Set up under the 1993 Oslo Accords, security coordination involves the sharing of intelligence between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. The PA was also established under Oslo. Before the official signing of the agreement, the two sides had agreed on a “Declaration of Principles”, which included a pledge from PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat to uphold UN Security Council Resolution 242. That created a framework allowing for Palestinian statehood in exchange for Israeli security.
Palestinian security cooperation with Israel
- 28 October 2015
- Ahmad Nafi & Jessica Purkiss
Notorious massacres of Palestinians between 1937 & 1948
- 15 May 2013
- Middle East Monitor
According to hundreds of Palestinian, Arab, Israeli, and Western sources, both written and oral, Zionist forces committed dozens of massacres against Palestinians during what was called the 1948 "war". Some of these are well-known and have been published while others are not. Below are some of the details of the most notorious massacres committed at the hands of Haganah and its armed wing, the Palmach, as well as the Stern Gang, the Irgun and other Zionist mobs.
Why are Palestinians voting with their feet in the Israeli elections?
- 21 January 2013
- Maha Salah
Although the Palestinian Arab citizens of Israel have the right to vote in the Israeli elections, many have chosen not to, due to the fact that Israeli politics have been overrun by anti-democratic parties that are preventing the voices of the Arab minority from being heard. Since 1949, when the first Israeli elections were held, the most prominent political parties within Israel have neither promoted peace with the Palestinians, nor have they promoted equal rights for the Palestinians living in Israel. Instead, they support a "Jewish democratic state" that gives rights and privileges to Jewish citizens, ignoring those of the Arab minority. Moreover, Palestinian Arab members of the Knesset (MKs) are being harassed and discredited, as well as being faced with attempts to outlaw them from running in elections. Therefore, more and more Palestinians are not voting due to the fact that their rights are being ignored and they feel that they have nobody worth voting for.
Israel's Race Riots
- 06 June 2012
- Israel's anti-African protests, which have turned into full-fledged race-riots, started about a year ago.
- In January 2011, the daughters of Nigerian migrant workers were attacked by a group of Israeli youth. The boys shouted racial slurs at the teenage girls and attacked them with a knife that resulted in injuries.1
- That same night in 2011, a flaming tire was thrown into an apartment shared by Sudanese refugees.2