Israel

Defining Normal in Gaza

In the first week of August, Israel launched another military attack on Gaza Strip that lasted for 3 days. The attack then ended when both parties agreed on a ceasefire, and life started “going back to normal”. Nevertheless, that raises…

Mowing the grass in Gaza

On Friday, August 5th, Israel launched another attack on Gaza Strip that lasted for 3 days until a cease-fire agreement on August 7th as part of Israel’s strategy of “mowing the grass” in Gaza Strip. Israel initiated the attack on…

The U.S. Recruits Israel Against Russia

For more than one reason, U.S. President Joe Biden’s call with Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on April 24 is hugely consequential. This has been Biden’s second phone conversation with Bennett in four weeks. On March 30, Biden called to…

Palestine: conversation on the right to water

How do you live when you have no running water in your home? Why and how is Israel drying out the Palestinians? How does the climate crisis affect access to water in the West Bank, and what does the future…

Palestine 2021: the year apartheid went mainstream

What has the year 2021 meant for the struggle of the Palestinian people? At a glance, it may seem that the situation has only worsened, and this is indicated by the numbers of children and young people killed or imprisoned,…

Israel-Jordan relations: Can climate diplomacy culminate into stronger strategic partnership?

In Arabic, there is an adage, “bid-dak il-in-nab wil-la tqaa-tel in-nna-toor?” “Do you want the grape, or do you want to fight with the [vineyard] watchman?” Last week Jordan, Israel, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) signed the largest-ever energy…

“Sindyanna of Galilee”: Extending the olive branch between Arabs and Israelis

Sales of award-winning olive oil worldwide helped empower 300 Arab women By Coco Cresswell In 1996 Hadas Lahav, a Jewish Israeli social activist, had a vision: a future of Arab-Israeli coexistence. That same year, through co-founding Sindyanna of Galilee, a female-led social…

Open Letter to the States Parties to the Arms Trade Treaty on the Need to Impose a Comprehensive Two-Way Arms Embargo on Israel

We, the undersigned global coalition of leaders –from civil society to academia, art, media, business, politics, indigenous and faith communities, and people of conscience around the world– call upon the States Parties to the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) to act…

The inspirational story of an Israeli mother who donated one of her kidneys to a baby boy from Gaza

An Israeli woman has donated one of her kidneys to a three-year-old Palestinian boy from the Gaza Strip in an incredible kind gesture. The boy’s father also donate one of his kidneys to save a 25-year-old Israeli mother. Turning 50,…

Interview with Sharon Dolev on the Israeli elections

As Pressenza readers will know, wlections have recently taken place in Israel.  Pressenza is delighted to publish here a podcast interview done for the Middle East Treaty Organization (METO).  Sharon Dolev is the Israeli executive director of METO. Paul Ingram…

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