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Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton expressed dissent with the state of Israel for announcing what she deemed a "counter-productive" and "provocative" expansion of illegal settlements in the midst of a highly sensitive UN melee over the crisis in the Middle East. read full story / add a comment
Secretary-General of the Arab League Nabil al-Arabi said, Tuesday, the UN Security Council adopts double standards when handling resolutions involving Israel. read full story / add a comment
The US warned Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas of the dissolution of the Palestinian Authority, and described it as an "extreme step" which could fundamentally alter relations between Washington and Ramallah. read full story / add a comment
The US Supreme Court, today, decided to hear the case of an American born in Jerusalem, once again taking up the sensitive issue of the status of the contested city. read full story / add a comment
Lisbon’s water company EPAL has announced that it has terminated a technology exchange deal with Israeli state water company, Mekorot, following protests over Mekorot’s role in Israel’s ‘water apartheid’ over Palestinians. read full story / add a comment
Spokesman for the Hamas movement Fawzi Barhoum, on Wednesday, called on all Arab and Muslim leaders to expel Israeli ambassadors in their countries in order to pressure Israel to end its attacks and violations on Palestinians. read full story / add a comment
The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) welcomes the State of Palestine's accessions to 12 international conventions related to the international humanitarian law and human rights, but calls upon the Palestinian leadership not to surrender to the Israeli and international pressure and immediately accede to the 1998 Rome Statute of the International Criminal Law. read full story / add a comment
In the wake of the American Studies Association’s December 2013 endorsement of the Palestinian civil society call for an academic boycott of Israel - and as two efforts to legislate against academic boycotts fail to move forward in the Illinois and Maryland state legislatures - the ASA has gained new members and support. Over the past several months, the ASA has welcomed more than 700 new members. The ASA has also collected more membership revenue in the past three months than in any other three-month period over the past quarter-century and its ongoing “Stand with the ASA” grassroots fundraising campaign has exceeded the association’s expectations thus far. read full story / add a comment
The human rights situation in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory has continued to be a source of serious concern, a human rights and democracy report on the Palestinian territories in 2013 has shown. read full story / add a comment
Israel has demolished several European Union-funded humanitarian housing shelters in a highly sensitive strip of West Bank land near Jerusalem, an EU official said Friday. read full story / add a comment
UK Foreign Secretary William Hague launched, Thursday, the Human Rights and Democracy Report 2013 at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London, said a press release issued by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. read full story / add a comment
The Palestinian Ambassador to the United Nations, Riyad Mansour, has made a call to the international community to boycott products from Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories. read full story / add a comment
Palestine and Jordan submitted a resolution to the UNESCO Executive Board to send a fact-finding commission to investigate the situation of heritage sites in Jerusalem and in other Palestinian towns and to submit its detailed report to the World Heritage Committee that will be held in Doha, Qatar at the end of June. read full story / add a comment
The Palestinian Authority has signed up formally to the Geneva Conventions, which set down the rules of warfare and humanitarian operations in conflict zones, the treaties' guardian Switzerland confirmed Friday. read full story / add a comment
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