Udi Segal, 19, refuses to serve in the army and is sent to jail (July Story Journal)

[Co-written,interviewed, filmed and edited with the indomitable Yuval Orr; originally published in +972 Magazine] For the past month, the news in Israel/Palestine has been filled with reports ofmore and more people killed, the… Continue reading

The Moon and a Homeless Man As Seen from my Mid-Twenties

The moon is a little dustball caught in the charcoal cough of the night what functioning heart can truly withstand the minor key I am fundamental in my alone- ness but not alone in my… Continue reading

Pepper Sprayed & Pursued in North Tel Aviv

It happened after the demonstration -the biggest in Tel Aviv against the war yet, estimates of over 6,000 demonstrators- had mostly dispersed. The now-familiar group of right-wing demonstrators had worked themselves up into a… Continue reading

Why we might or might not be doomed (July Story Journal)

The man sitting next to me starts to speak to me, in Arabic: -You speak three languages? -What? Oh, yeah, at various levels. I’d just finished my second phone call of the sherut… Continue reading

8 questions about the “oops” justification

We are told: There is a fundamental difference between the Israeli regime and the Hamas regime. It is named as “intent.” Hamas intends to kill many (and actually kills few). Israel intends to… Continue reading

Damp minutes. July 22nd, 2014. 

Today was overflowing with damp minutes, a morning siren that has become almost routine but still rings eery, conversations that do not and cannot cease to rip and weigh and that left me… Continue reading

What is the connection between SodaStream and Gaza?

Guest writer: Jacob Udell A few months ago, during the days when the occupation seemed somehow more mundane, back when over 100 senseless deaths in the span of 24 hours would have felt… Continue reading

Meanwhile in Haifa: One demonstrator tells of being punched in the head in the “City of Tolerance”

Guest writer: Samuel Tell I am a demonstrator.  I’ve been to demonstrations in Hebron (where I almost took a tear-gas grenade to the head), Nabi Saleh, Bil’in, etc. Tonight was the first time… Continue reading

One man holding an olive branch in silence (July Story Journal)

Another demonstration tonight, in Tel Aviv. More than a thousand are gathered. The air is serious, heavy. Not much chatting, as is often the case at demonstrations in central Tel Aviv. Instead: chanting, drumming.… Continue reading

“I have never been more conscious of my womanhood.” (July Story Journal)

Guest writer: Leanne Gale. This piece was originally posted on Leanne’s crucial blog, Fugitive Moments of Compassion. I have never been more conscious of my womanhood. 1. I stood and looked on in… Continue reading