Day: 05/01/2019

Slaughter of Gaza family reverberates 10 years later

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Few suffered more than the Samounis during Israel’s unprecedented Cast Lead attack.

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Israel demolishes first Palestinian home in 2019

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Israel demolished 480 Palestinian-owned structures in 2018, representing a 21 percent increase compared to 2017.

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Land of the Free – Unless You Want to Criticize Israel

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Israel is approaching a position once the preserve of South Africa. It is vulnerable to grassroots Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS).

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Despite worrying trends, there are grounds for cautious optimism in 2019

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The new year commences in an atmosphere of tension and controversy, yet it remains possible that moderating forces may be capable of bringing more stability to the region than at any time in the 21st century

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Israeli settlement activity appears to surge in Trump era

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JERUSALEM (AP) — With little resistance from a friendly White House, Israel has launched a new settlement push in the West Bank since President Donald Trump took office, laying the groundwork for what could be the largest construction binge in years, according to data obtained by The Associated Press. The figures, gathered from official government sources by the anti-settlement monitoring group Peace Now, show an increase in building in 2018 and a sharp spike in planning for future construction.

Source: Israeli settlement activity appears to surge in Trump era