Report: Jewish Settlement in East Jerusalem – a Threat to Middle East Peace Negotiations

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New research by the Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies indicates that Jewish settlement in Sheikh Jarrah is against Israel's interests and has the potential to harm future Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. Jewish settlement in the heart of Arab neighborhoods in East Jerusalem has the potential to threaten the advancement of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, according to a … [Read more...]

Israeli Settlers Threaten Sheikh Jarrah

By Stephen Lendman * | Sabbah Report | Israeli settlements are illegal under international law, including Fourth Geneva's Article 49 stating: "Individual or mass forcible transfers, as well as deportations of protected persons from occupied territory to the territory of the Occupying Power or to that of any other country, occupied or not, are prohibited, … [Read more...]

Jerusalem or Gaza – where is it worse to be Palestinian?

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Is it the isolation and insulation that Israel has imposed on Gaza, or the cynicism with which the decision makers continue to turn the population of East Jerusalem into welfare clients and slum dwellers, and then pride themselves of the national insurance payments they grant them? By Amira Hass* | Sabbah Report | Graduates of the Shin Bet security … [Read more...]

Israeli Zionists Shout ‘Hitler Was Right!’

On Friday 25-12-09, about 250 demonstrators (Israeli peace activists) were walking and drumming down Hanevi'im st. in Jerusalem, as part of a weekly non-violent demonstration against the occupation of Palestinian houses by Israeli settlers in the Palestinian Neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah (in East Jerusalem). These are some of the responses they encountered on the … [Read more...]

Danger: Popular struggle

By Amira Hass* | Sabbah Report | There is an internal document that has not been leaked, or perhaps has not even been written, but all the forces are acting according to its inspiration: the Shin Bet, Israel Defense Forces, Border Police, police, and civil and military judges. They have found the true enemy who refuses to whither away: The popular struggle … [Read more...]