“In dozens of meetings, Mr. Greenblatt refused to discuss substance: borders, settlements, even the two-state solution. This White House can’t come remotely close to facilitating a just and lasting Mideast peace,” writes Saeb Erekat.
Twin polls of Israeli and American Jews published by the American Jewish Committee on Sunday uncovered divides on all these issues, but an especially stark one about perceptions of the American president.
BDS & settlement boycotts
Franke was turned away at the Israeli border after appearing on an anonymous site targeting more than 2,000 critics of Israel.
The Israeli government defends a law legalizing West Bank outposts; new tax legislation in the Knesset pushes de facto annexation; and more.
Everything you need to know about Middle East-related activity in the U.S. Congress.
“Israel must accept responsibility for its prolonged control over Gaza, recognize its legal and moral obligations towards its residents, and take action to reverse the process of decline in the Strip.”
Ahmed Abu Artema, a journalist and political activist, told MEE that Palestinians want freedom just like any people under occupation.
Michael Sfard, one of Israel’s leading human rights lawyers, chronicles the evolution of the legal pillars of Israel’s military occupation of Palestinians, including deportation, settlements, torture policies and more.
Government lawyers admitted Sunday that a Justice Ministry unit failed to investigate significant issues before issuing a title deed for East Jerusalem land to a Jewish trust — a move that would mean the eviction of the local Palestinians.
The hypocrisy of [Israeli right-wing organization] Regavim, is coming to light – today a comprehensive investigation conducted by Yedioth Ahronoth reveals the simple truth: the organization’s activists, who claim to act to enforce legal construction, live in illegally built homes.
“It’s obvious that the planners of this neighborhood knew very well where the Green Line runs,” Dror Etkes of Naboth’s Vineyard notes.