“The court declares Air France guilty of the crime of discrimination,” the judge said in her ruling. Read more about Paris court fines Air France for following Israeli order to interrogate passenger whether she was Jewish
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Thousands of international solidarity activists were set to fly to Tel Aviv in a coordinated effort to volunteer with Palestinian initiatives in the occupied West Bank. However, Israel coordinated with European airlines to cancel many activists’ tickets. Read more about Europe's airlines enforce Israeli travel ban on activists hoping to repair Palestinian schools
Two activists have filed a war crimes complaint with federal prosecutors in Belgium, against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other officials. Hajar Moumni and Muhammad Najar allege they were detained, mistreated, beaten and harshly interrogated when they took part in the “Welcome to Palestine” solidarity fly-in last summer, Belgian media have reported. Read more about Two Belgians file war crimes complaint against Israeli leaders over "flytilla" abuse
Large numbers of international activists plan to Tel Aviv as part of the Welcome to Palestine 2012 initiative to assert the right of Palestinians in the occupied West Bank to receive visitors. Read more about Interview: "Everyone can help Welcome to Palestine 2012"
How two 69-year-old women challenged Israel’s restrictions on Welcome to Palestine protest. Read more about Australian activists put Palestine travel ban on trial
Palestinian artist Khaled Jarrar, from the occupied West Bank city of Jenin, has been stamping people’s passports with a seal of a “State of Palestine” to send “a strong political message about our existence as human beings.” Read more about Palestinian artist Khaled Jarrar wants to stamp your passport
The newly-passed boycott law is the latest in a series of ever-more draconian laws being introduced by Israel’s far right. The legislation’s goal is to intimidate those Israeli citizens, Jews and Palestinians, who have yet to bow down before the majority-rule mob. Read more about Israel's war on nonviolent protest
Amid all the sensational scenes of recent confrontation between Israeli authorities and Western “pro-Palestinian” activists (including Israelis), what became apparent was that Palestinians themselves could not be seen or heard. Read more about Where are the Palestinians?
Hundreds of armed soldiers and police spread throughout Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv on 8 July, arresting six Israeli activists for unfurling flags and chanting slogans in solidarity with the Palestinians. Read more about "Hysterical" Israeli reaction to Palestine solidarity fly-in
This week, hundreds of activists plan on challenging Israel’s apartheid apartheid by flying in to Ben Gurion airport near Tel Aviv as part of the “Welcome to Palestine” initiative. Heraclitis once stated that “There is nothing permanent except change,” and indeed human history is a chronicle of change — and the Welcome to Palestine project follows that tradition. Read more about Challenging Israeli apartheid -- by plane