Roots of the Conflict: Palestine’s Nakba in the Larger Arab ‘Catastrophe

By Ramzy Baroud On May 15th of every year, over the past 68 years, Palestinians have commemorated their collective exile from Palestine. The ethnic cleansing of Palestine to make room for a ‘Jewish homeland’ came at a price of unrelenting violence and perpetual suffering. Palestinians refer to that enduring experience as ‘Nakba’, or ‘Catastrophe’. However, […]

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Bodies of Palestinian Woman, Teenage boy Returned to their Families by Israel

Israeli forces on Monday night returned the bodies of a Palestinian woman and a teenage boy from occupied East Jerusalem to their families for burial, after withholding the bodies for months. Israeli forces deployed heavily in the Um Tuba neighborhood of East Jerusalem before intelligence officers handed over the body of 51-year-old Fadwa Abu Teir […]

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Salman Abu Sitta Rebuilds Map of Historic Palestine

For the past five decades, Palestinian intellectual, Abu Sitta was on a mission to rebuild the map of historic Palestine in an immense body of indisputable evidence and facts In his memoir, Mapping My Return: A Palestinian Memoir, published last month, Abu Sitta chronicles the dispossession of the Palestinian homeland, by British and Jewish terrorists. From […]

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Birzeit Museum Aims to Preserve Palestinian History

A $24 million Museum will open its doors Wednesday in Birzeit in the occupied West Bank, as a space to celebrate and redefine Palestinian art, history and culture. President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority and other dignitaries are expected to attend the opening ceremony, but a spokeswoman acknowledged on Sunday that “there will not […]

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HRW Calls on Jordan to Ease Restrictions Imposed on Gazans Travelling

By Palestine Chronicle Staff Human Rights Watch has called on the Jordanian government to lift the restrictions imposed based on issuing “non-objection papers” to Palestinians from Gaza who travel through the country. Kenneth Roth, the Executive Director of HRW sent a letter to the Jordanian Prime Minister, which read: “Since August, residents of Gaza have […]

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Israel Tells France Blatantly: Not Interested in Multilateral Peace Talks

French officials said on Sunday that they will continue to press ahead with plans to host a multilateral Middle East peace conference later this year, despite hearing, quite bluntly, that Israel is displeased with the idea. French Foreign Minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault, met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday to promote the “French Initiative” – […]

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