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  • The camera that made Elor Azaria 'man of the year'

    If B’Tselem volunteer Imad Abu Shamsiyeh hadn’t been in Hebron with his camera ready that March morning, we would have long forgotten about just another ‘neutralized terrorist,’ and none of us would have ever heard the name Elor Azaria. By Yael Marom If an Israeli soldier shoots a Palestinian in the head in Hebron, and there’s no camera to film the act, does he still become "man of the year?" [tmwinpost] The Israeli media this week ran its usual year-end features ahead of the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah. Two Israeli media outlets, Channel 10 and Sheldon Adelson-owned Makor Rishon, selected as one…

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  • +972's Person of the Year: Edward Snowden

    Edward Snowden’s disclosures exposing the extent of NSA surveillance taught us more about our relationship with government than any other exposure or event. In fact, we learned about relationships we didn’t even know we had. But the Snowden leaks didn't just change what we know; they sparked a discussion that could very well change the dynamics of power in the coming age.  By Noam Sheizaf As in years past, the person of the year for 2013 was chosen by +972’s bloggers and editors. This, however, is the first time we chose someone not directly related to Israel/Palestine, making Snowden a…

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  • UPDATE: Bil'in protest organizer to be released this week

    From the Popular Struggle Coordination Committee Abu Rahmah is expected to be released after having served the 16 months sentence imposed on him by the Israeli Military Court of Appeals for organizing demonstrations. Abu Rahmah will be received by his family, friends and supporters, and will hold a press conference at the prison's gate on his release. Abu Rahmah was voted +972's person of 2010. [See update at the bottom] Abu Rahmah, the coordinator of the Bil'in Popular Committee Against the Wall and Settlements, was arrested last year by soldiers who raided his home at the middle of the night and…

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