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 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.
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 »
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.
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 »
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.
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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.
Palestinian human rights activists says, The truth is, Israel is “the safest place” for Palestinians in the Middle East…and they know it.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Canadian Sara Ali, 26, was deported Friday after she was detained for assaulting a policewoman in Hevron.
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 leaders which seek only to delegitimize & demonize Israel worldwide, said openly that they oppose any peace talks, even with Israeli building freeze.
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.
“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 »
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.
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
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 »