Palestinians hold the weekly demonstration against the occupation near an Israeli settlement adjacent to the village of Nabi Saleh in the West Bank, May 2017.

Palestinians Condemn Plans to Build 4,000 New Units in W. Bank

Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi condemned Israel’s plans to build nearly 4,000 new illegal settlement units across the occupied West Bank, during a meeting with Norwegian Representative Hilde Haraldstad on Monday, October 9. Ashrawi’s comments came after Israeli media reported that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was set to approve…

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Shin Bet Rejects & Fires “Political” Teachers in Israel’s Arab Schools

Israel’s Internal Security Agency (the “Shin Bet”) has the authority to reject the hiring of “politically active” teachers or dismiss those already working in Arab schools, according to a report published in the daily newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth last weekend. According to the article, a former official at the Israeli Ministry of Education, Emmanuel Koplovich, related…

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Joint List Leader Congratulates Palestinians on Reconciliation

Joint List leader MK Ayman Odeh (Hadash) has made telephone calls to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh to congratulate them on their reconciliation process. This follows Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s characterization of the reconciliation as “bogus,” saying that Israel rejects a process “in which the Palestinian side apparently reconciles at…