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Author Archives: Allison Deger
“Palestinians have to also recognize that there is going to be a transition period where the Israeli people cannot expect a replica of Gaza in the West Bank,” President Obama said at the Saban Forum in Washington this weekend (with Haim Saban, above). While Secretary of State John Kerry indicated that he envisions Palestinian “state institutions,” but not statehood. So once again, Israeli security concerns trump Palestinian sovereignty
Despite attempts to shut down Max Blumenthal’s book tour stop at the liberal think tank the New America Foundation, his lecture on Israeli policies to “finish 48″ was well received.
Ari Shavit wants to end the occupation, and is an archetype for what is referred to as “the Left” in Israel, a dwindling breed of earnest defectors from the occupation machine. The Ha’aretz senior columnist and author of “The Promised Land” is a well-positioned and influential political commentator, but he has an abysmal record of reading Palestinian politics. As much as he may reflect the assumptions, and anxieties, of the liberal establishment, it’s clear from his writing that he doesn’t know Palestinians.
Allison Deger can’t get to sleep, thinking about her father’s turkey-hunt, the Susquehannock who lived in Maryland before it was Maryland, and Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder and the American tradition of the minstrel show.
Israel approves a grab bag of laws to deport African asylum seekers, and the Tel Aviv’s central bus station is the focus of the new policies. And what is deadly serious for African refugees is sport to Israelis at a bar. “This is not a police state!” they chant, when their sound system was briefly confiscated.
Israel approves construction for 829 new settlement units near Jerusalem.
A few days ago Abir Kopty found a November episode of a Ukrainian game show where an Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) soldier nonchalantly discussed killing Palestinian children.
It’s barely 100 meters, but a fence Israel plans to build through four villages in the heart of the iconic hills of the West Bank shows how deep the occupation reaches into Palestinian life. Earlier this month, the Israeli military ordered the construction of a separation fence in the north central West Bank on agricultural land belonging to four Palestinian villages. This fence is not an extension of the famous separation barrier. Rather it will be a free-floating chain linked plank in the heart of the West Bank. A miniature version of the wall, it separates nothing and can easily be bypassed on foot. Still this fence is part of a patchwork of barriers in the Nablus district that trace the highway system. Allison Deger reports an exclusive.
‘Pro-Life? Pro-Israel?’: Israeli anti-abortion organization reaches out for US support to fight demographic war in the Jewish state
An Israeli anti-abortion group is reaching out to Christian Zionists and pro-choice advocates in the United States in an effort to increase the state’s Jewish population. The organization, Efrat, is an Israeli anti-abortion group with hundreds of volunteers that counsel Jewish women against abortion and provide support for the first year of the child’s life. While in the U.S. pro-life discourse focuses on morality, Efrat looks at abortion from a demographics perspective — promoting what they call an “inner aliyah,” or increasing Israel’s Jewish population by pumping up the birthrate via anti-abortion counseling and subsidies. Despite the apparent political contradiction, the organization has received support from abortion rights stalwarts such as New York Senator Chuck Schumer, and wide support from the American Jewish community.
Former Special Envoy for Middle East Peace George Mitchell praises a settlement factory as an example of “cooperation” between Israel and the Palestinians.
If you know about the rising Israeli racism against African refugee neighborhoods in Tel Aviv it’s likely because of Israeli-Canadian journalist David Sheen. Now Sheen is writing a book, compiling his research into the first large-scale reportage on anti-African racism. He’s asking for support. See his crowd source pitch.
The Netanyahu government has now announced that it will expand the separation wall to seal in the Jordan Valley, building along the border with Jordan.
Legendary music start Pat Boone markets plots of Israeli land to Christian Zionists in infomercials for an evangelical Texas television network. Better get in soon, though– the price lately jumped 1000 percent!
Allison Deger was in Ramallah earlier today as prisoners released to the West Bank by the Israeli government were greeted at the Palestinian Authority headquarters. The crowd represented a cross-section of Palestinian society, and amid the euphoria, family members held up photographs of others behind bars
“There’s a battle raging/with a people and a land,” croons a member of an American Christian Zionist family that is bringing hundreds of the faithful to help Israeli settlers farm illegally on the West Bank. By means of agricultural expansion, Israel maintains a direct hold over around 80 percent of the West Bank, and one-third of Palestinians farmers can no longer access their fields, according to a new report.
Avigdor Lieberman used the Jerusalem mayoral election to attempt a right-wing takeover of Likud (and almost got away with it)
Yesterday Jerusalem’s mayor Nir Barkat barely kept his seat as mayor of Jerusalem in Israel’s municipal elections. Representing the Likud party, Barkat was just able to fend off rivals from religious and nationalist parties further to the right who had joined forces to oust the incumbent. Although Barkat survived, the Jerusalem race foreshadows a steeper plunge to the right across Israeli politics as pro-settler secular and religious parties vie to takeover Likud from the inside.
Israel’s high court ruled that the government cannot detain asylum seekers, many of whom walked to the Jewish state from Africa, for more than 90 days. Netanyahu works with Israel’s Ministry of Interior to develop a program to imprison Africans for a year and a half in the Sinai.
Allison Deger reports from the a-Zeitim crossing, one of the newer Israeli divisions created inside of Jerusalem. Although hailed as an undivided capital, Jewish-Israelis can move from neighborhood to neighborhood in Jerusalem while intractable metal gates create Palestinian ghettos throughout the city. Deger also talks to the young activists protesting the strangulation of their communities. Above, A-Zeitim checkpoint in East Jerusalem, between the neighborhoods of Abu Dis and At-Tur.
Palestinians deliver toys to Jahalin Bedouin children living in four unrecognized villages in the Jerusalem hills under pressure to relocate to reservations near waste removal facilities.
Decades ago the West Bank hamlet of Burqa lost part of its agricultural grounds when it was confiscated for an Israeli army post, and then later converted into the settlement of Homesh. But thirty-five years later, in a first in the West Bank, Israel’s high court has restored the land back to the original Palestinian owners. Above, Palestinians from Burqa plant an olive tree sapling on their land.
From Ramallah to Jerusalem and back, on a day when Sukkot throws up roadblocks, Allison Deger explains how rain and closures made her a conspiracy theorist.
‘The man with the Rubik’s cube’ — Greenwald tells about first secret meeting with Snowden in Hong Kong
Noam Sheizaf interviews journalist Glenn Greenwald for Haaretz.
Palestinian human rights defender Anas Barghouti is jailed in administrative detention.
J Street announces Vice President Joe Biden will keynote their 2013 annual conference.
Allison Deger vists Hiran, an illegal trailer park built in a JNF forest in the Negev. The Jewish tenants of Hiran are hunkering down in temporary structures until impending eviction orders whisk out the Bedouins from the nearby village Umm el-Hiran. Once that land is cleared of inhabitants, the Israelis plan to move onto “Bedouin” Hiran’s land and re-make it as “Jewish-only” Hiran equipped with traditional suburban houses. Above, Palestinian-Bedouin children play in the unrecognized village of Umm el-Hiran that is facing eviction.