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)...

Bargouti threatened with execution on 2nd day of prisoners hunger strike

Intelligence and Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz said that Barghouti should have been given the death penalty instead of life imprisonment. Katz tweeted that carrying...

Barghouti poised to win if hunger strike succeeds

The key question to which there is no easy answer is to what extent are the reasons for the strike to be taken at...

Why We Are on Hunger Strike in Israel’s Prisons

The Israeli authorities and its prison service have turned basic rights that should be guaranteed under international law — including those painfully secured through...
A BDS march held in Montreal on May 15, 2010. (Photo: Stephanie Law / Flickr)

Israeli Government Is Petrified of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement

How can we distinguish between the very real and harmful phenomenon of antisemitism, and false accusations of antisemitism used to defend Israeli state policies?...

Opinion Our Nakba

Israel must cloak itself in sorrow over what happened since that terrible summer of 1967, when it won a war and lost nearly everything. ...

Balfour’s legacy: The destruction of Palestine

Author Salman Abu Sitta addressed the UK’s House of Lords on 28 March to discuss the Balfour Declaration and its consequences on the Palestinians....

A betrayal of the Palestinian narrative’

The Palestinian Ministry of Culture and Education in Ramallah has announced that it is suspending ties with UNWRA, the relief and work agency of...

BDS activists defy US moves to curb Palestine advocacy

In the United States, far away from Israel, there is a related storm a-brewing. In recent months, state legislatures have been passing bills that...

Palestine’s tragic anniversaries are not only about remembrance

For Palestinians, 2017 is a year of significant anniversaries. While historians mark May 15th as the anniversary of the date on which Palestinians were...

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How a 14th century document breathes life into a destroyed Palestinian village Israel's demolition of Zakariyya al-Battikh seemingly erased its centuries-long history. Two testimonies from...

Hamas and the Arab Spring (Gaza papers, part I)

Hamas has not recognized Israel or laid down its arms. However, several factors have combined to transform it from an opposition group championing armed...