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...

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,...

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...

Leaked report highlights Israel lobby’s failures

Key Israel lobby groups have conceded that they have failed to counter the Palestine solidarity movement, despite vastly increasing their spending. The admission is...

Egypt’s Help For Israel Fails, UNSC Resolution to End Israeli Settlements Passed

This article appeared in the Citizen on 26th Dec 2016 The United Nations has voted 14-0 to demanding Israel to halt settlements on Palestinian land. The...

Task of the ‘Third Intifada’ Transforming the harsh facts of the occupation

By Ranjan Solomon* The first instinct of a thief or murderer is to deny the act. So it is with Israel. Israel never wants to...

Israel’s precarious identity is Palestine’s nightmare

The Israeli Knesset (parliament) has hurriedly passed a new bill that defines Israel as the “national home of the Jewish people.” Although the association...

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Freiheit und Würde sind nicht verhandelbar!

Palestine Update Nr. 49 - 10.Juni 2017  Freiheit und Würde sind nicht verhandelbar! Meinung Der vor kurzem beendete Hungerstreik von palästinensischen Gefangenen unterstreicht einen wesentlichen Aspekt über...

Israel uproots hundreds of fruit trees and ruins crops on Palestinian land

Over the past two months, Israeli forces have raided two Palestinian communities in the Jordan Valley, uprooting and confiscating olive and date palm trees,...

Ramadan movement restrictions military checkpoints at Qalandiya checkpoint

Every year during Ramadan, tens of thousands of Palestinians in the occupied West Bank take advantage of a temporary relaxation of Israeli movement restrictions...