UK: Balfour Declaration was a catastrophe

Britain acknowledges that the Balfour Declaration was a Nakba, or catastrophe, for the Palestinians, the government’s Arabic spokesman Edwin Samuel has said. “Britain’s position...

By the Numbers: Refugees in Gaza

70% of Palestinians living in Gaza are refugees due to Israeli policies of mass expulsion. As they face debilitating conditions under Israeli occupation and...

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights criticize lenient sentence given by Israeli Court to convicted soldier Azaria  

 Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Ravina Shamdasani said on statement PNN received by email :”We are deeply disturbed at the...

Israel risks a brutal Intifada if it lets Palestinian hunger strikers die

FROM THE ROYAL INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS On the surface, the hunger strike led by imprisoned Palestinian leader Marwan Barghouti is about a fairly mundane...

Israel may be able to confiscate our money, but it cannot confiscate our dignity...

It seems that Israel, having completed its racist colonization project, began to arrange the details of the lives of the Palestinian people on the...

World still soft pedals the occupation – Justice delayed and justice denied –

By Dr. Ranjan Solomon* In Washington DC, Trump and Obama sang different tunes. Trump stood fast by his reckless ideas about Israel’s supremacy. Obama made...

Palestine’s tragic anniversaries are not only about remembrance

For Palestinians, 2017 is a year of significant anniversaries. While historians mark May 15th as the anniversary of the date on which Palestinians were...

Health and dignity are not gifts to be earned; they are basic rights

Unless the international community takes urgent and decisive action to uphold international law, Palestinians will be forced to endure another 50 years of occupation,...

Jerusalem’s identity and the current Palestinian-Israeli conflict

The identity and the special status of the old city of Jerusalem have already complicated the core issues of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict since the...

The Master’s Tools

Diana Buttu*  Nowhere in the world is the legal situation as absurd as in Jerusalem. For nearly 50 years, Palestinians have been forced to resort...

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Hamas optiert für Frieden – Israel und die internationale Gemeinschaft müssen erwidern

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Art as a form of resistance

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PLO to request ICC investigation of Israeli settlement activity

The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) has decided to submit an official request to the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate illegal Israeli settlement activity...