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    Administrative Violence and Palestinian Displacement in West Bank Area C

Administrative Violence and Palestinian Displacement in West Bank Area C

by Mustafa Fatih Yavuz

In Area C, the 60 percent of the West Bank to which the Oslo Accords afford Israel exclusive control, the Israeli Civil Administration’s administrative violence – deployed under several guises, including that of planning and construction – is the main cause of Palestinian internal displacement. According to the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, Palestinian displacement primarily results from […]

Book Review – Ian Black’s ‘Enemies and Neighbours’

by Menachem Klein
A century has passed since World War I, providing an opportunity to revisit one of the war’s most famous byproducts: the Balfour Declaration. In his letter to Lord Rothschild of 2 November 1917, Lord Balfour, then British Foreign Secretary, wrote:
‘His Majesty’s government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and […]

November 3rd, 2017|Book Reviews, Israel|1 Comment|

Why did Netanyahu Stutter in the Face of Neo-Nazism?

by Ayala Panievsky

The first head of state expected to condemn the events in Charlottesville – following the American President, of course – was the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Shockingly, it took Netanyahu – famed for a verbal swiftness like no other’s – no less than three days to denounce the neo-Nazi rally, dominated by cries of ‘Sieg Heil!’ and […]

August 23rd, 2017|Analysis, Israel|1 Comment|

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