Tagged: Discrimination

Israel: Discriminatory Land Policies Hem in Palestinians News & Analysis
Human Rights Watch

Israel: Discriminatory Land Policies Hem in Palestinians

Israel's racist planning policies confine Palestinians to densely populated towns with little room to expand. Meanwhile, the Israeli gov fosters the rapid expansion of predominantly Jewish cities nearby.

about 3 weeks ago
EXCLUSIVE: HSBC to block donations to Palestinian aid charity Interpal News & Analysis
Peter Oborne and Jan-Peter Westad, Middle East Eye

EXCLUSIVE: HSBC to block donations to Palestinian aid charity Interpal

HSBC announced it will stop processing payments made to London-based Palestine charity organizations Interpal, a leading British charity focusing on providing relief funds to Palestinians throughout the year, but especially in the month of Ramadan.

on April 28, 2020
Israeli Town Councilman Urges Residents to Stop Selling Homes to Arabs News & Analysis
Noa Shpigel, Haaretz

Israeli Town Councilman Urges Residents to Stop Selling Homes to Arabs

In an uncovered Whatsapp group, an Israeli town councilman sent racist messages urging locals not to sell property to Palestinians or Arabs in general.

on April 6, 2020
Israel fails to provide real-time coronavirus updates in Arabic for Palestinian citizens News & Analysis
Adalah: The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel

Israel fails to provide real-time coronavirus updates in Arabic for Palestinian citizens

Israel is refusing to provide essential real-time coronavirus updates and public health information in Arabic for its Palestinian citizens, who make up roughly a fifth of the population.

on March 17, 2020
Quick Facts: Jerusalem Fact Sheets

Quick Facts: Jerusalem

Since Israel’s establishment in 1948, the United Nations and international community have not recognized the sovereignty of any country to any part of Jerusalem in the absence of a permanent peace agreement in the region.

on May 4, 2018
For Palestinians, Israeli Permits a Complex Tool of Control News Roundup
Arin Laub and Mohammed Daraghmeh, Associated Press

For Palestinians, Israeli Permits a Complex Tool of Control

More than 300 Palestinians showed up at an Israeli military base in the West Bank recently, hoping they could win the lifting of security bans that prevent them for entering Israel. But they were also anxious. Talking in small groups, they recounted past experiences where some had been asked to spy on their neighbors in exchange for a permit — a gut-wrenching choice.

on April 30, 2018
Israel Celebrates Its Independence, We Mourn Our Loss Op-Eds & Analysis
Ayman Odeh, New York Times

Israel Celebrates Its Independence, We Mourn Our Loss

Seventy years ago, the world changed around my family. The establishment of the state of Israel represented self-determination for Jews, but a catastrophe — “nakba” in Arabic — for Palestinians. In the area around the Mediterranean city of Haifa, where my family has lived for six generations, only 2,000 Palestinians of a population of 70,000 remained.

on April 18, 2018
In West Bank, Teenager’s Arrest Sheds Light on Two-Tiered Legal System News Roundup
Ash Gallagher, Yahoo News

In West Bank, Teenager’s Arrest Sheds Light on Two-Tiered Legal System

Bassem Tamimi’s voice sounded frail and exhausted when he answered the phone. He had been answering calls about his daughter’s arrest by Israeli Defense Forces for days, “They surrounded my home,” he told Yahoo News. “Between 3 and 4 a.m., they attacked the village.” His daughter, Ahed Tamimi, 16, was arrested last month in a pre-dawn raid on the family’s home. The arrest followed another video, posted to Facebook, of Tamimi protesting the Israeli occupation by slapping an Israeli soldier outside her house in Nabih Saleh.

on January 24, 2018
I Am American, Jewish and Banned from Israel for My Activism Op-Eds & Analysis
Medea Benjamin, The Guardian

I Am 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.

on January 15, 2018
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