Palestine: International ‘Day of Rage’ against the Prawer Plan planned for 30 November By Adam Horowitz

29 November 2013 — Mondoweiss

Tomorrow (30 Nov), activists in Israel/Palestine, and around the world, will carry out a “day of rage” to protest the Prawer Plan, an Israeli government plan to destroy 35 Arab villages in the Negev desert that will lead to the forced displacement of up to 70,000 Bedouin citizens of the state of Israel in order to clear the land for Israeli Jews. Continue reading

VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 5 September 2013: The historical truth about Bedouin expulsion from the Negev

5 September 2013VTJP

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Soldiers Invade Silwan
IMEMC – Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded on Thursday evening [September 5, 2013] Wadi Hilweh in Silwan town, in occupied East Jerusalem, apparently in an attempt to kidnap some local youths. …

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Israeli government is planning the largest single attempt at the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians since the 1948 Nakba

2 August 2013 — PAJU

The Begin-Prawer Plan, which is the name of the law calling for the mass relocation of the Bedouin, passed its first reading in the Israeli Knesset on Wednesday, June 23. If the law is fully passed and implemented, it will mean the destruction of up to 40 Bedouin villages. Over the ruins of these villages, the Jewish National Fund—an Israeli para-statal organization with a charitable branch in Canada—will plant forests and help to establish Jewish-only settlements as part of its four billion dollar campaign: Blueprint Negev

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VTJP Palestine-Israel Newslinks 29 July 2013: Images of Bedouin displacement foreshadow a ‘Nakba in the Negev’

29 July 2013 — VTJP

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PCHR Calls Upon Abbass To Intervene To Save Lives Of 36 Patients Suffering From “Leukemia”
IMEMC – The Detainees Have Been With No Treatment For 8 Months The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) is gravely concerned over the lives of 36 patients, who suffer from Leukemia in the Gaza Strip, due to not receiving the necessary treatment they need for 8 months. …

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VTJP Vermonters for a Just Peace in Palestine/Israel News & Articles 9 July 2013: Echoes of South Africa’s ’District Six’ in the Negev

9 July 2013 — VTJP

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Army Invades Al-Qarara
IMEMC – Palestinian sources have reported that a number of Israeli military vehicles advanced on Tuesday at dawn [July 9 2013] hundreds of meters into the Al-Qarara town, north east of Khan Younis city, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. …

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VTJP News & Articles 19 October 2012: Protests and strikes as Israel raids Bedouin villages, threatens to destroy homes

19 October 2012 — VTJP

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As Ship Approaches Gaza Shore, Israel To Attack Estelle Ship
IMEMC – The Canadian Boat To Gaza reported that they received a message from the Finnish Foreign Department informing that Israel informed them that its soldiers will board Estelle solidarity ship currently around 120 Nautical Miles away from the Gaza shore. …

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YOU CAN’T GET THERE FROM HERE: THE NEED FOR “COLLAPSE WITH AGENCY” IN PALESTINE By Jeff Halper

18 February 2012 — ICAHD

Even as I write this, the bulldozers have been busy throughout that one indivisible country known by the bifurcated term Israel/Palestine. Palestinian homes, community centers, livestock pens and other “structures” (as the Israel authorities dispassionately call them) have been demolished in the Old City, Silwan and various parts of “Area C” in the West Bank, as well among the Bedouin – Israeli citizens – in the Negev/Nakab. This is merely mopping up, herding the last of the Arabs into their prison cells where, forever, they will cease to be heard or heard from, a non-issue in Israel and, eventually, in the wider world distracted from bigger, more pressing matters.
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The Negev’s Hot Wind Blowing By Jonathan Cook

25 October 2011 — Middle East Research and Information Project

Over the past 15 months the dusty plains of the northern Negev desert in Israel have been witness to a ritual of destruction, part of a police operation known as Hot Wind. On 29 occasions since June 2010, hundreds of Israeli paramilitary officers have made the pilgrimage over a dirt track near the city of Beersheva to the zinc sheds and hemp tents of al-‘Araqib. Within hours of their arrival, the 45 ramshackle structures — home to some 300 Bedouin villagers — are pulled down and al-‘Araqib is wiped off the map once again. All that remains to mark the area’s inhabitation by generations of the al-Turi tribe are the stone graves in the cemetery.

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UK tour ‘Bedouin of the Negev’ / London, Jewish Identity and Palestinian Rights

9 October 2011 — Jews for Justice for Palestians

Israelis and Palestinians: two peoples, one future

1. Oct 11-20, Dr Awad Abu Freih UK tour: Bedford, Bristol, Canterbury, Gloucester, Leamington, London, Luton, Oxford, St Albans, Sherborne
2. Oct 25, London: Book launch of Jewish Identity and Palestinian Rights by David Landy Continue reading