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Terri Ginsberg is a film scholar and Palestine solidarity activist based presently in Cairo. She is author of Visualizing the Palestinian Struggle (2016), co-author of Historical Dictionary of Middle Eastern Cinema (2010), author of Holocaust Film: The Political Aesthetics of Ideology (2007), and co-editor of A Companion to German Cinema (2012). Her co-edited collection on cinema of the Arab world is forthcoming.

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  1. seafoid
    October 8, 2013, 11:27 am

    The Israeli left became rather fond of the financial benefits provided by the occupation

    “World Bank: Israel to blame for Palestinian financial woes, dependence on foreign aid
    According to a new report issued by the international development institution Israeli restrictions in the West Bank cost the Palestinians more than $3.4 billion annually.”

  2. Mike_Konrad
    October 8, 2013, 1:44 pm

    I hope I am not off topic: But has Mondoweiss ever checked out the case of:

    The Hares Boys

    This is a fascinating topic. This is starting to take off on the internet.

    Teens were arrested for throwing some stones at Israeli cars, and blamed for a major accident which caused injury to a young Israeli girl.

    19 were rounded up, 5 are being held.

    Even if the 5 boys are guilty, 19 were rounded up. Some were eventually let go but only after quite some grilling. It seems the Israelis set up a military dragnet and took out every teenager in the nearby Arab town of Hares (Salfit) within a certain age group.

    Some of the stones thrown at the Israeli cars were enormous; so I can understand Israeli outrage.

    I doubt all the Hares Boys are innocents; but one or two might be.

    Pro-Israeli groups want vengence

    I am just interested what your spin is.

    My own view: Some of the Hares boys were probably involved, but I doubt all 5 were.

    • annie
      October 8, 2013, 1:59 pm

      mike, yes we have dicussed this case before. in fact as i recall one of the children has already been sentenced, but i could be mistaken. here is the money quote:

      If the boys are convicted, this case would set a legal precedent which would allow the Israeli military to convict any Palestinian child or youngster for attempted murder in cases of stone-throwing.

      the pressure to change the law and the emphasis on rock throwing came before the case. so there’s an argument to be made it was trumped up/manufactured to push thru the law. there were also lots of rock throwing articles during this era, that seems to have died down, precedence may have already been set.

    • Woody Tanaka
      Woody Tanaka
      October 8, 2013, 4:37 pm

      “My own view: Some of the Hares boys were probably involved, but I doubt all 5 were.”

      My view: they are all either innocent or there is reasonable doubt by virtue of the fact that they were arrested and are being held by zios.

      ” let go but only after quite some grilling.”

      Is that what you people are calling “torture” these days?

  3. Dutch
    October 8, 2013, 5:06 pm

    Okay, so a panel in NY discusses ‘Arab-Israeli relations’ in Israel/Palestine. I keep on wondering about the use of ‘Arab’, even though obviously talking about Palestinians. Why not discuss Palestinian-Israeli relations? Or even Levantine-Israeli relations?

    • Woody Tanaka
      Woody Tanaka
      October 8, 2013, 5:17 pm

      I think they’re just caught up in the zionist usage. That arose because the zionists (1) like to paint themselves as the underdog… David v. Goliath and all that (This nuclear-armed state has been pushing that lie for decades), and (2) it permits the zios to avoid recognizing that the people — the Palestinians — exist, for fear that they may be forced to recognize the land — Palestine — which is there home. Better they commit a crime against humanity and deny their very existence as a people. It makes their theft easier for them to stomach.

    • Terri Ginsberg
      Terri Ginsberg
      October 9, 2013, 9:22 am

      The use of “Arab” in this particular instance is meant to include Mizrachi (Arab) Jews as well as Palestinians in the critical discussion of social relations in Israel/Palestine.

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