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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro (L) and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu touch the Western wall, the holiest site where Jews can pray, in the Old City of Jerusalem on 1 April 2019. [Menahem KAHANA / POOL / AFP/Getty]

Brazil and Israel are complicit in denying Palestinian rights in Jerusalem

It was a celebration of sorts for Israel when Brazil inaugurated the opening of its trade and investment promotions office in Jerusalem. As indicated by Eduardo Bolsonaro, the son of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and the chair of his country&

Israeli soldiers intervene in Palestinian demonstrators during a demonstration to protest against Israeli attacks towards Gaza, in Bethlehem, West Bank on November 14, 2019. [Issam Rimawi/Anadolu Agency]

Israel’s international war against human rights

Israel has a long record of camouflaging the truth where Palestine is concerned. Integral to this, in recent years, has been the growing war against human rights groups documenting Israel’s abuses against Palestinians and other

Canada’s latest UN stance fails to affirm commitment to Palestinians’ political rights

UN resolutions on Palestine are given more prominence than the Palestinian people themselves. What happens within the UN premises sets an agenda that is difficult to challenge, mainly because international consensus rarely makes it beyond resoluti

Where is Hamas today, 32 years after it was founded

Hamas released its first statement on 14 December 1987, just five days after the start of the first intifada. The intifada was trigg

Hamas and Russia, the benefits of growing relations

Hamas and Russia have in recent months have shared a remarkable series of official visits and telephone calls, which led observers to conclude that the two sides are strengthening their relations. Russia’s rapprochement with Ha

Activism for Palestine must create spaces for Palestinian narratives

When, in December 2017, US President Donald Trump unilaterally recognised Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, the protests in Palestine swiftly ignited a ripple of international solidarity. Activists in many countries protested against the decisi

Omar Shakir, Regional Director of Human Rights Watch (HRW) [Twitter]

Israel: is it really a democratic state?

Most global democracy indices rate Israel as the most democratic state, or even the only democratic state, in the Middle East. Freedom House and many o

Microsoft should not fund Israeli spying on Palestinians

The act of Palestinian activists covering their faces during anti-Israeli occupation rallies is an old practice that spans decades. The masking of the face, often by Kufyias – traditional Palestinian scarves that grew to symbolize Palestinia

The PA is doing Israel’s dirty work; that’s why it was created

Despite what you may have heard, the Palestinian Authority is not a “Palestinian government”. Indeed, “Palestinian Authority” is a misnomer, as the entity has no genuine authority, and does not act in the interests of most

Israeli PM Yitzhak Rabin and Jordan King Hussein sign treaty with Bill Clinton [file photo]

Jordan, Israel mark anniversary of peace treaty amid weak relations

Jordan and Israel are currently marking the 25th anniversary of the peace treaty signed by them, amid relations between the two countries reaching an

The War on Truth: How Israel’s social media trolls conquered Facebook

On October 9, the social media platform, Facebook, deleted the page of the popular Palestinian news website, the

A Placebo Not the Cure: Why Removing Trump and Netanyahu Won’t Relieve the Illness

By Benay Blend In both the United States and Israel, there is a myth that if we could just get rid

Bringing 'Brand Israel' to Bollywood

During his visit to India, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chose to mark his last evening

Tales of torture from Israel's prisons

Earlier this month, Israel's Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan announced plans to "worsen" already horrific conditions for Palestinian prisoners in Israel's jails. According to the Palestinian prisoners' righ

Heba al-Labadi’s torture allegations match the experiences of many Palestinian prisoners

On August 20, Heba Ahmed al-Labadi fell into the dark hole of the Israeli legal system,

The way to truly defeat Apartheid: A conversation with Na’eem Jeenah and Salim Vally

“Perhaps the time has come for Palestinians and justice-loving Israelis to imagine a new future,” wrote South African intellectuals and academics, Na’eem Jeenah and Salim Vally, in their

Israel concern over the Turkish military operation against the Kurds

It was significant that the Israeli media presented extensive press and analytical coverage immediately after the start of the Turkish military operation in northern Syria against the Kurdish sites. It seems as if it were a purely internal Israeli

How Hamas made Palestinian factions in Gaza its fans?

In the late of 1970s, Islamists began to emerge as an effective group in the battle against the Israeli occupation. Their rise led to the formation of the Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement Hamas in the 1980s which became an effective Palesti

The impact on the ‘deal of the century’ of the measures to impeach Trump

The Palestinians and Israelis are following the ongoing constitutional measures to impeach US President Donald Trump with great interest. They want to know what the implications will be for the so-called deal of the century; will, for example, its

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