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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
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
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
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.
* 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
* 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


Pictorial guide to antisemitism and its abuse

See also Drawing the line: cartoons and antisemitism

See point 12 below

17-Point Guide To Anti-Semitism And Its Abuse

By Eli Valley, Daily Beast,
January 30, 2013

1. This is an Anti-Semitic image.


Image from ‘Les 100 plus belles Images de l’Affaire Dreyfus’ by Raymond Bachollet



2. This is an Anti-Semitic image.


Scan from ‘The Way Jews Lived: Five Hundred Years of Printed Words and Images,’ by Constance Harris



3. This is an Anti-Semitic Image.


Image from ‘Les 100 plus belles Images de l’Affaire Dreyfus’ by Raymond Bachollet



4. This is an image critical of Benjamin Netanyahu’s policies in the West Bank.


Gerald Scarfe, Sunday Times



5. This is Jewish historical trauma.


Scan from ‘The Way Jews Lived: Five Hundred Years of Printed Words and Images,’ by Constance Harris



6. This is an exploitation of Jewish historical trauma.





7. This image will not lead to Anti-Semitism.


Gerald Scarfe, Sunday Times



8. This image might lead to Anti-Semitism.


Eli Valley



9. This is excruciatingly painful Jewish memory.


AP Photo



10. This is abuse of excruciatingly painful Jewish memory.





11. This is a bewildering tweet.





12. This is an Anti-Semitic tweet.





13. This is what the leader of the ADL said about the image criticizing Israeli policies in the West Bank.


Ariel Jerozolimski, modified by Eli Valley



14. This is what the leader of the ADL said about an Oscar-nominated Israeli film criticizing Israeli policies in the West Bank.


Ariel Jerozolimski, modified by Eli Valley



15. This is Jewish horror.


AP Photo



16.  This is Jewish comedy.





17.  Meanwhile, this remains.


Eli Valley




Eli Valley is Artist in Residence at The Forward.  He is currently finishing his first novel.  His website is and he tweets @elivalley.


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