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Tamimi was killed because of occupied village’s insistence on access to its only well

Men should not be killed while walking to their village water well

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Israeli army excuses on death of Mustafa Tamimi don’t hold up

The IDF’s spin doctors are at it again. They claim Mustafa Tamimi’s death was an “exceptional” incident, but this doesn’t hold up under scrutiny.

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Israeli soldier shoots protester in face at close range with teargas canister

Nabi Saleh and Gaza came under attack by the Israeli army today. One protester in Nabi Saleh is in critical condition, while 4 have been killed in Gaza.

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‘Mathilde Redmatn’ and the humanitarian crisis in Gaza

As someone who spends a lot of time performing critical analysis of the press as well as studying propaganda in general, there are occasionally stories which prick my interest. A couple of days ago, a story appeared on the IDF Spokesperson’s … Continue reading

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At scene of gasing, journalist Goldman discredited IDF, Ynet and NYT (which wasn’t there)

The Israeli army, the New York Times and Ynet all said or suggested yesterday that the Israeli army was teargassing demonstrators, including Jawaher Abu Rahmah, 36, who was killed, because of demonstrator violence; and the outlets were all quickly discredited … Continue reading

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The Israeli military left it to settlers to monitor Palestinian farmers during the olive harvest

Jeb al Theeb, a small West Bank village south of Bethlehem, is under constant threat by the illegal Israeli settlements surrounding it. The small house we called home for a month had a view of the so-called Lieberman Road, which … Continue reading

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But what if the Palestinians are the victims?

Roger Cohen praises Fayyad, and pushes the Obama-Clinton efforts. The settlement deal with Netanyahu is “positive but a detail.” (I’m not sure what he means by that.) His take on the Palestinian change of attitude reminds me a little of … Continue reading

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Blogger Sheizaf would rather write about cinema, but he has been called to witness a great crime

On Wednesday, the New York Times did a piece quoting Netanyahu’s speech before the General Assembly of the Jewish Federations in New Orleans and didn’t mention that young Jewish activists repeatedly heckled the PM, even as the disruption was all … Continue reading

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My nephew is about to serve

My nephew will be called up some time in the next few weeks to begin his three-year stint in the Israeli army. He is not my first nephew to reach draft age. My brother’s four oldest sons have all passed … Continue reading

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Doron Spielman Doron Spielman

A number of friends have pointed out a slightly-unsettling-in-a-way-you-can’t-put-your-finger-on-it aspect of the 60 Minutes piece last Sunday night on occupied East Jerusalem: the affable spokesman for the religious occupiers, with an American accent, is one Doron Spielman. And Doron Spielman … Continue reading

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At NYU, Israel is held up as the model for US counter-terrorism effort

Is Israel a good counter-terrorism role model for the US? This question has been on my mind ever since the morning of September 12, 2001, when professors in two consecutive lecture classes told us first-year law students that we needn’t … Continue reading

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91 year old, and his grandson, among three farm workers killed by Israeli shells in Gaza

When 91 year old Ibrahim Abu Sayed left his home near Beit Hanoun in northern Gaza, yesterday morning, in order to check on his land and his animals which graze next to the remains of his former home, he took … Continue reading

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Nonviolence and the struggle for Palestinian-Israeli equality

My post about nonviolence vs. violence and the Gaza Flotilla unleashed a heated debate. Max Ajl, David Bromwich, Robin Yassin-Kassab, Ken O’Keefe elsewhere, Max Ajl again, and Norman Finkelstein outside this forum have spilled many impassioned electrons on this topic, not to mention … Continue reading

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