News Roundup

Supporting BDS Is Enough to Get Detained by the Cops in Israel These Days
Lisa Goldman, +972

Supporting BDS Is Enough to Get Detained by the Cops in Israel These Days

On March 8 police near Jerusalem picked up an Israeli citizen who was just standing on the street. He was not doing anything illegal. Someone who lived in the neighborhood reported him on suspicion...

about 2 weeks ago
Israel Closes Palestinian Land Mapping Office in Jerusalem
MEMO Staff

Israel Closes Palestinian Land Mapping Office in Jerusalem

Israel today closed a Palestinian office which maps and monitors the transfer of Palestinian land to Israelis, ransacking it and detaining its director, the official Palestinian news agency Wafa reported.

about 2 weeks ago
No Cost to Israel for Destroying Palestinian Lives
Maureen Clare Murphy, The Electronic Intifada

No Cost to Israel for Destroying Palestinian Lives

Atta Sabah had little hope for justice after an Israeli soldier shot him while he was attempting to retrieve his book bag from a field behind his school. “I’m not expecting anything to happen to [the soldier who shot me],”...

about 2 weeks ago
Israel Police Fail to Charge Offenders in 95% of Reported anti-Palestinian Attacks
Yotam Berger, Haaretz

Israel Police Fail to Charge Offenders in 95% of Reported anti-Palestinian Attacks

Information released by police in response to a request by the left-wing non-profit group Yesh Din shows that there are difficulties in indicting Jews for violations committed against Palestinians, in comparison...

about 2 weeks ago
State Senate Passes Three Bills Aimed At Stifling Criticism Of Israel
Jake Offenhartz, Gothamist

State Senate Passes Three Bills Aimed At Stifling Criticism Of Israel

Earlier this week, the New York state Senate passed three separate bills intended to suppress support for the boycott, divestment, and sanctions, or BDS, movement, a protest campaign that aims to pressure Israel over its treatment of Palestinians.

about 2 weeks ago
Activists Linda Sarsour, Tamika Mallory Arrested at NYC’s a Day Without a Woman Protest
Mic

Activists Linda Sarsour, Tamika Mallory Arrested at NYC’s a Day Without a Woman Protest

Women's March co-organizers Linda Sarsour, Tamika D. Mallory, Bob Bland and Carmen Perez were arrested for protesting outside of Trump International Hotel in New York City on International Women's Day, according to the Women's March official Twitter page. The arrest took place at approximately 1:30 p.m.

about 3 weeks ago
Gaza’s Women of Steel
Mersiha Gadzo, Al Jazeera

Gaza’s Women of Steel

At 42 percent, Gaza has the world's highest unemployment rate - and while the rate of women in the workforce is only 15 percent, compared to 71 percent of men, many of them are trying to close the gap. More and more women are breaking societal norms...

about 3 weeks ago
French Learners in Gaza Take Matters into Their Own Hands
Mousa Tawfiq, The Electronic Intifada

French Learners in Gaza Take Matters into Their Own Hands

Ahmad Kraira is a self-confessed Francophile. Sparked by an interest in soccer – he is a fan of the French national team and former great Zinedine Zidane – he decided to study French literature at 18. It was a “risky choice,” he said. “I had never studied French...

about 3 weeks ago
NY Senate: Defund Campus Groups Seeking Boycott of Israel
David Klepper, Associated Press

NY Senate: Defund Campus Groups Seeking Boycott of Israel

The New York Senate voted on Wednesday to withhold state university funding from any student group calling for a boycott of Israel or other "allied nations." Supporters of the measure say it's a way of showing solidarity with Israel during a time of increasing anti-Semitism.

about 3 weeks ago