The EU opposes annexation and considers illegal settlements in occupied territories as an obstacle to international peace and stability. But even though illegal settlements constitute a war crime, the EU allows trade with them. That trade allows for profits from annexation and contributes to the expansion of illegal settlements across the world. We are calling for an EU law that will end trade with illegal settlements once and for all. This law will apply to occupied territories anywhere, among them the Occupied Palestine Territory and Israel’s illegal settlements there. The law will also send a powerful signal around the world that the EU will no longer reward territorial aggression with trade and profits.

Assawra, mai 31, 2021

Gaza City, le 21 mai. Des Palestiniens découvrent leur habitation détruite par les bombardements israéliens. © Mohammed Abed/AFP

une image faisait le tour du monde : Arafat tendant la main à Rabin sous l’égide de Clinton. On connaît la suite : au moment des accords d’Oslo, on comptait environ 120 000 colons en Cisjordanie ; deux décennies plus tard, ils ont plus que triplé.

Mondoweiss, May 15, 2021

3. Jews can reclaim property allegedly owned pre-1948. Only Jews.
Israel claims that land in Sheikh Jarrah had belonged to Jews before 1948, and that they therefore have the right to repossess it. But under Israeli law, only Jews have this right; the non-Jews whose homes Israeli settlers commandeer, are denied the same right.

Jacobin, 26.05.2021


The Western media discourse gets it all wrong. Israel is not at risk of becoming an apartheid state — it already is one.

Palestinian children and family members attend a candlelight vigil among the rubble of homes destroyed by Israeli military strikes in Gaza City on May 25, 2021. (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times via Getty)

Israel’s “peace camp” does not call for Israel to ensure full equality for all its citizens but rather sees peace — defined as separation from Palestinians — as a means to preserve Israel as a Jewish ethnocratic state.

May 16, 2021

Le gendarme du net a encore sévi.