Last week, President Donald Trump ordered US forces to withdraw from their positions in northeast Syria. This move paved the way for Turkey to begin its air and ground offensive in the area, which began shortly after American troops withdrew.
“In April of 2018, the Associated Press reported that the Department of Homeland Security acknowledged that it had detected unauthorized cellular phone surveillance devices operating in Washington, DC
On Tuesday, Israel approved construction permits for 6,000 illegal housing units for its settler squatters in Area C of the occupied West Bank. Area C, which is where Israel maintains full civil and security control, covers at least 60 percent of the West Bank and is occupied by no less than 325,500 settlers. All Israeli settlements in occupied Palestinian territory are totally illegal under international law.
Israel is at it again. It remains consistent in engaging in one of its favorite activities: stealing Palestinian land and tormenting Palestinians. On Monday, Israeli bulldozers, escorted by hundreds of Israeli soldiers, demolished no less than 16 residential buildings containing around 100 apartments in the village of Sur Baher, which is on the outskirts of East Jerusalem.
On Saturday, June 22, the administration of President Donald Trump disclosed details of a proposed economic plan titled, “Peace to Prosperity – The Economic Plan: A New Vision for the Palestinian People.” This plan is the focus of the Bahrain conference on Tuesday and Wednesday.
“In a recent interview, the US ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, told the New York Times “Israel has the right to retain some, but unlikely all” of the Palestinian territory of the West Bank.In a later conference held by the Jerusalem Post in New York, US Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt said, ‘I will let David’s comments stand for themselves. I think he said them elegantly and I support his comments.'”
“An in-depth report released in Hebrew by Amnesty International’s Israeli chapter provides a damning picture of Israeli arms exports to countries that violate human rights”
By Mohamed Mohamed
Israeli elections have just concluded, and the results indicate that Benjamin Netanyahu is set to win a fifth term as Israeli Prime Minister. The race between Netanyahu and his strongest challenger, Benjamin Gantz, who is a former Chief of Staff of Israeli military forces, was very tight. But even if Gantz and his associated political parties had won, Palestinians would still gain nothing.
David Sheen, an independent Canadian-Israeli journalist, recently gave a talk about Israeli politics and Israeli public opinion at the Palestine Center. In his presentation, Sheen outlines the facts and realities of the Israeli public’s attitudes, and how they correlate with the platforms of Israeli political parties.
By Mohamed Mohamed
In the latest annual human rights report released by the US State Department’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, the Golan Heights is no longer described as “Israeli-occupied,” but rather, “Israeli-controlled.”
This change in language is similar to one that started to show up since last year’s report, when the “Israel and the Occupied Territories” section was renamed to “Israel, Golan Heights, West Bank and Gaza.”