Noura Erakat and Nour Joudah have combined to write a 20-minute film that explains the Israel-Palestine conflict in simple terms, as springing from a settler colonial project that has used the peace process and Hamas rockets as useful distractions from its goal of gaining as much Palestinian land with the minimal number of Palestinians.
Category Archives: Reports/Video
Imad Abu Shamsiyah, the Palestinian who shot the video of an Israeli soldier executing a Palestinian youth in Hebron last week, is a shoemaker who says he will never leave his house despite pressure of Jewish settlers, even though he needs to present his number, 242, at a checkpoint in order to enter the ghetto he lives in.
New report of Israeli soldier testimonies reflects two doctrines of war that the Israeli military has adopted at the highest level in order to combat Palestinian violent resistance: 1, zero risk to Israeli troops, 2, destruction of neighborhoods as a form of deterrence and collective punishment.
It’s not all about academic freedom: Steven Salaita is targeted because of what he has said about Palestine. He is targeted because he was to be the first Palestinian voice at the University of Illinois. He’s targeted at a national level because the Israel lobby is afraid that it’s losing its control of the narrative. For even the Jewish community in Illinois has been divided by the Gaza onslaught and leaders hope that the rifts won’t be exposed.
Listen to the sheer ecstatic joy erupting (1:24*) from these soldiers as they watch their deadly handiwork unfold. As government officials, observers and pundits express their deep regret over the tragic toll on civilians in Gaza, the soldiers carrying out these particular operations don’t appear to share their concern. *The original video accompanying this article has been pulled due to […]
This film contains footage of Thursday’s demonstration at the Qalandia checkpoint, and later at Ramallah Hospital. Without proper protective wear, I avoided the frontlines of the demonstration. The video depicts a frantic scene to carry wounded protesters to ambulances, and the controlled chaos of Ramallah Hospital that lasted almost until sunrise. The injured protesters in […]
The news is rightfully focused on Gaza right now, but that doesn’t mean life is quiet in the West Bank. The video above was shot by Kelly Lynn last night in Bethlehem’s Aida Refugee Camp. Here’s the description: Israeli Defense Forces raid Bethlehem’s Aida Refugee Camp early in the morning on July 21st, 2014. Soldiers arrested 3 […]
When Senator Chris Murphy invited his Connecticut constituents to a hike up East Rock Park this morning, he did not expect to be met by activists from the Middle East Crisis Committee and Jewish Voice for Peace. The activists had gathered to express outrage at Murphy’s support for Israel’s ongoing massacre of over 300 Gazans. […]
Palestinian youth gathered again for the ninth consecutive night near Rachel’s Tomb on Bethlehem’s Jerusalem-Hebron Road on Friday, June 11th. Clashes began on July 3rd in response to the murder of Mohammed Abu Khdeir and have continued with the Israeli government’s current operation in Gaza. At least 8 young people have been treated for wounds […]
The video above was shot last night by Ronnie Barkan in Jerusalem. He tells me the locations are as follows: PM residence, Hatulot square (downtown), en route to East Jerusalem (they didn’t enter East Jerusalem both coz they’re not SUCH idiots and secondly because the police used a stun grenade against then which made them […]
Video of the two Palestinians killed last Thursday at an annual Nakba Day protest outside of Ofer prison show the youths did not pose a threat to life to Israeli soldiers. And a photo set reveals one medic was shot in the head while aiding a wounded youth. The CCTV footage released by Defense of Children […]
Authors China Miéville, Gillian Slovo, Tom Warner and Omar el Khairy visited Jerusalem to learn about the Israeli occupation as part of the 2013 Palestine Festival of Literature. From the video’s YouTube page: Authors and artists attending the 2013 Palestine Festival of Literature were taken around Jerusalem, where they saw the multiple techniques being employed to ethnically cleanse […]
This video was shot this morning by the International Solidarity Movement in Hebron. They explain the scene: At approximately 7 am this morning, Rami Rajabi, a six-year-old child, was 20 meters away from checkpoint 29 when he threw several pebbles in al-Khalil (Hebron). As Rami walked away towards his school, three Israeli soldiers burst out […]
Video: Israeli soldiers shot Manal Tamimi aka @screamingtamimi from a distance of zero meters today #NabiSaleh http://t.co/jAxwqtqHOS — لينة (@LinahAlsaafin) December 27, 2013 Mairav Zonszein has some details on the video above: An Israeli Border Policeman was videotaped shooting Palestinian activist Manal Tamimi in the leg with a rubber-coated bullet from very close range in […]
Secretary of State John Kerry said Saturday that Palestinian citizens of Israel are a “demographic threat” to the Jewish state, and the West Bank Palestinian population deserves “state institutions” of its own. This was the secretary’s first indication that Palestinian statehood is not on the table in the current round of peace talks, as he […]
This upcoming Thursday, the Tel Aviv Cinematheque will host its first Nakba film festival, featuring films about the Israeli-Arab War of 1948 and the catastrophic repercussions it has had for the Palestinian Arabs. The official Zionist narrative of Israel’s War of Independence and its causes and effects is drummed into every citizen from the earliest age, […]
It’s hard to know what to make of this. Nerve-grinding hard. The accompanying text of the International Solidarity Movement video says: Published on Oct 30, 2013 Israeli soldiers hid in an alleyway outside a school and fired stun grenades directly at school children, before grabbing two young boys and marching them towards a nearby police […]
Last week we scored a big media hit with Phil Weiss and Alex Kane‘s reporting on Sheldon Adelson’s appearance at Yeshiva University. In addition to being featured on Chris Hayes’s show above, it was also picked up in the New York Times, Time, Politico, and BuzzFeed among others. This is an example of one thing […]
The description from Al Quds Newspaper on YouTube: (translated from Arabic): The moment of child abuse Fawzi Fayez Al-zarou by Israeli soldiers (Hat tip @PalestineVideo)
At New York’s Cooper Union, where Abraham Lincoln launched his presidential campaign, I witnessed pro-Israel Republican billionaire Sheldon Adelson laud the “military genius” of Rwandan strongman Paul Kagame while a crowd consisting mostly of Jewish Americans cheered. Organized by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, the popular TV personality and failed New Jersey congressional candidate whose hapless campaign […]
I produced this film “Palestinian Students Call to Divest for Justice” along with two friends from al Ma’sara, near Bethlehem, Mahmoud Elddin and Moath al Lahham. We wanted to bring the difficult reality of life under occupation as Palestinian students experience it to the gaze of the wider public as the debate at the University of […]
From the video’s Vimeo page: I tried to collect some pictures offering a glimpse of the situation in the Gaza Strip, a closed, besieged place put under a blockade by the Israeli Zionist state. Despite the everyday misery and difficulty, people carry on with their lives and try to do their best in order to […]
Friday night in Chicago Glenn Greenwald addressed the Socialism 2013 conference live via Skype and reflected for the first time on what the past month has been like for him in the wake of his interview with Edward Snowden, and subsequent disclosures regarding the National Security Agency’s spying on American citizens. Greenwald had been scheduled […]
Cool new video from University of New Mexico – Students for Justice in Palestine – “This film is inspired by the Palestinian women who everyday nonviolently resist the illegal occupation of their land.” From the video’s YouTube page: Sign the petition: https://www.change.org/ People around the world are calling on Alicia Keys to join figures such as […]