Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Christian extremists assist Israel in displacing Negev Bedouin

Jonathan Cook, The Electronic Intifada, 28 December 2010

Bedouin children from al-Araqib watch as Israeli forces destroy their village, September 2010.

Half a million trees planted over the past 18 months on the ancestral lands of Bedouin tribes in Israel's Negev region were bought by a controversial Christian evangelical television channel that calls itself God-TV.

A sign posted a few kilometers north of Beersheba, the Negev's main city, announces plans to plant a total of a million trees over a large area of desert that has already been designated "God-TV Forest."

The Jewish National Fund (JNF), an international non-profit organization in charge of forestation and developing Jewish settlements in Israel, received $500,000 from God-TV to plant some of the trees, according to the channel's filings to US tax authorities last year.
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  1. I would think such religious people might think all those forrest fires were a message from God that maybe he doesn't want trees from the Catskills planted in the Mideast.

  2. I'm sure it crossed their minds..