Palestine
Israel government formation In a surprise U-turn, Benny Gantz partners with arch rival Netanyahu to form national government

Benny Gantz broke his Blue and White alliance and reached an agreement with Benjamin Netanyahu which will see the latter become the prime minister for the first three years in a national unity government

COVID threat in prison Incarcerated people among the most vulnerable to Coronavirus infection

There is a growing demand for releasing prisoners worldwide as prison facilities in most countries are overcrowded and lack basic hygienic conditions, jeopardizing the implementation of preventive measures to contain the spread of COVID-19

Gantz invited to form government in Israel, potentially ending Netanyahu’s rule

Blue and While alliance’s leader Benny Gantz was invited by the Israeli president to form the government after he received the support of 61 members of the 120-seat Knesset. Gantz has also been supported by the Joint List – the first time in Israel’s history

Israeli elections Israel set for more political uncertainty as elections yield inconclusive results

The Likud-led coalition has once again won 58 seats, three short of a majority. However, the number of seats won by various parties makes the formation of government unlikely

33rd African Union Summit rejects Trump’s Palestine Deal 33rd African Union Summit rejects Trump’s Palestine Deal

AU is a continental union consisting of all 55 countries of the African continent. Palestine has an observer status at the AU.

Israel-Jordan gas supply Jordanian parliament unanimously votes to scrap gas deal with Israel

The move comes after massive protests continued for the second week in a row, against the import of gas by Jordan from Israel

Israel-Jordan gas import Jordanians protest import of Israeli gas

The import of gas from Israel by Jordan has been staunchly opposed by several political and civil society sections in the country as a betrayal of the people of Palestine in an attempt to normalize relations with the Zionist state

Omar Shakir Israeli Supreme court approves deportation of HRW’s Omar Shakir for alleged BDS activity

Shakir has been ordered to leave the country by the interior ministry, which has applied the 2017 amendment to the 2011 Prevention of Entry into Israel law, for the first time. He is accused of being involved in BDS activity

Israel elections Israeli elections 2.0: More of the abominable same

In the upcoming Israeli elections, there are no real alternatives to Netanyahu’s hawkish neo-liberal policies and no party that will challenge the illegal and violent occupation of Palestine

great march of return protests, siege of Gaza, Gaza blockade Palestinian protester injured by Israeli sniper fire dies in hospital

Israeli forces opened gunfire on Palestinian crowds during the weekly Great March of Return protests, killing one and injuring 94. The casualties included women, children and paramedics

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