A Chilling Encounter with the Israeli Military in Gaza
Israeli Army Gaza

In 2009, journalist and filmmaker Avi Lewis visited Gaza just a few months after the devastation of Operation Cast Lead. He recounts the experience during a speech delivered at the Parkland Conference on November 17, 2023. Avi shares his encounter with Israeli military checkpoint as a mirror into Israel’s politics of collective punishment and retribution that have devastated the Palestinian people. He warns that this thinking is a supremacist, colonial outlook that can lead to “genocide.”

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Stefan Moore

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A self-described “secular Jew,” documentary filmmaker Stefan Moore wrote about the troubled history of creating the Jewish state for Consortium News. He argues for a shift from fighting for a two-state solution toward a “democratic secular state accommodating both...

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