Check Out these Gorgeous Palestinian Villages

June 25, 2018

When most people think about Palestine, the first words that come to mind are occupation, conflict, the wall, and settlements. While these perceptions are valid, they often make us overlook the wonderful aspects of the region, known for its great variety of beautiful places and activities. For thousands of years, kings, emperors and peasants, Popes […]

7 Reasons Why TABO Is So Important

1. It creates title deeds to challenge the ongoing dispossession of Palestinian land Since 1967, Israel has been implementing ongoing policies of land confiscation that have resulted in a steep decrease in lands available to Palestinians. Lands have been allocated to colonies, military areas or nature reserves, de facto impeding Palestinian use and access of […]

A Brief History of Land Registration in Palestine

Anyone familiar with the TABO project has most likely noticed the emphasis put on the fact that UCI parcels are registered and come with a title deed. Why is this something to be highlighted? Should this not be a given? The truth is that in current the occupied Palestinian territories. It is not a given. […]

Trump’s & the Jerusalem Embassy: 9 Surprising Things You Didn’t Know

On December 7th, in a short speech, Donald Trump announced his decision to move the embassy of the United States from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Here’s some interesting information that will shed light on the decision: 1. The U.S became the only country in the world to assert an intention to establish an embassy in […]

Proposed Israeli Legislation Represents a Fresh Attack on Jerusalem

On October 29th, the Israeli Knesset’s ministerial committee on legislation was poised to approve a controversial new bill which, if passed into law, would have annexed 19 illegal settlements in East Jerusalem (settlements are illegal according to article 49 of the Fourth Geneva Convention). Although at the time of writing this vote has been postponed, […]

How Israel Removes Palestinians from their Own Land

Throughout occupied Palestinian, Israel employs a range of methods to remove Palestinians from the land. This is a central component in Israeli efforts to establish control over as much Palestinian territory as possible, and the threat posed is substantial. In East Jerusalem, for example, a Palestinian territory considered occupied by the UN and international law, […]

Palestine: A History of Displacement

Today, Palestinians living under Israeli occupation are at severe risk of displacement and dispossession, yet this is not merely a contemporary issue. Since the early twentieth century, Palestinians have been subjected to waves of displacement from and within their homeland. Indeed, the modern history of Palestine is one characterized by territorial loss. Colonial Division In […]

TABO: an innovative response to the theft of Palestinian land

June 24, 2018

The Ugly Impact of Unregistered Land The threat posed to the Palestinian people by the fact that 70% of West Bank land is unregistered is clear. Ottoman-era law is being cynically manipulated by the Israeli occupying power to illegally appropriate vast swathes of unregistered West Bank territory. This represents merely another ugly chapter in the […]

Protecting Palestinian Land for Future Generations

If someone does not take charge, embrace the responsibility, and bear the economic burden of salvaging Palestinian land from the progressive threat of Israeli settlements and occupation, tomorrow’s generations of Palestinians will be landless. Having less land – a tangible asset – will hurt the Palestinian people’s economic strength and undermine their struggle for human […]