Ahed Tamimi: father speaks of his pride as Palestinian activist prepares for trial —By Emma Heywood Lecturer and Researcher, University of Sheffield on Conversation com

Popular resistance against the Israeli presence in the West Bank, be it violent or peaceful, is a constant feature of life in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. With no money and little international support, Palestinian activists put their own lives at risk and sacrifice their well-being to fight the many aspects of control imposed by the…

Europe’s Largest Pension Funds Heavily Invested in Illegal Israeli Settlements — DanWatch,Denmark |Five largest pension funds have €7.5 billion invested in companies…

Europe’s five largest pension funds have €7.5 billion invested in companies with business activities in and around illegal settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories. This is at odds with United Nations guidelines, clear warnings from 18 European countries, and undermines the two-state solution, experts warn. Israeli soldiers stand guard near the Israeli settlement of Beitar…

Palestinians in purgatory Eternally displaced — by Mona Bieling on Qantara de

The number of internally displaced Palestinians is currently estimated to be around 300,000. A fact the Israeli government is keen to ignore. Hardly surprising, considering that acknowledging IDP rights of return would necessarily entail recognising the events of 1948 in their entirety. By Mona Bieling Haifa′s abandoned Palestinian district of Wadi Salib is located between…

‘The occupation is sustainable because the world refuses to take action’— Israeli Human Rights–B’Tselem’s statement to UN Secutiry Council:

The following is a transcript of the prepared remarks B’Tselem executive director Hagai El-Ad delivered to UN Security Council members during a special ‘Arria-formula’ session on ‘Illegal Israeli Settlements: Obstacles to Peace and the Two-State Solution’ in New York on October 14, 2016. B’Tselem Executive Director, Hagai El-Ad, By Hagai El-Ad Members of the Security…

Israel: Businesses Should End Settlement Activity|Settlement Business Links Foster Abuse — Human Rights watch Org|Video

(Jerusalem) – Businesses should stop operating in, financing, servicing, or trading with Israeli settlements in order to comply with their human rights responsibilities, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Those activities contribute to and benefit from an inherently unlawful and abusive system that violates the rights of Palestinians. January 19, 2016 Report…

Jewish Voice for Peace applauds Presbyterian Church USA’s vote to divest from companies that profit from Israeli Occupation

Submitted by Cecilie Surasky on Fri, 06/20/2014 – 5:14pm June 20, 2014 Jewish Voice for Peace congratulates and celebrates the Presbyterian Church (USA)’s vote to divest $21 million from Hewlett-Packard, Motorola Solutions, and Caterpillar – three companies whose profits from the ongoing Israeli occupation have been extensively documented. The Church has a long history of…

Palestinian Assaf Wins Arab Idol Singing Contest — Global Voices org article byTarek Amr on the Gaza singer appointed as UNRWA Ambassador for Palestine Refugees after winning

Palestinian Mohammed Assaf won the title of this year’s Arab Idol, the Arabic version of American Idol. However, having contestants from different Arab countries makes the singing competition similar to Eurovision, where the citizens of each country consider the win a national trophy. This year, Assaf’s win sent thousands of Palestinians to the streets, celebrating,…

Palestinian Economy is Losing Long-Term Competitiveness — Press Release by World Bank

JERUSALEM, March 12, 2013 – The World Bank’s latest Economic Monitoring Report stresses that while the donor community’s efforts are directed towards short-term relief for Palestinian fiscal stress, it is important to recognize that the prolonged system of closures and restrictions is causing lasting damage to the competitiveness of the Palestinian economy. The report entitled…

Israeli Artists Condemn Settlements – Jewish Voice for Peace org

North American and UK artists support Israelis who refuse to perform in settlements When some 60 leading Israeli actors and playwrights signed a letter stating they would refuse to play in the new theatre in Ariel, one of Israel’s largest settlements, the attacks from Prime Minister Netanyahu, Israel’s Minister of Culture and Sport and many…

Noam Chomsky: Reflections on a lifetime of engagement with Zionism, the Palestine Question, and American Empire – IOA Org

29 July 2012 Noam Chomsky Interview with Mouin Rabbani The Journal of Palestine Studies – Spring 2012 (Vol 41, no. 3) http://www.palestine-studies.org/journals.aspx?id=11394&jid=1&href=fulltext What is perhaps most striking about Noam Chomsky is his consistency. Over the course of more than half a century of political activism, accompanied by a ceaseless output of books and articles as…