Archive for May, 2015

Wikileaks releases US diplomatic cables from 1978

Press Release – Wikileaks

Today WikiLeaks has released more than half a million US State Department cables from 1978. The cables cover US interactions with, and observations of, every country. Read more »

What’s Baddawi?

Article – David Swanson

On October 29, 1948, the Israeli terrorist group Irgun ethnically cleansed the village of Safsaf in Palestine, lining some 70 men up, shooting them, dumping them in a ditch, and raping three girls. Among the survivors who fled to Lebanon were the grandparents … Read more »

Israel’s new government partly ridiculous, partly terrifying

Article – Gush Shalom

The battle is over. The dust has settled. A new government partly ridiculous, partly terrifying has been installed. Read more »

Muslim Brotherhood Slams Death Sentences

PRESS RELEASE
Muslim Brotherhood

The condemned continue to resist injustice

The condemned continue to resist injustice

The judiciary in Egypt has become a cheap tool driven by the repressive military junta and the illegitimate coup regime in desperate attempts to break the will of the Egyptian people as expressed in the election of Dr. Mohamed Morsi president of Egypt, the first elected civilian president in the country’s history.

The Muslim Brotherhood reaffirms its categorical rejection of the principle of trying the elected President, and pays tribute to the resilience and steadfastness of the patriotic President Morsi and other defendants in the face of the oppressive despots despite all the pressures exerted by the military coup authorities against them.

Certainly, when treasonous spies, agents of foreign powers, hold on trial the honest and patriotic people of this country, this is an unacceptable fall, an injustice that will not last long before the growing revolutionary tide witnessed in streets and squares across Egypt.

The sentences issued today (Saturday) by an illegitimate court against President Morsi and his companions are the biggest proof yet of how the traitor Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi and his soldiers fear the elected President’s power even while he is held hostage in a prison cell, for Morsi represents the selfless devotion, steadfastness and resilience of the revolutionaries in the squares of pride and dignity against armed coup militias. Read more »

PFLP: On the 67th anniversary of Nakba, we reject the colonization of Palestine and uphold our national and historic rights

PRESS RELEASE
Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine

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Today we mark 67 years of the great crime of the modern era, when the Zionist gangs in full view of the world uprooted the Palestinian people from their ancestral homeland to impose a state of oppression, racism and colonization on the ruins of the Palestinian homeland. From that day until today, our people continue to uphold their historic rights and the justice of their cause, rejecting all forms of compromises and deals that seek to legitimize occupation and confiscate the rights of our people to freedom, return and independence.

Over 67 years, the Zionist project has attempted to obliterate Palestinian Arab identity and falsify facts and history, supported by US imperialism and the forces of injustice and aggression on the political, military, economic and media fields. However, the reality of our history is of the continuous struggle of our people against the Zionist invasion, blocking attempts to destroy Palestinian Arab consciousness and impose a false history, and preserving our rights to all of Palestine in the minds and hearts of our people from generation to generation, despite all of the years passed since the Nakba and despite our displacement in all corners of the world. Read more »

Israeli forces continue systematic attacks

Press Release – Palestinian Centre For Human Rights

Israeli forces continue systematic attacks against Palestinian civilians and property in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) Read more »

Ban deplores Israel’s advancement of settlement activities

Press Release – UN News

15 May 2015 United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly deplored the advancement of settlement activities on three occasions over the past three consecutive weeks by the Israeli authorities in the occupied West Bank, including in East Jerusalem, … Read more »

UN says sorry to Palestine for Nakba

by Julie Webb-Pullman

That is what SHOULD be said today, the 67th anniversary of the Nakba, given the United Nations’ role in the travesty of both justice and its own Charter with its ‘partition’ of Palestine.

In other places they call what has happened – and is still happening – to Palestinians, genocide. It fits the UN definition. Just like what Britain did to Australian Aborigines in the first 100 years of colonisation (read “occupation”), and what the ‘new state’ of Australia continued doing until coming somewhat to its senses 220 years later – and saying sorry. Read more »

Nakba and more

by Mazin Qumsiyeh

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On the eve of the 67th year anniversary of the Nakba (the catastrophic ethnic cleansing of Palestine), Benjamin Netanyahu finally formed a “coalition government” a group of ministers who are honest about their racist and genocidal tendencies. It includes a “Justice” who called for murdering Palestinian mothers so that they do not bring out more “snakes”. It includes the head of “civil administration” who openly supports ethnic cleansing and genocide. A government more right wing in its composition than Germany was in 1933-1939 or South Africa in the 1970s and 1980s but an honest one indeed without double talk or hypocrisy.

What is disappointing is not the make-up of the government but the hypocritical response to it. Words from the “Palestinian Authority” whining about the new government were accompanied by continuing security coordination with Israel and the PA arrest of dozens of Palestinians simply for having different political affiliation (e.g. students who against all odds were voted to student councils at Palestinian Universities). Read more »

Unemployment rate for Palestine refugees reaches 44%

Press Release – UN News

Unemployment rate for Palestine refugees reaches 44 per cent in Gaza Strip, UN agency says Read more »

Israeli forces continue systematic attacks against civilians

Press Release – Palestinian Centre For Human Rights

Israeli forces continue systematic attacks against Palestinian civilians and property in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) Read more »

Birzeit Wins Again: Students of the West Bank Unite

Article – Ramzy Baroud

Birzeit Wins Again: Students of the West Bank Unite By Ramzy Baroud In November 1993, I was on a mission. At the age of 21, I wanted to change the world, starting with Birzeit University, the second largest Palestinian university in the West Bank, … Read more »

Lawyer Raji Sourani Elected as Member of ILAC

Press Release – Palestinian Centre For Human Rights

Lawyer Raji Sourani, Director of the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR), has been elected as a member of the Executive Committee of the International Legal Assistance Consortium (ILAC), while PCHR has been elected as a Board member of ILAC. Read more »

UN envoy urges Palestinian unity, end to Israeli blockade

Press Release – UN News

Arriving for talks in Gaza, new UN envoy urges Palestinian unity, end to Israeli blockade Read more »

Israeli forces continue systematic attacks

Press Release – Palestinian Centre For Human Rights

Israeli forces continue systematic attacks against Palestinian civilians and property in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) Read more »