EU’s top diplomat slams ‘Israeli occupation authorities’ – POLITICO

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has deeply divided the European Union. While Borrell’s home country, Spain, took the lead last week in the latest push to support Palestinian statehood, Germany and France are among a majority of EU countries that have withheld such a step. Nearly two-thirds of the EU’s 27 countries are not yet ready to … Read more

Israel intensifies Rafah attacks, defying Court of Justice ruling – POLITICO

Israeli officials were quick to condemn the ruling and indicated they would not comply. The Foreign Ministry described South Africa’s charges of genocide, which led to the ICJ ruling, as “false, outrageous and morally repugnant.” The ICJ’s ruling is legally binding, but the court has no enforcement powers of its own. Officials from the EU … Read more

Israel launches investigation after IDF soldier caught on video threatening a MUTINY if they don’t destroy Hamas

ISRAEL has launched a probe into an IDF soldier who filmed himself calling for a mutiny if the government pulls out of Gaza. The masked man, in military gear, addresses Prime Minister Netanyahu and says the IDF will not “hand the keys to Gaza over to any entity”. 5 A masked IDF reservist released this … Read more

Israel’s actions are ‘incompatible with international law,’ says Germany’s Habeck – POLITICO

“The famine, the suffering of the Palestinian population, the attacks in the Gaza Strip are — as we are now seeing in court — incompatible with international law,” Habeck said. “In other words, it is indeed the case that Israel has crossed a line there, and it must not do so,” said Habeck , who … Read more

Israel ordered to immediately halt offensive in south of Gaza by international court as it calls the crisis ‘disastrous’

ISRAEL was ordered to immediately halt an offensive in the south of Gaza yesterday by an international court. Judges declared the humanitarian crisis in Rafah had “deteriorated further”, with the situation now “disastrous”. 3 Israel has been ordered to cease the offensive in south Gaza by the International Court of Justice The IDF has been … Read more

Recognizing Palestinian state ‘not a gift to Hamas,’ EU’s top diplomat says – POLITICO

Israel’s Foreign Minister Israel Katz said Friday: “I have decided to sever the connection between Spain’s representation in Israel and the Palestinians, and to prohibit the Spanish consulate in Jerusalem from providing services to Palestinians from the West Bank.” Borrell, however, isn’t impressed with Israel’s response. “Israel needs to accept that it can be criticized … Read more

Brandeis Center files lawsuit alleging ‘antisemitic’ discrimination, harassment at Harvard

The Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law filed a lawsuit against Harvard on Wednesday, alleging the university has not adequately addressed harassment and discrimination on campus they describe as antisemitic. “As a recipient of federal funding, Harvard is covered by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964,” the lawsuit states. … Read more

In Taiwan, clash at pro-Israel concert highlights growing divisions over Gaza war

In one video, a man is seen grabbing a Palestinian flag from activist Aurora Chang and pushing a Taiwanese woman holding a banner. In another video, he appears to say, “They should rape them, then they will understand and get the idea.” Other videos show a different man throwing a protester to the ground before … Read more

Ireland and other European countries to recognize Palestinian statehood – POLITICO

Ireland in recent weeks has discussed the potential timing of recognizing Palestinian statehood in a series of meetings with the governments of Spain, Slovenia, Belgium, Norway and Malta, all of whom broadly share Ireland’s view that the EU as a whole ought to recognize Palestinian statehood. Anticipating Dublin’s move, the Israeli foreign ministry issued a … Read more