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Joseph Dana
Joseph Dana is a journalist based in the West Bank and Israel. His writing has appeared in The Nation, Le Monde Diplomatique, London Review of Books, Monocle, The National, Al Jazeera English, Tablet Magazine and the Forward amongst other international publications.

Blog Entries by Joseph Dana

Israel's Crackdown on Leftist Dissent

Posted December 27, 2010 | 09:44:38 (EST)

Of all the criminals involved with the 2008 Gaza war, an Israeli leftist will be going to jail for riding his bike against the war in Tel Aviv. Tel Aviv Magistrates court judge Yitzhak Yitzhak convicted Israeli leftist Jonathan Pollak of illegal assembly for his participation in a...

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"Price Tag" Reprisals Against Palestinians in Hebron

Posted September 9, 2010 | 13:43:52 (EST)

The Palestinian families which live along Route 60 in the South Hebron Hills in the occupied West Bank have no recourse when settlers attack. The area is under full Israeli civil and military control, leaving the Ramallah-based Palestinian Authority relatively helpless in dealing with problems caused by Israeli settlers. Israel...

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Criminalizing Peaceful Protest: Israel Jails Another Palestinian Gandhi

Posted August 25, 2010 | 08:38:19 (EST)

Last year, on the night of International Human Rights Day at 2am, Abdallah Abu Rahmah was arrested from his home in the West Bank city of Ramallah. Abu Rahmah is the coordinator of the Bil'in Popular Committee Against the Wall and Settlements and was arrested for coordinating the weekly unarmed...

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Eyewitness Account of the destruction of al-Araqib

Posted August 11, 2010 | 10:46:20 (EST)

In the early hours of 10 August, Israeli forces destroyed -- for the third time -- the Bedouin village of al-Araqib in the northern Negev desert. Israel had first destroyed the village on 27 July, and each time the villagers have attempted to rebuild. This is my first...

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Another Palestinian Gandhi Crushed by Israel

Posted July 8, 2010 | 16:21:30 (EST)

Few people other than Palestinians visit the Ofer Israeli military prison in the West Bank. Part military prison and part military courthouse, the Ofer prison complex feels like a desert version of Guantanamo Bay. Palestinians families wait for hours inside the prison walls while their loved ones stand trial in...

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