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Israel taps first-ever Bedouin ambassador to head Eritrea mission

Decision comes weeks after Ishmael Khaldi, who was also first-ever Bedouin diplomat, made headlines by accusing security guards in Jerusalem of kneeling on his neck. By TOI staff 5 July 2020, 10:30 pm Ishmael Khaldi at the Israeli consulate in Miami. (Courtesy, Israeli Consulate) The Foreign Ministry’s appointments committee on …

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Palestinian Painter Channels Her Fears of Israeli Annexation

By Reuters June 22, 2020, 8:55 a.m. ET JORDAN VALLEY, West Bank — Amid the barren hills of the Jordan Valley, Palestinian artist Khadeeja Bisharat paints scenes of bulldozers and demolitions, a reflection of fears of what may happen to her isolated Bedouin community if Israel annexes land in the …

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Displacement at Heart of New Research Project on Palestinian Bedouin Community

28 May 2020 – The issue of violent displacement is key to a new research project involving Dr Brendan Ciarán Browne from the Discipline of Peace Studies, in Trinity’s School of Religion, which was recently awarded a research development grant worth approximately €500,000 from the UK’s Arts and Humanities Research …

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We’re calling on the ICC to protect human rights

Activists, scholars and journalists call on the ICC to rule now to the matter of jurisdiction to prosecute war crimes. By Angela Godfrey-Goldstein – May 28, 2020 Palestinian Bedouin school children walk in the village of Al Khan al-Ahmar in the West Bank on September 13, 2018. (Photo: Shadi Hatem/APA …

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This is Jerusalem: Violence and Dispossession in al-‘Esawiyah

Summary, May 2020 Since April 2019, the Israel Police has been engaged in a campaign of abuse and collective punishment against the neighborhood of al-‘Esawiyah in East Jerusalem. The operation continues, despite social distancing restrictions announced by the government, putting local residents in danger. One of the poorest neighborhoods in …

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Locked Out: How Bedouins in Egypt’s Sinai Are Coping With COVID-19 Crisis

Mirna Abdulaal May 23, 2020 Bedouin Mohammed Muteer from the Red Sea Mountains near Hurghada. Credit: Ben Hoffler/ Red Sea Mountain Trail At 7 AM every morning, based in the coastal town of Nuweiba, Seham ElSaeed and her family climb the mountains to feed their herds of goats. The air …

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63 Jewish people make complaint over charity funding ‘activities in contravention of international humanitarian laws’

Eliza Egret10th May 2020 63 Jewish people, including comedian and writer Alexei Sayle, have lodged a formal complaint against a charity. They argue that the Jewish National Fund UK (JNF UK) has funded activities that violate international humanitarian laws, including the 2014 military assault on Gaza. The signatories state that …

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Palestinians in Israeli-controlled West Bank Fall Through Cracks of Coronavirus Response

Palestinians in small villages of Area C don’t receive the services they need to combat the coronavirus from either Israel or the Palestinian Authority Hagar Shezaf  May 04, 2020 8:50 AM An imam in the Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar prepares for prayers, May 3, 2020.Credit: Emil Salman There are places …

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Isolation a Double-Edged Sword for West Bank’s Bedouin Herders

By Reuters April 6, 2020, 6:03 a.m. ET AL UBEIDIYA, West Bank — Bedouin herders in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, already isolated by virtue of their nomadic lifestyle, have become more cut off than ever from ordinary Palestinian life since the coronavirus outbreak began. That isolation is a double-edged sword. …

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