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B'Tselem launches an office in the United States

B'Tselem today (Wed. 24 Sept.) launches its new U.S. office at a reception on Capitol Hill, in Washington, D.C. With the opening of its U.S. offices, the organization expects to become the central cle
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Background - Whitewash and Failure to Investigate the Killing of Civilians in the Occupied Territories

BThe trial of the soldier accused of killing Tom Hurndall is the exception that proves the rule. Since the start of the Intifada, the Judge Advocate General's policy is to avoid opening Military Polic
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B'Tselem: Security forces must protect Palestinians

To mark the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human rights, the Israeli human rights organization B'Tselem today (10 Dec 2008) is airing a video homage to the ongoing global struggle fo
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B’Tselem Executive Director to Top European Officials: After 50 years of occupation, resolute international action needed to end it

This morning (Thursday) Hagai El-Ad met with Danish Foreign Minister Anders Samuelsen; tomorrow he meets with the ambassadors of the 28 EU states in Brussels. B’Tselem Executive Director Hagai El-Ad i
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Artist Ai Weiwei Supports B'Tselem

Ai Weiwei with B’Tselem field researcher Khaled al-'Azayzeh, during his visit to Gaza last year Artist and activist Ai Weiwei reveals today a limited edition of his work Study of Perspective : The Whi
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Firm resolve by international community imperative to ending the occupation

Whether addressing the Israeli public or the international community, our message is the same: as Israelis, we cannot allow the 50-year-old occupation and its attendant human rights violations to carr
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Human rights groups working in Israel: Border control not thought control

We, human rights organizations from Israel, consider Israel’s refusal to allow Omar Shakir of Human Rights Watch (HRW) to enter the country a cause of grave concern. We stand in solidarity with him an
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B'Tselem on Paris Conference: the occupation will not end without international action

On the occasion of the conference being held in Paris today (Sunday, 15 January 2017), B’Tselem reiterates its position that the international community must act to protect human rights and bring abou
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B'Tselem's Response to UNSC Vote: against the occupation, not Israel

Today’s United Nations Security Council resolution reaffirms international consensus that Israel's settlements are illegal and harm Palestinian human rights. The resolution seeks the wellbeing of all
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B’Tselem Executive Director, Hagai El-Ad, to lay out the reality of the occupation in a special discussion about settlements at the United Nations Security Council

B’Tselem Executive Director, Hagai El-Ad, will review the current state of affairs in the OPT in a special meeting about construction in the settlements, before a forum that includes all 15 Security C