By Ben Cohen
The “Spiegel settlement database” is already creating waves in Israel. Israeli NGO Yesh Din has announced they will use the database to help Palestinians sue Israel for reparations and the removal of settlements from privately owned land.
To help get the word out, Mondo reader Jamie Dyer has used the information in the translated excerpts of the database to create this google map. “Making the map helped me to see the strategic placement of these
settlements. The hilltops are being systematically taken in a sort of
inversion of the topography of justice,” Dyer writes. Click on the blue donkeytails to get a report on each landgrab: (To see the map, click here)
Ben Cohen is the editor and founder of The Daily Banter. He lives in Washington DC where he does podcasts, teaches Martial Arts, and tries to be a good father. He would be extremely disturbed if you took him too seriously.