Author Archives: Clownmonkey

About Clownmonkey

Anarcha-clownist, writer, and activist from Jerusalem.

Al Auja: A Resistance Chronicle

On Friday 4/28/2017 hundreds protested against a settler assault a week earlier on shepherds from Al Auja, the Jordan Valley, Palestine, that resulted in five injured solidarity activists. Following is a checkered first-person account of the struggle those shepherds undertook. … Continue reading

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Israel packs seven lies into one statement on the Palestinian hunger strike

Responding to international concerns with respect to the massive hunger strike held by Palestinian prisoners, the Israeli ministry of foreign affairs declared: “The Palestinian prisoners are not political prisoners. They are convicted terrorists and murderers. They were brought to justice … Continue reading

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על אנושיות בכלא / מאת עתליה בן-אבא

לסוהרות בכלא אין שמות, כולן נקראות המפקדת. כך למדתי שכמו בכיבוש, גם כאן יחסים של דיכוי מביאים לאובדן האנושיות. את המאמר הבא אחותי עתליה הוציאה לנו בכתב יד צפוף על כמה דפי מחברת תלושים בזמן כליאתה השנייה. היום הוא פורסם … Continue reading

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Hesitant Hope: One Year In The Jordan Valley

Bedouin shepherds were forced out of their land last Thursday, but not all hope is lost. Concluding a year of Ta’ayush activity in the Jordan Valley. Rain drops sound like bullets on the tent cover and wake me before the … Continue reading

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How our childhood games prepared my sister for military prison

After completing a prison stint of twenty days, my sister Atalya Ben-Abba was given another chance to enlist, to which she has refused again, and sentenced to thirty more days of military prison. Apparently the menial chores, the boredom, and … Continue reading

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איך משחקי ילדותנו הכינו את אחותי לכלא הצבאי

[Click here for English] ביום שני ה-6.2.2017 אחותי עתליה בן-אבא סרבה להתגייס לצבא ונכלאה. עתליה ראתה יותר מהמציאות המורכבת של ארצנו מאשר מרבית בני גילה. היא עשתה שנת שירות בשומר הצעיר ועבדה עם נוער מהפריפריה. היא ראתה את מציאות ההפרדה … Continue reading

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Antisemitism And Its Useful Idiots

All over the world people who challenge Zionism are being accused of antisemitism. You might imagine the one group of dissidents who are safe from this kind of delegitimization is the Israeli Jews—we are not. This cruel irony, when exposed, … Continue reading

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