Fifty reasons to join a growing coalition united in creating a more just future in the region, in order to make the 50th year of occupation its last.
By Talia Krevsky and Isaac Kates Rose
1. January 1: The onset of the 50th year of violating the Fourth Geneva Convention through Israel’s military occupation over Palestinian territories, would have been enough.
2. January 3: Demolition of 49 structures by the IDF’s Civil Administration on land belonging to the village of Khirbet Tana, would have been enough.
3. January 3: Withholding 20 percent of asylum seekers’ salaries until they leave the country, would have been enough.
4. January 4: Demolition of Palestinian water cisterns and farming structures in the village of Tuqu’, would have been enough.
5. January 4: Knesset legislation to annex the settlement of Ma’ale Adumim, would have been enough.
6. January 5: The stabbing of a Bedouin man in Ashdod by a religious Jewish man, would have been enough.
7. January 8: A truck ramming attack by a resident of East Jerusalem, killing four Israeli soldiers and wounding 13 others, would have been enough.
8. January 8: Settler violence against activists from the NGO Ta’ayush, would have been enough.
9. January 8: Netanyahu’s illicit deal with the publisher of the Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth, would have been enough.
10. January 10: The destruction of 11 homes in the Arab town of Qalansawa, would have been enough.
11. January 11: Preliminary approval of a Knesset bill to ban Israeli NGO, Breaking the Silence, from lecturing in schools, would have been enough.
13. January 20: The inauguration of Donald Trump, who promised to unilaterally move the Israeli Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, would have been enough.
14. January 22: Construction approval for an additional 566 homes beyond the Green Line in Jerusalem, would have been enough.
15. January 25: Collective punishment in Jabal Mukaber through home demolitions, raids, arrests, and revocation of permits, would have been enough.
16. January 26: The High Court’s ruling that the Civil Administration may demolish Palestinian structures in Firing Zone 918, would have been enough.
17. January 26: The Shin Bet’s detainment and interrogation of three...Read More