Israel using Ahed Tamimi case to warn children who dare to dream

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Ahed Tamimi, a teenager from Nabi Saleh village in Palestine, rang in the New Year under Israeli detention. She joined over 300 Palestinian child prisoners who are under Israeli government’s detention. Israel’s targeting of the young and the outspoken is nothing new. After all who can forget the image of Muhammed Al-Durrah who was shot multiple times during the second Intifada, as he lay on the side of a pavement in his father’s arms. Specifically targeting young and vulnerable ...

Yara al-Wazir

Israel approves 240 east Jerusalem settler homes

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Israeli authorities on Wednesday approved building permits for 240 new homes in settlement neighborhoods in Jerusalem’s eastern sector, Deputy Mayor Meir Turjeman told AFP.A city planning committee approved 90 units in Gilo and another 150 in Ramat Shlomo, Turjeman said, the latest in a series of moves to enhance Jewish presence in the contested Israeli-annexed Palestinian sector of the city.Turjeman noted the committee also approved 44 units for Palestinians in their neighborhood of Beit ...

Palestine: To survive is to conquer?

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

A hundred years ago on 2nd November 1917, British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour announced that his government considered “with favor the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people” while emphasizing that “ nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine”.By promising everything and nothing, London was at the epicenter of a geopolitical earthquake whose aftershocks are felt ...

Christian Chesnot

Who really ‘made the desert bloom’: The demographic war underway in Palestine

Monday, 28 August 2017

While many Middle East analysts are busy decrying the defunct “peace process”, a much more conse-quential, yet overlooked issue is taking form across the West Bank and among Palestinian Arab com-munities in Israel. Throughout Palestine there is a decided campaign of ethnic cleansing underway, one house at a time, one village at a time. Palestinian communities living in so-called Area C – nearly 60 percent of the West Bank that has re-mained under total Israeli control after ...

Ramzy Baroud

Israelis mark 50 years since capture of Jerusalem’s old city

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Thousands of Israelis marched through east Jerusalem’s Old City on Wednesday to commemorate 50 years since the Jewish state seized control of it in the Six-Day War.More than 60,000 people were expected to take part in the Jerusalem Day event, culminating in celebrations at the Western Wall, police said, up from between 30,000 to 40,000 in previous years. The wall is the holiest site where Jews can pray.Singing, dancing and waving blue-and-white Israeli flags, crowds of mainly religious ...

Palestine retold: Who’s afraid of the Nakba?

Thursday, 20 April 2017

A few but significant voices among Israelis and Jewish intellectuals around the world are daring to re-examine Israel’s past. They are rightly confronting a version of history that has been accepted in Israel and the West as the uncontested truth behind Israel’s birth in 1948, the military occupation of what remained of Palestine in 1967, and every other historical juncture before, during and after these significant dates. These intellectuals – historians, journalists and ...

Ramzy Baroud

Israeli police begin evacuation of settler homes in West Bank

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Israeli police on Tuesday began removing residents and protesters from nine West Bank settler homes set to be demolished under a Supreme Court ruling.The homes in the Ofra settlement – a symbol of Jewish settler defiance to international concerns – were found to have been built on private Palestinian land and ordered razed by March 5.On Tuesday police were entering the homes and removing young protesters one at a time, an AFP reporter said. One youth was arrested for attacking ...

Israeli occupation in the dock as much as Sergeant Azaria

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

This killing should not have caught anyone by surprise, considering the ample evidence of similar gross violations of Palestinians’ human rights

Yossi Mekelberg

Israeli group urges end of Palestine occupation

Saturday, 15 October 2016

An Israeli human rights group urged the UN Security Council to take decisive action now to end the country’s occupation of Palestine

Palestinian stabs Israeli man in Tel Aviv, arrested

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Israeli police said the assailant was a 17-year-old from the occupied Palestinian territories

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