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Israel-BDS-south-africa Lawyers, activists file petition seeking revocation of Israel’s observer status at African Union

Israel was admitted to the African Union (AU) as an observer state in July this year, a decision that came as a shock to several member countries, given Israel’s sustained and ongoing repression of the Palestinian people

Guinean military detains president and dissolves government in coup and other stories

Today we look at the coup staged by the military in Guinea, the escape of 6 Palestinians from the Gilboa prison in Israel, and more

Open letter to state parties of Arms Trade Treaty calls for arms embargo on Israel

The signatories, which include rights organizations and members of civil society, called on the signatories of the Arms Trade Treaty to end the supply of conventional arms, munitions, parts and components to Israel

Israel’s Supreme Court delays ruling on Sheikh Jarrah forced evictions case

The court offered the Palestinians a compromise deal as per which Palestinians could live in their homes for the next three generations in exchange for accepting Jewish ownership of the land and paying token rent

Sheikh Jarrah families refuse deal with settlers, court defers ruling and other stories

Today we look at the Israeli Supreme Court hearing on the case of 4 families from Sheikh Jarrah, a referendum held in Mexico to decide if former presidents should be investigated, and more

Israeli academic institutions Academics ask EU to stop funding Israeli universities complicit in violations of international law

Signatories to the letter have urged the EU to extend its rules prohibiting granting of research funds to Israeli institutions in the occupied Palestinian territories to include those inside the state of Israel, calling them equally complicit “in Israel’s violations of Palestinian human rights”

Silwan and Israel’s Judaization project in East Jerusalem 

From prompting illegal settlers in the area since 1991 to denying permits to build new houses in East Jerusalem, Israel has used every trick in the book to force the Palestinian residents of the locality to leave their homes

Demolition of Palestinian structures Israeli forces demolish Palestinian-owned structures in Silwan, injure 13 Palestinians

The ongoing demolitions of close to 20 Palestinian-owned homes and commercial establishments in the Silwan neighborhood of occupied East Jerusalem have put at risk approximately 13 Palestinian families, including 130 men, women and children 

Protests intensify in Swaziland as people demand an end to monarchy and other stories

Today we look at the pro-democracy protests in Swaziland, the ceasefire announced in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, demolitions in Occupied Jerusalem’s Silwan area, and more

Sheikh Jarrah violence Israeli settlers, security forces invade Sheikh Jarrah, leave several Palestinians injured

At least 20 people suffered injuries after the Israeli security forces targeted unarmed Palestinian residents with skunk water, pepper spray, tear gas, and rubber-coated metal bullets

Letter to Biden Open letter calls on Biden administration to exert pressure on Israel, protect Palestinians’ human rights

The letter emphasizes that the Biden “administration must apply concerted diplomatic pressure to help end the ever-expanding discrimination and systemic oppression and ensure accountability for Israeli authorities that violate Palestinian rights”

Israeli forces attack Palestinians during far-right Flag March and other stories

Today we look at the far-right Flag March held in Jerusalem, the release of NSA whistleblower Reality Winner from prison, and more

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