Palestinian State-Building at Risk, says UN report to Donors Meeting
WAFA- The Palestinian state-building achievement is at increased risk, resulting from increased financial pressure on the Palestinian Authority and the continued absence of a credible political horizon for a negotiated solution, concluded the United Nations report to the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee (AHLC) of the donor countries, which will convene in Brussels on Wednesday.
Development in Area C Focus of PA Position Paper to Donors Meeting
(WAFA) – The Palestinian Authority’s position paper to the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee (AHLC) meeting published Monday focuses on the needed efforts to enable development in Area C of the Palestinian Territory, which is under full Israeli military and civil control and which makes up around 60% of the West Bank area.
"SHAMS"issues a statement issued on the occasion of the eighth of March, International Women's Day
"Women are a planet that enlightens the men’s lives, without them life is full of darkness" "Shakespeare"
BADIL Releases Issue 48 of al-Majdal (Winter 2012): Israel and the Crime of Apartheid
The BADIL Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights is pleased to announce the publication of its Winter 2012 issue of al-Majdal (issue #48) entitled Israel and the Crime of Apartheid: The Vision of the Anti-Apartheid Struggle. The second of a two-part series on Israeli Apartheid, this issue takes a closer look at the vision of the growing anti-apartheid movement and explores various means of Palestinian resistance.
NDC Signs GIAs with Seven NGOs Working in the Field of Human Rights and Good Governance
On Thursday February 23rd 2012, the Human Rights and Good Governance Secretariat signed Grant Implementation Agreements (GIAs) with seven NGOs working in the field of human rights and good governance in the occupied Palestinian territories (oPt). Totaling US$1,215,000, these Core Funding grants will contribute greatly to the protection and promotion of human rights throughout Palestine.
NDC hosts high-level Agence Française de Développement delegation for visit to development projects in the Jordan Valley
On Monday 20th of December a joint delegation from the NGO Development Center (NDC) and Agence Française de Développement (AFD) visited two ecological development projects in the Jordan Valley. NDC’s Director Ghassan Kasabreh and Project Officer Saed Quzmar were joined by AFD’s Palestine Director Herve Conan, Jacky Amprou (Head of Mission), Hani Tahan (Head of Project), Marie-Pierre Nicollet (Director of Mediterranean and Middle-East Department) and Marike Gleichmann (Country Desk Officer for the Palestinian Territories and Jordan).
MADA and DCAF hold workshop on access to information in Bethlehem
The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) and the Geneva Centre for Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) held a workshop for journalists on the right of access to information at Maan News Agency headquarters in Bethlehem, on Thursday 24 January 2012.
UNRWA launches 300 million appeal for Gaza and the West Bank
Three years after the end of the Gaza war, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, UNRWA, has launched an emergency appeal for Gaza and the West Bank worth just over 300 million US dollars. Speaking at UNRWA HQ in Gaza , Deputy Commissioner General, Margo Ellis, said “the effects of the war still persist today and the humanitarian needs of the women, men and children of Gaza remain widespread and acute”.
New study for MADA center recommends preparing Media Basic Law
The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) released a legal study entitled "Legal Regulations of Media Freedom in Palestine", prepared by legal advisor Rashad Tawam under the supervision of lawyer Ahmed Nasra. This study was funded by the UNESCO office in Ramallah. The study sheds light on the legal environment relating to and affecting media freedoms in the Palestinian territories, its impact on restricting media work, and if or how these regulations meet international standards.
Land Research: Olive Trees were Victims of the Israeli Aggressions 2011 olive-picking season
It has never been foreseen that a tree might become a target for continuous hostility and brutality despite the fact that this particular tree has been a symbol of peace and prosperity through out the years. The olive picking season is considered a season of joy and delight; it is also a season were Israeli colonists are most active; they commit their crimes of theft, harassment, physical and verbal abuse, cutting down trees, uprooting trees, and even murder.