Israel & Palestine Middle East

Israel Border Police Fatally Shoot 16-Year-Old Palestinian Girl

Tel Aviv (TeleSUR) – “Why do you continue to tell lies? What did that girl do? What did she do? Do you actually want peace?” one bystander shouted at Israeli police. Israeli border police shot and killed 16-year-old Fatima Afif Abd al-Rahman Hjeiji in occupied East Jerusalem Sunday evening, with witnesses saying she was “executed in cold blood,” Palestinian […]

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Israel’s Cabinet Submits Bill to Declare ‘Jewish Nation State’

Jerusalem (MEE) – Cabinet drafts bill declaring Israel as ‘national home of the Jewish people’ and degrades Arabic from official language status. Israel’s cabinet breathed new life on Sunday into efforts to anchor in law the country’s status as a Jewish state and revokes Arabic’s “official language” status, in legislation Palestinians have described as an […]

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Hamas Drops Hard Line Rhetoric on Israel, Seeks pre-1967 Borders

Doha (GPA) – Yesterday the Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) removed some of the harsher rhetoric towards Israel from their 1988 charter, but Tel Aviv isn’t buying it. Speaking at a press conference in Doha, Qatar, exiled Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal laid out changes to the founding charter of the radical organization turned political party […]

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‘Israel Blackmails Developing Countries For Votes at UN’

Jerusalem (MEMO) – Israel is blackmailing developing countries to force them to vote in its favour at the UN, Arabi21 reported the Coalition for Accountability and Integrity revealing yesterday. According to the site, the organisation’s Director, Azmi Shuaibi, said that Israel uses the funds allocated to the UN to buy votes. “During the last three years, the organisation […]

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The UK is quietly changing its policy on Israel and Palestine

London (MEMO) – Palestinians were delighted to see 2016 end with the UN Security Council passing resolution 2334 which reaffirmed the illegality of Israel’s settlement enterprise. The passing of the resolution was facilitated by the US abstention in the dying days of Obama’s administration. The UK played a key role in the drafting of the […]

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PA Accuses Israel of War Against Palestinian Children

Gaza (MEMO) – The Palestinian Authority Information Ministry accused the Israeli occupation authorities on Monday of launching a war against Palestinian children, Anadolu has reported. In a statement in advance of Palestinian Children’s Day on 5 April, the ministry said that the Israeli occupation forces killed 35 children and arrested 350 others during 2016. Furthermore, […]

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Nikki Haley champions Israel’s anti-BDS policy

New York (MEE) – As calls gain momentum for boycott against Israel, its supporters are looking for ways to push back against Palestinian activism. Nikki Haley is the new pro-Israel rock star in the United States. At the sound of the UN ambassador’s name at a pro-Israel conference on Wednesday, the crowd broke into applause. When Haley walked […]

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US Backing for Israel Cause of Regional, Global Insecurity: Iran

Tehran, Iran (Tasnim) – Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi dismissed US vice president’s claim that Tehran is destabilizing the region, saying it is Washington’s support for the Tel Aviv regime that intensifies insecurity and instability. “Unfortunately, the United States’ polices in support of the Zionist regime’s aggressive measures against the people of the region and […]