Gaza

Gaza

The Gaza Strip is a narrow strip of Palestinian territory along the Mediterranean Sea. Just 25 miles long and six miles wide, the tiny coastal enclave is one of the most densely populated places on earth and is home to approximately 1.7 million people. Three quarters of Gaza’s population are refugees who were expelled from the land that became Israel in 1948, and their descendants. A December 2011 Oxfam report showed that 80% of families in Gaza live in poverty, a figure that reflects Israel’s ongoing blockade and closure of the Strip’s borders.

In Rare Move, Israel Orders Demolition of Entire West Bank Bedouin Village News Roundup
Yotam Berger, Haaretz

In Rare Move, Israel Orders Demolition of Entire West Bank Bedouin Village

In a rare occurrence, the IDF’s Civil Administration in the West Bank on Sunday distributed some 40 demolition orders in a Bedouin village in Area C, which is under full Israeli civil and military control.

about 1 day ago
Palestinian Wins Berlinale Award With Documentary on Israeli Prison News Roundup
DPA and Nirit Anderman, Haaretz

Palestinian Wins Berlinale Award With Documentary on Israeli Prison

Palestinian filmmaker Raed Andoni won Saturday the Berlinale's first-ever Silver Bear for best documentary for "Istiyad Ashbah" ("Ghost Hunting"), in which former inmates reenact events...

about 3 days ago
Trump Will Not Insist on Two-State Solution as Netanyahu Visits News Roundup
Andrew Beatty & David Clark, AFP

Trump Will Not Insist on Two-State Solution as Netanyahu Visits

President Donald Trump welcomes Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu to the White House on Wednesday after an administration official signaled a break with US support for a two-state solution...

about 6 days ago
Senate Foreign Relations Committee Should #RejectFriedman Op-Eds & Analysis
Josh Ruebner, Huffington Post

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Should #RejectFriedman

Tomorrow President Donald Trump will meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House. Will the highly anticipated meeting result in groundbreaking policy developments...

about 1 week ago
NFL Players Cancel Israel Visit After Minister Announces Intention to Use Them as ‘Influencers’ News Roundup
Jack Moore, Newsweek

NFL Players Cancel Israel Visit After Minister Announces Intention to Use Them as ‘Influencers’

Superbowl winner and Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett has cancelled a planned trip to Israel after a government minister announced its intention to use him and other players...

about 1 week ago
Flynn, Trump Aide Under Scrutiny, Will Attend Netanyahu Meetings News Roundup
Michael Wilner, The Jerusalem Post

Flynn, Trump Aide Under Scrutiny, Will Attend Netanyahu Meetings

US National Security Adviser Michael Flynn carefully planned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to the White House over the past month, synthesizing policy points with his Israeli counterpart...

about 1 week ago
Palestinians Deserve Justice Too News Roundup
Rahul Saksena, The Hill

Palestinians Deserve Justice Too

President Trump and his team have taken hard-right positions – and now executive action – on issue after issue, and a cross-movement resistance is emerging. Activists are rising up against...

about 1 week ago
NFL Players Pulls Out of Israel Trip, ‘Feels Used’ News Roundup
Josef Federman, AP

NFL Players Pulls Out of Israel Trip, ‘Feels Used’

An American professional football player has pulled out of a sponsored trip to Israel, accusing its government of trying to use him for PR purposes and citing sympathy for the Palestinians.

about 1 week ago
Seahawks’ Michael Bennett Withdraws from Israel Trip, Citing Sympathy for Palestine News Roundup
Cindy Boren, The Washington Post

Seahawks’ Michael Bennett Withdraws from Israel Trip, Citing Sympathy for Palestine

Seattle Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett has withdrawn at the last minute from a sponsored trip to Israel, saying the government there is using him for a public-relations...

about 1 week ago