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Friday, July 23, 2021

Israel Palestine conflict


Explained: Why has US-based ice cream company Ben and Jerry’s refused to sell its products in occupied Palestine territories?

July 23, 2021 7:12 pm

Israel is now pushing the US to take legal action against the Vermont-based company that sells flavours including “Netflix and Chill’d”, “Chunkey Monkey” for humans and a line of “Doggie Desserts” meant for dogs.

Bennet’s choice: Israel’s new PM has to choose between Ben Gurion and Netanyahu’s strategies

June 24, 2021 4:26 pm

The Israel- Palestine conflict will determine Bennet’s legacy and be the lens through which the world judges him. He would perhaps look to the policies of Israel’s two longest serving Prime Ministers – David Ben Gurion, its first and Benjamin Netanyahu, its last.

Palestinians, settlers clash in tense Jerusalem neighbourhood

June 22, 2021 2:27 pm

The threatened evictions of Palestinians fuelled protests and clashes in the runup to last month's 11-day Gaza war and pose a test for Israel's new governing coalition

'Regret the offense they have caused': Zara on anti-Palestinian comments by head designer

June 17, 2021 1:18 pm

Vanessa Perilman, head designer for Zara, recently reacted against Palestinian model Qaher Harhash's advocacy for people in Gaza

Surekha Pillai created an online circle of care and love

June 17, 2021 8:29 am

Amrita Dutta writes: On Twitter, Surekha was a woman who spread a spendthrift joy by inviting us to share the things she loved — poetry, trees, good food

Israeli troops kill Palestinian attack suspect in West Bank Jerusalem

June 16, 2021 6:52 pm

In recent years, Israel has seen a series of shootings, stabbings and car ramming attacks against Israeli soldiers and settlers in the West Bank. Most have been carried out by Palestinians with no apparent links to organized militant groups.

Israel-Gaza violence erupts for first time since end of last month's fighting

June 16, 2021 7:31 am

The flare-up, a first test for Israel's new government, followed a march in East Jerusalem on Tuesday by Jewish nationalists that had drawn threats of action by Hamas, the ruling militant group in Gaza.

Mixed city of Arabs and Jews remains on edge after violence

June 08, 2021 6:05 pm

During the recent unrest, Arab attackers targeted property belonging to the Arab religious nationalist community, and in response, armed West Bank settlers and other ultranationalists mobilized to Lod, fanning the flames.

Children of exile: Why Mahmoud Darwish and Edward Said are poster children of the Israel-Palestine conflict

June 18, 2021 5:23 pm

Ever since the clashes between Israel and Palestine, social media has been ebbing with images, poems and videos of Edward Said and Mahmoud Darwish. But who are these individuals? What do they have to do with Palestine? The micro-narrative of social media conceals far more than it reveals.

Israeli police detain Palestinian activist twins from East Jerusalem's Sheikh Jarrah

June 06, 2021 9:26 pm

Supporters of Muna and Mohammed El-Kurd say their detention is part of a broader Israeli effort to halt opposition to the evictions in Sheikh Jarrah, where Jewish settlers want to move into the El-Kurds' home and others under an Israeli court ruling.


Palestine marks sombre Eid in Israel conflict shadow

May 13, 2021 7:47 pm

This year, Palestinians are celebrating Eid amid the most deadly violence since the 2014 war, which saw the deaths of dozens.