Benjamin Netanyahu has said Israel is “not a state of all its citizens”, in a reference to the country’s Arab population. In comments on Instagram, the prime minister went on to say all citizens, including Arabs, had equal rights, but he referred to a deeply controversial law passed last year declaring Israel the nation state of the Jewish people.
A new study to be released next week by [FMEP grantee] Kerem Navot will focus on the history of orders to seize Palestinian land, issued by generations of army commanders in the West Bank. Some 40 percent of the area officially seized for military and security needs has been allocated over the years to settlements.
The Israeli government is pushing the High Court of Justice to overturn its long standing legal understanding that illegal settler homes on private Palestinian property cannot be retroactively authorized.
“One year after granting me a work permit to take up my post on the ground as Human Rights Watch’s Israel and Palestine director, the Israeli government has ordered me to leave the country. They say they’re deporting me because I support boycotts of Israel,” writes Omar Shakir.
In his increasingly uphill re-election battle, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s secret weapon is no secret. It’s President Trump.
Progressive Jewish organizations like Jewish Voice for Peace, IfNotNow, and Jews for Racial & Economic Justice are responding to the Omar flap by emphasizing the difference between anti-Semitism and legitimate critiques of Israel and pivoting to discuss the threat of white supremacy to all minority groups.
“Benny Gantz’s new centre-left alliance is unlikely to be the game-changer Israeli and Palestinian people need so badly,” writes Akiva Eldar.
Shtayyeh, a British-educated economist, is a top official in Abbas’s Fatah movement. He is a former peace negotiator and a strong proponent of a two-state solution with Israel.
Based on data from the Palestinian Civil Affairs Committee, in 2018, the percentage of women who received exit permits from Israel reached 30 percent – less than a third of all permits authorized.