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Israeli Criticism of Zionism and of Israel's Treatment of the Palestinians: The Academics and Activists

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[53] See Sabra & Shatila, inquiry into a massacre, by Amnon Kapeliouk, (Belmont, Mass: Association of ArabAmerican University Graduates, 1984); "The changing pattern of Israeli immigration," by Amnon Kapeliouk, Le Monde diplomatique, November 1997; and "The Sharon plan Gaza: why Israel wants to leave;" by Amnon Kapeliouk, Le Monde diplomatique, December 2004; "Israel's failed invasion," by Amnon Kapeliouk, Le Monde diplomatique, September 4, 2006; also see "Israel: an army in power: Israel's army no longer represents the Israeli people (religious exemptions have narrowed its conscript basis), while the people have lost confidence in the army. It has grown used to being an army of occupation and a police force for the settler movement, not to fighting wars - especially unwarranted wars," by Amnon Kapeliouk, Le Monde diplomatique, November 2007; also see "A Fearless Israeli Journalist: Remembering Amnon Kapeliouk," by Franklin Lamb, CounterPunch, July 1, 2009.

[54] "The Root Causes of Tragedy: The Ethical and Legal Challenges Facing Palestine," by Oren BenDor, CounterPunch, December 15, 2005; "Israeli Apartheid is the Core of the Crisis," by Oren BenDor, CounterPunch, June 23 / 24, 2007; "Despite It's Military Might Israel is a Weak and Dying State: The Self Defense of Suicide," by Oren BenDor, CounterPunch, January 1, 2009. His latest book, Thinking About Law: In Silence with Heidegger, was published in 2007 by Hart Publishing.

[55] "Israel's Raids on Gaza and Lebanon: Echoes of the Wehrmacht," by Gilad Atzmon, CounterPunch, July 1417, 2006; "From Delusion to Vindictiveness," by Gilad Atzmon, Information Clearing House, October 13, 2009. Gilad Atzmon was born in Israel and served in the Israeli military. He is the author of two novels: A Guide to the Perplexed and the recently released My One and Only Love. Atzmon is also one of the most accomplished jazz saxophonists in Europe. His recent CD, Exile, was named 2006's best jazz CD by the BBC. He now lives in London, England.

[56] "A Real Friend of Israel Wishes Its Army a Sound Defeat in South Lebanon", by Israel Shamir, CounterPunch, July 29/30, 2006. See also "Jewish apartheid state, that deserves to disappear," Media Monitors Network, April 2, 2002. Israel Shamir resides in Jaffa Israel. He originally from Russia and is an exIsraeli paratrooper. He has championed a "one state solution" for Palestine/Israel. He referred to Palestine as a "living country," and its people the Palestinians, as "her soul."

[57] "Sign of a society losing its mind," by Amia Lieblich, Haaretz, June 30, 2007. Prof. Amia Lieblich's book, Yaldey kfar etzion ("The Children of Kfar Etzion") was published by Keter and the University of Haifa (in Hebrew).

[58] See, "How Israel's gungho leaders turned victory into calamity: Our government, in its desperation to outgun its predecessor, spurned a glorious chance to come out of this with honour," by Nehemia Shtrasler, The Guardian, August 3, 2006; " So what have we done to them," by Nehemia Shtrasler, Haaretz, December 19, 2007.

[59] See "Amid broad Israeli support for Gaza war a rare dissenting voice," by Joshua Mitnick, Christian Science Monitor, January 16, 2009.

[60] "Coming Face To Face With Israeli Racism," by Adam Astan, Mondoweiss, 3 August, 2009. Astan is an undergraduate student at the University of California, Berkeley.

[61] Akiva Orr, The unJewish State, (London: Ithaca Press, 1983) and Akiva Orr, Israel: Politics, Myths and Identity Crisis, (London and Boulder, CO: Pluto Press, 1994). Akiva was born in Berlin in 1931 and immigrated to Palestine with his family in 1934, growing up in Tel Aviv. He served in the Israeli Navy in 1948 and after the war studied mathematics and physics at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. In the early 1950s, he became critical of Zionism, joining the Israeli Communist Party in 1953. However, in 1962, he broke from the party and jointly founded the antiZionist Israeli organization Matzpen. He has written several other books including The Other Israel: The Radical Case Against Zionism and the Direct Democracy Manifesto.

[62] See "Israel's democracy and its Arab population," by David Newman, The Jerusalem Post, October 5, 2009.

[63] Susan Nathan, The Other Side of Israel: My Journey Across the Jewish/Arab Divide, (New York and London: Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 2005); see also "Author no longer 'in love with the Zionist narrative,'" by Deaglan de Breadun, Irish Times, July 28, 2005.

[64] "Antisemites!," by Yael Lotan, Hagada Hasmalit, March 10, 2007; "Who is antiSemitic?," by Yael Lotan, Hagada Hasmalit, November 13, 2007; "Messing with the Public Mind," by Yael Lotan, Hagada Hasmalit, September 3, 2009, republished in Occupation Magazine, September 7, 2009.

[65] "The fascistization of Israel," by Yigal Laviv, Al Tzad Smol, January 24, 2008, translated and reprinted in Occupation Magazine, January 27, 2008; see also 'Still Small Voice' of Israeli Media Dissent Over Syrian Nuclear Story September 17th, 2007at Richard Silverstein's Tikun Olam web site, click here

[66] "Morality is not on our side," by Ze'ev Maoz, Haaretz, July 25, 2006. He was commenting on the 2006 Israeli invasion of Lebanon.

[67] "Citizenship law makes Israel an apartheid state," by Amos Schocken, Haaretz, June 27, 2008.

[68] "No writing on the wall," by Danny Rubinstein, Haaretz, September 27, 2006; also see, "Haaretz Editor Refuses to Retract Israel Apartheid Statements," by Ezra HaLevi, Israel National News, July 31, 2008.

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