Archives - May 2017

10
May

“The Knesset” approves the preliminary reading of the “Jewish State” bill

Israel’s parliament gave preliminary approval Wednesday to a bill defining the country as the “national home of the Jewish people” which downgrades Arabic from official language status. The bill, supported by 48 against 41 of the Knesset’s 120 members, seeks to “defend (Israel’s) status as a Jewish and democratic state”, said Avi Dichter, the bill’s …

10
May

Jordanian MPs participate in the “dignity stand” festival in support of hunger strikers

    A group of Jordanian parliamentarians participated in a festival in solidarity with the hunger strikers in the prisons of the occupation under the title “dignity stand” on Monday evening, organized by the Jordanian Engineers syndicate through the committees of freedoms and engineers for Palestine and Jerusalem with the participation of national figures, scientists and …

10
May

The occupation releases MP Samira Halayqa

   The Israeli occupation authorities released yesterday PLC member Samira Halayka from Hebron at the Jalameh checkpoint.    The Military Court of Appeal in Ofer Prison, yesterday afternoon, responded to the military prosecution’s objection to the decision to release MP Samira Halaika on bail.    Muhammad Halayqa, the prisoner’s husband, stated that, according to the …

9
May

The French Consul confirms his country’s position in support of the two-state solution and condemnation of settlement activities

France reiterated its condemnation of settlement activities that are contrary to the principles of international law and threaten the two-state solution, confirming its position in favor of a two-state solution. This came at the conclusion of a meeting held Tuesday at the headquarters of the Jericho Governorate, including the French Consul General in Jerusalem Pierre …

9
May

Abu Arar: The law of nationalism is a racist extraction of the Israeli government

    A member of the Israeli Knesset on the Islamic Movement, the United Arab List, MP Abu Arar asked on Monday that “the law of nationalism is a juice of hatred and racism of the Israeli government.”    This came in a statement by MP Abu Arar following the adoption of the “nationalism” law in …

8
May

The joint Arab list states that the law of “nationalism” is the most dangerous in decades and calls for the widest coalition to overthrow it

    The parliamentary bloc of the joint Arab list within the occupied territories denounced the approval of the ministerial committee for the legislation of the fascist racist law called “the law of nationalism”, stressing that it will do everything possible to confront it and to foil it. The bloc considered in a press statement …

8
May

Occupation recognizes the proposed “Jewish state” law

   The Ministerial Legislation Committee of the Israeli government on Sunday unanimously approved the proposed “national state” law, which states that “Israel” is the state of Jewish nationalism, and that no one has the right to self-determination other than the Jewish people. The law was passed yesterday, four years after it was first introduced by …

7
May

French Senate: We will work for the recognization of the state of Palestine

The vice president of the French Senate for International Relations, and the official of the Palestine file Gilbert Roger, said they had collected signatures from the senators, demanding the current French president to recognize the state of Palestine, but decided to transfer the issue to the president who will be elected. This came during a …

7
May

UNESCO: Jerusalem occupied city

The Executive Board of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) officially approved on Friday all the resolutions announced during its 201st session including the resolutions of “Occupied Palestine” and the “Educational and cultural institutions in the occupied Arab territories” which denounce the Israeli violations of the Palestinian cultural heritage. 22 countries voted …

5
May

The International Relations Council welcomes UNESCO’s decision on Jerusalem

   The Council on International Relations in Palestine welcomed the endorsement by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) of its decision to consider Israel as an occupied Jerusalem.    The Council on International Relations in Palestine welcomed the endorsement by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) of its decision …

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