Following criticism by The Electronic Intifada of how it handled Majd Kayyal’s case, The New York Times is forced to review its policies on observing Israeli gag orders censoring.
Despite the lifting of the gag order and the ban on meeting with lawyers, Kayyal has been ordered held until 22 April. Adalah has said it will file an appeal to seek his immediate release.
Kayyal is held under suspicion of “unlawful travel to an Arab country” and “contact with a foreign agent,” accusations Israel habitually uses to harass Palestinian citizens.
The Electronic Intifada has obtained the closed court transcript and gag order extending the detention and interrogation of journalist Majd Kayyal, which Israeli media are not permitted to report.
The Palestinian national boycott committee says that the Rolling Stones’ planned gig is much like those few artists who played Sun City during the era of South African apartheid.
Israel wants Palestinians “to be weak, separate religious communities” to divide and conquer, says Palestinian Christian activist.
“The court declares Air France guilty of the crime of discrimination,” the judge said in her ruling.
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