Appell für das Ende eines mörderischen Embargos

Im Gazastreifen leben eineinhalb Millionen Menschen praktisch in einem Belagerungszustand, hinter Stacheldraht und ohne Möglichkeit dieses Gefangenenlager zu verlassen. Die Lebensbedingungen sind miserabel, es fehlt an Nahrungsmitteln, Medikamenten und sauberem Wasser, die Stromversorgung ist stark eingeschränkt und die hygienischen Bedingungen verschlechtern sich zusehends. Trotzdem setzt die israelische Armee die Absperrung des Gazastreifens fort. Fast täglich führt sie zudem Bombardements und andere militärische Aktionen durch. Opfer ist vor allem die Zivilbevölkerung.

Diese Politik kommt einem Verbrechen gegen die Menschlichkeit gleich.

Die Tragödie begann mit dem Wahlsieg der Hamas im Januar 2006, in Folge dessen Israel, die EU und die USA die zeitweiligen Absperrungen des...

24. December 2011

Truth and Justice have been a historical anathema to all Empires and the powerful oligarchies throughout history.

From all divine revelations to the necessity of humanity's coexistence in peace, Justice has been the highest and noblest of virtues to ensure that no man, no government, and no nation is above the law of equality of rights for all mankind whereby the weakest, poorest, and oppressed, can exact and...
24. December 2011

The Musée de L’Elysée in Lausanne, Switzerland has suspended the 2011 Lacoste Elysée Prize, a presitigious international photography contest, over the sponsor’s decision to expel Palestinian artist Larissa Sansour,

Lausanne, 21 December 2011 - The Musée de l’Elysée has decided to suspend the organisation of the Lacoste Elysée Prize 2011. Introduced in 2010 to sustain young photographers, the prize is worth 25 000 euros. In the context of the 2011 edition of the prize, eight nominees were selected to take...
24. December 2011

Over the decades permit regimen grows into vast, triple-digit bureaucracy.

Israel's Civil Administration issues 101 different types of permits to govern the movement of Palestinians, whether within the West Bank, between the West Bank and Israel or beyond the borders of the state, according to an agency document of which Haaretz obtained a copy. The most common permits...
24. December 2011

This may be a journalistic hunch, but I have a feeling that we are about to witness an explosion in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, this time again over Jerusalem.

This may be a journalistic hunch, but I have a feeling that we are about to witness an explosion in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, this time again over Jerusalem. In 2000, a Palestinian-Israeli human rights film festival took place in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Ramallah and Nazareth. The concluding...
24. December 2011

Five female prisoners at Israel's Hasharon jail started a hunger strike on Wednesday in protest against not being included in the prisoner exchange deal between Israel and Hamas.

RAMALLAH (Ma’an) -- Five female prisoners at Israel's Hasharon jail started a hunger strike on Wednesday in protest against not being included in the prisoner exchange deal between Israel and Hamas. A report by the Palestinian Authority ministry of prisoners affairs noted that detainees were...
24. December 2011

Israel has detained nearly the same number of Palestinians they freed in the first stage of a prisoner exchange deal in the two months since the swap, a prisoners group said on Thursday.

BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Israel has detained nearly the same number of Palestinians they freed in the first stage of a prisoner exchange deal in the two months since the swap, a prisoners group said on Thursday. Israeli forces detained nearly 470 Palestinians since the Oct. 18 release of 477...
24. December 2011

Holiday shopping-related actions took place around the world this past week as boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) activists encouraged shoppers not to buy Israeli products.

Holiday shopping-related actions took place around the world this past week as boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) activists encouraged shoppers not to buy Israeli products. And a group in California calls on the largest US pension fund to investigate its investment ties with Israeli...
24. December 2011

As Christmas approaches, Palestinian Christians in Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus, are busy decorating the city and preparing the holiday festivities. Like Christians the world over, the city of Bethlehem, which suffers under Israeli military occupation, is in the hearts and minds of...

As Christmas approaches, Palestinian Christians in Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus, are busy decorating the city and preparing the holiday festivities. Like Christians the world over, the city of Bethlehem, which suffers under Israeli military occupation, is in the hearts and minds of...
24. December 2011

It’s a Christmas tree, but it differs from the traditional one this year. It holds a clear political message reflecting the suffering of Palestine under the Israeli occupation.

It’s a Christmas tree, but it differs from the traditional one this year. It holds a clear political message reflecting the suffering of Palestine under the Israeli occupation. It’s a message for the world to wake up their conscience and help stop the aggression, walls and settlements imposed on...
1. December 2011

The Palestinian Return Centre (PRC), in partnership with other British organizations including Student societies, will launch the Third Palestine Memorial Week from 16th –23rd of January 2012

The Palestinian Return Centre (PRC), in partnership with other British organizations including Student societies, will launch the Third Palestine Memorial Week from 16th –23rd of January 2012,  to commemorate the anniversary of all Palestinian victims, especially Gaza.    ...