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[l] at 7/6/20 9:45am

On September 10, 2019, a week before the Israeli elections, Netanyahu announced his intent to annex the Jordan Valley and the Israeli settlements, which together comprise approximately 30% of the West Bank. Moreover, with the US government seemingly on the verge of officially endorsing the plan, and with the EU showing little push back, it is clearer than ever before that no major power is...

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[Category: Opinion, Annexation Plan, Joint List, Palestinian Authority]

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[l] at 7/6/20 8:47am

12 Senate Democrats have introduced legislation that would prohibit Israel from using U.S. military aid to annex portions of the West Bank. S. 4049 was filed an amendment to 2021’s National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). “None of the funds authorized to be appropriated by the United States-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act of 2020, this Act, or any other Act enacted before the date...

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[Category: News, Annexation Plan, US aid to Israel]

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[l] at 7/6/20 7:48am

Few know exactly how the Israeli annexation of certain territories in the occupied West Bank will take place, but it is safe to make some observations based on past experience. In all likelihood, legislation will be passed in the Knesset extending Israeli law and administration to certain areas shown in some attached map. Existing legislation allows such an act to be carried out by an Israeli...

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[Category: Opinion, Annexation Plan, Top Headlines]

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[l] at 7/6/20 7:15am

The fact that Israel didn’t move forward on annexation on July 1 is no basis for hope. The country is determined to do so, annexation will inevitably mean uprooting Palestinians and moving them to shanty towns, and none of the vaunted opposition to Israeli plans, from Democratic Party progressives to Europe, means anything without real sanctions, Lara Friedman of the Foundation for Middle East...

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[Category: Opinion, AIPAC, Annexation Plan, David Friedman, Foundation for Middle East Peace, Lara Friedman, Top Headlines]

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[l] at 7/5/20 8:52am

Welcome to the Health and Human Rights Media Watch. During the coronavirus pandemic, we are curating a weekly timeline/update on the impact of the virus on Israel/Palestine and all related submissions to Media Watch will be folded into that report. Please follow at more here. Health and human rights news unrelated to the pandemic is included. The virus has come back to the West Bank and Gaza with...

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[Category: Media Analysis, health, human rights, Israelis, Palestinians]

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[l] at 7/3/20 1:04pm

Benjamin Netanyahu will move forward on annexation as soon as he has worked out the details within the Israeli right wing. That is what is holding him back. Not the American Jewish organizations opposed to annexation, not Europe, not Jordan and the Gulf states. He will unleash Sheldon Adelson on the Trump administration to get the green light in Washington only when he has worked that out.

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[Category: News, annexation, Daniel Levy, J Street, Jeremy Ben-Ami, Joe Biden, Sheldon Adelson]

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[l] at 7/3/20 1:02pm

Susan Abulhawa, one of the most celebrated contemporary Palestinian novelists, has written a devastating review of Colum McCann’s new novel “Apeirogon.” As an appreciative reader of McCann’s new novel, I find her review unfair. It ascribes to the novel motives that are simply absent from the text. While she makes valid general points about prevailing narratives in Western representations of...

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[Category: Culture, Opinion, Apeirogon, Bassam Aramin, Colum McCann, Combatants for Peace, Rami Elhanan, Smadar Elhanan, Susan Abulhawa]

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[l] at 7/3/20 11:49am

Palestinians walk in the streets during of a mandatory quarantine that was announced by the Palestinian Authority as part of measures against the resurgence of COVID-19 in the West Bank city of Nablus on June 21, 2020. (Photo: Shadi Jarar’ah/APA Images) The Latest: 3,485 Palestinians have tested positive for COVID-19; 3,076 in the West Bank; 72 in the Gaza Strip; and 337 in East Jerusalem At least...

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[Category: Newsletters, COVID-19, covid-newsletter-fri]

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[l] at 7/3/20 8:01am

CO-CONSPIRATOR FOR JUSTICE The Revolutionary Life of Dr. Alan Berkman by Susan M. Reverby 408 pages, University of North Carolina Press, $30. I was dear friends with Dr. Alan Berkman and his physician wife and comrade Dr. Barbara Zeller. “They shared a deep moral commitment to make medical care available to all,” as Barbara Ehrenreich has written, “even if it took a revolution to achieve.

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[Category: Culture, book review, Dr. Alan Berkman, Jewish identity, Reviews, Susan Reverby, Weather Underground]

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[l] at 7/3/20 8:00am

Editor’s Note: The following statement was released today by the Palestinian BDS National Committee. Mondoweiss occasionally publishes press releases and statements from organizations in an effort to draw attention to overlooked issues. Former Latin American Presidents Dilma Rousseff (Brazil), Lula da Silva (Brazil), Evo Morales (Bolivia), Ernesto Samper (Colombia), Rafael Correa (Ecuador)...

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[Category: Activism, Annexation Plan, BDS]

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[l] at 5/31/20 4:20pm

Palestinians are reeling after Israeli police shot dead an unarmed autistic Palestinian man inside the occupied East Jerusalem’s Old City, where Israeli authorities have a history of using racial profiling and excessive force against Palestinians, specifically young men. Eyad al-Halaq, 32, was on his way to a school for children and adults with disabilities where he was a student on May 30 when...

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[Category: News, B'Tselem, Eyad al-Halaq, George Floyd, Hanan Ashrawi, Minneapolis, Occupied Jerusalem]

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[l] at 5/29/20 2:08pm

Editor’s Note: The following statement was published today by the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI). Mondoweiss occasionally publishes press releases and statements from organizations in an effort to draw attention to overlooked issues. We, the undersigned Palestinian rights organizations, filmmakers, other artists and cultural organizations call on...

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[Category: Activism, BDS, Film, Jerusalem Film Festival]

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