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

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[69] "You are terrorists, we are virtuous," by Yitzhak Laor, London Review of Books, Vol. 28, No. 16, August 17, 2006; "Democracy for Jews only," by Yitzhak Laor, Haaretz, May 30, 2007; see also, "A history of discrimination," by Yitzhak Laor, Haaretz, May 27, 2009. Yitzhak Laor, is an Israeli poet, author, and journalist. He was born in Pardes Hanna, Israel in 1948. He is the author of five poetry books, 19 novels, plays, and article collections. He is mostly known for his poetry of political protest, particularly about the Lebanese War of 1982 and the Israeli occupation of Palestine. In his poem, "In a Village whose Name I don't even know," he imagines himself stranded in a Lebanese village: "For a moment I hoped that I would be caught." He has published several collections of poetry, as well as short stories, essays, a play and two novels. His book The Myths of Liberal Zionism was published in English by Verso Books in February 2009.

[70] "A Response to Benny Morris: Genocide Hides Behind Expulsion," by Adi Ophir, CounterPunch, January 16, 2004.

[71] See for example, "Palestinian state is not synonym for terrorist entity," by Akiva Eldar, Haaretz, August 17, 2009. See also "U.S. is blind to limits of Palestinian politics," by Akiva Eldar, Haaretz, September 14, 2009. Eldar's columns also appear regularly in the HaaretzInternational Herald Tribune edition, as well as in the Japanese daily Mainichi Shimbun. He has lectured at the School of Journalism in Tel Aviv University and is also a consultant at CBS News. Eldar graduated from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he majored in Economics, Political Science and Psychology. After that he served as spokesperson for former Mayor of Jerusalem, Teddy Kollek. Then he was reporter and editor at the Israeli Public Radio. Eldar has been with Haaretz since 1978, in 19831993 he was the diplomatic correspondent for Haaretz. In 19931996 he served as Haaretz United States Bureau Chief and Washington, D.C. correspondent, covering the peace process, IsraelUnited States relations, American issues and IsraelDiaspora relations. He was a special consultant to Abba Eban's PBS television documentaries on the history of Israel and the Oslo accords. In October 2007 Akiva Eldar has won the annual EliavSartawi award for Middle Eastern journalism, awarded by Search for Common Ground, an international conflict transformation organization, sharing it with Jordanian journalist Salameh Nematt. Akiva Eldar is the coauthor of the biography of Shimon Peres; he is also the coauthor (with Prof. Idith Zertal) of book Lords of the Land: The War Over Israel?s Settlements in the Occupied Territories, 19672007, (Nation Books, 2007).

[72] "Was 1967 a victory too far for Israel?," by Meron Rapoport, Le Monde diplomatique, June 2007; "History Erased," by Meron Rapoport, Haaretz, July 6, 2007; and also "Fifteen minutes of hate in Silwan," by Meron Rapoport, The Guardian, August 31, 2009.

[73] "Zionism without a Jewish State," The Magnes Zionist, August 12, 2007. "SelfCriticism from an Israeli, American, and Orthodox Jewish Perspective." http://themagneszionist.blogspot.com The picture is not of him, but of his kind of Zionist, Judah Magnes.

[74] "We didn t mean to kill them Israel says it doesn t mean to kill Palestinian children yet they keep on dying," by B. Michael, YNet News, May 4, 2008; "Stop the Lying," by B. Michael, Yedioth Aharonoth, September 5, 2008. To my knowledge this article was not published in English on Yedioth Aharonoth' s English internet site YNet News. B. Michael is one of Israel's most respected journalists. Article was translated by George Malent and published by the Israeli peace activist publication Occupation Magazine on September 10, 2008. Here is a quote from the article. "Everybody knows they all lie. And they all lie under oath. Because that's the procedure." If only the North American press would report what is written in the Israeli press. However, B. Michael was later fired from Yedioth Aharonoth see "B. Michael's last column was censored by the newspaper," Occupation Magazine, June 7, 2009. See also "Anti occupation columnist B. Michael fired please protest to Yediot Aharonot by phone," Occupation Magazine, June 2, 2009. See also "What about the real sins?" B. Michael, YNetNews, March 6, 2009, republished by Occupation Magazine, March 3, 2009.

[75] See for example, "The Seeds of Fascism," by Ran HaCohen, Antiwar.com, July 2, 2005; "Pacifying Gaza," by Ran HaCohen, Antiwar.com., December 30, 2008; "Abe Foxman's 'AntiSemitic Pandemic,'" by Ran HaCohen, Antiwar.com., February 17, 2009.

[76] "Peace" with Violence or Transfer," by Shraga Elam, Between the Lines, December 2000; "The Holocaust Industry Doesn't act Against Israel as it did Against Switzerland," by Shraga Elam, AlMajdal, (Autumn 2005); "Hamas's Electoral Victory Serves the Israeli Government," by Shraga Elam, Global Research, February 3, 2006. "The courage to refuse," by Shraga Elam, Haaretz, September 20, 2007.

[77] "How has Israel dealt with the Internally Displaced?," by Hillel Cohen, "Palestinian Internally Displaced Persons," Al Majdal, (SummerAutumn 2006); see also Army of Shadows, Palestinian Collaboration with Zionism, 19171948, (Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2008).

[78] See for example, "Enough of this demographic panic," by Avirama Golan, Haaretz, February 17, 2004; "Caught between Jewish character and Jewish law," by Avirama Golan, Haaretz, June 4, 2004; "Invitation to a kulturkampf," by Avirama Golan, Haaretz, September 10, 2004; "Answers for the confused Israeli soul," by Avirama Golan, Haaretz, October 12, 2004; "The Jews versus the Israelis," by Avirama Golan, Haaretz, October 26, 2004; 'Jew' or 'Israeli'?," by Avirama Golan, Haaretz, February 9, 2005; "Where the 'alliance of blood' has led," by Avirama Golan, Haaretz, February 17, 2005; "Less democratic, more 'Jewish'," by Avirama Golan, Haaretz, November 1, 2005; "The failure of multiculturalism," by Avirama Golan, Haaretz, November 14, 2006; "Report: Israeli Jews increasingly antiArab," by Avirama Golan, Haaretz, March 19, 2008; "Racist? Us?," by Avirama Golan, Haaretz, March 19, 2008; "Democracy in a panic,"by Avirama Golan, Haaretz, January 14, 2009; "Zionism for Arabs," by Avirama Golan, Haaretz, June 17, 2009; "Don't convert," by Avirama Golan, Haaretz, September 9, 2009; "When Judaism and Zionism lose all meaning," by Avirama Golan, Haaretz, August 28, 2009.

[79] "Israelis who care," by Shai Lahav, Breaking the Silence, July 29, 2009; "With baton in hand: that's us," by Shai Lahav, Maariv/Middle East News Service, original in Hebrew English translation August 23, 2009 published in Occupation Magazine.

[80] "Betraying our history," by Seth Freedman, The Guardian, March 19, 2008; "All citizens must be equal," by Seth Freeman, The Guardian, July 30, 2008; "Remove the blinkers and see the truth," by Seth Freedman, The Guardian, December 17, 2008; and "How Israel drowns dissent, Firefighters turned their hoses on a peaceful antiwar protester last week: Their attitude reflects a worrying shift in public opinion," by Seth Freedman, The Guardian, January 21, 2009.

[81] See "Arab Jews, Palestinian Refugees and Israel's Folly Politics," by Yehouda Shenhav, Sephardic Heritage Update, 13 December 2006. He is the author of The Arab Jews, (Stanford University Press, 2006).

[82] "Filmmaker: Israel regime like East German Stasi," Interview in Yedioth Ahronoth Magazine Seven Days, November 6, 2006; and "AntiZionist Israeli to direct movie for Israel's 60th birthday," by Haaretz Service, Haaretz, April 29, 2007.

[83] "Racism in the name of religion,"by Elana Maryles Sztokman, The Jerusalem Post, September. 23, 2008.

[84] See "Paving the Way to the Abyss: The Gaza War and the wall of denial," by Adam Keller, The Other Israel, May 2009. The Other Israel's web site is http://otherisrael.home.igc.org/

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EDWARD C. CORRIGAN SHORT BIO Edward C. Corrigan holds a B.A. in History and a Master's Degree in Political Science from the University of Western Ontario. Ed also has a Law Degree from the University of Windsor and was called to the Bar of the (more...)
 

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