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Dr.Mustafa Barghouti
Lessons from the Egyptian revolution
2011-03-05 The rush and tumult of events makes it hard, sometimes, to draw the most important general conclusions from their significance. This said, the revolutionary tidal wave, which began in Tunisia and Algeria, reached its crest in Egypt and is currently sweeping other countries such as Libya and Bahrain,    ... More
Call for the General Assembly to pass a resolution recognizing a Palestinian state and its borders and to impose sanctions on Israel
Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi: U.S. veto confirms America’s favor in Israel
2011-02-21 Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi, Secretary General of the Palestinian National Initiative confirms that the U.S. position in the Security Council through the use of the veto and the disruption of a draft resolution condemning the settlement confirms the American bias in favor of Israel.    ... More
A Call for Solidarity With The Egyptian People
Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi calls for Palestinian solidarity
2011-02-05 Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi calls for Palestinian solidarity to respect the will of the Egyptian people and their demands for democracy    ... More
Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi Declares An Alternative To Failing Peace Negotiations
2010-10-13 Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi, Secretary General of the Palestinian National Initiative (PNI), MP and runner-up in the 2005 presidential election declared in a press conference in Ramallah yesterday that failed negotiations are threatening the last opportunity of    ... More
Israeli authorities refused on Tuesday to allow Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire into Israel: she was detained at the country’s Ben Gurion International Airport.
Nobel Peace Laureate Refused Entry To Israel
2010-09-29
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Analysts argue whether Middle East peace process is sincerely undertaken, or just a show.
IS THE MIDEAST PEACE PROCESS A CHARADE?
2010-09-23    ... More
Israel insists on "killing chances for peace" and "assassinating the peace process" with settlements and the wall, Palestinian National Initiative leader Mustafa Barghouthi said Sunday.
Israel insists on killing chances for peace
2010-09-20    ... More
The Slow Death of Palestinian Democracy
Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi MP
2010-07-25
Palestinian municipal elections were supposed to be held last week. Instead, they were canceled. A statement released by the Palestinian Authority claimed the cancellation was "in order to pave the way for a successful end to the siege on Gaza and for continued efforts at unity" between Hamas, which governs the Gaza Strip, and the government in the West Bank.    ... More
Barghouthi: 100 Settlement Units Underway in Beit Jala
2010-07-19
Israel recently began construction on 100 new settlement units in the southern West Bank district of Bethlehem, Palestinian lawmaker Mustafa Barghouthi announced Sunday.    ... More
Barghouthi: Jerusalem Master plan to erase Palestinian existence from the city
2010-06-29
Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi, Secretary General of the Palestinian National Initiative strongly condemned the new Master plan, which is set to be approved by the Jerusalem District Planning and Building Committee. The document calls for the expansion of Jewish settlements in East Jerusalem, on privately owned Arab property.    ... More
Socialist International is an international delegation to investigate the assault on its Freedom Flotilla.
2010-06-24 Mustafa Barghouthi: Palestinian delegation to the Conference of the Socialist International has succeeded in adopting a resolution to an unprecedented demand an end to the occupation and establishing an independent Palestinian state with its capital in Jerusalem during one year.    ... More
Barghouthi dedicates protests to flotilla dead
2010-06-04
Palestinian National Initiative Secretary-General Mustafa Barghouthi called the West Bank-wide dedication of protest rallies to the Mavi Marmara dead an indication of national unity when he addressed a protest Friday.    ... More
Settler Violence Out Of Control: Extremists Torch a Mosque
2010-05-04
“Yet another example of the nonchalance of Israeli authorities in the face of violence by settlers and extremists against Palestinians” was how Dr Mustafa Barghouthi, Secretary General of the Palestinian National Initiative commented Israel’s Civil Administration reaction after the incident.    ... More
Mustafa Barghouthi: Is There Room For Gandhi in Palestine?
2010-05-04 Ask Palestinians why there is no Gandhi in their movement, and often the answer comes: but there are several, and Mustafa Barghouti should be recognized more widely as one of them.    ... More
Al-Walaja: defending Palestinian land from bulldozers
2010-04-26
A sit-in protest was organised in the West Bank village of Al-Walaja (south of Bethlehem) on Sunday against the ongoing construction of the Wall, which was resumed last Thursday. Dr Mustafa Barghouthi joined the protest.    ... More
Braghouthi to OECD's members: don't approve Israel'membership!
2010-04-19 These new military amendments adopted by Israel to an order that dates back to 1969, represent a very dangerous measure from the perspectives of both content and timing”. With these words Dr Mustafa Barghouthi condemned the new military order issued by Israeli authorities, which demands that all residents of the West Bank including those who were born there obtain an Israeli issued permit.    ... More
Israel knows apartheid has no future - Mustafa Barghouthi
2010-04-13
After decades of military rule over Palestinians and theft of our land, Israeli leaders are increasingly seeing the writing on the wall. They are at least acknowledging reality, if not yet grappling with the consequences.    ... More
Rajmohan Gandhi visiting the West bank.
2010-04-02 The Palestinian National Initiative cordially invite you to participate to the visit of Mr Rajmohan Gandhi, the grandson of the notable Indian leader and peace activist Mahatma Gandhi. A public event will be held in Ramallah, on April 5, at 5.00 pm.    ... More
Dr. Barghouthi Pledges Support To Beleaguered Jerusalemites
2010-03-17
“I do not have any permission issued by the Israeli authorities to enter Jerusalem, and I do not recognise the fact that Israel has the power to issue permits to Palestinians to enter their city. We are here on the day in which Israel is establishing facts on the ground, to show that we will never give up Jerusalem.”    ... More
Dr Barghouthi attends Beit Sahour protest
2010-03-01
Mustafa Barghouti, the Secretary General of the Palestinian National Initiative, attended a demonstration in Beit Sahour, near Bethlehem, on Sunday in protest of the re-opening of a former military base.    ... More
Hebron: Open Shuhada Street!
2010-02-27
On Thursday morning over 250 Palestinian protesters, joined by dozens of Israeli and international activists, braved foul weather conditions to demonstrate in Hebron against the closure of Ash’Shuhada, the street which, since Baruch Goldstein’s massacre of 29 worshippers in the Ibrahimi Mosque in 1994 has been progressively “sterilised” by closing it off to all forms of Palestinian movement.    ... More
Dr. Barghouthi Condemns acts of aggression in Hebron and Bethlehem
2010-02-23
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s decision to add two holy sites in the occupied Palestinian territories to a list of national heritage sites was met with immediate condemnation from Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi, Secretary General of the Palestinian National Initiative.    ... More
Bil'in, 5 years later
2010-02-19
Around 2000 people gathered on Friday in Bil’in for the weekly protest against the Apartheid Wall, a massive demonstration attended by Palestinian official representatives, members of the Popular committees, Palestinian, Israeli and international peace activists: all together to mark 5 years of the popular struggle in the West Bank village. Dr Mustafa Barghouthi joined the demonstration.    ... More
The Palestine Solidarity Campaign hosted Dr Mustafa Barghouthi
2010-02-15 Dr Mustafa Barghouthi’s speech at the Annual General Meeting of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) began with the words of Nelson Mandela: “Our Freedom will never be complete until the Palestinian people are free.”    ... More
Mustafa Barghouthi Nominated for 2010 Nobel Peace Prize
2010-02-03 “I have pleasure in nominating Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi for the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize. I am inspired by the life and work of Dr. Barghouthi whose commitment to nonviolence, in his personal and public life, is truly in the Ghandian spirit", stated in her letter to the Nobel Committe, Maired Maguire, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and Co-founder of the Peace People (Northern Ireland). Mairead Maguire today announced her nomination of Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi for the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize.    ... More
Trees against occupation
2010-02-02
Planting trees against occupation, settlement expansion and land expropriation – this is the symbolic action carried out by popular committees of resistance who joined a tree-planting action in Aboud, North-West of Ramallah, last Sunday.    ... More
Ongoing Israeli air strikes on Gaza: a prelude for a new military offensive?
2010-01-13 MP Dr Mustafa Barghouthi commented yesterday that Israeli air strikes have killed several Palestinians and made the past two weeks among the most violent since the end of the military aggression on Gaza last winter.    ... More
When Will It Be Our Time? by Mustafa Barghouthi
2009-12-17 The article appeared on the International Herald Tribune, the global edition of The New York Times. "I have lived my entire adult life under occupation, with Israelis holding ultimate control over my movement and daily life".    ... More
EU: "Jerusalem’s status must be negotiated". Dr Mustafa Barghouthi replied: “What is left to negotiate?”
2009-12-09
Secretary General of the Palestinian National Initiative, interviewed yesterday by Ma’an News Agency declared that “the draft leaked to media on Tuesday was weak compared with an original draft introduced by Sweden.” “It’s disappointing”- he added – “The original draft was much better.”    ... More
GUERNICA: A DIARY OF DESTRUCTION
2009-12-02 One year on from the tragedy of Gaza,Dr Mustafa Barghouthi launched the Palestine’s Guernica Book. Palestine’s Guernica is a detailed account of the causes and consequences of Israel’s brutal assault. Using eyewitness testimonies, expert analysis and a collection of articles and photography from Palestine Monitor, Guernica provides a new level of insight and humanity to a massacre that shamed the world.    ... More
Worldfocus recently interviewed Mustafa Barghouti: watch the full interview
2009-11-23 During the interview, Barghouti talked about the difficulties facing the Middle East peace process labeling it as “clinically dead." Barghouti believes stalling talks over the last decades have allowed Israel to continue its policies of illegal settlement expansions rather than work towards creating a real and lasting solution.    ... More
INFO PRESS: Dr Barghouti on BBC's programme "HARDTALK"
2009-11-19 Dr Mustafa Barghouti, Secretary General of the Palestinian National Initiative, appreaded on Thursday on "Hard Talk", the English programme on BBC    ... More
Palestinian people will not live as slaves under occupation
2009-11-14
During a conference held at Wattan Media Center, MP Mustafa Barghouti, Secretary General of the Palestinian National Initiative, exposed the current political situation in the Palestinian territory. “What we see today” declared Dr Barghouti in the opening of his speech “is a deep and concerning political crisis whose origins reside in Israeli policies - international and humanitarian law violations and the ongoing occupation on Palestinian people and their land”.    ... More
The Palestinian National Initiative is supportive of the idea of a unilateral declaration for a Palestinian state
2009-11-11 The Palestinian National Initiative is supportive of the idea of a unilateral declaration, as long as it is differentiated from Israeli proposals for a Palestinian state with “temporary borders” on about 40% of the West Bank, according to the party’s leader Mustafa Al-Barghouthi. He also said Palestinians should be wary of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s proposal for economic peace as alternative to real peace.   ... More
Palestinian National Initiative
Ni’lin demonstrates in Solidarity with Jerusalem. Several protestors suffered from tear gas inhalation and ten injured during the weekly demonstration in Ni’lin
2009-10-31 Hundreds of people joined yesterday the Friday prayers in the village of Ni’lin. Shaikh Salah al-Khawaja Tayeh declared “Today we dedicate our actions not only to our ongoing struggle in the town of Ni'lin; we also want to protest for the recent events in Jerusalem against the Holy places where continuous operations have been carried on by Israeli authorities and several restrictions have been imposed on Palestinians”.    ... More
Dr Mustafa Barghouti on the Daily Show
2009-10-31 Dr Mustafa Barghouti, Secretary General of the Palestinian National Initiative, appeared yesterday on the Daily Show, the American night television talk show, together with the Jewish American writer Anna Balzer. They discussed the situation in the occupied territories, advocating a non-violent approach.    ... More
Palestinian National Initiative
Dr Barghouti Meets the Spain PM Zapatero and Calls For An Active Role Of The EU
2009-10-19 Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi, Secretary General of the Palestinian National Initiative met on Thursday with the Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero and with the Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Moratinos.    ... More
Palestinian National Initiative
Dr Barghouti Welcomes The Endorsement Of The Goldstone Report: Israel Cannot Continue Its Ongoing Crimes Against The Palestinian People
2009-10-17 As the resolution to adopt the Goldstone Report was passed at the UN Human Rights Council, Dr Mustafa Barghouti, Secretary General of the Palestinian National Initiative welcomed the endorsement of the Report    ... More
Palestinian National Initiative MP,Dr. Mustafa Barghouti
Implementing the recommendations of the Goldstone Report: Dr Barghouti meets the Luxembourg Prime Minister.
2009-10-17 Dr. Mustafa Barghouti, Secretary General of the Palestinian National Initiative, met with the Deputy Prime Minister of Luxembourg Jean Asselborn, the Foreign Minister and a number of European officials and solidarity groups. The meeting was part of ongoing efforts to ensure the implementation of the Goldstone Report    ... More
Palestinian National Initiative
Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi: We Must Continue Our Efforts To Achieve National Reconciliation
2009-10-14 Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi, Secretary General of the Palestinian National Initiative, says vigorous efforts are being made to reconcile Palestine’s political factions and hopes that a resolution will be announced shortly.    ... More
France supports the Palestinian struggle, Barghouthi receives the legion of honour
2009-08-25 Mustafa Barghouthi, at of of the 700 checkpoints across the West Bank Ramallah, 16-08-09: In a gesture of solidarity with the Palestinian people and their just struggle and steadfastness, France offered the highest medal of honour –the legion of honour- to Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi, the Secretary General of the Palestinian National Initiative.    ... More
Palestinian National Initiative Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi MP
What we, Palestinians, need
2009-08-20    ... More
Palestinian National Inatiative
Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi reacts on the outrageous arrest of human rights activists on board of solidarity Gaza boat
2009-07-01 Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi, Secretary General of the Palestinian National Initiative and member of the Palestinian Legislative Council, was shocked to hear about the arrests of 21 human rights advocates on board of an aid ship heading to the Gaza Strip, carrying medical supplies, reconstruction materials and children’s toys to alleviate the lack of equipments resulting from the 2009 Gaza war and the Israeli blockade.    ... More
A sign of optimism for Palestinian freedom
By Mustafa Barghouthi
2009-06-15    ... More
Dr.Mustafa Barghouthi
Can Obama meet Netanyahu's challenge?
2009-05-19 cannot recall a more important meeting between an American president and an Israeli prime minister than today's meeting between President Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Will the Obama administration have the courage to challenge Netanyahu, or will all the talk of change dissolve in the face of a concerted one-two punch from Netanyahu and the American Israel Public Affairs Committee?    ... More
Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi MP/ ajc
America must find courage to stand up to Israel, injustice
2009-03-14 During a recent visit to Washington, I met with several members of Congress to discuss the prospects for Palestinian and Israeli peace. This included a marvelous, unexpected introduction to Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), the courageous civil rights advocate. The Palestinian National Initiative, which I head, works to emulate the nonviolent resistance to segregation that Lewis personified. For too long, however, our best efforts have been stymied by America’s lack of evenhandedness. Many people in Washington believe the main obstacle is AIPAC, the pro-Israel lobby.    ... More
Palestinian National Initiative
Dr. Mustafa Barghouti content about outcomes of national reconciliation talks in Cairo.
2009-02-28 Yesterday, Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi, Secretary General of the Palestinian National Initiative, was present during national reconciliation talks taking place in the Egyptian capital Cairo, where he led the delegation of the PNI to the meeting.    ... More
Barghouti to Obama: Two States now, or a long violent struggle over apartheid because ’we will be free’
2009-02-23 It is hard to imagine that after all the coverage of Gaza you could go into an event in New York and walk out stunned, but such was my experience hearing Mustafa Barghouti this afternoon at Columbia University. The Palestinian doctor and politician    ... More
Palestinian National Initiative
A Netanyahu-Lieberman led Israeli governing coalition should be a loud and clear signal to the international community that there is no Israeli Partner for Peace.”
2009-02-21 Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi was in Bilin this morning to celebrate the fourth anniversary of the West Bank City’s popular nonviolence movement. It was at the demonstration, attended by hundreds of Palestinian, Israeli and international peace activists, that the doctor first learned of Israeli President Shimon Peres’ decision to approve Netanyahu as the next Prime Minister    ... More
salon.com
Salon Radio: Dr. Mustafa Barghouti on Israeli elections
2009-02-11 Glenn Greenwald: My guest today on Salon Radio is Dr. Mustafa Barghouti, who was a former candidate for the presidency of the Palestinian Authority in 2005, finishing second to the ultimate winner, Mahmoud Abbas. He's also held various positions in the Palestinian Authority and is a physician as well. Dr. Barghouti, thanks so much for joining me today    ... More
Palestinian National Initiative
Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi MP: Recent opinion polls in Israel indicate a change and increase in the overall Israeli society of racism and hatred of Arabs and Palestinians
2009-02-09 Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi MP, the Secretary General of the Palestinian National Initiative, said today that recent opinion polls ahead of the Israeli elections show a clear shift in the Israeli society towards increased racism and hatred of Arabs and Palestinians.    ... More
The Nation Dr. Mustafa Bargouthi
Steadfast Before Goliath
2009-02-07 When I am asked about Palestinian identity, one idea keeps coming to mind. I was told it would be translated into English as "steadfastness." I looked up what a steadfast person would be like and the dictionary says, "One marked by firm determination or resolution--not shakable--of firm convictions and strong resolve. A man of unbendable perseverance and unwavering loyalty."    ... More
Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi MP
“…and he stood steadfast before Goliath.”
2009-01-31 When I was asked about Palestinian identity, one idea kept coming to mind. I wondered how this idea would translate into English, and I was told that it would be steadfastness.” I looked up "steadfast" in the dictionary: “Marked by firm determination or resolution - not shakeable - of firm convictions and strong resolve; of unbendable perseverance and unwavering loyalty.”    ... More
Palestinian National Initiative
A trustful witness in Gaza Mustafa Barghouthi currently in the Strip
2009-01-27 Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi MP, the Secretary General of the Palestinian National Initiative, is visiting the damaged and traumatised Gaza Strip today.    ... More
CBS / 60 minutes
Time running out for a two-state Solution?
2009-01-27 Growing Number Of Israelis, Palestinians Say Two-State Solution Is No Longer Possible. Getting a peace deal in the Middle East is such a priority to President Obama that his first foreign calls on his first day in office were to Arab and Israeli leaders. And on day two, the president made former Senator George    ... More
Palestinian National Initiative, Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi
Call for Action
2009-01-24 Only a few days after both Israel and Hamas declared unilateral ceasefires, the people of Gaza have awoken to the level of destruction visited upon their homes and lives. 1335 Gazans were killed; most of them civilians including 400 innocent children, and a further 5000 have been seriously injured.    ... More
Together we can make a difference!
2009-01-24 McDonald’s and Starbucks have today announced that they will be donating    ... More
Palestinian National Initiative
"Gazans won’t maybe die in airstrikes anymore but may still starve to death due to the ongoing siege"
2009-01-21 Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi MP, the Secretary General of the Palestinian National Initiative, spoke out against the faulty unilateral ceasefire declared by Israel.    ... More
Palestinian National Initiative
Barghouthi calls on UN Secretary General to visit Gaza, witness the slaughter and put an end to the massacre as new civilians target are hit
2009-01-15 Ramallah, 15-01-09: On the 20th of attacks, Israel has intensified its military campaign by striking over 70 targets throughout the night. Today’s targets shows that no one is safe from the onslaught be they civilian, humanitarian worker or journalist.    ... More
Palestinian National Initiative
930 people killed in Gaza and more 4,280 wounded. New bombs violate international law
2009-01-14 Ramallah, 13-01-09: For the 18th consecutive day, Israel continued its attacks on the Gaza Strip. By air, by land and by sea Gazans are besieged.    ... More
Palestinian National Initiative
Lieberman: “Do to Hamas what US did to Japan” “Who is the extremist?”, Barghouthi wonders
2009-01-13 Ramallah, 13-01-09: Avidgor Lieberman, the Chairman of Israel Beitenu (Israel Our Home), the 5th largest political party in Israel stated today, regarding the massacre in Gaza, that Israel should “do to Hamas what the US did to Japan. “    ... More
Parliamentary Lists’ Representatives and PLC Members
Statement issued by: Parliamentary Lists’ Representatives and PLC Members
2009-01-10 We, the PLC members and Parliamentary Lists’ representatives, affirm the legitimate right of the Palestinian people to express themselves including protesting and demonstrating in solidarity with our people in Gaza Strip in confrontation with the aggression, respecting freedoms and rights and not to violate them for any reason    ... More
Palestinian National Initiative
660 people killed in Gaza and more 2,750 wounded since the beginning of the Israeli operations. UN schools targeted.
2009-01-07 For the 12th consecutive day, Israel continued its attacks on the Gaza Strip. By air, by land and by sea the Gazans are attacks and besieged.    ... More
The Guardian, By Peter Beaumont, Foreign Affairs Editor
To be in Gaza is to be trapped
2009-01-07 Gaza. Always the suffering of Gaza, most potent symbol of the tragedy of Palestine. In 1948, during the Nakba – or "The Catastrophe" as Palestinians describe the war that gave birth to the state of Israel – 200,000 refugees poured into Gaza, swelling its population by more than two-thirds. Then Gaza fell under Egyptian control.    ... More
Palestinian National Initiative
Media should be allowed to shed the light on Gaza
2009-01-07 Ramallah, 06-01-09: Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi MP, the Secretary General of the Palestinian National Initiative strongly condemned this morning the Israelis refusal to allow foreign journalists to enter Gaza and report on the events. “This is a harsh violation of the Freedom of the Press”, he said.    ... More
Palestinian National Initiative
420 people killed in Gaza and 2,200 wounded. Israel and the International Community should urgently stop the bloodbath
2009-01-02 Ramallah, 2-1-09: The first day of the New Year, Israel continued its attacks on the Gaza Strip, in which an additional 23 Gazans lost their lives, including 11 children and 9 women.    ... More
Palestinian National Initiative
Mustafa Barghouthi emphasized on the responsibility on Israel in the beginning of the war.
2009-01-02 Ramallah, 28-12-08: Mustafa Barghouthi, the Secretary General of the Palestinian National Initiative stated today that “the world should never forget that Israel has started the war and the aggression and has violated the truce.    ... More
CNN
During an Interview with Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi, with the CNN
2009-01-01 SANCHEZ: And he said that most news organizations have ignored the possibility that the people who actually broke the ceasefire was not the Palestinians, not Hamas in Gaza. What he said -- in fact, let -- I think we've got it. Dan, play this, and then we'll give you some more information on it. Let's go ahead and go to that.    ... More
Palestinian National Initiative
Mustafa Barghouthi condems the Israeli killing of 5 sisters of a family in Jabalia, Gaza
2008-12-30 Ramallah, 28-12-08: While the Israeli Army is still ongoing with its massacre against the residents of the Gaza Strip. A recent air raid killed on Monday at dawn five sisters, all children of the Ba’lousha family in Jabalia, northern Gaza Strip.    ... More
Palestinian National Initiative
345 people killed in Gaza and 1,400 wounded. Israel and the International Community should urgently stop the bloodbath
2008-12-30 Ramallah, 29-12-08: Since Saturday, the Israeli army has carried out massive air strikes against the most densely populated area on the planet, provoking one of the biggest massacre since the beginning of the occupation.    ... More
Mustafa Barghouthi condems the Israeli killing of 5 sisters of a family in Jabalia, Gaza
2008-12-29 Ramallah, 28-12-08: While the Israeli Army is still ongoing with its massacre against the residents of the Gaza Strip. A recent air raid killed on Monday at dawn five sisters, all children of the Ba’lousha family in Jabalia, northern Gaza Strip.    ... More
Palestinian National Initiative
Urgent action is needed now! Israeli attacks on Gaza should be strongly condemned and not be repeated!
2008-12-27 Ramallah, 22/12/08. Mustafa Barghouthi MP, the Secretary General of the PNI, strongly condemns today’s attacks on the Gaza Strip.    ... More
Palestinian National Initiative
Beware the Israeli attacks
2008-12-23 Even before the official end to the ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, Israel began initiating a public relations campaign, aimed at both their own people and the international community, which would ‘prepare us all’ for the eventual military assault on the tiny, besieged Strip.    ... More
UNITED NATIONS
Gaza: Silence is not an option
2008-12-12 The Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights on Palestinian territories occupied since 1967, Richard Falk, issued the following statement:    ... More
Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi MP
Telling it as it is
2008-12-05 Unless the Palestinians can speak effectively with one voice, the world won't listen, though Palestine is the core problem    ... More
Palestinian National Initiative
The European Parliament has postponed the vote on the new EU-Israel agreement. A step in the right direction, but more actions are needed!
2008-12-05 Today, the European Parliament gathered to hold a vote on the implementation of the EU-Israel Association Agreement. Such an agreement would have strongly enhanced the relationship between the EU and Israel, and provided Israel with the status of a quasi-member, despite its daily violation of international law, and aggression towards the Palestinian people. With a small majority, the EU deputies postponed the vote to January.    ... More
Palestinian National Initiative
Dr. Barghouthi condemns the Israeli refusal to allow the Libyan ship to deliver humanitarian aid to Gaza
2008-12-01 Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi MP, the Secretary General of the Palestinian National Initiative, today strongly condemned the Israeli refusal to allow the Libyan vessel carrying humanitarian aid to dock in Gaza.    ... More
Palestinian National Initiative
A year after Annapolis Has Annapolis brought any peace?
2008-11-27 Ramallah, 26-11-08: Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi MP, the Secretary General of the Palestinian National Initiative, held today press conference to mark the first year anniversary of the ‘Annapolis Peace Process’.    ... More
Palestinian National Initiative
“Tales from Gaza”: Dr. Mustafa Barghouti and Mairead Maguire returns from the Strip and call for international solidarity with the Palestinian people
2008-11-22 Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi MP, the Secretary General of the Palestinian National Initiative, held today a joint press conference with Mairead Maguire, the Irish Nobel Peace Laureate. Late October, they both were member of the crew of the SS Dignity, the second boat that sailed and broke the Israeli siege on the Gaza Strip.    ... More
Palestinian National Initiative
Putting a final end to the Israeli soldiers’ arbitrary humiliations on our Palestinian people
2008-11-18 Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi MP, the Secretary General of the Palestinian National Initiative, strongly condemns the public humiliation carried out by the Israeli army on a Palestinian youth this Tuesday.   ... More
Palestinian National Initiative
Gaza in the dark: Barghouthi urges the international community to lift the siege and bring the fuel back to Gaza
2008-11-10 Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi MP, the Secretary General of the Palestinian National Initiative strongly condemns the latest Israel closure on Gaza, leading to a severe shortage of fuel, and electricity shutdown.    ... More
Palestinian National Initiative
Barghouthi congratulates Obama for his electoral victory & comments on the status of Palestinian Unity efforts
2008-11-10 On Wednesday morning in front of the assembled press, Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi spoke and fielded questions concerning the recent electoral victory of Barack Obama and the status of Palestinian Unity efforts in Cairo in which he is playing a role.    ... More
Palestinian National Initiative
A Day of Victory for all Palestinians
2008-10-29 The boat carrying supplies and a collection of Palestinian (including several who have lived abroad, one whom has not seen the shores of Gaza for forty years), Israelis, and international peace activists (among them a Nobel Prize winner and several European parliamentarians) has once more broken the siege on the Gaza Strip after speculation and hints from the Israeli authorities that they would not allow a repeat performance of the last successful voyage.    ... More
Palestinian National Initiative
Mustafa Barghouthi defies Israeli threats and sails to Gaza
2008-10-28 Today, the ’Hope’, the new Free Gaza Boat will set sail again for its journey from Cyprus to Gaza, regardless of Israeli threats to forcibly stop the boat before it reaches Gaza. Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi MP, the General Secretary of the Palestinian National Initiative, will once more participate as a crew member of the Boat that envisages to challenge the Israeli blockade on the Strip, to strengthen Palestinian unity and to present a geste of solidarity to the Palestinians living in Gaza.   ... More
Palestinian National Initiative
Demonstrators remove eight barriers around in Al Mazra'a village
2008-10-16 Hundreds of demonstrators accompanied by a group of foreigners and led by Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi MP, Secretary General of the Palestinian National Initiative, and Walid Assaf MP, and Deputy Muhib Awad removed the eight roadblocks which have been in place for seven years preventing farmers from the Al Mazra'a village from reaching their lands and olive trees.    ... More
Palestinian National Initiative
Mustafa Barghouthi MP meets the Secretary of the Arab League in Cairo and calls for Unity
2008-10-09 Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi MP, and a delegation of representatives of PNI, met with Amer Musa, the Secretary General of the Arab League today in Cairo to discuss the prospects and urgent need for the establishment of a National Unity Government in Palestine.    ... More
Palestinian National Initiative
Head of European Commission visits injured member Palestinian National Initiative in hospital
2008-09-27 Mr. John Kjaer, the head of mission of the European Commission in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, visited injured Ahed Khawaya in hospital this morning. Mr. Khawaya, a member of the Palestinian National Initiative, and the EU Representative Jerome Bellion-Jourdan were attacked in Ni’lin last Tuesday.    ... More
Palestinian National Initiative
EU Representative and member of the Palestinian National Initiative injured during a visit to Ni'lin
2008-09-23 Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi MP, the General Secretary of the Palestinian National Initiative, strongly condemns the attack on Ahed Khawaja, a member of the Palestinian National Initiative, and the EU Representative Jerome Bellion-Jourdan in Ni‘lin this morning.    ... More
Palestinian National Initiative
Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi MP on board of the "SS Hope" ship
2008-09-23 Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi MP, the General Secretary of the Palestinian National Initiative, will participate as a crew member of the ’SS Hope’, the new Free Gaza Boat that will sail to Gaza on Wednesday the 24th of September to challenge the Israeli blockade on the Strip.    ... More
Dr. Mustafa Barghouti
Olmert curbs Palestinian rights
2008-08-30 Oslo has entered its final, tragic-comic stage. The onus now is to ensure Olmert's planned dénouement does not become a reality.    ... More
Palestinian National Initiative
Mustafa Barghouthi conveys message of solidarity to the Free Gaza ships
2008-08-24 Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi MP, the General Secretary of the Palestinian National Initiative, today telephoned the people on board the Free Gaza ships to express his full support and solidarity.    ... More
Palestinian National Initiative
Mustafa Barghouthi: “ the Israeli Army is repeating its heinous crimes, using the same methods in Ni’lin”
2008-08-23 Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi MP, the General Secretary of the Palestinian National Initiative, expresses deep concerns regarding the new violent aggression perpetrated by the IOF on a Palestinian civilian this afternoon in the town of Ni’lin.    ... More
Palestinian National Initiative
Results of an Opinion Poll
2008-08-20 The latest opinion polls, published in the Al Quds newspaper today, show that the latest developments in Gaza led to shifts in public opinion towards both Hamas and Fateh at the same time, confirming the fact that both factions are losing support in Gaza, especially Hamas.    ... More
Palestinian National Initiative
Mustafa Barghouthi Condemns The Use of Violence to Solve Palestinian Differences and Israel is trying to break the non-violent struggle by using extreme violence"
2008-08-03 Ramallah, Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi MP, the General Secretary of the Palestinian National Initiative, today held a press conference condemning the use of internal violence to solve Palestinian internal divisions.    ... More
Palestinian National Initiative
Mustafa Barghouthi: “I hope that Obama holds a change in the US foreign policy in the Region which is currently biased toward Israel”
2008-07-24 Ramallah, 23-07-08: Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi MP, the General Secretary of the Palestinian National Initiative, said that as Senator Barak Obama comes from a background more sensitive than any other US presidential candidate to the issues of fairness and justice; he called on him to support and be sensitive to the injustices suffered by the Palestinian people during the 60 years of displacement, homelessness, and –if he wins the presidency- that he will commit to working toward ending the occupation.    ... More
Palestinian National Initiative
Mustafa Barghouthi calls for an International Commission of Inquiry Into the Palestinian Territories
2008-07-21 Ramallah, 20-07-08: Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi MP, the General Secretary of the Palestinian National Initiative, calls for an International Commission of inquiry into the Palestinian territories to investigate the Israeli crimes against our people.    ... More
Palestinian National Initiative
Israeli army prevents weekly march against the apartheid Wall in Bethlehem
2008-07-19 Bethlehem, 18-07-08 – On Friday the 18th of July, the peaceful weekly march against the apartheid Wall held in the town of El Masara, South of Bethlehem, was intercepted immediately after the participants reached the new section of the Wall, by a huge amount of Israeli occupation forces. The IOF prevented the peaceful demonstration and attacked the participants by using sound grenades and sticks. Clashes took place between the demonstrators and the soldiers. Ni’lin: 65 actions of non-violent popular struggles in 80 days    ... More
Palestinian National Initiative
Mustafa Barghouthi shows support for city of Nablus
2008-07-15
Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi MP, the General Secretary of the Palestinian National Initiative visited Nablus for the second time on Monday afternoon to show support to the residents of the city after the recent Israeli raids on the city Mall and a number of mosques and charity organizations last week.    ... More
Palestinian National Initiative
Israeli army prevents medical team from entering Ni'lin
2008-07-12 Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi MP,Secretary General of the Palestinian National Initiative, today condemned the detention of a joint medical team from the Palestinian Medical Relief Society and the Physicians for Human Rights at the entrances of the town of Ni'lin.    ... More
Palestinian National Initiative
Attempting on popular non-violent resistance against the apartheid wall
2008-07-09 MP Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi, the Secretary General of the Palestinian National Initivative held a press conference on the eve of the 4th anniversary of the International Court Advisory decision that determined that the Wall is illegal under the international law and is not a security necessity.    ... More
Palestinian National Initiative
Collective Punishment Fails to Break Popular Non-Violent Struggle Against the Wall
2008-07-05 "Collective punishment aimed at breaking the popular, non-violent struggle against the Wall," was how PNI Secretary General, Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi MP, today described the ongoing closure by the Israeli military of Ni'lin village, where peaceful demonstrations against construction of the Wall have been taking place since May.    ... More
Palestinian National Initiative
Palestinian National Initiative Gains Membership of Socialist International
2008-07-02 Ramallah, 01-07-08: The Palestinian National Initiative has gained membership of the Socialist International, a worldwide organisation of social democratic, socialist and labour parties that brings together 159 political parties and organisations from all continents.   ... More
Palestinian National Initiative
Israeli Military Violence Continues in Ni’lin
2008-06-29 The Israeli military continued its violent repression today of peaceful demonstrations against construction of the Apartheid Wall on the lands of Ni’lin village.    ... More
Palestinian National Initiative
Israeli Military Escalates Violence against Peaceful Protestors in Ni'lin
2008-06-16 The Israeli military stepped up its use of violence against peaceful demonstrators and health workers at a non-violent demonstration against construction of the Apartheid Wall in Ni'lin village today.    ... More
Palestinian National Initiative
Israel Furthers Plans to Annex East Jerusalem through Ongoing Settlement Expansion
2008-06-14 The announcement by the Israeli government yesterday of plans to build a further 1,300 settlement units in the Ramat Shlomo settlement in occupied East Jerusalem, is "a further reflection of the Israeli government's strategy to de facto annex the city before a final status agreement can be reached," said PNI Secretary General Mustafa Barghouthi MP today.    ... More
Palestinian National Initiative
Israel Undermining Success of Any Ceasefire Agreement before it Begins
2008-06-12 "How can the Israeli government claim a genuine commitment to ceasefire talks when its military continues to kill Gazans – including children – on a daily basis, and while Israeli leaders continue to make preparations for a wide scale attack on the Strip?" said PNI Secretary General Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi today.    ... More
An interview with Dr. Mustafa Barghouti by Marian Houk
Getting the Palestinian Legislative Council out of the freezer
2008-06-10
"Executive authority, executive government cannot continue to function without control (checks and balances), cannot take on itself the responsibility of legislation, and substitute itself for the Legislative Council, and cannot continue to act without being accountable to the Legislative Council."    ... More
Palestinian National Initiative
Barghouthi: Democracy is the Key to Restoring National Unity
2008-06-10 PNI leader, Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi MP, today welcomed steps towards restoring national unity currently being taken by President Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas leaders, and stressed that this new initiative cannot be missed. He underlined that the democratic process – free and fair elections, respect for the separation of powers and the rule of law, and the equality of all Palestinians before the law - was the key to restoring national unity.    ... More
Palestinian National Initiative
Ni'lin Defies Israeli Military Curfew to Protest Construction of Wall on Village Lands
2008-05-29 Villagers from Ni'lin defied an Israeli military curfew today to converge on the site where the Apartheid Wall is being constructed on village lands.    ... More
Palestinian National Initiative
Avoidable Tragedies: The Continuing Deaths of Gazan Patients
2008-05-27 "The Israeli government is justifying what former US President Jimmy Carter recently described as 'one of the greatest human rights crimes on Earth' under the pretext of security," said Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi MP, leader of the Palestinian National Initiative. "But tell me who is safer now that Mohammad, Hashim, Fayza, Sijoud, and many others are dead?" Are the lives of these children, these chronically ill people, worth less than any other human being? The Israeli government and military's clear and fundamental lack of regard for the basic right of Palestinians to life is racist and criminal," the MP stressed.    ... More
Palestinian National Initiative
Construction of Wall in Ni'lin "Deepening Israel's Apartheid System in Palestine"
2008-05-27 "The further expansion and consolidation of Israel's Apartheid system in Palestine," is how Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi, Secretary General of the PNI, today described the confiscation of Palestinian land for the construction of the Apartheid Wall in the village of Ni'lin, some 5 kilometres inside the Green Line.    ... More
Palestinian National Initiative
Systematic Israeli Military Violence Attempt to Deter Solidarity with Palestinians
2008-05-26 Scores of peaceful protestors – Palestinians, internationals and Israelis – have been injured in separate demonstrations in Bili’in, Hebron and Nil’in since Friday. Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi MP, Secretary General of the PNI, stated that "the daunting prospect of certain violence, no matter how non-violent the demonstration, is a carefully thought out policy to discourage solidarity on the ground and isolate the Palestinians, leaving them to face the Israeli military alone."    ... More
Palestinian National Initiative
Israeli Military Kills 16-Year-Old Palestinian Child at Checkpoint
2008-05-20
Israeli soldiers shot 16-year-old Fihmeh Abd Al-Jawwad Ad-Dardouk at the notorious Huwwara checkpoint near Nablus at 20:30 on Monday night, and prevented ambulances and medical teams from reaching the boy as he lay bleeding to death on the ground. He died some 30 minutes later. The Israeli military held the boy's body for 2 hours after the killing, finally allowing Palestinian medical teams to access the site of the shooting at around 22:30.    ... More
Palestine News Network
Dr. Barghouthi: Abbas should stop speaking of resigning and halt negotiations with the Israelis
2008-05-19 Chairman of Palestinian National Initiative and deputy in the Legislative Council, Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi said on Monday that President Mahmoud Abbas needs to stop negotiations and not resign from office.    ... More
Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi MP
We remain
2008-05-17 Beyond all that hypocrisy, distortion of truth and self-deception, Israel’s triple-laurel, made up of the fastest ethnic cleansing operation, the longest occupation and the worst apartheid, has not only inflicted an unpardonable injustice on the Palestinian people, it has also inflicted an unforgivable offence against Jews themselves and against the memory of their suffering and persecution at the hands of the Nazis and in earlier chapters of history.    ... More
Palestinian National Initiative
1948-2008: From Palestinian Nakba to Israeli Apartheid
2008-05-15
60 years ago, hundreds of thousands of Palestinians were forcibly displaced from their land. Thousands were killed while refusing to leave their villages behind or attempting to return. Refugees were dispersed all around the world, and the Palestinian Nakba began.    ... More
Palestine Solidarity Campaign
15,000 demonstrate in London on 10 May
2008-05-10
Dr Mustafa Barghouti, elected Palestinian Legislative Council member, told the rally of the situation of Apartheid existing in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories: "Israeli citizens make 30 times what Palestinians do, settlers take 48 times the water of Palestinians, Palestinians are denied entry to Jerusalem..." He said that the 'peace process' of Annapolis was an illusion: "Since then Israeli attacks have tripled and even more checkpoints have been set up." He stressed the importance of re-establishing Palestinian unity and accused western governments of hypocrisy, in undermining democracy in Palestine, but supporting an Apartheid state.    ... More
Palestinian National Initiative
Child Suffering from Brain Cancer Dies without Treatment in Gaza Because of Israeli Siege
2008-05-06 Thirteen-year-old Asmahan Al Jamal became the 145th patient to fall victim to Israel's crippling siege on the Gaza Strip yesterday. The teenager died of brain cancer after Israeli military authorities refused to grant her an exit permit to access advanced medical treatment unavailable in Gaza itself.    ... More
Palestinian National Initiative
"Who is safer now that Khadra Abu Moatiq and her 4 young children are dead?”
2008-04-28
"A sickening tragedy" was how Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi MP, Secretary General of the PNI described the killing of a mother and her 4 children in an Israeli military attack on the Gaza Strip this morning. The deaths have brought the number of Palestinians killed by the Israeli military since Annapolis to 418, including 59 children.    ... More
Palestinian National Initiative
Israeli Government Seeking Destruction of Palestinian Society in Gaza says Barghouthi
2008-04-24 "Thousands of lives are at stake in Gaza. Israel's siege is pushing a whole society towards collapse." This was how Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi MP, Secretary General of the Palestinian National Initiative, today described the situation in the Gaza Strip, which has reached dramatic levels following the latest Israeli fuel cuts. Food assistance for 650,000 Palestinians is about to stop, 50,000 vaccines for babies are at risk of being spoiled, and sanitation services for half a million inhabitants have been halted.    ... More
Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi, Palestinian National Initiative
The choice of non-violence: Our strategy for Palestine
2008-04-22 Sixty years after the Naqba, the catastrophe, Palestinians are still without a state. They are living under occupation, many are in refugee camps, others are scattered around the world, and a part of the Palestinian people are no more than second class citizens in Israel itself.    ... More
Haaretz
Settlers deny Palestinian claim Hebron boy, 6, beaten with rock
2008-11-10 Palestinians claimed on Saturday that a six-year-old Palestinian boy was hospitalized with moderate wounds after being beaten on the head with a rock by Jewish children in Hebron, a claim denied by Jewish settlers.    ... More
New Press Releases
Barghouthi: Jerusalem Master plan to erase Palestinian existence from the city
Dr. Barghouthi Pledges Support To Beleaguered Jerusalemites
The Palestine Solidarity Campaign hosted Dr Mustafa Barghouthi
Al-Mubadara delegation visits Germany
Mustafa Barghouthi: Netanyahu wants to keep Palestinians in a land of ghettos.
Barghouthi: Israel using negotiations as cover for expansionism
Ongoing Israeli air strikes on Gaza: a prelude for a new military offensive?
Brutal executions carried out by Israeli Occupying Forces
Dr. Mustafa Barghouti: "Netanyahu's threat is ridiculous!"
Palestinian people will not live as slaves under occupation
Narratives Under Siege: (15) “We Could not Even Bury our Daughter”
An Obstacle to Peace: 41 Years of Israel’s Illegal Settlement Policy and the Violation of the Palestinian Right to Self-Determination
The Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics Issues a Press Releaseon World Environment Day

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