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Aletho News - 2017-10-31 - Original post - cached version

By Yvonne Ridley | MEMO | October 31, 2017 Some observers get very touchy at the mention of a pro-Israel lobby sweeping the corridors of power to influence opinion formers, politicians and media in order for them to look favourably upon the Zionist state. Quite why they get so defensive is...

Aletho News - 2017-10-30 - Original post - cached version

Press TV – October 30, 2017 Israeli forces and settlers have attacked British activists who walked from the UK to Jerusalem al-Quds in solidarity with the Palestinian nation on the centennial anniversary of the Balfour Declaration. The 60 British activists arrived in Palestine after they walked...

Aletho News - 2017-10-27 - Original post - cached version

23-year-old Rachel Corrie who was crushed to death by Israeli bulldozers in Gaza in 2003 [NawalAlhawsawi/Twitter] By Nasim Ahmed | MEMO | October 26, 2017 Fourteen years have passed since 23-year-old Rachel Corrie was crushed to death by Israeli bulldozers in Gaza. The American activists, along...

Aletho News - 2017-10-26 - Original post - cached version

By Richard Edmondson | Fig Trees and Vineyards | October 25, 2017 The Israeli news site Haaretz is reporting that the Zionist state’s government has contracted with a U.S. law firm to help it in its fight against the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions movement. The firm named in the report is...

Aletho News - 2017-10-25 - Original post - cached version

Senior Hamas members prepare for PA delegations to arrive in Gaza on 2 October 2017 [Mohammed Asad/Middle East Monitor] MEMO | October 25, 2017 The advisor to the Iranian foreign minister, Sheikh Hussein Al-Islam, has said the relationship between the Islamic Republic of Iran and Hamas is...

Aletho News - 2017-10-19 - Original post - cached version

IMEMC News & Agencies | October 19, 2017 The Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement has welcomed the Palestinian student delegation and other Arab delegations’ withdrawal from the World Festival of Youths and Students, held in the Russian city of Sochi, due to the participation of...

Aletho News - 2017-10-19 - Original post - cached version

By Jonathan Cook | Dissident Voice | October 18, 2017 There is something truly exasperating about digesting the steady flow of horror stories relating to Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. In part, of course, it is because the reports that Weinstein allegedly raped and sexually assaulted women...

Aletho News - 2017-10-19 - Original post - cached version

By Stephen Lendman | October 18, 2017 Barring longtime math teacher Esther Koontz from renewing her teaching contract, solely for her political beliefs, is a flagrant First Amendment violation. She righteously supports BDS activism, wanting Israel held accountable for its high crimes against...

Aletho News - 2017-10-18 - Original post - cached version

IMEMC | October 17, 2017 More than three-fourths of students at the University of Chile’s Faculty of Medicine voted to break institutional ties with Israeli universities in a student referendum held last month. They also voted against Israeli government sponsorship or attendance of events at...

Aletho News - 2017-10-15 - Original post - cached version

By Amena Elashkar | Dissident Voice | October 14, 2017 Until I came to the US last year, I had never met an Israeli, and only one American Jew. As a third generation Palestinian refugee living in a camp in Lebanon, such opportunities did not exist. Then, when 85-year-old Mariam Fathalla and I...

Aletho News - 2017-10-14 - Original post - cached version

By Yves Engler · October 14, 2017 The “Ugly Canadian” is on the march, but now with a much prettier face at the helm. Across the planet, Canadian mining companies are in conflict with local communities and usually have the Trudeau government’s support. A slew of disputes have arisen at Canadian...

Aletho News - 2017-09-14 - Original post - cached version

By David Macilwain | American Herald Tribune | September 14, 2017 Before the launching of the war on Syria in 2011 by agents of the US and its Middle Eastern allies, the focus of my political activism was almost exclusively Palestine. “Self-radicalised” is a suitable descriptor for the slow...

Aletho News - 2017-09-14 - Original post - cached version

The ADL claims to oppose injustice, but spends much of its huge budget defaming Palestinians and their allies who work for an end to Israel’s human rights abuses. By Alison Weir | If Americans Knew | September 13, 2107 The ADL (Anti-Defamation League) has just launched a new initiative for...

Aletho News - 2017-09-11 - Original post - cached version

By Miko Peled | American Herald Tribune | September 11, 2017 Israel is all geared up for war against all for BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) and the de-legitimization of the Zionist state. The ministry of strategic affairs headed by Gil’ad Erdan – which is charged with this task – is now...

Aletho News - 2017-09-10 - Original post - cached version

Press TV – September 10, 2017 Britain is exploiting a rift between several Arab countries of the Persian Gulf and Qatar through designating both sides as the “priority markets” for its arms sales, a report suggests. The Middle East Eye (MEE) report cited a list of 46 states highlighted by the UK...

Aletho News - 2017-09-09 - Original post - cached version

RT | September 8, 2017 Illinois governor candidate Daniel Bliss has dropped Carlos Ramirez-Rosa as his running mate following Rosa’s alleged support of a Palestinian group calling to boycott Israel. Rosa’s support for the Palestinian-led ‘Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions’ (BDS) movement was the...

Aletho News - 2017-09-08 - Original post - cached version

MEMO | September 8, 2017 Campaign groups are teaming up tomorrow to protest against UK arms sales to the UAE in front of one of the largest arms expos in the world at the London ExCel Centre. Activists and campaigners from the International Campaign for Freedom in the UAE (ICFUAE) will be...

Aletho News - 2017-09-06 - Original post - cached version

By Craig Murray | September 6, 2017 I am being sued for libel in the High Court in England by Jake Wallis Simons, Associate Editor of the Daily Mail Online. Mr Wallis Simons is demanding £40,000 in damages and the High Court has approved over £100,000 in costs for Mark Lewis, Mr Wallis Simons’...

Aletho News - 2017-09-05 - Original post - cached version

Palestinian Fatah Movement leader Marwan Barghouti Ma’an – September 5, 2017 BETHLEHEM – Fadwa Barghouthi, a Palestinian lawyer and the wife of imprisoned Fatah movement official Marwan Barghouthi, said that Israeli authorities have told her that she is banned from visiting her husband in prison...

Aletho News - 2017-09-05 - Original post - cached version

Bad Attitudes commentary: “It’s not enough that people must work horrible jobs for minimum wage, they must also receive political re-education to get their minds right. Note the condescending tone and the assumption that the employees are complete idiots. I can tell you from personal experience...

Aletho News - 2017-08-20 - Original post - cached version

Ma’an – August 20, 2017 BETHLEHEM – Over 40 Portuguese photographers, teachers of photography and photography students pledged on Saturday, which marked World Photography Day, not to accept professional invitations or financing from Israel, and to” refuse to collaborate with Israeli cultural...

Aletho News - 2017-08-20 - Original post - cached version

Press TV – August 20, 2017 A group of five pro-Palestinian activists in the UK face possible prison sentences after being arrested during protests outside an Israeli-owned weapons manufacturing company. Charged with a breach of the Trade Union and Labor Relations Act, the protesters face at...

Aletho News - 2017-08-19 - Original post - cached version

By Kary Love | CounterPunch | August 18, 2017 I am a lawyer. My pro bono clients are often those who offer nonviolent resistance to wrongs committed by our own government. I read that, this week past, some nonviolent resisters entered a nuclear weapons storage facility in Germany. Damn if it is...

Aletho News - 2017-08-17 - Original post - cached version

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Aletho News - 2017-08-16 - Original post - cached version

MEMO | August 16, 2017 Four artists have cancelled their scheduled performances at an international festival in Berlin citing the festival’s partnership with the Israeli embassy and their support for the Palestinian call for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. The Pop-Kultur...

Aletho News - 2017-08-15 - Original post - cached version

Sputnik – 15.08.2017 LONDON – Anti-war activists from across the United Kingdom plan to gather in the UK capital in September for a week-long event in opposition to London’s Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI), one of the world’s largest arms fairs, a spokesman for Campaign...

Aletho News - 2017-07-24 - Original post - cached version

RT | July 24, 2017 Four Australians who were found guilty of vandalism for removing a brass sword from a war memorial told a court that their actions were inspired by Pope Francis, referencing a message in which the pontiff said that religion cannot be used to justify war. The men were convicted...

Aletho News - 2017-07-24 - Original post - cached version

RT | July 24, 2017 The escalation in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict isn’t religious, it’s about the rights of Palestinian people to be free from the longest occupation in modern history, says Mustafa Barghouti, the General Secretary of the Palestinian National Initiative. Palestinian President...

Aletho News - 2017-07-22 - Original post - cached version

Photo by ROBERT HUFFSTUTTER | CC BY 2.0 By Jack Heyman | CounterPunch | July 21, 2017 The ink wasn’t even dry on the West Coast longshore contract when the head of the employers’ group, the Pacific Maritime Association, proposed an additional 3-year extension to the president of the...

Aletho News - 2017-07-17 - Original post - cached version

MEMO | July 17, 2017 A group of Palestinians from the UK, besieged Gaza, occupied West Bank and Israel have co-authored a letter to the British rock band, Radiohead, over their controversial decision to hold a concert in Israel later this week. The band’s decision to go ahead with the concert is...

Aletho News - 2017-07-15 - Original post - cached version

The 29th floor of Tel Aviv’s Champion Tower is the nerve center of a 24-7 ‘war’ against Palestinian rights supporters around the world. Israeli agents working behind the scenes advance legislation, torpedo events, organize counter protests, close bank accounts. The Director says: ‘In order to...

Aletho News - 2017-07-14 - Original post - cached version

By Yvonne Ridley | MEMO | July 14, 2017 In yet another landmark legal victory, members of the Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign emerged from court victorious today after being accused of racism. Their “crime”? Standing up to Zionism. The trial ended three years of speculation and pressure...

Aletho News - 2017-07-12 - Original post - cached version

Press TV – July 12, 2017 Enraged by Dublin’s financial aid to anti-Israel Palestinian rights groups, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has lashed out at visiting Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney over his country’s pro-Palestine policy. Netanyahu’s office made the criticism in a statement...

Aletho News - 2017-07-12 - Original post - cached version

MEMO | July 12, 2017 The Mennonite Church of America has voted to sell its holdings in companies that profit from the Israeli occupation, according to the Washington Post. The church, which has over 75,000 members voted by a majority of 98 per cent to support the Boycott Divestment Sanctions (...

Aletho News - 2017-06-27 - Original post - cached version

MEMO | June 27, 2107 Despite the best efforts of Britain’s pro-Israel lobby, the organisers of the biggest-ever Palestine event in Europe have been told by the British government that it is “content to let the event proceed.” A spokesperson for the Department for Communities and Local Government...

Aletho News - 2017-06-23 - Original post - cached version

By Stuart Littlewood | American Herald tribune | June 23, 2017 The National Coalition of Christian Organizations in Palestine (NCCOP) has just issued a final plea for help in the form of an open letter to the World Council of Churches and the ecumenical movement. It is signed by over 30...

Aletho News - 2017-06-23 - Original post - cached version

IMEMC News & Agencies – June 23, 2017 Last month, Egged Bus Systems (EBS), a subsidiary of Egged Israel Transport Cooperative Society, Israel’s largest public transportation operator, lost a bid for a decade-long contract to run public transportation in the North-Holland region of the...

Aletho News - 2017-06-20 - Original post - cached version

Press TV – June 20, 2017 A number of anti-nuclear weapons activists have been arrested in New York during a protest against Washington’s decision to boycott negotiations on a nuclear weapons ban treaty. The arrests were made after the activists chanting slogans such as “US join the talks, ban...

Aletho News - 2017-06-19 - Original post - cached version

Palestine Information Center – June 18, 2017 GAZA – Head of the Palestine Scholars Association, Dr Marwan Abu Ras, lauded Qatar’s pro-Palestine position and stressed Palestinians’ support for the government and people of Qatar. “We are here today, in the blockaded Gaza Strip, to tell the world...

Aletho News - 2017-06-11 - Original post - cached version

Jeremy Corbyn at a pro-Palestinian rally in London, 2014. | Photo: Palestine Solidarity Committee teleSUR | June 9, 2017 Jeremy Corbyn’s gains in the British general election mollified his political opponents, ranging from Rupert Murdoch’s yellow press to officials Tel Aviv, drawing outrage due...

Aletho News - 2017-06-10 - Original post - cached version

IMEMC | June 10, 2017 Student-led BDS campaigns resulted in two major Chilean universities canceling events co-sponsored by the Israeli embassy and featuring Joe Uziel, a director of the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA). On Monday, Alberto Hurtado of the University’s Anthropology Department...

Aletho News - 2017-06-06 - Original post - cached version

teleSUR | June 4, 2017 Argentine women whose fathers were condemned for human rights abuses during the Dirty War (1974-1983) marched for the first time in the country’s history to defend “memory, truth and justice,” along with the national march against gender violence Saturday. “Histories of...

Aletho News - 2017-06-01 - Original post - cached version

 Al-Shabaka | May 30, 2017 Though the international community has hailed the two-state solution since the early 1990s, it has become clear that Israel’s fragmentation of Palestinian people and territory over the past 50 years aims to make a sovereign Palestinian state impossible. While...

Aletho News - 2017-05-31 - Original post - cached version

By Ralph Nader | May 30, 2017 It is time Americans rise up against the corruption, inefficiency, and cruelty of our healthcare system and tell its corporate captors and Congress – Enough Already! For decades other countries have guaranteed universal health insurance for all their people, at...

Aletho News - 2017-05-31 - Original post - cached version

Poster of Dalal al-Mughrabi, published by Al-Asifah in 1978 (Source: The Palestine Poster Project Archives) Ma’an – May 30, 2017 BETHLEHEM – Days after Norway pulled its sponsorship from an occupied West Bank women’s community center and demanded a refund for construction costs from the...

Aletho News - 2017-05-30 - Original post - cached version

Press TV – May 29, 2017 Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani says the “aggressive and racist” nature of the Israeli regime has always been and will remain a source of threat to the nations in the Middle East and humanity in general. In a message on Monday, Larijani offered his congratulations...

Aletho News - 2017-05-27 - Original post - cached version

Ma’an – May 27, 2017 BETHLEHEM – Hundreds of Palestinians held in Israeli prisons have suspended a 40-day mass hunger strike during dawn hours on Saturday, after reaching an agreement with the Israel Prison Service (IPS) that reinstated the prisoners’ family visitation sessions to two times per...

Aletho News - 2017-05-25 - Original post - cached version

People demonstrate against a piece of “anti-terror” legislation in the Japanese capital, Tokyo, May 24, 2017. Press TV – May 25, 2017 Thousands of people have held a protest rally in the Japanese capital, Tokyo, to express their dissent against the government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for...

Aletho News - 2017-05-25 - Original post - cached version

Speech by Hezbollah Secretary General Sayed Hassan Nasrallah on May 2, 2017, on the occasion of the Day of the Wounded Transcript: […] Two words on the general situation (in the Middle East). The first thing to be said about the general situation in the region concerns the struggle for freedom...

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