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Film review: A documentary explores Israeli attitudes to the Nakba Lisa Goldman - +972 "Her search for more information led her to the Israeli NGO Zochrot, which documents destroyed Palestinian villages and towns in an effort to raise awareness of the dispossession of 1948. Ultimately, she decided to make a documentary film about the subject, and how it is viewed by Israeli society." ca29/11/2013
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What the EU settlement `compromise` will mean on the groundMichael Omer-Man - +972 - "For the first time in decades, a serious debate has started among local elites about what isolation the occupation could cause Israel.… This national conversation – long overdue – is more important than anything in the guidelines themselves." 27/11/2013
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Why did prosecutors sit on a Palestinian boy`s killing for 14 months?Yossi Gurvitz, Yesh Din - +972 - Yusuf Fahri Mussa Ahleil, aged 16, was shot and killed on January 28, 2011, probably by a settler. The state took 14 months to appoint a prosecutor to the case25/11/2013
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UN: Israel settlement building hurting peace talksAssociated Press - Ynet - "Unless Israel prevents settlement construction, other `negative developments,` chances of ending Israel-PA conflict peacefully might be ` irreparably damaged.`" - id 20/11/2013
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High Court orders state to demolish outpost homes on private Palestinian property Tovah Lazaroff - The Jerusalem Post - Court chastises state for dragging feet on outposts; state has 6 months to raze homes in Givat Assaf, Mizpe Yitzhar and Ma`aleh Rehavam19/11/2013
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Land expropriation in the South Hebron Hills Nina Castro - AIC - "The size of the outposts increase in subtle ways, with, for example, the planting of a few trees, followed by preventing the Palestinian landowners’ access to the area, and the eventual takeover of the land after a few years. Another method is the construction of a small storage space that slowly transforms into a residency. One of the most common methods for land expropriation however, is violence […] Settlements and outposts are not the only reason of the expropriation of land. In 1980s the Israeli authorities declared most of the area of Masafer Yatta […] a closed military zone, so called `Firing Zone 918`, which placed 14 Palestinian communities under threat of eviction"19/11/2013
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From revenge attacks to demolition threats: A week in photos - November 7-13ActiveStills - +972 "Khaled Abed a-Rahman Dar Khalil inspects the damage inside his house which was set on fire overnight by suspected Jewish extremists in an apparent revenge attack on November 14, 2013 in Sinjil, a village in the West Bank, northeast of Ramallah. Five Palestinian children suffered from smoke inhalation after the attackers torched the family house and spray-painted the words, ‘Regards from Eden, Revenge!’ in Hebrew on a wall outside the house, referring the the Israeli solider that wall killed the day before by a Palestinian youth. (photo: Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)" ca15/11/2013
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Violent Hebron outpost expands at `phenomenal` rateCharlie Hoyle - Ma`an News Agency - An illegal Israeli outpost in the south Hebron hills, notorious for incidents of violence against Palestinians, has grown at a "phenomenal rate" since the beginning of October, according to a peace group working in the area. Operation Dove on Monday said that activists from the grassroots Taayush movement entered an area near the Havot Maon outpost this week to document illegal expansion and demand that Israeli authorities intervene.-rh 14/11/2013
Binyamin Netanyahu halts West Bank settlement planAssociated Press - Guardian - "His decision came just hours after Israel`s housing ministry announced the scheme, prompting a Palestinian threat to walk out of US-brokered peace talks." - id 13/11/2013
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Fearing Palestinian violence, West Bank settlers demand segregated busing JPOST.COM STAFF - The Jerusalem Post - " During an appearance on Tuesday before a Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense subcommittee, MK Motti Yogev (Bayit Yehudi) said that the “joint Jewish-Palestinian buses in Judea and Samaria have become impossible, almost a nightmare.”" - id 13/11/2013
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How 24,000 new settlement homes allowed Netanyahu to save faceMichael Omer-Man - +972 - "The “reconsideration” that he demanded, relates only to the timing and size of the announcement. The same plans will be open for bidding again soon, only announced more quietly and in smaller numbers." - id 13/11/2013
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With peace talks underway || Israel planning to construct some 20,000 housing units in West BankChaim Levinson, Barak Ravid, Jonathan Lis - Haaretz - The broader plan of some 20,000 housing units encompasses several urban areas, as well as the Binyamin Regional Council and Gush Etzion. This is an unusually large number of tenders, unprecedented in the last decade. bz12/11/2013
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Two broken camerasYesh Din, written by Yossi Gurvitz - +972 - IDF soldiers confiscate cameras from a Palestinian photojournalist – and turn them over to a settler. They come back broken11/11/2013
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Settlers occupy home near Hebron holy siteIMEMC - A number of nationalist-religious Israeli settlers, occupied a Palestinian house in Hebron and brought with them digging equipment, beds, and supplies while heavily guarded by dozens of soldiers. The house is stategically located, being near an army roadblock and an electronic gate. It overlooks the highly sensitive structure venerated in Islam as the Ibrahimi Mosque and in Judaism as the Cave of the Machpela. As in previous such cases, the settlers claim to have bought the house while Palestinians hotly deny it and have appealed for the settlers` removal. ak 5/11/2013
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Ahead of Kerry Visit, Israel Announces 1,859 More Settlement HomesJason Ditz - AntiWar - Announcement Puts Peace Talks in Even Deeper Peril4/11/2013
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When maintaining law and order means asaulting sheepYossi Gurvitz - +972 "And then the other soldiers arrived. The two groups of soldiers passed each other, and the soldiers in the second group, without uttering a word, pulled out stun grenades. These are a small explosive device which creates a flash and a loud noise, intended to cause panic and disperse demonstrations. The soldiers threw about ten stun grenades into the flock, and the sheep, terrified, dispersed in all directions. Then the soldiers turned on their heels and left." ca1/11/2013
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