by Dr Sarah Marusek | reposted from the Middle East Monitor In recent years, Israel has stepped up its campaign to Judaise the holy city of Jerusalem, attempting to create new facts on the ground in an effort to deny Jerusalem’s Palestinian residents any rightful claim to their city and its sacred sites.
By Agence France-Presse | reposted from Raw Story The Roman Catholic church demanded Israeli action Wednesday after suspected Jewish extremists daubed hate graffiti on Vatican-owned offices in annexed Arab east Jerusalem just two weeks before a papal visit.
reposted from: Gaza’s Ark Charlie Andreasson is a member activist of Ship to Gaza – Sweden, a Freedom Flotilla Coalition partner – who is in Gaza cooperating with the Gaza’s Ark project. He writes his personal reflections about the attack on the Ark last Tuesday 29 April 2014 at 3:45 local time.
In an exclusive interview, American officials directly connected to the talks reveal the real reason for the collapse of the negotiations. by: Nahum Barnea | reposted from YNet News
by Dr. Sarah Marusek | reposted from the Middle East Monitor American universities and college campuses have long served as a vibrant front in the struggle for social justice and today they are increasingly providing critical spaces of resistance in the fight against Israeli apartheid and the occupation of Palestine.
Around 5,000 Palestinians languish in some 22 Israeli prisons and detentions. reposted from World Bulletin / News Desk Two hundred Palestinian prisoners started on Thursday an indefinite hunger strike to protest Israel’s administrative detention policy, a rights lawyer said. “Detainees refused food on Thursday and declared a hunger strike,” Jawab Boules, a lawyer with the…
Powerful Israeli settler group set to take charge of projects around the most important Islamic holy site in Jerusalem. by Jonathan Cook | reposted from Al Jazeera Jerusalem – A right-wing Israeli settlement group has been put in charge of two controversial new projects to develop the area around al-Haram al-Sharif, or Noble Sanctuary, the compound of holy sites…
reposted from Russia Today Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas must choose either peace with Israel or an alliance with Hamas, but he cannot have both, Israel’s PM has said. His comments come after the Palestinian Authority restarted talks on a unity government with Hamas.
By DANIEL ESTRIN and JOSEF FEDERMAN | reposted from Associated Press BEIT UMAR, West Bank (AP) — The boys were both 15, with the crackly voices and awkward peach fuzz of adolescence. They lived just a few minutes away from one another in the West Bank. And both were accused of throwing stones at vehicles,…
by Juan Cole | reposted from Informed Comment One of the common assertions one finds in Zionist propaganda is that there “was never any Palestine.” This odd allegation is simply not true. Palestine has been used for a very long time to refer to the geographical area south of Sidon and north of the Sinai….