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    • Gaza and Sderot are extras in the government’s horror show

      Even the members of Netanyahu’s government acknowledge that what Israel is doing in Gaza is folly, yet there is no one to stop it.  By Avi Dabush Let’s start with a quiz. Who said the following: “We are marching a march of foolishness when it comes to Gaza. The government has no policy or strategic decision-making. Each day moves from combat to crisis — humanitarian or military — and sometimes both together.” [tmwinpost] The answer, you see, is none other than senior minister and member of the security cabinet Yisrael Katz. His solution to Gaza's problems, by the way, is a…

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    • Some things should be broken, not fixed

      Our reflexive response tells us to fix the problems we see in Israel, but we must do precisely the opposite. After all, the problem is not with the current government — it goes far deeper. By Yuli Novak On the slopes of the mountains of northern Catalonia are giant homes that date back hundreds of years. Most of them are abandoned. They remain there because someone, long ago, had enough patience and faith to build something that would not be destroyed by time, war, or the elements. It's quite impressive — in fact, it's inspirational. [tmwinpost] There, on the mountains, I…

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    • WATCH: Israeli troops stop Palestinian would-be suicide bomber

      Israeli soldiers shoot and kill a Palestinian man wearing an explosive belt during clashes at a checkpoint near Ramallah. Three more Palestinians are killed during protests across the occupied territories. By Oren Ziv / Activestills.org Israeli Border Police officers shot and wounded a Palestinian wearing an explosive belt during clashes at the DCO checkpoint near Ramallah on Friday. The man, who was standing alongside the journalists while filming the demonstration on his phone, ran over to the officers and stabbed one of them with a small knife, wounding him lightly, upon which the officers opened fire and seriously wounded the man. [tmwinpost] As he hit the ground,…

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    • Roger Waters backs film on legacy of the Nakba

      The Pink Floyd frontman to become the executive producer of a new film by Sarah Friedland and +972 writer Rami Younis on the tragic history of one of Palestine's most important cities. By Yael Marom Pink Floyd frontman and human rights activist Roger Waters announced this week that he would be lending his support to a new documentary by +972 and Local Call writer Rami Younis and American director Sarah Friedland titled "Lyd in Exile." Waters, who has become an outspoken supporter of the Palestinian cause, decided to donate to the project and will be listed as the film's executive…

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    • Following pressure, Israeli university cuts short exhibit on home demolitions

      Ben Gurion University cuts short an art exhibition on home demolitions against the Negev Bedouin following pressure by the Student Association.  By Maya Avis If you were to enter Ben Gurion University in Be’er Sheva earlier this week, you should have been able to see an exhibition on how Bedouin in the Negev contend with home demolitions. But due to alleged security concerns, the exhibition was disrupted and partly cancelled. [tmwinpost] The exhibition, entitled "Demolition Order," organized by the Braya Gallery student group, collects paintings and photographs that reflect on “the situation created by the demolition of houses and the implications for…

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    • WATCH: Israeli troops taking away 7 and 8-year-old Palestinian boys

      Video shows armed Israeli forces attempting to drag the children into their jeeps in a West Bank refugee camp. Israeli Border Police officers were filmed dragging very young Palestinian children into their jeep in a West Bank refugee camp on Tuesday. The footage, provided by Israeli human rights group B'Tselem and shot by one of its volunteers in Bethlehem, shows the officers detaining the three boys, aged seven and eight. [tmwinpost] According to the Israeli human rights organization, the children were playing at the time near their home in Aida Refugee Camp in the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem.…

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    • Beneath the illusion of a temporary occupation lies apartheid

      By claiming that its control over Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza is temporary, despite lasting longer than South African Apartheid by any measure, Israel is able to justify a regime that denies one group political and civil rights while privileging another. By Fady Khoury The so-called temporary nature of Israel’s control over the Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza has for too long served as a justification for not extending them full political and civil rights. [tmwinpost] The Oslo peace process entailed a Palestinian acceptance of “the right of the State of Israel to exist in peace…

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    • Trump protests evoke memories of the Second Intifada

      We stayed home from school for more than three months. When we returned, more than half of the class was gone. They say children always pay the highest price. By Zizo Abul Hawa I was nearly 13 when the Second Intifada started. We were in school when Ariel Sharon visited the Temple Mount. School ended early when the rioting began. The children were told to return home; parents came to pick up their kids. My school was in the center of East Jerusalem, very close to the Old City. My parents were at work and couldn’t pick me up, so…

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