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  • This absurd act of rebellion: why did we publicly violate the law

    Poet Klil Zisapel was one of twelve Israeli women that took a group of Palestinian women and children on a fun outing to Tel Aviv, knowingly violating the Entry into Israel Act. In an interview to +972mag Klil explains her own reasons for taking part in this initiative, and shares some of the experiences of that special day An unusual ad appeared in the Haaretz daily a month or so ago: it held the story of twelve Israeli women about how they took a group of Palestinian women and children on a fun outing in Tel Aviv; by doing so…

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  • Brecht in the West Bank: Israeli theater in the settlements

    The first major theater hall in a West Bank settlement will open on November 8th. The Ariel Culture Hall, located in the settlement of Ariel (south of Nablus) will host major productions of leading Israeli theaters, including Habima, Israel's national theater, and Tel Aviv's city theater, The Cameri. According to Haaretz, The Ariel Culture Hall will have 540 seats, and 40 million NIS (11 million USD) were spent on its construction. The Hall will open with the Israeli adaptation of Piaf, a play by British Pem Gems on the life of the famous singer, performed by the Beer Sheva Theatre.…

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  • Father in "crying boy" video fined, sentenced to 3 months in prison

    Palestinian News Agency: "Water thieve" from Hebron convicted of assaulting soldiers by IDF military court Palestinian news agency Maan reports that Fadel Jaberi, the father of little Khaled Jaberi, was sentenced to three months in Israeli prison. The video of Fadel's arrest in front of the sobbing four year old Khaled received considerable media attention outside Israel in the past few weeks. Fadel and his brother Wadee were arrested during a military raid on the Jaberi farm, after the head of the family, Badran Jaberi, connected his water system to a pipe running through his fields to a nearby settlement.…

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  • The story behind the images of the crying boy

    Haaretz's Gidon Levy brings the Jaberi family's account of the events that led to the images showing Khaled Jabari, aged 4, trying to prevent his father from being taken away by the army. Israel accused the Palestinians of "staging" the scene Last week I posted here the now famous clip of Khaled Jabari, a Palestinian child, desperately trying to prevent Israeli border police soldiers from arresting his Father, Fadel Jabari, on charge of water theft. A few days later, Haaretz's Gidon Levy met with the Jabari family and heard their account of the arrest [Hebrew]. As it turned, the soldiers…

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  • Ashton Kutcher visits occupied Hebron and Nablus as Israeli guest, wearing an army hat?!

    Actor Ashton Kutcher, another one of Hollywood's Kabbalah casualties, had come to visit Israel as a guest of the Kabbalah Center in Tel Aviv. On Saturday night Kutcher even partied in the birthday party of the Center's founder, Rabbi Shraga Berg. Yesterday, Kutcher took his spiritual trip one step too far: he went with his Israeli hosts to visit the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron and the so-called "Joshua's Grave" in a Palestinian village called Kafel-Hareth, near Nablus. At the grave, he was greeted by Colonel Avi Gil, commander of the Ephraim Brigade, who presented him with the brigade's…

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  • Arrested for stealing water, on the hottest week of the year

    Yesterday, my friend Joseph Dana and I went for a visit in the Palestinian village of Sussia, on South Mt. Hebron. For some years now, Joseph and other activists of Taayush have been helping the local community in the area, which suffers from frequent harassments of the local settlers. It was a very hot day – the last weeks have been the hottest we knew this year – and a local Palestinian farmer told us of his water problem. Israel has constructed water pipes in the area, but they only serve the army and the settlers. The Palestinians are forced…

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