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Aletho News - 2018-05-29 - Original post - cached version

By Ramzy Baroud ‏| MEMO | May 29, 2018 On 20 February, I embarked on a global book tour that has, thus far, taken me to eight nations. The main theme of all my talks in various cultural, academic and media platforms was the pressing need to refocus the discussion on Palestine on the struggle...

Aletho News - 2018-05-27 - Original post - cached version

Palestine Information Center – May 26, 2018 North Korea has condemned Israel’s use of violence against unarmed Palestinian protesters in Gaza, describing what happened with them as “brutal massacres.” Kim Yong-nam, head of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly of North Korea, sent a...

Aletho News - 2018-05-26 - Original post - cached version

Press TV – May 26, 2018 Hundreds have demonstrated in Syria’s northeastern city of Qamishli, in response to a call by Kurdish authorities for global protests against Turkey’s military presence in the flashpoint Afrin region. Turkish forces and allied Syrian militants seized the northwest region...

Aletho News - 2018-05-25 - Original post - cached version

A letter from the Middle East Studies Association to Israeli Security Minister Gilad Erdan charges Israeli government harassment of American students. By Judith Tucker | May 25, 2018 Dear Minister Erdan: We write on behalf of the Committee on Academic Freedom of the Middle East Studies...

Aletho News - 2018-05-23 - Original post - cached version

 Freedom Flotilla Coalition – May 23, 2018 Just before noon local time, the Freedom Flotilla vessel Al Awda (The Return) was boarded by the German Coast Guard, at the orders of the German Ministry of Interior. They collected all the passports on board, wrote down everyone’s personal data,...

Aletho News - 2018-05-23 - Original post - cached version

By Ramzy Baroud | Palestine Chronicle | May 23, 2018 60 Palestinians were killed in Gaza on May 15, simply for protesting and demanding their Right of Return as guaranteed by international law. 50 more were killed since March 30, the start of the ‘Great March of Return’, which marks Land Day....

Aletho News - 2018-05-23 - Original post - cached version

By Elizabeth Murray | Consortium News | May 22, 2018 Al Awda (The Return): Sailing to Gaza “Islands Bruegge,” an idyllic harbor park that stretches along the east bank of Copenhagen, was alive with a celebratory crowd on Monday as three ships were about to steam towards Gaza. The 2018 Freedom...

Aletho News - 2018-05-21 - Original post - cached version

Portuguese director and playwright Tiago Rodrigues [PACBI/Twitter] MEMO | May 21, 2018 A Portuguese director and playwright who was scheduled to take part in next month’s Israel Festival, has announced that he is officially joining the Boycott, Sanctions and Divestment movement (BDS). According...

Aletho News - 2018-05-21 - Original post - cached version

MEMO | May 21, 2018 A request by the Irish Republican Party, Sinn Fein, to open a book of condolence in Belfast city council for Palestinians killed in Gaza last week was blocked by Unionists allied with the Northern Ireland Friends of Israel group. Denouncing the book of condolence as “deeply...

Aletho News - 2018-05-20 - Original post - cached version

Press TV – May 20, 2018 Activists say Israeli police have brutally beaten an Arab-Israeli NGO worker after arresting him at a Haifa demonstration, which landed him in hospital with a broken leg. Jafar Farah, the CEO of the Mossawa Center, was one of the 21 people arrested on Friday during a...

Aletho News - 2018-05-19 - Original post - cached version

Palestine Information Center | May 19, 2018 GABORONE – Botswana’ main opposition party, the Botswana National Front (BNF), has called on the government of Botswana to terminate all relations with Israel. This comes in the wake of Israel’s massacre of 60 people on the Israel-Gaza border on Monday...

Aletho News - 2018-05-16 - Original post - cached version

Palestine Information Center – May 16, 2018 Former head of Hamas’s political bureau Khaled Mishaal has affirmed that the resistance factions are not behind the protest rallies taking place on the Gaza border but rather an unarmed people seeking to send three messages to the world. “These...

Aletho News - 2018-05-16 - Original post - cached version

boing boing | May 15, 2018 Google’s “Project Maven” is supplying machine-learning tools to the Pentagon to support drone strikes; the project has been hugely divisive within Google, with employees pointing out that the company is wildly profitable and doesn’t need to compromise on its ethics to...

Aletho News - 2018-05-15 - Original post - cached version

By Yves Engler | Dissident Voice | May 14, 2018 This is the final article in a four-part series on the NDP leadership’s suppression of debate on the Palestine Resolution. Here are the first, second and third installments on the topic. To effect change people need to know what and who they are up...

Aletho News - 2018-05-14 - Original post - cached version

Israel has been crafting a dishonest counter-narrative ever since the Nakba, one that historians scouring the archives have exploded The National – May 13, 2018 On Monday and Tuesday, Palestinians will commemorate the anniversary of the Nakba, or catastrophe, their mass expulsion and...

Aletho News - 2018-05-14 - Original post - cached version

By Mousa Abu Marzouq | MEMO | May 14, 2018 Two million Palestinians in the Gaza Strip are slowly being suffocated. Over 40 per cent of Gazans are unemployed; there is virtually no economy; no electricity; the water is undrinkable; and the medical system has collapsed. It is the Israeli...

Aletho News - 2018-05-10 - Original post - cached version

By Ramzy Baroud | Palestine Chronicle | May 10, 2018 The Gaza border protests must be understood in the context of the Israeli Occupation, the siege and the long-delayed ‘Right of Return’ for Palestinian refugees. However, they should also be appreciated in a parallel context: Palestine’s own...

Aletho News - 2018-05-10 - Original post - cached version

Palestine Information Center – May 10, 2018 GAZA – The Islamic Resistance Movement Hamas condemned in the strongest terms the British Crown Prince’s projected participation in an Israeli celebration marking the 70th anniversary of the establishment of Israeli occupation entity. Hamas spokesman...

Aletho News - 2018-05-04 - Original post - cached version

By Eve Mykytyn | May 4, 2018 One more proof, if one were needed, that protesting Israel in the United States can be a perilous activity. Last Friday, Zionists groups organized a rave in Washington Square Park in NYC to celebrate  Israel’s 70th Anniversary. (the rave post dated Israel’s...

Aletho News - 2018-05-02 - Original post - cached version

By Ramzy Baroud | MEMO | May 1, 2018 Three more Palestinians were killed and 611 wounded last Friday, when tens of thousands of Gazans continued their largely non-violent protests at the Gaza-Israel border. Yet as the casualty count keeps climbing – nearly 45 dead and over 5,500 wounded – the...

Aletho News - 2018-04-28 - Original post - cached version

By Mike Merryman-Lotze | CounterPunch | April 27, 2018 Once again, the Israeli military has turned its guns on Gaza — this time on unarmed protestors, in a series of shootings over the last few weeks. Gaza’s already under-resourced hospitals are straining to care for the 1,600 protesters who...

Aletho News - 2018-04-26 - Original post - cached version

MEMO | April 25, 2018 Relations between the University of Manchester (UoM) and Israeli arms manufacturers have been exposed in a new report by student activists. Members of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement revealed the web of connections between the university’s commercial arm and...

Aletho News - 2018-04-24 - Original post - cached version

World Health Organization | April 2018 Gaza –Imad is 34 and has been volunteering as a first responder with the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) since 2006.  On Monday 9 April 2018, Imad volunteered with PRCS east of al Bureij refugee camp in the Middle Area of the Gaza Strip. Imad was...

Aletho News - 2018-04-21 - Original post - cached version

By M K Bhadrakumar | Indian Punchline | April 20, 2018 The Israelis are in a bloody mess. They don’t know how to handle it – Palestinians in their thousands taking a leaf out of Gandhi and protesting non-violently against their colonial masters ignoring their fearsome reputation for brutality....

Aletho News - 2018-04-19 - Original post - cached version

Palestine Chronicle – April 18, 2018 On Monday, April 16, 2018, the Durham city council in the US, became the first US city council to ban police exchanges with the Israeli policy. “After 3.5 hours and 50 powerful and inspiring testimonies, the Durham city council has just unanimously passed a...

Aletho News - 2018-04-17 - Original post - cached version

By Tim Anderson | American Herald Tribune | April 17, 2018 Why support other peoples, especially during conflict? Some explanation seems necessary because wartime debates often degenerate into simplistic clichés, personal abuse and confusion. I am one of many who have been subject to this abuse...

Aletho News - 2018-04-11 - Original post - cached version

Press TV – April 11, 2018 A group of Russian lawmakers have announced a plan to meet Syrian President Bashar al-Assad while denying claims that the Syrian leader has left the Arab country. Dmitry Sablin, a deputy in the Russian lower house of parliament, known as the State Duma, told Russia’s...

Aletho News - 2018-04-10 - Original post - cached version

By Elliott GABRIEL | Mint Press News | April 6, 2018 Google — the advertising and search engine monolith that once touted its official commitment, “Don’t be evil” — has thrown its full weight behind the U.S. military-industrial complex’s fast-advancing unmanned drone program – and more than...

Aletho News - 2018-04-08 - Original post - cached version

Palestine Information Center – April 7, 2018 GAZA – Head of Hamas’s Political Bureau Ismail Haneyya on Saturday said that the Palestinian people are capable of challenging the Israeli occupation even under the most difficult circumstances. Speaking at the funeral of the Palestinian...

Aletho News - 2018-04-04 - Original post - cached version

teleSUR | April 3, 2018 Pro-Palestinian groups including the Boycott, Disinvestment, and Sanctions (BDS) Movement along with the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) have called on Netflix to discontinue the series ‘Fauda’ (Chaos in Arabic) for “sanitizing...

Aletho News - 2018-03-31 - Original post - cached version

MEMO | March 31, 2018 The secretary of the Episcopal Commission for Islamic-Christian Dialogue in Lebanon insisted on Friday that the Palestinian return marches are humanitarian activities and a holy, ethical and national duty, Al-Resalah has reported. “Any Palestinian resistance action aimed at...

Aletho News - 2018-03-30 - Original post - cached version

Ma’an – March 30, 2018 GAZA CITY – Six Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces and dozens more injured since early Friday morning, as thousands of Gazans took to the borders with Israel as part of “The Great March of Return” taking place across the besieged coastal enclave to mark the...

Aletho News - 2018-03-29 - Original post - cached version

Palestine Information Center – March 28, 2018 GAZA – National committee for the March of Return, during a press conference held near the Great March of Return’s tent east of Gaza city which was targeted by Israeli gunfire on Wednesday morning, said that Israel will not succeed in terrorizing the...

Aletho News - 2018-03-24 - Original post - cached version

MEMO | March 23, 2108 Students at Trinity College Dublin have overwhelmingly voted to support the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) campaign, with the referendum result announced to cheers and chants. Asked whether Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) should “accept...

Aletho News - 2018-03-11 - Original post - cached version

Speech of Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah on February 16th, 2018, during the commemoration of Hezbollah’s martyred leaders (Sheikh Ragheb Harb, Sayyed Abbas Musawi, Hajj Imad Mughniyeh) Transcript: […] In Palestine, the US blockade against the Palestinian people continues. (...

Aletho News - 2018-03-10 - Original post - cached version

Head of the Political Bureau of Hamas, Ismail Haniyeh delivers a speech during a press conference in Gaza City, Gaza on 23 January 2017 [Ali Jadallah/Anadolu Agency] MEMO | March 9, 2018 Palestinian sources said that the Chief of the Political Bureau of Hamas movement, Ismail Haniyeh, outlined a...

Aletho News - 2018-03-02 - Original post - cached version

By Yves Engler · March 1, 2018 They came, mostly young people, to fight for justice. They came to support the rule of international law, to help solve a longstanding injustice through non-violent means; they came to tell an oppressed people you have not been forgotten; they came to do what is...

Aletho News - 2018-02-25 - Original post - cached version

By Margaret Flowers | HealthOverProfit | February 23, 2018 The Center for American Progress (CAP), a Washington-based Democratic Party think tank funded by Wall Street, including private health insurers and their lobbying group, unveiled a new healthcare proposal designed to confuse supporters...

Aletho News - 2018-02-24 - Original post - cached version

By Yves Engler · February 24, 2018 Shame on the Montréal Gazette. Shame on Dan Delmar. Even when McGill’s uber-Israeli nationalist administration dismisses allegations of “anti-Semitism” the paper and its writer uses them to smear freedom promoting students. In October Canadian Jewish Political...

Aletho News - 2018-02-23 - Original post - cached version

Sputnik – 23.02.2018 The brief respite on the Korean Peninsula seems fated to end with the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang after North Korean leaders canceled a planned secret meeting with US Vice President Mike Pence. Washington is also expected to soon resume postponed military exercises...

Aletho News - 2018-02-18 - Original post - cached version

By Robert Inlakesh | 21st Century Wire | February 17, 2018 I have often asked myself, why there is an impression that some Western activists and pro-Palestinian organisations are working covertly, to divide and weaken the Palestinian cause. Before addressing the primary issue, a little has to be...

Aletho News - 2018-02-18 - Original post - cached version

By Ed Hasbrouk | The Practical Nomad | February 16, 2018 For the first time in decades, a Federal commission is holding open-mike public hearings throughout the USA (starting next Friday, 23 February 2018, in Harrisburg, PA) and taking written testimony (through 19 April 2018, Patriots’ Day) on...

Aletho News - 2018-02-16 - Original post - cached version

Break the Maritime Siege of Gaza | February 15, 2018 Gaza is the largest open air prison in the world, with 2 million people, mostly children. Now it is lacking potable water, with only 2-4 hours of electricity per day. There is severe widespread physical and psychological trauma and illnesses...

Aletho News - 2018-02-14 - Original post - cached version

Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network – February 14, 2108 An Israeli occupation military court issued a renewed four-month administrative detention order against Palestinian journalist and prisoners’ rights advocate Bushra al-Tawil on 12 February 2017. Al-Tawil, 26, from el-Bireh, has...

Aletho News - 2018-02-11 - Original post - cached version

teleSUR | February 10, 2018 The monarchy of Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, in Bahrain, committed 995 cases of abuse in January, a new report by the Bahrain Forum for Human Rights (BFHR) has revealed. The report, published Saturday, states that 121 people, including six minors, were arbitrarily...

Aletho News - 2018-02-10 - Original post - cached version

By Yves Engler | Palestine Chronicle | February 9, 2018 At next week’s New Democratic Party convention in Ottawa Palestinian rights are set to be a major flashpoint. The NDP Socialist Caucus has submitted a resolution calling on the party to “actively campaign in support of the demand of...

Aletho News - 2018-02-07 - Original post - cached version

MEMO | February 7, 2018 A British court today threw out charges against campaigners protesting against a London arms fair. In the fourth in a series of trials at Stratford Magistrates Court involving demonstrations against Defence & Security Equipment International (DSEI) arms fair in London...

Aletho News - 2018-01-31 - Original post - cached version

Sputnik – 31.01.2018 The move is the first lawsuit filed under a 2011 Israeli law, which paves the way for legal action against anyone calling for a boycott against Israel, if that call could knowingly lead to a boycott. An Israeli legal rights group, Shurat HaDin, has announced that it is suing...

Aletho News - 2018-01-31 - Original post - cached version

Press TV – January 31, 2018 Under pressure from the Tel Aviv regime, the Irish Senate has postponed a vote on a bill that forbids the import and sale of products from Israeli settlements as well as the services originating from the occupied territories. The bill, entitled Control of Economic...

Aletho News - 2018-01-28 - Original post - cached version

Haitham Siyaj Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network – January 28, 2018 Israeli repression targeting Palestinian youth activists has continued to rise. On Friday, 26 January, occupation forces seize Haitham Siyaj, only a month after he was released from nearly two years’ imprisonment...

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