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Palestinian officials face threats, abuse for normalizing ties with Israel by Khaled abu Toameh

mail-icon-small.png They were accused of betraying the Palestinian people and cause by talking to Israelis. ...
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Israel reduces humanitarian supplies that can enter Gaza after rocket fire by Jerusalem Post Staff

444022.png "Hamas is responsible for what is happening in and out of the Gaza Strip," COGAT said in a statement. "Unless the peace is maintained, the State of Israel will act accordingly." ...
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US no longer holds that Israeli settlements are illegal by BBC Editors

_106331461_mediaitem106331460.png BBC reports that The US has shifted its position (or rather reverted to one of its previous positions) on Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, no longer viewing them as inconsistent with international law. ...
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Congress warns E.U. against ‘Warning Labels’ for Jewish-made products by Adam Kredo

boycott-israel.png Landmark case mandating labels on Jewish goods to be decided this week ...
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Palestinians call for ‘blacklisting’ Arab journalists for visiting Israel by Khaled Abu Toameh

442608.png The visit by the Arab journalists to Israel “is part of a political effort in the context of Zionist-American schemes to liquidate the Palestinian cause." ...
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Why Trump thinks this is the moment to resolve Israeli-Palestinian conflict by Judy Woodruff interviewing Jason Greenblatt

U.S. presidents have long tried, and failed, to resolve the decades-old Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In June, President Trump’s team unveiled the first part of its peace plan, an economic proposal. The plan’s all-important political component is yet to come. Judy Woodruff speaks with Jason Greenblatt, a former Trump real estate lawyer helping lead the U.S. effort, about what’s at stake. ...
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Senior Hamas official calls on members of Palestinian diaspora to kill Jews by Adam Rasgon

screen-shot-2019-07-14-at-8.01.05-pm-640x400.png Fathi Hammad, known for his fiery rhetoric, also appears to urge Palestinians in the West Bank to stab Israelis; another Hamas official tries to distance terror group from remarks ...
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Peace to Prosperity - a new plan by Jared Kushner

The Whitehouse 50B prosperity plan for the Middle East ...
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U.S. blasts UN for ‘anti-Israel bias’ at Security Council meeting by Edith M. Lederer

azbmckarm5aajowuwvitnb6yjm.png He called the council’s “obsessive” focus on Israeli settlements a “farce”, saying settlements aren’t keeping Israel and the Palestinians from negotiating peace, and said the council should instead condemn Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad for recently firing hundreds of rockets into Israel from Gaza. ...
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Labour MP claims old Guatemalan video is ‘Israeli soldiers beating up Palestinian children’ by Joel Adams and Rory Tingle

12601430-6948713-image-m-20_1556001966675.png Fury as Labour MP shares video he claims is Israeli soldiers ‘beating up Palestinian children for the fun of it’ – which was actually filmed in Guatemala ...
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DePaul students demand professor apologize for 'Immoral Conduct' after pro-Israel Op-Ed by Jenni Fink

depaul-university-professor-jason-hill-petition-apologize.png A student coalition called for DePaul University in Chicago to censure Philosophy Professor Jason D. Hill and for him to issue a public apology for an op-ed he wrote on Tuesday about Israel annexing the West Bank. The incident is the latest in an ongoing series of disputes surrounding free speech, Middle East policy and anti-semitism on college campuses nationwide. ...
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Federal election 2019: ALP headaches over Israel get worse by Lanai Scarr and Annabel Hennessy

1555376173680_g9425sit8.1-0.jpg?imwidth=810_xtr_impolicy=wan_v3.png Video has emerged of Labor MP Josh Wilson, the member for Fremantle, discussing the Israel Palestine conflict and describing Israeli checkpoints as “places you go to and you go to jail … sometimes they are places you go to and you die”. ...
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Picketing Cape Town’s Jewish groups in the name of Palestinians by Armin Rosen

tablet_boycott.png In South Africa, protests supposedly aimed at Israel target the country’s Jewish institutions By Armin Rosen ...
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Victory Against BDS: Airbnb Includes Rentals in Judea, Samaria by Nitsana Darshan-Leitner

airbnb-for-everyone-video-e1543265803723.png Airbnb has agreed to completely retract its policy of delisting Jewish homes in Judea and Samaria, the Tel Aviv-based Shurat HaDin-Israel Law Center announced on Tuesday. ...
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South African activists talk apartheid, Arab-Israeli conflict by Liat Weinstein

stk.new_.southernafricanactivists.4.1.19.0225online.jpg?itok=if3v7o5p.png Mokgomole was an active member of the BDS student group at the University of Witwatersrand. Molepo never officially joined the movement as a student at the University of Cape Town, but still believed Israel was an apartheid state. ...
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Is it Islamophobic to deny that ‘Palestine’ exists? by Joanthan Tobin

The comments of a New York City councilman about a country that doesn’t yet exist led to punishment that Rep. Ilhan Omar escaped for spreading anti-Semitism ...
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Egypt warns Hamas that they bring about their own downfall by Unknown

el_sisi-1280x640.png Egypt told Hamas: “Israel will destroy you and we won’t do a thing to stop it” after rockets fired at Tel Aviv ...
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US closes Jerusalem consulate in sign of souring relations with Palestine by Foreign Staff

telemmglpict000190360422_trans_nvbqzqnjv4bqpvlberwd9egfpztclimqfyf2a9a6i9ychsjme The United States downgraded its diplomatic mission to the Palestinians on Monday, the latest in a series of steps by President Donald Trump's White House Palestinian leaders say is aimed at wiping out their cause. ...
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Palestinians reject monthly tax transfer from Israel over prisoners dispute by Rami Ayyub Ali Sawafta Maayan Lubell Mark Heinrich

keren-shalom.png RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - The Palestinian Authority has rejected the first 2019 monthly tax transfer from Israel because it slashed the portion designated for financial support to families of militants who are jailed in Israel, a PA minister said. ...
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Jared Kushner : 'We've been working hard on the peace initiative for two years now' by Interviewers

kushner.png?f=16x9_xtr_w=1200_xtr_$p$f$w=1cba661.png the White House senior adviser's comments on President Donald Trump's Middle East peace plan ...
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The key to Middle East peace is getting Palestinians to say 'yes' by Aharon Shapiro

7953a93e094bd9f120254beabc78cb5f6170c501.png Slavish conformism to conventional wisdom has done practically nothing to resolve the conflict between the Palestinians and Israel, trapping the sides in a stalemate for decades. Yet, in The Sydney Morning Herald, academic Paul Duffill relied upon traditionally unhelpful cliches in his analysis of recent Australian developments vis-à-vis Israel and the Palestinians (“Gap between parties becomes a chasm on Middle East peace”). ...
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Time to tell the truth about the Palestinian issue by Alan Dershowitz

palestine_11162018.jpg?itok=cipx6hfs.png Time to break the silence on Palestine?? There is NO silence on Palestine, compared to the silence regarding: Kurds, Syrians, Iranians, Chechens, Tibetans, Ukrainians, and many other suffering groups. ...
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The genius of Jeremy Corbyn by Tamara Berens

corbyn-berens-main.png The much-documented anti-Semitism of the British Labor party leader is no accident ...
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Rashida Tlaib casually dives into anti-Semitism by Editorial committee

afp_rashida-tlaib.jpg?quality=90_xtr_strip=all_xtr_w=618_xtr_h=410_xtr_crop=1.pn Freshman Rep. Rashida Tlaib may take great pains to deny she is anti-Semitic, but she’s just launched her congressional career by resorting to one of the oldest and most blatantly anti-Jewish canards. ...
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Rift twixt PA and Hamas at all time high by Nidal al-Mughrabi

The Palestinian Authority said on Sunday it had ordered its employees to pull out from the Gaza-Egypt border crossing, effectively closing the main exit point from the impoverished Gaza Strip ...
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The real racism against the Palestinians by Stephen Daisley

gettyimages-1077049700.jpg?auto=compress.enhance.format_xtr_crop=faces.entropy.e We expect Israel to operate like Belgium south of Beirut and castigate it for failing to live up to our values (or what we claim to be our values). We expect almost nothing of the Palestinians, and certainly not for them to conduct their affairs as we do (or tell ourselves we do). ...
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Why did Abbas proclaim the dissolution of PA parliament? by Pinhas Inbari

joint_war_hamas.jpg?resize=500%2c282.png On Dec. 22, Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas announced he will dissolve the Palestinian Parliament that was elected in accordance with the Oslo accords, to be followed by new elections. Abbas is attempting to revive the old PLO, but organizations such as the Popular and Democratic Fronts, and Islamic Jihad, as well as other parties and civil society groups, stand by Hamas. With Hamas, they have established a joint war room to manage the riots at the Gaza border fence. Following the move of the other organizations toward Hamas, Abbas was not able to convene the PLO institutions in Ramallah, which very likely led to his resolution to dissolve the Legislative Council. In any case, the Legislative Council has not convened since 2006. ...
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British taxpayers STILL fund 'lessons in hate' at Palestinian schools where children stage mock executions by Daniel Martin

7448546-6498175-image-a-36_1544834185190.png Plays put on at schools and have even included pupils staging mock executions ...
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When Anti-Zionism Tunnels Under Your House by Brett Stephens

merlin_147701307_c7cf106c-1df4-4c07-9de5-d2df3f28b38b-articlelarge.jpg?quality=7 For the people of northern Israel, anti-Zionism isn't some feckless sally in the world of ideas. ...
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Weakened, Hamas has limited options in besieged Gaza by Erin Cunningham

2775597699.png Loss of regional allies and an ever crippling blockade has stoked popular discontent ...
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Me too. I complied with Hamas censorship by Matti Friedman

merlin_138225027_fcddc255-6a0a-4924-96ca-98c78ff477a4-articlelarge.jpg?quality=9 I (New York Times) complied with Hamas censorship in the form of a threat to one of our Gaza reporters and cut a key detail from an article: that Hamas fighters were disguised as civilians and were being counted as civilians in the death toll. ...
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