Tagged: Apartheid

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
UN Report: Israel Has Established an ‘Apartheid Regime’ News Roundup
Ben White, Al Jazeera

UN Report: Israel Has Established an ‘Apartheid Regime’

A new United Nations report accuses Israel of having established "an apartheid regime that oppresses and dominates the Palestinian people as a whole". The publication comes amid renewed...

on March 15, 2017
Bill Brings Middle East Boycott Conflict to Annapolis News Roundup
Michael Dresser, Baltimore Sun

Bill Brings Middle East Boycott Conflict to Annapolis

State lawmakers are wading into the conflict in the Middle East as they consider legislation that would put Maryland squarely on the side of Israel against critics who would boycott the Jewish state.

on February 9, 2017
Top Israeli Justices Face War Crimes Suit in Chile for Authorizing West Bank Wall News Roundup
Amira Hass, Haaretz

Top Israeli Justices Face War Crimes Suit in Chile for Authorizing West Bank Wall

A war crimes suit was filed in Chile against three Israeli Supreme Court justices for authorizing the construction of the West Bank separation barrier in the Bethlehem area, Palestinian sources involved in the lawsuit told Haaretz. The lawsuit, which also alleges crimes against humanity, was filed in Santiago on Monday and was joined by a number of Chilean lawmakers from left, right and centrist parties.

on November 29, 2016
One Hundred Years and Counting: Britain, Balfour, and the Cultural Repression of Palestinians Op-Eds & Analysis
Aimee Shalan, Al-Shabaka

One Hundred Years and Counting: Britain, Balfour, and the Cultural Repression of Palestinians

If Palestinian poet Dareen Tatour passes over the perimeter of her home’s driveway in her village of Reineh in the Galilee, an alarm will sound at the British multinational security firm G4S and the Israeli authorities will be alerted.

on October 26, 2016
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