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Israeli evidence backfires in compensation case for injured US activist

A video of Tristan Anderson played in court showed that contrary to Israeli claims, the American activist was severely injured by a high-velocity tear gas canister.

US prosecutors trying to block Rasmea Odeh's release from jail

Federal prosecutors are attempting to invalidate Rasmea Odeh’s $50,000 bond for release, but supporters say the government has its facts wrong.

Why is the ICRC helping defend Israeli war crimes?

At a controversial conference hosted by an Israeli military strategy think-tank, the ICRC echoed some of the most ardent defenders of Israeli militarism.

Israel put in dock for seriously injuring US activist Tristan Anderson

California man requires round-the-clock care after being hit by tear gas canister five years ago.

Brazilian state cancels contract with Israeli drone-maker

Rio Grande do Sul has admitted that opposition from Palestinians led it to tear up deal with Israeli arms firm.

Wesleyan University dumps Sabra hummus after student campaign

Students are beginning to see the fruits of their divestment resolution passed last May. 


Defense moves for new trial for Palestinian American Rasmea Odeh

Odeh’s lawyers continue to press for her release from jail as they argue her trial denied her the right to due process and a fair trial.

Jailing Rasmea Odeh may trigger trauma from Israeli torture, expert tells judge

Community groups, hundreds of women, urge judge to free Rasmea Odeh as defense lawyers motion refutes assertion she has no strong community ties.

Defense promises to appeal guilty verdict against Rasmea Odeh

Palestinian American community leader faces prison time and deportation.

After tense last day, jury begins deliberations on Rasmea Odeh

Prosecution invokes Rasmea Odeh’s 45-year-old record dozens of times in its closing argument.


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