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Petitions condemn California resolution equating Palestine activism with anti-Semitism

HR 35 was passed in August and equates Palestine solidarity activism on California campuses with anti-Semitism. The aim is to suppress free speech and criticism of Israel, say rights groups.

Israel "will never undermine our steadfastness": hunger strikers speak out from prison

Woman holds a cake, surrounded by posters of prisoner
Israel arrests sister of hunger striker as rights group warns of prisoners’ deteriorating health.

UN move was meaningless if PA not serious about taking Israel to international court, says Al-Haq head

On Human Rights Day, Shawan Jabarin discusses the Palestinian statehood vote and Israel’s attacks on journalists.

Thousands of Palestinian refugees flee mounting Damascus-area violence, says UNRWA

Many of the refugees are thought to be heading for Lebanon as violence in Syria worsens.

Video contradicts Israeli occupation soldier's account of Hebron teen's killing

The strangely edited video differs substantially from what the Israeli soldiers said happened before she fatally shot Muhammad al-Salaymeh on his 17th birthday.

Israeli embassy’s Christmas message of hate: Bethlehem Palestinians would “lynch” Jesus and Mary as “Jews”

This is not the first time the Israeli embassy in Dublin has been responsible for messages that are even more unhinged than typical Israeli government propaganda.

Israel lobby boasts of role blocking presentation by Veolia opponents in London's Hackney Council

Palestinian rights organizations and British charity War on Want urge NLWA to shun Veolia for its complicity in Israel’s violations of international law.

Podcast: Israel wants to criminalize human rights defenders, says head of Palestinian group raided by army

Sahar Francis of Addameer, the Palestinian prisoners’ advocacy organization, says that the Israeli army’s recent raids on human rights groups in the West Bank is because of Palestinian civil society advocacy for human rights and BDS.

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