Standoff: Soldiers vs Peace activist

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This is from a Korean TV show

The woman in the video is Huwaida Arraf, born in Detroit, Michigan, of the International Solidarity Movement. Married to Adam Shapiro, also of the ISM, whom she met while both were working at the Jerusalem centre of Seeds of Peace, an organisation seeking to foster dialogue between Israeli and Palestinian youth.

Huwaida is Christian, daughter of an Israeli Arab father and a Palestinian mother.

She majored in Arabic and Judaic studies and political science at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She also has a JD from the American University’s Washington College of Law, focusing on international human rights and humanitarian law. She also spent a year at Hebrew University in Jerusalem and studied Hebrew in a kibbutz.

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Drachen
Drachen
14 Jan 2009 6.31pm

What is a young man in Gaza supposed to do? There is nothing to look forward to except maybe violent death. The Israelis have systematically blown up all the schools and universities. Yup, Gaza is one big terrorist training camp, no thanks to Israel.

sarah
sarah
14 Jan 2009 6.27pm

Why haven’t you commented?

Do you too believe that the lives of Tamilian civilians are less important.

kesava
kesava
14 Jan 2009 11.50am

Ma’an News Service… is the latest Zionist Enity’s tool?!?!? I’m afraid not, not this time children! Grow up kiddies. What makes you think you know better than the people victimized by Hamas? Will your invention of facts, your blatant falsification of history, change the truth. Why not just recognize the reality of the situation? Why not recognize that if Hamas ceases to exist and a new government takes over (one that is really interested in bettering the plight of the average Gaza inhabitant) and uses western aid to build infrastructure, invests in business and industry instead of smuggling tunnels or… Read more »

kesava
kesava
14 Jan 2009 11.24am

Ma’an actually names some of the people who were killed today in Gaza. Out of the 27 people named, 22 were known “militants” and two are ambiguous. All were men. If we exclude the two who are unclear, this means that 88% of those named were confirmed terrorists. One in particular is of interest: Muhammad Nader Abu Sha’ban, aged 17. He was fighting at the time he was killed, but there is no doubt that Gazan doctors will count him as a child civilian, not as a “militant.” Over the years, a significant number of the “children” that Israel has… Read more »

Signs
Signs
14 Jan 2009 2.26am

CNN International Poll: 2.25 a.m.

49.4% support Israel

50.6% support Palestine

http://www.israel-vs-palestine.com/gz/?

bangsa Cina Malaysia
bangsa Cina Malaysia
13 Jan 2009 8.19pm

I AM CHINESE AND I SUPPORT 100% IMPLEMENTATION OF HUDUD LAW.

WHY ??

BECOZ CRIMINALS ARE GETTING MORE MERCILESS NOWDAYS.

EVEN AFTER ROBBING THE VICTIMS ARE KILLED.

MORNING JOGGERS ARE NOT EVEN SPARED.

PLEASE IMPLEMENT HUDUD IMMEDIATELY.

AT LEAST I KNOW MY LOVE ONES WILL BE SAFER.

GOD BLESS ABDUL HADI AND NIK AZIZ

sarah
sarah
13 Jan 2009 5.07pm

It is ok to march against Israel, not Sri Lanka, says Syed Hamid
By Lee Wei Lian and Shannon Teoh – MALAYSIAN INSIDER

http://mt.m2day.org/2008/content/view/16867/84/

Would simply love to hear your views on this, Anil.

Monique Abdullaj
Monique Abdullaj
13 Jan 2009 2.36pm

Reading CH Teoh’s comments, I think GOD is fair……..or perhaps Newton is rite….for every Action, there is a Reaction.

chong
chong
13 Jan 2009 1.47pm

she is incredible!!! the courage and bravery she got is simply amazing. i hope she is safe.

Teoh CH
Teoh CH
13 Jan 2009 11.15am

Maid tortured by employer Mon, Jan 12, 2009 AFP RIYADH – AN INDONESIAN maid was repeatedly burned with an iron by her Saudi employer who also poured household cleaning agents on her wounds, a US rights group charged on Monday. Abuse of foreign maids is a common practice in the Gukf States. In an open letter to the Indonesian and Saudi governments, Human Rights Watch said Ms Keni binti Carda, 28, was also forced to eat faeces and had her teeth broken and forced down her throat by her employers in the Saudi city of Medina. The group called on… Read more »

Sang Song
Sang Song
13 Jan 2009 10.27am

How can PAS do better when the wang ehsan due to the state was siphoned off elswhere ?

ganesh
ganesh
13 Jan 2009 9.31am

She is brave because she knows there is no ISA to lock her up.

Signs
Signs
13 Jan 2009 12.36am

Arraf was one of the ISM participants who slipped past Israeli security forces into Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity in 2002 to bring supplies to, and act as human shields for, Palestinian terrorists who were holding the clergy and staff as hostages inside. While in the church, the ISM members did nothing to stop the terrorists from desecrating holy shrines and terrorizing the captives.

Signs
Signs
13 Jan 2009 12.35am

“In actuality, nonviolence is not enough. Rather, what is needed is nonviolent direct action against the occupation.” “The Palestinian resistance must take on a variety of characteristics— both nonviolent and violent.

http://stoptheism.com/Default.asp?M=28&T=152