Nof Zion vs. Jabal Mukaber: Manipulations to Erase Reality

Posted 30th July 2012, by & filed under East Jerusalem, Ideas, Judaization, Meir Margalit, Meir Margalit, Settlement blocs.

At the edge of Jabal Mukaber, on the border of the settlement of East Talpiot, a luxurious Jewish building project is taking shape, eventually covering 170 dunams comprised of housing, a sports center, a park, a kindergarten, a synagogue and a commercial center. The project being built, `Nof Zion`, is a private project, purely a… Read more »

Reflections on Land Day

Posted 28th July 2012, by & filed under Galilee, ICAHD Staff, Jaffa, Judaization, Land Day, Lod, South Hebron Hills.

Thirty-five years ago, the Israeli government announced a plan to expropriate thousands of acres of Israeli Arab owned land near the villages of Sakhnin and Arraba.  The purpose of the seizure was to “fix” Israel’s “demographic problem” in the Galilee – the high proportion of Israeli Arabs living in the area.  Israel’s plan was to… Read more »

Russell Tribunal Finds Israel Guilty of Apartheid

Posted 26th July 2012, by & filed under Apartheid, Civil Society, Itay Epshtain, Judaization, Occupation.

The Russell Tribunal on Palestine (an international citizen-based Tribunal of conscience created in response to the demands of civil society) found earlier this week, that Israel subjects the Palestinian people to an institutionalised regime of domination amounting to apartheid as defined under international law.   This discriminatory regime manifests in varying intensity and forms against… Read more »

The Judaization of Palestine: 2011 Displacement Trends

Posted , by & filed under Demolitions, Displacement Working Group, Ethnic displacement, Home Demolitions, Itay Epshtain, Judaization, Settlements, UN.

This article provides a political analysis of the root causes and consequences of Israel’s house demolition policy, focusing on the demolition of Palestinian homes and other structures in the Occupied West Bank. All recorded incidents have been verified and documented by partners in the Displacement Working Group (an inter-agency group under the auspices of the… Read more »

UN Expert Concludes: Israel Implements a Strategy of Judaization in the OPT

Posted , by & filed under Demolitions, East Jerusalem, Evictions, Greater Israel, Home Demolitions, Itay Epshtain, Judaization, Raquel Rolnik, UN special rapporteur.

Prof. Raquel Rolnik, UN Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing, has concluded this morning (Sunday, February 12th 2012) of a two week visit to Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory. Speaking in Jerusalem this afternoon Prof. Rolink said: “From the Galilee and the Negev to East Jerusalem and the West Bank, the Israeli… Read more »

You Can't Get There from Here: The Need for "Collapse with Agency" in Palestine

Posted , by & filed under Demolitions, Home Demolitions, Ideas, International Advocacy, Jeff Halper, Judaization, Occupation, Palestinian authority.

Even as I write this, the bulldozers have been busy throughout that one indivisible country known by the bifurcated term Israel/Palestine. Palestinian homes, community centers, livestock pens and other “structures” (as the Israel authorities dispassionately call them) have been demolished in the Old City, Silwan and various parts of “Area C” in the West Bank,… Read more »

East Jerusalem Family Forcibly Evicted, Settlers Move In

Posted , by & filed under displacement, East Jerusalem, Evictions, Itay Epshtain, Judaization, Settlements.

A Palestinian refugee family (An Natsha) residing in Beit Hanina (East Jerusalem) was forcibly evicted by Israeli authorities this morning, 18 April 2012. The home was taken over by an Israeli settler association, which plans to build around 60 housing units for settlers in the area.  Since 2001, the An Natsha family has suffered repeated settler… Read more »

Human Rights Council Addresses Prolonged Occupation

Posted 25th July 2012, by & filed under Ethnic displacement, Itay Epshtain, Itay Epshtain, Judaization, Richard Falk, UN Human Rights Council.

The UN Human Rights Council yesterday morning (July 2nd 2012) held a dialogue with Richard Falk, the Special Rapporteur on OPT. Prof. Falk, introducing his reports main recommendation that the Human Rights Council should commission a study on the adequacy of international humanitarian law to cover situations of prolonged occupation and provide Israel and the international… Read more »

The Road to Apartheid

Posted , by & filed under Apartheid, Ideas, Israeli control, Jeff Halper, Judaization, Trans-Israel Highway, Trans-Samaria Highway.

  On the surface (slight pun intended), the plan for Highway 6 makes sense. The Trans-Israel Highway, as it is popularly known, has two “official” purposes and one strong argument used by its supporters: As the new spine to the country, the main north-south artery replacing the coastal highways, Highway 6 will address the growing… Read more »