Rabbi Shapiro: Jerusalem as the capital of the "Jews" is a Zionist fiction, and conflicts directly with the teachings of Judaism | Watch Two videos

Rabbi Shapiro Reacts to Jerusalem Announcement Shapiro In depth analysis! Rabbi Yaakov Shapiro reacts to Jerusalem being declared the capital of Israel, and explains that the Jewish people relate to Jerusalem as a holy city, not as a political capital city. Jerusalem as the capital of the “Jews” is a Zionist fiction, and conflicts directly…

How a 2,700-year-old piece of papyrus super-charged the debate over UNESCO and Jerusalem —By Michael Langlois on Conversation com

 November 15, 2016  Jerusalem is mentioned on this 2,700-year-old papyrus. Shai Halevi/IAA On October 26 2016, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) unveiled a 2,700-year-old papyrus that mentions the city of Jerusalem. The papyrus was not found during official excavations so its origin is uncertain. It is said to come from one of the numerous caves…

Occupation of Palestine: Zochrot (remembering) the Nakba — Video

Uploaded on 11 Dec 2007 Presence of Palestinian refugees brought to Rotchild Ave. in Tel Aviv on the 29th of November 2007, to commemorate 60 years to the UN’s Partition Plan. ***** Some archives Posts on Nakba on PBSJ Blog Mass graves of Palestinians killed in 1948 Nakba discovered in Jaffa — IOA Org Palestinians…

MESA’s latest letter to PM of Israel regarding attacks by the Israel IDF against the Palestine Technical University and its students in Tulkarem, occupied West Bank — MESANA org

November 16, 2015 H.E. Benjamin Netanyahu Prime Minister of Israel Dear Prime Minister,w On behalf of the Committee on Academic Freedom (CAF) of the Middle East Studies Association of North America (MESA), I write to express MESA’s profound concern regarding repeated and ongoing attacks by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) against the Palestine Technical University…

Palestine leaders welcome EU decision to label Israeli settlement products — IINA News org|See successes stories on worldwide BDS Movements

Ramallah (IINA) – The Palestinian leadership welcomed the European Union’s decision to label products from Israeli settlements in the occupied territories, DPA reported. “We welcome this decision and consider it a significant move toward a total boycott of Israeli settlements, which are built illegally on occupied Palestinian lands,’ says Saeb Erekat, a top aide to…

Palestine seeks pressure on Israel over refugees — Press TV com

Palestine authorities are calling on the international community to exert pressure on Israel to allow Palestinian refugees in war-torn countries in the region to enter their home land. Residents wait to receive food aid distributed by the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) at the Yarmouk camp, south of Damascus, Syria, January 31, 2014. ©Reuters…

Possible EU sanctions alarm Israeli banks — Al Monitor com

Brokers look at screens in the trading room of an investment bank in Tel Aviv, Aug. 7, 2011. (photo by REUTERS/Nir Elias)   A few weeks ago, the European Council on Foreign Relations, a prominent international think tank, released a paper recommending that European banks and the European banking system at large boycott the Israeli…

Israel faces a rise in Jewish terrorism — by Ben Caspit on Al-Monitor com

Israel is in shock. On July 30, Yishai Shlissel, an ultra-Orthodox extremist, burst into a gay pride parade in Jerusalem. Armed with a large knife, Shlissel indiscriminately stabbed six people in a rampage before eventually being stopped by the police. On Aug. 2, 16-year-old Shira Banki died from her wounds. Her attacker had been released…

Palestine at the Crossroads — by: Stuart Rees on Tikkun org

At its national conference at the end of July, the Australian Labor Party will be voting on a motion to recognize the State of Palestine. The outcome may be symbolic, yet it could mark a shift in a country where politicians of any persuasion have been so intimidated by the Israel lobby that they find…

Köln: Kontroverse um Absage von israelkritischer Ausstellung-(In German, Due to the protest of Israeli Embassy, City of Cologne cancel the exhibition “Breaking the Silence”, But the exhibitors demand for the freedom of expression)

In Köln sollte eine Ausstellung über das Vorgehen der israelischen Armee gegen die Palästinenser gezeigt werden. Dagegen protestierte die israelische Botschaft. Daraufhin sagte die Stadt die Schau ab. Nun protestieren die Aussteller. Sie fordern freie Meinungsäußerung. Der Kölner Dom im Rheinland © Ben Fredericson (xjrlokix) auf flickr.com (CC 2.0), bearb. MiG Um die Absage einer…

What Is Special about Israel? — By Ran Greenstein on Jadaliyya com

Palestinian Loss of Land 1947 to Present Image from ifamericansknew.org   This time of the year we commemorate sixty-seven years to the 1948 war and Nakba, and forty-eight years to the 1967 war and occupation. As always, the question of why particular attention must be paid to these events comes up. Is there anything special…

Palestine UN envoy demands justice over Israel child abuse — Press TV

The Palestinian envoy to the United Nations (UN) has submitted an open letter to the UN Security Council, demanding justice over the Israeli regime’s persisting violations and abuse against Palestinian children. Arrest and kidnap of Palestinian children is among daily Israel abuses against Palestinian communities in occupied territories. (File photo)   “Every single day and…

Israeli Women Call for Change — By Irit Hakim on Safe World for Women org

By Irit Hakim, Israel Correspondent for Safeworld Trit HakimMany Israelis are brimming with energy to make changes more than ever, since the re-election of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu​. Israeli people are mostly fed up with the government which became extreme-right and very fascist. Human rights are violated, the economic situation is very bad, and occupation…