Israel: Discriminatory Land Policies Hem in Palestinians

Expand Jisr al-Zarqa, the only Palestinian town in Israel on the Mediterranean, bordered to the south by an earthen berm separating it from the predominantly Jewish town of Caesarea; to the north by Kibbutz Ma’agan Michael, with its fish ponds; and to the east by Highway 2. Aerial photography taken between 2011 and 2015.  © […]

Israel: Court Delays Hearing to Deport Rights Activist

(Jerusalem, July 24, 2019) – Israel’s Supreme Court delayed a July 25, 2019 hearing on whether the Israeli government can deport a Human Rights Watch employee for speaking out on unlawful settlements, Human Rights Watch said today. In a rare move made less than 24 hours ahead of the hearing, the court delayed the case against […]

Israel: Court Delays Landmark Deportation Hearing of Activist

Update: In a rare last-minute move the court postponed the July 25 hearing until September to give the Israeli government time to respond to filings in support of Human Rights Watch. “The Israeli government should recognize that the world views its effort to deport Human Rights Watch’s researcher as an attempt to shut down human […]

Israel: Landmark Supreme Court Case on Deporting Activist

Expand A dossier compiled by Israel’s Strategic Affairs and Public Diplomacy Ministry on the activities of Omar Shakir, Human Rights Watch’s Israel and Palestine Director, which served as the basis for the government’s May 7, 2018 decision to revoke his work visa. (Jerusalem) – Israel’s Supreme Court will consider at a hearing on July 25, […]

Israel: Human Rights Watch Official’s Deportation Reinstated

(Jerusalem) – An Israeli court on April 16, 2019 upheld the Israeli government’s order to deport Omar Shakir, the Human Rights Watch Israel and Palestine director, Human Rights Watch said today. The ruling by the Jerusalem District Court comes in response to a lawsuit filed in May 2018 by the organization, and Shakir challenging the […]

Don’t Punish US Companies That Help End Abuses in the West Bank

Expand Barkan, found in the occupied West Bank, is definitely an&nbspIsraeli residential settlement and industrial zone&nbspthat houses around 120 factories that export&nbsparound 80 % of the goods abroad. Within the&nbspbackground may be the Palestinian village of Qarawat&nbspBani Hassan.&nbsp&copy 2004 David Silverman Today the united states Congress is weighing draft legislation according to problematic logic that […]