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Le leggi crudeli, parte terza: Israele e attivisti israeliani per i diritti. Mcc43 L’informazione italiana si occupa diffusamente della politica estera di Israele, talvolta dei rapporti con l’Autorità Palestinese, ma trascura del tutto le narrazioni circa gli avvenimenti sociali, le proteste e le tensioni.

Le leggi crudeli, parte terza: Israele e attivisti israeliani per i diritti

Gli articoli pubblicati in precedenza hanno avuto per argomento il diritto di famiglia ( divorzio e i figli sottratti ai genitori). In questa terza parte, Marianne Azizi racconta in che cosa consiste l’operazione che, definita dal governo contro il “cyber terrorismo” , ha zittito vari attivisti per i diritti dei genitori. Israele: implosione della democrazia sotto la repressione della libertà di espressione di MARIANNE AZIZI In Israele dal 26 febbraio oltre una dozzina di persone sono state arrestate. L’operazione viene pubblicizzata in tutto il paese dai media: Ynet, news1, mynetholon, posta, e varie tv, come canale 2 e 10.

Allora, che storia è? Alcuni sono detenuti agli arresti domiciliari, con il divieto di utilizzare internet per almeno 30 giorni. Is a new Middle East war on Israel's horizon? Image copyright AFP Looking out from Israeli-held territory, the scrubby and rock-strewn ground pitches steeply downwards towards a patrol road and the border fence.

Is a new Middle East war on Israel's horizon?

The current frontier with Syria - the young lieutenant points out - is about a third of the way up the opposite escarpment. And just a couple of kilometres beyond that is another ridge, which is Jordan. UN official resigns over Israel apartheid report. The head of the United Nations' West Asia commission, Rima Khalaf, has resigned over what she described as the pressure to withdraw a report that was critical of Israel.

UN official resigns over Israel apartheid report

The report accused Israel of imposing an apartheid regime on Palestinians. Lebanon-based Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), which comprises 18 Arab states, published the report on Wednesday and said it was the first time a UN body had clearly made the charge. READ MORE: UN report - Israel has established an 'apartheid regime' "It was expected that Israel and its allies will exercise pressure on the UN secretary general to distance himself from the report and that they will ask him to withdraw it," Khalaf said at a press conference in Beirut on Friday. "The secretary general issued his orders to me yesterday morning to withdraw the report.

US Ambassador to Israel: “Great Advantage” to Netanyahu. David Friedman is known for his support for the most extreme elements in Israel’s settler movement The choice of US ambassador to Israel has never before incurred such scrutiny or provoked such controversy.

US Ambassador to Israel: “Great Advantage” to Netanyahu

Usually, the appointment is approved by the Senate’s foreign relations committee by consensus. But David Friedman’s confirmation vote last Thursday split largely on partisan lines, with Republicans backing him and all but one Democrat opposing him. The Policing of the Palestinian Minority in Israel: An International Law Perspective. In January 2017, the Palestinian Member of Knesset (MK), Haneen Zoabi, commissioned a report detailing multilayered omissions by the Israeli police force in combating the increasing crime rates within the Palestinian minority in Israel.

The Policing of the Palestinian Minority in Israel: An International Law Perspective

[i] While the Israeli police force has prided itself in the last couple of years with halting the overall rate of violent crimes in the country, the report suggests that the police has failed miserably in halting violent crimes within Arab localities. Currently Palestinians make up twenty-one percent of the general population of the State of Israel, however, crime rates in Arab towns are three times higher than those in Jewish towns. Homicide rates in Arab localities are 7.4 higher than those in Jewish communities.

In 2013, seventy percent of homicide cases occurred within Arab localities; seventy percent of those were committed with firearms. Why Netanyahu’s supporters should not celebrate his meeting with Trump. Since last week’s meeting between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Donald Trump, much has been written about how in sync the two leaders appeared, as if they were using the same talking points.

Why Netanyahu’s supporters should not celebrate his meeting with Trump

I had a different take on the visit. On virtually all of the major issues, Trump’s remarks were at best incoherent, at worst counter to the interests of Netanyahu and his coalition. Netanyahu’s supporters in Israel and the United States should view the meeting with caution, not celebration. Trump's poisonous gift to Netanyahu. The body language of Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu during his press conference with President Donald Trump on Wednesday was a clear indication as to how at ease he felt with the new tenant in the White House.

Trump's poisonous gift to Netanyahu

After a series of tense photo opportunities with President Barack Obama – after one of their meeting in March 2010 the ceremonial photo opportunity itself didn't even take place – Netanyahu was evidently glowing with content. Strangely enough, with the most pro-Zionist president the US has ever known, Netanyahu may find himself even more isolated than before When Trump surprisingly asked the audience to show their respect to Netanyahu's wife, Sara, under constant attack in the Israeli media, Netanyahu must have felt grateful.

Netanyahu returned a favour when he guaranteed, in response to a question posed to Trump by an Israeli journalist concerning the rise of anti-Semitism in the US, that the Jewish people could not find a better friend than Trump. Israeli torture of Palestinian children 'institutional' Story highlights Coercion, violence and threats: Torture, Israeli-style A recent article published by the Israeli newspaper Haaretz has confirmed the extent to which Shin Bet interrogators subject their prisoners to torture.

Israeli torture of Palestinian children 'institutional'

Methods include slapping the head "to hurt sensitive organs like the nose, ears, brow and lips", forcing a handcuffed individual to squat against a wall for long periods of time, and placing the suspect bent backwards over a chair with his arms and legs cuffed. The interrogators' accounts echo what Palestinians and Israeli human rights groups have long documented. Prisoners' rights NGO Addameer said that such practices "are known to be routinely and systematically used against Palestinian detainees". Paris peace conference: A damp squib. As representatives of 70 nations gather in Paris today to discuss the moribund Middle East peace process, a healthy dose of scepticism is in order.

Paris peace conference: A damp squib

Not so much about the conference's prospects for success - it is not designed to succeed beyond the fact of being convened and producing a communique - but rather about the purpose of this exercise. According to its French conveners, the objective of the conference is to reaffirm the international community's collective commitment to a two-state settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and, presumably with an eye towards the incoming Trump administration, emphasise that there is no alternative to this paradigm.

A serious commitment to such an objective could take several paths: Putting political flesh on the bones of the recent United Nations Security Council Resolution, 2334. OPINION: The two-state solution is dead. Why Netanyahu rushed to link Jerusalem attack to IS. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (C) and Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman visit the scene where police said a Palestinian rammed his truck into a group of Israeli soldiers on a popular promenade in Jerusalem, Jan. 8, 2017.

Why Netanyahu rushed to link Jerusalem attack to IS

(photo by REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun) Author: Akiva Eldar Posted January 10, 2017 Just moments after the Jan. 8 terror attack in Jerusalem, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was already able to state categorically, “We know the identity of the attacker, and according to all the signs he is a supporter of Islamic State [IS].” The blood of the four dead and 17 wounded had not even dried when he declared with certitude, “This is part of the same pattern inspired by Islamic State, by ISIS, that we saw first in France, then in Germany and now in Jerusalem.”

Author Akiva Eldar Posted January 10, 2017. The End of the Old Israel. Israel—at least the largely secular and progressive version of Israel that once captured the world’s imagination—is over. Although that Israel was always in some ways a fantasy, the myth was at least grounded in reality. Today that reality has changed, and the country that has replaced it is profoundly different from the one its founders imagined almost 70 years ago. Since the last elections, in March 2015, a number of slow-moving trends have accelerated dramatically. Should they continue, they could soon render the country unrecognizable. Already, the transformation has been dramatic. Netanyahu questioned by police over gifts; AG: Evidence has mounted over last month - Israel News - Haaretz.com. Police questioning Netanyahu about suspicions of graft - Israel News - Haaretz.com.

Police investigators arrived Monday evening to question Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about suspicions of graft at his residence in Jerusalem. Get all updates on the suspicions against Netanyahu: Download our App, sign up to Breaking News Alerts, and Subscribe >> Hours before he was to be questioned, Netanyahu cautioned critics on Monday "don't celebrate yet. " "Nothing will come [of this investigation] and you will continue to spew out hot air," Netanyahu said. Police are expected to question Netanyahu over suspicions he and his family received gifts and other benefits worth hundreds of thousands of shekels from businesspeople.

The annexation of Palestine could be closer than you think. A perfect storm of domestic Israeli politics combined with the changing of the guard in Washington could create an opportunity for those advocating annexation to finally make their move. A man walks along Israel’s separation wall where it snakes through the Palestinian city of Bethlehem, August 15, 2015. (Micah Bond/Flash90) Senior Israeli government minister Naftali Bennett announced on Sunday that he will introduce legislation to effectively annex Israel’s third-largest settlement in the West Bank, Ma’ale Adumim, by the end of January.

It is safe to assume, that when Bennett says “by the end of January,” he means after the January 21 inauguration of Donald Trump. Bennett’s desire to incrementally annex parts of the West Bank are neither new nor secret. With the two-state solution a distant dream, Palestinians ask if it's time to push for a one-state solution. For nearly three decades, governments around the world have insisted that the best way to end the most intractable conflict in the Middle East is to trade land for peace, creating an independent Palestinian state alongside Israel in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

But these days, as Palestinians see prospects for the so-called two-state solution disintegrating, a growing number are mulling over a provocative alternative: a single binational state from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean. The notion is the equivalent of a demographic Trojan horse, forcing Israel either to give Arab residents full voting rights — and jeopardize the Jewish identity upon which Israel was created in 1948 — or risk becoming an apartheid state under permanent sanction by the rest of the world. U.S. Secretary of State John F. L’Onu e la lezione che Israele rifiuta di apprendere.

Log In. His speech was a powerful admonition after years of tension and frustration, with the Obama administration giving public voice to its long-held concern that Israel was headed off a cliff toward international isolation and was condemning itself to a future of low-level, perpetual warfare with the Palestinians.

He added, was driven by a desire to save Israel from “the most extreme elements” in its own government. “The status quo is leading toward one state and perpetual occupation,” Mr. Kerry said, his voice animated. Continue reading the main story RELATED COVERAGE NEWS ANALYSIS In John Kerry’s Mideast Speech, a Clash of Policies and Personalities DEC. 28, 2016 John Kerry, in a Final, Pointed Plea, Will Outline a Vision of Mideast Peace DEC. 27, 2016 RECENT COMMENTS Mary 1 hour ago Does Hamas want a 2 state solution? Do the Palestinians? For decades, that answer was no. Has that changed?I've been to Israel, although... L.Braverman 1 hour ago I'm proud that I voted for John Kerry as POTUS; he's always been an exceptional and honorable servant of the people, going back to his... spinez 1 hour ago "...Settlements a threat to peace".Article 22 of Palestinian covenant:Article 22: Zionism is a political movement organically associated... His speech was a powerful admonition after years of tension and frustration, with the Obama administration giving public voice to its long-held concern that Israel was headed off a cliff toward international isolation and was condemning itself to a future of low-level, perpetual warfare with the Palestinians. – mcc43

Reaction was immediate and harsh, not only from Mr. Netanyahu, but also from Senators John McCain, Republican of Arizona, and Chuck Schumer, Democrat of New York. President-elect Donald J. Trump did not even wait for Mr. Kerry to speak before condemning the secretary of state. Israel's attorney-general orders criminal probe against PM Netanyahu: TV. Ora è ancora più chiaro: Il mondo pensa che gli insediamenti sono un crimine. Tutti gli insediamenti e tutto il mondo – di Gideon Levy.

Leaked document: U.S. colluded with Palestinians 10 days before UN settlements vote - Israel News - Haaretz.com. United States Secretary of State John Kerry and White House National Security Adviser Susan Rice told a Palestinian delegation in Washington 10 days before the United Nations Security Council passed a resolution against Israeli settlements that the U.S. would not impose a veto on such a resolution if its wording was balanced, according to a document released by an Egyptian news site.

The State Department denied the contents of the docement. >> Get all updates on Israel, Palestinians and the U.S.: Download our App, sign up to Breaking News Alerts, and Subscribe >> It is not possible to gauge the authenticity of the report published on the site Al-Youm Al-Sabaa. However, if it is authentic, it reinforces some of the claims that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s bureau has voiced against the White House over the past few days.

The five-page Arabic document released by the site appears to be a summary of the meeting, composed by the Palestinian delegation. What’s new and what’s not in the U.N. resolution on Israeli settlements. Israel punishing the world for UN vote will be worse than BDS - Israel News - Haaretz.com. L’Onu vota contro gli insediamenti d’Israele, storica astensione degli Usa. Storica astensione degli Stati Uniti all’Onu, grazie alla quale il Consiglio di sicurezza ha approvato una risoluzione di condanna degli insediamenti israeliani in Cisgiordania. Egypt: Trump convinced Sisi to withdraw UN resolution. Egypt delays U.N. vote on settlements after Trump, Israel urge U.S. veto. Israel's envoy to U.S. calls on Trump to move embassy to Jerusalem as 'great step forward toward peace' - Israel News - Haaretz.com. Israel's Ambassador to the U.S. Ron Dermer on Tuesday called on the incoming Trump Administration to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Israeli settlers agree to leave illegal Amona outpost. Israeli Jewish settlers of a settlement in the occupied West Bank have agreed to a plan to relocate their hilltop outpost peacefully that could allow the government to avoid a potentially violent clash. The 40 families living at Amona, northeast of Ramallah, face a high court order to leave the site by December 25 because it was found to have been built on private Palestinian land. The approaching deadline led to efforts to resolve peacefully the situation, with the settlers refusing to leave and several hundred Jewish youths streaming into the outpost in recent days in support. However, after hours of a debate on Sunday, outpost residents approved a revised government proposal to relocate by a vote of 45 for and 29 against, a spokesman wrote on the outpost's Twitter account. Israel's PM Benjamin Netanyahu welcomes Donald Trump presidency - 60 Minutes.

Are Israel supporters accelerating its moral degeneration? Netanyahu tells Hollande: Cancel peace summit and I'll meet Abbas in Paris - Israel News - Haaretz.com. Israel, a light of mediocrity unto the nations - Opinion - Israel News. Jimmy Carter to Barack Obama: Recognize the State of Palestine. Abraham Yehoshua: "Israele è in fiamme ma non chiamatela Intifada del fuoco" Israel fire updates: 30 arrested in connection with fires, police official says - Israel News - Haaretz.com.

ISIS fighters target Israel and are obliterated by warplanes after firing rockets are soldiers  Keep your kids away from Israel – it’s dangerous for Jewish children, says American Jewish father – Redress Information & Analysis. Netanyahu announces funding of right-wing archeological project following UNESCO vote. 246215e. Morocco tipped off Israeli intelligence, 'helped Israel win Six Day War' Has Israel’s defense minister given up on toppling Hamas?

Bennett: We must act now and 'give our lives' for the annexation of the West Bank - Israel News - Haaretz.com. Arab lawmakers should be thanked, not reproached, for boycotting Peres' funeral - Opinion - Israel News. Eric Salerno - Ho incontrato molte volte Shimon Peres a... Addio a Shimon Peres, 8 cose da sapere sul falco che diventò colomba. Israeli support for two-state solution based on racism. Why referendum on West Bank is unlikely to change anything. Has Israeli defense minister changed IDF's West Bank strategy? The Palestine-Israel language trap. Renouncing Jewishness: Shlomo Sand and Gilad Atzmon. Massive Money Laundering Reportedly Suspected in Latest Netanyahu Investigation - Israel News - Haaretz. Foreign Funds at Center of New Police Investigation Against Netanyahu - Israel News - Haaretz. In Unprecedented Move, British Police Summoned Tzipi Livni Over Suspected Gaza War Crimes - Israel News - Haaretz. Israel and Turkey have reconciled, now what?

Turkish-Israeli reconciliation deal reached. Roma: trovato l'accordo di riconciliazione israele-Turchia. Domani l'annuncio di Netanyahu. Israel’s Army Goes to War With Its Politicians. Hassan Rohani : «L'État actuel d'Israël n'est pas légitime» Why Would That General Compare Israel to 1930s Germany? Hmm... - Opinion - Haaretz - Israel News Haaretz.com. IDF Deputy Chief Likens 'Revolting Trends' in Israeli Society to pre-Holocaust Germany - Israel News - Haaretz. Brutale, hideuse et illégale : 9 choses que vous devez savoir sur l’occupation israélienne de la Palestine. Explosion on bus in Jerusalem, 16 hurt - Arab-Israeli Conflict. Is Israel forming an alliance with Egypt and Saudi Arabia? Egypt Informed Israel in Advance of Plan to Hand Over Red Sea Islands to Saudis - Middle East News - Haaretz. Israeli Ex-Mossad Spy Chief Meir Dagan Dies at 71. Pew Survey: Almost Half of Israeli Jews Back Transfer or Expulsion of Arabs - Israel News - Haaretz.

Legitimating the Settlements: Another Congressional Bow to Israel. Why Israel needs Turkey now more than ever. Shin Bet uncovers Jewish extremist plot to destroy state. Byline.