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A Letter to the Outside

Republished from Shani Navitbar's Blog Dear Friends Outside, Many of you have written to me to ask how I was, and even those who didn't, I know, are thinking about me every now and again, and just don't know how to express what they are feeling. I myself have been meaning to write a blog post since the negotiation talks ended 4 months ago but have had a difficult time escaping clichés. It's loaded when you ...

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Peace demo under attack in Tel Aviv

July 26, 2014 PEPPER SPRAYED & PURSUED IN NORTH TEL AVIV Report from a peace demonstrator It happened after the demonstration -the biggest in Tel Aviv against the war yet, estimates of over 6,000 demonstrators- had mostly dispersed. The now-familiar group of right-wing demonstrators had worked themselves up into a frenzy throughout the speeches by left-wing Knesset Members and bereaved parents and chant ...

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Fuelling worldwide antisemitism over Gaza will not make Israel any safer

Sorry about repeating it, but the Israeli government is being played like a piano by Hamas. Who needs suicide bombers when you can get the Israeli Army to do your dirty work? This relentless bombing of Gaza, killing civilians, children, handicapped people, can only make grow the horror that the international community feels. No sympathy for Israel, since the disproportion in the number of deaths is so great ...

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Enough!

By Dr Meir Margalit, in Jerusalem If I had to summarize in one word all this bitter feeling of anguish that fills me in front of so much tragedy, I would choose the word – Enough! Enough! is a powerful word. When uttered with conviction, it can change the course of history. Not immediately, and it will have us waiting, but when the clamour of thousands repeat it incessantly, it can tear down walls. When sai ...

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Gaza: Jewish activists in the USA

The glimmer of hope I have in these dark days is you - our community of members, supporters, and allies standing up all over the world. The photo shows the writer  in the police van with Maia Ettinger, daughter and grand-daughter of Holocaust survivors. Yesterday, I was part of a delegation of activists from Jewish Voice for Peace and Jews Say No! who took over the Friends of the IDF headquarters in New Yor ...

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How the West Chose War in Gaza: Crisis Tied to Israeli-U.S. Effort to Isolate Hamas & Keep the Siege

Democracy Now! While many trace the Israeli assault on Gaza to the series of events that began with the kidnapping and subsequent murder of three teenage Israelis in the occupied West Bank, we look at how the crisis’ immediate cause has been all but ignored. In a recent article for The New York Times, "How the West Chose War in Gaza," Nathan Thrall, senior analyst at International Crisis Group, argues the r ...

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Gaza: the toothpick and the machete

This ongoing massacre in Gaza is like a fight between a guy with a toothpick and a guy with a machete... You may ask: So, why is the guy with the toothpick fighting the guy with the machete; he knows he can't win - toothpick against a machete. He must be crazy.  By Godi Gutierrez Well, yes, he’s crazy; but also no, because, Hamas needs to provoke Israel into going to war, for them to stay in power. The same ...

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Gaza and the definition of violence

I ask, what is violence, really? Depending on where in the political spectrum one is, either it’s Hamas or Israel’s fault that the Gaza Strip is once again flaring up into violence. But, it’s clear that the majority of people agree that Israel’s reaction - the target bombing of Gaza - is disproportionate to the rockets from the Hamas. So far, more than 469 Palestinians [civilians - as of Monday 10am Hong Ko ...

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“Not in our name”

By Meir Margalit, former Elected member of the Jerusalem City Council for the Meretz Party and a founder of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions. More than three thousand Israelis participated in a peaceful demonstration last night demanding an immediately cease fire, under the slogan "Jews and Arabs refuse to be enemies ", another everyday events held throughout the whole country. We are certain ...

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Stay human, the Reading Movie

Review: Stay human, the Reading Movie - a historical document of a crime against humanity This work diverges from any known genre explored so far including documentary, fiction, docufiction, and theatre lecturing. ‘Stay Human’ is a pioneer piece of work in a new film genre: the ‘Reading Movie’. ‘Stay Human – The Reading Movie’ features the reading of the book 'Gaza - Restiamo Umani' (‘Gaza - Stay Human’) in ...

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