Category: Israel

Palestine submits ICC referral to originate probe into ‘Israel crimes’ 0

Palestine submits ICC referral to originate probe into ‘Israel crimes’

For the first time, the Palestinian government has submitted a referral to the International Criminal Court (ICC) calling on prosecutors to open an immediate investigation into Israeli crimes in the occupied Palestinian territories.  Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister Riad al-Malki arrived on Tuesday at the independent court, based in The Hague, Netherlands, to meet with Prosecutor…

Erdogan calls on Muslim nations to unite and confront Israel 0

Erdogan calls on Muslim nations to unite and confront Israel

Istanbul, Turkey – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called on Muslim leaders to unite and confront Israel, days after scores of Palestinians were killed by Israeli snipers as they marked 70 years of Israeli occupation. Speaking at an extraordinary summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Friday, Erdogan said Israel should be…

How Palestinian formative years would solve the battle with Israel 0

How Palestinian formative years would solve the battle with Israel

Occupied East Jerusalem – Palestinians are marking 70 years since the ethnic cleansing of their homeland by Zionist militias to create the state of Israel. The event is called the Nakba, or “Catastrophe”, in Palestinian history. For Palestinians, the establishment of Israel in 1948 opened a chapter of collective suffering, wars and displacement. Built as a…

Israel and the inability of collective hope 0

Israel and the inability of collective hope

The United Nations sits on First Avenue, just off of 41st Street, overlooking the East River in New York City. It opened to great applause and expectation. A wishful answer to the madness that had become a world unleashed with the scent of blood and the all too customary wail of mourn.  It was to…

Palestinians to convene PNC to focus on ending ties with Israel 0

Palestinians to convene PNC to focus on ending ties with Israel

The legislative body of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) is set to discuss suspending the recognition of Israel, in addition to several other critical issues of Palestinian politics. For the first time in nine years, the Palestinian National Council (PNC) is scheduled to convene in Ramallah on Monday, in a meeting that has Palestinians split…

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Jerusalem Convention traffic denied entry by Israel

A number of international religious figures and politicians, including a Ghanaian legislator, have been denied entry by Israel after they were set to attend a conference in the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah. The 9th International Conference on the Holy City of Jerusalem kicked off on Wednesday, but there was a glaring absence of…

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Nasrallah: US provided money for ending resistance to Israel

Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah says the United States under President George W Bush offered his group reconciliation and money on the condition the Lebanese movement relinquish its resistance to Israel. In a televised speech on Sunday, Nasrallah said the offer, made by former Vice President Dick Cheney, also included removing the group from international terror watch lists…

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Dim lives manufacture no longer topic in Israel

Comments made by Israel’s top political and religious leaders earlier this month are a dismal reminder of how little black lives matter in the country, and how African refugees remain in mortal danger, whether or not the government’s plan to deport them is temporarily suspended. On March 17, one of Israel’s two chief rabbis, Yitzhak…

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Individuals have a constitutional steady to boycott Israel

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) concluded its annual policy conference last week with a lobbying day on Capitol Hill. High on its legislative agenda was advocating for bills that would penalise Americans for engaging in their First Amendment-protected right to boycott for Palestinian rights.  AIPAC conference attendees pressed their elected officials to support the Israel Anti-Boycott…