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Gaza March of Return Architect Abu Artema Celebrates Its First-Year Anniversary

    Gaza March of Return Architect Abu Artema Celebrates Its First-Year Anniversary

The March of Return is a scream for life so that we may leave the walls of our prison. These are the words repeated by Ahmed Abu Artema in his many lectures and interviews. Abu Artema is the brain behind the most powerful expression of unarmed Palestinian resistance, The March of Return, which began on…

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Why the Outrage? “Jewish Power” Party is the New Norm in Israeli Politics

    Why the Outrage? “Jewish Power” Party is the New Norm in Israeli Politics

Immediately after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu forged an alliance with the fringe political group, Otzma Yehudit (Jewish Power), a widespread outrage ensued. The anger did not emanate only from the Center, Left and Arab parties, but from some in the Right as well. Even the pro-Israel lobby in the US, known for its hawkish…

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Two Weeks in Palestine: Miko Peled Travels a Land as Oppressed as it is Beautiful

    Two Weeks in Palestine: Miko Peled Travels a Land as Oppressed as it is Beautiful

OCCUPIED PALESTINE  — The beauty of Palestine in late February and particularly after a few spots of rain is unmatched. Lush green and almond blossoms everywhere, but from Tarshiha near the Lebanese border in the north to Lakia in the Naqab desert in the south, the horrors of a relentless, oppressive regime that shows every…

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Emboldened by Trump, Netanyahu Takes His Election Bid to Dangerous New Levels

    Emboldened by Trump, Netanyahu Takes His Election Bid to Dangerous New Levels

On February 18, members of extremist Jewish groups raided the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Occupied Al-Quds (Jerusalem). They clashed with Palestinian worshippers, as Jewish settlers attempted to shut down the gate of Al-Aqsa itself. The clashes involved the Israeli Army and police, who opened fire and brutally assaulted Palestinians, leading to scores of injuries. On February 19, the Israeli…

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He can’t breathe: Palestine’s Eric Garner

  He can’t breathe: Palestine’s Eric Garner

Hebron is an ancient city in the West Bank of the Occupied Palestinian Territories with a population of about 220,000 Palestinians and less than 1,000 Jewish settlers. About 1,000 Israeli soldiers are charged with “keeping the peace,” a job at which they have consistently failed – or so one would suppose, given that for 22 years the city…

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He Can’t Breathe: Palestine’s Eric Garner

  He Can’t Breathe: Palestine’s Eric Garner

Hebron is an ancient city in the West Bank of the Occupied Palestinian Territories with a population of about 220,000 Palestinians and less than 1,000 Jewish settlers. About 1,000 Israeli soldiers are charged with “keeping the peace,” a job at which they have consistently failed – or so one would suppose, given that for 22 years the city…

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Russian Mediation: The Critical Messages of the Hamas-Fatah Talks in Moscow

  Russian Mediation: The Critical Messages of the Hamas-Fatah Talks in Moscow

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 Washington and Tel Aviv were all meant to…

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Mass Rallies in Yemen Denounce Gulf Arab States’ “Betrayal” of Palestine

  Mass Rallies in Yemen Denounce Gulf Arab States’ “Betrayal” of Palestine

SANA’A, YEMEN — Thousands of working-class Yemenis took to the streets across Yemen to denounce what they view as local traitors who sold their homeland to the Saudi-led coalition. They also slammed attempts by Arab states to normalize relations with Israel, calling for total unconditional loyalty to the oppressed Palestinian people and the Palestinian cause.…

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“Largest Land Grab Since 1948” — Israel to Expel 36,000 Palestinians From Negev

  “Largest Land Grab Since 1948” — Israel to Expel 36,000 Palestinians From Negev

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL — According to an Israeli media report, the Israeli government has completed work on a massive, far-reaching plan that would expel an estimated 36,000 Palestinians from “unrecognized” villages in the Negev Desert. If the plan is approved by the Knesset, Israel’s legislative body, its implementation could begin as soon as this year…

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US Rep. Calls Police on Supporters of Congresswoman Trying to Organize Delegation to West Bank

  US Rep. Calls Police on Supporters of Congresswoman Trying to Organize Delegation to West Bank

WASHINGTON — Representative Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), the first Palestinian American elected to Congress, is encountering roadblocks erected by a senior Democrat and a Republican lawmaker in her bid to bring a congressional delegation to the illegally occupied West Bank. Tlaib’s plans are meant as a rebuke of the tours of Israel sponsored by the American…

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