Saturday, November 5 2016 November 3, 2016, al-Hammeh, Umm Zuqa, Ra’s al-Ahmar By David Shulman Three vignettes from the Jordan Valley, after the first rains: 1. We race up to the top of the ridge at Umm Zuqa, turn left past the army base. Suddenly a vast slice of the Jordan Valley opens up beneath us, rows of corrugated grey sandstone, the green winding sliver of the river, the pink hills of Transjordan—surely one of the most breathtaking views in the Middle East. Not by chance, settlers have started building a new (illegal) outpost here. I, too, would be happy to live […]
Saturday, October 29 2016 A Funny Thing Happened in the Jordan Valley Last Thursday “It was 42 degrees Celsius (107.6 Fahrenheit) in the Jordan Valley. We went for another day of work and accompaniment with the villagers who face constant harassment from Israeli authorities, and we happened to be there when the Forces of Israeli Defense came to demolish a gravel road, the only access road to Al Hadidiyye, a village which has no water supplies except for the overly priced water tanks delivered on this gravel road.” Read more of the Jordan Valley here in a post by Radical Monkey Clown.
Monday, October 24 2016 Get to know the people of the South Hebron Hills a wonderful new on-line project: Living Archive
Monday, October 24 2016 Settlers Build New Illegal Outpost on Private Palestinian Land Israeli army says stop-work orders have been issued and further enforcement efforts will be taken in Jordan Valley, but Haaretz saw work continuing on Thursday.
Friday, October 21 2016 the Jordan Valley: a report by David Shulman October 13, 2016 ‘Ein el-Hammeh, Harat al-Makhul, al-Hadidiye: A Report by David Shulman. Read more: here
Saturday, June 25 2016 Israel Demolishes Structures in Palestinian Village Despite written commitment not to enforce construction laws during the holy month, civil administration brings bulldozers to Susya. Read more
Monday, May 16 2016 Israel Prize winner on why he’s giving prize money to Ta’ayush | Photo by Amir Bitan | Prof. David Shulman won Israel’s most prestigious prize. He’s giving the prize money to Ta’ayush. Here’s why. For further reading: Haaretz AlJazeera The Independent