PCHR (2019-05-24). PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (16 — 22 May 2019). imemc.org Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 16-22 May, 2019. Eight Palestinian civilians, including 3 children, were wounded in the northern West Bank. Israeli forces conducted 55 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank and 6 other incursions into Jerusalem.

International Campaign to Defend Dr. Abdulhad (2019-05-24). Rally to Defend Palestine, and Support Dr. Rabab Abdulhadi. indybay.org Philip Burton Federal Building | 450 Golden Gate Avenue | San Francisco, CA...

Stuart Littlewood (2019-05-24). Was that the Next Palestinian President You Just Banned, Mr Trump? dissidentvoice.org Hanan Ashrawi, Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Executive Committee Member, speaks to journalists at UN Headquarters. (UN Photo/Evan Schneider) Grandma Ashrawi is more than a match for Israel's stooges in the White House and whatever 'deal of the century' they have cooked up for the Holy Land So the Trump administration will no longer allow Hanan ...

patrick (2019-05-24). Palestinians unanimously condemn German Parliament's attack on the right to boycott Israel's apartheid and colonization. bdsmovement.net Palestinians unanimously condemn German Parliament's attack on the right to boycott Israel's apartheid and colonization: UpdateThrough statements issued by both the PLO and Palestinian civil society groups, and protests at German Representative Offices, Palestinians have unanimously condemned the German Parliament's anti-Palestinian resolution attacki...

WSWS (2019-05-24). Israeli writer Amos Oz (1939-2018): A critical appreciation. wsws.org Oz published 40 books of fiction, collections of essays, speeches and letters that have been translated into 45 languages, including Esperanto.

IMEMC News (2019-05-23). Updated: "Army Abducts Eleven Palestinians, Injures One, In Northern West Bank" imemc.org Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, several Palestinian communities in the West Bank governorates of Qalqilia, Tulkarem, Nablus and Jenin, searched and ransacked many homes, before abducting eleven Palestinians, and injured one. Media sources in Qalqilia said several army jeeps invaded Jayyous village, east of the city, before the ...

unitedEditor (2019-05-23). Rising tides of tension in the Eastern Mediterranean. uwidata.com Turkey, which has been immersed in a situation of economic crisis ahead of its recent electoral race, has become surrounded on all sides in the Eastern Mediterranean region. Israel, Egypt, Cyprus and Greece, which, with the support of the United States and some European countries, have begun to explore recently discovered oil and gas fields, ...

amnesty (2019-05-23). Israel/OPT: Palestinian photojournalist at imminent risk of being ripped away from his family. amnesty.org Palestinian photojournalist, Mustafa al-Kharouf, who is at imminent risk of a deportation that both violates international law and will tear him away from his wife and young child, must be granted permanent residency in East Jerusalem, Amnesty International sai...

IMEMC News (2019-05-23). Child Suffers A Fracture After Israeli Soldiers Assaulted Him In Hebron. imemc.org A Palestinian child suffered, late on Wednesday at night, a fracture in one of his arms, after Israeli soldiers invaded his home in Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Medical sources in Hebron said the soldiers invaded and ransacked many homes in Jabal Johar area, ...

Rima Najjar (2019-05-23). Defunding UNRWA: Trump's Legal Sleight of Hand against Palestine. globalresearch.ca Trump wants to dismantle the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) and shift responsibility for Palestine refugees to the office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). What has UNHCR got ...

IMEMC News (2019-05-23). Israeli Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians Near Ramallah. imemc.org The Palestinian Prisoners' Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, the al-Mazra'a ash-Sharqiya and Kar Ni'ma villages, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah, abducted three Palestinians, and detained one for a few hours, in addition to confiscating a car. Several army jeeps invaded ...

IMEMC News & Agencies (2019-05-23). Palestinians Urge NGOs to Reject Money Airbnb Charity. imemc.org A coalition of Palestinian NGOs is urging local and international organizations to reject donations from Airbnb, in light of the company's ongoing listing of homes in illegal Israeli settlements. According to a statement published on the site of Ramallah-based human rights group Al-Haq, the Palestinian Non-Governmental Organisations Network (PNGO-NET) issued ...

IMEMC News (2019-05-23). Soldiers Demolish An Under-Construction Home Near Bethlehem. imemc.org Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday morning, Khalaya al-Louz area, southeast of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank, and demolished an under-construction home. Hasan Breijiyya, the head of the "Colonization and Wall Resistance Commission," stated that several army jeeps invaded the area, after surrounding it. He added that the soldiers then ...

Middle East Monitor (2019-05-23). Israel Launches Massive Recruitment Drive for Social Media Keyboard Warriors. theantimedia.com (MEMO) — Israel has embarked on a massive recruitment drive to support the country's online propaganda campaign one day after its companies were exposed for spreading disinformation and meddling in the elections of several African, Asian and Latin American countries. The new initiative, which would see the government funding pro-Israel groups overseas, was unveiled by Israel's Ministry of Strategic ...

aljazeera (2019-05-23). UNRWA rejects US bid to remove its mandate. aljazeera.com

teleSUR (2019-05-23). Minority Coalition for Netanyahu as Liberman Refuses to Join. telesurenglish.net With less than a week before the deadline to form a coalition, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met urgently on Thursday with right-wing parties in a bid to form a majority coalition, but without Avigdor Liberman's Israel Beitenu party the PM will not muster enough seats. | RELATED: | Israel: Netanyahu Wins Re-Election, Gantz Concedes Defeat | As the May 28 deadline approaches to present their coalition, Netanyahu called a meeting of all right-wing parties but former Defense...

Marissa Brostoff (2019-05-23). Morgan Bassichis's Haunted American Songbook. thenation.com The performer's work presents a riotous vision of what an intergenerational left might look like.

IMEMC News (2019-05-23). Detainee Suspends Hunger Strike. imemc.org The Palestinians Detainees' Committee has reported, Wednesday, that a detainee, who started a hunger strike 50 days ago, has suspended his strike after reaching an agreement with the Israeli Prison Authority. The Committee stated that the detainee Odah al-Hroub, 32, from Doura city, southwest of Hebron, is currently held in ...

patrick (2019-05-23). Palestinians overwhelmingly condemn German Parliament's anti-Palestinian resolution. bdsmovement.net Palestinians overwhelmingly condemn German Parliament's anti-Palestinian resolution: Open LetterPalestinian civil society coalitions, human rights organizations, labor unions, and representatives of the Palestinian people, condemn in the strongest terms the German Parliament's resolution which is based on outright lies and equates the nonviolent BDS movement for Palestinian right...

Ramzy Baroud (2019-05-23). Madonna's Fake Revolution: Eurovision, Cultural Hegemony and Resistance. counterpunch.org Rim Banna, a famous Palestinian singer who translated Palestine's most moving poetry to song passed away on March 24, 2018, at the age of 51. Rim captured the struggle for Palestinian freedom in the most dignified and melodious ways. If we could imagine angels singing, they would sound like Rim.When Rim died, all Palestinians mourned her death. Although a few international outlets carried the news of her passing at a relatively young age, her succumbing to cancer did not receive much coverage or discussion. Sadly, a Palestinian icon of cultural resistance who had inspired a whole generation, starting with the Fir...

Phyllis Bennis (2019-05-23). US Military Aid Implicated In Israel's Sniping, Gaza Amputation Crisis. iranian.com My friend Andrew Rubin is an amputee. He's lost his right hand, lower arm, right foot, and lower leg. He used to be an avid runner and cyclist. He can't do much of that anymore, although his walking is getting much better. Soon he might be able to run with his artificial leg. Andrew is ...

IMEMC News & Agencies (2019-05-23). Nurse in Gaza: "We had no choice but to lay patients on the ground." imemc.org by Sarah Collins, for Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency Sarah Collins has just completed her first mission with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). The emergency department nurse from Woodbury, in Devon, reflects on her time in Gaza. I don't think I will ever forget May ...

Isaac Scher (2019-05-23). 'No Songs Can Be Sung': Eurovision Goes to Israel. progressive.org Diverse groups of local and international nonviolent activists disrupted the festivities to protest against the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territory.

IMEMC News & Agencies (2019-05-23). Palestine's First Solar Station Preparing to Produce. imemc.org Noor Jericho Solar Park with its 20,000 panels is the first to start producing electricity in the Noor Palestine solar energy project. (Photo courtesy of PIF) Palestine's first ever solar power station is getting ready to produce 7.5 megawatt (MW) of electricity setting the ground for the construction of many ...

Yves Engler (2019-05-22). Canada's NDP MP Randall Garrison's Disgraceful Anti-Palestinian Politics. dissidentvoice.org Randall Garrison is an embarrassment to everyone who supports universal human rights. The Victoria area New Democratic Party MP's anti-Palestinian politics are beyond disgraceful. Earlier this month Garrison was reappointed vice-chair of the Canada Israel Interparliamentary Group (CIIG). As such, he's continuing to refuse to heed a call from Roger Waters, Noam Chomsky, Maher Arar, ...

United Nations (2019-05-22). Palestine refugees' relief chief warns Security Council money to fund Gaza operations will run out in mid-June. un.org The head of the UN relief and works agency for Palestine refugees (UNRWA) warned on Wednesday that despite weathering a "truly existential crisis" over funding last year, money to continue operations this year in the Gaza Strip will only last until mid-June.

Dean Baker (2019-05-22). The Money in the Trump/Kushner Middle East Peace Plan. counterpunch.org The New York Times had an article on the Middle East peace plan being developed by Donald Trump and his son-in-law Jared Kushner. The piece tells readers: "The idea is to secure financial commitments from wealthy Persian Gulf states as well as donors in Europe and Asia to induce the Palestinians and their allies to More

United Nations (2019-05-22). Wednesday's Daily Brief: Women boost work profits, saving biodiversity, UK loses Chagos Islands vote, Gaza funding, malaria-free in Argentina, Algeria. un.org Today's top stories include: boosting profits at work by hiring more women leaders; saving biodiversity to beat climate change; General Assembly condemns UK over Chagos Islands; just a month of funding left for Gaza; celebrating malaria-free Algeria and Argentina; and justice experts dicuss how best to fight hate crime.

Avigail Corry, Sulaiman Khatib (2019-05-22). Why We, Palestinians and Israelis, Insist on Mourning Our Dead Together. thenation.com Why We, Palestinians and Israelis, Insist on Mourning Our Dead Together...

Ramzy Baroud (2019-05-22). Madonna's Fake Revolution: Eurovision, Cultural Hegemony and Resistance. dissidentvoice.org Rim Banna, a famous Palestinian singer who translated Palestine's most moving poetry to song passed away on March 24, 2018, at the age of 51. Rim captured the struggle for Palestinian freedom in the most dignified and melodious ways. If we could imagine angels singing, they would sound like Rim. When Rim died, all Palestinians ...

Special to People's World (2019-05-22). McCarthyism in Israel: Left-wing professors targeted. peoplesworld.org A fascist Israeli organization announced Tuesday, May 14, that it has launched a new website listing Israeli university professors and lecturers who are "anti-Zionist and Leftists" and inviting students to file complaints about teachers who "preach anti-Israel rhetoric." The Im Tirzu movement said the McCarthyite website, "Know Your Professor," already lists 85 academics, among them members of ...

Consortiumnews (2019-05-21). THE ANGRY ARAB: Iran's Military Options. consortiumnews.com As'ad AbuKhalil weighs Iran's position at a dangerous point in U.S. relations, but says the prospects of war are not as high as Gulf regimes and Israel want them to be. By As`ad AbuKhalil Special to Consortium News The crisis... Read more →

Fight Back (2019-05-21). NYC remembers Al Nakba. fightbacknews.org New York, NY - Over 100 people gathered in the Bay Ridge neighborhood of Brooklyn on May 15 to commemorate 71 years since the Nakba, or "catastrophe." The Nakba marks the 1948 anniversary of Israel's expulsion of over 700,000 Palestinians from their land. | The rally was organized by Within Our Lifetime - United for Palestine (WOL) with speakers from other Palestinian and solidarity organizations. | The speakers emphasized that despite 71 years of occupation, the fight remains strong and that Palestine will one day be free. | Jessica Schwartz from the Committee to Stop FBI Repression echoed the call for continuou...

Democracy Now! (2019-05-20). Headlines for May 20, 2019. democracynow.org Trump Threatens "Official End of Iran" Via Tweet If It Provokes the U.S., First Phase of Kushner's Middle East Peace Plan to Focus on Palestinian Economy, Sweden Requests Detention of Assange as WikiLeaks Accuses U.S. of Illegally Seizing His Property, Australian Voters Choose Conservative PM Morrison Over Opponent Who Vowed to Tackle Climate Change, Austria Calls Snap Election After Far-Right Leader Caught in Corruption Scandal, Protesters Take to the Streets Ahead of European Parliament Elections, Narendra Modi on Track for Second Term as Prime Minister as Voting Ends in India, Taiwan Legalizes Same-Sex Marriag...

SAMIR (2019-05-18). And the winner of Eurovision in apartheid Tel Aviv is... bdsmovement.net And the winner of Eurovision in apartheid Tel Aviv is... : PACBI StatementMore than 150,000 people, hundreds of artists and over 100 LGBT+ organizations joined our calls to boycott Eurovision 2019 | Cultural Boycott Boycott Eurovision 2019May 18, 2019 | By: | | Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI)

SAMIR (2019-05-18). Tweet now to counter Israel's apartheid Eurovision final. bdsmovement.net Tweet now to counter Israel's apartheid Eurovision final : Action Alert | | Eurovision is being broadcast from apartheid Tel Aviv right now- join us to counter it | May 18, 2019 | By: | | Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI)

Miko Peled (2019-05-20). Plea Deal in Arson-Murder Case of Israeli Settlers Epitomizes Apartheid "Justice" mintpressnews.com The miscarriage of justice in the case of Israeli settlers in the Duma arson-murders, in which an entire family was burned to death, epitomizes Israel's Apartheid "Justice" system.

unitedEditor (2019-05-16). Trump's deal of the century — a new headache for the Middle East? uwidata.com Israeli media came up with a shocking story at the beginning of May. They had obtained details of Donald Trump's notorious deal of the century that pertains to settling one of the most dragged-out conflicts in the Middle East. Israel Hayom newspaper that has close links to the office of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu wrote ...

Rabbi Laurie Zimmerman (2019-05-10). "Now I Can No Longer Call Myself a Zionist . . ." progressive.org A new book explores the nuances behind the opposition to Zionism and effectively dispels the myth that Jewish people who criticize Israel are "self-hating Jews."

PACBI (2019-05-08). Pledge to #deactivateAirbnb on May 15, Nakba Day. bdsmovement.net Pledge to #deactivateAirbnb on May 15, Nakba Day: Action AlertAfter initially committing to stop listing rentals in Israel's illegal settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory, Airbnb did a complete reversal, and will now continue to allow rentals on stolen Palestinian land. | Economic BoycottMay 8, 2019 | By: | | Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC)

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