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Israeli Social Movements

 
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 5:25 pm    Post subject: Israeli Social Movements Reply with quote

Israeli unions, social movements protest what is among the highest income inequality in the developed world
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2011 5:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lia Tarachansky reflects on growing up in Israeli settlements
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 30, 2011 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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When persons in a position of privilege formulate and design a solution and impose it on a colonized and occupied people as the only viable solution and the “sole remaining constructive step,” as the 15 July call to action put it, this is not solidarity but rather another form of occupation. Solidarity means not telling people what you think their problem is, let alone telling them what you think the solution should be. Solidarity means not agreeing on everything or even agreeing on a fixed solution but fighting for a shared cause irrespective of the differences.

A quasi-state built on 22 percent of the land of historic Palestine is not what Palestinians have been fighting for over the last 63 years and presenting it as such strips Palestinians of their voices and of their right to decide their own destiny.

Many argue, though, that struggling shoulder-to-shoulder with Zionist leftists widens the support base for Palestine and provides Palestinians with an opportunity to debate and convince the other side. This would be true if Zionists viewed Palestinians as equal partners but they do not. The whole idea of two states for two peoples as the only solution to the Palestinian-Israeli impasse — extremely popular among liberal Zionists — is predicated upon isolationism, exceptionalism and Zionists’ sense of moral righteousness and superiority to Palestinians which grants them the legitimacy to determine the problem, the solution and the means by which this solution shall be achieved.

A “joint” Palestinian-Zionist march does not offer an opportunity to engage in a productive dialogue; it rather gives Zionists one more chance to marginalize Palestinians’ voices and lecture Palestinians on how they should resist and what they should accept.



The sham solidarity of Israel’s Zionist left

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did the msm cover this?

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On Sunday, hundreds of protesters clamoured in Tel Aviv in support of Silman. Outside the prime minister’s residence in Jerusalem many Israelis gathered under the banner: "We're all Moshe Silman: The Blood is on The Government's Hands”, and carrying signs that read, “Bibi, you burned us, too", in reference to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.

As protesters were rallying behind Silman, some officials were eager to downplay his graphic and high-profile act.

Mark Regev, spokesman for Netanyahu, said the tragedy was a “humanitarian situation and had nothing to do with politics”.

Eytan Schwartz, an adviser to the Tel Aviv mayor, said in an email, “While this tragic incident took place in Tel Aviv, it really has nothing to do with the city establishment.


Yikes, these politicians are even more lizardous than ours are.

Israeli ignites protests with self-immolation
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's just bad optics and PR you know. Israeli's not being happy in the promised land and all. Otherwise, people who set other people on fire with missiles and bombs don't really care how many people set themselves on fire.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Optics" is a good word choice. Last night on al Jazeera TV (I had to pay extra for it - Fox, on the other hand, is part of basic cable), they were interviewing a PR flak of the Israeli government. He prefaced his response to the first question by saying how his government represents the only democracy in the area, implying that everything's fine, there's nothing to see here.
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