Bedouins on the Move

Many Bedouins living in Israel serve in the IDF and contribute to society in positive way.

But, there is a new slander piece decrying how Bedouin buildings are being destroyed by the big and mean Israeli destruction machine.

photo Bedouin houses

This is one Bedouin village that popped up outside of Jerusalem.

(And, yes, that is the famous wall in the background.)

But this whole thing makes me so angry,

and when I get angry, I post photos of what is really happening.

First, remember that Bedouins were ALWAYS on the move, that is their lifestyle, duh.

close up of Bedouin building

These illegal structures are popping up like mushrooms all over the deserts of Israel,

inside and outside the Green line.

Some of them are taken down, but do not cry, more will spring up immediately nearby.

The Bedouin population is growing and with Israeli health care system,

it is getting healthier every day.

photo Arab women in Israel hospital

Just take a short visit to Soroka Hospital in Beer Sheva and you will see for yourself.

These women were visiting the hospital during Operation Pillar of Defense,

while most other Israelis in the area were sheltered in their homes afraid to come out.

The cease fire was called a short time later.

Israel ceased firing,

but Hamas rockets were still falling during our bus ride back to Jerusalem.

No one is forcing Bedouins to live next to garbage dumps,

and if anything their life expectancy has soared thanks to Israeli health care.

But, hey what has the truth got to do with it anyway?

About Real Jstreets

I lived in the United States, Canada and Australia before moving to Israel in the midst of the Second Lebanon War. For the last seven years, walking the streets of Jerusalem, the scenes I saw every day did not resemble the ones familiar in the Western media. Now I try to share those positive images with the world, what is really happening in Jerusalem, Israel, The Real Jerusalem Streets

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  • Yoni

    But in the hospital pic, you can see that the Jews on the left have their backs turned to the Arabs: an act of racist exclusion, which is a part of the overall matrix of oppression maintained by the Occupation.

  • Yoni

    The Arabs are also in the middle of the hallway: being in the “middle”, as Kristeva would have it, further reveals the archaeology of marginalization inherent within contemporary Israeli society, channeled through the mechanism of what Foucault calls “pathways of control” : a powerful ideological apparatus which establishes resistance through the absurdity of its own existence.

    • Norman B.

      And I thought it was because the door is in the middle. How foolish of me.

    • Jim from Iowa

      This is beginning to sound suspiciously like a Monty Python sketch. If you bring up Henri Bergson, then you’ve been spotted for sure.

      • cba

        I’m pretty sure (not 100%, mind you) that Yoni is being ironic.

        If he isn’t, then I certainly hope for the good of humanity that he never reproduces.

        • Real Jstreets

          We can joke about this, but Israel takes this illegal building seriously. Where else would you find a government in court for years, before taking down illegal construction?

    • Carl

      Of course! I was blind. Thank you for pointing it out

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