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

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[85] "The Israeli soldiers who say 'There is a limit,'"by Gideon Spiro, Middle East International, September 9, 1988, pp. 1819. "Bad things happen when we are silent," by Gideon Spiro, Red Rag Weekly, November 3, 2008, Translated and published in Occupation Magazine. See also, "Did it happen or not?," by Gideon Spiro, Red Rag Weekly, August 24, 2009, translated and published in Occupation Magazine, August 27, 2009.

[86] "Israeli Nobel Laureate calls for release of all Hamas prisoners," by Haaretz Service and Army Radio, Haaretz, October 10, 2009.

[87] See ALEF WATCH IsraCampus.Org "Big brother is watching," and "Monitoring Israel's Academic Fifth Column Following antiIsrael Extremism on the Israeli Campus." The site lists 119 Israeli academics who are targeted by the organization and deemed to be "extreme critics." Some of the Israeli critics I have listed are not even on their list. Isracampus web site is For a viewpoint criticizing the attacks against Israeli academics who criticize policies toward the Palestinians see, "A McCarthyite attempt to brand academics," by Lily Galili, Haaretz, November 30, 2007. For more examples of writings see for example, "The Strategy Behind Israel's Migrant Labor Policies," by Yonatan Preminger, CounterPunch, August 20, 2009; and also see Michael Jansen, Dissonance in Zion, (New Jersey: Zed Books, 1987); see also "Key Zionist pioneer renounces Zionism," by Helena Cobban, 'Just World News', August 4, 2009. Also see also "Israel's Own Psyche," by Uri Avnery, Kaaleji Times, August 11, 2009. .

[88] Occupation Magazine's website is

[89] For the links to the Israeli human rights organizations see

[90] See, "One Big Prison: Freedom of Movement to and from the Gaza Strip on the Eve of the Disengagement Plan," B'Tselem Report, March , 2005; and "Utterly Forbidden: The Torture and Ill-treatment of Palestinian Detainees," B'Tselem Report, April 2007. "Beating & Abuse: B'Tselem and ACRI demand investigation of officers who testified to a policy of routine use of violence against Palestinian civilians," B'Tselem, May 21, 2009.

[91] See

[92] "Counterpoint: Rabbis for Human Rights the 20th anniversary," by David Forman, The Jerusalem Post, August 28, 2008; "Rabbis call for immediate truce in Gaza: Dozens of members of Rabbis for Human Rights organization issue letter urging all those involved in fighting to work for immediate, comprehensive ceasefire in Gaza Strip, southern Israel. 'The sanctity of life is a supreme value in Jewish tradition,' letter says," by Yaheli Moran Zelikovich, YNet News, January 13, 2009; "Authors Oz, Grossman sign petition calling for external probe of Gaza op: Following publication of soldiers' testimonies according to which commanders in Gaza told them to shoot first and worry later, Rabbis for Human Rights calls on Netanyahu, Barak to order nonmilitary probe of IDF offensive," by Tal Rabinovsky, YNet News, July 22, 2009. Rabbis for Human Rights web site is

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[93] "Ticking Bombs" Testimonies of Torture Victims in Israel," Public Committee Against Torture in Israel (PCATI), May, 2007. "Shackling as a Form of Torture and Abuse," PCATI Report, June 2009."HCJ: Using threats, false promises and false presentations relating to the welfare of relatives of interrogees is prohibited," PCATI Report, September 9, 2009. For examples of major articles published in Israeli media based on PCATI work see "Gazans detained in 'giant pit' during Cast Lead," by Amira Hass, Haaretz, August 15, 2009; and "Out of bounds?," by Amira Hass, Haaretz, September 3, 2009. Their web site is

[94] Yesh Gvul's web site is

[95] At the time of writing 628 young Israelis had signed the pledge not to serve. Their web site is

[96] See my review, "The Other Israel, Voices of Refusal and Dissent," Foreword by Tom Segev and Introduction by Anthony Lewis, edited by Roane Carey and Jonathan Shainin. (New York: New Press, 2002), Middle East Policy, Fall 2006, Number 3, pp. 140150.

[97] The Other Israel, Voices of Refusal and Dissent, Foreword by Tom Segev and Introduction by Anthony Lewis, edited by Roane Carey and Jonathan Shainin. (New York: New Press, 2002), pp. 207-208.

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[98] "Prof Dror Israel, world Jewry drifting apart," YNet News, January 23, 2008.

[99] "A writer's reality," by Gideon Levy, Haaretz, September 16, 2005.

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