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JNF set to approve plan that could lead to Palestinians’ eviction
August 5, 2021

Hagar Shezaf and Nir Hasson write in Haaretz on 5 August  2021: A new initiative by the Jewish National Fund (Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael) on registration of properties beyond the Green Line could lead to the eviction of Palestinians from their homes in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. JNF’s board of directors is set to […]


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Why does the JNF still exist?
July 15, 2021

Yaara Benger Alaluf writes in +972: Along with its iconic fundraising box, known as the “Blue Box,” one of the enduring symbols of the Jewish National Fund (JNF) is a 1930s children’s song by the Russian-born Jewish poet Yehoshua Friedman, titled “An Acre Here and an Acre There”: Let me tell you this my girl, […]


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JNF to vote on West Bank land purchases – even at isolated settlements
April 8, 2021

Hagar Shezaf, Allison Kaplan Sommer and Judy Maltz report in Haaretz on  7 April 2021: The management of the Jewish National Fund will vote Sunday on the controversial proposal that would allow it to buy land in the West Bank, even in areas of remote Jewish settlements. In February the JNF approved a policy change […]


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JNF’s new land grab drives wedge between Israel and liberal diaspora Jews
February 25, 2021

Lily Galili reports in Middle East Eye: Days before he made his long-awaited first call to Benjamin Netanyahu, Joe Biden will have had to acquaint himself with the latest issue driving a wedge between Israel and his nascent Democratic administration – not to mention the American Jewish diaspora. The Jewish National Fund, known in Hebrew […]


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JNF plan to expand settlements could ‘endanger its existence’ Jewish groups warn
February 18, 2021

Allison Kaplan Sommer reports in Haaretz on 15 February 2021: Warning bells are being sounded by world Jewry that a decision to formalize purchase of West Bank land to expand settlements by the Jewish National Fund will not only damage Israel’s international diplomatic relations but could also hurt its fundraising efforts to an extent that […]


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Biden shields Israel as JNF plans more colonial settlements
February 16, 2021

Tamara Nassar writes in Electronic Intifida 15 February 2021 Israel’s Jewish National Fund is reportedly planning to purchase privately owned Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank to expand Jewish-only settlements. The organization’s leadership approved the proposal on Sunday, which was reported in Israeli media days earlier. The board of directors is expected to make […]


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JNF and Kahanist Leader: Two Sides of the Same Coin

Odeh Bisharat writes in Haaretz, 15 February 2021, “Anyone who thinks that a Palestinian inhabitant of the occupied territories cares much whether he is uprooted by extremist Itamar Ben-Gvir or the Jewish National Fund, pride and joy of the Zionist vision, would be wrong. The Iraqi poet Muthaffar al-Nawab wrote: “The sheep cares not for […]


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Defund the WZO, Defund the JNF, Defund UIA, Defund JAFI
November 6, 2020

Anshel Pfeffer writes in Haaretz 06.11.2020 You may have been distracted in recent days and weeks by a minor political event in the United States, but the real action has been happening elsewhere. After a long and laborious process of elections around the world, the top jobs at the World Zionist Organization (WZO) and the […]


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Exclusive: Documents reveal decades of close cooperation between JNF and Elad
October 20, 2020

Uri Blau writes in +972, “The Sumarin family has long been a symbol for the struggle between Palestinians and Israeli settlers over the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan. Located next to Al-Aqsa Mosque and sharing a fence with the City of David, an archaeological site and Jewish tourist attraction, the Sumarin home has been the target of an eviction […]


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Facing international outcry, JNF reconsiders East Jerusalem family’s eviction
October 15, 2020

Nir Hasson reports in Haaretz on 12 October 2020: The KKL-Jewish National Fund has asked for a rehearing concerning long-standing eviction proceedings of a Palestinian family from their home in the Silwan neighborhood of East Jerusalem it won in July, following scathing criticism from the public and donors in Israel and abroad. The Sumreen [Sumarin] […]


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