News Roundup

Settlement University Crediting Students for Volunteering at Illegal Israeli Outposts
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

8 hours ago
Israel pushes forward with successful vaccine program, but Palestinians feel left behind
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.

8 hours ago
Gaza gravediggers and medics stretched as COVID spikes during Ramadan
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.

8 hours ago
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.

about 1 day ago
New COVID-19 Deaths in Gaza Reach Record High
Zen Read/Haaretz

New COVID-19 Deaths in Gaza Reach Record High

Gaza Strip records 23 new deaths within 24 hours, bringing its death toll to 761, with just a small fraction of residents vaccinated

about 1 day ago
Pro-Israel Democratic Super PAC to Air Attack Ads Against Bernie Sanders
Lisa Lerer and Sydney Ember, New York Times

Pro-Israel Democratic Super PAC to Air Attack Ads Against Bernie Sanders

The Iowa caucuses are tonight and Bernie Sanders is leading the polls in the Dem primary. His criticism of Israel's occupation is increasingly popular. But AIPAC-linked group Democratic Majority for Israel is spending thousands on anti-Sanders attack ads.

on February 3, 2020
Palestinians See Trump-Netanyahu Apartheid Plan as “Steal of the Century”
Juan Cole, Common Dreams

Palestinians See Trump-Netanyahu Apartheid Plan as “Steal of the Century”

President Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met to plan the release of Trump's apartheid plan. The plan does nothing to address the fact that Palestinians are under Israeli military rule and are being deprived of basic human rights.

on January 27, 2020
Deaths and broken lives, the aftermath of airstrikes in Gaza
Doctors Without Borders

Deaths and broken lives, the aftermath of airstrikes in Gaza

Report from Doctors Without Borders on the destruction and treachery Israel unleashes on Palestinians living under occupation in Gaza.

on January 20, 2020
Israeli army razes Palestinian home and school in occupied West Bank
Tovah Lazaroff, Jerusalem Post

Israeli army razes Palestinian home and school in occupied West Bank

Israeli forces destroyed a Palestinian home and the foundations of an elementary school in the occupied West Bank. After the destruction of the Rib’i family home, all their possessions were left in a pile outside. "Israel’s planning and building policy is designed to suffocate Palestinian development in their land.”

on January 17, 2020