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Merkel’s Defense of Israel’s War Crimes Undermines ICC & Rule of Law

February 17, 2020 German Chancellor Angela Merkel with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. (Photo: File) ByIqbal Jassat Shortly following her visit to South Africa, German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government made a shocking announcement in defense of Israel’s horrendous record of serious human rights violations.  Germany took the shameful form of …

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Khan al-Ahmar: Setting the record straight

By +972 Magazine |Published December 18, 2018 The story of Khan al-Ahmar has been told countless times in the media in recent months. The way it is being told, however, is chock full of misconceptions. Here’s the real story behind the embattled village. By Angela Godfrey-Goldstein A structure used to house …

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Bedouin event in London highlights challenge of balancing heritage with modernization

Resting after setting up a Bedouin tent for the Regional Gathering in Jordan. (Photo: Stamos Abatis for CCP) Short Url LONDON: An exhibition celebrating the cultural heritage of the Bedouin people living in Lebanon, Jordan and the Occupied Palestinian Territories opens in London on Wednesday.“Arab Bedouin: No Future Without Past” …

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ICC Delays Israel-Palestine Debate Because Prosecutor Exceeded Page Limit

Meanwhile, Netanyahu calls for sanctions on the international court for its ‘full-frontal’ attack on the Jewish people’s right to live in Israel. Noa Landau |  Jan 21, 2020 5:50 PM Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, center, in the courtroom of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, Netherlands, August 28, 2018.Credit: Bas Czerwinski …

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Israel Rejects Over 98 Percent of Palestinian Building Permit Requests in West Bank’s Area C

Trend to limit Palestinian development over the past three years correlates with expansion of Jewish settlements in the West Bank . Hagar Shezaf |  Jan 21, 2020 8:56 AM A bulldozer destroys a partly-built Palestinian house near Hebron, November 2019.Credit:  MUSSA ISSA QAWASMA/ REUTERS The Israeli Civil Administration in the West …

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‘We will only be moved as bodies’: Israel and Bedouins face off in the Negev | Middle East

Mohammad Danfiri stands at the edge of his Bedouin family’s sheep enclosure in the Negev Desert, looking out at a pair of cell phone towers at the top of a nearby hill. They are situated in an open spot between one end of his village and the other – an …

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Israeli Defense Chief Approves West Bank Nature Reserves to ‘Develop Jewish Settlement’

Bennett backs establishment of new reserves, some on private Palestinian land. Hagar Shezaf |  Jan 15, 2020 10:28 PM A Bedouin village in Nahal Og in the West Bank, where Bennett announced a new nature reserve would be built.Credit: Emil Salman Defense Minister Naftali Bennett approved Wednesday the establishment of seven new …

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Angela Godfrey-Goldstein on the Bedouin of Palestine

Angela Godfrey-Goldstein, director of Jahalin Solidarity introduced our JAI olive planters to the Bedouin community of Al Khan Alahmar in the Wadi Kelt earlier this week. Overlooked by the illegal Israeli colony of Maale Adumim and facing a demolition order as well as occasional settler attacks, the 35 families seek …

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DEMOLITION PLANS IN KHAN AL-AHMAR VILLAGE IN THE WEST BANK – Early Day Motions That this House notes with concern the upcoming Israeli High Court hearing on 25 April 2018 on the demolition of buildings in the village of Khan al-Ahmar in the West Bank; condemns those plans and the impact they will have on communities in the occupied Palestinian territories; believes that …

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