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February 20, 2017

Amnesty International urged Israel's high court to repeal a law that bans many Palestinians from entering the country, including those seeking reunification with family.

February 16, 2017

Speaking alongside Netanyahu, Trump became the first president to renounce commitment to a two-state solution—while fumbling a question about anti-Semites in his administration.

This says all you need to know. In his first press conference with Benjamin Netanyahu during the Israeli prime minister's visit to the White House Feb. 15, President Trump explicitly said he is not committed to a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

February 4, 2017

Reports of White House tension between white nationalist Steve Bannon and hardline Zionist Jared Kushner point to contradictions in Trump's alliance.

When we first noted the strange alliance of the Trump White House, we observed that we will now see how much overt Nazism conservative Jews and Zionists will be able to stomach in exchange for an aggressively pro-Israel position.

January 23, 2017

Benjamin Netanyahu said he will be lifting restrictions on Israeli settlement building in East Jerusalem, explicitly portraying the move as green-lighted by President Trump.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Jan. 22 he will be lifting restrictions on Israelis building settlements in East Jerusalem.

December 27, 2016

Dozens demonstrated outside an Israeli court in support of a Palestinian member of the Knesset, Basal Ghattas, after the court extended his detention another day.

Dozens of activists on Dec. 26 demonstrated outside the Israeli magistrate court in the central city of Rishon Lezion in support of a Palestinian member of the Knesset, Basal Ghattas, after the court extended his detention another day.

December 5, 2016

Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner, a hard-right Zionist appointed to be "special envoy" to the Middle East, is also a sleazy New York landlord. Way to play into the anti-Semitic stereotypes, Donald and Jared.

New York's The Villager newspaper provides a profile of Jared Kushner, president-elect Trump's Orthodox Jewish son-in-law who  is apparently being considered as "sp

November 30, 2016

Three justices on the Israeli Supreme Court have been sued for authorizing construction of Israel's wall around the West Bank, found illegal by the International Court of Justice.

Three justices on the Israeli Supreme Court have been sued for voting in favor of authorizing the construction of Israel's wall around the West Bank, which the International Court of Justice found 

November 21, 2016

Under the banner of "Jewish Resistance," protesters rallied outside the Zionist Organization of America gala in Manhattan—where featured speaker was to be Steve Bannon.

Under the banner of "Jewish Resistance," protesters rallied outside of Manhattan's Grand Hyatt hotel on 42nd St. Nov.

October 27, 2016

The UNESCO resolution against Israel's political archaeology at the Temple Mount counter-productively refered to the site only by its Islamic name, the Ḥaram al-Sharif.

UNESCO director-general Irina Bokova issued a statement Oct. 14 repudiating a resolution approved by the body's member states that had been harshly condemned by Israel.

October 6, 2016

The Israeli army shelled a site allegedly used by Palestinian militant groups in the central Gaza Strip after a rocket fired from the Strip hit an open area in southern Israel.

The Israeli army shelled a site allegedly used by Palestinian militant groups in the central Gaza Strip on Oct. 6, after a rocket fired from the Strip hit an open area in southern Israel. Israeli military vehicles stationed along the border between Gaza and Israel reportedly shelled an area east of the Maghazi refugee camp, without causing any injuries.

 

September 11, 2016

Israel's high court ruled that a law permitting force-feeding of hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners is constitutional, rejecting petitions filed by the Israel Medical Association.

The Israeli Supreme Court ruled on Sept.

July 23, 2016

At least 48 Palestinian prisoners now participating in an open-ended hunger strike in protest of Israel's policy of detention without charge or trial.

A mass hunger strike across Israeli prisons continued on July 23 in protest of Israel's detention of Palestinians without charge or trial. At least 48 Palestinian prisoners now participating in the open hunger strike in support of hunger-striking prisoners Bilal Kayid and brothers Muhammad and Mahmud al-Balboul, according to a statement released by the Palestinian Committee of Pri

July 3, 2016

Israeli forces detained several Palestinians, including a journalist, in overnight raids in occupied East Jerusalem, amid increasing tension over al-Aqsa Mosque compound.

Israeli forces detained 10 Palestinians, including a journalist, in overnight raids July 2 in occupied East Jerusalem, amid increasing tension on the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the Old City. Head of the Jerusalem Committee for Families of Prisoners, Amjad Abu Asab, told Ma'an News Agency that Israeli police detained 10 Palestinians, nine of whom were from the Old City.

July 2, 2016

Here's a shocking truth for media outlets to consider: remembering a man's impact without whitewashing the man in his entirety is actually honest journalism. Let's discuss Elie Wiesel.

Wiesel's account of the holocaust in his novel "Night" broadened the 20th century European understanding of Nazi horrors, as well as tightened world Jewry by breaking generational barriers.

June 10, 2016

Israeli authorities implemented a full closure on the West Bank and Gaza Strip, adding to a long line of punitive measures carried out since a deadly attack in Tel Aviv.

Israeli authorities implemented a full closure on the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip on June 10, adding to a long line of punitive measures that have been carried out since the deadly attack in Tel Aviv two days earlier. An Israeli army spokesperson told Ma’an that all passages to the West Bank and besieged Gaza Strip would be sealed until Monday June 13 at midnight after an army

June 8, 2016

...and more on the endlessly hurtful conflation of Zionism and Judaism. 

With a Jewish presidential candidate succeeding in the Democratic primaries for the first time in American history, I begrudgingly expected anti-semitism from the opposition. What I did not expect, though, is a form of anti-semitic erasure protruding from our own ranks: Jewish gatekeeping.

April 16, 2016

It is a real moral and political victory that the first US presidential candidate to break with Washington's anti-Palestinian consensus is a Jewish guy.

We've had our criticisms of Benie Sanders. And up till now, he has been very cautious on the question of Palestine.

February 26, 2016

Israeli forces demolished the sole school in the Bedouin community of Abu al-Nuwaar in the occupied West Bank, sparking a protest by local children.

Israeli forces on Feb. 21 demolished a Bedouin school for children in the Abu al-Nuwaar community near the town of al-Eizariya in the occupied West Bank, a spokesperson for the al-Jahalin Bedouin community said.

February 26, 2016

Escaped Palestinian prisoner Omar al-Nayif was found dead inside the Palestinian embassy in Bulgaria, in what officials and his family say was an "assassination" by Israel.

Escaped Palestinian prisoner Omar al-Nayif was found dead inside the headquarters of the Palestinian embassy in Bulgaria on Feb. 26, in what senior Palestinian officials and his family say was an "assassination" carried out by Israel.

February 11, 2016

The Palestinian Prisoners' Society said Israel was "not showing willingness" to solve the case of Palestinian journalist Muhammad al-Qiq as he entered day 77 on hunger strike.

The Palestinian Prisoners' Society on Feb.

January 22, 2016

Israel is set to declare 1,500 dunams (370 acres) in the West Bank district of Jericho as "state land"—the largest such grab in two years, decried as a step towards annexation.

Israel is set to declare 1,500 dunams (370 acres) of land in the occupied West Bank district of Jericho as "state land," Israel's Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) announced Jan. 20.

November 29, 2015

Israeli cabinet member Tzipi Hotovely met with representatives of YouTube and Google to discuss cooperation in what she called the fight against "inciting violence and terrorism."

Israel's Maariv newspaper reported Nov.

October 23, 2015

Dr. Hashem al-Azzeh, who led peaceful protests against Israel's illegal closure of Hebron's Old City to Palestinians, died after suffering excessive tear-gas inhalation.

Dr. Hashem al-Azzeh, who died on Oct.

October 22, 2015

The New York Times, in its coverage of Bibi Netanyahu's fictional claims about the Holocaust originating with the Mufti of Jerusalem, gives undue weight to the theory's few proponents.

An oft-noted failing of the dreaded "mainstream media" is their tendency to bogus neutrality—as when they give climate-change denialists equal weight with representatives of the overwhelming scientific consensus on climate change.