Breaking the Silence

Edition 2: No. 40 Editorial comment Nearly six months ago, Israeli rights group B’Tselem released a video that ostensibly shows an Israeli Border Police officer kicking a Palestinian child. In the footage, one sees an officer kicking 9-year-old Abd a-Rahman Buqran while another officer supports the violence by holding down the child. An eye witness…

Young Israelis Held in Attack on Arabs

Edition 2: No. 37 Young Israelis Held in Attack on Arabs By Isabel Kershner In Jerusalem–  Seven Israeli teenagers were in custody on Monday, accused of what a police official and several witnesses described as an attempted lynching of several Palestinian youths, laying bare the undercurrent of tension in this ethnically mixed but politically divided…

Action Alert from DCI Palestine

  In July 2012, 57 percent of Palestinian child detainees were transferred to prisons inside Israel, in violation of international law. The practical consequence of this violation is that many children receive either limited, or no family visits. In the case of children, this lack of adequate family contact also violates their rights under article…

Israel’s ‘No Occupation’ Report!

     Edition 2: No.36 Israel’s ‘No Occupation’ Report! Israel’s illegalities are forever shored up by a propaganda machine that works insistently to create ‘facts-on-the-ground’. A freshly published report by an Israeli judge – retired Israeli Supreme Court Justice Edmund Levy – concludes thatIsraelis not in fact occupying the Palestinian territories. The report has been…

Israel’s reign of terror

    Edition 2: No 35 Israel’s reign of terror Normally,Israel would have the world believe that its biggest political priority is to protect itself from terror attacks of Palestinians and Arabs from neighbouring countries.   Israel’s record over the past four decades makes it difficult to resist the conclusion that it has become a…