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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.

about 2 weeks ago
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.

about 2 weeks ago
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
Expert Q&A re Protests Against the Palestinian Authority Q&As

Expert Q&A re Protests Against the Palestinian Authority

There have been a series of protests against the Palestinian Authority (PA) recently, which Palestinian police violently dispersed. What are these demonstrations about? What are the protesters asking for? Diana Buttu, political analyst and former advisor to Palestine Liberation Organization Chairman and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, weighs in.

on March 16, 2017
Sanctioning Land Expropriation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory Op-Eds & Analysis

Sanctioning Land Expropriation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory

On 6 February 2017, the Israeli Knesset (legislature) passed a law permitting the expropriation of housing built on private Palestinian land in the Occupied Territories. Under the legislation, referred to herein as the ‘Expropriation Law’ (but also described as the ‘Regularisation Law’ or simply the ‘Theft Law’) Palestinians from whom land was taken would have no right to claim it back ‘until there is a diplomatic resolution of the status of the territories.’

on March 3, 2017
Israel Denies a Work Visa to Human Rights Watch Researcher News Roundup

Israel Denies a Work Visa to Human Rights Watch Researcher

The Israeli government has denied a work visa for an investigator for Human Rights Watch, a prominent advocacy organization, accusing the group of engaging in “Palestinian propaganda.” Human Rights Watch, which has worked in Israel for three decades, denied the accusation, calling the visa rejection “part of a pattern” of actions by the right-wing government in the country to hinder the work of rights groups.

on February 24, 2017
Why Is Moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem Such a Big Deal? Videos

Why Is Moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem Such a Big Deal?

Donald Trump has pledged to do something no other U.S. president has done: move the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. This would be unprecedented support for Israeli occupation and theft of Palestinian land.

on January 17, 2017
What Are Israeli Settlements? Videos

What Are Israeli Settlements?

Secretary of State John Kerry: "Nearly every country in the world, other than Israel, opposes settlements." But what are Israeli settlements, who are Israeli settlers, and how do they impact Palestinian lives?

on January 4, 2017
Top Israeli Justices Face War Crimes Suit in Chile for Authorizing West Bank Wall News Roundup

Top Israeli Justices Face War Crimes Suit in Chile for Authorizing West Bank Wall

A war crimes suit was filed in Chile against three Israeli Supreme Court justices for authorizing the construction of the West Bank separation barrier in the Bethlehem area, Palestinian sources involved in the lawsuit told Haaretz. The lawsuit, which also alleges crimes against humanity, was filed in Santiago on Monday and was joined by a number of Chilean lawmakers from left, right and centrist parties.

on November 29, 2016