Soldiers of the IDF's Havatzelot training program for intelligence officers at the University of Haifa

“Academia for Equality” Protests Militarization of Israeli Universities

Academia for Equality, an Israeli left-wing organization with a membership of more than 400 university and college lecturers and professors, published the following open letter last week. We are writing on a matter concerning an attack on the principle of academic freedom in Israel. Israeli academia’s institutional collusion and complicity with the Israeli Defense Forces…

An "unauthorized" settlement in the occupied West Bank

Zandberg Committee Report Will Launder Theft of Palestinian Lands

A special, government-appointed task force dubbed the “Zandberg Committee” submitted its final report to the office of the Prime Minister in February of this year. The report is designed to provide the government with tools for retroactively authorizing (implementing “regularization”) for scores of Israeli outposts and neighborhoods illegally built without official government approval over the…

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at the opening of a new oncology department at the Istishari Hospital near the central occupied West Bank city of Ramallah, April 10, 2019 (Photo: WAFA)

Abbas on Israeli Elections: “We’re Ready for Negotiations, and Don’t Intend to Abandon Our Rights”

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) said on Wednesday, April 10, that he is following the results of Israel’s parliamentary elections, which took place on Tuesday. Abbas spoke at the opening of a new oncology department at the Istishari Hospital near the central occupied West Bank city of Ramallah. Abbas stressed, “They (Israel) should understand…