Israel censored this film. Watch it here

21 January 2021 — The Electronic Intifada

Every act of censorship inadvertently achieves its opposite by drawing attention to its subject.

Last week, an Israeli court ordered the 2002 film Jenin, Jenin to be banned in Israel and all copies of it confiscated.

The film – which was directed by Mohammed Bakri, a Palestinian citizen of Israel – has been the subject of censorship attempts since its release around 18 years ago.

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Occupation By COVID: Palestine As a Viral Export, 2020

7 December 2020 — Off Guardian

Michael Lesher

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Palestinian workers, Bethlehem checkpoint, West Bank (PHOTO: Ahmad Al-Bazz, ACTIVESTILLS)

As the year 2020 expires in an embattled welter of politicized suffering, I feel I need to address my fellow advocates for Palestinian rights, too many of whom seem not to notice – or actively deny – that, under cover of coronavirus hysteria, the unhealed wounds of Palestine are steadily infecting us all.

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Will the World Community Condemn the Murder of Iran’s Nuclear Scientist?

30 November, 2020 — Global Research

By Medea Benjamin and Ariel Gold

Israel used all four years of Trump’s presidency to entrench its systems of occupation and apartheid. Now that Joe Biden has won the U.S. election, the assassination of Iran’s top nuclear scientist, likely by Israel with the go-ahead from the US administration, is a desperate attempt to use Trump’s last days in office to sabotage Biden’s chances of successful diplomacy with Iran. Biden, Congress and the world community can’t let that happen.

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Pompeo’s Diabolical Diplomacy

29 November 2020 — Global Justice in the 21st Century

By Prof. Richard Falk

[Prefatory Note: The following interview devoted to Pompeo’s three day visit to Israel and Occupied Palestine conducted by Eshrat Mardi, was published in the Tehran Times Interview Nov. 28, 2020.]

1: On November 19, Mike Pompeo toured the West Bank and the Golan Heights. How do you analyze the visits to these two occupied lands in terms of international law?

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France defies European court ruling upholding right to boycott Israel

18 November 2020 — The Electronic Intifada

Ali Abunimah

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A protester in Toulouse wears a poster depicting President Emmanuel Macron as Marshal Pétain, the Nazi collaborator who headed France’s World War II puppet regime, May 2019. Thousands of people in France are convicted each year for the vaguely defined offense of “contempt of public officials.” – Patrick Batard ABACA

The government of President Emmanuel Macron is defying a landmark judgment from the European Court of Human Rights that protects the right of people to call for a boycott of Israeli products.

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It is the equalities commission, not Labour, carrying out political interference

7 November 2020 — Jonathan Cook

I recently published in Middle East Eye a long analysis of last week’s report by the Equalities and Human Rights Commission into the question of whether the UK Labour party had an especial antisemitism problem. (You can read a slightly fuller version of that article on my website.) In the piece, I reached two main conclusions.

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Israel razes village, leaves 41 children homeless

6 November 2020 — The Electronic Intifada

Tamara Nassar

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A Palestinian woman inspects the ruins of her community after it was demolished by Israeli occupation forces in the occupied West Bank area of Khirbet Humsa on 3 November. – Shadi Jarar’ah APA images

While all eyes were on the United States elections this week, Israel carried out the largest demolition in occupied territory in years.

Israeli forces arrived in the occupied West Bank community of Khirbet Humsa on Tuesday and demolished 76 structures. Continue reading

Israeli politician boasts about role in Corbyn’s downfall

5 November 2020 — The Electronic Intifada

Asa Winstanley

Ayelet Nahmias-Verbin addressing Gilad Erdan at an anti-BDS conference. (NGO Monitor/YouTube)

An Israeli politician has claimed responsibility for her part in the political downfall of former UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn.

“Bye bye @jeremycorbyn,” Ayelet Nahmias-Verbin posted on Twitter, “Justice is done. Proud I was part of this puzzle.” Continue reading

Israel lobby slaughters Corbyn again

31 October 2020 — The Electronic Intifada

Asa Winstanley

Jeremy Corbyn arriving home the night he was purged from Labour. Victoria Jones ZUMA Press

After a five-year campaign of smears, Labour’s former leader Jeremy Corbyn was suspended by party bosses on Thursday.

The draconian move, sanctioned by current leader Keir Starmer, caused a wave of shock among beleaguered activists. Continue reading