The UN overwhelmingly supports a 75th anniversary commemoration of the Nakba, the catastrophe in which Palestinians were ethnically cleansed from their homeland for the creation of Israel.
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UN OCHA update on situation in Gaza following Israel’s attack
Following Israel’s three-day attack on the population of Gaza – and the Egyptian-brokered ceasefire – the United Nations offers this update on the situation and humanitarian needs left in the wake of the Israeli violence.
No, the UN did not create Israel – its war of ethnic cleansing did it
The common representation of Israel’s birth is that the UN created Israel, that the world was in favor of this move, and that the US governmental establishment supported it. All these assumptions are demonstrably incorrect…
Israeli diplomat’s show-and-tell: a Palestinian “terror rock”
In Israeli Ambassador Gilad Erdan’s hand, a brick is so much more than a brick – but not in the way he thinks.
Republican platform panders to Israel zealots
The Republican National Committee platform of 2016, resurrected for 2020, will once again genuflect before Israel – ignoring the realities of human rights, international law, and logic.
Israel’s collective punishment of Palestinians illegal and an affront to justice: UN expert
UN expert says Israel’s strategy to control the Palestinian population violates a foundational rule of virtually every modern legal system: Only the guilty can be punished for their acts, and only after a fair process. The innocent can never be made to be punished for the deeds of others.
UN publishes list of companies with ties to Israeli settlements
The UN has published a list of 112 companies with business ties to Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories (which are illegal under international law), including Expedia, TripAdvisor, Airbnb, Booking.com, and Motorola Solutions. See the list…
New anti-boycott bill would be more extensive than previous legislation
The latest anti-BDS bill seeks to prohibit Americans from participating in UN- and EU-issued calls to boycott Israel, and fails to hold Israel accountable for human rights violations.
Experts: Israeli System Constitutes Apartheid, Crime against Humanity
Professors Richard Falk and Virginia Tilley provide detailed reports confirming that Israel is perpetrating “apartheid,” a crime against humanity. Those desiring peace must abandon an illusory “two-state solution” with its focus on the occupation, and instead address the fundamental obstacle to peace: Israel’s racist system. The papers were presented at the launch of a new international network, The 1st Global Conference on Israeli Apartheid. (Includes videos of their speeches)
New legislation in Congress puts Palestinians in a Catch-22
New bills in Congress would put the Palestinian Authority in a no-win position: go bankrupt, or withdraw from int’l bodies that keep alive a hope of justice.