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Israel`s memorial built on desecrationSeth Freedman - The Guardian - "The best way to honour the Holocaust victims is to stop a Museum of Tolerance being built on a Muslim cemetery"25/4/2009
Articles and video clips on home demolitions and housing discrimination in JerusalemIsrael defies US and destroys Palestinian home - Ben Lynfield | The Independent** Video diary: Palestinian family resists eviction - 21 Apr 09 Link to Aljazeera youtube** Jerusalem - `unholy` for Palestinians - Link to youtube - Al-Jazeera | Dubai TV ** 16 April 2009: Security forces demolish house of family of perpetrator of attack in Jerusalem - B`Tselem 25/4/2009
Nobel laureate accuses Israel of `ethnic cleansing`AFP - Yahoo News - ""I believe the Israeli government policies are against international law, against human rights, against the dignity of the Palestinian people."" 22/4/2009
Ethnic cleansing, one home at a time Marcy Newman - EI - "Indeed, the Jaber family house is symbolic of the struggle to resist the ethnic cleansing practices of the Israeli colonial regime." 22/4/2009
Students to be required to visit Jerusalem Tamar Trabelsi-Hadad - Ynet - ""As part of the education to values it is important to strengthen the bond between the next generation and the capital of the people of Israel and their roots," said Sa`ar." 22/4/2009
Security stepped up in Jerusalem on fears of riotsAFP - Yahoo News - ""We have orders not to allow anyone in," an officer said." 17/4/2009
Israeli police to bar Palestinians 50 years old or less to enter the Al Aqsa mosque ThursdaySaed Bannoura - IMEMC& Agencies - As extremist right wing Israeli groups are planning to flock to the Al Aqsa mosque, the Israeli police decided that barring Palestinians less than 50 years old from entering the mosque, is the way to deal with the issue. 16/4/2009
Police Kill Palestinian Motorist Who Injured Them at Roadblock ISABEL KERSHNER - The New York Times - Though the Dweikat family appealed against the demolition of their home, an Israeli court ruled a few weeks ago that an upper part of the two-story family compound, where Hussam Dweikat resided, should be demolished, and that a storefront and some rooms at ground level should be sealed. The judge argued that the measure was meant to deter others and was “imperative to curb terrorist activities.”9/4/2009
Israeli police kill Palestinian Agencies - Aljazeera - "Israeli officials said the demolitions were needed to stop the spate of apparent attacks, but human rights groups have called them collective punishment." 8/4/2009
The very eye of the storm Akiva Eldar - Haaretz - Silwan, which the Israeli authorities call the City of David or Kfar Hashiloah, lies in the heart of the "holy basin" surrounding the Old City. Here is where Jewish-Palestinian struggles over houses, religion and culture are steadily multiplying: Right-wing organizations keep taking over yet another building and another site, sometimes with the municipality`s assistance; straw men tempt Palestinians into selling their homes; petitions to the Supreme Court come on the heels of allegations of libel; archaeologists clash over these organizations` control of antiquities` sites in the area; and the police try to undermine every official Palestinian activity, including cultural ones4/4/2009
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Israel`s Illegal Annexation Of East JerusalemStephen Lendman - Countercurrents - Along with continued home demolitions, expanding the Ma`aleh Adumin settlement into area E1 threatens to completely encircle the city with Jewish settlements and split the West Bank in two. Once the Separation Wall is completed, East Jerusalem will be isolated physically, politically, commercially and socially. With justification, Palestinians fear that Israel will "get away with it," seriously erode any chance for peace, and radicalize "the hitherto relatively quiescent " East Jerusalem population. 2/4/2009
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