True democratic nations don’t do this

This video shows peaceful, non-violent resistance to Israeli brutality in the West Bank. For his “crimes”, Ezra Nawi may well soon go to jail for this brave act. Israeli Neve Gordon worries:

People might assume that Nawi’s impending imprisonment as well as other alarming developments (like the recent arrest of New Profile and Target 21 activists, who are suspected of abetting draft-dodgers) are due to the establishment of an extreme rightwing government in Israel. If truth be told, however, the rise of the extreme right merely reflects the growing presence of proto-fascist elements in Israeli society, elements that have been gaining ground and legitimacy for many years now.

And it’s getting worse

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