Tag Archives: Settlers & settlements

UPDATED | What to Expect from America’s New Ambassador to Israel: The Worst of Everything

US ambassador to Israel: ‘Great advantage’ to Netanyahu by JONATHAN COOK / 12 March 2017 David Friedman is known for his support for the most extreme elements in Israel’s settler movement The choice of US ambassador to Israel has never … Continue reading

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Straight Talk on Gaza

With the carnage of Gaza still fresh in our minds — and, indeed, the hostilities now flaring up once again — journalist and writer Sandy Tolan has done us all a huge favor: A few days ago he posted the … Continue reading

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UPDATED Going Hog Wild at Tel Shiloh

If you wondered what those millions of shekels were buying at Tel Shiloh — the massive funding, both public and private, being thrown at the site, as detailed in my previous (2012) post on this topic — the disturbing answer … Continue reading

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Akiva Eldar: A Jewish-Israeli Voice Worth Listening To

In the final installment of his long-running Haaretz column, “Border Control”, journalist Akiva Eldar paints a nuanced picture of decent, peace-loving people — and there are many, both Israeli and Palestinian — caught together in the pernicious web of The … Continue reading

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In the Land of the Bible, where Water is Life Itself

Since the beginning of the year, Israel has destroyed 35 rainwater cisterns used by Palestinian communities, 20 of them in the area of Hebron and the southern Hebron Hills. In 2011, Israel destroyed 15 cisterns, and in the preceding 18 … Continue reading

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People Planting Trees: Two stories in remarkable mirror image — PHOTOS & VIDEO

Sometimes it pays to wait before firing off a post. After awhile, something may just come along that turns your story upside down. Or inside out. Such is the case here. Or, some may say the two simply cancel each other out, but … 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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