Recent clampdowns on Palestinian solidarity activists underscore Israel’s ability to outsource its security operations. On July 11, Israel announced it was not interested in having the United Nations become involved as a mediator in its maritime border issues with Lebanon. But when it comes to recruiting other countries to assist in the enforcement of its
Israel’s No Fly Zone
While it is the lawful right of a country to prohibit air passengers from entering, the move remains controversial. The majority of an estimated 600 Tel Aviv-bound pro-Palestine activists intending to arrive on Friday, July 8 as part of the “Welcome to Palestine” movement have not been allowed to board their flights at originating airports.
Activists Conducting ‘Fly In’ to Israel
Despite threats from Israeli security, hundreds of Palestinian solidarity activists plan to fly into Tel Aviv’s airport. This Friday, July 8, hundreds of pro-Palestinian activists are planning to fly to Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport in a display of solidarity with Palestinians living in the occupied territories. According to organisers, at least 500 people have
Stranded Flotilla Activists Still Hopeful
Pro-Palestinian activists have their sights set on sailing to Gaza, despite Greek authorities blocking them. Most of the nine vessels that pro-Palestinian activists planned to sail on as part of a Gaza-bound aid flotilla in defiance of an Israeli blockade remain stranded in Greece ports, after Greek authorities forbade them from embarking on the journey.
Gaza Flotilla Ship ‘Sabotaged by Divers’
Activists say Swedish ship due to join attempt to break Israel’s blockade of Gaza has been damaged in Greek port. A Swedish ship due to join an upcoming Gaza-bound aid flotilla has been sabotaged in the Greek port of Piraeus, organisers say. In a statement, they said “hostile divers had destroyed the propeller house and
A Journalist Beaten — One Year Later
It is important to draw our attention to this article by my co-recipient of the 2008 Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism, Palestinian journalist Mohammed Omer. -DJ June 26, 2008 is a day I will never forget. For the events of that day irrevocably changed my life. That day I was detained, interrogated, strip searched, and
The Monstrosity of War
“Foreseen for so many years: these evils, this monstrous violence, these massive agonies: no easier to bear.” -Robinson Jeffers, American poet Agence France-Presse reports that the first person killed when the Israeli military began to enter Gaza on Saturday was a Palestinian child. On Sunday, a Palestinian woman and her four children were blown to
`Do you have love in your culture?’
THE TALE OF A PALESTINIAN JOURNALIST (Note to readers-this is an expanded piece about the same topic, with much more information, than that published in French for LMD on 3 July 2008) Muhammad Omer and I jointly received the Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism in London on 16 June (1). Omer is a 24-year-old Palestinian