UN experts deplore increase in arbitrary detention of Palestinian activists

Two United Nations experts have deplored daily violations of human rights and international law by the Israeli regime in the occupied Palestinian territories, warning...

Medical Students at Chile’s largest University overwhelmingly vote for BDS

 More than three-fourths of students at the University of Chile’s Faculty of Medicine voted to break institutional ties with Israeli universities in a student referendum...

Petition – Gaza in Crisis: A Political Choice, Not a Natural Disaster

Sign our petition The world knows Gaza is in crisis. No clean water, only 3-4 hours electricity a day and not enough medicine. Nearly 2...

Jewish Students and Scholars Object to “Antisemitism Awareness Act”

Jewish scholars and students have released statements urging the US House of Representatives and President Obama to reject the controversial “Anti-Semitism Awareness Act”. In a recent...

Palestinian Athletes say… Boycott Puma! No Fair Play on Stolen Palestinian Land

Palestine Update 184 Campaign Dear supporter, Palestinian athletes are posting #BoycottPuma photos. Join them! Pressure is mounting on Puma to end its sponsorship of the Israel Football Association (IFA)....

Goan human rights groups condemn Balfour declaration

Members of various Human Rights organisations based in Goa expressed solidarity with the people of Palestine as they struggle to win freedom, dignity, and...

UN – either endorse the UN-ESCWA report on Israeli apartheid or disprove it.

The report released by UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UN-ESCWA), was compiled by distinguished internationally recognised academics, and after indepth research,...

Aerosmith: boycott apartheid Israel!

We, citizens of the world, are asking Aerosmith to heed the Palestinian civil society's call for boycott, divestments and sanctions (BDS) in Israel until...

Global South statement on Gaza, call for military embargo

Building on from the Latin America Militarism conference, organizations from Latin America and Asia issued a joint statement condemning the attacks on Gaza in...

TAKE ACTION : Urgent call to free longest-serving Palestinian prisoner Nael Barghouthi

Palestinian prisoner Nael Barghouthi, 59 has been imprisoned for 36 years in Israeli jails, and he is the longest-held Palestinian political prisoner. Today, on...

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Where do you stand on Palestine?

Palestine Update 329 Comments Where do you stand on Palestine? In today’s edition of Palestine Updates, we pose this question to readers via a powerful poem by...

Comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable

Palestine Update 328 Comments Comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable The hypocritical comfort with which the international community bypasses responsibility over Israel illegalities in Palestinian territories...

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Palestine Update 327 News snippets What follows is a collection of articles that once more show how tough the occupation is and what hardship means for...