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Exclusive Interview: Village demolished for the 9th Time for JNF forests

By Jesse Bacon

Bulldozers from the Israel Land Administration  demolished the Bedouin village for Al-Arakib for the ninth time yesterday and today. They also demolished the village’s olive groves the week of Tu Bshvat, which celebrates the flowering of trees, so the Jewish National Fund can plant  a forest named after a Fundamentalist Christian TV channel and some foreign ambassadors. The visitors were held in the village’s graveyard while the demolition took place, with much more force than usual. The Only Democracy? spoke with Roii Ball, an Israeli activist with the joint group Tarabut-Hithabrut: Arab–Jewish Movement for Social & Political Change, who has visited Al-Arakib several times.

Interview Part 1.

Interview Part 2.

Interview Part 3

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JESSE BACON (Philadelphia) is a freelance activist and father. He has a Masters in teaching from Roosevelt University in Chicago. He is an observant progressive Jew, and is trying to be a good ally for Palestinians and all dispossessed peoples, while staying true to the best traditions in Judaism. He visited Israel and Palestine in 1996, 2001, and 2002. He served for three years on the local steering committee of Jewish Voice for Peace-Chicago, and one year on the board of Pursue the Peace in Seattle. Read his posts here.

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