In 1967 Israel ordered the razing of Emmaus (the site where the Bible says the resurrected Jesus broke bread with two of his disciples). Israeli soldiers forced the inhabitants to trek for days to refuge – 22 people & an infant died. Israel then built its famous Canada Park on the location. This was part of a long pattern of Israeli attacks on Christian sites… (see video)
Israel severely restricts Orthodox Easter celebration in Jerusalem
Anti-Christian hate crimes in Jerusalem have been soaring since Israel’s new extremist government took over – Easter is one of many targets by the government and Jewish radicals. (One priest has been spat on more than 90 times so far in 2023)
Israeli Army Shoots and Kills Two Palestinians, Withholds Bodies
The deaths of So’oud al-Titi and Mohammad Abu Thera’ bring the number of Palestinians killed in April to eight; Israel has killed 95 Palestinians in 2023 (plus 3 more who died indirectly).
Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian Youth, Injure Two Young Men
Palestinian teen Mohammad Fayez Balhan was killed Monday by Israeli soldiers as they raided a refugee camp. Israel has taken nearly 100 Palestinian lives so far this year; Palestinians have killed 16 Israelis.
Labs of Oppression, Part Three: Palestinians as an “obstacle”
In Part Three of the in-depth article from the Intercept on Israel’s decades-long campaign to rid the land of Palestinians, read about the current situation under Israel’s extremist government, and Israel’s ruthless efforts to evict Palestinian Bedouin inside Israel from their historic land and lifestyle.
Israeli police caught lying about a Palestinian they gunned down (VIDEO)
Jerusalem is carpeted with surveillance cameras, supposedly for the protection of Israeli civilians from “terrorists.” In some cases, it works instead to protect Israeli soldiers from charges of excessive force as they needlessly kill Palestinians.
Labs of Oppression, Part Two: “settler violence = state violence”
In Part Two of the in-depth article from the Intercept on Israel’s decades-long campaign against Palestinians, read about how the Israeli military partners with settlers, using harassment, violence, and clandestine moves, to control Palestinian land. Palestinians are left with noncontiguous “Bantustans,” where they are still unable to live in peace.
Israeli police raid Al Aqsa mosque compound, beat and arrest hundreds of Palestinian worshipers
In a brutal show of force Tuesday night, Israeli police stormed Al Aqsa mosque, arresting at least 400 worshipers and causing havoc and destruction during the holy month of Ramadan.
Labs of Oppression, Part One: Masafer Yatta
The Intercept recently featured an in-depth article describing Israel’s decades-long campaign of discrimination and violence against Palestinians – in a way that begins to capture the magnitude of the injustice. The many forms of mistreatment require a lengthy article. IAK has broken it into four manageable parts which we will release over the next several days.
In Part One, read about the case of the hamlets of Masafer Yatta, where Israeli policy is trying to force Palestinians to leave – either by discriminatory legislation or intimidation and violence.
Book Review: “The State of Israel vs The Jews”
Sylvain Cypel’s book is a violent indictment of the Jewish homeland & its growing embrace of apartheid. The author is a prominent French newspaper editor & foreign correspondent who lived in Israel for 12 years, trained there to be a youth movement leader & served in a paratroop brigade