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Activism
Tell Congress not to attend Netanyahu`s speech
with a special link for "Not from the US" just above the standard letter

Online petition: UN Security Council, set the date to end the occupation


Humanitarian relief aid urgently needed in storm-battered Gaza and for Syrian refugees


From Gaza to London-Help me to study abroad
Awni Farhat, known from the Gaza Ark, worked during the July-August war with children taking refuge in UN schools

Features & translations
Red Rag column: Holocaust-denial, settler style
Gideon Spiro - If Israeli human-rights organizations enjoy the support of Der Stürmer as the settlers cl

Meet the Israeli lawyer fighting the occupation in court
Video by Oren Ziv/Activestills.org - "For Palestinians in the West Bank, Ofer Military Court has come to be

Israel-US: an alliance of shared values
Shmuel Amir - Hagada Hasmalit - Is there not a danger or chance (depends on who’s looking) that an independent

Red Rag column: terrorist judges; lynching in Jerusalem
Gideon Spiro - I am writing this letter on International Holocaust Remembrance Day and I am reminded of the wor

Red Rag column: religious fanaticism in Paris and elsewhere
Gideon Spiro - The government of Israel has jumped onto the bandwagon of struggle against terror, but that is a

Another election: expect no peace breakthrough
Shmuel Amir - Hagada Hasmalit - Among all the contending parties is there one party – just one – that truly asp

My Israel
Ralph Benmergui--The first video of a 4-part series of My Israel, in which Ralph Benmergui sets out to find ans

Red Rag column: Elections in Israel; political Supreme Court; Noam Kaminer, RIP
Gideon Spiro - The Netanyahu government has dissolved itself and the public is feeling fed up with Netanyahu. T

Red Rag weekly column: Atrocity in Jerusalem; PM Bennett: 3 scenarios
Gideon Spiro - After Baruch Goldstein murdered 29 Muslim worshippers in a mosque in Hebron, the Rabin governmen

PEACE BUS ACTION PLAN November 5 - November 12
Peace Bus Project - "This Friday, at 9am, we plan to visit the Makassed Hospital of the Red Cross in East Jerusal

Red Rag weekly column: the face of a Chosen People
Gideon Spiro - The attempt on the life of Yehuda Glick by a Palestinian assailant who was identified within a few

Red Rag weekly column: Haneen Zoabi, Azmi Bishara and Hani Zubida
Gideon Spiro - The pilot, the airplane and the missile are all products of the scientific era, everything is di

Red Rag weekly column: Netanyahu the propagandist; ISIS
Gideon Spiro - The Israeli Prime Minister’s speech at the UN (29 September 2014) was typical propaganda. Any pr

Abbas UN Speech To Include Bid For Ending Occupation
IMEMC & Agencies - IMEMC "He said his speech would outline a “vision" the Palestinian leadership will be ta

Red Rag weekly column: Greetings from Berlin
Gideon Spiro - When I stand before monuments in memory of the Red Army, I cannot avoid choking up, because I cann

Emergency call from Gaza
Martin Lejeune - Gaza City, 31st July - The nerves are constantly on the edge after three and a half weeks of con

"The front line is none of your business"
Martin Lejeune - Gaza City, 1st August - “During such attacks from Israel, the population decides to stand toget

Red Rag weekly column: The Hour of the Right
Gideon Spiro - The power of the racist incitement against the Arabs has reached nearly 10 on the Incitement Scale

Red Rag weekly column: kidnapping and solidarity
Gideon Spiro - Some will say: kidnapping that the army does under the rubric of the arrest of suspects is not ter

Pride and predicament
Adam Keller - Crazy Country - Prime Minister Netanyahu has already found the culprit: "Abu Mazen is responsible f

Red Rag weekly column: Holocaust Memorial Day - Eichmannite mentality - Netanyahu: peace-refuser - Independence Day
Gideon Spiro - The Prime Minister of Israel is a peace refuser who is an expert in the Peace Process, an endless

Red Rag weekly column: Barkat: Occupation Mayor - Bedouin death-march - Pete Seeger RIP
Gideon Spiro - Nir Barkat, Mayor of the Occupation - water apartheid - death-march in Sinai, 1972 - Adam Verete a

What Shulamit Aloni missed
Assaf Ronel - Haaretz - Shulamit Aloni `believed that the Israeli original sin was the occupation of the West Ban

Open Letter to Scarlett Johansson
Beate Zilversmidt: Your controversy ultimately may help draw worldwide attention to the facts of the occupation

Imprisonment of Conscientious Objector Mahmood Saad
New Profile - "Mahmood Saad, 20 years old from Shfaamer, a village in the Galil, was arrested on 6.12.2013 a

Red Rag weekly column: In memory of Mandela
Gideon Spiro - Netanyahu and Peres did well to stay away from Nelson Mandela`s memorial service in South Africa -

Red Rag weekly column: Arik Einstein, 1939-2013 - Idolatrous dayanim - The cycle of violence
Gideon Spiro - In my humble opinion, Arik Einstein`s great gift, in addition to his musical talent, was his abili

Red Rag Weekly Column
Gideon Spiro - Black November: the anniversaries of Krystallnacht and the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin - the as

Palestinian Lands Uprooted Near Al-Khader
IMEMC & Agencies - "[Thursday November 21, 2013] Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded the Baten Al-Ma’sy Mount

UNDER THE FORESTS - A satiric piece full of wishful thinking
Rafi Shtendel Chairperson, New KKL -JNF November 2013 "The title refers to AB Yehoshua’s novella, “Facing th

Red Rag: folly of the parents, the Liar, the Preacher, From Russia, with Love
Gideon Spiro - How does Netanyahu know that Rouhani is a liar? From personal experience. For generations now all

Red Rag column: Forty years since the Yom Kippur War
Gideon Spiro - What will not be said in the mainstream media I will say here: the Yom Kippur War was unnecessary.

Red Rag column: Great, another war!
Gideon Spiro - Things are developing much to the satisfaction of the government of Israel. The Israeli and conser

Zionism and torn papers
Adam Keller - Crazy Country - Why did Jewish Knesset Members from Meretz and Labor and even Shas mobilize again

Yiddish classic--our village is burning-- adapted to the Palestinian situation
Annie Robbins--video dn

Strategic assets and a threatening toilet
Adam Keller - Crazy Country - And Secretary of State John Kerry? Well, we are patiently waiting for the announc

Solidarity shifts in Sheikh Jarrah: 17 to 20 May
Sheikh Jarrah Protest - "The Shamashne family has decided to erect a protest tent outside of their house, an

Never a dull moment in this crazy country (week review)
Adam Keller - Crazy Country - The Shamasnah family in the Sheikh Jarrah Neighborhood of East Jerusalem is far

Red Rag column: The secret plan
Gideon Spiro - The secret plan - Racism in the Knesset, the religion, Orit Struk and Shai Dromi - Purity of the

Video:Israeli occupation bulldozers demolished a house and a building in al-Tur village– Jerusalem
Video - Silwanic Net ca

Red Rag Column: The death-cult
Gideon Spiro - The Week of the Dead in Israel - 65 years of independence - Brainwashing Israeli children - The l

`You`re not allowed to use public transportation at all`
Ofra Yeshua-Lyth - First-hand report of "bus apartheid": Palestinian workers returning home are forced to leave a

`Equal burden` - a disaster for the IDF
Uri Avnery - Translation of Haaretz Hebrew for OM - There is a simple solution to the problem of "equal burden":

Winds of war
Adam Keller - From the polling stations to the long waiting lines at the gas mask distribution stations (...) aft

Red Rag column: letters to judges and politicians
Gideon Spiro - "In short, Mr. dishonourable Minister: take off your shoes when you stand before Mordechai Vanunu,

A story of a Palestinian village without basic infrastructure #2
Blog - Wordpress "Why Do They Want Wipe an Entire Palestinian Village from the Map, and Not for the First Tim

Red Rag Weekly Column: Naftali Bennett, Haneen Zoabi, Moshe Feiglin
Gideon Spiro - On refusal - Haneen Zoabi - Moshe Feiglin, the new "Benefactor" - the fiction of "Area A"

The Israeli Green Party and Gideon Spiro: a correspondence
Gideon Spiro - How can an "Israeli Green Party" that ignores the issue of radioactive waste be relevant?

The colonization instinct has not been tamed
Dimitry Shumsky - Haaretz - It isn`t just Gush Emunim and the fanatics in Hebron who want to colonize the West Ba

Red Rag Weekly Column
Gideon Spiro - Gaza held out - Israel and North America against the world - New face of the Likud - Barak`s depar

Red Rag: can Germans criticize Israel?
Gideon Spiro - Is a German allowed to criticize Israel? Reflections on the history of the dehumanization of the O

The new expropriation regime in the West Bank - Week 2362 of Occupation
Daniel Breslau - Occupation Magazine - Israel’s takeover of West Bank lands for settlement construction has p

Red Rag weekly column: polishing swords; value of a Palestinian woman`s life
Gideon Spiro - polishing swords - price of a Palestinian life - hardship of life in Israel - brainwashing Jewish

Week 2357 of Occupation
Daniel Breslau - Occupation Magazine - The cleansing of the Jordan Valley and South Hebron Hills

Red Rag weekly column: terrorist ping-pong
Gideon Spiro - terrorist ping-pong - chemical weapons - cycle of history - letter to Judge Daphne Barak-Erez

Silwan: Conflicting Narratives in East Jerusalem
Brian Britt - Jerusalem’s ancient past is changing quickly. Since 1967 when Israel captured the eastern part of

Week 2356 of Occupation
Daniel Breslau - To appreciate the almost sadistic callousness of Mitt Romney’s infamous July 30 comments in Jeru

Red Rag column: Moshe Silman; propaganda film; Olmert`s acquittal; the Levy Report; ugly Israel
Gideon Spiro - Moshe Silman; Propaganda about Dimona; Olmert`s acquittal; military service for Haredim; the Occup

No Accreditation for Expropriation
Reuven Kaminer - Email "The Israeli Council for Higher Education has protested the usurpation of its authori

URGENT: TAKE ACTION TO STOP THE DEMOLITION OF SUSIYA!
Email: Moriel Rothman "Take facebook action! Take a picture of yourself inside or outside of your house– whi

An immigrant in his own country
Sami Michael - If we don’t find a solution besides the machine-gun and the tank, which we have already seen are h

Beating & abuse
B"Tselem - "Testimonies taken by B’Tselem indicates that during April 2012, soldiers arrested Muhammad a-Zir

Susiya Forever - Stop the Demolition
Susiya Forever - "On Friday, June 22 we will stand side by side with the residents of Palestinian Susya in a p

URGENT: Act now for Mahmoud Sarsak on 88th day of hunger strike; Palestinian soccer star at risk of death
SAMIDOUN - Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network "As European soccer stars compete in the European Champi

The 45th birthday of the Occupation
Nurit Peled-Elhanan - Speech given at Gan Meir in Tel Aviv, 9 June 2012 - This year the apartheid regime of the S

Living the occupation, 45 years
Adam Keller - Would Israel put an end to the occupation, before the occupation puts an end to Israel?

Red Rag weekly column: `One leader, one nation, one kingdom`
Gideon Spiro - One leader, one nation, one kingdom - Ahinoam Nini - file closed on Samouni family massacre - Nakb

Choose Your Theatre: London or Ariel
Vardit Shalfy - Haaretz - Did the theaters really have no choice but to surrender to the dictate of Culture Minis

To talk about ourselves
Nir Baram - Haokets - Today it was reported that after Nir Baram’s speech at the Writers’ Festival two years ago,

Police besiege, arrest activists planning to commemorate Nakba in Tel Aviv
Haggai Matar - +972 Some 15 activists from the organization Zochrot were besieged by police on Wednesday night

Life in prison, on both sides of the walls
Ilana Hammerman - An Israeli peace activist takes Palestinian women and children on recreational expeditions in I

Israel mobilizes special forces to deport ‘flytilla’ activists
Allison Deger - Mondoweiss "The AirFlofilla2 is an expensive direct action. Activists from around the world w

Deal reached to free Hana Shalabi
Ma`an News Agency - "The officials say Shalabi will be sent to Gaza for three years in exchange for giving u

Red Rag column: Israel as Auschwitz? Pavlov`s dog - Hillary Clinton is right
Gideon Spiro - Israel as Auschwitz? - "Pavlov`s dog" syndrome in Gaza - Retirement of Israeli Supreme Court Presi

Open Letter to Beit Berl College
Open letter in protest against the anti-democratic exclusion of MK Haneen Zoabi from the annual conference in mem

Civil Disobedience
Nurit Peled-Elhanan - Israelis must refuse to obey unjust laws just as South Africans did.

Red Rag - non-violent victory - kosher sperm - fascist? - bogus equality
By: Gideon Spiro - Khadr Adnan`s non-violent victory - kosher IDF sperm - who`s a fascist? Bogus "equality" at th

New extreme right plan: How to `Annex all of Judea and Samaria` and maintain Jewish supremacy
KM Uri Ariel of the National Union party today presented a new plan: The entire West Bank to be annexed to Israel

The guilt of the judges
Ofra Ben Artzi - They give a judicial seal of approval, without which the Occupation would have ended long ago..

Red Rag: Divine Terror
Gideon Spiro - Divine terror - All quiet on the Gaza Front - The Great Inventor - another right-wing innovation -

UN report: Smuggling tunnels help alleviate Gaza`s economic woes
Amira Hass - Haaretz "The smuggling tunnels under the Gaza-Egypt border are the primary cause of the improvem

Dissolving the Palestinian National Authority or considering a new strategic direction
Sameer Abu Eisheh - Bitterlemons "The facts on the ground, especially the accomplishments in building insti

Better an Iranian A-Bomb in the Basement than missiles on the roofs of Tel Aviv
Shraga Elam - cafe.themarker.com translated from Hebrew by George Malent
Israeli leftists demonstrate for PA statehood in TA
Ben Hartman - Jerusalem Post "Dozens of Israeli artists and academics on Thursday proclaimed their support fo

The Shabab Vs.The Jesh at Qalandia Checkpoint 21-9-2011.wmv
You Tube "During a violent five-hour clash between Palestinian youths and Israeli special forces at the Qaland

Jenin’s Freedom Theater raided by the Israeli army
Joseph Dana - 972 magazine "Overnight, roughly 50 Israeli Special Forces troops raided the Jenin Freedom Thea

The other Jerusalem march
Haaretz - Editorial "The Friday march is meant to be a joint demonstration by the peace-seekers of both Israe

A Palestinian woman’s response to Israel’s Naomi Chazan on BDS (recommended reading)
Although she presented herself as a veteran Israeli peace activist, Chazan’s mission here in Australia was oste

Pyrrhus in Piraeus
Adam Keller - One could have thought that Israel was facing a major invasion by a mighty fleet of dreadnaughts. <

Israel 2011 - it depends what you are boycotting
Adam Keller - If this law is passed, Israeli consumers would be allowed to call for a boycott of products sold at

Israeli geography 101: song
David Rovics - For a long time now, every time I hear an Israeli patriot or apologist complaining that such-and-s

On the hunting of Palestinian children and re-education at the Ofer prison
Ofra Ben Artzi - On 15 November 2010 the IDF spokesman issued the following news flash: “During the night IDF for

Covering for a war criminal from the Kafr Qasim massacre
Shraga Elam - Gabriel Dahan lives in a European capital, where he is a manager for Israel Bonds. He is the only o

Greenstein and Fine: debate on BDS and Zionism
Professors Greenstein and Fine - Is Israel being held to an unfairly high standard by the West?

On the academic boycott (again) - plus exchange of letters
Article on boycott of Israel by Prof. Ran Greenstein, followed by an extended exchange of letters with Prof. Robe

Dr. Avineri and Mr. Lieberman
Ran Greenstein - Occupation Magazine - A discussion of the liberal Zionist apologetics for an exclusionary Jewish

Red Rag Weekly Column
Gideon Spiro - Judges of the Deportation Service - Dr. Strangelove - Another step towards fascism

Video 5 minute-- A Week in Gaza
Helping traumatized children

Israel/Palestine and the apartheid analogy (part 2)
Ran Greenstein - In the previous section I made a distinction between historical apartheid (unique to South Afric

Israel/Palestine and the apartheid analogy: critics, apologists and strategic lessons (part 1)
Ran Greenstein - University of the Witwatersrand - Is the Israeli system of political and military control over t

Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) releases a Statistical
Statistical Report 2009 - PCBS "Available data indicate that the number of settlers in the West Bank reache

Week 2252 of Occupation
Daniel Breslau - Occupation Magazine - When talks are bad for peace - The prison diet improves - Wave of West Ban

Is Israel singled out - and why?
Adam Keller - "The State of Israel has been vociferously criticized for planting settlers in the occupied territo

Jerusalem/al-Quds Multi-Day Tour
The Jerusalem/Al Quds Multi-day tour is a unique experience that allows you to get to know the city and its many

Sleepless in Gaza
A video diary about life in the Occupied Palestinian Territories

The unbearable nonviolence of Bil`in
Adam Keller - The army`s escalation shows the increasing brutalization since the Gaza War, inherited and expanded

Articles by Victoria Buch
The editors of Occupation Magazine are mourning the recent loss of our friend and co-editor, Professor Victoria B

Our friend and co-editor, Victoria Buch, has passed away
The Occupation Magazine Team



01/03/2015

Today in Palestine
Today in Palestine--A compilation of reports and commentaries of current events in the oPt. dn
The US, Palestine and the pursuit of justice
Daoud Kuttab--US court ruling against PLO and Palestinian Authority maybe the best thing that has happened to Palestinians in years. dn
Amid political tensions, Israel reportedly lobbies US for military funds
Ynet--Israeli officials said lobbying congress for over $300m for missile defense programs, as Obama, Netanyahu tensions reach record high ahead of PM`s controversial visit, Jewish Democrats find themselves in political bind. dn
Netanyahu’s address to Congress will be most important speech of his life
William Booth--On Tuesday morning, Netanyahu will confront an American president and insist that the future of the State of Israel, and the world, is imperiled by a pending “bad deal” with Iran on its nuclear program. Also hanging in the balance is Netanyahu’s own political future. Just two weeks after the speech, Netanyahu will either be reelected to a historic fourth term as prime minister or be out of a job. dn
In the West Bank, the Kids Aren’t All Right
Beth Maschinot--But lawn-mowing is not an option in the West Bank, in part because the Palestinian Authority has nominal control over some areas, but also because the presence of more than 350,000 Israeli settlers rules out a full-scale military siege. Instead, the reigning strategy appears to be mass intimidation and collective punishment of the Palestinian population, most visibly when Israel can offer a rationale. For example, in June 2014, Israel announced the official goals of Operation Brother’s Keeper: To find three kidnapped teenage settlers and then root out the parties responsible. That month, Israeli forces launched a wide sweep of the West Bank, arresting 400 Palestinians and raiding more than 1,000 homes, according to a report from the British Foreign and Commonwealth. At least six Palestinians (including two children) were killed. dn
Israel is tearing Jewish communities apart
Ilan Baron--When it comes to Israel, Diaspora Jews have to tread a difficult path. On the one hand, we are largely expected to support the world’s only Jewish state. Having our own state is something to be proud of, and it provides our people with an important voice in international affairs. On the other hand, Diaspora Jews find themselves wanting to speak up when Israel acts in ways they find morally questionable. It used to be that Diaspora Jews were expected to support Israel. There were the occasional critical voices that emphasized the cultural and ethical values of living in the Diaspora as opposed to having control over the apparatuses of violence and oppression that comes with nation-statehood, and there have always been Jewish critics of Zionism. Yet, in the last 20 to 30 years, something more dramatic has taken place that has built on a combination of historical debate and more recent Israeli policy.dn
British Jews ever so carefully begin to criticize the occupation
Daniella Peled--Earlier this month, Laurence Brass, treasurer of the Board of Deputies, Anglo-Jewry’s main umbrella organization, said he would stand down from its executive and not seek reelection. “I felt constrained not to have been able to speak out on subjects that are close to my heart, such as the treatment of the Palestinians in the occupied territories and the discrimination still being suffered by Arab citizens of Israel,” he told a plenary. His speech was reportedly followed by a standing ovation. dn
Guarding Denmark’s Jewish Heritage
BO LIDEGAARDFEB--COPENHAGEN — The attack on Copenhagen’s synagogue earlier this month that left a volunteer Jewish watchman dead is a tragedy for a society that, for more than two centuries, has insisted that there is no tension between being Jewish and being Danish. It was precisely this sense of national solidarity across religious lines that helped save Denmark’s Jews from the Nazis during World War II. And that’s why it rubbed many Danes the wrong way when Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu invited Danish Jews to “come home” to Israel after the attack. dn
Iran`s Zarif criticizes Netanyahu`s `scaremongering`
News Agencies--Iranian FM claims Netanyahu employing `falsificiation, propoganda` in attempt to prevent peace, says PM is using planned US speech to `cover up realities in our region`. dn
Ex-Mossad chief Meir Dagan to headline anti-Netanyahu rally
Jonathan Lis and Haaretz--Former Mossad head Meir Dagan will be the keynote speaker at a rally demanding regime change which is planned for Tel Aviv`s Rabin Square on March 7. Sponsored by the Million Hands grassroots campaign and other social movements, the rally will take place under the banner "Israel wants change." dn
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