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Electronic Intifada
Palestinian portal for information about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and its depiction in the media. News, commentary, analysis and reference materials about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from a Palestinian perspective.
Palestinian Centre for Human Rights
The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) is a non-government organization (NGO) based in Gaza City. The Centre is a non-profit company, dedicated to protecting human rights, promoting the rule of law and upholding democratic...
Zatoun
Zatoun is an NGO which brings fair trade olive oil from occupied Palestine. It highlights the plight of Palestinian farmers and the destruction of their livelihood. Olive oil is a basic food which reminds us of our common humanity...

News Releases

Arrests underway in Toronto Israeli Consulate Sit-in
2009-01-07
Jewish Women for Gaza
Police have moved in to arrest a group of Jewish Canadian women who are currently occupying the Israeli consulate at 180 Bloor Street West in Toronto. The women took their action in protest against th...
Attacks Against Palestinian Journalists Must End, says IFJ
2014-04-29
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has called on the Israeli government to identify and punish the Israeli soldiers who carried out a brutal attack on a journalist in the Palestinian vi...
Bil'in: Palestinian Village Under Attack
2009-08-07
Leaders of non-violent protests in Bil'in village against Israeli settlements and occupation arrested by Israeli occupation forces. International supporters are asked to support the non-violent resist...
B'Tselem demands a halt to baseless assault by Rights and Democracy chair
2010-02-07
B'Tselem
B#Tselem has written to demand that Board members of the Canadian organization Rights and Democracy stop maligning B'Tselem's name.
Canada Has Blood On Its Hands!
2009-02-07
On February 9th, a day before the Israeli elections, concerned Canadians will demonstrate on Parliament Hill in Ottawa in a peaceful vigil to urge the Canadian government to challenge Israeli impunity...
Canadian Boat to Gaza announces the delegates who will be aboard the Tahrir
2011-06-16
Canadian Boat to Gaza
Before the end of June, the Canadian ship Tahrir will join the Freedom Flotilla 2 Stay Human, carrying civil society delegates from coast to coast, international partners, and journalists from a ran...
Canadian Health Professionals Support Flotilla 2 and its Mission to Break the Siege of Gaza
2011-07-02
Canadian health professionals join with people from across Canada in support of Flotilla II, the fleet of boats carrying over one thousand courageous people aiming to break the Israeli blockade of Gaz...
Canadian Jewish Organization Salutes Jewish Boat to Gaza
2010-09-26
Independent Jewish Voices
Jewish organization endorses Jewish boat to Gaza to provide relief from Israeli siege.
Celebrating the 5th Anniversary of Non-Violent Resistance in Bil'in in the West Bank
2010-02-01
Come to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the non-violent resistance in Bil'in in the occupied West Bank. February 5th from 5 until 6pm at the Iisraeli Consulate 180 Bloor St. W. Toronto.
Continuous protest at Israeli consulate in Toronto starts July 24
2014-07-24
On July 24 people of conscience including Muslims, Jews, and Christians, are coming together at the Israeli consulate in Toronto for a three day continuous vigil to call attention to the frightening s...
Dignite attacked: one Canadian on board Gaza-bound French boat
2011-07-19
Organizers of the Canadian Boat to Gaza (CBG), the Tahrir, lost contact with the French flagged boat Dignité from the Freedom Flotilla II, at 10:10AM local time when the boat was in international w...
Dignite on the Last Leg of Voyage to Gaza
2011-07-19
Small French ship carrying a message that cannot be silenced.
50 Young Israelis Send a Letter to Netanyahu: "We Refuse to Serve in the Occupation Army"
2014-03-10
We, the undersigned, intend to refuse to serve in the army and the main reason for this refusal is our opposition to the military occupation of Palestinian territories.
Five years of illegality: Time to dismantle the Wall and respect the rights of Palestinians
2009-07-09
Oxfam International
In a report, Five years of illegality, Oxfam International presents testimonies of fifteen Palestinian men and women who recount their daily problems, arising from the construction of the Wall and its...
Freedom Flotilla II – Stay Human
2011-06-23
Canadian Boat to Gaza
People from across Canada are rallying in support of the Canadian boat to Gaza which is part of the international convoy Freedom Flotilla II.
Freedom Flotilla III sets sail: #NextPortGaza
2015-06-26
Canadian Voice of Women for Peace
Today, June 27th 2015 (4 am in Gaza), four boats of the 2015 the Freedom Flotilla III set sail from their final European points of departure. Through nonviolent resistance they will challenge the ille...
French boat Dignite of the Freedom Flotilla II leaves Greece
2011-07-18
The French boat “Dignite/Karama” (Dignity) left the Greek island Kastellorizo around 8:30PM local time on Saturday July 16, 2011, heading south.
French judge dismisses French journalist’s complaint against Israeli military
2011-06-08
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders is appalled to learn that a French judge has dismissed French journalist Jacques-Marie Bourget’s complaint against the Israeli authorities because a lack of Israeli cooperati...
Gaza's civilians, still unable to rebuild one year after Operation Cast Lead, 'betrayed' by international community
2009-12-22
Oxfam
The international community has betrayed the people of Gaza by failing to back their words with effective action to secure the ending of the Israeli blockade which is preventing reconstruction and rec...
IFJ calls on Israeli authorities to allow PJS senior official travel out of Gaza
2015-06-29
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) calls on Israeli authorities to allow a senior official of its affiliate the Palestinian Journalist Syndicate (PJS) to travel out of the Gaza strip to...
IFJ Condemns Israeli Forces' Threat To Censor Palestinian Newspapers
2014-06-02
International Federation of Journalists
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, a...
IFJ Condemns Violence against Photojournalists by Israeli Military in West Bank
2010-07-23
International Federation oj Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today called on Israeli authorities to investigate violence by its soldiers in the West Bank who attacked a group of local photojournalists last week ...
IFJ Joins Call for Release of Palestinian Journalists Held in Israel
2011-09-08
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today joined the call by its affiliate in Palestine, the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate (PJS), and Al Jazeera for the immediate release of journali...
IJV endorses United Church Working Group call to boycott settlement products
2012-06-09
Independent Jewish Voices
The United Church of Canada's Working Group on Israel/Palestine Policy's report has been attacked by the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs. IJV is supporting the right of the Church to make its own...
IJV supports United Church members' right to make their own decision on boycott, free from threats
2012-07-04
Independent Jewish Voices
Jewish group stakes out position supporting United Church committee's call for action against illegal Israeli settlements in the form of boycott campaign, rejects pressure on Church from senators, pro...
In Support of the Palestinian Human Rights Community Call for International Action
2009-01-05
In the past the world knew how to fight criminal policies. The boycott on South Africa was effective, but Israel is handled with kid gloves: its trade relations are flourishing, academic and cultural ...
Independent Jewish Voices Joins Call for Global Protest
2011-02-10
Independent Jewish Voices
Calls for women of the world to unite behind the popular resistance of Palestinian women in defence of their land, rights and dignity
Independent Jewish Voices letter refutes Ambassador's claim Israel supports Christian Palestinians
2012-03-21
Independent Jewish Voices
Jewish organization counters Israeli ambassador's Islamophobia. IJV states Israeli occupation, not Muslims, is cause of Christian Palestinian problems.
Israel sentences two to prison terms for censorship breach
2009-06-17
Committee to Protect Journalists
The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns an Israeli court decision to sentence two television journalists on charges of breaching the military censorship law during the offensive in Gaza in Decem...
Israel urged again to free Palestinian journalists
2002-07-30
Reporters Without Borders
Israeli army fires on Al-Jazeera crew in West Bank
2006-07-19
Reporters Without Borders
Israeli army raids on Bil'in village
2009-07-09
Tadamon
Israeli army forces are launching night-time military raids on Bil'in village in Palestine. Military raids launched by Israeli forces in Palestine in parallel to court case in Canada.
Israeli army raids palestinian newspaper offices
2002-10-08
Reporters Without Borders
Israeli Human Rights groups: Clear and present danger to the lives and well-being of tens of thousands of civilians
2009-01-14
Since the beginning of the Gaza campaign a heavy suspicion has arisen of grave violations of international humanitarian law by military forces. This kind of fighting is a blatant violation of the laws...
Israeli human rights organization highlights deterioration of Palestinian health under occupation
2015-04-05
Independent Jewish Voices - Canada (IJV)
Reports by Physicians for Human Rights - Israel document the deterioration of Palestinian health in the West Bank and Gaza as the direct consequence of ongoing Israeli military occupation.
Israeli settler destruction of 1000s of trees hits Palestinian olive harvest
2011-10-20
Oxfam
Israeli settlers’ destruction of Palestinian olive trees will reduce this year’s harvest by an estimated USD $500,000 as 7,500 olive trees were destroyed in acts of settler violence, Palestinian and i...
Israeli soldiers close West Bank TV station
2008-07-11
Reporters Without Borders
Israeli troops raid three West Bank news media
2007-12-13
Reporters Without Borders
Jewish Canadians Concerned About Suppression of Criticism of Israel
2009-03-10
We are Jewish Canadians concerned about all expressions of racism, anti-Semitism, and social injustice. We believe that the Holocaust legacy "Never again" means never again for all peoples. It is a tr...
Jewish group slams Israel for cutting off mail to Gaza
2010-08-12
Independent Jewish Voices
Jewish group criticizes Israeli cut-off of mail to Gaza
Jewish solidarity group condemns attacks on synagogues, school and mosque
2011-01-21
Independent Jewish Voices
Attacks on all religious and ethnic groups must be condemned.
Journalists and media workers assaulted by occupation forces
2009-07-07
Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA)
The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) condemns the attack on Reuters photographer Nayef Alhishlmon and several Palestinian journalists by the Israeli occupation forces.
Le Bateau Canadien Pour Gaza Presente Quelques Un-e-s des Delegu-e-s qui Seront a Bord du Tahrir
2011-06-16
D’ici la fin juin, le bateau canadien Tahrir se joindra à la Flottille de la Liberté II - Rester humains. Des délégué-e-s de la société civile provenant de tous les coins du pays, des partenaires inte...
Le blocus de Gaza s’etend jusqu’aux cotes grecques!
2011-07-01
Bateau canadien pour Gaza
Alors qu’il tente de prendre la mer, le Bateau canadien pour Gaza, le Tahrir, est retenu en Grèce.
Le Tahrir finira par naviguer
2011-07-10
Nous nous rendrons par mer, par les airs et dans les medias jusqu' ce que cesse le blocus et que la Palestine soit liberee.
Le Tahrir, le bateau canadien pour Gaza de la Flottille de la liberte II, levera l’ancre aujourd’hui
2011-07-04
Le bateau canadien pour Gaza
Beneficiant du soutien de la societe civile grecque et du public partout au monde, le Tahrir prend la mer aujourd’hui.
Mohammed Khatib, coordinator of West Bank Coordination Committee arrested
2010-01-28
International Solidarity Movement
Mohammed Khatib#s arrest today is the most severe escalation in a recent wave of repression again the Palestinian popular struggle and its leadership. Khatib is the 35th resident of Bil#in to be arres...
Montrealers lay siege to Israeli Consulate: Second consecutive day of Israeli Consulate blockades in Canada
2009-01-08
Second consecutive day of Israeli Consulate blockades in Canada. Early Thursday, January 8th Montrealers blockaded the Israeli Consulate in Montreal in protest against the on-going Israeli assault on...
More than 100 media sign the Reporters Without Borders petition for international journalists to be allowed into the Gaza Strip
2009-01-14
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders reiterates its appeal for support by the international media and again urges the Israeli authorities to lift the ban on foreign media access to the Gaza Strip that has been i...
Network of United Church Members Calls for Boycott and Divestment to End the Occupation
2012-07-25
The United Church Network for a Just Peace in Palestine and Israel
Network of United Church members is advocating that Church members endorse boycott and divestment of Israeli products produced in the illegally occupied Palestinian territories at the Church's upcomin...
New solidarity ship to sail to Gaza on June 25
2009-06-20
Free Gaza Movement
On June 25th, the Free Gaza movement will set sail on its eighth mission to break Israelâ##s horrific siege and collective punishment of 1.5 million Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.
Occupation of Palestinian towns and cities
2002-04-07
Reporters Without Borders
Occupation on Trial - Palestinian village sues Canadian corporations for building illegal Israeli settlements
2009-05-30
Bil'in, a Palestinian village that has become an international symbol of Palestinian popular non-violent resistance to the ongoing construction of the Israeli separation wall, is suing Canadian corpor...
Ouvrez la bande de Gaza A  la presse !
2009-01-09
Ouvrez la bande de Gaza A  la presse ! Appel des mA#dias du monde entier et de Reporters sans frontiA#res aux autoritA#s israA#liennes.
A Palestinian cameraman seriously wounded
2005-01-04
Reporters Without Borders
Palestinian Freedom Riders to Board Settler Buses to Jerusalem
2011-11-15
Palestinian activists will attempt to peacefully board segregated Israeli public transportation in the occupied West Bank to travel to East Jerusalem in action reminiscent of the Civil Rights Movement...
Public Health students examine the disease of Occupation, joined by founder of Physicians for Human Rights - Israel
2011-03-17
Public Health Social Justice Collective
Graduate students from the Dalla Lana School of Public Health are calling for discussion on the ongoing occupation of Palestinian territories. The Public Health Social Justice Collective challenges me...
Rachel Corrie's Death is Not Merely "Regrettable Accident"
2012-08-28
Independent Jewish Voices
IJV condemns Israeli court decision absolving army of responsibility in death of Rachel Corrie.
Reporters arrested, roughed up while covering Occupy Wall Street protests
2011-10-14
Reporters without Borders
The often violent response to the Occupy Wall Street campaign that is growing in the United States and elsewhere is affecting the freedom to inform. Reporters Without Borders condemns the arrests of r...
Reuters cameraman expelled after being refused
2002-08-17
Reporters Without Borders
Reuters photographer injured in Ramallah shooting
2002-08-27
Reporters Without Borders
Richard Falk, UN Rapporteur on Human Rights in Occupied Palestinian Territories Speaking in Toronto
2009-09-20
NECEF
Richard Falk, the UN Rapporteur on Human Rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, will be speaking in Toronto next Sunday September 27th at 2pm. at 155 College St. Room 610.
Shaw Bans Video of Peace Activist Author's Book Reading
2012-02-06
Independent Jewish Voices (IJV) Canada - Victoria Chapter
Shaw Cable has banned the broadcast of a reading by Canadian author Michael Riordon from his book "Our Way to Fight: Peace-work Under Siege in Israel-Palestine." The reading was sponsored by the Victo...
Sources welcomes Independent Jewish Voices
2010-05-31
Independent Jewish Voices
Sources welcomes a new member: Independent Jewish Voices. ndependent Jewish Voices represents Jews in Canada from diverse backgrounds, occupations and affiliations who have in common a strong commitme...
Sources welcomes Michael Riordon
2010-04-14
Michael Riordon
Sources welcomes a new member: Michael Riordon. Canadian writer and documentary-maker Michael Riordon writes/directs/produces books and articles, audio, video and film documentaries, plays for radio a...
Sources welcomes the Seriously Free Speech Committee
2010-10-17
Seriously Free Speech Committee
Sources welcomes a new member: the Seriously Free Speech Committee. The SFSC is committed to free expression of views on Israel/Palestine.
Statement from the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights on Palestinian territories
2008-12-10
Connexions Information Sharing Services
It would seem mandatory for the International Criminal Court to investigate the situation, and determine whether the Israeli civilian leaders and military commanders responsible for the Gaza siege sho...
The blockade of Gaza reaches the shores of Greece!
2011-07-01
Canadian Boat to Gaza
As it attempts to sail, the Canadian Boat to Gaza, the Tahrir, blockaded in Greece. Greek coast guard are now on board the Tahrir attempting to arrest Sandra Ruch, Jewish Canadian member of the Canada...
The Canadian Boat to Gaza (CBG), the Tahrir, to set sail today as part of Freedom Flotilla II
2011-07-04
Canadian Boat to Gaza
With the support of Greek civil society and people from all around the world the Tahrir is casting off from Greece today.
The Outcry of Worldwide Authentic Judaism Condemning the Genocide in Occupied Palestine
2009-01-06
Worldwide Authentic Orthodox Judaism strongly condemns the genocide being carried out by the Zionist occupation army through air attacks on Gaza city.
The Tahrir Will Sail Again
2011-07-10
We will keep coming by sea, by air, by land and in the media until the blockade collapses and Palestine is free.
Toronto Artists Protest Koffler Fundraiser
2009-06-03
Toronto Artists Protest Koffler Fundraiser: Silence Tastes Badâ## Put Free Speech on the Menu. Artists and supporters speak out for freedom of association at the launch of the Koffler Gallery fundrai...
Toronto Declaration: No Celebration of Occupation
2009-09-02
As members of the Canadian and international film, culture and media arts communities, we are deeply disturbed by the Toronto International Film Festival's decision to host a celebratory spotlight on ...
Toronto Peace Activists March in Solidarity to End the Illegal Siege of Gaza
2009-12-20
Gaza Freedom March committee
On December 31, 2009, more than 1,300 citizens from across the world (including more than 55 Canadians) will join with an estimated 50,000 Palestinians in a peaceful march to the Erez border crossing ...
United Church of Canada Members Launch Campaign to Boycott Israeli Settlement Products
2013-12-02
United Network for Justice and Peace in Palestine and Israel (UNJPPI)
The United Network for Justice and Peace in Palestine and Israel (UNJPPI), a Network of United Church of Canada members and supporters, is launching a campaign in cities across Canada to boycott produ...
Vancouver Commemorates the Nakba, Calls for End to 64 Years of Israeli Ethnic Cleansing
2012-05-04
Seriously Free Speech Committee
A free community supper at a Vancouver church and a march are planned for May 15 and 19 to commemorate the Nakba and to call for Canada to support the right of refugees to return to their homes, and ...
We are NOT the 'Story', It's Not Just Our 21 Kidnapped Passengers
2009-07-01
FreeGaza
On June 30th 2009 Israeli Occupation Forces forcibly boarded the Free Gaza boat, SPIRIT OF HUMANITY, and kidnapped 21 human rights workers and journalists who were on their way to deliver much needed ...
Winners of Courage in Journalism Awards Announced
2009-10-23
International Womenâ##s Media Foundation
Iryna Khalip of Belarus, Agnes Taile of Cameroon and Jila Baniyaghoob of Iran win Courage in Journalism Awards from the International Womenâ##s Media Foundation. Amira Hass of Israel is Lifetime Achie...

Sources Select Resources

Abandoned in the Cold and Dark
Living Under Siege people of Gaza
Murphy, dylan
Article
2013
CounterPunch
The world has forgotten Gaza, its women and children. The people of Gaza are being crushed under the Israeli blockade which severely restricts essential supplies coming into the strip. The blockade is...
Address by President Nelson Mandela at the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People
Mandela, Nelson
Article
1997
It behoves all South Africans, themselves erstwhile beneficiaries of generous international support, to stand up and be counted among those contributing actively to the cause of freedom and justice. A...
The Anti-Semitism That Goes Unreported
Hass, Amira
Article
2012
Our grandparents knew that the order-enforcement authorities wouldn't intervene to help a Jewish family under attack; we know that the Israel Defense Forces, the Israel Police, the Civil Administratio...
Arboricide in Palestine - olive orchard destroyed
The Ecologist
Article
2015
The Ecologist
Israeli settlers in Palestine's South Hebron Hills last week cut down an orchard of 36 olive trees, in the latest attack of a decades-long war against Palestinian culture and survival in which has see...
The Astounding Violence Of Israeli Colonialism
Peppe, Matt
Article
2014
CounterCurrents.org
Recently the world watched the horrific violence perpetrated inside Gaza, as 2,159 Palestinians - including 577 children, 263 women and 102 elderly - were killed during Israel's Operation Protective E...
Attacks Against Palestinian Journalists Must End, says IFJ
Sources News Release
Article
2014
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has called on the Israeli government to identify and punish the Israeli soldiers who carried out a brutal attack on a journalist in the Palestinian vi...
Bethlehem: 'No matter how many olive trees they destroy, will will plant more!'
The destruction of these ancient trees is the destruction of both the history and future of the Palestinian people.
Perry, Megan
Article
2014
The Ecologist
Since 1967, Israeli soldiers and 'settlers' in occupied Palestine have destroyed 800,000 olive trees in an attempt to force Palestinian farmers from their land, writes Megan Perry. 'Our response to th...
Bilin's Mohammad Khatib arrested
Article
2009
One month after touring Canada key Palestinian activist kidnapped by Israeli soldiers in another in a series of raids that Israeli occupation forces have carried out in Bil#in since June 2009, raids t...
Censorship? Haaretz Deletes Amira Hass Article On Surging Settler Violence
Abuimah, Ali
Article
2012
Electronic Intifada
Israel’s Haaretz has mysteriously deleted a powerful article by Amira Hass headlined “The anti-Semitism that goes unreported,” about an unchecked upsurge in violence against Palestinians by Israeli se...
Chomsky, Pilger and Loach call on BBC to reflect reality of Gaza's occupation
Article
2014
Palestine Solidarity Campaign
Noam Chomsky, John Pilger and Ken Loach are among 45,000 signatories who have signed an open letter to the BBC calling on its journalists to reflect the reality of Gaza’s occupation while reporting on...
Continuous protest at Israeli consulate in Toronto starts July 24
Sources News Release
Article
2014
On July 24 people of conscience including Muslims, Jews, and Christians, are coming together at the Israeli consulate in Toronto for a three day continuous vigil to call attention to the frightening s...
Destruction of Palestinian olive trees is a monstrous crime
Chelala, Cesar
Article
2015
Ecologist
The uprooting and cutting down of over a million olive and fruit trees in occupied Palestine since 1967 is an attack on a symbol of life, and on Palestinian culture and survival. A grave crime under i...
The Disappearance of Palestine
Cook, Johnathan
Article
2013
Counter Punch
The idea that a financial lifeline – whether Kerry’s plan or Netanyahu’s economic peace – is going to smooth the path to the conflict’s end is an illusion. Peace, and prosperity, will come only when P...
Eyes With Legs
Dinh, Linh
Article
2010
CounterPunch
In the last decade, 11 journalists have been murdered by Israeli forces, including Cevdet Kiliclar, a Turkish who was shot in the head, last week, as he photographed Israeli commandos attacking peace ...
Farming Under the Wall
Stories of Palestinian Farmers in the West Bank
Mancini, Emma
Article
2013
Counterpunch
The difficulties of Palestinian farmers as their lands are placed behind the Wall.
50 Young Israelis Send a Letter to Netanyahu: "We Refuse to Serve in the Occupation Army"
Sources News Release
Article
2014
We, the undersigned, intend to refuse to serve in the army and the main reason for this refusal is our opposition to the military occupation of Palestinian territories.
Freedom Flotilla III sets sail: #NextPortGaza
Sources News Release
Article
2015
Canadian Voice of Women for Peace
Today, June 27th 2015 (4 am in Gaza), four boats of the 2015 the Freedom Flotilla III set sail from their final European points of departure. Through nonviolent resistance they will challenge the ille...
Fuck Hamas! Fuck Israel! Gaza youth offers up a cry of despair
Rapid global reaction to cyber-manifesto surprises its drafters
Carbajosa, Ana
Article
2011
The Guardian
A group of Palestinian youth put out a manifesto that calls for an end to divisive party politics in Gaza and the West Bank. The youth want peace and freedom.
Gaza: Health System in Collapse
Garfinkle, Miriam; Deutsch, Judith; Abdul-Qadir, Reem; Santa Barbara, Joanna
Article
2008
The extremity of suffering in Gaza is little known in the West. Underlying the health emergency is the Israeli military's destruction of Gaza's basic infrastructure and Israel's closure of all Gaza's ...
Gaza - is annexation Israel's 'permanent solution'?
The real estate of Gaza would be an additional boon - and a highly valuable one, releasing 365 square kilometres of prime development land,
Tickell, Oliver
Article
2014
The Ecologist
As Israel pursues its war on Gaza with ever-increasing ferocity, and with 25% of Gaza's people forced from their homes, what's the final objective? It's unthinkable that Israel's aim is to 'cleanse' t...
Gaza: water crisis grows as Israel targets essential infrastructure
Gandolfo, Luisa
Article
2014
Ecologist
Israel's war on Gaza has seen the systematic and widespread destruction of civilian infrastructure essential for human survival. This represents an apparently deliberate 'cutting off of life support' ...
Gideon Levy Interview
Audio
2015
CBC - Sunday Edition
An interview with Israeli journalist Gideon Levy. 28 minutes.
The Hijacking of the Marianne by "The Pirates of the Mediterranean"
Arbuthnot, Felicity
Article
2015
Dissident Voice
In the early hours of the morning (local time) of June 29th, three Israeli Navy ships intercepted and hijacked a Swedish flagged ship, the Marianne av Göteborg on route to Gaza in the State of Palesti...
How Israel Uses Water as a Weapon of War
Baroud, Ramzy
Article
2016
CounterPunch
Entire communities in the West Bank either have no access to water or have had their water supply reduced almost by half. This alarming development has been taking place for weeks, since Israel’s nati...
How Truth Slips Down The Memory Hole
Pilger, John
Article
2007
John Pilger, applies to current events Orwell's description in '1984' of how the Ministry of Truth consigned embarrassing truth to a memory hole. He highlights the killing of a Palestinian cameraman b...
"If not now, when?" On BDS and 'singling out' Israel
Marqusee, Mike
Article
2014
This is an edited version of a letter I've sent to a relative in the US who's been trying to figure out the BDS issue in the wake of the recent onslaught against the American Studies Association's dec...
IFJ Condemns Israeli Forces' Threat To Censor Palestinian Newspapers
Sources News Release
Article
2014
International Federation of Journalists
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, a...
IFJ Condemns Violence against Photojournalists by Israeli Military in West Bank
Sources News Release
Article
2010
International Federation oj Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today called on Israeli authorities to investigate violence by its soldiers in the West Bank who attacked a group of local photojournalists last week ...
In an endless war on terror, we are all doomed to become Palestinians
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2015
Middle East Eye
Jeff Halper's new book sheds light on the arms industry, arguing that Israel is now the go-to nation for armies and police forces around the world.
In Defense of Amira Hass
Claiming the Right of Resistance
Davidson, Lawrence
Article
2013
Counter Punch
Amira Hass is a reporter for the Israeli newspaper Haaretz. She reports on Palestinian affairs in the occupied territories and, over the years, has come to understand the Palestinians’ plight from the...
Israel Continues to Cripple Gaza with its Sea Blockade
Littlewood, Stuart
Article
2015
Dissident Voice
The Jerusalem Post reports that the Swedish boat Marianne with 18 passengers has been "interdicted" by Israeli commandos 85 miles from the Gaza coast and towed to Ashdod. The three other vessels in th...
Israel does not want peace
Levy, Gideon
Article
2014
Haaretz
Rejectionism is embedded in Israel's most primal beliefs. There, at the deepest level, lies the concept that this land is destined for the Jews alone.
Israel is a Terrorist State
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2015
Dissident Voice
The violence rocking the occupied West Bank, East Jerusalem and now Gaza is on the verge of spilling into Israel, Palestinian leaders in Israel warned.
Israel/Palestine: Resources for peace, justice, and human rights
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Website
2006
Connexions Information Sharing Services
A selection of resources for those looking for a solution to the situation in Isreal/Palestine based on peace, justice, and human rights.
Israel sentences two to prison terms for censorship breach
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Committee to Protect Journalists
The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns an Israeli court decision to sentence two television journalists on charges of breaching the military censorship law during the offensive in Gaza in Decem...
Israel showed restraint in Gaza before attacking? You must be kidding
Hass, Amira
Article
2014
Haaretz
Israeli journalist Amira Hass, writing in the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, demolishes some myths.
Israel threatens Palestinians with 'holocaust'
Sources News Release February 29, 2008
Article
2008
One day after Israeli occupation forces killed 31 Palestinians, nine of them children, including a six-month-old baby, in a series of bomb attacks across the Gaza Strip, Israel's deputy defense minist...
Israeli army seizes Palestinian Internet offices
Article
Reporters Without Borders
Israeli army's attitude: Regret, but no real enquiries and certainly no one punished
Visser, Nadette de; Cazes, Séverine
Article
2003
Reporters without Borders
The issue of the security of journalists working in the Occupied Territories cloaks another major political issue, that of the restrictions which the Israeli army imposes in the name of security on jo...
Israeli human rights organization highlights deterioration of Palestinian health under occupation
Sources News Release
Article
2015
Independent Jewish Voices - Canada (IJV)
Reports by Physicians for Human Rights - Israel document the deterioration of Palestinian health in the West Bank and Gaza as the direct consequence of ongoing Israeli military occupation.
Israeli journalist Anat Kam under secret house arrest since December
Article
2010
Guardian
An Israeli journalist has been under secret house arrest since December on charges that she leaked highly sensitive, classified military documents which suggest the Israeli military breached a court o...
Israeli museum transfer sets 'dangerous precedent'
Gostoli, Ylenia
Article
2016
Al Jazeera
A recent court ruling sanctioned the move of a rare archaeological library from East to West Jerusalem.
Israeli Property Theft is Nothing New
Is the Custodian of Absentee Property Awaiting the Absentees?
Larudee, Paul
Article
2013
CounterPunch
Israeli soldiers continue to target Palestinian photographers in West Bank
Article
2010
Reporters without Borders
Palestinian press photographers have always been targeted by the Israel Defence Forces and at least three have been arrested and two others have been physically attacked by Israeli soldiers in the Wes...
Israelis Shoot Motionless Arab Woman - Video
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2015
Dissident Voice
In the age of phone cameras, we have become increasingly used to photos and videos of Palestinians in the West Bank being shot by soldiers in unjustifiable circumstances.
Israel's road signs policy 'erases memory of place'
Zabaneh,Rania;Hatuqa,Dalia
Article
2015
Al Jazeera
Israeli authorities have long banned the Palestinian Authority (PA) from putting up its own road signs that refer to Palestinian towns and villages.
Israel's starvation diet for Gaza
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2012
Electronic Intifada
Israel’s calculating of daily caloric needs shows how it manages the lives of Palestinians in Gaza in almost microscopic detail.
Jailed by Israel for his cartoons, Mohammad Saba’aneh speaks out
Article
2013
Electronic Intifada
Mohammad Saba’aneh, who has a daily cartoon in the Palestinian newspaper al-Hayat al-Jadida, has published his work in newspapers across the Arab world. His cartoons are decidedly political, frequentl...
Jewish Canadians Concerned About Suppression of Criticism of Israel
Article
2009
We are Jewish Canadians concerned about all expressions of racism, anti-Semitism, and social injustice. We believe that the Holocaust legacy "Never again" means never again for all peoples. It is a tr...
Journalists and media workers assaulted by occupation forces
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA)
The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) condemns the attack on Reuters photographer Nayef Alhishlmon and several Palestinian journalists by the Israeli occupation forces.
Journalists assaulted and censored
Article
2010
International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX)
Palestinian journalists are under attack from Israeli forces and are also subjected to raids and arrests as a result of political rivalry between the Palestinian Authority and Hamas, report the Palest...
The Last Refuge
Neve Gordon and the Boycott of Israel
Levy, Gideon
Article
2009
CounterPunch
Let us admit the truth: The occupier deserves to be boycotted. As long as the Israelis pay no price for the occupation, the occupation will not end, and therefore the only way open to the opponents of...
Marching to Jerusalem
Searching for Dignity in Occupied East Jerusalem
MARUSEK, Sarah
Article
2013
counterpunch
46 years ago, Israel seized East Jerusalem. Since then, Israel has undertaken measures to restrict Palestinian movement.
More than 100 media sign the Reporters Without Borders petition for international journalists to be allowed into the Gaza Strip
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders reiterates its appeal for support by the international media and again urges the Israeli authorities to lift the ban on foreign media access to the Gaza Strip that has been i...
Noam Chomsky: Palestine 2012 - Gaza and the UN resolution
Chomsky, Noam
Article
2012
Independent Australian Jewish Voices
An analysis of the political context of Gaza since the first free elections in the Middle East were held.
The Occupation's Dark Underbelly Exposed
The Revelations of the Israeli Refuseniks
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2014
CounterPunch
A letter signed by 43 veterans of an elite Israeli military intelligence unit declaring their refusal to continue serving the occupation has sent shockwaves through Israeli society.
Omar and the Checkpoint
The Essential Story that is Rarely Told
Baroud, Ramzy
Article
2014
CounterPunch
Omar is a 7-year-old boy from Gaza. His family managed to obtain the necessary permits that allowed him to cross the Erez checkpoint to Jerusalem, through the West Bank, in order to undergo surgery. H...
On Israel's colonial narrative
Abulhawa , Susan
Article
2015
Al Jazeera
Analysis: Palestinian novelist Susan Abulhawa deconstructs Israel's insidious language of power.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - March 26, 2016
Forests and trees
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Connexions
For countless centuries, forests, and the trees in them, have been seen as sources of life, livelihood, and spiritual meaning. For capitalism, however, forests are sites of extraction and profit-makin...
Palestine Freedom Battle "will be won": Interview with Author Miko Peled
Silver, Charlotte
Article
2012
Electronic Intifada
An interview with Miko Peled, the Israeli author of The General’s Son.
Palestine's 'Prayer for Rain': How Israel Uses Water as a Weapon of War
Baroud, Ramzy
Article
2016
Toward Freedom
Israel has been 'waging a water war' against Palestinians, according to Palestinian Authority Prime Minister, Rami Hamdallah. The irony is that the water provided by "Mekorot' is actually Palestinian ...
Palestinians torn over contact with Israelis
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2014
Jonathan Cook
A Palestinian university’s decision to bar from its campus an Israeli journalist and outspoken critic of the occupation has exposed a growing rift among Palestinian activists about the merits of conta...
The Pariah State
A Short History of Israeli Impunity
Jones, Evan
Article
2014
Counterpunch
Hasbara has elevated the manipulation of language to a new plateau. This is a qualitative leap. Moving beyond the difficulty of seeing the stye in our own eye, the Hasbara upends linguistic convention...
Questions about Israel's attack on Gaza
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2014
Connexions
Why do these terrible outbreaks of violence keep happening? Written during the Israeli attack on Gaza in July 2014.
Think California's drought is bad? Try Palestine's
Shakir, Laith
Article
2015
The Ecologist
While Israelis water their lawns, irrigate crops and swim in Olympic-sized pools, Palestinian communities a few kilometers away face drought and water scarcity issues. Their roughly equal proximity to...
Torturing and Jailing Palestinian Children
Nightmare in the Occupied Territories
Abbas, Ziad
Article
2013
CounterPunch
About 500-700 children are arrested by the Israeli occupation every year, according to Defense for Children International-Palestine. These children face a policy designed to kill their spirit and shut...
The True Gaza Backstory
It's About Land, Stupid
Fisk, Robert
Article
2014
CounterPunch
How come all those Palestinians – all 1.5 million – are crammed into Gaza in the first place? Well, their families once lived, didn’t they, in what is now called Israel? And got chucked out – or fled ...
Turning Blood into Money
Profiting from Killing
Vlazna, Vacy
Article
2013
Dissident Voice
Yotam Feldman’s documentary The Lab, released in August, is one of the most important exposés of the obscene rationale and execution of Israel’s hugely lucrative arms and security industries through...
United Church of Canada Members Launch Campaign to Boycott Israeli Settlement Products
Sources News Release
Article
2013
United Network for Justice and Peace in Palestine and Israel (UNJPPI)
The United Network for Justice and Peace in Palestine and Israel (UNJPPI), a Network of United Church of Canada members and supporters, is launching a campaign in cities across Canada to boycott produ...
US sued over tax-exempt donations for illegal Israeli settlements
Silver, Charlotte
Article
2016
The Electronic Infada
A group of American citizens is suing the US Treasury because they say the agency is allowing billions of dollars of tax-exempt charitable donations to flow to the Israeli army and support the expansi...
Which came first? Palestinian rockets or Israeli violence?
Weir, Alison
Article
2014
Since US media are reporting the latest Israeli massacre in Gaza as though it is a defensive action, I thought I would set the record straight. Israeli forces shelled and invaded Gaza BEFORE the rocke...
Winners of Courage in Journalism Awards Announced
Sources News Release
Article
2009
International Womenâ##s Media Foundation
Iryna Khalip of Belarus, Agnes Taile of Cameroon and Jila Baniyaghoob of Iran win Courage in Journalism Awards from the International Womenâ##s Media Foundation. Amira Hass of Israel is Lifetime Achie...
You Can’t Force-feed Occupation to those who Crave Freedom
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2014
Jonathan Cook
Israel wants to believe that through force of will it can keep the tide of accountability at bay in the occupied territories. But belligerent occupations – especially ones where no hope or end is in s...

Sources Bookshelf

Necessary Illusions
Thought Control in Democratic Societies
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1989
An inquiry into the nature of the media and the role of intellectuals in "a political system where the population cannot be disciplined by force, and thus must be subjected to more subtle forms of ide...
Our Way to Fight
Peace-work under siege in Israel-Palestine
Riordon, Michael
Book
2011
Documents the lives and work of grassroots peace activists, Israelis and Palestinians fighting for justice and human rights on both sides of the wall. The book also explore events that stirred people ...

Media

Press for Conversion
To oppose Canadian military exports and promote conversion of military industries and bases. Projects: anti-war toys, nuclear weapons research, links with Third World NGOs, opposing weapons bazaars.


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