News & Analysis

The News & Analysis section of the Electronic Intifada (EI), offers a quick window on the latest articles added to the Opinion/Editorial, Diaries from Palestine, Human Rights, Development, Israel Lobby Watch, Internet & Technology, and Business & Economy feeds.

Opinion/Editorial

The long struggle of the Palestinians in Israel

Hatim Kanaaneh
20 February 2015

Palestinians who became Israeli citizens through no choice of their own in 1948 have steadfastly maintained their national culture.

How EU-US trade deal could thwart "boycott Israel" campaign

Ryvka Barnard and
John Hilary
19 February 2015

A new bill before Congress would make any trade deal with Europe conditional on a crackdown against the Palestinian-led boycott, divestment and sanctions movement.

Development

Gaza hospital chosen for solar power project

Rami Almeghari
Gaza Strip
16 April 2013

Renewable energy should make Gaza less vulnerable to power cuts.

Cuts threaten UN food aid in Gaza

Gaza City
11 April 2013

Although the number of refugees in Gaza continues to rise, funding for the UN agency caring for them has stagnated.

Israel Lobby Watch

Did Rome college censor Ilan Pappe because of "Zionist intimidation"?

Stephanie Westbrook
Rome
2 March 2015

In Europe, cartoons mocking Muhammad are “free speech,” while discussion of Israel is censored, historian notes.

How the Israel lobby is courting US Latinos

Rania Khalek and
Adriana Maestas
27 February 2014

Pro-Israel groups are using free trips and other tactics in effort to win over growing and influential voter bloc.

Human Rights

One in five of Gaza's herders ceases farming amid Israel's attacks, siege

Patrick O. Strickland
Gaza City
2 March 2015

The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that 10,000 sheep and goats died between 2010 and 2014.

Aspiring chef shot dead by Israeli soldier

Budour Youssef Hassan
Dheisheh refugee camp
25 February 2015

Jihad al-Jafari “dreamed of seeing Palestine free,” says grieving mother.

Internet & Technology

An Egyptian revolution, unplugged

Aprille Muscara
1 February 2011

WASHINGTON (IPS) - Despite the Hosni Mubarak regime’s attempts at muzzling communication and dissent, and the reportedly government-sanctioned shutdown of Egypt’s last standing Internet service provider to individual users Monday, Egyptians are still managing to get their voices heard and mobilize – both through advanced technical workarounds and older, traditional technologies.

Business & Economy

Vices provide little relief in besieged Gaza

Rami Almeghari
Gaza Strip
2 March 2015

The price of cigarettes in Gaza has tripled since Egypt destroyed tunnels in 2013.