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Israel’s war on innocence: Palestinian children in Israeli military courts

On 29 July, 4-year-old Muhammad Rabi’ Elayyan was reportedly 

The European Union is financing Israeli bodies that oversee home demolitions and other crimes against the Palestinian people.

EU now funds Israel’s war ministry

Two years ago, Benjamin Netanyahu was heard complaining that the European Union was “crazy” for attaching “politic

Israeli army chief Aviv Kochavi chats with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Tel Aviv on 15 January (AFP)

Gaza battle plans show the Israeli military is on a dark path

Battle plans for a possible future invasion of Gaza have been partially revealed, with

The War On Innocence: Palestinian Children In Israeli Military Courts

On July 29, 4-year-old Muhammad Rabi’ Elayyan was reportedly summoned for interrogation by the Israeli police in occupied Jerusalem. The news, originally reported by the Palestinian News Agency (WAFA), was later denied by the I

Chief of the Palestinian Authority (PA) Intelligence Services Majed Faraj [Twitter]

Palestinian security services continue to cooperate with their American counterparts

Despite the American-Palestinian estrangement since December 2017, leading to the imposition of American sanctions on the PA, this did not stop the two parties from holding meetings both in secret and in public. This contradiction raises several q

Israel fears a visit by Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib

On July 16, Somali-American Minnesota Representative Ilhan Omar, together with Representatives John Lewis and Palestinian-American Rashida Tlaib, introduced bill 

Abbas’s la-la land and the evolution of the American love affair with Israel

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is ready to “go to the White House and continue what [he] started with [US President] Donald Trump.” With this and other confusing statements, Abbas


What's Behind Ayanna Pressley's Anti-BDS Vote?

hen Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley cast her vote in favour of 


Canada's Move to label Settlement Wines is a Positive Step. Much More is Needed

In what is one of their darkest hours, Palestinians are looking for any move by the international community in support of their quest for freedom, justice and equality.  Every time a member of the Trump administration opens his


After Manama: Failed propaganda and the consolidation of authoritarian powers

Most pundits and commentators agree that the US-sponsored “Peace to Prosperity” workshop, which was organised by the most ardent pro-Israel partisans of US President Donald Trump’s administration in Manama, Bahrain in June, miser


Why is the BDS movement under fire in Germany?

It is two months since the German Bundestag (parliament) passed a symbolic, non-binding resolution designating the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement as “anti-Semitic”. The controversial motion has triggered a noisy debat


Will Conservative Politics And Zionism Continue To Be Inextricably Linked?

When Boris Johnson was voted in as leader of the Conservative Party and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom by default last month, there was a lot of speculation about his premiership: Brexit, policing and youth services, global trade deals, and

Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar have announced that they intend to travel to occupied Palestine in August [File: AP]

When the 'squad' goes to occupied Palestine

Following President Donald Trump's racist suggestion that they should "go back" to "the broken and crime infested" places that they came from, one of

Netanyahu May Survive This Political Crisis, but Israel’s Left Will Not

JERUSALEM, OCCUPIED PALESTINE — Like a pack of hyenas surrounding a weakened and wounded lion, Israeli politicians are ganging up on an injured, weakened Benjamin Netanyahu. With over ten years in office, Netanyahu is now th

Five years on, a reporter from Gaza remembers the 2014 war

It’s been five years since the last war in Gaza, yet at times I feel like it was yesterday. I walk around with memories on loop inside my head.  Sharp sounds give me flashbacks. Car backfires, popped tires, drones overhead, surged outle

It’s time for progressives to get off the fence over BDS

The boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement has come a long way since it was formed in 2005. Once known only to a relatively small group of activists, BDS now makes headlines in mainstream media the world over. 

Israel’s Demolitions In Jerusalem Mark A Shift In Their Strategic Rationale

Israel is making the most of the lack of opposition to impose whatever apartheid-style regulations it wants. “The scenes were shocking and heart-breaking … this is a blatant act of ethnic cleansing and forced transfer, t

Will western governments push back against Israel's assault on civil society?

In recent years, a crackdown by Israeli authorities on human rights NGOs – particularly those focused on Palestinian rights – has caused considerable concern internationally, attracting attention in both the media and at the government

Why Americans Should Support BDS

Last Tuesday, the House of Representatives passed a resolution, H.Res, 246, targeting the grassroots, global Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (


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