n a new report, ‘Destination: Occupation’, [Amnesty] documents how online booking companies are driving tourism to illegal Israeli settlements and contributing to their existence and expansion.
“I helped establish the illegal West Bank outpost where the suspects in the murder of a Palestinian woman, Aisha Rabi, studied. I’ve watched the Israeli right wing radicalize to the point of devaluing human life – for anyone who isn’t Jewish,” writes Peace Now’s Shabtay Bendet.
Two of the [suspected settler’s] dogs attacked Nasser Nawaj’ah. One of the dogs bit him on his right hand, which began to bleed.
The Senate voted Monday to advance legislation affirming the right of local and state governments to break ties with companies that boycott or divest from Israel, as Republicans try to drive a wedge between the Democratic Party and its traditional allies in the American Jewish community.
House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., told Al-Monitor this week that he’s against a West Bank delegation.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and his cabinet voted to place Airbnb on the state’s list of scrutinized companies over its decision to remove listings of rooms and homes for rent in West Bank Jewish settlements.
“Clearly, I condemn anti-Semitism. I don’t know that I draw the conclusion, however, that those attacking these two members are correct they are anti-Semitic,” said House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer. “I don’t accept that premise.”
Former defense minister Moshe Ya’alon ruled out supporting a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, moments after his new political partner Benny Gantz said Tuesday he would push for peace if elected prime minister.
The Palestinian ambassador at the United Nations said Monday that the day will come when “obstacles” in the Security Council to full UN membership for Palestine will be removed, “but that day is not today.”
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Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) spoke about his opposition to the Middle East bill, over of a provision that allows state and local governments legal authority to boycott any U.S. companies which are participating in a boycott against Israel. He said the measure is a violation of the First Amendment right to free speech.