Archives - May 2019

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May

Palestinian FM condemns Germany’s vote to define BDS as ‘anti-Semitic‘

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates condemned, on Sunday, the German Bundestag (parliament) for voting in favor of defining and condemning the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS) as “anti-Semitic.” In a move welcomed by Israel, a majority of German legislators in the Bundestag voted in favor of the resolution, entitled “Resisting the BDS movement …

20
May

FM to UK Parliament: Two-state solution could reach point of no return

Palestinian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Riyad al-Malki, said that the two-state solution could come to an end if Israel remained uncommitted to the international resolutions, on Thursday. Addressing the United Kingdom’s Parliament in London, al-Malki stressed, “The current situation is approaching a critical point that may become a disaster if no intervention is …

18
May

Germany to condemn BDS movement as ‘anti-Semitic’

The German Bundestag (parliament) is set to pass a resolution, on Friday, condemning the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS) as anti-Semitic and urges the government not to fund groups or activities that question Israel’s right to exist and to defend itself. The text of the resolution stated that “all-encompassing calls for boycotts in their …

18
May

Foreign Minister says US deal of the century a “consecration” of Palestinian suffering

Minister of Foreign and Expatriates Affairs, Riyad al-Maliki, described on Friday the US deal of the century as a “consecration” of the century-long Palestinian suffering of no independence, no sovereignty and no freedom. “The US deal of the century is the consecration of our century old ordeal: no independence, no sovereignty, no freedom, no justice. And if …

18
May

Israeli police arrest Dutch MP upon attempt to enter Aqsa

The Israeli occupation police on Friday morning arrested a pro-Palestine Dutch lawmaker as he was trying to enter the Aqsa Mosque. According to Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor, Dutch MP Tunahan Kuzu was carrying a Palestinian flag when he was denied entry to the Aqsa Mosque and arrested by Israeli police officers Kuzu tried to visit …

16
May

Israeli police seal off Jerusalem neighborhood entrance, assault residents

Israeli forces sealed off the main entrance to the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Issawiyeh and assaulted Palestinian residents. WAFA correspondent reported that the police closed off the entrance to the neighborhood, obstructing the exit and entry of vehicles. Police inspected Palestinian cars and checked passengers’ identification cards, which led to a traffic congestion in the …

16
May

22 student groups in Britain call for boycott of Eurovision

22 Palestine student societies and groups in Britain have called for a boycott of the Eurovision song contest which is being held in Israel. “The student Palestine societies and groups in the UK urge all students, academics and artists to boycott the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest, which will be held from 14 to 18 May …

16
May

On 71st Nakba: PNC urges support for Palestinian right of return

Marking the 71st anniversary of Nakba or “catastrophe,” which coincides on May 15th, the Palestinian National Council (PNC), the Palestinian parliament in exile, addressed the parliaments of the world and demanded support for the Palestinian people’s rights and return to their homeland they were forced out from in May 1948. PNC addressed the regional and …

15
May

Erekat: ‘Israel’s policies consolidate the apartheid regime’

Secretary General of the Palestine Liberation Organization’s (PLO) Executive Committee, Saeb Erekat, said on Tuesday that the Israeli authorities’ policies and practices, including aggression, arrests, assassinations, blockade, closures, and settlement activities, “will not lead to peace, security and stability, but are contrary to the requirements of peacemaking.” During a meeting with an American delegation in …

15
May

Global campaign launched to deactivate Airbnb on Nakba Day

A global coalition launched today a campaign against the international tourism company, Airbnb, for reversing its decision to delist properties in illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem, according to a press release. The coalition is asking people from around the world to deactivate their Airbnb accounts on Nakba Day, 15 May. …

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