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How the European Union subsidises the Israeli occupation

Thursday, 23 February, 2012 - 12:52
London, UK

An internal report by the European Union, authored in last July, was leaked to the press recently, causing a minor scandal. The report focused on the division of the West Bank into the so-called areas A, B, and C under the Oslo Accords – which, it claims, is now preventing the establishment of a Palestinian state.

Israel divides the Palestinian area it occupies into five parts: the Gaza Strip (which is under siege, but Israel denies that it continues to occupy it), East Jerusalem (which Israel annexed into its territory in 1980 – a declaration declared "null and void" by...

Thu, 03/11/2011 - 13:23

Israel, apartheid, and the Hasbara machine

 It is not common for the Hasbara machine, disseminating Israeli state propaganda, to be exposed in such a way. As if by coincidence, two expatriate South African Jews, with a bit of a liberal reputation, came out of retirement to produce...
Thu, 03/11/2011 - 11:54

The Real EUMC Definition of Antisemitism

The EUMC report is a substantial document, providing a comprehensive overview of antisemitism in the 15 member-states of the EU at that time, based on an “overview of incidents of antisemitism, the political, academic and media reactions to it...
Thu, 27/10/2011 - 10:41

A land for all its people?

In the last decade, political debate on the Left has focused on the one-state/two-states issue. Historically, progressive forces in Israel saw the two-states solution as the only alternative to the occupation and Israeli domination over the entire...
Mon, 10/10/2011 - 14:01

A month to the Palmer Report on the Gaza flotilla

The release of the report of the UN-appointed Palmer Panel a month ago was nothing less than a source of pride for Israeli speakers, who repeatedly emphasised its ruling that the naval blockade on Gaza (unlike the closure on land) is “...
Fri, 07/10/2011 - 12:52

Why did Agrexco go bankrupt?

Agrexco is a well-known company founded by the state of Israel to help Israeli farmers export their goods to the rest of the world. The company became a symbol of the Israeli economy, and its brands, such as Carmel, became well known in many...
Fri, 23/09/2011 - 18:06

Housing rights in Israel – The Bedouin case

Last week the Israeli government approved a new plan to displace 30,000 native Bedouin Arabs of the Negev/Naqab from their homes.[1]“The Program for Regulating Bedouin Settlement in the Negev” is the biggest dispossession plan...
Wed, 07/09/2011 - 11:33

Can Israel’s mass social protest embrace the end of occupation as a key demand?

If you will, harden your heart against the sight of hundreds of thousands of Israelis protesting against rampant inequality and demanding a decent society. There’s reason enough to do so: what about all the non-citizens between the...
Thu, 18/08/2011 - 11:55

Palestinian Rights group issues document on Statehood

Leading Palestinian human rights group Al-Haq has issued a document addressing legal issues surrounding the planned statehood initiative in ...
Mon, 18/07/2011 - 15:01

Israel's anti-boycott law – basic information

The 'Law for Prevention of Damage to the State of Israel through Boycott – 2011' was approved on Monday 11 July by a majority of 47 to...
Thu, 30/06/2011 - 15:05

Antiboycott bill set for a final reading in Knesset

On 27 June 2011 a final version of the ‘Bill for prevention of damage to the State of Israel through boycott – 2011’ was approved by the...
Fri, 27/05/2011 - 10:22

Rafah Crossing restrictions to be eased over the weekend

Egypt’s transitional authorities announced on Thursday that they will ease conditions for entry of Palestinians from Gaza into Egypt via Rafah...
Mon, 23/05/2011 - 11:36

Member of the Jewish Boat to Gaza reaches Gaza

On 14 May, eight months after the Jewish boat to Gaza was raided by the Israeli navy on its way to Gaza, one of its passengers arrived in Gaza...