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BDS activists in France and abroad see the campaign as a necessary tool to end a “regime of apartheid” enforced by Israel and resulting in the racial segregation of Palestinians. BDS activists often call on people not to buy Israeli products by organizing peaceful actions in front of retailers. They also call on ...
The report details human rights violations in the West Bank and Gaza, conducted both by the Israeli military and by the Palestinian Authority and Hamas. ... the report stated that "terrorist organizations and militant factions in Gaza launched rocket and mortar attacks against civilian targets in Israel, and they ...

Millions of Palestinians caged in Gaza by his government's policies, without any hope of a better life, can attest to his “extraordinary dedication to building a better world,” as can Israeli human rights activists, Israel's Arab citizens — the ones “flocking in droves to the ballot boxes” as Netanyahu warned on ...
An Israeli Arab human rights organization condemned Israel's action on the Gaza border as 'unlawful' on Saturday, alerting Attorney General Avichay Mendelblit that Israel was in breach of international law. In a statement released Saturday, The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, Adalah, said ...
Recently, the Civil Administration in the West Bank sent a warning to human rights groups in Israel, demanding that they follow its latest instructions to the letter when ... He came to Tel Aviv as part of a tour organized by various Israeli human rights organizations for Palestinians from the West Bank.
In 2013 she hosted an event for T'ruah, a leftist rabbinic human rights organization. ... West Bank (Reuters) - Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday criticized U.S. ambassador to Israel David Friedman for his support of Israeli settlers in the West Bank, calling the envoy a “son of a dog.”.

Human Rights Council holds interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967 ... others questioned the credibility of the Special Rapporteur, stating that he had links to terrorist organizations and was biased against Israel.
Palestinian and International Activists Plant Olive Saplings on Village Land Ordered for Confiscation by Israel in Burin ... of International Solidarity Movement activists Rachel Corrie, Tom Hurndall and Vittorio Arrigoni In order to protect human rights and justice against imperialism, Zionism and colonialism.”.
Israel's military appeals court ruled on Monday against an appeal by 17-year-old Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi and her defense team to hold the ... saying “the continuing presence of international and Israeli human rights activists at any court hearing for Palestinian political prisoners has been vital as a ...
"As a member of the Mennonite Church USA, and a person concerned with the human rights of all people - and specifically the ongoing violations of Palestinians' human rights in Israel and Palestine - I choose to boycott consumer goods made by Israeli and international companies that profit from the ...
As part of restricting the Palestinian organizations' activities on 08 March 2018, the Israeli forces moved into “Rivoli” Hotel on Salah al-Deen Street in the centre of occupied East Jerusalem, and banned an activity for “Women for Life and Democracy” Society on the occasion of 8th of March “the International ...
The court order came in response to a petition submitted by human rights activists against the government's plan to deport some 40,000 African asylum ... “third countries” that they made any agreement with Israel to take in asylum seekers who'd left Israel involuntarily could be a problem for the deportees.
In a senseless act, Israel Defense Forces soldiers, using live ammunition, shot him in the chest from a range of 20 meters, killing him. .... a field researcher for the Israeli human rights organization B'Tselem, who investigated the incident, only Mohammed and another three or four young people confronted ...
Students from across the Universities of California call on regents to divest from Israeli human rights abuses ... The UCs are invested in the following corporations profiting from rights abuses, as documented by reputable human rights organizations: Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Northrop Grumman, Boeing, ...
The second is that of Ismail Abu Riale, an 18-year-old fisherman from Gaza who was shot to death by the Israeli navy and whose body was held by Israel for 12 days. According to Palestinian human rights organizations, Israel has killed 213 prisoners since 1967, including 72 prisoners who died of injuries ...
A petition on behalf of 119 human rights activists to Israel's High Court of Justice is the most serious challenge yet to the Israeli government's plan to deport ... The deportation plan is based on an agreement between Israel and Rwanda, which Israel insists must remain secret and which Rwanda has denied ...
Israel's Ofer military court on Monday has sentenced leading activist and head of the Popular Struggle Coordination Committee (PSCC), Munther Amira, after over three months of detention. Ghassan Amira, the activist's brother, said that the court sentenced Munther Amira to six months in prison, a five-year ...

European banks continue their business relations with Israeli banks, despite the latter's pivotal role in financing, providing services to, or otherwise supporting Israel's illegal settlements. A recent report by Human Rights Watch concludes that “businesses cannot fulfill their human rights responsibilities if they ...
It argues that Israel's insular political discourse, and the increasing alignment of Israeli center left parties with the right wing camp, requires a major shake-up ... Israeli officials have threatened and demonized human rights organizations and dissident voices, including Jewish citizens, as threats to the state.
The present report is submitted pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 34/27, adopted on 24 March 2017, in which the Council called upon Israel, the occupying Power, to comply with the relevant resolutions of the General Assembly, the Security Council and the Human Rights Council. The Council ...
When pro-Israel activist Chloe Valdary accused Tamimi of belonging to a "notorious terrorist-supporting family", Silverman replied: "Ok, friend. ... Palestinian human rights defenders and activists praised Silverman for her brave and defiant stand against those who seek only to whitewash Israel's crimes ...
The numerous foreign funded “human rights” organizations who operate in Israel do not actually care about human rights. ... was responsible for the kidnapping, torture and murder of dozens of suspected Arab “collaborators” within Israel, several of them with Israeli citizenship, between 1995 and 2002.
The watchtower is 300 meters west of the border fence between the Gaza Strip and Israel, east of Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip. On the .... On 20 February 2018, settlers broke the windshield of a car belonging to human rights activist in The Israeli Rabbis for Human Rights organization, Zakariah ...
Israel violated human rights in various ways last year, including the detention of Palestinians without trial, illegal interrogation methods, illegal construction in the ... Amnesty says the Israeli security forces employed unreasonable and sometimes lethal force using live ammunition and rubber bullets against ...
After three weeks in which Israeli army snipers have killed dozens and wounded well over 1,200 protesters inside the Gaza Strip, four prominent human rights organizations petitioned Israel's High Court of Justice on Sunday, demanding that the court order the state to revoke the rules of engagement that ...
The activist filed a complaint with the Israeli police against the extremist settler. Settlers violence against Palestinians and their property is routine in the West Bank and is rarely prosecuted by Israeli authorities. According to the Israeli rights group B'Tselem, “As the occupying force, Israel must protect the ...
Human rights organizations have long denounced mistreatment of Palestinian detainees, including children, by Israeli forces. According to a report by the Military Court Watch (MCW) based on testimonies from 127 children detained by Israel in 2016, 94 percent reported being hand tied, 81 percent of ...
This is according to a joint statement issued last week by several NGOs (non-governmental organizations): Human Rights Watch (HRW), Al Mezan Center for Human Rights, Amnesty International, and Physicians for Human Rights Israel (PHRI), that slams Israel for a 54% decrease in medical travel permits ...
LONDON - Rights activists accused Israel of systematically prosecuting young Palestinians in military courts, exposing them to undue torment. ... ruled that Tamimi, 17, from the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, was to be held in custody during her trial despite calls from human rights groups for her release.
... on human rights in Saudi Arabia. She may have to serve five years in prison. Police allegedly questioned her about the videos she posted on her Twitter account. “Normalization means accepting the occupation", al-Balawi declared in a video clip been circulated online. She was referring to Israel's control over Palestine.
Last September, Israeli jets attacked a Syrian military installation near the city of Masyaf that also allegedly produced chemical weapons and advanced missiles. The Syrian Army said two soldiers died. (The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a UK-based monitoring organization that supports ...
A Saudi activist, who questioned the normalisation of ties between Saudi Arabia and Israel, has been detained in her home country, and could face up ... has reportedly been under detention in the northwestern region of Tabuk for more than two weeks, ALQST, a group advocating for human rights in Saudi ...
In other words, including Israeli human rights violations – along with those of other countries – is enough to “mar” how we think about a human rights resolution. But rather than “get together” to come up with new language, Guidry and her colleagues voted the whole thing down. Human rights lost out ...
Migrant and human rights organizations say many Africans who left Israel for Rwanda and Uganda did not find work or receive legal status. ... Yonatan Jakubowicz, director of the Israeli Immigration Policy Center, an organization supportive of the government's arguments, said he thought that Israel had ...
Lorde has been roundly criticized for this by pro-Israel groups — on December 31, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach placed a full-page ad in the Washington Post criticizing her action as ... “Certainly a number of human rights Israeli organizations and policy organizations have raised a set of concerns about this law.
Caitlyn Jenner To Receive 'Champion of Israel' Award, Sparking Anger From Activists ... Jenner, he said, “is uniquely suited to highlight Israel's incredible record on human rights and LGBTQ rights and protection to the LGBTQ citizens, which is utterly unique and unprecedented in the Middle East.”.
President Trump's United Nations ambassador, Nikki R. Haley, who has vowed to combat what she has described as antipathy toward Israel in parts of the organization, strongly condemned the human rights office's report. “This whole issue is outside the bounds of the High Commissioner for Human Rights ...
A spokesman for the Israel prison service said it was examining the case, stressing, however, that according to official records, the girl was a Gaza resident. Twenty-seven Palestinians living in the Israeli-occupied West Bank were forcibly sent to Gaza last year, according to military data gathered by ...
“While city council members feigned innocence, claiming to be totally unaware of the resolution's anti-Israel and anti-Semitic meaning, pro-BDS activists and anti-Semites around the nation rejoiced,” Cassidy said in the email. “They were opposed to human rights accountability for all groups if it meant that ...
Under pressure from Israel lobby, Mayor-elect LaToya Cantrell distanced herself from activists behind a human rights resolution. ... unanimously voted to rescind a resolution it passed just two weeks ago, following heavy pressure from pro-Israel Jewish communal organizations and right-wing lawmakers.
(Jerusalem) – Israeli authorities should abandon a new policy that could lead to the indefinite detention of thousands of Eritrean and Sudanese nationals for refusing to leave Israel for Rwanda or Uganda, Human Rights Watch said today. The policy is the latest in a series of coercive measures against these ...
Although it doesn't mention Israel or Israeli violations of Palestinian's human rights, activists argue the measure is in accordance with the BDS movement ... States like New York and Maryland, for example, have passed legislation punishing organizations that endorse the movement, and earlier in 2017 U.S. ...
It was very interesting because all the human rights organizations, they ignored Breaking the Silence. Isn't that funny? This is an Israeli organization, it's Israeli soldiers, they have no motive whatsoever to lie. They served there but when you read the Human Rights Organization reports, the few that came out ...
Britain on Thursday “strongly” condemned Israel's approval of hundreds of new housing units for Jewish settlers in the occupied West Bank. .... said the move prevents peaceful human rights activists like him, who are of Palestinian origin and have family and friends in Palestine, from entering Israel.Israel's ...
At last the perfect weapon against Israel boycotters has been found: blacklists of pro-Palestinian human rights activists, and directors of organizations ... Soon we're liable to see the interior minister granted the authority to expel critical journalists, foreign academics who don't fully embrace the Israeli formula ...
Activists who support Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions, known as the BDS, a non-violent Palestinian-led movement to bring about accountability for Israel's violations of Palestinian's human rights and international law, called on Rock to cancel his performance in Israel comparing the Israeli occupation to ...
Four Palestinian human rights organizations The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, Al Mezan Center for Human Rights, Al Dameer Association for Human ... In light of Israel's inability and unwillingness to conduct effective investigations, the interests of justice now demand that the Prosecutor at the ICC ...
Less expected, however, was a lawsuit aimed at two Lorde fans in New Zealand who called on the pop star to boycott Israel over its human rights abuses that harm Palestinians. On Jan. 31, Shurat HaDin, an Israeli legal organization, announced it filed suit against Justine Sachs and Nadia Abu-Shanab, ...
Israeli authorities approved permits for medical appointments for only 54 percent of Palestinians seeking vital medical treatment outside of Gaza in 2017. ... Human Rights, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP), and Physicians for Human Rights Israel (PHRI) said ...
The trial opened Tuesday in an Israeli military court for 17-year-old Ahed Tamimi. She is accused of assaulting Israeli soldiers outside her home in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. For many Palestinians, Tamimi is a symbol of resistance to a half-century military occupation that stands in the way of ...


 

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