UN Relief Coordinator, Ursula Mueller

UN Calls for International Support for Occupied Palestinian Territories

Following a six-day visit to Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories (oPt), the UN Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, Ursula Mueller, called on the international community to ensure continued commitment and consistent and sustained funding to help alleviate the challenges faced by Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank, including…

During a demonstration against the privatization of natural gas found in the Mediterranean Sea off the Israeli coast, protesters outside the home of the then Energy Minister, Silvan Shalom, hold up an oversized check (pun absolutely intended) from the State of Israel to Israeli tycoon Yitzhak Tshuva with the estimated value of the natural gas to eventually be produced from the Leviathan offshore natural gas field, May 11, 2013.

Far-Right Minister Attacks Green Activists for Environmental Fight

Far-right Environmental Protection Minister Zeev Elkin launched an unprecedented attack on environmental activists on Tuesday, January 7, accusing them of being ignorant charlatans who are trying to mislead the public. Elkin was speaking at the Israel 2050 conference in Tel Aviv, which focused on anticipated environmental developments in the coming decades. Government ministries, gas companies and…

Israel Collectively Punishing W.B. Palestinians by Cutting Electricity

Tens of thousands of Palestinian West Bank households, medical centers, businesses, banks and educational facilities in Ramallah were without electrical power for three full hours on Sunday, December 15, after the Israeli Electricity Company (IEC), in a step supported by the Israeli’s government, cut power to main power supply points served by the Palestinian-owned Jerusalem District…

Occupation soldiers standing on the periphery of the West Bank settlement Beitar Illit, which was partially built on land expropriated from the Palestinian village of Wadi Fukin

Settlements Receive the Largest Per Capita Subsidies for Their Budgets

According to a recent report released by the Adva Center, the majority of the settlements on the Occupied Palestinian Territories receive the largest amount of Israeli governmental subsidies for municipal budgets. The report details the latest figures available on central government financing of local authorities and offers comparisons between four different types of localities: the…