Dusting the sand out of the desert

By Hilla Dayan The Prawer-Begin Plan was shelved. But the idea that you can forcefully transfer an indigenous population and determine where it can legally reside – looks and smells like a plan pulled from the dusty drawer of Hendrik Verwoerd, architect of Apartheid South Africa. And that didn’t work out so well. Sadly, it was […]

The military face behind the Prawer Plan’s civilian mask

By Avner Ben-Amos (Translated from Hebrew by Mairav Zonszein) ‘The Bedouin will not live on his land with his flock, but rather will be part of the urban class that comes  in the afternoon and puts on his slippers,’ Moshe Dayan said in 1963. In the 50 years since, not much has changed regarding Israel’s […]