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Category Archives: Israeli Government
A video that is part of a campaign to pressure the Catalan and Spanish governments to end military and security cooperation with Israel.
Moriel Rothman uses the Shamasneh family eviction case in Sheikh Jarrah as an example of how the dispossession of the Palestinian people continues today, albeit in less dramatic fashion than 65 years ago.
Yesterday May 14th Fatou Bensouda, Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), released a statement announcing her office would be opening a preliminary investigation into the massacre on board the Mavi Marmara in which the lives of 9 human rights activists were brutally cut short by the Israeli military on May 31, 2010, in international waters off the coast of Gaza.
Visualizing Palestine has released its latest infographic to coincide with the 65th anniversary of the Nakba.
May 15 marks the 65th anniversary of the Nakba. Although this commemoration remembers a moment in history, the Nabka is an ongoing process to displace and dispossess the Palestinian people of their land. As the Badil Center’s Amjad Alqasis writes, “The Nakba fundamentally altered Palestine. However the idea of forcible displacement of the indigenous Palestinian people did not end with the establishment of Israel in 1948, it rather started that year.”
For the second time in two years, students at Tel Aviv University (TAU) commemorating the 1947-49 Palestinian expulsion and the destruction of villages were met with a counter-protest. At last year’s event over 1,000 amassed on campus, ending in clashes incited by members of Knesset. Again this year, the youth-based “new Zionist” group Im Tirtzu bottom-lined the demonstration, distributing a counter analysis pamphlet titled “Nakba Harta” or “Nakba-Bullshit”.
Mira Awad, a Palestinian Israeli singer, has recounted her “huge humiliation” at Ben Gurion airport involving an “Arab sticker” on her passport
On Saturday the J14 movement made a “comeback” with 10,000 protesting in Tel Aviv over austerity measures. So Finance Minister Yair Lapid’s honeymoon with the Israeli center-left is over. And while you’d think that the protesters would be upset about the housing subsidies to West Bank settlers, they’re careful not to talk about the occupation
A video of Israeli activist Asher Lev reciting and “regurgitating” a racist statement made by Nazareth Illit mayor Shimon Gafso where Gafso declared that he would do whatever it takes to maintain a Jewish majority in the Israeli city of Nazarath Illit
Senator Barbara Boxer’s recent letter in the Los Angeles Times defending legislation that would allow Israel in the Visa Waiver Program while give it a pass on key requirements was a disingenuous and poorly reasoned attempt to mollify critics of the provision.
Faced with a diplomatic impasse between Israel and the Palestinian Authority of Mahmoud Abbas, John Kerry extracted from the Arab League an agreement to dust off a decade-old regional plan, the Arab Peace Initiative. The new Arab overture, like its antecedent, barely raised a flicker of interest from Israel. This response serves as a rejoinder to one of the conflict’s most enduring myths. Even before 1967, Israel presented itself as eager for acceptance from the Arab states. This fiction, which continues to shape western perceptions.
Allison Deger reports from Jerusalem Day, a celebration of Israel’s 1967 conquest of the holy city, as religious-nationalists parade through the Palestinian sections of the Old City. Above, Israeli girls sing and dance in front of the Jaffa Gate entrance to the Old City.
Israeli cabinet ministers recently approved a plan that will forcibly displace Bedouin citizens of the state against their will. At the heart of the plan is the destruction of at least 25 unrecognized Bedouin villages in the Negev and the forcible relocation of residents into seven government-created areas and 10 recognized Bedouin villages. The Bedouins themselves, who have inhabited the Negev area in southern Israel long before the establishment of the state, are rejecting the plan.
‘The policy of the present Israeli government is likely to lead to disaster’: Stephen Hawking pulls out of conference hosted by Shimon Peres, backs academic boycott of Israel (Updated)
Controversy erupted over a Guardian report last night that Professor Stephen Hawking backs the academic boycott of Israel and cancelled an appearance at an academic conference organized by Israeli President Shimon Peres. Initially Cambridge University issued a statement that Hawking pulled out over health concerns, but now it has now retracted that statement and affirmed that Hawking’s decision was made out of support for the Palestinian call for boycott. Above, Stephen Hawking visiting staff and students at Birzeit University in 2006.
Israel approves draft law to displace dozens of villages and tens of thousands of Bedouins in the Negev
Land, property theft & destruction / Ethnic cleansing Israel approves plan to displace Negev Bedouins BETHLEHEM (Ma‘an) 6 May — Israel approved a draft law on Monday to implement a plan which will displace thousands of Bedouins in the Negev … Continue reading
The Coalition to Stop $30 Billion to Israel is proud to announce yet another billboard has just gone up calling for an end to military aid to Israel–this time in Albany, New York.
Israeli’s new Housing Minister Uri Ariel says Jewish Home Party will oppose any Gov’t budget without settlement expansion included
May 8 is Jerusalem Day, and Israelis are already celebrating by issuing declarations about how many Jewish babies Jerusalem Jews are producing and how many Palestinians are producing
Until last week the Arab world’s position on Israeli borders was firm. Then Secretary of State John Kerry visited the Middle East and the Arab League reversed its stance on settlements, backing “land swaps” between Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories.
Oberlin College Student Senate votes to support divestment from companies profiting from Israeli occupation
Oberlin College Student Senates votes to support divestment from Hewlett-Packard, Caterpillar, Veolia, Elbit Systems, G4S, and SodaStream. Next step will be for the Oberlin College Board of Trustees’ Finance Committee to decide on the resolution.
The Israeli government has responded to Google’s decision to recognize Palestine.
Greek Orthodox Christians marked the beginning of Easter Sunday with a four-hour midnight service in Gaza’s 1,606-year-old Church of Saint Porphyrius.
Is this the beginning of a beautiful relationship or what? Sheldon Adelson championed Newt Gingrich and then Mitt Romney during the US presidential election, in an effort to ensure Israeli control of the occupied territories forever, and has long supported Benjamin Netanyahu for the same rightwing goal. But he appears to be covering his bases, meeting with Yair Lapid, the centrist meteor in Israeli politics. Lapid was careful not to criticize Israeli settlements during the recent campaign, and has partnered with rightwinger Naftali Bennett. No wonder he’s meeting with Adelson
Ynet has an oddly anonymously-sourced story on a trend the Israeli embassy in Washington has noticed in American popular culture – Israel and the Israel lobby are increasingly portrayed as the bad guy.
Over the weekend former Israel Prime Minister Ehud Olmert spoke at a conference organized by the Jerusalem Post in New York City. As the the video above shows the crowd did not support his argument that a Palestinian state is in Israeli self-interest.