Sawiya Al-Lebban Mixed School were challenging an Israeli military order to shut down their school based on the ever-versatile accusation of the school being a “site of[Read More…]

by October 24, 2018 Palestine
International Hypocrisy

International Hypocrisy

By now all international media resources; newspapers, magazines, TV channels, and internet social media, are busy reporting the gruesome murder of Jamal Khashoggi; a Saudi reporter, who was loyal to the regime until he turned against Muhamad bin Salman (MBS) and his suppressive policies. Once MBS was announced crowned prince in 2015 and started his war against Yemen, critic Khashoggi[Read More…]

by October 22, 2018 Palestine
The UN ‘Sheriff’: Nikki Haley Elevated Israel, Damaged US Standing

The UN ‘Sheriff’: Nikki Haley Elevated Israel, Damaged US Standing

US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, has made her post a “more glamorous” position than her predecessors – as President Donald Trump described Haley’s 2-year term at the UN, following her resignation announcement. We may never know the nature of Haley’s purported ‘glamour’ at the UN, but we certainly know that, during her relatively brief stint, Haley has further diminished her[Read More…]

by October 17, 2018 Palestine
Unbridled Power

Unbridled Power

The power I am speaking of is that of the Zionist occupiers of our land who will not stop at anything to wipe every Palestinian off the face of this earth and erase every semblance of Palestinian life and culture of our ancestral home. This savage power has been enabled and empowered throughout the last century by various western powers,[Read More…]

by October 13, 2018 Palestine
That Single Line of Blood: Nassir al-Mosabeh and Mohammed al-Durrah

That Single Line of Blood: Nassir al-Mosabeh and Mohammed al-Durrah

As the frail body of 12-year-old Nassir Al-Mosabeh fell to the ground on Friday, September 28, history was repeating itself in a most tragic way. Little Nassir was not just another number, a ‘martyr’ to be exalted by equally poor refugees in Gaza, or vilified by Israel and its tireless hasbara machine. He was much more than that. The stream of blood[Read More…]

by October 11, 2018 Palestine
Everyone washes their hands as Gaza’s economy goes into freefall

Everyone washes their hands as Gaza’s economy goes into freefall

Nazareth: The moment long feared is fast approaching in Gaza, according to a new report by the World Bank. After a decade-long Israeli blockade and a series of large-scale military assaults, the economy of the tiny coastal enclave is in “freefall”. At a meeting of international donors in New York on Thursday, coinciding with the annual meeting of the United[Read More…]

by October 2, 2018 Palestine
Khan Al Ahmar On My Mind

Khan Al Ahmar On My Mind

Did you hear the story of the small Palestinian, Bedouin community of Khan Al Ahmar? Threatened by the Israeli Occupation Forces’ bulldozers yet again? Please let me remind you here that these Bedouins were forcibly removed from their original habitat in the Negev Desert at least twice before. When they arrived in their area close to Jerusalem in the 1950s[Read More…]

by October 1, 2018 Palestine
Where is Hope? (A report from Nahr al-Bared Palestinian Refugee Camp, Lebanon)

Where is Hope? (A report from Nahr al-Bared Palestinian Refugee Camp, Lebanon)

Situated on a coastal location on the outskirts of Tripoli, with golden sands and an expansive view of the Mediterranean Sea, the Palestinian Refugee Camp of Nahr al-Bared could be a beautiful environment in which to raise a child… It isn’t. The sense of despair is as dark as I have known it during these past three years of visiting[Read More…]

by October 1, 2018 Palestine
Paramedics carry an injured protester during Great March of Return demonstrations east of Khan Younis, southern Gaza Strip, on 28 September. Ashraf Amra  - APA images

Bloody Friday as Gaza marks six months of protests

Friday marked what Gaza’s health ministry described as the single bloodiest day of the Great March of Return protests since 14 May, when Israeli occupation forces fatally injured more than 60 Palestinians. A photo shared on social media following news of his death shows Muhammad al-Hawm, 14, taking part in the football team sponsored by his local mosque. (via Facebook) Seven Palestinians, including two[Read More…]

by September 29, 2018 Palestine
The Real Reasons behind Washington’s War on UNRWA

The Real Reasons behind Washington’s War on UNRWA

The US government’s decision to slash funds provided to the United Nations agency that cares for Palestinian refugees, UNRWA, is part of a new American-Israeli strategy aimed at redefining the rules of the game altogether. As a result, UNRWA is experiencing its worst financial crisis. The gap in its budget is estimated at around $217 million, and is rapidly increasing. Aside from future catastrophic[Read More…]

by September 28, 2018 Palestine
Palestine: The testbed for Trump’s plan to tear up the rules-based international order

Palestine: The testbed for Trump’s plan to tear up the rules-based international order

Nazareth: Washington’s decision to intensify swingeing aid cuts to the Palestinians – the latest targets include cancer patients and peace groups – reveals more than a simple determination to strong-arm the Palestinian leadership to the negotiating table. Under cover of a supposed peace effort, or “deal of the century”, the Trump administration hopes to solve problems closer to home. It[Read More…]

by September 21, 2018 Palestine
Why Israel Demolishes: Khan Al-Ahmar as Representation of Greater Genocide

Why Israel Demolishes: Khan Al-Ahmar as Representation of Greater Genocide

Like vultures, Israeli soldiers descended on Khan Al-Ahmar, on Sep. 14, recreating a menacing scene with which the residents of this small Palestinian village, located East of Jerusalem, are all-too familiar. The strategic location of Khan Al-Ahmar makes the story behind the imminent Israeli demolition of the peaceful village unique amid the ongoing destruction of Palestinian homes and lives throughout[Read More…]

by September 20, 2018 Palestine
Opposing Israel Is NOT Anti-Jewish: Major Fascist Move to Repress  Criticism of Israel on U.S. Campuses

Opposing Israel Is NOT Anti-Jewish: Major Fascist Move to Repress  Criticism of Israel on U.S. Campuses

The Trump/Pence regime, acting through the Department of State has officially adopted a definition of anti-Semitism (racist hatred of Jewish people) that classifies a broad range of opposition to the state of Israel and/or the ideology of Zionism as, by definition, anti-Semitic. And now the Department of Education is using this definition to attack and suppress campus protests in support[Read More…]

by September 20, 2018 Palestine
Wiping Palestine off the Map

Wiping Palestine off the Map

Trump’s policies towards the Arab/Israeli conflict have demolished all illusions some Palestinian politicians might had about the US as an honest broker in peace negotiations that previous administrations had built. The fact is all successive American administrations since 1948 until the present have been completely pro-Zionist and anti-Palestinian. Through money, sexual exploitation, bribery and intimidation the Zionist Jewish influence and[Read More…]

by September 18, 2018 Palestine
Palestine’s National Treasure, Dr Salman Abu Sitta chronicles war crimes, truth and hope

Palestine’s National Treasure, Dr Salman Abu Sitta chronicles war crimes, truth and hope

  Dr Salman Abu Sitta is a pragmatic and principled visionary whose unwavering yearning for home has morphed into the Palestinian Land Society, his literal pièce de résistance, that has created the phenomenal Atlas of Palestine, 1917-1966 and meticulous plans for the inevitable return home. His every breath and step that began in the 1948 Nakba from Bir as Saba to a refugee camp[Read More…]

by September 13, 2018 Palestine
Green Party urges Int’l Criminal Court to probe Israel’s war on Palestinians

Green Party urges Int’l Criminal Court to probe Israel’s war on Palestinians

The Green Party has endorsed a letter to the International Criminal Court (ICC) that was drafted by the party’s Peace Action Committee. The letter, which is appended below, outlines the history of the Israeli occupation of Palestine and requests that alleged war crimes by Israel that have been reported since June 2014 be investigated by the ICC. The ICC opened a preliminary examination into[Read More…]

by September 13, 2018 Palestine
The Veiled Danger of the ‘Dead’ Oslo Accords

The Veiled Danger of the ‘Dead’ Oslo Accords

Yossi Beilin is back. This unrepentant Israeli ‘peacemaker’ is like the mythical phoenix, constantly resurrecting from its own ashes. In a recent article in Al-Monitor, Beilin wrote in support of the idea of a confederation between Israel and Palestine. A confederation “could prevent the need to evacuate settlers and allow those interested to live in Palestine as Israeli citizens, just as a[Read More…]

by September 13, 2018 Palestine
RAFAH REFUGEE CAMP, GAZA STRIP - MAY 15:  Palestinian refugee Mohamad Mahmoud Al-Arja, 80, from the Rafah refugee camp, holds up a key allegedly from his house in Beer AI-saba, now located in Israeli, during a rally May 15, 2007 the in Rafah refugee camp, southern Gaza strip. Palestinians are marking May 15, as Nakba Day or Catastrophe Day, as the 59th anniversary of the al-Nakba, the day the Israeli state was created in 1948.  (Photo by Getty Images)

Stripped and Exposed: At last the naked Truth

By continuing to punish the Palestinian people for being Palestinian and unfortunately in the way of the American/Zionist juggernaut of power and supremacy Mr Trump and his team of right wing ultra Zionists have done us all a favour. The final fig leaf has just dropped revealing the true nature of the American ‘honest broker’ for the so-called Deal Of[Read More…]

by September 12, 2018 Palestine
The Palestinian Phoenix

The Palestinian Phoenix

Last Friday was an eventful and emotional day for this exiled Palestinian. I recorded a TV programme, ‘Eye on Palestine’ for Al Magharibia Channel on the continuing plight of the Palestinian refugees. I’ll share the link with you when I receive it. But the evening was the major event when both my wife and I attended the second yearly awards[Read More…]

by September 9, 2018 Palestine
Once again, Palestinians are shafted by “UK JEWRY”

Once again, Palestinians are shafted by “UK JEWRY”

I am appalled and angry at the British government’s adoption of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of anti-Semitism following pressure by various Jewish Zionist groups for the same reason I am against another document the British government was pressured into adopting – the Balfour Declaration of 1917, “a short letter by Arthur Balfour to arguably one of the[Read More…]

by September 7, 2018 Palestine
What Lies Beneath: The US-Israeli Plot to ‘Save’ Gaza

What Lies Beneath: The US-Israeli Plot to ‘Save’ Gaza

Israel wants to change the rules of the game entirely. With unconditional support from the Trump Administration, Tel Aviv sees a golden opportunity to redefine what has, for decades, constituted the legal and political foundation for the so-called ‘Palestinian-Israeli conflict.’ While US President Donald Trump’s foreign policy has, thus far, been erratic and unpredictable, his administration’s ‘vision’ in Israel and[Read More…]

by September 5, 2018 Palestine
US cuts to UNRWA point to the dark future being readied for the Palestinians

US cuts to UNRWA point to the dark future being readied for the Palestinians

Nazareth: The Trump administration’s decision to scrap all future aid payments to the main agency helping Palestinian refugees marks a new – and most likely disastrous – chapter in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The US State Department said on Friday it would no longer continue its $360 million annual contributions to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees[Read More…]

by September 4, 2018 Palestine
Deny Them Their Daily Bread

Deny Them Their Daily Bread

The assault on the Palestinian people by the Trump administration has taken a vicious turn. Not only does it deny them their right of return, and compensation for damage done to their lives and livelihoods as enshrined in UN resolution 194, it also just denies them their daily bread. This is not new. In 2016, Mr Trump, the then Republican[Read More…]

by September 2, 2018 Palestine
Over Abba$’ dead body there will be a ceasefire. What the?

Over Abba$’ dead body there will be a ceasefire. What the?

“ yet straw upon straw was laid till the last straw broke the camel’s back.” How many straws will it take to finally break the back of the Palestinian Authority (PA)? Well, here’s three that should be the last straws to dismantle the Abba$ dictatorship and trigger democratic elections. Ceasefire for Gaza: “Over my dead body will there be a[Read More…]

by August 31, 2018 Palestine
People waiting outside a mobile health clinic set up by CARE and local partner organization Palestinian Medical Relief Society (PMRS) at primary school in Gaza city August 6 2014. 2400 people were sheltering at the school. Each mobile health clinic sees an average of 200 patients a day. CARE WBG CD, René Celaya, in the doorway. PHOTO: PMRS

When Illness is a ‘Death Sentence’: The Victimization of Gaza Women

Hanan al-Khoudari resorted to Facebook in a cry for help when Israeli authorities rejected her request to accompany her three-year-old son, Louay, to his chemotherapy treatment in East Jerusalem. The boy is suffering from an ‘aggressive soft tissue sarcoma’. Israeli authorities then justified their decision based on a vague claim that one of Hannan’s relatives is a ‘Hamas operative.” The rights group, Gisha[Read More…]

by August 30, 2018 Palestine
It is Israel and its supporters who conflate Israel with all Jews, and then claim that condemning Israel, its laws, policies, actions and ideology amounts to condemning the Jewish people.  See Li CrowdSpark

Anti-Semitism vs. anti-colonialism

Much of the ongoing acrimonious and toxic debate in Britain about allegations of anti-Semitism in the Labour Party centers on expressions of opposition to Israeli laws, policies, ideologies, actions and declarations. No thinking person, for example, is expected to believe that descriptions of Jews as engaging in a “worldwide conspiracy for the overthrow of civilization,” as Winston Churchill accused “international[Read More…]

by August 26, 2018 Palestine
 Israel an Enemy of Freedom-Loving People Everywhere

 Israel an Enemy of Freedom-Loving People Everywhere

Israel is fighting constantly not only against Gazans, and against Palestinians generally; it is fighting constantly against freedom-loving people everywhere, who oppose dictatorship of any type, and in any country, on principle, irrespective of nationality. Here’s an example showing how much of a dictatorship and enemy of democrats it is: Anna Dressler was a ship-hand on a flotilla of two[Read More…]

by August 24, 2018 Palestine
Regional players manoeuvre to reengineer the Israeli Palestinian landscape

Regional players manoeuvre to reengineer the Israeli Palestinian landscape

A possible ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, the Islamist group that controls the Gaza Strip, is proving to be much more than an effort to end escalating violence that threatens to spark yet another Middle Eastern war. United Arab Emirates-backed Egyptian and United Nations efforts to mediate an agreement, with the two countries’ nemesis, Qatar, in the background, are about[Read More…]

by August 23, 2018 Palestine
Gaza without Cancer Medicine as Haley Blames Arabs for Washington’s Sins

Gaza without Cancer Medicine as Haley Blames Arabs for Washington’s Sins

On Sunday August 12, news from Gaza was distressing: The Ministry of Health announced that it would no longer be able to treat cancer patients in the Israel-besieged Strip. “Colon and lung cancer, as well as lymphoma patients cannot be provided with the necessary therapy now,” said Dr. Mohammed Abu Silmiya, director of Abdulaziz Al-Rantisi Hospital for Children. Israel is ultimately[Read More…]

by August 22, 2018 Palestine
Not The Eid Of My Childhood

Not The Eid Of My Childhood

Today is known in Islamic tradition as ‘Youm Arafah’ Or ‘Waqfet Arafah’ . What it means is that all Muslims who are able to make the Pilgrimage, ‘Al-Hajj’ to Mekka, a main tenet of Islam will gather on top or around Mount Arafat cloaked in their white unstitched shrouds in total subjugation to their faith and maker. They will spend[Read More…]

by August 21, 2018 Palestine
Palestinian medics treat a wounded protester after he was shot by Israeli soldiers during Great March of Return protests in Khan Younis, southern Gaza Strip, 10 August. Ashraf Amra APA images

Israel normalizing war crimes in Gaza

Gaza’s fuel crisis remains unresolved a week after a United Nations humanitarian official warned that hospitals and water sanitation facilities would soon shut down as a result. “Despite our continued engagement with the concerned bodies, we have not encountered any preparations to contain the fuel crisis that threatens health services and facilities in the Gaza Strip,” the health ministry in the territory stated on[Read More…]

by August 15, 2018 Palestine
Mission Accomplished: Why Solidarity Boats to Gaza Succeed Despite Failing to Break the Siege

Mission Accomplished: Why Solidarity Boats to Gaza Succeed Despite Failing to Break the Siege

When Mike Treen, the National Director of the ‘Unite Union’ in New Zealand arrived at the airport in the capital, Auckland, on August 1, a group of people were anxiously waiting for him at the terminal with Palestinian flags and flowers. They hugged him, chanted for Palestinian freedom and performed the customary native Haka dance. For them, Mike, as all[Read More…]

by August 14, 2018 Palestine
Mahmoud Abbas: Stop Exploiting Ahed Tamimi for Personal Gain

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 Camp in central Gaza, only wants his[Read More…]

by August 8, 2018 Palestine
Palestine: Freedom or a loaf of bread?

Palestine: Freedom or a loaf of bread?

Many a pundit, commentator or analyst witnessing what has been going on in Palestine for the last hundred years can draw parallels between our situation and that of Apartheid South Africa and/or the liberation movement in Algiers. Though there are similarities with our cause in the struggle for freedom in both those countries there are also vast differences. International conditions[Read More…]

by August 7, 2018 Palestine
KUALA LUMPUR 30 JULAI 2018. Sebuah kapal yang dalam misi kemanusiaan ke Palestin bersama 22 aktivis dipercayai dirampas Israel, ketika ia menghampiri Gaza. Kapal Al-Awda terputus hubungan komunikasi dengan pihak media Freedom Flotilla Coalition (FFC) dan dalam laporan terakhir radio kapal, ketua kapal menyatakan mereka melihat 4 kapal perang Israel sedang menghampiri kapal itu. EMAIL.

Israel’s Criminal Behaviour

The violent assault upon a number of unarmed passengers on board Al Awda, a ship bringing humanitarian aid to Gaza has exposed yet again the hideous face of Israeli occupation. Reports suggest that some of the victims of the 31st July attack had sustained injuries —- one of them being the renowned Penang-born Palestinian activist, Dr.Ang Swee Chai. An eye-witness[Read More…]

by August 1, 2018 Human Rights, Palestine
 Israel’s “Jewish Nation-State Bill,” Escalating U.S.-Israeli Crimes Against the Palestinian People, and Threats of War Against Iran

 Israel’s “Jewish Nation-State Bill,” Escalating U.S.-Israeli Crimes Against the Palestinian People, and Threats of War Against Iran

On Thursday, July 19, Israel’s Knesset (parliament) passed a new law proclaiming that Israel is the “Nation-State of the Jewish People.” This bill legally enshrines—and heightens—the racist oppression and subordinate status of Israel’s 1.9 million Palestinian citizens. And its declaration that only Jewish people have the right to “national self-determination” and its call for more settlements ominously opens the door[Read More…]

by July 31, 2018 Palestine
A Palestinian Wall Image

Six weeks in Palestine: Lived Impressions of a Research Scholar

As part of an effort to be balanced in the final stages of a Phd on counter-terrorism,I recently spent six weeks in Palestine ‘to see things for myself’. I can’t think of another ‘place nor issue’ in world affairs that is more emotive, misrepresented, ‘linked to terrorism’, and further sits at the heart of grievance in the Muslim world. I[Read More…]

by July 26, 2018 Palestine
Birthright Trips Are The Most Honest Thing About The Israeli Regime

Birthright Trips Are The Most Honest Thing About The Israeli Regime

I recently watched a video (https://bit.ly/2mzut9M) of a Birthright trip gone wrong. A young man confronted the Birthright guide asking why the West Bank is not shown on the map distributed to the group, that instead names the territory “Judea and Samaria”. The guide states that it is Israel’s position that the entire land belongs to Israel…it is part of[Read More…]

by July 22, 2018 Palestine
In a photo taken on 1 April, Palestinian medic Razan al-Najjar helps an injured man at an emergency medical tent near Khan Younis, during protests in Gaza near the boundary with Israel. Al-Najjar was fatally shot by an Israeli sniper as she performed her duties on on 1 June.   Ashraf Amra APA images

Israeli sniper deliberately killed medic Razan al-Najjar, investigation finds

An Israeli sniper deliberately targeted Palestinian medic Razan al-Najjar, an investigation by the human rights group B’Tselem has found. Al-Najjar, 21, was killed on 1 June, as she and her colleagues treated Palestinians taking part in Great March of Return protests in Gaza, near the boundary fence with Israel, east of Khan Younis. According to B’Tselem, al-Najjar “was fatally shot by a member of the security forces[Read More…]

by July 19, 2018 Palestine
Defending Israel’s Fascism

Defending Israel’s Fascism

“Israel was created as a rather conventional European colony, to meet the demands of the European Zionist movement and to keep a western foothold in the Arab world. Built on an invented racial ideology which parallels that of the Nazi persecutors of European Jews, Israel almost managed to convince the world that it is a legitimate nation. But Palestinian resistance[Read More…]

by July 15, 2018 Palestine
By razing Khan al-Ahmar, Israel will bulldoze illusions of peace process

By razing Khan al-Ahmar, Israel will bulldoze illusions of peace process

Nazareth: Israel finally built an access road to the West Bank village of Khan al-Ahmar last week, after half a century of delays. But the only vehicles allowed along it are the bulldozers scheduled to sweep away its 200 inhabitants’ homes. If one community has come to symbolise the demise of the two-state solution, it is Khan al-Ahmar. It was[Read More…]

by July 9, 2018 Palestine
Israel seeks to muzzle witnesses of its crimes

Israel seeks to muzzle witnesses of its crimes

Israel is trying to silence people who witness its atrocities. The Knesset, Israel’s parliament, is considering a bill that would criminalize filming or recording Israeli soldiers and publishing the content. The law calls for a five-year prison sentence for those who film “to harm the morale of Israel’s soldiers or its inhabitants,” and a 10-year prison sentence for those who film to “harm the[Read More…]

by July 5, 2018 Palestine
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas meets with Saudi's King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, November 7, 2017. Photo by Thaer Ganaim

‘Deal of the Century’ is Not New and the PA Leadership is Not a Victim

Donald Trump’s ‘deal of the century’ will fail. Palestinians will not exchange their 70-year long struggle for freedom for Jared Kushner’s cash; nor will Israel accept even if there is a demilitarized Palestinian state in the West Bank. The order of that anticipated failure is likely to go something like this: the Palestinian Authority (PA) in Ramallah is likely to[Read More…]

by July 4, 2018 Palestine
Al-Quds is not Jerusalem

Al-Quds is not Jerusalem

The Zionist Israeli state calls on the Old Testament/Torah as a historical document to prove its legality to “re-claim” Palestine; their god’s promised land. To assert this legality and the myth of the promised land Zionist Organization, since its establishment, had recruited the science of archaeology, employing western Christian biblical archaeologists, to provide the required “historic” proof of the right[Read More…]

by July 1, 2018 Palestine
 An Open Letter To Gary Lineker

 An Open Letter To Gary Lineker

“A rehabilitation centre in Gaza has created ‘Heroes FC’, a team formed from the many amputees from Israel’s wars on Gaza and the recent violent response to protests along the border fence.”  https://bit.ly/2K3FzBi Hello Gary, With the World Cup being on, we have been seeing a lot more of you than usual. So I have decided to take the opportunity[Read More…]

by June 28, 2018 Palestine
Cry-Baby Israel

Cry-Baby Israel

A cry baby is not an infant, but a fully grown adult who cries over the smallest thing out of self pity. (composed from Urban Dictionary) Israel, one of the most technologically advanced military superpowers, is making a colossal fool of itself on the global stage by crying Wolf – ‘We have the right to defend ourselves from – from[Read More…]

by June 25, 2018 Palestine
Indonesian Muslim leader signals global shifts in meetings with Pence and Netanyahu

Indonesian Muslim leader signals global shifts in meetings with Pence and Netanyahu

Yahya Staquf, a diminutive, soft-spoken leader of Nahdlatul Ulama, the world’s largest Muslim movement, and Indonesian president Joko Widodo’s advisor on religious affairs, has held a series of meetings in recent weeks that reflect the Muslim world’s shifting attitudes towards Israel and the Palestinians and a re-alignment of socially conservative Muslim and Christian interests. Just this month, Mr. Staquf, a[Read More…]

by June 23, 2018 Palestine
Photo above: First large meeting of One Democratic State Campaign (ODSC) with Israeli Jews in Jaffa: Awad Abdel Fattah, Jeff Halpern, IlanPappe and Yoav Haifawi [Jeff Halper]

With help from their Jewish Israeli friends: A Palestinian political initiative (in the making)

A Trump political initiative for peace is looming on the horizon, but no one expects that “Ultimate Deal” to be, in any sense, a “Palestinian political initiative”. It is difficult to formulate a Palestinian “political initiative”, period. Palestinians are not free political agents. A Palestinian citizen of Israel (example, Haneen Zoabi) is not a free agent politically, even as a[Read More…]

by June 21, 2018 Palestine
GhadaKarmi (left) and Ellen Siegel, demonstrate the injustice of Israel’s law of ‘return’ in 1973

The more plausible and reasonable history of Palestine and Israel

The history behind Palestine and Israel is a history of Jewish European settler-colonialism — i.e., Zionism. And since racism is a symptom and a tool of settler-colonialism, Zionism is also viewed as anti-Semitism, and as ethno-supremacy or Jewish supremacy, Arabophobia and Islamophobia. The triangulation of anti-Semitism, Islamophobia and Arabophobia in the history of Palestine and Israel is part of the settler-colonial movement[Read More…]

by June 19, 2018 Palestine
TOPSHOT - Palestinians clash with with Israeli forces near the border between the Gaza strip and Israel east of Gaza City on May 14, 2018, as Palestinians protest over the inauguration of the US embassy following its controversial move to Jerusalem. - Dozens of Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire on May 14 as tens of thousands protested and clashes erupted along the Gaza border against the US transfer of its embassy to Jerusalem, after months of global outcry, Palestinian anger and exuberant praise from Israelis over President Donald Trump's decision tossing aside decades of precedent. (Photo by MAHMUD HAMS / AFP)        (Photo credit should read MAHMUD HAMS/AFP/Getty Images)

Exposing Israel’s Self-indictments in Gaza Protests

In May 2018 Gaza demonstrations, by Its arrogant and aggressive stance toward legitimate demands of a people it has oppressed for decades, Israel indicted itself several times, validated Palestinian actions, and exposed its tyrannical manner. Translating Israel’s self-indictments to actions by the world community is an obligatory challenge for those who comprehend Israel’s oppressive policies. One self-indictment ─ Israel’s effort[Read More…]

by June 17, 2018 Palestine
Gaza: No rest for the persecuted

Gaza: No rest for the persecuted

Thousands thronged to pay tribute to Razan al-Najjar, 20, as her mortal remains were buried. She was an intrepid medic who was shot by Israeli forces trying to save lives. She ran towards the Gaza fence, undaunted, to help an injured protester when bullets from Israeli sniper pierced her flesh. Even as an identifiable healthcare professional and non-combatant, she was[Read More…]

by June 13, 2018 Palestine
Beating the US ‘Veto’: Palestinians Need Urgent Protection from Israel

Beating the US ‘Veto’: Palestinians Need Urgent Protection from Israel

What is taking place in Palestine is not a ‘conflict’.  We readily utilize the term but, in fact, the word ‘conflict’ is misleading. It equates between oppressed Palestinians and Israel, a military power that stands in violation of numerous United Nations Resolutions. It is these ambiguous terminologies that allow the likes of United States UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley, to champion Israel’s[Read More…]

by June 13, 2018 Palestine
International Quds Day

International Quds Day

Friday June 8th the last Friday of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, is “International Quds Day” designated in solidarity with the Palestinians against the Israeli occupation by the late Iranian leader Imam Khomeini after the 1979 Iranian revolution that ousted the Shah Reza Bahlavi, who was an American/Israeli puppet. After the revolution Iran denounced the terrorist Israeli state, evicted[Read More…]

by June 12, 2018 Palestine
Knesset foils efforts to end Israeli apartheid

Knesset foils efforts to end Israeli apartheid

Nazareth: For most of the seven decades after its establishment, Israel went to extraordinary lengths to craft an image of itself as a “light unto the nations”. It claimed to have “made the desert bloom” by planting forests over the razed houses of 750,000 Palestinians it exiled in 1948. Soldiers in the “most moral army in the world” reputedly cried[Read More…]

by June 12, 2018 Palestine
Israel and its spokespeople can “justify” only through lies and deflections

Israel and its spokespeople can “justify” only through lies and deflections

Chris Hayes’ incredulous tweet on the killing of Palestinian paramedic Razan al-Najjar in Gaza is being echoed everywhere it seems on social media.Hayes hosts All In with Chris Hayes, a weekday news and opinion television show on MSNBC. On June 7, 2018 he tweeted: “The wording of that [Israel Defense Forces] IDF video is so bizarre. Hamas “incited” a woman[Read More…]

by June 11, 2018 Palestine
Gaza Holocaust

Gaza Holocaust

“Never Again” was the cry after WWII asserting a solemn pledge by the international community to prevent another holocaust or any similar crime perpetrated against any other people. Yet the Jews, particularly the Zionist Jews, took this assertion as never again only to the Jews, but permissible to Jews to perpetrate similar holocausts onto other nations. Zionist terrorist Israeli state,[Read More…]

by June 7, 2018 Palestine
Australia Aid and Abetz Israeli War Crimes

Australia Aid and Abetz Israeli War Crimes

  Australian Liberal senator, Eric Abetz, on 31 May, enthusiastically backed  Foreign Minister Julie Bishop’s letter to the Palestinian Authority asking whether Australian aid is channeled to the Martyrs Fund which Abetz repeatedly and falsely asserts funds terrorist activities. Bishop’s Martyr’s Fund letter is cut from the same fake funds-diverted-to-terrorism-template as her fake accusations that World Vision’s Mohammed el-Halabi was[Read More…]

by June 6, 2018 Palestine
RAFAH REFUGEE CAMP, GAZA STRIP - MAY 15:  Palestinian refugee Mohamad Mahmoud Al-Arja, 80, from the Rafah refugee camp, holds up a key allegedly from his house in Beer AI-saba, now located in Israeli, during a rally May 15, 2007 the in Rafah refugee camp, southern Gaza strip. Palestinians are marking May 15, as Nakba Day or Catastrophe Day, as the 59th anniversary of the al-Nakba, the day the Israeli state was created in 1948.  (Photo by Getty Images)

The Colonization of Palestine: Rethinking the Term ‘Israeli Occupation’

June 5, 2018 marks the 51st anniversary of the Israeli Occupation of East Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza. But, unlike the massive popular mobilization that preceded the anniversary of the Nakba – the catastrophic destruction of Palestine in 1948 –  on May 15, the anniversary of the Occupation is hardly generating equal mobilization. The unsurprising death of the ‘peace process’ and the inevitable demise of the ‘two-state[Read More…]

by June 6, 2018 Palestine
Western media continue to use the Jewish state of Israel as a foil to Islam

Western media continue to use the Jewish state of Israel as a foil to Islam

Despite Israel’s intensive cover-up of its ongoing crimes against the Palestinian people, stark images and indisputable facts continue to seep through from the Gaza Strip. The world has never witnessed a braver, more steadfast and resolute people than the en-caged Palestinians of Gaza — and that goes for every man, woman and child, from Hamas down, enduring unspeakable conditions and saying, in a voice[Read More…]

by June 5, 2018 Palestine
21 Year Old Paramedic Razan Al-Najjar Killed In Gaza

21 Year Old Paramedic Razan Al-Najjar Killed In Gaza

Israeli elites failed in their support of terrorists in Syria and were unable to bring down a resurgent Iran (just look at rising science citation index for Iran and compare it to Arab countries!). This failure was o be compensated with by massacres in Gaza: murdering 125 protestors at the borders; injuring thousands; testing new weapons on a captive poipulation;[Read More…]

by June 2, 2018 Palestine
Terror against Gaza: Solidarity and Activism in an Age of Imperial Decline

Terror against Gaza: Solidarity and Activism in an Age of Imperial Decline

Co-Written by Junaid S. Ahmad and Zehra Yilmaz One of the most spectacular series to come out recently was based on a novel by the greatest spy thriller of our time, John Le Carre (hence, we shouldn’t be surprised of the novel’s adaptation in TV/movie form). It’s called The Niight Manager. The plot had its own suspenseful and fascinating intrigues,[Read More…]

by June 1, 2018 Palestine
Eight Things I learned About Palestine While Touring Eight Western Nations

Eight Things I learned About Palestine While Touring Eight Western Nations

On February 20, 2018, I embarked on a global book tour that has, thus far, taken me to eight nations. The main theme of all my talks in various cultural, academic and media platforms was the pressing need to refocus the discussion on Palestine on the struggle, aspirations and history of the Palestinian people. But, interacting with hundreds of people[Read More…]

by May 30, 2018 Palestine
TOPSHOT - Palestinians clash with with Israeli forces near the border between the Gaza strip and Israel east of Gaza City on May 14, 2018, as Palestinians protest over the inauguration of the US embassy following its controversial move to Jerusalem. - Dozens of Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire on May 14 as tens of thousands protested and clashes erupted along the Gaza border against the US transfer of its embassy to Jerusalem, after months of global outcry, Palestinian anger and exuberant praise from Israelis over President Donald Trump's decision tossing aside decades of precedent. (Photo by MAHMUD HAMS / AFP)        (Photo credit should read MAHMUD HAMS/AFP/Getty Images)

Gaza Massacre Update – Decent Humanity Will Boycott Apartheid Israel & All its Supporters

The latest Israeli Gaza Massacre in which Apartheid Israeli soldiers shot and killed 116 unarmed Palestinian protesters and wounded 13,000, has divided the world into 2 camps, (1) the Good,those who have variously reacted with horror, condemnation and demands for action against the Israeli perpetrators, and (2) the Bad, those whose responses have been to support the perpetrators or have[Read More…]

by May 30, 2018 Palestine
Fathi Harb burnt himself to death in Gaza. Will the world notice?

Fathi Harb burnt himself to death in Gaza. Will the world notice?

Fathi Harb should have had something to live for, not least the imminent arrival of a new baby. But last week the 21-year-old extinguished his life in an inferno of flames in central Gaza. It is believed to be the first example of a public act of self-immolation in the enclave. Harb doused himself in petrol and set himself alight[Read More…]

by May 30, 2018 Palestine
13 Inconvenient Truths About What Has Been Happening In Gaza: Another Corporate Media Spin

13 Inconvenient Truths About What Has Been Happening In Gaza: Another Corporate Media Spin

The Palestinian peoples historic Great March of Return has begun in Gaza in the face of horrendous Israeli military violence and the massive moral, logistical, corporate financial aid and support provided by Israel’s allied countries, whose worldwide corporate press progaganda continues to wage its own assault against the Palestinians. The corporate media network, always intensely adept and subtly clever, has[Read More…]

by May 30, 2018 Palestine
TOPSHOT - Palestinians clash with with Israeli forces near the border between the Gaza strip and Israel east of Gaza City on May 14, 2018, as Palestinians protest over the inauguration of the US embassy following its controversial move to Jerusalem. - Dozens of Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire on May 14 as tens of thousands protested and clashes erupted along the Gaza border against the US transfer of its embassy to Jerusalem, after months of global outcry, Palestinian anger and exuberant praise from Israelis over President Donald Trump's decision tossing aside decades of precedent. (Photo by MAHMUD HAMS / AFP)        (Photo credit should read MAHMUD HAMS/AFP/Getty Images)

Israel’s Premature Celebration: Gazans Have Crossed the Fear Barrier

60 Palestinians were killed in Gaza on May 15, simply for protesting and demanding their Right of Return as guaranteed by international law. 50 more were killed since March 30, the start of the ‘Great March of Return’, which marks Land Day. Nearly 10,000 have been wounded and maimed in between these two dates. ‘Israel has the right to defend[Read More…]

by May 23, 2018 Palestine
Ismail Abu Riyala’s mother Kifa mourns during her son’s funeral on 15 March. Abu Riyala was killed by the Israeli navy on 25 February. Mohammed Asad

Boycott Pro-Apartheid US & Australia For Backing Israeli Gaza Massacres, Apartheid, Theft & Palestinian Genocide

  Pro-Apartheid Trump America and US lackey Australia merit international Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) as the only countries to vote against the UN Human Rights Council’s resolution to formally investigate the latest Israeli Gaza Massacres in which Apartheid Israeli soldiers have shot 116 unarmed Palestinian  protestors and injured about 13,000. No Israeli soldiers have been killed or wounded and no[Read More…]

by May 22, 2018 Palestine
A Tale of Two Women

A Tale of Two Women

One American and one Australian. Nikki Haley is the current US Ambassador to the UN. Julie Bishop is the current Australian Minister of Foreign Affairs. These two women have taken it upon themselves to not only support genocidal operations by Israel against unarmed Palestinian civil society but also to champion the cause of the Jewish State no matter what. I[Read More…]

by May 21, 2018 Palestine
With Israel Peace Has no Chance

With Israel Peace Has no Chance

Israel’s history demonstrates clearly that Israel is a perpetual warmongering terrorist state since its illegal inception. Through an elitist, supremacist, racist and genocidal  path a majority of world Jewry had been brainwashed to adopt the terrorist Zionist ideology. This ideology had led Jewish terrorist groups to perpetrate hundreds of genocidal crimes against peaceful Palestinian villagers, totally wiping their towns off[Read More…]

by May 21, 2018 Palestine
TOPSHOT - Palestinians clash with with Israeli forces near the border between the Gaza strip and Israel east of Gaza City on May 14, 2018, as Palestinians protest over the inauguration of the US embassy following its controversial move to Jerusalem. - Dozens of Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire on May 14 as tens of thousands protested and clashes erupted along the Gaza border against the US transfer of its embassy to Jerusalem, after months of global outcry, Palestinian anger and exuberant praise from Israelis over President Donald Trump's decision tossing aside decades of precedent. (Photo by MAHMUD HAMS / AFP)        (Photo credit should read MAHMUD HAMS/AFP/Getty Images)

United Nations – Celebrating 70 Years of Human Rights – And Condoning 70 Years of Israel Massacring Palestine

On 14 of May 1948 – Israel declared unilaterally her independence in a foreign land, called Palestine, supported by a UN Resolution sponsored by the UK (the United Nations “Partition Plan of Palestine” at the end of the British Mandate (euphemism for British ‘colony’), was adopted by the UN General Assembly on 29 November 1947 as Resolution 181 II). 1948[Read More…]

by May 18, 2018 Palestine
Gaza and the Psychopathic Blaming the Victim

Gaza and the Psychopathic Blaming the Victim

Recent developments in Gaza have been appalling in their own right, but the attitude of the “International Community” is beyond words. Continuing a long battle against the untiring defence of Israel by my local MP I wrote him just a few words: “What do you think of your psychopathic friends now, Grant?” I probably imagined in the moment that the[Read More…]

by May 17, 2018 Palestine
Israeli Settler Colonialism and Occupation Fact Sheet

Israeli Settler Colonialism and Occupation Fact Sheet

Israeli Settler-Colonialism “For eight years now, they sit in their refugee camps in Gaza, and before their eyes we turn into our homestead the land and villages in which they and their forefathers have lived.” “We are a generation of settlers, and without the steel helmet and gun barrel, we shall not be able to plant a tree or build[Read More…]

by May 17, 2018 Palestine
West’s failure to act will be cause of the next Gaza massacre

West’s failure to act will be cause of the next Gaza massacre

  Nazareth: The contrasting images coming out of Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories on Monday could not have been starker – or more disturbing. Faced with protests at the perimeter fence in Gaza, Israeli snipers killed dozens of unarmed Palestinians and wounded more than 2,000 others, including children, women, journalists and paramedics, in a hail of live fire. Amnesty,[Read More…]

by May 16, 2018 Palestine
70 Years Ago Palestine Was Stolen

70 Years Ago Palestine Was Stolen

NAKBA OR CATASTROPHE DAY is being remembered today in Palestine. The March of Return, which has been going on for over a month, culminates in its commemoration. The Nakba began when Palestinians were robbed of their homeland; when the genocide began; and, will not stop until the land is ethnically cleansed by the thieving multi-national Zionists ensconced in Tel Aviv.[Read More…]

by May 16, 2018 Palestine
An Affront to History: Giro d’Italia’s ‘Sport-Washing’ of Israeli Apartheid

An Affront to History: Giro d’Italia’s ‘Sport-Washing’ of Israeli Apartheid

  For the first time since its inception in 1909, the legendary Italian cycling race, Giro d’Italia kicked off outside Europe and, strangely enough, from the city of Jerusalem on May 4. The inherent contradictions in that decision are inescapable. Italy is a country that has experienced a ruthless forging occupation and was ravaged by fascism and war. To be[Read More…]

by May 16, 2018 Palestine
TOPSHOT - Palestinians clash with with Israeli forces near the border between the Gaza strip and Israel east of Gaza City on May 14, 2018, as Palestinians protest over the inauguration of the US embassy following its controversial move to Jerusalem. - Dozens of Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire on May 14 as tens of thousands protested and clashes erupted along the Gaza border against the US transfer of its embassy to Jerusalem, after months of global outcry, Palestinian anger and exuberant praise from Israelis over President Donald Trump's decision tossing aside decades of precedent. (Photo by MAHMUD HAMS / AFP)        (Photo credit should read MAHMUD HAMS/AFP/Getty Images)

Palestine: The Last Chapter?

The brutality and callous disregard for Palestinian lives and international law by the Israeli Occupation Army reached a zenith yesterday when they gunned down more than fifty Palestinians and wounded in excess of 2700. No Israelis have been killed.

by May 15, 2018 Palestine
Jerusalem Can Never be Taken Off the Table

Jerusalem Can Never be Taken Off the Table

  Ben Gurion in 1948 said, “We must do everything to insure the Palestinians never do return. The old will die and the young will forget”. In a recent interview with Helena Cobban hosted by the Institute for Palestine Studies, Dr. Rashid Khalidi, the founder of the Journal of Palestine Studies, he states that the recent declaration by the United[Read More…]

by May 15, 2018 Palestine
Mass Murder In Gaza

Mass Murder In Gaza

The two events—occurring on the 70th anniversary of Israel’s declaration of independence—were juxtaposed by the media, broadcast simultaneously on split screens by television networks. What could not be concealed was the fact that the opening of the American embassy was entirely in line with and, indeed, a statement of political support for the massacre taking place at the security fence[Read More…]

by May 15, 2018 Palestine
My Home is Beit Daras: Our Lingering Nakba

My Home is Beit Daras: Our Lingering Nakba

When Google Earth was initially released in 2001, I immediately rushed to locate a village that no longer exists on a map and which now delineates a whole different reality. Although I was born and raised in a Gaza refugee camp, and then moved to and lived in the United States, finding a village that was erased from the map[Read More…]

by May 14, 2018 Palestine
Israel repurposes Nakba myths to justify today’s massacre in Gaza

Israel repurposes Nakba myths to justify today’s massacre in Gaza

  Nazareth: On Monday and Tuesday, Palestinians commemorate the anniversary of the Nakba, or catastrophe, their mass expulsion and dispossession 70 years ago as the new state of Israel was built on the ruins of their homeland. As a result, most Palestinians were turned into refugees, denied by Israel the right to return to their homes. Tens of thousands turned[Read More…]

by May 14, 2018 Palestine
RAFAH REFUGEE CAMP, GAZA STRIP - MAY 15:  Palestinian refugee Mohamad Mahmoud Al-Arja, 80, from the Rafah refugee camp, holds up a key allegedly from his house in Beer AI-saba, now located in Israeli, during a rally May 15, 2007 the in Rafah refugee camp, southern Gaza strip. Palestinians are marking May 15, as Nakba Day or Catastrophe Day, as the 59th anniversary of the al-Nakba, the day the Israeli state was created in 1948.  (Photo by Getty Images)

70th Anniversary Of Apartheid Israel & Commencement Of Large-Scale Palestinian Genocide

14 May 2018 marks the 70th anniversary of the Israeli Declaration of Independence by Zionist terrorist David Ben Gurion, the foundation of an invasion-,   violence-, racism- , genocide- and theft-based Apartheid Israel, and commencement of the large-scale, Rohingya Genocide-scale  ethnic cleansing of Indigenous Palestinians from Palestine. US Alliance backers of Apartheid Israel will mark the occasion with lying praise for[Read More…]

by May 11, 2018 Palestine
Eclipsing Factionalism: The Missing Story from the Gaza Protests

Eclipsing Factionalism: The Missing Story from the Gaza Protests

The Gaza border protests must be understood in the context of the Israeli Occupation, the siege and the long-delayed ‘Right of Return’ for Palestinian refugees. However, they should also be appreciated in a parallel context: Palestine’s own factionalism and infighting. Factionalism in Palestinian society is a deep-rooted ailment that has, for decades, thwarted any unified effort at ending the Israeli military[Read More…]

by May 10, 2018 Palestine
 The Abandoned Palestinians

 The Abandoned Palestinians

After seventy years of brutal Israeli occupation, genocide, ethnic cleansing, theft of their land, cold-blooded murders of their children, starving siege and destruction of all aspects of their life, the Palestinian people had given up on any help or support from any international community, who seem to be bullied and intimidated by Zionist agents. They also had given up on[Read More…]

by May 8, 2018 Palestine
Sharpeville Massacre & Gaza Massacres Compared – Boycott Apartheid Israel & All Its Supporters

Sharpeville Massacre & Gaza Massacres Compared – Boycott Apartheid Israel & All Its Supporters

  The world has been shocked over the last 5 weeks at the cold-blooded killing by Israeli soldiers of nearly 50 Palestinians  and the wounding of about 6,800 more  out of thousands of unarmed Occupied Palestinians protesting  70 years of exile and highly  abusive confinement in the Gaza Concentration Camp. Comparisons with the 1950 Sharpeville Massacre in Apartheid South Africa[Read More…]

by May 6, 2018 Palestine
The Saudi Prince and the Palestinian Paupers

The Saudi Prince and the Palestinian Paupers

As a Palestinian, I barely raise an eyebrow when I hear Mohammed bin Salman say things like, Palestinians“must accept what US offers or stop complaining.” That’s because I don’t make the mistaken assumption (as many people do) that the ideology of “Arab Nationalism” plays a factor today in politics related to Israel and the Jewish settler-colonial occupation of “mandate” Palestine.[Read More…]

by May 3, 2018 Palestine
Gazan Gandhis: Gaza Bleeds Alone as ‘Liberals’ and ‘Progressives’ Go Mute

Gazan Gandhis: Gaza Bleeds Alone as ‘Liberals’ and ‘Progressives’ Go Mute

Three more Palestinians were killed and 611 wounded last Friday, when tens of thousands of Gazans continued their largely non-violent protests at the Gaza-Israel border. Yet as the casualty count keeps climbing – nearly 45 dead and over 5,500 wounded – the deafening silence also continues. Tellingly, many of those who long chastised Palestinians for using armed resistance against the Israeli occupation[Read More…]

by May 3, 2018 Palestine
Fifty Killed in Gaza. Zero Israelis Injured

Fifty Killed in Gaza. Zero Israelis Injured

Israeli occupation forces killed three Palestinians in Gaza including a child, in two separate incidents Sunday evening. Regarding the first incident, the army claimed that two “suspects attempted to infiltrate Israel from the southern Gaza Strip and damage the security fence.” The army fired towards them in response, killing one, and injuring the other, who was detained “and transferred to security forces[Read More…]

by May 2, 2018 Palestine
Calls for Arms Embargo Against Jewish State Atrocities in Gaza

Calls for Arms Embargo Against Jewish State Atrocities in Gaza

  Palestinians participating on Gaza’s non-violent Great March of Return have called for an arms embargo  against Israel. This has been  backed by the Amnesty International statement; Israel: Arms embargo needed as military unlawfully kills and maims Gaza protesters. The United Nations has imposed arms embargoes within the sanctions regimes of: Sudan for ‘Those who impede the peace process, constitute[Read More…]

by April 29, 2018 Palestine
 Roger Cohen Is Appalled by Israel’s Killings—Now He Must Face What’s Really Led to “The Insanity at the Gaza Fence”

 Roger Cohen Is Appalled by Israel’s Killings—Now He Must Face What’s Really Led to “The Insanity at the Gaza Fence”

  Israel’s use of live fire against unarmed demonstrators at the Gaza border is generating outrage across the world. And the demand of the protests for the Palestinian “right of return” is shining a spotlight on the core nature of Israel as a settler state and bastion of Western imperialism, built on violent ethnic cleansing. This is also giving rise[Read More…]

by April 29, 2018 Palestine
Why Oranges Stick in My Throat

Why Oranges Stick in My Throat

During the time that Palestinians call The Great Rebellion, or Revolt against British pro-Zionist policies in Palestine, 1936 – 1939, things began to go seriously wrong for Palestinian Arabs living in Jaffa and have continued to deteriorate with no reprieve yet. Jaffa, at the time, was a major economic center in Palestine, a port and commercial hub.In the 19th century,[Read More…]

by April 25, 2018 Palestine
The Ghost of Herut: Einstein on Israel, 70 Years Ago

The Ghost of Herut: Einstein on Israel, 70 Years Ago

Albert Einstein, along with other Jewish luminaries, including Hannah Arendt, published a letter in the New York Times on December 4, 1948. That was only a few months after Israel had declared its independence and as hundreds of Palestinian villages were being actively demolished after their inhabitants were expelled. The letter denounced Israel’s newly-founded Herut party and its young leader, Menachem Begin.[Read More…]

by April 25, 2018 Palestine
Palestinians Again Stand Up To Israel’s Murderous Violence!

Palestinians Again Stand Up To Israel’s Murderous Violence!

For the fourth week in a row, unarmed Palestinians stood up against Israel’s murderous violence. Some 10,000 demonstrated in Friday’s “Great March of Return” at the Gaza-Israel border. They demanded the right to their land, taken seven decades ago when Israel was founded. They called for end to the slow, torturous death imposed on Gaza’s 1.8 million inhabitants by Israel’s[Read More…]

by April 25, 2018 Palestine
Israeli Army Kills Four More Gaza Protesters

Israeli Army Kills Four More Gaza Protesters

For the fourth Friday in a row, the Israeli military responded to unarmed Palestinian demonstrators on Gaza’s eastern border with live ammunition, killing four and wounding hundreds. The wanton repression brings the number killed since the beginning at the end of last month of the “Great March of Return” protests to at least 39. Among those killed Friday was a[Read More…]

by April 21, 2018 Palestine
Media Cover-up: Shielding Israel is a Matter of Policy

Media Cover-up: Shielding Israel is a Matter of Policy

  The term ‘media bias’ does not do justice to the western corporate media’s relationship with Israel and Palestine. The relationship is, indeed, far more profound than mere partiality. It is not ignorance, either. It is a calculated and long-term campaign, aimed at guarding Israel and demonizing Palestinians. The current disgraceful coverage of Gaza’s popular protests indicates that the media’s position aims[Read More…]

by April 18, 2018 Palestine
Photo provided by Hassan 
 M Shoaap , Gaza

Gaza’s Magnificence

 Three blind rats, three blind rats See how they run, see how they run They all run after the zionist brute who cut off their tongues, now they’re morally mute You never saw such freaks in your life as three dumb rats From Australia, Canada, New Zealand (NZ) comes a tumult of silence on the Jewish state’s massacres of non-violent[Read More…]

by April 18, 2018 Palestine
Ismail Abu Riyala’s mother Kifa mourns during her son’s funeral on 15 March. Abu Riyala was killed by the Israeli navy on 25 February. Mohammed Asad

Gaza Fishers Caught In Net Cast From All Sides

It took weeks before Saleh Abu Riyala could bury his son. Ismail Abu Riyala, 18, was shot in the head by the Israeli navy off the al-Sudaniya coast of northwest Gaza on 25 February where the young man had been fishing. His body was then recovered and held for 18 days by the Israeli military due to pressure from the family of Hadar Goldin, an[Read More…]

by April 18, 2018 Palestine
They Lost Their Tender Daughters In Violence But Still They Fight for Peace

They Lost Their Tender Daughters In Violence But Still They Fight for Peace

Imagine losing dear, tender teenage daughters in violence and still seeking not revenge but fighting for a new society built on justice and seeking peace. It was inspiring to listen to two peace activists, an Israeli and a Palestinian , in Mumbai last Sunday talk about how they have come to terms with their personal grief. Rami Elhanan’s daughter Smaddar,[Read More…]

by April 11, 2018 Palestine
Palestinians Again Courageously Face Israeli Bullets

Palestinians Again Courageously Face Israeli Bullets

  Thousands and thousands of unarmed Palestinians, defying Israeli snipers, tanks, tear gas, and drones, again protested at the Gaza-Israel border. They demanded their right to return to lands stolen from them and an end to the cruel and crippling blockade imposed on them by Israel and Egypt—and to assert their humanity. Once again, Israel responded with tear gas and[Read More…]

by April 11, 2018 Palestine
The Hourglass

The Hourglass

Yuri Drexler’s first thought was, “how did this parcel ever manage to get through to me?” upon examining the markings on the parcel.He was surprized to see that it had come from Gaza. Within the parcel he had just received was a well-crafted hourglass, set in a cedar frame with the word Palestine carved into the upper orb. Great care[Read More…]

by April 11, 2018 Palestine
Why Israel Feels Threatened by Popular Resistance in Palestine

Why Israel Feels Threatened by Popular Resistance in Palestine

  Why did Israel kill many unarmed Gaza protesters and wound over 2,000 on Friday, March 30 and on the following days, when they clearly posed no threat to Israeli soldiers? Hundreds of Israeli soldiers, many of them snipers, were deployed to the deadly buffer zone that the Israeli army has created between besieged Gaza and Israel, as tens of[Read More…]

by April 10, 2018 Palestine
“Just shut up and die or disappear”: Reaction of Israelis to the Gaza massacres

“Just shut up and die or disappear”: Reaction of Israelis to the Gaza massacres

The reaction of Israelis to The Great March of Return depends on the “nationality” of the Israeli being referred to. In Israel, there are Israeli citizens but no Israeli nationality – only “Jewish nationality” or “Palestinian Arab”, etc. (this is intentionally aimed at maintaining Israel as a Jewish State). So, we have Palestinian-Arab MK Haneen Zoabi reacting to Israel’s massacres in Gaza as follows, and in the[Read More…]

by April 10, 2018 Palestine
ICC Warns Israeli Leaders Over Gaza Killings

ICC Warns Israeli Leaders Over Gaza Killings

The International Criminal Court has issued an unprecedented warning that Israeli leaders may face trial for the killings of unarmed Palestinian protesters in the Gaza Strip. “Since 30 March 2018, at least 27 Palestinians have been reportedly killed by the Israeli Defence Forces, with over a thousand more injured, many, as a result of shootings using live ammunition and rubber bullets,” Fatou Bensouda,[Read More…]

by April 9, 2018 Palestine
An Open Letter To The Israelis And The Jews, Enough Killing Palestinians!

An Open Letter To The Israelis And The Jews, Enough Killing Palestinians!

Two years ago I sent an open letter to the Israelis and the Jews, and I said enough of seventy years of murder and crimes!  During the last seventy years, you steal our land and deprive us of living free, and in peace in the homeland, we inherited from our fathers and our forefathers. You destroyed our society, and we[Read More…]

by April 8, 2018 Palestine
Stopping Zionist Genocide Against The Palestinians: The Boycott, Divestment, And Sanctions (BDS) Campaign

Stopping Zionist Genocide Against The Palestinians: The Boycott, Divestment, And Sanctions (BDS) Campaign

  Palestinians have been victims ofgenocide as defined by the 1948 Genocide Convention since the founding of theState of Israel. I say that because of my practical experience. I single-handedly won two World Court Orders for the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina against Yugoslavia (both Serbia and Montenegro)to cease and desist from committing all acts of genocide against the Republic[Read More…]

by April 6, 2018 Palestine
Israel’s “Security”,Yada Yada

Israel’s “Security”,Yada Yada

Israel’s official mantra to explain and defend its crimes against Palestinians, including massacres, has always been, and continues to be, “security”. For Israel, the word “security” means the security to exist as a Zionist Jewish state on part or all of historic Palestine — to exist as a state meant to be populated by as many Jews from around the world as it[Read More…]

by April 6, 2018 Palestine
Boycott, Divest And Sanction Israel

Boycott, Divest And Sanction Israel

PALESTINE, that enclave of humanity occupied, brutalised and totally without any form of military defence against any and all aggressors is conveniently perceived as a threat by the Jewish state, Israel, the undeclared, sole nuclear power in West Asia and North Africa (WANA). This latter entity, the occupying power, is a usurper legitimised by imperial Britain and today unconditionally supported[Read More…]

by April 5, 2018 Palestine
No Massacre Can Stop The Palestinian Right Of Return

No Massacre Can Stop The Palestinian Right Of Return

My name is Falasteen, I am the land from the Mediterranean Sea to the Jordan River. I am the home and only home to my children the Palestinians. Poets celebrate my beauty, my culture and the courage of my children… I tell the world that all your might, all your weapons and all your injustice will not be able to[Read More…]

by April 4, 2018 Palestine
Rim Banna and the Cultural War that Palestinians Must Win

Rim Banna and the Cultural War that Palestinians Must Win

Rim Banna passed away at the age of 51. Her death on March 24, after a decade-long battle with cancer, brought grief to Palestinians everywhere. Rim, a Palestinian Christian from Nazareth, united the Palestinian people across political and geographic divides. When she sang for the Homeland, nothing mattered but Palestine. Christians and Muslims, Fatah and Hamas, Gaza and Ramallah, all[Read More…]

by April 3, 2018 Palestine
Massacre in Gaza

Massacre in Gaza

On Friday, March 30, Israeli forces opened fire on thousands of unarmed Palestinians at a non-violent protest along Gaza’s border with Israel. According to available reports, at least fifteen protesters were killed by Israeli troops. The Palestinian Ministry of Health reports that 805 were wounded by live ammunition. Over 1,400 were injured—with bullets, tank rounds, rubber bullets, and tear gas.[Read More…]

by April 3, 2018 Palestine
Palestinian Land Day Massacre

Palestinian Land Day Massacre

Similar to Jesus, who was persecuted, tortured, crucified and murdered by ancient Jews, then rose up from the dead confirming his teachings, today’s Palestinians, whose parents had been robbed, persecuted, unjustly imprisoned, ethnically cleansed, and massacred by present day Jews, are rising up against Jewish Israeli terrorism, injustice, land theft, and brute murder, in peaceful mass rallies started on Friday[Read More…]

by April 2, 2018 Palestine
Israeli Forces Open Fire on Gaza Protesters Again

Israeli Forces Open Fire on Gaza Protesters Again

Israel is shooting at protesters in Gaza again on Saturday, a day after Israeli forces shot dead at least 15 Palestinians. Over 1,400 were also injured Friday by Israeli forces in Gaza, roughly half of whom were hit by live fire, according to Gaza’s Ministry of Health.  Thousands of protesters are attending funerals on Saturday. “Medical facilities in Gaza, which have already been overstrained by the[Read More…]

by April 1, 2018 Palestine
The Jewish state itselfisunjustifiable and inexcusable – not just what’s happening in Gaza now

The Jewish state itselfisunjustifiable and inexcusable – not just what’s happening in Gaza now

  You can justify what’s happening now to Palestinians in Gaza only if you can justify our Nakba – the violent establishment of a Jewish state in Palestine in 1948 against the will of Palestinian non-Jewish Arabs, the vast majority at the time. UK Jewish Voice for Labor (JVL) is calling for “an unconditional end to Israel’s inhuman siege of Gaza.” They should be calling[Read More…]

by April 1, 2018 Palestine
Condemn The Israeli Terror On Land Day

Condemn The Israeli Terror On Land Day

Co-Written By Dr. Suresh Khairnar & Feroze Mithiborwala Non-Violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is mighter than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man. ~ Mahatma Gandhi We stand in solidarity with the Palestinian Right of Return and condemn the Israeli terror unleashed upon the peaceful unarmed marchers. With more than[Read More…]

by April 1, 2018 Palestine
My great grandfather’s house (Ismail Najjar) in upper Lifta, now inhabited by Jews [Photo: Rima Najjar]

Will the Jews whom Israel is to house on the ruins of Umm al-Hiran feel any shame or complicity?

If you have never heard of Umm al-Hiran, don’t blame yourself. What’s happening there is a well-kept secret in the international media, along with Israel’s other ongoing crimes. But within Israel, Umm al-Hiran (and other forced evictions and ethnic-cleansing projects taking place today in the Naqab, the Jordan Valley, Jerusalem and elsewhere) is run-of-the-mill news coated with hasbara that doesn’t flinch even at an image[Read More…]

by March 30, 2018 Palestine
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas gestures during a meeting of the UN Security Council at UN headquarters in New York, U.S., February 20, 2018. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

The Last ‘Peace Process’ Warrior: Abbas Hanging by a Thread

The ‘deal of the century’ is a farce. We suspected that, of course, but, upon his return from Washington, Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu revealed in more detail why the long-anticipated plan of the administration of US President Donald Trump has no basis in reality. Netanyahu told his cabinet that there are “no concrete details” to report on the US peace plan.[Read More…]

by March 30, 2018 Palestine
Ahed Tamimi in Ofer military court on 15 January. Oren Ziv ActiveStills

Israel sentences Ahed Tamimi to eight months in prison

An Israeli military court has approved a plea deal which will see Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi serve an eight-month prison sentence on top of a fine of nearly $1,500. Ahed, who turned 17 in January, was charged with assaulting soldiers and incitement after a video recorded by her mother Nariman circulated, showing Ahed and her cousin Nour slapping and shoving two heavily armed Israeli soldiers on 15 December. Ahed was arrested in the middle of[Read More…]

by March 25, 2018 Palestine
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas gestures during a meeting of the UN Security Council at UN headquarters in New York, U.S., February 20, 2018. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

It’s not over until Mahmoud Abbas sings

  Mahmoud Abbas today is in the terrible grip of the second phase of the Oslo accord of 1993, also known as “the peace process”. Many, including myself, have written about the death of this agonizing process, but in reality, it is not dead; it is very much in progress as scripted. The epic tragedy of the “Peace Process” is[Read More…]

by March 23, 2018 Palestine
President Trump, put on a keffiyeh and pray in al-Aqsa

President Trump, put on a keffiyeh and pray in al-Aqsa

Palestinians are in a constant state of rage. And the question that presents itself daily is: Against whom to focus this rage? Today, 19 March 2018, our rage is split, as summed up by KamelHawwash on Twitter: “#Abbas launches stinging attack on #Hamas holding it responsible for the explosion that targeted Prime Minister Hamdallah’s convoy when he visited #Gaza but also calls US Ambassador Friedman a[Read More…]

by March 21, 2018 Palestine
Who Wants To Kill Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah?

Who Wants To Kill Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah?

  On March 13, while on his way to the besieged Gaza Strip, two 33-pounds bombs targeted the convoy of Palestinian Authority Prime Minister, Rami Hamdallah. Hamdallah was visiting Gaza, through the Israeli border checkpoint, Erez, to open a large sewage treatment plant that, if allowed to operate regularly, will make life easier for hundreds of thousands of Gazans, who[Read More…]

by March 20, 2018 Palestine
US Smooths Israel’s Path To Annexing West Bank

US Smooths Israel’s Path To Annexing West Bank

  Nazareth: Seemingly unrelated events all point to a tectonic shift in which Israel has begun preparing the ground to annex the occupied Palestinian territories. Last week, during an address to students in New York, Israel’s education minister Naftali Bennett publicly disavowed even the notion of a Palestinian state. “We are done with that,” he said. “They have a Palestinian[Read More…]

by March 20, 2018 Palestine
Jewish Supremacy In Palestine Is A Dirty Reality; It Is Not “Uncivil” To Point It Out

Jewish Supremacy In Palestine Is A Dirty Reality; It Is Not “Uncivil” To Point It Out

  Stop the censorship! It is impossible for Palestinians to advocate against Israel without using the words “Jews” And “Jewish”. My answer on Quora to ‘What is the “Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS)” movement regarding Israel?’ does not break any Quora rules, certainly not the one meant to keep discourse on Quora civil, even when the question itself was altered[Read More…]

by March 19, 2018 Palestine
Palestinian journalists protesting Facebook’s persistent blocking of Palestinian accounts in Gaza City on 5 March.  Ashraf Amra APA images

How Facebook Protects Israel

The Israeli authorities are exerting pressure on Facebook to comply with more of their demands. Earlier this month, members of Israel’s parliament, the Knesset, discussed how to suppress content of which they disapproved on the social media website. One objective was to get Facebook to ban pictures of Ahmad Nasser Jarrar, a Palestinian extrajudicially executed by the Israeli army in February. Human rights groups have concluded that the military[Read More…]

by March 17, 2018 Palestine
Ala Qabaha

CNN, Surely You Can Do Better 

  Regarding the story Al-Jazeera headlines as: ‘Two Israeli soldiers killed in West Bank attack Incident in the West Bank comes amid ‘100 days of rage’ protests by Palestinians against Trump’s #Jerusalem embassy move.’ CNN, which also broke the news, could use the following pointers from a Palestinian reader to improve its presentation of the story to a world-wide audience. FIRST, notice that[Read More…]

by March 17, 2018 Palestine
Sarah Silverman’s “Shocking” Tweet and her Jewish Identity

Sarah Silverman’s “Shocking” Tweet and her Jewish Identity

  “I am done with you!” This, coupled with an accusation of bigotry, is the reaction by an anti-Zionist Israeli Jew to my questioning of the pro-Palestine speech of another Israeli Jew and assuming he was a liberal-Zionist. This characterization on my part meant that I believed all Jews are Zionists – such was her knee-jerk assumption. All Jews are[Read More…]

by March 15, 2018 Palestine
Hebron: A news photographer is arrested. Inside the military booth, a Palestinian woman is being detained. [Photo: T. Suárez]

J’accuse: Zionism, Israel, And The IHRA

The so-called “conflict” in Israel-Palestine continues unabated today, decades after Oslo, a half-century after Israel dramatically expanded its occupation, a full century after Balfour, and one and a third centuries after it all began. Stripped bare of all its artificial, obfuscatory alleged complexity, this tragedy can be reduced to a single word: Zionism. Nor is the damage done by this[Read More…]

by March 12, 2018 Palestine
There is no peace in Palestine because Schumer, Dems and Trump are historically illiterate

There is no peace in Palestine because Schumer, Dems and Trump are historically illiterate

How deep is the historical illiteracy of Senator Chuck Schumer of New York, the Democratic Party and Donald Trump and his party? It is so deep, they are even immune to déjà vu, also known as “cryptomnesia”, which is where history is forgotten but nevertheless stored in the brain. Consider how AIPAC and the White House and State Department advisers[Read More…]

by March 10, 2018 Palestine
Protest outside AIPAC Convention,  Washington 2015

How Do I Hate Thee, AIPAC? Let Me Count The Ways

I hate the American Israel Public Affairs Committee – AIPAC, “the preeminent power in Washington lobbying” today. I hate it with a strong, unadulterated passion that has been burning inside me for decades. Throughout most of these decades, there was no outlet for me to say these words or to do anything about them (Watch U.S.-Israel Relations and Middle East[Read More…]

by March 8, 2018 Palestine
Ahed’s Generation: Why the Youth in Palestine Must Break Free from Dual Oppression

Ahed’s Generation: Why the Youth in Palestine Must Break Free from Dual Oppression

  As global voices continue to demand the freedom of 17-year-old teenage Palestinian girl, Ahed Tamimi, Israeli authorities have arrested nine additional members of her family. Those who were detained on February 26 include Ahed’s 15-year-old cousin, Mohammed Tamimi. Israeli troops had shot Mohammed in the head last December, shattering his skull. The teenager, who is awaiting reconstruction surgery, is[Read More…]

by March 7, 2018 Palestine
Israeli Army’s Lies Can No Longer Salvage Its Image

Israeli Army’s Lies Can No Longer Salvage Its Image

  Nazareth: It is has been a very bad week for those claiming Israel has the most moral army in the world. Here’s a small sample of abuses of Palestinians in recent days in which the Israeli army was caught lying. A child horrifically injured by soldiers was arrested and terrified into signing a false confession that he was hurt[Read More…]

by March 6, 2018 Palestine
Zionism And The Jewish State It Spawned in Palestine Are at the Heart of the Palestinian Tragedy

Zionism And The Jewish State It Spawned in Palestine Are at the Heart of the Palestinian Tragedy

In breathtaking cognitive dissonance that is impossible to explain, so-called liberal Zionists stand against every wrong known to man except for the wrong meted out by the Zionist movement to Palestinian Arabs. Zionism is, as Dr Gideon Polya put it, “genocidal racism in awful theory and appalling, intentional genocidal practice”. [See Zionist quotes reveal genocidal racism and Palestinian Me Too: 140 Alphabetically-listed Zionist crimes Expose Appalling[Read More…]

by March 5, 2018 Palestine
Hillel And Facebook Censorship:  Conflating Zionism With Judaism

Hillel And Facebook Censorship:  Conflating Zionism With Judaism

In applying its community standards, Facebook frequently conflates anti-Zionist attacks with anti-Semitism.  A case in point is a post for which I have just been put in Facebook jail (i.e., blocked from posting for 30 days).  The post says, “#Hillel, a racist organization, has as much place on university campuses as does the #KKK.” And Facebook removed it, saying: “We[Read More…]

by February 26, 2018 Palestine
“All I Wish is for Palestine to be Free” — Freedom Fighter Ahed Tamimi

“All I Wish is for Palestine to be Free” — Freedom Fighter Ahed Tamimi

The Palestinian cause is not just for Palestinians, not even just for Arabs. The Palestinian cause is a humanitarian cause. What makes me happy is to see the humanitarians of the world stand with us in solidarity to free our land. — Ahed Tamimi, Empire Files: Abby Martin Meets Ahed Tamimi—Message From A Freedom Fighter. In 1976, the Palestinian villages[Read More…]

by February 24, 2018 Palestine
A Palestinian boy sells lupin beans on a street in Gaza City. Ashraf Amra APA images

Making Ends Meet on Gaza’s streets

One morning in late January, Nabil al-Duhadar, 45, got up before 6 for dawn prayers and then immediately set to work. Al-Duhadar is a street vendor who sells turmos – a lupin bean snack often sold in market stalls. The snack takes preparation: the beans are soaked over 24 hours before being cooked for a couple of hours and then seasoned with[Read More…]

by February 24, 2018 Palestine
Bjørnar Moxnes’ Rødt party supports a full economic, cultural and academic boycott of Israel. (Brage Aronsen)

Why BDS Movement Deserves A Nobel prize

When Norwegian lawmaker Bjørnar Moxnes nominated the Palestinian-led boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement for the Nobel Peace Prize earlier this month, he called it an effort towards “stopping an ascendent, racist and right-wing politics sweeping too much of our world.” Moxnes heads Rødt (Red) Party, one of several relatively small groups on the left of Norway’s political spectrum. The party won[Read More…]

by February 24, 2018 Palestine
More Than a Fight over Couscous: Why the Palestinian Narrative Must Be Embraced

More Than a Fight over Couscous: Why the Palestinian Narrative Must Be Embraced

As soon as Virgin Atlantic Airlines introduced a couscous-style salad “inspired by the flavours of Palestine”, a controversy ensued. Israel’s supporters ignited a social media storm and sent many complaints to the company, obliging the airline to remove the reference to Palestine. In the Zionist narrative, Palestine does not exist – nor is it allowed to exist – even if[Read More…]

by February 22, 2018 Palestine
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas gestures during a meeting of the UN Security Council at UN headquarters in New York, U.S., February 20, 2018. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

The Palestinian People Are Not Fooled Anymore

  As a Palestinian, I am skeptical about Mahmoud Abbas’s address, billed by the press as “Abbas delivers rare address at UNSC meeting”, which calls for two states. Whereas I believe that BDS goals can be achieved through more than one political accommodation, including a two-state scenario in historic Palestine as a solution to its violent partition in 1948, I am skeptical about[Read More…]

by February 21, 2018 Palestine
Facebook And Palestinian Revolt Against The Jewish State

Facebook And Palestinian Revolt Against The Jewish State

  Facebook is under pressure to chill or suppress speech that delegitimizes theJewish state in the context of the Palestinian national liberation movementand international solidarity for Palestinians. At the same time, speech that delegitimizes Palestinians as a people with fundamental human rights is freely promoted on Facebook, not least by Israeli and U.S. officials themselves. The battle for hearts and minds over Palestine has long been[Read More…]

by February 18, 2018 Palestine
An Exodus of Jews From Palestine Is Inevitable

An Exodus of Jews From Palestine Is Inevitable

  Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) has come a long way in advocating for Palestinian rights. They now fully embrace the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement, seeing it as the most effective method to effect change. JVP is on Israel’s BDS Ban List and is described by another Jewish group in the US (the Anti-Defamation League — ADL) as “the largest[Read More…]

by February 12, 2018 Palestine
Palestinian Me Too: 140 Alphabetically-listed Zionist Crimes Expose Appalling Western Complicity & Hypocrisy

Palestinian Me Too: 140 Alphabetically-listed Zionist Crimes Expose Appalling Western Complicity & Hypocrisy

  One quarter of the sorely Zionist-oppressed Palestinians are women, half are women and girls, half are children and three quarters are women and children, but Western politicians overwhelmingly support the deadly,  criminal and genocidal Zionist colonial enterprise and a nuclear terrorist Apartheid Israel.  Yet these same politicians would be quite properly condemned and hounded from office for non-deadly and non-illegal[Read More…]

by February 7, 2018 Palestine
My Jewish Learning

My Jewish Learning

A continuum of oppression is pervasive in Palestinian society, ranging from the matrix of control the Jewish state has imposed on Palestine to the oppression of cultural norms, such as those having to do with patriarchy, gender and class that are common to all societies toone degree or another. Because of the degradation, humiliation and devaluation Palestinians daily encounter, even[Read More…]

by February 6, 2018 Palestine
A 14-Year-Old Girl Forced Alone And At Night Into The Gaza Cage. Another Routine Mishap For Israel’s Occupation

A 14-Year-Old Girl Forced Alone And At Night Into The Gaza Cage. Another Routine Mishap For Israel’s Occupation

  Nazareth: How did a 14-year-old Palestinian girl who has never set foot in the open-air prison of Gaza find herself being dumped there by Israeli officials – alone, at night and without her parents being informed? The terrifying ordeal – a child realising she had not been taken home but discarded in a place where she knew no one[Read More…]

by February 5, 2018 Palestine
The American Zionist Movement And The Holocaust

The American Zionist Movement And The Holocaust

  Herbert Block, the new executive director of the American Zionist Movement (AZM), says he wants to “rebrand” Zionism. What direction this re-branding will take is anybody’s guess, as he is still talking in the language of the existing brand of Zionism, which equates Zionism with being a Jew. The days are long gone when, as in the movement’s infancy, Zionism was largely opposed by[Read More…]

by January 31, 2018 Palestine
Not Anti-Semitism But Less Sympathy for Israel

Not Anti-Semitism But Less Sympathy for Israel

Reports on Anti-Semitism are booming. Most of these stories are produced by Zionist organizations, the Israeli government or close affiliates to both of them pretending, however, non-partisanship.  Just recently the Israeli Ministry of Diaspora Affairs released the 2017 Anti-Semitism Report that showed an increase in racist incidents against Jews, especially in Western Europe such as France, the UK, and Germany.[1][Read More…]

by January 25, 2018 Palestine
The Palestinian Struggle Is Not About Rights Within A Legitimized Israel; It’s About Liberation And Self-Determination

The Palestinian Struggle Is Not About Rights Within A Legitimized Israel; It’s About Liberation And Self-Determination

The #BDS Movement is a nonviolent grassroots movement originating in the occupied territory of Palestine. Its overriding principles are consistency and commitment to universal human rights, and it has proven to be effective, as a tactic, not least for changing the conversation on Israel. [See What is BDS]. The fact that the BDS Movement is a rights-based, apolitical approach does not mean[Read More…]

by January 24, 2018 Palestine
Why Is The Israeli Army Finally Worried About Gaza?

Why Is The Israeli Army Finally Worried About Gaza?

  Nazareth: Last week Israeli military officials for the first time echoed what human rights groups and the United Nations have been saying for some time: that Gaza’s economy and infrastructure stand on the brink of collapse. They should know. More than 10 years ago the Israeli army tightened its grip on Gaza, enforcing a blockade on goods coming in[Read More…]

by January 23, 2018 Palestine
Tell Ahed She Can Make Them Go Away, By Magic, And To Sing

Tell Ahed She Can Make Them Go Away, By Magic, And To Sing

  I wish Caryl Churchill would write a follow up to her play Seven Jewish Children and call it Seven Palestinian Children. Churchill’s play, first produced in February of 2009, was “for Gaza”, and was predictably received along political lines, either as a “heartfelt lamentation” on one side and “wantonly inflammatory” on the other — inflammatory in the same way as the[Read More…]

by January 21, 2018 Palestine
These are the Palestinian children killed by Israel in 2017.

These Are The Palestinian Children Israel Killed In 2017

Fourteen Palestinian boys and girls under the age of 18 were shot dead by Israeli occupation forces in the West Bank and Gaza Strip during the year. There were 21 fewer children killed than in 2016, which was the deadliest year for Palestinian children in the occupied West Bank in the past decade. In addition to those 14 shot and killed[Read More…]

by January 13, 2018 Palestine
 Blood Narratives and Feminist Heroes

 Blood Narratives and Feminist Heroes

  In an excellent article, published by Al Jazeera, Shenila Khoja-Moolji wonders why the West (including its stalwart feminists) have not been galvanized to protest and demand the release of a 16-year old Palestinian girl, Ahed Tamimi, detained by Israeli authorities for defending her home and family from Israeli soldiers, soon after they had shot her 15-year old cousin in the face[Read More…]

by January 10, 2018 Palestine
Ahed Tamimi Offers Israelis A Lesson Worthy Of Gandhi

Ahed Tamimi Offers Israelis A Lesson Worthy Of Gandhi

  Nazareth: Sixteen-year-old Ahed Tamimi may not be what Israelis had in mind when, over many years, they criticised Palestinians for not producing a Mahatma Gandhi or Nelson Mandela. Eventually, colonised peoples bring to the fore a figure best suited to challenge the rotten values at the core of the society oppressing them. Ahed is well qualified for the task.[Read More…]

by January 9, 2018 Palestine
Dima Wawi, the youngest Palestinian prisoner in Israeli jails, being comforted by her parents. She was released in April 24, 2016 after 75 days on charges of allegedly trying to stab an IDF soldier while on her way to school.

Yes, Palestinians Teach Their Children To Hate The Jewish State

  Zionism [see http://state-of-terror.net/] is an insidious ideology. Its ideologues often gain traction by well-placed and oft repeated constructs – in films and TV series, in posts and comments on social media, and even in academia. So, it is no wonder that people end up having ideas about certain things, like the nature of Israel, the Zionist Jewish state, or[Read More…]

by January 8, 2018 Palestine
Netanyahu Go Back!!

Netanyahu Go Back!!

Mahtama Gandhi ~ “Palestine belongs to the Arabs in the same sense that England belongs to the English or France to the French. It is wrong and inhuman to impose the Jews on the Arabs. Surely it would be a crime against humanity to reduce the proud Arabs so that Palestine can be restored to the Jews partly or wholly[Read More…]

by January 8, 2018 Palestine
What’s Behind the ‘Disappearance’ Of 420,000 Palestinians in Lebanon?

What’s Behind the ‘Disappearance’ Of 420,000 Palestinians in Lebanon?

  Rashidieh Palestinian camp, on the border of Occupied Palestine: The first ever official census of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon was finally released on 12/21/2017 in Beirut. The village by village and camp by camp survey by 500 specialists found that only 174,422 Palestinian refugees are living these days in the country. Counted were al Palestinians living in the 12 official[Read More…]

by January 6, 2018 Palestine
Donald Trump signs an executive order declaring Jerusalem the capital of Israel at the White House on 6 December. Chris KleponisCNP

President Trump And Jerusalem

President Trump’s decision announced on 6th December 2017 to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and to order the transfer of US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem reminds one of the 1917 Balfour Declaration that paved the way for the establishment of the State of Israel. Trump has ignored the claims of Palestinians to have their capital in[Read More…]

by January 6, 2018 Palestine
Israel Step Closer To Making Jerusalem Jewish-Only City

Israel Step Closer To Making Jerusalem Jewish-Only City

  The Israeli government is planning a series of measures aimed at fully denying Palestinians their legal rights in Jerusalem and precluding any future peace settlement based on sharing the city between Israel and a future Palestinian state. One of the most aggressive measures to date is a bill that was approved by the Israeli Knesset on Tuesday, January 2.[Read More…]

by January 5, 2018 Palestine
Protesters holding posters of Khalida Jarrar and Ahed Tamimi to show solidarity with Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails on 1 January in Gaza City. Ashraf Amra APA images

Teenager Ahed Tamimi Could Face Years In Israeli Prison

The Israeli military filed 12 charges on Monday against Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi. The 16-year-old, who was filmed in an encounter with soldiers in her home village of Nabi Saleh last month, could remain in Israeli prisons for years if convicted on charges including throwing stones, incitement and assaulting and threatening a soldier. Israel’s military tribunals are notorious for their near-100 percent conviction rate against[Read More…]

by January 4, 2018 Globalisation, Palestine
RAFAH REFUGEE CAMP, GAZA STRIP - MAY 15:  Palestinian refugee Mohamad Mahmoud Al-Arja, 80, from the Rafah refugee camp, holds up a key allegedly from his house in Beer AI-saba, now located in Israeli, during a rally May 15, 2007 the in Rafah refugee camp, southern Gaza strip. Palestinians are marking May 15, as Nakba Day or Catastrophe Day, as the 59th anniversary of the al-Nakba, the day the Israeli state was created in 1948.  (Photo by Getty Images)

Jewish Identity Politics And The Struggle To Liberate Palestine

Jewish identity politics complicate the Palestinian response to the existence of Israel as a Jewish state. Sometimes it seems impossible to address the crux of the matter, the Jewish state Nakba in Palestine, without being subjected to attacks one way or another. On the last day of 2017, I posted a meme on my Facebook wall that provoked a long and heated argument. The meme[Read More…]

by January 2, 2018 Palestine
 UN General Assembly Jerusalem Vote Exposes 65 Sanctions-Deserving Pro-Apartheid States

 UN General Assembly Jerusalem Vote Exposes 65 Sanctions-Deserving Pro-Apartheid States

  Of 193 voting members of the UN,  65 sanctions-deserving, pro-Apartheid states shamefully failed to support the December 2017 UN General Assembly Resolution condemning US-backed Apartheid Israel’s unilateral annexation of Occupied East Jerusalem. While this moral failure is understandable  for serial genocidal and genocide-based nations like Australia and Canada and countries complicit in WW2 Nazi atrocities like Croatia, Hungary, Latvia,[Read More…]

by December 29, 2017 Palestine
Year In Review: Will 2018 Usher In A New Palestinian Strategy?

Year In Review: Will 2018 Usher In A New Palestinian Strategy?

  2017 will be remembered as the year that the so-called ‘peace process’, at least in its American formulation, has ended. And with its demise, a political framework that has served as the foundation for US foreign policy in the Middle East has also collapsed. The Palestinian leadership and its Arab and international allies will now embark on a new[Read More…]

by December 27, 2017 Palestine
Ahed Tamimi Is Part Of The Palestinian Generations R – For Return

Ahed Tamimi Is Part Of The Palestinian Generations R – For Return

The detention of Ahed Tamimi of the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, along with her human rights activist mother Nariman Tamimi, for “lightly slapping” an Israeli soldier, as Amira Hass put it in Haaretz, is remarkable only because of the high profile, courage and sumoud (steadfastness) of the Tamimi family, who were featured on the cover of The New[Read More…]

by December 23, 2017 Palestine
Palestinian burn a poster of the U.S. President Donald Trump during a protest in Bethlehem, West Bank, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2017. President Trump forged ahead Tuesday with plans to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital despite intense Arab, Muslim and European opposition to a move that would upend decades of U.S. policy and risk potentially violent protests. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)

Playing The Jerusalem Card In Lebanon With Deft Hypocrisy

  Oxford: Not 20 minutes had passed following President Trump’s outrageous “Capital offense” declaration recognizing all of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel when shouts were heard in parts of Lebanon of an arriving apocalypse.Some self-flagellations were observed in certain Shia quarters, predications of end of times spread as well as many calls for a Third Intifada to “liberate Jerusalem.”[Read More…]

by December 22, 2017 Palestine
On Hanukkah 2017, Light A Candle For Palestine!

On Hanukkah 2017, Light A Candle For Palestine!

Since 1897, the first Zionist Congress, Judaism has been entangled with Zionism. It’s time to disengage the two – no easy matter. When Zionist Jewish terrorist gangs in Palestine were transformed into Israel’s Defense Forces, they continued systematically practicing sociocide, politicide, ethnic cleansing, and incremental genocide on the Palestinian people under the banner of a bastardized Star of David. “The[Read More…]

by December 20, 2017 Palestine
Palestinian burn a poster of the U.S. President Donald Trump during a protest in Bethlehem, West Bank, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2017. President Trump forged ahead Tuesday with plans to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital despite intense Arab, Muslim and European opposition to a move that would upend decades of U.S. policy and risk potentially violent protests. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)

Apartheid Israel & Pro-Apartheid US, Australia & Canada Face World Sanctions Over Occupied East Jerusalem

  Grossly human  rights-abusing  and US-backed Apartheid Israel  wants Indigenous Palestinian land but not the Palestinian inhabitants and have annexed Occupied East Jerusalem while making the Palestinians they haven’t expelled residents but not citizens.  Pro-Apartheid Trump America, Australia and Canada rank 1,  2 and 3 in the world for supporting Apartheid Israel and hence its racist and genocidal policies in[Read More…]

by December 20, 2017 Palestine
Team Trump Add Insult To Injury For The Palestinians

Team Trump Add Insult To Injury For The Palestinians

  Nazareth: It is tempting to interpret the announcement this week of a delay until the new year in US vice-president Mike Pence’s visit to the Middle East as the ultimate travel warning. It follows an eruption of regional unrest over Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. During protests last Friday, Israeli occupation forces killed four Palestinians and[Read More…]

by December 19, 2017 Palestine
The Politics of Jerusalem And The Arab World

The Politics of Jerusalem And The Arab World

Fulfilling his election promise, President Donald Trump announced on December 6, recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. However, this reversal of longtime U.S. policy did not come out of blue. A series of reports published since December 6, unveil the role of major Arab countries in Trump’s not-unexpected announcement. Israeli journalist and head of the Arab desk at[Read More…]

by December 19, 2017 Palestine
Why The Istanbul Declaration Must Succeed

Why The Istanbul Declaration Must Succeed

  The Istanbul Declaration adopted at an Extraordinary Islamic Summit Conference in Istanbul on the 13th of December 2017 invites “the whole world to recognise East Jerusalem as the occupied capital of the State of Palestine.” It further pledges to ‘mobilize support in the name of entire humanity to strengthen the State of Palestine and its institutions in every field.”[Read More…]

by December 18, 2017 Palestine
Israel Simply Has no Right to Exist in Occupied City

Israel Simply Has no Right to Exist in Occupied City

Israel is the only state in the world that is not allowed to locate its capital in a national city of its choice.” It seems like an innocent enough proclamation, and even accurate pushback against global double standards, until one considers the political and legal dimensions. The dramatic performance of U.S. President Donald Trump , in which he announced he[Read More…]

by December 18, 2017 Palestine
India’s Volte-Face In US Embassy Shift Row

India’s Volte-Face In US Embassy Shift Row

  Recent decision of US President unilateral decision to move its Embassy of Israel in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem made tremors in seven decades old impeccable support to Palestine. Independent India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru who was strong believer of democracy, freedom and liberty and an international statesman also known to be as contemporary world leader in modern politics[Read More…]

by December 16, 2017 Palestine
Towards A New Palestinian Beginning

Towards A New Palestinian Beginning

  Now that the American mask has completely fallen, Palestinians require an urgent rethink in their own political priorities, alliances and national liberation strategy. Business should not go on as usual after US President Donald Trump accepted Israel’s definition of Jerusalem as its capital, thus violating the overwhelming international consensus on the matter. The Fatah movement, which has controlled the[Read More…]

by December 14, 2017 Palestine
The ‘Last Martyr’: Who Killed Kamal Al-Assar?

The ‘Last Martyr’: Who Killed Kamal Al-Assar?

When I learned of the death of Kamal al-Assar, a few years ago, I was baffled. He was only in his 40s. I remember him in his prime, a young rebel, leading the neighborhood youth, armed with rocks and slingshots, in a hopeless battle against the Israeli army. Understandably, we lost, but we won something far more valuable than a[Read More…]

by December 11, 2017 Palestine
The Palestine Liberation Organization office is seen, Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, in Washington. The Palestinians are threatening to cut off all communication with the Trump administration if it goes through with plans to shutter the office. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Decades Of US Diplomacy Has Failed: Why The US Wants To Shut Down PLO Office

On November 18, just days before the 50th anniversary of United Nations Resolution 242, the US State Department took its first step towards severing its ties with the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO). The timing of this decision could not be any more profound. The first formal contact between the US and the PLO occurred in mid-December, 1988, when US Ambassador[Read More…]

by November 30, 2017 Palestine
70 Years of Broken Promises: The Untold Story Of The Partition Plan

70 Years of Broken Promises: The Untold Story Of The Partition Plan

  In a recent talk before Chatham House think-tank in London, Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, approached the issue of a Palestinian state from an intellectual perspective. Before we think of establishing a Palestinian state, he mused, “it is time we reassessed whether the modern model we have of sovereignty, and unfettered sovereignty, is applicable everywhere in the world.” It[Read More…]

by November 22, 2017 Palestine
Palestinians Hold Protest In Ramallah Against “Betrayal” By South African Government Officials

Palestinians Hold Protest In Ramallah Against “Betrayal” By South African Government Officials

On 20 November 2017, Palestinians from various civil society organizations held a protest outside the SA Embassy in the West Bank Palestinian city of Ramallah. One protestor held a placard reading “We stood firmly with your liberation struggle, too much to expect your support for ours?”, another protestor held a poster reading “South Africa can’t support our struggle for self determination? Do[Read More…]

by November 22, 2017 Palestine
Shireen Issawi during a protest in solidarity with her brother Samer, then on hunger strike, outside Ramle prison in February 2013. Oren Ziv ActiveStills

Raised To Rebel

The occupied East Jerusalem suburb of Issawiyeh has long been a flashpoint for confrontations between Israeli soldiers and its Palestinian residents. But even by Israel’s repressive standards, the crackdown to which the town has been subjected over the past three years has been extreme. In July 2014, and like in many Jerusalem areas, the people of the town – known for the[Read More…]

by November 15, 2017 Palestine
Gaza Strip: Healthy Adolescence – A Distant Dream

Gaza Strip: Healthy Adolescence – A Distant Dream

This paper looks into the food security and nutrition security situation in Gaza Strip, and
possible consequences on adolescents’ growth and development.

by November 13, 2017 Palestine
Gaza: A Life Worth Living?

Gaza: A Life Worth Living?

Young people in Gaza are finding few prospects for a better life. Anne Paq /ActiveStills On Tuesday, 29 August, Mohannad Younis swallowed a bottle of sleeping pills and ended his life. He was only 22 and seemed to have much going for him. A budding author, he had recently completed a series of short stories and just put the finishing touches on a[Read More…]

by November 11, 2017 Palestine
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas meets with Saudi's King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, November 7, 2017. Photo by Thaer Ganaim

How Saudi Power Play Could Hurt Palestinians

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Mohammad bin Salman’s brash attempt to consolidate power at home and assert primacy abroad will have ramifications far and wide. Some of these will be felt in Palestine, where a shaky reconciliation agreement holds out the best hope in a long time for some relief for two million Palestinians in Gaza after 10 years of isolation imposed by Israel and Egypt. One danger is[Read More…]

by November 10, 2017 Palestine
The Tragic Declaration: Colonial Legacies, Balfour And Israel

The Tragic Declaration: Colonial Legacies, Balfour And Israel

So much after the fact; so much in terms of opportunism gone to seed and destruction. But planned historical calamities tend to be rare.  There are only absurd moments, dastardly opportunities, and tragic convergences.  History is less the outcome of wise deliberation than folly dressed up as reason, occasionally tinged by a touch of malice. On November 2, 1917, the[Read More…]

by November 10, 2017 Palestine
‘Creeping Annexation’: Why Israel Shelved The ‘Greater Jerusalem Law’

‘Creeping Annexation’: Why Israel Shelved The ‘Greater Jerusalem Law’

  The postponing of an Israeli Knesset Bill that would have annexed major illegal Jewish settlements in the West Bank to the Jerusalem municipality is the result of behind-the-scenes US and, possibly, European pressure. But the story of the so-called ‘Greater Jerusalem law’ does not end there. Israel wants to maintain an absolute demographic Jewish majority in Jerusalem, including in[Read More…]

by November 9, 2017 Palestine
Triple Bind: Balfour Explained In Eight Memes

Triple Bind: Balfour Explained In Eight Memes

In 1917, the British government unleashed the Zionist Jewish colonial enterprise that is now Israel. In the process, it meted out on Palestinians destruction, dispossession and oppression that are ongoing to this day. [Watch Al Jazeera English video: 100 Years On: The Balfour Declaration explained] The language used in the document that facilitated this disaster, the Balfour Declaration,is devious and[Read More…]

by November 4, 2017 Palestine
British Treachery: Balfour Declaration vs Hussein-McMahon Agreement

British Treachery: Balfour Declaration vs Hussein-McMahon Agreement

  A look at history assures us that successive British kingdoms/governments up to the present day have a very atrocious history perpetrating brutal terrorism, genocides, ethnic cleansing, war crimes, rapes of women and children, violations of human rights, whole scale destructions, the ugliest racism, betrayals, theft of land and natural resources of all the other countries in the whole world[Read More…]

by November 4, 2017 Palestine
Balfour: Then And Now

Balfour: Then And Now

November 2, is exactly 100 years after the issuance of the Balfour Declaration, the pledge given to the World Zionist Movement in a letter signed by the British Foreign Secretary to support the establishment of a ‘national home’ in the then Ottoman millet of Palestine. Certainly ‘a day of infamy’ for the Palestinian people and their friends around the world,[Read More…]

by November 3, 2017 Palestine
Balfour Declaration: Britain Broke Its Feeble Promise To The Palestinians

Balfour Declaration: Britain Broke Its Feeble Promise To The Palestinians

There is more than a little irony in Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s decision to attend a “celebration” dinner this week in London with his British counterpart, Theresa May, marking the centenary of the Balfour Declaration. Palestinian objections to the 1917 document are well-known. Britain’s Lord Balfour had no right to promise a “national home for the Jewish people” in[Read More…]

by November 2, 2017 Palestine
Balfour’s Shadow

Balfour’s Shadow

David Cronin, Balfour’s Shadow. A Century of British Support for Zionism and Israel, Pluto 2017. In November this year, the British Conservative Party and the Zionists will commemorate the centenary of the Balfour Declaration (BD). For the Palestinians and the Arabs in general, it should be a day of mourning. No historical document has screwed up a region such as[Read More…]

by November 1, 2017 Palestine
Racism, Propaganda And Wars

Racism, Propaganda And Wars

  Co-Written By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese This week, the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, which promoted giving Palestine to the Jewish people, will be celebrated in London. Around the world, there will be protests against it calling for Britain to apologize for the damage it inflicted. Students from the West Bank and Gaza will send letters to the British government[Read More…]

by November 1, 2017 Palestine
The Balfour Declaration Planted Terror In The Middle East!

The Balfour Declaration Planted Terror In The Middle East!

  I believe that there is no political declaration throughout history that has had devastating effects such as the Balfour Declaration. The Balfour Declaration has ignited wars lasting 100 years in addition that it has posed a serious to the entire globe. The evidence is that during the 1973 Arab-Israeli war, The USA and the Soviet Union put their Nuclear[Read More…]

by October 28, 2017 Palestine
How Israel Forces Confessions From Jerusalem Boys

How Israel Forces Confessions From Jerusalem Boys

Israel subjects detained Palestinian children from Jerusalem to “extensive denial of their rights,” according to a new report. The mistreatment of child detainees is part of a wider policy “aimed at encouraging Palestinian residents to leave the city,” the Israeli rights groups B’Tselem and HaMoked state. These violations include physical abuse, sometimes amounting to torture, and other means of coercing children, usually suspected of throwing[Read More…]

by October 28, 2017 Palestine
Granting Palestinians The Right To Work Can Salvage Lebanon’s Economy

Granting Palestinians The Right To Work Can Salvage Lebanon’s Economy

With every Palestinian birth in Lebanon the resolve for Full Return deepens. (Image by Wikipedia)   Permission   Details   DMCA  [Part 1: Is Lebanon’s economy heading for free-fall?] Part 2: Granting Palestinians the right to work can salvage Lebanon’s economy: Palestinian refugees in Lebanon, the offspring of nearly 800,000 ethnically cleansed from their homes in Palestine during the 1948-50 Nakba, are today[Read More…]

by October 27, 2017 Palestine
The projection room at al-Assi cinema.

Photo Essay: Palestine’s Disappearing Cinemas

One by one, Palestine’s classic cinemas are being erased. Municipal bulldozers razed Nablus’ al-Assi cinema in late June after the abandoned property was purchased from its owners. It was the second Palestinian cinema in the West Bank to be demolished in less than a year, after Cinema Jenin was razed last December. Al-Assi, which opened in the early 1950s, was shuttered[Read More…]

by October 27, 2017 Palestine
16 Million-Strong Organization In India Joins The BDS Movement

16 Million-Strong Organization In India Joins The BDS Movement

  Earlier this month, the largest national organization representing farmers and agricultural workers in India, All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS), has announced that it has joined the BDS movement. AIKS is is spread across 21 states in India and is over 16 million members strong. AIKS has resolved to: Endorse the call for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel until it complies[Read More…]

by October 27, 2017 Palestine
This Is Not National Unity: Hamas And Fatah Must Transform To Speak On Behalf Of Palestinians

This Is Not National Unity: Hamas And Fatah Must Transform To Speak On Behalf Of Palestinians

  The reconciliation agreement signed between rival Palestinian parties, Hamas and Fatah, in Cairo on October 12 was not a national unity accord – at least, not yet. For the latter to be achieved, the agreement would have to make the interests of the Palestinian people a priority, above factional agendas. The leadership crisis in Palestine is not new. It[Read More…]

by October 25, 2017 Palestine
Confronting The West With Its Responsibilities Is Essential!

Confronting The West With Its Responsibilities Is Essential!

  The West has a black history in the middle east that must be recognised. In 1916, Arabs joined the allied forces but deceived.The victorious  western powers divided the region as they wished without any consideration to the peoples’ will. Then  completed  this crime by planting the state of Israel, which since day one spread state terrorism throughout the region.[Read More…]

by October 25, 2017 Palestine
Shattered Glass Houses of Zionist Pawns

Shattered Glass Houses of Zionist Pawns

“People who live in glass houses should not throw stones.” Proverb Western governments that have servilely abrogated to a foreign power, i.e. Israel, their responsibilities to uphold international law can no longer claim national sovereignty nor a moral high-ground. These states have become bystanders to Israeli war crimes and genocide and are corrupt mouthpieces parroting Zionist platitudes that undermine Palestinian[Read More…]

by October 16, 2017 Palestine
Hamas's new deputy leader Salah al-Aruri (seated L) and Fatah's Azzam al-Ahmad (seated R) sign a reconciliation deal in Cairo on October 12, 2017, as the two rival Palestinian movements ended their decade-long split following negotiations overseen by Egypt. Under the agreement, the West Bank-based Palestinian Authority is to resume full control of the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip by December 1, according to a statement from Egypt's government. . Photo by STR

Much Optimism, Little Confidence In Hamas-Fatah Deal

It was with almost unseemly haste that Fatah and Hamas, the two main Palestinian factions, announced that they had reached a preliminary unity agreement in Cairo on 12 October, after two days of negotiations. The deal has been greeted with some fanfare. Mahmoud Abbas, head of Fatah and the Palestinian Authority, called it “a declaration of the end to division and a return to national Palestinian[Read More…]

by October 14, 2017 Palestine
FILE PHOTO: Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah (R) and Hamas Chief Ismail Haniyeh hold hands in Gaza City October 2, 2017. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/File Photo

Hamas Can Achieve The Right To Work For Palestinians In Lebanon By Reconciling With Fatah And Iran

  Damascus: Despite the 12/12/2017 announcement by rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah that a deal has been agreed to during this month’s Cairo Reconciliation talks and that details would be announced later, it is doubtful that substantive progress will result. Or that this time the results will differ much from the preceding half-dozen still-born ones over the past decade. When[Read More…]

by October 14, 2017 Palestine
What Is Behind The Hamas-Fatah Reconciliation?

What Is Behind The Hamas-Fatah Reconciliation?

  Egypt’s enthusiasm to arbitrate between feuding Palestinian factions, Hamas and Fatah, is not the outcome of a sudden awakening of conscience. Cairo has, in fact, played a destructive role in manipulating Palestinian division to its favor, while keeping the Rafah border crossing under lock and key. However, the Egyptian leadership is clearly operating in coordination with Israel and the[Read More…]

by October 12, 2017 Palestine
The Balfour Declaration Destroyed Palestine, Not The Palestinian People

The Balfour Declaration Destroyed Palestine, Not The Palestinian People

  Some promises are made and kept; others disavowed. But the ‘promise’ made by Arthur James Balfour in what became known as the ‘Balfour Declaration’ to the leaders of the Zionist Jewish community in Britain one hundred years ago, was only honored in part: it established a state for the Jews and attempted to destroy the Palestinian nation. In fact,[Read More…]

by October 10, 2017 Palestine
The Fight Ahead: 13 Questions About The Origins, Objectives And War On BDS 

The Fight Ahead: 13 Questions About The Origins, Objectives And War On BDS 

  BDS stands for ‘Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions’. The BDS Movement was the outcome of several events that shaped the Palestinian national struggle and international solidarity with the Palestinian people following the Second Uprising (Intifada) in 2000. Building on a decades-long tradition of civil disobedience and popular resistance, and invigorated by growing international solidarity with the Palestinian struggle as exhibited[Read More…]

by October 4, 2017 Palestine
Zionism:  The Ideological Cover-Up To Jewish Supremacy

Zionism:  The Ideological Cover-Up To Jewish Supremacy

The benign-sounding term “settler” or “settlement” is used so often in the news without reference to Jewish colonization of Palestine that the world often loses sight of the immoral nature of the Zionist project in Palestine. The term is used to describe Jews moving illegally to the West Bank, and commandeering land that belongs to Palestinians. Waves of Jews moving[Read More…]

by October 2, 2017 Palestine