PM Hamdallah lauds Germany’s constant support to Palestine — IINA News org

Ramallah (OIC-UNA) – Palestinian Prime Minister Dr. Rami al-Hamdallah met with President of Germany’s Bundesrat (Federal Council) Malu Dreyer in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Monday. During the meeting, attended by German Representative to Palestine Peter Beerwerth, the two parties discussed ways to enhance cooperation in various sectors in the West Bank and…

Videos: Palestinian Museum opens in Occupied West Bank

Palestinian Museum highlights Jerusalem’s isolation — Al Jazeera Jerusalem Lives, the inaugural exhibition at the Birzeit museum, mixes traditional and contemporary art. Over the past nine months, museum staff have worked to unite artworks by 48 Palestinian, Arab and international artists [Nigel Wilson/Al Jazeera] Birzeit, Occupied West Bank – Outside the white-walled facade of the…

Walls of Shame: West Bank Separation Wall — Al Jazeera Video

It matters little what they are called – whether walls, barriers or fences – the intention is the same: to redefine human relations into ‘us’ and ‘them’. The Walls of Shame series is about division, and about the barriers that men erect, in calculation or desperation, to separate themselves from others, or others from them….

[VIDEO] Not an occupation? Whatever it is, it’s disgusting — By Lisa Goldman on + 972 Mag com|For Palestinians no freedom in ownland for visiting mosque either

Black-clad mounted Border Police galloping into and nearly trampling a crowd of unarmed civilians, old men and women lucky enough to meet the army’s criteria to pray in Jerusalem mutely line up to pass through what look like cattle lanes. Notes on one scene of ugliness and occupation. Today, on the last Friday of Ramadan,…

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…

The Lessons of Budrus, 7 Years Later – Alon Ben-Meir at Huffington Post Com

I recently spoke at the NY United Nations Association following a screening of the documentary Budrus, named after a Palestinian village in the West Bank (WB). Although I carefully followed the events in that small village as they occurred in 2003-2004, when I previewed the documentary, I realized how little has changed since that time…

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…

Razing of Palestinian homes picking up speed – The independent UK News

Israel has stepped up demolitions of Palestinian homes in the Jordan Valley, the eastern part of the occupied West Bank, leaving more than 700 homeless since the beginning of the year, a rights body said yesterday. Israeli bulldozers have razed 103 homes so far this year, said B’Tselem, a respected Israeli human rights organisation, marking…