First, Ben White writes for Aljazeera, Be'er Sheva's mosquerade: A wine and beer festival to be held in a former Great Mosque is an exemplar of contemporary Israeli history
This week, the Israeli city of Be'er Sheva (Beer el-Sabe) will hold a wine and beer festival in the courtyard of the city's former Great Mosque. The municipality's plans have provoked anger from the country's Palestinian citizens, including a legal challenge by minority rights group Adalah, as well as a protest tent and condemnation by community leaders and politicians. This episode is a microcosm of Israel's hidden history, a country where town and country alike is strewn with reminders of the ongoing ethnic cleansing at the heart of the establishment of a "Jewish and democratic" state...
Read it all here
Then Adam Horowitz reports for Mondoweiss, Price tag vandals attack Latrun Monastery; set fire to door and spray paint ‘Jesus is a monkey’
Vandals set fire to the entrance door of the Latrun Monastery early Tuesday and spray-painted slogans against the Christian religion on its walls, including names of West Bank outposts and "Jesus is a monkey".
And remember these are the monks who thought it was a good idea to be on the Israeli side of the Separation Barrier unlike their fellow nuns on the Palestinian side of Latrun. Read more here
And finally, the latest installment in Israel's destruction of Bedouin society, is reported by the Washington Post, Palestinian Bedouin children return to school despite Israeli demolition order
Demolish a school? We can't have educated Bedouin can we? At least not living where we want to build more exclusive colonies for our own people.
see also http://stephensizer.blogspot.fr/2012/09/israel-systematically-persecutes-bedouin.html