Outrage over new Israeli law allowing Palestinians in Jerusalem to be stripped of residency

New ‘breach of loyalty’ legislation administered at discretion of interior ministry challenged by activists as illegal under international law   Bethan McKernan writes in The Independent on 8th March 2018

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Prince William to make British royal family’s first ever official visit to Israel and Palestinian territories

Region has long been seen unofficially as a diplomatic minefield for state visits, leaving many curious as to the timing and purpose of such a trip   Bethan McKernan writes in The Independent on 1st March 2018.

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Jerusalem’s Church of Holy Sepulchre Closes in Protest Amid Row With Israel

After rare move by heads of churches in Jerusalem in protest of legislation to expropriate church lands, ministers postpone debate on bill   In a rare move, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre was closed on Sunday until further notice in protest of Israeli government legislation and new city tax policy. The decision was announced on Sunday by…

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In Landslide Vote, Denmark Excludes Settlements From Agreements With Israel

Denmark strengthens government guidelines against investing in projects over the Green Line, thereby adopting a UN resolution defining West Bank settlements as a violation of international law   Noa Landau writes in Haaretz on 26th January 2018

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Israel’s BDS blacklist is straight out of apartheid. The UK can’t condone it

Banning groups, such as War on Want, that support the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement is a desperate attempt to silence human rights defenders   Asad Rehman writes in The Guardian on Tuesday 9th January 2018

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Special Newsletter: Update and Action on Jerusalem

Please read our latest newsletter, a special edition on Jerusalem with actions you can take to stand against Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. 

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