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Category Archives: Middle East

  1. A visual anthology of the image war for Israel-Palestine

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    July 11, 2014 by IJV

    Operation Defensive Edge began on 7 July 2014. The context is the 2014 FIFA World Cup. And a history of …
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  2. Uri Avnery’s latest: The Atrocity

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    July 11, 2014 by IJV

    Uri Avnery’s latest: When the canon roar, the muses fall silent The Atrocity July 12, 2014 BOMBS ARE raining on …
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  3. IJV SG Statement on current cycle of violence

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    July 10, 2014 by IJV

    We watch in horror and utterly condemn the pointless cycle of violence being stoked by Israel’s ongoing bombing of crowded civilian areas in Gaza, resulting in an escalating death toll, devastating civilian injuries and the continued destruction of homes and livelihoods. We reject the UK government’s one-sided support for Israel’s massive and disproportionate retaliation to the rocket attacks from Gaza and urge instead that it calls for peace negotiations and an end to all bloodshed.

  4. If Kerry fails, what then? by Sam Bahour and Tony Klug

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    April 19, 2014 by IJV

    We need to break free of the divisive and increasingly stifling one-state-versus-two-states straightjacket that tends to polarize debate and in practice ends up perpetuating the status quo — which is a form of one state, albeit an inequitable one. The aim of our proposal is to bring matters to a head and to enable people to advocate equal rights for Palestinians and Israelis, in one form or another, free of the implication that this necessarily carries a threat to the existence of the state of Israel.

  5. Joint statement by Judith butler and Rashid Khalidi condemns censorship of Israel critics in US

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    March 5, 2014 by IJV

    In the wake of Judith Butler’s withdrawal from her planned talk on Kafka at the New York Jewish Museum and …
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  6. On the passing of a warrior

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    January 13, 2014 by IJV

    A great deal has been written about Ariel Sharon in the days following his death. This is the view of …
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  7. Are we trapped by our own narratives?

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    December 15, 2013 by IJV

    In an eloquent account of why healing the wounds that history has left in Israel/Palestine has proved so difficult, Tony …
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  8. Dr Barghouthi on the Future for Palestine

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    October 17, 2013 by IJV

    Last Sunday Independent Jewish Voices welcomed Dr Mustafa Barghouthi to discuss the situation 20 years after Oslo. With devastating clarity …
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  9. A reaction to The Gatekeepers from Lynne Segal (IJV SG)

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    April 14, 2013 by IJV

    Last night I went to see the amazing film “The Gatekeepers”, by Dror Moreh. I would rate it as one …
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  10. Israel Cancels SAT Exams in West Bank

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    October 19, 2012 by IJV

    Israel vs. No. 2 Pencils This article by LENA K. AWWAD and SHATHA I. HUSSEIN was originally Published: Tuesday, October 16, 2012, on …
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