France’s National Assembly has voted to recognise the State of Palestine. The proposal — raised by the ruling Socialist Party — was passed with 339 votes in favor and 151 against. The vote follows similar recent votes in Britain, Ireland and Spain.
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A protest held outside the Hewlett-Packard sponsored international “Sustainable Brands” conference in London on 5th November 2014. The conference mission statement was “to empower more brands to prosper by leading the way to a better world”. Unfortunately the world HP is leading us to via its Israeli surrogates is one of slaughter, imprisonment, torture, genocide and ultimately nuclear war. Our aim must be to force HP to withdraw from the Israel market and to stop supplying and supporting the Zionist state with the technology and finance which facilitates its colonial and expansionist wars and its cruel, sadistic dispossession of the Palestinian people,
The Palestinians asked the UN Security Council on Wednesday to demand that Israel immediately reverse plans to build more Jewish settlements, at an emergency meeting called to address tensions in east Jerusalem.
Clashes break out in east Jerusalem between Palestinians and Israeli police ahead of the funeral of a Palestinian who ploughed his car into a crowd of pedestrians, killing two.
The heavily armed police used tear gas to repel hundreds of Palestinians taking part in a “symbolic funeral” ceremony for Abdelrahman Shaludi, the 21-year-old Palestinian shot dead after ramming his car into a Jerusalem crowd on Wednesday.
A three-month-old girl was killed on the spot and six other people hurt in what police said was a deliberate “terror attack”.
The United Nations and the Palestinian government called for international donors to provide $550 million in aid to help hundreds of thousands of Gazans affected by a devastating war with Israel.