Much is common knowledge Lou - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
  • p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap
    • MRT
    • 30.09.13 | 13:06 (IDT)

    Here are some things that you can discuss with the people in the US that you talk with about Israel and Apartheid. Israel controls, and claims sovereignty to, the territory of millions of Palestinians without granting them equal rights to Israelis. Rights such as the right to vote and the right to property are denied many of them. This disenfranchised population is subjected to another judicial system than the people with Israeli citizenship. Successive Israeli governments have for many decades had a policy that seeks to drive away this (primarily Muslim) population from their land in order to replace them with Jewish settlers. Israel places restrictions on their ability to conduct business or ply a trade, by imposing import/export restrictions, movement restrictions and outright bans such as the banning of fishing in large areas (restrictions which are not placed upon the Jewish population). Israel appropriates natural resources in the area (water for example) and uses it in a way that favours the Jewish population over the non-Jewish one - look at water consumption per capita in the occupied territories. The Israeli military and police use a degree of violence (and other abuse) against this population that would be unacceptable if it was used against the Israeli population. I'm sure there are more examples of the nature of the Israeli occupation that could be mentioned, but this is what I came up with off the top of my head.

    from the article: Two Golani soldiers accused of beating up tied Palestinian
    First published 02:51 30.09.13 | Last updated 20:19 29.09.13
Haaretz Headlines
Damage to home in West Bank village of Doma after arson attack leaves toddler dead. July 31, 2015.

Deadly arson surprised few in Israeli security forces

The arson on Friday morning in which a Palestinian infant was burned to death was preceded by attempted attacks, which miraculously failed.

Photo of 18-month-old Palestinian toddler Ali Saad Dawabsha murdered in West Bank arson attack.

'I saw two masked men standing by as they burned'

A relative of the Palestinian family that lost their infant son in a firebomb attack on their home relates his attempts to rescue the victims.

Shocked participants at the Gay Pride Parade in Jerusalem after the stabbing attack, July 30, 2015.

Israel’s condemnation of Pride attack is hollow

Behind the pinkwashing, it turns out homophobia in its worst forms exists within the government.

Photo by Dreamstime.

'Teomim': the best things come in pairs

StreetWise Hebrew Podcast: 'Teomim' are twins, from the Hebrew root used for things relating to matching, fitting, coordinating and more.