Thu. Aug 22 2019


Palestinian protesters wave their national flag in Gaza on 4 September (AFP)

Israel's annexation drive requires fighting for justice in one state

A group of former EU ministers recently published a letter in The Guardian warning that the situation in Israel and Palestine is “

Facing the Facts: Israel Cannot Escape ICC Jurisdiction

The Chief Military Advocate General of the Israeli army, Sharon Afek, and the US Department of Defense General Counsel, Paul Ney, shared a platform at the ‘International Conference on the Law of Armed Conflict’, which took place in Her

Military-media: Hamas against Israel

In the latest round of Israeli aggression on Gaza in early May, the Palestinian resistance factions, specifically Hamas, relied more on its media and propaganda system. They took video footage of their armed operations and produced short films, us

Netanyahu's plan is for Palestinians to accept their brutal defeat

I was a student at An-Najah University in the West Bank in 1999 when I was arrested at an Israeli checkpoint for not having a residency permit. During the court case that ensued, the Israeli judge told me that when it came to my punishment, I

Israel’s malign global influence campaigns

For three years after Donald Trump narrowly won 2016’s elections, much of America’s establishment corporate press was obsessed with the “Russiagate” conspiracy theory. This was a relentless deluge of excrement

How a BBC documentary promoted Israel’s narrative about the Gaza protests

A documentary aired recently by the BBC, One Day in Gaza, was produced by award-winning filmmaker Olly Lambert. It covered a day in 2018 of the ongoing protests when Palestinians specifically marked the 70th anniversary

Futility and extortion at the Manama conference

Despite the majority Palestinian national consensus that the Trump plan is a consecration of Israeli occupation policies in its right-wing nationalist-religious form, Trump’s tripartite party, made up of Kushner, Greenblatt and Friedman, alo

Icelandic band Hatari holds up a Palestinian flag sign at Euorvision 2019 in Tel Aviv, during the announcing of results, on May 18, 2019 [twitter]

Eurovision turns out to be a big hit for Palestine

It was the result that nobody predicted: the winner of Eurovision 2019 is… Palestine! Despite the organisers describing the 

On Nakba day, why is Israel hosting Eurovision?

The Eurovision song contest is to be held at the Expo Centre in Tel Aviv from 14 to 18 May. Forty one countries are represented, and an estimated 200 million people will watch the four-day event, a huge boost for the standing of

After 71 years, Abu Ibrahim still hopes to return to his home

Ever since 1948, Abu Ibrahim has been waiting to return to the simple house that he and his father built in their village which was occupied by nascent Israeli occupation forces and turned into a moshav agricultural settlement.

Some 800,000 Palestinians were forcefully expelled from their homes and land when Israel was founded in 1948 [File: Reuters/Ali Hashisho]

The return of Palestinian refugees is quite possible

Еvery year, a day after Israel marks its independence day on May 14, we commemorate with sadness and nostalgia the 

Why supporters of the Palestinian people are marching in London on the 11th of May

It is not 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60 or 70 years since the Nakba, the Palestinian people’s Catastrophe. This year the Palestinians will be marking the 71st year since their dispossession and the creation of Apartheid state, Israel, in

Has Israel already annexed the West Bank?

Ramallah, occupied West Bank - While the international community and media created an uproar when Israeli Prime Minister 

Political and military readings of the Israel attack on Gaza

The latest Israeli attack on Gaza took place between 3-5 May as the Israeli killing machine continued to target peaceful demonstrators on the Gaza border as part of the Great Return Marches on one hand, and because of its conti

Israel’s Eurovision flop

The Eurovision song contest is set to take place in Israel later this month. The Israeli government is 

Why Palestinian prisoners choose hunger strike as a resistance strategy

One of the many ways in which Israel seeks to oppress and control the Palestinian population is by imprisoning those who lead the resistance to its occupation and settler colonialist project. In Palestine, a Palestinian pri

Twitter may have been bought by Israel

Palestinian accounts get suspended on social media platforms all the time. Twitter suspensions and deletions are clearly noticeable.   Palestinian Voices is an upcoming news outlet run by young people, th

PA salary cuts leave Gaza employees unable to cope

Raafat Al-Nedar woke up and headed straight to join the long queues at the ATM in the northern Gaza city of Jabaliya in order to withdraw his month salary. The 47-year-old had already spent the money; repayment of a loan he’d t


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