Eyewitness: Golan Heights demonstrators just wanted to return home

Israel has used lethal force against civilians in the occupied Golan Heights on two occasions in recent months. At least twenty persons were reported to have been killed in June after groups of demonstrators approached Israeli fences in the Golan. The protesters were marking the anniversary of the Naksa or “setback” — Israel’s occupation of [...]

Freedom for Palestine

Nakba In 1995 I was in Israel. It was May and I, with my friends were celebrating יום העצמאות‎ (Yom ha’atzmaut) the holiday that celebrates Israel‘s declaration of independence.‎ It was an exciting and passionate time. I was young, fiercely Jewish, scandalously apolitical and embarrassingly naïve. I understood something of Zionism but not enough to [...]

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