Haaretz, Oct 4, 2017

I would have expected a museum in Jerusalem that believes that “music touches everyone without discrimination, segregation or prejudice,” even under private ownership, to caption its displays not just in Hebrew, English, French, Russian and Spanish, but also in Arabic, which is still one of the country’s official languages and is spoken by a third of the residents of the greater Jerusalem area.

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.

Zeitun

– 25 agosto 2017, Haaretz

Alcuni erano cittadini da 40 anni, hanno fatto il servizio militare e pagato le tasse, ma si sono trovati con lo status di cittadini cancellato schiacciando un tasto e senza ulteriori spiegazioni.

Decine di persone – uomini e donne, giovani e anziani – si ammassano sotto una grande tenda nel villaggio non riconosciuto [villaggi, soprattutto di beduini, che esistono da decenni ma che lo Stato israeliano non riconosce come tali, ndt.] di Bir Hadaj. Alcuni tengono i documenti in una borsa di plastica mentre altri stringono logore buste. Quello che li ha portati in questo villaggio a sud di Be’er Sheva, nel deserto del Negev israeliano, è stato che l’Autorità per la Popolazione, l’Immigrazione e le Frontiere ha revocato la loro cittadinanza, sostenendo che gli è stata concessa per errore.

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.