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  1. Resisting Despair

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    February 20, 2015 by IJV

    Despair, surely, is what Israeli policy has been resolutely instilling in Palestinians from the beginning. It is pointless to resist! Abandon any dreams of justice and sovereignty. This is why, for many Palestinians, resistance is simply about surviving. It is what Eyad himself emphasized, observing ‘the long path of humiliation and despair’ that lies behind the creation of a so-called ‘terrorist’: ‘the struggle of many Palestinians is how not to become suicide bombers’, he wrote thirteen years ago. [3] He tirelessly sought to prevent such destructive martyrdom, standing implacably against all forms of violence, whether from Palestinians or the infinitely deadlier modes of Israeli state violence: that ‘eye for eyelash’, as Schlaim put it. Eyad liked to insist that the Israelis and Palestinians needed each other: ‘for only the Palestinians can release Israel from its moral guilt, from all that has gone wrong since those first Zionist dreams to the nightmare of living in a country permanently at war with its neighbours; while only the Israelis can negotiate a just peace with Palestine, allowing them control over their own affairs and thereby laying the basis for security, freedom and dignity for both sides’.[4]

  2. IJV announces “Equal Rights for All: a new path for Israel/Palestine?” 2-day International Conference

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    February 13, 2015 by IJV

    IJV invites you

    Independent Jewish Voices is pleased to invite you to join us for a our spring conference, organised in conjunction with Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities and the Bruno Kreisky Forum for International Dialogue.

    EQUAL RIGHTS FOR ALL: A NEW PATH FOR ISRAEL-PALESTINE?
    14 – 16 MARCH 2015, BIRKBECK

  3. Wine, Blood and Gasoline

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    November 21, 2014 by IJV

    Wine, Blood and Gasoline, Uri Avnery’s Column 15/11/14 KAFR KANNA, a village near Nazareth, is probably the place where Jesus …
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  4. A tribute to Adah Kay

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    November 14, 2014 by IJV

    We mourn the death of one of our signatories, Adah Kay. Adah was a very early and truly heroic pioneer …
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  5. Recognition of Palestine

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    November 7, 2014 by IJV

    Prior to the UK Commons debate on Palestine, Vincent Fean offered some compelling arguments in favour of recognition and a …
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  6. Alon Liel calls on EU to recognise Palestine

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    November 7, 2014 by IJV

    Alon Liel, former Director of Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs recently thanked the Swedish Prime Minister and government for their …
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  7. For a Human Rights-based approach

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    November 7, 2014 by IJV

    The failure to uphold people’s basic rights feeds hatred and perpetuates abuses. @IOTPA,

  8. Ah, If I Were 25

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    September 29, 2014 by IJV

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    Uri Avnery’s Column, 27/09/14 RESEARCH SHOWS that one of the most often used words in Hebrew is “Shalom”. Israelis greet …
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  9. Hannibal ad Portas – Uri Avnery’s Column

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    September 14, 2014 by IJV

    When soldiers see their comrade being dragged away, they must shoot and kill – even if it is almost certain that their comrade will also be hit. The order does not say explicitly “better a dead soldier than a captured soldier” – but this is implied and widely understood that way.

    If the captors and their captive disappear, the whole neighborhood has to be flattened indiscriminately, in the hope that the captors are hiding in one of the buildings.

    At the height of the Gaza war, that is exactly what happened. An Israeli squad fell into a Hamas ambush. All the soldiers were killed, except one – Hadar Goldin – who was seen being dragged into a tunnel. Assuming that he was captured, the army went berserk, razing scores of buildings in Rafah to the ground without warning, shooting at everything that moved.

  10. EMERGENCY APPEAL FOR INJURED GAZANS

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    September 12, 2014 by IJV

    IJV SUPPORTS THE EMERGENCY APPEAL FOR INJURED GAZANS Over the past weeks we have seen the conflict between Israel and …
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