Apartheid lives on in Israel, rampant, disguised, and despised — says ‘Le Monde’ correspondent Philip Weiss

15 December 2013 — Mondoweiss

My friend Nicholas Wibberley writes: “You may already know about it, but there is a relatively new book published in France [last spring] by Michel Bôle-Richard ‘Le nouvel apartheid’ which looks pretty powerful stuff.  He was Le Monde correspondent in South Africa during the apartheid period and later stationed in the occupied territories.  He did a piece last Thursday for the paper here which I have given a quick translate (below).  The book is not translated into English yet.  I am ordering a copy though.” Continue reading

VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel News and Articles 22 April 2013: Jahalin Bedouins face new eviction

22 April 2013 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

Palestinians Injured As Army Attacks Nonviolent Protest In Jerusalem
IMEMC – Monday April 22, 2013, Palestinian medical sources reported that a Palestinian youth was shot and injured in the face after Israeli soldiers attacked Palestinians holding a nonviolent protest in solidarity with Palestinian detainees, in Abu Dis town, in occupied East Jerusalem. Several Palestinians received treatment by field medics. …

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Israel’s Negev ‘frontier’ By Ben White

7 April, 2010 — Al Jazeera

Palestinian Bedouins are protesting against discrimination by the Israeli government [GETTY]

On this year’s Land Day, tens of thousands of Palestinian citizens of Israel marched in Sakhnin, an Israeli city in the Lower Galilee, to protest against past and present systematic discrimination. But with the focus on Israel’s policies of land confiscation, there was significance in a second protest that day.

In the Negev (referred to as al-Naqab by Palestinian Bedouins), over 3,000 attended a rally at al-Araqib, an ‘unrecognised’ Palestinian Bedouin village whose lands are being targeted by the familiar partnership of the Israeli state and the Jewish National Fund.

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What happened to Ezra Nawi?

His name is Ezra Nawi

Click here to send a message to the Israeli Consulate

Join Naomi Klein, Neve Gordon, Noam Chomsky and thousands of others and tell Israel not to jail Ezra Nawi, one of Israel’s most courageous human rights activists.

His crime? He tried to stop a military bulldozer from destroying the homes of Palestinian Bedouins in the South Hebron region.

Nawi, a Jewish Israeli of Iraqi descent, is a threat to the settlers and the Israeli government because he has brought international attention to efforts to illegally remove Palestinians from the Hebron region. He will be sentenced August 16th.

The New York Times has taken notice and written this profile of Nawi and his activism.

(Watch the remarkable video of Nawi trying to stop the home demolition and his subsequent arrest.)