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Itamar Sha'altiel

  • You didn’t win Arab Idol? Kindly wait a few more years

    Israel approves Arab Idol winner Muhammad Assaf's request to change his residency to the West Bank without a hitch. Meanwhile, over 500 Palestinian residents of the West Bank are still waiting in fear.  By Itamar Sha'altiel More than 500 Palestinian residents of the West Bank are waiting today, just like they were yesterday. Some are afraid to leave their homes, others avoid crossing Israel’s checkpoints. They know that if a soldier happens to check their ID card, they might be removed to Gaza. The fact that they have family or a job in the West Bank won’t matter. The fact that…

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  • Who tried attributing "Nazi Netanyahu" pictures to J14 protest?

    A previously unknown blog caused an uproar in Israeli media, after publishing pictures of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Nazi uniform alongside a text supportive of the J14 social justice protests. Left-wing bloggers believe this is a right-wing attempt to smear the protesters. Speculations continue to grow around the identities authors of a suspected sock-puppet blog that distributed pictures of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in SS uniform, ostensibly on behalf of the J14 social justice movement. Left wing site Activismos traced the blog, which was taken down within hours of making headlines in Israeli media, to domains registered to  Likud activist…

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