This is a video about Israeli peace activist Teddy Katz.
From the Gush Shalom peace movement in Israel:
Witchhunt against peace seekers
Uri Avnery: Police offensive against New Profile activists – a violation of the Freedom of Speech.
This assault on the adherents of peace and democracy follows after Lieberman took over the police and state prosecution.
“The police assault on activists of ‘New Profile’ and ‘The Center for the Defence of the Individual‘, the detention of activists, among them grandmothers, and confiscation of computers constitutes a severe attack on the Freedom of Speech in Israel” warns Uri Avnery of the Gush Shalom movement. “The activity of New Profile – an organization which opposes the militarism of Israeli society and gives counseling to Conscientious Objectors – is considered by the police to be ‘incitng to shirking’ – a severe legal charge.
Just a few weeks have passed since the Netanyahu-Lieberman government took office (or should one say Lieberman-Netanyahu) – and already a brute offensive is launched against the adherents of peace and democracy. Indeed, the appointment of the new Minister of Police was from the ranks of the party headed by Lieberman.
Details from the New Profile press release:
This morning police descended upon the homes of activists in New Profile, a feminist movement whose proclaimed aim is “civil-ization of society in Israel” and “opposition to the undue influence of the military on daily life”. Five activists were detained and interrogated in the Ramat Hachiyal Police Station. Amongst those interrogated: Analeen Kish, aged 70, a ceramics artist, daughter of a family of the “Righteous among the Nations” who converted to Judaism after her marriage to Holocaust survivor Dr. Eldad Kish, active in organizations of Dutch Holocaust survivors in Israel. Additionally detained for interrogation were Amir Givol, a resident of Jerusalem, Sergei Sandler, a resident of Be’er Sheva, and Roni Barkan, a resident of Tel Aviv. ‘ The computers of all those interrogated were taken by the police, as were computers belonging to their partners and children – in once case the computer of a fourth grade pupil, the daughter of one of those interrogated. The computers of family members were returned after the activists were released on bail.
See also here.
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A LEADING Swedish think tank warned on Monday that the volume of weapons exported to the Middle East has risen sharply in the last four years, here.
Israel and gays: here.
Israeli cinema: here.