Israel Declares War on Palestinian Human Rights Defenders


In this episode of Occupied Thoughts, FMEP’s Lara Friedman speaks with Sarit Michael (B’Tselem) and Inès Abdel Razek (PIPD) about the Israeli government’s announcement that it has declared a list of Palestinian human rights groups to be  “terror organization” — an act that Israeli lawyer Michael Sfard called “a declaration of war on the entire human rights community.”

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Sarit Michaeli is international advocacy officer at B’Tselem, the Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories.  Twitter: @saritm0

Inès Abdel Razek is Advocacy Director for the Palestine Institute for Public Diplomacy (PIPD), an independent Palestinian organization, and a member of Al Shabaka. Prior to joining the PIPD, Inès held advisory positions in the executive offices of the Union for the Mediterranean in Barcelona, the UN Environment Programme in Nairobi and the Palestinian Prime Minister’s Office in Ramallah, where she focused on international governance and development cooperation policies. Inès is also an advisory board member of the social enterprise BuildPalestine. She holds a Master’s degree in Public Affairs from Sciences-Po, Paris. Twitter: @InesAbdelrazek.


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