Protest Amid Confusion

Israel's Peace Camp in the Uprising's First Month

by Efraim Davidi
published in MER217

Beginning with Israel’s invasion of Lebanon in 1982 and continuing during the first intifada in 1987-93, large numbers of Israelis took to the streets to express their clear rejection of the state’s military policies. 400,000 people angrily protested Israeli general Ariel Sharon’s complicity in the massacre of Palestinian refugees at the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps in Beirut. “Peace camp” demonstrations of varying size during the first Palestinian uprising happened regularly in the squares of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. But in the fall of 2000, commentators invariably point out the absence of the peace camp from public debate in Israel.

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Universal Jurisdiction

Still Trying to Try Sharon

by Laurie King-Irani | published July 30, 2002

West Bank Curfews

Politics By Other Means

by Adam Hanieh | published July 24, 2002

In Ramallah, Grueling Reoccupation Grinds On

by Charmaine Seitz | published April 5, 2002

He was the tallest of the Palestinian policemen. Thin, his olive drab uniform ballooning over his boots, he swayed momentarily as a helmeted Israeli soldier stood behind him and tucked the muzzle of a gun into the Palestinian's right armpit, keeping his finger on the trigger. Only then did the line of crouching soldiers descend down the driveway into the Ramallah apartment. The Palestinian, his hands in the air, shielded them on their way.

Letters of Warning

The Or Commission in Israel

by Jonathan Cook | published March 18, 2002

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The Belgian Court Case and the Beirut Car Bomb

by Laurie King-Irani | published January 31, 2002