Ellen Cantarow, author of the article “Living by the Gate From Hell” at TomDispatch.com, discusses the Israeli barrier wall’s effective annexation of Palestinian territory, the change in West Bank Jewish settlements from temporary trailers to elaborate housing developments, agricultural gates operated by Israel that control when Palestinians can access their own land, how Palestinians are denied a right of return while foreign descendants of Jews can claim citizenship and how a partial West Bank/Galilee land swap would rid Israel of a large part of its Arab population.
MP3 here. (38:43)
Ellen Cantarow, a Boston-based journalist, first wrote from Israel and the West Bank in 1979. Her work has been published in the Village Voice, Grand Street, and Mother Jones, among other publications, and was anthologized by the South End Press. More recently, her writing has appeared at Counterpunch, ZNet, and Alternet.