Friday, January 30, 2009

Did Anyone See Me on Al-Jazeera?

On Friday morning, I filmed an interview for Al-Jazeera on the Speigel Report for Al-Jazeera.

I found their site story here: Settlement data 'implicates Israel'

but haven't as yet located the film clip.

If anybody saw it, let me know. Or maybe I was too good and they decided I shouldn't be seen? Naw, they wouldn't do anything like that, would they?

A leaked report on Jewish settlements in the West Bank shows that the Israeli government was complicit in illegal construction on land owned by Palestinians, an Israeli human rights group says.

Yesh Din said on Friday that the classsified information, compiled by the Israeli defence ministry, would allow it to help Palestinians sue the Israeli government for damages.

Michael Sfard, Yesh Din's legal counsel, said the information was a "severe indictment" of Israel's military and government.

Israeli authorities are "systematically violating international law and the property rights of Palestinian residents," he said in a statement.

...The daily said the database showed that, in more than 30 settlements, extensive construction of buildings and infrastructure like roads, schools, synagogues, and even police stations was carried out on private lands belonging to Palestinians.

...Yesh Din said it would begin running advertisments in Palestinian newspapers to encourage people to take legal action, and will also offer legal counsel, the statement from the group said...