The Enemy Within

The Enemy Within, Neve Gordon, In
These Times

Israel’s political left has been trying to mount opposition to the
conflict with Palestine, but has not managed to challenge its
country’s war spirit, reports Neve Gordon in the progressive
newsmagazine In These Times. During the past year,
peace activists were ‘warned’ about their activities by the Israeli
secret service, had e-mails intercepted, and had areas where
protesters gather declared ‘closed military zones.’ Weekly protests
in front of the prime minister’s house and efforts to distribute
food to Palestinian villages have continued, but with little media
coverage. The Israeli media have adopted the nationalistic refrain
of war and conformed to the official line. ‘By rendering the peace
camp invisible to the public at large,’ Gordon writes, ‘the Israeli
media help make it powerless.’
–Kate Garsombke
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