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Saturday, June 16 2012 Israeli court finds Ezra Nawi guilty of calling soldiers ‘war criminals’ On Sunday, June 10, Judge Cjana Lomp of the Jerusalem magistrate’s court convicted Taayush veteran activist Ezra Nawi of ‘offending a pubic servant’, after Ezra called Israeli soldiers ‘war criminals’. The incident to which this allegation refers took place in July 2009. Palestinians and Israeli activists were holding a picnic on a hill near Palestinian Susya in protest of the attempt by Susya settlers to build up an outpost on that same hill in order to sieze additional Palestinian land. This outpost became known by the name Givat Hadegal (Flag […]
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Saturday, May 22 2010 Farewell picnic (temporary) for Ezra Nawi By: Neve Gordon Picnics, like almost everything else in Israel, are often political. Oz Shelach underscores this point in his collection of short stories, Picnic Grounds, where he describes how a history professor takes his family on a picnic in the pine forest near Givat Shaul, a Jerusalem neighbourhood. The professor teaches his son some of the camping skills he learned while serving in the Israeli military, using old stones to block the wind and to protect the newly lit fire. The stones, we are told, are the remains of a […]
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Wednesday, May 19 2010 Two-for-one in the South Hebron Hills – Agricultural Accompaniment and solidarity with Ezra Nawi Every Saturday we go to the South Hebron Hills to accompany Palestinian shepherds and farmers, in solidarity with their struggle against the harassment of the army and the settlers in the area. But this time our aim is double: as many of you know, human rights activist Ezra Nawi’s appeal was rejected by the District Court and he was “convicted” with helping Palestinians in Umm-al-Kheer, in the South Hebron Hills. Ezra stood in the way of a bulldozer enroute to destroy the tin shacks most residents of the village call […]
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Tuesday, February 23 2010 Ezra Nawi’s appeal against his conviction Ezra Nawi’s appeal against his conviction of assaulting a police officer and participation in a riot will be heard by the judges Ben-Ami, Mintz and Rapoport, at the Jerusalem District Court (Salah Adin St.), on Wednesday, March 3, at 12:30. In October 2009, the judge Eilata Ziskind ruled that Ezra Nawi was guilty of attacking police officers and participating in a riot during the demolition of a shack belonging to Palestinian farmers in the West Bank, back in 2007. The whole scene was captured on video. The police officers claimed […]
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Tuesday, October 20 2009 Israeli human rights activist Ezra Nawi will most likely be sent to jail Naomi Klein, Neve Gordon, Noam Chomsky and over twenty thousan others people asked Israel not to jail Ezra Nawi, one of Israel’s most courageous human rights activists. His crime? He tried to stop a military bulldozer from destroying the homes of Palestinian Bedouins in the South Hebron region. Nawi, a Jewish Israeli of Iraqi descent, is a threat to the settlers and the Israeli government because he has brought international attention to efforts to illegally remove Palestinians from the Hebron region.
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Monday, June 8 2015 Asfar by David Shulman 11048732_1075236639158017_3268189186944682711_n June 6, 2015 You may be getting tired of hearing about our micro-victories, especially since what is happening in Israel in general, and on the West Bank in particular, is so appalling. We live in Bibiland, ruled by Bibispeak and a government mainly composed of grotesque figures, totalitarian by inclination, racist by persuasion, self-righteous and malicious by creed and need; never, not even in recent years, has Israel seen a government such as this. The race to self-destruction is accelerating, with none to stop it from inside. How strange, then […]
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Saturday, March 1 2014 Tuba, Shahin by David Shulman                 We find the shepherds from Tuba with their goats just over the hill from the chicken coup of Chavat Maon, of cursed memory and cursed present. They’re scared. In fact, I don’t remember ever seeing Palestinian shepherds so nervous. Last week soldiers came when they were somewhere nearby, in this same wadi, with the sheep and goats; the soldiers pointed their loaded guns at them and told them that if they ever came here again they’d shoot them. The wadi, even by the lunatic rules of the Civil […]
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Saturday, November 2 2013 An article in “Le Monde” about Ta’ayush https://www.taayush.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/TAAYOUSH.pdf TAAYOUSH Written in French by Luc Beaudoin In the Paths of Occupied Palestine—Part 1 of 2 Photo Captions (clink the link, above, to see photos in the original article): Bedouins from Um al-Hayyari having difficulty watering their flocks: the settlement in Carmel (right) expanding their military defense. Bottom: Ta’ayush’s Tamar confronts soldiers defending the settlement consuming Palestinian lands. The Oslo Accords (1993) between Israel and the Palestinians predicted that a five-year interim period would lead up to enacting the permanent agreement in which the West Bank (and Gaza) would be […]
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