Umm al-Hiran and Amona: A tale of two evacuated villages
- Avi Issacharoff آفي يسسخاروف אבי יששכרוף
Watching the Amona evacuation, with its unarmed police and efforts to reach a deal with settlers, residents of the Bedouin village of Umm al-Hiran ask why such consideration wasn’t afforded them as well
A Bedouin family sits in the ruins ...
I, Too, Was Branded an Enemy of the State
- Ana Camusso
Recalling the hasty departure from our beloved, liberal Argentina, I think of Yakub Abu al-Kiyan leaving in his vehicle, perhaps to avoid seeing his home destroyed again.
One of the houses demolished in the Bedouin village of Umm al-Hiran, ...
Despicable terrorist? Bedouin village in Israel's south mourns a beloved teacher
- Gideon Levy جدعون ليفي גדעון לוי
No one in Umm al-Hiran believes Yakub Musa Abu al-Kiyan, a father of 13, intentionally ran over a police officer; residents remember his calls against violence: 'Let them demolish the house, only let no one be hurt.'
Residents look at the remains ...
‘Here we are neither dead nor alive, we are suspended’: Gaza copes with a state of perpetual crisis
- Ahmed Alkabariti أحمد الكباريتي
Five years ago the United Nations made one of the most shocking declarations about the future of the Gaza strip, it will no longer be “a liveable place” by the year 2020. Since then a series of foreign delegations and press conferences from ...
Protests continue against corruption in Romania
- Peter Schwarz
Tens of thousands have been taking to the streets each day in Romania to protest against a relaxation of anti-corruption laws.
On Tuesday evening, the government used an emergency decree to implement legal changes protecting corrupt politicians from ...
Haneen Zoabi: 'Israel is the only country not shocked by or afraid of Trump'
- Harriet Sherwood
The Israeli-Palestinian politician campaigns for women’s rights and against attacks on minorities. She explains why the US president has so much in common with Benjamin Netanyahu
Zoabi, 47, was the first Israeli-Palestinian woman to be ...
NYC: The Bodega Strike Against Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration
- Rozina Ali روزینہ علی
On Thursday (Feb.2), thousands of Yemeni-Americans turned out at a rally in Brooklyn, outside Borough Hall, to protest President Trump’s anti-Muslim travel ban. Seemingly every person in the crowd had a story to tell about how the ban affected ...
Maryland moves to permanently ban fracking
- Alexandra Jacobo
23 politicians are co-sponsoring the fracking ban, which already has the support of nearly half of the state senate.
Maryland currently has a two-year moratorium on fracking, but if all goes well, the ban could become permanent.
Lawmakers in Maryland ...
Torture, Israeli-style - as described by the interrogators themselves
- Chaim Levinson חיים לוינסון
Slaps were the first method that N. listed. He said the force used is moderate, but the goal is to hurt sensitive organs like the nose, ears, brow and lips.
An actor is seen demonstrating the " "Banana b'kiseh,"" method, aka the ...
How the Liberalization of the Left Led to the Rise of the Far-Right
- Neil Clark
The 2008 financial crash, brought about largely by the greed and recklessness of very wealthy bankers, ought have been a great opportunity for the political left. But instead, as popular opposition to elite-friendly globalization grew, it was the ...