Monthly Archives: February 2013

HUNGER STRIKES AGAIN

Someone you care for wastes away in prison. A Palestinian held indefinitely without charges, defense or trial. With no other recourse he protests in desperation, starving himself. Non-violent resistance to unjust treatment. Words alone will not change the situation. Even … Continue reading

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OSCAR DOCUMENTARY NOMINEE, “THE GATEKEEPERS”

Dror Moreh in his Oscar nominated documentary film, “The Gatekeepers” views the power structure of the State of Israel from the inside. He interviews all the surviving former chiefs of Shin Bet, the Israeli secret police, and includes archival footage … Continue reading

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ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE, “FIVE BROKEN CAMERAS”

Burnat bought his first camera to take videos of his newborn son five years ago. He continued filming their lives in Bilin as Israeli military built the hated wall separating residents from their land. He produced videos despite soldiers breaking … Continue reading

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“WILL THESE HANDS NEVER BE CLEAN?”

Shakespeare’s Lady Macbeth lamented while repeatedly washing her hands, bloody with the stabbing of the king, “Will these hands never be clean?” And later Macbeth realized “Bloody instructions which being taught, return to plague the inventor.” What do criminal acts … Continue reading

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SEE NO EVIL; HEAR NO EVIL; SPEAK NO EVIL

Okay, why do we here in America know so little of what goes on in the Holy Land?  Volcanoes occasionally erupt exposing the heat within the earth’s crust.  This week in Israel the heat exploded through the “security” barrier because … Continue reading

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PALESTINE AND ISRAELS’ GORDIAN KNOT

Settlements, that’s it. The Gordian knot. Palestinians say: We won’t negotiate until you stop building on our land. Israelis say: We won’t stop taking your land. No solution.  The knot remains. “One day, according to ancient Greek legend, a poor … Continue reading

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A PROFOUND AND SIMPLE TRUTH

Our friends in Palestine continue to experience daily harassment and denial of their freedoms. Punctuated by Israeli soldiers opening fire on young people demonstrating non-violently for liberty. Killing civilians, innocent young people who are committed to non-violent resistance is okay? … Continue reading

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