Settlers attack in Yanun, West Bank, 07.07.2012 | Photo by: Ahmad Al-Bazz/Activestills.org
This week we learned that the Edmund Levy report in effect authorized the building of “illegal outposts.” We opposed this because the discussions of the Levy commission took place behind the backs of the Palestinians and without their participation in the committee. This led to distortion and many failures in the committee’s conclusions.
Leah Shakdiel, in her D’var Torah on Parashat Pinchas, connects the historical movement “Brit Shalom”(that imagined building a bi-national consensus) with Pinchas Ben-Eleazar HaCohen.
We are joining in the press release issued by combatants for Peace, concerning the very serious incident that occurred on the land of the village of Yanun: Last week 35 settlers attacked Palestinian farmers on the lands of the village of Yanun, at a time when the army was present but did not prevent the farmers from being injured.
On 17.7.2012, we invite all our friends to “A New Order: Public Housing: there is another way!” that will take place at the Knesset. We will participate in the lobby for public housing at the Knesset, together with the organizations for public housing, to push for new arrangements in public housing.
19 people from 9 countries: Zambia, India, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru, Haiti, Mongolia and Israel, were chosen this year to take part in the “Ford Motor Company International Fellowship of 92nd Street Y.” Rabbi Idit Lev was one of them. Read about a fascinating journey.
Government bureaucracy requires sending letters. But, for regular citizens, the process of writing letters to the establishment is not easy. Aisha Sizawi reveals the hope of the citizen for a solution to daily problems. But, beyond this, she reveals the hesitancy that overcomes her, the fear of her inability to cope if the letter is not written.
The Media and Us
The lawyer Quamar Mishiqi Asad is mentioned in as article by Kate Laycon on our fight against the destruction of Susya in South Hebron Hills.