Haaretz, Dec 1, 2017

Tzaga, a 29-year-old asylum seeker from Eritrea, works in a minimarket in Rishon Letzion every day from morning until it closes late at night. Over the past six months, since the so-called deposit law went into effect, requiring Eritrean and Sudanese asylum seekers to deposit 20 percent of their salaries for a special fund that will repay them only when they leave the country, many of them find it difficult to make a living.

Haaretz, Nov 17, 2017


Eshkol expressed the hope that, “precisely because of the suffocation and imprisonment there, maybe the Arabs will move from the Gaza Strip,” adding there were ways to remove those who remained. “Perhaps if we don’t give them enough water they won’t have a choice, because the orchards will yellow and wither,” he said in this context.

JfJfP, September 27th, 2017

The only job which Israel can’t find foreign workers to fill is construction. Here Palestinian construction workers in an Israeli settlement. Photo by Yotam Ronen/Activestills.org

Rethinking Our Definition of Apartheid: Not Just a Political Regime

August 27, 2017

In the West Bank, Israel’s new colonial strategy involves concentrating the Palestinian population into Areas A and B and colonizing Area C. Instead of granting Palestinians freedom and equality, Oslo restructured relations of domination. In short, Oslo has intensified, rather than reversed, Israel’s settler colonial project.

Haaretz, Oct 16, 2017


From the criticism in the articles, it appeared that, just as the average Israeli can board a bus or get into a car and travel eastward, freely, on any day of the week and at any hour, a rank-and-file Palestinian can likewise hit the same deluxe highways and head westward. To the sea. Or to Jerusalem. To their family in the Galilee; as they choose, on almost any day and at any hour, except on Shabbat and holidays.

The National Interest, August 24, 2017

An Israeli soldier walks points his weapon toward Palestinian protesters during clashes in the West Bank village of Kofr Qadom near Nablus August 11, 2017. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman

Palestinian leadership division and strategic ineptitude—as well as regional acquiescence and turmoil—are presumably also not something that has been decreed in perpetuity.