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Oxfam's cowardly stance on Scarlett Johansson's Israeli settlement profiteering

It’s impossible to be an “ambassador” both for a human rights group and for human rights abusers!

Divestment battle to return to Presbyterian Church

Israel lobby groups can be expected again to try to halt growing efforts to hold Israel accountable and promote Palestinian rights and a just peace.

Oxfam tells SodaStream spokesmodel Scarlett Johansson that settlements harm Palestinians

The international development charity Oxfam admonishes Hollywood actress Scarlett Johansson over her new role as spokesperson for the Israeli occupation profiteering firm SodaStream.

“Significant escalation” in boycott campaign by Israel’s “best friend” Germany

“Germany will set an example for the rest of the world,” Israeli foreign ministry warns.

Syrian army slows Yarmouk food aid to a trickle

After waiting all day, UNRWA staff were permitted to deliver only two dozen food parcels.

New York Post's lies about UN and Palestinians in Yarmouk camp

People may love or hate the UN, or approve or disapprove of its actions in Syria or elsewhere. But surely any analysis should begin from a basic knowledge of the facts.

Israel faces isolation with boycotts mounting, UK envoy warns

Ambassador’s comments come as reports emerge that Israeli banks are facing more pressure from European pension funds over their role in illegal colonies.

UN social media campaign urges end to Yarmouk camp's plight

Campaign’s aim is to increase pressure on all parties lift the restrictions on Yarmouk refugee camp and all areas of humanitarian need in Syria.

Amid gunfire, relief convoy turns back from Syria's besieged Yarmouk camp

20,000 people are trapped in the camp without food or medical supplies, including women and children.

On the UN Secretary-General’s praise for mass killer Ariel Sharon as a “hero”

A UN insider says that Ban Ki-moon’s statement “brings the UN’s obsequiousness towards Israel to a new high and the UN’s standing in the Middle East to a new low.”


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