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    UPDATED: Israel’s “Formalization Law”

    The law has already been challenged in court by Israeli human rights groups. Countries including the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Jordan and Turkey have all condemned the law, as has the United Nations. American Jewish groups, including centrist groups like the Anti-Defamation League and American Jewish Committee, have also expressed their objections to this law.

    The White House Warning That Wasn’t

    Given the frequently bombastic rhetoric that has come from the new President of the United States in his first two weeks in office, it is…

    Understanding the UN Settlements Resolution

    On Friday, the United Nation Security Council passed Resolution 2334, which calls on Israel to cease building settlements in territories it occupied in 1967. The…

    Nominee For US Ambassador to Israel Should Set Off Alarm Bells

    If Friedman’s nomination is an indication of Trump administration policy on Israel-Palestine, the United States is going to deepen the conflict in which Israelis and Palestinians are embroiled. This risks seriously damaging US interests in the region, further violating Palestinians’ basic human rights, and compromising Israeli security.

    How Peace Can Survive Trump and Bibi

    In the wake of the United States’ elections, the waning weeks of 2016 are being defined by despair for progressives. That despair is at its…

    Feinstein-Netanyahu Letters on Susiya

    Senator Dianne Feinstein today released a series of letter exchanges between herself and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu concerning the Palestinian village of Susiya, which lives…

    Policy Brief: Israel’s “Formalization” Law

    On Sunday the Israeli cabinet unanimously passed a bill that would legalize settlement outposts in the occupied West Bank that were built on privately owned…

    Likud Chairman Threatens Citizenship of B’Tselem’s Executive Director

    These incidents represent a steadily mounting effort to erode Israeli democracy, which is already reeling under the weight of fifty years of occupation. Arresting that erosion is crucial for Israelis, Palestinians and the cause of peace and justice for both.