Mohammad Sabaaneh: "As long as we are under this occupation, and this atrocity, and brutality, I will not do any exhibition with Israeli cartoonist. I will not do any joint event or joint project with any Israeli artist or citizen. Because he is a soldier. Whatever his work - artist, doctor, engineer, journalist - he served in the IDF, or will serve in the IDF, or serves in the IDF. That means he's a soldier. You cannot separate the Israeli people and say this is army or military forces, and this is citizen or civilian, because all of them served in the IDF" (Mondoweiss, Jan 31, 2019).
Palestinian prisoner Walid Khaled Sharaf, 25 is suffering from serious illness in Ramle prison clinic. Sharaf is jailed without charge or trial under administrative detention; the order against him was renewed for another six months on 4 Feb on the basis of so-called "secret evidence" despite his deteriorating health condition.
Please, add your name to our letter below calling upon the UN and EU to condemn the expulsion of TIPH ('Temporary International Presence in Hebron', established in 1994, after the Goldstein massacre)and use all methods at their disposal to see that international human rights monitors, activists, and volunteers are able to operate safely in Hebron.
Geachte Vice-eersteminister, enkele maanden geleden, in september 2018, mocht u in uw hoedanigheid van minister van Ontwikkelingssamenwerking kennisnemen van onze kritische commentaar bij uw beslissing de samenwerking met het Palestijnse ministerie van Onderwijs stop te zetten.
Les colonies de peuplement israéliennes sont soutenues par une série d'activités économiques qui contribuent, du même coup, au maintien d'une situation illégale et soutiennent une approche intrinsèquement discriminatoire et abusive qui viole systématiquement les droits de l'homme de la population palestinienne. Cette situation n'empêche pas les plus grandes entreprises de tourisme d'y prendre part.
The Edward Said Library is in desperate need of donations in order to be able to continue offering book clubs, English language conversation classes, and opportunities for schoolchildren in the Gaza Strip. Nada Elia writes, Please donate what you can. It can buy a box of crayons, coloring books, books on decolonial struggle, it can help pay the rent.
More than 90 renowned Jewish scholars and intellectuals - including Noam Chomsky, Eva Illouz, Alfred Grosser, Moshe Zimmermann, Judith Butler and Micha Brumlik - have signed an open letter condemning the attacks against our association, Jewish Voice for Just Peace in the Middle East, and calling on German civil society to guarantee freedom of expression for those who oppose the oppression of the Palestinian people.
It has been a busy month for the GSC. Most importantly, we convened a meeting in South Hebron with a delegation of Palestinian representatives of 12 different villages, associations, and organizations to bring together a coalition to deal with the onslaught of Israeli settler violence and annexation.
Sinds enkele maanden probeert OIP Sensor Systems een belangrijk contract binnen te halen om de marinecomponenten van de Belgische en Nederlandse legers te voorzien van nieuwe oorlogsschepen, met de slogan "Koop Belgisch". Hoewel OIP Sensor Systems ooit opgericht werd als een Belgisch bedrijf, en het nog altijd een fabriek heeft nabij Gent, is het nu wel degelijk volledig in Israëlische handen.
Michael Freilich, ex-hoofdredacteur Joods Actueel, krijgt de 5de plaats op de Antwerpse N-VA-kamerlijst. Freilich is niet de eerste de beste. De laatste jaren is deze rabiate zionist en verdediger van de Israëlische zaak erin geslaagd zich op te werpen als "de stem van de joodse gemeenschap" in ons land.
L'exposition "Les villages disparus de Palestine" est visible du 28 janvier au 30 avril dans les bâtiments de la VRT et du 6 au 20 mai à De Markten à Bruxelles ainsi qu'à De Groene Waterman à Anvers. Le 26 mars, l'ACOD organise une visite publique à la VRT, qui comprendra également une visite guidée dans les coulisses de la chaîne publique. On peut s'inscrire via firstname.lastname@example.org. Catalogue de l'expo en français.
Als in mei het Eurovisiesongfestival in Israël plaatsvindt zal dat gebeuren in een arena bij de universiteit van Tel Aviv, op de grond van het verdwenen dorp Sheikh Muwanis. Alle huizen van Sheikh Muwanis zijn met de grond gelijkgemaakt, behalve één: het zgn. Green House, een patriciërswoning waar nu de faculty club is gevestigd. Sheikh Muwanis is geen alleenstaand geval, het is slechts één van de ruim 600 Palestijnse dorpen die sinds de oprichting van de staat Israël, 70 jaar geleden, zijn verdwenen.
"Au quotidien la colonisation n'est pas seulement celle des terres, des logements ou de l'eau. Elle ne cherche pas simplement à s'imposer par les armes, elle travaille aussi les esprits. J'ai choisi de m'intéresser à ces formes invisibles : l'occupation intime, celle de l'espace mental," dit la réalisatrice du film, Alexandra Dols.
The question "Does Israel have the right to exist?" is intellectually dishonest and intended, almost always, to silence critics and criticism of Israeli policies. Anyone who does not answer with a resounding 'Yes', is guaranteed the label "anti-Semite." This was Tamika Mallory's recent predicament - but she went in full speed and declared that "all people have the right to exist."
4 months after her release from an Israeli prison, Palestinian poet and photographer Dareen Tatour received in The Hague the'Oxfam Novib PEN Award for Freedom of Expression'. Oxfam Novib, the Dutch affiliate of Oxfam, said it awarded Tatour the prize to highlight "the growing repression of critical voices in both Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories."
In januari was Dareen Tatour ineens in Nederland. Vanuit het niets stond ze in het oog van de schijnwerpers op het "Winternachten" festival in Den Haag. Net uit de Israelische gevangenis waar ze twee maanden in had gezeten - van de vijf - was ze uitverkoren om, samen met de Nicaraguaanse Gioconda Belli op dit festival de ''Oxfam Novib PEN Award'' in ontvangst te komen nemen.
There are many ways of expressing resistance to the occupation through art. For me art has become the only peaceful weapon available to express and transmit all of the ways in which I suffer to the world. Resistance through art, or as I like to call it "white resistance," is where art arises as a form of struggle itself.
Since the beginning of the Palestinian revolution, many Palestinian intellectuals and academics have joined their fellow nationals in the fight for their cause. The contributions of these courageous individuals in communicating and disseminating the Palestinian narrative in their milieus and fields were invaluable and ultimately cost them their lives.
Vivien Sansour's quest to restore the rare seeds of Palestine started with a search for Palestinian red carrots. She founded thePalestine Heirloom Seed Libraryto work withPalestinian farmers to ensure that the vegetables of her childhood would reach the coming generations. The library, located in Beit Sahour, east of Bethlehem, aims to preserve Palestinian local seeds that have been pushed to the brink of extinction, particularly after various hybrid seeds swept the Palestinian markets.
The traditional brightly embroidered dress of Palestinian women known as the "thobe" was not the type of garment one would expect to become a pop political symbol. Now it's gaining prominence as a softer expression of Palestinian nationalism, competing even with the classic keffiyeh - the headscarf donned by young stone-throwing Palestinian men protesting Israel's occupation.
Ireland has advanced a bill which will prevent the sale of goods and services from Israel's illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank. The lower house of the Irish parliament - the Dail - yesterday voted in favour.
The Irish Campaign to Boycott the 2019 Eurovision, in Israel, welcomes the motion passed by the Dublin Broadcasting Branch of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) on January 29th whereby it states it "will support any member, working in RTÉ or elsewhere, who chooses to exercise a conscientious objection towards involvement in coverage of the song contest."
UK band The Tuts have claimed they turned down representing the country in the Eurovision Song Contest this year due to the event being held in Israel. The London-born pop-punk trio told their fans on Twitter, writing: "So, we got asked to enter EUROVISION 2019 to represent the UK but it's being held in ISRAEL so that's a NO from us!"
More than 60 LGBTQ groups from nearly 20 countries called on other LGBTQ organizations to boycott the 2019 Eurovision contest in Israel. The organizations also gave a call toboycott the Tel Aviv pride parade and festival as according to them, Israel is "promoting Eurovision alongside Tel Aviv Pride in order to reap maximum benefits for Israel for an entire month of pinkwashing."
"Cher et adoré Bilal, Avant toute chose, MERCI D'EXISTER ! Depuis que tu as fait ton entrée fulgurante sur la scène culturelle française, nous ne cessons de contempler le bien que tu fais à la jeunesse de nos communautés Queer et LGBTI."
To John Cleese. We are citizens of Israel, opposed to our government's policies of military occupation, apartheid, and ethnic cleansing against the indigenous Palestinian people. We write to ask you to respect the Palestinian civil society call to boycott Israel, especially its cultural aspect.
What has in the past been a frothy showbiz event, seen by many as a kitschy celebration of song and international community spirit, has taken on a political edge amid growing calls for an artistic and broadcaster boycott because it is being held in Israel.
On Sunday afternoon, 70 human rights advocates gathered in a noisy, musical protest in front of Carnegie Hall to demonstrate against an extravagant fundraising brunch and performance by the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO).The IPO, aself-proclaimed "cultural ambassador" representing the state of Israel, orchestrates a positive image of Israel to divert attention from its human rights abuses, as part of the "Brand Israel" initiativelaunched in 2006.
F. Brinley Bruton, Lawahez Jabari and Paul Goldman, "Israel fights boycott movement as pro-Palestinian campaign gains global support"(NBCNews, Feb 10):
The campaign is reverberating in the US, where the Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would allow states to punish businesses that take part in Israel boycotts. But despite vigorous efforts to quash BDS, the pressure from those who support it is mounting.
The Humboldt 3 are three BDS activists who face a criminal trial in Berlin next month for disrupting a pro-Israel event by an Israeli lawmaker at a university in 2017. Israel has silenced Germany on Palestinian rights using Holocaust guilt, but in Copenhagen the 3 activists received an award for their courage in exposing apartheid.
Coordinator of a local popular committee, Fouad al-Umour, said that Israeli bulldozers razed the road connecting Shaab al-Butm and Masafer Yatta areas, which has been opened to facilitate movement of Palestinians in southern Hebron. Israeli forces have continuously sealed off the road since it was opened.
Voormalig stafchef Benny Gantz loopt zich warm voor een hoofdrol op het Israëlische politieke toneel, terwijl hem in Den Haag een proces wacht wegens een vermeende oorlogsmisdaad. De Palestijnse Nederlander Ismail Ziada houdt hem verantwoordelijk voor het bombarderen van het huis van zijn familie in Gaza in 2014.
L'industrie des armements a confirmé une nouvelle fois le cliché disant que le patriotisme est le dernier refuge des scélérats. Depuis quelques mois, la firme OIP Sensor fait du battage autour de son offre en faveur d'un important contrat portant sur l'équipement des marines de guerre belge et hollandaise de navires spécialisés dans la guerre des mines.
Palestinians in the West Bank face "systematic legal discrimination" by Israel, EU diplomats have said in a confidential report seen by EUobserver. It is equivalent to the old "apartheid" regime for blacks in South Africa, a former Israeli diplomat said, but Israel is, just like violent settlers in Palestine, getting away with "impunity".
Tout le monde le sait, les réseaux pro-israéliens jouent un rôle actif sur la scène politique américaine. Moins connue en revanche est leur influence à Bruxelles, siège des institutions européennes. Avec l'appui de leurs homologues d'outre-Atlantique et le soutien de Tel-Aviv, ils consolident le statut sans équivalent d'Israël auprès d'une Union européenne qui refuse toute mesure contre la poursuite de la colonisation et les innombrables violations des droits humains dans les territoires palestiniens occupés.
The Dutch government has announced it will begin recognising the Gaza Strip and the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, as official birthplaces for Palestinians who were born in the country after the establishment of Israel.
The Senate today passed its first bill clamping down on the pro-Palestinian BDS movement against Israel by a vote of 77 to 23. But Democratic leaders aren't committing to putting the Combating BDS Act on the House floor amid a debate over free speech within their caucus.
For years, observers have speculated about when the Washington bipartisan consensus on Israel would crack. Pushed by leftist activists and legislators like Rashida Tlaib, the Democratic Party is finally having it over Israel. It's a long-overdue step toward changing US foreign policy and challenging Israel's occupation.
One thing that should be said about Representative Ilhan Omar's tweet about the power of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (more commonly known as AIPAC, or the "Israel lobby") is that the hysterical reaction to it proved her main point: The power of AIPAC over members of Congress is literally awesome, although not in a good way.
45 children were killed in the Gaza Strip since March 30; in the overwhelming majority of cases, DCI-P was able to confirm children did not present any imminent, mortal threat or threat of serious injury when killed by Israeli forces.
Israel's siege on the Gaza Strip makes it difficult, if not impossible, for cancer patients to receive treatment. Over the last decade, Israel has controlled and restricted shipments of medicine, among other basic necessities, into Gaza. This often causes severe drug shortages in Gaza hospitals.
Where can you hide when you can't run? This is the question Gaza's two million inhabitants ask themselves after every Israeli assault. It was the question Abdallah Zaid, 45, last asked himself in November when a bombing raid came perilously close to his home in the Nasser neighborhood of Gaza City.
Israel began the construction of the over-ground portion of the Gaza border barrier that will connect to theunder-construction sea barrieraimed at preventing the movement of the Hamas military wing out of the coastal enclave and into Israel. The Israeli Defense Ministry confirmed that the section will be 65 km long and will be 6 m high.
Friday Feb 8, despite the occupying military's attempts to prevent it, another demonstration took place on both sides of the Israeli made fence besieging the Gaza strip. Palestinian BDS activists welcomed Israeli anti-Zionist demonstrators as family, friends and comrades.
Costing $3.5 million, the new department has been built on the initiative of the Palestine Children's Relief Fund (PCRF), a US-based charity. It has been named after Musa and Suhaila Nasir,co-foundersof the PCRF. Cancer is aleading cause of death - for both adults and children - in Gaza. Children with serious illnesses, including cancer, frequently have to leave Gaza for medical treatment. In many cases, they have been blocked from traveling by Israel. The World Health Organization hasreported that 5 child patients were denied permits to cross the military checkpoint Erez during December 2018 alone.
The Israeli daily Yedioth Ahronoth reported on Jan. 28 that Israel has approved the construction of a waste recycling plant in Gaza at the former site of Gush Katif, the largest Israeli settlements before the 2005 disengagement.In cooperation with the UN and other agencies, the Israeli Coordination and Liaison Administration to the Gaza Strip had recently submitted a proposal to construct a UN-funded recycling facility.
On Tuesday, 29 January 2019, the Court of First Instance in Khan Younis sentenced to death Y.A., 30, a resident of Al-Jneena neighborhood in Rafah district, after he was indicted of murder of Mrs Mahasen Abu Shallouf, 79, also a resident of Rafah.
I helped establish the illegal West Bank outpost where the suspects in the murder of a Palestinian woman, Aisha Rabi, studied. I've watched the Israeli right wing radicalize to the point of devaluing human life - for anyone who isn't Jewish.
Settlers in the southern West Bank posted flyers in villages near Gush Etzion warning Palestinian laborers not to cooperate with Israeli human rights activists or organizations if they want to keep their jobs.
The Nahala Movement's declaration reads, "I hereby commit to be loyal to the land of Israel, not to cede one inch of our inheritance from our forefathers. I hereby commit to act to realize the settlement plan for the settlement of 2 million Jews in Judea and Samaria in accordance with Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir's plan, as well as to encourage and lead the redemption of all the lands throughout Judea and Samaria."
Eleven unrecognized Bedouin villages in the Negev desert, in southern Israel, have no polling stations or public transportation and a number of their thousands of residents will have to travel up to 50 kilometers to vote in the upcoming national elections.
The game is afoot. Israel, believe it or not, is demanding that seven Arab countries and Iran should pay $250 billion as compensation for what it claims was the forceful expulsion of Jews from Arab countries during the late 1940s.
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. Given the Israeli state's rejection of their existence, government officials have called the Palestinians living in these villagers "violators" and "squatters" - accusing them of illegally occupying "state lands."
In 16 years Israel approved just 4 percent of Palestinian building requests, while annually issuing 1,000 demolition orders. The High Court of Justice has never debated a Palestinian petition against such an order...
De premier Benjamin Netanyahu maakt een einde aan de internationale waarnemersmissie in Hebron. De missie, die bestaat uit onafhankelijke waarnemers uit Europa en Turkije, rapporteert sinds 1994 over geweld onder de Palestijnen en de Israëlische kolonisten maar wordt door Netanyahu nu afgedaan als "een internationale macht die tegen Israël opereert".
About 36 Palestinians, including six children from the Sabbagh family in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah, live in constant fear of the Israeli Execution Office's decision regarding their eviction in favor of Israeli settlers.
Israel's policy of separating and cutting off Palestinian communities from each other and from resources are properly on display in the 918 Firing Zone in the South Hebron Hills. Pictured here clearly, Israel continues to create physical obstacles on the ground that make Palestinian life unsustainable in an attempt to push them into small ethnic enclaves. But cutting off these roads, it cuts children off from the al-Fakheit school district, which serves the several hamlets in the area, it disrupts the local farming economy by restricting access to the exporting of their goods and creates a dangerous health situation by literally cutting off medical access.
Israeli forces killed a Palestinian girl at al-Zaayim checkpoint in the occupied West Bank east of Jerusalem on Wednesday. Israeli police claimed that Samah Zuhair Mubarak attempted to stab a security guard at the checkpoint before she was fatally shot. The Palestinian Authority health ministry gave Mubarak's age as 16, and media reported she was in the 11th grade.
Israeli authorities delivered demolition notices and halt of construction orders to several homes and schools in Masafer Yatta in the southern occupied West Bank district of Hebron. Coordinator of a local popular committee against the separation wall and settlements, Rateb al-Jbour, said forces stormed the Masafer Yatta area and delivered halt of construction orders to several homes belonging to al-Dababseh family.
Israeli forces assaulted a large number of Palestinian workers, on Sunday morning, as they passed through Checkpoint 300 at the northern entrance of Bethlehem City to Jerusalem City. Eyewitnesses said that Israeli forces assaulted a large number of Palestinian workers, who were making their way to work through the checkpoint, causing fainting, suffocation, and bruises among the workers.
Israeli bulldozers demolished the unrecognised Bedouin village of Al-Araqeeb in the Negev desert in southern Israel for the 139th time yesterday morning. Villagers of Al-Araqeeb reported that Israeli forces and the "Yoav" unit from the Israeli Negev Development Authority stormed the village, escorting bulldozers and vehicles that carried out the demolition.
The Knesset passed the " pay-to-slay" law in July 2018, which enables the government to withhold tax money from the Palestinian Authority (PA) as long as it continues to pay stipends to Palestinian assailants in Israeli prisons and to their families.
This January alone, Israel detained 509 Palestinians, including 89 children and 8 women, from occupied Jerusalem, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, according to Palestinian prisoners rights groups "As Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party heads into the election, they are no doubt seeking to show they are even tougher on Palestinians," Nadia Hijab said.
A Palestinian prisoner from Gaza City died in Israeli detention on Wednesday after years of medical neglect. Faris Baroud, 51, spent 17 years in isolation following his arrest in 1991, after which he was given a life sentence for killing an Israeli and injuring three others earlier that year.