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UK rules government can ban public bodies joining BDS

Truth NGO – The UK Court of Appeal has overturned a High Court ruling which found the UK government acted improperly by curtailing Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaigns against Israel’s violations of international law. The UK Court of Appeal issued its verdict today after the British Government appealed, on 17 May, a previous High Court ruling which declared it …

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UN calls on US to stop separating migrant children from parents

Truth NGO – UN human rights office says implementation of policy on US-Mexico amounts to a violation of child rights. The UN human rights office is calling on the administration of US President Donald Trump to “immediately halt” its policy of separating children from their parents after crossing the US border with Mexico. Spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani scolded the US for …

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Norway gives “green light” to boycotts of Israel’s settlements

Truth NGO – Municipalities which boycott Israel’s illegal settlements do not violate Norway’s international obligations, a foreign ministry official has insisted, dealing a blow to right-wing parties that tried to have two such municipal boycotts rescinded. Audun Halvorsen, state secretary at the foreign ministry, said early May that a boycott of “goods and services produced in settlements does not contradict …

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Police clear two remaining large migrant camps in Paris

Truth NGO – Nearly 1,000 refugees and migrants are evacuated from two camps in the French capital. French police have evacuated the last two large migrant camps in Paris, less than a week after they cleared out the bigger Millennaire camp in the capital. Operations got under way on Monday morning at sites in Porte des Poissonniers and along the …

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Save the Children: Gaza children on brink of mental health crisis

Truth NGO – Research by the rights group found 95 percent of young people surveyed in Gaza showed deep psychological distress. According to Aljazeera, A generation of children in the besieged Gaza Strip are on the brink of a mental health crisis, a children rights group said. “A whole generation of children in Gaza is balancing on a knife edge …

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US Concerns for UAE’s Role in Causing Regional Crises

Truth NGO- Following the Sheik Tamim’s visit to Washington and his meeting with Trump and some of US State Department figures in April 2018, David Sattarfield, a senior US State Department official met with the Qatari Foreign Minister- Mohammed bin Abdulrahman- pointing to the US concern about the continuity of Qatar crisis and said: “The crisis has failed the international …

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