Civil Society Organizations Stand with the Commission of Inquiry against Rising Attacks

The undersigned organisations extend their full support and pledge their ongoing cooperation with the UN Commission of Inquiry on Palestine, which has been under mounting attack, led by Israel, including recent smearing of its work and members as antisemitic, and calls for its disbandment. The Commission of Inquiry (hereinafter the CoI or the Commission), was …

The first Bisan Lecture webinar of the new academic year

We are pleased to announce that the first Bisan Lecture webinar of the new academic year will take place on Wednesday, September 14 at 7pm Palestine time (6pm Central European Time, 12 noon US Estern time). We will have the pleasure to welcome Prof. Salim Tamari (Birzeit University and Institute for Palestine Studies) who will speak on Title: Autobiographic Narratives of the Great War …

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The six Palestinian civil society organizations welcome recent steps taken by States and Law Makers following Israel’s settler-colonial and apartheid regime’s arbitrary and baseless designation of the six leading Palestinian human rights and civil society organizations (CSOs), as “terror organizations” under Israel’s vague 2016 Counter-Terrorism Law, which was later extended into the occupied Palestinian territory (OPT) …

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Bisan Lecture Series The BLS aims at the full integration of Palestine into the global learning community. It sponsors discourses on subjects of cultural, scientific, and societal importance by leading research experts and public intellectuals of varied heritage and viewpoint. Prof. George Smith The Virology of Ideas—An Indispensable Pandemic Prof. Salim Tamari Autobiographic Narratives of …

Press Release| Director of Palestinian center outlawed by Israeli authorities banned from traveling to a UN meeting

Today, 1 June 2022, the Israeli authorities prevented Ubai Al-Aboudi, the Executive Director of the Bisan Center for Research and Development, from traveling to Amman, Jordan to attend a two-day expert meeting with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia. He was due to discuss Israel’s policy and practices in the Occupied …

Press Release| Civil Society Organizations support the submission by HRD Salah Hammouri urging the ICC to Investigate Israel’s Ongoing War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity in Jerusalem

National, regional, and international civil society organizations,* welcome today’s communication submitted to the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on behalf of 37-year-old, Palestinian-French Jerusalemite, long-time human rights defender, and colleague lawyer, Salah Hammouri, which details years of persecution and new tactics to forcibly transfer Palestinians from occupied Jerusalem. The …

Statement in Condemnation Against the Assassination of Palestinian Veteran Journalist

11 May 2022—The Palestinian NGOs Network (PNGO) condemns the assassination of the prominent Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Aqlah, 51-years-old from Jerusalem by the Israeli occupation while she was covering the aggression in Jenin Refugee Camp in the occupied West Bank, despite her wearing the press uniform.  While the world recently celebrated the World Press Freedom Day—a day …

The Six Designated Organizations Call for Urgent International Intervention to Revoke the Designations

Six months have passed since Israel’s settler-colonial and apartheid regime outlawed six of the leading Palestinian human rights and civil society organizations (CSOs), as “terror organizations” under its 2016 Counter-Terrorism Law. This was later extended into the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) declaring the organizations to be “unlawful associations” under military orders published on 3 November 2021. Since then, …

Statement on the Academic Restrictions Israel is imposing on International Academics Visiting Palestine

On March 8, 2021, Israeli media outlets reported plans by the Israeli Ministry of Defense aiming to establish conditions under which Israel controls which foreign lecturers are allowed to teach in Palestinian universities in the Occupied Palestinian territories and what topics they are allowed to teach. Scheduled to take effect in May, 2022, the “Procedure …