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Elizabeth Warren Opposes Israel Anti-Boycott Act News Roundup
Ali Abunimah, The Electronic Intifada

Elizabeth Warren Opposes Israel Anti-Boycott Act

Senator Elizabeth Warren has announced she opposes the Israel Anti-Boycott Act. “I think the boycott is wrong, but I think outlawing protected free speech activity violates our basic constitutional rights,” Warren told constituents in Massachusetts on Friday. Jewish Voice...

about 2 weeks ago
With Al Aqsa Protests, a Popular Mass Movement Is Again Taking the Lead in Palestinian Resistance News Roundup
Jesse Rosenfeld, The Intercept

With Al Aqsa Protests, a Popular Mass Movement Is Again Taking the Lead in Palestinian Resistance

It was supposed to be a moment of celebration and reflection for one of those too-rare occurrences in the Mideast — popular protests by Palestinians had stymied the imposition of a new facet of Israel’s 50-year-long occupation. Instead, even after Israel backed down on the changes it had imposed at the Al Aqsa Mosque compound, the situation in Jerusalem continued to spiral into familiar scenes of security forces chasing scrambling demonstrators.

about 2 weeks ago
Water Deal Tightens Israel’s Control over Palestinians News Roundup
Dalia Hatuqa, Al Jazeera

Water Deal Tightens Israel’s Control over Palestinians

It was hailed as a breakthrough, a rare display of regional cooperation, and a positive step that may pave the way for resuscitating talks between Palestinians and Israelis, which have been on hold since 2014. But a recent water agreement, signed under the auspices of...

about 2 weeks ago
Elderly Palestinians to Be Evicted From East Jerusalem Home News Roundup
Nir Hasson, Haaretz

Elderly Palestinians to Be Evicted From East Jerusalem Home

A Palestinian family is slated to be evicted from their home in East Jerusalem’s Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood on August 9, in what would be the first eviction in this neighborhood in eight years. The family consists of a couple in their eighties plus four other relatives.

about 3 weeks ago
Three Israeli Arabs Sent to Six Months in Jail Without Trial News Roundup
Jack Khoury, Haaretz

Three Israeli Arabs Sent to Six Months in Jail Without Trial

Three young men, residents of the Wadi Ara area in northern Israel, have been under administrative detention for the past 10 days. The three were arrested in their homes on July 23, ten days after three residents of the Wadi Ara town of...

about 3 weeks ago
Gillibrand Now Says She Won’t Support Israel Boycott Bill ‘In Its Current Form’ News Roundup
Madina Toure, The Observer

Gillibrand Now Says She Won’t Support Israel Boycott Bill ‘In Its Current Form’

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand said Monday she will not back the Israel Anti-Boycott Act “in its current form” until it is revised to make clear that it does not penalize any efforts by individuals to boycott the Middle Eastern nation. Earlier this month, the Intercept reported that 43...

about 3 weeks ago
For Palestinians, Holy Site Showdown Represents Rare Victory News Roundup
AFP

For Palestinians, Holy Site Showdown Represents Rare Victory

Though it was well past midnight, as news filtered through that Israeli police were removing the remaining new security barriers from the Al-Aqsa mosque compound hundreds of Palestinians flooded the streets. When one youth started to taunt Israeli police warily...

about 3 weeks ago
‘The Worst It’s Been’: Children Continue to Swim as Raw Sewage Floods Gaza Beach News Roundup
Peter Beaumont, The Guardian

‘The Worst It’s Been’: Children Continue to Swim as Raw Sewage Floods Gaza Beach

It is high summer on Gaza City’s beach. A horse and cart patrols the shore selling brightly coloured swimming rings. A small boat is giving joy rides out to sea. Families sit on chairs while a few children play in the water. Normally, in the midst of the school holidays, the beach would be crowded.

about 3 weeks ago
Judges Uphold Israeli Soldier’s Manslaughter Conviction News Roundup
Ahikam Seri, AFP

Judges Uphold Israeli Soldier’s Manslaughter Conviction

A military court on Sunday upheld a manslaughter conviction and 18-month prison sentence for an Israeli soldier who shot dead a prone Palestinian assailant in a case that deeply divided the country. In addition to upholding the conviction, military judges...

on July 30, 2017