500 Academicians: EU Legitimizing Israel’s Illegal W. Bank Settlements

Over 500 academicians from 20 countries (in Europe, Latin-America, the US and Israel) last week published an open letter condemning Horizon 2020, the EU’s most recent science program, for granting research funds to Israeli scholars working at Ariel University in the occupied Palestinian territory . The signatories to the letter entitled “Ariel University and Horizon…

An illegal Israeli settlement near Jerusalem

Hadash Condemns Plans to Expand Illegal Settlements in Occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank

Hadash condemned on Thursday, January 21, the far-right Israeli government’s plans to build thousands of new housing units in its illegal settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories and called on it not to implement these plans. “Hadash condemns the recent decisions related to the construction of more than 2,500 new homes in the occupied West Bank…

Palestinians protest in Al-Bireh on Wednesday, November 18, against US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's visit to Psagot settlement and winery. The residents of Al-Bireh have seen their land taken over by Psagot and other Israeli outposts in the area, including some landowners who hold US citizenship. Pompeo is the first high-ranking US official to have visited an Israeli settlement in the heart of the West Bank.

163 UN States Support Palestinian Statehood & An End to Occupation

A United Nations General Assembly committee endorsed overwhelming on Thursday, November 19, a draft resolution recognizing “the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination, including the right to their independent State of Palestine.” Israel and the United States voted against the resolution. The proposal put forward in the UN General Assembly’s Third Committee — the committee…