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Harry Potter star Jason Isaacs helping Israel “Dig” in to occupied Jerusalem

Actor is starring in Israeli-government funded NBC show Palestinians say is intended to help Israel drive them out of Jerusalem.

Why is Obama administration prosecuting sexual torture victim Rasmea Odeh?

Human rights campaigners are calling on the Obama administration to drop charges a Palestinian-American community organizer who was tortured by Israel.

How Israel and Mubarak stole billions of gas dollars from the Egyptian people

Up to 11 billion dollars was lost due to corrupt gas deals brokered with Israeli intelligence agents.

“I felt something hot inside”: Palestinian teen describes Nakba Day shooting by Israeli soldiers

New security camera footage captures the moment a Palestinian teen was shot by Israeli soldiers during Nakba Day protest.

Video: Palestinian villagers expel Israeli soldiers from West Bank home

This video shows villagers in Silwad, east of Ramallah in the occupied West Bank, expelling a group of Israeli soldiers from a home they occupied.

G4S "to end" Israel prison contracts as pressure mounts over torture complicity

The news comes after dozens of campaigners disrupted the prison profiteer’s annual shareholder meeting in London.

Canadian “peace coordinator” barred by Israel for ten years

The barring of MCC peace worker is not an isolated incident, but part of an apparent Israeli campaign against human rights and solidarity organizations.

Large majority votes for MLA resolution condemning Israeli restrictions on academics

It calls on the State Department “to contest Israel’s denials of entry to the West Bank by United States academics who have been invited to teach, confer, or do research at Palestinian universities.”

Did you know? Palestine’s knafeh is now “Israeli” too?

This is the latest example of blatant cultural appropriation of indigenous Palestinian and regional culture to add to a long list that already includes falafel, hummus and olive oil.

Why are US lawmakers more enraged over Hamas-Abbas deal than AIPAC?

Despite Israel’s bluster, it remains closely allied with the Palestinian Authority, on which it relies to maintain control of millions of Palestinians.

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