Author Archives: Clownmonkey

About Clownmonkey

Writer and activist from Jerusalem.

Pre-Psychotic State

I found the psychiatrist via my health insurance company. The clinic was underground. Dystopian, really. A white, fluorescent light made me feel even crazier than what I had hoped for. I think he was called Dr. Hofstatter. A thin layer of silver hair encircled his bald head like a half-broken ashtray. He had circular glasses with a see-through frame. His eyes were quite close to each other, an impenetrable grayish blue. He spoke very little, but when he did, his Hebrew had a faint Russian accent. Continue reading

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Harbingers of a Palestinian Shoah?

“It really makes no odds to us if we kill someone.” — Heinrich Himmler. As a Jewish Israeli descendant of Holocaust survivors, I believe the comparison of the conditions in Palestine to those preceding the Shoah is not only justified, but … Continue reading

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CounterPunch: The NIMPE Critique of Antifa

A new form of demagoguery has emerged in reaction to the burgeoning antifascist movement. Enter: NIMPE (Not In My Present Era). Much like its NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard) colleague, the NIMPE will not claim to be a pacifist, … Continue reading

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The Independent: My sister has just spent 110 days in Israeli prison for refusing to serve in the IDF – and I’m so proud

In the effort of organizing my internet presence, I’ll be sporadically adding here a bunch of my articles that were published elsewhere over the past couple of months. This one, showing my sister’s anarchic politics and prison organizing, was published … Continue reading

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Al Auja: A Resistance Chronicle

On Friday 4/21/2017 shepherds from Al Auja in the Jordan Valley, Palestine were assaulted by Israeli settlers. Five solidarity activists who accompanied them were injured. A week later (4/28/2017) hundreds swarmed the hills to protest against the settlement and its … 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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