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Sharp Rise in Number of Israeli Demolitions in East Jerusalem Since Trump’s Election read more: http
Nir Hasson, Haaretz

Sharp Rise in Number of Israeli Demolitions in East Jerusalem Since Trump’s Election read more: http

Home demolitions in East Jerusalem have risen dramatically since the election of U.S. President Donald Trump. A source at city hall confirmed that since the changing of U.S. administrations, government restrictions have been lifted and the Jerusalem municipality...

5 hours ago
Engineers in Gaza Convert the Rubble of War into Concrete for Rebuilding
Ahmad Kabariti, Mondoweiss

Engineers in Gaza Convert the Rubble of War into Concrete for Rebuilding

An all-female team of engineers in Gaza have invented an affordable new way to produce concrete from the leftover rubble of homes destroyed during the last war in Gaza. And the four women behind the project–Nour Buhaisi, Aya Abu Hashish, Rahma Ashour, and...

about 1 day ago
In Rare Move, Israel Orders Demolition of Entire West Bank Bedouin Village
Yotam Berger, Haaretz

In Rare Move, Israel Orders Demolition of Entire West Bank Bedouin Village

In a rare occurrence, the IDF’s Civil Administration in the West Bank on Sunday distributed some 40 demolition orders in a Bedouin village in Area C, which is under full Israeli civil and military control.

about 1 day ago
Palestinian Wins Berlinale Award With Documentary on Israeli Prison
DPA and Nirit Anderman, Haaretz

Palestinian Wins Berlinale Award With Documentary on Israeli Prison

Palestinian filmmaker Raed Andoni won Saturday the Berlinale's first-ever Silver Bear for best documentary for "Istiyad Ashbah" ("Ghost Hunting"), in which former inmates reenact events...

about 3 days ago
Trump Will Not Insist on Two-State Solution as Netanyahu Visits
Andrew Beatty & David Clark, AFP

Trump Will Not Insist on Two-State Solution as Netanyahu Visits

President Donald Trump welcomes Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu to the White House on Wednesday after an administration official signaled a break with US support for a two-state solution...

about 6 days ago
NFL Players Cancel Israel Visit After Minister Announces Intention to Use Them as ‘Influencers’
Jack Moore, Newsweek

NFL Players Cancel Israel Visit After Minister Announces Intention to Use Them as ‘Influencers’

Superbowl winner and Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett has cancelled a planned trip to Israel after a government minister announced its intention to use him and other players...

about 1 week ago
Flynn, Trump Aide Under Scrutiny, Will Attend Netanyahu Meetings
Michael Wilner, The Jerusalem Post

Flynn, Trump Aide Under Scrutiny, Will Attend Netanyahu Meetings

US National Security Adviser Michael Flynn carefully planned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to the White House over the past month, synthesizing policy points with his Israeli counterpart...

about 1 week ago
Palestinians Deserve Justice Too
Rahul Saksena, The Hill

Palestinians Deserve Justice Too

President Trump and his team have taken hard-right positions – and now executive action – on issue after issue, and a cross-movement resistance is emerging. Activists are rising up against...

about 1 week ago
NFL Players Pulls Out of Israel Trip, ‘Feels Used’
Josef Federman, AP

NFL Players Pulls Out of Israel Trip, ‘Feels Used’

An American professional football player has pulled out of a sponsored trip to Israel, accusing its government of trying to use him for PR purposes and citing sympathy for the Palestinians.

about 1 week ago