Tag Archives: The Occupation

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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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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Baptist group to ‘wage peace’ in Palestine

From the patio outside my flat, the steeple of his church, Christmas Lutheran, punctuates the Bethlehem skyline: Mitri Raheb. Dr. Raheb is slated to be the keynote speaker for a Washington D.C.- area conference in early November entitled “Waging Peace … Continue reading

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UPDATED | Nabi Samwil: Just beneath the surface, a thick layer of injustice

The fascinating site of Nabi Samwil is one which I’ve simply never paid enough attention to. I have been there a handful of times, know the general background, the history and archaeology, and have taken people there (by request) to … 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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