Hebron

Hail To The Chiefs

A commentator at CNN on Sunday suggested the Kansas City Chiefs' uncommon victory over the Carolina Panthers Saturday was a tribute to linebacker Jovan Belcher, who killed his girlfriend, Kasandra Perkins and himself the previous day. 

That made me gag. This murderer, who left his child an orphan and then took the coward's way out rather than face justice, needs a tribute like Bin Laden needs a holiday. 

Settlers Arrested For Allegedly Carrying Out Hebron 'Price Tag' Attack

'Price tag' refers to Jewish extremists' practice of retributive attacks on Palestinians and Arabs.

12/03/2012

Three residents of Jewish West Bank settlements were arrested on suspicion of carrying out a price tag attack near Hebron.

The men were arrested late Sunday night after a car was set ablaze in the Palestinian village of Dahariya near Hebron. The words "price tag" were spray painted on a wall near the arson attack.

Mandy Patinkin Backs Actor Boycott Of Settlements During Israel Trip

05/14/2012

"Homeland" star Mandy Patinkin expressed solidarity with Israeli actors who refuse to perform in West Bank settlements.

Patinkin, who is in Israel to film the second season of the award-winning Showtime drama "Homeland," spent part of last week touring the West Bank and eastern Jerusalem with the organization Peace Now. He spoke at a Peace Now conference last Friday attended by about 700 participants.

Jewish Families Ordered To Leave Second Hebron House

04/22/2012

 An Israeli court ordered the eviction of six Jewish families from a Palestinian-owned home in Hebron.

The Jerusalem District Court ordered the eviction of the home near an enclave of Jewish homes in the Tel Rumeida neighborhood of Hebron. The six Jewish families must evacuate the property by May 15.

The families have lived there since 2005, and say that the property was purchased from its Palestinian owner by the Jewish-owned Tal Lebniya construction company.

Netanyahu Asks For Delay In Settlers Eviction From Hebron House

04/02/2012

 

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu requested a delay in the eviction of Jewish settlers who moved into an Arab-owned home near the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron.

Netanyahu on Monday evening asked Defense Minister Ehud Barak for the delay until the several dozen settlers have an opportunity to prove in court their ownership of the house, the Defense Ministry said. Under an eviction order issued earlier in the day by the Israel Defense Forces, the settlers must leave by 3 p.m. Tuesday or they will be evacuated by the army.

Scenes from a Village: The Ugly Truth about the Israeli Occupation

When Israel conquered the West Bank in 1967, virtually no Jews lived there.  Most had fled their homes after Jews had been massacred by a group of marauding Arabs in 1929.  But now that Israelis are in control of certain cities--notably Hebron, home of the tomb of Abraham--things have gone terribly awry. A new and essential report in the New York Review of Books shows what a disaster the Israeli occupation has become.

The Cauldron That Is Hebron

New documentary looks at IDF’s thankless job as buffer between settlers and Palestinians.

06/14/2011
Special To The Jewish Week

The first images one sees in the new documentary “This Is My Land ... Hebron” are seemingly familiar ones, young men wearing balaclavas and throwing rocks at Israeli soldiers. It is only as the scene continues that one realizes that these young men are also wearing tzitzit and shouting in Hebrew and English. Welcome to Hebron.

Middle men: Scenes from “This Is My Land … Hebron,” with IDF soldiers trying to keep the peace.

Palestinian Mosque Torched, Allegedly by Jews

10/04/2010

JERUSALEM (JTA) -- A Palestinian mosque in a Hebron-area village was vandalized and set on fire, allegedly by Jews.

In addition to graffiti spray-painted on the building, several volumes of the Koran and prayer rugs were burned in the fire set late Sunday night.

“The IDF and security officials are working in order to find those responsible, and we view this as a grave and serious incident,” head of the Israeli Civil Administration, Brig. Gen. Yoel Mordechai, said Monday.

Settlers Respond to Hebron Terror Attack by Building Again

09/02/2010

JERUSALEM (JTA) -- A settlers' umbrella group unilaterally ended the West Bank construction moratorium in response to the terrorist attack near Hebron.

Hundreds of settlers gathered at sites throughout the West Bank to begin construction on several structures whose building was delayed by the freeze on building in the West Bank, which began in late November 2009 and is to end Sept. 26.

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