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Texts about Azmi Beshara
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Sharif Nashashibi about Dr. Beshara
2 September 2010
You’ve met some very influential figures through your work. Who has most impressed you?...more
Jonathan Cook: In the hot seat
18 April 2010
Stripping outspoken Knesset member Azmi Bishara of parliamentary immunity clearly reflects Israel's idea of democracy when it comes to the Palestinian minority....more
Richard Falk: Azmi Bishara, the Right of Resistance and the Palestinian Ordeal
19 April 2009
The unprecedented revocation on 7 November 2001 of Dr. Azmi Bishara's immunity as a member of the Israeli Knesset opened the way for his criminal indictment on charges that he had violated the Prevention of Terrorism Ordinance...more
Neve Gordon: A state of all its citizens
13 April 2010
Rumours about Dr Azmi Bishara, the best-known Arab member of Israel's Knesset (parliament), began circulating on the internet early this month: Bishara is afraid to return to Israel; he intends to resign from the Knesset; the Israeli security agency is going to accuse him of treason and espionage. A gagging order preventing publication of any information about his actions made the rumours all the more intriguing. ...more
Nyier Abdou: Facing down the hounds
18 April 2010
Azmi Bishara is good at being first. The first Arab to run for the Israeli premiership in 1999 -- and arguably the most prominent Arab-Israeli citizen -- Bishara has been a strident voice in the political arena and a well respected one. But being first is not always a privilege....more
Graham Usher: Expanding the realm of resistance
18 April 2010
The furore whipped up in Israel by Azmi Bishara's speech in Syria was caused less by what was said than by where, to whom and when it was said...more
Suzanne Goldenberg: Hated and feted
17 April 2010
Azmi Bishara is one of just 13 Arab members in Israel's Knesset, and as such he has pledged loyalty to the state. But then he expressed support for the intifada, his parliamentary rights were rescinded and now he's on trial for sedition. Bishara's fate may determine what happens next for Israel's one million Arab citizens....more
Amnon Levy: Don't believe the Shin Bet
18 April 2010
To tell you the truth, I wanted to write about the Bishara affair for quite some time, to say that I feel there's something wrong with the whole deal; I don't believe the Shin Bet, and I believe that a red line has been crossed in our relationship with elected Arab officials....more
Ari Shavit: Citizen Azmi
19 April 2009
Mounted on a nondescript wooden cabinet in Room 101 at the Knesset is a map of Palestine, featuring 400 villages that no longer exist. When Knesset Member Azmi Bishara sits back in his armchair and puffs on his cigar, his gaze is fixed on the map of the lost villages....more
David Sharrock: Man from Nazareth aims high
17 April 2010
Israel's first ever Arab candidate for prime minister launched his election campaign yesterday, promising to raise the profile of the Jewish state's nearly 20 per cent-strong minority and dismissing fears that he will split the leftwing vote. ...more
WILLIAM A. COOK: Israeli Democracy, Fact or Fiction?
17 April 2010
Israel's bulldozing of 62 shops in the village of Nazkt Issa, north of Tulkarem next to the West Bank line with Israel on Tuesday and its refusal to allow International and Israeli peace activists to witness the devastation illustrates the total control of the military in what is supposed to be a democratic state....more
JONATHAN COOK: Israel is Criminalizing Dissent
17 April 2010
Leaders of the Arab minority in Israel warned this week that they were facing an unprecedented campaign of persecution, backed by the right-wing government of Benjamin Netanyahu, designed to stop their political activities....more
Juliano Mer Khamis: Carry on your struggle, open letter to Azmi Bishara
11 April 2010
Azmi, My Brother, You had the good sense to see what was coming – the security forces in cooperation with the judicial system of Israel decided to take steps against, what they call the “strategic threat”, of the Palestinian citizens of Israel, and to do away with their leaders. ...more
Jonathan Cook: Between Jews and Arabs
18 April 2010
As the dust settles in Israel, pundits and journalists have been digesting the meaning of the country's election results: the huge swing to Likud, the unprecedented collapse of the left and the emergence of an embittered and anti-religious Ashkenazi sect in the shape of Shinui....more
Gad Barzilai:The Case of Azmi Bishara.. Political Immunity and Freedom in Israel
10 April 2010
wo months ago, Israel's attorney general Elyakim Rubinstein formally accused Azmi Bishara, a prominent Arab-Palestinian member of the Knesset, of endangering the security of the Israeli state. Rubinstein's charges led the large majority of the Knesset, in a potentially historic vote, to lift Bishara's parliamentary immunity from prosecution. In specific, Bishara is charged with organizing an illegal delegation to visit Syria -- a state with which Israel is still officially at war -- and for calling upon other Arab countries to intensify their conflict with the state of Israel. Prosecutors are expected to proceed with a court case next month....more
Amal Hamdan: Palestinians slam land swap plan
11 April 2010
Palestinians with Israeli citizenships have condemned as racist Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's proposal to exchange Arab towns in Israel for Jewish settlements on the occupied West Bank....more
K S Dakshina Murthy: Bishara: fighting from within
11 April 2010
Bishara has used his position in the Knesset to impress upon Israelis the moral and political urgency of leaving the Occupied Territories Opposing Israeli occupation from outside the country is one thing. Resisting it from within is quite another, as Arab-Israeli member of the Knesset Azmi Bishara has discovered. ...more
Jonathan Cook : An ominous prelude
16 April 2010
Azmi Bishara, the most prominent Palestinian politician in Israel, was put on trial in an Israeli court yesterday for the second time in less than three months -- charged with supporting a terrorist organisation....more
Dr. Aeyal Gross: Where is the democracy here?
16 April 2010
The Legal Advisor to the government has asked the Central Elections Committee to bar the Balad list and MK Azmi Bashara from standing in the forthcoming elections, on the grounds that the party denies Israel's right to exist as a democratic Jewish state....more
Marwan Bishara: My brother's fight for democracy
16 April 2010
Since Israel's attorney-general recommended that the Arab-Israeli MP Azmi Bishara and his party be banned from running in the forthcoming elections, death threats against him have multiplied. It's natural that I should worry - he is my brother. But why should the world at large care? ...more
TOUFIC HADDAD: A Letter from the Hunger Strikers' Tent Protesting Israel's Apartheid Wall
16 April 2010
I'm writing from day 5 of the solidarity tent in Ar Ram where at least 17 people have joined in on the hunger strike protesting Israel's apartheid wall. Despite the heat wave (36 centigrade) there is a good atmosphere in the tent, and the hunger strikers - though visibly more weary are in high spirits....more
VIRGINIA TILLEY: A Line in the Sand.. Azmi Bishara's Hunger Strike
16 April 2010
Last weekend, while the US population sought solace from national anxieties in picnics and fireworks, a new symbol of growing trouble appeared in a small town near Jerusalem. It was just a small tent, an obscure peripheral object in a world imperiled by terrorism, counter-terrorism and the US occupation of Iraq....more
David Newman: A Decision That Hurts Israeli Democracy
16 April 2010
Even amid conflict, Israelis have always applauded themselves for allowing anyone to run for office -- including those who reject the very raison d'être of a Jewish state. ...more
JONATHAN COOK: The Shin Bet and the Persecution of Azmi Bishara
16 April 2010
The second Palestinian intifada has been crushed. The 700km wall is sealing the occupied population of the West Bank into a series of prisons....more
Michael Warschawski: A Return to the 1950s? The Bishara Affair
16 April 2010
The Israeli media is full of articles, interviews and reports concerning "the Bishara affair." No one, however, is allowed to tell the readers what this is all about, and rumors, guesses and the Israeli security officials' leaks are replacing real information. ...more
SONJA KARKAR: For Jews Only? Israeli Democracy
16 April 2010
The time will have to come for Israel to declare its hand: is it "a state of the Jewish people throughout the world" as it defines itself, or a state of all its citizens, both Jewish and non-Jewish? So far Israel has managed to convince the Western world that it is the only democracy in the region, but neglects to add that this democracy works only for its Jewish citizens....more
Ali Abunimah: The Persecution of Azmi Bishara
16 April 2010
The Israeli state and the Zionist movement have begun their latest assault in their century-long struggle to rid Palestine of its indigenous people and transform their country into a Jewish supremacist enclave: the persecution of Azmi Bishara, one of the most important Palestinian national leaders and thinkers working today....more
Haidar Eid: Azmi Bishara.. Agent Provocateur
16 April 2010
Stripping Professor Azmi Bishara of his parliamentary immunity in 2005 was another evidence of Israel's racist treatment of its Palestinian "minority" - the 1.3 million Palestinians who, despite all numerous odds, have remained in their homeland, which became Israel in 1948....more
Asaad Talhami: Azmi Bishara: a brilliant threat
14 April 2010
If there is one solid bit of truth that comes out of the Israeli press coverage of the spurious case concocted against Azmi Bishara it is that the Zionist establishment is of one mind that eliminating this Knesset member will eliminate a major obstacle to its drive to force Israeli citizenship on the Arabs residing within Israel's self-defined borders....more
Marwan bishara: Why is Israel after my brother?
24 March 2010
For Israel's one million Arab citizens, allegations of treason against Azmi Bishara, a former Arab member of the Israeli parliament, is the latest demonstration of a 60-year dilemma: How does an Arab live in dignity in a Jewish state without being treated as a strategic threat?...more
Ali Abunima:What the persecution of Azmi Bishara means for Palestine
4 April 2010
The Israeli state and the Zionist movement have begun their latest assault in their century-long struggle to rid Palestine of its indigenous people and transform their country into a Jewish supremacist enclave: the persecution of Azmi Bishara, one of the most important Palestinian national leaders and thinkers working today. This case has enormous significance for the Palestinian solidarity movement....more
Nimer Sultany: War is peace
12 April 2010
It is one thing to read George Orwell and Franz Kafka, it is quite another to live their texts. For us - Palestinians - Orwell and Kafka are not works of fiction but concrete reality. Israel's persecution of Azmi Bishara, the prominent Palestinian scholar, head of the National Democratic Assembly and - until recently - member of the Israeli Knesset, is only the recent articulation of this reality....more
Nimer Sultany: Israel's laws of persecution
13 April 2010
Two cases brought before Israeli courts last week revealed the attitude of the establishment towards Palestinian Arab citizens of the state. One shows how Palestinian citizens are treated as victims of police brutality, and the second shows how they are regularly victimised because of their opposition to injustice....more
Conal Urquhart: The awkward squad
13 April 2010
Following unspecified accusations, Azmi Bahara, one of the Knesset's few Arab Christian representatives, has gone into hiding. But his presence, though combative, is necessary....more
 
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