Palestinian Spouses, Israel, and Human Rights

In 1949, U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Robert H. Jackson warned about turning the U.S. Constitution's Bill of Rights into a national "suicide pact." On similar grounds, the Israeli Supreme Court earlier this month rejected a challenge to the 2003 "temporary" Citizenship...

Israel top court takes Palestinian detainee appeal

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel's Supreme Court has brought forward a hearing this week on the appeal of a Palestinian prisoner waging an unprecedented two-month hunger strike, court officials and his lawyers said Monday. A statement from the Supreme Court said Khader Adnan's appeal will be Full...

Israeli charged with trafficking African migrants

JERUSALEM (AP) - An Israeli man has been charged with participation in a human trafficking ring that captured and tortured African migrants in Egypt's neighboring Sinai desert, according to an indictment released Sunday. The indictment said the accused a Bedouin from Full version (available...

Middle East Christians, Human Rights and Dhimmitude

The Christian population has been plummeting across the Middle East in recent years. The primary cause of the decline is radical Islamic persecution of non-Muslims, from church burnings to outright murder simply for the "crime" of being Christian. Approximately 150,000 Christians are...

Israel offers cash to African migrants to leave

JERUSALEM (AP) - African migrants who entered Israel illegally will be given cash incentives if they leave on their own soon, or they will face expulsion, the Interior Ministry said Friday. A tent city is being built to hold other migrants, the vast majority, who can Full version (available to lexis...

Activists: Israel stopping Palestinians from suing

JERUSALEM (AP) - Human rights lawyers say Israel's Justice Ministry is making it tough for Palestinians and migrants to file suit in an Israeli court. Under an amended regulation taking effect Sept. 1, petitioners must include their Israeli identification number or a Full version (available...

Manslaughter charge dropped in Gaza war case

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel's military prosecutor dropped a manslaughter charge against a soldier initially suspected of killing a Palestinian woman and her daughter during Israel's war against Gaza militants nearly four years ago, a defense attorney said Sunday. The former infantry sergeant...