Posts Tagged ‘Settlements’

Fool me once….

In Israel-Palestine, Middle East on December 2, 2009 at 3:23 pm

“Israel approved on Wednesday the construction of 84 buildings in West Bank settlements, despite a 10-month moratorium on new building in the territories that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced last week. ” –


Slowly, but surely

In Israel-Palestine, Middle East on November 27, 2009 at 8:15 am

Does anyone seriously believe that Israel wants peace?

“Defense Minister Ehud Barak on Thursday ordered the IDF to issue a temporary freeze order, but at the same time allowed the construction of 28 new public buildings in settlements.” –

Jimmy Carter on Palestine

In Israel-Palestine, Middle East on September 6, 2009 at 2:15 pm

“An even more disturbing expansion is taking place in Palestinian East Jerusalem. Three months ago I visited a family who had lived for four generations in their small, recently condemned home. They were laboring to destroy it themselves to avoid much higher costs if Israeli contractors carried out the demolition order.” – The Washington Post

Stealing Palestinian water

In Israel-Palestine, Middle East on August 26, 2009 at 9:56 am

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Jonathan Cook – Canadian ambassador honoured at illegal park

In Israel-Palestine, Middle East on June 19, 2009 at 2:51 pm

“Canada’s chief diplomat in Israel has been honoured at an Israeli public park – built on occupied Palestinian land in violation of international law – as one of the donors who helped establish the park on the ruins of three Palestinian villages” – The National

Defending Nilin

In Israel-Palestine, Middle East on November 12, 2008 at 2:19 am

Jonathan Cook – “Jamal and Abed are sweating from their efforts to beat both nightfall and the return of the army. They stand proudly, the fronts of their T-shirts turned out to hold a bulging stash of used tear gas canisters and stun grenades. Each is worth one shekel (Dh1) in scrap value, and between them they have at least 50 canisters.”

Realities of occupation

In Israel-Palestine, Middle East on November 4, 2008 at 8:00 pm

Chris Davies – “Palestine, after 40 years of Israeli military occupation, is being coldly and cynically dismembered. The European Commission reports that the population of the settlements has grown by 5% since January alone. Military fortifications, impassable fences, and new connecting roads are separating Palestinian communities and turning them into bantustans (but even white South Africans never forbade blacks from using the roads). A Soviet-style system of identity passes restricts movement and prevents families from meeting.”

Expansionism in action

In Israel-Palestine, Middle East on August 26, 2008 at 2:12 am

Jonathan Cook – “Over the past four decades, Israel has declared nearly two-thirds of the West Bank as “state land”, seizing it on a variety of pretexts and transferring much of it to the jurisdiction of settler councils. According to the figures of the Israeli group Peace Now, the settlers are in direct control of more than 40 per cent of the West Bank.”