Tagged: Law

Israel’s New Nation-State Law Enshrines Apartheid Op-Eds & Analysis
Alex Kane, In These Times

Israel’s New Nation-State Law Enshrines Apartheid

While the nation-state law does not apply to Gaza, an isolated enclave that Israel has deliberately cut off from other Palestinians, both the law and the assault share a common culprit: an Israeli government that is violently bent on maintaining a regime of ethnic privilege and separation at the expense of all Palestinians, whether they live in Israel, Jerusalem, the West Bank or Gaza.

on July 27, 2018
Israel Just Dropped the Pretense of Equality for Palestinian Citizens Op-Eds & Analysis
Yousef Jabareen, Los Angeles Times

Israel Just Dropped the Pretense of Equality for Palestinian Citizens

The Israeli Knesset on Thursday passed into law a bill designed to make a permanent underclass of Palestinian citizens. It threatens to set the country on a course to full-blown Jewish theocracy. The so-called “Jewish nation-state” bill formalizes in Israeli law the superior rights and privileges that Jewish citizens of the state enjoy over its indigenous Palestinian minority, who comprise roughly 20% of the population.

on July 20, 2018
Israel Passes Controversial ‘Jewish Nation-State’ Law News Roundup
Al-Jazeera

Israel Passes Controversial ‘Jewish Nation-State’ Law

Israel's parliament on Thursday adopted a law defining the country as the nation-state of the Jewish people, provoking fears it will lead to blatant discrimination against its Palestinian citizens.

on July 19, 2018
The ‘Ultimate Deal’? For Israel, Maybe. We Palestinians Will Never Accept It. Op-Eds & Analysis
Hanan Ashrawi, The Guardian

The ‘Ultimate Deal’? For Israel, Maybe. We Palestinians Will Never Accept It.

The “ultimate deal” suffers from multiple fatal flaws and misconceptions that several successive US administrations have repeatedly failed to recognise. The spirit of the Palestinian people cannot be broken or brought into submission; nor will we ever succumb to external pressure and blackmail.

on July 19, 2018
George Bisharat: Legal Scholar, Educator, and Blues Musician Palestinian-American Profiles
IMEU

George Bisharat: Legal Scholar, Educator, and Blues Musician

Reflecting on his career and writing, Bisharat explains, “Fighting injustice is what inspires me professionally, personally and creatively through my legal career, as an educator and as a musician.”

on July 10, 2018
In Major Free Speech Victory, Federal Court Strikes Down Law that Punishes Supporters of… Op-Eds & Analysis
Glenn Greenwald, The Intercept

In Major Free Speech Victory, Federal Court Strikes Down Law that Punishes Supporters of…

A federal judge on Tuesday ruled that a Kansas law designed to punish people who boycott Israel is an unconstitutional denial of free speech. The ruling is a significant victory for free speech rights because the global campaign to criminalize, or otherwise legally outlaw, the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement has been spreading rapidly in numerous political and academic centers in the U.S.

on January 31, 2018
Ruling: Kansas Law Targeting Israel Boycotts Chills Speech Op-Eds & Analysis
Roxana Hegeman, Associated Press

Ruling: Kansas Law Targeting Israel Boycotts Chills Speech

A federal judge on Tuesday temporarily blocked a Kansas law barring state contractors from participating in boycotts against Israel, saying the state law violates their free speech rights. U.S. District Judge Daniel Crabtree wrote in his decision that the U.S. Supreme Court has held that the "First Amendment protects the right to participate in a boycott like the one punished by the Kansas law."

on January 30, 2018
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
Sanctioning Land Expropriation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory Op-Eds & Analysis
Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights

Sanctioning Land Expropriation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory

On 6 February 2017, the Israeli Knesset (legislature) passed a law permitting the expropriation of housing built on private Palestinian land in the Occupied Territories. Under the legislation, referred to herein as the ‘Expropriation Law’ (but also described as the ‘Regularisation Law’ or simply the ‘Theft Law’) Palestinians from whom land was taken would have no right to claim it back ‘until there is a diplomatic resolution of the status of the territories.’

on March 3, 2017
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