I participated in a PHR solidarity mission to Erez escorting medical aid to Gaza during Op Cast Lead; police literally hijacked our bus and others anywhere in the region, confiscated bus-drivers' licences so we were immobilised, while cars managed to continue to the site. And when I organised a press conference at Yad Mordechai near Erez, all international press having lunch at the cafe there attended the conference. Israeli Channel 1 & 2 stayed eating even though they knew Israeli peace activists were speaking against Op. Cast Lead in the same building; Channel 10 attended so we got airtime with them on Israeli TV. An activist went and complained after the presscon to the Ch 1 & 2 journalists - who looked shamefaced but stayed silent. They were obviously not interested in reporting any criticism of the "war"...
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from the article: How Israel silenced its Gaza war protesters
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If you don’t conduct some sort of discussion with the most fanatic people on the other side, you won’t understand them – or yourself.12:24 06.02.16 | 0 comments