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Khirbet Susiya, village under threat of demolition. Photo by Ann Pack Activestills.org, 15 June 2012

Stop Israeli Home Demolition In Susiya Village, Palestine

Friends, Rabbis for Human Rights and B'Tselem released the urgent press release, below, describing the Israeli Army's meeting with Susiya's families to notify them of the imminent demolition of their village. In response, Representative Anna Eshoo is circulating a Dear Colleague letter (complete letter below) urging Secretary Kerry, "to take immediate action to prevent the … Continue reading Stop Israeli Home Demolition In Susiya Village, Palestine

Palestinian human rights groups urge Ban Ki-moon to end the UN’s contracts with G4S. Photo by Mark Garten, UN

Why Does UN Hire G4S, Accomplice To Israeli Torture?

While Israel increases its use of arbitrary arrest and detention as a tool of political repression against Palestinians, the British corporation G4S is continuing to profit from its contracts with the Israeli prison system. So why is the United Nations one of the firm’s customers? Six Palestinian human rights organizations recently wrote to UN Secretary … Continue reading Why Does UN Hire G4S, Accomplice To Israeli Torture?

Palestinian Bedouins surviving harsh conditions following a winter storm in Gaza.

The Case For Boycott, Divestment And Sanctions (BDS) Against Israel

By Omar Ali* It must be emphasized that disagreeing with our government’s position on the Middle East, should be considered as a sincere effort to correct a policy, which has proved unworkable and brought untold sufferings to the Palestinians, and to certain extent to the Israelis, as well as the region as a whole. Immediately … Continue reading The Case For Boycott, Divestment And Sanctions (BDS) Against Israel


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