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Between June 28 – July 1, the Jewish Electorate Institute conducted a survey of 800 Jewish voters across the U.S, with the aim of gaining a better insight into the views of U.S. Jews. It found exactly a quarter think Israel is an apartheid state; almost a third (34 percent) believe Israeli and U.S. racism...
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On July 13, the Israeli authorities refused to allow the detained Palestinian political activist and legislator Khalida Jarrar to attend her daughter’s funeral after she died on July 11.  Jarrar was arrested at her home in Ramallah on 31 October, 2019, and was sentenced to two years in prison for being a member of the...
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On July 6, Sami Abou Shahadeh, the Joint List MK, tweeted: “The racist amendment against Palestinian family reunification expired!” At midnight, the ban against family reunification ended after the Government failed to pass an extension of the temporary law in the Knesset. Most opponents were from the Israeli Right who sought a more permanent ban...
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In this July 7 article, Yumna Patel reports how residents of the Palestinian village of Beita are resisting occupying Jewish settlers who built an illegal outpost in the outskirts of their village two months earlier by setting up 45 caravans on top of Jabal Sabih, a mountain with olive groves that lies to the south...
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On June 27,2021, the Yale Student Council, which advocates to shape the University’s policies and priorities, endorsed a statement that condemned ethnic cleansing and apartheid in Palestine. The statement was sponsored by the Yale Arab Students, and issued by a group that strives to break the silence around Palestinian issues and end censorship, known as...
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The Citizenship and Entry Law, which was passed in 2003, is a temporary order that imposes a ban on family unification for Palestinians. The Law bars granting Israeli citizenship or long-term legal status to Palestinians from the West Bank and Gaza who marry Israeli citizens or residents. The Law does not apply to Jewish settlers...
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On Monday 14 June, Israel inaugurated Naftali Bennett as its new prime minister, bringing Benjamin Netanyahu’s 12-year rule to an end. Only 60 percent of the population who are subject to Israel’s (military and civilian) rule (including 1.5 million Palestinians) are entitled to vote in national elections, meaning that almost five million Palestinians are effectively...
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Another provocative march through occupied East Jerusalem was organised by far-right and ultra-nationalist Israeli Groups to commemorate Israel’s occupation and unification of the city in 1967 (an event that the international community still almost unanimously condemns as an illegal annexation). Tensions have remained high since the preceding violent march that took place on April 22,...
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On May 27, the UN Human Rights Council voted to establish a commission of inquiry that would report on human rights violations in Israel, the occupied West Bank, East Jerusalem, and Gaza Strip. The establishment of the commission was both welcomed and criticised as it claimed it would, in common with previous commissions, fail to...
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Escalating violence against Palestinians has spilled beyond Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip and extended to cities across Israel such as Bat Yam, Lydda/Lod, Acre/Akka, Tiberius and Jaffa.  Hundreds of Israeli extremists led by Kahanists and the Lahava organizations attacked Palestinian citizens of Israel on Wednesday, and in Lydda/Lod, Palestinian citizens responded to these provocations with violence. These...
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