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Khalida Jarrar Leaves Israeli Jail with “Messages of Freedom”

By Tamara Nassar on March 2, 2019

Khalida Jarrar leaving prison. Photo:Ahmad Arouri

Israel released leftist Palestinian lawmaker Khalida Jarrar on Thursday after imprisoning her without charge or trial for 20 months.

She was taken from her home on 2 July 2017 during a pre-dawn raid in the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah. (more…)

Yemen Exposes US Lies on Venezuela

By Finian Cunningham on February 13, 2019

US-backed Venezuelan opposition figure Juan Guaido has claimed that 300,000 of his compatriots will die from starvation – if American “humanitarian” aid is not let into the South American country. (more…)

The International Observer Mission in Hebron has Come to an End

Jonathan Cook on February 10, 2019

You might imagine that a report by a multinational observer force documenting a 20-year reign of terror by Israeli soldiers and Jewish settlers against Palestinians, in a city under occupation, would provoke condemnation from European and US politicians. (more…)

Yemen, Where No One Hears You Scream

Students playing on a bus just before it was bombed by Saudi jets

Now we know what it takes to briefly flip the script on Saudi Arabia. A journalist has to be murdered in an embassy on the orders of the Crown Prince, his body dismembered with a bone saw and then the butchered remains dissolved in a vat of acid. But not just any journalist.  (more…)

Israeli Occupation Vows to ‘Worsen’ Conditions for Palestinian Prisoners

January 3, 2019

Israel’s Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan has announced plans to “worsen” conditions for Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, including rationing water supplies and reducing the number of family visits. (more…)

Nearly 300 Palestinians Killed, 29,000 Injured in 2018

By Maureen Clare Murphy on December 27, 2018

Photo: Mohammed Zaanoun

Israeli occupation forces and settlers have killed 295 Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza since the beginning of the year, according to a UN monitoring group. (more…)

Academic Institutions Must Defend Free Speech

December 24, 2018

Cartoon, Carlos Latuff

We, the undersigned, oppose the coordinated campaign to deny academics their free speech rights due to their defense of Palestinian rights and criticism of the policies and practices of the state of Israel. (more…)

Veterans For Peace Statement on Withdrawal of U.S. Troops from Syria

December 23, 2016

Veterans For Peace is pleased to hear that President Trump has ordered a total withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria, where they had no legal right to be in the first place. Whatever the reasoning, withdrawing U.S. troops is the right thing to do. (more…)

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