Palestine

16.03.2017

New UN Report Confirms Israel is an “Apartheid” State

The Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC), the largest coalition in Palestinian society, has warmly welcomed as a “historic breakthrough” a report released today by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) that proves beyond doubt that Israel has imposed a system of apartheid on the… »

08.02.2017

Israel in violation of Oslo agreements while the world says nothing

Israel in violation of Oslo agreements while the world says nothing

From the Union of Agricultural Work Committees in Palestine comes the following press release which we publish to raise awareness of the level of feeling within Palestine at the continued abuse of Palestinian lands and people by the Israeli government in contravention of UN resolutions.  The UAWC denounces the recently… »

07.02.2017

Thousands rally in Tel Aviv against ‘racist’ Israeli state and home demolitions

Thousands rally in Tel Aviv against ‘racist’ Israeli state and home demolitions

Thousands rallied in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv on Saturday evening in protest of home demolitions targeting Palestinian citizens of Israel, with demonstrators calling the Israeli state’s demolition campaign “racist” and an act of “incitement” against Palestinian citizens. Protesters reportedly called on Israeli Minister of Public Security Gilad Erdan… »

17.12.2016

50 years of occupation of Palestine: “Liberal Jews must voice their objection”

50 years of occupation of Palestine: “Liberal Jews must voice their objection”

Interview with Daniel Bar Tal, with the support of Ina Darmstädter Daniel Bar Tal is a social-psychologist and until his retirement was professor for child development and education at the Tel Aviv University. For his research and struggle regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict he received numerous awards. In November this year… »

06.12.2016

Trump appointed Secretary of Defense accused Israel of practicing apartheid.

Trump appointed Secretary of Defense accused Israel of practicing apartheid.

Let’s see if Israel lobbies will try to intimidate even James Mattis, the Trump appointed Secretary of Defense, or whether they will just have to swallow this defeat. Reproduced with permit by Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) |  The interview of Gen. James Mattis by… »

24.11.2016

Complaint filed at ICC against Israeli siege on Gaza

Palestinian and international rights groups filed a complaint against the Israeli siege on Gaza to the International Criminal Court (ICC), Raji Sourani, director of the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, announced yesterday. In a press conference held in Gaza, Sourani said: “In addition to the human rights groups, local and… »

19.11.2016

ICC affirms occupied status of Gaza and East Jerusalem in new update

ICC affirms occupied status of Gaza and East Jerusalem in new update

The Office of the Prosecutor (Office) at the International Criminal Court (ICC) has affirmed the occupied status of the Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem, in a blow to Israel’s claims to the contrary. A new report on preliminary examination activities, published on 14 November, includes an update on… »

16.11.2016

Knesset approves ban on BDS activists entering Israel

Knesset approves ban on BDS activists entering Israel

A bill banning BDS activists from entering Israel passed its first reading in the Knesset (parliament) on Monday, local media have reported. If the bill becomes law, it will allow the interior minister to deny the entry to Israel of activists from the BDS campaign or any representative of any… »

15.11.2016

Israel allocates millions to fight successful BDS campaign

Israel allocates millions to fight successful BDS campaign

The international Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign to boycott Israel has recently had several successes in the international arena, Safa news agency reported on Monday. They included official support from the EU Foreign Policy Chief, Federica Mogherini. In answer to a parliamentary question on whether the EU… »

02.11.2016

UNESCO must go one step further with a cultural boycott of Israel

UNESCO must go one step further with a cultural boycott of Israel

The UN’s record of standing up to Israel’s bully-boy tactics is littered with failure. Last month, however, that trend was bucked when UNESCO adopted two telling resolutions on Jerusalem. Not only did the organisation reject Israel’s claims of ownership within the occupied city, but, more importantly, it also reaffirmed that… »

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