This week …

News Highlights:

  • Two more Palestinian homes demolished in occupied East Jerusalem, just a few of the estimated 60,000 with standing demolition orders from the Israeli courts
  • Israeli human rights group Btselem notes a sharp increase in the arrest of Palestinian minors in Silwan in occupied East Jerusalem, some arrested several times over
  • Amnesty Int’l. condemns ruling by Israel’s municipal chief rabbis banning renting or selling homes to non-Jews, and says the ruling targets Palestinian Israeli citizens


The feature was the full text of the Dec. 9, 2010 message from Abdullah Abu Rahma, currently in Israeli prison, on the occasion of Int’l. Human Rights Day. Abdullah, the Coordinator of the Bilin Popular Committee, is still being held in Israeli jail despite having served the term handed down to him by an Israeli military court. In the message, he detailed the violence of the Israeli occupation and how the village of Bilin has held steadfast to their campaign of non-violent resistance against the apartheid wall and settlements. He concluded by quoting his young daughter, who had told him that the rest of the village will continue to struggle for justice.

Focus on Zionism:

Excerpts of a November 15th, 2010 article by Stefan Christoff from Montreal about how he had been deported by Israel when he tried to attend the recent World Education Forum.