Although this building on the edge of the Kiryat Yovel neighborhood is not currently slated for demolition, it could be in the future as West Jerusalem gentrifies. (photo: Mya Guarnieri)

Demolition fears haunt Israeli neighborhoods

Al Jazeera English, December 18, 2012 Israel’s Supreme Court ruled last week that the state cannot extend its separation barrier through the West Bank village of Batir, located next to the Green Line that divides Israel from the Palestinian territories. Petitioners argued the wall would destroy Batir’s ancient agricultural terraces and unique irrigation system, both …

Uri Blau speaks to press (photo: Caravan via Oren Ziv/AFP/Getty images)

Strained Silence

The Caravan: A journal of politics and culture, December 1, 2012 As is the case at most falafel stands across the country, the radio station of choice at my neighbourhood falafel stand is the Israeli Defense Forces’ Galgalatz. The station, I thought yesterday afternoon as I waited for lunch, is inescapable. It blasts from my neighbours’ …