Haaretz, Jan. 4, 2017

The chatter that arose near the separation fence’s gate made it clear the farmers had come despite the rain. About 30 of them gathered inside the tin shack, and the lighted cigarettes roughly highlighted their faces in the dark. Youths and adults from a number of villages in the area had arrived by 4:45 in the morning. The gate in the fence that divides them from their land will open at six. They want to save a good spot at the front of the line. On a clear day, the line of workers is much longer.


Una guardia di sicurezza israeliana controlla i bagagli all’entrata di un ospedale di Tel Aviv. Tomer Appelbaum

Haaretz 14 aprile 2017.

Nessun’altra nazione al mondo perquisisce bagagli alla ricerca di cibi proibiti, eccetto forse l’Iran. La polizia del Passover chametz [il cibo pasquale] è una cosa israeliana più di Mobileye o di Amos Oz.

Ecco come si presenta lo stato ebraico, quello che tanti Israeliani vogliono preservare ad ogni costo: una guardia armata che controlla i bagagli all’ingresso dell’ospedale. Ma non sta cercando ordigni esplosivi. Questa è una settimana di festività e la guardia cerca qualcos’altro: cerca chametz, i cibi lievitati che sono proibiti per la Pasqua ebraica.

Haaretz, May 5, 2016


I did a search for “map of Palestine + jewelry” and found an abundance of sites that offer maps of Palestine in the form of pendants, earrings and bracelets in a range of sizes and prices. A search for “map of Israel + jewelry” turned up similar results, including a range of such jewelry on the same sites that sell the Palestine versions. The two maps are identical apart from one difference: The Israel-map-shaped jewelry has a protrusion on its upper-right section to represent the Golan Heights.

Haaretz, Feb 11, 2016

Occupation is a temporary militarized situation, external to the state's sovereign borders. The characteristics of Israeli rule in most of the West Bank are the opposite: Control is civilian, permanent (according to the statements of Israel’s leaders), and internal to Israeli society and politics.

Haaretz, Apr 22, 2017


“I had no idea it was this bad,” wrote one parent, who said such content, including stories about the “advantage of the Jews and Judaism over the terrible non-Jews” create a one-sided discussion that aims to instill a religious outlook, in a reading textbook that should reflect a wide range of texts and content.”