Tagged: Discrimination

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.

about 2 weeks ago
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.

about 2 weeks ago
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...

about 3 weeks ago
What We Talk About When We Don’t Talk About The Nakba Op-Eds & Analysis
Donna Nevel, The Forward

What We Talk About When We Don’t Talk About The Nakba

In recent weeks, I have been paying particular attention to the arguments in favor of Zionism from those who call themselves progressive Zionists and call for a two-state solution, support Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish state, and express criticism of some of Israel’s policies and actions.

on March 29, 2017
When You Come for Rasmea Odeh, You Come For All of Us Op-Eds & Analysis
Noura Erakat, Jezebel

When You Come for Rasmea Odeh, You Come For All of Us

“In the US, we are living in a time that is worse than the few years after the September 11th attacks,” said Rasmea Odeh to nearly 1,000 people gathered at the Chicago Teachers Union Hall to commemorate International Women’s Day on March 8. “Israeli and U.S. policies make it easy to target our people,” she continued, “but Palestinians are resisting these attacks...

on March 24, 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
David Friedman, Ambassador for Apartheid Fact Sheets
IMEU

David Friedman, Ambassador for Apartheid

Friedman is a staunch supporter of Israeli settlements built on occupied Palestinian land in violation of international law and nearly 50 years of official US policy. As head of American Friends of Beit El Institutions (AFBEI), Friedman has raised tens of millions of dollars for the hardline, religious-nationalist settlement of Beit El, built on privately-owned Palestinian land.

on March 8, 2017
Shocked by Donald Trump’s ‘Travel Ban’? Israel Has Had a Similar Policy for Decades News Roundup
Ben White, The Independent

Shocked by Donald Trump’s ‘Travel Ban’? Israel Has Had a Similar Policy for Decades

In US President Donald Trump’s first week in office, three policy issues dominated the headlines: his plans to build a wall on the Mexican border, the President’s support for torture, and his executive order targeting...

on January 30, 2017
Amid US Travel Ban, Israel Set to Bar Entry to Boycott Activists News Roundup
Marissa Newman, Times of Israel

Amid US Travel Ban, Israel Set to Bar Entry to Boycott Activists

The Knesset on Monday is scheduled to pass into law a bill that would bar advocates of boycotting Israel from the country. The proposed legislation, advanced by right-wing and centrist coalition lawmakers, would see Israel...

on January 29, 2017
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