• Oppression by consensus in Israeli ‘democracy’ discusses a recent case in Israel where a high school student denounced her teacher for questioning the morality of the IDF in class. It was first published on Mondo Weiss on 3rd February 2014.

  • Beyond Tribal Loyalties — update is an update on the progress of Beyond Tribal Loyalties: Personal stories of Jewish peace activists and includes links to a publicity poster, the dust jacket image, the publisher’s website and the Facebook page for the book. (14 November 2011)

  • Just announcing that work on the book Beyond Tribal Loyalties is now complete and I have sent it to the publishers. (9 October 2011)

  • Announcing a new project. Working title — Beyond Tribal Loyalties: Stories of Jewish and Jewish-Israeli Peace Activists. Inspired by Kenneth Ring's wonderful, timely and moving Letters from Palestine, I have started working on a book of stories of Jewish and Jewish-Israeli activists. (15 October 2010)

  • ‘They made us do it…’ — The Disordered Psychology of Israel is my response to Israel's criminal attack on the Peace Flotilla. (4 June 2010)

  • Loyalty and values is my response to some typical feedback I have received, that attacks me for disloyalty to the Jewish people. (9 May 2010)

  • I wrote Spare a thought for a new generation of Palestinian refugees after reading news reports of a new Israeli military order that will enable the deportation of tens of thousands of Palestinians from the West Bank. (26 April 2010)

  • Appeal to help Amal from Gaza &mdash Update sets out the progress achieved so far in helping this little girl with Israeli shrapnel in her brain.

  • Please help little Amal from Gaza! is an appeal for help for a little girl with shrapnel in her brain from the Israeli attack on Gaza a year ago.

  • Over the years I have received many messages from pro-Zionist fundamentalist Christians and have found their views puzzling. Christianity’s new racism sets out my thoughts and feelings in response.

  • I wrote The Gaza ghetto in 2010 after reading Sara Roy’s description of what goes on in Gaza these days (Gaza: Treading on Shards, The Nation, February 17, 2010).

  • Growing up blind is notes from a talk I gave on Thursday 13th August 2009 at Adelaide University as a part of Action for Palestine’s anti Israeli-Apartheid week activities.

    I gave the same talk again in Melbourne on 8th October 2009 at ‘The struggle for a free Palestine: Speaking out against Israeli apartheid and occupation’ — A public forum and discussion on Israel, Zionism, apartheid and the Palestinian struggle for justice and freedom. The event was organised by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign. You can download a PDF of my slides from the Melbourne talk.

  • Lieberman’s New Israel is about the possible consequences of extreme right-wing leader Avigdor Lieberman’s rise to power.

  • I wrote Israel’s growing insanity on 9th February 2009, the day before Israel’s election, after seeing an interview with Benjamin Netanyahu’s father on Israeli TV.

  • I wrote There is nothing new under the sun after seeing the film Doubt and reflecting on the parallels with the situation in Palestine.

  • Survival instinct or Jewish paranoia? is an opinion piece about the Gaza massacre, written on Wednesday, 14th January 2009.

  • Examples of protest from within Israel has links to people and groups within Israel who are also opposed to the Occupation and the massacre in Gaza.

  • Speech for AJPP Rally to protest against Israel’s massacre in Gaza is the text of a speech I gave at a rally outside the Israeli Embassy in Canberra on Saturday 10th January 2009.

  • The abandonment of the Palestinians is a letter I sent to the Canberra Times on the 5th of January 2009.

  • Israel’s trauma psychology and the attack on Gaza is an opinion piece written on 4th January 2009.

  • I sent The Palestinian struggle for freedom to the Canberra Times as an opinion piece but they never responded.

  • Israeli insanity is a letter to the editor of the Canberra Times. I sent it on 30th December 2008 and it appeared in the paper on Sunday 4th January 2009.

  • I wrote The Charter of the Israeli State after hearing Electronic Intifada editor Ali Abunimah speak in Canberra in May 2008. (July 2008)

  • I wrote The Israeli police state in response to the way my husband Ian was treated by the Israeli border police when he went there to visit my family in June 2007. (July 2007)

  • Rally against Israel’s actions in Lebananon is the text of a speech I gave at a rally to protest against Israel’s actions in Lebanon, held in Garema Place, Canberra on 22 July 2006. (July 2006)

  • Since I published my abuse story in January on this web site, I have received hate mail from a number of people arguing that the only reason I criticise Israel is because I am angry with my mother… Of course I don’t need to be angry with my mother to criticise Israel — Israel is doing enough on its own to justify serious criticism — but that’s not what’s really interesting about this. What’s interesting is the way Zionist fanatics consistently try to silence any criticism of Israel as they are doing in my case. This short article, The Power of Belief and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict offers an analysis of the causes of Zionist fanaticism and the profound survival instinct that motivates it. This piece was first published on The Electronic Intifada on 30th June 2005. (July 2005)

  • Silence is betrayal is the text of a speech I gave outside the Israeli Embassy in Canberra at a rally to protest against the Australian visit of Israeli President Moshe Katzav on Wednesday 2 March, 2005 12.30pm. The rally was organised by Australians for Justice and Peace in Palestine (AJPP). (March 2005)

  • What ‘peace’ really means to Israelis is a piece I wrote after returning from a visit to Israel in October-November 2004. It first appeared on the highly recommended PeacePalestine site. (January 2005)

  • Notes to Clarify My Trauma Theory in Relation to the Palestinian/Israeli Conflict was written in response to some criticisms of earlier pieces. (September 2004)

  • Picnic for Peace This is the text of a talk I gave in Kuraby Community Hall, Svoboda Park, Brisbane on Saturday 5th June 2004. The event was called ‘Picnic For Peace: The Israeli Palestinian Conflict Unplugged’ and it was attended by 200 people. The other speaker was Dr Muhammad Abdulla, a Palestinian scholar and a leader in the Muslim community in Brisbane. I gave a similar version of this talk at an Australian Democrats Forum on the Israeli/Palestinian conflict held in Brisbane at the University of Queensland on 22 March and at the Queensland University of Technology on 23 March 2004. The other speakers were Ali Kazak, the Palestinian Ambassador, and Ted Lapkin from the Australia-Israel Jewish Affairs Council. (June 2004)

  • Jewish and Israeli responses to the Palestinian/Israeli conflict This is the text of a talk I was invited to give to two University of the Third Age groups in Canberra in February and March 2004. (March 2004)

  • An opinion piece in response to a Ha’aretz article by Gideon Levy. I was hoping that this opinion piece would be published by the Canberra Times. It was not printed because the topics of Palestine and the occupation were not high on the agenda. At the time of writing this article, the media was preoccupied with the capture of Sadaam Hussain and the fate of Screedsound Australia. (January 2004)

  • International Day of Action Against the Wall is the text of a speech I gave at a rally in Garema Place, Canberra, organised by Australians for Justice and Peace in Palestine (AJPP) and supported by the ACT Network Opposing War (ACTNOW), at 12 noon on Sunday 9th November 2003. The rally was one of many held around the world in opposition to Israel’s construction of the apartheid wall in the West Bank.

  • Jewish Trauma and the Palestinian/Israeli Conflict is the edited text of a talk I gave at a public meeting on the Palestinian/Israeli conflict held at the Trades and Labour Council Building, South Brisbane, Queensland on Tuesday, 10 June 2003. The meeting was organised by Just Peace, Palestinian & Jewish Unity and The Greens.

  • Taking Responsibility: Who is accountable in the Palestinian/Israeli conflict? is the text of a talk I gave at the Spirituality in the Pub forum held at the Southern Cross Club in Philip (Canberra) on the evening of Wednesday, 26 March, 2003. I gave a slightly shorter version of this talk at an AJPPP/Greens forum held in the Haydon-Allen Lecture Theatre at the Australian National University on Thursday 20th March 2003. (April 2003)

  • AJPPP Launch Speech is the text of a speech I gave at the launch of Australians for Justice and Peace for the Palestinian People in Garema Place, Canberra on 18 December, 2002. (December 2002)

  • Links to Israeli Peace Groups contains links to three major Israeli peace groups. If you have concerns that Israel is treated unfairly by the world media or are worried that those who question Israel’s policies are antisemites here is an opportunity for you to see what Israelis themselves think about their own country. (December 2002)

  • Hiroshima Day Address is a three-minute speech I gave at the Hiroshima Day Commemoration Ceremony at the Queanbeyan Peace Park in Queanbeyan NSW on 6 August, 2002. This was the 19th Hiroshima Day ceremony organised by the Queanbeyan Peace Forum. (August 2002)

  • Letter to Israelis is an open letter to the Israeli people. I wrote it in the hope of reaching a few hearts in Israel. (June 2002)

  • Time for Healing appeared in Contact, the newsletter of the Canberra City Uniting Church. The editor asked me to write a piece for the magazine after reading the Canberra Times article and a couple of additional letters that I published in the Canberra Times. (May 2002)

  • Courage to Cry for the Palestinians appeared in the Canberra Times on 12 April, 2002. This article generated a great deal of interest because of its unusual outlook on the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. (The link takes you to the Canberra Times web site.) (April 2002)

  • Differentiating from Israel describes the difficult process of letting go of the nationalist indoctrination with which I was raised and finding my own set of values. This article was published in the Australian & New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy, Volume 24, Number 1, March 2003, pages 41-46. (April 2003)

  • Message to all the extremists of the world is a message from Australian Muslims condemning extremism and terrorism. (December 2002)

  • Jerusalem Al-Quds Day Address is the text of a talk given by Dr Obada Kayali at the Canberra Islamic Centre on 30th November 2002. (December 2002)

  • An Arabian Nights Fairy Tale is the text of a talk given by my dear friend Dr Obada Kayali at the Free Palestine Dinner, which was held in Canberra in September 2002. (October 2002)

  • Why? is a personal testimony by Asaf Oron (Sergeant First Class, Infantry, Israel Defence Force) on the Refuseniks web site www.seruv.org.il.

  • Black Flag is a personal testimony by Itai Haviv (Captain, Artillery, Israeli Defence Force) on the Refuseniks web site www.seruv.org.il.

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