Tag Archive for Palestinian activists

Palestinian officials call for Arab boycott of new, joint Israeli-Palestinian Mall

Palestinian activists, motivated by Fatah officials, have called for a total boycott by Arabs of the first joint Israeli-Palestinian shopping mall that’s set to open just north of Jerusalem.
– Economic normalization with Israel, the boycotters say, “is an act of intentional treason.”

By KHALED ABU TOAMEH

 

Palestinian activists have called for boycotting the first Israeli-Palestinian shopping mall, which was built by supermarket chain owner and developer Rami Levy in the industrial zone of Atarot, north of Jerusalem. The mall, which is expected to open soon, cost NIS 200 million and has more than 50 businesses.

The activists took to social media and other platforms to call on Palestinians to boycott the new mall and other shopping centers in Israel. Continue Reading »

Spanish Judge allows anti-BDS activist to be tried in court for ‘intimidation’

Spanish judge accepts motion from an anti-Israel group, the Committee for Solidarity with the Arab Cause, allowing the proceedings of intimidation against the leader of a very successful anti-BDS group, to commence in court.

By JTA

 

A Spanish judge granted an anti-Israel group’s motion to initiate a trial for alleged incitement to hatred and intimidation against the leader of a group that fights boycotts of the Jewish state.

The Committee for Solidarity with the Arab Cause, which receives funding from several municipalities in Spain, filed the criminal lawsuit against Angel Mas of the ACOM group last month, he told JTA. Continue Reading »

WATCH: Trump’s nominee as US envoy to Israel, heckled by Palestinians at Senate hearing

 

At the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Attorney David Friedman expressed regret over a past derogatory comment he once made comparing liberal American Jews to the Kapos, who assisted the Nazis during the Holocaust.
-WATCH Video

By REUTERS

 

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s nominee to be US ambassador to Israel faced repeated heckling at a Senate confirmation hearing on Thursday as well as tough questions on views he has expressed about liberal American Jews, Jewish settlements and a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

David Friedman, a bankruptcy lawyer who Trump has called a longtime friend and trusted adviser, has supported Israeli settlement building and advocated for the annexation of the West Bank, which Israel captured from Jordan in the 1967 war. Continue Reading »

Arrested Hamas activist by Abbas’ PA in Hebron: ‘I wish I’d been arrested by the Jews’

 

Emad Halayqa, a Hamas-affiliated student union activist at Birzeit University in Ramallah, described his mistreatment by Abbas’ intelligence services on his Facebook page, culminating with a wish that his arrest had been by the Jews instead.

By MAAYAN GROISMAN

 

Shedding light on the mistreatment of detainees by the Palestinian Intelligence Services, a Hebron student has publicly announced that he would rather be detained in Israel than in the Palestinian Authority.

Palestinians supporting Hamas chant slogans during a rally celebrating Hamas student supporters winning the student council election at Birzeit University in Ramallah. – Photo: REUTERS

Emad Halayqa, an activist in the Hamas-affiliated student union Kutla Islamiya at Birzeit University in Ramallah, wrote on Monday a post on his Facebook page, describing the way he was treated by the intelligence services. Continue Reading »

Abbas: PLO to decide on severing cooperation with Israel next week

 

PLO to officially decide regarding continuing security coordination as Abbas calls for the removal of all Jewish communities in Judea & Samaria.

By Gil Ronen

 

Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas announced Wednesday that the PLO would officially make a decision next week regarding the upholding of contractual relations with Israel, reported the Bethlehem-based Ma’an news agency.

Abbas made the announcement during a speech delivered in Bethlehem during Orthodox Christmas celebrations.

He reiterated past statements made by PA bodies supporting putting an end to agreements signed with Israel, notably the security coordination with Israel that was established through the Oslo Accords.

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Competing Fatah, Hamas & Islamic movements in Israel keep “adding oil to the flame”

 

Palestinian human rights activists says, The truth is, Israel is “the safest place” for Palestinians in the Middle East…and they know it.

By Shiryn Ghermezian

 

A prominent Palestinian human rights activist lamented on Monday night what he called the media’s unfair treatment of the Jewish State.

Palestinian human rights activist Bassem Eid. – Photo: Facebook.

At a pro-Israel gathering hosted by advocacy group StandWithUs in New York City, Bassem Eid, a Jerusalemite, said the press, which is “full of antisemitism” and “hatred,” is “much more interested in fighting against Israel” than discovering the truth. So, he added, “Let us [Palestinians] tell the world what we are really suffering from.” Continue Reading »

Anti-Hamas protest counters Palestinian conference in Berlin

Outside the ‘Palestinians in Europe Conference’ in Berlin, a counter-rally of some 50 activists organized by a coalition of Jewish & pro-Israel groups, demonstrated with banners like, “Free Gaza from Hamas” & “Make Peace Not War”

By Reuters & Israel Hayom Staff

 

A small gathering of anti-Hamas protesters rallied in Berlin during the 13th edition of the Palestinians in Europe Conference, while pro-Palestinian demonstrators streamed through the German capital protesting against Israel.

The protest against the Conference of Palestinians in Berlin – Photo: Reuters

The situation of Palestinian refugees in Syria and the drafting of a declaration on Palestinian rights, such as the right of return, was to top the agenda at the one-day gathering, organized by the Palestinian Community of Germany and the British-based consultant firm Palestinian Return Centre. Continue Reading »

Palestinian Authority Palestinians vs. Pro-Palestinian Israelis

The Israeli peace activists were escorted out of Ramallah in police vans after Palestinian protesters attacked the hotel where a “peace conference” was taking place.

Not a single Palestinian official has condemn the assaults on the Israeli & Palestinian peace activists.

by Khaled Abu Toameh

 

 

Israeli peace activists who arrived in Ramallah recently were forced to leave the city under Palestinian Authority [PA] police protection.

Palestinian protesters try to force their way into the “Minds for Peace” conference in Ramallah. – Photo: Screenshot from Zamnpress YouTube

The activists were escorted out of Ramallah in police vans after Palestinian protesters attacked the hotel where a “peace conference” between Israelis and Palestinians was taking place. Continue Reading »

1000 Palestinians plan to protest Canadian PM’s appearance at JNF event

 

JNF-KKL event honoring Canadian PM Harper expected to attract 1,000 strong Palestinian protesters against Israel’s Bedouin resettlement bill.

‘JNF’s trees are soldiers in Zionist army of occupation’ says Palestinian.

By Ofer Petersburg

Canadian police forces are currently preparing for a Palestinian protest against Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper who is expected to participate in a Jewish National Fund of Canada event.

The event is a dinner being held in the prime minister’s honor and the protest is expected to be attract at least 1,000 people. According to the protest’s organizers, the demonstration is being held in wake of the Praver Plan to resettle Bedouins. Continue Reading »

200 Palestinians visit Tel Aviv to promote peace

 

Parent’s Circle Family Forum enables events that encourage reconciliation in midst of harsh reality by allowing Palestinians & Israelis to participate in exchange visit programs & joint projects.

By Leigh Cuen

Official peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians have reportedly reached a dead end, while robust grassroots efforts continue to flourish. For example, the Parent’s Circle Family Forum (PCFF) is engaging people from both sides who lost a family member in the conflict. Women are at the helm of these peacemaking initiatives.

Palestinian women in TA – Photo: Lihi Avidan

Last Saturday around 1,500 people, including over 200 Palestinian men women and children, attended an all-day event in Tel Aviv, “Neighbors: Women Creating Reconciliation.” Continue Reading »

Female pro-Palestinian Activist Deported to Canada After Biting Policewoman

Canadian Sara Ali, 26, was deported Friday after she was detained for assaulting a policewoman in Hevron.

By Gil Ronen

 

A Canadian citizen of Pakistani descent was deported to Canada from Israel Friday, after she was involved in an attack on a policewoman in Hevron two days earlier, reports Shalom Toronto.

Bethlehem-based news site Ma’an reported that Ali was a volunteer in a group called “Youth against the Settlements,” which operates in the Palestinian Authority (PA).

A Youtube video uploaded by anti-Israel activists documents Ali kicking and screaming as she is taken into custody by two female Border Police in Hevron. Continue Reading »

BDS Head: ‘Only Solution is Violence’ against Israel

BDS leaders which seek only to delegitimize & demonize Israel worldwide, said openly that they oppose any peace talks, even with Israeli building freeze.

By Rina Tzv

 

Leaders of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, which seeks to delegitimize and demonize Israel worldwide, said they oppose any peace talks, even if they include a long-demanded freeze of Israeli construction.

Hamas cartoon – Israel news photo screenshot“We have no faith… in the so-called negotiations,” said Omar Barghouti, head of the BDS movement, which lobbies worldwide for the economic, cultural and academic boycott of Israel.

Speaking to the AFP news agency on the sidelines of the fourth annual BDS conference at Bethlehem University at the weekend, Barghouti said the talks were “absolutely useless, just another smokescreen to allow Israel to continue its colonization its building of settlements.” Continue Reading »

BDS conference turns violent for Palestinian who ask the wrong question

In another demonstration of PA brutality in keeping their people in line, an activist was savagely beaten for asking a PA minister a ‘provocative’ question at the BDS conference in Bethlehem.

By Israel Today Staff

 

A conference promoting the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel was held in Bethlehem over the weekend. But instead of making Israel look bad, the gathering demonstrated precisely why it is the Palestinian Authority from which average Palestinians have the most to fear.

Palestinian activist Nizar Banat after being beaten by Palestinian police for asking PA Economy Minister Jawal al-Naji a 'provocative' question

Palestinian activist Nizar Banat after being beaten by Palestinian police for asking PA Economy Minister Jawal al-Naji a ‘provocative’ question

Speaking at the conference was PA Economy Minister Jawad al-Naji, who was taken aback when one of the participants pointedly asked why the Palestinian regime bans normalization between average Palestinians and Israelis, but still conducts security coordination with the Israeli military. Continue Reading »

Foreigners prepare Gazans ‘provocation’ against Israeli blockade

 

Gazans will attempt to operate their boats beyond the Israeli limit of 3 miles off  shore.

“We’ve moved away from sailing into Gaza with aid. We now focus on sailing trade out,” says a foreign organizer.

By Israel Hayom Staff

 

 

A pro-Palestinian group says its activists will soon stage a provocation aimed at ending the Israeli naval blockade on the Gaza Strip. But unlike past attempts in which activists tried to enter the Gaza Strip from international waters, this time activists will try to draw attention to the Palestinian cause by defying Israeli restrictions which prevent Gazans from fishing more than 3 nautical miles off the Gazan shore.

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Egypt to allow once banned Pro-Palestinian activists to enter Gaza

“Welcome to Palestine” group blocked under Mubarak but not under Morsi gov’t, allowed to enter Gaza

French organization hopes to open new chapter in France-Gaza relations and prefers their supplies to Gaza arrive legitimately than through smuggling tunnels.

By Reuters and Israel Hayom Staff

 

 

A hundred French, European and Egyptian activists are hoping to enter the Gaza strip for the first time through Egypt next week, French coordinator Olivia Zemor, of the organization “Welcome to Palestine,” told journalists on Thursday.

Where there’s a will, there’s a way. In April Israel detained and then released activists who had arrived at Ben-Gurion International Airport.

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