Remembering Bassem Abu Rahma, murdered at demonstration in Bil’in, Palestine, last week » The Comment Factory On April the 17th, like any Friday afternoon for the last four years, the small village of Bil’in, north of Ramallah in the West Bank, was preparing for the usual demonstration against Israel’s annexation wall (some people call it apartheid wall or separation wall. The Israeli government refers to it as the security fence). The village of Bil’in has, since the mid-eighties, lost more than 60% of its land for the purpose of Israel’s growing settlements and the construction of the wall. The inhabitants of the village used to live mainly from agriculture and olive trees plantations but more and more, the people of Bil’in have to rely on the women to survive.
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Shabbat Shalom and Barry Shaw 5th November 2010 Remember, remember the fifth of November, Gunpowder treason and plot So the childrens song goes to remember Guy Fawkes gunpowder plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament on the 5th of November 1605 and the failed plot to bring the Catholics back into power. The world hasn't changed much, bombs are bigger and more lethal but religion is still the centre of everybody's war.
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Religion and State in Israel Religion and State in Israel Editor – Joel Katz Rabbi Weiss' iconoclasm has given other Orthodox leaders plenty of headaches, but perhaps his unwillingness to play along with an intolerable status quo is exactly what we need, given the stakes involved. Despite not seeing eye-to-eye with him, the council’s Executive Vice President, Rabbi Mark Dratch, has acknowledged that Rabbi Weiss is “person of integrity” and “a person who is committed to halachah.” The issue is Rabbi Weiss' refusal to be a spectator to the scandal of the rabbinate, a scandal that threatens Israeli-Diaspora relations and the unity of the Jewish People. The real embarrassment, though, is that the RCA cherishes a relationship with a religious body that has veered from its sacred mission, choosing to detach itself from, rather than embrace, the majority of the Jewish people.
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B'Tselem - The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories Khaled al-‘Azayzeh, a B’Tselem field researcher in the Gaza Strip, continues to bring us his personal Gaza: Last episode, I turned the camera inwards and looked at my home, my family, my local coffee shop. This time, we’ll go outside for a bit and visit my nephew Muamen. He and his friends are recent university graduates, but instead of finding jobs and joining the workforce, they’ve joined the most frustrated class of people in Gaza, the unemployed. Unemployment in Gaza among people under 30 is as high as 45%.
Love of the Land “But if none of these (Israeli military tactics) is permissible, what's left? Ah, but that's the point… What's left? Nothing. The whole point …is to deprive Israel of any legitimate form of self-defense. ..The world is tired of these troublesome Jews, six million - that number again - hard by the Mediterranean, refusing every invitation to national suicide. For which they are relentlessly demonized, ghettoized and constrained from defending themselves, even as the more committed anti-Zionists - Iranian in particular - openly prepare a more final solution.” Steve Apfel..
In 1948 nearly one million Jews lived in Arab lands. But In barely twenty years, they have become forgotten fugitives, expelled from their native lands, forgotten by history and where the victims themselves have hidden their fate under a cloak of silence.A people whom legend have always associated with “wandering” many of these Jews from Arab lands had lived there for thousands of years and accepted their fate, through good times and bad times. Personal stories of life as dhimmi (outsiders) in the Middle East and North Africa The Forgotten Refugees, a film about the Mass Exodus of Millions of North African and Middle Eastern Jews Buried beneath the headlines of the Middle East conflict is the nearly forgotten story of the region’s indigenous Jewish communities. The Forgotten Refugees – Jews Indigenous to the Middle East & North Africa |
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