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The Iron Wall

Posted by Dave (The Void) on November 9, 2007

We mark Palestine Solidarity Week with this excellent documentary (57 mins), looking at the network of settlements used by Israel to control – and to annex – vast sections of the West Bank, and the apartheid wall that consolidates them.

The maps shown in the video are a few years out of date now; continued settlement has further fragmented the West Bank and the proposed E-1 bloc threatens to definitively annexe East Jerusalem and split the West Bank in two.

For more information, see StopTheWall.org. Also, a small donation could go a long way towards replacing the Palestinian houses (Israeli Commitee Against House Demolitions) and trees (The Olive Cooperative) destroyed by the occupiers’ bulldozers.

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Park With No Peace

Posted by Idrees Ahmad on November 4, 2007

The great Israeli historian Ilan Pappe has described the JNF as Israel’s main agency of ethnic cleansing. In UK, US, Canada and Australia on the other hand, this organization receives tax-deductible charity status. In the guise of a nature conservation agency, this quasi-governmental organization has long assisted the Israeli state in the expropriation of Palestinian land. Some of the villages ethnically cleansed by the Israeli military now have JNF parks built on top to cover the evidence. These parks usually carry the name of the country whose donors helped build them. Here is Canadian TV’s look from 1991 at the Canada Park which conceals the ruins of the ethnically cleansed Palestinian villages of Imwas, Yalu and Beit Nuba.

(click here to watch all four parts)

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Occupation 101

Posted by Dave (The Void) on August 8, 2007

A superb history of the Israeli conquest and occupation of Palestine.

(click here to watch the whole film)

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Uprooted – Adding Insult to Injury in Occupied Palestine

Posted by Dave (The Void) on July 9, 2007

The slow destruction of Palestine is not just the work of bullets, but of bulldozers and barriers; not just against people, but against communities, homes and centuries-old trees. With a wealth of footage and interviews from within the OPT, this documentary by activist Donia Mili is a long (125 mins) but incredibly important one. (h/t to Khobbeizeh for putting it online).

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Apartheid Didn’t Die

Posted by Dave (The Void) on July 8, 2007

Apartheid was a legal system that allowed South Africa’s white elite to take control of the country’s land, resources and wealth, while keeping the black Africans around for cheap exploitable labour. That legal system was dismantled in 1994, its role taken over by the ANC’s Thatcherite economic policies. White people still control the land, the resources and the wealth, and black Africans still provide cheap exploitable labour. In this 1998 documentary (51 mins) John Pilger asks, did apartheid really die, then, or just change its name?

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