Posts Tagged ‘Palestine’

Imam Khamenei: Palestine Index of Muslim Unity

35.10.2021 By Staff, Agencies Leader of the Islamic Revolution His Eminence Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei described the issue of Palestine as the main index of unity among the Islamic nations, saying if Muslim unity is realized, then the Palestinian issue will be resolved in the best way. Imam Khamenei received the participants in the 35th […]

A Giant Leap for Palestine? Stay tuned!

Celebrating the path of resistance for the Palestinian people Image: Poster behind writer and activist Khaled Barakat says: “Vietnam — Palestine.” [courtesy of Khaled Barakat] In the interview below, Palestinian writer, researcher and activist Khaled Barakat, co-organizer of Masar Badil (The Alternative Palestinian Path Conference: Towards a new revolutionary commitment, Madrid, Spain, October-November 2021), says: We are confident […]

Shin Bet to reveal payments made to Palestine collaborator

Following a request by the Palestinian Authority (PA), Israeli internal security agency Shin Bet will reveal payments made to a Palestinian collaborator, Quds Net News Agency reported on Friday. Quds Net News Agency disclosed that the Israeli District Court in Jerusalem took the decision at the beginning of the month. This came after the collaborator […]

More Palestine prisoners to join hunger strike

More Palestinian prisoners will join the hunger strike in Israeli jails should the Israel Prison Service (IPS) not meet their demands and lift its sanctions, Quds Press reported on Friday. According to a statement issued by the Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS), Quds Press said that the “resistance programme” for the prisoners inside Israeli jails “is […]

Palestine in my imagination

I was born in UAE in 1995 and the 12 summers I spent there passed darn fast. As a child, I was eager to visit Palestine, where my mother is from. I wanted to pray at the Al-Aqsa mosque, eat grapes in Al-Khalil, enjoy knafeh (a sugary bright orange dessert) in Nablus, and visit my […]

Hamas welcomes UNESCO pro- Palestine resolutions 

Hamas yesterday welcomed two resolutions adopted by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) in favour of Palestine at the 212th session of its executive board held in Paris. The Palestinian Foreign Ministry in Gaza said the resolutions on occupied Palestine and cultural and educational institutions were unanimously adopted by members of the organisation’s […]

For Democratic leaders, and Tom Cotton too, Lapid is a rock star who says nothing about Palestine

The big news on our issue in Washington is that Benjamin Netanyahu is gone, and Joe Biden and the Israel lobby are celebrating. Yair Lapid, the foreign minister and alt-PM in the new Naftali Bennett government, came to Washington this week and was treated like a rock star by the lobby. Here at last is […]

Racial Justice Vs. The Israel Lobby: When Being Pro-Palestine Becomes the New Normal

October 6, 2021 From left, Rep. Rashida Tlaib, Rep. Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Rep. Ayanna Pressley. (Photo: video grab) By Ramzy Baroud There is an unmistakable shift in American politics regarding Palestine and Israel, a change that is inspired by the way in which many Americans, especially the youth, view the Palestinian struggle and the […]

Bowman says voting for extra Iron Dome funding won’t stop him from fighting for Palestine

In a recent interview, Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-NY) insisted that his Iron Dome vote doesn’t mean he will stop speaking out about Palestine. Bowman was a guest on The Mehdi Hasan Show, where the MSNBC host asked him about last month’s vote to give Israel an extra $1 billion to fund its missile defense system. […]

Palestine is not a quagmire

Palestine is not a minefield. Palestine is not complicated. Palestine is not a morass. Palestine is not tricky. Palestine is not a quagmire. Palestine is not almost impossible to navigate.  Israel systematically abuses millions of Palestinians simply because they’re not what the state defines as Jewish.  Israel came into existence through a massive program of […]

Professors fight to defend Palestine and protect academic freedom

Two upcoming sets of statutory grievance hearings at San Francisco State University (SFSU) could have nationwide impact on academic freedom, the rights of faculty, and student access to education regarding Palestinian narratives. On 9/30, from 10-4pm PST, Professors Rabab Abdulhadi and Tomomi Kinukawa will seek redress for the cancellation of “Whose Narratives?”, a virtual open classroom […]

California school shut down student Palestine meeting after complaints from ADL

There have been multiple pro-Israel events organized at Orange County School of the Arts (OCSA) and the administration has never objected. However, things went much differently when a group of students tried to set up a meeting about Palestine in May. “We have a club called Building Bridges, and it specializes or its main goal […]

Support rising for journalist sacked for joining pro-Palestine protest in Germany

Nearly 400 journalists, academics, and cultural figures signed a letter of solidarity with journalist Nemi El-Hassan, after she was axed by Germany’s WDR channel for attending a Palestinian solidarity demonstration in 2014. Twenty-eight-year-old El-Hassan attended the Al-Quds march in solidarity with Palestinians in 2014, when she was 20 years old. After a photo emerged of […]

Palestine tourism revenue continues to fall 

Palestine’s tourism revenue has continued to fall due to the coronavirus pandemic, officials have confirmed. There was an estimated loss of $1.5 billion last year, they added on World Tourism Day. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) and the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities the impact of the pandemic on the tourism […]

From Glorious Millennia to Death and Destruction: Zionists Rewrite Palestine’s Story

September 20th, 2021 The Zionist narrative is arguably responsible for the welcoming and forgiving attitude the entire world has towards the horrendous, unforgivable crimes committed by Israel since its founding in 1948. By Miko Peled Source PALESTINE — As these words were being written, the final two Palestinian freedom prisoners who escaped from Gilboa Prison were caught by […]

Political Economy of Palestine: Critical, Interdisciplinary and Decolonial Perspectives

The decolonial approach in this collection of studies offers an important and at times over looked perspective of how Palestinians have become ensnared in a settler-colonial and neoliberal project. “Political Economy of Palestine: Critical, Interdisciplinary and Decolonial Perspectives” (Palgrave Macmillan, 2021) illustrates how Palestinians live between erasure and endurance in terms of Israel’s colonial expansion, […]

The Middle East, Palestine and Islamophobia in Canada’s 2021 election 

Though rarely acknowledged in the mainstream media and academia, the Middle East has been playing an outsized role in determining contemporary Canadian elections. Less than two years into his second electoral mandate, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau dissolved parliament on 15 August and called an early election. This was done while his Liberal Party was riding […]

Forensic Architecture victory shows that Palestine censorship must be confronted

Last month the investigative group Forensic Architecture pulled a show from the University of Manchester’s Whitworth Gallery after a statement of solidarity with Palestine was removed. “Forensic Architecture stands with Palestine,” read a statement in the group’s Cloud Studies exhibition. “We believe this liberation struggle is inseparable from other global struggles against racism, white supremacy, […]

Israel ministers to call for more restrictions on Palestine prisoners

A number of Israeli cabinet ministers are planning to ask the committee tasked with probing the Israeli Prisons Service over last week’s jailbreak to put more restrictions on Palestinian prisoners. Al Hodhod news network reported that Israeli Communication Minister Yoaz Hendel intends to put this on the agenda of the cabinet’s next meeting. The conditions under […]

There are parallels between the occupations of Afghanistan and Palestine

The Palestinian public observed keenly the US withdrawal from Afghanistan. For most Palestinians, it represented a window of hope and a major morale boost; if the greatest world power could be defeated then surely the Israeli occupation could be defeated as well. Yet, there was a stark contrast between the response to the withdrawal from […]

Palestine scholars criticise talks, reject normalisation with Israel

The Palestine Scholars Association yesterday criticised holding talks with Israel and rejected the normalisation of ties with the occupation state, stressing that “resistance is the best choice”. During a conference entitled “Resistance Liberates and Oslo Devastates” held in Gaza, the body’s chief Dr Nasim Yassin said: “This wide-scale participation of nobles and elites is proof that […]

The changing role of Palestine in Canadian politics

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 […]

‘Simply put, I call things as they are’: Mohammed El-Kurd on shifting the Western discourse on Palestine

The following interview by the Metras Editorial Board with Palestinian activist Mohammed El-Kurd was originally published in Metras on July 16th, 2021.   Israelis have long oriented their rhetoric towards the West through an intentional program of political propaganda referred to as “hasbara”. In contrast to this, Palestinians have had few comparable successes, and none […]

USA’S TERRORISTS IN AFGHANISTAN, SYRIA, IRAQ; PALESTINE … UK & ISRAELI NUKES

[embedded content]‘The US Trained the Afghan Mujahideen To Produce War Propaganda.’The Aleppo Media Center – funded by the Washington-based Syrian Expatriates Organization, which famously posted videos of Omran Daqneesh – the four-year-old boy who, against his father’s wishes, became a central part of the war propaganda effort.  ‘The person who took the infamous photo of […]

Israel-Palestine: ‘No war, no peace’ apartheid is Bennett’s best case scenario

The Israeli prime minister is first since Golda Meir to propose the racist status quo as a political platform In March 2015, then Israeli economy minister Naftali Bennett during an election campaign gathering in Kibbutz Kfar Etzion in the Gush Etzion settlement in the West Bank (AFP) By Meron Rapoport Published date: 7 September 2021 13:02 UTC  […]

Academic freedom in Palestine: a conversation with Imad Barghouthi

Meeting Imad A. Barghouthi is among those life experiences you are bound to remember. Imad is one of Palestine’s most prominent scientists; a Professor of Plasma Physics at Al Quds University and a loving husband and father of five. But it is his personality that will instantly strike you. Imad is an out-of-the-box thinker, both […]

No, COVID-19 cases aren’t going up in vaccinated Israel and down in unvaccinated Palestine

In the past few weeks you may have seen Israel and Palestine in the headlines for an unexpected cause: anti-vaccination and anti-masking advocates have circulated misleading or outright false claims about inoculation and infection rates. The claims made it to the wide corners of the internet, including an account belonging to a notable retired physician, […]

Pro-Palestine political advocacy groups are building political power in Washington D.C.

Subscribe: Overcast / Apple / Google / Spotify / Stitcher / TuneIn / Deezer Just a few years ago the idea of a pro-Palestine political action group in Washington D.C. seemed ridiculous. But U.S. politics around Palestine are shifting and a number of political advocacy groups have sprung up recently. The latest grows out of […]

Palestine’s Africa Dichotomy: Is Israel Really ‘Winning’ Africa? 

The decision by the African Union Commission, on July 22, to grant Israel observer status membership in the AU was the culmination of years of relentless Israeli efforts aimed at co-opting Africa’s largest political institution. Why is Israel so keen on penetrating Africa? What made African countries finally succumb to Israeli pressure and lobbying? To […]

Jewish Nation-State & Occupied Palestine Are Humanity’s Black Holes

Israel’s 700 Kilometre Wall, 85% of which Falls Within the Illegally Occupied West Bank, Divides the Jewish Nation-State from Occupied Palestine The experience is a jarring one to stare for even a moment at the scene of the Jewish Nation-State & Occupied Palestinian Territories inextricably joined together; as if one were viewing through a telescope […]

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