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Israel Systematically Blocks International Scholars From Reaching Palestine

Israel Systematically Blocks International Scholars From Reaching Palestine

"International scholars are important to universities throughout the world. Their unique perspectives, emanating from different cultures and places, enrichen intellectual conversations among students and faculty. International scholars help orient local students toward global citizenship, and in turn those students help visiting scholars to understand their host country and culture better."

Israeli destruction of Palestinian homes in West Bank, ‘not compatible’ with international humanitarian law, UN says

Israeli destruction of Palestinian homes in West Bank, ‘not compatible’ with international humanitarian law, UN says

"“Among other things, the destruction of private property in occupied territory is only permissible where rendered absolutely necessary for military operations, which is not applicable”, said Jamie McGoldrick, UN Humanitarian Coordinator, Gwyn Lewis, Director of West Bank Operations for the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) and James Heenan, Head of the UN Human Rights Office in the area."

Hundreds to Cycle Through London and Manchester In Support of Palestine

Hundreds to Cycle Through London and Manchester In Support of Palestine

"Hundreds of human rights campaigners from across the UK are set to take part in The Big Ride for Palestine 2019, an annual event which combines a love of cycling and solidarity with the Palestinian people. The event is supported by a number of campaigning organisations including Palestine Solidarity Campaign, War on Want, Jews for Justice for Palestinians and Campaign Against Arms Trade."

UN official devises blueprint for Israeli accountability

UN official devises blueprint for Israeli accountability

"In the past, his conclusions have been heavily criticised by the United States and Israel. Lynk's recommendations are not legally-binding. While his requests may seem overly ambitious, Palestinian activists could well see them as a useful alternative to a formal peace process that has largely ground to a halt. Israel's mission to the UN did not immediately respond to Al Jazeera’s request for comment."

African nations call on world to end Israeli occupation of Palestine

African nations call on world to end Israeli occupation of Palestine

"The group also called on Israel to end it's construction of illegal settlements, and the imprisonment of thousands of Palestinians and other collective punishment measures against the Palestinian people. Representing 28% of all UN members, the African Group reminded the UNHRC of it's obligation to act immediately to ensure that the Palestinian people are able to realise their right to self-determination, justice and freedom."