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King David’s Ancient Road: How Israeli Archaeologists Are Aiding the Theft of Silwan

    King David’s Ancient Road: How Israeli Archaeologists Are Aiding the Theft of Silwan

Jerusalem, Palestine — Wadi Hilweh, also known as Silwan, is a lovely, ancient town that sits in the valley directly below the Al-Aqsa compound, just outside the Old City of Jerusalem. Sadly, on any given day in this ancient valley, one can see ongoing ethnic cleansing, violence incited by Israeli settlers and the erasure of…

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Jewish Settlers Rule the Roost in Israel, but at What Price? 

    Jewish Settlers Rule the Roost in Israel, but at What Price? 

Israeli Jewish settlers are on a rampage in the occupied Palestinian West Bank. While settler violence is part of everyday routine in Palestine, the violence of recent weeks is directly linked to the general elections in Israel, scheduled to be held on September 17.  The previous elections, on April 9, failed to bring about political…

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Airbnb Set to Remove Listings from Occupied West Bank that Serve Jewish Settlers

    Airbnb Set to Remove Listings from Occupied West Bank that Serve Jewish Settlers

SAN FRANCISCO — In a major win for Palestinian human rights and the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement (BDS), the popular apartment-rental website Airbnb has announced plans to remove all listings in the Israeli-occupied West Bank that serve illegal Jewish settlers. According to the company’s statement, there are currently about 200 rentals available in Israeli…

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