Tagged: Extremism

Even Netanyahu Calls Them “Terrorists”: How the U.S. Aids Israelis Convicted of Violent Crimes Op-Eds & Analysis
David Palumbo-Liu, Salon

Even Netanyahu Calls Them “Terrorists”: How the U.S. Aids Israelis Convicted of Violent Crimes

A complaint filed last week with the New York state attorney general by T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights is casting light on the fact that an Israeli organization called Honenu has been getting a U.S. tax write-off. There is nothing alarming or unusual about that fact alone. What is of grave concern is that Honenu’s sole purpose is to defend and offer material support to Israelis accused and convicted of violent crimes against Palestinians, including murder.

on September 1, 2015
US Must Take Action on Israeli Settler Violence Op-Eds & Analysis
Josh Ruebner, The Hill

US Must Take Action on Israeli Settler Violence

The sound of shattering glass startles you awake. Your lungs fill with the acrid smell of burning petrol. You lunge out of bed, the house ablaze, your body engulfed by the flames. In your haste to escape the inferno, you grab a blanket which you pray holds your infant son safe from the flames. After fleeing your house, to your horror, you discover the blanket is empty and you watch your baby burn to death before your eyes.

on August 13, 2015
Israeli Policies Sparked the Deadly Duma Fire News Roundup
Sandy Tolan, The Los Angeles Times

Israeli Policies Sparked the Deadly Duma Fire

Friday's horrific arson attack on a Palestinian home by suspected Israeli extremists, in which an 18-month-old Palestinian toddler was burned to death, was, as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared, "a terrorist crime." What he did not say was that the attack on the Dawabshe family home, in the West Bank village of Duma, fits into a larger pattern of settler violence and domination over Palestinian civilians.

on August 5, 2015
Palestinian Teen Killed Amid Protests Against Arson Attack News Roundup
The Huffington Post

Palestinian Teen Killed Amid Protests Against Arson Attack

An 18-year-old protester shot by Israeli troops during a demonstration over the killing of a Palestinian toddler died of his wounds Saturday, Palestinian health officials said. Ahmad Betawi, the director of the Ramallah hospital, said Laith al-Khaldi died after being shot in the chest Friday during a demonstration over the burning death of a Palestinian toddler in a fire set by suspected Jewish extremists.

on August 1, 2015
Anti-Arab Racism Up After Gaza War and Election Campaign, Report Says News Roundup
Jack Khoury, Haaretz

Anti-Arab Racism Up After Gaza War and Election Campaign, Report Says

The summer Gaza war and winter election campaign increased the incidence of racism in Israel, including anti-Arab acts, the group the Coalition Against Racism said Tuesday. The report was due to be presented at the Knesset at an event launching a parliamentary caucus against racism.

on July 14, 2015
As Israelis Are Tried in a Palestinian’s Murder, Agonizing Intimacy in Court News Roundup
Isabel Kershner, The New York Times

As Israelis Are Tried in a Palestinian’s Murder, Agonizing Intimacy in Court

The slightly plump Israeli teenager on the witness stand insisted that he had not known the plan was to kill, and had “never dreamed” it would end that way. The teenager, a second youth and one adult, Yosef Haim Ben-David, 30, are on trial in Jerusalem District Court, charged with the abduction and premeditated murder of a Palestinian teenager, Muhammad Abu Khdeir.

on July 6, 2015
Israeli settlers are using archaeological digs as cover to take Palestinian land News Roundup
Jon Stone, The Independent

Israeli settlers are using archaeological digs as cover to take Palestinian land

Isareli settlers are colonising Palestinian territory under the guise of moving in to areas to protect historic archaeological sites, the British government has said. Ministers say they are concerned that the Israeli government agency in charge of preserving historic artefacts is undermining efforts for peace in the region by working with a group of “radical” settlers.

on March 23, 2015
Right-wing Israeli activist hurls juice at Arab lawmaker News Roundup
The Washington Post/AP

Right-wing Israeli activist hurls juice at Arab lawmaker

A right-wing activist threw a bottle of juice at a contentious Israeli Arab lawmaker and called her a “terrorist” at a political gathering in central Israel. Lawmaker Hanin Zoabi, who is running for re-election in the March 17 parliament elections, says the commotion erupted during a Tel Aviv event she attended on Tuesday.

on March 3, 2015
Israeli extremists set fire to Christian seminary in Jerusalem News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Israeli extremists set fire to Christian seminary in Jerusalem

Suspected Israeli extremists set fire to a Greek Orthodox seminary in the Old City of Jerusalem on Thursday and sprayed hate slogans on the walls, police said. Israeli spokeswoman Luba al-Samri said that the fire was started at 4:00 a.m and caused damage to a bathroom and shower room before firefighters controlled the blaze.

on February 26, 2015
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