Video on how Israel creating obstacles against pilgrims visiting sacred sites of Bethlehem and Nazareth — ‘Al Jazeera World – Forbidden Pilgrimage’

Al Jazeera English Published on 17 Dec 2013 AL JAZEERA WORLD/PALESTINE REMIX: Pilgrimage to sites associated with the life and ministry of Jesus has been a significant aspect of Christian faith since the earliest centuries AD. Group tours to the ‘Holy Land’ are still very much part of the culture of practising Christians but are…

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…

Video as a weapon in embattled Hebron — Waging Nonviolence org article on how B’Tselem, an Israeli human-rights organization donated Cameras helping Palestinians

The media whirlwind surrounding the Oscar nomination of the documentary 5 Broken Cameras has put the spotlight on film as a tool for social justice in Palestine. In the film, Palestinian farmer and filmmaker Emad Burnat chronicles the struggle against the construction of the “Apartheid Wall” in the West Bank village of Bil’in. He records…

UN fact finding mission demands member states, private companies end support for settlements — by Michael Deas

A United Nations fact finding mission on illegal Israeli settlements has called for Israel to end all settlement activity “without preconditions” and for tough measures against Israel, as well as companies involved in settlements. The mission’s final conclusions [PDF] were released last week and contain some of the strongest condemnations of Israel’s illegal settlements ever…

Human Dignity in Jerusalem – by Rashid Khalidi in Jadaliyya com

[Gravestone broken by Israeli bulldozers on night of June 25-26, 2011. Image from Al Aqsa Foundation] The lengthy history of Jerusalem is distinguished by diverse episodes of both benevolent tolerance and inhumane intolerance. For several lengthy periods, such as most of the nineteenth century, a spirit of coexistence generally characterized the holy city. On too…

UN’s OCHA report: Jerusalem housing inadequate for Palestinians – Palestine-info.co.uk News

  OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) released Wednesday the first UN report to offer a ”comprehensive review of both humanitarian consequences of Israeli policies for Palestinian residents of East Jerusalem, and the increasing isolation of East Jerusalem from the remainder of the occupied Palestinian territory.”Maxwell Gaylard, the…

Eastern Jerusalem: Help us in our struggle against the take-over by settlers of Palestinian houses in Sheikh Jarrah! –Appeal by Taayush org

Wednesday, January 6 2010   For several months Ta’ayush is involved, together with other organizations, in the struggle against the take-over by settlers of Palestinian houses in the neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah and other areas of Eastern Jerusalem. Our activities in the neighborhood take two main forms: 1. Weekly demonstrations which have been taking place…

West Bank city of Nablus: Palestinian olive groves set on fire

Fri Dec 3, 2010 A farmer inspects damage to his olive groves in Nablus. (file photo) Israeli settlers have set fire to Palestinian olive groves near the evacuated illegal settlement of Homesh, near the West Bank city of Nablus. The Thursday incident was confirmed by a Palestinian Authority (PA) official, Ghasan Daghlas, who is charged…

BACKGROUND: Who are the Israeli settlers? – Earth Times

Jerusalem – Israel has built 121 Jewish settlements in the West Bank since it captured the territory from Jordan in the Six-Day War of 1967.In addition, it has a dozen settlements in East Jerusalem, from Gilo in the south of the city to Ramat Shlomo in the north. These are modern Jewish neighbourhoods built inside…