Tagged: United Nations

CNN Fires Marc Lamont Hill As Contributor After He Called For A “Free Palestine” At The UN News & Analysis
Rachel Leah, Salon

CNN Fires Marc Lamont Hill As Contributor After He Called For A “Free Palestine” At The UN

Author and professor Marc Lamont Hill was fired from CNN on Thursday, where he worked as a political commentator, after he criticized Israel at the U.N. In his speech delivered on Wednesday, Hill called on the U.N. to extend an active solidarity to Palestinians in their struggle for equal rights and self-determination, in line with both nonviolence and international law.

about 1 week ago
CNN Fired Marc Lamont Hill to Comfort Conservative Snowflakes Op-Eds & Analysis
Eric Levitz, New York Magazine

CNN Fired Marc Lamont Hill to Comfort Conservative Snowflakes

For over half a century, Palestinians in the West Bank have been living under an illegal military occupation — one that provides their Jewish neighbors with the franchise and basic civil rights, while providing them with neither.

about 1 week ago
Trump Should Seek to Be the First to Broker Peace Between Israel and Palestine Op-Eds & Analysis
Nadia Hijab and Zaha Hassan, The Hill

Trump Should Seek to Be the First to Broker Peace Between Israel and Palestine

President Trump says he wants “to see peace” between Israel and the Palestinians. No one would disagree. But how is a peace agreement to be reached after decades of failed negotiations? And will it meet the...

on May 1, 2017
Jenin Won’t Forget Israel’s Massacre Op-Eds & Analysis
Ilan Pappe, The Electronic Intifada

Jenin Won’t Forget Israel’s Massacre

Fifteen years ago this month the Israeli army bombarded and assaulted the Jenin refugee camp for more than 10 days. This was part of Israel’s so-called Operation Defensive Shield, during which it sent troops...

on April 18, 2017
Trading with Israeli Settlements Is Against the Law News Roundup
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 News Roundup
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’ News Roundup
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 News Roundup
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 News Roundup
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
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