Israel/Palestine

Pitching it right

by sarahbenton on March 4, 2015

All photos by Gad Salner

Footballing To Peace

Jewish Quarterly February 25, 2015

“Kaduregel-Shefel” translates as “low soccer”. It’s a project by Gad Salner and his friend Vadim Tarasov. As a photographer and lower-league Continue →

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Hollow, an insult, no rhyme or reason…

by sarahbenton on March 4, 2015

Assessments by 1) Ynet, 2) NY Times, 3) Haaretz, with inset from Kevin Connolly, BBC.

Members of Congress greeted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel on Tuesday. Photo Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

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The ASA adjudication follows the story by Ma’an news.

The old city, Jerusalem (not the photo used in the ad)

UK bans ad for implying Old Jerusalem part of Israel

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Back from the brink or into the abyss?

by sarahbenton on March 3, 2015

This posting has these items: 1) Reuters: Netanyahu arrives in U.S., signs of easing of tensions over Iran speech attempts to reduce tension but -; 2) NY Times: Obama and Netanyahu Play Continue →

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Diplomats invoke the STFU rule to BiBI

by sarahbenton on March 3, 2015

Two very interesting articles from Foreign Policy

Netanyahu eyeing up former ambassador Michael Oren. Photo by Nicholas Kamm / AFP/Getty Images.

Bibipalooza Is a Dangerous Distraction

Why Obama needs to refocus the discussion Continue →

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This week’s postings, Feb 22- March 1, 2015

by sarahbenton on March 1, 2015

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We have an unusual number of postings this week, February 22-March 1st, 2015, and that’s after excluding most of the the latest twists and tails of the two Netanyahu Continue →

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Photo from the JDL UK website shows Roberta Moore meeting with deputy speaker of the Knesset Moshe Feiglin in Israel.

Jewish Defence League thugs found guilty of assault at Palestine event Continue →

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US court finds PA liable for attacks in Israel

by sarahbenton on February 28, 2015

This posting has 4 items: 1) WSJ: Jury Finds Palestinian Authority, PLO Liable for Terrorist Attacks in Israel a Decade Ago; 2) FT: Palestinians to appeal against US ruling on terrorist attacks, Continue →

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Counting the dead

by sarahbenton on February 28, 2015

2012, the rubble of a Gaza City home destroyed by an Israeli air strike, killing seven family members including four children. Photo by Mahmud Hams / AFP /Getty images

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Jewish values v. Jewish identity

by sarahbenton on February 28, 2015

Marchers cheer as they pass along a barricade separating them from anti-Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement protestors during the Celebrate Israel Parade, June 1, 2014, in New York. Photo Continue →

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Knesset member Masoud Ghanem speaks at a news conference held by Arab-Israeli parliament members and other candidates, announcing a joint political slate of all the Arab parties that will be Continue →

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Israel’s new brothers-in-arms

by sarahbenton on February 28, 2015

Moshe Ya’alon meets with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the inauguration of a defence industries of Israel pavilion during an arms fair held in the city of Bangalore, India, Continue →

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No more Mr. Nice Guy

by sarahbenton on February 26, 2015

United States National Security Advisor, Susan Rice, said that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s planned speech to Congress posed a problem for the Israeli-American relationship. That’s putting it diplomatically. Mario Tama/Getty Continue →

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The only British MEPs to sign this letter were the three from the Green party.

Dozens of European parliamentarians call for end to EU-Israel treaty

By Michael Deas, Electronic Intifada February 02, 2015 Continue →

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Disproportion 1: the Shejaiya district of Gaza city was pulverised on July 20, 2014. At least 90 Palestinians were killed. The Dahiya Doctrine, Proportionality, and War CrimesThe whole of this issue Continue →

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What are you? An Arab?

by sarahbenton on February 26, 2015

Viral Israeli air rage video casts light on ingrained anti-Arab racism

By Ali Abunimah, Electronic Intifada February 23, 2015

This astonishing video of an incident that occurred on an Israir airlines flight from Continue →

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IJV announces “Equal Rights for All: a new path for Israel/Palestine?” 2-day International Conference

Independent Jewish Voices is pleased to invite you to join us for a our spring conference, Continue →

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Building like there’s no tomorrow

by sarahbenton on February 25, 2015

A building site of new housing units in the Jewish settlement of Neve Yaakov, near Israel’s separation wall in the northern area of east Jerusalem. Photo by Ahmad Gharabli / Continue →

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Israel urged to get closer to the EU

by sarahbenton on February 25, 2015

Foreign minister Avigdor Liberman at the EU, Brussels. His attitude towards the EU is one of deep suspicion.Photo by AP.

Academics call on Israel to ‘choose Europe’

A new document by Israeli Continue →

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Dangerous illusion of calm in Silwan

by sarahbenton on February 25, 2015

Silwan, East Jerusalem – overcrowded and lacking in all amenities.

The East Jerusalem powder keg

Despite reports of a significant reduction in violence around Jerusalem, a tour taken by Ynet of the Continue →

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Reckless call to the right

by sarahbenton on February 25, 2015

The Muqataa, head office of the PA, Ramallah, rebuilt after it was shelled by the IDF in 2002.

Right wing votes drive Netanyahu’s moves against the Palestinian Authority

By Philip Sweigart FMEP February Continue →

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