Category Archives: Palestine

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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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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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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A Funny Thing Happened in the Jordan Valley Last Thursday

[This post was published on Mondoweiss and in French on Paris-luttes.info] I found myself standing in front of a military bulldozer like this:

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Looking for the Anarchists

It is especially early in this day of winter. We’re hoping to pass before the auhtorities arrive. Last week Taayush activists have been stopped, driven slow and madly backwards, with a one-of-a-kind warrant of ideological profiling, prohibiting activists from reaching … Continue reading

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Matrimony on Violated Dirt Roads: Bits on the Firing Zone and Ta’ayush Activity

Abdallah stares for a second, like a chess player that has already picked a move but is now imagining the board after the move has been played, as a final precaution. “This hat – why do you put it on … Continue reading

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