When a Palestinian Home Isn't Really a Home

Israel’s Defense Ministry claims that eight West Bank villages, populated by over 1,000 Palestinian residents and continually inhabited since well before 1967, don’t actually constitute ‘home’ – and has served them with eviction orders.

I recently bought my first apartment, and cluttered as it is with stacks of books and boxes of my belongings, it is not home to some of my most important possessions. The artifacts of my childhood – photographs, toys, report cards, my first pair of shoes – all these remain in the house I grew up in, my parents' house, where I know I can always let myself in, spend as much time as I want, and feel at...