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

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[37] "Closure and Apartheid: Eight Years of "Peace" through Separation," by Allegra Pacheco, Media Monitors Network, February 15, 2001. Allegra Pacheco, an Israeli human rights attorney practicing in Bethlehem, is a founder of the Freedom of Movement Project.

[38] "If All Rabbis Were Like Arik Ascherman, Middle East Peace Would Be Attainable," by Pat McDonnell Twair, Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, October 2001, page 15.

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[39] "The end of Israel," by Hannah Mermelstein, The Electronic Intifada, December 19, 2007; see also, "This land was theirs," by Hannah Mermelstein, The Jewish Advocate (Boston), March 22, 2008. Hannah Mermelstein is cofounder and codirector of Birthright Unplugged, which takes mostly Jewish North American people into the West Bank to meet with Palestinian people and to equip them to return to their own communities and work for justice; and takes Palestinian children from refugee camps to Jerusalem, the sea, and the villages their grandparents fled in 1948, and supports them to document their experiences and create photography exhibits to share with their communities and with the world.

[40] "On the way to a pariah state," by Carlo Strenger, Haaretz, September 25, 2007; "Zionism? PostZionism? Just give arguments," by Carlo Strenger, Haaretz, December 20, 2007; and "I accuse," by Carlo Strenger, Haaretz, September 29, 2008.

[41] Oren Yiftachel, "The Jailer State," New, January 12, 2009, republished in Jewish Peace News, January 17, 2009. Professor Oren Yiftachel teaches political geography and urban planning at BenGurion University, Beersheba. Yiftachel has written extensively on the political geography of ethnic conflict. Among his books are: Ethnocracy: Land and Identity Politics in Israel/Palestine, (2006, Penn Press), and Israelis in Conflict, ed. (Sussex Academic Press, 2004). He is an occasional contributor to Israel's leading newspapers Haaretz and YNet News. Yiftachel is an active member in several peace and civil society organizations, including B'tselem, the Bedouin Council of Unrecognized Villages, Adva and is a founding member of Faculty for Israel Palestine Peace (FFIPP).

[42] Ilan Pappe, Britain and the ArabIsraeli Conflict, 194851, (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 1988); and The Making of the ArabIsraeli Conflict, 19471951, (London and New York: I. B. Tauris, 1994).

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[43] Jacobo Timerman, The Longest War: Israel in Lebanon, translated by Miguel Acoca, (New York: Vintage Books, 1982). He is the author of the best selling book Prisoner Without a Name, Cell Without a Number.

[44] "A state of all its citizens," by Neve Gordon, The Guardian, April 20, 2007. See also, "Boycott Israel: An Israeli comes to the painful conclusion that it's the only way to save his country," by Neve Gordon, Los Angeles Times, August 20, 2009. For the reaction this opinion piece evoked see, "Hysteria follows LA Times op-ed," MuzzleWatch click here See also "Education Minister slams Israeli lecturer's 'apartheid' oped," by Barak Ravid, Haaretz, Correspondent and Haaretz Services, Haaretz, August 23, 2009. For a balanced article see "University urges lecturer who endorsed boycott to resign," by Ilana Curiel, YNet News, August 28, 2009. For an Israel academic opinion in support of Gordon see, "Israeli academics must pay the price to end occupation," by Anat Matar, Haaretz, August 27, 2009. See also letter from the Middle East Studies Association Committee on Academic Freedom in Support of Professor Neve Gordon, dated August 27, 2009. See also "Ben-Gurion U. Debates Cost of Academic Freedom," by Nathan Jeffay, The Forward, September 11, 2009.

[45] See and see "How much blood should be spilled in vain?," by Avraham Oz, Occupation Magazine, August 23, 2005; "This is my country. As it is commonly known, "the only democracy in the Middle East," by Avraham Oz, Occupation Magazine, September 20, 2005; and "Toughts of an Israeli War Resister," by Avraham Oz, Occupation Magazine, July 25, 2006.

[46] "JNF's blatant hypocrisy: Why can JNF land be leased to nonJewish immigrants, but not to Arabs?," by Dror Etkes, YNet News, October 4, 2007.

[47] "Say goodbye to the JNF," by Erik Schechter, The Jerusalem Post, August 5, 2007. The writer is the former military correspondent for The Jerusalem Post and is based in Tel Aviv.

[48] See, "Israel's blonde bombshells and real bombs in Gaza," by Yosefa Loshitzky, Electronic Intafada, January 5, 2009. Her most recent books are Identity Politics on the Israeli Screen, (2001) and (as editor) Spielberg's Holocaust: Critical Perspectives on Schindler's List, (1997).

[49] "A Palestinian State Within Two Years," by Yacov Ben Efrat, Challenge Magazine, August 31, 2009. Challenge Magazine is an electronic publication which "covers the Israeli-Palestinian conflict." Its web site is

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[50] See, "Good Morning, Elijah: Amos Oz Does The Peace Tour," by Steven Plaut, The Jewish Press, May 21, 2008; "Israel partly at fault We must assume partial blame for refugee problem in order to resolve it," by Amos Oz, YNet News, April 29, 2007; "Amos Oz against Gaza invasion: 'Ceasefire with Hamas': "Kol Israel radio [interview], noted down [not verbatim] by Adam Keller, February. 12, 2008, interview on the occasion of Amos Oz receiving the Dan David Prize," published in Occupation Magazine, February 12, 2008; and "Don't march into Gaza," by Amos Oz, YNet News, February 13, 2008.

[51] See for example "Separating Religion from National Identity Interview with Avraham B.Yehoshua: How the link between religion and nationality is unhealthy and immoral, and why nationality cannot depend on religion," Palestine-Israel Journal, Vol. 8, No 4, 2001 and Vol. 9, No 1, 2002; "A.B. Yehoshua: Bush should recall ambassador until outposts dismantled Israeli novelist says Israel deceiving international community into focusing solely on illegal outposts, thus legitimizing settlement enterprise," by Menachem Gantz, YNet News, January 20, 2008; see also "An open letter to Gideon Levy," by A.B. Yehoshua, Haaretz, January 16, 2009; and reply "An open response to A.B. Yehoshua," by Gideon Levy, Haaretz, January 18, 2009; and "Lend an Ear to Breaking the Silence," by A. B. Yehoshua, Yedioth Ahronoth, July 21, 2009.

[52] See "Israeli WriterActivist Tikva HonigParnass, Who Fought for Israel's Founding in 1948, on 60 Years of Palestinian Dispossession and Occupation," Amy Goodman Interview, Democracy Now, May 16, 2008. Between the Lines address is P.O. Box 681, Jerusalem, Israel. Their web site is http//

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