Palestinian Children’s Lives Are Shaped By 50 Years of Military Occupation

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by Jennifer Bing There are two places to visit if you want to know the human impact of Israel’s 50-year military occupation of the Occupied Palestinian Territory: an Israeli military court and the sitting room of a Palestinian family. I… Continue Reading  

Palestine and the New Peacemakers

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by Paul R. Pillar President Trump’s expressed desire to resolve, somehow, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is welcome, but the grounds for skepticism about this outweigh the reasons for hope.  The principal reason for skepticism is the lack of evidence that Trump… Continue Reading  

Israel Passes “Dissenter Ban” Barring Entry to Boycott Advocates

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by Mairav Zonszein As Donald Trump signed a revised travel ban against nationals of six Muslim countries and many refugees, Israel’s Knesset passed a law that bars giving temporary visas or residency to any non-Israeli citizen who has publicly called… Continue Reading  

Israel-Palestine: The Deal-Maker Deals Himself Out

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by Paul R. Pillar Donald Trump had already moved a long way backward since uttering a few remarks last year raising hopes that he would break out of the straitjacket that binds American politicians on all things involving Israel and… Continue Reading  

Israel’s Land Theft Law Just Tip of Settlement Iceberg

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by Haggai Matar The Knesset on Monday night passed the “formalization law” (also translated as the “normalization law”), which retroactively legalizes dozens of settlement outposts in the West Bank — almost 4,000 housing units. The law essentially formalizes settler theft… Continue Reading