Forced displacement threatens Palestinian presence in Sheikh Jarrah

An official report released on Thursday warned that the Israeli schemes to be implemented in Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in Occupied Jerusalem threaten the Palestinian presence there. The report issued by the PLO Negotiations Affairs Department and entitled “Forced displacement of the residents of Sheikh Jarrah” explained that Israeli authorities force Palestinian families in the neighborhood to evacuate their homes. Located to the north of the Old City of Jerusalem, Sheikh Jarrah is home to about 3,000 Palestinian citizens and some important organizations including Beit al-Sharq, the PLO headquarters which was closed by Israeli authorities in 2003, the Palestinian National Theater, … Continue reading Forced displacement threatens Palestinian presence in Sheikh Jarrah

Zionists give supporters of Israel a free pass for their anti-Semitism

Kevin Myers By Asa Winstanley The fact that an obnoxious, racist and sexist columnist wrote something for the Sunday Times is not exactly news. Last month, though, one of them, Kevin Myers, came out with something that caused such an online backlash that he ended up losing his cushy little gig there. In a column for the paper’s Irish edition, Myers wrote a boring screed against women’s equality in pay. In the course of that article, he wrote that “Jews are not generally noted for their insistence on selling their talent for the lowest possible price.” He noted that two of the … Continue reading Zionists give supporters of Israel a free pass for their anti-Semitism

Is Israel really a safe haven for journalists?

By Motasem A Dalloul Iranian journalist and blogger Neda Amin, 32, who fled her country to Turkey in 2014 over a series of articles critical of the government, arrived “safely in Israel” yesterday morning according to Times of Israel. Amin lived with a refugee status in Turkey until 5 July when Ankara told her that she had 30 days to leave the country. Amin regularly wrote a Persian blog for the Times of Israel and so she contacted the website’s Editor David Horovitz who exerted his efforts with the related Israeli departments and facilitated travel to Israel. “As soon as we brought Neda’s case … Continue reading Is Israel really a safe haven for journalists?

Palestinian town in Israel shaken by Jerusalem killings

A general view shows the Israeli Arab city of Umm al-Fahm, Israel, Aug. 16, 2016 The July 14 attack by three Palestinian citizens of Israel that led to the death of two Israeli soldiers and their own death by the Israeli security has focused attention on two Palestinian towns in Israel. Umm al-Fahm, a city of 52,000 Palestinian citizens of Israel, lies in the Wadi Ara area. Twenty kilometers (12.5 miles) north of the West Bank city of Jenin, Umm al-Fahm is home to the northern branch of the radical Islamic Movement and its leader and former mayor of the city, Raed Salah. … Continue reading Palestinian town in Israel shaken by Jerusalem killings

The story behind the Jerusalem attack: How Trump and Netanyahu pushed Palestinians to a corner

By: Ramzy Baroud In early October 2016, Misbah Abu Sbeih left his wife and five children at home and then drove to an Israeli police station in occupied Palestinian East Jerusalem. The 39-year-old Jerusalemite was scheduled to hand himself over to serve a term of four months in jail for, allegedly, trumped-up charges of “trying to hit an Israeli soldier.” Misbah was familiar with Israeli prisons, having been held there before on political charges, including an attempt to sneak into and pray at the Al-Aqsa Mosque. The Al-Aqsa Mosque is part of a large compound known as Haram al-Sharif, which includes — aside … Continue reading The story behind the Jerusalem attack: How Trump and Netanyahu pushed Palestinians to a corner

Remembering Israel’s war on Gaza

By Julie Webb-Pullman Three years on since the Israeli bombardment of Gaza Julie Webb-Pullman recalls a makeshift morgue outside Al-Shifa Hospital, the lack of medical supplies to treat the wounded and the screams of children whose parents who have already been killed. The scenes as I go to work each day are harrowing as I must walk past the morgue of Al-Shifa Hospital. For the first few days I didn’t even realise it was a morgue. There were a few cars parked outside, small groups of people clustered against the walls and family members grieving in the hospital grounds during … Continue reading Remembering Israel’s war on Gaza

A guide to the Gaza Strip

From Israel’s occupation to a decade of siege, here is all you need to know about ‘the world’s largest open-air prison’. The Israeli siege on Gaza has devastated Gaza’s economy and led to what the UN has called the ‘de-development’ of the territory   The Gaza Strip, home to two million Palestinians, is frequently on the news. The small enclave is one of the most densely populated areas in the world and has been aptly described as “the world’s largest open-air prison”. It is a small self-governing Palestinian territory that came under Israeli occupation, along with the West Bank and East Jerusalem, after the 1967 … Continue reading A guide to the Gaza Strip