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Cracks in the Ice - January The Other Israel

Cracks in the Ice - January issue of The Other Israel is out

During the past period the Israeli political scene went through so many upheavals that it is hard to remember how things looked only months ago. While the health reports of Sharon appeared daily in media all over the world The Other Israel's lead article tries to dig behind the surface, highlighting the undercurrents which created new possibilities.
Furthermore, there are descriptions from the ongoing struggle for Israeli public opinion. There is news about ever new refusniks - including an extensive interview with Uri Nathan in between his series of prison terms, a piece on feminist refuser Idan Halili, and - yes again - the upcoming imprisonment of Yoni Ben Artzi . You read about the Olive War with hundreds of trees destroyed by settlers and kibbutzniks joining on the Palestinian side. We gave again a portion of attention to Bil'in's campaign of Palestinians, Israelis and internationals together, about the furst Palestinian 'outpost' and how this helped to at last breaking through to the Israeli public debate. Also in this issue an evaluation of Tali Fahima plea bargain and an impression of how Mordechai Vanunu gets on. We included some remarkably critical views expressed in the mainstream media. Last but not least, Uri Avnery reads the cards of the upcoming Israeli elections.
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Table of Contents
* CRACKS IN THE ICE (editorial overview), p. 1-13
--Poverty: who cares?, p.2
--Social Justice on the agenda, p.3
--PM fights back, p.4
--Labour slipping down, p.5
--Shout it from the rooftops, p.6
--The Sharon tide, p.7
--Riding for a fall, p.7
--Shaping the heritage, p.8
--Drawing the Hamas in, p.10
--Elections under siege, p.11
--Olmert's test, p.12
* Why make it easy for them?, p.13-15
* Pilot or prisoner?, p. 15-16
--Neither coffee nor a club!, p.16
* Ben Artzi back to prison?, p.17
* Hands off the olive trees (David Forman) p.16-17
* Olive war escalates (Adam Keller) p.18-20
--Kibbutz Movement communique, p.19
* Tali Fahima, p.20-21
* The crosses of Vanunu, p.21-22
* Someone small will die (Yigal Sarna) p.22
--Poetical boycott (Aharon Shabtai) p.22
* Bil'in's struggle, p.23-25
--Today's Maccabees, p.24
--The army gets mad, p. 25
* `Who is the coward? Me, Sir', p.25-26
* Three Fingers, No Fist (Avnery) p.28-27
* End of infancy (Ofer Shelach) p.28-26

As the TOI-staff was preparing the printed issue you didn't receive this weekend a TOI-Billboard.

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TOI-Billboard is the 'ezine' of the independent THE OTHER ISRAEL bi-monthly peace newsletter, existing since 1983, and published by its editors Adam Keller & Beate Zilversmidt.

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