Day: 17/08/2018

UN Palestinian Schools to Open On Time despite U.S. Freeze

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Source: UN Palestinian Schools to Open On Time despite U.S. Freeze

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Saudi-Canada Diplomatic Row Obscures Canada’s Support for the Deadly War on Yemen

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Canadian Journalist Anthony Fenton Explains Canada’s Extensive Arms Sales to the Saudi Autocracy

Source: Saudi-Canada Diplomatic Row Obscures Canada’s Support for the Deadly War on Yemen

Want to combat Israeli authoritarianism? Listen to Palestinians

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Jewish and international observers are constantly having to catch up to what Palestinians have always known about Israel. This needs to change. In his 1963 book The Fire Next Time, James Baldwin wrote a profound personal letter to his young nephew (also named James), in which he poignantly described the dehumanizing world that Black people must face in America: [tmwinpost] “You were born into a society which spelled out with brutal clarity, and in as many ways as possible, that you were a worthless human being. You were not expected to aspire to excellence: you were expected to make peace…

Source: Want to combat Israeli authoritarianism? Listen to Palestinians

West Bank demolitions and displacement | July 2018

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July recorded the highest number of structures demolished or seized, and of people displaced, 54 and 97 respectively, since January 2017. However, the cumulative number of structures targeted so far in 2018 (251) has remained below the figure in the equivalent period of 2017 (286). All of the incidents during July took place on grounds of lack of building permits.

Source: West Bank demolitions and displacement | July 2018

Egypt finalizing details of long-term Hamas-Israel truce: source

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Egypt is finalizing details of a long-term truce deal between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip, an Egyptian security source said on Thursday, amid easing tensions on the border of the enclave where some two million Palestinians live.

Source: Egypt finalizing details of long-term Hamas-Israel truce: source