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  • Why Hamas is staying out of Israel’s fight with Islamic Jihad

  • What if Israel had decided to expel the settlers of Hebron?

  • The Mizrahi author whose book Mahmoud Abbas wants to distribute

  • Israel to release hunger-striking Jordanian national from admin detention

  • Jewish-Arab partnership as an antidote to Jewish supremacism

  • 'Want to know what I'm accused of? Me too.'

  • Police botched investigation into shooting of Arab MK, report finds

    Human rights group demands Israel Police reopen its case into the 2017 shooting of Joint List Chairman Ayman Odeh in the head with a sponge-tipped bullet after finding the initial investigation was 'negligent.' The Public Committee Against Torture in Israel is appealing Israel Police’s investigation of its officers' conduct during a home demolition in the unrecognized Bedouin village of Umm al-Hiran in January 2017, and requesting that they reopen the case. The appeal is based on a new report by an expert criminologist who found that police did not interrogate all officers who were carrying sponge-tipped bullets on site, and failed to thoroughly review their…

  • Israel releases stateless Palestinian journalist it tried to deport

    After nine months in detention and two failed deportation attempts, Israel releases East Jerusalem resident Mustafa al-Haruf. He has been living in Jerusalem for over 20 years, yet Israel refuses to grant him permanent status. Journalist Mustafa al-Haruf, a Palestinian resident of East Jerusalem, was released from Givon Prison on Thursday afternoon after nine months in detention. Waiting to greet him were his wife, young daughter, relatives, friends, and his lawyer. [tmwinpost] “It’s good to be out,” said al-Haruf as he embraced his 2-year-old daughter. While he was in prison, he had only been able to see her through glass during visiting…

  • The judge who designed the legal foundations of Israel's occupation

    No one personifies the Zionist dissonance more than Meir Shamgar, the former president of the Supreme Court who died last week. He created the legal provisions for the protection of personal rights, while enshrining Israel's rule over the occupied territories. By Michael Sfard Meir Shamgar, the former president of the Supreme Court of Israel, died on Oct. 18 at the age of 94, having left an indelible signature on the Israeli legal system, which he shaped and defined. After an illustrious career as military advocate general and attorney general, he was appointed to the Supreme Court — first as a judge in 1975…

  • How one Palestinian spring became a leisure spot for Israelis only

    The spring that once belonged to the Palestinian village of Walajeh is now off limits to its residents. As of last week, it is open to Israeli settlers alone. By Aviv Tatarsky Hundreds of Israelis arrived at Ein Haniya, a natural spring on the outskirts of Jerusalem and the Palestinian village of al-Walajeh, last Tuesday, one of the early days of the week-long Jewish holiday of Sukkot. The site is part of a national park, technically open to all, which Israel declared on Walajeh’s agricultural land. Less than a mile away from Ein Haniya, however, idled an Israeli Border Police jeep, stationed to…

  • Judge fines petitioners for challenging Israel's arms sales to Philippines

    A judge imposes a fine on petitioners who brought suit against the government in an attempt to end its arms exports to the Philippines, sending a clear message to those protesting Israel’s complicity with some of the world’s most repressive regimes. Judge Gilia Ravid of the Tel Aviv District Court issued a ruling Thursday on the petition filed by human rights attorney Eitay Mack on behalf of more than 50 human rights activists, who demanded that Israel cease its arms exports to the Philippines. As is customary with petitions of this kind, the hearing was held in camera and the ruling itself was embargoed. However, in an…

  • Settlers attack olive harvesters, Israeli volunteers in West Bank village

    Masked settlers uproot olive trees, set groves ablaze, and beat several Israeli volunteers with stones and metal rods in the West Bank village of Burin. Masked men from the settlement of Yitzhar wielding metal rods and stones attacked volunteers from Rabbis for Human Rights, a human rights organization based in Israel, while they were picking olives alongside Palestinian farmers in the West Bank village of Burin on Wednesday. According to a spokesperson for the organization, settlers set fire to the olive groves, causing a blaze that spread rapidly and burned for hours. [tmwinpost] Israeli volunteers have for years aided Palestinians in the Nablus area…