No Institution Is Safe from the Corrupting Power of Occupation

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by Noam Sheizaf Between the years 2013 and 2016, Israeli anti-occupation group Yesh Din tracked the police’s response to 289 cases of “ideological crimes” against Palestinians in the West Bank. In each of those cases, the Palestinians filed a complaint with the police;… Continue Reading  

Israel’s War of Attrition on Political Dissent

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by Edo Konrad The war of attrition against Israel’s human rights community took a dark turn last week. Hardly anyone noticed. According to reports, Minister of Tourism Yariv Levin is currently working on a new bill that would outlaw Israeli anti-occupation NGO… Continue Reading  

Ending the Occupation Would Undo Israeli Identity as We Know It

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by Inna Michaeli The argument that opposing the occupation does not contradict a love for Israel has been heard over and over in the Israeli Left for years. This isn’t just a matter of PR — it is the personal experience of many… Continue Reading  

Opposing the Occupation Means Being Anti-Israel, to Netanyahu

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by Mairav Zonszein Since B’Tselem director Hagai El-Ad spoke at the UN Security Council a week ago calling for an end to Israel’s half-century old occupation, the organization has been subject to vicious attacks and delegitimization, including by Prime Minister… Continue Reading  

Likud Chairman Threatens Citizenship of B’Tselem’s Executive Director

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by Mitchell Plitnick Earlier today, Likud Knesset Member, David Bitan, who chairs the governing faction in the Knesset, stated on an Israeli talk show that he would try to find a way to strip the citizenship of Hagai El-Ad ,… Continue Reading