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We provide links to articles we think will be of interest to our supporters, informing them of issues, events, debates and the wider context of the conflict. We are sympathetic to much of the content of what we post, but not to everything. The fact that something has been linked to here does not necessarily mean that we endorse the views expressed in it.

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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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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


Jerusalem Reality Tours


Refusenik and social activist Rotem Dan Mor

Come and See the Real Jerusalem…

Reality Tours introduce you to some of the key social realities of Jerusalem’s rich and diverse communities while allowing you to experience first-hand its beautiful places, stories, cultures and people.

On Rotem
I have been a social activist for many years, currently organising reality tours of Jerusalem exposing travelers and locals to what life is like for Israelis and Palestinians in Jerusalem. Email : phone  +972 (0)523634370

[For more on Rotem see Sarah Price's Refusing the occupation: an interview with Rotem Mor, The Electronic Intifada, 13 October 2010]

Jerusalem/Al Quds- Multi day Experience

Come get a deep, intimate, and well rounded picture of Jerusalem/Al Quds and its surroundings, including parts of nearby West Bank. On this multi (1-4) day encounter you will get to meet, stay with, learn about and experience the many layers of both Palestinian and Israeli society and the conflict that divide them.
Every Last Wed-Sat of the month
Next tour starting Wed. 26th- Sat 29th of May For More Info Click Here

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Silwan/City of David Tour

The village of Silwan resides on the outskirts of the Old city of Jerusalem alongside the streams and water canals leading up to the ancient city. It is located on the ancient ruins of the earliest known civilizations in the Jerusalem area, making it a vital center of archeological exploration. In recent years it has become a focal point of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as radical settlers have laid claim to the village land declaring it as the historical site of King David’s City. On our tour we will explore the fascinating story of Silwan, meet its residents and whiteness some of the difficult realities affecting people’s daily life in the village.

Every Wed. 9:00 from Zion Gate Old City (and on private request)
For more info click here


Jerusalem/Al Quds – Between East and West

Come explore what used to be the city’s border dividing East and West, Israelis and Palestinians. On the tour you will see, hear and experience the rich and fragile nature of Jerusalem’s people and places, so deeply connected and yet deeply divided.

Every Wed. 14:00, starting New Gate Café, Old City (and on private request)
For more info click here


Israeli Black Panthers Tour of Musrarz

The Israeli Black Panthers were one of the biggest protest groups in Israel history. Emerging from the borderline neighborhood of Musrara in the early 70s they quickly swept the country in social protest. On our tour we will uncover the roots of their important struggle in the place where it began, learn of its relevance to Israeli society and the Israeli-Arab conflict today, and discover the rich past, present and future of the Middle Eastern Jews.

Every last Friday of the month 10:30, starting AIC center West Jerusalem (and on private request)
For more info click here


Anata Bedouin tour and Home stay

Anata Is a large town located on the edge of the Jerusalem municipal boundary, at the entrance to the Judean Desert. The town is linked to the biblical Anatot, home of the prophet Jeremia. Nowadays it is home to a growing urban Palestinian population as well as Bedouins belonging to the Jahalin Bedouin tribe. Once nomadic, the Jahalin were expelled from the Israeli Negev in the 1950s after which they settled in the Judean desert. Living on the outskirts of Anata they are challenged by the temptations of modern life and the harsh difficulties of life under occupation. On our visit to the town we will visit Bedouin families, hear their stories and experience their unique cultural heritage.
**The Tour includes a specially prepared Bedouin mealHome stay every last Thursday of the month, private tours and home stays available on request
For More Info Click Here


Ma’ale Adumim Settlement and Surroundings
Ma’ale Adumim, 10 minutes East of Jerusalem, is the biggest Israeli settlement in the West Bank. The city sits at the entrance to the Judean Desert and is home to 40 000 Israelis. On our tour we will explore the settlement and its Palestinian surroundings, meet with locals and discuss its social, political and strategic role in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Whole Day tour every last Thursday of the month starting 9:30 Damascus Gate. Private tours on Request


East Jerusalem- Political Overview Tour

This tour is an introduction to the core issues affecting the lives of Palestinians and Israelis in East Jerusalem. It engages the difficult realities of life in East Jerusalem such as the wall, settlements, home demolitions, evacuations and more. Get a glimpse into real people’s life and a better understanding of the Israeli Palestinian conflict.***The tour requires transport
For more info click here


Taybe Village- Discover Christian Palestine

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