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The Other Israel: The Hijacked Agenda

The Hijacked Agenda

The Other Israel September issue fresh from the press


+ travel scheme and contact information Adam in US + information about an urgent campaign

[This week no TOI-Billboard TOI-Billboard archive link: ]

1) The Other Israel September issue is out Contents / free sample / gift subscription at reduced price 2) Adam on a US speaking tour - Sept.13-30 travel scheme + contact addresses) 3) Tali Fahima campaign


THE HIJACKED AGENDA, An Editorial Overview (p1-11) --Playing billiards --The Honeymoon --Part Two: Reality on the ground --Digging under --Egypt ex machina --Shooting over --'A town for a town' --Cracks in the Wall --Wall pushed back --Surviving Sharon

Breaking the silence - fighters tell about Hebron (p11) Prisoners of conscience - about refusniks, pork and prophets (p12) But the people came - much left unsaid at Rabin Square, by Adam Keller (p14) Wednesday May 19, Day of shame (p16) Rebuilding the Kabu'ah home (p17) Toma Sik 1939-2004 (p18) Tali Fahima - independent mind impriosned (p18) Tear gas and concrete slabs - how A-Ram became a wild place (p20) For Truth and Reconciliation, For Equality and Partnership (Olga document) (p25) Show versus reality - bad day at court (p21) Truth against Truth - a century of conflict re-examined, Avnery's pamphlet reviewed (p27)

A very onesided war, by Uri Avnery (p28) --reflections on non-violence (separate article, included as 'chapter')

Despair on the wings, by Reuven Kaminer (p28) --Disengagement now, peace later --Disenchantment among the militants --The battle for peace and equality --The dangers of purity

* not included in this table of xontents a lot of "chronicles of events" - without headline and/or as box in an article

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2) Adam on a US speaking tour - Sept.13-30 (travel scheme + contact addresses)

Adam will be in the US from 12-30 September on a busy speaking tour criss-crossing North America.Here follows a list of where he will be on what day, and with contact addresses per location to get information about when and where the event(s) will be.

Sept. 13-15 NYC - Three day UN Conference on Civil Society in Support of the Palestinian People, for details: Elizabeth Cabal

During NYC days, c/o Gail Miller

Evening of Sept. 14, Adam will speak in an event at Columbia University Campus, for details: Ethan Heitner

Sept. 16 - Middletown CT, several events, for details: Arusha Gordon

Sept. 17 - Toronto, Canada, several events, for details: Naomi Binder Wall

Sept. 18,19,20 - Tucson AZ, several events, for details: Racheli Gai

Sept. 21,22 - Los Angeles CA, several events, for details: Stephen Simon

Sept. 23,24 - Boston MA, several events, for details: Raymond Helmick

Sept. 25 - NYC, evening event, for details: Steve Quester

Sept. 26 - Philadelphia PA, several events, for details: Cy Swartz

Sept. 27 - Princeton NJ, several events, for details: Tom Charles

Sept. 28 - Nyack NY, several events, for details: Jennifer Hyman

Sept. 29 - Baltimore MD, several events, for details: Rebecca Cohen


3) Tali Fahima campaign

[The new The Other Israel includes a special article about Tali Fahima, but we attach this call for action which just came.]

Tali Fahima under Administrative Detention

(from Iris Bar

At Sunday, September 5, 2004, Shaul Mofaz, the Israeli Minister of Defence, issued an order based on secret information to hold Ms. Tali Fahima (an Israeli peace activist) under administrative detention for four months. During the 28 days before this order was issued Ms. Fahima had been under custody without charges. Her detention was extended based on secret inquiry material that was not shown to the detainee or to her defense lawyers. Ms. Fahima was intensively interrogated by the GSS (Israeli General Security Service). This was the second detention of Ms. Fahima this year. On May 24, 2004 she was arrested and held for 6 days under GSS interrogation. On May 30 she was released without any charges, and sent to 4 days of house arrest.

During the 28 days of interrogation Ms. Fahima was kept in a small cell without windows for 24 hours a day. She was forced to sleep on a mattress on the floor, the electricity light was always on, she was prevented from receiving any visit by family members, as well as writing or reading material. She was interrogated for 15 to 18 hours each day, forced to sit in an uneasy position with her hands cuffed behind her back. Most of the time the interrogators were lecturing her on politics in order to “re-educate” her, promising to convert her into “a good Jewish girl” (sic). Physical abuse was added to the philippics detailing the interrogators' racist, primitive and reactionary views on sex and politics.

Few days before her detention, Ms. Fahima received a phone call from a GSS agent who was involved in her previous detention and interrogation. He requested to meet her, informally, and mentioned that he knew she has difficulties in finding a job. Following the advice of her lawyers, she refused to meet him.

Ms. Tali Fahima is a Jewish peace activist from Kiryat Gat - a peripheral workers' township some 50 km. south of Tel Aviv. She was brought up with two sisters by a single hard-working mother, and worked as a secretary at a lawyer's office. Since the beginning of the Al-Aqsa Intifada, she had gradually begun to lose her confidence in the Israeli media. After intensive study of the political situation and conversations with Palestinians, she decided to see the facts with her own eyes, and visited the Jenin refugee camp - the well known target of past and present Israeli attacks and devastation. Her visit in the refugee camp shocked her. Ever since her visit to the Jenin refugee camp she became active in support of the refugees. She, together with a group of her friends, collected contributions in order to reopen a youth club in the camp, and kept contact with the camp's activists. Her humanitarian work with Jenin camp's children - trying to establish human solidarity between people in the harshest conditions - was highly praised even by the judge in the Israeli court that released her on May 30 after her first detention.

Ms. Fahima was never engaged in any kind of violent activity. She is a peace activist, concentrating mainly in humanitarian work and public acts. At the end of 2003 Ms. Fahima declared on the Israeli media that she is ready to serve as a human shield for Mr. Zakariya Zbeida, a leading Jenin camp activist who had already escaped several Israeli assassination attempts. From that moment, she and her family became victims of systematic harassment: She was fired from her job as a secretary and had great difficulties finding a job. She had to leave her flat and meanwhile stayed at the homes of relatives and friends. The Israeli media published information from anonymous sources that were described as “high ranking personalities in the security community” which claimed that she is suspected of conspiracy to carry out a terror attack.

A campaign of demonization is being waged through the Israeli media against Ms. Fahima by the Israeli security services and politicians. The voice of the international community is indispensable in order to protect her freedom and personal security as well as those of her family which also continuous to be threatened.

Personal information:

Ms. Tali Fahima, Israeli ID no. 038292447, date of birth: 8.2.1976, female, single, secretary in advocate’s office. Detained in Neve Tirza prison, P.O.Box 229þ Ramleh, Israel, 72100þ

For further information please contact her lawyer, Ms. Smadar Ben Natan +972-3-5619666

We will be extremely grateful if you could send, as soon as possible, messages of protest by fax or E-mail to the following addresses Minister of Defense, Shaul Mofaz Tel: 972-3-5692010 Fax: 972-3-6916940 Website:

e-mail: or

Minister of Justice, Yosef Lapid Fax: 972-2-628-8618 e-mail:

The Israeli embassy in your country.

Addresses of Israeli embassies worldwide can be found at or go to the Government of Israel website at

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