Is the annexation of the West Bank imminent?
“Yesha Council” has recently circulated a propaganda video clip, where they demonstrate how by deducting the estimated Gaza Strip population from their demographic calculations, the Jewish majority can remain safe and sound between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea, even if Israel were to annex the West Bank.
This campaign may indicate a new direction for the Israeli right-wing… Continue reading
Posted in Culture & Society, Not so Far Right
Tagged annexation, Disengagement plan, Gaza, Gaza Strip, Green Line disappeared, Gush Emunim, Human Rights, israel, Israeli Democracy, Israeli-right-wing, Palestinians, settlers, The Gaza Strip, the Green Line, unilateral, West Bank, Yesha, Yesha Council
Originally appeared in Hebrew on 20/11/2010. English translation by Hava Oz. Where possible links were atltred to point to English sources. Abstract The ideological right in Israel is currently bringing to its culmination an inclusive takeover, which has been in … Continue reading
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Tagged automatic justification/rationalisation, conservative-discourse, Green Line disappeared, israel, Israeli clutrue, Israeli Democracy, israeli far right, Israeli Freedom of Speech, Israeli Law, Israeli Left, Israeli Politics, Israeli-right-wing, Mapai, Neo-Zionists, Netanyahu, settlements, the Green Line, Ultra-Zioinists
Originally posted in Hebrew, on 31.7.2010 | Translation by Dena Shunra The Shabak recently released to the press the details of the capture of a man who claims to have killed several Palestinians (with a 12 year delay!) and declared … Continue reading
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Tagged Arab, Arab people, Dena Shunra, Far right, israel, Israeli Democracy, israeli far right, Israeli Freedom of Speech, Israeli Law, Israeli Politics, Israeli-occupied territories, Israeli-right-wing, Jewish Terror, Jews, Palestinian people, settlements, Settler's Violence, Settlers Terror, terrorism
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