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Updated: 17:25 (Irish time) on Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Recent events
1 Sep 2015
Large Israeli military force invade Jenin
28 Aug 2015
Israeli soldiers abduct, abuse and seriously injure Iyad Burnat, an organiser with the Bilin Popular Committee
25 Aug 2015
Israeli president says Israel has ‘right’ to build settlements in West Bank
late Aug 2015
start of • Israeli police restrictions on Muslim women from entering Haram al-Sharif
23 Aug 2015
Daesh blow up the Baal Shamin temple in Palmyra
22 Aug 2015
Mahmoud Abbas announces resignation as chairman of PLO Executive Committee
Large Israeli military force invade Bilin for a night-time raid storming many houses, and firing huge quantities of tear gas
19 Aug 2015
Four Palestinians abducted in Sinai
18 Aug 2015
IDF demolishes 17 structures in village of Fasa’il, leaving 48 people homeless, including 31 children
17 Aug 2015
IDF destroys 22 Bedouin structures in West Bank, leaving 79 homeless
 
Nakba diary
67 years ago
19 Apr 1948
Unveiling, in Warsaw, of momument to Warsaw Ghetto Revolt
18 Apr 1948
Expulsion of Arab residents of Tiberias
General Stockwell announces withdrawal of British forces from city of Haifa
17 Apr 1948
UNSC adopts resolution creating Truce Commission in Palestine
16 Apr 1948
Zionist attack on Nabi Yusha fort is repulsed
start of Second Special Session of General Assembly met in Flushing Meadows
start of Capture of Tiberias
15 Apr 1948
Zionist terrorists attack Waldheim, killing two Templars
13 Apr 1948
Attack on Mount Scopus convey
12 Apr 1948
Zionist General Council declares it will establish a state at the end of the Mandate

Iyad Burnat, one of the organisers of the Bilin Popular Committee, arrested, abused and assaulted by Israeli goons on 28 August 2015. NB: Iyad Burnat is the recipient of the The James Lawson Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Practice of Nonviolent Action 2015, a prestigious human rights prize awarded by Tufts University.

Photo: Hamdi Abu Rahma
Date: 28 August 2015
Location: Bil'in, Ramallah gov.

Recently-added articles/books

#304807 Bribing Bibi and His Proxies to Behave
by Philip Giraldi in The Unz Review, 1 September 2015
»There are a lot of expressions about standing up to bullies being the best policy. Unfortunately the White House has difficulty in following that sound advice when it comes to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his governing coalition of racists and thugs. And one might also add that the reticence also applies to dealing with Israel’s many friends in Congress, some of whom have apparently extorted their pound of flesh in excha ...

#304804 In treating needy refugees like invaders, we risk losing our humanity
by Robert Fisk in The Independent, 30 August 2015

#304798 Pappé on apartheid, ideology, Chomsky, and the contradictions of “liberal Zionism”
by Henry Norr in MondoWeiss, 1 September 2015

#304797 How Israel honors the murderers in its midst
by Stanley Heller in Electronic Intifada, 31 August 2015

#304794 Read the historic United Electrical Workers Union resolution endorsing BDS
by Mondoweiss Editors in MondoWeiss, 1 September 2015

#304791 Activists disrupt "Tel Aviv beach party" in Berlin
by Ali Abunimah in Electronic Intifada, 31 August 2015
»Liberal, middle class Tel Aviv is the smiling face of Zionism, blinding the world with the whiteness of its teeth while its booted foot lays firmly on the neck of the Palestinian people. Tel Aviv’s luxury restaurants, hipster bars and hi-tech companies are home to the pilots setting Gaza ablaze, the companies profiting from the colonization of Palestine, the artists making the world dance and sing and forget, while underneath them comman ...

#304787 Nabi Saleh images illustrate changing asymmetry of Israeli-Palestinian conflict
by Peter Beaumont in The Guardian, 1 September 2015

#304786 Iran bars Daniel Barenboim over Israeli citizenship
by Agence France-Presse in The Guardian, 1 September 2015

#304785 Obama: criticising Jews over Iran deal is like saying 'you're not black enough'
by Associated Press in The Guardian, 1 September 2015

#304751 Education in Israel is based on separation
by Or Kashti in Ha’aretz, 1 September 2015

#304746 Israel is a card-carrying member of the 'free world'
by Yitzhak Laor in Ha’aretz, 01 September 2015

#304729 Schumer's Troubling Mideast Record
by Jonathan V. Marshall in ConsortiumNews, 31 August 2015

#304728 Over 20 RE/MAX Israel agents sell millions worth of illegal properties in West Bank settlements
by Ben Norton in MondoWeiss, 31 August 2015

#304725 Guarding the Guardians: On keeping human rights organizations honest
by Norman G. Finkelstein, Jamie Stern-Weiner (interviewer) in Byline, 26 August 2015

#304717 First national trade union in the US votes to endorse BDS
by Kate in MondoWeiss, 31 August 2015

#304702 An Interview with Ahed Tamimi: Behind the defiance
by Justin King in The Fifth Column, 30 August 2015
»The first time I saw Ahed Tamimi she was unarmed and screaming at an Israeli soldier on a dirty road. At one point, the soldier threw a concussion grenade. While many around her panicked, she ducked low and moved away covering her ears. She showed no panic, just a reaction. Even though I was on the other side of the world and sitting in the comfort of my own home, I could sense the defiance and rage through the glow of my computer screen. ...

#304695 Why the Iran Deal is Essential
by Vijay Prashad in CounterPunch, 31 August 2015
»Why anyone would oppose the Iran deal bewilders the imagination. Short of this deal lies a war with Iran. If the West wants a war with Iran, then the deal is a terrible idea. If the West does not wish a war against Iran, the deal is necessary.« »If you think West Asia is in the midst of dangerous chaos now, a Western and Israeli attack on Iran would let fly from Pandora’s box what evils remain yet in slumber.« ...

#304688 Powerful Moment: Palestinian Girls & Women Stop Israeli Soldier from Detaining an Injured Boy
by David Harris-Gershon in Daily Kos, 29 August 2015

#304667 How to get ISIS in the West Bank
by Odeh Bisharat in Ha’aretz, 31 August 2015

#304666 A perfect picture of the occupation
by Haaretz Editorial in Ha’aretz, 31 August 2015

#304664 Ashkelon parents threaten to keep kids 
out of school over new principal’s politics
by Almog Ben Zikri in Ha’aretz, 31 August 2015

#304663 Otherwise Occupied: The Shin Bet provides coffee as well as torture
by Amira Hass in Ha’aretz, 31 August 2015

#304659 In the Israeli media, a soldier trying to arrest a minor is the victim
by Leehee Rothschild in +972, 30 August 2015

#304658 Why no one is talking about the two Israelis missing in Gaza
by Anat Yurovsky in +972, 30 August 2015

#304649 Israeli mayor calls to dismiss teacher who attended Palestinian protest
by Yarden Skop, Ilan Lior in Ha’aretz, 30 August 2015

#304648 Turkey duped the US, and Isis reaps rewards
by Patrick Cockburn in The Independent, 30 August 2015

#304647 Iran deal vote tally: Full list of U.S. senators and where they stand
by Haaretz in Ha’aretz, 30 August 2015

#304644 U.S. is even more implicated in Israeli settlement project than we thought
by Philip Weiss in MondoWeiss, 30 August 2015

#304643 Israeli minister says soldiers should have fired on unarmed women protesters in occupied West Bank
by Philip Weiss in MondoWeiss, 30 August 2015

#304636 NY’s Center for Jewish History to host Ayelet ‘Little Snakes’ Shaked in conversation with Bret ‘Hiroshima’ Stephens
by Philip Weiss in MondoWeiss, 30 August 2015

#304613 ​US congresswoman calls for sanctions on Israeli unit behind killing of teens
by Rania Khalek in Electronic Intifada, 26 August 2015

#304611 Senator emailed Illinois Chancellor Phyllis Wise over Salaita firing
by Ali Abunimah in Electronic Intifada, 26 August 2015

#304610 Israel reveals “delegitimization department” to spy on boycott activists
by Asa Winstanley in Electronic Intifada, 27 August 2015

#304609 Palestinians salute Black solidarity, call for joint struggle
by Ali Abunimah in Electronic Intifada, 27 August 2015

#304608 Boycott-hit Veolia dumps Jerusalem rail, completes Israel withdrawal
by Ali Abunimah in Electronic Intifada, 28 August 2015

#304607 Why journalists have a duty to disrupt
by David Cronin in Electronic Intifada, 28 August 2015

#304606 Video: Palestinian women rescue child from attack by Israeli soldier
by Ali Abunimah in Electronic Intifada, 29 August 2015

#304602 Curse of the Achille Lauro: Challenging look at life of struggle
by Sarah Irving in Electronic Intifada, 26 August 2015

#304601 Gaza Blues: Hymns of love, death and resistance
by Haidar Eid in Electronic Intifada, 26 August 2015

#304600 Listen: Year since Gaza attack has been “a slow death”
by Nora Barrows-Friedman in Electronic Intifada, 26 August 2015

See, also, reports from Ma'an News Agency