UNCTAD: The Economic Reality in the OPT is Bleaker than Ever

Sky-high unemployment, declining per capita income, contracting agricultural productivity and worsening socioeconomic conditions characterize a bleak assessment of the economy of the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT), according to the new annual report by UNCTAD (the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development) on its assistance to the Palestinian people. The report warns that evaporating donor…

UN Humanitarian Coordinator, Jamie McGoldrick: "Some hospitals in Gaza are already within a week of closing.

UN Humanitarian Coordinator: The Situation in Gaza is Desperate

Final stocks of emergency fuel will be delivered this weekend to critical facilities in the Gaza Strip, through the United Nations-assisted Emergency Fuel Program. The UN Humanitarian Coordinator, Jamie McGoldrick, has written to the donor community requesting immediate support for the program, which provides life-saving emergency fuel to operate standby emergency power generators at critical…

UN Undersecretary for Political Affairs, Rosemary DiCarlo, left, and MK Aida Touma-Sliman during their meeting at the UN headquarters in New York, August 23, 2018

Cabinet Minister: Charge Hadash MKs with Treason for Involving UN

Members of Israel’s far-right governing coalition and of the Zionist opposition vociferously criticized Hadash lawmakers on Monday, August 27, for seeking United Nations intervention against Israel’s racist Nation-State Law. Leading the charge was cabinet minister Yariv Levin, who called to charge the MKs with treason. Hadash Lawmaker Aida Touma-Sliman, of the Joint List, asked the…

Arab Follow-Up Committee Head to Meet with EU Foreign Policy Chief on Racist Nation-State Law

The head of the High Follow-Up Committee for Arab Citizens of Israel, former Hadash MK Mohammad Barakeh, will meet with EU Foreign Policy chief Federica Mogherini as part of the committee’s fight against the controversial Nation-State Law. Barakeh said that the  passage of the  law constitutes racist conduct by the Israeli government against the Palestinian-Arab…

UN Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues, Fernand de Varennes, left, and head of the Joint List’s International Relations, Hadash MK Yousef Jabareen

UN Will Conduct Investigations into Israel’s “Nation-State” Law

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues, Fernand de Varennes, has started official proceedings to investigate a complaint against Israel submitted by the High Follow-Up Committee for Arab Citizens of Israel regarding the racist “Nation-State” law. During its recent meetings, the Follow-Up Committee decided to take international action against the law which was passed by…