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Ex-Jewish Agency Chief Slams Fellow Settlers Over Eviction of Neighboring Bedouin

Sallai Meridor, former Israeli U.S. envoy and founding father of a settlement, decries his community’s contribution to High Court’s ruling: ‘The Bedouin were here when we arrived’ The former Jewish Agency chief and Israel’s ex-ambassador to the U.S., Sallai Meridor, published an open letter condemning petitions to the High Court …

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Court defers decision on demolition of West Bank Bedouin village

State rejects Khan al-Ahmar residents’ claim their attempts to secure retroactive building permits had been ignored by zoning authorities, with court summoning both sides for a session by August 15, effectively putting the demolition on hold until then. The  Supreme Court on Thursday deferred by at least a month the …

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Israel accelerates ‘Greater Jerusalem’ plan

Haitham Ahmed Offering economic incentives while annexing settlements and displacing Palestinians, Israel is redoubling its efforts to unite Jerusalem as its official capital Palestinian political and economic analysts and observers are leery of Israel’s five-year plan worth two billion shekels to fund education and transportation in East Jerusalem, since simultaneously …

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One Backpack for Every Bedouin: Protests Against West Bank Village School’s Demolition Continues

Anti-occupation group protest to stop demolition of famous school at Khan al-Ahmar Bedouin village in the West Bank Kyle Mackie An anti-occupation group placed 174 backpacks in front of the Supreme Court building in Jerusalem on Tuesday, protesting the state’s plan to demolish the Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar in …

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Calling British MPs to act urgently and save Palestinian village and school from demolition

In May, the Israeli High Court ruled against the Palestinian Bedouin community of Al Khan al Ahmar and all Bedouin refugees living in Area C. The Bedouin school and village may be demolished at any time. Pressure by the British government on Israel has often been known to help prevent …

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Prince William’s Middle East tour will be his most challenging royal trip to date

By Oren Liebermann, CNN Prince William begins historic trip 01:17 Jerusalem (CNN)The Duke of Cambridge faces perhaps his biggest international test to date in his trip to the Middle East, where he will have to juggle politics, diplomacy and royalty. British royal visits usually try to stay above politics, but any foray into …

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As Israel Pushes to Build, Bedouin Homes and School Face Demolition

By David M. Halbfinger and Rami Nazzal KHAN AL-AHMAR, West Bank — The herders are being herded. Any day now, the Israeli Army says, bulldozers will arrive to wipe the West Bank Bedouin community of Khan al-Ahmar off the map. For decades, Israel has wanted to clear a large section of the West …

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Michael Jansen: Left without a roof

The UN General Assembly resolution adopted on June 13 by a vote of 120 in favour, eight opposed and 45 abstentions, condemned Israel’s brutal treatment of Palestinians and called for their protection. Among supporters were 12 European states, including France, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, Ireland, Norway, Finland, Portugal and Greece. Sixteen …

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