Haaretz, Jun 12, 2017

“We have found a creative solution to the problem like they do in the settlements. We have copied them, what’s the problem?“ said Yair Maayan, head of the Authority for Bedouin development in the Negev, who lives in the settlement of Nokdim. He was speaking during a recent episode of the television show “Hamakor” (“The Source”) about the unrecognized Bedouin village of Umm al-Hiran. This off-hand statement revealed some of the methods of the project for Judaizing the Negev, which the government has promoted for years while severely harming the Bedouin citizens.

Haaretz, Apr. 26, 2017



Imagine Mahmoud Abbas demanding that Israel stop paying benefits to IDF widows as a test of its peaceful intentions.

Haaretz, Jun. 3, 2017


A regime that allows only some of its subjects to take part in politics is not a democracy. True, Israel has an elected legislative branch, separation of powers and freedom of the press (all three of which, it should be said, are currently in danger). But for the past five decades, Israel has ruled millions of people who do not have the right to vote or to be elected to the systems that govern them. Israel not only denies them their civil rights, it plunders their land and resources, and transfers them to the most privileged of its citizens, and deprives them brutally and cruelly of independence and of a say in deciding their future.

Haaretz, Jun. 11, 2017


Hasn’t the time come to do away with this artificial distinction between the Israelis who view themselves as nice and just – “Good evening, Tel Aviv! How wonderful to be here!” – and the brutal occupation they are responsible for?

Haaretz, June 12, 2017

“If 100 settlements will exist — and they will — between Nablus and Jerusalem, all the Arabs will be able to do about it is to scurry around like drugged cockroaches in a bottle,” then-Chief of Staff Rafael Eitan said in 1984. He was talking about the occupied territories, but in Israel itself the matter has already been tested on Arab citizens.