While many in the US strangely equate criticism of Israel akin to treason, aided and abetted by the media, in Israel itself there is a vibrant peace and justice movement that refuses to accept the lie that criticism of Israel equals anti-semitism.
Meanwhile, these articles from +972 (+972 is a blog-based web magazine that is jointly owned by a group of Israeli journalists and bloggers. The writers’ goal is to provide fresh, original, on-the-ground reporting and analysis of events in Israel and the Palestinian territories.) The name of the magazine is derived from the telephone area code that is shared by Israel and the Palestinian territories)
Here is another israeli group unafraid of the state and its attempts to silence opposition to the Occupation:
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bilin 28 june 2011
Marking the beginning of the end of the fence in Bil’in
This week, after a nonchalant four year delay since the Supreme Court
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After nearly 7 years of demonstrations in Bilin and after more than four years since the high court decision to do so the Israeli army has finally began to dismantle the fence in Bilin. On June 22nd it dismantled the camera tower which was used to spy on the village and demonstrators.
tower down june 22 2011- activestills
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bilin 17 june 2011
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This is a statement made by Basem tamimi to the soldier-judge who is deciding his case in Ofer Military court. As Joseph Dana reports the judge did not even allow him to finish his statement. Tamimi is one of the organizers of the popular resistance at his village of Nabi Saleh.
Basem Tamimi Ofer Military Court
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The weekly peaceful demonstration in Beit-Ummar set off as almost every week in the last few weeks outside the village on the walkway up to the agriculture zone near the settlement Carmei-Zur.In the march took part approx 15 Palestinians,
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The people of Biddu demonstrated against the army’s prevention of farmers access to the land. The demonstration was joined by Israelis and internationals. This demonstration is one is a series of demonstrations started after the last Gaza war when the army toughened its policy and created further bureaucratic hurdles preventing farmers from accessing their lands.