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  • Jonathan Pollak's life partner: Israel may turn into one big prison

    The night that Jonathan Pollak was sentenced to three months in jail, I dreamed that I was thrown in jail too. That dream was probably partly a manifestation of the deep connection that all long-term couples feel; but it was also the expression of a growing feeling of apprehension regarding the future of all of us living in Israel. By Eilat Maoz Over the two years that I lived with Jonathan, we have shared many sleepless nights. There was the three-week criminal assault on Gaza in the winter of 2008-9; then the killing of demonstrators in Bil’in and Nil’in; the…

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  • +972 Magazine’s Person of the Year: Abdullah Abu Rahmah

    Why did we choose Abdullah Abu Rahmah? Because he has become the face of the grassroots, unarmed resistance movement to Israel’s security barrier; because he is the person who has raised international awareness not only of the devastation caused by the barrier, but also the existence of a well-organized, non-violent grassroots opposition movement  - one that brings together Palestinians, Israelis and international supporters in a joint struggle. Because he is the answer to the question, “Where is the Palestinian Gandhi?” (answer: there are many; and they are languishing in Israel’s jails). Because he has never wavered in his commitment to…

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