Palestinians face collective punishment

What We’re Reading

Occupation/Human rights

Palestinian citizens go on strike to protest home demolitions,

Hundreds of Palestinian citizens demonstrate across the country after Israeli authorities demolish 11 homes in the central Arab town of Qalansuwa.

Collective punishment in Jabal al-Mukabber: Jerusalem Municipality served some 40 demolition orders,

On Sunday 8 January 2017, 28-year-old Fadi al-Qunbar – a resident of the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Jabal al-Mukabber – carried out a vehicle-ramming attack at the Armon Hanatziv Promenade in Jerusalem, killing four Israeli soldiers,

UK: Israel funding spin trips as it smears critics,

Israel is attempting to smear activists who question the illegal occupation of Palestinian land by helping to build racism cases against them, an investigation by Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit reveals.

Opinion: Imagine a world without Palestine,

“As Israel continues to expand its settlements, the annexation of Palestine risks becoming a reality and we will all pay a price,” writes Alastair Sloan.

Netanyahu: Paris Peace Conference 'a Fraud',

US-Israel relations

Trump secretary of state pick: Two-state solution must remain the ‘aspiration’,

President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, endorsed the two-state solution Wednesday and denounced Palestinian terrorism as an obstacle to a peace deal, but said both sides in the decades-long conflict had failed to seize past opportunities to clinch an accord.

Israeli politics

Bill banning Breaking the Silence from schools clears initial hurdle,

Education minister says groups that ‘attack soldiers’ must not influence students; moves passes preliminary reading with support of opposition party Yesh Atid.


New charges for NGO official accused of aiding Hamas,

Gaza director of Christian World Vision charity now also accused of ‘aiding and abetting’ and ‘passing information to the enemy’.