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G4S guards in Amman, Jordan at UNHCR location
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Excerpts from an open letter to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, by Kali Rubaii for Friends of Sabeel—North America: more >>
UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon added his condemnation last week of Israeli plans to expand the East Jerusalem settlement of Givat Hamatos, plans which sparked a very public spat between Israeli PM Binyamin Netanyahu and US President Barack Obama.
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Big words were used in this latest dispute about Israel's public announcement concerning construction of 2610 new housing units in Givat Hamatos. A US spokesperson said the decision would “distance Israel even from its closest allies” following a 1 October meeting of Obama and Netanyahu. more >>
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The unprecedented harassment of independent media and journalists continues as the International Middle East Media Center (IMEMC) has been targeted by a DOS attack. more >>
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Campaigns are being mounted by local and international groups against Israeli plans to expel 12,500 Bedouin-Palestinians from their homes in Jerusalem's so-called E1 area. Israel contends the expulsion is to improve Bedouin lives, although Israeli designs to expand area settlement are explicit. more >>
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Mossawa, the advocacy centre for Arab citizens in Israel, recently published its latest report on systematic discrimination suffered by the Arab community within Israel. The latest Israeli offensive in Gaza has triggered a worsening situation, with raised tensions and racist incitement against Palestinians. more >>
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The Israeli Prison Service maintains a systematic policy of medical negligence toward Palestinian detainees. more >>
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More than a week has passed since the ceasefire started and yet no significant easing of the blockade has been seen. Drones are still circulating over the rooftops, maybe carrying deadly cargo. more >>
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With nearly all of its water now contaminated, with basic medicines lacking, and some 200,000 of its population unemployed, Gaza demands the lifting of the blockade. A delegation of 13 European members of parliament has been refused entry into the region by Israel. more >>
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For the past two months, Palestinians across the West Bank have been boycotting Israeli goods by increasing numbers, as popular campaigns have taken to the street to promote the movement. more >>
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Almost 69 percent of government and UN schools in the Gaza Strip were damaged by Israeli assaults. West Bank students began their school year in solidarity with Gaza counterparts. And, will Israel begin its school year as scheduled despite opposition from Israel's south? more >>
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