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Arch Stanton
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posted 30 September 2002 10:59 PM      Profile for Arch Stanton     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
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Hope grows for the success of non-violent resistance to the Occupation...although there's a caveat:

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What is worrisome, however, is that the Israeli and international press have ignored or belittled the non-violent nature of what happened in Palestine last week. It seems that the long-awaited change in Israeli and U.S. public opinion will not happen soon,as both peoples continue to be bombarded by news that fulfills the aspirations of those wishing to end the conflict in a violent way.

But still.

There's hope.


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Arch Stanton
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posted 01 October 2002 04:16 AM      Profile for Arch Stanton     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Besides silence, here is some of what the people of Palestine are facing:

Palestine is Still the Issue


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Mohamad Khan
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posted 01 October 2002 12:03 PM      Profile for Mohamad Khan   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
undoubtedly, Palestinian non-violence is already quite good, thanks to the help of foreign activists and (exiled) Palestinian non-violence theorists. it needs to be more organised, and at its most sophisticated level it ought to be not only non-violent but anti-violence

Arch is right to draw attention to the one major weakness: the lack of media attention. i'm a bit stumped on how they might overcome this (suggestions?) after all, i wouldn't want to go on a non-violent march with knowledge that i might be killed or injured by the IDF without assurance that the world would know about it. the Israeli army has dealt brutally with non-violent activists even inside Israel, and even in cases where said activists were Jewish Israeli citizens.

media attention or not, it's the right thing to do.


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josh
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posted 01 October 2002 12:50 PM      Profile for josh     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
They should try a mass march to Jerusalem.

Or even better, announce a mass march to the american embassy in Tel Aviv to present a petition to the U.S. to stop providing Israel with funds because Israel has broken it's word regarding the settlements and the use of attack helicopters for defensive purposes.


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Arch Stanton
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posted 01 October 2002 01:41 PM      Profile for Arch Stanton     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Mohamed Khan posted this link on another thread, but it is pertinent here as well:

Gush Shalom


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