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The BEDOUIN

We have posted more than 30 articles on The Bedouin of the Naqab/Negev over the last three years

See the JfJfP briefing note on Bedouin Palestinians of the Naqab and download our 2013 leaflet on the Prawer plan
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Did you know?



Settlements Generate Virtually No Economic Activity
"A recent Israeli government report estimated there are…$250 million in annual exports — [only] 0.55 percent of the national total — from the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights, territories the international community generally considers illegally occupied."
Jodi Rodoren cited by Richard Silverstein, 22 Jan 2014

Daily acts of violence committed by Jewish Israeli citizens against West Bank Palestinians
"These incidents — now particularly heightened during the olive harvest season — are not the aberration from the norm, but a regular feature of life in the occupied West Bank. In 2012, over 7,500 Palestinian olive trees were destroyed. In the 5-year period between 2007 and 2011, there was a 315 percent increase in settler violence."
Mairav Zonszein, Israel Must Stop Settler Violence, 8 November 2013
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Police impunity
After their own investigations establishing a prima facie violation, Btselem has lodged over 280 complaints of alleged police violence in the oPt since the start of the second Intifada: "we are aware of only 12 indictments" Btselem April 2013
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Runners in the first ever Bethlehem Marathon were forced to run two laps of the same course on Sunday 21 April 2013, as Palestinians were unable to find a single stretch of free land that is 26 miles long in Area A, where the PA has both security and civil authority. See Marathon report
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30th March, land day.
On 30 March 1976, thousands of Palestinians living as a minority in Israel mounted a general strike and organised protests against Israeli government plans to expropriate almost 15,000 acres of Palestinian land in the Galilee.The Israeli government, led by prime minister Yitzhak Rabin and defence minister Shimon Peres, sent in the army to break up the general strike. The Israeli army killed six unarmed Palestinians, wounded hundreds and arrested hundreds more, including political activists. All were citizens of Israel.
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* Out of 103 investigations opened in 2012 into alleged offences committed by Israeli soldiers in the occupied territories, not a single indictment served to date
Yesh Din, 3 Feb 2013
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* In total, out of an area of 1.6 million dunams in the Jordan Valley, Israel has seized 1.25 million − some 77.5 percent − where Palestinians are forbidden to enter.
Haaretz editorial, 4 Feb 2013
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The interparliamentary coalition for combatting antisemitism (ICCA) /2

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A report on the Jewish People Policy Planning Institute website:
Responding to mounting signs of a resurgence of aggressive antisemitism in Europe and elsewhere, the British government recently hosted an unusual gathering to discuss ways of fighting the threat. Known as the London Conference on Combating Antisemitism, the mid-February gathering brought together 125 members of parliaments from 40 nations for two days of emotional calls to action, along with scholarly analyses of what speakers called “the new antisemitism.” [...]

The interparliamentary coalition for combatting antisemitism (ICCA) /1

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Dear Lord Malloch-Brown

You face an important challenge tomorrow when you address the second day of the inaugural conference of the interparliamentary coalition for combatting antisemitism (ICCA), which the FCO is hosting in London…
It’s disappointing that the conference agenda appears to fudge the vexed question of the link between criticism of Israel and antisemitism. [...]

Newsletter 24 Feb 2009

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Just two articles today: 1. Antony Lerman An open letter on antisemitism. Thoughts for Lord Malloch-Brown when he addresses the interparliamentary coalition for combatting antisemitism. 2. Conor Foley, Both sides of Israel’s story. Israeli blogger Seth Freedman shows us that dialogue is about both listening and talking in his book Can I Bring My Own […]

Newsletter 08 Feb 2009

0 8 / F e b r u a r y / 2 0 0 9 Israelis and Palestinians: two peoples, one future Summary A: General – information and action 1. Next JfJfP signatories meeting, 15 February 2. Psychologists for Social Responsibility (PsySR), Israel 3. American Jewish statement against Israel’s war on Palestine – a […]

Newsletter 02 Feb 2009

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0 2 / F e b r u a r y / 2 0 0 9 Israelis and Palestinians: two peoples, one future This mailout contains A: Some forthcoming events B: Areas for action C: Selected reading N.B. If you complained to the BBC about their decision not to show the DEC appeal, they are […]