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Examining the US-Israel patron-client relationship ahead of Biden’s Middle East visit

The US has been Israel’s biggest financial sponsor for decades, enabling human rights violations. Biden’s upcoming trip to the region is expected to further affirm this relationship.

11 months in Israeli prison: Shatha Odeh’s struggle for basic rights

Palestinian health activist Shatha Odeh who was released recently after spending months in Israeli prisons describes the struggle for basic rights while incarcerated

Lebanon-Israel dipute over Karish Hezbollah warns Israel against extraction from the disputed Karish gas field

The warning comes days after Israeli forces shot down three drones launched by Hezbollah towards the Karish gas field, 80 kilometers off the coast of Haifa, allegedly on a reconnaissance mission

Unilever sells Ben and Jerry’s Israeli business, allowing for operation in illegal settlements

After a year of backlash, legal challenges, and Zionist lobbying, Ben and Jerry’s products will return to illegal settlements, in direct contradiction of the company’s will

Palestinian prisoner Ahmed Manasra Israeli occupation court rejects early release appeal of Palestinian political prisoner Ahmad Manasra

Manasra’s case gained international attention through the social media-based #FreeAhmadManasra campaign, which has called on the occupation court to immediately release the young prisoner who suffers from severe mental health conditions

Israeli Knesset dissolved Israel’s ruling coalition decides to dissolve parliament, call for fresh elections 

The dissolution of the Knesset will lead to automatic extension of the controversial settlers’ law for next six months. The government had failed to get approval for its extension earlier this month

Palestinians killed by Israeli forces Israeli forces kill three Palestinian youths in a raid in Jenin 

Meanwhile, an internal probe conducted by the Israeli forces confirmed that its personnel were responsible for “misconduct” at the funeral procession of Al-Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh in May

EU-Israel gas deal Human rights groups denounce EU’s gas deal with Israel 

The Europe Union is looking for alternative sources of gas supply in an attempt to reduce dependence on Russian gas following sanctions imposed against the country after its attack on Ukraine

Israeli gas exploration in Lebanon Lebanon warns Israel against violations of its maritime borders

Lebanon claims that Israeli digging in the disputed Karish gas field is a violation of its exclusive economic zone and a “provocative and hostile act”

Jerusalem Day: an annual celebration of colonialism

On Sunday, May 29, tens of thousands of Israeli settlers invaded the al-Aqsa mosque in occupied East Jerusalem as part of the annual “March of the Flags”

Palestinian health activist Shatha Odeh released from Israeli imprisonment

60-year-old Odeh has been freed after spending 11 months in arbitrary detention following her arrest by Israeli Occupation Forces in July 2021

Israeli defense minister in India: Deepening web of military ties with apartheid

The Indian government continues to deepen its ties with Israel despite the growing number of voices calling out the latter for its apartheid policies against Palestinians