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’ …

Mother and daughter in Al Arakib who have lost their home to Israeli demolitions (photo: Mya Guarnieri)

Where is the Bedouin Intifada?

CounterPunch, February 9, 2012 As Israel steps up its expansionist policies both inside and outside the Green Line, the Bedouin community has come under particularly intense pressure. Inside of Israel, the state seeks to Judaize the Negev (Naqab) desert. This “development” includes last  year’s Prawer plan which recommends that Israel relocate some 30,000-40,000 Bedouin citizens, …