Tagged: Trump

Israel Approves 1900 Settler Homes News & Analysis
Aljazeera

Israel Approves 1900 Settler Homes

On Sunday Israel approved the construction of over 1900 new illegal Jewish-only settlement units on Palestinian land. These settlements steal vital resources from Palestinians are completely off limits to those living under occupation in the West Bank

about 2 weeks ago
Expert Q&A: Trump’s Executive Order on Campus Antisemitism Q&As
IMEU

Expert Q&A: Trump’s Executive Order on Campus Antisemitism

Last week, President Donald Trump issued an executive order conflating criticism of Israel on university campuses with antisemitism and threatening to cut off funding to institutions that allow campaigns in support of Palestinian human rights. The IMEU offers the following expert Q&A with attorney Dima Khalidi, founder and director of Palestine Legal and Cooperating Counsel with the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), explaining what the executive order consists of and the dangers it poses to human rights activism and free speech on campus.

on December 18, 2019
UC Berkeley student group protests executive order on anti-Semitism News & Analysis
Sebastian Cahill, the Daily Californian

UC Berkeley student group protests executive order on anti-Semitism

Last week Berkeley students rallied against Trump's executive order targeting critics of Israel, “As a Jewish person, it’s important to speak out about issues like this because silencing Palestinians does nothing to keep me safe as a Jewish person..."

on December 17, 2019
Trump appeases Israel lobby with executive order News Roundup
Nora Barrows-Friedman, Electronic Intifada

Trump appeases Israel lobby with executive order

Trump's executive order meets the demands of Israel lobby groups who wish to criminalize Palestine solidarity organizing – especially on US college campuses – by conflating criticism of Israel with anti-Jewish bigotry.

on December 12, 2019
The latest shot in the Trump administration’s war on Palestinian rights Op-Eds & Analysis
Hanan Ashrawi, The Washington Post

The latest shot in the Trump administration’s war on Palestinian rights

Pompeo’s reckless announcement threatens to normalize and encourage Israeli war crimes and expansionism. It is an overt green light for Israeli annexation of Palestinian territory and the permanent denial of the Palestinian people’s rights to freedom and self-determination.

on November 22, 2019
US settlement announcement prompts Israeli calls for takeover News & Analysis
Oliver Holmes, The Guardian

US settlement announcement prompts Israeli calls for takeover

Israeli extremists want to exploit the Trump administration's bogus attempt to rewrite international law by annexing Jewish-only settlements in the occupied West Bank. Here's Palestinian analyst Diana Buttu's reaction: "This isn’t just about Trump...We saw this all happening through the negotiations; there was a continued attempt to water down the illegality of settlements. Israel got the message that might is right.”

on November 19, 2019
Trump wants to shoot asylum seekers in the legs Infographics
IMEU

Trump wants to shoot asylum seekers in the legs

Trump's brutal fantasy is Gaza's wretched reality. Israeli snipers target the legs of Palestinians marching for their rights in Gaza. At least 6,392 Palestinians have been shot in their lower limbs by Israeli forces since March 2018, the start of the Great Return March.

on October 3, 2019
Kushner Presents Vision of a Middle East at Peace but No Details How to Get There News Roundup
Loveday Morris, The Washington Post

Kushner Presents Vision of a Middle East at Peace but No Details How to Get There

President Trump’s adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, presented a vision Tuesday of a new prosperity for the Middle East if peace could be achieved between Israelis and Palestinians but did not reveal how the White House plans to achieve such a political settlement.

on June 27, 2019
Denied Entry to US, Palestinian Diplomat Hanan Ashrawi on US “Peace Plan” & Israeli Political Crisis News Roundup
Democracy Now!

Denied Entry to US, Palestinian Diplomat Hanan Ashrawi on US “Peace Plan” & Israeli Political Crisis

Israel will hold new elections after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to form a coalition government in six weeks of negotiations following the April 9 election. This marks the first time in Israeli history a prime minister-designate has failed to form a coalition government.

on June 5, 2019
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