Il  Movimento di Donne Democratiche in Israele, che rappresenta migliaia di donne ebree ed arabe, esprime il proprio disappunto e rifiuto del riconoscimento annunciato dal presidente Trump di Gerusalemme come capitale di Israele. La decisione del presidente Trump è in contrasto con tutte le risoluzioni delle Nazioni Unite contro l’occupazione israeliana dei territori palestinesi, compresa Gerusalemme Est. Noi siamo preoccupate che questo annuncio porti ad una rinnovata esplosione di violenze.

The Electronic Intifada, 18 September 2017

 

Pappe argues that the Israeli government understood in 1963 that it would be unable to carry out massive expulsions on the scale of the Nakba, the forced removal of Palestinians in 1948, due to international scrutiny. That explains why it set about designing a system of control and partition that would ensure a successful colonization of the West Bank, deprive Palestinians of their fundamental human rights by not granting citizenship and guarantee that their status as non-citizens in their own country would never be subject to negotiation.

Haaretz, Nov 6, 2017

 

In order to shape the reality of the enclaves, a whole web of ideologues, generals, lawyers, officials, seekers of improved housing, rabbis, politicians, geographers, historians, contractors and many, many more were needed. Therefore, one person is not enough to block a policy that a determined and fully coordinated web designed. Not even Rabin – even if we assume for a moment that he realized a logical agreement could be based only on a contiguous Palestinian state.

Haaretz, Nov 30, 2017

 

The Israelis know. They know everything.

Haaretz, Nov 12, 2017

The family of Mohammed Musa, who was shot to death by Israeli soldiers, in the village of Dir Ballut, November 9, 2017. Amira Hass

The soldiers (or soldier) who shot at Musa’s car are posted there in order to guard another illegal outpost, which is confidently developing into another neighborhood of the illegal settlement Halamish.