Monthly Archives: February 2005

The truth about what’s happening in Hebron

“Hebron Horrors” won’t surprise anyone who has been following what happens there. What’s interesting about it is that it appeared in the very pro-settlement Israel Insider, and is written by the director of a Washington “pro-Israel think-tank” and former AIPAC … Continue reading

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New Israel Fund campaign launch 2005

The New Israel Fund campaign launch for 2005 last night was quite a smart affair, set in the rather grand surroundings of the Royal Aeronautical Society. It kicked off with their campaign film, which showed the good work being done … Continue reading

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Debate at LSE on Boycotting Academia

I’m in London this week, so last night I went to a debate entitled “Boycotting Israeli Academia: Right or Wrong?” at the LSE, between Steven Rose and Geoffrey Alderman. I had never heard either speaker before, so it was quite … Continue reading

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JNF subsidiary company has been buying land in the OT

According to its official policy, the JNF does not purchase lands beyond the Green Line, so you can be sure that your donations are not going to help set up illegal settlements. Clear? Well, not quite. JNF has a subsidiary … Continue reading

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IDF panel recommends ending policy of house demolitions

A military committee appointed by the IDF Chief of Staff has recommended stopping the policy of punitive house demolitions. This is more than three years after the start of the second intifada, and after hundreds of house demolitions – all … Continue reading

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Brian Klug speaking in Edinburgh and Glasgow, 27th/28th February

Brian Klug is coming to Scotland next weekend to speak in Edinburgh and Glasgow. He will be talking to the Edinburgh Jewish Literary Society on Sunday 27th February on “The Other Balfour: Recalling the 1905 Aliens Act”. See the Lit … Continue reading

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MI5 to open new station in Glasgow

The Scotsman reports that MI5 is to open its first official Scottish station in Glasgow, part of a huge expansion in their activity since September 11. A major cause for concern is that the extra spies will bring a 50 … Continue reading

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Jeff Halper Meeting

Jeff was terrific – I was completely absorbed as he spoke for over an hour and a half, logically and patiently explaining the situation in Israel-Palestine in terms anyone could understand. Even this long post hardly begins to capture what … Continue reading

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Jeff Halper – meeting and article

Jeff Halper, co-ordinator of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD) , is speaking in Edinburgh on Saturday morning. ICAHD do great work in exposing the use of house demolitions in controlling the Palestinian population, especially in they way that … Continue reading

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Blood on their hands

From Ha’aretz: Israel says it cannot release political prisoners who “have blood on their hands.” The IDF officer who shot in cold blood Iman al-Hamas, a 13-year-old girl, has recently been exonerated and returned to the same unit. Full story, … Continue reading

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Attorney General overrules Sharansky on theft of E. Jerusalem land

Attorney General Menachem Mazuz has overruled a decision by the Ministerial Committee on Jerusalem Affairs – which Sharansky chairs – that the Absentee Property Law should apply to East Jerusalem. What’s that about, you may ask. If you haven’t heard … Continue reading

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Israeli attorney-general rules that JNF is discriminatory

The Forward reports that Israel’s attorney general ruled last week that one of the fundamental tenets upon which the Jewish state was built – acquiring and reserving land for Jews to live on – is discriminatory and should not continue … Continue reading

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Tali Fahima to be kept in prison

Yesterday evening (Sun. Jan. 30) Israeli Supreme Court judge Elyakim Rubinstein has published his decision to accept the state’s appeal to overturn the District Court Justice Zvi Gurfinkel’s ruling that Tali Fahima be “released” from prison and placed under house … Continue reading

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