Israel-Palestine crisis

June 24, 2022
June 24, 2022

'Israel’s actions are that of an apartheid regime. The only difference is that we are all brown.'

Dr Amal Jadou, Palestine’s deputy foreign minister, talks to Porimol Palma of The Daily Star about the decades long Palestine-Israel conflict, and the recent escalation of violence against the Palestinians.

April 12, 2019
April 12, 2019

Netanyahu win gives peace plan ‘better chance:’ Trump

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s election victory improved the chances of a forthcoming US peace plan, despite deep skepticism from the Palestinians.

March 26, 2019
March 26, 2019

Time to speak up for Palestine

On March 20, 2019, the UN Human Rights Council held an interactive dialogue with Michael Lynk, the UN Special Rapporteur on the

May 18, 2018
May 18, 2018

UN mulls sending international war crimes probe to Gaza

The United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council to meet Friday for deciding whether to send international war crimes investigators to probe the deadly shootings of Gaza protesters by Israeli forces.

May 16, 2018
May 16, 2018

An effective shelving of the two-state solution

With the death toll mounting to 58 last Monday thanks largely to a trigger-happy Israeli military and smiles all around Tel Aviv and Washington the two-state solution is all but dead and buried. When President Trump decided to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, all pretence of a negotiated settlement was effectively thrown out the window and what is happening in Gaza today points to a mindset that

May 16, 2018
May 16, 2018

Hold Israel to account

We condemn strongly Israel for its brutal killing of 58 unarmed Palestinians. More than two thousand others have been wounded, and the casualty is mounting. They were protesting in Gaza against shifting the American embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, effectively recognising the annexation of the holy city by Israel.

January 7, 2016
January 7, 2016

For whom the bell tolls

Empathy, like all virtues, must have some application to the future. If we do not deeply feel the deaths we are apparently powerless to prevent, how would we be alert to the deaths we might put an end to?

January 4, 2016
January 4, 2016

UN Special Rapporteur on Occupied Palestinian Territory resigns

UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories, Makarim Wibisono, resigns as Israel never granted him access to the Occupied Palestinian Territory throughout his mandate.