Decode Jerusalem

Decode Jerusalem is a free independent alternative travel guide to East Jerusalem. It invites you to stroll around places that are hardly mentioned in conventional travel guides and aims at letting you discover some crucial aspects that the Israeli occupation, going...

Decode Jerusalem

Decode Jerusalem is a free independent alternative travel guide to East Jerusalem. It invites you to stroll around places that are hardly mentioned in conventional travel guides and aims at letting you discover some crucial aspects that the Israeli occupation, going...

A Puzzling Report from the Anti-Defamation Commission

This was published as an opinion piece in the Australian Jewish News (2 April 2009) The AJDS is puzzled that the Australian Jewish News (26 March 2009) regards as front-page news an Anti-Defamation Commission report by Dr Phillip Mendes about events that took place...

Undermining the Progressive Left

This is  my personal take on Philip Mendes’ recent report for the Anti-Defamation Commission of Bnai Brith. Not only is it an attack on intercommunal dialogue, but a not-so-subtle attempt to discredit the AJDS and the Palestinian intellectual class (who...

Closed Zone: A new video about Gaza by Yoni Goodman

Yoni Goodman, one of the creators of “Waltz with Bashir”, which won a Golden Globe and was nominated for an Academy Award, today has launched a new animated short film entitled “Closed Zone”. He created the short for “Gisha – Legal...

Open Shuhada Street: A South African Website

This site is named after a street in Hebron  near the Tomb of the Patriarchs that has been closed for many years and has been the subject of many legal challenges. The site is from South Africa.   “We campaign for full civil rights for all Israelis and...

An Unhelpful Discourse on Israel

Jeff Halper, the Israeli anti-demolitions activist, gives his account of the campaign of censorship by the ‘Lobby’ in Australia.  To its credit, the Australian Jewish News ran it as a letter as well.It appeared on Anthony Lowenstein’s blog (and...

The Israeli Committee against House Demolitions

  ICAHD is a non-violent, direct-action group originally established to oppose and resist Israeli demolition of Palestinian houses in the Occupied Territories. As our activists gained direct knowledge of the brutalities of the Occupation, we expanded our...