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On Wednesday an Israeli court ordered an expansion of the separation barrier into the Cremisan Valley. The wall will now envelop a Catholic monastery and school on three sides, and confiscate precious wine-producing lands. Will this landgrab awaken the world to the plunders of Greater Jerusalem?
Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad is gone–and with him goes the Palestinian Arab Spring, according to New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman. The author is innocent about American politics and its relation to the politics he sees rampant in the Arab world. Friedman ignores the repression and corruption everywhere–even among the leaders of our American empire.
State Dept human rights report on Israel: ‘most significant human rights problems during the year were terrorist attacks against civilians; institutional and societal discrimination against Arab citizens’
Last Friday the U.S. State Department released its Country Reports for Human Rights Practices, including one for Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories.
Updated: Refusing exile: Palestinian prisoner Samer Al-Issawi ending hunger strike in ‘victory’ deal
After refusing food for more than 265 days legendary Palestinian Hunger Striker Samer Al-Issawi has struck a deal with Israeli military prosecutors described by his lawyer, Jawad Bulous, as “a big victory for Samer.”
Read the introduction to Jacobin magazine’s special section on Palestine and the Left.
BDS South Africa says that several demonstrators against Israeli birthday celebration in Johannesburg were attacked by supporters of Israel, and one suffered a concussion
The Quaker-affiliated Friends School in Ramallah is like an oasis, complete with a spacious courtyard and a tennis court. It’s easy to forget about the Israeli occupation while visiting there. But the case of Nour Joudah, a Palestinian-American English teacher at the school who was denied entry to the West Bank this year, shatters the feeling that the Friends School is worlds away from a conflict situation. Even if Israel is not patrolling the streets of Ramallah, the state’s actions still have a profound impact on the city and its residents, as Joudah being denied entry shows. Above, Joudah poses with students from her class.
The Australian reports on a bizarre press conference that took place in Jerusalem about the findings of UNICEF’s report. The press conference was greeted enthusiastically by journalists but the manner in which it was conducted indicates a fix was on to stifle the truth of the report.
Contemporary formations of Zionism cannot accomplish this task. Butler believes a Jew “cannot be a Zionist and struggle for a just end to colonial subjugation.” From here she is off and running. The question is to where?
Al Haq: As Palestinians mark an emotional Prisoner’s Day, the Israeli authorities are currently coercing Samer al-‘Issawi to accept a deal that would see him deported to a United Nations (UN) Member State in exchange for ending his hunger strike. Samer has repeatedly refused to accept any such deal, which constitutes a grave breach of the Fourth Geneva Convention and therefore qualifies as one of the most serious war crimes. As an organisation dedicated to the promotion and protection of Palestinian human rights, Al-Haq would like to take the opportunity of Palestinian Prisoners’ Day to condemn, in the strongest terms, Israel’s repeated use of deportation rather than addressing the legitimate concerns of Palestinian prisoners.
Minister: Israel will build in ‘E1′ TEL AVIV, Israel (Ma‘an) 16 Apr — Israel will allow construction companies to start work in “E1,” an illegal settlement project on the outskirts of Jerusalem, Israel’s Housing Minister Uri Ariel said Tuesday. “We … Continue reading
Insights, takeaways and powerful points made by the speakers and presenters at the Right of Return conference held April 6 & 7 2013 at Boston University Law School.
The Tel Aviv neighborhoods of Shapira and Neve Sha’anan are the parts of town where cracks in the concrete do not get fixed and they’re never featured in guidebooks for the White City. Crumbling between the 1960s era homes and recently fabricated tin structures is a ghost of Israel’s past: a Palestinian mansion only a five-minute walk from the center of the city’s transport system. Dubbed the “Red House,” this structure serves as a reminder that Israel’s first city was not built from empty sand dunes.
The Israeli attack on the al-Dalou family home killed 12 people, and instantly became a grim symbol of Israel’s Operation Pillar of Defense. But the Israeli military will not open a criminal investigation, according to a report in Haaretz. The decision to not open an investigation comes despite the fact that Israel repeatedly changed its story on who they were targeting in the strike.
‘It is time to guard our house!’: Nazareth Illit mayor promises to prevent a Palestinian school in order to ‘stop the demographic deterioration’ of the city
A statement published by Nazareth Illit mayor Shimon Gapso.
Mohammad Saba’aneh, the acclaimed Palestinian Cartoonist who was detained February 16th at the Allenby Bridge checkpoint, was sentenced by the Israeli Salem Military Court on April 4th to 5 months in an Israeli prison for “contact with a hostile organization”.
This morning, Israeli forces abducted 33 year old former Palestinian Hunger Striker Thaer Halahleh for the 8th time. He is being held without charge. Thus far Halahleh has never been charged with a crime, he is being imprisoned by Israel … Continue reading
The following was posted on the Youth Against Settlements website: Hunger Speech by Samer Issawi Israelis: I am Samer Issawi on hunger strike for eight consecutive months, laying in one of your hospitals called Kaplan. On my body is a … Continue reading
Various news sources report that the Obama administration has notified the Palestinian Authority that the new U.S. approach to peace negotiations will be based on the 2002 Arab Peace Initiative, but with some notable changes. In a move to assuage Israel, the U.S. is looking to move away from the 1967 lines as a starting point for negotiations and wants to include “stronger security guarantees” which is usually a euphemism for less Palestinian sovereignty
The Netherlands are about to ask Dutch commercial distributors to implement labelling measures for the identification of products from Israeli colonies. England and Denmark have already taken similar measures. These measures to label products from the colonies have stirred up a debate. For some, they are a step in the right direction. They tend to show that European institutions and governments, considering the Israeli colonies to be illegal and an obstacle to peace, have finally taken the decision to act by implementing the law, others see simply labelling products a diversion, the consequences of which would be disastrous for the Palestinians. In order to form an opinion, it is certainly necessary to listen to the primary interested party: the Palestinians. It is they who are confronted with the colonial businesses, the production and marketing of whose products represents major harm.
Balad’s Secretary General Awad Abdel Fattah recounts a heated exchange he had with a Shin Bet agent as he attempted to return to Israel/Palestine from Amman, Jordan.
Late last night the Israeli military killed two more Palestinian teenagers, Amer Nassar 17, and Naji Balbisi 18. Today, they were buried in their home town of Anabta, near Tulkarm in the West Bank.
Palestinian prisoner’s death sparks West Bank demonstrations, but protests likely to end without leadership
The death of Maysara Abu Hamdiyeh, a prisoner who succumbed to cancer, has sparked demonstrations and clashes in occupied Palestine. Palestinians launched a two-day general strike, closing shops in East Jerusalem with light clashes breaking out by the Qalandia checkpoint. But while Hamdiyeh’s death has sparked new unrest within Israeli jails and on the streets, it remains unlikely the protests will grow into anything larger. Above, shops closed in East Jerusalem as part of a general strike in response to Hamdiyeh’s death.
Suggestions of a rapprochement between Turkey and Israel following Benjamin Netanyahu’s apology “for any error that may have led to loss of life” during Israel’s raid on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla now appear to have been somewhat premature. Although Foreign Minister, Ahmet Davutoglu said on 25 March that Turkey’s main demands had been met,more recent reports tell of growing Turkish dissatisfaction with the deal.
‘Do you know any Arabs in London?’ Israeli airport authorities grill British photojournalist before kicking him out
Mark Kerrison was detained at Ben Gurion airport and then deported earlier this month for reasons that were never explained, though border officials seemed very concerned that he might talk to Palestinians. Here he relates his ordeal, including one comfort he had in jail: “My eyes were most drawn, though, to some words in small, inconspicuous lettering immediately above my head: ‘I don’t pretend to know night-time from day, but if I were your God I’d have something to say.’”