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Zionism, Judaism and the Jewish State of Israel
By Lynda Burstein Brayer
Zionism, Judaism and the Jewish State of Israel: Separateness, ontological uniqueness and Jewish morality are its characteristics
The designation of Israel as an apartheid state characterized by apartheid- style laws has been accepted by leading jurists and many international organizations. As a former South African I not only know the meaning of the term in its original language of Afrikaans– separateness- but saw its effects upon the non-White population. In political practice, separate means unequal. It was only many years after my coming to Israel on aliya as a young Jewish woman and subsequent to obtaining a law degree from the Hebrew University and engaging in legal work for Palestinians, that the resemblance of Israeli legal system to South African apartheid really struck me. In fact I was quoted on the front page of the Ha’aretz intellectual daily newspaper a
Longing for Palestine: Art of Resistance
Water shortages, movement restrictions, and the constant presence of the Israeli military – this is what life looks like for millions of
Palestinians living in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. With no end in sight to the decades-long conflict, protests and clashes continue.
RTD travels to the occupied territories to meet people of the Palestinian resistance, from members of the Tamimi family to activists
expressing their anger and pain through art.
Al-Nakba: The Palestinian Catastrophe
Al-Nakba: The Palestinian Catastrophe, Episode 1
"The Nakba did not begin in 1948. Its origins lie over two centuries ago…."
So begins this four-part series on the 'nakba', meaning the 'catastrophe', about the history of the Palestinian exodus that led to the first
Arab-Israeli war in 1948, and the establishment of the state of Israel.
This sweeping history starts back in 1799 with Napoleon's attempted advance into Palestine to check British expansion and his appeal to
the Jews of the world to reclaim their land in league with France.
The narrative moves through the 19th century and into the 20th century with the British Mandate in Palestine and comes right up to date
in the 21st century and the ongoing 'nakba' on the ground.
Arab, Israeli and Western intellectuals, historians and eye-witnesses provide the central narrative which is accompanied by archive
material and documents, many only recently released for the first time.
Ahed Tamimi - A Real Wonder Woman
‘A Real Wonder Woman’: Irish artist on detained teen Palestinian activist.
An Irish artist has focused his lens on Ahed Tamimi, the teenage Palestinian activist who slapped an Israeli soldier in December last year and faces up to 10 years in prison.
Angered by the 17-year-old’s detention Jim Fitzpatrick, the artist famed for creating the iconic 1967 poster of socialist revolutionary Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara, turned to his weapon of choice — paint — to create an image of Tamimi entitled ‘There Is A Real Wonder Woman.’
Donald Trump’s recent decision to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel has led to heightened tension in recent weeks, beginning with protests throughout the Muslim world and beyond. It was amid these protests that the Israeli soldiers paid Ahed Tamimi a visit. Her mother caught the incident on her phone and it soon went viral. Ahed’s case, and the case of her mother who
Ahed Tamimi - Message from a Freedom Fighter
Recently, the struggle for Palestinian human rights gained international attention surrounding a new icon of resistance —
16 year old Ahed Tamimi.
While in the West Bank in late 2016, Abby Martin interviewed Ahed Tamimi about her hardships and aspirations living
under occupation and it becomes clear why her subjugators are trying to silence her voice. Her brother Waad and
father Bassem also talk about their experiences with Israeli soldiers harassing their village and targeting their family.
In this exclusive episode, Abby outlines the Tamimi family's tragic tale and unending bravery in the fight for justice and
equality in Palestine and how the story of their village of Nabi Saleh is emblematic of the Palestinian struggle as a whole.
See also: Palestinian 16-Year-Old Ahed Tamimi is the Latest Child Victim of Israel’s Occupation