Articles The current Palestinian leadership has failed to represent its own people. (Photo: Video grab)

Oslo Limited Good Options to the Palestinian Solution

By Hasan Afif El-Hasan Palestinians have the right to resist like any people under occupation – the Czechs under the Germans or the Algerians under…

Jul 22 2016 / Read More » /
Mahmoud Darwish, Palestine's national poet. (Photo: via MA'AN)

Lieberman-Dekel Standoff as Mahmoud Darwish’s Poetry is Compared to Hitler’s ‘Mein Kampf’

Israeli Defense Minister, Avigdor Lieberman, has compared the broadcast of poetry by Palestinian poet, Mahmoud Darwish, on Israeli radio to glorifying Adolf Hitler’s “Mein Kampf,”…

Jul 22 2016 / Read More » /
The light Trail connecting East and West Jerusalem. (Photo: via Palestine Today)

Israeli Committee Approves Project to Boost Illegals Settlements in Jerusalem

The Israeli Planning and Construction Committee of the Jerusalem Municipality approved a project yesterday to build more buildings and houses along the line of the…

Jul 21 2016 / Read More » /
Jameel Mizhir. (Photo: via Palestine Today)

PFLP Leader: Local Council Elections Would Pave the Road to General Elections

Jameel Mizhir, a member of the political Bureau of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) said the local elections to be held…

Jul 21 2016 / Read More » /
Palestinian poet, Mahmoud Darwish. (Photo: File)

Israeli Radio Chief Summoned on ‘Controversial’ Programme on Darwish

The late Palestinian poet and icon, Mahmoud Darwish, has stirred controversy in Israel eight years after his death after Army Radio aired a show about…

Jul 21 2016 / Read More » /
‘Pokemon Go’ highlights the plight of Palestinians. (Photo: via MEMO)

Palestinians Use ‘Pokemon Go’ to Highlight Life under Israeli Occupation

Palestinians are using the Pokemon Go game, which has gone viral, to highlight their plight in the face of Israel’s continuing occupation, reported. The game, which…

Jul 21 2016 / Read More » /
ISIS is but a name that can be rebranded without notice into something entirely different. (Photo: File)

From Nice to the Middle East: The Only Way to Challenge ISIS

By Ramzy Baroud  I visited Iraq in 1999. At the time, there were no so-called ‘jihadis’ espousing the principles of ‘jihadism’, whatever the interpretation may…

Jul 20 2016 / Read More » /
Donald Trump. 'So why the dramatic turnaround?'. (Photo: File)

Money Talks as Trump Does U-turn on Israel

By Jonathan Cook – Nazareth The grubby underside of US electoral politics is on show once again as the Democratic and Republican candidates prepare to…

Jul 20 2016 / Read More » /
Abdullah Issa was beheaded by members of the Nour al-Din al-Zenki Movement (Photo: Video Grab)

Video of Syrian Rebels Beheading Palestinian Boy in Aleppo Sparks Outrage

Videos have emerged and gone viral online of what appears to show Syrian rebels taunting and then beheading a boy they say is a captured…

Jul 20 2016 / Read More » /
Our 'International Community' consist of civil society, churches, pension funds, municipalities, clubs, music bands, universities… (Photo: BDS Movement)

BDS and Normalization: Palestinian Perspective

By Haidar Eid – Gaza When we, Palestinian Civil Society, issued our 2015 BDS call, we were counting on people of conscience, rather than governments…

Jul 19 2016 / Read More » /
Isaac Herzog, Labor Party leader in Israel. (Photo: via Ma’an)

Herzog: ‘Growing Hatred and Racism’ in Israel is Encouraged by Right-wing

Israeli opposition leader, Isaac Herzog, warned of what he called “growing hatred and racism” in Israel encouraged by right-wing politicians, adding that it could pave…

Jul 19 2016 / Read More » /
Eight years under his leadership 'Jewish only' colonies on stolen land grew at a faster pace. (Photo: File)

Chilcot verdict: Tony B_liar

By Jamal Kanj How many words does it take the British to say a liar? 2.6 million words to be exact. The Chiclot report had…

Jul 18 2016 / Read More » /
Bilal Kayid began his own hunger strike on June 13. (Photo: File)

Israeli Forces Raid PFLP Prisoners Supporting Bilal Kayid

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society said on Sunday that Israel Prison Service (IPS) forces raided section 5 of Israel’s Ramon prison, and imposed a total closure…

Jul 18 2016 / Read More » /
General Akin Öztürk. (Photo: via MEMO)

Turkish General and Suspected Coup Leader was Military Attaché to Israel

Six senior army commanders were arrested in connection with the failed coup attempt in Turkey, including 64-year-old General Akin Öztürk, who in the 1990s was…

Jul 18 2016 / Read More » /
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  • July 23, 2016

    Bedouin Man Claims Innocence on Charge of Deliberately Sheltering Tel Aviv Shooters

    A Palestinian Bedouin man was charged on Thursday with sheltering the alleged perpetrators of the shooting attack in a Tel Aviv market thatleft four Israelis deadon June 8. - Abdelhadi Abu Afash, 49, a resident of the Bedouin town of Shaqib al-Salam in the Negev in southern Israel was accused of “unlawfully sheltering illegals under aggravated circumstances,” when he allegedly allowed cousins, Muhammad and Khalid... More →
  • July 23, 2016

    Doctors for Human Rights Demands that IPS Remove Chains on Hunger Striker, Bilal Kayed

    The General Israeli Radio has announced that Doctors for Human Rights in Israel has filed a suit before the Central Court of Ber Alsaba demanding that it order the Israeli Prison Service to remove chains tied to Palestinian hunger striker Bilal Kayed, who has been on hunger strike for 39 days. - Kayed went on a hunger strike demanding his freedom after he was placed under an administrative detention order on the day he... More →
  • July 23, 2016

    Updating Electoral Records for Local Elections Kicks off in Palestine

    By Palestine Chronicle Staff - The Central Elections Commission in Palestine has resumed today, updating electoral records in preparation for local elections to be held in October 2016 in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. - In a statement, The Central Elections Commission said, “Registration process and updating electoral records will continue for five days at the same centers used by the Commission previously, where... More →
  • July 23, 2016

    Palestinians Mark 44th Anniversary of Death of Ghassan Kanafani

    By Palestine Chronicle Staff - Palestinians worldwide, and their supporters yesterday marked the 44th anniversary of the assassination of Ghassan Kanafani by Israel in Beirut in 1972 by planting explosives in his car. Kanafani’s niece Lamees Nijim, 17, was killed with him. - Kanafani was born in 1936 to a Palestinian family in Acre, and was expelled along with his family during the Nakba to Sidon in 1948. He... More →
  • July 22, 2016

    Seagull: A Song for Abdulla Issa

    This video-clip is dedicated to Abdulla Issa, the 12-year old Palestinian child taunted and then beheaded by Syrian terrorists in Aleppo. Issa comes from a poor, refugee family who lived in a refugee camp in Syria. - The terrorists are members of Nour al-Din al-Zinki Movement considered “moderate” by the US government! It has received military support from the US and its allies. - The song is an adaptation of a... More →
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