Neve Gordon

Neve Gordon

Neve Gordon is an Israeli activist and the author of Israel's Occupation and co-author (with Nicola Perugini) of the newly released The Human Right to Dominate.

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011
The One-Sided US Veto
US President Barack Obama's decision to use the US' veto prerogative if the United Nations votes to recognise a Palestinian state will constitute a blow to those seeking peace in the Middle East.
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Monday, May 23, 2011
Netanyahu and the One-State Solution
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will address US legislators on Tuesday.
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Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Israel's New Laws Promote Repression
"Bad laws," Edmund Burke once said, "are the worst sort of tyranny."
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Thursday, January 13, 2011
Israel's Assault on Human Rights
Imagine a college student returning to her university after spending Christmas break at home. At the airport she logs on to the Internet to double check some of the sources she used in her final take-home exam for the course “Introduction to Human Rights.” She gets online and begins to surf the web; however, she soon realizes that the websites of Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch are blocked.
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Monday, November 15, 2010
One-Sided Deal
Imagine a sheriff offering the head of a criminal gang the following deal: ‘If you agree to stop stealing from your neighbours for three months, I’ll give you cutting edge weaponry and block any efforts by other law enforcement authorities to restrain your criminal activities.’
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Thursday, November 04, 2010
Thought Crimes
Would Meryl Streep, Spike Lee, Tim Robbins or Susan Sarandon be willing to swear an oath of loyalty to the United States and its policies in order to receive public funding for feature films that they star in, direct or produce? In Israel, the far-right Knesset member Michael Ben Ari has proposed a bill that would require entire film crews to pledge allegiance to Israel as a Jewish and democratic state, and to declare loyalty to its laws and symbols, as a condition for receiving public funding.
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Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Ethnic Cleansing in the Israeli Negev
A menacing convoy of bulldozers was heading back to Be'er Sheva as I drove towards al-Arakib, a Bedouin village located not more than 10 minutes from the city. Once I entered the dirt road leading to the village I saw scores of vans with heavily armed policemen getting ready to leave. Their mission, it seems, had been accomplished .
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Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Even Picnics in Israel are Political
Picnics, like almost everything else in Israel, are often political. Oz Shelach underscores this point in his collection of short stories, Picnic Grounds , where he describes how a history professor takes his family on a picnic in the pine forest near Givat Shaul, a Jerusalem neighbourhood.
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Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Rachel Corrie's Memory, Israel's Image
Seven years ago yesterday, Rachel Corrie was crushed to death by a Caterpillar D9R Israeli bulldozer while nonviolently protesting the demolition of Palestinian homes in Rafah, Gaza Strip, along with other members of the International Solidarity Movement (ISM). Now her parents, sister and brother are suing the State of Israel and the defense minister, claiming wrongful death.
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Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Breaking Palestine's Peaceful Protest
"Why," I have often been asked, "haven't the Palestinians established a peace movement like the Israeli Peace Now ?" The question itself is problematic, being based on many erroneous assumptions, such as the notion that there is symmetry between the two sides and that Peace Now has been a politically effective movement. Most important, though, is the false supposition that Palestinians have indeed failed to create a pro-peace popular movement.
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