"The Settlers": New Film Reveals History & Consequences of Israeli Settlements on Palestinian Land —Democracy Now interview with Director Shimon Dotan

Democracy Now! Published on 28 Jan 2016 http://democracynow.org – As Israel faces international condemnation over its plan to build 153 new settlement homes in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, the watchdog group Peace Now reports Israel’s defense minister has approved the construction of the new Jewish-only homes last week. The plan sparked swift criticism from U.N….

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…

Palestine seeks pressure on Israel over refugees — Press TV com

Palestine authorities are calling on the international community to exert pressure on Israel to allow Palestinian refugees in war-torn countries in the region to enter their home land. Residents wait to receive food aid distributed by the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) at the Yarmouk camp, south of Damascus, Syria, January 31, 2014. ©Reuters…

What Is Special about Israel? — By Ran Greenstein on Jadaliyya com

Palestinian Loss of Land 1947 to Present Image from ifamericansknew.org   This time of the year we commemorate sixty-seven years to the 1948 war and Nakba, and forty-eight years to the 1967 war and occupation. As always, the question of why particular attention must be paid to these events comes up. Is there anything special…

India: Muslim groups oppose Israel consulate in Bangalore – TwoCircles.net news

By TCN News, Bangalore: Various Muslim groups, political and nonn-political alike, have opposed the Central Government’s move to allow opening of Israel’s consulate office in Bangalore and said the increasing cooperation between New Delhi and Tel Aviv “makes India’s stand on Palestine imbroglio a farce.” The Social Democratic Party of India, (SDPI), has taken umbrage…