The New Israeli Government: Consolidating Apartheid
The Palestinian Nakba
Israeli Soldier Testimonies Reveal 'Shoot to Kill' Policy in Gaza War
Wrongfully Treating Academic Debate as Anti-Semitism Op-Eds & Analysis
Saree Makdisi, Los Angeles Times

Wrongfully Treating Academic Debate as Anti-Semitism

The principle of academic freedom at our universities is under attack by those seeking to shield Israel from criticism by silencing dissent, shutting down discussion and imposing a stifling atmosphere of intimidation at the University of California, in particular. A coordinated set of petitions, including a letter signed by 57 rabbis, asks UC administrators to adopt...

13 hours ago
Israel to Demolish Electricity Grid, Water Well in Hebron Village News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Israel to Demolish Electricity Grid, Water Well in Hebron Village

The Israeli authorities delivered a demolition order to an electricity grid and water well in the western Hebron village of al-Kum on Monday. Local Ismail al-Rujoub said that Israeli forces stormed the village and delivered the orders for an electricity grid of 800 meters owned by the al-Yassiriya municipality that currently provides power to a village neighborhood of 10 houses.

about 1 day ago
Gaza Economy on the Verge of Collapse, Youth Unemployment Highest in the Region at 60 Percent Recommended Reports
The World Bank

Gaza Economy on the Verge of Collapse, Youth Unemployment Highest in the Region at 60 Percent

Blockades, war and poor governance have strangled Gaza's economy and the unemployment rate is now the highest in the world according to the latest World Bank economic update. The report will be presented to the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee (AHLC), a forum of donors to the Palestinian Authority, at the bi-annual meeting in Brussels on May 27, 2015.

about 5 days ago
Gazans Reach Beyond Blockade Through Start-up News Roundup
AFP/Yahoo News

Gazans Reach Beyond Blockade Through Start-up

Dozens of workers sit with their eyes glued to computer screens and fingers clicking away on keyboards writing code and tapping in data for clients around the globe. It could be a scene at any software firm, but these programmers are Palestinians based in the Gaza Strip, which has been under an Israeli blockade since 2006.

about 6 days ago
HRW Denounces Israel Expulsion of Bedouins, Palestinians News Roundup
AFP/Yahoo News

HRW Denounces Israel Expulsion of Bedouins, Palestinians

A rights group on Tuesday condemned Israeli court decisions paving the way for the eviction of Bedouins and Palestinians from their villages, calling on the state to let them stay put. The Supreme Court approved earlier this month the removal of 750-1,000 Bedouin residents from the southern Negev village of Umm al-Hiran to enable the construction of a Jewish town.

about 1 week ago
PHOTOS: When Israel Decides to Cut Palestinian Farmers Off From Their Land News Roundup
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PHOTOS: When Israel Decides to Cut Palestinian Farmers Off From Their Land

Since Israeli started building its separation barrier in the West Bank, Palestinian farmers living along the fence have been cut off from their agricultural lands. When Israel started building its separation wall and fence through the West Bank over a decade ago, the route it chose cut many Palestinian farmers off from their lands.

about 1 week ago
Israel: Court Permits Discriminatory Evictions News Roundup
Human Rights Watch

Israel: Court Permits Discriminatory Evictions

Separate Israeli Supreme Court decisions issued on May 5, 2015, open the way for state authorities to forcibly evict residents of two Arab villages from their homes. The inhabitants of both villages, one in Israel and the other in the occupied West Bank, have previously been displaced following actions by Israeli authorities.

about 1 week ago
American Jewish Leader On U.S.-Israel Policy News Roundup
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American Jewish Leader On U.S.-Israel Policy

In a New York Times op-ed, American Jewish leader Henry Siegman says Israel's far-right victory is an opening for America's peace policy in the region. He joins to discuss what the U.S. can do to pave the way for Palestinian statehood.

about 1 week ago
Historic Bathhouse Offers Respite from Gaza’s Hardships News Roundup
The Big Story

Historic Bathhouse Offers Respite from Gaza’s Hardships

After dawn prayers in Gaza, a few dozen men descend a metal staircase to gather in the steamy confines of Hamam al-Sumara, a centuries-old bathhouse where residents of the isolated territory find respite and relief. Stained glass windows in the central dome allow rays of light to pierce the clouds of steam. On the heated marble platforms below, men recline between visits to the steam room or massages.

about 1 week ago