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Israeli Colonialism Signed in the UK, Sealed in the USA

By Clive Hambidge “We must do everything to ensure they (the Palestinians) never do return … The old will die and the young will forget.” — (Ben…

May 30 2016 / Read More » /
Israel is an example of a bygone era unpalatable to the global collective consciousness.  (Photo: Tamar Fleishman, Palestine Chronicle)

Israel: A Falling Colonizer

By Zaakir Ahmed Mayet It is often easy to be absorbed by the plebeian geopolitics, the sectarian divides plaguing Syria or the outward lack of unity…

May 30 2016 / Read More » /
Israel carried out at least 17 attacks against Gaza fishers since the beginning of this year. (Photo: Anne Paq,

Gaza Fishing Syndicate: Israel Again Reduces Fishing Zone to Six Nautical Miles

Following the expansion of the fishing zone in southern parts of the Gaza Strip by Israel to nine nautical miles last month, Israel, once again,…

May 30 2016 / Read More » /
The only English books in Jerusalem were in Israeli bookshops which portrayed the Israeli viewpoint. Educational Bookstore changed that. (Photo: Via Al Jazeera)

Bookstores Stand as Testament of Jerusalem’s Palestinian Identity

Two book stores, both named the Educational Bookshop, in Jerusalem, belonging to the Muna family, sell Arabic and English books and stationery which reinforce the…

May 30 2016 / Read More » /
IUG in collaboration with CIR organised a study day on Palestinian media discourse. (Photo: Mohammed I. Alsindawi, the Palestine Chronicle)

Experts: Palestine Narrative Should be Unified

By Yousef M. Aljamal In collaboration with the Media Department at the Islamic University of Gaza, the Council on International Relations, held a Study Day…

May 29 2016 / Read More » /
Participants of the Palestine festival of Literature walk through Hebron amidst the Israeli military. (Photo: Via Mondoweiss)

Nobel Prize Winner, J. M. Coetzee Parallels South Africa and Israel

By Hawa Monier The Palestine Festival of Literature hosted its ninth gathering of literary gurus and the like who were invited to tour Israel and…

May 28 2016 / Read More » /
Hedy Epstein - holocaust survivor and human rights activist dies at 91. (Photo: Via Mondoweiss)

Holocaust Survivor and Advocate for Human Rights, Hedy Epstein, Dies at 91

Activist for Palestinian rights and holocaust survivor, Hedy Epstein, died on Thursday, at her home in Missouri, USA, at the age of 91. An internationally…

May 27 2016 / Read More » /
More attempts will follow to try and criminalize BDS actions and activists in Canada. (Photo: Via CPA Vancouver)

What’s Next for BDS Activists in Canada?

By Marion Kawas Ontario’s Bill 202, the most direct effort so far by Zionist forces in Canada to criminalize support for the global Boycott, Divestment…

May 26 2016 / Read More » /
Leanne Muhammed from Wanstead High School, London [Photo: Studiobase Photography,]

British-Palestinian Child Wins Awards for Retelling Nakba Story (VIDEO)

British-Palestinian Leanne Muhammed has won the 2015-16 Speak Out Challenge held in London following a moving speech about the Nakba and its effects on Palestinian society.…

May 26 2016 / Read More » /
Rachel parents during a protest in Palestine (Photo: ISM)

Gaza Remembers Rachel Corrie in a Football Tournament

Yousef M. Aljamal – Gaza For the ninth year in a row, Palestinians in the city of Rafah will organize a football tournament in the…

May 26 2016 / Read More » /
Dr. Abushmees lecturing about the history of Gaza. (Photo: Yousef Aljamal, The Palestine Chronicle)

People’s History of Gaza Discussed by Youths

Yousef M. Aljamal – Gaza A group of Palestinian youths gathered on Tuesday to discuss a people’s history of the Gaza Strip. The lecture, delivered…

May 25 2016 / Read More » /
A Palestinian flag is hung at a basketball match against Maccabi Tel Aviv (Photo: BDS Catalunya.)

Anti-BDS Tactics Doomed To Fail

By Iqbal Jassat Wearing a BDS T-shirt in France is a criminal offense. This latest move by French authorities to invoke legislation which bars antisemitism…

May 25 2016 / Read More » /
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Time to End the ‘Hasbara': Palestinian Media and the Search for a Common Story

By Ramzy Baroud  Merely being in the company of hundreds of Palestinian journalists and other media professionals from all over the world has been an…

May 25 2016 / Read More » /
Israeli violence against Palestinians has been whitewashed. (Photo: Palestine News)

‘Subcontractors to the Occupation': B’Tselem Refuses to be Complicit in Israeli Violence

Israeli human rights organization, B’Tselem, announced on Wednesday that it will no longer continue their strategy of holding Israeli forces accountable for their crimes against…

May 25 2016 / Read More » /
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  • May 30, 2016

    Palestinian Schoolgirl Expelled from Speech Contest Grand Final

    Leanne Mohamad, the 15-year-old student at Wanstead High School in London, who won a regional final of the Jack Petchey Speak Out Challenge on her stories of the Nakba, has been expelled from the competition. - Leanne Mohamad, won the Speak Out Challenge with her speech ‘Birds not Bombs’, in which she details the historical and current reality for Palestinians under Israeli occupation. - However, her speech was met... More →
  • May 30, 2016

    Gaza Fishing Syndicate: Israel Again Reduces Fishing Zone to Six Nautical Miles

    Following the expansion of the fishing zone in southern parts of the Gaza Strip by Israel to nine nautical miles last month, Israel, once again, announced reducing it to six nautical miles across the coastal enclave. - Nizar Ayyash, the head of the Palestinian Fishers Syndicate in Gaza, said the Israeli authorities have informed Palestinian fishermen about the unilateral reduction of the fishing zone. - Ayash affirmed... More →
  • May 29, 2016

    PPCS: Israel Held 729 Palestinians without Charge or Trial since Start of 2016

    The Palestine Prisoners’ Center for Studies (PPCS) has revealed on Friday, May 27, 2016 that the Israeli occupation authorities have issued and renewed the administrative detention orders of 729 Palestinians since the beginning of the year. - Riyad Al-Ashqar, PPCS spokesman,noted that administrative detention orders increased by 35 percent compared to the same period last year. - Alashqar further stated that some... More →
  • May 29, 2016

    Israel Indicts Palestinian Astrophysicist Despite Decision to Free Him

    Palestinian professor and astrophysicist Imad Barghouthi is facing charges of “incitement” by Israeli authorities, despite a decision Thursday by the Israeli military appeals court to release him from custody due to lack of sufficient evidence, according to the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS). - In a statement released by PPS on Sunday, the group said Israeli military prosecution submitted the indictment to... More →
  • May 27, 2016

    No Israeli Resistance to Bilin Protests – First Time in 11 Years

    Bilin in the West Bank stages a weekly demonstration of resistance against Israeli occupation. For the first time in the 11-year history of this popular form of opposition, Israeli forces did not use tear gas and other crowd control weapons to disperse protesters, locals said. - Witnesses said Israeli forces photographed protesters, and ambush attempts failed. Protesters raised Palestinian flags and marched in the... More →
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