THE PROGRAMME FOR GOVERNMENT


While it is deeply disappointing to see that the Occupied Territories Bill is not included within the Programme for Government, we are more determined than ever to continue our campaign to ensure that Ireland bans the importation of illegal settlement goods. As Israel continues to consolidate its programme of annexation, the urgency of measures such as the Occupied Territories Bill increases with each day that passes.

FIANNA FAIL AND GREEN PARTY CAVE IN ON OTB

Fianna Fáil and the Green Party both included the approval of the Occupied Territories Bill in their party manifestos for the February election. Both voted unwaveringly in favour of the Bill in the seven previous votes in the Seanad and Dáil. What’s more, it was Fianna Fáil who introduced the Bill into the Dáil on 11th January 2019 seeking its approval. So what happened? How and why did these two parties abandon such an important piece of legislation at the 11th hour?

TELL THE PARTIES WHAT YOU THINK

Party membership will be discussing the Programme for Government intensely in the coming days. We think it is very important that you express your views to both public representatives and individual members of the different parties. This is particularly important in cases where you have been in contact previously and have received assurance that the party would support the Bill and follow though on their party’s manifesto.

PARTY MEMBERS TO QUESTION LEADERSHIP

The abandonment of the Bill by Fianna Fáil and the Green Party is an issue which needs to be addressed and discussed. Members need to question their leadership’s reversal of written pre-election commitments. Voters supported these parties on the basis of the manifesto, and such a radical change of policy at this early stage does not augur well for the future of their participation in a coalition government.

Meanwhile, Fine Gael continues to take an undemocratic position. Despite a clear majority of deputies (and those who voted for them) in favour of its enactment, Fine Gael insists on blocking the Bill at every turn. In a coalition of 3 parties where two of them were committed to the Bill, they once again, overrode the policies of the other parties. Any and all expressions of rejection of this position are worth expressing at this stage. While the Fine Gael leadership continues to hold this position, their membership and public representatives should realise it will cost them votes.

INFORMATION YOU MAY FIND USEFUL

To read up further on the issues, and for use when contacting the different parties, we have gathered some information sources you may find interesting and useful:

1. The Programme for Government. Reference to Palestine is on pg.112.

2. Briefing prepared by SADAKA legal officer refuting the arguments laid out in the Opinion of the Attorney General

3. An article published in the Irish Times on 13th June discussing the Attorney General's opinion.

4. Declaration signed by over 60 Special Rapporteurs and independent human rights experts and published by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights of the UN. (16 June 2020)

THE BILL GOES FORWARD

Despite the fact that the Bill has not been mentioned by name in the Programme for Government, this is merely a setback which we must negotiate. In reference to proposals of annexation by Israel, the Programme clearly states that “the government would regard any such moves as a breach of international law and would consider an appropriate response to them at both national and international level”. Palestinian leaders, international experts and six major political parties here in Ireland are all agreed that the Occupied Territories Bill is a small, but significant response, in which Ireland can apply international law in the face of the illegal annexation of Palestinian territories by Israel.

It is indeed very disappointing that the Bill is not included within the Programme for Government. But, this does not mean an end to it. It will be back in the Dáil and ultimately, this Bill will succeed. It will succeed because not only is it the right thing to do, but it has the overwhelming support of the Irish people, the political parties and a highly significant majority within the Oireachtas.

Together we will find a way to make that happen.



Occupied Territories Bill

Sadaka Campaigns

The Occupied Territories Bill, developed by Sadaka and tabled by Senator Frances Black, will prohibit the import of goods and services which are produced in illegal Israeli settlements. Settlements are a war crime under international law.

Other Campaigns

Sadaka Campaigns

Sadaka runs targeted campaigns on an annual basis, each one aimed at achieving a particular goal such as Irish Government Recognition of Palestine, pre General Election commitments on Palestine and similar goals.

Conferences

Conferences & Public Meetings

High Level Fora and meetings are used to get particular messages to selected audiences. We focus on high profile speakers to attract key decision makers and people of influence.

Publications

Sadaka Publications

Writing and disseminating high quality factual information and analysis on political developments in Palestine is a central tenet of what we do.

Education Resources

Sadaka Education Resources

In partnership with the Curriculum Development Unit, Sadaka produced an education resource on Palestine available on the Irish secondary school curriculum. More resources also available.

Visiting Speaker Programme

Sadaka Visiting Speaker Programme

Sadaka organises high level speaking tours with invited guests, primarily from Palestine. They typically involve meetings with the Minister, political party leaders, leading NGOs, trade unions and presentations to Joint Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Political Meetings

Sadaka Political Meetings

Political meetings are core business for Sadaka as we attempt to shift Irish foreign policy towards the achievement of political self –determination and human rights for the Palestinian people.

Palestinian Churches

Sadaka, the Churches and Palestine

Sadaka has hosted lengthy speaking tours with leading Christian church leaders from Palestine to encourage the Irish churches to develop pro-active positions on the plight of their brothers and sisters in the Holy Land.

Trade Unions

Sadaka and Irish Trades Unions

Sadaka has worked closely with trade unions since our formation building on their strong pro-active positions on Palestine.

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Israel’s ‘silent transfer’ of Palestinians out of Palestine (Al Jazeera, 27 September 2020)

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Gaza mourns Palestinian fishermen killed by Egyptian navy (Middle East Eyer, 27 September 2020)

Israel to Confiscate Palestinian-owned Land in Hebron (IMEMC, 27 September 2020)

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Gaza’s fishermen struggle to repair boats returned damaged by Israel (Middle East Eye, 28 September 2020)

Palestinians Are Not Numbers: On the Future of the Palestinian Discourse (Counterpunch, 25 September 2020)

When foreigners move to Palestine (Mondoweiss, 25 September 2020)

UAE, Bahrain defend ties with Israel as Palestinians cry betrayal (Telegraph, 27 September 2020)

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Palestine starts diplomatic steps to hold int'l conference for peace process with Israel (Ahram online, 27 September 2020)

Palestine quits rotating presidency of Arab League over refusal to condemn Israeli deals (Irish Times, 24 September 2020)

Arab and European states call on Israel and Palestine to restart talks (Middle East Eye, 24 September 2020)

Israel soldiers expand illegal settlement, open fire on Palestinian youth (Middle East Monitor, 24 September 2020)

Erekat, HKS Fellow and Palestinian Negotiator, Criticizes Israeli Accords with Bahrain and United Arab Emirates (Harvard Crimson, 25 September 2020)

Israel in the Balkans: Why did Serbia and Kosovo sign up to Trump's deal? (Middle East Eye, 24 September 2020)

Palestine says 100,000 virus swabs damaged by Israel (Middle East Monitor, 22 September 2020)

The Israeli right is erasing Arabic from Jerusalem, one street sign at a time (+972mag, 24 September 2020)

Israel and Italy Cement Military Ties, Massive Arms to Be Exchanged (Palestine Chronicle, 24 September 2020)

Big Tech’s dangerous attack on free speech and academic freedom: Zoom, Facebook, and YouTube censor SF State Palestine class (Mondoweiss, 24 September 2020)

UK urges Palestinian leaders to make Trump a peace plan counteroffer (Irish Examiner, 24 September 2020)

Zoom cancels panel featuring Leila Khaled amid protests from pro-Israel groups (Mondoweiss, 23 September 2020)

Palestine quits Arab League role in protest over Israel deals (Al Jazeera, 22 September 2020)

European countries funding Palestinian NGOs to file lawsuits against Israel at the ICC (Israel National News, 23 September 2020)

Israeli prison ban on phone calls risks ‘breaking spirits’ of Palestinian minors (+972mag, 23 September 2020)

YouTube, Zoom and Facebook censor Leila Khaled for Israel (Electronic Intifada, 23 September 2020)

From AIPAC’s La-la Land to the Bitter Reality in the Holy Land (Medium, 23 September 2020)

Al-Haq Sends Letter to An Taoiseach of Ireland, Micheál Martin, Urging Support for Occupied Territories Bill and the Recognition of the State of Palestine (Al Haq, 22 September 2020)

Palestine quits chairing Arab League sessions in protest against Israel-Arab deals (Independent, 22 September 2020)

Palestine says 100,000 virus swabs damaged by Israel (Middle East Monitor, 22 September 2020)

Palestine is a ‘bleeding wound of humanity’: Turkey’s Erdogan FUMES over Israel & ‘collaborators’ at UN General Assembly (RT, 22 September 2020)

Fundraising for Israeli terrorist exposes deep-rooted anti-Palestinian racism (Middle East Monitor, 22 September 2020)

Global Response to Israeli apartheid: A call to the UNGA from Palestinian and international Civil Society Organizations (Al Haq, 22 September 2020)

The Israelis remember Al-Aqsa Intifada and fear another uprising (Middle East Monitor, 22 September 2020)

The US Presidential Elections: What Should Palestinians Expect? (Rosa Luxemburg, September 2020)

Leaks show Chelsea owner Abramovich funded Israeli settler group (Guardian, 21 September 2020)

Omar Barghouti is a threat to Israel’s ‘universal security’ per Israeli lawmaker (Mondoweiss, 21 September 2020)

Arab ‘olive branch’ will be used to brutalise occupied Palestine (Irish Examiner, 17 September 2020)

Occupying Palestine is rotting Israel from inside. No Gulf peace deal can hide that (Guardian, 17 September 2020)

Charter against Bahrain-UAE-Israel normalisation deal signed by one million (Middle East Eye, 17 September 2020)

Israel expands campaign to seize West Bank archaeological sites (Al Monitor, 16 September 2020)

Israel normalisation deals reflect the rupture between repressive regimes and Arab societies (Al Araby, 17 September 2020)

Jordan: No peace with Israel amid unilateral steps (Middle East Monitor, 17 September 2020)

A fever dream of dictators (+972mag, 17 September 2020)

UAE-Bahrain peace deal with Israel highlights split in Arab world (Irish Times, 16 September 2020)

84% of Canadians think the ICC should investigate Israeli officials over alleged war crimes (Mondoweissr, 16 September 2020)

Netanyahu’s Son Fundraises for Convincted Murderer of Palestinian Dawabsheh Family (Palestine Chronicle, 16 September 2020)

Israel's borders explained in maps (BBC, 15 September 2020)

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Nearly 3,500 Palestinians killed during Netanyahu era (Middle East Monitor, 16 September 2020)

How the Arab League helped dissolve the Palestinian question (Middle East Eye, 15 September 2020)

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Israel triumphant, Israel powerful, Israel soulless (Mondoweiss, 16 September 2020)

Showing the human face of life in Gaza (Video)(CNN, September 2020)

The UAE and Bahrain’s dictators are selling out the Palestinian people (BDS Movement, 15 September 2020)

Noura Erakat Trump 'peace' deals for Israel, UAE and Bahrain are shams. They boost oppression, not amity. (NBC News, 15 September 2020)

Israeli Authorities to Demolish Mosque in Occupied Jerusalem (VIDEO) (Palestine Chronicle, 15 September 2020)

TUC calls for Israel sanctions to 'end apartheid' (Electronic Intifada, 5 September 2020)

‘The trajectory is changing in America’: American Muslims for Palestine hold virtual event to push legislative advocacy (Mondoweiss, 14 September 2020)

Whether paid for or free, normalisation is treachery (Middle East Monitor, 15 September 2020)

At White House, Netanyahu says more Arab deals to come (Al Monitor, 15 September 2020)

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The Arab Betrayal of Palestine (Project Syndicate, 14 September 2020)

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How the Saudi-UAE axis helped Israel defeat Palestinians and encourage normalisation at the Arab League (Al Araby, 14 September 2020)

The truth behind Netanyahu's admission that police killing was a cover-up (Middle East Eye, 14 September 2020)

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Netanyahu Used Doctored Video of Abbas to Influence Trump's Policy, Woodward Reveals (Haaretz, 12 September 2020)

Bahrain opposition rejects Israel normalisation, calls to resist (Middle East Monitor, 13 September 2020)

What is behind Bahrain’s normalisation deal with Israel? (Al Jazeera, 13 September 2020)

'A trap': Oslo, Jerusalem and the door to Arab normalisation (Middle East Eye, 13 September 2020)

When will the world stop ignoring what is happening in Gaza? (Al Jazeera, 13 September 2020)

Stepping up direct action for Palestine (Mondoweiss, 12 September 2020)

UN: Israeli Demolition of Palestinian Homes Increases Despite Pandemic (Common Dreams, 11 September 2020)

Israeli Forces Raid Cells of Palestinian Prisoners in Ofer, Injure Dozens (Palestine Chronicle, 13 September 2020)

'A black day': Bahrainis voice anger over normalisation deal with Israel (Middle East Eye, 12 September 2020)

Bahrain agrees to normalise relations with Israel (Irish Times, 11 September 2020)

British Palestine direct action group takes on Israel’s largest arms company (Middle East Eye, 11 September 2020)

Report: Facebook most common platform for anti-Palestinian racism in Israel (Middle East Monitor, 12 September 2020)

Normalisation with Israel means RIP international law, it’s been nice knowing you (Middle East Monitor, 12 September 2020)

U.S. is in Middle East ‘to protect Israel’ not for oil, Trump says (Mondoweiss, 12 September 2020)

Bahrainis decry betrayal as king does deal with Israel (Electronic Intifada, 11 September 2020)

Palestinian Resistance Movements Call for PLO to Leave Arab League (Palestine Chronicle, 12 September 2020)

Israeli soldier’s plea deal in fatal shooting faces scrutiny (Associated Press, 9 September 2020)

Palestinians launch effort to heal divisions and unite their ranks (Irish Times, 5 September 2020)

Israel is proud to have halted international projects for Palestinians in Area C (Amira Hass, Haaretz, 13 September 2020))

Saudi King to Trump: Palestinian state is condition for normalizing ties with Israel (Reuters, 7 September 2020)

Kosovo and Serbia give Israel diplomatic boon after US-brokered deal (Guardian, 4 September 2020)

Israel-UAE deal brings 25 years of covert diplomacy out of the shadowss (Haaretz, 4 September 2020)

'I waited for the bullet that would end this nightmare': Palestinians brutalized by Israeli cop gang speak out (Haaretz, 5 September 2020)

Dozens are killed in air strikes attributed to Israel in Syria. But who's counting? (Haaretz, 3 September 2020)

Qatar's Emir to Kushner: Palestinian statehood is a condition for normalization with Israel (Haaretz, 2 September 2020)

The Israel-UAE love-in was a nauseating publicity stunt, not a peace deal (Haaretz, 4 September 2020)

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Israel: Secret trials to detain unconvicted Palestinian charity worker on bogus charges (Middle East Monitor, 5 September 2020)

Hamada Was Dragged From One Israeli Prison to Another and Freed Four Days Later Without Questioning (Haaretz, 7 September 2020)

The dehumanization is the point (972mag, 4 September 2020)

World must intervene to stop Israeli plunder of Palestinian archeological sites (Palestine Liberation Organisation, 2 September 2020)

Tell 6 American companies to get out of illegal Israeli settlements! (Jewish Voice For Peace, September 2020)

Coronavirus: Gaza's latest nightmare needs a global response (Middle East Eye, 4 September 2020)

Jewish Settlers Attack Palestinian Vehicle, Injure Pregnant Woman (Palestine Chronicle, 4 September 2020)

Trump goes nuclear against ICC (Electronic Intifada, 4 September 2020)

Facebook: Stop censoring Palestine! (Jewish Voice For Peace, September 2020)

Jerusalem's Old City deserted as coronavirus decimates souks and bazaars (Middle East Eye, 23 August 2020)

Israeli Forces Demolish Structures near Jerusalem (VIDEO) (Palestine Chronicle, 23 August 2020)

Israeli warplanes strike Hamas targets in Gaza (Anadolu Agency, 24 August 2020)

Holy Land: Illegal settlers in new land grab (Independent Catholic News, 22 August 2020)

Israel bans Gaza imports except food, medicine (Middle East Monitor, 23 August 2020)

Palestinian Authority loses control of the West Bank (Middle East Monitor, 21 August 2020)

Palestinian child shot by Israel dies in detention (Electronic Intifada, 21 August 2020)

Israel-Advocacy Groups Urge Facebook to Label Criticism of Israel as Hate Speech (Jewish Currents, 19 August 2020)

Palestinian clergy: ‘Annexation could be the final straw for a viable Christian presence in Palestine’ (Mondoweiss, 20 August 2020)

Settlers’ violence: Attacks on shepherds, uprooting of olive trees, land confiscation (Quds News Network, 22 August 2020)

Four prisoners remain on hunger strike against detention without charge, trial (WAFA, 23 August 2020)

Palestinians organise surprise exhibition to thank Banksy (Middle East Monitor, 21 August 2020)

Pro-Israel activist in Scotland is accused of antisemitic Facebook posts (Mondoweiss, 21 August 2020)

Palestinian activists suffer under al-Aqsa entry bans (Middle East Monitor, 21 August 2020)

Trump and Netanyahu’s celebration of failure (Mondoweiss, 20 August 2020)

How universities serve as outposts of Israeli colonial control (Electronic Intifada, 11 August 2020)

Saudi prince: Palestinian state before Israel ties normalise (Al Jazeera, 21 August 2020)

No relations with Israel until Palestinian peace deal reached, says Saudi Arabia (Irish Times, 20 August 2020)

Time to end Israel’s impunity (Middle East Monitor, 20 August 2020)

Biden’s point man on Israel issues lives in Tel Aviv, works for Israeli thinktank, and should register as a foreign agent (Mondoweiss, 20 August 2020)

25K Palestinians babies unrecognized by Israel (Anadolu Agency, 20 August 2020)

Palestinian dies after being shot, detained by Israeli army (Al Jazeera, 20 August 2020)

Arab intellectual Dr. Azmi Bishara reveals the real purpose of the UAE-Israel alliance (Al Araby, 20 August 2020)

The UAE-Israel deal is a no-win choice for King Salman (Middle East Eye, 20 August 2020)

Why Palestinians Need to Reclaim the PLO (Foreign Policy, 20 August 2020)

Palestinians in Gaza rally against Israel-UAE deal (Al Jazeera, 19 August 2020)

EXCLUSIVE: Palestinian Authority set to resume security coordination with US (Al Araby, 19 August 2020)

'Cultivating settlements': Israel's colonial expansion rebranded (Al Araby, 13 August 2020)

US: Israel’s annexation plans still on the table (Middle East Monitor, 19 August 2020)

'You killed two-state solution': Top Palestinian says Israeli deal with UAE destroys peace hopes (Sky News, 19 August 2020)

Have Arab nations forgotten about Palestine by accepting Israel? (Spectator, 19 August 2020)

Cracks in Israel's separation wall and Netanyahu's fragile grip on power (Middle East Eye, 19 August 2020)

How Israel wages its war on Palestinian history (The National, 20 August 2020)

The Palestinian’s ultimate guide to crossing an Israeli checkpoint (972mag, 19 August 2020)

UAE and Israel agreement (Irish Times, 19 August 2020)

Historic bill would penalize Israel for annexation and apartheid (Electronic Intifada, 17 August 2020)

Gaza's lone power plant shuts down amid tension with Israel (Reuters, 18 August 2020)

Israel soldiers shoot Palestinian man whilst demolishing building in occupied East Jerusalem (Middle East Monitor, 18 August 2020)

How the Democrats are shifting on Israel (Washington Post, 19 August 2020)

Annexation shouldn’t be the threshold for conditioning aid to Israel (972Mag, 18 August 2020)

The Democratic Party platform is a strategic regression on Palestinian rights (Al Araby, 18 August 2020)

Israel-UAE deal: In Jerusalem, Palestinians feel betrayed but not surprised (Middle East Eye, 18 August 2020)

It’s time for the Palestinians to call Israel’s bluff on peace (Jerusalem Post, 18 August 2020)

Watch: Jerusalem chef resists Israeli occupation by celebrating Palestinian food culture (Mondoweiss, 18 August 2020)

Our leaders fail again to practise what they preach (Independent (Ireland), 17 August 2020)

Official Palestinian position on UAE- Israel agreement (Medium, 16 August 2020)

Israel intelligence minister: Bahrain, Oman to follow UAE in formalising ties (Middle East Monitor, 16 August 2020)

Kuwait says won't budge from 'fixed' anti-normalisation stance following UAE-Israel deal (Al Araby, 16 August 2020)

Israeli Guards Shoot Palestinian With Hearing and Speech Impairment at West Bank Checkpoint (Haaretz, 17 August 2020)

Rep. Betty McCollum introduces bill that would block US funding from being used to annex Palestinian land (Mondoweiss, 14 August 2020)

Netanyahu’s historic ‘peace deal’ with a country Israel is not at war with (Mondoweiss, 15 August 2020)

Emirati foreign minister said “Israel kills children.” But it’s all smiles now (Electronic Intifada, 16 August 2020)

From fighting BDS to fighting delegitimisation: Israel’s Ministry of Strategic Affairs code for battling accountability (Middle East Monitor, 15 August 2020)

PLO: Arab League chief should condemn Israel-UAE deal or resign (Middle East Monitor, 15 August 2020)

Luxembourg: UAE selling out Palestine with Israel deal (Anadolu Agency, 14 August 2020)

How the Israel-UAE deal puts the bogus peace industry back in business (Middle East Eye, 15 August 2020)

Who will be next to betray Palestine? (Electronic Intifada, 13 August 2020)

The Israel-UAE agreement is an insult to the peace Palestinians and Arabs want and need (Washington Post, 13 August 2020)

Palestinian human rights defender (Irish Times, 15 August 2020)

Palestinians unanimously reject UAE-Israel deal (Al Jazeera, 14 August 2020)

The Irish Times view on the Israel-UAE deal: Normalising the occupation (Irish Times, 15 August 2020)

United Arab Emirates sells out Palestine for Israel (Electronic Intifada, 13 August 2020)

Iran brands UAE-Israel deal a ‘stab in the back’ to Muslims (Irish Examiner, 14 August 2020)

'It's a game and we lost': Palestinians decry Gulf moves towards Israel (Guardian, 14 August 2020)

UAE dictatorship sells out Palestinian rights through agreement with Israel (BDS Movement, 14 August 2020)

‘Palestine is still the issue’: UN vote exposes, isolates Canada (Middle East Monitor, 14 August 2020)

Israel-UAE deal condemned in Palestine as prelude to more persecution (Middle East Eye, 14 August 2020)

Israel-UAE pact suggests shift in Arab world away from focus on Palestine conflict (KLEWTV, 14 August 2020)

US election: Biden-Harris ticket is a win for Israel (Middle East Eye, 14 August 2020)

Israel bows to pressure allowing Mahmoud Nawajaa to see his lawyer (BDS, 12 August 2020)

Pro-Palestine Democrat wins reveal weakening influence of Israel money (Al Araby, 12 August 2020)

Uphold Palestinian struggle in all its forms (Electronic Intifada, 13 August 2020)

Israeli settlers fence off large swaths of land in Jordan Valley (WAFA News, 12 August 2020)

Netanyahu: US has kept me from annexing West Bank settlements (Jerusalem Post, 11 August 2020)

Trump and Israeli annexation: The Christian Zionism connection (Middle East Eye, 12 August 2020)

Palestinian Oral History as a Tool to Defend Against Displacement (Al Shabaka, 15 September 2016)

Coronavirus: Largest Palestinian hospital in Jerusalem faces closure (Middle East Eye, 11 August 2020)

‘I Stand with Israel’: Kamala Harris in Her Own Words (FULL SPEECH) (Palestine Chronicle, 12 August 2020)

Biden picks pro-Israel Harris as running mate (Middle East Monitor, 12 August 2020)

Report: Israel arrested 429 Palestinians in July, including 32 minors (Middle East Monitor, 13 August 2020)

West Bank Palestinians breach the border fence (Amira Hass, Haaretz, 12 August 2020)

Israel issues demolition notice for Palestinian cave home (Times of Israel, 10 August 2020)

BDS Coordinator’s Detention Extended by 8 Days (Palestine Chronicle, 10 August 2020)

By the time Israel finally allowed him in for urgent care, this young Gazan was already dead (Gideon Levy, Haaretz, 7 August 2020)

Palestinian child detainee tests positive for COVID-19 in Israeli prison (DCI Palestine, 6 August 2020)

Netanyahu says annexation still on the table, but White House needs to back it (Haaretz, 3 August 2020)

Israel’s Jewish National Fund is Uprooting Palestinians – Not Planting Trees (Jonathan Cook, Counterpunch, 24 July 2020)

Why I Gave Up on the Two-State Solution (Peter Beinart, New York Times, 8 July 2020)

Beinart’s 'Earthquake': The Fallout and What It Means (Yousef Munayyer, The American Arab Center, 4 August 2020)

Annex and Possess: Use of the Absentees’ Property Law to Dispossess Palestinians of their Property in East Jerusalem (Hagit Ofran1, Peace Now, June 2020)

Ireland MP: Airbnb deliberately advertising West Bank homes as ‘in Israel’ (Middle East Monitor, 11 August 2020)

Kamala Harris: Where does Biden's running mate stand on Middle East issues? (Middle East Eye, 11 August 2020)

Ilhan Omar comfortably wins re-election race (Middle East Eye, 12 August 2020)

‘NYT’ columnist says Biden won’t be a ‘troublemaker’– when Israel needs to kill Palestinian children (Mondoweiss, 11 August 2020)

Former Israeli Soldier Sues Pro-Palestinian Toronto Restaurant (Palestine Chronicle, 11 August 2020)

Israel approves pipeline deal to sell gas to Europe (Reuters, 19 July 2020)

Annexation Isn’t Dead. A Desperate Trump Could Bring It Back to Life. (Foreign Policy, 11 August 2020)

Gantz hints that siege may be lifted if Hamas returns soldiers’ remains (Middle East Monitor, 11 August 2020)

In Pictures: Family in cave home faces Israeli eviction (Al Jazeera, 11 August 2020)

Israel begins bulldozing villagers' homes in West Bank (Al Jazeera, 11 August 2020)

As annexation stalls, Netanyahu revives plan to expand West Bank settlements (Al Monitor, 11 August 2020)

Green TD files advertising complaint against AirBnB listings in Palestine (Irish Examiner, 9 August 2020)

‘Jerusalem is Not the Capital of Israel’, Italian Court Tells RAI TV (Middle East Monitor, 9 August 2020)

Apartheid or One State: Has Jordan Broken a Political Taboo? (Anti War, 8 August 2020)

Tell Mark Zuckerberg: Emi Palmor doesn't belong on Facebook’s Oversight Board (Jewish Voice for Peace, August 2020)

How will annexation change the legal landscape in the West Bank? (Electronic Intifada, 7 August 2020)

Israeli army again renews detention of BDS coordinator (Electronic Intifada, 10 August 2020)

Why Israel and centrist Democrats want to see the back of Ilhan Omar (Middle East Eye, 10 August 2020)

‘Israel’ carried out 313 demolitions in the West Bank during the first half of 2020 (The Inside, 6 August 2020)

‘I ask you for your support and solidarity’: Prof. Imad Barghouthi writes from Ofer prison (Mondoweiss, 10 August 2020)

'Palestinians had a right to live free of foreign 'occupation,' a scarcely veiled reference to Israel.' (The Inside, 10 August 2020)

Israeli Official Reveals Reason behind Slowing down of American Migration to Israel (Palestine Chronicle, 10 August 2020)

Palestinian woman killed by Israeli fire during West Bank clash (Al Jazeera, 7 August 2020)

First Palestinian child detainee in Israel prison infected with coronavirus (Middle East Monitor, 7 August 2020)

Israel whitewashes its barbarism through offering help to Lebanon (Middle East Monitor, 7 August 2020)

Via Facebook, Israel Is Trying to Change Palestinian Perception of the Occupation (Haaretz, 7 August 2020)

‘Shared Sovereignty’: How a group of translators is trying to reshape the conversation in Israel-Palestine (Mondoweiss, 7 August 2020)

Journeying to freedom in a closed-off world (Electronic Intifada, 7 August 2020)

Israel, destroyer of Lebanon, poses as its savior (Electronic Intifada, 6 August 2020)

Israel orders 2 Palestinian families to demolish their own homes (Middle East Monitor, 7 August 2020)

Palestinian village Farasin defiant despite threats of being wiped off the map (Middle East Eye, 4 August 2020)

The Roots of Israel’s Annexation Policy (Carnegie Endowment For International Peace, 6 August 2020)

Report: Israel demolished 313 Palestine homes in West Bank, East Jerusalem in 2020 (Middle East Monitor, 7 August 2020)

Palestine calls for int'l sanctions on Israel to stop its 'violations' (Xinhua, 6 August 2020)

As Israel prepares its latest landgrab, solidarity activists in the UK are hitting back (The Canary, 4 August 2020)

Oxford and other top British universities under fire for sending students to illegal Israeli settlements (Open Democracy UK, 3 August 2020)

‘I’ve no idea how we’ll survive’: Pandemic pushes Palestinians into poverty (972mag, 5 August 2020)

'West Bank annexation may spur EU states to recognize Palestine' (Middle East Monitor, 5 August 2020)

Ahmad Erekat, Eyad al-Hallaq: The Latest Victims of Israel's Shoot-to-Kill Policy (Institute for Palestine Studies, 3 August 2020)

Ex-Israel MK declares Lebanon blast as 'gift from God' (Middle East Monitor, 5 August 2020)

Cori Bush was attacked over BDS before election; she did not back down (Middle East Eye, 5 August 2020)

Palestinian-American congresswoman wins primary (Middle East Monitor, 5 August 2020)

Free Mahmoud Nawajaa! (Middle East Monitor, 1 August 2020)

Israel has always been a binational state (Mondoweiss, 3 August 2020)

Time is not on Israel’s side (Mondoweiss, 3 August 2020)

Palestine- Barghouthi: 1,000 new settlement units in E1 area is the first step of actual annexation (Menafn, 4 August 2020)

Israel orders 2 Palestinian families to demolish their own homes (Middle East Monitor, 4 August 2020)

A thousand Israelis call for immediate release of BDS coordinator Mahmoud Nawajaa (Mondoweiss, 2 August 2020)

Scream if you hear 'Palestine,' says Berlin’s new anti-Semitism chief (Al Jazeera, 4 August 2020)

Israel extends military detention of BDS movement’s Mahmoud Nawajaa (Al Jazeera, 2 August 2020)

For Gaza patients, uncertainty over Israeli permits are a matter of life and death (972Mag, 4 August 2020)

How far can Israel go in trying to erase Palestinians? (Al Jazeera, 4 August 2020)

Palestinians: Israel is 'secretly' imposing annexation plan (Jerusalem Post, 4 August 2020)

European states denounce ‘illegal’ Israeli building plans in Jerusalem area (Times Of Israel, 31 July 2020)

Free Mahmoud Nawajaa! (Middle East Monitor, 1 August 2020)

Whose 'Ethnic Cleansing?': Israel’s Appropriation of the Palestinian Narrative (Al Shabaka, 26 March, 2017)

Beinart’s argument for one state is as bad as Holocaust denial — Gordis (Mondoweiss, 1 August 2020)

Palestine in Pictures: July 2020 (Al Jazeera, 1 August 2020)

The quiet undoing of the Zionist noise (Al Jazeera, 1 August 2020)

The Less Impossible Israeli-Palestinian Peace (New York Times, 31 July 2020)

The 2020 Democratic platform betrays Palestinians and again gives Israel a pass (Washington Post, 31 July 2020)

Israeli-Palestine conflict: It’s the occupation, stupid (Arab News, 30 July 2020)

Man-made Israel (and the obsessive erasure of Palestinian history) (Mondoweiss, 31 July 2020)

Israel prefers a one-state solution that protects its colonial privileges in party platform (Middle East Eye, 29 July 2020)

Peace process ‘has failed, and ultimately served to perpetuate status quo’ (Mondoweiss, 31 July 2020)

How Sovereign a State? (Al Shabaka, 31 July 2020)

Democratic Party has anti-Palestinian racism problem (Electronic Intifada, 31 July 2020)

COVID-19 in the West Bank and Gaza: A second wave under military occupation and siege (Middle East Institute, 29 July 2020)

Israel arrests BDS coordinator in night raid (Electronic Intifada, 30 July 2020)

Luton Town kicks out Israeli occupation sponsor Puma (Electronic Intifada, 30 July 2020)

‘History will judge us’ — Have progressive UK rabbis reached end of the road on Israel? (Mondoweiss, 30 July 2020)

Palestinian Democrats decry 'bias and censorship' in party platform (Middle East Eye, 30 July 2020)

Ahmad Erekat’s family is still trying to get his body returned (Mondoweiss, 30 July 2020)

‘I want Battir to go to hell’: Settlers move in on Palestinian World Heritage site (972mag, 29 July 2020)

Chomsky on Israel’s Hindering of Palestinian Pandemic Response & Threat to Annex Occupied West Bank (Democracy Now, 30 July 2020)

Israel to make 200 Palestinians homeless in West Bank (Middle East Monitor, 30 July 2020)

UAE warns Israel that annexation risks losing out on normalization (Jerusalem Post, 30 July 2020)

‘No longer outcasts’: Anti-occupation activists find their place in Israeli protests (972mag, 30 July 2020)

Palestinian Christians issue a cry for hope, to end ‘exclusivity and apartheid’ (Mondoweiss, 30 July 2020)

15 lessons from 15 years of BDS (Electronic Intifada, 29 July 2020)

The occupation has left Palestinians unable to control the virus (Al Jazeera, 30 July 2020)

Group of European MPs say 'no' to W.Bank annexation by Israel (Anadolu Agency, 29 July 2020)

Israel to demolish entire Palestinian village in north of West Bank, displacing 200 people (WAFA News Agency, 29 July 2020)

Palestinians see no ICC justice for Israel's Gaza 'crimes' (Al Jazeera, 29 July 2020)

Peter Beinart and the Palestinian Right of Return (Mondoweiss, 29 July 2020)

Israel prefers a one-state solution that protects its colonial privileges (Middle East Eye, 29 July 2020)

Hebron's Palestinian families to live in caves (Al Monitor, 29 July 2020)

Israeli occupation forces detain 25 Palestinians in West Bank raids (WAFA News Agency, 29 July 2020)

How to create the conditions for progress in Israel and Palestine (Daniel Levy, European Council on Foreign Relations, 29 July 2020)

US pro-Israel group raises $400,000 to boost Ilhan Omar’s primary challenger (Times Of Israel, 30 July 2020)

US Democrats reject restrictions on military aid to Israel (Middle East Monitor, 29 July 2020)

Coveney expresses concern to Mike Pompeo and Israeli foreign minister about annexation plans (The Journal, 29 July 2020)

Annexation aims to cut Palestinians out of Israel’s demographic equation (972mag, 28 July 2020)

Israel is ridiculous, antiquated and based on lies about other people’s land, Seth Rogen says, but he’s afraid to tell other Jews (Mondoweisse, 28 July 2020)

Portuguese / Spanish / English Israel wants to control all of Palestine, with as few Palestinians there as possible (Middle East Monitor, 28 July 2020)

False charges of antisemitism are the vanguard of cancel culture (972mag, 28 July 2020)

Seeds of resistance: Palestinian farmers fight against annexation and pandemic (Open Democracy, 24 June 2020)

Israel turning mosques into synagogues, bars (Middle East Monitor, 28 July 2020)

Jordan PM's comments on single state trigger uproar (Al-Monitor, 27 July 2020)

West Bank Mosque Set on Fire, Vandalized With Hebrew Graffiti (Haaretz, 27 July 2020)

An Interview With Hanan Ashrawi: How Do You Solve A Problem Like Israel? (Medium, 25 July 2020)

Annexation Beyond the Discourse of One State and Two-States (Rosa Luxemburg, 25 July 2020)

Group that raises money for Israeli soldiers got $2-5 million federal loan (Israel-Palestine News, 16 July 2020)

Israel's nightmare: The dissolution of the Palestinian Authority (Al Jazeera, 27 July 2020)

UK Labour party teeters on brink of civil war over antisemitism (Mondoweiss, 27 July 2020)

How Israel’s archaeological excavations work to rewrite history in Jerusalem (Middle East Eye, 27 July 2020)

International scientists and academics launch call for Prof. Imad Barghouthi’s freedom (Samidoun, 25 July 2020)

Annexation or No Annexation, Little Will Change in Israel-GCC Relations (Fair Observer, 27 July 2020)

US Democrats reject push to acknowledge Israeli occupation in 2020 platform (Middle East Eye, 27 July 2020)

Present Absences: A century of struggle in Palestine. (The Nation, 27 July 2020)

COVID-19 and the absence of Israeli-Palestinian coordination spell grim fate for Gaza cancer patients (Haaretz, 24 July 2020)

11 European foreign ministers urge EU to list options to 'deter' Israeli annexation (Haaretz, 14 July 2020)

For 17 years, this Bedouin family lived behind a Jordan Valley monastery. Then Israeli abuse began (Haaretz, 12 July 2020)

Yes, it’s Israeli apartheid. Even without annexation (Haaretz, 9 July 2020)

Despite coronavirus outbreak Israel ramps up demolition of West Bank Palestinian homes in June (B'Tselem, 6 July 2020)

Johnson: As Israel's friend, I urge you not to annex (Ynetnews, 1 July 2020)

Israel created legal ‘blackhole’ in Gaza; int’l community must intervene to ensure accountability and justice for Palestinian victims (Adalah, 26 July 2020)

A young man left London to join Israel's army because he wanted to defend the Jewish people but now believes the treatment of Palestinians is morally wrong (Business Insider, 26 July 2020)

Dovish former MKs urge US Democrats to ‘reject occupation’ in platform (Times Of Israel, 26 July 2020)

Annexation will threaten region’s water and food security, report says (Times Of Israel, 26 July 2020)

The cultural importance of Peter Beinart (Mondoweiss, 26 July 2020)

Israel extends detention of Jerusalem governor (Middle East Monitor, 25 July 2020)

Once again, Israel lobby tries to smear Ilhan Omar for criticism of donors (Mondoweiss, 24 July 2020)

Revenge against Palestinians is understandable, Israeli judge says in acquitting two security officers who attacked innocent man (Mondoweiss, 21 July 2020)

Keir Starmer hints at Labour retreat on Israel sanctions (Electronic Intifada, 24 July 2020)

About Printed in Jerusalem Exhibition (YouTube, 24 July 2020)

Beyond the Apartheid Analogy: Time to Reframe Our Palestinian Struggle (Al Shabaka, 13 Jan 2015)

Fianna Fáil and the Occupied Territories Bill (Irish Times, 25 July 2020)

Palestinian minor kidnapped by undercover Israel soldiers (Middle East Monitor, 24 July 2020)

Brits to ride for Gaza children in ‘The Big Ride for Palestine 2020’ (Middle East Monitor, 24 July 2020)

Coronavirus: Israeli court rules Palestinian prisoners have no right to social distancing (Middle East Eye, 24 July 2020)

When it comes to Covid-19 and colonisation, the UN surpasses its usual duplicity (Middle East Monitor, 23 July 2020)

Israeli Settlements in the West Bank: Why Palestine is More Vulnerable Than Ever (International Ppolicy Digest, 24 July 2020)

US’ Greenblatt: Earmark land for future Palestine state in return for annexation approval (Middle East Monitor, 23 July 2020)

One-state solution to Israeli-Palestinian conflict possible, Jordan suggests (Irish Times, 23 July 2020)

Annexation Beyond the Discourse of One State and Two-States (Rosa Luxemburg, 23 July 2020)

How Israel obstructs COVID-19 care in East Jerusalem (Electronic Intifada, 23 July 2020)

At Security Council Meeting, China Warns Israel Against West Bank Annexation (Haaretz, 22 July 2020)

Kuwait calls on UNSC to stop Israel crimes against Palestinians (Middle East Monitor, 23 July 2020)

Canadian BDS Coalition wants Trudeau to strip B'nai B'rith of charitable status and ban the JDL (The Canada Files, 14 July 2020)

UN: COVID-19 efforts hampered amid Israeli-Palestinian breakdown (Al Jazeera, 22 July 2020)

Jewish Settlers Block West Bank Road, Attack Palestinian Cars (Palestine Chronicle, 22 July 2020)

Israel said it had a firefight during Gaza’s Return March. Where’s the evidence? (972mag, 22 July 2020)

Cracks in the US consensus on Israel should worry Tel Aviv (The National, 22 July 2020)

Ashrawi condemns Israel’s targeting of cultural and heritage sites (Middle East Monitor, 23 July 2020)

Israel’s list of compromised officials suggests their guilt of war crimes (Middle East Monitor, 21 July 2020)

Inconclusive Investigations and Psychological Trauma Cultivate Israel’s Impunity (Palestine Chronicle, 22 July 2020)

Escorted by heavily armed police, Israel demolishes livelihood of local fisherman in Jisr al-Zarqa (Mondoweiss, 22 July 2020)

Israel’s Jewish National Fund is uprooting Palestinians – not planting trees (Mondoweiss, 22 July 2020)

British Jews must take the anti-occupation fight to our leaders (972mag, 22 July 2020)

Taoiseach insists Occupied Territories Bill breaches EU law (Irish Times, 21 July 2020)

Calls for Google to put Palestine back on the map (Middle East Monitor, 21 July 2020)

41 former Israeli security officials thank Dems for opposing annexation (Times Of Israel, 21 July 2020)

U.S. Stands Alone on Israel Annexation Plan As China Backs Palestinians (Newsweek, 21 July 2020)

‘Total poverty’: Bedouins in Israel struggle to get by under pandemic (972mag, 21 July 2020)

Constant surveilance: Israeli drones over Gaza (Middle East Eye, 21 July 2020)

Israel’s Annexation Plan Is the Latest Stage in a Long History of Violent Dispossession (Jacobin, 20 July 2020)

Whether Israel annexes the West Bank or not, a two-state solution is no longer viable (Guardian, 20 July 2020)

Jordan could 'look positively' on one-state solution if Palestinian-Israeli rights equal (Guardian, 21 July 2020)

Israel soldiers destroy Palestinian coronavirus testing centre (Middle East Monitor, 20 July 2020)

The return of apartheid, Israeli style (Middle East Monitor, 20 July 2020)

Palestinians accuse Israel of stealing 1500-year-old Christian relic from Bethlehem (Middle East Eye, 20 July 2020)

International pressure is mounting over Israel’s planned annexation of the Jordan Valley (The Canary, 20 July 2020)

Bethlehem: Israeli army seizes ancient baptismal font (Independent Catholic News, 20 July 2020)

Jewish National Fund works hand in glove with Israeli military (Electronic Intifada, 20 July 2020)

Israeli forces’ collective punishment through children’s eyes (DCI Palestine, 17 July 2020)

Netanyahu’s plan for West Bank annexation hit by delays (Irish Times, 19 July 2020)

Good news from Washington: AIPAC, Israel losing to progressive Democrats (Arab American News, 19 July 2020)

Biden stays right on Israel, scrubbing ‘occupation’ from platform (Mondoweiss, 17 July 2020)

Missouri Becomes 30th US State to Punish Boycotts for Palestinian Freedom (Palestine Legal, 14 July 2020)

Annexation and Apartheid Have Been the Plan From Day One (WRMEA, July 2020)

Israel ‘relieved’ as ICC adjourns war crimes probe (Middle East Monitor, 18 July 2020)

Liberal Zionism begins to make the journey towards a one-state solution (Middle East Eye, 17 July 2020)

How Israel's lobbyists occupied Mandela's legacy (Al Jazeera, 18 July 2020)

Listen Up, My Jewish Cousins (Medium, 18 July 2020)

A sterile annexation (how Israel underestimates the power of Palestinian hopelessness) (Mondoweiss, 17 July 2020)

Husam Zomlot: State of Palestine needs to be recognised now (BBC News, 16 July 2020)

Israeli impunity is coming to an end (Electronic Intifada, 19 July 2020)

The Israel-Palestine Debate Is Expanding—but the Options Are Only Shrinking (Slate, 17 July 2020)

Only one way out: a unitary state with equal rights in Palestine-Israel (Open Democracy, 16 July 2020)

UN expert criticises Israel's continued collective punishment of Palestinians (Middle East Monitor, 17 July 2020)

Did Apple and Google really remove Palestine from Maps? (Independent, 18 July 2020)

Israel's 'collective punishment of Palestinians' condemned by UN expert (Middle East Eye, 17 July 2020)

Annexation was always on Israel’s agenda (Electronic Intifada, 17 July 2020)

Palestine on the Brink of Crisis (MERIP, 30 June 2020)

The deal of the century is unpalatable for both Israel and Palestine (Middle East Monitor, 17 July 2020)

Netherlands to fine store for selling wine from West Bank as ‘Made in Israel’ (Middle East Monitor, 16 July 2020)

PA: 23 EU countries stand with Palestine against annexation (Middle East Monitor, 16 July 2020)

Israel halts construction of West Bank COVID-19 field hospital, threatens demolition (Mondoweiss, 16 July 2020)

Yes, It’s Israeli Apartheid. Even Without Annexation (Jewish Voice For Labour, 10 July 2020)

UK calls for dialogue over Israeli annexation plan (Arab News, 15 July 2020)

Palestinians call for international solidarity against Israel’s annexation plans (The Canary, 13 July 2020)

WHO'S COMPLICIT? (Visualizing Palestine, 16 July 2020)

Waiting for Annexation (American Prospect, 16 July 2020)

Remembering Israel’s killing of four children on the beach in Gaza (Middle East Monitor, 16 July 2020)

Reporting from last year’s olive harvest (Mondoweiss, 16 July 2020)

In Washington, a debate over conditioning US aid to Israel heats up (Times Of Israel, 16 July 2020)

Missouri, Oklahoma pass anti-BDS laws during pandemic (Electronic Intifada, 16 July 2020)

What would Israeli annexation of parts of the West Bank mean for Palestinians? (Guardian, 12 July 2020)

Israel Forms Secret List of Hundreds of Officials Who May Stand Trial at International Court (Haaretz, 16 July 2020)

France: Over 100 MPs Call for Sanctions against Israel, Recognition of Palestine (IQNA, 16 July 2020)

Farmer shot by Israeli settlers (Electronic Intifada, 15 July 2020)

83 Organisations Send Urgent Appeal to UN Special Procedures on the Wilful Killing of Ahmad Erekat, Urging International Justice and Accountability for Israel’s Shoot-to-Kill Policy (Jadaliyya, 14 July 2020)


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