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Join the Global BDS Week of Action Against HP

From July 10th – 15th, groups from across the world are coming together to send a powerful message to HP companies, HP Inc and HP-E, demanding that they stop profiteering from Israel’s apartheid, occupation and colonisation. From July 10th – 15th, groups from across the world are coming together to send a powerful message to […]

For a third day, activists occupy Israeli defense contractor building near Manchester

Editor’s Note: The following is a statement  from Manchester Action Palestine. Mondoweiss occasionally publishes press releases and statements from organizations in an effort to draw attention to overlooked issues. Activists are today continuing their third day of a rooftop occupation of the Israeli arms company Elbit Ferranti in Oldham, having closed the factory for two […]

Growing international solidarity campaign with Khaled Barakat defends Palestinian rights

International solidarity is growing with Khaled Barakat, the Palestinian writer who has been subjected to a political ban in Germany for his support of the Palestinian liberation movement. Barakat and Charlotte Kates, the International Coordinator of Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network, were told their residency would not be renewed in Germany as well. Barakat was threatened with up to a […]

Germany threatens journalist with prison for speaking about Palestine

German authorities barred Palestinian-Canadian journalist Khaled Barakat from speaking at a Palestine solidarity event in Berlin, claiming his “anti-Semitic” speeches posed a threat to public order and could undermine relations between the country and Israel. The activist has been prohibited from attending future political events and threatened with up to one year in prison, marking […]

Palestinian human rights orgs slam Israeli gov’t minister for ‘libelous’ smears

Last week, the news broke in Israeli media that Israel’s Ministry of Strategic Affairs (MSA) had launched a “stealthy campaign” that resulted in the shuttering of some 30 bank accounts affiliated with the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement. “For years, boycott promoters have disguised themselves as ‘human rights activists,’ managing to raise tens of […]

Palestinians Resist Kushner’s Middle East Workshop as Business Leaders Gather in Bahrain

Officials and business leaders from the U.S., Israel and several Arab nations are meeting in Bahrain today and tomorrow in what is being billed as an economic workshop designed by Trump’s son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner to address the Israel-Palestine conflict. Palestinian leadership has rejected the $50 billion U.S.-led initiative, the first phase of Kushner’s […]

Anti-Palestinian repression in Germany: Palestinian writer Khaled Barakat banned from speaking

The repression of Palestinian rights advocacy in Germany continued last night, Saturday, 22 June, as Palestinian writer Khaled Barakat was banned by the Berlin authorities from delivering a speech on the so-called “deal of the century” spearheaded by Donald Trump and the Arab and Palestinian response. He was also banned from engaging in all political activities and […]