Palestinian territories

Separation wall - not a laughing matter

Light-hearted it may seem, but the latest ad from Israeli telecommunications company Cellcom is plain offensive for many in the region. The scene shows IDF soldiers playing football with (unseen) Palestinians, across the separation wall. A concept which, according to its critics, ridicules the Palestinians' situation. Read more and see the ad...

The videos that shame Israel

This humiliating video belongs to a collection of clips that officers from the Israeli Border Police have posted on YouTube. Shocking evidence of abuse at the hands of the security forces, the clips date back a year, and despite being posted on YouTube, had not until now raised any eyebrows. Read more and see the video... 

Palestinian man killed by teargas canister

A Palestinian man died on Friday after he was hit in the chest by a teargas canister launched by an Israeli soldier. The scene was filmed by a protester. Read more and see the video...

A tourist outing in… Gaza

Nearly three months after the end of the Israeli assault on Gaza, a 20-year-old blogger has decided to film a "tourist visit" of the Strip on her mobile phone. A way for her to give a different view of Gaza, where life goes on. Read more...

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Jews and Europe

This comment was sent to us by Joel Schalit, one of our Observers for Europe. Read more...

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And if Hamas rockets were to reach Tel Aviv?

After 22 days of war, 1,300 Palestinian and 14 Israeli deaths, Israel and Hamas have agreed, on either side, to a ceasefire. Was so much bloodshed necessary to end the hostilities? For two Sderot students at least, the rockets were becoming insufferable, and it was only a matter of time before Hamas Qassams would be landing in Tel Aviv. Read more and see the project video...

Al-Quds Brigades show off their conquests on the web

While Hamas is number one target in Israel's current offensive, there are other groups fighting in the streets of Gaza City too. Amongst them, the al-Quds Brigades, who are posting their IDF defeats online. Read more and see the video...

Demonstration against ‘Zionist’ café Starbucks

Tens of demonstrators gathered outside a Starbucks café in Beirut on Tuesday, accusing the American coffee chain of ‘financing Zionism’ and for being in part responsible for what’s happening in Gaza. Yara Harakeh tells us why she chose to demonstrate. Read more and see photos of the demo below...

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Gaza: what can Obama do?

Despite pressure from around the world, US president elect Barack Obama has remained quiet about Israel's offensive in Gaza since the attack began. On Sunday, in an interview with American channel ABC, he simply promised to get involved in the affair once he takes power. Can he, and will he revolutionise America's foreign policy in the region? Should he start talks with Hamas? Our Observers in the area at hand tell us what they think. Read more...
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