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Last-ditch Effort to Save a Unique Palestinian Village
The Society for Preservation of Israel Heritage Sites is joining the campaign to save the remaining houses of the Palestinian village Lifta, at the western entrance of modern Jerusalem. Lifta, the best-kept of hundreds of abandoned Palestinian villages, is about to be demolished in order to make way for a
Source Noam Sheizaf, +972 (09 October 2011)
African Land Grabs not a Cure to Arab Food Concerns
As desertification dries up farmland across the Arab world, the region`s governments cannot remedy concerns about food security solely by looking to Africa for agricultural production, a regional expert said. Desertification threatens 20 percent of the already dry Middle East and North Africa, pushing many states to invest in African farmland
Source Dina Zayed, Reuters (07 April 2010)
KKL-JNF Scotland under Investigation
Earlier this month, Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign raised a complaint with OSCR’s investigations team in relation to KKL-Scotland’s registration as a charity. The letter argued that “the genesis of KKL Scotland creates a strong presumption that KKL-Scotland will be operating primarily for the benefit of JNF (Israel)/KKL. That means that
Source Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign (26 October 2007)
South Stands with Indigenous Peoples at the U.N.
UNITED NATIONS--Despite continued opposition from the United States and some other major powers, the United Nations General Assembly seems poised to adopt the Universal Declaration of Indigenous Peoples` Rights later this month. Indigenous leaders told IPS Friday they were optimistic that a vast majority of the 192-member General Assembly would
Source IPS (07 September 2007)
Land. That’s What Habitat Was About
In spite of the war of words between Israel and the Arabs, in spite of the militancy and marching over nuclear energy, the key word at Habitat was land.   Like a rock thrown into a pond, the land debate is going to ripple around the world for many years, because it’s as
Source Moira Farrow, The Vancouver Sun (23 June 1976)
Land. That’s What Habitat Was About
Source Moira Farrow, The Vancouver Sun (23 June 1976)


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