Ideological Israeli settlers, determined to make life miserable for Palestinians, often resort to violence (with Israeli military cover). Ali Harb’s death is one example – and the settler may get away with murder.
450 incidents of Israeli settler violence against Palestinians in two years: B’Tselem
Despite the increase in violence, Israeli forces continue their practice of not intervening to stop the attacks in most cases, and often actively join in, B’Tselem rights group says.
Israeli settlers, military disrupt Palestine TV filming settlement activities in West Bank
In a moment of supreme irony, a Palestinian film crew, documenting illegal settlement activity and settler violence, were attacked by Israeli settlers. Several Israeli soldiers joined in on the assault.
Last-minute land theft: Israel released plans for for 2,500 new settler homes hours before inauguration
According to watchdog Peace Now, Israel issued tenders for 2,500 new illegal settler homes on Palestinian land, hours before the inauguration of US President Joe Biden, who is less friendly toward settlements than Trump was.
Illegal settlement expansion: Israel approves 800 new units in final days of Trump admin
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.
Israel has been “disappearing” Palestinians since 1967
Israel has worked behind the scenes for years to erase Palestinians from their own Population Registry, creating an artificial Jewish majority in “Judea and Samaria” (the West Bank), and robbing Palestinians of basic human rights.
Is the United Nations anti-Israel? – a survey of UN resolutions
The United Nations has passed an inordinate number of resolutions critical of Israel (at least seven hundred), but very few critical of Palestine. Is there a good reason for this high number, or is this a case of anti-Israel bias? – or worse yet, anti-Semitism? This analysis breaks it down.
Analyses of Trump’s Peace Plan for Israel-Palestine, “Deal of the Century” (Updated)
US President Donald Trump’s “Deal of the Century” violates international law in a number of ways. It gravely violates the rights and dignity of the Palestinian people. It gives Israelis the illusion of security while in reality trapping them within an unstable regime based on racial oppression. Read analyses from the New Yorker, UK Guardian, Mondoweiss, Informed comment, and American Conservative. Also gives link to the 181-page document of the plan…
Congress has introduced 50 pieces of legislation about Israel in 2019
While America struggles with crises in health care, hunger, and homelessness, Congress has found the time to entertain over four dozen bills and resolutions that cater to a wealthy, heavily-armed state: Israel.
Gideon Levy: Please, Bibi, Let the Annexation Begin
There’s no longer any real debate in Israel. The right wants to annex Palestinian land openly, and the center wants to annex, but deceive us. All that’s left now is to admit to the world that in reality Israel annexed the West Bank many years ago… it’s one country with an apartheid system.