The possibility for peace has increased in Yemen with a historic prisoner exchange between Saudi-backed Yemeni government forces and Houthi rebels. Meanwhile, Palestinians stood in solidarity with 5,000 Palestinians in Israeli prisons on Prisoner Day, April 17. Peoples Dispatch / Globetrotter News Service reports.
Violence against Christians isn’t a new phenomenon in Jerusalem. But since Israel’s most far-right government in its history has taken over, the problem has significantly swelled. Jessica Buxbaum reports from East Jerusalem.
A court in Washington, D.C., has entirely dismissed a lawsuit against the American Studies Association over its support of an academic boycott of Israel. The lawsuit, which was filed in 2016 by Israel advocates, has now failed three separate times in court—a significant defeat for the Israel lobby’s attempt to punish scholars who back Palestinian rights. Nora Barrows-Friedman of Electronic Intifada reports.
This month, Israel’s Supreme Court gave the government until April 2 to respond to pro-settler Israeli NGO Regavim’s request to demolish the Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar. More than half of the village’s approximately 280 residents are children attending Khan al-Ahmar’s primary school, which could soon turn to rubble if the village is razed. However, Khan al-Ahmar’s students aren’t the only Palestinian children whose academic futures are under threat. Jessica Buxbaum reports from Palestine.
About 11,000 people have been reported dead in Turkey and Syria, and thousands more are injured, after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit on February 6. Peoples Dispatch reports.
Adalah, the legal center for Arab minority rights in Israel, on January 30, filed an objection to the U.S. move to build its new embassy in Jerusalem on land stolen by Israel from its original Palestinian owners. It called for the immediate cancellation of the plan. Peoples Dispatch reports.