Netanyahu’s transfer plan is met with silent complicity

Netanyahu’s proposal of revoking the status of 100,000 residents of East Jerusalem who live beyond the separation barrier joins a sequence of verbal expressions welded onto a single line of thought and that are aimed also at the Arabs within the Green Line: you are all here by good graces and conditionally. And the silence of the “democratic” political camp reverberates in the background

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Inequality in Central Government Transfers to Municipalities

By Shlomo Swirski and Etty Konor-Attias While it is of no surprise that the government financial support for the Jewish settlements in the OPT, and especially for the non Haredi settlements, is generous than ever before, the budget allocated for peripheral development towns has shrunk during the years 1991-2012, while the budget for Arab localities […]

Europe’s leaders speak out on Israel’s treatment of Palestinian children

By Galit Saporta (Edited by Ami Asher) While the Israeli public and media failed to take any significant notice of a recent UN report criticizing Israel’s policy on children’s arrests and detention, some European officials and NGOs are speaking out about the abuses. It seems that yet another report, this time from the UN Committee […]