RTE Update – January 2018 – FINAL

Campaign Position Statement
To date, Israeli authorities have failed to provide a transparent policy for foreign nationals wishing to enter or maintain their presence in the occupied Palestinian territory …Click for full Statement

International Human Rights Law
Useful Links
Right to enter for whom
Why Won’t Israel Let Me Mourn My Father
The New York Times by Raed Jarrar 23 November 2017
My father, Azzam Jarrar, died last month. He was a proud Palestinian, a refugee, a civil engineer, a farmer and an entrepreneur. He was also my friend and mentor…Read More

Families as pawns: Israel pressures Palestinians into exile through foreign spouse visas

Mondoweiss by Chloé Benoist 17 November 2017
Like many young married couples across the world, Claire and her husband have a five-year-plan. But instead of their main concern being how to deal with the imminent arrival of their first child, Claire’s family is facing the very real possibility of expulsion and exile…Read More

Breaking Up West Bank Families: An Unseen Israeli Policy
By Amira Hass – Haaretz 17 October, 2017
Why is Israel so concerned about a Palestinian woman from Ramallah who is married to a citizen of a certain European country, or about a Palestinian man from Bethlehem whose beloved has an American passport? ….. Read More

Israel Makes It Increasingly Difficult For Palestinians’ Foreign Spouses to Stay in West Bank
By Amira Hass – Haaretz
Ever more frequent demands by the Israeli authorities in the West Bank are forcing these women to leave and reenter the territories. It’s to urge the families to emigrate, critics say….. Read More

Access and Movement in the Occupied Palestinian Territory
A paper presented by The Right to Enter Campaign to the Mobility and Freedom of Movement Conference, organized by The Arab Education Forum and the Istikshaf Coalition, on March 15-17, 2014, in Amman – Jordan…..  Click to view the paper

Letter to Diplomatic Missions
Letter from RTE to: Diplomatic Missions, Representative Offices to the PA, Consulates in Jerusalem March 2013…. More

New Education Report
This new Education Report, released by RTE in May 2013: Academia Undermined, deals with the implications of Israeli restrictions on the entry and residency of foreign passport holding academics wishing to serve at institutions of higher education in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt)….  More

Ministry of National Economy and ARIJ: The economic costs of the Israeli occupation for the occupied Palestinian territory
From the executive summary:
The Israeli military occupation of the Palestinian territory imposes a huge price tag on the Palestinian economy. Israeli restrictions prevent Palestinians from accessing much of their land and from exploiting most of their natural resources; they isolate the Palestinians from global markets, and fragment their territory into small, badly connected, “cantons”. As recently highlighted also by international economic organisations, including the World Bank, UNCTAD and the IMF, these restrictions are the main impediment to any prospects of a sustainable Palestinian economy. Read the full report: The economic costs of the Israeli occupation for the occupied Palestinian territory