While we celebrate the long awaited birth of the state of Palestine we must ensure the death of apartheid as currently practiced by the state of Israel.
West Bank and Gaza
Israel’s a signatory to the 1951 UN Convention. Nonetheless, Interior Ministry procedures and secret inter-ministerial determinations decide individual cases.
Former Israel Defense Forces soldier Anat Kamm was sentenced to four-and-a-half years in prison for “collecting, holding and passing on classified information without authorization”. Kamm passed on the documents to reporter Uri Blau whose investigative report in Haaretz Magazine exposed misconduct by the Israel Defense Forces/IDF. Kamm’s trial maybe over, but no decision has been announced whether Israel will prosecute Uri Blau for reporting the brutal truth.
Gandhi pointed out three possible responses to oppression and injustice. The coward’s way out, which is to accept the wrong and run away, or to stand and fight by force of arms, but the third and best way is to fight by speaking truth and remaining physically nonviolent. The Palestinian Gandhi Project is…….
As we close a year in which our country, our country, has aided in the slaughter of innocents; we ask: What were the Israeli commandos thinking when they boarded the Gaza-bound freedom flotilla and killed ten people? When Israel illegally held Nobel Peace Prize winner, Mairead Corrigan? When Israel killed a young American peace activist, […]
By Ann Wright By the time you read this, we will be on the high seas of the Mediterranean (we hope the seas will not be too high). Our two U.S. flagged Free Gaza boats, will join two other passenger ships, a 600 passenger ship from Turkey sponsored by the Turkish humanitarian organization, Insani Yardim […]
Israel’s Big and Small Apartheids By Jonathan Cook Israel’s apologists are very exercised about the idea that Israel has been singled out for special scrutiny and criticism. I wish to argue, however, that in most discussions of Israel it actually gets off extremely lightly: that many features of the Israeli polity would be considered exceptional […]