Monthly Archives: March 2005

More settler violence in Hebron

Following a previous report, also from a rightwing source, this on the same theme is from the Jerusalem Post. Notice the use of children as the attackers – something for which Palestinians are often bitterly criticised. Full story: (text, pdf)

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Chomsky speaks in Edinburgh

Big event today – Chomsky spoke in the McEwan hall (extraordinarily grand and impressive but with lousy acoustics). He spoke not once but twice – the first time at an activists’ meeting sponsored by the Palestince Solidarity Campaign amongst others … Continue reading

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Sasson report on illegal outposts published

The Sasson Report on the Unauthorized Outposts has been published. This official Israeli government report will shed some light on the process by which most of the settlements have been started. I will write more about it soon. For the … Continue reading

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Elias Chacour talk

Abuna Elias Chacour spoke on Thursday at the Edinburgh International Festival of Middle Eastern Spirituality. I didn’t really know what to expect, given that he is a priest in the Melkite Church, an obscure (to me) Byzantine church in communion … Continue reading

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The natives’ time is cheap

Amira Hass writes about transportation in the West Bank: There is one system of roads for the natives, and it is winding, narrow, long, bumpy, sown with military checkpoints and frequently closed. And there is the system of road for … Continue reading

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