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Labor is under significant pressure to move away from its total support for Israel’s genocidal war on the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip. Khaled Ghannam reports.

 

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In an exclusive interview with Green Left's Peter Boyle, Saleh Muslim, the co-chair of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) the leading party in Rojava's revolution in North-East Syria, warned that the current escalation of military conflict in the Middle East could be the beginning of “the third world war”.

The Australia Palestine Advocacy Network is urging Labor to support South Africa’s suit against Israel for genocide in Gaza in the International Court of Justice in The Hague. Stuart Rees reports.

Foreign fighter laws aim to prevent Australians fighting alongside Hamas and Hezbollah, but Australians can and have joined the Israeli Defense Forces in Gaza. Paul Gregoire reports.

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More than 1000 people marched to the Opera House demanding an end to Israel’s occupation of Palestine, reports Isaac Nellist.

Palestinian activists’ hopes for change were boosted by Labor’s decision to end recognition of West Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Khaled Ghannam looks at how much change Labor is prepared to make.

The federal government has declared its intention to designate Hamas a terrorist organisation. Jacob Andrewartha reports.

The Court of Justice of the European Union issued a ruling on July 26 that confirmed an earlier General Court decision removing the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) from the EU's list of "terrorist organisations".

The LTTE was an armed organisation fighting for an independent Tamil homeland in the north and east of the island of Sri Lanka. It was formed in response to decades of discrimination and repression against the Tamil minority by the Sri Lankan government.

Leaders of Palestinian political party Hamas, which governs the Gaza Strip, released a document outlining their guiding principles at a press conference in the Qatari capital Doha on May 1.

Much coverage focused on the document’s acceptance of Israel’s 1967 boundary as the basis for establishing a Palestinian state alongside Israel. The document also includes pronouncements on how Hamas views the roots of the conflict, the role of Palestinian resistance and its position towards Jewish people.

As Palestinians continue to face economic hardships and services and housing shortages after the Israeli bombardments last year, dozens of Gazans joined a rally on March 21 in solidarity with Venezuela. TeleSUR’s correspondent in Gaza, Noor Harazeen, reported from the rally that attendees were calling for the US to keep its hands off Venezuela. The event was organised by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), and several Palestinian officials attended, including Sami Abu Zuhri from Hamas.