The story of the eviction of the Arab Shamasneh family from a house in east Jerusalem’s Shimon Hatzaddik neighbourhood has spread like wildfire, including in the British media. These media outlets have failed to report that the Shamasnehs were evicted largely because they owed hundreds of thousands of shekels in back rent.
These errors and omissions represent a pattern by Beaumont, in which he fails to distinguish between homes built within existing Jerusalem neighborhoods and West Bank settlements (which would almost certainly become part of Israel in a peace deal) and those built on land Palestinians claim as part of their future state.
There are multiple distortions, errors and misrepresentations of fact throughout an 1800 word essay published by Teju Cole at The Guardian on April 17th, titled ‘Slow violence, cold violence – Teju Cole […]
In September 2010 I wrote here about the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and it’s too ready inclination of sympathy towards Hamas, to the extent that it gave sanctuary to […]
H/T Elder When I first glanced at Elder of Ziyon’s post, “To Reuters, they aren’t just ‘Jewish settlers‘ anymore“, the photo of a bloodied Israeli sickened me, but for reasons which went beyond the […]
This is cross posted at Anne’s Opinions With respect to Israel, the EU Fundamental Rights Agency includes the following in their working definition of anti-Semitism: “Denying the Jewish people their right to self-determination, e.g., by […]
This is cross posted at Point of No Return With Israelis camping out in the streets in protest against a chronic shortage of affordable housing, who should jump on the bandwagon but Mya Guarnieri, al-Jazeera’s […]
I decided to take a walk down to the weekly protest in Sheikh Jarrah, at a small park on Dalman St., not far from the American Colony Hotel to see for myself […]
As time progresses and the Guardian’s latest Jerusalem correspondent finds her feet, I am finding Harriet Sherwood’s double standards increasingly both offensive and revealing. Just over a month ago she reported from […]
Yesterday, in the neighbourhood of Jabel Mukaber in Jerusalem, a court order to evict squatters who had taken over a house was carried out. Such events of course take place every day, […]