Palestine Archive

Ken Loach adds to support for a British band who’ve stood up to Israeli bullying
A Scottish band, the Young Fathers, has been bullied to drop its support for Palestinian human rights. But support for its refusal to bow to this pressure is growing. And internationally renowned artists, actors, and activists – including director Ken Loach – stand in solidarity.

This all comes amid a push to raise awareness of Israel’s treatment of Palestinians following its recent massacre of protesters in Gaza. McCarthyite The Ruhrtriennale music festival in Germany has threatened to cancel a Young Fathers performance in August “unless they …

A shocking tweet from the IDF destroys one of the biggest myths of the Israel-Palestine conflict
A series of tweets from the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) account have been met with shock. Because they destroy one of the biggest myths about Israel and Palestine, by showing how uneven the conflict truly is.

Under attack Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu visited the UK for talks with Theresa May 6 June. Meanwhile, a familiar story played out in the Palestinian territories. The day Netanyahu touched down in Britain, the IDF posted a …

Poll shows deep divisions between Israelis and American Jews
An opinion poll published on Sunday shows deep divisions between Israelis and American Jews, particularly in relation to President Donald Trump, highlighting the growing rift between the world’s two largest Jewish communities.

The survey of the American Jewish Committee showed 77 percent of Israelis approved of the president’s handling of US-Israel relations, while only 34 percent of American Jews did. Fifty-seven percent of US Jews disapproved, while …

Israel army smears slain medic Razan Al-Najjar with edited video clip
Israeli authorities were slammed yesterday after smearing slain Palestinian medic Razan Al-Najjar with social media posts, including a misleadingly-edited video clip.

The Israeli army’s Arabic language spokesperson Avichay Adraee tweeted out a video which shows Al-Najjar throwing away a tear gas cannister into an empty field, and also includes a few seconds of footage from a …

World marks Quds Day with rallies in over 800 cities
Millions of people across Iran and other world countries have rallied on the International Quds Day to show their solidarity with the Palestinians and condemn Israel’s decades-long occupation and atrocities.

In Tehran and other cities and towns, people from all walks of life took to the streets for the annual event which falls on the last Friday of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. They …

Palestinians score as Argentina cancels Israel match
Palestinians are celebrating the news that Argentina – and its star Lionel Messi – will not be playing the “friendly” football match that had been set for Jerusalem next weekend.

The cancellation is a huge blow to Israel and came after an intense global campaign that kicked off in Argentinaand continued in Latin America and the Spanish state, urging Argentina not to help Israel whitewash its …

Protest against Netanyahu shuts down Champs-Élysées
Hundreds of protesters shut down the Champs-Élysées on Tuesday evening to protest President Emmanuel Macron’s gala welcome for Benjamin Netanyahu.

The Israeli leader was in Paris for the official inauguration of the Saison France-Israël – or France-Israel Season – a series of propaganda events backed by both countries to boost Israel’s image. Earlier, France had canceled a visit by …

Report: Israel imposes $28,000 fines on Palestinian children
Israeli courts have imposed fines of more than 100,000 shekels ($28,100) on Palestinian children detained in Ofer prison, near Ramallah in the central occupied West Bank, a new report revealed.

The Palestinian Commission of Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs said in a report yesterday that as many as 32 Palestinian minors were arrested and brought to the prison’s children’s section, 12 of them were arrested from …

Video: Israel targets journalists in Gaza
Israel has killed Palestinian journalists Yaser Murtaja and Ahmad Abu Hussein, and injured more than 90 others, during the Great March of Return protests.

Reporters Without Borders has formally requested that the International Criminal Court prosecutor investigate the deliberate targeting of journalists in Gaza as war crimes. The Palestinian Journalists’ Syndicate is also preparing to send files to the International Criminal Court and some European courts …