News You Really Need To See: “Some Israelis Count Open Discourse and Dissent Among Gaza War Casualties”

News You Really Need To See: “Some Israelis Count Open Discourse and Dissent Among Gaza War Casualties”

Not What You Might Think

“Some Israelis Count Open Discourse and Dissent Among Gaza War Casualties”

The New York Times, August 6, 2014, p.A9

At a recent demonstration in Tel Aviv against Israel’s military offensive in the Gaza Strip, counterdemonstrators chanted ‘Death to the left!’ along with the more commonly heard ‘Death to Arabs!’  Afterward, some of the right-wingers beat some of the leftists — using large poles that had held Israeli flags.  The Israel Broadcasting Authority blocked B’Tselem, a human rights group, from running a paid radio advertisement reading the names and ages of Palestinian children killed in Gaza.  Bar-Ilan University rebuked a professor who expressed empathy for all the war’s victims in an email to students. … In Israel, open discourse and dissent appear to be among the casualties of the monthlong war in Gaza, according to stalwarts of what is known as the Zionist left — Israelis who want the country to…

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3 thoughts on “News You Really Need To See: “Some Israelis Count Open Discourse and Dissent Among Gaza War Casualties”

  1. Israel/Palestine would be such an amazing place if everyone was treated equally and given equal opportunity so that everyone could work together — which could only happen if everyone would stop burying the future with the past.

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