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Gila Svirsky, an Israeli peace and human rights activist, has headed some of the major peace and human rights organizations in Israel. She has been a member of Women in Black since its inception, and co-founded the Coalition of Women for Peace, which brings together ten Israeli women's peace organizations. She currently serves as co-chair (with Oren Yiftachel) of B'Tselem, Israel's foremost human rights organization in the Palestinian occupied territories.
Israel's good deeds in sending a field hospital and PR team to Haiti. PR team? Some earthquakes can be profitable.
Sunday, March 15, 2009(12 comments)
In Memory of Rachel Corrie
Rachel Corrie was 23 years old when she stood her ground in Gaza to protect a Palestinian home from demolition, and an Israeli bulldozer ran her down. March 16 marks the 6th memorial day of her death. In Israel, the news was buried on the inside pages of the newspapers. May the memory of her humanity continue to inspire.
Friday, September 19, 2008(3 comments)
Livni: Another Good Year for the Undertaker?
Tzipi Livni - scion of a militant dynasty, graduate of Mossad covert operations, protegee of Arik Sharon - was just elected head of the ruling party in Israel. Is this hopeful or will it be another good year for the undertaker? An analysis.
Searching for Meaning... In Israel
If I had to capture the current Israeli mood in two words, they would be "national disenchantment". This is the result of a buildup of events that would discourage even the most patriotic of citizens