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  1. Britain – Palestine – Israel: 70 Years On; What Happened, and What Can We Do Now?

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    May 26, 2018 by IJV

    By Adam Sutcliffe Seventy years ago, in May 1948, both the state of Israel and the Palestinian Nakba (catastrophe) were …
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  2. The Seventy Year Nakba

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    May 18, 2018 by IJV

    By Barnaby Raine   Never again can anyone ask, “but where is the Palestinian Gandhi?” That, one might think, is …
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  3. Resistance as Survival: Recalling May 15th, 1948.

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    May 17, 2018 by IJV

    By Lynne Segal Write something on the 70th anniversary of the state of Israel and the Nakba I was asked. It …
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  4. Stop the Murders in Gaza

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    April 6, 2018 by IJV

             Independent Jewish Voices is horrified by the killing today (Friday 6 April) by Israeli military forces of at least …
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  5. 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]

  6. 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.

  7. The War for Nothing – Uri Avnery’s Column 30/08/14

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    August 31, 2014 by IJV

    AFTER 50 DAYS, the war is over. Hallelujah. On the Israeli side: 71 dead, among them 66 soldiers, 1 child. …
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  8. Urgent Appeal from Physicians for Human Rights

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    July 25, 2014 by IJV

    Urgent call from Physicians for Human Rights – Gaza

  9. A message from the Bereaved Families Forum

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    July 22, 2014 by IJV

    An extract from the recent message by Chani Smith of the Bereaved Families Forum: The events in Israel and Gaza …
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  10. Tony Klug in Letter to The Guardian

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    July 22, 2014 by IJV

    The letter below was published in Saturday’s Guardian, 19 July 2014 Seumas Milne argues that the price of Israel’s occupation needs …
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