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On July 18, the Pegasus Project’s investigative report was published on the Forbidden project website. This was a collaborative investigation of the activities of NSO Group, an Israeli company whose spyware products were used by repressive governments, including the Hungarian, Rwandan and Mexican authorities, to target activists, dissidents, journalists and even high-profile politicians (allegedly including the French president...
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On Monday, July 19, the ice cream company Ben & Jerry’s announced that it would no longer sell its products in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem and, in justification, cited the fact that such sales would be “inconsistent with our values”. On the same day, Avi Zinger, its local Israeli CEO (Chief Executive...
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(Photo from The Times of Israel) On July 12, Yair Lapid, Israel’s new foreign minister, continued on from his predecessors when he declared to the EU’s Foreign Affairs Council that a Palestinian state was no longer possible. Hearst offers the essential qualification that it has become impossible precisely because of Israel’s continued actions, which include...
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On July 13, Israeli soldiers demolished the entire area of al-Qaboun, which lies to the northeast of Ramallah. Eleven Palestinian Bedouin families were evicted, leaving a total of 70 people homeless, including 36 children. Tents, tin houses and sheep pens were demolished and tractors and solar energy units were confiscated. The UN Office for the Coordination...
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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 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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On July 13, Omer Barlev, Israel’s internal security minister, said that Naftali Bennett, the country’s prime minister, wants to introduce vouchers for the distribution of humanitarian aid in the Gaza Strip. If implemented, this system would complement the controls that Israel already imposes on payments into the Strip including from Qatar in 2014. Last month,...
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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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