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Category Archives: Settlers/Colonists
Israel approves construction for 829 new settlement units near Jerusalem.
The plight of Wadi Foquin was aired on Capitol Hill earlier this week. Palestinians from the village, troubled by settlement expansion and the separation barrier, testified before Congressional staffers and others at a November 19th event in Washington, D.C. The hearing, sponsored by numerous groups and held in cooperation with Congresswoman Barbara Lee, occurred during a week where Naftali Bennett denied there was an occupation while on a trip to the U.S.
Former Special Envoy for Middle East Peace George Mitchell praises a settlement factory as an example of “cooperation” between Israel and the Palestinians.
The Israeli right is howling over the release of Palestinian prisoners. But the deal Israel struck earlier this year–releasing prisoners for settlements–is a net-positive from the right-wing’s view. Israel’s gestures to keep the Palestinian Authority at the negotiation table enable the ultra-right government to continue gobbling up the West Bank.
Land, property theft & destruction / Ethnic cleansing / Apartheid Israel to issue tenders for new settlement units IMEMC 25 Oct — Israeli sources have reported that the Israeli Housing Ministry is planning to issue tenders for the construction of … Continue reading
“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.
Is the Jewish Theological Seminary dreaming of a world where Palestine and Palestinians don’t exist?
This is part of Marc H. Ellis’s “Exile and the Prophetic” feature for Mondoweiss. To read the entire series visit the archive page. Most people assume I was trained in the Reform movement. They’re wrong. I started my Hebrew School … Continue reading
The Institute for Middle East Understanding has released the latest “Facts on the Ground Peace Index” to track Israeli actions on the ground since new talks were announced. While the first month of Israeli-Palestinian talks was marked primarily by a series of provocative announcements for new Israeli settlement construction, recent weeks have seen a continuation of demolitions of Palestinian homes in the occupied territories.
Is Rwanda the Israel of Africa? Rwanda has taken more or less the same post-genocide road as Israel – aggressive militarism under the guise of innocence for past suffering. If we speak the truth about post-Holocaust Israel and post-genocide Rwanda, Holocaust remembrance takes another turn.
A report from Hebron on the ongoing clashes there.
Our Jewish way of being is fundamentally flawed. We suffer from an empire addiction. Everything that goes along with this peculiar and seductive addiction is found in contemporary Jewish life. It stifles Jewish dissent and cloaks our primal prophetic. It defines our Yom Kippur services and renders them false. Empire addiction is insidious.
Allison Deger reports from the seam zone settlement of Alfei Menashe where residents say they are willing to move back over the Green Line if Kerry’s peace negotiations are successful.
Qusra is a Palestinian village frequently targeted by settler attacks. While things have relatively quiet in the village recently, Qusra has had to deal with repeated arsons of olive tree crops. Palestinian farmers aren’t deterred though–they resist by replanting the trees.
Paintball sessions. Wine tastings. Settlement excursions. Those were some of the sites participants in the BlueStar Fellows program journeyed to while visiting Israel and the occupied West Bank. The ten-day trip this summer was part of a year-long program launched by San Francisco-based Israel advocacy group BlueStar PR with the goal of molding students into “powerful pro-Israel advocates, spokespeople and opinion leaders” on their college campuses. Above, a student participates in a paintball session at Caliber 3, a privately-owned counter-terrorism training facility in the illegal Israeli settlement bloc of Gush Etzion.
The European Union’s new guidelines on settlements may not have a huge economic impact, but one Israeli company is being hit by them. The guidelines, issued in July 2013, have nixed the cosmetics company Ahava’s participation in a research project. The profitable Israeli firm will no longer receive EU funding because its main factory is located in an settlement near the Dead Sea. Above, the Ahava factory and visitor’s center in the Mitzpe Shalem settlement.
The polls are clear: the Israeli Jewish public would only support a truncated Palestinian state without Jerusalem. That’s the issue at the heart of a debate between Alex Kane and blogger and professor Brent Sasley. While Sasley argues that Israeli Jews are open to a Palestinian state, Kane disagrees. The type of state the Israeli Jewish public accepts is in line with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s vision of a Palestinian state.
Israeli settlement activity is continuing–even as Israel and the Palestinian Authority prepare for another round of peace talks next week. Today, Israel’s Civil Administration approved plans for 878 housing units in far-flung settlements across the West Bank. And on Tuesday, Haaretz reported that construction would begin soon on a new settlement in occupied East Jerusalem.
Israeli and Palestinian leaders are set to begin direct negotiations in a few days, but already Israel passed new subsidies for settlements, settlers lobbied congress, and two Palestinian political parties protested against the negotiations.
It’s peace process time again–and with it comes the trope about Israelis being ready for a two-state solution. But the polling data shows otherwise. Despite hopeful analysts stating that Israelis want a Palestinian state, an examination of Israeli polls shows that nothing like a viable Palestinian state that would be acceptable to the Palestinian population is on the table. And a brand new poll confirms this: 63% of Israelis say they oppose withdrawing to the 1967 lines.
Israel will likely build more settlements in the West Bank despite renewed peace talks, a State Department official said yesterday. The admission came the day before Israeli media outlets reported that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had struck a deal for more settlement building in order to stave off the collapse of his coalition.
The Arison family, one of the wealthiest families in the world, has owned the Miami Heat from its early years in the 1980s (Micky Arison is above, far right). The Arisons also own the Israeli construction company Shikun and Binui, which operates in Israel, Asia, Africa and the occupied territories.
Why is Rick Jacobs, an American Reform Jewish leader, saying that the Israeli Economy Minister Naftali Bennett doesn’t speak for the Israeli government? Because Bennett’s blunt truth about the death of the two-state solution — that 650,000 Jewish settlers in Palestine have brought the Palestinian state to a “dead end”– exposes the delusion that the American Jewish establishment has kept up in their own minds and in American policy: that Israel is really interested in a peace settlement based on a two-state solution.
Flipping the political map: Yehouda Shenhav upends liberal understandings of Israel/Palestine in ‘Beyond the Two-State Solution’
Yehouda Shenhav’s book, Beyond the Two-State Solution: A Political Essay, is a true paradigm shifter. At the heart of the book is Shenhav’s convincing argument that traditional thinking on the conflict–first and foremost perpetrated by the Israeli liberal left–has been stuck in the 1967 paradigm, which has lead to never-ending and doomed efforts to establish a two-state solution. The Iraqi-Jewish sociologist also offers a truly novel vision for a solution to the Israel/Palestine conflict.
Moriel Rothman uses the Shamasneh family eviction case in Sheikh Jarrah as an example of how the dispossession of the Palestinian people continues today, albeit in less dramatic fashion than 65 years ago.
Until last week the Arab world’s position on Israeli borders was firm. Then Secretary of State John Kerry visited the Middle East and the Arab League reversed its stance on settlements, backing “land swaps” between Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories.