Category Archives: Practices on the ground

Israel introduced the biggest dispossession plan of Palestinians since 1948

Israeli government approved a new plan to displace 30,000 Bedouins. The biggest dispossession plan since 1948 would forcibly relocate about half of the Bedouin population from their existing villages, which are older than the state of Israel itself, into existing small towns or townships, designated specifically for the Bedouins by the state. Continue reading

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Our Terrorists Manage Without Yishai’s Help

Originally posted in Hebrew on Walla!News, on 31.8.2008 :: Translation by Dena Shunra Shas chair, the minister Eli Yishai, has recently determinedly opposed the release of Palestinian prisoners, as it did not include a “balanced” release of Jews, who have … Continue reading

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Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes?

The following selection of articles and reports is entirely arbitrary and not at all comprehensive. They were almost all gathered over the past year, and similar reports can easily be found. They demonstrate that in the Israel police there is a norm of violence and a lordly attitude; that policemen take it upon themselves to act in a rude and criminal manner; and that they enjoy nearly automatic backing from their commanders, who are also afflicted by this dysfunctional approach. When reading the accumulating reports and watching the video clips, one understands that these are not exceptional cases or focal problems. The Police Internal Investigations Unit, with its full 80 staff members, can no longer withstand the nearly 30,000 policemen. A wide-ranging process of cleansing, training, careful follow-up, and compensation is needed – at all levels. Continue reading

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What if one day the majority (of Israeli-Jews) wouldn’t want to be the (Jewish-)Majority?

The original post was posted on Jan. 30, 2009. Translation by Alizah Benchetrit. The state of Israel is not both Jewish and Democratic. It is Jewish, but employs a degree of political freedom, in order to gain legitimacy. I will … Continue reading

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