The Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas spoke at the 71st United Nations General Assembly in New York on Thursday, saying that Israel should return the occupied territories and asked the international community to support the French peace conference that Israel has been evading.
August 22, 2016 - Celtic FC soccer fans raised over £30,000 in 24 hours after starting a GoFundMe page to pay a potential fine against their team from European soccer's governing body for displaying Palestinian flags at a game against a visiting Israeli team. They also raised matching funds to donate to organizations in Occupied Palestine.
If Republican Donald Trump becomes president of the United States, at least one company will be looking to cash in on his incendiary plan to build a massive wall along the U.S.-Mexico border: an Israeli firm in the business of border fences that has made part of its fortune walling in Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.
U.S. singer and producer Pharrell Williams has cancelled a planned concert in Tel Aviv less than two weeks before the event, though it´s unclear if the entertainer caved to pressure from the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanction movement for an international embargo against Israel.
Last weekend, supporters of non-candidate-elect and Hillary Clinton endorser Bernie Sanders begged the Democratic Platform Committee to do something—anything—positive for Palestine. Not a chance. Despite a scathing plea from the one principled high-profile figure of this election season, Cornel West, support for colonialism made it through the Committee basically unscathed.
Police in the UK last week served Israeli politcian Tzipi Livni with a summons for questioning about Israel's three week 2008 bombing campaign of the Gaza Strip that killed more than 1,400 Palestinians, the Middle East Eye reported Sunday.