Posts Tagged ‘Palestine’

Palestine Welcomes Decision To Investigate Israeli Violations

Above Photo: An Independent Commission Will Look Into Israeli Violations Of Humanitarian And International Human Rights Law In The Palestinian Territories Since April 13. On Thursday, Palestine welcomed a decision by the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNCHR) to form an independent international commission to investigate Israeli violations of Palestinian rights. The Palestinian Ministry of […]

The Massachusetts Coalition for Health Equity stands with Palestine: A call to action

Editor’s Note: Last month The Scientific American removed an op-ed calling for solidarity with Palestinians from its website after the magazine was targeted by pro-Israel groups. The Massachusetts Coalition for Health Equity have released a public statement on behalf of 400 medical, public health, and community leaders to Scientific American, in solidarity with the authors […]

Family Separation Law: Israel’s Demographic War on Palestine Intensifies

July 14, 2021 Palestinians waiting at Qalandia Checkpoint (Photo: Patrick Edgar, Supplied) By Ramzy Baroud When the Israeli Knesset (parliament) failed to renew what is commonly referred to as the Family Reunification Law, news reports and analyses misrepresented the story altogether. The even split of 59 MKs voting in favor of the law and 59 against it gave […]

Israel’s demographic war on Palestine intensifies

When the Israeli Knesset (parliament) failed to renew what is commonly referred to as the Family Reunification Law, news reports and analyses misrepresented the story altogether. The even split of 59 MKs voting in favor of the law and 59 against it gave the erroneous impression that Israeli lawmakers are equally divided over the right […]

Screen Shots: State violence on camera in Israel and Palestine

The following is excerpted from Screen Shots: State Violence on Camera in Israel and Palestine by Rebecca L. Stein, published by Stanford University Press, ©2021 by the Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University. All Rights Reserved.  On 24 March 2016, a Palestinian was lethally shot by an Israeli soldier in downtown Hebron, in the occupied […]

The challenge, and opportunity, of boycott campaigns in the occupied lands of Palestine

Editor’s Note: A version of this article was originally published in Arabic on the Palestinian website Metras. The article sheds light on the specific challenges of carrying out economic boycotts of Israel within the occupied lands of Palestine. It was written in the context of the National Economic Week boycott campaign in Palestine, which took […]

Over 600 scholars and artists call for the dismantling of the apartheid regime in historic Palestine

Ahmed Abbes, mathematician, Director of research in Paris, France Sinan Antoon, New York University, United States John Avery, Writer, Denmark Bertrand Badie, Sciences Po Paris, France Étienne Balibar, Anniversary Chair of Modern European Philosophy, Kingston University London, United Kingdom Anthony Barnett, Writer, United Kingdom Edmond Baudoin, Auteur de bandes dessinées, France George Bisharat, UC Hastings […]

Yale student council condemns ‘ethnic cleansing’ and ‘apartheid’ in Palestine

The Yale College Council, the undergraduate student body at the school, has voted to endorse a statement condemning ethnic cleansing in Palestine. The statement was originally authored last month by the campus group Yalies 4 Palestine. “As Yale students, we condemn the injustice, genocide, and ethnic cleansingoccurring in Palestine,” reads the statement. “We emphasize – […]

Alan Duncan’s political diary inspires — but he could do more for Palestine

In his recently published diary the Conservative politician and former Minister Sir Alan Duncan, denounces in forthright terms his own Government’s appalling acquiescence in Israel’s oppression of the Palestinians, and its damaging interference in Britain’s internal affairs through lobby groups, especially Conservative Friends of Israel (CFI). At the same time, his diary shows a disappointing […]

Don’t look away from Palestine

If there was only one tiny sliver of hope that emerged after the horrors that Israel inflicted on the Palestinians last month, it was a new sense of unity among the people of Palestine themselves. And the global solidarity movement for Palestinian rights received a major boost too. On our streets, on our social media […]

German Media Giant Tells Pro-Palestine Staff to Find Another Job

(MEMO) The CEO of Axel Springer, a Berlin-based agency, told the company’s 16,000 employees to find another job if they have a problem with an Israeli flag being posted outside the largest digital publishing house of Europe. Several staff reportedly complained when the company raised an Israeli flag at its headquarters during the 11 days […]

Report: UAE company cracks down on pro-Palestine workers in Canada

The Dubai Ports World (DP World) has recently sent out notices delivering a three-day suspension to 94 port workers who respected a Block the Boat community picket against the Israeli Zim Volans ship in Prince Rupert, northern British Columbia, and refused to unload the vessel. Mondoweiss news site said DP World, owned by state-owned Dubai […]

Recognizing and resisting slow violence in Palestine

As Palestine slowly recedes into the background again, I’ve found myself thinking a lot about slow, obscured, daily violence and the ways that Israel’s military assaults on Gaza breed more death and injury long after the bombs stop falling.   There are moments that Israel commits extraordinary, exceptional violence against the Palestinian people like the assault […]

Seattle teachers stand with Palestine

In response to the ongoing Israeli colonization, occupation and bombardment of Gaza, the West Bank and East Jerusalem, on June 14th, 2021, Seattle Education Association (SEA) Representatives passed a New Business Item (NBI) in solidarity with the People of Palestine. Rooted in the principles of justice, human rights, and equality, the recommendation endorses the Palestinian […]

MC Abdul – Palestine

[embedded content]… MC Abdul is a young Palestinian rapper, aged 12. “This past week has been very tough for my home, Gaza City. I just want the world to know about the situation in Palestine. “Music is what keeps me going.” Source 00

Unsettling 1948: A Review of Shay Hazkani’s ‘Dear Palestine’

DEAR PALESTINEA Social History of the 1948 Warby Shay Hazkani352 pp. Stanford University Press $28.00 “History as well as life itself is complicated — neither life nor history is an enterprise for those who seek simplicity and consistency,” wrote Jared Diamond in Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed. This quote would make a […]

’48 Palestine after the Unity Uprising

So where are the Palestinian voices in mainstream media? Mondoweiss covers the full picture of the struggle for justice in Palestine. Read by tens of thousands of people each month, our truth-telling journalism is an essential counterweight to the propaganda that passes for news in mainstream and legacy media. Our news and analysis is available […]

Netherlands art institute cracks down on free speech for Palestine — and seizes watermelon banner

Artists, tutors and co-activists at Piet Zwart Institute (PZI), a masters in fine art institution in Rotterdam, lately turned to the freedoms of artistic expression to fight on-campus censorship of Israeli actions. Not knowing the extent of the fight yet to be had on their campus, a group of artist-activists at PZI mobilised after the […]

Israel to transfer 1m covid vaccines to Palestine in exchange deal

The new Israeli government said it would transfer over a million Pfizer coronavirus vaccines to Palestine on condition of having the same number returned later this year, local media reported. The deal would see the Palestinian Authorithy (PA) providing Israel with doses when it receives its share from the pharmaceutical company in September or October. […]

Over 16,000 Artists Sign Letter In Solidarity With Palestine

‘This is not a conflict: this is apartheid.’ Over 16,000 artists, including hundreds of Palestinian artists, six Academy Award winners, and eight Pulitzer Prize winning writers, have signed a letter denouncing Israel’s apartheid system and calling on countries “to cut trade, economic and cultural relations.” Over 16,000 artists have signed their names in support of […]

On Nasser’s Fight for Arabic Independence and a Free Palestine

Cynthia Chung June 15, 2021 Nasser became the catalyst for an Arab Revolution for independence, a revolution that remains yet to be finished, Cynthia Chung writes. In the 1950s the so-called enemy of the West was not only Moscow but the Third World’s emerging nationalists, from Gamal Abdel Nasser in Egypt to Mohammed Mossadegh in Iran. The […]

Thousands gather in London to urge G7 support for Palestine

Thousands of pro-Palestine protesters gathered in London on Saturday calling on the Group of Seven (G7) leaders to support Palestinian rights. The protest formed part of the “Resist G7 Day of Action for International Justice” organised by a coalition of groups calling on the G7 nations to “end all military-security cooperation with Israel, and employ […]

Palestine condemns Israel’s plan to build 534 new settlement units

The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs yesterday condemned Israel’s plan to build 534 new settlement units in the northern occupied West Bank, Anadolu reported. “The Palestinian Foreign Ministry condemns in the strongest terms the expansionist colonial settlement project, which targets the entire area south of Nablus,” the ministry said in a statement, adding that “the […]

On ‘conflict’, ‘peace’ and ‘genocide’: Time for new language on Palestine and Israel

On 25 May, famous US actor Mark Ruffalo tweeted an apology for suggesting that Israel is committing “genocide” in Gaza. “I have reflected and wanted to apologise for posts during the recent Israel/Hamas fighting that suggested Israel is committing ‘genocide’,” Ruffalo wrote, adding: “It’s not accurate, it’s inflammatory, disrespectful and is being used to justify […]

Israel army: ‘We failed to prevent Palestine resistance from launching rockets’

Chief of Staff of the Israel Defence Forces Aviv Kochavi recognised last week that Israel failed to prevent Palestinian resistance in Gaza from launching rockets and mortar shells during the 11-day Israeli offensive on the besieged enclave, the Times of Israel reported. Speaking at a conference commemorating former Chief of Staff Amnon Lipkin-Shahak, at the […]

Nasrallah: Gaza’s victory paves the way for the total Liberation of Palestine (full speech)

Date: 9 June 2021 Author: lecridespeuples Speech by Hezbollah Secretary General Sayed Hassan Nasrallah on May 25, 2021, on the occasion of the 21st anniversary of the Liberation of Lebanon. Note: This is not a literal translation of Nasrallah’s speech, but a detailed summary of its content. Source: video.moqawama.org Translation: resistancenews.org Transcript: Praise be to God. Greetings on the […]

Our ancestors are calling, they said it’s time to free Palestine

My connection to Palestine has always been somewhat of a beautifully tragic one. When I think of Palestine it quite literally feels like my heart is being torn to pieces. I grew up filled with pride for my homeland, but was raised to be proud in secret as a form of self-protection. My identity as […]

‘Facing History,’ a global resource for educators, leaves out Palestine

“Facing History and Ourselves“, an educational and professional development organization that uses the “lessons of history to challenge teachers and their students to stand up to bigotry and hate,” is an incredibly rich resource for educators as long as they’re not looking for teaching materials on Palestine, and are not questioning Zionism. The global non-profit […]

Palestine activists protest Duty Free Americas funding of illegal Israeli settlements

This week a group of Palestine activists gathered in front of Duty Free Americas headquarters in Hollywood, Florida to protest the company’s connection to illegal Israeli settlements. “As we witness the horrifying violence against the Palestinian people at the hands of the Israeli government and settlers, we demand that Duty Free Americas stop funding Israeli […]

Palestine – Liberation By Any Means Necessary

The Palestinian cause has been reborn, stronger than ever, following an uprising throughout Palestine in reaction to Israeli aggression against the people of Jerusalem during the Holy Month of Ramadan. After attacks on worshippers at the al-Aqsa Mosque compound, coupled with violent attacks on Palestinians throughout Jerusalem and the threats to ethnically cleanse the East […]

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