Tagged: United Nations

Trading with Israeli Settlements Is Against the Law
Tom Moerenhout, The Electronic Intifada

Trading with Israeli Settlements Is Against the Law

Stopping trade with Israeli settlements in occupied territories is long overdue, and the European Union’s continued refusal to do so is a hypocritical violation of its obligations under international law.

on April 11, 2017
This Water Day, Think of Gaza
Bill Corcoran, Huffington Post

This Water Day, Think of Gaza

Ninety percent of all the water flowing through Gaza is unfit for human consumption. That’s right — nine out of ten times a family turns on the tap (if they have one), the water will be hazardous. It might run cloudy...

on March 21, 2017
UN Report Decries Israeli Settlements’ ‘Alarming Pace’
Al Jazeera

UN Report Decries Israeli Settlements’ ‘Alarming Pace’

The UN's special rapporteur on the occupied Palestinian territories has decried how Israel's "illegal settlement enterprise has moved at an alarming pace" this year. Michael Lynk pointed on Monday to announcements...

on March 20, 2017
UN Agency Head Resigns, Stands by Israel ‘Apartheid’ Report
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
UN Official Resigns After Pressure to Withdraw Israel Apartheid Report
Ali Abunimah, The Electronic Intifada

UN Official Resigns After Pressure to Withdraw Israel Apartheid Report

A senior United Nations official has resigned, following pressure from Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to withdraw the landmark report published earlier this week finding Israel guilty of apartheid.

on March 17, 2017
UN Report: Israel Has Established an ‘Apartheid Regime’
Ben White, Al Jazeera

UN Report: Israel Has Established an ‘Apartheid Regime’

A new United Nations report accuses Israel of having established "an apartheid regime that oppresses and dominates the Palestinian people as a whole". The publication comes amid renewed...

on March 15, 2017
Is Bernie Sanders Open to a One-State Solution?
Ali Abunimah, The Electronic Intifada

Is Bernie Sanders Open to a One-State Solution?

Bernie Sanders gave his first major speech on the question of Palestine since his Democratic primary challenge to Hillary Clinton last year. The Vermont senator did not...

on March 1, 2017
Engineers in Gaza Convert the Rubble of War into Concrete for Rebuilding
Ahmad Kabariti, Mondoweiss

Engineers in Gaza Convert the Rubble of War into Concrete for Rebuilding

An all-female team of engineers in Gaza have invented an affordable new way to produce concrete from the leftover rubble of homes destroyed during the last war in Gaza. And the four women behind the project–Nour Buhaisi, Aya Abu Hashish, Rahma Ashour, and...

on February 20, 2017
Theresa May Is Showing Contempt for Palestinian Rights as She Rolls out the Red Carpet for…
Ryvka Barnard, The Independent UK

Theresa May Is Showing Contempt for Palestinian Rights as She Rolls out the Red Carpet for…

Theresa May welcomes Benjamin Netanyahu to Downing Street today, just days after the Israeli Prime Minister announced plans for thousands of new illegal settlement units in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

on February 6, 2017
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