In ‘Astounding’ Exchange Rare for Corporate Media, Peter Beinart Calls on US Lawmakers to Witness Firsthand the Plight of Palestinians — Common Dreams org

“The first time I went to spend time with Palestinians in the West Bank, it was a shattering experience…People need to go and see for themselves.”   by Julia Conley, staff writer Palestinians cross Qalandiya checkpoint to perform the first Friday Prayer of Islamic holy month of Ramadan at the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in Ramallah, West Bank…

Ilan Pappe′s latest publications Israel′s mega-prison|Also read "This situation is not temporary, it is the future" and “The Biggest Prison on Earth” on Qantara de

The dissident Israeli historian and activist Ilan Pappe is known for his challenging and meticulously researched books on the Israeli-Palestine conflict. His two latest books are in keeping with this reputation. By Susannah Tarbush Ten Myths About Israel (Verso) is a paperback intended to be accessible to the general reader. The hefty hardback The Biggest…

UN report: Occupation is the main cause of humanitarian needs in the occupied Palestinian territory — (OCHA) | Maps, Videos

As the 50th anniversary of Israeli occupation approaches, OCHA’s 2016 Annual Report for the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), released today, underscores that occupation policies and practices remain the key cause of humanitarian needs in the oPt. The internal Palestinian political divide is also a serious contributing factor. https://www.ochaopt.org/content/fragmented-lives-humanitarian-overview-2016 Click here to read the full report….

Is Israel already a binational state? — By Uri Savir (Ambassador, Israeli Chief Negotiator of the Oslo Accords, Founder @YaLa_YL) on Al Monitor com

In the Palestinian Authority (PA), there is a sense of great desperation. People are following with disdain the US election campaigns and conventions. The Palestinian issue is not discussed, as all right-wing Israeli positions are adopted enthusiastically by both parties. There is also great anger at Egypt. Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry’s visit to Israel July…

Palestinians turn to FIFA over Israeli restrictions — +972 Mag com

For the second time in a week, Israeli authorities place travel restrictions on players meant to participate in Palestine Cup matches. A motion to expel Israel from FIFA last year was withdrawn after Palestinians received assurances on freedom of movement. Hebron’s Ahly al-Khalil plays Gaza-based Shejaiya in the 2015 Palestine Cup, held in Hebron, West Bank, August 14,…

Israel cuts water supplies to West Bank during Ramadan — Al Jazeera

Tens of thousands of Palestinians are left without access to safe drinking water during the Islamic holy month. Israel’s national water company has cut crucial water supplies to large areas of the occupied-West Bank, leaving tens of thousands of Palestinians without access to safe drinking water during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. Mekorot, the…

Overcoming Jewish America’s Israel fantasy — By Lisa Goldman on +972 Mag com

The idea of Israel has long been an integral part of Jewish-American identity. But with a generational change among American Jews and increasingly stark political differences with Israel’s leadership, could this be the dawn of a new era? (…) Last summer Michael Oren, who served as Israel’s ambassador to the United States from 2009-13, blithely…

Christian groups urge US to bar Israeli rights abusers from receiving aid — IINA News Org|Some photos of Israelis brutality to Palestinian civilians

Washington, (IINA) – Representatives of 11 churches and faith-based organizations submitted evidence to the US State department on Wednesday of specific gross violations of human rights by Israeli forces, The Electronic Intifada (EI) reported.   View more photos on IINA News Org They are demanding that the Obama administration apply US laws that would halt…

Video: ‘Erasing the heritage of Beit Jibrin’|UNESCO declared the Caves of Maresha and Beit Guvrin a World Heritage. Why Palestinians was omitted in their description?

SocialTV Published on 5 Nov 2015 In 2014, UNESCO declared the Caves of Maresha and Beit Guvrin a World Heritage Site.The document proclaiming the site stipulates the eras in which civilized life existed in it including the Persian, Hellenic, Roman, Byzantine etc but the rich life of Palestinians that existed at the site for centuries…