Israel/Palestine

Foul racism endemic to ‘Jewish state’

by sarahbenton on January 25, 2015

Demonstrators at Ben-Gurion University in Beer-Sheva on Monday, January 19, call for a state committee of inquiry into the two recent deaths of Arab-Bedouin as a result of police violence. Continue →

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Drone killing for electoral gain

by sarahbenton on January 25, 2015

Jihad Mughniyeh stands in front of photo of his slain father, Hezbollah commander Imad Mughniyeh. (photo credit:ARAB MEDIA)

What was behind Israel’s strike in Syria that killed an Iranian general?

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EU is home for all religions and none

by sarahbenton on January 25, 2015

Mr Timmermans, left, lit a memorial candle at a service at the European Jewish Association in Brussels

EU official: ‘Huge challenge’ to reassure Jews

European Commission Vice-President says that following Paris attacks, Continue →

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London borough to exclude unethical companies

by sarahbenton on January 25, 2015

BDS Victory as Tower Hamlets Council Agrees to Ethical Procurement to Exclude Occupation Profiteers

Media release from Tower Hamlets and Jenin Friendship Association January 23, 2015

After a successful local petition demanding Continue →

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God Promised Antisemitism to the Zionists

by Jews for Justice for Palestinians on January 24, 2015

My reflections on the Campaign Against Antisemitism survey, by Aaron Dover

In order to say what some might consider the unsayable I first need to deconstruct some mythical terms so let me just Continue →

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Orthodox Jews in UK are just too orthodox

by sarahbenton on January 24, 2015

Jewish and proud: the unOrthodox Jews in the July 2014 demonstration for Gaza, London.

UK Jews’ own antisemitism is stifling the community from within

A culture of conformity, submission and resignation is Continue →

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Israeli settlers marched from the Kiryat Arba settlement to Hebron, protesting against the Israeli government’s refusal to allow them to enter two houses, Beit HaShalom and Beit HaMachpela, they allegedly Continue →

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Getting through the Bethlehem checkpoint: ‘It is difficult to face these lines everyday for it can take an hour just to get inside the terminal, then there is a queue Continue →

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Paramedics treat a man injured in the stabbing attack, Tel Aviv, January 21, 2015. Photo by Oded Balilty / AP

Netanyahu: Paris, Brussels, Tel Aviv – all victims of same terror

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Greek Orthodox clergy wait for the arrival of Jerusalem Patriarch Theophilos III before the Eastern Orthodox Christmas procession outside the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, Jan. 6, 2015. Photo Continue →

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Israel breaks all its own rules in attack on Gaza

by sarahbenton on January 21, 2015

The full report from Physicians for Human Rights-Israel, No Safe Place, can be accessed here (pdf file). Here, Haggai Matar responds to the PHR-I report. A summary of the report follows.

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PNA sidesteps the US, US moves to block them

by sarahbenton on January 21, 2015

A Palestinian woman holds up a sign, March 19th, 2013, protesting against President Obama’s visit to the West Bank. 

Although US/ Palestinian relations improved during John Kerry’s attempts to restart negotiations, Continue →

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Israelis should learn the rules of the ICC

by sarahbenton on January 21, 2015

Constructing Ariel, deep into the West Bank. Israel is more vulnerable to charges of illegal building and land seizure – which it has never forensically investigated – than war crimes. Continue →

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Lobbyists aim to crush diplomatic intifada

by sarahbenton on January 21, 2015

The day after the announcement of the ICC’s decision to open a ‘preliminary inquiry’ Netanyahu holds a press conference to denounce the decision as ‘absurd’, ‘preposterous’ and ‘tragic’.

The new Israeli-Palestinian Continue →

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Mass protest at police killing of Bedouin

by sarahbenton on January 21, 2015

Bedouin mourners pray near the body of Sami Ziadna, 43, during his funeral in the southern Bedouin city of Rahat, January 19, 2015. Sami died a day earlier following clashes Continue →

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Sweden and Israel’s cold war

by sarahbenton on January 20, 2015

Margot Wallstrom, Sweden’s foreign minister, now persona non grata in Israel.

Swedish minister says Israel irritating allies over Palestine recognition

By Simon Johnson and Johan Sennero in Stockholm and Dan Williams Continue →

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hmd

by sarahbenton on January 20, 2015

This posting has 2 statements from the UN, 1 and 2, Stephen Fry’s launch of the Memory Makers project 3), news report of the Newham graffiti 4), Where to find Continue →

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Who will pass the Pickles loyalty test?

by sarahbenton on January 19, 2015

Israeli ambassador, Ron Prosor* visiting King David High School (which has infants and junior classes) in 2010. Do Jewish schools raise questions for Pickles and May – and Lord Sacks Continue →

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Mike Marqsee

by sarahbenton on January 18, 2015

The obituary by Colin Robinson is followed by three reviews of “If I am not for myself: journey of an anti=zionist Jew”, by Asa Winstanley, Daphma Baram and Mike Continue →

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Target of `israeli destruction; EU funded water installation at Hebron wrecked by IOF. Photo by Mamoun Wazwaz / APA images

Secret Israeli Report Sees Rift With Europe Growing

By J.J. Goldberg, Jewish Continue →

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The Gaza branch of the Union of Public Employees Union announced a general strike last Monday, January 12th, in four government ministries: public works, justice, women’s affairs and labour. The Continue →

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