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If apartheid is a crime, there is only one way to treat its practitioners: arrest them. That is precisely what I tried to do when I confronted Avigdor Lieberman, the architect of a series of laws designed to make Israeli apartheid even more draconian than it already is. more >>
“They come for our woman and our children,” Bassem Tamimi, the leader of the Popular Committee of Nabi Saleh recently told me, “they [the Israeli army] know that woman are half our population and half our strength and so they target them along with the children.” Tamimi, a gentle man with a warm smile spoke to me about the repression of his village as we sat in his home overlooking the settlement of Halamish. “They know where to apply pressure on our resistance. It has become really difficult since the last wave of arrests.” more >>
Minimally explored in all the coverage of the momentous Egyptian uprising taking place over the last 10 days are the Israeli connections. more >>
The day after the American pop star Macy Gray announced controversial plans to perform in Tel Aviv in March, we sat down for a drink at Pua, a bar nestled in the heart of one of Jaffa’s most gentrified neighborhoods. more >>
The Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, known for his controversial stance advocating the 'transfer' of Palestinians with Israeli citizenship, has drafted his own map to “solve” the Israel-Palestine conflict, in which all land taken from the Palestinians by Israeli brute force would be allowed to remain in Israeli hands, leaving Palestinians with several non-contiguous land reservations made up of 13% of their original land, and refugees would be denied their internationally recognized right of return. more >>
(Image below) Bashar Masri shows US Consul General in Jerusalem Daniel Rubinstein (left) and USTDA Director Leocadia Zak (second from left) around the site of the planned Rawabi real estate development near Ramallah, March 2010. (Haytham Othman/MaanImages) more >>
The United Nations celebrates, on December 14, the 50th anniversary of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples, despite being aware that many territories have not been able to implement the resolution. Some media, like the Spanish daily El Mundo have echoed this date. more >>
On December 1st, the British government announced new proposals in the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill which included legal changes restricting citizens' right to seek the arrest of officials for alleged war crimes. The move will allow a political interference with the issuing of arrest warrants, and will thus weaken the existing universal jurisdiction law with the result of ending all threats of prosecution for Israeli officials visiting the UK. more >>
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