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General News    H3'ed 3/26/18

An Israeli and a Palestinian slap a soldier. Guess who's still in prison?

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A reminder that Israelis and Palestinians who commit the same crime face radically different consequences. Minutes before an Israeli military judge signed off on Ahed Tamimi’s plea deal last week, something unexpected happened inside Israel’s Ofer Military Court. A Jewish Israeli activist rose from the back benches, approached the military prosecutor, slapped him across the face, and yelled, “who are you to judge her?” Despite the fact that the Jewish Israeli activist  slapped a soldier in an area ruled by military law — inside a military court, no less — she was brought to an Israeli civilian court and released.

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Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, (more...)
 

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