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Israel uses apartheid to exclude Palestinians. When will Washington face that? News Roundup
H.A. Hellyer, The Washington Post

Israel uses apartheid to exclude Palestinians. When will Washington face that?

Some may think Human Rights Watch is going too far, but actually it is behind the curve. Late last year, I convened a panel with veterans of the South African anti-apartheid struggle who certainly know what apartheid looks like, including the former South African ambassador to the United States. They were in no doubt that what is happening in the occupied territories is indeed apartheid. Other human rights organizations, including Israeli ones such as B’tselem, have also reached the same conclusion.

about 3 weeks ago
Israel reopens Gaza fishing zone days after it was closed News Roundup
Al Jazeera

Israel reopens Gaza fishing zone days after it was closed

Israel’s ever-changing limit on how far fishermen are allowed to sail out to fish has placed many boats – and lives – at risk.

about 3 weeks ago
We Can Keep Lying to Ourselves on ‘Apartheid,’ but Israel Has Crossed the Line News Roundup
Gideon Levy, Haaretz

We Can Keep Lying to Ourselves on ‘Apartheid,’ but Israel Has Crossed the Line

Human Rights Watch, one of the most well-regarded human rights organizations, has stated that Israel has crossed the line and is guilty of committing crimes against humanity and of being an apartheid regime.

about 3 weeks ago
Why Human Rights Watch is charging Israel with apartheid News Roundup
Amjad Iraqi, +972 Magazine

Why Human Rights Watch is charging Israel with apartheid

Israel has made it irrefutably clear it intends to make Jewish domination over Palestinians permanent, says HRW's Omar Shakir in interview following landmark report.

about 3 weeks ago
Settlers Attack Palestinian Farmers in Hebron Hills; No Arrests Made
Zen Read, Haaretz

Settlers Attack Palestinian Farmers in Hebron Hills; No Arrests Made

Witnesses say that IDF soldiers at the scene did not stop the attack, but fired tear gas and stun grenades at the Palestinian farmers

about 3 weeks ago
Settlement University Crediting Students for Volunteering at Illegal Israeli Outposts News Roundup
Or Kashti and Hagar Shezaf, Haaretz

Settlement University Crediting Students for Volunteering at Illegal Israeli Outposts

Program includes opportunities at West Bank 28 farms, including locations that have been the scene of violence and the seizure of Palestinian-owned land

on April 22, 2021
Israel pushes forward with successful vaccine program, but Palestinians feel left behind News Roundup
PBS NewsHour

Israel pushes forward with successful vaccine program, but Palestinians feel left behind

With the world's highest COVID-19 vaccination rate, Israel recently has begun employing a vaccine passport program that allows immunized people access to a normality that's denied people who've not had the shots. But as special correspondent Martin Himel reports, the program's success in Israel is not mirrored in the Palestinian territories, where the virus runs rampant.

on April 22, 2021
Gaza gravediggers and medics stretched as COVID spikes during Ramadan News Roundup
Rami Ayyub, Reuters

Gaza gravediggers and medics stretched as COVID spikes during Ramadan

The sick and dying are rapidly pushing Gaza's hospitals close to capacity amid a surge in COVID-19 cases in the impoverished Palestinian territory, health officials said.

on April 22, 2021
Hundreds of Palestinians protest barriers in Jerusalem during Ramadan
BEN SALES/Jewish Telegraph Agency

Hundreds of Palestinians protest barriers in Jerusalem during Ramadan

Hundreds of Palestinians have been protesting barriers placed in the Old City of Jerusalem during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

on April 21, 2021