‘We Are Living By The Sword’: The Regrets Of An Israel Founder’s Son

By Sarah Helm, Middleeasteye.net -

In a wide-ranging interview, Yaakov Sharett, the son of one of Israel's founding fathers, says he regrets settling the Negev in the 1940s - and the entire Zionist project. “My name is Yaakov [...]

The UN Predicted Gaza Would Be Unlivable By 2020. They Were Right.

By Tania Hary, 972mag.com -

While revelers around the world are making new year’s resolutions for 2020, in the Gaza Strip, a different kind of assessment is taking place as Palestinians try to determine whether, or how, [...]

We Can’t Obtain Immigration Justice In A World Of Borders And Nations

By Rebecca Centeno, Truthout.org -

We can’t reckon with the extreme inequalities and inherent injustices of immigration policy without an analysis of how borders, the state and capitalism function to create them. Current liberal [...]

Israel/Palestine War Crimes Probe ‘Momentous Step Forward’, Says UN Rights Expert

By Loulou d'Aki, News.un.org -

An independent UN human rights expert hailed on Tuesday, the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) decision to consider a formal criminal investigation into allegations of war crimes in Palestine [...]

Torture Of Palestinian Detainees Prevails In Israeli Jails

By Ramona Wadi, Middleeastmonitor.com -

In comments to Al Jazeera regarding Israel’s use of torture against Palestinian detainees, Qadura Faris, head of the Palestinian Prisoner Society, declared: “The Israeli security wants to leave a [...]

Issawiya — The East Jerusalem Neighborhood At The Forefront Of Occupation

By Miriam Deprez, Mondoweiss.net -

It’s been six months of unrest in Issawiya. Excessive police brutality and indiscriminate daily raids by Israeli forces with no justification have left residents of the East Jerusalem district [...]

The People Of India Are Taking It To The Streets

By Vijay Prashad, Socialistproject.ca -

Every day and in every part of India, hundreds of thousands of people – mainly young people – gather on the streets to express their anger at the government. Their protests, like those of the [...]

The Freedom Flotilla Will Make Its 35th Attempt To Sail To Gaza In 2020

By Ramzy Baroud, Mintpressnews.com -

The solidarity mission is scheduled for the summer of 2020, and, like most of the 35 previous attempts, the Flotilla is likely to be intercepted by the Israeli navy. What is Gaza to us but an [...]

In Israel’s Attempt To Deflect ICC Prosecutor’s Call To Probe War Crimes, It Admitted To The Occupation

By Noa Landau, Haaretz.com -

In a contemporary take on the historic declaration "Um-Shmum" – a Hebrew expression of disdain for the United Nations attributed to David Ben-Gurion – Israel has been cooking up a follow-up that [...]

From A Blessing To A Curse: How UN Resolution 2334 Accelerated Israel’s Colonization In The West Bank

By Ramzy Baroud, Intrepidreport.com -

Three years ago, the United Nations Security Council passed Resolution 2334. With fourteen members voting in favor and one abstention, the resolution was the equivalent of a political earthquake. [...]

Statement Of ICC Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, On The Conclusion Of The Preliminary Examination Of The Situation In Palestine, And Seeking A Ruling On The Scope Of The Court’s Territorial Jurisdiction

By Staff, Icc-cpi.int -

I am satisfied that there is a reasonable basis to proceed with an investigation into the situation in Palestine, pursuant to article 53(1) of the Statute. In brief, I am satisfied that (i) war [...]

A Just Future Demands The Decolonization Of Palestine – And A Democratic State For All

By Awad Abdelfattah and Jeff Halper, 972mag.com -

The very title one gives to a phenomenon often determines how it can be understood and what can be done to address it. Since 1948, we have spoken about the “Arab-Israeli conflict,” which is [...]

Citizenship Law Protests Shut Down India’s Capital

By Saikat Datta, Asiatimes.com -

India’s national capital, New Delhi, faced a lockdown unprecedented in history on Thursday as protests over the religion-based Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) broke out across the country. The [...]

India’s Government Is Going To War Against Its Own People

By Vijay Prashad, Globetrotter, a project of the Independent Media Institute. -

On December 13, the United Nations high commissioner for human rights released a powerful statement that criticized India’s new citizenship law. This “fundamentally discriminatory” Citizenship [...]

Israel’s Case Against Human Rights Watch Reveals How Its Normalizing West Bank Land Theft

By Miko Peled, Mintpressnews.com -

The Occupied West Bank — In November 2019, following a long legal battle, Israel revoked the work visa and deported Human Rights Watch (HRW) director Omar Shakir.  According to HRW, Israel argued [...]