Tagged: Apartheid

I A American, Jewish and Banned from Israel for My Activism Op-Eds & Analysis
Medea Benjamin, The Guardian

I A American, Jewish and Banned from Israel for My Activism

This month, the Israeli government announced that activists affiliated with 20 organizations, including my organization Codepink, would be banned from entering Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories because of our support for the nonviolent boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement for Palestinian rights. As a Jew, this causes me tremendous sadness because I have a lifetime attachment to Israel and Palestine.

about 6 days ago
The Arrest And Abuse Of Palestinian Children Has To Stop Op-Eds & Analysis
Issa Amro, The Forward

The Arrest And Abuse Of Palestinian Children Has To Stop

As a Palestinian human rights defender, I have been arrested by Israel more times that I can count. I have been beaten, stripped and left outside in the cold, and my family has been threatened with violence. During one of my arrests in 2015, I spent five hours handcuffed to a toilet in a filthy bathroom. The soldiers would enter, cock their guns at me and yell, “I will kill you the way ISIS kills.”

on November 15, 2017
The Legal Status of Jerusalem Fact Sheets
IMEU

The Legal Status of Jerusalem

Under international law, East Jerusalem (including the Old City and its holy sites) are not legally part of Israel. Since Israel's establishment in 1948, the US and international community have refused to recognize the sovereignty of any country to any part of Jerusalem in the absence of a permanent Arab-Israeli peace agreement.

on May 17, 2017
Expert Q&A: On the Latest Hunger Strike by Palestinian Political Prisoners Q&As
IMEU

Expert Q&A: On the Latest Hunger Strike by Palestinian Political Prisoners

Regarding the ongoing hunger strike by Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli jails, which is now in its fourth week, the IMEU offers the following expert Q&A with Qadura Fares, Director of the Palestinian Prisoner’s Club.

on May 15, 2017
Israeli Lawmakers Back Contentious Jewish Nation-State Bill in Heated Preliminary Vote News Roundup
Jonathan Lis, Haaretz

Israeli Lawmakers Back Contentious Jewish Nation-State Bill in Heated Preliminary Vote

The new version of the nation-state bill has passed the first stage of enactment into law. On Wednesday, the bill passed its preliminary Knesset reading when 48 lawmakers voted in favor of the  the bill, including Prime Minister...

on May 10, 2017
Same Old, Same Old Op-Eds & Analysis
Leila Abdelrazaq, Harper's Magazine

Same Old, Same Old

As a Palestinian, U.S. president Donald Trump’s talk of travel restrictions, refugee and Muslim bans, and wall-building strike me as eerily familiar. Through his appointment of David Friedman as U.S. ambassador...

on April 18, 2017
Banksy’s Hotel Undermines Palestinian Efforts to Narrate Their Own History Op-Eds & Analysis
Leila Abdelrazaq, Muftah

Banksy’s Hotel Undermines Palestinian Efforts to Narrate Their Own History

In the past week, Banksy’s “Walled off Hotel,” located in the occupied Palestinian city of Bethlehem, has generated an incredible amount of media attention. It’s not the first time Banksy has drawn attention to the situation in Palestine...

on March 23, 2017
UN Agency Head Resigns, Stands by Israel ‘Apartheid’ Report News Roundup
Zeina Karam, AP

UN Agency Head Resigns, Stands by Israel ‘Apartheid’ Report

The head of a United Nations agency that promotes development in Arab countries resigned Friday after refusing to withdraw a controversial report concluding that Israel has established an "apartheid regime" that discriminates against Palestinians.

on March 17, 2017
UN Official Resigns After Pressure to Withdraw Israel Apartheid Report News Roundup
Ali Abunimah, The Electronic Intifada

UN Official Resigns After Pressure to Withdraw Israel Apartheid Report

A senior United Nations official has resigned, following pressure from Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to withdraw the landmark report published earlier this week finding Israel guilty of apartheid.

on March 17, 2017
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