Category Archives: military occupation

The view from where I live: a new blog/website

Maybe you’ve noticed, it’s been quiet around here for awhile. Or maybe it’s been so quiet, you didn’t notice. The reason: Recently I launched a new website and blog. It’s here: http://michaelriordon.com/. With creative help from Jess Posgate, finally it … Continue reading

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Freedom Theatre under attack – again

In the early hours of March 19, Israeli soldiers took Mustafa Sheta from his home.  Sheta’s arrest came a few days before the Freedom Theatre’s annual General Assembly in Jenin. This is the latest in a long series of assaults … Continue reading

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Israel: the morning after

Two Jewish responses to yesterday’s elections in Israel.  Both are published on Mondoweiss, March 18, 2015. Netanyahu won.  Now what?  Avigail Abarbanel. Who can save Israel now?  Philip Weiss. Avigail Abarbanel: “The message to those of us who support the … Continue reading

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“Genocide begins with the silence of the world.”

On August 1, The New York Times and other mainstream papers in the US and the UK published a full-page ad written by famous Holocaust survivor and campaigner Elie Wiesel. Part of a vast international propaganda offensive to justify Israel’s … Continue reading

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Desmond Tutu to the people of Israel: Liberate yourselves!

Gaza rally, London, July 2014  Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, in the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, August 14, 2014: “If you add together all the people who gathered over the past weekend to demand justice in Israel and Palestine – in Cape … Continue reading

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Witness

As the Israeli attack on Gaza and the suffocating military occupation of  the West Bank grind on, and resistance continues on both sides of the apartheid wall, Canadian publisher Between the Lines is featuring Witness, a chapter from Our Way … Continue reading

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Gaza: what next?

According to mainstream media, the terms of a ‘cease-fire’ are currently in negotiation between the elected government of Gaza and the elected government of Israel. In a tweet posted August 5, a spokesman for the Israeli military wrote: “Mission accomplished.” … Continue reading

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STOP IT!

“In my opinion, the resistance is just a temporary phenomenon to achieve particular goals: to end the blockade and allow Palestinians to live in freedom and dignity in a state of their own.” – Nour Omar Shaban, 16 years old, … Continue reading

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A pledge…

“…to the family of the one thousandth victim of Israel’s genocidal slaughter in Gaza…” Ilan Pappe, Israeli author, professor of history, director of the European Centre for Palestine Studies at the University of Exeter, England. On Day 20 of the … Continue reading

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How did all this happen?

In 1907 British civil servants prepared a report on the Middle East for the Prime Minister, Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman. As the United States does now, the British imperial regime treated the rest of the world as its private estate. A … Continue reading

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“Please, do what you can.”

A letter from Mads Gilbert, Norwegian emergency room doctor, at the Shifa Hospital in Gaza, July 19, 2014. Via Mondoweiss. Gaza City neighborhood of Shuja’iyeh, after July 19 Israeli air and ground assault. Dearest friends, The last night was extreme. … Continue reading

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UPDATE – From inside Gaza

In case you joined this blog in the past few days, and have not received notice of the previous post (From inside Gaza…), here’s an update: July 17, Day 10 of the Israeli military assault continues against Gaza, the world’s … Continue reading

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From inside Gaza: “How much of our blood is sufficient?”

Palestinians mourn victims of Israeli air strikes in Gaza City, 12 July. Many of us feel enraged but helpless in the face of Israel’s war crimes, with the active complicity of elites and mainstream media in Europe and North America.  … Continue reading

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A desperate plea from an Israeli Jew

Via Jewish Voice for Peace: “My name is Eran Efrati, I am Jewish, a veteran of the Israeli Defense Forces, and a 7th generation Jerusalemite. What I’ve seen in Israel over the last few weeks is beyond anything I have … Continue reading

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Stop Mekorot

March 22 (World Water Day) to March 30 (Palestinian Land Day) marks the first International Boycott Week Against Mekorot. Israel’s national water company, Mekorot oversees the water apartheid policies of the Israeli state, stealing water from under Palestine to supply … Continue reading

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The Desert of Israeli Democracy

Here is American journalist Max Blumenthal’s deeply perceptive, moving account of his recent travels through the Negev Desert, where the Israeli government is poised to implement a plan for the expulsion of 40,000 indigenous Bedouin citizens of Israel from their … Continue reading

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“We will not be silent.”

Q (usually rhetorical, not wishing to hear an answer): Where are the Palestinian Ghandis? A:  Through six decades of Israeli military occupation, countless Palestinians have engaged in nonviolent resistance to the occupation. Many Ghandis have been killed by the Israeli … Continue reading

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