“Come and See” the Palestinian reality – it’s what Israel wants to conceal

Israel would rather conceal the dreadful nature of the colonialist regime and the severe oppression it heaps on Palestinians. It will stop at nothing...

Israelis celebrate 69 years, ignore occupation

"It appears that the Israeli public prefers to see the half-full glass of a state founded 69 years ago that has flourished on the...

How Israel’s violent birth destroyed Palestine

As Israel celebrates the Palestinian Nakba as its triumphant independence on May 1, it is preparing for a massive celebration for the 50th anniversary...

Time to bring Hamas in from the cold

After three years of internal consultations, Hamas’ outgoing Politburo leader, Khaled Meshaal, has now unveiled Hamas’ “Document of General Principles and Policies”, laying out...

Why I’m going on hunger strike on Israeli Independence Day

Adi Golan Bikhnafo is an artist, activist and Mizrahi — not necessarily in that order wrote this article which we share for your reading....

A decade of de-development in Gaza

The blockade has effectively eroded what was left of a middle class, sending almost all of the population into aid-dependency and destitution. The unemployment...

Britain’s mea culpa on Balfour Declaration will not come

If President Abbas and the Palestinian people were hoping for a historic gesture from Great Britain relating to their continuing calamity as a result...

Leaked report highlights Israel lobby’s failures

Key Israel lobby groups have conceded that they have failed to counter the Palestine solidarity movement, despite vastly increasing their spending. The admission is...

Marwan Barghouthi is beginning to look very like Palestine’s own Mandela figure

Israel might hate the comparison, but the truth is that prisoner Marwan Barghouthi is beginning to look very like Palestine’s own version of the...

Who are Israel’s true friends? 

 Israel has branded the international community in two neat categories: Friends, and enemies. To Israel, a friend is one which tolerates (and chooses complicity)...

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Israel ‘effectively declared itself an apartheid state’

Palestine Update  158 Opinion Israel ‘effectively declared itself an apartheid state’ Palestinian civil society reacts to Israel’s "Jewish Nation-State Law” which unambiguously defines Israel as a state...

Gaza Strip

Palestine Update  156 Special edition Gaza Strip The Gaza Strip, run by Hamas, is a poverty-stricken and overcrowded Palestinian coastal enclave under a crippling blockade by...

Israel uses legislation and judiciary to tighten occupation

Palestine Update  155 Opinion Israel uses legislation and judiciary to tighten occupationIn a normal society, laws are designed to serve the principal purposes and functions of...