Reading the new Basic Law together with over twenty “Annexation Laws” proposed in the Knesset in the last three years uncovers the legal scaffolding for the complete colonization of historic Palestine already in place.
With your support, IPS-USA will enter 2019 with even greater determination not only to continue our efforts, but also to expand our work in order to reach new audiences by introducing new programs and publications such as the IPS-USA Podcast and "Current Issues in Focus," a new series of multidisciplinary briefs offering an in-depth look at current developments in Palestine and Israel.
For Palestinians, the Jordan Valley and Area C mean geographic contiguity, sovereignty, and control over any future border as well as for Palestinian national security. The natural resources of these two regions provide the breadbasket of Palestinian society and the future Palestinian state.
While three crucial developments in Gaza today are testing equilibrium of belligerence between Hamas and Israel, the latter is likely to remain committed to status quo.
A favorable ICJ decision in Palestine v. United States of America would be more significant than the Court’s 2004 Advisory Opinion on the Wall because it would be binding on the United States.
The law gives us a new opportunity to define the Israeli regime not only according to its practices, but also according to its laws: a colonial system of apartheid.
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