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Israel adopts controversial Jewish nation-state law

19 July, 2018

Israel's parliament has adopted a law defining the country as the nation state of the Jewish people, provoking fears it could lead to blatant discrimination against Arab citizens.

Enshrining apartheid: Israel's fig leaf democracy officially dies

19 July, 2018

Comment: Israel's Jewish nation-state law discriminates against more than 20 percent of its 9 million citizens, writes CJ Werleman.

Turkey accuses Israel of 'apartheid' over controversial new law

19 July, 2018

The legislation, adopted after a tumultuous Knesset session, makes Hebrew the country's national language and defines the establishment of Jewish communities as being in the national interest.

Outrage and concern as Israel passes 'apartheid' law

19 July, 2018

The legislation allows Israel to "authorise a community composed of people having the same faith and nationality to maintain the exclusive character of that community".

Palestine delegation makes UN presentation despite US visa delays

18 July, 2018

Alleged attempts by the US and Israel to scupper Palestine's efforts to present a report on poverty in the occupied territories have failed, when delegates made their presentation on Tuesday.

Arab views of US low, support for Palestinians high

18 July, 2018

Comment: Washington continues to be seen as a threat, writes Derek Davison.

Israeli parliament set to pass 'racist' Nation State bill

18 July, 2018

Israel's parliament is set to vote on a controversial piece of legislation that would define the country as the nation-state of the Jewish people.

Egypt 'pressures Hamas' to stop sending fire-kites from Gaza

18 July, 2018

Egypt has reportedly pressured Gaza's Hamas rulers to prevent incendiary kites and balloons from being launched into Israel.

Israel to fund Jews-only booze cruises

17 July, 2018

Comment: The Israeli government's crusade against mixed couples is a bigoted and futile policy, writes David Sheen.

Jewish groups worldwide voice support for pro-Palestine BDS movement

17 July, 2018

The initiative was spearheaded by the US-based Jewish Voice for Peace organisation and 36 other Jewish groups from 15 countries signed the joint statement.

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