U.S. President Joe Biden’s visits to Saudi Arabia and Israel this week will be overshadowed by the absence of two journalists unable to cover the events: Jamal Khashoggi and Shireen Abu Akleh. The two were killed under completely different circumstances, but ahead of the presidential visit, they have become, jointly, a symbol of the lack of international consequences for attacking the press and journalists.
Abu Akleh’s family also sent a letter to Biden, in which they asked to meet with him during his visit. The family, the letter said, feels “a sense of betrayal concerning your administration’s abject response to the extrajudicial killing of our sister and aunt by Israeli forces.”
>>> Link (Paywall)
European Commission Restores Funding to Palestinian NGO Blacklisted by Israel
After freezing funding for rights group Al-Haq last year following Israel's terror tag, the European body is set to reinstate it after finding no suspicions of fraud or misconduct, and no reason for an investigation
.... found no suspicions of fraud or other financial improprieties in Al-Haq’s management of the project funded by the EU.
>>> Haaretz 30.6.2022 <<<
See also the following links for a Guardian report on the issue and a legal assessment of the court ruling for Firing Zone 918 and against the Masafer Yatta residents' objections.
- The Guardian: In the firing zone: evictions begin in West Bank villages after court ruling
- blog post by Eliav Lieblich, professor of public international law at Tel-Aviv University’s Faculty of Law, discussing the judgment.
Die Bruno Kreisky Stiftung verleiht
den Menschenrechts Preis 2022
an die palästinensische NGO Al Haq
15. Mai 2022 - Nakba Day
Trapped in deadly fighting
between Israel and Hamas,
Palestinians in Gaza used
their phones to capture the
toll of the 11-day war in May.
In Gaza after 15 years: www.youtube.com
Letter: More than 70 Non-Governmental Organizations, Faith-Based Groups, and Academic Institutions Call for the Biden Administration to Repeal ICC Sanctions
a look behind the scenes
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