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Palestinian Israelis

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Last Updated (Thursday, 23 October 2008 12:58) Written by John Logan Thursday, 23 October 2008 12:55

About 20% of the population of Israel is Palestinian. They mainly live in the north around Nazareth and the Galilee area, though there are some in Jaffa (Biblical Joppa) now little more than a suburb of Tel Aviv, and Haifa. There is also a sizeable nomadic population in the Sinai Desert.

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Jerry Springer, the Holocaust, and Israel today

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Last Updated (Tuesday, 18 November 2008 17:31) Written by John Logan Thursday, 25 September 2008 13:14

'Israel, have you become the evil you deplore?”

The ‘Who do you think you are?’ television programme featuring Jerry Springer, was a fascinating look back into the depths of the system which sent so many Jews to their deaths in World War II. He was tracing his grandmothers, both of whom he knew died during the war. He discovered his maternal grandmother had been sent to the gas trucks (precursors of the chambers), his paternal grandmother had died in a camp before she could be transferred.
 
 

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Everyday Life for the Palestinians

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Last Updated (Monday, 15 September 2008 13:05) Written by John Logan Tuesday, 02 September 2008 13:29

Apart from the internationally agreed formation of Israel on what was Palestinian land, the occupation by Israel of the remaining land where Palestinians live, has been a reality since the ‘Six Day War’ of 1967, when Israel was ‘threatened’ by its Arab neighbours, and hit out first, overcoming the military of surrounding countries.
 

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Sabeel

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Last Updated (Monday, 15 September 2008 13:27) Written by John Logan Tuesday, 02 September 2008 10:05

Sabeel is a grassroots Ecumenical Liberation Theology Movement and Centre, which grew out of discussions of the issues raised in the sermons, when Naim Ateek was Canon at St George’s Anglican Cathedral in Jerusalem.  Inspired by the life and teachings of Jesus Christ, this liberation theology seeks to deepen the faith of Palestinian Christians, promote unity among them and lead them to act for justice and love.
 
The word 'Sabeel' is Arabic for 'the way' and also a 'channel' or 'spring' of life-giving water. 
 

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The Settlements

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Last Updated (Monday, 15 September 2008 13:39) Written by John Logan Tuesday, 02 September 2008 09:59

Settlements have been being built on Palestinian land almost since the Occupation began in 1967. The busiest period being during the discussions leading to the Oslo Peace Process. This shows the cynicism with which Israel negotiates, and why so many Palestinians have given up on the peace process.

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