A democracy doesn't deny millions their civil rights, plunder their land and resources and deprive them of independence and of a say in their future
Michael Sfard is an Israeli attorney who represents various Israeli and Palestinian human rights and peace organizations, movements and activists. He is an expert in international humanitarian law and international human rights law.
It’s easy to sit in Tel Aviv and plan an end to the occupation via the International Criminal Court, but it’s the Palestinians who will suffer from the expropriation in the meantime.
The occupation is not an internal Israeli matter and human rights are always a matter for the entire international community.
The strength of organizations working to end the occupation and their supporters is greater than we think.
We can deduce that, in the tent of meeting, God first calls out to Moses and then speaks to him. But why does the Torah have to explicitly state this in Leviticus 1:1?
Astonishingly, in researching his book, Tuvia Tenebom couldn’t find one opponent of the occupation who isn’t anti-Semitic or doesn’t loathe his nation.
We Israelis can blame allegations of war crimes on global anti-Semitism, or we can take a tough look on the way we have waged armed conflict over the past decade.
It’s time we listened to the sounds emanating from the Palestinian shtetl of Burin. We might recognize familiar sounds from our own collective past.
Attacks against domestic political opposition and international aid organizations are both symptoms of the same disease.
The Levy Committee report is an attempt to change reality by denying it. Such attempts usually end in disappointment when they crash into the rocks of the denied reality.