Articles A woman runs in the early evening near Ramallah in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. (Annie Slemrod, IRIN)

Taking the Long Run in Palestine

By Annie Slemrod On a crisp Ramallah evening, much of the city appears to be tucked inside the city’s cafes sipping hot tea. But 20…

Mar 27 2015 / Read More » /
Israeli myths promoted as facts by Israel supporters are falling apart. (US State Department)

Netanyahu the Mythbuster: ‘Special Relationship’ No More

By Ramzy Baroud Imagine if an American presidential candidate made a plea to his supporters on election day with the following statement: “The Republican administration…

Mar 25 2015 / Read More » /
A flattened neighborhood in Gaza as a result of the Israeli war. (Mohammed Abed, supplied)

For Hamza: Arms Sanctions against Israel’s Everyday Terrorism

“By This is for the child that is searching for an answer, I wish I could take your tears and replace them with laughter, Long…

Mar 25 2015 / Read More » /
The need is still greater than ever to have one banner, one message, and one demand for remedial action.

West Punished Palestine When It Voted Freely; Endorses Israel’s Vote for Occupation

By Ghada Ageel The 2006 elections were an amazing demonstration of Palestinian democracy in its multi-coloured beauty. The people under occupation expressed their determination to…

Mar 23 2015 / Read More » /
Israeli myths promoted as facts by Israel supporters are falling apart. (US State Department)

Netanyahu’s ‘Flip-Flop’ and the Willful Blindness of the Mainstream Media

By Jeremy R. Hammond   When Benjamin Netanyahu declared this week that he would work to prevent a Palestinian state from being established if reelected…

Mar 23 2015 / Read More » /
(All photos: Tamar Fleishman, Palestine Chronicle)

International Women’s Day at Qalandiya

By Tamar Fleishman Around a thousand Palestinian women and some men marched on the main road leading from Ramallah to Qalandiya checkpoint. The women waved…

Mar 22 2015 / Read More » /
Nothing will stop the imminent entrenchment of a tide of new Apartheid laws. (Tamar Fleishman, Palestine Chronicle)

Israel Votes Apartheid

By Neve Gordon Benjamin Netanyahu is truly a magician. Just this past Friday, most polls indicated that his Likud party would likely receive around 21…

Mar 19 2015 / Read More » /
It ought to be obvious to all that Obama now as only two options. (WH)

Netanyahu’s Victory: Now What President Obama?

By Alan Hart “Love him (Netanyahu) or hate him, this is the face of Israel.” That’s how Uriel Heilman concluded an article for the JTA…

Mar 18 2015 / Read More » /
No matter how one attempts to wrangle with the rise of IS, it just doesn't add up.

‘Islamic State’ as a Western Phenomenon: Reimagining the IS Debate

By Ramzy Baroud It is as if leaders of the so-called “Islamic State” (IS) are getting tips on demonising Muslims from world leading Islamophobes and…

Mar 18 2015 / Read More » /
Robert Malley was Obama's colleague at Harvard Law School. (ABC)

US Opens up to Hamas, Muslim Brotherhood, Syria, and Iran

By Nicola Nasser The appointment of Robert Malley as White House Coordinator for the Middle East, North Africa and the Gulf Region is not considered…

Mar 17 2015 / Read More » /
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas with US President Barack Obama during a visit to Ramallah. (WAFA, file)

Obama and the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict

By William James Martin Former President, Nobel Laureate, and founder of the Carter Center, Jimmy Carter, was conspicuously absent from the podium at the National…

Mar 15 2015 / Read More » /
The need is still greater than ever to have one banner, one message, and one demand for remedial action.

Will Israeli Voters Do the Right Thing?

All opinion polls published on Friday in Israel, the last date on which it is allowed to publish them prior to Tuesday’s general election, give…

Mar 14 2015 / Read More » /

How Blair’s Egyptian Gas Gambit Advances Israeli Energy Empire

This week, Egypt signed a landmark $12bn deal with British Petroleum (BP) to develop the country’s offshore natural gas resources. The West Nile Delta project…

Mar 14 2015 / Read More » /
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  • March 28, 2015

    Abbas Aide Calls for 'Decisive Storm' against Gaza

    Mahmoud Al-Habbash, the religious advisor of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas called on Friday for the Saudi-led alliance, which is attacking Houthi militias in Yemen, to attack the Gaza Strip, the official PA news agency Wafa has reported. - "The Arab nation has to attack any illegal side in the Arab region with an iron hand," he said during his Friday sermon in Ramallah. "It has to start from Palestine." He insisted that the protection of legitimacy... More →
  • March 28, 2015

    CUFI Leader John Hagee Confirms Christian Zionism is Anti-Semitic

    Evangelical pastor John Hagee, the leader of Christians United for Israel (CUFI), the US’ largest pro-Israel organization and the most powerful group in the Christian Zionist movement, has adamantly insisted that Christian Zionism is anti-Semitic. - WorldNetDaily (WND), a far-right websitepublished an article in March 2015 about the “Blood Moon Prophecy,” an end-of-times theory that lunar eclipses are a sign that the world is on the brink of destruction and... More →
  • March 28, 2015

    Europe 'is on a Collision Course with Israel': Report

    An EU report has been leaked in which proposals are outlined for putting pressure on Israel to return to negotiations with the Palestinians. According to Yedioth Ahranoth, a European diplomatic source said that there was a definite chance that the recommendations in the report were more likely to be implemented following Benjamin Netanyahu's statement that a Palestinian state would not be created during his term in office. - The source claimed that the EU member... More →
  • March 27, 2015

    Nightmare: Masked IDF Troops Interrogate, Traumatize Palestinian Kids - Video

    Videos have emerged exposing masked IDF soldiers raiding Palestinian homes in the dead of night to interrogate children suspected of throwing stones at the Israeli military. Hundreds of underage are prosecuted each year in the occupied territories. - B'Tselem, the Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories, has posted two videos to the web showing what it claims are masked Israeli soldiers searching Palestinian homes at night in Hebron... More →
  • March 27, 2015

    Israelis Advised to Avoid Traveling to 40 Countries

    Israel's Counter-Terrorism Bureau has advised Jewish citizens of the state to avoid travelling to more than 40 countries, agencies reported on Wednesday. - According to the bureau, Israelis are already banned from going to some countries, such as Saudi Arabia and a number of other Arab states. "Any Israelis in those countries now are advised to leave immediately." The global terrorist campaign by Iran and Hezbollah continues to threaten Israeli and Jewish targets... More →




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