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Emboldened by Trump, an embattled Netanyahu pledges radical annexation move News Roundup
Saphora Smith, NBC News

Emboldened by Trump, an embattled Netanyahu pledges radical annexation move

Benjamin Netanyahu’s pledge to begin annexing parts of the West Bank reveals the Israeli prime minister's increasingly desperate fight to win over right-wing voters ahead of elections, as well as his belief that the Trump administration would back even his most radical moves, experts said.

about 3 days ago
As Israel Returns to Polls, Palestinian Democracy in Stasis News Roundup
AFP & Times of Israel

As Israel Returns to Polls, Palestinian Democracy in Stasis

When Israelis vote next week, it will be their sixth general election since Palestinians last had the chance to cast ballots in parliamentary polls more than 13 years ago.

about 3 days ago
Palestinian Citizens of Israel, Please Go Out and Vote the Joint List Op-Eds & Analysis
Amira Hass, Haaretz

Palestinian Citizens of Israel, Please Go Out and Vote the Joint List

Voting in the election does not mean recognition of a state that was forced on you, but just the opposite. The importance and value of the Joint List at the present political-historical junction are far greater than the sum of its flaws and weaknesses.

about 3 days ago
Diaries of Childhood in Israeli Military Detention News Roundup
Megha Mohan, BBC News

Diaries of Childhood in Israeli Military Detention

Palestinian children living under occupation are routinely ripped from their beds in the middle of the night by armed Israeli soldiers, placed under arrest and then tried in military courts. Israel is believed to be the only country that tries children that way.

about 3 weeks ago
‘This Place Is Only for Jews’: The West Bank’s Apartheid Springs News Roundup
Gideon Levy, Haaretz

‘This Place Is Only for Jews’: The West Bank’s Apartheid Springs

Israeli settlers have taken over dozens of springs in the occupied West Bank, all of them on private Palestinian land, and are keeping the owners away.

about 3 weeks ago
I’m Palestinian. Like Rashida Tlaib, I Am Barred From Seeing My Family. Op-Eds & Analysis
Sandra Tamari, In These Times

I’m Palestinian. Like Rashida Tlaib, I Am Barred From Seeing My Family.

Israel’s treatment of U.S. Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) has made Israel’s complete control over Palestinian lives clear.

on August 22, 2019
From Bethlehem basement, Palestinian distiller toasts global acclaim News Roundup
Joe Dyke, AFP

From Bethlehem basement, Palestinian distiller toasts global acclaim

In his Bethlehem cellar, distiller Nader Muaddi made fewer than 500 bottles of his liquor last year but has won international accolades and now aims to help revive interest at home in the traditional drink.

on August 22, 2019
Omar: Go to Israel, see ‘cruel reality of the occupation’ News Roundup
Steve Karnowski, AP News

Omar: Go to Israel, see ‘cruel reality of the occupation’

Democratic Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib sharply criticized Israel on Monday for denying them entry to the country and called on fellow members of Congress to visit while they cannot.

on August 22, 2019
#MyPalestinianSitty trends after Rep. Rashida Tlaib refuses Israel’s offer to see her grandmother News Roundup
Doha Madani, NBC News

#MyPalestinianSitty trends after Rep. Rashida Tlaib refuses Israel’s offer to see her grandmother

People posted emotional stories of their Palestinian grandmothers after Tlaib said she wouldn't see her "sitty" due to Israel's "oppressive conditions" on the trip.

on August 22, 2019