Banksy’s West Bank hotel raises ire among Palestinians

When Banky’s Walled Off Hotel made itself known in Bethlehem, the news spread quickly. While the hotel seemed to garner praise internationally, some Palestinians...

Israel reprimands South Africa over Israel Apartheid Week

South Africa’s Ambassador Sisa Ngombane has been "summoned", according to Israeli media reports, following the recent #IsraeliApartheidWeek campaign in SA (click here).  "The Israeli...

How Hamas is winning hearts and minds in Europe

At the end of February, in Istanbul, the Palestinians Abroad Conference convened with the purported goal of promoting global support for the Palestinians. Its...

Pre-conditions for new talks with Israel set by Palestinians

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is expected to meet on Tuesday with US President Donald Trump’s envoy to the Middle East, Jason Greenblatt, in Ramallah,...

Palestinian protesters demand Abbas resignation amid election boycott calls

Hundreds of Palestinians marched in an anti-government protest, calling for the resignation of President Mahmoud Abbas and criticizing his security coordination with Israel. The...

Israel Uses Gas for to Palestinian dependency and normalization

Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territory does not only exist above ground. Since 1967, Israel has systematically colonized Palestinian natural resources and, in the field...

Palestinian’s powerful call on Radiohead to cancel Tel Aviv gig

This powerful video by journalist Ali Al-Arian has a clear message for Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke: don’t normalize apartheid. Cancel your planned show in...

Ashrawi meets with the International Labour Organization delegation

An ILO fact-finding meeting visited Palestine to gather research and information for the ILO Director-General’s annual report. Dr. Hanan Ashrawi provided a “thorough assessment...

It’s time for civil disobedience

Senior Christian Priest in Ramallah Monsignor Manuel Musallam yesterday severely criticized the Palestinian Authority (PA)’s security cooperation with Israel which has led to the...

PA must serve Palestinians not play to the international gallery

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas gave a speech to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) this week which provided another example of inflated rhetoric...

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*Israel sollte den Eurovision Song Contest nicht durchführen*

Palestine Update Nr. 243 – 17. Mai 19 – Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) Meinung *Israel sollte den Eurovision Song Contest nicht durchführen* Eurovision, der internationale Gesangs-Wettbewerb, wurde...

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Israel should not be hosting the Eurovision contest

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