March 23, 2015
by Jacqueline Jones
Flavia Pansieri, the UN Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights told the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) Monday that human rights violations “fuel and shape the conflict” in the occupied Palestinian territories. Pansieri presented six documents to the council on behalf of the UN High ...[read more]
January 24, 2015
by Taylor Brailey
The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) on Friday criticized Israel for unlawfully demolishing Palestinian homes in West Bank and East Jerusalem this week. OCHA indicates that over the past three days, 77 Palestinians have been made homeless as a result of Israel's ...[read more]
January 1, 2015
by Emelina Perez
Israel's Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a petition filed by eight human rights groups and four Israeli families against a policy of demolishing terrorists' homes. The four families' homes in east Jerusalem all have impending demolition orders. The attorney for the organizations argued the ...[read more]
December 29, 2014
by Taylor Brailey
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday told US Secretary of State John Kerry that Palestine plans to submit a resolution for a UN Security Council statehood bid. The Palestine Liberation Organizaton specified that: The draft resolution calls for the resumption of negotiations to solve all ...[read more]
November 18, 2014
by Alison Sacriponte
The UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process on Tuesday strongly condemned the attack on a synagogue in West Jerusalem. The Special Coordinator, Robert Serry, called on all sides to do everything possible to avoid further escalation. The attack Tuesday killed at least four people, ...[read more]
October 31, 2013
by Lauren Laing
Top UN and EU officials denounced the renewed plans for Israeli settlements announced Wednesday by the Israeli Prime Minister's Office and Ministry of the Interior. The plans include building more than 1,500 homes in Jewish settlements in east Jerusalem and the West Bank. EU High Representative ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
Although the protests that ousted Mubarak in 2011 bore similarities to protests across the region known as the Arab Spring, the country has not always been in lockstep with the politics of other Middle Eastern countries. A historic peace deal brokered in 1979 by US President Jimmy Carter between ...[read more]
January 31, 2013
by Brandon Gatto
The UN Human Rights Council (HRC) on Thursday adopted the first report by the International Fact-Finding Mission on Israeli Settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory which concluded that a multitude of violations have occurred. Titled "Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian ...[read more]
November 23, 2010
by Maureen Cosgrove
The Israeli Knesset approved legislation Monday that would require referendums on peace treaties involving ceding land that the country has annexed. In a 65-33 vote, the legislature decided that a referendum would be required for any agreement involving the surrender of annexed land that fails to ...[read more]
June 24, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday criticized plans to demolish 22 Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem, describing them as contrary to international law. The plans, called King's Garden, were approved Monday by the Jerusalem City Council and will remove the buildings in order to ...[read more]

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