Category Archives: Separation Barrier

Awaiting You in Bethlehem: Banksy’s Quirky “Walled-Off Hotel”

I have a certain affinity for the absurd. Not absurdity for its own sake, mind you, but the kind that instructs and illuminates, that comments upon our world and helps us grapple with the harsh realities it confronts us with. … Continue reading

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Military authorities defy High Court, resume building Apartheid Wall at Cremisan

This is very much a follow-up to my previous post (q.v.) less than five months ago, whose celebratory tone has proved premature. It now appears that the Israeli military authorities have decided to ignore an April ruling by the nation’s High … Continue reading

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UPDATED | Cremisan: final verdict says ‘no’ to the wall

Sometimes, in the context of their ongoing dispossession of the Palestinian people, the State of Israel–despite itself–actually manages to do something good. All too often, it simply means not doing something bad that they were planning to do. And, when … Continue reading

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Wind turbines and solar panels. Lambs, cisterns and peasant shacks: The destructive mania of the Occupation

Let it be known: I take no delight in posting such things, but sometimes the utter madness of it all surprises even me. I highlight here a February 21st Haaretz article by Israeli commentator and columnist Akiva Eldar that pulls together some recent … Continue reading

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