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(Jerusalem, February 17, 2015) – The Israeli Supreme Court ruling in a suit seeking damages over Rachel Corrie’s death sends a dangerous message to Israeli armed forces that they can escape accountability for wrongful actions, Human Rights Watch said today. Israel’s Supreme Court on February 12, 2015, exempted the Israeli defense ministry from liability for actions by its forces that it deemed to be “wartime activity,” but wrongly refused to assess whether those actions violated applicable laws of armed conflict, Human Rights Watch said. more >>
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In the daily reality of Hebron, its residents do not only remember the 1994 Ibrahimi mosque massacre, but live it and its consequences each and every day. more >>
Netanyahu speaking at the US Congress/Photo: CSpan
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Netanyahu will not hesitate to use his Republican friends to give new momentum to his election campaign that has failed to take off. more >>
The French parliament has already recognised Palestine as a state/Photo: Parlement Francais
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Israel's foreign ministry has a bleak forecast for the country in 2015. more >>
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Israel will be lobbying the U.S.’ Congress to enforce legislation to freeze funds for Palestine, should Palestine lodge charges at the ICC. Israel’s decision to withhold Palestinian tax funds caused presidential “double speak” in Israel and could be the final straw that breaks the back of the 1993 Oslo Accords. more >>
Lehava activists protesting outside of a wedding between a Jewish woman and Palestinian man/Photo: Loonwatch.org
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An Israeli judge has ruled that "actions against assimilation" are not legal violations. This opinion is apparently correct in a number of states apart from Israel, including Iran, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia. more >>
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Humanity for Palestine has reported that, since the ceasefire agreement of August, 2014, Israel has committed 94 ceasefire violations. The latest was Saturday's airstrike in Khan Younis, along with an attack on Gaza fishermen. more >>
Photo: Fred Csasznik, Wikipedia
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Imagine if in the U.S. it were illegal to teach about the genocide of the Native Americans at the hand of the colonists, or about how violent and gruesome the system of slavery was that brought North America to be a center of capitalist production. Imagine if you could be punished for simply mentioning the suffering of the indigenous people on Thanksgiving, or for questioning the nobility of Columbus on Columbus Day. more >>
Dr. Mads Gilbert at Al Shifa Hosptial in Gaza
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Dr. Mads Gilbert has been providing volunteer medical services for Palestinians for the better part of three decades. more >>
Bilingual kindergarten after arson/Photo: Hand in Hand
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The visits by representatives of the Israeli government who arrived at the vandalised school were a clear display of the regime's hypocrisy; While they support the state of the Jewish race, they denounce those who implement the conclusions resulting from this. more >>
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The Gaza reconstruction plan is hostage to Israeli security demands, and was drawn up without participation of Gaza's population or Hamas. International donors talk about “accountability” and “local ownership”, yet are doing exactly the opposite. Elizabeth Austwick explores. more >>
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