Over a Hundred Thousand Israelis March to Protest Netanyahu Government

Tens of thousands of Israelis marched in central Tel Aviv and in two other major cities on Saturday night, protesting far rightwing PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s plan to overhaul the legal system and weaken the Supreme Court — undermining democratic rule just weeks after his election. Despite cold, rainy weather, marchers, many covered with umbrellas, held Israeli flags and placards saying “Criminal… Source Source / Read More: Over a Hundred Thousand Israelis March to Protest Netanyahu Government

UN Votes for International Court of Justice to Examine Israeli Occupation

It was a vote Israel and the U.S. moved heaven and earth to stall, but that took place anyway, with timing that couldn’t have been more apt. On the evening of December 30, two days after a declaration by the incoming government of Benjamin Netanyahu that “the Jewish people have an exclusive and inalienable right to all parts of the Land of Israel,” including the illegally annexed Syrian Golan… Source Source / Read More: UN Votes for International Court of Justice to Examine Israeli Occupation

Human Rights Advocates Alarmed Over Israel’s New “Fascist, Racist” Government

Global concerns about the new Israeli government — especially what it means for Palestinians — continued to grow Thursday as Benjamin Netanyahu took the oath of office to again serve as prime minister, this time leading the most far-right and religiously conservative coalition in the country’s history. The embattled leader was sworn in following a 63-54 vote of confidence in his new government by… Source Source / Read More: Human Rights Advocates Alarmed Over Israel’s New “Fascist, Racist” Government

Biden Administration Offers Weak Response to Israel’s Right Wing Shakeup

At the beginning of November, when Israel and the United States held elections within days of each other, it seemed clear that the pull in opposite directions embodied in the disappointing showing for the American far-right and the strong showing for their Israeli counterparts portended tension in the “unshakeable” alliance between the two countries. Benjamin Netanyahu hasn’t even formed his government yet, but already we are beginning to see how that new government will make things difficult for the White House. And the early indications from Joe Biden’s administration indicate a continuation of the weak responses that have characterized his…

ACLU Says Right to Boycott Is at Stake in Lawsuit Over Arkansas Anti-BDS Law

Image Credit: “Boycott” / Just Vision Media The ACLU is asking the Supreme Court to overturn an Arkansas anti-BDS law that penalizes state contractors unless they pledge not to boycott the state of Israel. Arkansas is one of more than 30 U.S. states to have passed “copycat” legislation to criminalize the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, which seeks to boycott Israel and Israeli goods to protest its violation of Palestinian rights. The ACLU and other rights groups have argued the right to boycott is foundational to U.S. politics and protected free speech, and warn if the anti-BDS laws aren’t challenged,…

In the war on African asylum seekers, Ben Gvir finds a hero’s welcome

In the war on African asylum seekers, Ben Gvir finds a hero’s welcome Left-wing activists confronted the Kahanist lawmaker’s visit to south Tel Aviv, but his supremacism appears to be mobilizing a growing base in the city. The post In the war on African asylum seekers, Ben Gvir finds a hero’s welcome appeared first on +972 Magazine. Source / Read More: In the war on African asylum seekers, Ben Gvir finds a hero’s welcome

Drones terrorized Gaza for years. Now they’ll do the same in the West Bank

Drones terrorized Gaza for years. Now they’ll do the same in the West Bank Israel’s army is promoting drone warfare as a less bloody means of governing the West Bank. Palestinians in Gaza know that won’t be the case. The post Drones terrorized Gaza for years. Now they’ll do the same in the West Bank appeared first on +972 Magazine. Source / Read More: Drones terrorized Gaza for years. Now they’ll do the same in the West Bank

PHOTOS: A day of civil disobedience in Shuafat Refugee Camp

PHOTOS: A day of civil disobedience in Shuafat Refugee Camp Days into a near-total lockdown imposed by Israel, Palestinian residents of the East Jerusalem camp staged a mass strike and protest, only to be attacked by security forces. The post PHOTOS: A day of civil disobedience in Shuafat Refugee Camp appeared first on +972 Magazine. Source / Read More: PHOTOS: A day of civil disobedience in Shuafat Refugee Camp

The northern West Bank is taking up arms. Will the south join?

The northern West Bank is taking up arms. Will the south join? Armed resistance against Israeli incursions is mostly concentrated in Jenin and Nablus. But Palestinians on the ground say that could quickly change. The post The northern West Bank is taking up arms. Will the south join? appeared first on +972 Magazine. Source / Read More: The northern West Bank is taking up arms. Will the south join?

Meta’s clampdown on Palestine speech is far from ‘unintentional’

Meta’s clampdown on Palestine speech is far from ‘unintentional’ A report on the social media giant validated Palestinian experiences of censorship in May 2021, but missed how those policies are biased by design. The post Meta’s clampdown on Palestine speech is far from ‘unintentional’ appeared first on +972 Magazine. Source / Read More: Meta’s clampdown on Palestine speech is far from ‘unintentional’

‘Democracy in Iran will arrive through women’

‘Democracy in Iran will arrive through women’ Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi explains why the women-led protests in Iran may herald the beginning of the Islamic Republic’s downfall. The post ‘Democracy in Iran will arrive through women’ appeared first on +972 Magazine. Source / Read More: ‘Democracy in Iran will arrive through women’

In Jenin and Nablus, resistance and despair go hand in hand

In Jenin and Nablus, resistance and despair go hand in hand Palestinian youths are taking up arms amid unrelenting Israeli incursions into refugee camps, with the pervasiveness of death ensuring more will follow. The post In Jenin and Nablus, resistance and despair go hand in hand appeared first on +972 Magazine. Source / Read More: In Jenin and Nablus, resistance and despair go hand in hand