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Israel and the US War on Iraq

It’s remarkable how rarely Israel is mentioned in regard to the American plans to attack Iraq — with the exception of occasional notices of how strongly the Israeli government supports those plans. A proper assessment of its part in this war depends upon an understanding of Israel’s position in the ...

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Illegal Settlement Activity in Occupied Palestine Triple in First Half of 2017: Report

Israeli occupation authorities have escalated the illegal plunder of land belonging to the Palestinian people, defying international opinion. Israeli illegal settlement activities in Occupied Palestine have skyrocketed in recent months, almost tripling in 2017 compared to the number in the same period last year, according to a newly published report ...

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Israel: 50 Years of Occupation Abuses

(Jerusalem) – Fifty years after Israel occupied the West Bank and Gaza Strip, it controls these areas through repression, institutionalized discrimination, and systematic abuses of the Palestinian population’s rights, Human Rights Watch said today. At least five categories of major violations of international human rights law and humanitarian law characterize ...

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Amnesty International Report on Israel and Occupied Palestine Territories 2016/2017

Israeli forces unlawfully killed Palestinian civilians, including children, in both Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT), and detained thousands of Palestinians from the OPT who opposed Israel’s continuing military occupation, holding hundreds in administrative detention. Torture and other ill-treatment of detainees remained rife and was committed with impunity. The ...

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Ruling on West Bank settlement wines stirs debate

A flip-flop by Canada’s federal food inspection agency has brought to the forefront controversy surrounding the country’s labelling of Israeli products made in illegal West Bank settlements. Last week, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) reversed a decision – made less than 24 hours earlier – that wines made in ...

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International Law and the al-Aqsa Intifada

Though the Israeli government and the US media persist in describing the second Palestinian intifada as a security crisis or a disruption to the “peace process,” in international law, Palestinian resistance to occupation is a legally protected right. For 33 years, Israel has administered a military occupation of the West ...

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