South Sudanese girl facing deportation from Israel to South Sudan (photo: Mya Guarnieri)

New threat looms over South Sudan refugees

Inter Press Service, March 19, 2012 Hundreds of African refugees and Israelis gathered in Tel Aviv on Saturday night under the banner ‘It’s dangerous in South Sudan’ to protest the imminent expulsion of 700 Sudanese asylum seekers, including children. A small group of counter-protesters attended to show their support for the government’s decision to deport …

Funeral in the West Bank (photo: PSP Photos/flickr)

Killing of Zuhair al-Qaissi exposes Israel’s attitude to Supreme Court

The Guardian, March 14, 2012 The recent escalation between Israel and Gaza began after Israeli forces assassinated Zuhair al-Qaissi, a leader of the Popular Resistance Committees (PRC), a militant group composed of members of various Palestinian parties. Haaretz noted that the PRC was “the organisation that captured Gilad Shalit”, the Israeli soldier who was freed in October 2011. …

Protesting possible war with Iran (photo: flickr/World Can't Wait)

Why would Israel budge?

The New York Times, March 8, 2012 Might Israel attend the meeting about a nuclear weapon free Middle East in Finland? Certainly. Just like it has “participated” in the peace process–with no real intention of making concessions. In both cases, there are no consequences for Israel sticking to its agenda. So why would Israel budge? …