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THE GENERAL'S SON
The Iron Wall 2006
IT WAS all rather disgusting.
There they were, the members of the highest legislative bodies of the world’s only superpower, flying up and down like so many yo-yos, applauding wildly, every few minutes or seconds, the most outrageous lies and distortions of Binyamin Netanyahu.
Human Rights and Settlements in the Occupied Territories: An Updated Scorecard
Voices of a Generation: Remi Kanazi
I HAD the unqualified blessing of living with Rachel Avnery for 58 years. Last Saturday I took leave of her body. She was as beautiful in death as she was in life. I could not take my eyes off her face.
I am writing this to help myself accept the unacceptable. I beg your indulgence.
MY HERO of the year (for now) is a young brown-haired Palestinian refugee living in Syria called Hassan Hijazi.
He was one of hundreds of refugees who held the demonstration on the Syrian side of the Golan border fence, to commemorate the Naqba – “Disaster” – the exodus of more than half the Palestinian people from the territory conquered by Israel in the war of 1948. Some of the protesters ran down to the fence, crossing a minefield. Luckily, none of the mines exploded – perhaps they were just too old.
AM fed up with all this nonsense about recognizing Israel as the “Jewish State”.
It is based on a collection of hollow phrases and vague definitions, devoid of any real content. It serves many different purposes, almost all of them malign.
Binyamin Netanyahu uses it as a trick to obstruct the establishment of the Palestinian state. This week he declared that the conflict just has no solution. Why? Because the Palestinians do not agree to recognize etc. etc.
Making Sand Out of Ruins
Flight of Return
THE PALESTINIANS are planning something thoroughly obnoxious: they intend to apply to the UN for statehood.
Why obnoxious? Any Israeli spokesman (not to mention spokeswoman) will tell you readily: because it is a “unilateral” move. How dare they proclaim a state unilaterally? How dare they do so without the consent of the other party to the conflict - us?
A stickler for detail might ask at this point: “But was the State of Israel not proclaimed unilaterally?” Our state, it may be remembered, was declared by David Ben-Gurion and his colleagues on Mai 14, 1948, without asking anyone.
But who would dare to compare?
Breaking the Blockade
THE ARCHBISHOP of New York announces that any Catholic who rents out an apartment to a Jew commits a mortal sin and runs the risk of excommunication.
A protestant priest in Berlin decrees that a Christian who employs a Jew will be banished from his parish.
Impossible? Indeed. Except in Israel – in reverse, of course.
The rabbi of Safed, a government employee, has decreed that it is strictly forbidden to let apartments to Arabs – including the Arab students at the local medical school. Twenty other town rabbis – whose salaries are paid by the taxpayers, mostly secular, including Arab citizens - have publicly supported this edict.
Settler setting fire to field in Burin - Unedited footage
Inside Story - Outsourcing the Gaza blockade
Ilan Pappe "Israel is not a democracy"
Ilan Pappé - Gaza in Crisis
Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions: Strategic Actions for Justice
Israeli Peace Activist Uri Avnery: "We've become the Goliath"
Israeli Rabbi Leads Settlement, Seeks Peace
Rabbis for Human Rights Wins Gandhi Peace Award
The Politics of Humanitarianism in the Occupied Territories/THE POLITICS OF HUMAN RIGHTS
Jeff Halper Speech at the Palestine United Benefit Dinner
Part 1/3 of Ali Abunimah Speech at the Palestine United Benefit Dinner
FOR SEVERAL weeks now, our army and navy have been in a state of high alert, bravely facing a deadly threat to our very existence: ten little boats trying to reach Gaza. These vessels are carrying a dangerous gang of vicious terrorists, in the form of elderly veterans of peace campaigns.
Binyamin Netanyahu has affirmed our unshakable determination to defend our country: We shall not let anyone break the blockade to smuggle rockets to the terrorists in Gaza, who will then launch them to kill our innocent children.
Israel blocks lawyers access to detained Gaza Flytilla activists
Highlighting Palestinian non-violent struggles
YEARS AGO I said that there are but two miracles in Israel: the Hebrew language and democracy.
Hebrew had been a dead language for many generations, more or less like Latin, when it was still used in the Catholic church. Then, suddenly, concurrent with the emergence of Zionism (but independently) it sprang back to life. This never happened to any other language.
Uri Avnery on anti semitism
B'tselem: The IDF stands by while settlers attack palestinians
"I Am a Rabbi for Human Rights" - Rabbi Israel "Si" Dresner
Itai Mack, Lawyer with Rabbis for Human Rights, at Bir al-Id
Rabbi Gideon Sylvester, Director of Rabbis for Human Rights' Yeshiva Program
"I Am a Rabbi for Human Rights" - Rabbinnical Student Marisa James
"I Am a Rabbi for Human Rights" - Cantor Freyda Black
Rabbi Nava Hefetz, Educational Director of Rabbis for Human Rights
The Charge of the New York Times
A Riddle: Which fleet did not reach its destination but fulfilled its mission?
Well, it's this year's Gaza solidarity flotilla.
It could be said, of course, that last year's "little fleet" - that's what the word means in Spanish, much as "guerrilla" means "little war" - is also a reasonable candidate . It never reached Gaza, but the commander of the Israeli navy could well repeat the words of Pyrrhus, king of Epirus, whose victory over the Romans was so costly that he is said to have exclaimed: "Another such victory, and I am lost!"
Israel's Palestinians: The Conflict Within 1/8
The New Anti-Semitism
The Nazi Propaganda Minister, Dr. Joseph Goebbels, calls his boss, Adolf Hitler, by hell-phone.
"Mein Führer," he exclaims excitedly. "News from the world. It seems we were on the right track, after all. Anti-Semitism is conquering Europe!"
"Good!" the Führer says, "That will be the end of the Jews!"
The Matrix Of Control: On The Ground Realities (Part 1)
"How Goodly Are Thy Tents"
FIRST OF all, a warning.
Tent cities are springing up all over Israel. A social protest movement is gathering momentum. At some point in the near future, it may endanger the right-wing government.
Rachel Avnery Memorial Ceremony (English Subtitles)
"THE PEOPLE Demand Social Justice!" 250 thousand protesters chanted in unison in Tel Aviv last Saturday. But what they need - to quote an American artist - is "more unemployed politicians".
Fortunately, the Knesset has gone on a prolonged vacation, three months. For as Mark Twain quipped: "No man's life or property is safe while the legislature is in session."
As if to prove this point, MK Avi Dichter submitted, on the very last day of the outgoing session, a bill so outrageous that it easily trumps all the many other racist laws lately adopted by this Knesset.
Amira Hass and Gilbert Achcar: A Discussion on The Arabs and the Holocaust (Part 2)
The Zionist Ideology and Its Overcoming
Beware Hezbollah: Fears Israel has Lebanon strike on cards
Hope springs eternal for veteran Israeli peacenik
Ali Abunimah Responds To Israeli Claims That Gaza Flotilla Is A "Provocation"
An Evening in Solidarity with Dr. Azmi Bishara.
The Return of the Generals
SINCE THE beginning of the conflict, the extremists of both sides have always played into each other's hands. The cooperation between them was always much more effective than the ties between the corresponding peace activists.
Shepherd Beaten by Security forces
Firing tear gas canisters directly on people
Footage of the shooting of Bassem Abu Rahmah - filmed by David Reeb
Army seles shops in Hebron
Who's afraid of a Woman in Black?
To The Shores of Tripoli
THOUGH THE Bible tells us "Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth" (Proverbs 24:17), I could not help myself. I was happy.
Muammar al-Gaddafi was the enemy of every decent person in the world. He was one of the worst tyrants in recent memory.
This fact was hidden behind a façade of clownishness. He liked to present himself as a philosopher (the "Green Book"), a visionary statesman (Israelis and Palestinians must unite in the "State of Isratine"), even as an immature teenager (his innumerable uniforms and costumes). But basically he was a ruthless dictator, surrounded by corrupt relatives and cronies, squandering the great wealth of Libya.
Turning Tables: 'Israel illegal occupier if Palestine recognized'