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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…

The current situation is that Israel is practically back to the new normal, but Palestine is worse than ever, with its hospitals at 100%.

Rafael Palomino, representative of the Spanish NGO Asamblea de Cooperación por la Paz. Rafael, welcome to 4 Elements. Let’s start by knowing the dimension of the new escalation of violence in the conflict between Palestine and Israel; explain to us…

Israeli Jews Call: “Stop Israel’s Apartheid!”

An Open Letter to the International Community We, Jewish Israelis, oppose the actions of the Israeli government and hereby declare our commitment to act against them. We refuse to accept the Jewish-supremacist regime and call upon the international community to…

As Violence Escalates In Israel, Parents Circle Becomes A Catalyst For Change

In its continued efforts to extend a hand of peace and reconciliation, the joint Israeli-Palestinian organization, Parents Circle-Families Forum (PCFF), on May 10 held a vigil against the violence which ignited in Jerusalem at the start of Ramadan and continues…

Palestine solidarity sweeps the US as Israel continues assault on Gaza

Hundreds gathered in Terry Schrunk Plaza in downtown Portland, Oregon with signs denouncing the violence that is now crushing the Gaza Strip’s over two million residents. At this storytelling rally, Palestinians — who are so often rendered invisible in discussions…

Gaza clashes: The human costs of the latest Israel-Palestine conflict

More than 200 people have died in Israel and the Gaza Strip over eight days of conflict between Israel and Hamas militants. The vast majority of those deaths were Palestinians killed by Israeli airstrikes in Gaza. Despite calls for a…

52,000 displaced in Gaza due to Israeli aggression: UN agency

The United Nations (UN)’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) says the Israeli regime’s ongoing onslaught on the besieged Gaza Strip has left more than 52,000 Palestinians displaced and nearly 450 buildings destroyed or badly damaged in the…

After blocking UN statement for third time, Biden says he supports ceasefire

US President Joe Biden said he expressed his support for a ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinians on Sunday, the same day his administration blocked for a third time a UN Security Council resolution condemning Israel’s military response in Gaza…

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