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Labelling opposition “terrorists” – Delegitimising dissent against Israeli policies

This article will present the Israeli governments efforts to delegitimise opponents by making ordinary political actions illegal and labelling them ”terrorism”. Three recent events have escalated this process. The elections in Palestine 2006, the growth of boycotts and sanctions, and

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Israeli Peace Movement

Source: Johansen, J. (2007). Israeli Peace Movement. Encyclopedia of activism and social justice. G. L. Anderson and K. Herr. Thousand Oaks, Calif., Sage Publications: 762-765. Israeli Peace Movement The peace movement in Israel has roots back to the creation of the state in 1948.

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Posted in In English, Peace Research, Social Movements

The Intifada of the Elections: some reflections on the elections in Palestine and the tasks ahead

Originally published in xxx Elections in Palestine major achievement. All Palestinians and friends of Palestine should be congratulated on the elections! Despite occupation, travel restrictions, checkpoints and a number of other obstacles from the Israeli side, the PA, the political

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Inkludera Hamas

Originally published in Sydsvenskan, 17 juli 2007.  Att låtsas som om valets vinnare inte finns skapar mer desperation. Jag har jobbat i Israel och Palestina i många år. Som lärare på universitetskurser, tränare i konflikthantering för aktivister, forskare och medarbetare

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Posted in På svenska, Political comment and analysis

Det rekker ikke med gode intensjoner

Originally published at TFF, 31 oktober 2003 På ettermiddagen nærmet det seg 35 grader i skyggen, men der hvor vi vandret frem var det ikke mye skygge å få. Selv ikke når vi fikk litt grønsakssuppe til en flere timer

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Posted in På norsk, Political comment and analysis

Criminalising ”the others”

Originally published in xxx This chapter will present the criminalisation of opponents by making ordinary political actions illegal and labelling them ”terrorism” in Israel. Three examples will be used to illustrate this new form of criminalising opponents; two forms of

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