Archive for November, 2019

Israel’s Next Move: The Real Danger in US Decision

Article – Ramzy Baroud

Israels Next Move: The Real Danger in US Decision to Normalize Illegal Jewish Settlements Read more »

UN commemorates Day of Solidarity with Palestine

Press Release – UN News

The United Nations has underlined its unwavering commitment to the Palestinian people in their ongoing struggle to achieve self-determination, independence and sovereignty. Read more »

Israeli settlements remain ‘flagrant violation’ of law

Press Release – UN News

Regardless of any national policy declarations, Israeli settlement activities are a flagrant violation under international law, the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process spelled out to the Security Council on Wednesday. Read more »

Trump settlements announcement blatant disregard for law

Press Release – International Trade Union Confederation

The statement by the Trump administration recognising Israels illegal settlements on Palestinian land shows blatant disregard for the rule of law, according to the ITUC. Read more »

Monitor Condemns US Announcement on Israeli Settlements

Press Release – Euro-Med Monitor

Last night, the United States Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, announced that the US no longer considers Israeli settlements in the Occupied West Bank to be inconsistent with international law. Read more »

Notes on Iran, Hong Kong/China, Nicaragua, US, Israel

Press Release – United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Location: Geneva Date: 19 November 2019 Subject: (1) Iran (2) China/Hong Kong SAR (3) Nicaragua (4) United States (5) Israel/oPT 1) Iran We are deeply concerned by reported violations of international norms and standards on the use of force, including … Read more »

Israeli settlements: UN expert condemns US decision

Press Release – UN Special Procedures – Human Rights

GENEVA (19 November 2019) The announcement by the US Secretary of State that Israeli settlements do not violate international law is a decisive break with international consensus, and will only further entrench the perpetual Israeli occupation, a UN … Read more »

UN ‘regrets’ new US position on Israeli settlements

Press Release – UN News

The longstanding position of the UN regarding Israeli settlements in Occupied Palestinian Territory that they are in breach of international law is unchanged, Spokesperson Stphane Dujarric said during a press briefing on Tuesday in New York, reacting … Read more »

How Western Media Bias Allows Israel to Getaway with Murder

Opinion – Ramzy Baroud

How Western Media Bias Allows Israel to Getaway with Murder in Gaza By Ramzy Baroud An Israeli attack on Gaza was imminent, and not because of any provocations by Palestinian groups in the besieged, impoverished Gaza Strip. The Israeli military escalation … Read more »

Jacinda, THAT tweet, and Gaza

Opinion – Julie Webb-Pullman

The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFAT) tweet on 12 November condemning rocket fire from Gaza while failing to condemn the Israeli extrajudicial assassinations and civilian killings that generated Islamic Jihads rocket-fire in defensive response, … Read more »

N committee condemns Israel 8 times, rest of world 0

Press Release – UN Watch

Iraqi Ambassador Mohammed Hussein Bahr Aluloom, chair of the UN General Assembly’s committee on decolonization, which today condemned Israel in eight separate resolutions. GENEVA, Nov. 15, 2019 A United Nations General Assembly committee today adopted … Read more »

ADC Condemns Israeli Siege on Gaza

Press Release – American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee – ADC

Over the past three days, Israel has been indiscriminately bombarding and murdering Palestinians in Gaza. As of today, the Israeli military aerial attacks have killed 34 and injured more than 100 Palestinians; eight of the victims came from one family. … Read more »

Renewing UNRWA mandate is a resounding victory

Press Release – PLO

We welcome the overwhelming international support provided by UN Member states in the UN General Assemblys Fourth Committee to the renewal of UNRWAs mandate this Friday afternoon. This is a resounding victory for international law, justice, … Read more »

Palestine’s declaration of independence under threat

Press Release – PLO

Dr. Hanan Ashrawi: The universal values enshrined in Palestine’s declaration of independence are under threat Read more »

A Lesson for the Palestinian Leadership

Article – Ramzy Baroud

(Headline abbreviated, original headline: A Lesson for the Palestinian Leadership: Real Reasons behind Israels Arrest and Release of Labadi, Miri) Read more »

‘No justification’ for attacks against civilians in Gaza

Press Release – UN News

Following the targeted killing of a Palestinian Islamic Jihad leader inside Gaza on Tuesday, the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process has expressed his growing concern over increasing rocket fire across the border between Israel … Read more »

Microsoft Should Not Fund Israeli Spying on Palestinians

Article – Ramzy Baroud

The act of Palestinian activists covering their faces during anti-Israeli occupation rallies is an old practice that spans decades. The masking of the face, often by Kufyias – traditional Palestinian scarves that grew to symbolize Palestinian resistance … Read more »

Time for Britain to right its historic wrongs

Press Release – Palestine Liberation Organisation

Dr. Hanan Ashrawi: Time for Britain to right its historic wrongs against the Palestinian people Read more »