Israeli Activist is Looking at Jail Time After Blocking a Bulldozer to Prevent the Demolition of a Palestinian Home
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In recent months, Jewish Israeli activists have been arrested, their homes ransacked, and their computers confiscated. While the level of persecution toward Jewish Israelis does not approach that of Palestinian Israeli activists, which does not approach that of Palestinians beyond the Green Line, it is an indicator that working non-violently for democracy and human rights is seen as a dangerous threat in today's Israel--and perhaps it is, as it presents an alternative to the present paradigm. It's an upside down world when a true hero like Ezra faces jail time. This fight is not over. To participate in the campaign to keep him out of jail, check out www.free.Ezra.org where a support letter written by Naomi Klein, Noam Chomsky and Neve Gordon is being circulated by Jewish Voice for Peace, and www.supportezra.net which has lots of additional information and ways to get involved.
Rebecca Vilkomerson is an activist for Jewish Voice for Peace.