Gaza War Fringes: Israel Annuls British Law on Arabic Language

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While a Gaza War long-term ceasefire is being announced by all actors except Israel, the Knesset announced on August 26, 2014, a new law abolishing Arabic as an official language in Israel. Opportunist Occupier Without a Constitution limiting it, the Israeli Parliament can pass any law it wishes. A system of Basic Laws was designed by the Knesset to function as a … [Read more...]

Israeli teenagers: Racist and proud of it

Israeli Teens Gripped by Virulent Racism

A peek into tomorrow's Israel... “For me, personally, Arabs are something I can’t look at and can’t stand,” a 10th-grade girl from a high school in the central part of the country says in abominable Hebrew. “I am tremendously racist. I come from a racist home. If I get the chance in the army to shoot one of them, I won’t think twice." Book Details Spread of Anti-Arab … [Read more...]

Why do Israeli soldiers bully Palestinians?

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The violent behavior of the Israeli soldier videotaped aiming his rifle at a Palestinian teen, setting off a storm in the media, especially the social media — was not exceptional. By Amira Hass - Sabbah Report § Why did his commanders send a soldier with a record of violence to bully Palestinians in Hebron? The Israeli army Spokesperson's Unit chose to respond to … [Read more...]

Amos Oz calls perpetrators of hate crimes ‘Hebrew neo-Nazis’

Amoz Oz said on Friday that 'hilltop youth' and 'price tag' are "sweet names for a monster that needs to be called what it is: Hebrew neo-Nazis groups."

Writer and Israel Prize laureate says 'hilltop youth' and 'price tag' are whitewashed terms 'for a monster that should be called by its name.' The writer and Israel Prize laureate Amos Oz said on Friday that those responsible for hate crimes against Arabs and Christians are "Hebrew neo-Nazis." Speaking at a Tel Aviv event marking his 75th birthday, Oz said that terms … [Read more...]

Double standards for citizens of Israel

Majd Kayyal, a 48' Palestinian researcher and journalist, poses for a portrait in his home, Haifa, April 19, 2014. Israel arrested Kayyal on Saturday evening at the Sheikh Hussein crossing on the Israeli-Jordanian border, after he returned from a visit in Lebanon. Kayyal attended a conference that marked the 40th anniversary of the Al-Safir newspaper in Beirut. He was released after five days of interrogation after massive public pressure.

Israel have two standards, one for Israeli Jews and another for the Palestinian Arab By Jonathan Cook - Sabbah Report § The arrest of a journalist and several political activists in Israel over the past few weeks has provoked a troubling debate: are laws applied differently depending on whether a citizen is Jewish or not? It is a question more often raised in … [Read more...]