Israel bars Human Rights Watch director from entering country, calls org ‘Palestinian propaganda’

Israeli authorities denied Human Rights Watch’s (HRW) Israel and Palestine director a work visa, the group announced in a statement on Friday. The group said Israel’s Interior Ministry accused HRW of “Palestinian propaganda” and not being a “real human rights group.”

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Ken Loach backs controversial Israel conference

A conference on Israeli “exceptionalism” will go ahead in Ireland this spring, organizers insisted on Wednesday.

Supporters of the event – organized by University College Cork academics – include Ken Loach, director of the award-winning movie I, Daniel Blake, and Desmond Tutu, the South African archbishop.

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Preserving Palestinian history through poetry

“We didn’t need anything, the soil was enough,” he says as he looked into the distance, reminiscing about his early memories in Palestine.

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Preserving Palestinian history through poetry

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Palestinians pay respects to victims of Ibrahimi Mosque massacre

The National Campaign to Lift the Closure of Hebron organized a commemoration of the Ibrahimi Mosque massacre on Sunday with a visit to the graves of the Palestinian victims of the attack, which occurred 23 years ago.

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Palestinians march to pay respect to victims of Ibrahimi Mosque massacre

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Why can’t Democratic leaders say they support Palestinian rights?

Keith Ellison, a congressional representative from Minnesota who hopes to win Saturday’s vote for Democratic National Committee (DNC) chair, has once again abandoned Palestinian rights in his ongoing effort to secure the leadership of the Democratic Party’s top governing body.

During a debate for the candidates on Wednesday...
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Why can't Democratic leaders say they support Palestinian rights?

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How UK’s Jewish Labour Movement tries to intimidate journalists

Jewish Labour Movement chair Jeremy Newmark apparently wants people to believe he is unconcerned by The Electronic Intifada’s reporting on his organization’s pro-Israel advocacy within the UK’s opposition Labour Party.

While he feigns nonchalance in public, Newmark’s organization had its lawyers send a “private and...
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Israeli Army Attacks 8th Annual Open Shuhada Street Protest, Injures Nonviolent Protestors

The Israeli military attacked the annual Open Shuhada Street protest of around 1,000 people, organized by Youth Against Settlements. Hundreds of fully armed army and border patrol troops opened fire as soon as eye contact was made with the protesters. The protesters included local and international...
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Israeli Army Attacks 8th Annual Open Shuhada Street Protest, Injures Nonviolent Protestors

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After 12 years we continue

the popular march Began after Friday prayers from the center of the village towards the apartheid wall near Abu Lemon area, with the participation of the people of Bil'in, Israeli peace activists and international activists.

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After 12 years we continue February 24, 2017 | Iyad Burnat

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Israel: Human Rights Watch Denied Work Permit
Israeli authorities denied Human Rights Watch’s application for a work permit for its Israel and Palestine director on the grounds that it is not a real human rights group, the organization said today.

In its February 20, 2017 letter denying a work permit for Omar Shakir, the Interior Ministry cited an opinion received from the Foreign Ministry...
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Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (16 – 22 February 2017)

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Israeli forces continue systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) (16 – 22 February 2016) | Palestinian Center for Human Rights

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Five children who got longer sentences for throwing stones than Israeli soldier who shot incapacitated Palestinian dead

An 18-month jail sentence handed down to an Israel Defence Force (IDF) recruit for the killing of a wounded Palestinian has prompted for widespread criticism for its apparent leniency in light of the severity of his crime.

Then 19-year-old medic Elor Azaria was found guilty...
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Five children who got longer sentences for throwing stones than Israeli soldier who shot incapacitated Palestinian dead

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The demolition in Kashim Al_daraj 23rd February

"They are destroying a well there , but they suspended because the bulldozer dropped in it"

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The untold story of how the killing of Abdulfattah al-Shareef was taped

Media all over the world have covered the case of the killing of Abdulfattah Al-Shareef, the Palestinian teenager who was shot in his head in cold blood by Israeli soldier Elor Azaria on 24th March 2016 in the Tel Rumeida district in Hebron, the largest city in the West Bank. Hebron is unique among West Bank cities in...
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The untold story of how the killing of Abdulfattah al-Shareef was taped

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Sabah Faraoun’s administrative detention extended for four more months

Faraoun, 34, was seized by occupation forces on 19 June 2016 after they invaded her home; her detention had been extended three times before and was scheduled to end on 25 February 2017 before the new detention order was issued yesterday. Faraoun is a seamstress and tailor, married and the mother of four children,...
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Sabah Faraoun’s administrative detention extended for four more months

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Palestinian prisoner Mohammed Zeidan Mahmoud immediately re-arrested upon release after 15 years imprisonment

Palestinian prisoner Mohammed Zeidan Mahmoud, 39, was re-arrested by Israeli occupation forces only moments after his release from 15 years in Israeli prison today, Tuesday 21 February. Released from Gilboa prison, Mahmoud was immediately taken to the notorious Moskobiya...
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Palestinian prisoner Mohammed Zeidan Mahmoud immediately re-arrested upon release after 15 years imprisonment

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BDS activists score a first victory in Ecuador

This is the first victory for BDS activists in Ecuador working to advance Palestinian human rights, and the second loss for G4S in Latin America, due to BDS pressure, in less than a year. In early 2016, another strong BDS campaign for Palestinian human rights led a major restaurant chain in Colombia to announce that it would end its contract with...
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BDS activists score a first victory in Ecuador

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Latin American research center drops G4S

Palestine rights activists are celebrating what they are calling the first major victory for BDS – the campaign to impose boycott, divestment and and sanctions measures on Israel over its abuses of Palestinian rights – in Ecuador after a research institute there announced it dropped its contract with global security giant G4S.

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Latin American research center drops G4S

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Canadians don’t share Justin Trudeau’s pro-Israel stance — poll

A new survey has revealed a major disconnect between Canadians’ views of Israel and the policies of their government.

Large numbers of Canadians see Israel’s government negatively, and Canadians reject almost unanimously the view that criticizing Israel is anti-Semitic.

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How the Israel lobby is using Owen Jones

Last week the Jewish Labour Movement announced that Guardian columnist Owen Jones will be the big name speaker at an event the group is holding on 2 April.

Jones will lecture on “left anti-Semitism, the Middle East and the Labour Party.”

The Jewish Labour Movement scoring Jones appears to be a high-profile instance of a new push endorsed by Israel’s...
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How the Israel lobby is using Owen Jones

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Israeli who executed injured Palestinian gets slap on the wrist

“We are not surprised, from the onset we knew this was a show trial that will not do us justice,” al-Sharif’s family told media. “Even though the soldier was caught on video and it is clear that this is a cold-blooded execution, he was convicted only of manslaughter, not murder, and the prosecution asked for only a light sentence...
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Israeli who executed injured Palestinian gets slap on the wrist

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