Posts Tagged ‘occupation’

‘The occupation is real’: Tlaib, Omar slam Israel for decision to bar delegation, hint at cutting military aid

US Congresswomen Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib doubled down on their criticisms of the Israeli government for denying them entry to the country, with Omar hinting that Congress should reconsider the billions of dollars in annual military aid given to Israel in light of the move against the democratic representatives. The two congresswomen held a […]

What occupation looks like for Rashida Tlaib’s village in the West Bank

Forty years of land grabs, settlement expansion, and the building of a highway that is off limits to Palestinians. This is what is happening to Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib’s village. By Dror Etkes The West Bank village of Beit Ur al-Fauqa made headlines over the weekend, after Democratic Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib announced she would […]

Israeli occupation: a nightmare from which there’s no waking up

Israeli soldiers stand near the illegal Israeli settlement of Givat Assaf in the West Bank, Dec. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi) The Israeli occupation is a constant, chilling presence in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, and among Palestinians living in Israel: children and adults are routinely abducted, Israeli housing is built on Palestinian land […]

Opposition To Trump’s Migration Deal Has Sparked A Growing Student Occupation In Guatemala

Opposition To Trump’s Migration Deal Has Sparked A Growing Student Occupation In Guatemala Above Photo: Students hang a banner over the University of San Carlos’ museum that reads “I refuse to live in a dictatorship” on July 29. (WNV/Jeff Abbott) A student occupation opposing the “safe third country” agreement in Guatemala has transformed into a […]

American Jewish Committee seeks to ostracize anti-occupation Jews as ‘radical fringe’

@DaBakr Meanwhile, in the real world: https://www.haaretz.com/us-news/.premium-growing-number-of-u-s-jews-support-evacuation-of-west-bank-settlements-study-finds-1.7314699 EXCERPT: “Growing Number of U.S. Jews Support Evacuation of All West Bank Settlements, Survey Finds” by Judy Maltz, Haaretz, June 2/19 “AJC poll exposes deepening divide between American and Israeli Jews on issues like Trump’s policies and the importance of ‘caring about Israel’” “Fewer American Jews consider ‘caring […]

Poof! One day in occupation causes young Jews on Zionist tour to question Zionism — ‘NYT’ reports

@Keith Jewish disillusionment with Zionism and “Israel,” especially among youth, is not confined to some of those, albeit, a growing number, who participate in the J street tour and the like and have occasion to witness the horrors inflicted on the indigenous Palestinians. Indeed, unsurprisingly, it is rapidly growing in America where Zionists have had […]

Indigenous Resistance As Re-occupation Of Land At The Forefront Of Climate Justice

Indigenous Resistance As Re-occupation Of Land At The Forefront Of Climate Justice Above Photo: Protest against Trans Mountain pipeline in BC. I write as a settler on this land. I am not speaking on behalf of Aboriginal people but rather as an unconditional ally to their struggles. I will specifically address Indigenous resistance in the […]

Prominent anti-occupation activist assaulted in Tel Aviv

Left-wing Israeli activist Jonathan Pollak attacked by two assailants outside his workplace in south Tel Aviv. The attackers reportedly yelled ‘leftist asshole’ as they beat him before one of them pulled out a knife and lightly wounded him. Jonathan Pollak seen inside the Tel Aviv Magistrate’s Court in Tel Aviv, December 27, 2010. (Oren Ziv/Activestills.org) A prominent […]

In Gaza, from afar: How survivors struggle with the trauma of war and occupation after leaving

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is not the most apt description of what Palestinians go through with regard to mental health disorders and traumas; we’d rather call it OTSD (Ongoing Traumatic Stress Disorder). However for those of us who have survived, labels matter little; it’s clear we are in need of healing. A means to continue […]

Palestinians resist US plan for more efficient Israeli occupation

Tamara Nassar Power Suits 24 June 2019 Palestinians across political factions reject the Trump administration’s plan. This billboard reads, “The Deal of the Century will not pass,” in Gaza City on 18 June.  Mahmoud Ajjour APA images There have been protests in several Palestinian and Arab cities in the days leading up to the Bahrain […]

Congressional candidate Andom Ghebreghiorgis wants to end the occupation of Palestine. He’s running against one of Israel’s biggest defenders

Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY 16th District) has been a member of the House since 1989, where he’s currently the leader of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Engel has consistently been one of its most hawkish Democrats: he supported the Iraq War, helped push former President Bill Clinton to intervene in Kosovo, and opposed the Obama […]

WATCH: What occupation looks like in the occupied Jordan Valley

Palestinian residents of the Jordan Valley are forced on a daily basis to cope with Israel’s arbitrary military policies, from imposing restrictions on movement to home demolitions to a lack of access to water — all while Israeli settlers living on the same land face none of the same issues. For additional original analysis and breaking […]

Israeli occupation is like US occupation of Germany and Japan that people grew to like — Ambassador Dermer

Sovereignty is the key here, and the Israelis will never concede that, why, because the historic ‘Land of Israel’ is at least the whole of Palestine [as per the Likud charter] the Israelis plan on presenting the Bantustans option in areas ‘A’ , ‘B’ and Gaza and because area ‘C’ [comprises 60% of West Bank […]

Stepping inside the shoes of occupation deniers

Does watching footage of human rights abuses change the way people think about the occupation? A new film challenges us to put ourselves in the shoes of our political rivals in order to change their minds. By Tom Pessah Israeli soldiers arrest a Palestinian boy during a protest in the West Bank city of Hebron, following […]

Head of Arab party jokes Netanyahu would end the occupation, recognize the Nakba, in exchange for fifth term as prime minister

This afternoon, with an hour to go before the deadline passed for Benjamin Netanyahu to build a ruling coalition, the prime minister became a source of satire. Netanyahu’s Likud party, who won a majority of seats in the Knesset in April thus securing a mandate to form a government, was dealt a potentially fatal blow […]

We made sure Israel couldn’t hide the occupation from Eurovision

Israel had hoped to use the Eurovision Song Contest to bolster its international image. We were there to remind the world that there is no business as usual with an occupying state. By Tanya Rubinstein Israeli and international activists hold a solidarity protest with Palestinian prisoners outside the Eurovision Song Contest opening ceremony in […]

UK suffers crushing defeat in UN vote over its occupation of Chagos Islands

   The United Nations general assembly has overwhelmingly backed a motion condemning Britain’s occupation of the remote Chagos Islands in the Indian Ocean. The 116-6 vote left the UK diplomatically isolated and was also a measure of severely diminished US clout on the world stage. Washington had campaigned vigorously at the UN and directly in […]

With Trump’s help, Netanyahu is making the occupation permanent

Netanyahu may have succeeded in convincing Israelis that facts on the ground can defeat Palestinian national aspirations. He forgot to tell them that holding millions under endless occupation is unsustainable. By Susie Becher President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shake hands after giving final remarks at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem before Trump’s […]

Pakistan’s Ambassador in Damascus Condemns Israeli Occupation’s Aggressive Practices in Occupied Syrian Golan

ST Monday, 01 April 2019 17:05 DAMASCUS, (ST)- Pakistan’s Ambassador in Damascus Rashed Kamal has stressed that his country has supported a draft resolution recently adopted by the UN Human Rights Council condemning the Israeli occupation’s aggressive practices in the occupied Syrian Golan and called for implementing the UN resolutions on this issue. In a […]

Detailed U.N. Report on Israeli Occupation of Golan Heights

Israeli tanks in the Golan Heights during Israel’s 1967 invasion of Syria. Occupied Syrian Golan Section V of the “UN Report of the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rightsof the Palestinian People and Other Arabs of the Occupied Territories” [photos added] During its visit to Damascus, the Special Committee received from […]

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