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B'Tselem: Relieved and eager to get back to work

A fire broke out at our office in Jerusalem this evening. None of our staff were in the building, but people working on other floors had to be evacuated by the fire brigade. Following the announcement
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B’Tselem’s response to memo for new NGO legislation

Israeli Minister of Justice Ayelet Shaked (The Jewish Home party) attains unprecedented heights of cynicism when she uses the word “ transparency ” to camouflage her objective: maligning and defaming
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B'Tselem receives 2014 Stockholm Human Rights Award

(left to right) Jessica Montell, Salma a-Deb'I, Anne Ramberg, Secretary General of the Swedish Bar Association, Hagai El-Ad. Photo credit: Tom Knutson. The 2014 Stockholm Human Rights Award was presen
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B'Tselem Director one of Foreign Policy Magazine's 100 global thinkers for 2014

Hagai El-Ad, B'Tselem Executive Director has been included in Foreign Policy 's sixth annual “ 100 Leading Global Thinkers ” issue, the magazine announced today in Washington DC. The list, recognizes
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Minister who oversees ANCS must define boundaries to its director or replace him

On 13 Aug., the director of the Authority for National-Civic Service (ANCS), Sar-Shalom Jerbi, sent B'Tselem a political pamphlet stating that the ANCS would no longer permit national-civic service [a
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Decision to stop national civic service with B’Tselem has been put on hold

In a letter to B’Tselem and ACRI, Deputy Attorney General, Dina Zilber, has informed the organizations that the decision of the director of the National Civic Service Authority to stop allowing nation
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B'Tselem awarded the 2014 Stockholm Human Rights Award

The International Legal Assistance Consortium, the Swedish Bar Association and the International Bar Association announced today that the 2014 Stockholm Human Rights Award will be presented to the Isr
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B’Tselem shortlisted for 2014 Václav Havel Human Rights Prize

Photo: Henryk Prykiel cc-by-sa-3.0 B'Tselem, Anar Mammadli from Azerbaijan, and the Jesuit Refugee Service from Malta were announced today in Prague as the shortlisted candidates for the Václav Havel
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The government must refrain from acts of vengeance and security forces must prepare for possible acts of revenge by settlers

B'Tselem renews its call to the Israeli government to refrain from acts of vengeance for the abduction and killing of the three Israeli teens. B'Tselem cautions the security forces to avoid harming th
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B'Tselem position paper: Israel in the West Bank: A 47-year-long temporary occupation

At times, the occupation seems to be a thing of the past, but it is still going strong. A third, and even fourth, generation of Palestinians and Israelis has been born into this reality, and they know