Jeff Halper – after Netanyahu’s meeting with Donald Trump

Posted February 20, 2017, by & filed under Analysis, Articles, House Demolitions, Israeli Politics, Latest News, News, Opinion, Peace Process.

After Netanyahu’s meeting with Donald Trump Blogpost by Jeff Halper, 16 February 2017 I suppose I should chime in with my comments about yesterday’s meeting between Trump and Netanyahu. To be honest, my heart’s not in it. This is the first post I’ve put up in a month — since before the inauguration. It has… Read more »

Jeff Halper – Trump Brings Clarity

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Trump Brings Clarity Blogpost by Jeff Halper, 19 Feb 2017 Well, as in an answer to my prayers, Trump has definitively cleared the air on Israel/Palestine: Israel has been given the green light to do anything it wants, just so it doesn’t embarrass the Administration. (Trump told Netanyahu a couple weeks ago to just build… Read more »

‘A Christmas present from the UN’ – Jeff Halper comments

Posted December 30, 2016, by & filed under House Demolitions, House Rebuilding, International, Israeli Politics, News, Peace Proposals.

We can win, but we have to be smart, strategic and pro-active Jeff Halper Wow, a Christmas present from the UN! 14 of the 15 members of the Security Council passed a pretty strong resolution against settlement construction — and against the demolition of Palestinian homes. The US was the odd-man out as usual, but… Read more »

The Israeli Elections: A Game-Changer

Posted March 20, 2015, by & filed under Analysis, Israeli Politics.

By Jeff Halper Dramatic as they were for returning Netanyahu to power, the Israeli elections did not witness a major shift in political forces; in fact, the center-left (albeit Labor now pandering to the right by rebranding itself the “Zionist Camp”) did better than in the 2013 elections, while the right polled considerably less than… Read more »

Israeli parliament backs ‘McCarthyite’ investigation into human rights groups

Posted January 7, 2011, by & filed under Israeli Politics, News.

Donald MacIntyre reports in The Independent: A right-wing proposal to investigate some of Israel’s best-known human rights organisations for “delegitimising” its military was approved by the country’s parliament yesterday amid left-wing charges of McCarthyism. After a highly charged and noisy debate, the Knesset approved by 41 votes to 16 the plan for a parliamentary panel… Read more »

Israeli rabbis ban home sale and rental to non-Jews

Posted December 8, 2010, by & filed under Israeli Politics, News.

Amnesty International today condemned a religious ruling signed by dozens of Israelis municipal chief rabbis that bans the renting or sale of homes to non-Jews. iThis ruling issued by religious leaders employed by the state of Israel, whose salaries are paid by public funds, clearly targets the Palestinian citizens who make up 20 per cent… Read more »

Isreal Attempts to Clamp Down on Human Rights Groups

Posted May 8, 2009, by & filed under Israeli Politics, News.

Jonathan Cook writes: In a bid to staunch the flow of damaging evidence of war crimes committed during Israelis winter assault on Gaza, the Israeli government has launched a campaign to clamp down on human rights groups, both in Israel and abroad. It has begun by targeting one of the worldis leading rights organizations, the… Read more »