Many music artists are using their platform as an avenue to bring attention to social issues. New Jersey-bred songstress Lauryn Hill decided to cancel one of her upcoming performances in Israel because she wasn’t able to have a similar concert in Ramallah, a city located in Palestine. “When deciding to play the region, my intention […]
Podcast: Download The Israel-Palestine conflict continues to rage on in the Middle-East with the death toll climbing into the thousands. The conflict between the two warring sides has gone on for thousands of years. Will there ever be peace between Israel and Palestine? Roland Martin takes your calls in this edition of the “NewsOne Now” Audio […]
Dr. Cornel West described President Barack Obama as a “war criminal” during a speech he delivered Saturday at a pro-Palestinian rally. West proclaimed that President Obama deserves the label “because his drones have killed 233 innocent children.” To read a full account of Dr. Cornel West’s pro-Palestinian speech and his remarks about President Obama visit […]
The majority of Black Americans sympathize more with Israel in the ongoing conflict in the Middle East than with Palestine. That’s according to a recent survey from Pew. The poll was conducted between July 8th and July 14th, sampled 1,805 adults and found that 43 percent of Blacks sided with Israel. Just 20 percent sided with the […]
UNITED NATIONS (AP) – The Palestinian president on Friday formally asked the United Nations to recognize a state of Palestine, defying U.S. and Israeli opposition. The application for full U.N. member sidesteps nearly two decades of troubled negotiations and risks a threatened American veto. Nearly two decades after embarking on historic peace talks with Israel, Palestinians […]
Despite President Obama’s calls for Israel and Palestine to come together and talk about a 1967-esque land swap, a Gallup poll reveals no signs of wavering support from the Jewish community. The poll reveals that 60 percent of Jewish voters approve of the president’s job performance, while 85 percent of Jewish Democrats approved. Such numbers […]
WASHINGTON — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told a cheering U.S. Congress on Tuesday he was willing to make “painful compromises” for peace with the Palestinians, but he offered little concrete to entice Palestinians back to the bargaining table. By giving such a high-profile speech before overwhelmingly supportive U.S. lawmakers, Netanyahu was able to demonstrate […]
President Barack Obama leads Israel and the Palestinian Authority into direct talks starting tomorrow aiming for a big prize: a peace deal that will help stabilize the region and thwart Iran’s bid to expand its influence.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is expected to announce Friday that Israel and the Palestinians will return to direct negotiations for the first time in 20 months, delivering the Obama administration a small victory in its protracted effort to revive the Middle East peace process, two officials briefed on the situation said Thursday evening. […]
i tried to play this one right down the middle but i'm sure i'll be accused of being both anti-Semite AND an enemy of a Free Palestine.
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