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Fear runs rife in Israeli society regarding what has been previously labelled as the “demographic time bomb”, painting a scenario whereby the Israeli-Jews will be outnumbered by non-Jews inside Israel Proper (Israel minus the West Bank and the Gaza Strip) within our current lifetime. more >>
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Violence, abuse, non-accountability, hate. Such is communal living today within the occupied West Bank, where some 518,974 colonisers sit within “200” illegal settlements. Noam Chomsky, “The settlements cover over 42% of the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT), not counting the Jordon valley, which they are taking over." more >>
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A tour of several European Capitals by the Palestinian President has given several politicians a sterner voice. This is welcome at a time when the two-state solution is steadily slipping through the fingers of the world leaders, and will soon be out of reach completely; at least through the medium of negotiations and peace. There is always war of course, which must be avoided at all costs. more >>
Gender Segregation protester wearing stickers saying: "Beit Shemesh is a Zionist town". photo by thespec.com
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Thousands of local residents gathered in the Israeli village of Beit Shemesh, protesting the radically changing demographic of their city by the ultra-Orthodox community. The group seem hell-bent on enforcing their values on the secular and moderately religious majority, by attacking immodestly dressed school girls, and attempting to enforce gender segregation in the public sphere. more >>
Surrounded by hilltop settlements above the village, settlers dump raw sewage down the hillside, contaminating the well and making it unusable for agriculture and drinking. Combatants for Peace and their supporters were there to encourage villagers to continue to develop and use their land; and to not be driven away. more >>
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Gender equality is a hot issue, and one that inflames emotions on both sides of the aisle. Whilst sexist stereotypes and practices are thought to be all but eradicated in the Western world, they are still prevalent within our society and merely run deep under the surface. more >>
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