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Month: October 2006

Picture of the Day

Picture of the Day

We couldn’t agree more. ‘Nuff said. Photo of the Day is an Israeli Watch feature which offers a photograph on a day, and calls it “Photo of the Day”. This is not to imply that this is a regular feature, nor that this photo is truly the mother of all photos for the day in question. Usual disclaimers apply.

Refusenik Omri Evron: “Why I can’t become a soldier in the IDF”

Refusenik Omri Evron: “Why I can’t become a soldier in the IDF”

A young Israeli human rights activist refuses to join the IDF “on moral grounds”. Amir Tibon writes: Omri Evron, a 19-year-old from Tel-Aviv, is weeks away from earning his B.A. in ethical philosophy from the Tel-Aviv University (TAU). He started studying for this degree when he was still a high-school student. Omri is known around the campus of TAU as a leading social activist. Last month, for example, he started a petition of university and high-school students from around the…

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British MP George Galloway Interviews Israeli Historian Ilan Pappe

British MP George Galloway Interviews Israeli Historian Ilan Pappe

In his new book “The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine“, Ilan Pappe investigates the fate suffered by the indigenous population of 1940s Palestine at the hands of the Zionist political and military leadership. With meticulous research, and drawing heavily on recently declassified military archives and cabinet meeting minutes, as well as the diaries and memoirs of the key players, Pappe methodically reconstructs the strategic planning and military operations during the British Mandate and the run-up to independence. He goes on to…

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Lieberman out of the shadows: Israel’s Minister of Strategic Threats

Lieberman out of the shadows: Israel’s Minister of Strategic Threats

Jonathan Cook The furore that briefly flared this week at the decision of Israel’s Prime Minister, Ehud Olmert, to invite Avigdor Lieberman and his Yisrael Beiteinu party into the government coalition is revealing, but not in the way most observers assume. Lieberman, a Russian immigrant, is every bit the populist and racist politician he is portrayed as being. Like many of his fellow politicians, he harbours a strong desire to see the Palestinians of the occupied territories expelled, ideally to…

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