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The Calm - May issue The Other Israel is out

THE CALM - May issue The Other Israel is out

At the eve of Abu Mazen's visit to the White House, the Bil'in residents decided to bring their protest to the doorstep of the Muqata in Ramallah; at the same time Sharon does whatever he can to prevent that the Palestinian leader will receive any meaningful guarantees from Bush.

How could Abu-Mazen get things moving forward?
What is Sharon up to, and can he really get away with it?

These questions are analyzed in The Other Israel's editorial overview written by Adam Keller
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Also in this issue:
From Budrus to Bil'in - to Boycott by Beate Zilversmidt

"After many hesitations, I dare to say it now: I am in favor of an international boycott (...) an intensive international boycott can prove to be Israel's salvation, the means of pressure under which a two-state solution can still be implemented, the occupation ended [the only hope that] the detrimental land war would stop and that Israel and Palestine start a new and better direction.

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An in depth reporting of the Bil'in struggle; the situation of Vanunu related to the decline of the nuclear monopoly; reports and analysis of actions on Israeli city squares; the costs for Israelis of the occupation, by Dorothy Na'or; the new wave of refusers; update on imprisoned activist Tali Fahima; and, last but not least, the TOI-staff's choice of what it thought to be Uri Avnery's best.

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Table of Contents
* THE CALM (Editorial overview), p. 1-11
Same old wolf, p.1
The diplomat freedom fighter, p.2
Coopting, not confronting, p.3
End of the Fatah hegemony, p.4
Barely hidden agenda, p.5
`Blood on the hands', p.6
The erosion, p.7
The occupation which did end, p.7
Immunity from the left, p.9
Tears and housing units, p.10
Please, save us from ourselves, p.11
* Ringing the bell (Vanunu), p.11-14
* THE SAGA OF BIL'IN, p.14-17
In Bil'in it's about survival, p.15
Undercover agents uncovered, p.16
* From Budrus to Bil'in - to Boycott (BZ), p.17
* You brought boycott upon yourself, p.18
* The Raging Grannies, Sharon Pe'er, p.19-21
* Thousands march, lukewarm rally (AK), p.21-23
* Take away their guns - Now!, p.23
* Sinking or swimming - together, Dorothy Naor, p.24
* Who is afraid of Tali Fahima?, p.25
* Refusal: the new wave, p.26
* Finger After Finger, Uri Avnery, p.28-27)

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