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Israeli Dan David prize Academics appeal to Australian historian Alison Bashford to reject Israeli award  

In an open letter, close to 250 academics from around the world have called on Bashford to refuse the Israeli Dan David prize in accordance with the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement’s international campaign to pressure Israel to end its illegal occupation of Palestinian territories

Kosovo establishes diplomatic relations with Israel, will open embassy in Jerusalem

Kosovo is the latest in a line of countries which have decided to normalize their relations with Israel, while being only the third to open its embassy in Jerusalem

US to restore relations with Palestinians but will continue “steadfast support” to Israel

The Biden administration has also said it will support the two-state solution. However, it has already made clear it will not reverse its predecessor’s shifting of the US embassy to Jerusalem in violation of international law

Morocco-Israel normalization Moroccan authorities use force to prevent pro-Palestine rally

The protesters were trying to take out a march opposing Morocco’s deal to normalize its ties with Israel. In exchange for the deal, the US has agreed to recognize Moroccan sovereignty over the occupied Western Sahara

International Day of Solidarity with Palestinians People’s movements across the world stand in solidarity with Palestinian people

People’s movements across the world expressed solidarity with the people of Palestine and called out governments and global institutions for their complicity and silence in the suffering of the Palestinian people

Mahmoud-Nawajaa detention extended BDS activist’s detention extended for 15 days by military court in Israel

An Israeli military court approved a request by Israeli domestic intelligence agency Shin Bet to hold Mahmoud Nawajaa for 15 days. Nawajaa was illegally abducted from his home on July 30

Israeli Forces Arrest BDS National Committee General Coordinator Mahmoud Nawajaa

On July 30, Israeli forces stormed into Mahmoud Nawajaa’s house, blindfolded and handcuffed him and took him away from his wife and three young children

Arab joint list opposes Israeli annexation plan Arab Joint List in Israel opposes proposed annexation of parts of Palestinian West Bank

The Arab Joint List, the third largest political bloc in the Israeli parliament, has sought international intervention to stop the proposed annexation of large parts of West Bank territory by the Israeli government under prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu 

Palestinian checkpoint After global protests, Microsoft sells its stake in Israeli facial recognition start-up

An investigation by NBC in October last year revealed that Israeli company AnyVision’s technology was being used to scan the faces of thousands of Palestinians at checkpoints every day. Microsoft had invested in AnyVision in June 2019

AIPAC Breaking political custom, Democratic presidential candidates skip AIPAC summit

After the decision by leading Democratic Party candidate Bernie Sanders, other candidates have also jumped in to skip the 2020 AIPAC policy summit. Only Mike Bloomberg is scheduled to attend

20 Highlights of BDS Impact in 2019

The Palestinian Boycott Divestment and Sanctions movement for freedom, justice and equality continued to grow in scale and impact in 2019

AROUND-THE-WORLD-EP-25 Around the World in 8 Minutes: Episode 25

In this episode, we report on the Italian port workers’ strike against Saudi arms shipment, Germany’s denunciation of BDS movement, and the JKCSS’ torture report on Kashmir.

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