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We would like the world to know that women in Israel and Palestine are ready to make peace. We Refuse to be Enemies! with Sumaya Farhat-Naser.

What's not to love about secrecy, lies, and human rights violations? Anat Kam is finding out the perils of speaking truth to power... How Israel Gagged on its own Gag Order, April 2010.

From under the rubble, one Hatian peers out and moans, “It was almost worth having an earthquake to meet all you wonderful folks from Israel.”
God Bliss, January 2010.


When we examine the human rights record of Israel, we see a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. A largely good record inside the country, a largely terrible one in the Occupied Territories. 
Celestial Jerusalem: Human Rights in Israel and Palestine, September 2009.

Please tell Israel the truth, Mr. President: that peace is not compatible with occupation. That a two-state solution is not compatible with settlements.  Letter to President Obama, September 2009.

Although Israel’s original goal was to become the “Athens” of the Middle East, instead, we have become “Sparta” – living by the sword, honoring our warriors, withholding our natural human compassion for those who suffer. Israel: Hostage to its Own Power, 5 February 2009.

Why Israelis don't get it... News about Gaza during the war there. No News is Bad News, 16 January 2009.

Tzipi Livni was just elected head of the ruling Kadima Party in Israel. Does this portend change or will it be Another Good Year for the Undertaker? 18 September 2008.

Oh and about that war on terror:  Security is compromised by failing to achieve a political accommodation. A lesson in security for the policymakers.
Desperately Seeking Security, 24 May 2007.

Disenchantment – a loss of patriotic fervor – is making way for simple western materialism.  Will it come in time to save Israel from itself? Searching for Meaning, 28 March 2007.

An interview by Elaine Clift. Shalom to Palestine from Israel, February 2007.

Can you imagine Germany without electricity for four months? End the Siege of Gaza, 4 November 2006.

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Picasso's "Face of Peace - IX"

"Those are my principles. If you don't like them I have others."  Groucho Marx