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Sorry COGAT, infographics can’t whitewash Israel’s occupation

A key element of Israel’s military regime in the occupied Palestinian territory (OPT), an occupation that will complete fifty years in June, is the Coordination of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) unit, which is overseen by the Ministry of Defence. 296 more words


The position of Italy on the UNESCO Executive Board’s decision 200 EX/25 and the ‘Al Aqṣa Mosque/Al-Ḥaram Al-Sharif’ or ‘Temple Mount’ question


On 26 October 2016, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Mr Paolo Gentiloni Silveri, answered three parliamentary questions regarding the abstention of Italy on… 969 more words


Where is Palestine?

Google was at the center of a storm recently, after a group of Palestinian journalists claimed that the tech giant had removed ‘Palestine’ from its map. 654 more words


How much Palestinian land do Israeli settlements really eat up?

The Israeli government and its supporters routinely play down the significance of West Bank settlements as an obstacle to peace with the Palestinians. One recent example of this came from a Jewish Agency spokesperson, who… 647 more words


49 facts about Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip

This week marked the 49th anniversary of Israel’s military occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip. So here are 49 facts about a military regime that has lasted almost half a century. 1,053 more words


Calling time on Israel’s rejection of Palestinian statehood

The former deputy mayor of Jerusalem had a stark warning for his American audience. Using official figures, Meron Benvenisti showed how the Israeli government had “proceeded methodically and effectively toward de facto annexation of the West Bank.” In terms of the West Bank’s “part in a solution” with the Palestinians, said Benvenisti, the time is “five minutes to midnight.” 919 more words


WEST BANK: Netanyahu's Ethnic Cleansing: First #IDF arrest the Palestinian homeowners on some pretext, next demolish their homes so they cannot return, then build new homes on the land for new settlers - @AceNewsServices

#AceNewsReport – April.13: Israeli approval for new settlements more than doubles in 2016: Watchdog group

Israel has advanced plans for 250 percent more settler homes in the first quarter of 2016 than it did in the same period last year, Israeli settlement watchdog Peace Now said Tuesday. 148 more words


61chrissterry reblogged this on 61chrissterry and commented:

If this is illegal under International Law why is no offical action being taken, or is it that there is no legal requirement to abide by Internaional Law. There are also UN resolutions which are not abided by so is the UN effective?