A Double Standard on Disputed Land for Settlers and Bedouin

When settlers defy orders from the Supreme Court, there is a public outcry. When Bedouin do the same, silence.

Consider the following scenario: Several courts ruled over the years that settlers illegally annexed thousands of dunams of land. These lands must be restored to their owners, the courts ruled, and the structures on them must be demolished. The trespassers appealed to the Supreme Court, claiming that “state land” was the property of the Jewish people from time immemorial. The appeals were rejected....