The occupation of the Palestinian territory raises questions for the European Neighbourhood Policy. A number of practical steps are required for the way forward Occupation may be lawful, if it is a regime that maintains public order in a territory seized in war, in conformity with international humanitarian law and temporarily, until the territory is returned to the sovereign. Israel’s system of occupation, settlements and de facto annexation in the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip, however, is unlawful.

Israel’s former foreign minister Tzipi Livni has canceled a visit to Brussels scheduled for next week. The news comes as Belgian prosecutors confirm that Livni was due to be questioned in an ongoing investigation for war crimes.

Activists in the Gulf states are strongly condemning a meeting between former Israeli foreign minister Tzipi Livni and a high-ranking representative of Saudi Arabia’s royal family last week. Livni tweeted a photo of herself with former Saudi intelligence chief Prince Turki al-Faisal at the World Economic Forum, the annual gathering of global elites at the Swiss resort of Davos.

G4S asked the British government to intervene after an Israeli minister accused the security company of bowing to pro-Palestinian activists in its decision to sell its business in Israel and the Palestinian territories last year.

Prof. Dr. Peter-André Alt, President of the Free University of BerlinProf. Dr. Tanja Börzel, Director of the Otto-Suhr-Institut, Free University of BerlinProf. Dr. Bernd Ladwig, ad hoc Director of the Otto-Suhr-Institut, Free University of BerlinMembers of the Board of the Otto-Suhr-Institut, Free University of Berlin Dear Colleagues,

Sitting in a Classroom at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, a group of some 30 North American undergraduate students watched a news flash broadcast on the aggressive behavior taken by the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement on US campuses. As the report concluded, the students, on a two-week organized trip by the Zionist Organization of America, huddled around computers brainstorming social media campaigns to defend Israel in the wake of the report.

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The news is in: on Saturday, a resolution to endorse the Palestinian call for a boycott of Israeli academic institutions was rejected by the Delegate Assembly of the Modern Language Association, the largest and most traditional humanities association in the United States.  An opposing resolution that directs the MLA not to endorse a boycott of Israeli universities passed by a narrow margin of eight votes.

THE DELEGATE Assembly of the Modern Language Association (MLA), a professional organization of professors of language and literature, last week voted against a resolution in favor of boycotting Israeli universities. The association also voted, by a narrower margin, to reject academic boycotts in toto.

What is BDS? BDS stands for Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (and not, as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has claimed, for "bigotry, dishonesty and shame"). The BDS movement's three aims are grounded in international law and fundamental rights. It seeks to end the occupation and dismantle Israel's illegal wall and settlements, demands full equality for Palestinian citizens of Israel, and calls for the rights of Palestinian refugees to be upheld. 

Coldplay have denied recent reports that the band will play two "peace concerts" for Israelis and Palestinians in November. The Times of Israel, citing a report on Israel's Channel 2, claimed that the group would perform on November 2nd and 3rd at an "outdoor location north of the Dead Sea" and that 50,000 tickets would be sold in both Israeli and Palestinian territories.