Mohammed El-Halabi’s experience as a Palestinian prisoner in Israel is unique only in its magnitude of injustice – its essence is common to thousands of Palestinians, including numerous practices that contravene international law.
Major Jewish organization call on Biden to adopt an Israel-centric definition of antisemitism for use by all federal departments and agencies… the definition defines many criticisms of Israel as ‘antisemitic’… some groups oppose the action, calling its use an ‘attack on academic freedom& free speech’
B’Tselem – The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories – believes that “apartheid” is the only word to describe the accumulation of policies and laws in Israel devised to entrench control over Palestinians.
Sheldon Adelson, one of the richest people in the world, deployed his wealth on behalf of Israel. His Israeli wife, reportedly the driver of his actions, is even richer… (contains video of Adelson saying he regretted serving in US Army instead of IDF…)
Just days before US President-elect Joe Biden (who disapproves of settlements) is set to take office, the Israeli government approved a settlement expansion plan: the construction of 800 new units in the occupied West Bank.
Critics deem the move as an effort to take advantage of the final days of the pro-settlement Trump administration, and likely leading to a confrontation with the new Biden administration.
The apartheid system under which Israel operates inside the occupied territory could not be better displayed than in the case of the COVID-19 vaccine — who gets the vaccine, and who doesn’t, is a simple matter of nationality.
In fact, Israel could vaccinate its entire population before Palestinians receive a single dose.
NYT reports that Trump’s bankruptcy lawyer-turned-ambassador leaves his post having radically overhauled policy toward Israel and the Palestinians… The administration moved ahead with a raft of policies previous administrations, both Republican & Democratic, had resisted…
The new US Senator from Georgia, a 33-year-old who is now the best funded Senate candidate in history, began his political career helping to defeat Georgia’s first Black woman to be elected to Congress. She had been targeted for removal by the Israel lobby (see video of her explaining the requirement for politicians to pledge loyalty to Israel)…
During a weekend of settler violence in the land of caves, Israeli settlers beat a 78-year-old Palestinian farmer with clubs. Then they came back to attack his family.
The Israeli military court announced today its guilty verdict against Palestinian Issa Amro, in what human rights advocates have called a “campaign of persecution” against a nonviolent community organizer.