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Extortion, Entitlement and Mafia-Style Tactics Mark Israel’s Current State of Affairs

Three recent stories making rounds in the Israeli press paint an alarming picture of the current state of affairs in the country.

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A Nightmare Scenario: Coronavirus in ‘Quarantined’ Gaza

Gaza is woefully unprepared to deal with any public health crisis thanks to the Israeli-occupation. That makes an outbreak of Coronavirus a nightmare scenario writes Ramzy Baroud.

A Nightmare Scenario: Coronavirus in ‘Quarantined’ Gaza

What if the Coronavirus reaches the besieged Gaza Strip? While the question carries great urgency for all Palestinians living under Israel’s military occupation, the situation in Gaza is particularly complex and extremely worrying. Nearly 50 countries have already

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Sealed Off and Forgotten: What You Should Know About Israel’s West Bank “Firing Zones”

Throughout the 1970s, the Israeli military declared roughly 18% of the West Bank as “firing zones,” effectively wresting control from the local Palestinian population.

Sealed Off and Forgotten: What You Should Know About Israel’s West Bank “Firing Zones”

A seemingly ordinary news story, published in the Israeli newspaper, Haaretz, on January 7, shed light on a long-forgotten, yet crucial, subject: Israel’s so-called “firing zones” in the West

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From a Blessing to a Curse: How UN Resolution 2334 Accelerated Israel’s West Bank Colonization

UN Resolution 2334, although externally supportive of Palestinian rights, turned out to be one of the most costly decisions ever made by the international institution.

From a Blessing to a Curse: How UN Resolution 2334 Accelerated Israel’s West Bank Colonization

Three years ago, the United Nations Security Council passed Resolution 2334. With fourteen members voting in favor and one abstention, the Resolution was the equivalent of a political earthquake. Indeed, it was the first

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Israel’s Case Against Human Rights Watch Reveals How Its Normalizing West Bank Land Theft

The argument made by an Israeli court has been defacto reality in Israel since 1967: there is no West Bank, instead, the region is called Judea and Samaria, legitimate parts of the State of Israel. 

Israel’s Case Against Human Rights Watch Reveals How Its Normalizing West Bank Land Theft

The Occupied West Bank -- In November 2019, following a long legal battle, Israel revoked the work visa and deported Human Rights Watch (HRW) director Omar Shakir.  According to HRW, Israel argued that the state, “revoked the work visa of Shakir, a

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Israeli Apartheid Made Official: Annexation is the New Reality in Palestine

Annexing Palestinian land has officially moved from the right-wing fringe of Israeli politics to a centrist talking point and campaign promise.

Israeli Apartheid Made Official: Annexation is the New Reality in Palestine

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is moving quickly to alter the political reality in Palestine, and facing little or no resistance.  On September 10, Netanyahu

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