It seems like in the world of Israeli news that I am immersed in on a daily basis, not a day goes by without something tragic happening. Whether it is another case of self-immolation; or a Palestinian abused or shot dead by Border Police; or violent hate crimes against African asylum seekers; or a deceitful and opportunistic political move by a member of Knesset, etc. The list unfortunately goes on and on. And this is just Israel and Palestine. When things are so shitty, and the situation seems so bleak, and the heat and humidity are pounding down, and it feels like there is no…Read More... | 2 Comments
Update: As of Sunday morning, Moshe Silman was reportedly fighting for his life, with burns on more than 90 percent of his body. According to Ynet, in the weekly cabineet meeting, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the act a "great personal tragedy" and said that he asked welfare and housing officials to look into the case. This Haaretz report details a decade-long struggle against a "bureaucratic nightmare" that prompted the act, and a solidarity protest was scheduled to take place in Tel Aviv Sunday night. An Israeli man was rushed to the hospital this evening (Saturday) after he set himself on…Read More... | 26 Comments
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