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….
by Chris Carlson | reposted from IMEMC The chief Palestinian negotiator in current Mideast peace talks called Israel’s decision to stop tax money transfers “piracy”, Al Ray reports from Gaza. Saeb Erekat said, Friday, “The Israeli decision to withhold these funds is piracy… it cannot be maintained,” according to a report by the Associated Press (AP).
Friday, April 4 2014 – In response to the call from the Popular Committees of Palestine, protests against US military aid to the Israeli occupation will be held in cities across the US and around the world on America’s Tax Day: Tuesday, April 15th.
By Nir Hasson and Barak Ravid | reposted from Ha’aretz The Israel Lands Authority published a tender for 708 residential units in Gilo on Tuesday, just hours after reports that a deal with the U.S. on a settlement freeze for spy Jonathan Pollard’s release was close to being sealed.
by David Zirin | reposted from The Nation Their names are Jawhar Nasser Jawhar, 19, and Adam Abd al-Raouf Halabiya, 17. They were once soccer players in the West Bank. Now they are never going to play sports again. Jawhar and Adam were on their way home from a training session in the Faisal al-Husseini Stadium on…
Israel’s right wing politicians and religious extremists are eyeing al-Aqsa for annexation By Ramzy Baroud | reposted from Al-Jazeera English 6 March 2014 It was on February 25, 1994, that US-born Jewish extremist Baruch Goldstein stormed into the Ibrahimi Mosque in the Palestinian city of al-Khalil (Hebron) and opened fire. The aim was to kill as…
For years, Israel has been doing everything possible to encroach upon the third holiest site in Islam, restricting Muslims from worshiping there and enabling fanatical Jews to use the space with a view to gaining a foothold and expanding it, and eventually expelling the Muslim Palestinian presence. The Free Palestine Movement is accredited to the…
reposted from Al Arabiya AFP, Cairo Wednesday, 5 March 2014 Egypt detained and deported Northern Irish Nobel Laureate and peace activist Mairead Maguire on Wednesday after she tried to enter the country, she and airport officials said. She had intended to join a delegation of activists going to the neighboring Palestinian Gaza Strip on Thursday.
by Dr. Sarah Marusek | reposted from the Middle East Monitor US Secretary of State John Kerry is proposing for the Palestinians to establish the capital of a future Palestinian state in Beit Hanina instead of all of occupied East Jerusalem, which Israel captured in the 1967 war, Palestinian Al-Quds newspaper reported on Wednesday.
reposted from Ma’an News JERUSALEM (Ma’an) — Israeli forces and civil administration officers issued demolition and eviction orders to 40 Palestinian families in East Jerusalem late Sunday.