After Ala Wafeth Nadan, 28, was killed Wednesday by an Israeli security guard at Qalandia checkpoint while allegedly holding a knife, the Israeli human rights group B’Tselem said the incident appeared to resemble past instances in which Israel used excessive force. “What is clear is that such an incident should not have ended with a fatality.”
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Zahra Billoo has been voted off the Women’s March national board. Billoo responded on Twitter saying she was dropped following a “campaign is driven by people who oppose me and my work challenging the occupation of Palestine.”
Trump’s Education Department lands another blow against free speech.
Israelis went back to the polls for a second time in six months in a combative snap election between incumbent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who is seeking his fifth term in office and already serving a record 13 years, and former general Benny Gantz. The first exit polls show there is no clear winner in sight.
A new report shows that a net majority of Democratic voters support cutting aid to Israel based on the country’s human rights violations. Nonetheless, only two Democratic presidential candidates have floated the idea during this campaign and neither has provided much in way of details.
Rep. Dingell has withdrawn her support from a bill that promotes the human rights of Palestinian children.
In the world’s only settler-colonial apartheid state forcible transfer and climate adaptation denial are the name of the game. In a region where climate futures promise to be especially dystopic the ensuing crisis will either accentuate inequity and conflict, or prompt solutions for once and for all for everyone’s benefit.
With only two days to go, the Joint List was campaigning for a last push to unseat Netanyahu is Israel’s snap election. “It’s simple,” Ayman Odeh, head of the Joint List told Mondoweiss. If 65 percent of Palestinian citizens of Israel vote on Tuesday, “we will bring down Netanyahu.”
Israel demolished two Palestinian buildings on Thursday that were under construction in the West Bank, east of occupied Jerusalem, on the pretext that they were too close to the separation wall. The buildings had a value of $1 million.
Today is the last day Israeli election polls may be published before the vote, and the latests gives Likud a substantial lead over Gantz’s Blue and White party. This suggests Benjamin Netanyahu may be in a good position to form a new right-wing government.
Recent comments by Republican members of Congress who traveled to Israel as part of a trip sponsored by AIPAC indicate that GOP support for Israel is moving beyond cynical two-state solution rhetoric and toward a more public embrace of Netanyahu’s annexation vision.
With the topic of this year’s Israeli election focused heavily on annexation, the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians living in Area C — the more than 60% of the West Bank under full Israeli control — are hanging in the balance. Mondoweiss spoke to three Palestinians living in areas of the West Bank– in close proximity to settlements, Area C, and the Jordan Valley — that would likely be the first ones affected if Netanyahu sees his plans through.
Netanyahu wants to annex the West Bank, what will the Democrats do?
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is coming under fire again for anti-Arab comments made by his campaign, this time for a message on his official Facebook page telling voters “Arabs want to annihilate us all – women, children and men.”
Netanyahu’s plan to annex large portions of the West Bank is a dire threat to US liberal Zionists and their dream of two states. But in condemning Netanyahu, one liberal group called for “separation” of Palestinians and Jews, clearly an affront to American progressives. While 10 other liberal Zionist orgs avoided the terms ‘Zionism’ and ‘Jewish state’ altogether– because they are now dirty words on the left.
Benjamin Netanyahu’s efforts to install cameras at Israeli voting stations failed on Monday after a parliamentary committee voted down his party’s proposed bill, which rights groups warned was aimed at lowering Palestinian turnout in next week’s elections. Palestinian MK Ayman Odeh took to Twitter on Monday to celebrate the failure, saying “Netanyahu is fighting a battle against Arab society, the judiciary, and the entire democratic space.”
Most children in Gaza are coping with depression, grief, and fear as a result of living through three wars over the last ten years. Reporter Sarah Algherbawi spoke with children about what they remember from the last war, their physical symptoms from trauma and their hopes for the future.
Act.IL is a worldwide pro-Israel campaign funded by the country’s government which sends thousands of trolls on missions to promote Israel and denounce pro-Palestinian stories on social media. Currently the app is pushing a Netflix miniseries based on the life an Israeli spy who did espionage work in Syria, while seeking to hurt the HBO series “Our Boys.”
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced on Tuesday that he would annex all Israeli settlements, the Jordan Valley, and the northern Dead Sea area of the occupied West Bank if he wins Israel’s general elections next week.
The Israeli Supreme Court ruled on Monday that the Israeli government can withhold the bodies of 13 Palestinians killed by Israeli forces and use their bodies as bargaining chips in future negotiations with Palestinian political factions. It is estimated that Israel is withholding the bodies of more than 300 Palestinians killed by Israeli forces since 1967, as part of a policy that rights groups says violates international law.
Climate change is a human rights issue. Nowhere is this clearer than in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT), where land and natural resources required for climate adaptation are controlled by Israel, and systematically denied to Palestinians. Of all these resources, none are more vital than water.
After Israel killed two Palestinian teens, one 14, the other 17, at the Friday protests in Gaza, Nickolay Mladenov of the UN said, “Israel must calibrate its use of force, use lethal force only as a last resort, and only in response to imminent threat of death or serious injury.”
When Obama was battling Netanyahu, Joe Biden threw his arm around an Israeli official and said, “Just remember that I am your best fucking friend here.” Now Biden is collecting on the friendship, raising money at the Manhattan home of an Israel supporter, Jack Rosen, who does not want the U.S. to return to the Iran deal.
In a new report, Amnesty International details how Palestinian members of Knesset face systemic discrimination: “Despite being democratically elected like their Jewish Israeli counterparts, Israeli Arabic MKs are the target of deep-rooted discrimination and undue restrictions that hamstring their ability to speak out in defence of the rights of the Israeli Arabic people,” the report says.
Israel arrested 69 children last month, do Democrats care?