Israeli Archaeological Narratives as an Instrument of Land Grabbing By Beth Staton

26 May 2014 — Palestine Monitor

The Control of Jerusalem

israelmapIt was a find, literally, of biblical proportions. Last week, Israeli archaeologist Eli Shukron boldly claimed that he’d discovered the legendary citadel captured by King David in his conquest of 3,000 years ago – a site that has long evaded discovery, but which is regarded as pivotal to Jewish biblical history.

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Why does the BBC hide the truth about Jerusalem? By Ameena Saleem

8 April 2014 — Electronic Intifada

The BBC’s reporting around the status of Jerusalem is “of such a low standard it fails to qualify as journalism,” say campaigners.

This argument is the basis of the challenge made last week by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) and Friends of Al Aqsa (FoA) against the BBC’s insistence on referring to the whole of Jerusalem as an Israeli city, in contradiction to international law.

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Video: Girl rapper tells of sharing stairs to her Jerusalem house with Jewish settlers who flash pistols By Annie Robbins

23 October 2013 — Mondoweiss

This is a short film produced by Defence for Children Palestine. Tayma ‘Fteiha is a 13-year-old girl rapper who must share the steps to her home in Silwan, East Jerusalem, with settlers who have colonized her neighborhood and aim to demolish Palestinians houses. They flash their pistols at her as they walk up the steps. She says she feels “crushed” every time she leaves her house. Continue reading this...

‘You don’t oppose settlements… once they’re built’ — AP says to State Dep’t By Philip Weiss

15 August 2013 — Mondoweiss

John Kerry’s statement that settlements are illegitimate–

Let me make it clear: The policy of the United States of America with respect to all settlements is that they are illegitimate, and we oppose settlements taking place at any time, not just the time of the peace process.

–has opened up new lines of questioning about US foreign policy. From the State Department briefing yesterday, with spokesperson Jen Psaki. Continue reading this...

EU stance on settlements threatens Israeli participation in bonanza called ‘Horizon 2020′

7 August 2013 — Mondoweiss

Israel is cringing under the European Union’s “guideline” requirement– the demand by the EU to “recognize in writing that the West Bank settlements are not part of Israel.” And Israel is drawing red lines of its own. 

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Palestine: The Development of Fortified, Ethnically-exclusive Jewish Enclaves in The West Bank By Suzanne Harris-Brandts

4 August 2013 — arenaofspeculation.org

Amidst a series of dramatic events in recent weeks, the Palestinian strife of living under Israeli occupation for close to half a century has once again entered global media attention. Contributing to the headlines were two new Israeli announcements of Jewish-only settlement construction in the peripheries of East Jerusalem.

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BBC questioned over why it pulled documentary on Jerusalem By Amena Saleem

12 June 2013 — Electronic Intifada

The BBC is coming under increasing pressure from British Members of Parliament (MPs) and leading pro-Palestinian organizations over recent decisions that throw its impartiality in reporting on the Israeli occupation into serious doubt.

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BBC Director General faces claims that political pressure led BBC to drop film on ‘Jewish exile’

13 June 2013 — PSC

Six leading pro-Palestinian organisations have written to the BBC’s Director General asking for answers over the pulling of a documentary which claims that the mass Jewish exodus from Jerusalem in 70 AD may never have happened.

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Senior BBC official insists that all of Jerusalem is an “Israeli” city By Amena Saleem

17 May 2013 — Electronic Intifada

The BBC has provided evidence this week that it prefers to use the territorial claims of the Israeli government to the whole of Jerusalem as a framework for its reporting, rather than acknowledging international law.

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