Tuesday October 21st 2014

‘Defense’ Archives

Givat Assaf Preparing to Resist Demolitions

Givat Assaf Preparing to Resist Demolitions

by Sagit Levi Villagers from the Jewish community of Givat Assaf in the southern Samaria region told Knesset members on Tuesday that they plan to resist the planned destruction of their homes with “maximum determination.” They would not be entering the battle alone, they added, informing the visiting lawmakers that resistance activists [...]

DC’s Anti-Bibi Team Behind Housing Protests

DC’s Anti-Bibi Team Behind Housing Protests

by Eitam Abadi As large scale social justice protests marched through Tel Aviv, Haifa and Jerusalem Saturday night, it was revealed that the movement that began in July over the skyrocketing cost of housing in Israel may have been orchestrated by outside players. According to an investigative report by Maariv's Kalman Libeskind, the [...]

Hebron Mukhtar Speaks Out Against Oslo

Hebron Mukhtar Speaks Out Against Oslo

by Mahmoud Abu Ghosh The Mukhtar of Hebron, Sheikh Abu Hader Jaabri, told Indy News Israel this week that Israel made a terrible mistake when it chose dialogue with the Western-backed Palestinian Authority instead of the local tribal leadership. The Mukhtar criticized successive Israeli governments for negotiating with the Fatah-led PA, [...]

Vineyard Destruction Averted at Adei Ad

Vineyard Destruction Averted at Adei Ad

by Sagit Levi Large forces of Yassam special police attempted to destroy a vineyard on Monday at the Jewish village of Adei Ad in Israel's disputed Samaria region. Three local resistance activists were arrested while attempting to prevent the destruction from taking place. Villagers from Adei Ad, a small hilltop community near the [...]

Activists Oppose Beck’s Jerusalem Rally

Activists Oppose Beck’s Jerusalem Rally

by Naama Ben-Yaakov Resistance activists are working to thwart Rightist American broadcaster Glenn Beck’s planned rally in Israel's capital this coming Wednesday. Yehuda HaKohen of the Semitic Action movement told Indy News Israel that although he understands the temptation of Israelis to accept conservative support, such support "comes [...]

Danon Launches Annexation Campaign

Danon Launches Annexation Campaign

by Sagit Levi As the Western-backed Palestinian Authority prepares to ask the United Nations General Assembly to unilaterally declare a PA state in Israel's disputed heartland, a grassroots campaign is being launched on Wednesday to pressure Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu (Likud) to unilaterally annex the Samaria and Judea regions. Member of [...]

Migron Prepares to Resist Demolitions

Migron Prepares to Resist Demolitions

by Naama Ben-Yaakov Resistance activists gathered Thursday night at the Jewish village of Migron north of Jerusalem to gear up for an anticipated showdown with security forces planning to demolish three homes. The government has submitted to the Supreme Court's demand to destroy the homes by Sunday, July 24. As of late Thursday night, all [...]

Activists Organizing Against McDonald’s at Masada

Activists Organizing Against McDonald’s at Masada

by Sagit Levi The visitor's center at Masada, the ancient desert fortress famed for the last stand of Jewish freedom fighters against Roman imperialism, has ironically opened a franchise of the McDonalds global food chain. After the Roman Empire destroyed Jerusalem and its Temple in the year 70, effectively putting an end to the Great [...]

Activist Sues Border Patrol

Activist Sues Border Patrol

by Naama Ben-Yaakov A teenager who had been severely beaten by Border Patrol Officers during a demonstration two years ago has sued for compensation. On July 20 of 2009, Amihai Levin had been part of a nonviolent demonstration outside a military base in Israel's Samaria region when Border Patrol Officer Tal Yemini struck him to the ground, [...]

Eli Jews Save Arab Groves Following B’Tselem Arson

Eli Jews Save Arab Groves Following B’Tselem Arson

by Eitam Abadi An attempted arson attack on the Jewish town of Eli backfired Tuesday morning as a group of anti-Zionist activists, including Arabs from the adjacent community of Karayut and Israelis from the European-funded B'Tselem organization, entered the town and ignited several fires. The flames subsequently spread to a nearby olive grove [...]

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