These are the words tweeted by Rep. Ayanna Pressley in response to the Israeli decision to ban the entry of Rep. Ilhan Omar and Rep. Rashida Tlaib. The story has a striking resemblance to South Africa and Rhodesia blocking the entry of African American Democratic Representative Charles C. Diggs Junior in January 1972
Dima Khalidi discusses Trump’s support for banning entry to Occupied West Bank on the basis of political opinion, such as Ilhan Omar’s and Rashida Tlaib’s support for the boycott movement against Israel. In the process, Trump also implicitly supports Israeli sovereignty over the Occupied Palestinian Territory
Richard Silverstein discusses the fall of The Israel Project (TIP), the best-funded organization promoting pro-Israeli propaganda in the United States and around the world. Why did TIP collapse and what does this mean for organizing around Palestinian rights?
Dimitri Lascaris discusses the decision of a Canadian federal court to ban wine from illegal Israeli colonies to be labelled as “made in Israel.” This issue reaches far beyond Canada, as many states debate these issues around the world
The defense of Palestinian rights has become more acceptable and accusations of anti-Semitism have become more sparing in the mainstream media, despite the House’s recent resolution against the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement, says IPS’s Phyllis Bennis
Germany becomes the first country in the world to criminalize the BDS movement. Shir Hever, TRNN Correspondent in Germany and expert on Palestine-Israel, responds
Omar Shakir, director of HRW was given two weeks to leave Israel. “This is really the first time a court has put its seal on the government’s relentless effort to target advocacy around Palestinian human rights.” Once again he plans to appeal his deportation order
Shir Hever talks about the Göttingen Peace Prize and how it transformed the debate around Palestinian rights in Germany, despite efforts by right-wing politicians to prevent the prize from being given to Jewish Voice for a Just Peace in the Middle East