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The History Of Israeli Settlements & The Ongoing Displacement Of Palestinians

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One of more than 200 illegal Israeli settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

On this edition of Your Call, we're discussing the history of Israeli settlements and the ongoing displacement of Palestinians.

In the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah, 28 Palestinian families are facing forced evictions. Palestinians say this is part of a larger plan to ethnically cleanse them from the land. Last October, an Israeli court ruled in favor of Jewish settlers in Sheikh Jarrah. Palestinian families appealed and Israel’s Supreme Court is expected to hear the case on August 2nd.


Eyal Hareuveni, researcher for B’Tselem, the Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories. Eyal worked on a recent B’Tselem report: This Is Ours – And This, Too: Israel's Settlement Policy in the West Bank

Muhanned Qafesha, Palestinian journalist and activist with Youth Against Settlements in Hebron

Web Resources:

B’Tselem: This Is Ours – And This, Too: Israel's Settlement Policy in the West Bank

The Nation, Mohammed El-Kurd: Tomorrow My Family and Neighbors May Be Forced From Our Homes by Israeli Settlers

BBC: Jerusalem's Sheikh Jarrah: The land dispute in the eye of a storm

VICE News: Inside the Battle for Jerusalem

NPR Throughline: Palestine

Unsettled Podcast

Lea is a producer for Your Call on KALW Local Public Radio. She graduated from the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY in 2018.
Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular media roundtable guest in 2001. In 2019, the San Francisco Press Club named Your Call the best public affairs program. In 2017, The Nation named it the most valuable local radio show.