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The New York Times agrees to be gagged by Israel

Following criticism by The Electronic Intifada of how it handled Majd Kayyal’s case, The New York Times is forced to review its policies on observing Israeli gag orders censoring.

Pharell Williams - “Happy”- the Gaza version

Exuberant scenes of Palestinians in Gaza dancing to the Pharell song “Happy.”

Activists condemn Washington University “censorship” of BDS event featuring Palestinian poet

University administrators canceled a planned town hall meeting on boycott, divestment and sanctions and tried to limit the free speech of poet Remi Kanazi.

Israeli secret police holding journalist in cell with no bed or window

Despite the lifting of the gag order and the ban on meeting with lawyers, Kayyal has been ordered held until 22 April. Adalah has said it will file an appeal to seek his immediate release.

Israel court lifts gag order on Shin Bet detention of journalist Majd Kayyal

Kayyal is held under suspicion of “unlawful travel to an Arab country” and “contact with a foreign agent,” accusations Israel habitually uses to harass Palestinian citizens.

Israel's incommunicado detention of journalist raised at State Department briefing

Under the terms of Israel’s draconian censorship, Israeli media are not even allowed to report the exchange that happened at the State Department regarding the detention of Majd Kayyal.

Video: Writers witness Israel's apartheid system in Hebron

Settlers in Hebron are notoriously some of the most violent and racist against Palestinians.

Israel places journalist in incommunicado detention

The Electronic Intifada has obtained the closed court transcript and gag order extending the detention and interrogation of journalist Majd Kayyal, which Israeli media are not permitted to report.

Young Palestinian dad died from Israeli torture, forensic expert says

Arafat Jaradat, a 33-year-old father of two, died on 23 February 2013 in Israel’s Megiddo Prison.

France's main Jewish group fined for defaming Palestine charity

France’s highest appeal court has ordered the country’s major Jewish organization to pay damages for falsely claiming that a charity supporting Palestinians collected money for Hamas.

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