We’ve lived so long under the spell of hierarchy—from god-kings to feudal lords to party bosses—that only recently have we awakened to see not only that “regular” citizens have the capacity for self-governance, but that without their engagement our huge global crises cannot be addressed. The changes needed for human society simply to survive, let alone thrive, are so profound that the only way we will move toward them is if we ourselves, regular citizens, feel meaningful ownership of solutions through direct engagement. Our problems are too big, interrelated, and pervasive to yield to directives from on high.
—Frances Moore Lappé, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Israeli Army Vet’s Exposé - “I Was the Terrorist”

Click here if you wish to access this interview by Abby Martin with a former Israeli soldier directly from TeleSur's channel on YouTube
In a rare, candid conversation, Abby Martin interviews a former Israeli Army combat soldier who served as an occupier in Palestine’s Hebron City.

Eran Efrati spent years as a sergeant and combat soldier in the Israeli military, but has since become an outspoken critic of the occupation of Palestine and Israeli apartheid.

Efrati gives explosive testimony on the reality of his service and explains how war crimes are institutionalized, as well as how systematic the oppression against Palestinians really is in a war of conquest that will no-doubt be accelerated under the Trump Administration.


 You might also be interested in a review by Philip Weiss of a film entitled "The Settlers". He writes:
The documentary’s thrust is that Israel as a polity/society has gone very wrong in this program of religious colonial supremacy. There are intimations that nothing can save Israeli society from this fervor, that only great bloodshed will end an injustice of historical proportion.

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