Posts Tagged ‘West Bank’

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.” –

“No matter how tall, all walls fall”

In Israel-Palestine, Middle East on November 6, 2009 at 12:40 pm

“The weekly demonstrations against the West Bank separation barrier in the towns of Bil’in and Na’alin, which take place every Friday, reached new heights this week when activists, seeking to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the falling of the Berlin Wall, knocked a part of the barrier over.” –

Rabbis for Human Rights

In Israel-Palestine, Middle East on October 22, 2009 at 7:27 am

“Each year during the olive season Ascherman leads a group of rabbinical students, and Israeli and international volunteers to accompany Palestinian farmers as they try to harvest their olives. IPS joined them as they accompanied Palestinian farmers to their olive groves in the northern West Bank villages of Awarta and Jit.” –

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.”

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.”

Defending Nilin

In Israel-Palestine, Middle East on July 9, 2008 at 3:01 pm “For at least the past two days the military has placed a cordon around the village of Nilin, imposing what it calls a “closure” and preventing people from entering or leaving. Nilin is the latest village to join a small but growing protest movement that organisers say is supposed to remain non-violent, but which often involves stone throwing.”