Sheikh Jarrah campaign in the Israeli press

March 8, 2010

sheikhjarrahA series of articles has focused on the remarkable development of the campaign against the eviction of Palestinian residents of the East Jerusalem district of Sheikh Jarrah.

The Jerusalem Post says thousands protested on Saturday evening after Israeli courts override police refusal to grant permission for the demonstration.

Ynet profiles the Israeli campaigners, (Hebrew original) suggesting it represents a renaissance of the left. Coteret has the English translation.

Gush Shalom/Activestills have the photos.

(Detailed background can be found here, from the AIC and here, from Ir Imim – whose home page also has a downloadable PDF.)

Haaretz has former Knesset speaker Avram Burg’s grim take on the situation.

Last, but by no means least, the ever excellent Magnes Zionist – who picked up on the significance of the Sheikh Jarrah campaign and campaigners weeks ago.

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