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In the News (Sun 26 May 19)

  500 DUNAM ON THE MOON // Story
Ayn Hawd al-Jadida, the unrecognized village nestled in the heart of the forest planted by the JNF, was all but forgotten.
Inspired by “Facing the Forests,” 500 DUNAM on the M00N inverts Yehoshua’s story (no more severed tongue) to document the art of dispossession and the creativity of the dispossessed.
For further reading see: The Object of Memory: Arab and Jew Narrate the Palestinian Village by Susan Slyomovics, University of Pennsylvania Press, 1998.
www.500dunam.com /story.html   (818 words)

  Dunam - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A dunam or dönüm, dunum, donum is a unit of area used in the Ottoman Empire and still used, in various standardized versions, in many countries formerly part of the Ottoman Empire.
Before the end of the Ottoman Empire, the size of a dönüm was 919.3 square meters, but during the British Mandate of Palestine the metric dunam of 1,000 m² was adopted, and this is still used.
Other countries using a dunam of some size include Libya, Syria and the countries of the former Yugoslavia.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dunam   (269 words)

Although it is always difficult to persuade people to relinquish their private property for the public good, it was seven times harder to persuade the Arab population who interpreted this as a 'Land Policy of Nation' and was in disagreement with the cultural bias of the regime.
A clear example is the case of 2,000 dunam that were expropriated in 1961 from Arabs living in Sachnin and Arabe for the 'national project' of a water conduit.
It was even more difficult for the Arabs to grasp the expropriation of 1,200 dunam for the establishment of the city of Upper Nazareth, or 5,500 dunam for the city of Carmiel, since this land was taken not for the use of all citizens but for one sector exclusively - the Jewish one.
www.passia.org /meetings/2002/round2407.htm   (5008 words)

 _500 Dunam on the Moon_: Ein Hod/Ayn Hawd
Jones's directorial debut, "500 Dunam on the Moon," is showing Tuesday and Wednesday nights as part of the 13th Annual Human Rights Watch International Film Festival at the Walter Reade Theater, which runs through June 27.
For this reason the village has no electricity or connecting road, and until a terrible fire broke out in October 1998 it was literally hidden from view by the looming cypresses planted as part of Israel's mass forestation project.
Jones said it was the fire of October 1998 - shown in newsreel clips - that finally compelled her to tell the tale of Ein Hod and the two Ayn Hawds, after the blaze burned away the forest and exposed the new Ayn Hawd and the past that it represents....
mailman.lbo-talk.org /2002/2002-June/015223.html   (845 words)

 dönüm (Turkish to English translation glossary) title deed,Real Estate,Tech/Engineering
By the end of the Mandate, the total land area under cultivation by Palestinian farmers (excluding citrus) was 5,484,700 dunams (one dunam = one thousand square meter), and the area cultivated by Jewish farmers was 425,450 dunams.
Thousands of dunams (1 dunam equals 1,000 square meters) of land in the West Bank have recently been confiscated to build 20 new bypass roads which cut the West Bank towns off from outlying villages and farmlands.
barabus: agree ama acre olarak degil "dunam" olarak aktarilmali...
www.proz.com /kudoz/1093989   (1047 words)

 :: APN :: Hot Issues
The families had no idea to whom they were selling, and certainly did not know that the land would go from the broker to the fund, would be settled by Jewish settlers and would de facto be annexed to the settlement bloc.
The 30 additional dunam to Kfar Darom are just a small cherry on the cake of the energetic fund's land redemption activities.
Most of the fund's purchases were approved for construction, and either settlements or neighborhoods were built on 7,000 dunam redeemed by the fund: Avnei Hefetz was built near Tulkarm by the Housing Ministry, which paid the fund for its land.
www.peacenow.org /hot.asp?cid=247   (3237 words)

 B'Tselem - Testimony of Ma'amun 'As'us, October 2002
He farms thirty dunam [7.5 acres] of his own land, and he also earns money plowing land for other farmers with his own tractor.
Fifteen dunam of our land lie adjacent to the Yizhar settlement, seven dunam of which are olive groves, and the rest are used to grow wheat and barley.
Twelve dunam of our land lie adjacent to Hawara, and three dunam are next to Burin.
www.btselem.org /English/Testimonies/20021002_Settlers_Attack_at_Burin_Witness_Asus.asp   (304 words)

 Netanya Real Estate
The house stands on 6 dunam of landscaped gardens with a large swimming pool and a guest house.
Bordering the house are 7 dunams of orchards.
Now we are able to offer the individual discerning buyer the possibility of buying one, or a couple of, 5 dunam plots that are situated adjoining each other.
www.netanyarealestate.com /specials.htm   (506 words)

 BiblePlaces Blog: Old City Population
With 35,372 residents and a total area of about 900 dunams, Jerusalem’s Old City is one of the most densely populated areas in Israel, and the Muslim Quarter is the most densely populated area of the Old City.
The Jewish Quarter: The Jewish Quarter is 122 dunams in size and has 2,387 inhabitants, for a population density of around 20 persons per dunam.
The Christian Quarter: The Christian Quarter is 192 dunams in size and has 5,276 residents, for a population density of around 28 persons per dunam.
blog.bibleplaces.com /2006/09/old-city-population.html   (436 words)

 Tel Aviv municipality to approve 10,500 housing units in northwest - SkyscraperCity
712 dunam (178 acres) out of 1,874 dunam (468.5 acres) will be zoned for construction and the rest for public areas, including a 534 dunam (133.5-acre) park, of which 400 dunam (100 acres) will be beach.
Plan 3700 covers 1,874 dunam (468.5 acres), bordered by Herzliya on the north, Ramat Hasharon on the east, Tel Aviv's Chen neighborhood on the south and the Mediterranean Sea on the west.
The area is part of the largest undeveloped land area in the city, amounting to almost 3,000 dunam (750 acres) along a 5-km strip.
www.skyscrapercity.com /showthread.php?t=108633   (1189 words)

The heart of this ideology is the sanctity of the land.
Those who are excited by the sanctity of the land, will never be satisfied with what they have.
There are many Palestinian dunams still waiting to be redeemed - a dunam in Khan Yunes, a dunam in Rafah, the outskirts of Beit Jalla and Abu Sneina of the holy city of Hebron.
www.1worldcommunication.org /dunamsandwars.htm   (742 words)

 Welkom to the FeshPlaza.
A dunam of creeping strawberries yields six to seven tons of fruit, while the hanging version yields up to 12 tons.
Another advantage to the method is an easier harvest: Crawling on the ground and poking and prodding between the leaves is no longer necessary, making the harvest faster and more efficient.
Ami Sela of the Negev's Moshav Yesha, who converted his crops from tomatoes to strawberries, reports net income, after production and labor costs, of NIS 25,000 per dunam, compared to NIS 10,000 per dunam for tomatoes.
www.freshplaza.com /2005/17mei/2_il_hangingstrawberry.htm   (413 words)

 ACPR - Policy Paper 4 - From "One Dunam and Then One More"...
The first period, from the onset of modern Jewish settlement in Eretz Israel to approximately 1975-1982, was characterized by great efforts to create a territory for the Jewish people, to expland it, and even to establish a firm settlement base; this was the period of "one dunam and then one more".
The second period, from approximately 1975-1982 until the present, is the period of "territory for peace", territory for votes at the polling booth, over-generous giving away of national resources, and increasing disdain for the connection between territories and the past: a period of "one dunam and then one less".
On the internal level, the attitude of the Arab sector to the land, the policy of population dispersal, party activity, the attitude to agricultural land, and the position of the academic community on the question of land.
www.acpr.org.il /publications/policy-papers/pp004-xs.html   (386 words)

 The Head Heeb: Dunam for dunam
Fifteen minutes later, Mouasi excitedly lifted a sledgehammer and pounded a metal stake into the ground, marking the first plot surveyed and officially transfered to the Baka al-Garbiyeh farmers.
The land grants in Baka al-Garbiyeh are occurring in tandem with a larger transfer of 11,400 dunams to Arab municipalities in the Wadi Ara district, representing the first successful negotiations between the ILA and non-governmental land rights groups.
The farmers' victory is bittersweet since much of the land being returned to them was originally appropriated by the state in 1948, but the two transfers mark the beginning of a shift toward negotiating rather than ignoring land issues.
headheeb.blogmosis.com /archives/027223.html   (307 words)

 Bedouin Communities Protest Destruction of their Crops - Whistle Stopper Political Forums
By early afternoon, 4,000 dunam used to grow wheat, vegetables, and other crops were destroyed.
The ILA claims that the Bedouin are illegally cultivating 14,000 dunam of land.
The most recent destruction involved land belonging to two tribes: the Al-Turi tribe, which currently lives in the town of Rahat, and the Al-Aqbi tribe, which lives near Hura in the Negev.
www.whistlestopper.com /forum/showthread.php?t=26801   (393 words)

 Zion Oil & Gas - Project Summary - Location & Geology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
We also hold a preliminary permit with priority rights covering 490,000 dunam (approximately 121,100 acres) entitled Preliminary Permit No. 186/Asher, abutting on and immediately to the north and west of the Ma'anit-Joseph License.
On August 1, 2005, our application was approved and the lands subject of the Ma'anit-Joseph License were expanded by the addition of 9,300 dunam (approx.
In applying for the new permit, we proposed a two-staged program of geological and geophysical work extending over an 18 month period at a total budget (for both stages) of approximately $325,000 aimed at developing a drillable prospect in the permit area.
www.zionoil.com /project/locationgeology.html   (4462 words)

 Dunam - Wikipedia, la enciclopedia libre
El dunam, dönüm, dunum o donum es una unidad de superficie.
Antes de la caída del Imperio Otomano, el tamaño de un dönüm era de 919,3 metros cuadrados, pero durante el Mandato Británico de Palestina (1917-1948) se adoptó el dunam métrico de 1.000 m², que aún se utiliza.
Otros países que utilizan alguna variación del dunam son Libia, Siria y los países de la antigua Yugoslavia.
es.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dunam   (197 words)

 Israeli government decision aims to strip Palestinians of their properties in East Jerusalem
Government officials estimate the assets total thousands of dunam, while other estimates say they could add up to half of all East Jerusalem property.
With the recent construction of the fence in the Jerusalem region, Palestinian landholders from Bethlehem and Beit Jala requested permission to continue working their fields, which are within Jerusalem’s municipal jurisdiction.
The state’s response stated that the lands “no longer belong to them, but have been handed over to the Custodian for Absentee Property.” At stake are thousands of dunam of agricultural land on which the Palestinians grew olives and grapes throughout the years.
www.ifamericansknew.org /cur_sit/jerusalem.html   (454 words)

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Rockets falling on open territories thought to be good news, but 20,000 dunam of forests and nature reserves have been burned by Hizbullah rockets
As reports come in from the north on rockets falling in open territories, the country breathes a sigh of relief.
Since the start of fighting, over 15,000 dunam of nature reserves and 6,000 dunam of forests have been burned.
www.ynetnews.com /articles/0,7340,L-3282711,00.html   (341 words)

 Crop Grown in Israel
Production of one dunam is about 6 tons produced in 4 months.
According to the width of the spans of the greenhouse, keep 3,500-4,000 plants or stems per dunam.
Sterilize soil by methyl bromide, 50 kg per dunam.
weather.nmsu.edu /hydrology/wastewater/BMP-middle-east/BMP-Israel.htm   (1959 words)

 Dunam After Dunam (by Uri Avnery) - Media Monitors Network (MMN)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Uri Avnery is a journalist, peace activist, former member of the Knesset, and leader of Gush Shalom.
All over the world, Jewish children were singing: “I shall tell you, girl, / And you too, boy, / How in the land of Israel / The land is redeemed.
// A dunam here, a dunam there, / Clod after clod, / The land of the people is being bought, / From the North to the Negev.
usa.mediamonitors.net /content/view/full/13107   (1786 words)

 Friends of Al-Aqsa
Dunam After Dunam (Uri Avnery, 5 February 2005)
The Attorney General simply proposes that for every dunam (1000 square meters, a Turkish measure still applied in Israel) that the KKL will have to distribute - God forbid - to Arabs, the government will compensate it with another dunam somewhere else.
// A dunam here, a dunam there, / Clod after clod, / The land of the people is being bought, / From the North to the
www.aqsa.org.uk /page_detail.aspx?id=118   (1387 words)

 Educational Media Reviews Online
500 Dunam on the Moon is a documentary that tells the story of refugees living in a village that is not recognized by the Israeli government.
The film alternates back and forth between the villages showing the stark contrast of what was and what is. A dunam is a land measurement unit equal to about a ¼ acre.
Rachel Leah Jones does an incredible job of bringing to the screen the story of the “new Ayn Hawd” refugees.
libweb.lib.buffalo.edu /emro/emroDetail.asp?Number=1573   (265 words)

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