08/14/14Israeli Activists Speak Out Against Israel

endsiegebannerThe year was 1982. I was walking across the playground of my elementary school in 4th grade. Another student named David and I had been in a special current events class and were discussing Israel and trying to understand the situation there. I remember asking him if he thought that the situation would end anytime soon, and we couldn’t figure out how it possibly could. Insert a thirty-year gap and here we are in 2014 with a new generation of activists having taken up the cause for actively opposing Israel’s ongoing military an economic force in Gaza and the West Bank. Still with no end in sight, the situation deserves as much attention as we can give it. I figured there were two options available to me: go there and talk to people directly, or find activists who could talk via the internet. These two were perfect and they saved me a plane ticket for the moment. This is an interview with two Israeli activists in Tel-Aviv who oppose Israel’s oppression in Gaza and the West Bank and who like other activists have been branded by opponents as traitors for their politics.

The interview with the Israeli activists is 43 minutes long.
LISTEN HERE (43 minutes, 12 seconds)

***Download the file to listen later:
DOWNLOAD. (38.3MB; 128kbps)

• An excellent three part video series called “Palestine For Beginners” created by my friend Ed Mast about Israel / Palestine:
– Part One is HERE on the roots of the conflict.
– Part Two is HERE on the occupation, human rights, and US tax dollars.
– Part Three is HERE on issues, obstacles, and the future.

• The website for the BDS Movement (Boycott, Divestment, Sanction) mentioned in the interview is HERE.

• Reporting from various perspectives on Israel / Palestinian issues is on the media organization +972’s website HERE.

• The video about the village of Khuza’a north of the Gaza Strip, ruined almost completely, which is mentioned in the interview is HERE.

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