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WATCH: Jerusalem's extraterritorial neighborhood — Shuafat Camp

The Jerusalem Municipality and Israel Police provide no services to the walled-off neighborhood of Shuafat Refugee Camp, which is inside the city of Jerusalem. Camp residents discuss what they need.

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WATCH: Exposing procedures of police violence in Israel

Police in Israel recently began using a new type of sponge-tipped bullets that cause more extreme bodily harm, including the death of one teenager last year. Social TV interviews Atty. Anne Sucui of the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI), who explains that the Israel Police attempted to hide changes to its procedures from the public. So ACRI published the documents itself.

Related:
‘Autopsy contradicts police, shows Palestinian teen was shot in head’
PHOTO: Activestills photographer shot in face with sponge-tipped bullet



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WATCH: The feminist struggle for peace in Israel-Palestine

No woman is free until all women are free. That is the essence of the feminist concept, ‘the personal is political.’ But can feminist discourse lodge itself into the political discourse, and not only on International Women’s Day? A special SocialTV feature on the practices of solidarity, non-violent struggle, striving for peace and ending the occupation.

Read also:
In Photos: Int’l Women’s Day in Israel-Palestine
Israeli, Palestinian women protest on both sides of Israeli checkpoint
50,000 Israelis show up at the wrong protest




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WATCH: The case for recognizing Palestinian statehood in Europe

Former director-general of Israel’s Foreign Ministry, Alon Liel, discusses the growing number of European countries recognizing the State of Palestine, and a petition by thousands of Israelis calling on more states to do the same. Watch the full interview here.

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[VID] Street Talk: Why did the Left fall short on election day?

Following the results of the elections for the 20th Knesset, Social TV takes a street survey and asks residents of Tel Aviv to explain the unexpected results, and why they think the left-wing parties failed yet again.

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WATCH: Bringing Gaza’s voices to Israeli voters

Elections are often imagined as a celebration of democracy. But what about those who have no vote to give?

WATCH: Wake-up Call: 47 years of disenfranchisement

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WATCH: Following killings, will Bedouin boycott the elections?

Following the recent killing of two Bedouin men in the southern city of Rahat at the hands of Israeli police — along with years of discrimination in nearly every realm, dispossession and home demolitions — the younger generation of Bedouin are more reluctant to vote in the upcoming elections. Jews and Bedouin met in the Negev town Lakiya to discuss the difficulties currently facing the Bedouin community, and whether or not boycotting the elections will really bring about any significant change. 

Related:
PHOTOS: Bedouin protest deadly police shootings in Israel
Negev Bedouin are now demolishing their own homes out of despair

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WATCH: How a new UNSC resolution could be a game-changer

Following a number of European parliaments’ recognition of Palestinian statehood, a number of public figures in Israel have launched a petition addressed to the UN Security Council, calling on it to set a date for ending the occupation. Former Israeli Ambassador Alon Liel explains why such a UN resolution could be a game-changer. Read the full petition here.

Related:
UNSC’s election message to Israelis: Keep ignoring the occupation
The world’s obligation to end the occupation



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[Vid] Street Talk: Things are bad, but still voting Bibi

Why do people continue to vote for parties that work against their interests and persistently disappoint? What are the voting patterns in the Israeli public? A street survey of voters and a conversation with sociologist Jessica Nevo.

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What do you call a politician who promises more war?
Don’t call her the ‘Russian candidate’: Meet Ksenia Svetlova
Why Mizrahim don’t vote for the Left

Special Coverage: 2015 Elections




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[VID] Street talk: What do you think about home demolitions?

Whenever there is a terrorist attack in Israel, somebody on the political level starts talking about demolishing the terrorist family’s home as punishment and deterrence. Social TV hit the streets of Tel Aviv and asked the public what they think, and put that against Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions chairman Jeff Halper.

More on punitive house demolitions:
Rights groups to top court: Home demolitions are collective punishment
Punitive home demolitions are racist — and just plain wrong



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WATCH: What do Israelis think being a Zionist means?

In the run-up to general elections, the Labor party and Tzipi Livni’s ‘Hatnuah’ united to run on a joint list called ‘The Zionist Camp.’ But what does being a Zionist mean in today’s Israel? Social TV took to the streets to ask regular Israelis just what it means to them.

Related:
Election analysis: A shared Netanyahu-Herzog government?
Who says Palestinians don’t have a vote in Israeli elections?



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WATCH: In Israel, the ruble’s collapse hits hard for elderly Russian Jews

Today’s generation of older immigrants from the former Soviet Union worked their whole lives — 30 years in Russia and 20 years in Israel. Up until six months ago, their pensions from Russia helped them stay above water. Since the sharp decline of the Russian ruble, however, many of them are now forced to survive on NIS 3,000 ($760) a month. The Israeli government has plans to help, but where’s the money?

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Take a (virtual) ecological tour of the occupied West Bank

From the separation barrier’s effects on animal migration and plant-life to insufficient sewage infrastructure to the discriminatory use of nature reserves, the occupation’s impact goes far beyond the personal and political — it’s also an environmental hazard. Social TV takes you on an ecological tour of the occupied West Bank.

Related:
Israelis, Palestinians must cooperate now on the environment


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