This Friday, we again look back on a week of violence. Last Monday and Tuesday, six people were killed by Israeli Forces, three in the Gaza Strip and three in the West Bank. Normally, casualties in the Palestinian Territories lead to popular ..
Last week on Thursday, the Israeli army killed Muataz Washaha, who was, according to the army, suspected of planning terrorist activities. A day later, the young man was buried as a martyr in a mass funeral. Muataz Washaha was affiliated with ..
After Mohammed Morsi was forcibly removed from office in July 2013, the Egyptian military has all but sealed the border with Gaza. The Egyptian security forces have destroyed virtually all tunnels, have effectively closed the crossing at Rafah..
On the 31st of January, the Friday’s Fact reported about the strike of UNRWA employees in the West Bank. Only a week later, the strike was suspended. While a final agreement is yet in the making, UNRWA has since resumed all its services. Th..
The art of arguing is central to democratic politics. In Israel, the extreme right seems to have introduced a new style of argument, shifting from debate to walk-outs. Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament, experienced this style..
Hundreds of Palestinian activists reclaimed the village of Ein Hijleh in the Jordan Valley. Since Friday, January 31st, the depopulated village is being revived and reconstructed by Palestinian and international activists, whose intention is t..
Counting today, UNRWA (the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East) staff has been on strike for two months (precisely 61 days). They have been protesting low salaries as well as UNRWA’s rule not to hi..
„Through fire and water, Canada will stand with you“, exclaimed Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper in his speech to the Israeli Knesset last Monday. Under rousing applause, he continued that “Canada supports Israel because it is righ..
This week has seen many solidarity demonstrations and campaigns by Palestinians across the West Bank, Gaza and Israel with those suffering in the Yarmouk refugee camp in Syria. Protestors pressured the PLO to provide assistance to the camp inh..
In October 2013, Israeli investors had a cause for celebration. Givot Olam, an Israeli oil exploration company, reported that oil reserves at its so-called “Meged 5” site were much larger than initially expected. Optimistic estimates point..