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Sheikh Jarrah

The Rule of Illegal Law in Israel: Another Upcoming Eviction in East Jerusalem

Moriel Rothman-Zecher | Posted 02.25.2013 | World
Moriel Rothman-Zecher

Why should Israeli Jews be allowed to use documents from before 1948 to reclaim ownership of houses lived in by Palestinians for decades when there are thousands of Palestinian refugees with pre-1948 ownership documents who are not even allowed to visit their old homes?

In Israel, the revolution has already begun

Bradley Burston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

People often ask why, at a time when revolutionary fervor has seized nation after nation here in the Middle East, no revolt has yet begun in my countr...

Under the Pretense of Law

Ir Amim | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ir Amim

For over a year the Gawi, Kurd, and Hanun families have been sitting on the side-walk opposite the houses from which they were evicted, watching the settlers treating their former houses as their own.

The United States of Crazy in Israel-Palestine

Bradley Burston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

In their goals and in their view of governance, Hamas, Kahanists and Haredim have much in common. Why not just let them run the Holy Land?

Tea Party Jews: Betraying the U.S. and Israel at the Same Time

Bradley Burston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

In his recklessness and tunnel vision, Jerusalem mayor Nir Barkat is undermining the very legitimacy of Israel at a time when Israel can least afford it.

Declare Independence. Free Israel. End the Occupation.

Bradley Burston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

Occupation is an ugly word. That is why people who support the idea of a Jewish state should use the term. Because, on this, Israel's 62nd independence day, the Occupation has to be identified for what it has become: Israel's worst enemy.

Deporting Gandhi from Palestine

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamal Dajani

Now that Israel has almost completed its "Separation Wall", it wants to build a "Wall of Silence" and control the flow of information and limit the presence of foreign-born eyewitnesses.

How United Is Jerusalem? A Tour of Palestinian Neighborhoods and Israeli Settlements

Ir Amim | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ir Amim

The recent clashes in East Jerusalem, though limited in scope and duration, are forcing us again to question the presentation of Jerusalem as a united city.

Rebranding Israel as a State Headed for Fascism

Bradley Burston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

No one knows fascism better than Israelis. They are schooled, drilled in the history, the mechanics, the horrendous potential of fascist regimes. Israelis know fascism when they see it. In others.

Biden Was Here. Now What?

Tom Pfingsten | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tom Pfingsten

Last Saturday, as Sheikh Jarrah's orthodox Jews observed the Sabbath, an easy-going music teacher blinked his lazy blue eyes and said he intends to make a weekly walk until Israel's eviction orders are overturned.

City on a Hill: Can the US Provide a Model for Israel?

Diane Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Diane Winston

It's not surprising that the American press tells the region's complicated story through the testosterone-packed, macro-politics of Israeli-American diplomacy.

Joe Biden, East Jerusalem and a Religiously Divided Israel

Steven Gerber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Steven Gerber

A small, but vocal, segment of Israeli Jews has asserted its view of Judaism - one in which the most important overriding concern is that God gave the Land of Israel to the Jewish people.

Dear Mom, I Can Criticize Israel and Still Be Jewish

Levi Felix | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Levi Felix

Dear Mom -- I still love Jerusalem. I'm still Jewish. However, I am not proud of a country that calls itself a democracy when it truly does not believe in freedom of speech or equality.

God Dammit, I was Spat on by The Chosen People.

Brooke Dean | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Brooke Dean

As I've been traveling these last few months, I knew I would probably be disrespected in some way. I did not, however, expect in a million years to be spat on by a religious Jew in Israel.

The Other Israeli Siege

Ami Kaufman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ami Kaufman

What seems to have slipped under the radar overseas is a siege of a totally different kind: the siege on Israeli democracy itself.

Why are Israelis Demonstrating in Sheikh Jarrah?

Ir Amim | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ir Amim

Over the last few weeks, a coalition of Israeli organizations and many private citizens have protested against the eviction of Palestinian families from their homes in Sheikh Jarrah.

Despite Police Threats, East Jerusalem Protests Continue

Mya Guarnieri | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mya Guarnieri

In Sheikh Jarrah, more than 300 Palestinians, internationals, and Israeli activists continued their protests over the evictions of Palestinian families in East Jerusalem.

Former Knesset Speaker Avraham (Avrum) Burg Joins the Sheikh Jarrah Protests

Hagai El-Ad | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hagai El-Ad

Sheikh Jarrah -- an East Jerusalem neighborhood where Jewish settlers, backed by the Israeli courts, are gradually displacing Palestinian residents -- is "turning into a powder keg," says the former Speaker of the Knesset.

Sheikh Jarrah: A Case of Systemic Injustice

Ir Amim | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ir Amim

On a sunny afternoon, Dina Goldstein and I hail a cab in downtown Jerusalem on our way to the Palestinian neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah in Northeast Jerusalem.

Dangerous Developments in East Jerusalem

Ir Amim | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ir Amim

Israel is becoming an arena for unchecked action by extremist groups that acquire properties by questionable means, operate private police forces with State funding, and seek confrontation with the Palestinian population.

Does "Urging Israel" Amount to "Change We Can Believe In"?

Ahmed Shihab-Eldin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ahmed Shihab-Eldin

Expressing disappointment and calling on Israel not to repeat its actions is ineffective, so when will America's policy change from a slap on the wrist to a handcuff to international law?