Experts

Expert Q&A: The Trump Plan & Israeli Annexation of the Jordan Valley

Ingrid Jaradat Gassner Coordinator of International Advocacy and Public Relations for the Civic Coalition for Palestinian Rights in Jerusalem

Ingrid Jaradat Gassner

Noura Erakat Human Rights Attorney and Activist

Noura Erakat

Issam Younis Director General of the Al Mezan Center for Human Rights

Issam Younis

Dr. Jess Ghannam Board member of Gaza Community Mental Health Programme

Jess Ghannam

Updates

More Than 90 Percent of West Bank Eviction Orders Go to Palestinians, Report Shows News & Analysis

More Than 90 Percent of West Bank Eviction Orders Go to Palestinians, Report Shows

Between 2005 and 2018, over 90% of evacuation orders issued by Israel’s military authority for the occupied West Bank were given to Palestinians.

about 4 days ago
Unarmed Palestinian man shot dead by police in Jerusalem News & Analysis

Unarmed Palestinian man shot dead by police in Jerusalem

Hundreds of Palestinians gathered on Sunday for the funeral of Eyad Hallaq, who was shot 19 times by Israeli soldiers in occupied Jerusalem on Saturday. Hallaq had been on his way to school when soldiers began to chase him for no apparent reason.

about 4 days ago
West Bank Poverty May Double Over Pandemic: World Bank News & Analysis

West Bank Poverty May Double Over Pandemic: World Bank

Israel controls all aspects of the Palestinian economy, what can and cannot be imported/exported, what taxes are levied, and the mobility of Palestinian workers. Now, the pandemic is adding another layer of restrictions.

about 4 days ago
A Palestinian Family Was Farming Wheat, Then Soldiers Arrived and They Were Shot News & Analysis

A Palestinian Family Was Farming Wheat, Then Soldiers Arrived and They Were Shot

A Palestinian family was farming near their home in the West Bank. Suddenly, armed Israeli soldiers showed up and attacked them with tear gas and bullets.

about 1 week ago
Beshara Doumani, inaugural Mahmoud Darwish Chair in Palestinian Studies News & Analysis

Beshara Doumani, inaugural Mahmoud Darwish Chair in Palestinian Studies

Professor Beshara Doumani has just been appointed the first holder of the Mahmoud Darwish Chair in Palestinian Studies at Brown University.

about 1 week ago
Protect Human Rights Work, Take Action for Laith News & Analysis

Protect Human Rights Work, Take Action for Laith

Amnesty human rights campaigner Laith Abu Zeyad was banned by Israel from traveling and denied permits because of his human rights advocacy. Spread the word and demand Israel #LiftTheBan.

about 1 week ago
Israel’s planned annexation of the Jordan Valley: Why it matters News & Analysis

Israel’s planned annexation of the Jordan Valley: Why it matters

Part of Israel's annexation plan is taking over the Jordan Valley. Why? Because the area is "rich in minerals and agricultural soil and is a highly strategic area..." Israel is depriving Palestinians of their right to the resources on their land.

about 1 week ago
Annexation is not just about stealing land — it’s about expelling Palestinians News & Analysis

Annexation is not just about stealing land — it’s about expelling Palestinians

Israel's planned annexation of the West Bank is the latest stage in Israel's century-long settler colonial project, and could lead to intensified ethnic cleansing of Palestinians. "It is time for Palestinians to return to their original demands of full decolonization and one democratic state where all human beings have equal rights on this land."

about 2 weeks ago
Take Us Back Home: Thousands of Palestinians stranded by coronavirus appeal for urgent repatriation News & Analysis

Take Us Back Home: Thousands of Palestinians stranded by coronavirus appeal for urgent repatriation

Over 4,000 Palestinians, most of them students, have been trapped in the countries they are studying in, unable to return home because of the coronavirus pandemic. Now these students have launched a campaign, "Take Us Back Home," to call attention to their situation.

about 2 weeks ago