Sheik Jarrah Protests

The following blog is a record of various protests at Sheik Jarrah.

1. Some mepeace discussions on Sheik Jarrah and evictions

Basil Keilani, 24 January 2010

Nerine Melikyan, BBC Documentary – Panorama, 18 January 2010

Basil Keilani, 9 April 2009

2. General background Sheikh Jarrah

Sheikh Jarrah: A Case of Systemic Injustice, 20 January 2010
Ziva Galili

“…Over the past year, Sheikh Jarrah has become the target of two major efforts by settlers' associations to acquire properties and establish Jewish enclaves, both funded by the American gambling magnate, Irving Moskowitz. One group purchased the Shepherd Hotel on the northern end of the neighborhood and plans to build 20 residential units on the site for Jewish families. Meanwhile, massive funding from Moskowitz has allowed another group to mount numerous court cases against the owners of 28 homes in a small valley adjoining the site some Jews believe is the tomb of Shim'on the Righteous [Shim'on ha-Tzadik].
Dina and I are going to meet Maher Hannoun, whose family was evicted last August from one of the 28 contested homes. Dina, the daughter of my close friends Anat and Gary, knows Maher's family intimately. For many months before their eviction, she used to come to their home several evenings a week, equipped with a sleeping bag, so as to spend the night with them in the hope of protecting them from eviction, or at least from possible violence….”

U.S. condemns eviction of Arab families from East Jerusalem, 9 August 2009
Nir Hasson and Barak Ravid,

“The United States and the United Nations sharply condemned the eviction of two Palestinian families from their homes in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah and their replacement with Jewish families on Sunday.

Diplomats from the U.S. Embassy sent a protest letter to the Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem, stressing the move went against the spirit of the road map. The diplomats said a high-level protest will be communicated to Israel later on Monday…. ”

3. Sheikh Jarrah Protests

22 January 2010
Uri Avnery present
Palestinian speaker:
“This is cooperation between Arab and Jewish, between Palestinians and Israelis.. ..We can live in 2 states Israel and Palestine”. (1:59)

25 December 2009
Two individuals’ anger at the Sheikh Jarrah Protests – offensive language

About 250 demonstrators were walking and drumming down Hanevi'im st. in Jerusalem, as part of a non- violent demonstration against the occupation of Palestinian houses by Israeli settlers in the Palestinian Neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah (in East Jerusalem). These are some of the responses they encountered on the way.

8 January 2010
One individuals’ anger at the Sheikh Jarrah Protests – offensive language

18 December 2009
Jeff Halper interviewed, and Rabbi Arik Asherman

27 Arrests – some protestors dressed as clowns

2 August 2009

Eviction of Maher Hanoun & his family from their home 2

Interview with Jenna Hanoun

The Moskowitz Hurricane is on the rise Israel's Unilateral and Detrimental Scheme to build a new illegal neighborhood in Occupied East Jerusalem’s neighborhood Al Sheikh Jarrah
, 1 December 2005

“The Millionaire Irwin Moskowitz has reveled his plans to establish yet another one of his infamous, illegal neighborhoods in occupied East Jerusalem. This pioneer of private initiatives has contributed to increase the illegal residency of Israeli settlers in occupied East Jerusalem to extreme levels, only to be surmounted by the Israeli State itself.

Back to the time when Ma'ale Adumim was just an illegal outpost with few caravans, it was up to Moskowitz to turn the table around and provide it with all the support and resources necessary to launch into what became the biggest existing Israeli settlement in occupied West Bank and one of the major impediments to realizing the Palestinian dreams of an independent contiguate Palestinian State and to the entire peace process as a whole. From that time on, Moskowitz continued to fuel the private initiative and private projects to increase the number of Israeli settlers in East Jerusalem; Burj Al-Laqlaq, Ras Al-Amoud, Abu Dis, Al Tur (Beit Orot) neighborhoods are among many in East Jerusalem where Moskowitz coarsely and cunningly sized Palestinian lands to mutate Palestinian neighborhoods.”

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