Activists blacklisted by Canary Mission say they’ve experienced anxiety, and now find themselves stepping back from pro-Palestine advocacy as a result.
Source: Canary Mission’s Blacklist of Pro-Palestine Activists Is Taking a Toll
Khan al-Ahmar is one of the last-standing obstacles in the way of Israel’s plan to completely swallow up a broad swath of land around Jerusalem.
Source: A Palestinian Bedouin Village Braces for Forcible Transfer as Israel Seeks to Split the West Bank in Half
Five program participants took a stand against the program that offers free trips to Israel for young Jewish people in the diaspora.
Source: Young Jews Walk Out of Birthright Trip to See the Reality of Occupied Palestine Firsthand
ISRAEL’S ARMY RELEASED a deceptively edited video on Thursday, hoping to tarnish the image of Razan al-Najjar, a Palestinian paramedic killed by Israeli fire in Gaza last week.According to witness testimony, al-Najjar, who was 21, was gunned down last Friday after she and other medics, walking with their hands up and wearing white vests, approached the perimeter that confines Palestinians to Gaza in order to treat a wounded protester.
Source: Israel Attempts to Smear Razan al-Najjar, Palestinian Medic It Killed, Calling Her “No Angel”
In a speech available on the IDF’s website, Israeli diplomat Abba Eban argued that blockades are acts of war that justify an armed response.
Source: Gazans Have the Right to Invade Israel — At Least If You Believe One of Israel’s Justifications for the Six-Day War
Israel confirmed the authenticity of a video showing a military sniper shooting a Palestinian protester in Gaza, to the cheers of other soldiers.
Source: Israel Confirms Video of Sniper Shooting Unarmed Palestinian, as Soldiers Cheer, Is Genuine
There is a gaping silence from Western liberals after Israeli forces shot 773 Palestinians, killing 17. Palestinian blood is cheap to them.
Source: Israel Kills Palestinians and Western Liberals Shrug. Their Humanitarianism Is a Sham.
CHILDREN AND TEENAGERS are frequent victims of Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories. They face physical abuse by Israeli military forces and are shuffled through an unfair court system without access to legal counsel or even their parents.The United States has long subsidized these abuses, giving billions of dollars in military aid to Israel every year. Now, a group of Democratic members of Congress is saying enough is enough.Rep. Betty McCollum, D-Minn., and nine co-sponsors on Tuesday introduced legislation that would require the U.S. State Department to certify every year that American military aid is not being used to fund the systematic abuse of Palestinian children.If passed, the bill — titled the Promoting Human Rights by Ending Israeli Military Detention of Palestinian Children Act — would explicitly prohibit U.S. aid from being used by Israel to support the administrative detention or physical abuse of Palestinian children. The bill says that detention of Palestinian children is “inconsistent with the values of the United States.”
Source: Israel Uses U.S. Tax Dollars to Abuse Palestinian Children. This Bill Would Put An End To That.
THE CRIMINALIZATION OF political speech and activism against Israel has become one of the gravest threats to free speech in the West. In France, activists have been arrested and prosecuted for wearing T-shirts advocating a boycott of Israel. The U.K. has enacted a series of measures designed to outlaw such activism. In the U.S., governors compete with one another over who can implement the most extreme regulations to bar businesses from participating in any boycotts aimed even at Israeli settlements, which the world regards as illegal. On U.S. campuses, punishment of pro-Palestinian students for expressing criticisms of Israel is so commonplace that the Center for Constitutional Rights refers to it as “the Palestine Exception” to free speech.But now, a group of 43 senators — 29 Republicans and 14 Democrats — wants to implement a law that would make it a felony for Americans to support the international boycott against Israel, which was launched in protest of that country’s decades-old occupation of Palestine.
Source: U.S. Lawmakers Seek to Criminally Outlaw Support for Boycott Campaign Against Israel
Formal memorandum of understanding increases the annual military aid package to Israel, rewarding it with a record $38 billion over 10 years.
Source: Benjamin Netanyahu Added 100,000 Settlers. Now the U.S. Rewards Him With Largest Aid Package Ever.