Articles Abu Sitta's life is an Opus Magnus preserving the integrity of the land of Palestine. (Image: Book Cover)

Salman Abu Sitta’s, Mapping My Return – Book Review

Reviewed by Vacy Vlazna  (Salman Abu Sitta, Mapping My Return: A Palestinian Memoir. Publisher: The American University in Cairo Press; 2016) “I spent the rest…

May 5 2016 / Read More » /
A destroyed Mosque during the 2014 offensive on Gaza. Many of Gaza's destroyed houses and facilities are still in ruin. (File)

Gaza: The Memories of War Still Haunt Us

By Noor Salha – Gaza It was a memorable and a tragic night at the same time. I wish I could forget those moments and…

May 4 2016 / Read More » /
A Palestinian girl carries a picture of Nelson Mandela in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh. (Photo:, file)

The Spirit of Nelson Mandela in Palestine: Is His Real Legacy Being Upheld?

By Ramzy Baroud I had mixed feelings when I learned that Palestine has erected a statue of Nelson Mandela, the iconic South African anti-Apartheid leader.…

May 4 2016 / Read More » /
Is Israel Jewish like France is French? (File)

Is Israel Jewish Like France is French? (VIDEO)

On June 11, 1967, days after Israel’s armed forces had conquered the West Bank and Gaza Strip, Defense Minister Moshe Dayan appeared on US news…

May 3 2016 / Read More » /
(Photo: Palestine Chronicle)

Palestinians Recall Dark Days of Israeli Offensives as Bombing of Aleppo Continues (PHOTO)

By Yousef M. Aljamal – Gaza The Gaza Strip has witnessed three major offensives carried out by Israel from 2008-2014, which claimed the lives of…

May 3 2016 / Read More » /
(Image: Ramachandra Babu, Gulf News)

By Sparing Israel, Abbas Deepens Palestinian Split

By Ramzy Baroud Palestinian National Authority President, Mahmoud Abbas, is playing a very dangerous political game. At the same time as he is placing less…

May 3 2016 / Read More » /

Important Request from Ramzy Baroud: For over 15 Years, We Kept on Going. But Without Your Help, The Palestine Chronicle Will Come to a Halt

Dear Friends and Readers, As most of you know, the Palestine Chronicle has tirelessly and, in many cases, desperately, attempted to maintain a focus on PALESTINE,…

May 3 2016 / Read More » /

Age of Fools – Book Review

Reviewed by Jim Miles (Age of Fools.  William A. Cook. Dandelion Books, LLC.  Mesa, Arizona. 2015. ) In a world of fools,  Age of Fools…

May 2 2016 / Read More » /
Merkel is convinced that current Israeli policies would ultimately transform Israel into an apartheid regime. (File)

Foreign Policy Shift: Skepticism of German-Israeli Friendship Growing in Berlin

By now, Angela Merkel is used to it. Whenever she meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the confidential content of their discussion appears in…

May 2 2016 / Read More » /
Representatives of civil society reading a statement intended for the Obama Administration from the Gaza headquarters of UNSCO on April 27. (Photo: Mohammed Alsindawi, Palestine Chronicle)

On May Day in Gaza: Everyone Takes the Day off Except for Workers

By Yousef Aljamal – Gaza Across the world, the 1st of May is a day to celebrate workers as a gesture of appreciation of their…

May 2 2016 / Read More » /
(Photo: Tamar Fleishman, Palestine Chronicle)

On May Day in Palestine, High Unemployment and Harsh Working Conditions (PHOTOS)

As the world marks International Workers’ Day (May Day), laborers in the Palestinian territory continue to suffer from soaring unemployment, poverty, and other dire working…

May 1 2016 / Read More » /
Sanders has some agonizing choices to make as a trustee for millions of voters. (CNN)

Now is the Time, Senator Sanders: Seize the Moment!

By Ralph Nader Senator Bernie Sanders has come a long way without other people’s advice. The progressive lone ranger is now leading in the polls…

Apr 30 2016 / Read More » /
Birzeit University student union elections were held on April 27, 2016 and Hamas won 25 out of 51 seats. (File)

Understanding the Birzeit Elections

By Abdul Sattar Qassem The elections held at the Palestinian universities, Birzeit and Al-Najah, are considered a good indicator of the popularity of Palestinian factions.…

Apr 29 2016 / Read More » /

Poets Saving Palestine: I Remember My Name

Reviewed by Stuart Rees (Vacy Vlazna, ed., I remember my name – Poetry by Samah Sabawi, Ramzy Baroud, Jehan Bseiso. Novum Publishing, 2016) Poetry’s Panacea Conditions…

Apr 28 2016 / Read More » /
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  • May 5, 2016

    Israeli General under Fire for Drawing Similarities between Nazis and Israel

    An Israeli army IDF general has come under fire after his remarks suggesting a parallel between Nazi Germany and present day Israel in his Holocaust Remembrance speech. The controversial comments fueled heated discussion among politicians and on social media. - “It's scary to see horrifying developments that took place in Europe begin to unfold here,” Israel Defense Forces Major General Yair Golan said, addressing... More →
  • May 5, 2016

    Latest Escalation in Gaza – A Timeline of Events

    By Palestine Chronicle Staff - Gaza - The current escalation in the Gaza Strip was proceeded with remarks made by Israeli leaders following the alleged discovery of a tunnel dug inside the boundaries of Israel from the Gaza Strip. - Avigdor Liberman, Israeli MK and former Minister of Foreign Affairs said on April 18, 2016 that the uncovering of the tunnel was ‘a hard hit to Israel.’ Following the incident, more... More →
  • May 5, 2016

    Turkish Lifts Veto, Israel to Open Permanent Mission at NATO HQ (VIDEO)

    NATO has allowed Israel to open a permanent mission at its HQ after Turkey lifted its veto on Israeli activity within the bloc. - NATO said in a statement that Israel’s Ambassador to the European Union David Walzer would now also head its mission at alliance headquarters. - The foreign ministry of Israel, which is not a NATO member but has partner status as a participant in the alliance’s Mediterranean Dialogue... More →
  • May 4, 2016

    Several Israeli Airstrikes Target Rafah (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

    Israeli airstrikes targeted Gaza's International Airport, which was also repeatedly targeted in recent years. Eyewitnesses report that the strikes also reachedthe eastern parts of the city of Rafah. No information on causalities is yet to be reported. - - Witnesses have seen pillars of smokes emanatingfrom the site. - The airport has not been used in many years... More →
  • May 4, 2016

    Following Israeli Shelling, Gaza Schools Evacuated

    Israeli forces destroyed two military towers belonging to the military wing of Hamas, Al-Qassam Brigades, following what Israeli military sources said the targeting of Israeli forces near the border. - According to these sources, Israeli soldiers responded by firing shells at the neighborhood, terrifying school children who were attending their classes in two nearby schools. - Social media activists circulated photos... More →
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