Palestine

One-hundredth Anniversary of the Balfour Declaration: A Shameful Document

“The single most destructive political document of the twentieth century on the Middle East.” With these words, Walid Khalidi, member of the Institute for Palestine Studies, described the document that came to be known later is The Balfour Declaration. By Gabriel Huland.   This document guaranteed British support for the creation...

Sabra and Shatila Massacre: 35 years after, an open wound

On September, it is the 35 anniversary of the massacre in the refugee camps of Sabra and Shatila, in East Beirut, Lebanon. Almost three thousand Palestinians were murdered with cruelty, shocking the whole world. Even today, the wound is still open. In both places, the memory of the massacres...

Journalism under Occupation

"Incitement to violence" and "threat to national security." Under those arguments, journalists have been facing censorship, repression, and detention from Israel and its allies. On August 7th, Al Jazeera reported on its portal the threat made by Israeli authorities of closing its news agency in Jerusalem, revoking the media...

Al-Aqsa: victory of those who do not surrender

28 JUL, 2017 ISRAEL, PALESTINE After increased Palestinian resistance to the recent control measures announced to enter Al-Aqsa Mosque, in Jerusalem, occupied Palestine since 1967, the world pressed and Israel suffered a major defeat: after 13 days, on 27 of July, it was forced to retreat. Israel had to remove...

New statement by the Palestinian Prisoners Movement: We call for urgent action to confront the plans for the prisoners’ execution

Originally published @ http://samidoun.net   The Palestinian prisoners’ movement engaged in the Strike of Freedom and Dignity within Israeli prisons issued a new statement on 6 May, the 20th day of open hunger strike. The strike was launched on 17 April, Palestinian Prisoners’ Day, by 1500 Palestinian prisoners and has been joined...

Ilan Pappé in Brazil

Last week we had the visit, in São Paulo, Brazil, of the university Professor and Israeli Historian Ilan Pappé, invited by Sundermann Publisher. With his most important book, The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine (recently published in Portuguese by the Sundermann), Pappé became a reference for all those who defend or...

May Day: Palestinian trade unions call for intensifying BDS

On May Day, we Palestinian trade unions are proud to stand with the trade union movement internationally as we collectively resist attacks on our working conditions, cuts to public services and job losses. We lend our voices to the mass rallies taking place internationally uniting trade unions, immigrants and...

Preface to The Revolt of 1936-1939 in Palestine, by Ghassan Kanafani

It is an honor for us to bring to the Brazilian audience this article by the Palestinian revolutionary Ghassan Kanafani. Born in 1936 and assassinated by the Mossad (Israeli secret service) in July 8, 1972 in Beirut, Lebanon, he is best known across the world for his literary works,...

BDS In Brazil: Challenges And Perspectives

BDS-Brazil campaign was launched in São Paulo in September 2011 by a broad coalition of labor, people, student, women and religious organizations. By Soraya Misleh.   Nevertheless, the first BDS drive was carried out in 2006 around the campaign against Brazilian endorsement for the Free Trade Agreement between Israel and Mercosur (conformed...

On The Allies We’re Not Proud Of: A Palestinian Response to Troubling Discourse on Syria

We, the undersigned Palestinians, write to affirm our commitment to the amplification of Syrian voices as they endure slaughter and displacement at the hands of Bashar Al-Assad’s regime. We are motivated by our deep belief that oppression, in all of its manifestations, should be the primary concern of anyone...

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