EU to Give $335 Million for Palestinian Refugees

The European Union has reaffirmed its support for the UN agency helping Palestinian refugees (UNRWA).

Two senior EU officials in Brussels on Wednesday signed a joint declaration on EU support for UNRWA with the agency’s Commissioner General.

Under the agreement, the EU will provide $335 million up to 2016.

The EU contribution to the UNRWA General Fund will [...]

Al Ard - Review of Documentaries About Palestine

After eleven consecutive editions of Al Ard – Review of documentary films about Palestine, Associazione Amicizia Sardegna Palestina (Sardinia Palestine Friendship Association) presents the 2014 Al Ard – International Documentary Film Festival about Palestine and Arab World. (PDF / Regulation Al Ard Doc Film Festival 2014)

During this unique event in Sardinia the most important [...]

Threat To Censor Palestinian Newspapers

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has condemned the actions of Israeli soldiers who forced their way into the Ramallah headquarters of the press, publishing and distribution company, al Ayyam, this morning, Wednesday 28 May.

According to IFJ affiliate, the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate (PJS), the Israeli forces informed the managment of the company that it would [...]

Letter to President Abbas: The Ball Is Now In The Court Of Palestine

Dear President Abbas,

We, the undersigned Palestinian and international human rights organizations, write to urge you to ensure that Palestine pursues the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court (ICC) by promptly acceding to the Rome Statute and/or filing a further declaration accepting the Court’s jurisdiction over crimes committed on Palestinian territory from 1 July 2002.

Taking such [...]

Palestine Adopts UN Treaties to End Torture and Discrimination

 

From today, the State of Palestine is bound by international human rights standards, having brought into force five treaties, with two others coming into effect in July.

The treaties include the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and the Convention on the [...]

Workers Day: No Cause for Celebration for Palestinians Working in Israel

The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories (B’Tselem) issued Wednesday a press statement decrying Israel’s mistreatment, humiliation of Palestinian workers and denying them their basic rights.
May 1 1014, marks International Workers’ Day. For Palestinian workers, there is not much cause for celebration: the day is a painful reminder that another year [...]

Kerry: Israel Risks Becoming Apartheid State

Update: After a day of outraged responses, US Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday that he had chosen the wrong word when describing Israel’s potential future as an “apartheid state” if it didn’t reach a peace deal with the Palestinians.

“I will not allow my commitment to Israel to be questioned by anyone, particularly for [...]

The US is Always Looking To Foment Wars

The United States government is always looking to foment wars. We can see this in the way the State was formed, how treaties were crumpled so that new aggressions could be launched. We can see this in the endless wars of this government, as well as in the “War on” the prevalent illegal disease called [...]

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