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A few weeks after the start of the Iraq war in 2003, I talked to a senior editor at The Sydney Morning Herald and asked her why there were basically no Iraqi voices in the paper, either for or against the conflict. “I never thought of that”, she replied.Continue reading …
The Israeli airstrikes over the past three days have killed 18 and injured 57 in Gaza. The new deaths followed an early Saturday morning strike by Israeli forces on southern Gaza strip which killed three members of Hamas group and injured dozens, according to Israeli military and Palestinian medics.Continue reading …
The Palestinian authority has been pushing over the past few months to gain support for the official recognition of an independent Palestinian state. Israel is falling under pressures of an approaching United Nations vote next September.Continue reading …
Louis Theroux spends time with a small and very committed subculture of ultra-nationalist Jewish settlers.
He discovers a group of people who consider it
their religious and political obligation to populate
some of the most sensitive and disputed areas of the West Bank, especially those with a spiritual significance dating back to the Bible.
Throughout his journey, Louis gets close to the people
most involved with driving the extreme end of the Jewish
settler movement – finding them warm, friendly,
humorous, and deeply troubling.
Louis Theroux spends time with ultra-nationalist Jewish
settlers and discovers a small, but very committed
On a hilltop in the Northern West Bank, not far from the
large Palestinian city of Nablus, I met 17-year-old Yair
A part-time labourer and student, Yair’s home was a
makeshift canvas-covered structure, only slightly more
solid than a tent, which he shared with three other
young men. The bed was a tangled mess of sheets, in the
style of a conventional teenager’s, and hung around the
dwelling were posters – though not of pop groups, but of
favourite rabbis. Outside, in the neighbouring lots, was
a scattering of fifteen or so caravans and trailers –
the outpost of Havat Gilad.
Like the settlements up and down the West Bank, Havat
Gilad is illegal under international law. It lies miles
inside the territory won by Israel in the 1967 war and
the vast majority of the surrounding population is
Palestinian. But Havat Gilad is also illegal under
Israeli law. Electricity comes from a generator. Water
is trucked in.
Yair moved up to Havat Gilad a couple of years ago. On a
tour around the hilltop, I asked him why he’d decided to
make his life in this ramshackle encampment, at the end
of a dirt road, on an inhospitable hilltop among Arab
“If we’re not here there’s a [Palestinian] city and we
don’t want another [Palestinian] city,” he said.
What, I wondered, would be so bad about another
“Because it’s my land! It’s the land of Israel. It’s not the land of Palestinians.”
Yair’s beliefs are shared by a hardcore religious nationalist fringe of Jewish Israelis who have chosen to make their home up and down the West Bank and in East Jerusalem. They say that those areas belong by right to the Jewish people – a title claim based mainly on the bible.
The fact that there are ten times as many Arabs as there are Jews in the West Bank, with their own dreams of a national homeland, they regard as a side- issue.Continue reading …
Egypt Air has removed Israel from its destination map and no longer recognises its borders. It caused chaos for Israelis wanting to travel after they could not locate their illegal nation, instead they found the borders of Jordan to be stretched.Continue reading …
Timing is everything when waging war “by way of deception,” the motto that has long guided Israeli war-planners. When waging war from the shadows, Zionist war-planners concentrate their efforts on key variables.Continue reading …
As Russian-made jets dropped more bombs on the city of Ras Lanouf, rebel leaders in their stronghold to the east of Benghazi were not panicking. While true that the airstrikes were not causing major damage to the city or rebel positions, they have seemingly halted the advance of the young and disorganized anti-government forces.Continue reading …
Saudi Arabia was yesterday drafting up to 10,000 security personnel into its north-eastern Shia Muslim provinces, clogging the highways into Dammam and other cities with busloads of troops in fear of next week’s “day of rage” by what is now called the “Hunayn Revolution”.Continue reading …
After weeks of internal debate on how to respond to uprisings in the Arab world, the Obama administration is settling on a Middle East strategy: help keep longtime allies who are willing to reform in power, even if that means the full democratic demands of their newly emboldened citizens might have to wait.Continue reading …
As the defectors from the Libyan army organize the weapons they have recovered from Muammar Gaddafi’s strongholds in the region, thousands of Libyan men are volunteering to join the soldiers in a possible attack on Tripoli to oust Gaddafi from power.Continue reading …
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