Jerusalem

The West Bank: to end the violence, Israel must end the occupation

Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator Yesterday, Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) killed nine Palestinians in a deadly daylight attack on Jenin in the occupied West Bank. A tenth Palestinian was shot and killed by the IDF in al-Ram while protesting the attack on Jenin. The Palestinian health ministry identified three of those killed as housewife […]

“Violence will escalate as long as extremists are allied to Netanyahu”: interview with Tawfieq Toameh

Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator   Jana Majdi Zakarneh, a 16-year-old girl, was killed by Israeli forces as she was standing on the roof of her home in Jenin, in the Occupied West Bank of Palestine.  She was shot in the head, and others were wounded in the 10 pm raid on Sunday.  More […]

Israel revokes Jerusalem Residency Rights Of Imprisoned Palestinian-French Lawyer

IMEMC | DECEMBER 1, 2022 On Wednesday, the Israeli Prison Authority informed imprisoned Palestinian-French lawyer, held under Administrative Detention without charges or trial, that it revoked his Jerusalem ID card and stripped him of all residency rights in occupied Jerusalem, and will be deporting him to France upon his release. The Israeli occupation imposed a […]

Israelis are not welcome in Qatar during the 2022 World Cup

Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator Israeli citizens and journalists are allowed in Qatar in a FIFA agreement during the 2022 World Cup now underway in Doha. Being allowed to enter a country to watch football, or to cover an event as a journalist or media crew, is far different than being welcome. Israeli journalists […]

“The US is a paper tiger where Saudi Arabia is concerned”: interview with Ambassador Peter Ford

Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator   Israel, Lebanon, Syria and Turkey are neighbors in an increasingly unstable Middle East, in which Saudi Arabia plays a key role.   The US has meddled in the Middle East for decades and is responsible for the destruction of several countries who have not recovered from failed American policies.   […]

“Ben-Gvir as head of Israeli security means an escalation in the West Bank,” says Dr. Mamoun Farhat from Ramallah

Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator   According to MiddleEastMonitor, a leading Israeli newspaper said that Israel “is now closing in on a right-wing, religious and authoritarian revolution” aimed at destroying democracy.  The recent Israeli elections have brought Benyamin Netanyahu’s Likud party back to power, but with the ultra-right wing religious party led by Itamar […]

Israel builds fake cemeteries around Al-Aqsa Mosque, says Palestinian committee

MEMO | November 8, 2022 The Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa Mosque Committee of the Palestinian Legislative Council accused the Israeli occupation authorities yesterday of constructing fake cemeteries around Al-Aqsa Mosque, Quds Press has reported. According to the head of the Committee, Ahmad Abu Halabiyeh MP, this was an attempt to forge “evidence” to “prove” a historic […]

The West Bank in Palestine is ready to explode

Seven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator There is a battle brewing in the occupied West Bank of Palestine.  Thousands of Israeli occupation forces will be deployed to face a growing resistance force.  The ‘natives are restless’ and the Lions’ Den has mobilized to fight for their freedom and human rights. 500,000 illegal Jewish settlers now […]

Will Netanyahu return to lead Israel again?

Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator Israel is heading toward its fifth election in less than four years, as the Bennett-Lapid consensus ends in the Knesset. Prime Minister, Naftali Bennett’s Yamina Party was weakened by significant defections recently between Bennett’s right-wing allies and Arab members of the coalition, which rendered the to a government a […]