A Different Israeli Literature Author: Yonatan Mendel 31/08/2012 The two Hebrew books discussed in this article, issued by major, well-known Israeli publishing houses (HaKibbutz HaMeuchad and Am Oved), are also examples of the kind of work that frightens the Israeli Minister of Culture. They were written in the past two years by authors in their thirties, and though they’re different from one another – in the genre they chose, their experiences, the depth of their analysis of the Israel-Palestine conflict – it’s nevertheless important to read them concurrently. It’s a way to learn about Israel, Israeli society and the limits of its discourse
Police besiege, arrest activists planning to commemorate Nakba Author: Haggai Matar 31/03/2012 Some 15 activists from the organization Zochrot were besieged by police on Wednesday night in the NGO’s offices, in order to prevent them from quietly commemorating the Palestinian Nakba on Israeli Independence Day. Three were arrested for reading aloud names of destroyed villages.
Deir Yassin: The peace that never was 31/03/2012 Two days ago, we visited Deir Yassin, or to be more specific, what remains of Deir Yassin, with Zochrot, an Israeli organization dedicated to educating the Israeli public about the nakba. The tour was organized in commemoration of the Deir Yassin massacre.