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How to Provoke a Settler in Hebron

by Johan When Baruch Marzel’s son and his three friends walk the streets of Tel Rumeida, Hebron, armed with sticks and looking to pick a fight, it is considered provocative to film them with a video camera, as soldiers tried ...

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Reflections on a Deportation

by David Deserted Al-Shuhada Street in Tel Rumeida; Beit Hadassah Settlement visible at the end of the street. In six days I will be deported by the state of Israel. I am a human rights worker. I have been working ...

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Strange Ride Through Palestine

by Xander I recently had an existential mental breakdown. I no longer comprehend the difference between dreams and reality. The first symptoms appeared on Christmas Eve when I was trying very hard to get out of Nablus. Hundreds of people ...

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Close Encounter of a Settler Kind

(Israeli settler after assaulting a Human Rights Worker. Behind the car is the settlment of Suseya) by Jon Qawawis is a village in the south Hebron Hills, very close to the green line, and surrounded by settlements and settlement outposts. ...

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A Gun in one hand and the Torah in the other

by Caroline BOSTONTOPALESTINE HEBRON – From January 11 to 15, I was about an hour south of Jerusalem, in the city of Hebron, where four hundred settlers of the most extremist militant ideological faction of the settler movement live amongst ...

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The Occupation Will Not Be Sugar-Coated

At the entrance to Qalandia checkpoint there is a sign with a big flower on it that says “the hope of us all.” The insanity of this cheerful phrase in front of an illegal checkpoint was not lost to an ...

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In the Spirit of Revolution

By Hanna I’ve been traveling for the past two weeks with groups of people who enjoy more privilege here than perhaps any other group – American Jews. We can relatively easily pass through walls, fences, gates, checkpoints, “terminals” and other ...

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What Is Holy Here?

by Marjorie, of Birthright Unplugged, Boston USA I’m overwhelmed by the desire to share what I’ve learned this week in Palestine, but also overwhelmed by the size of that task. We completed the Birthright Unplugged tour last night, and it’s ...

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