Israeli violations of Palestinian housing and land rights – November 2013

Only in November, Israeli govermental bodies, military and settlers together have been responsible for uprooting and destroying 786 olive trees, approving the establishment of 2680 settlement units and confiscating 5248 dunums. The political context in November was marked by the continuous – futile – negotiations between the Palestinian Authority and the Israeli Government, the volatility […]

A Palestinian Christmas Story

The narrative structure and locations of the story of Christmas according to the Bible combined with present day scenarios and facts in Palestine.*   Joachim and Anne, Mary’s parents, lived in Nazareth, in Palestine. Their families had been there for generations, but in 1948, with the creation of the State of Israel, many of their […]

PLO on Dutch company Vitens ending ties with Mekorot: “necessary and moral”

PLO Executive Committee member, Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, praised the recent announcement by Dutch water company, Vitens, to end its cooperation with Israel’s national water company, Mekorot, calling it a “necessary and moral decision”. Mekorot is responsible for a number of violations of international law within the occupied State of Palestine. This includes the pillage of […]

Latin America roundup: BDS campaigns target complicity with Israeli apartheid

In November, numerous BDS initiatives were launched as solidarity activism built up towards the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian people (November 29).     Brazil The Coordination of Social Movements together with the Network for the Integration of the People (REBRIP) and the Front in Defense of the Palestinian people, which represent some […]