Protest against arbitrary criteria for naturalization set in 2010. The sign reads, "My mom lost her passport; they will deport me." (Photo: Mya Guarnieri)

Israel’s forgotten deportees

The Daily Beast, July 3, 2012 While Israel’s current campaign to deport some 700-1500 South Sudanese asylum seekers made headlines around the world, the mainstream media has neglected another ongoing expulsion. Since March of 2011, the state has been arresting and deporting the Israeli-born children of migrant laborers along with their parents. In the past …

Shimon Yehoshua a moment after he was shot by Israeli police in 1982 (photo: Tarabut)

South Tel Aviv land grab

Le Monde Diplomatique, July 2, 2012 It was a winter morning in 1982. Shimon Yehoshua, 21, had finished three years’ mandatory military service a week before. He’d arrived at his home—two rooms shared with his parents and nine brothers and sisters—in time to catch the last flames of Hanukkah. Shimon lived in the Kfar Shalem …