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  • What would Israel Anti-Boycott Act Do? Read the Law (amended by the Act) for Yourself

    Conflation/BDS Legislation | Legislative Round-ups

    People continue to argue about what the Israel Anti-Boycott Act would or wouldn’t do, or aim or doesn’t aim to do. It is a very odd debate, because this is a matter of facts, not opinion (opinions may well differ on what people hope it will or won’t do; the facts about what it would do to the law are a matter of record).

    To facilitate a clearer debate about this issue, I’ve helpfully pulled into this document all of the existing law that would be amended by the S. 720 (with links), and then I’ve gone ahead and made the amendments that S. 270 would make in those laws.

  • Locking Palestinians in a Flawed Peace Process

    Op-Eds

    Op-ed by and Khaled Elgindy & Lara Friedman, originally published in LobeLog, November 29, 2017. The Trump administration’s recent decision to allow the Palestine Liberation…

  • Analysis of NGO Monitor’s “Analysis” of the McCollum Bill

    Legislative Round-ups

    On 11/16, NGO Monitor (NGOM) published a hit-piece attacking legislation introduced by Congresswoman Betty McCollum (D-MN), HR 4391, promoting the human rights of Palestinian children and seeking to ensure that United States tax dollars are not supporting violations of these rights by Israeli authorities. Below is a point-by-point analysis of NGOM’s “analysis” of the bill.

  • Settlement Report: November 22, 2017

    Settlement Reports

    A weekly report on Israeli settlement activity by the Foundation for Middle East Peace. This week covering: two legal opinions issued by Israeli Attorney General defending the retroactive legalization of outposts via the expropriation of privately owned Palestinian land; Israel fast-tracks a Jerusalem cable car line despite growing opposition and serious consequences for Palestinians in Silwan; another bedouin community in the E-1 settlement area faces eviction; and, settlers fight for their “right of return” to inaccessible settlements.

  • Settlement Report: November 17, 2017

    Settlement Reports

    A weekly report on Israeli settlement activity by the Foundation for Middle East Peace. This week covering: 240 building permits issued for settlement units in East Jerusalem; the Supreme Court and Attorney General justify land theft for Israeli settlers because they are part of the “local population”; Israel moves to evict Palestinians in the Jordan Valley and West Bank to make way for settlement expansion; Ir Amim and Peace Now put out essential new reports on 2017 settlement activity.