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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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On July 6, more than 800 scholars, artists and intellectuals from more than 45 countries signed a declaration that calls for the dismantling of the apartheid regime and the establishment of a democratic constitution that upholds equal rights for all in Historical Palestine. The declaration, known as the ‘Declaration on the Suppression and Punishment of...
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On July 5, the blog of the European Journal of International Law published an essay by Noura Erakat, entitled Beyond Discrimination: Apartheid is a Colonial Project and Zionism is a form of Racism. In this essay, Erakat first explores Palestinian intellectual thought on Zionism as a form of racism and racial discrimination. She highlights the...
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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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The former UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, clearly condemned Israel’s actions in the oPt and suggested it may be guilty of the crime of apartheid in an article that was published in The Financial Times on June 29. He claimed that Israel has clearly demonstrated its intention to maintain its structural domination and oppression of the...
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