Palestinian politician on his version of events from Land Day, the ineffectiveness of the United States and why Israelis themselves will not be free until the Palestinians are free. By Elsa Rassbach On March 20th, I interviewed Dr. Mustafa Barghouti about the plans for a new international initiative for Land Day, March 30th: a Global March to Jerusalem, to bring together in one nonviolent action all of the Palestinian political parties and civil society organizations in historic Palestine as well as in the diaspora, with supporting actions around the world. Then on March 27, Mustafa's distant cousin, Fatah leader Marwan…Read More... | 60 Comments
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For the record: I cannot stand the disruption of public speeches, forums, performances and events by hecklers. There’s something about the screaming face of the heckler, the flapping arms and confused camera angles trying to find the source, that I find repulsive. I hate watching the discomfort of the speaker, performer, or politician, I hate the audience’s non-comprehending wonder or its shame on behalf of the performers. I don’t think I risk any street cred; my active opposition to Israeli policies are open and available for anyone to read. I often try to ground my arguments in sober analysis –…Read More... | 109 Comments
Some people in Israel are still naïve enough to think that the IDF's task is to ensure the security of Israel and its residents. Here is what a senior officer serving in the West Bank told Ha'aretz (full credit for all the bizarre syntax and grammar errors in the following quotes should be given to Ha'aretz translators): "In the past year, even before the events in Egypt and Tunisia, we connected the dots and decided what was needed in the [IDF] division [in charge of the West Bank], down to the level of inventory of crowd-dispersal means and the preparation…Read More... | 25 Comments
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