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Stop Calling Israel a Jewish Democracy News & Analysis
Shibley Telhami, Foreign Policy

Stop Calling Israel a Jewish Democracy

Netanyahu's annexation plan has brought to the fore a defining question. What is more important to Israeli society: ideals of democracy or the colonization of Palestine?

about 3 weeks ago
Thousands Protest Israeli Annexation in Tel Aviv; Bernie Sanders Calls to ‘Stand Up to Authoritarian News & Analysis
Lee Yaron and Josh Breiner, Haaretz

Thousands Protest Israeli Annexation in Tel Aviv; Bernie Sanders Calls to ‘Stand Up to Authoritarian

Thousands of protesters filled the streets yesterday in Tel Aviv against Israel's plan to illegally annex parts of the West Bank. Senator Bernie Sanders addressed the crowd via video alongside Palestinian Joint List leader Ayman Odeh.

on June 7, 2020
More Than 90 Percent of West Bank Eviction Orders Go to Palestinians, Report Shows News & Analysis
Hagar Shezaf, Haaretz

More Than 90 Percent of West Bank Eviction Orders Go to Palestinians, Report Shows

Between 2005 and 2018, over 90% of evacuation orders issued by Israel’s military authority for the occupied West Bank were given to Palestinians.

on June 1, 2020
Unarmed Palestinian man shot dead by police in Jerusalem News & Analysis
Abeer Salman and Andrew Carey, CNN

Unarmed Palestinian man shot dead by police in Jerusalem

Hundreds of Palestinians gathered on Sunday for the funeral of Eyad Hallaq, who was shot 19 times by Israeli soldiers in occupied Jerusalem on Saturday. Hallaq had been on his way to school when soldiers began to chase him for no apparent reason.

on June 1, 2020
West Bank Poverty May Double Over Pandemic: World Bank News & Analysis
Aljazeera

West Bank Poverty May Double Over Pandemic: World Bank

Israel controls all aspects of the Palestinian economy, what can and cannot be imported/exported, what taxes are levied, and the mobility of Palestinian workers. Now, the pandemic is adding another layer of restrictions.

on June 1, 2020
A Palestinian Family Was Farming Wheat, Then Soldiers Arrived and They Were Shot News & Analysis
Yaniv Kubovich, Hagar Shezaf and Jack Khoury, Haaretz

A Palestinian Family Was Farming Wheat, Then Soldiers Arrived and They Were Shot

A Palestinian family was farming near their home in the West Bank. Suddenly, armed Israeli soldiers showed up and attacked them with tear gas and bullets.

on May 27, 2020
Beshara Doumani, inaugural Mahmoud Darwish Chair in Palestinian Studies News & Analysis
Brown University

Beshara Doumani, inaugural Mahmoud Darwish Chair in Palestinian Studies

Professor Beshara Doumani has just been appointed the first holder of the Mahmoud Darwish Chair in Palestinian Studies at Brown University.

on May 27, 2020
Protect Human Rights Work, Take Action for Laith News & Analysis
Amnesty International

Protect Human Rights Work, Take Action for Laith

Amnesty human rights campaigner Laith Abu Zeyad was banned by Israel from traveling and denied permits because of his human rights advocacy. Spread the word and demand Israel #LiftTheBan.

on May 27, 2020
Israel’s planned annexation of the Jordan Valley: Why it matters News & Analysis
Middle East Eye

Israel’s planned annexation of the Jordan Valley: Why it matters

Part of Israel's annexation plan is taking over the Jordan Valley. Why? Because the area is "rich in minerals and agricultural soil and is a highly strategic area..." Israel is depriving Palestinians of their right to the resources on their land.

on May 27, 2020