Palestine

August 10, 2014

Cruz and Bardem have said that they detest "anti-Semitism" as much as they detest "horrible and painful consequences of war." (Image: Press TV)
09:49 GMT

Top Hollywood executives have blacklisted Penelope Cruz and her husband Javier Bardem over their Gaza open letter.

Palestinian boys sift through rubble from a mosque after an Israeli air strike in Nuseirat, Aug 10, 2014 (File/AFP)
09:30 GMT

Three Palestinians were killed overnight including a 13-year-old girl following Israeli raids over Rafah and Khan Younis.

Rivers says she stands behind her comments about the Gaza war. (Image: Hollowverse.com)
08:25 GMT

Comedian Joan Rivers surpasses herself as she makes a very controversial statement about Palestine.

A woman with a Palestinian flag covering her head lays on the ground along with other protesters during a demonstration against Israel's military operations in Gaza and in support of the Palestinian people, on August 9, 2014. [AFP]
08:24 GMT

Palestinian negotiators will leave Cairo on Sunday unless Israel agrees to return to Egyptian-mediated negotiations.

Palestinian children look up at an Israeli plane from Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip, Aug 4, 2014 (File/AFP)
07:22 GMT

Over 450 children have been killed in one month of Israeli attacks across the Gaza Strip according to health officials.

After new Israeli strikes Saturday, medics find the body of a Palestinian child. (AFP/Mahmud Hams)
06:59 GMT

Amid new Israeli airstrikes and another crumbled peace deal, medics find the body of child in Gaza neighborhood of Shujaiyya.

August 8, 2014

Egyptian FM Sameh Shoukri and Palestinian delegation discussing ceasefire on 3 August in Cairo. (AFP)
08:33 GMT

A three-day truce between Israel and the Palestinian resistance movement of Hamas expired as indirect talks in Cairo on new border arrangements for the blockaded Gaza Strip hit a deadlock.

August 7, 2014

Jordan harbors over 1 million refugees. (AFP/File)
18:32 GMT

Human Rights Watch accused Jordan of denying entry to or forcibly deporting Palestinian refugees.

Israeli women are exposing more than just support for the troops when they whip off their tops and post pix on Facebook sites like “Standing With IDF”. The week-old site has garnered nearly 18,000 followers with pix of semi-nude “patriots” painted with pro-Israeli slogans. Is this what the IDF is fighting for? And is it kosher?
15:55 GMT

OMG (and WTF!) - What’s Up With IDF Groupies?

The Gaza offensive left over 1,800 Palestinians dead. (AFP/File)
15:09 GMT

Thousands of Palestinians staged a demonstration in Gaza in support of Hamas.

The Hero becomes the Villain? Gal Gadot who plays Wonder Woman in the upcoming Hollywood flick “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” declared the caped hero as “officially pro-IDF,” much to the outrage of pro-Palis!
14:30 GMT

Team Palestine v Team IDF! In what might be the final phase of the Gaza War 2014, we bring you a round-up of celeb stances - for and against Gaza, or pro and anti IDF. Fans, get behind your celebs or jump ship if their politics disagree with you!

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu appealed to American legislators to help Israel stave off what is likely to be a concerted global push to haul the country’s military and political leaders to international courts for  war crimes committed in Gaza.
12:35 GMT

Netanyahu urged visiting Congressmen to summon their powers in assisting Israeli officials who wish to avoid trial by the International Criminal Court in The Hague, according to The New York Post.

The President of Ecuador, Rafael Correa cancelled his trip to Israel, scheduled for later this year, in the aftermath of Israel's 28 day offensive in the Gaza Strip. [AFP]
10:59 GMT

Foreign minister announces plans to open embassy for delegation now in Ramallah, 5 South American countries recall ambassadors to Israel.

Israel is demanding that the Gaza Strip be demilitarized as uncertainty remains over whether a 72-hour truce will be extended. [AFP]
09:44 GMT

Officials close to ceasefire talks in Egypt said Thursday that Israel is demanding that the Gaza Strip be demilitarized as uncertainty remains over whether a 72-hour truce will be extended.

A wounded child receives treatment in Gaza's al-Shifa hospital (File/AFP)
09:03 GMT

The high death toll of Palestinian children killed in Israel's latest attacks are bad enough. What about the aftermath? Did the Israeli army think about how many kids will be living with life-threatening injuries as a result?