|Go to Hell, Leftist’ and Other Jerusalem Day Slogans||Leanne Gale - The Forward - Growing up at the Solomon Schechter Day
School of Long Island, I have fond memories of Jerusalem Day. We
celebrated every year with school-wide assemblies and dances. Today, I
know better. In The March of Flags on Jerusalem Day thousands of
ultranationalist Jewish celebrants march through the Muslim Quarter,
waving flags and chanting racist slogans and incitement to violence. ||31/5/2014|
|Israeli Archaeological Narratives as an Instrument of Land Grabbing : The Control of Jerusalem||Beth Staton - Global research - Many Israeli archaeologists, Haaretz reports, are deeply critical of colleagues who “hold a spade in one hand and a bible in the other” as they scramble to verify biblical events throughout the holy land. In Jerusalem, archaeology is rarely a neutral practice – and its use has a profound impact on people’s perception of the past and their experience of the present.-rh
|East Jerusalem 2014 – By the Numbers||ACRI - Ahead of Jerusalem Day, marked in Israel this Tuesday, 27 May 2014, The Association for Civil Rights in Israel presents you with up-to-date facts and figures on the life of Palestinians in Jerusalem, detailing the effects that the Israeli policies have on their basic rights.-rh||28/5/2014|
|Jerusalem holy site torched following papal visit||Reuters and Israel Hayom Staff -
Israel Hayom -
"Fire set by a suspected arsonist damaged a guest book at a Jerusalem holy site marking the location of Jesus` Last Supper, in an attack on Monday that occurred several hours after Pope Francis had visited the site." - id
|Knesset member withdraws Temple Mount bill amid warnings||Mazal Mualem -
"When Labor Party Knesset member Yehiel (Hilik) Bar joined Likud Knesset member Miri Regev in sponsoring a bill granting freedom of movement, religion and worship on the Temple Mount to Jews and Arabs alike, he knew the initiative would not pass quietly. But it seems he underestimated its explosiveness and the extent of the commotion it would cause." ca
|IOF demolishes several Palestinian shops in Occupied Jerusalem||PNN -
Palestine News Network -
"The IOF raided the neighborhood and closed the main entrances to it, before demolishing the shops. He added that so far the Israeli army has demolished two shops, and at the moment they are evacuating others, in order to demolish them." - id
|Postcard from... Jerusalem ||Ben Lynfield--From the way the coffee is ground (with cardamom) to the literary gatherings in Arabic, to the graffiti on buildings, Salah al-Din Street, the main artery of East Jerusalem is an Arab street. Palestinians hope it could one day become the main drag of the capital of the independent state of Palestine. dn||18/5/2014|
|15 Palestinians injured in East Jerusalem clashes||Ma`an - Israeli forces fired tear gas canisters and stun grenades at the entrance to the East Jerusalem neighborhood after locals organized a demonstration to protest the killing of two Palestinian youths during a Nakba Day rally on Thursday.
In Silwan, a local community center said undercover Israeli forces detained 10-year-old Said Abu Nab and teenagers Muhammad and Fayez al-Abbasi, without providing further details.
|14 more arrested as Israeli army intensifies arrest campaign in Kafr Qaddum||International Solidarity Movement - Nablus Team - 35 jeeps and about 100 soldiers, they entered houses to arrest people, while harassing the residents.
During the night raid, some of the villagers tried to prevent the arbitrary arrests. The Israeli army responded by shooting tear gas canisters and stun grenades, consequently clashes erupted between the invading Israeli forces and youths from the village.-rh
|Israeli forces, students clash at Al-Quds university||Ma`an News Agency - "Clashes broke out in Abu Dis on Monday after Israeli forces raided the town to repair a hole made by local activists in the separation wall, local officials said" [ry]||12/5/2014|
|For Pope Francis` visit to the Holy Land||L’Osservatore Romano -
"Nine days of special prayer have been organized in preparation for Pope Francis` pastoral visit to the Holy Land from 24 to 26 May. According to the website of the Patriarchate of Jerusalem for Latins, the Jerusalemite Churches and Christian communities from 24-26 May will spiritually prepare and support the Pope`s pilgrimage and his meeting with the Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew, which will take place in the holy city. " ca
|Catholic Church Demands Israel Stop Hate Attacks||Chris Carlson -
Hebrew-language graffiti reading "Death to Arabs and Christians and those who hate Israel" was daubed over offices of the Assembly of Bishops at the Notre Dame center, on Monday, according to the church. "The Notre Dame center is the property of the Holy See and this provocation comes two weeks before Pope Francis` visit to the Holy Land and Jerusalem," the Latin patriarchate stated via its website." ca
|Netanyahu Says Talmud Will be the Basis of Israeli Law||Chris Carlson -
"Right-wing news site Arutz 7 reports that Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu spoke, on Wednesday evening, with the head of the haredi (Jewish ultra-orthodox) division of the Likud, Yaakov Vider, saying that the law he intends to submit, defining Israel as the nation state of the Jewish people, will include a clause stating that Israeli law will be based on the Torah and Jewish tradition." ca||9/5/2014|
|‘We are not second class citizens, we are fifth class citizens’: Interview with Educational Bookshop owner Mahmoud Muna||Pamela Rillon - Mondoweiss - In Israel/Palestine if you are an Arab, you are going to be classified in general in four different categories. You can be either a citizen of Israel (the ones that remained within the Israel borders when Israel was founded in 1948); you can be a resident of Jerusalem (Palestinians that became part of Israel, when Israel occupied the city after the Six Days War of 1967). You can be a Palestinian of the West Bank and in the last place of the pyramid a Palestinian from Gaza.-rh||7/5/2014|
|New yeshiva to open in East Jerusalem||Reuters - Ynet - Otzmat Yerushalayim, which includes sleeping quarters and could house as many as 300 young Jews, is the first Jewish housing venture on Saladin Street, a main shopping thoroughfare across from the walled Old City.
Palestinians and Israeli critics worry the placement of the yeshiva in such a central location is asking for trouble in East Jerusalem, which has stayed largely trouble-free in recent years compared to the Gaza Strip and West Bank, and which Palestinians hope will be the capital of a future state. [bz]||6/5/2014|
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