Posts Tagged Israelis

Mahmoud Abbas on Israeli Apartheid, Palestinian Real Estate

Mahmoud Abbas on Israeli Apartheid, Palestinian Real Estate

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Palestinian Authority on Land Distribution in Israel

Palestinian Apartheid, comments by Palestinian Authority on land distribution in Israel

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Hail to the Chief

Majalli Wahabi, Acting President of Israel

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Meet Israel’s Ambassador to Equador

Reda Mansour, Israeli historian, poet, and former ambassador to Equador

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A Historical First

Israeli airlift of Africans from Ethiopia

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Inspiring Hope for the Disabled

Israel’s medical experiences with the casualties of war and from nurturing the victims of terrorism make Israeli doctors and therapists natural leaders in Haiti after the  earthquake.  This video documents an amazing story, a professional dancer is back on the stage despite one prosthetic leg and the other damaged.  Truly inspirational video for the disabled, for medicine, and for Haiti.

 

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Justice For All

Israeli Supreme Court Justice, Salim Joubran

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Sexy Pin-up Poster of Mira Awad, Israeli Actress and Songwriter

Sexy Pin-up Poster of Mira Awad, Israeli Actress and Songwriter

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Shopping in the West Bank

Gush Etzion SupermarketThe “West Bank” was given this name by Jordan when Jordan conquered and annexed it in 1948.  Only the US and the UK recognized the annexation.

Israel conquered the West Bank from Jordan in 1967, and thereafter administered it, pending a peace treaty with Jordan.

But Jordan relinquished its claim to the West Bank in 1988, stripped the residents of their Jordanian citizenship, and ceded its claim to the PLO.

The Jewish population of the West Bank is 500,000.  Depending on which Arab agency is asked, the Arab population of the West Bank is between 1.5 and 2.5 million.  So the ratio of Arabs to Jews is somewhere between 3 to 1 and 5 to 1.

The rightful sovereignty of the West Bank is disputed.  Those residents who want to kill or evict all the Jews call this area “Palestinian Territories” or “Occupied Territories” or “Palestine”, imagining themselves to be descendants of the Biblical Philistines and thus the land’s rightful owners.  Those residents who want to evict all the Arabs, or at least retain Jewish sovereignty there, call the area by its post-Joshua Biblical names “Judea and Samaria.”

Thus “West Bank” is useful as a neutral geographical place name.

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