Israeli gov't votes to support bill targeting human rights NGOs
Proposed law would force human rights NGOs to sport special labels and badges indicating that they receive foreign funding. The bill still needs to go through committee, pass a full Knesset vote.
by Edo Konrad.
Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked of the far right-wing Jewish Home party, who sponsored the bill targeting human rights and left-wing organizations. (Photo by Activestills.org)
The Israeli government on Sunday voted to support a law targeting human rights and left-wing organizations, which European countries and human rights activists have said resemble less-than-democratic regimes.
Report points to an increase in human rights violations in Israel
The Association for Civil Rights in Israel released its annual report on the state of human rights in the country on Thursday, to coincide with International Human Rights Day. Among its findings were increased use of administrative detention and harm to freedom of expression.
by Tova Tzimuki
For the first time this year, Israel has placed Jewish minors in administrative detention, according to a report by the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) released on Thursday.
According to the report, 54 Jews received administrative orders banning them from the West Bank over the past year, while 62 Palestinians received similar orders banning them from Jerusalem, the Old City, or the Temple Mount.
De acuerdo a datos publicados el pasado 20 de noviembre por la Sociedad de Presos Palestinos (PPS), una organización defensora de los derechos humanos, alrededor de 400 menores palestinos de entre 13 y 17 años se encuentran encarcelados actualmente en prisiones israelíes.
El falso relato sionista respecto de la creación del Estado de Israel
Israel, Estado creado sobre tierras y propiedades palestinas cuyos legítimos habitantes fueron violentamente expulsados de sus hogares históricos. Esto es tan evidente y claro, ni siquiera los líderes sionistas, ni la narrativa oficial israelí, lo pueden negar ...
por María Landi
En la imagen un joven sostiene un cartel donde se puede leer "Regresar a Palestina es una cuestión de tiempo", durante una manifestación en conmemoración de la Nakba. Foto: Archivo
Extremist Jewish group calls for demolition of Dome of the Rock
BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) -- An extremist Jewish organization on Thursday invited Israeli right-wing activists to participate in a rally calling for the destruction of the Dome of the Rock, Hebrew-language Israeli news sites reported.
The Temple Institute -- dedicated to building the Third Jewish Temple in the place of the Dome of the Rock -- organized the rally in an effort to place pressure on the Israeli government to demolish Muslim facilities in the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, according to the reports.
Israel’s ‘security’ wall has provided little security
by Allison Deger and Philip Weissy
The current violence in Israel and Palestine has demonstrated the ineffectiveness of the separation barrier, the concrete wall/barbed wire fence that Israel began erecting inside Palestine 13 years ago during the second intifada to provide security. The wall is as high as 25 feet in some places, and travels for hundreds of miles inside Palestine, mostly east of the Green Line, grabbing territory that was supposed to go to a Palestinian state under the Oslo accords.
Most of the Palestinian attacks have taken place on the Israeli side of the separation barrier. Last week, for instance, several Israelis and an American were attacked inside the Gush Etzion settlement in the occupied West Bank, but on the Israeli side of the wall, while several other attacks by Palestinians have taken place in East Jerusalem, also inside the wall.