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Global Opinions Why Can’t Israel Accept Other Religions and Cultures in the Holy Land? Op-Eds & Analysis

Global Opinions Why Can’t Israel Accept Other Religions and Cultures in the Holy Land?

As a young boy growing up in Bethlehem, I was often excited when our family had company. My dad, a Christian clergyman, loved to take us and the guests to Hebron. Dad would take us to the Cave of the Machpela, situated within the Ibrahimi Mosque, where Abraham and his family are buried and would tell the story of how Abraham obeyed God’s calling even when it came to the request to sacrifice his own son.

about 1 week ago
The Crisis in Gaza Fact Sheets

The Crisis in Gaza

The immediate cause of the current crisis in Gaza is the West Bank-based Palestinian Authority’s efforts to pressure its rival Hamas and to curry favor with the Trump administration. However, the appalling conditions that the nearly 2 million Palestinians in Gaza are forced to endure are ultimately the result of 50 years of Israeli military rule over the tiny coastal enclave and a cruel and illegal siege and naval blockade.

on June 19, 2017
Israel’s Mass Incarceration of Palestinians Fact Sheets

Israel’s Mass Incarceration of Palestinians

Since occupying the Palestinian West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and Gaza during the June 1967 war, Israel has imprisoned nearly a million Palestinians, including nonviolent human rights activists, in an attempt to crush any resistance to its military rule and theft of Palestinian land for its illegal settlement enterprise.

on June 7, 2017
Israel’s Theft & Destruction of Palestinian Land & Homes Fact Sheets

Israel’s Theft & Destruction of Palestinian Land & Homes

As Israel’s military rule over Palestinians in the occupied West Bank, East Jerusalem, and Gaza marks 50 years this week, the IMEU offers the following quick facts on Israel’s theft and destruction of Palestinian land and homes.

on June 5, 2017
50 Years of Israeli Military Rule: Settlements & Settlers Fact Sheets

50 Years of Israeli Military Rule: Settlements & Settlers

Today, there are approximately 650,000 settlers living on occupied Palestinian land in approximately 125 official settlements and more than 100 “outposts,” including approximately 300,000 in East Jerusalem and 350,000 in the rest of the West Bank.

on June 5, 2017
50 Years of Israeli Military Rule Fact Sheets

50 Years of Israeli Military Rule

Since militarily occupying the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and Gaza, during the June 1967 War, Israel has destroyed more than 48,000 Palestinian homes and other structures, imprisoned more than 800,000 Palestinians using a military court system that human rights organizations have condemned, and built approximately 125 official settlements on occupied Palestinian land in violation of international law.

on May 31, 2017
The Legal Status of Jerusalem Fact Sheets

The Legal Status of Jerusalem

Under international law, East Jerusalem (including the Old City and its holy sites) are not legally part of Israel. Since Israel's establishment in 1948, the US and international community have refused to recognize the sovereignty of any country to any part of Jerusalem in the absence of a permanent Arab-Israeli peace agreement.

on May 17, 2017
Expert Q&A: On the Latest Hunger Strike by Palestinian Political Prisoners Q&As

Expert Q&A: On the Latest Hunger Strike by Palestinian Political Prisoners

Regarding the ongoing hunger strike by Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli jails, which is now in its fourth week, the IMEU offers the following expert Q&A with Qadura Fares, Director of the Palestinian Prisoner’s Club.

on May 15, 2017
UN Agency Head Resigns, Stands by Israel ‘Apartheid’ Report News Roundup

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