Since the closure of the Rafah Border Crossing in 2013, the cliché that "Gaza is an open-air prison" has become more of a truism.
Palestinian journalists tell Michelle Stanistreet the dangers of telling the news
Signing a petition demanding justice for the Palestinian people as a 13-year-old schoolgirl marked the start of what has become my lifetime commitment to their cause. From reading about the atrocities of Sabra and Shatila through to witnessing the aftermath of the Jenin Massacre and climbing on board a boat to break the Siege of Gaza, I thought that little more could have such an emotional impact on me as I joined countless others trying to raise awareness of the incredible injustices carried out by the state of Israel against the Palestinians.
At a meeting in Brussels on Nov. 11, the European Commission decided to label the products that are made in the Israeli settlements within the West Bank and East Jerusalem. Although the Palestinian state and government welcomed the EU decision and perceived it as a political success against the settlements, it remains insufficient, which pushed Palestinians to demand further escalation to reach a boycott.
After the horrific terror attacks in Paris and Beirut and the downing of a Russian jetliner over the Sinai, as many as 31 US governors said Syrian refugees were unwelcome. By contrast, President Barack Obama called on world leaders to continue to accept refugees, saying that many “are victims of terrorism themselves.”
Israeli soldiers suspected of harming Palestinians and their property in the West Bank and Gaza are not subject to due accountability, an Israeli human rights group revealed yesterday.
At the climax of the intifada’s successive developments on the ground, the political position surrounding the events seem to need much clarification and reading. This is despite the fact that the political vagueness of the forces and parties associated with the intifada is deliberate and is not necessarily spontaneous.
On the morning of Monday 23rd November, Israeli forces raided Aida refugee camp and a children’s community centre and established a military outpost on the roof of an adjacent building. Once the military post was established, the soldiers also erected an Israeli flag, and didn’t vacate the rooftop until Tuesday in the early hours of the morning.
“Let it be clear to any company or organization that’s considering boycotting us: We will hit back. We will attack our attackers. We will boycott our boycotters.” Education Minister Naftali Bennett, the leader of her Jewish Home party
It was a hot summer day in 2012 when I headed to the Palestinian village of Susiya for the first time. ActionAid had already been working there a year and my assignment was to set up a women’s group. But I was already plagued with doubts.
On 23 November 2019, EuroPal Forum and Middle East Monitor co-hosted a conference at the Holiday Inn Bloomsbury in London on the relations between Europe and Palestine. A first of its kind, the conference brought together individuals at the forefront of discourse on Palestine in
As the European Court of Justice (ECJ) rules that European Union countries must identify products made in Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory, MEMO and EuroPal Forum are hosting a conference to discuss the EU’s position on major issues related to the occupat