November the 19th, 2017

Open letter condemning Israeli Supreme Court’s decisions making way for the expulsion of 750-1,000 Bedouin residents in the north of the Jordan Valley.

We, the Italian network of Ebrei Contro l’Occupazione (Jews Against the Occupation), call on European Union governments, and especially our own Italian Government, to take a strong position against Israel’s policy of ethnic persecution, which includes the planned expulsion of  Bedouins living in the northern Jordan Valley villages of Ein el-Hilweh and Al Maleh to enable the construction of a Jewish town on land located in part of the Israeli occupied West Bank known as Area C, currently under full Israeli administrative and security control.

Haaretz, Oct 30, 2017

A picture released on September 15, 1948 shows Palestinian refugees returning to their village after its surrender during the Arab war against the proclamation of the State of Israel. AFP

In 1921, four years after the Balfour Declaration promised to establish a “national home for the Jewish people” in the Holy Land, Yosef Castel, a well-known public figure in Jerusalem, prepared an alternative version of the declaration. It also centered on establishing a national home, but for two peoples, Jewish and Arab, rather than one.

Haaretz, Sep 11, 2017


Netanyahu Jr.’s anti-Semitic cartoon is the latest nail in the coffin of what was once unbridled admiration for the Jewish state



And all this, without a word about the occupation, land confiscations, price tag operations and the increasingly clear signals sent by Netanyahu that he has no intention of even trying to reach a peace deal with the Palestinians. American Jews may realize that some if not most of the troubling phenomena that they object to in Israel stem from the occupation and they are bewildered by Israel’s passivity in peacemaking, but the occupation does not seem to be foremost on their minds, as it isn’t on the minds of most Israelis. The problem isn’t with the occupation, stupid, it’s with Israel itself [....]

Oct 8, 2017

100 Years After Balfour is a new talking heads film made by Independent Jewish Voices. The film spells out the troubling legacy of the Balfour Declaration, challenging the notion that this year’s centenary is cause for celebration, given the grave consequences of the document for Palestinians above all.

Haaretz, Jul 30, 2017


While Israel continues to rule over the West Bank, there are bound to be ever more frequent acts of resistance by a population that is feeling encroached upon by a spreading pattern of Jewish colonization and who yearn for independence.