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Opinion: Why a new Israeli government won’t mean justice or peace for Palestinians Op-Eds & Analysis
Yousef Munayyer, The Washington Post

Opinion: Why a new Israeli government won’t mean justice or peace for Palestinians

Benjamin Netanyahu, as the longest-serving prime minister in Israeli history, has been the face of his nation in recent times. So it’s understandable to think that the news of his likely departure from leading the Israeli government represents a radical shift in Israeli politics. But this won’t be the case.

about 1 week ago
Israeli attorney general will not intervene in Sheikh Jarrah case News Roundup
Linah Alsaafin, Al Jazeera

Israeli attorney general will not intervene in Sheikh Jarrah case

Sheikh Jarrah families rejected Avichai Mendelbit’s stance, saying the case is not a legal issue but forced expulsion.

about 2 weeks ago
Police Investigate Threats At Palestinian Center In New Jersey News Roundup
Sanjana Karanth, HuffPost

Police Investigate Threats At Palestinian Center In New Jersey

The all-female staff at Clifton’s Palestinian American Community Center received about 30 calls including slurs, death threats and threats of sexual abuse.

about 2 weeks ago
Will Israel be held accountable for war crimes? News Roundup
Jessie Williams, Al Jazeera

Will Israel be held accountable for war crimes?

Decision to launch inquiry into human rights abuses in Israel and Palestine described as ‘welcome step’ amid international shift in willingness to look at Israeli war crimes.

about 2 weeks ago
‘Mama, You’re a Liar!’ – What It’s Really Like Living in Gaza
Eman Basher, Vice

‘Mama, You’re a Liar!’ – What It’s Really Like Living in Gaza

Palestinian schoolteacher Eman Basher went viral for her tweets about living through Israeli airstrikes. She writes about the experience here.

about 3 weeks ago
The Myth of Coexistence in Israel Op-Eds & Analysis
Diana Buttu, The New York Times

The Myth of Coexistence in Israel

The truth is that the Palestinian citizens of Israel and the Jewish majority of the country have never coexisted. We Palestinians living in Israel “sub-exist,” living under a system of discrimination and racism with laws that enshrine our second-class status and with policies that ensure we are never equals.

about 3 weeks ago
How Support for Palestinian Rights Is Going Mainstream News Roundup
Sanya Mansoor, TIME

How Support for Palestinian Rights Is Going Mainstream

More than 100 progressive groups signed onto a May 14 statement asking Biden to denounce “Israel’s use of disproportionate and deadly force against Palestinians in Gaza” and “condemn Israeli government plans to forcibly displace Palestinians in occupied East Jerusalem.”

about 3 weeks ago
Israeli Police Round Up Palestinian Protesters Out of Global Spotlight News Roundup
Robert Mackey, The Intercept

Israeli Police Round Up Palestinian Protesters Out of Global Spotlight

“This is what we warned about. Israel will target us all when you stop looking.”

about 3 weeks ago
Life Under Occupation: The Misery at the Heart of the Conflict News Roundup
David M. Halbfinger & Adam Rasgon, The New York Times

Life Under Occupation: The Misery at the Heart of the Conflict

An eviction in East Jerusalem lies at the center of a conflict that led to war between Israel and Hamas. But for millions of Palestinians, the routine indignities of occupation are part of daily life.

on May 24, 2021