“Largest Land Grab Since 1948” — Israel to Expel 36,000 Palestinians From Negev

Given the Israeli state’s rejection of their existence, government officials have called the Palestinians living in these villagers “violators” and “squatters” – accusing them of illegally occupying “state lands.”

Palestinian Bedouin Negev

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL -- According to an Israeli media report, the Israeli government has completed work on a massive, far-reaching plan that would expel an estimated 36,000 Palestinians from “unrecognized” villages in the Negev Desert. If the plan is approved by the Knesset, Israel’s legislative body, its implementation could begin as soon as this year

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Israeli Plan To Evict Bedouins Casts Doubt On Renewed Peace Talks

Israel’s Knesset is pushing to pass legislation that would forcibly relocate tens of thousands of Bedouin citizens.

As Palestinian and Israeli leaders assemble in Washington for their first direct talks in three years, the Israeli Knesset is pushing to pass legislation that will displace tens of thousands of Bedouin citizens in the Negev region of southern Israel. In late July, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said negotiations are currently intended to span

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Don’t Expect The Situation In Egypt To Cool Down Anytime Soon

Under Morsi or the military, calm seems unlikely as long as the conditions for unrest are not remedied.

The outbreak of the June 30 uprising in Egypt saw the military intervene and ouster President Mohammed Morsi. Following the longtime Muslim Brotherhood member’s removal, voices across the spectrum have tried either to justify the “ongoing revolution” or denounce the “coup.” Morsi, not shy about his desire to vastly expand his power, had issued a

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