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On July 18, the Israeli prime minister Naftali Bennett claimed, in both English and Hebrew, that Jews should have “freedom of worship” in the Al-Aqsa Mosque, which directly challenged the current arrangement, in which it is exclusively a prayer location for Muslims. Although anonymous officials in his office rejected his claim on the following day,...
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On February 19, Cornell West responded to his tenure dispute with Harvard University by posting on Twitter. He wrote: “Is Harvard a place for a free Black man like myself whose Christian faith & witness put equal value on Palestinian & Jewish babies – like all babies- & reject all occupations as immoral?” On July...
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Israel continues to subject Palestinians of all ages to arbitrary arrest, illegal imprisonment, discriminatory administrative detention and torture. On August 29, Mays Abu Ghosh, a 24-year-old Birzeit University student was arrested by Israeli security forces at her home in Qalandia refugee camp in the occupied West Bank. She was subsequently subjected to torture and interrogation...
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On June 23, the new Israeli government, which was formed just two weeks before, approved 31 zoning plans, each containing a small number of housing units or facilities, in the occupied West Bank. They will further increase the 600-750,000 Israeli settlers in the West Bank (including East Jerusalem) who live in around 280 illegal settlements...
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West Bank: Israelis continue to take Palestinian lives “The sound of Israeli live gunfire and rubber-coated steel bullets cracked in the air as ambulances raced back and forth carrying the wounded, while plumes of smoke billowed into the air from tyres set alight by protesters.” Israeli settlers renewed their attacks in various areas of the...
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Al-Araqeeb, a Palestinian Bedouin village in the southern Negev region of Israel, has been demolished by the Israeli army for the 186th time, and for the 11th time since the WHO (World Health Organisation) declared the outbreak of the ongoing pandemic in March 2020. These repeated demolitions have continued as part of the Prawer Plan,...
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In response to a poll asking whether, in light of the B’Tselem report, Israel should be a leading recipient of US aid, 38.1 per cent said that Israel should not be a leading recipient of aid, while 33 per cent said that it should continue to receive $3.8 billion per annum from Washington. The poll...
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Thousands of Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip are deprived of identity documents, depriving them further from the right to movement and hence deteriorating their living conditions.  It is an imposition on Palestinians of living circumstances calculated to cause their psychological or physical deterioration or destruction. Zahra Abu Alwan, 75, left the Gaza Strip with...
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A group of over 200 academics and experts have introduced a new anti-Semitism definition known as the “Jerusalem Declaration on Antisemitism” which allows the criticism of Israel.  The international scholars working in anti-Semitism studies and related fields, including Jewish, Holocaust, Israel, Palestine and Middle East Studies attested that the text issued by them benefited from...
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“A one-state already exists, Halper argues. The question is how to transform a settler-colonial, apartheid state into a secular democratic state for all its citizens. … Implementing the single democratic state, of course, will require reckoning by both Israelis and Palestinians, yet it is the former that needs to contend with the legacy of violence...
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