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WHEN I first met Yasser Arafat in besieged Beirut, in the summer of 1982, Abu Mazen was not present. But when I met him again in Tunis, a few months later, he asked me to meet Abu Mazen, too.

Abu Mazen, it transpired, was the Fatah leader in charge of Israeli matters.

MY FIRST impression of Abu Mazen (Mahmoud Abbas) was that he was the exact opposite of Arafat. He looked like a schoolmaster.

http://zope.gush-shalom.org/home/en/channels/avnery/1516371694/

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Fathi Shaqaqi: Don't Kill Him in Damascus - Al Jazeera World

https://youtu.be/7FdoiCg9-dU

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Israeli minister chased, called "Fascist! Murderer!"

https://youtu.be/1pNxVGTM6lQ

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Why is the US withholding aid for Palestinian refugees? | Inside Story https://youtu.be/u3wyACZFDEA

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Has the US given Israel a green light for settlement homes? | The Stream

https://youtu.be/_vHY8wdboc4

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Jordan's king tells Pence US must 'rebuild trust'

https://youtu.be/el3Itu31pIU

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Gazans call for strike over collapsing economy

https://youtu.be/pywArmG7rqY

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Palestinians boycott Mike Pence's visit to Israel

https://youtu.be/I8KnsgK5NhE

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Is the US undermining the Middle East peace process?

https://youtu.be/cZUIlk5Elvw

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Harsh restrictions on access to the village of Hizma, January 2018

https://youtu.be/Ob4ENUcKkw8

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Palestinian mobile firms offer 3G after Israeli ban ends

https://youtu.be/wbvCYSnqzFs

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Palestinian immigrant detained in US despite political opposition

https://youtu.be/qkglogax2TE

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Trump threatens to cut Palestinian aid in Davos

https://youtu.be/XGnbItTzU08

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Mike Pence Foolishly Fanned the Flames on Visit to Israel

https://youtu.be/0g-n9KDWfIc

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Amena Khan Steps Down From L'Oreal Campaign After Backlash

https://youtu.be/Odw6A9UOoIE

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YEARS AGO, when I was a member of the Knesset, I decided to stage a demonstration in the plenum hall.

I put on a T-shirt with the slogan "Peace is greater than Greater Israel". In the middle of the debate I took my jacket off, displaying the slogan.

After a few minutes, an usher approached me and said politely: "The Speaker would like to see you in his office."

The speaker was Yitzhak Shamir, a former commander of the Lehi terrorist underground. He received me with a broad smile, asked me to be seated and said: "Uri, you have made your point. Now I ask you to take the t-shirt off and return to your seat!" Of course I did so.

http://zope.gush-shalom.org/home/en/channels/avnery/1517052482/

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Bill Maher Supports Trump’s Jerusalem Decision

https://youtu.be/XsXPP7q9BnE

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Racism against Africans in Israel

https://youtu.be/MlW3jRrSfYg

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The Palestinian Diaspora Orchestra | Al Jazeera World

https://youtu.be/SxrCs39TrLA

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Adam Aloni: Exploiting Palestinian Land for Treatment of Israeli Waste

https://youtu.be/MyBWs5Setvc

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Gaza faces 'unprecedented' humanitarian crisis

https://youtu.be/OGjnKYPw2A4

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Voices from Gaza: Women at work, the Balah Falestin plant

https://youtu.be/yoegHIjbf0M

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Free Speech VICTORY! Israel Boycotters Win In Court

https://youtu.be/zUCseU9DDn4

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Touring the Holy Land: Israel and Palestine

https://youtu.be/dCvY9p9VeaU

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Mahmoud Abbas to deliver a rare address at UNSC meeting

https://youtu.be/_M8fXZ8_5xk

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http://zope.gush-shalom.org/home/en/channels/avnery/1517575668/

MANY YEARS ago, right after the fall of communism in Eastern Europe, I was asked to write a book about the events. Rachel took the photos, I wrote the text. The book, which appeared only in Hebrew, was called "Lenin Does Not Live Here Anymore".

When we visited Warsaw, we were astonished by the many places in the city with metal plates announcing "(Name) was executed by the Germans at this spot". Until then we had no idea that the Polish resistance had opposed the Nazis so fiercely.

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http://samidoun.net/2018/02/bassem-tamimi-to-his-daughter-ahed-on-her-bi...

Bassem Tamimi, the father of imprisoned Palestinian teen activist Ahed Tamimi (and the husband of Nariman Tamimi, imprisoned alongside their daughter) issued a powerful message on his Facebook account on 2 February, greeting his daughter as she turned 17 on 31 January.

Palestinians and solidarity organizers around the world held demonstrations, celebrations and gatherings demanding Ahed’s freedom as well as that of her fellow Palestinian prisoners – and Palestine itself. Further events and actions are planned in the coming days.

Bassem Tamimi himself has spent years in prison – including as an Amnesty International recognized prisoner of conscience – for his role in the indigenous land defense movement in the Palestinian village of Nabi Saleh, targeted for repression and land and water confiscation by occupation forces and settler colonial Zionism.

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Why is Israel kicking out thousands of African refugees?

https://youtu.be/V9flF_0VMvM

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Israel demands payment for jeep that killed Palestinian

https://youtu.be/yoWKv2bq6HM

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An Israeli? A Jew? A peace activist? A Journalist? An author? An ex-combat soldier in the Israeli army? An ex-terrorist? A…?

All of these and more.

OK. OK. But in what order? Which is the most important component?

First of all, of course, I am a human being, with all the rights and duties of a human being. That part is easy. At least in theory.

Then I am an Israeli. Then I am a Jew. And so on.

AN AUSTRALIAN man of English extraction would have no trouble answering such a question. He is first and foremost an Australian, and then an Anglo-Saxon. In two world wars he rushed to the aid of Britain, for no practical reason. But in the second war, when his own homeland was suddenly in danger, he rushed back home.

http://zope.gush-shalom.org/home/en/channels/avnery/1518180646/

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Inside Story - Israel and the walls that surround it

https://youtu.be/n5jYbpsdSZ0

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Lebanon: Israel border wall 'threatens security'

https://youtu.be/bPPQXre6Isw

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A new flash point between Israel, Syria and Iran | Inside Story

https://youtu.be/apBFgC7mVc4

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Netanyahu: Air raids dealt serious blow to Iran, Syria

https://youtu.be/427xMxLKJ7U

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Palestinian children speak of beatings in Israeli detention

https://youtu.be/WqYAA84hMUI

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Palestinian Teen “Hero” Faces Trial For Slapping Soldier In Israel (HBO)

https://youtu.be/B_lW9v-tBvU

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'There is no guarantee Netanyahu will be indicted’ – Blumenthal

https://youtu.be/nw0-xPC_r9E

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Israeli police recommend indictment of Netanyahu

https://youtu.be/R1Ek1UdU_c8

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The first time I went to Jenin was when we did the Walking the Wall project – to hike the length of Israel’s wall in the West Bank. When we started, I was hugely worried about it all – we didn’t know whether we could do it, we didn’t know what the experience would be. We walked each day with translators and a lot of them didn’t understand what we were trying to do, which was partly our fault for not explaining it properly, but also because rambling isn’t a big pastime in the West Bank.

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2018/jan/12/mark-thomas-west-bank-come...

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Palestine: One of most dangerous places for children

https://youtu.be/zIpptqrlY1Q

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PITY THE almond tree, especially when it is in full bloom.

The bloom of the almond is, in German, Mandelblüt. That is also the name of Israel's chief legal official, called "the Legal Advisor of the Government".

The Legal Advisor is appointed by the government, but is supposed to be completely independent. He is in practice the Attorney General, the person who has the final say about indicting people, especially the prime minister. That is now his unhappy lot

http://zope.gush-shalom.org/home/en/channels/avnery/1518783514/

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Doubt over US role in Middle East peace process

https://youtu.be/pekaLs0owHI

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Netanyahu warns Iran over drone

https://youtu.be/tcRIlytFauw

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Abbas seeks alternative to US as peace mediator

https://youtu.be/NJPL8y7v9ec

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Israel army rules African American soldier died by her own hand

https://youtu.be/g_6KUmzqsnM

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Kidnapped in Tel Aviv (1/3)

https://youtu.be/I4R3TWNx5J4

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John Oliver - Netanyahu's Corruption Charges

https://youtu.be/D3Fi2HFqxV8

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First female-led TV station launched in Gaza

https://youtu.be/18ANaA-zfcc

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