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Limiting Political Rights & Silencing Opposers
When the ice cream company Ben & Jerry’s announced it would no longer sell its products in the occupied Palestinian territories, its decision was strongly condemned by leading Israeli politicians, who hastily assembled a task force with the aim of forcing the company to change its decision (Mondoweiss, 2021). For Ramzy Baroud, it was actually...
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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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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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Israeli police inflicted more than 20 violations on Palestinians in Israel and occupied East Jerusalem in the period 9 May – 12 June 2021, including mass arrests and the use of unlawful force, torture and other forms of ill-treatment. These activities, as part of a ‘crackdown’ in the aftermath of the recent upsurge of violence in...
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Jewish-Israelis and Palestinian citizens of Israel have inflicted and received violence over the last 48 hours. Dahlia Scheindlin a political strategist and a policy fellow of The Century Foundation, describes how “lynch mobs are roaming the streets just a few kilometres from [her] house, chanting ‘Death to Arabs”. The significance of this violence clearly extends...
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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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On March 3, 2021, the International Criminal Court (ICC) opened an investigation into alleged Israel war crimes in the occupied Palestinian territories (oPt).   The ICC followed with a notification letter requesting clarification on whether the Israeli government intends to investigate the alleged war crimes.  In response, 185 Israeli scientists and intellectuals signed a letter addressed...
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A Threshold Crossed provides irrefutable evidence that the three primary elements of an apartheid crime already exist in Israel’s rule over the Palestinians: intent to maintain the dominance of Jewish Israelis over Palestinians; systematic oppression and institutional discrimination to implement the goal of domination; and the carrying out of a range of inhumane acts against...
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