Articles from Mondoweiss: The War of Ideas in the Middle East

Israeli lawmaker tells BBC he’d put Ahed Tamimi ‘in the hospital’ by kicking her face

Israeli lawmaker Oren Hazan of the Likud Party was interviewed by the BBC on Wednesday, in a news report about Ahed Tamimi  titled “Is a slap an act of terror?”. Hazan opined that “a slap is terrorism” and described his response:

“If I was there, she would finish in the hospital. For sure. Nobody could stop me. I would kick, kick her face, believe me”.

Pallywood

Pallywood

The computer underlines the word

In red– wrong, no such word.

But there is such a word

(See Wikipedia).

Words are made up

Make themselves up

Words are wild

Words are actors.

Pallywood means Palestinian propaganda.

I like the word, brainchild of historian Richard Landes,

Because it hints at a light-hearted core

In his bleak imaginings of the Palestinians.

(Israel, high-tech, prosperous, the only democracy

In the Middle East, more deserving of the annual

‘They’re trying to punish us through our children’: A report from Nabi Salah on Ahed Tamimi’s 17th birthday

Driving into the village of Nabi Saleh, north of Ramallah in the West Bank, the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) have already closed the main gate of entrance. It’s nearly dark and a handful of the village’s youth are still clashing with soldiers in the field beyond the gate. As the soldiers turn their back to the remaining open road leading to the center of the village, the cars of people wanting to return home hurry through, attempting to avoid questioning or having to show their ID to the Israeli officers. It’s routine, it’s normal for them to go through this.

‘We are proud of her’: Palestinian teenagers on the importance of Ahed Tamimi

Bethlehem, occupied West Bank — Ahed Tamimi, a prominent teen activist, turned 17 on Wednesday in Israel’s HaSharon prison, where she has been held for more than a month.

Earlier this month, Israel’s military court in Ofer detention center near Ramallah ruled to keep both Ahed and her mother Nariman in prison until the end of their trials, because they “posed a danger,” Gabi Laski, their lawyer, said.

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