Ha’aretz’s correspondent covered the story of the city’s unification after the Six-Day War. Fifty years later he revisits the dramatic decision that changed the face of the Middle East. He reports that this critical act, which for 50 years has prevented peace, was not a result of strategic planning or motivated by existential national need…
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Israel destroys Palestinian nature reserve, uproots 10,000 trees
The 98-acre reserve had been part of the Greening Palestine project organized by the Palestinian Ministry of Agriculture…
Heart-wrenching firsthand account of Israeli water criminality
Israeli water policy is diabolical: the water table beneath the West Bank is being siphoned off by Israel and rationed to Palestinian farmers, sold at exorbitant prices; Israeli soldiers destroy water pipes and greenhouses; Israel walls off the Jordan River itself from Palestinian use; and water is piped away from refugee camps into illegal settlements.
Amid all this injustice, Palestinians carry on with patience and dignity. To exist is to resist.
Israeli army orders Jordan Valley farmers to evacuate land in order to raze it
Israel is methodically clearing the Jordan Valley of Palestinians, most recently by illegally expelling Palestinian farmers with the intent of destroying their crops.