The first lecture of the 2022-2023 Bisan Lecture Series

On September 14-th, 2022, Salim Tamari (Editor of the Jerusalem Quarterly, Senior Fellow of the Institute of Palestine Studies, Professor of Sociology at Birzeit University) gave the first lecture of the 2022-2023 Bisan Lecture Series. Quoting Rashid Khalidi (the Edward Said Professor of Modern Arab Studies at Columbia University), Salim Tamari is today’s “preeminent Palestinian …

Six prominent Palestinian civil society organizations arbitrarily outlawed by Israeli government sent a letter to the Biden administration yesterday demanding action.

 The letter, addressed to United States President Joe Biden, calls on him and his administration to condemn the latest Israeli government actions aimed at delegitimizing and criminalizing Palestinian human rights defenders and civil society organizations as well as to reject the Israeli government’s unsubstantiated allegations against the six Palestinian civil society organizations and demand Israeli …

#StandWithThe6: Joint Statement from Designated Palestinian Organizations Raided, Closed and Pillaged by Israeli Occupying Forces

In the early morning of 18 August 2022, Israeli Occupying Forces (IOF) forcibly entered, raided, ransacked and damaged properties of six designated Palestinian civil society organizations: Al-Haq, Addameer, the Bisan Center for Research & Development, Defence for Children International-Palestine, the Union of Agricultural Workers Committees (UAWC), and the Union of Palestinian Women’s Committees (UPWC). Armed military forces …

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) …

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, …