All Articles on West Bank

Rep. Rashida Tlaib addressing the House of Representatives on H.Res.326. (Photo: Screenshot) Views
The Last Decade Brought the Conflict to the U.S., and That Is Progress
Mainstream politicians are talking about BDS and Zionism. A portion of the Democratic Party is firmly committed to Palestinian human rights, because the Democratic base is demanding it.
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"Over the past 16 years, Israel’s army has killed on average 11 children a month." (Photo: Alberto Hugo Rojas/flickr/cc) Views
A Decade in Review: Palestinians Who Stood Out, and Took a Stand, Over the Last 10 Years
While the political situation often seems bleak and hopeless, these Palestinians, these changemakers, continue to try to make a difference, no matter how big or small, in the hopes that they can do better for their community.
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Not only did UN Resolution 2334 fail to hold Israel accountable, it, in some way, facilitated further Israeli expansion in the West Bank, paving the road for the annexation that will surely follow. (Photo: Issam Rimawi/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) Views
From a Blessing to a Curse: How UN Resolution 2334 Accelerated Israel’s Colonization in the West Bank
The US managed to turn international consensus regarding the illegality of the Israeli occupation of Palestine into an opportunity for Tel Aviv to disown any commitment, not only to the UN, but to the so-called two-state solution, and the "peace process", as well.
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Pro-Israeli flacks have painted all 2 million Palestinians in Gaza as “terrorists” because Hamas dominates the politics of the Strip. (Photo: Tijen Erol) Views
Israeli Blockade of Gaza Causing Contaminated Water, 25% of Illnesses and 12% of Infant Deaths
Under the 1949 Geneva Convention on the treatment of Occupied populations, it is a war crime for Israel to impose collective punishment on all Palestinians in Gaza to get at Hamas.
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Palestinians rush to the border fence with Israel as mass demonstrations at the fence continue on May 14, 2018 in Gaza City, Gaza. Israeli soldiers killed at least 41 Palestinians and wounded over a thousand as the demonstrations coincided with the controversial opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Views
A Second Nakba in the Making
If it occurs, the responsibility for this tragedy will fall not only on the Israelis who carry it out and the US that aided and abetted them, it will also fall on the nations of the world who failed to act in time to stop this tragedy from occurring.
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Striking university lecturers in the UK hold a poster in solidarity with students in Lahore, Pakistan, demonstrating for the right to form student unions. (Photo: Courtesy of Catherine Rottenberg/Al Jazeera) Views
To Survive Crushing Neoliberalism, the World Needs Intersectional Solidarity
From London to Beirut to Santiago and New Delhi, protesters need to build solidarity networks.
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This second case really is about destroying freedom of the press and entirely undermining what little is left of Israeli democracy. (Photo: Ben Amos Gershom/Prime Minister of Israel) Views
In Wag the Dog Move, Indicted Israeli PM Netanyahu Moves to Annex 25% of Palestinian West Bank
Netanyahu is brazenly planning to steal a quarter of all the land in the Palestinian West Bank, forever ending any chance of a Palestinian state.
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The reason that Netanyahu is still in power after all the setbacks and outright failures is the fact that his rivals are yet to mobilize the necessary votes and public support to oust him for good. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Views
The Unfinished ‘Coup’: The End of Netanyahu’s Era and the Political Earthquake Ahead
While it remains true that a fundamental change in Israel’s political system will neither deliver peace and justice to Palestinians—or stability to the region—it could potentially constitute the equivalent of a political earthquake within Israel itself, the consequences of which are yet to be seen.
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US citizen Omar Shakir, the New York-based rights group Human Rights Watch (HRW) director for Israel and the Palestinian territories speaks to the press in Jerusalem on November 25, 2019. (Photo: AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP via Getty Images) Views
In Expelling Human Rights Watch Director, Israel Joins Burundi, Uzbekistan and Other Authoritarian States
It is the slow ethnic cleansing of the Palestinians and the settling on their property of Israeli squatters that Tel Aviv did not want Human Rights Watch to observe.
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Barkan, located in the occupied West Bank, is an Israeli residential settlement and industrial zone that houses around 120 factories that export around 80 percent of their goods abroad. In the background is the Palestinian village of Qarawat Bani Hassan. (Photo: David Silverman/HRW) Views
Trump’s Recognition of Israeli Settlements Is Rooted in Bipartisan Support
Three previous U.S. administrations all ignored the gross power asymmetry between the Palestinians under occupation and the Israeli occupiers—an imbalance compounded by the fact that as the chief mediator in negotiations, the U.S. is also the primary military, economic, and diplomatic supporter of...
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