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Israeli police are determined to escalate the violence in Jerusalem
May 9, 2021

Oren Ziv reports in +972 May 8, 2021 For four straight days last week, Israeli police dispersed young Palestinians who had come to Sheikh Jarrah to show support for families facing forcible expulsion by settlers in the East Jerusalem neighborhood. The police labeled the nightly vigils “clashes” and “riots.” In reality, however, it was the […]


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Israel blew up their houses in 1966, now claims their village never existed
April 29, 2021

Amira Hass reports in Haaretz on 27 April 2021: In April and May 1967, about ten people living in the southern West Bank village of Jinba, then part of the Jordanian kingdom, were summoned to the Jordanian police station. They weren’t suspected of doing anything wrong: quite the contrary. They were summoned to receive compensation […]


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UK school textbooks on Middle East conflict altered to favour Israel
April 7, 2021

Middle East Eye reports: The international publisher Pearson has paused further distribution of two textbooks used by UK high schools after a group of academics said in a report that they distorted the historical record and failed to offer pupils a balanced view of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The report found that alterations had been made to text, timelines, […]


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Save Sheikh Jarrah: The online campaign giving hope to Palestinian refugees in East Jerusalem
March 22, 2021

Aseel Jundi reports in Middle East Eye on 22 March 2021: At first glance, everything looked seemingly normal in Karm al-Jaouni in the Sheikh Jarrah district, but the clamour of gathering news outlets and legal institutions last week told another story of a neighbourhood in turmoil. The Sheikh Jarrah district is inhabited by refugees who […]


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Israel Is Recreating the Nakba, Without Putting Palestinians on Trucks
February 27, 2021

Ilana Hammerman writes in Haaretz Feb. 25, 2021 They’re closing in from all sides: the Jewish settlements on the Arab towns. Ariel, Revava, Kiryat Netafim, Barkan, Bruchin, Alei Zahav, Leshem, Yakir, Peduel, and Beit Arieh are spreading, approaching, and suffocating with fences and roads sown with roadblocks the city of Salfit and the towns of Kifl […]


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Six Lies About Israel’s Wild West Settlement Outposts
February 15, 2021

Amira Hass writes in Haaretz Feb. 15, 2021  Usually, the lies of politicians and senior government officials are annoying, and give us the feeling that they consider us to be dumb. But in one known area, the public’s stupidity is by choice. From an Israel Defense Forces response to a request for information, some lies […]


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I am a Jew and I want Palestinians heard in court
February 11, 2021

Marilyn Garson writes in The Palestine Chronicle: I am not Palestinian but I was a witness to the assault of 2014. I want its alleged war crimes to be prosecuted by the International Criminal Court. Those warriors who were ‘brave’ enough to direct an assault on a trapped populace should be brave enough to account […]


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Israel approves nearly 5,000 new settlement units in occupied West Bank
October 17, 2020

Yumna Patel writes in Mondoweiss October 15, 2020 The Israeli government advanced plans for 4,948 new settlement units in the occupied Palestinian territory during planning meetings on October 14th and 15th, settlement watchdog Peace Now reported. According to the group, the advancement of the plans by the Israeli Civil administration, make 2020 the “highest year on […]


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Israeli authorities block Palestinian access to farmland ahead of olive harvest
October 15, 2020

The Palestine Chronicle reports on 8 October 2020: Israel has in recent days issued 63 military orders to close areas and land planted with Palestinian olive trees, covering an area of 3,000 dunams (3 square kilometers) across the occupied West Bank ahead of the olive harvest season. The military orders bore the signature of the […]


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PA inches toward boiling point amid economic crisis, Israeli security officials warn
September 24, 2020

Yaniv Kubovich reports in Haaretz on 24 September 2020: Senior Israeli security officials have recently warned politicians that the economic crisis in the Palestinian Authority is worsening, and that it could lead to an outbreak of violence. The officials believe that Israel and the PA must find a solution to renew the security cooperation between […]


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