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Dissident Voice - 2020-07-07 - Original post - cached version

Annexation by Israel of occupied Palestinian territory in the West Bank was never likely to happen on July 1, as many observers assumed. The date was not a deadline; it was a window opened by the Israeli government to carry out annexation before US President Donald Trump leaves office.

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Dissident Voice - 2020-06-25 - Original post - cached version

The painful truth is that the Palestinian Authority of President Mahmoud Abbas has already ceased to exist as a political body that holds much sway or relevance, either to the Palestinian people or to Abbas’ former benefactors, namely the Israeli and the American governments.

So, when the...

MintPress - 2020-06-24 - Original post - cached version

The painful truth is that the Palestinian Authority of President Mahmoud Abbas has already ceased to exist as a political body that holds much sway or relevance, either to the Palestinian people or to Abbas’ former benefactors, namely the Israeli and the American governments.

So, when the...

Dissident Voice - 2020-05-07 - Original post - cached version

One hundred years ago, representatives from a few powerful countries convened at San Remo, a sleepy town on the Italian Riviera. Together, they sealed the fate of the massive territories confiscated from the Ottoman Empire following its defeat in World War I.

It was on April 25, 1920,...

Dissident Voice - 2020-04-26 - Original post - cached version

As the holy fasting month of Ramadan begins, the coronavirus outbreak in Israel and the Palestinian territories is proving how inevitably intertwined the two populations’ lives are, while also underlining the extreme differentials of power between them.

While 15,000 Israelis have tested...

MintPress - 2020-03-10 - Original post - cached version

Merely two weeks after Palestinian Authority President, Mahmoud Abbas, declared that the PA will suspend all ‘security coordination’ with Israel, Palestinian security forces in the West Bank killed unarmed teenager, Salah Zakareneh.

Zakareneh is not the first and, sadly, will not be the...

Dissident Voice - 2020-03-10 - Original post - cached version

Merely two weeks after Palestinian Authority President, Mahmoud Abbas, declared that the PA will suspend all ‘security coordination’ with Israel, Palestinian security forces in the West Bank killed unarmed teenager, Salah Zakareneh.

Zakareneh is not the first and, sadly, will not be the...

Dissident Voice - 2020-02-21 - Original post - cached version

A precious moment has been squandered, as Palestinian Authority President, Mahmoud Abbas, had the chance to right a historical wrong, by reinstating Palestinian national priorities at the United Nations Security Council on February 11, through a political discourse that is completely independent...

Dissident Voice - 2020-02-05 - Original post - cached version

Maybe something good will come out of the Trump plan, after all. By pushing the Middle East peace process to its logical conclusion, Donald Trump has made crystal clear something that was supposed to have been obscured: that no US administration has ever really seen peace as the objective of its...

Dissident Voice - 2019-11-14 - Original post - cached version

The release on November 6 of two Jordanian nationals, Heba al-Labadi and Abdul Rahman Mi’ri from Israeli prisons was a bittersweet moment. The pair were finally reunited with their families after harrowing experiences in Israel. Sadly, thousands of Palestinian prisoners are still denied their...

Aletho News - 2019-10-22 - Original post - cached version

MEMO | October 22, 2019 The Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) has criticised the continuous security cooperation between the Palestinian Authority (PA) and Israeli occupation, a statement said yesterday. The DFLP wondered about the “feasibility” of the security cooperation...

MintPress - 2019-10-16 - Original post - cached version

On September 26, Abbas took on the world’s most important political platform, the United Nations General Assembly, to call for “general elections in Palestine – in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip”. 

The Palestinian leader prefaced his announcement with a lofty...

MintPress - 2019-07-09 - Original post - cached version

Those who are still hoping that the new American agenda on Palestine and Israel is temporary, or reversible, should abandon this false hope. Washington’s complete adoption of Israel’s messianic, extremist policies regarding Occupied Palestine has been a long time in the making. And it is here to...

Dissident Voice - 2019-07-09 - Original post - cached version

Those who are still hoping that the new American agenda on Palestine and Israel is temporary, or reversible, should abandon this false hope. Washington’s complete adoption of Israel’s messianic, extremist policies regarding Occupied Palestine has been a long time in the making. And it is here to...

Dissident Voice - 2019-06-21 - Original post - cached version

Israel has controlled East Jerusalem and the walled Old City since the 1967 war in which it also occupied the adjacent West Bank. It has effectively treated them as annexed territory ever since.

To consolidate its grip on the Old City, Israel has demolished homes and expelled Palestinian...

Consortium News - 2019-06-20 - Original post - cached version

Annexation would only formalize a situation in which almost two-thirds of Palestinian territory is controlled by Israel and settlers live as Israeli citizens, writes Jonathan Cook. By JonathanCook Jonathan-Cook.net A state of de facto annexation already exists on the ground…

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Dissident Voice - 2019-06-19 - Original post - cached version

A state of de facto annexation already exists on the ground in most of the occupied West Bank.

Almost two-thirds of the Palestinian territory, including most of its most fertile and resource-rich land, is under full Israeli control. About 400,000 Jewish settlers living there enjoy the...

Dissident Voice - 2019-05-29 - Original post - cached version

Palestinian groups, Fatah, Hamas and others should not confine themselves to simply rejecting the Trump Administration’s so-called ‘Deal of the Century’. Instead, they should use their resistance to the new American-Israeli plot as an opportunity to unify their ranks.

Leaked details of...

Consortium News - 2019-05-16 - Original post - cached version

Jonathan Cook reports on the bind that Netanyahu has created by withholding tax transfers as a reelection tactic.    By JonathanCook Jonathan-Cook.net We have been here many times before. However, on this occasion even the principal actors understand that the…

Dissident Voice - 2019-05-10 - Original post - cached version

A report published this week by the Israel Hayom newspaper apparently leaking details of Donald Trump’s “deal of the century” reads like the kind of peace plan that might be put together by an estate agent or car salesman.

But while the authenticity of the document is unproven and indeed...

Dissident Voice - 2019-05-08 - Original post - cached version

The International Conference on Palestine held in Istanbul between April 27-29 brought together many speakers and hundreds of academics, journalists, activists and students from Turkey and all over the world.

The Conference was a rare opportunity aimed at articulating a discourse of...

Dissident Voice - 2019-05-06 - Original post - cached version

We have been here many times before. However, on this occasion even the principal actors understand that the Palestinian Authority is not crying wolf as it warns of imminent collapse.

The crisis is entirely of Israel and Washington’s making. Keen to pander to hawkish public opinion in the...

Dissident Voice - 2019-04-01 - Original post - cached version

The 350,000 Palestinian inhabitants of occupied East Jerusalem are caught between a rock and hard place, as Israel works ever harder to remove them from the holy city in which they were born, analysts and residents warn.

That process, they say, has only accelerated in the wake of US...

Dissident Voice - 2019-03-20 - Original post - cached version

Political commentators sympathetic to the Palestinian Authority (PA) and the Fatah Movement, in particular, fanned out as soon as the news was announced of Mohammad Shtayyeh’s appointment as the new Palestinian Prime Minister.

It is no surprise to witness this gush of support and...

MintPress - 2019-03-20 - Original post - cached version

Political commentators sympathetic to the Palestinian Authority (PA) and the Fatah Movement, in particular, fanned out as soon as the news was announced of Mohammad Shtayyeh’s appointment as the new Palestinian Prime Minister.

It is no surprise to witness this gush of support and...

Dissident Voice - 2019-03-13 - Original post - cached version

More US measures have been taken in recent weeks to further cement the Israeli position and isolate the Palestinian Authority (PA), before the official unveiling of President Donald Trump’s so-called ‘deal of the century’. But while attention is focused on spiteful US actions, little time has...

Dissident Voice - 2019-02-26 - Original post - cached version

Israel’s decision to withhold part of the taxes it collects on behalf of the Palestinian Authority and plunge it deeper into crisis starkly illustrates the hypocrisies and deceptions at the core of the two governments’ relationship.

Under the terms of what are now the quarter century-old...

Dissident Voice - 2019-02-20 - Original post - cached version

The Russian-sponsored Palestinian unity talks in Moscow on February 11 were neither a success nor failure. Uniting Palestinian factions was not the main objective of the Moscow conference in the first place.

Instead, the nature of the event, the host country and the clear messages sent to...

Dissident Voice - 2019-02-06 - Original post - cached version

Five years after spearheading what is inaptly referred to as a ‘government of national reconciliation’, Palestinian Prime Minister, Rami Hamdallah, has finally resigned.

“We put our government at the disposal of President Mahmoud Abbas and we welcome the recommendations of the Fatah...

Aletho News - 2019-01-04 - Original post - cached version

MEMO | January 3, 2019 The Palestinian Authority (PA) plans to extradite a Palestinian-American it convicted for selling Jerusalem land to Israeli Jews, bowing to US and Israeli pressure. Issam Aqel, a resident of the Beit Hanina neighbourhood of Jerusalem, was sentenced earlier this week to...

21 Century Wire - 2018-12-11 - Original post - cached version

Refugees twice over, Palestinians in Thailand are in a state of panic, as they fear unjust arrest at the hands of Thai Authorities and possible indefinite detainment.

By Robert Inlakeh

Imagine living life as a two time refugee, having been...

MintPress - 2018-09-25 - Original post - cached version

As the UN General Assembly meeting approaches, the entire international community is engaged in a collective spectacle discussing the obsolete two-state compromise as the only way forward for Palestinians. There is no debate about how the facts on the ground contradict...

MintPress - 2018-09-12 - Original post - cached version

OCCUPIED PALESTINE — (Analysis) This article is not written to support one Palestinian group and/or to criticize another. The writer does not condone Palestinian partisanship and factionalism. The writer strongly believes that this is the time for true open-mindedness and objectivity. The...

The Anti Media - 2018-06-26 - Original post - cached version

(MEE) — Four Arab countries are backing Donald Trump’s plan for a settlement between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, according to an Israeli newspaper, and are willing to sideline the PA’s President Mahmoud Abbas to see it done. According to a report in Israel Hayom, Saudi Arabia, the...

MintPress - 2018-06-15 - Original post - cached version

Protests in the West Bank descended into violence last night after Palestinian Authority (PA) police attempted to break up demonstrations demonstrating against the PA’s policies in the Gaza Strip.

Riot police arrested journalists and...

The Anti Media - 2018-06-15 - Original post - cached version

Demonstrators had denounced ‘shameful’ Palestinian Authority (PA) sanctions in Gaza; activists vow that protests will continue. (MEE) — Palestinians reacted with anger and condemnation on Thursday to Palestinian Authority (PA) national security forces violently repressing a protest the night...

MintPress - 2018-03-07 - Original post - cached version

As global voices continue to demand the freedom of 17-year-old teenage Palestinian girl, Ahed Tamimi, Israeli authorities have arrested nine additional members of her family.

Those who were detained on February 26 include Ahed’s 15-year-old cousin, Mohammed Tamimi.

Israeli troops...

The Anti Media - 2018-02-07 - Original post - cached version

(MEMO) — Japan is to recognize the State of Palestine and increase aid to UNRWA, Quds Press reported a senior Palestinian official saying yesterday. Speaking to media, senior aide to Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas, Nabil Shaath, said Japan had pledged to support the...

The Duran - 2018-02-04 - Original post - cached version

Senior Palestinian official Saeb Erekat on Saturday accused the Trump White Hous of trying depose the Palestinian leadership in a “coup”.

Erekat then went on to blast the “impudent” US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, saying she should “shut up” with her criticism of...

The BRICS Post - 2018-01-27 - Original post - cached version

Earlier this week, US Vice-President Mike Pence visited the Knesset confirming both his President’s resolve on the status of the Holy City, and America’s exit from the Peace Process.

This comes weeks after US President Donald Trump declared Jerusalem, full and undivided, as the capital of...

MintPress - 2017-12-11 - Original post - cached version

Viewers watching the televised emergency session of the United Nations Security Council on Friday may be forgiven for thinking the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) representative to the UN was trying to bore the Israeli ambassador into submission with his speech.

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MintPress - 2017-11-10 - Original post - cached version

PALESTINE — Five months after Palestinian Authority (PA) leader Mahmoud Abbas issued the Cybercrime Law by Presidential Decree, the Palestinian Centre for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) has launched an online campaign against the legislation, in a bid to raise awareness and mobilize...

MintPress - 2017-09-26 - Original post - cached version

The International law enforcement agency Interpol is set to vote on Palestinian Authority (PA) membership despite intensive Israeli and US lobbying against it, news agencies reported yesterday.

Board of directors of the international...

Aletho News - 2017-08-31 - Original post - cached version

Palestine Information Center – August 31, 2017 RAMALLAH – The Palestinian Authority (PA) forces on Wednesday shot and arrested the Islamic Jihad Leader Wahid Abu Maria in al-Khalil’s northern town of Beit Ummar. According to local sources, Abu Maria sustained injuries in his shoulder after he...

The Anti Media - 2017-08-12 - Original post - cached version

(MPN) — The nearly two million inhabitants of the Gaza Strip, under the dual thumbs of Israel and the Palestinian Authority, have faced waves of military destruction, along with enforced shortages of basic goods and services. Israel, at the Authority’s request, has cut off most of Gaza’s...

MintPress - 2017-08-04 - Original post - cached version

Members of Congress rush to greet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as he leaves the House chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 3, 2015, after lobbying Congress to kill a peace plan with Iran at all costs. (AP Photo)

The Senate...

MintPress - 2017-07-22 - Original post - cached version

Israeli police place a Palestinian boy in a chokehold in Jerusalem’s Old City, July 17, 2017. Muslims boycotted the Jerusalem holy site in a gesture of protest after Israel denied them access to Islam’s second holiest site, setting up heavy police and military...

MintPress - 2017-07-13 - Original post - cached version

Activists release paper lanterns in solidarity with Palestinians from Gaza, at the Ashkelon beach after Israel cut back its already limited electricity shipments to the Gaza Strip in a step that is expected to worsen the power crunch plaguing the Hamas-controlled...

Dissident Voice - 2017-05-05 - Original post - cached version

The Canadian media has mostly ignored recent Palestinian efforts to non-violently disrupt a half-century old occupation. They’ve barely reported on a prisoners’ hunger strike and associated solidarity protests, let alone Canada’s effort to suppress “popular protests” in the West Bank.

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Richard Falk - 2017-02-23 - Original post - cached version

Should the Palestinians Seek Justice NOW at the International Criminal Court?

 

[Prefatory Note: This post is a modified version of an opinion piece published by Middle East Eye on February 20, 2017. It calls particular attention to the punitive treatment of recourse to...

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