Tagged: Political Parties

Palestinian Activists At The DNC Believe Time Is On Their Side Op-Eds & Analysis
Daniel Marans, The Huffington Post

Palestinian Activists At The DNC Believe Time Is On Their Side

PHILADELPHIA ― Democratic Party leaders may be doing their best to snub Palestinian rights advocates, but the activists were out in unprecedented force at the Democratic National Convention this week. Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-Vt.) candidacy, along with young people’s changing views of Israel, are emboldening staunch partisans of the Palestinian cause once relegated to the fringes…

on July 27, 2016
Palestinian Student Leaders Facing Jail for Opposing Occupation News Roundup
Rori Donaghy & Lubna Masarwa, Middle East Eye

Palestinian Student Leaders Facing Jail for Opposing Occupation

Students at Palestine’s leading university will choose their new president on 16 May, after recent elections in which a Hamas-linked bloc won a majority of seats, but a prominent student activist says their new leader will almost certainly be imprisoned by Israeli authorities.

on May 9, 2016
Expert Q&A: Palestine — The Year in Review & A Look Ahead to 2016 Q&As
IMEU

Expert Q&A: Palestine — The Year in Review & A Look Ahead to 2016

As 2015 comes to a close, the IMEU offers the following expert Q&A on the year's events in Palestine/Israel, as well as a look ahead to 2016, with political analysts Diana Buttu and Mouin Rabbani.

on December 21, 2015
In His Own Words: Sheldon Adelson & Israel Fact Sheets
IMEU

In His Own Words: Sheldon Adelson & Israel

Tonight, Republican presidential candidates will meet for their fifth debate, at The Venetian Las Vegas, a hotel and casino owned by right-wing billionaire Sheldon Adelson. The IMEU offers the following list of some of the most offensive and egregious statements that Adelson has made about Palestinians, Israel, and US foreign policy over the last few years.

on December 15, 2015
Influential Pro-Israel Group Suffers Stinging Political Defeat News Roundup
Julie Hirschfeld Davis, The New York Times

Influential Pro-Israel Group Suffers Stinging Political Defeat

Officials at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee knew the odds were against them in the fight to block President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran from surviving a congressional vote. But the influential pro-Israel group threw itself into a nearly $30 million advertising and lobbying effort to kill the accord anyway.

on September 10, 2015
Israeli Forces Free Palestinian Hunger Striker Khader Adnan News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Israeli Forces Free Palestinian Hunger Striker Khader Adnan

The Israeli authorities released Palestinian prisoner Khader Adnan on Sunday, two weeks after a deal was reached to end a 55-day long hunger strike that brought him close to death. Adnan, 37, went on hunger strike in June to protest the Israeli practice of administrative detention, under which Palestinians can be held without trial or charge indefinitely. His release Sunday came after 11 months in Israeli custody.

on July 12, 2015
Netanyahu Deputy Charged with Administering Palestinians Says They Are ‘Beasts, Not Human’ News Roundup
Mondoweiss

Netanyahu Deputy Charged with Administering Palestinians Says They Are ‘Beasts, Not Human’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu finalized the formation of a new government this week when he signed a coalition agreement with far-right settler party Jewish Home. As part of the agreement, Rabbi [Eli] Ben-Dahan will be Israel’s next deputy defense minister, responsible for the army’s “Civil Administration.”

on May 9, 2015
Benjamin Netanyahu fights for survival as ugly racism row overshadows final acts of bitter campaign News Roundup
Ben Lynfield, The Independent

Benjamin Netanyahu fights for survival as ugly racism row overshadows final acts of bitter campaign

The final hours of Israel’s close-fought election campaign were overshadowed by an ugly row over racism as the Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, warned that his party was at risk of losing power because the country’s Arab citizens were voting in “droves”. In a video clip posted on his Facebook page Mr Netanyahu said: “The rule of the right is in danger..."

on March 17, 2015
Israeli Arabs May Hold Election Wild Card News Roundup
Wall Street Journal

Israeli Arabs May Hold Election Wild Card

RAHAT, Israel—This Arab Bedouin city deep in the Negev desert could play a wild card in Israel’s election. Three hundred volunteers from United List, the only Arab party among the 11 contesting Tuesday’s election, are canvassing for votes among Rahat’s 80,000 people. Polling indicates it could emerge as the third-largest party in Israel’s parliament.

on March 13, 2015
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