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Case Will Test Government Efforts to Silence Rights Groups

(Jerusalem, July 24, 2019) – Israel’s Supreme Court delayed a July 25, 2019 hearing on whether the Israeli government can deport a Human Rights Watch employee for speaking out on unlawful settlements, Human Rights Watch said today. In a rare move made…
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Court Ruling Centers on Reporting Business Ties to Settlements

(Jerusalem) – An Israeli court on April 16, 2019 upheld the Israeli government’s order to deport Omar Shakir, the Human Rights Watch Israel and Palestine director, Human Rights Watch said today. The ruling by the Jerusalem District Court comes in response…
A dossier compiled by Israel’s Strategic Affairs and Public Diplomacy Ministry on the activities of Omar Shakir, Human Rights Watch’s Israel and Palestine Director, which served as the basis for the government’s May 7, 2018 decision to revoke his work vis