Jerusalem is carpeted with surveillance cameras, supposedly for the protection of Israeli civilians from “terrorists.” In some cases, it works instead to protect Israeli soldiers from charges of excessive force as they needlessly kill Palestinians.
In unprecedented actions, the front pages of the New York Times and the Israeli daily newspaper Ha’aretz featured photos of the 67 children in Gaza who were killed by Israeli airstrikes this month. Some Israel partisans called this a ‘blood libel.’
Amira Hass writes in Ha’aretz: ‘How did you destroy villages?’ one daughter will ask. ‘How did you agree to imprison two million people?’ another will whisper. The answers will only make their weeping louder.
Ha’aretz’s Gideon Levy writes: Isn’t it time to do away with the artificial distinction between the Israelis who view themselves as nice and just and the brutal occupation they are responsible for? Hasn’t the time come to punish them in a nonviolent manner for the crimes that each and every one of them is party to?
Israel’s Ha’aretz newspaper reports: ‘The messages are simple and repetitive,’ a mother of an 11th grade student says. ‘All the Arabs hate us, in fact almost the entire world hates us.’