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Israel To Deport Pro-Palestinian Activists

Posted July 9th, 2011 at 5:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Israel is preparing to deport more than 120 pro-Palestinian activists who were detained upon arrival at the international airport near Tel Aviv. Israeli authorities said Saturday they have been following their activities on the social network, Facebook, and that “hooligans” are not welcome. Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor said that visitors can come and […]

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Israel To Deport Pro-Palestinian Activists

Posted July 9th, 2011 at 9:10 am (UTC-5)
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Israel is preparing to deport more than 120 pro-Palestinian activists who were detained at the international airport near Tel Aviv. Officials said Saturday that authorities had placed the activists in jail as they await deportation. The protesters had arrived on flights from Europe over the past few days in a bid to show solidarity with […]

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Israel Detains More than 120 Pro-Palestinians Activists

Posted July 9th, 2011 at 4:55 am (UTC-5)
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Israel says it has detained more than 120 pro-Palestinian activists arriving on flights into the international airport near Tel Aviv. Officials said Saturday authorities have placed the activists in jails as they await deportation. Organizers of the so-called fly-in had said they expected hundreds of activists to arrive in Israel this week to show solidarity […]

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Israel Holds Pro-Palestinian Activists at Airport

Posted July 8th, 2011 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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Israeli officials have detained more than 30 suspected pro-Palestinian activists who arrived from Europe at the international airport near Tel Aviv on Friday. Organizers of the fly-in had said they expected hundreds of activists to arrive in Israel this week for what they call a show of solidarity with Palestinians in the West Bank. However, […]

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200 Pro-Palestinian Activists Stopped from Entering Israel

Posted July 8th, 2011 at 7:25 am (UTC-5)
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Airport officials in Europe have blocked 200 pro-Palestinian activists trying to reach Israel to draw attention to the Israeli occupation of the West Bank. Israeli officials say they sent airports a list of 345 people who were denied entry into the country. Organizers of the “Welcome to Palestine” group said about 600 people were scheduled […]

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Bomb Hits Israeli Tank Near Gaza Border

Posted July 7th, 2011 at 5:15 am (UTC-5)
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Israel’s military says an Israeli soldier was lightly injured Thursday when a bomb exploded by his tank at the border with the Hamas-run Gaza Strip. The incident comes after the military said Israel Air Force planes attacked a Palestinian cell in northern Gaza on Tuesday. The border between Israel and Gaza has been relatively calm […]

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UN Accuses Israel of Excessive Force in Border Incident

Posted July 6th, 2011 at 10:15 pm (UTC-5)
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A new report by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says Israeli soldiers used excessive force in a May 15 incident against unarmed protesters in Lebanon. Mr. Ban said Wednesday that seven protesters died and 111 were injured when Israeli forces fired live ammunition at about 1,000 people who had broken away from a peaceful gathering […]

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US Opposes Palestinian Plan to Seek UN State Recognition

Posted July 6th, 2011 at 8:15 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States has repeated its opposition to any unilateral efforts by the Palestinians to request U.N. recognition for an independent state. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said Wednesday that the U.S. goal is to get the Israelis and Palestinians back to the negotiating table. She said the Palestinian Authority’s plan to go to the […]

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Israeli Defense Minister Halts Talks to Transfer Palestinian Bodies

Posted July 4th, 2011 at 7:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Israel’s defense minister has halted talks with Palestinian officials concerning the transfer of the bodies of 84 Palestinian terrorists buried in Israel. Ehud Barak stopped the negotiations at the last minute Monday, saying the release of the Palestinian bodies could undermine efforts to free a captive Israeli soldier. That soldier, Gilad Shalit, was abducted by […]

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Activists Reject Greek Offer to Send Flotilla Aid to Gaza

Posted July 3rd, 2011 at 8:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Organizers of a pro-Palestinian flotilla bound for the Gaza Strip have rejected a Greek government offer that would ferry humanitarian aid to Gaza using its own vessels under United Nations supervision. Activists late Sunday said they still are looking into ways to circumvent Greece’s order preventing ships docked in its ports from departing for the […]

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