The settlement movement registered major victories this year on various fronts. Its representatives are reaching new heights in politics, the judiciary and the media. One out of five residents east of the Green Line is a settler. The expansion of settlements continues unabated, and - most importantly - settlers are in full control of the Israeli national narrative. In 2012, as more and more observers declared the death of the two-state solution, the settler became the new normal. By Lisa Goldman and Mairav Zonszein For decades, the settler movement and Israel’s secular, largely Ashkenazi urban elite have been playing a game of…Read More... | 37 Comments
As soon as the news about the Levy committee findings hit the web, social media networks in Israel were swamped with memes making fun of the fact that apparently there was no occupation to begin with. Here are a select few (I might add some more later if I find any good ones).Read More... | 22 Comments
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Israeli soldiers arrest 16 Palestinians in West Bank overnight, via @MaanNewsAgency http://t.co/ufhUUWZXda
RT @AlArabiya_Eng: #BREAKING: Israeli military says soldier missing in #Gaza offensive - Israeli media http://t.co/L6az3X8Ut1
'Cast Lead was a joke compared to this' says Palestinian human rights leader http://t.co/ECfG7ciQcQ
Israeli army kills 103 Palestinians, including 34 children; seven IDF soldiers killed in clashes http://t.co/edefB4U6Zw
A Gaza funeral for 24 members of one family. 15 of them were children: http://t.co/CUdDaCxoxs http://t.co/o0jgz0zJlz