The sheep herder Abu Ahmad has herded his sheep for decades on the same land in Ras al Tin, but as Israel annexes Palestinian land, the space he is allowed to stay is shrinking, says Rebecca Henley, a former companion in Israel and Palestine. Photo: Rebecca Henley.
Of: Rebecca Henley
The Palestinian feverything asks us to tell their stories, but how long can the outside world continue to turn a blind eye? This is written by Rebecca Henley, former companion in Israel and Palestine.
July 11, 2023, Guest chronicle
A large number of new Israeli outposts in the West Bank and reclassification of land long used by Palestinians. Carl-Magnus Träff, political scientist and former companion in Israel and Palestine, believes that this is the reason why the companions are reporting more and more violations of human rights in the Jordan Valley. Pictured: The Israeli outpost near Ein Shibli. Photo: Carl-Magnus Träff.
Of: Carl-Magnus Meeting
After being out for three months as fbrewers in Palestine and Israel can I state that the development in the Jordan Valley, on the av Israel occupied The West Bank, is worrying. New Israeli outposts and reclassification of land makes it difficult to consider what is happening as anything other than annexation. It writes
July 11, 2023, Guest analysis
Two police officers arrest a 14-year-old boy despite being in a grocery store during a clash between Palestinians and Israeli police. Photo: Carl Bradshaw.
Of: Carl Bradshaw
How long should one stick to a strategy that overturns rather than helps? Among Palestinians in the West Bank, few believe in a two-state solution, and the Oslo Accords are seen as a tool for Israeli annexation rather than peace.
January 14, 2022, Guest chronicle
Israeli settler Rabbi Hanan Schlesinger (left) and Palestinian peace activist Khaled Abu Awwad (right) share a vision to bring more people together. Photo: Ebba Åkerman.
Of: Ebba Åkerman
"Go home as a strong supporter of Palestine. Go home as a strong supporter of Israel. Go home as a strong supporter for a solution. To support both peoples is to support peace ”. The call comes from Rabbi Schlesinger - a former New York resident, Israeli settler, peace activist and co-founder of the organization Roots.
January 13, 2022, Guest chronicle
Protesters criticizing Israel are not anti-Semites according to the IHRA's definition of anti-Semitism. Photo: Humbleslave / Flickr.
Of: Carl Bradshaw
Anyone who wants to contribute to a lasting peace between Palestine and Israel should support the IHRA's definition of anti-Semitism. Anti-Semitism also exists in Palestine and among so-called Palestinian friends, and needs to be discussed in order to combat it. Only when criticism of Israel is free from anti-Semitism is it legitimate and effective. It writes Carl Bradshaw, who has stayed with the Ecumenical Companion Program in Jerusalem and in the village of Yanoun on the West Bank.
January 12, 2022, Debate
The children at the school between the villages of as-Sawyia and al-Lubban ash-Sharqiya, the West Bank, meet heavily armed soldiers on the way to school every day. This is what such a day can look like. Photo: Fanny Lingqvist.
Of: Fanny Lingqvist
Every day when the children go to school along the highway, they are met by heavily armed soldiers. Some days the soldiers aim their weapons at the children, other days they block the way to school. On particularly bad days, children are arrested and abducted in military vehicles, often in front of their schoolmates or family members who are desperately trying to get them released.
January 11, 2022, Guest chronicle