Association for Civil Rights in Israel

Israel's tax policies suffocate Palestinian Jerusalem

Jillian Kestler-D'Amours
28 May 2013

High municipal taxes are forcing shopkeepers to close their businesses.

Israel invades privacy of campaigner Frank Barat

French national had his email account searched by Israeli security officer on arrival in Tel Aviv.

Israeli authorities flout court order to provide Bedouins with water

2 April 2012
Bedouin communities not recognized by the Israeli government not only face frequent home demolitions and land confiscation, but limited access to clean water.

Private security guards kill with impunity in East Jerusalem

Jillian Kestler-D'Amours
28 November 2011
According to the Association for Civil Rights in Israel, 350 private Israeli security guards are currently employed in East Jerusalem by private security firm Modi’in Ezrahi, which is subcontracted by the Israeli Ministry of Housing and Construction, to protect 2,000 settlers living illegally in the occupied territory.

Forced Israeli curriculum violates Palestinians' education rights

Jillian Kestler-D'Amours
17 October 2011
A plan to force Palestinian schools in occupied East Jerusalem to only use textbooks assembled and published by the Israeli ministry of education is part of an ongoing attempt to erase Palestinian identity, history and culture from the city.

Knesset moves forward on bill granting Israel unchecked, draconian powers

Jillian Kestler-D'Amours
22 September 2011
Israel’s use of administrative detention, expulsion and widespread closure of Palestinian cultural institutions will be fortified and backed by a bill that threatens to turn law-abiding citizens and organizations into “terrorists.”

Trial of grassroots activist Bassem Tamimi to begin Sunday

Popular resistance organizer Bassem Tamimi, from the occupied West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, will be put on trial in an Israeli military court this Sunday.

Thousands of Palestinians in Israel march to return

Jillian Kestler-D'Amours
13 May 2011
As nationalist parties and festivals were held throughout Israel to mark the country’s Independence Day on 10 May, several thousand Palestinians and their supporters held a commemoration of their own in the Galilee, demanding the right to return to their ancestral villages and homes.

Palestinians silently transferred from East Jerusalem

Jillian Kestler-D'Amours
19 April 2011
The Israeli government has been increasingly revoking Jerusalem residency IDs and using tax collection as a means of forcing Palestinians out of the city. Jillian Kestler-D’Amours reports.

Israel admits role in disappearance of Gaza engineer

Jonathan Cook
24 March 2011

Israel admitted this week that it was behind the abduction of a Palestinian engineer from Gaza who went missing more than a month ago while traveling on a train in the Ukraine.

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