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On my release from jail

Dear Giorgio,

I have just been released from jail, after three days inside. I was arrested last Friday, together with 22 others, in the village of Nabi Saleh, during a demonstration commemorating the murder of Mustafa Tamimi. Our arrest took place as we peacefully protested near the entrance to the Jewish-only settlement of Halamish, which is built on lands stolen from Nabi Saleh.

Minutes after we got to the gate, Israeli Border Police officers moved in to remove us from the scene. Palestinians, Israeli and international activists, we were all shackled and dragged away into military jeeps that transported us to the adjacent military base, which is in fact part of the settlement.

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Top Holocaust scholar blasts 'Holocaust-abuse' by U.S., Israeli politicians

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Renowned Holocaust historian Deborah Lipstadt says that American and Israeli politicians who invoke the Holocaust for contemporary political purposes are engaging in “Holocaust abuse”, which is similar to “soft-core denial” of the Holocaust.

“I think it is dangerous, just plain dangerous. (...)

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Prof. Deborah Lipstadt, Jan 11, 2000.

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“You listen to Newt Gingrich talking about the Palestinians as an ‘invented people’ – it’s out-Aipacking AIPAC, it’s out-Israeling Israel,” she said. “There’s something about it that’s so discomforting. It’s not healthy. It’s a distortion,” she said.

She also used the word “despicable” to describe settlers who use the term “Nazi” against IDF soldiers. “And it’s so inaccurate. And it’s such an abuse of history. The people who started it know it’s not true, but the kids, the yeshiva kids, and the high school kids – they don’t know it’s not true. And so when real Nazism comes around - no one will recognize it.”

Israele e l’arma di costruzione di massa

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16/12/11

 

Quando decise di smantellare le colonie della striscia di Gaza, Ariel Sharon fu linciato. Era stato un eroe di guerra, un conquistatore di terre arabe, per decenni il duellante di Yasser Arafat. Insomma, un sionista senza macchia. Ma appena toccò gli insediamenti che lui stesso aveva moltiplicato, il movimento dei coloni, i rabbini e il Likud, distrussero il loro eroe, costretto a inventare un nuovo partito, Kadima.

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Students

December 2011

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Mohammed

Age 19, from Gaza, Student

Mohammed, aged 19, was born in the Gaza Strip. Mohammed completed his high school studies last year, with excellent grades in mathematics and physics and a high score of 95.3 on his matriculation exam. After finishing high school, Mohammed intended to study mechanical engineering. His father is an engineer and owns an engineering company in Gaza and Mohammed hoped to eventually join and develop his father’s business.

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19/12/2011

... Ronit per il suo spirito allegro ed a volte triste che spesso trasmetteva nei suoi discorsi si notano anche nei suoi dipinti ed interviste e scritti ed anche quando la incontri e parli con lei, era triste perchè si sentiva si sentiva delusa si sentiva incapace di fronte alla tragedia della palestina prima di Gaza e dei Territori occupati poi, si sentiva occupata anche lei assediata anche lei oppressa anche lei ricordando sempre nei sui discorsi che il dramma palestinese è anche suo lo sentiva sulla sua pelle e le appartiene in quanto lo aveva sentito raccontare dai suoi nonni ai quali era fortemente legata, stessa storia stessa negazione stesso destino crudele, mi diceva, "il muro separa e ghettizza anche noi" ripete sempre.

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