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‘Disturbing Milestone’: Israeli Settler Attacks in West Bank Surpass 1,000 Since October 7

Palestinians in the West Bank collecting olives. Photo from Flickr by David Levene on Oct. 17 2010. By Jake Johnson / Common Dreams A coalition of aid agencies on Friday implored the international community to take concrete, punitive action against the Israeli government and settlers after the number of settler attacks in the occupied West […]

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Beyond a Two State Solution – Why Recognising the State of Palestine is Important

( Middle East Monitor ) – In politics, context is crucial. To truly appreciate the recent decision by Ireland, Spain and Norway to recognise the State of Palestine, the subject has to be placed in proper context. On 15 November, 1988, Yasser Arafat, then Chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organisation, declared Palestine as an independent […]

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Ireland Recognizes Palestine, Broaches sanctions on Israel for “Barbaric” Airstrikes, Settler Violence

Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) – Ireland joined Spain and Norway on Tuesday in formally recognizing Palestine as a “sovereign and independent state” in Gaza and the West Bank, with East Jerusalem as its capital, inside 1967 borders. The prime minister or Taoiseach of Ireland, Simon Harris, proclaimed, “Ireland’s decision is about keeping hope alive. It […]

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How Israel’s Shift to the Ultra-Far Right is Leading European Nations to Recognize Palestine

by Muhammed Enes Calli ( The Middle East Monitor ) – The recent move by some European nations to recognise the state of Palestine will have wider repercussions for Israel and the far-right elements within its government and society, according to experts. Ireland, Spain and Norway plan to formally recognise Palestine next week, and more […]