Armenian Settlements: Occupied Territory or Homeland?

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by Joshua Kucera When Alexander Kananyan moved to Kelbajar in 2000, it was “completely destroyed,” he recalls. There was no electricity or telephone service, and he had to walk up to 40 kilometers to catch any sort of transportation. But… Continue Reading  

Israel: On the Way to a Theocratic State

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by Israel Rafalovich Israel is facing a rise in the influence of ultra-orthodox Jews. Their effort to impose their strictly conservative worldview has led to growing tensions with the country’s secular society. Radical rabbis are expanding their influence particularly when… Continue Reading  

Will FIFA Give Israeli Settlement Clubs a Yellow Card?

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by Hugh Lovatt and Martin Konecny On Thursday, May 11, FIFA holds its 67th annual congress in Bahrain’s capital Manama, bringing together its 211 member state associations. As FIFA’s legislative body, the congress is due to address a number of… Continue Reading  

West Bank Demolitions: On the Way to Annexation

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by Natasha Roth Demolitions of Palestinian structures in the West Bank and East Jerusalem in 2017 have so far continued at much the same rate as in 2016, a year in which Israel destroyed a record number of buildings in… Continue Reading  

The Real Impact of UN Resolution 2334 Has Yet to Come

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by Shemuel Meir UN Security Council resolution 2334 caught Prime Minister Netanyahu off guard. Out of the clear blue sky. From a territorial perspective, which is the heart of 2334, the Security Council resolution represents an escalation in the way… Continue Reading