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UN to consider action against Israel over Palestinian occupation

Israel Palestine occupation United Nations

A UN human rights expert has accused Israel of violating a number of international laws and resolutions while suggesting legal action, including travel bans, against the Middle Eastern state. Tel Aviv countered by saying the UNHRC “has lost all touch with reality.” “Israel’s role as occupier in the Palestinian Territory …

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Four identical mistakes on one day. Really?

Israeli border police Palestine

Fans of attorney Zion Amir’s legal virtuosity will have another opportunity to see him in action on Thursday: He’ll be at Jerusalem District Court in the case of The State vs. Ben Dery, who is accused of killing teenager Nadim Nuwara while serving as a Border Police company commander. A …

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Google removes Palestine from its maps

Google removes Palestine maps

The Palestinian Journalists’ Forum has denounced Google for deleting the name of Palestine from its maps and replacing it with Israel. In a statement released yesterday, the forum said Google’s decision to remove Palestine from its maps on 25 July “is part of the Israeli scheme to establish its name …

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MSNBC apologises for showing map of disappearing Palestine

Palestine loss of land to Israel MSNBC

Earlier this month, MSNBC aired a well-known, but controversial graphic that illustrates how Israel has taken over Palestine as the occupation of the region has grown over time. The graphic, which appeared during an Oct. 15 discussion between MSNBC anchor Kate Snow and Martin Fletcher, a Middle East correspondent, shows …

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Israeli jailed 6 months for burning baby and father to death, Palestinians jailed 20 years for throwing stones

Meir Ettinger Israel Palestine

Editor’s note: this ‘crackdown’ includes recent laws that sees Palestinians face 20 years jail for throwing stones and follows Israelis being found responsible for the major cyber attack on JP Morgan Chase, that saw 83 million customers data stolen. Israel has imprisoned two high-profile ultranationalists for six months without charge and arrested additional suspects in …

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Israel approves 20 year prison terms for stone throwers

Palestinian child throwing stones at Israeli tank

Editor’s note: meanwhile Israel‘s military cleared itself of any wrong doing in the thousands of Palestinian civilians deaths over the years including the slaughter of 4 Palestinian children playing soccer on the beach last year by Israeli forces. The Israeli Knesset has overwhelmingly passed a new law that radically toughens punishments for …

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Israel faces undeniable war crimes evidence at ICC

Palestinian girl in front of Gaza bombed by Israel

The Palestinian Authority has submitted the first evidence of alleged Israeli war crimes committed during the Gaza conflict in 2014 to the International Criminal Court, seeking to accelerate the investigation of these abuses. After meeting the ICC chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki said that he had …

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Journalists blast Israeli govt cartoon mocking Gaza news coverage

Israel cartoon Gaza terror rules

Israel’s Foreign Ministry has produced a 50-second cartoon mocking foreign reporting on Gaza, urging people to see that “terrorism rules” there. Apart from arguably lacking comedic value, the clip was slammed as being in poor taste by international media. The animated short shows a blond, presumably American reporter in Gaza …

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Vatican officially recognizes the state of Palestine

Pope Francis Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas

The Vatican has become the latest country to recognize the state of Palestine, after a new treaty was finalized on Wednesday. Unsurprisingly Israel has hit out at the move, saying that it damages prospects for peace in the region. The treaty, which was agreed, though has yet to be formally …

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