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Israel serves eviction orders to Palestinians in world heritage city

Patrick O. Strickland
Akka
18 March 2014

State-owned companies are trying to Judaize the old city of Akka.

Ancient Palestinian village given "at risk" recognition

World Monuments Fund highlights threat to Battir’s historic landscape from Israeli military’s construction plans.

Israel's wall will destroy my birthplace, Battir

Hasan Abu Nimah
Amman
9 January 2013

A world heritage site is under threat from ongoing colonialism.

Four of five speakers pull out of UNESCO conference honoring Israel's Peres at University of Connecticut

A “human rights” conference honoring Shimon Peres at the University of Connecticut was in disarray after almost all the speakers pulled out.

Bahrain rights defender Maryam Al-Khawaja pulls out of UNESCO ceremony over honor to Israel's Peres

“Whilst I am honored that you chose my father, I am also utterly disappointed that you would honor him alongside a person who has been responsible for many human rights violations and should be put on trial.”

Palestinian-Dutch “Disarming Design” project inspired by artwork in captivity

Adri Nieuwhof
12 October 2012

The Electronic Intifada speaks to people involved in a project to export Palestinian handicrafts to Dutch buyers.

Even Israeli agency warns of wall's damage to Battir, historic West Bank village

Jillian Kestler-D'Amours
Battir
1 October 2012
Historic village of Battir faces damage, an official Israeli body has warned.

How the 99 percent are cannon fodder for America's wars

Reflections on the Occupy movement in Ohio and America’s double standards in the Middle East.

Daily Show takes on US punishment of UNESCO over Palestine membership

A two-part report aired yesterday on the US comedy program The Daily Show the US for cutting off funding to the United Nations education and cultural organization UNESCO after the UN body admitted Palestine as a member state last year.

"UN must prosecute Israel for war crimes," says Bloody Sunday lawyer

Adri Nieuwhof
Geneva
24 February 2012
Michael Mansfield, a juror for the Russell Tribunal on Palestine, talks about the tribunal’s shadow report documenting Israel’s apartheid policies that tears apart Israel’s report to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

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