Haaretz, Oct 4, 2017

 

The present closure is characterized not only by cruelty, but by a considerable degree of cynicism as well. The only reason that really makes it possible to impose it for 11 days is economic. This is a period in which the economy is almost entirely on holiday, and there’s no need for cheap Palestinian labor.

Haaretz, Oct 2, 2017

If the principle of “patrimony” (nahalat avot) is the ideological justification for taking land from the Arabs, the lineage of those staking their claim to this inheritance should first be examined. If somebody were to claim that he was the grandson of Baron Edmund de Rothschild he would be required to present a court with DNA test results. If not, anyone could claim to be the descendant of some baron and seize his inheritance.

Haaretz, Oct 2, 2017

The State of Israel is sending weapons to a country that’s carrying out ethnic cleansing. Once one couldn’t even imagine such a thing, but then it turned out that during the 1990s the Rabin-Peres-Meretz government was selling weapons to the genocidal governments of Rwanda and Serbia.

Haaretz, Aug 25, 2017

 

Hundreds if not thousands of [Negev Bedouin residents] are losing their citizenship due to “erroneous registration.” This is the reason they get from the Interior Ministry, with no further details or explanation.

Lobe Log, Aug 23rd, 2017

 

Since the founding of the state, land belonging to the Arab population — which makes up 20 percent of the total population — has been halved, while Arab local authorities are in charge of less than four percent of the land in the country. Take the city of Sakhnin, for example whose territory decreased by 15 percent after Israel’s establishment. Furthermore, it is no coincidence that since 1948, over 1,000 new Jewish communities have been established across the country, while not a single Arab town has been built to serve the needs of the Palestinian population. The exceptions have been townships such as Tel Sheva and Rahat in the Negev, built to concentrate the Bedouin population in underdeveloped ghettos so as to allow the state to more easily expropriate Bedouin land.