Illegal Settlements
Israeli Knesset dissolved Israel’s ruling coalition decides to dissolve parliament, call for fresh elections 

The dissolution of the Knesset will lead to automatic extension of the controversial settlers’ law for next six months. The government had failed to get approval for its extension earlier this month

Israeli apartheid in Palestine UN special rapporteur on human rights calls Israel an apartheid state

The report prepared by Michael Lynk adds to the growing consensus in the international community equating Israel’s discriminatory policies in the occupied Palestinian territories to apartheid 

Israeli demolition of Palestinian homes European countries ask Israel to stop demolitions and settlement construction in occupied East Jerusalem

A joint statement issued by the foreign ministries of France, Germany, Italy, Spain and some other European countries has called Israeli construction a hurdle in achieving a “two-state solution”. It also raised concerns over the demolition of Palestinian houses in Sheikh Jarrah

Mass protests in Sudan after military dissolves transitional government and other stories

Today we look at protests in Sudan following a military-led coup, the transfer of jailed Indian activist Gautam Navlakha to a high security barrack, and more

Protests held in Beita after Israeli forces kill Palestinian man and other stories

Today we look at protests against Israeli violence in the Occupied West Bank, the sentencing of US drone warfare whistleblower Daniel Hale, and more

Ben & Jerry’s announce end of operations in Occupied Palestinian Territories 

The announcement by the ice cream maker came after a sustained campaign was launched by the BDS movement against company’s operations in Israel and in its illegal settlements in the occupied territories

BDS Weathering attacks from Israel and allies, BDS movement stands firm in building Palestinian resistance

The Palestinian Boycott Divestment and Sanctions movement, which marked its 16th anniversary of July 9, has played a huge role in exposing and creating awareness about the apartheid policies of Israel

Ban Ki Moon criticizes Israel Former UN secretary general Ban Ki Moon calls Israeli policies in occupied territories apartheid

Moon joins a growing international group of leaders and organizations that demand the recognition of the asymmetry between Israel and Palestine and an end to Israeli impunity and human right violations in the occupied Palestinian territories

Palestinians hold solidarity marathon for Sheikh Jarrah and Silwan and other stories

Today we look at mobilisations by Palestinians in the Occupied Territories, the inquiry into Joyce Echaquan’s death and the Canadian government’s MMIWG action plan, and more

US aid to Israel Make aid to Israel conditional on protecting Palestinian human rights, say Sanders, Warren

Successive US governments, irrespective of the ruling party, have been providing billions of dollars in aid to Israel each year. Israel has been accused of using the money to sustain its occupation of Palestine

Palestinians renew their pledge to resist Israeli occupation on Land Day

Since 1976, March 30 is celebrated as land day (yom al-ard) by Palestinians vowing to fight against Israeli occupation of their land and for Palestinian refugees’ right to return