Tagged: United Nations

Coronavirus ‘extremely dangerous’ for Palestinian areas, UN envoy warns News & Analysis
Raphael Ahren, Times of Israel

Coronavirus ‘extremely dangerous’ for Palestinian areas, UN envoy warns

The Palestinian economy has been crumbling for decades as a result of 70+ years of Israeli military occupation. But the coronavirus closures are now adding another element of economic suffocation. Ending Israel's military occupation is the only way out.

on April 13, 2020
I was meant to talk about Palestinian kids at the UN. Israel forced me out News & Analysis
Brad Parker, +972 Magazine

I was meant to talk about Palestinian kids at the UN. Israel forced me out

Brad Parker was invited by Belgium’s Permanent Mission to the UN to brief members of the US Security Council on Israel's violations of Palestinian children’s rights. Last, week, after immense pressure from Israel, Brad was disinvited.

on February 25, 2020
Gaza is now officially uninhabitable News & Analysis
Ramzy Baroud, Gulf News

Gaza is now officially uninhabitable

Almost a decade ago, UN experts warned Gaza would become 'uninhabitable' by 2020 as a result of Israel's crippling siege and occupation. Now, it's 2020 and that warning is and has been a reality for some time.

on January 7, 2020
U.N. Report on Gaza Says Israeli Forces May Have Committed War Crimes News & Analysis
Ruth Eglash, The Washington Post

U.N. Report on Gaza Says Israeli Forces May Have Committed War Crimes

Israeli security forces may have committed war crimes and should be held individually and collectively accountable for the deaths of 189 Palestinian protesters in Gaza last year, according to a report published Thursday by the United Nations.

on February 28, 2019
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.

on December 4, 2018
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.

on December 3, 2018
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
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