Tag Archives: palestine

Israel approves 20 year prison terms for stone throwers

Palestinian child throwing stones at Israeli tank

Editor’s note: meanwhile Israel‘s military cleared itself of any wrong doing in the thousands of Palestinian civilians deaths over the years including the slaughter of 4 Palestinian children playing soccer on the beach last year by Israeli forces. The Israeli Knesset has overwhelmingly passed a new law that radically toughens punishments for ...

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Israel faces undeniable war crimes evidence at ICC

Palestinian girl in front of Gaza bombed by Israel

The Palestinian Authority has submitted the first evidence of alleged Israeli war crimes committed during the Gaza conflict in 2014 to the International Criminal Court, seeking to accelerate the investigation of these abuses. After meeting the ICC chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki said that he had ...

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Journalists blast Israeli govt cartoon mocking Gaza news coverage

Israel cartoon Gaza terror rules

Israel’s Foreign Ministry has produced a 50-second cartoon mocking foreign reporting on Gaza, urging people to see that “terrorism rules” there. Apart from arguably lacking comedic value, the clip was slammed as being in poor taste by international media. The animated short shows a blond, presumably American reporter in Gaza ...

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Vatican officially recognizes the state of Palestine

Pope Francis Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas

The Vatican has become the latest country to recognize the state of Palestine, after a new treaty was finalized on Wednesday. Unsurprisingly Israel has hit out at the move, saying that it damages prospects for peace in the region. The treaty, which was agreed, though has yet to be formally ...

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500 rabbis urge Israel to stop demolition of Palestinian homes

Israel demolishes Palestinian homes

Over 500 rabbis from Israel, Britain, the US and Canada have called on the Israeli prime minister to stop demolishing Palestinian homes. Rabbis for Human Rights (RHR) say Benjamin Netanyahu‘s stance is against “international law and Jewish tradition.” RHR’s open letter came after the Israeli PM announced the destruction of ...

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US and Australia block Palestinian statehood bid at UN

United Nations Security Council

The UN Security Council has failed to adopt the Arab coalition’s bid calling for the creation of a Palestinian state and an end to Israeli “occupation”. The veto power US and Australia voted against the move with 5 abstentions. The draft resolution gathered only 8 votes in favour, so it ...

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Apartheid: Palestinians to be banned from riding buses with Israelis

Israel bus

As if taking inspiration from 1950s America or apartheid South Africa, Israel’s defence minister is reportedly set to introduce a new policy that will effectively ban Palestinians from travelling on the same buses as Israelis. The Times of Israel reports this morning that Moshe Ya’alon will only allow Palestinians who ...

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Sweden to officially recognise State of Palestine

Stefan Lofven Sweden

Sweden’s newly-formed center-left government is set to recognize Palestine as a sovereign state, said Prime Minister Stefan Lofven. If Stockholm proceeds with the move it will be the first EU-member to officially endorse Palestinian statehood. “The conflict between Israel can only be solved with a two-state solution, negotiated in accordance ...

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US, UK and Australia to reject Palestinian bid for statehood at UN

UN meeting

Palestinian sources say that the US, UK, and Australia have each indicated that they would reject a Palestinian-proposed UN Security Council resolution setting a timetable for ending Israel’s administration of the West Bank and establishing an independent Palestinian state on the pre-1967 armistice lines. Haaretz reports that members of Palestinian Authority President ...

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Chile files lawsuit against Netanyahu for ‘crimes against humanity’

War criminal Netanyahu

On the 22nd August 2014, Chilean congressman Hugo Gutierrez filed a lawsuit against Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli Prime Minister, for “crimes against humanity”. He was accompanied by the Palestinian Federation of Chile. The congressman noted that various international organizations, such as the United Nations, have already described the Israeli attacks as “crimes against humanity”. No one should ...

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