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Israeli settlers: Patriots or invaders?

Israeli settlers: Patriots or invaders?

A UN report says Israeli settlements violate human rights and could be prosecuted as war crimes, but many Israeli settlers consider themselves patriots. So what hope is there for peace in the Middle East?In a country where settlers are now one of the biggest and strongest political movements, Dani Dayan, a Netanyahu advisor and the outgoing chairman of the Yesha (Settlers) Council, says there is no two-state solution to the conflict and that he is happy with the status quo.Dayan…

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Photo of the Day

Photo of the Day

Spoof of ADL ad justifying attack on Gaza goes viral. Source. Photo of the Day is an Israeli Watch feature which offers a photograph on a day, and calls it “Photo of the Day”. This is not to imply that this is a regular feature, nor that this photo is truly the mother of all photos for the day in question. Usual disclaimers apply.

Ilan Pappé: “The Zionist goal from the very beginning was to have as much of Palestine as possible with as few Palestinians in it as possible”

Ilan Pappé: “The Zionist goal from the very beginning was to have as much of Palestine as possible with as few Palestinians in it as possible”

Interesting section of an interview with scholar Ilan Pappe: The Palestinians in Israel are discriminated on 3 levels. The first is legal. By law, the fact that you are Palestinian means that you have fewer rights than a Jew. The most important law in this regard is the law on land ownership. According to the Israeli law, the land in Israel belongs to the Jewish people and them only. As a non-Jew, you are not allowed to trade or to…

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Hackers target Israeli government websites

Hackers target Israeli government websites

Hacking group Anonymous announced that they have launched an operation with intent of “erasing Israel from cyberspace”. Their modus operandi is to target Israeli websites and online services by either defacement or DDOS (denial of service) attacks in order to disrupt them. The following is their official statement regarding their #OperationIsrael declaration.