The Israeli Occupation Archive 18 August 2011: J14 / Leahy Law / Beating Palestinians and more…

18 August 2011 — The Israeli Occupation Archive

* Lia Tarachansky: The fight for equality in Israel’s J14 movement
* Josh Ruebner: Hold Israel accountable with Leahy law
* IDF officer who defended beating Palestinians to take over infantry

Lia Tarachansky: The fight for equality in Israel’s J14 movement
http://www.israeli-occupation.org/2011-08-17/lia-tarachansky-the-fight-for-equality-in-israels-j14-movement/

Saturday saw the largest demonstration in Israel’s history in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, and other cities. Hundreds of thousands of Israelis poured onto the streets to demonstrate against the high housing prices and rising costs of commodities. Meanwhile Israel’s Palestinian citizens who make up 20% of the population join the movement that began on July 14th and became known as J14.
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Josh Ruebner: Hold Israel accountable with Leahy law
http://www.israeli-occupation.org/2011-08-17/josh-ruebner-hold-israel-accountable-with-leahy-law/

For the sake of Abir Aramin and all Palestinians who are maimed, killed, or whose homes, farms, and infrastructure are wantonly destroyed in the course of Israel’s brutal military occupation, the US must end taxpayer-funded weapons transfers to Israel and hold it accountable, just like every other country, for its violations of the law. To do anything less would be to unfairly hold Israel to a different standard.
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IDF officer who defended beating Palestinians to take over infantry
http://www.israeli-occupation.org/2011-08-17/idf-officer-who-defended-beating-palestinians-to-take-over-infantry/

Head of the Kfir infantry brigade, was censured by IDF Central Command chief Gadi Shamni; was subject to criminal investigation against him, before the case was closed for lack of evidence; and is now to be promoted.

IOA Editor: Advocacy of violence towards Palestinians by a top IDF occupation officer is rewarded with a promotion, naturally.

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