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Israel passes draft law requiring Palestinians to pay for their own home demolitions

Home demolition in Hebron (image from anticap.wordpress.com)
Home demolition in Hebron (image from anticap.wordpress.com)

By International Middle East Media Center

A Committee of the Israeli Knesset (Parliament) passed a first draft of a law that will require that Palestinians whose homes are destroyed by Israeli forces pay the Israeli government for the demolition costs.

The law will now be passed to the full Knesset for a final reading, where it is expected to pass due to the current makeup of the Knesset.

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Jane and the Buzz Saw

israel-more-aid-than-africaBy Claudia Woodward-Rice

Blogger Jane Stillwater  ran into the DailyKos’ “Israel-happytalk-all-the-time” buzz saw recently with her satiric posting New foreclosure remedy: Become Jewish & move to Israel!

Now Mondoweiss reports that Jane Stillwater got booted from DailyKos for making fun of settlements and Jewish Voice for Peace writer Cecilie Surasky writes This isn’t the first time they’ve banned bloggers for writing about Israel and Palestine, but this surely is the dumbest case.”  

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