Arab citizens of Israel http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/35694/all en Left behind in war, Palestinian books sit in Israeli library http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/left-behind-war-palestinian-books-sit-israeli-library <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>As war came to Jerusalem in May 1948, Palestinian Omar Saleh Barghouti fled his home, leaving behind hundreds of his books, including years worth of his diaries. He would never see them again.</p> <p>Unknown to him, as the battle over the creation of the Jewish state raged, teams of Israeli librarians and soldiers were collecting tens of thousands of books from Palestinian homes in Jerusalem, Haifa, Jaffa and elsewhere -- including 256 from Barghouti's home in the Katamon neighbourhood.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/left-behind-war-palestinian-books-sit-israeli-library" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab citizens of Israel Asia Entertainment Palestinian territories AFP Tue, 26 Feb 2013 05:16:14 +0000 5766621 at http://www.globalpost.com Israel police probe apparent hate attack on Arab woman http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130227/israel-police-probe-apparent-hate-attack-arab-woman <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Israeli police on Wednesday confirmed they were investigating an apparent hate crime against an Arab woman in Jerusalem and said a policeman had been dismissed after praising the attack on Facebook.</p> <p>The attack took place on Monday at one of the light rail stops in west Jerusalem, with an Israeli bystander capturing the event on camera then posting the account along with 14 photographs on her own Facebook page.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130227/israel-police-probe-apparent-hate-attack-arab-woman" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anti-Arabism Arab citizens of Israel Israeli people Social Issues AFP Wed, 27 Feb 2013 16:47:15 +0000 5768661 at http://www.globalpost.com Arson bid as Israel starts separate buses for Palestinians http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130305/arson-bid-israel-starts-separate-buses-palestinians <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A day after Israel began running separate West Bank bus lines for Palestinian workers, vandals tried to set fire to several of the vehicles overnight, police said on Tuesday.</p> <p>"Two buses were apparently set on fire but we are looking into all possibilities," police spokeswoman Luba Samri told AFP, saying the incident took place in the Arab-Israeli town of Kfar Qassem which lies very close to the Green Line. </p> <p>Police sources quoted by army radio said the buses had been torched as a protest against the new transportation system which came into effect on Monday. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130305/arson-bid-israel-starts-separate-buses-palestinians" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab citizens of Israel Israeli settlement Israeli–Palestinian conflict AFP Tue, 05 Mar 2013 14:17:38 +0000 5773879 at http://www.globalpost.com Bedouin army trackers scale Israel social ladder http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130424/bedouin-army-trackers-scale-israel-social-ladder <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The army jeep rolls to a halt and Lieutenant Colonel Magdi Mazarib hops off the back to take a closer look at the dirt path running along Israel's border fence with Lebanon.</p> <p>He kneels, his sharp eyes scouring an unassuming constellation of pebbles, possible proof of an unwanted entry into Israel, and satisfied with what he sees, he jumps back onto the jeep and trundles away down the track.</p> <p>Mazarib is a Bedouin, a Muslim Arab who grew up in northern Israel, intimate with its green, hilly landscape from an early age.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130424/bedouin-army-trackers-scale-israel-social-ladder" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab citizens of Israel Asia Bedouin Magdi Mazarib Negev Politics Social Issues AFP Wed, 24 Apr 2013 04:30:22 +0000 5823780 at http://www.globalpost.com Israeli Bedouin jailed in Egypt starts hunger strike http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130424/israeli-bedouin-jailed-egypt-starts-hunger-strike <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>An Israeli Bedouin who has been jailed in Egypt for more than 12 years on charges of spying has begun an open-ended hunger strike, he said in a handwritten letter in Arabic seen by AFP.</p> <p>Ouda Tarabin's letter, passed on to the Israeli embassy in Cairo, was addressed to Ambassador Yaakov Amitai.</p> <p>"I ask that his excellency, as an ambassador of the State of Israel ... inform Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi about my hunger strike, which I began on April 23, 2013," he wrote.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130424/israeli-bedouin-jailed-egypt-starts-hunger-strike" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab citizens of Israel Egypt–Israel relations Western Asia AFP Wed, 24 Apr 2013 12:00:50 +0000 5824034 at http://www.globalpost.com Israeli Arabs scuffle with police after house razed http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130628/israeli-arabs-scuffle-police-after-house-razed <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Israeli police fired tear gas at hundreds of Arabs, some of them throwing stones, who protested at the demolition of a house in the northern Israeli village of Bartaa on Friday.</p> <p>Police spokeswoman Luba Samri told AFP two protesters were arrested but there were no reported casualties on either side.</p> <p>"About 300 Arab demonstrators protested after a house demolition in Barta," she said.</p> <p>"Some of them threw stones at police and blocked the main road for a time. Police dispersed them with tear gas and made two arrests," she added.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130628/israeli-arabs-scuffle-police-after-house-razed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab citizens of Israel Israeli people Israeli–Palestinian conflict War AFP Fri, 28 Jun 2013 13:34:45 +0000 5870365 at http://www.globalpost.com Israelis pessimistic over talks with Palestinians http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130705/israelis-pessimistic-over-talks-palestinians <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Nearly three quarters of Israelis think it will not be possible to reach a peace agreement with the Palestinians even if stalled peace talks resume, a poll published on Friday said. </p> <p>When asked: "If negotiations begin again do you believe that it will be possible to reach a final agreement with the Palestinians?", 71.6 percent of those interviewed answered "no", compared to 21.7 percent of those who thought it was possible. The remainder had no opinion on the matter. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130705/israelis-pessimistic-over-talks-palestinians" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab citizens of Israel Israeli people Israeli–Palestinian conflict AFP Fri, 05 Jul 2013 11:02:56 +0000 5876335 at http://www.globalpost.com Israel's Arab Bedouin citizens feel betrayed by eviction plan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130828/israels-arab-bedouin-citizens-feel-betrayed-eviction-plan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Noah Browning</p> <p>ATIR, Israel (Reuters) - Khader Abu al-Kian's dusty village of Atir has never existed on any official map, and now it is disappearing before his eyes.</p> <p>For decades he and his fellow Arab Bedouins eked out a meager existence in the Negev desert, largely under the Israeli government's radar. But soaring property costs and a housing crisis are driving a new appetite in Israel for land and development opportunities, and even the harsh Negev looks good.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130828/israels-arab-bedouin-citizens-feel-betrayed-eviction-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab citizens of Israel Asia Health Labor Land management Social Issues Technology War Thomson Reuters Wed, 28 Aug 2013 11:36:14 +0000 5919619 at http://www.globalpost.com Arab women push to the fore in Israel local vote http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131022/arab-women-push-the-fore-israel-local-vote <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>From billboards across Nazareth shines the discreet smile of Hanin Zuabi, a controversial Arab woman MP who is hoping voters will chose her as mayor of Israel's largest Arab city.</p> <p>This 44-year-old former maths teacher, her black hair cut into a sleek bob, is the only woman running for leadership of the sprawling northern city revered by Christians as Jesus' childhood home.</p> <p>Zuabi is just one of a growing number of women from Israel's Arab minority vying for office in Tuesday's elections across 191 municipalities.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131022/arab-women-push-the-fore-israel-local-vote" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab citizens of Israel Asia Hanin Zuabi Human Interest Israeli people Social Issues AFP Tue, 22 Oct 2013 16:47:21 +0000 5967632 at http://www.globalpost.com Protests held against Israel plans to evict Bedouins http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131130/protests-held-against-israel-plans-evict-bedouins <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Hundreds of protesters demonstrated in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza Strip on Saturday against an Israeli draft law aimed at evicting Bedouin residents from the southern Negev desert.</p> <p>The government in January approved a bill calling for the relocation of 30,000-40,000 Bedouins, the demolition of about 40 villages and confiscation of more than 700,000 dunams (70,000 hectares) of Negev land.</p> <p>The draft legislation was adopted by parliament in a first reading in June but it has to pass two more readings in the Knesset before it becomes law.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131130/protests-held-against-israel-plans-evict-bedouins" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab citizens of Israel Asia Israel–United States relations AFP Sat, 30 Nov 2013 17:46:14 +0000 6004975 at http://www.globalpost.com Arab Bedouins protest against Israeli plan to move them into towns http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131130/arab-bedouins-protest-against-israeli-plan-move-them-towns <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Noah Browning</p> <p>HAIFA, Israel (Reuters) - Hundreds of Bedouin Arabs and their supporters clashed with Israeli forces on Saturday in protests against a government plan to force 40,000 Bedouins living in the southern Negev region to leave their villages.</p> <p>The plan has not only angered the Bedouins but also spurred many other young Arab citizens of Israel to associate it with Israel's occupation of Arab East Jerusalem and the West Bank, and so identify themselves more closely with demands for a Palestinian state.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131130/arab-bedouins-protest-against-israeli-plan-move-them-towns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab citizens of Israel Asia Middle East Politics Social Issues War Thomson Reuters Sat, 30 Nov 2013 21:16:19 +0000 6005078 at http://www.globalpost.com Israeli Bedouins ask Kerry to intervene over resettlement plan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/131205/israeli-bedouins-ask-kerry-intervene-over-resettlement-plan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Xinhua News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Israeli Bedouins ask Kerry to intervene over resettlement plan</p> <p>JERUSALEM, Dec. 5 (Xinhua) -- Israeli Arab members of the Kenesst addressed U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday, accusing Israel of "ethnic cleansing" against the Arab Bedouin population in the Negev desert.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Xinhua News Agency.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/131205/israeli-bedouins-ask-kerry-intervene-over-resettlement-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab citizens of Israel Arab localities in Israel Asia Politics Social Issues Technology Xinhua News Agency Thu, 05 Dec 2013 13:34:09 +0000 6010097 at http://www.globalpost.com Israel drops controversial Bedouin relocation plan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131212/israel-drops-controversial-bedouin-relocation-plan-2 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Israel is scrapping a controversial draft law to relocate tens of thousands of longtime Bedouin residents of the Negev desert, an official said Thursday.</p> <p>Benny Begin, tasked with implementing the so-called Prawer Plan, said he had recommended to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to "end the debate on the law" in parliament.</p> <p>"The prime minister accepted this proposal," he said at a Tel Aviv news conference, days after it emerged that the governing coalition was divided on the proposed legislation.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131212/israel-drops-controversial-bedouin-relocation-plan-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab citizens of Israel Asia Middle East AFP Fri, 13 Dec 2013 01:20:33 +0000 6018967 at http://www.globalpost.com Bedouin face eviction as Israel builds new towns http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131213/bedouin-face-eviction-israel-builds-new-towns <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Some 50 years after Israeli authorities gave them the land, the Bedouin of Umm al-Heiran village face eviction to make way for two modern towns.</p> <p>Located in the Negev desert, the village is home to some 150 Arab Bedouin families -- 1,000 inhabitants -- who live in small, concrete buildings, relying on solar panels for electricity and raising livestock.</p> <p>But more than half a century of calling Umm al-Heiran home now looks set to end.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131213/bedouin-face-eviction-israel-builds-new-towns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab citizens of Israel Asia Business Hospitality Human migration Law Politics AFP Fri, 13 Dec 2013 09:48:31 +0000 6019280 at http://www.globalpost.com IMF sees Israel GDP growth unchanged at 3.4% http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140212/imf-sees-israel-gdp-growth-unchanged-at-34 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The International Monetary Fund said Wednesday it expects Israel's GDP growth to remain stable at 3.4 percent in 2014, but noted that social disparities pose a threat to the economy.</p> <p>"Israel's economic fundamentals remain strong. GDP growth is solid, unemployment is low and inflation remains firmly anchored within the one-three percent target range," the International Monetary Fund said after its latest review of the economy.</p> <p>"The financial sector is in good health and the external position is strong," the report added.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140212/imf-sees-israel-gdp-growth-unchanged-at-34" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab citizens of Israel Gross domestic product Inflation War AFP Wed, 12 Feb 2014 18:04:32 +0000 6068776 at http://www.globalpost.com