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Holocaust survivor and Palestine advocate Hedy Epstein dead at 91

Saint Louis - Holocaust survivor and peace activist Hedy Epstein, who championed the cause of oppressed people from Palestine to Ferguson, died May 26 of illness at her home in St. Louis. She was 91 years old.

11 companies banned from business in Illinois for Israel boycott

Springfield - Illinois became the first state in the nation to ban companies which boycott Israel or its illegal settler colonies from doing business with the state.

Clinton ties criticism of Israel to antisemitism in AIPAC speech

Washington - There was never any doubt that Hillary Clinton is a staunch supporter of Israel, but the Democratic presidential frontrunner angered many pro-Palestinian activists when she linked a leading peaceful protest movement to "bullying" and "antisemitism."

Op-Ed: Racism flourishes in Israel

Institutionalised racism in Israeli society is becoming a particularly worrying trend as Israel's relations with old allies worsen. The past few weeks have seen numerous examples of racist acts committed by Israeli authorities.

U.S. ambassador blasts 'legal double standard' in Palestine

Tel Aviv - The US ambassador to Israel has sparked outrage and recrimination in the Jewish state after accusing its officials of having two standards of law and justice—one for Jews, the other for Palestinians—in the occupied West Bank.

United Methodist Church bans investment in 5 Israeli banks

The pension board of one of the largest Christian sects in the United States has blocked investment in five Israeli banks that "sustain illegal occupation of Palestinian lands."

Video shows Israelis celebrating murder of Palestinian toddler

Israeli political and religious leaders have joined their Palestinian counterparts in condemning a wedding video showing gun-wielding Jewish extremists celebrating the murder of a Palestinian toddler.

Did Sweden's FM accuse Israel of 'extrajudicial executions?'

Stockholm - Sweden's foreign minister has outraged Israel by accusing its forces of "extrajudicial executions" of Palestinians, and the Swedish prime minister further infuriated Israeli officials by saying Palestinian knife attacks against Israelis are "not terror."

Israel approves 454 new settler homes in occupied East Jerusalem

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced on Tuesday the approval of the marketing of land for the construction of 454 new Jewish settler homes in occupied East Jerusalem.

Palestine shocks Gilas Pilipinas in FIBA Asia opening game

FIBA Asia neophyte Palestine made a dramatic debut in the FIBA Asia qualifying game by pulling off an upset win against Gilas Pilipinas in the opening game Wednesday at the the Changsha Social Work College’s Gymnasium in Changsha, China.

Mass identification fraud committed as Pakistanis become "Syrian"

As the European Migrant Crisis deepens, authorities have discovered that not all Syrian refugees now seeking a new life in Europe are from the war-ravaged country.

Johannesburg gym boots pro-Palestinian activist Muhammed Desai

Johannesburg - A South African man wearing a pro-Palestinian T-shirt supporting a boycott of Israel was kicked out of a Johannesburg gym on Wednesday.

Palestinian baby burned to death in Jewish settler attack

Nablus - A Palestinian toddler was burned to death when Jewish settlers set fire to his family's home in the illegally-occupied West Bank early Friday morning.

Major U.S. church votes to divest from illegal Israeli occupation

Cleveland - A major US mainline Protestant church has overwhelmingly voted to sanction companies profiting from Israel's illegal occupation of Palestine.

U.S. reps. demand end to 'cruel abuse' of Palestinian children

Washington - Nineteen sitting members of Congress have co-signed a letter urging the Obama administration to pressure Israel to end its 'systemic abuse' of Palestinian children.

Study: Israeli-Palestine peace deal would generate billions

Right now, the Trans-Pacific Partnership is eating up all the headlines, but another deal could generate billions of dollars in growth too. A recent study found that the Israelis and Palestinians would both make billions from peace.

Obama argues for Palestinian statehood on Israeli TV station

President Barack Obama is putting the finishing touches on his administration and two terms as the so-called leader of the free world. His most recent efforts include a plea made directly to the Israeli people to support a Palestinian state.

Op-Ed: Palestine-Israel conflict may not be resolved by two states

Jerusalem - Award-winning UK journalist, author, and commentator, Mehdi Hasan, argues in an Al Jazeera article that the peace process attempting to reach a two-state solution for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is dead.

Amnesty International: Palestinians committed war crimes in Gaza

The prominent international human rights group Amnesty International has accused Palestinians of committing war crimes during last year's war in Gaza.

Israel fights back against ICC Gaza war crimes inquiry

Tel Aviv - Israel is attempting to delegitimize the International Criminal Court in the wake of its decision to launch an inquiry into possible Israeli war crimes committed during last year's Gaza offensive.

Op-Ed: Israel withholds taxes collected for Palestine

Jerusalem - Israel has frozen Palestinian tax funds, withholding transfer of $127 million, in a move that is in retaliation for Palestine's decision to join the International Criminal Court.

Jewish settler colonists stone U.S. officials in occupied W. Bank

Ramallah - American security guards drew their weapons on Israeli settlers after they threw stones at a convoy of visiting US diplomats investigating damage to Palestinian crops by far-right Jewish colonists in the illegally-occupied West Bank.

Israeli army shoots Italian activist, Palestinian, with live ammo

Nablus - Israeli troops firing live ammunition shot an Italian solidarity activist and a Palestinian teenager during a mostly peaceful protest in the illegally-occupied West Bank in Palestine on Friday.

U.S. and others try to block UN meeting on Palestine

Geneva - A number of countries including the U.S., Israel, Canada, and Australia are trying to dissuade Switzerland from hosting a special session in mid-December on conditions in East Jerusalem, the Gaza Strip, and the West Bank.

U.S., EU officials criticize Israel for Palestine home demolitions

Jerusalem - Israel will continue its illegal policy of collectively punishing the families of Palestinian terrorists by demolishing their homes, despite protests by top American and European officials.

Jerusalem on edge after synagogue attack

Tel Aviv - Responding to attacks on a synagogue in Jerusalem, Israel demolished the Palestinian home of a Jerusalem car attack suspect citing precautionary measures.

Conflict spreads in Jerusalem over the Al-Aqsa mosque row

Jerusalem - Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque and the Al-Quds neighborhood have become the latest flashpoint in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict following the killing of a Palestinian and the closure of the mosque.

Review: E-book explores the Occupation through literary words and worlds Special

The e-book Song of the Caged Bird by Marcello Di Cintio is an exploration of the Palestinian Occupation through the words of literature.

Settlers cheer as IDF soldiers brutalize disabled Palestinian boy

Hebron - Disturbing video has emerged showing Israel Defense Forces soldiers violently detaining a mentally disabled Palestinian child while nearby Jewish settlers cheer and shout racist abuse.

Israeli intelligence officers refuse to spy on Palestinians

A group of active and former members of an elite Israeli intelligence unit have announced their refusal to spy on Palestinians in the occupied territories, citing excessive harm done to innocent civilians and detrimental effects on Israel's security.
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Emergency Rally for Palestine in Edmonton  July 8  2014.
Emergency Rally for Palestine in Edmonton, July 8, 2014.
13 August 2010. Muslims pilgrims going to pray to the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem for the first frid...
13 August 2010. Muslims pilgrims going to pray to the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem for the first friday prayers of Ramadan 2010
Emergency Rally for Palestine in Edmonton  July 8  2014.
Emergency Rally for Palestine in Edmonton, July 8, 2014.
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This photograph of Palestinian mourners carrying the dead bodies of two children killed by an Israeli missile strike on Gaza has won the prestigious World Press Photo of the Year award for 2012.
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Solar-powered car designed in the West Bank, Palestine
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An event to protest the ongoing genocide in both Ukraine and Palestine was held on the beachfront in...
An event to protest the ongoing genocide in both Ukraine and Palestine was held on the beachfront in Fuengirola, Spain on July 22, 2014.
An event to protest the ongoing genocide in both Ukraine and Palestine was held on the beachfront in...
An event to protest the ongoing genocide in both Ukraine and Palestine was held on the beachfront in Fuengirola, Spain on July 22, 2014.
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Residents of the illegal Jewish settler colony of Kiryat Arba, near Hebron, watch as IDF troops violently detain a mentally disabled 11-year-old Palestinian boy. One Israeli child onlooker holds what is either a real or toy pistol.
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Palestinian kids playing in the Old City of Jerusalem before Ramadan
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An event to protest the ongoing genocide in both Ukraine and Palestine was held on the beachfront in Fuengirola, Spain on July 22, 2014.
Israeli soldier points gun at 14-year old Palestinian boy.
Israeli soldier points gun at 14-year old Palestinian boy.
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An American-made Israeli bulldozer destroys an "illegal" Palestinian home in illegally-occupied Palestine.
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An event to protest the ongoing genocide in both Ukraine and Palestine was held on the beachfront in Fuengirola, Spain on July 22, 2014.
Fourth Emergency Rally for Gaza in Edmonton.
Fourth Emergency Rally for Gaza in Edmonton.
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Ruins of the demolished home of Fatenah and ‘Azzam Idris, Beit Hanina. There had been two apartments in the building: one was home to the 8-member Idris family and the other to their relative Mai who lived there with her husband Baha a-Deb’i and their two minor children.
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Fourth Emergency Rally for Gaza in Edmonton.
Fourth Emergency Rally for Gaza in Edmonton.
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Israeli attack on Palestinian hospital.
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