[Marxism] ‘We felt like we'd landed in North Korea’ -- public letter on visiting Israel right now

Stuart Munckton stuartmunckton at gmail.com
Sun Aug 3 19:52:17 MDT 2014

Below is an extract of a public letter by Hilla Dayan and PW Zuidhof, an
Israeli-Dutch couple visiting Tel Aviv with their children. The full letter
was published on the Jewish Voice for Peace website
on July 31. It details the atmosphere of intimidation, hatred and hysteria
inside Israel during its military offensive on Gaza.

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The witch hunt of dissenters has reached epidemic proportions, targeting
many, and women especially, who dare speak their minds against the war.
Orna Banai, Gila Almagor, Shira Gefen are famous celebrities who were
vilified for speaking out; a Palestinian psychologist working for the Lod
municipality and many like her got fired for what they posted on Facebook

“Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is humanity’s
original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress has been made,
through disobedience and through rebellion.” — Oscar Wilde, Soul of Man
Under Socialism

“The free market is perfectly natural... do you think I am some kind of
dummy?” — Jarvis Cocker

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