Lawmakers Are Using Trade Rules to Blacklist Critics of Israel

Legislation to fast track new trade pacts specifically targets supporters of the BDS movement against the Israeli occupation. By Rachel Ida Buff, June 24, 2015 In 1952, Abner Green — leader of a civil rights group called the American Committee for the Protection of the Foreign Born — served six months in prison for refusing [&hellip

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Foreign investment in Israel drops by 50%

By  Jack Moore  6/25/15 at 2:25 PM Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Israel dropped by almost 50% last year in comparison to the year before as the country continues to feel the effects of last summer’s Gaza conflict, a new UN report has revealed

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Israeli forces raid homes in Qaryut to intimidate local activists

17th June 2015 | International Solidarity Movement | Qaryut, Occupied Palestine In the early hours on Tuesday 16th of June Israeli occupation forces raided several Palestinian homes in the village of Qaryut, near Nablus. The soldiers invaded the homes in search of the Palestinian activist Bashar al-Sadiq Yusuf Moammar (Bashar Qaryouti). The incident is possibly sparked [&hellip

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Israeli forces try to violently suppress protest in Jalazone

International Solidarity Movement, Ramallah Team | Jalazone, Occupied Palestine On Friday, June 12, the youth of Jalazone were protesting against settlements, soldiers started shooting rubber bullets, tear gas, stun grenades and live ammunition. The Israeli military were using the cars as shields by taking the keys and leaving the people inside. They detained more than [&hellip

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UN spurns Palestinian children

June 2015 | Hemaya Center for Human Rights | Gaza, Occupied Palestine   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   UN spurns Palestinian children Ban Ki-moon’s decision not to include Israel on the list of violators of children’s rights twists the knife in the heart of every Palestinian parent, making it very clear that in the eyes of [&hellip

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Mental disability on the rise under the Israeli siege

 June | Miguel Hernández | Gaza, Occupied Palestine The number of mentally disabled people in the Gaza Strip has increased substantially in the last years. It so happens that 70% of the cases come from the communities located near the fence that separates Gaza from the territories occupied in 1948. Such data is surprising, as most of [&hellip

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Protesters shot in clashes at Ofer

5th June 2015 | International Solidarity Movement, Al Khalil Team | Al Khalil, Occupied Palestine On the 5th of May, clashes between Israeli occupation forces and young Palestinians, took place in the Palestinian village, Ofer, located just south of Ramallah. Between 3:30 pm. and 8 pm. the area bordering up to the incarceration facility, Ofer Penitentiary was heavily tear [&hellip

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