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)...

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. ...

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Das Recht auf Rückkehr ist nicht verhandelbar

Palestine Update Nr. 88 – Nov. 17, 2017  Das Recht auf Rückkehr ist nicht verhandelbar Meinung Diese Ausgabe von Palestine Updates bringt nur einen einzigen Artikel über...

UN envoy warns against ‘devastating’ conflict in Gaza

The UN envoy for the Middle East, Nickolay Mladenov, on Monday expressed support for the reconciliation efforts between Fatah and Hamas, warning that conflict...

How Israel is ‘cleansing’ Palestinians from Greater Jewish Jerusalem

Israel is putting in place the final pieces of a Greater Jewish Jerusalem that will require “ethnically cleansing” tens of thousands of Palestinians...