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West Bank mosque ‘set alight by Jewish settlers’

The attack left walls charred, books burned and graffiti scrawled on the walls Israel is investigating Palestinian suspicions that a mosque in the West Bank was set alight by Jewish settlers. Arsonists reportedly scrawled Hebrew graffiti on the walls of

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Posted in Israel, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Palestinian Territories, Religion and Politics

Israeli court: Soldiers used Palestinian boy as human shield

An Israeli military court on Sunday convicted two soldiers of using a Palestinian child as a human shield by forcing him to check for booby traps during the 2008-2009 Gaza war. A transcript of the court decision made available by

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Posted in Civil liberties and human rights, Israel, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Legal

Israeli court recognizes Jewish pre-1948 property deed in East Jerusalem, allowing for the legal eviction of dozens of Palestinian families who will be replaced by Jewish families

Dozens of Arab families may be evicted from East Jerusalem neighborhood under court ruling Judges reject appeal by Palestinians claiming to own a large plot in the western portion of Sheikh Jarrah, enabling settlers to move ahead with plans to

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Posted in History, Israel, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Legal, Oppression, Palestinian Territories, US Foreign Policy

Settlement freeze? It was barely a slowdown

What took place in the past few months is, in the best case scenario, not more than a negligible decrease in the number of housing units that were built in settlements. Dror Etkes The official statistics supplied by the Central

Posted in Israel, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Palestinian Territories, Reports/Studies/Books, US Foreign Policy

Wikipedia editing courses launched by Zionist groups

Since the earliest days of the worldwide web, the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians has seen its rhetorical counterpart fought out on the talkboards and chatrooms of the internet. Now two Israeli groups seeking to gain the upper hand in

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Posted in Activism, Censorship, Internet, Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Israel’s ‘street apartheid’

Al Jazeera found that stoplights that lead to Jewish settlements and neighbourhoods stay green for an average of a minute and a half. In Palestinian areas, it’s 20 seconds. One light in predominantly Arab East Jerusalem is green for less

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Posted in Israel, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Palestinian Territories

Schumer Says It ‘Makes Sense’ To ‘Strangle [Gaza] Economically’ Until It Votes The Way Israel Wants

This past Wednesday, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) delivered a wide-ranging speech at an Orthodox Union event in Washington, D.C. The senator’s lecture touched on areas such as Iran’s nuclear program, the Israel-Palestinian conflict, and several domestic policy issues. During one

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Posted in Israeli-Palestinian conflict, US - Israel relations
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