In what seems like another "price tag" attack against Palestinian civilians, unknown perpetrators torched a mosque in the village of Jeba, west of Ramallah. Graffiti in support of the Ulpana neighborhood in the settlement of Beit-El, set to be evacuated by the end of the month, was sprayed on the mosques outside wall. Settler leaders are in the midst of negotiating an agreement with the government, in which they will receive hundreds of housing units deep inside the West Bank in compensation for the Supreme Court ruling that ordered the land in the Ulpana Hill be returned to its Palestinian…Read More... | 10 Comments
King Bibi, as TIME Magazine recently crowned him, the fiercest Zionist to ever lead Israel, will go down in history as the one who brought Zionism to its knees TIME Magazine published a lengthy item on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last month, with a close-up photo of him on the cover so huge it left just enough room for the headline: “King Bibi.” It was a Hasbara official’s wet dream. No hard-hitting questions; but rather soft, caressing queries. As the cover said, the feature claimed to ask, yet not answer, the question of “Will Bibi make peace?” Well, for…Read More... | 31 Comments
Prime Minister Netanyahu is directing the 'price tag' method at NGOs and the judicial system, stating that his government will act against those trying to enforce what little rights the Palestinians have. In the last couple of years, we've witnessed a series of pogroms by settlers or their supporters, directed either at the IDF or, more often, Palestinians. These attacks, which received the common moniker of "price tags", were orchestrated by several settler leaders, and the concept behind them was that each time the government tried to dislodge a settlement or an outpost, someone else would suffer. Generally, the settler turned…Read More... | 2 Comments
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's promise yesterday to build 851 more housing units in the West Bank got the Americans "angry," as usual: "The US position on Israeli settlements is clear – we do not accept the legitimacy of continued Israeli settlement activity. We also oppose any effort to legalize settlement outposts," the official said. Yada, yada, yada. Been there, heard that. If I had a buck for every time a State Department official condemned settlement activity, I'd have more than Warren Buffet. And guess what? Israeli officials don't even bother to hide how they take America for a dupe. Here's what…Read More... | 8 Comments
The Israeli government is looking for ways to avoid evacuating a settlement built on private Palestinian land. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has until the end of the month to try and solve the political crisis over the evacuation of Ulpana Hill, a neighborhood built on private Palestinian land in the settlement of Beit El. Netanyahu has made it clear that he will do everything in his power to keep the settlers on site (though he didn't rule out moving them to a nearby hill, to which there is no private claim). The Supreme Court ordered the evacuation of Ulpana Hill several…Read More... | 11 Comments
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