Archives - November 2017

10
Nov

Cuba Stands in Defense of Palestine at United Nations

Cuban diplomat, Silvia Rodriguez, affirmed that Cuba supports a two-state solution to bring an end to Israel’s occupation of Palestine. Cuba has demanded that the United Nations immediately implement measures aimed at bringing an end to the violations and abuses suffered by the Palestinians as a result of half a century of occupation and aggression perpetrated by Israel. …

10
Nov

Civil servant calling for Palestinian right to return must be fired, says Israeli minister

An Israeli minister is calling for a Palestinian citizen of Israel to be fired from her job after she asserted the Palestinian right to return. Israeli Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz called for Makbula Nassar, the architect of the Arabic awareness campaign by the National Road Safety Authority, to be fired from her job for standing …

10
Nov

MP al-Abadesa: The opening of the Rafah crossing according to the 2005 agreement is rejected nationally and popularly

MP Yahya al-Abadesa stressed that the work according to the 2005 agreement for the crossings is rejected nationally and popularly and is a betrayal of the Palestinian resistance and the will of the Palestinian people and serve the occupation. He said that “It is very clear that the 2005 agreement on the crossings will put …

9
Nov

A parliamentary delegation from the Australian Labor Party visits the Palestinian Legislative Council

The Australian Palestinian Network for Cooperation with the Palestinian People organized a visit to the Legislative Council, which included a number of parliamentarians from the Australian Labor Party headed by Tony Burke. The delegation was attended by MPs Abdullah Abdullah who presided over the meeting, Qais Abdul Karim, Najat Al Astal, Bernard Sabella, Issa Qaraqa’a, …

9
Nov

British government minister resigns over secret meetings with Israeli officials

A government minister in the United Kingdom resigned over secret meetings she had in Israel with government officials while on a family vacation there. Priti Patel, 45, a lawmaker with the ruling Conservative Party, stepped down Wednesday after being called back earlier in the day from an official trip to Africa. In August, she met …

9
Nov

Secret cameras set up by Israel police around Aqsa Mosque

The Israeli police have installed new security cameras at the entrances to Jerusalem’s holy al-Aqsa Mosque, as observers began indicating it was considering alternatives to the metal detectors at the shrine that set off weeks of violence in the region some three months ago. The cameras were set up after the Awqaf (Endowment) authorities called …

8
Nov

Israeli committee approves bill to sue boycott activists

The Israeli Ministerial Committee for Legislation on Sunday approved a bill that allows to sue Israel’s boycotters and ask for financial compensation. The Hebrew TV channel Seven reported that the bill allows the Israelis who find themselves affected by the boycott campaigns to demand financial compensation without proof of damage. The bill is set to …

8
Nov

Arab Parliament send a note to the “British House of Commons” to protest the celebration of “Balfour”

Arab Parliament Speaker Meshaal Ben Fahm Al-Salami sent an official protest note to British House of Commons Speaker John Berkao, for the UK Prime Minister Teresa May to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the ominous Balfour Declaration. It was written in the note that “These celebrations are a violation of all humanitarian principles, a provocation …

8
Nov

Bahar: We are going on with reconciliation until liberation & return

Ahmad Bahar, First Deputy Speaker of the Palestinian Legislative Council, stressed the importance of continuing efforts for achieving the Palestinian reconciliation in order to achieve liberation and the return of Palestinian refugees. “We are moving forward towards the accomplishment of the reconciliation within a clear strategy aimed at liberating Palestine”, Bahar said during a ceremony …

7
Nov

The first European anti-settlement conference starts in Brussels

The first anti-settlement conference was held on Monday in Brussels, the capital of the European Union. The Palestinian ambassador to the European Union, Abdel Rahim Al-Farra, called on the European Union and its member states to move from condemnation to settlement to taking measures to force the Israeli government to stop its frenzied settlement campaign, …

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