Posts Tagged ‘Palestine’

Live from quarantined Palestine, it’s Radio Alhara

At a time when countries are closing their borders to contain the spread of the new coronavirus, an internet radio station playing out of Palestine seeks to create community in the absence of physical presence. The project has brought together segregated Palestinians communities, while also amassing a global following. Radio Alhara, which means “the neighborhood’s […]

Warren, Van Hollen lead Senators in demanding Trump admin send aid to Palestine amid COVID-19 crisis “Podcast Ep 16: Gaza physicians ‘brace for impact,’ Electronic Intifada, March 24, 2020 by Nora Barrows-Friedman “The first two cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, have been confirmed in the Gaza Strip. “Palestinians in the West Bank are on lockdown, compounded by the Israeli military occupation. “Meanwhile, two million Palestinians […]

Watch: Yumna Patel on the coronavirus outbreak in Palestine

Yesterday, Mondoweiss Palestine correspondent, Yumna Patel, joined Phil Weiss and Dave Reed to give us an update on the coronavirus outbreak in Palestine. Yumna is based in Bethlehem, the epicenter of the outbreak in the occupied West Bank. Sign up for our coronavirus special coverage newsletter, with weekly on-the-ground dispatches from Yumna, here: Source Article from […]

Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in Palestine (05 – 11 March 2020)

Israeli violations of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territory 05 – 11 March 2020 Palestinian child killed and 14 civilians injured, including a journalist in excessive use of force by Israeli occupation forces against Palestinians at al-‘Arma Mountain in Nablus 6 Palestinians wounded by IOF in Qalqilyah, occupied East Jerusalem and Ramallah 9 shootings […]

‘NYT’ practices journalistic apartheid in reporting on coronavirus in Israel and Palestine

The New York Times today published an awful article on the coronavirus crisis, focusing only on its impact on Israel’s post-election maneuvering, barely mentioning the threat to Palestinians in the Occupied West Bank, and leaving out Gaza entirely. Isabel Kershner rattles on at length about how Benjamin Netanyahu is using the crisis to show decisiveness, […]

With 29 cases in Palestine, government steps up efforts to contain coronavirus

Palestinians are holding their breath as they wait to see if the Palestinian Authority’s desperate attempts to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) to the city of Bethlehem is working. Panic grew on Monday after the Palestinian Ministry of Health announced that there was one confirmed case of the virus in the northern […]

Palestine Writes announces postponement due to Coronavirus

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the postponement of Palestine Writes Literature Festival, which was set to take place the weekend of March 27-29, 2020 in New York City. Given the global uncertainty and concern surrounding the rapid spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), we must prioritize the safety and well-being of our speakers, attendees, […]

Palestine and Trump’s “Peace to Prosperity” Plan

Trump’s “Peace to Prosperity” Plan, was officially unveiled, on 28 January, 2020, at the White House, by both American President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The Plan, also known as “Deal of the Century”, dealt with a number of important issues but concentrated on three aspects: political, security and economic affairs. Out […]

Bloomberg’s comments about the Arab world, Palestine exhibit ignorance

We had a sneak peek into what a President Bloomberg’s foreign policy might look like in South Carolina — and it wasn’t great (REUTERS) As Bernie Sanders said, we need to start being a little more honest about American foreign policy by Ahmed Twaij reposted from the Independent Dogged by a historical record of sexist […]

How Bernie Sanders Became a Fighter for Palestine — With the Democratic primary in full swing, the outlines of public debate are pretty much entrenched.  Common wisdom on the left says that all of the candidates are bad on Palestine except for Bernie Sanders.  Despite some problems, pundits declare, Sanders is still the best.  Is the statement true, though, or is it a convenient […]

Tal’at: a feminist movement that is redefining liberation and reimagining Palestine

“There is no free homeland without free women” reverberated across Palestinian communities last September when thousands of Palestinian women took to the streets in 12 villages, towns and cities across the world in what was the launch of Tal’at, a Palestinian feminist movement. Tal’at means stepping out in Arabic. Choosing the streets as their space […]

‘We gave up on historic Palestine in exchange for nothing’

“We need to wake up and change our strategy, to unite our struggle,” says Bassem Tamimi, a veteran Palestinian activist and father of Ahed Tamimi, as he sits in his Nabi Saleh home in the occupied West Bank. Tamimi, who was born in 1967 and has only ever known military occupation, was jailed during the […]

Resistance, Referendum Only Viable Solution to Palestine Issue: Iran’s FM Zarif

February 18, 2020 Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the only viable solution to the decades-long Israeli-Palestinian conflict lies in taking the path of resistance and a popular vote, rather than the US-devised Middle East proposal that seeks to bolster Israeli hold on occupied land at the expense of Palestinian rights. Zarif made the […]

What Valentine’s Day Means In Gaza, Palestine

Hani and his daughter at the beach in Gaza, one of the most beautiful yet most polluted Mediterranean coastlines Hani Almadhoun’s reflection on Valentine’s Day and what it means for Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip by Hani Almadhoun reposted from UNRWA If you grew up in Palestine like I did, you knew it was […]

Today, Palestine calls for real peace plan, not Trump’s arrogant sham

Longing for a genuine peace plan: Palestinian demonstrators protest in al-Mughayyir village near Ramallah, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, January 3, 2020. At the UN today, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says: Give peace, not apartheid, a chance, and offers a serious proposal to achieve a just and lasting peace in the Mideast – a peace […]

How the U.S. made Palestine the exception to the rules of peacemaking

“Blind Spot: America and the Palestinians, from Balfour to Trump,” by Khaled Elgindy, Brookings Institution Press, 2019, 323 pages. Palestinians knew well before U.S. President Donald Trump announced the “Deal of the Century” that his proposed “peace plan” would be a farce. Yet even the most cynical observers could not have predicted how bone-chilling the […]

How do Bernie & Buttigieg stand on Israel-Palestine?

One supports Palestinian human rights. One says he’d keep the $10 million per day flowing to Israel no matter what it does. Which is which? Spoiler alert: 18 pro-Israel billionaires have donated to Buttigieg… by Kathryn Shihadah and Alison Weir For over 70 years, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been the core issue of the Middle […]


Eva Bartlett CONTACT INFO: An independent writer and rights activist with extensive experience in Syria and in the Gaza Strip, where she lived a cumulative three years (from late 2008 to early 2013).  Very pleased to have been a guest on the program “Conversations”, hosted by courageous and principled journalist Tareq Haddad. He writes: […]

“Progressive Except Palestine” groups gang up on Bernie Sanders

Mike Bloomberg and the Democratic Majority for Israel PAC (DMFI) are progressive, except when it comes to the issue of justice for Palestinians. Mike Bloomberg is courting pro-Israel, Jewish voters with AIPAC-type promises to keep Israel great, and progressive positions on everything else. The Democratic Majority for Israel PAC (DMFI) supports similarly PEP (Progressive Except […]

Iran: Trump deal amounts to sellout of Palestine

Press TV – Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman says US President Donald Trump’s initiative for resolution of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict seeks to fully compromise the Palestinian cause. Abbas Mousavi called the scheme “one of the most disgraceful of proposals and initiatives,” saying the US has devised the plan on the basis of ignorance of the Palestinian nation’s rights. […]

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