Smadar Lavie's Blog – November 2012 Archive (2)

ISRAEL IDF OPERATION: “PILLAR OF CLOUDS”

About 6 weeks ago Netanyahu called for the dismissal of the Knesset and for early elections, closely following the U.S. elections. The reason for dismissal of the government was a gridlock in the Knesset over Netanyahu’s draconian national budget for 2013. The call for the elections defused the threat for more social protests, given the steep price increases for food, rent, gas etc. since spring 2012. A mini operation, or a dress rehearsal for this one, was carried out in June 2012. Another…

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Added by Smadar Lavie on November 15, 2012 at 5:56pm — No Comments

Iran-Israel: Social Protest and Military Action

“The Knafo Chronicles: Marching on Jerusalem With Israel’s Silent Majority,” published in AFFILIA: Journal of Women and Social Work highlights the key links between social protest movements by Israel’s marginalized Mizrahim (“Easterners,” Hebrew) and heightened Israeli aggression against Palestinians and Muslim neighboring states--most recently, Iran. Since summer 2011, Israel has been beset by…

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Added by Smadar Lavie on November 8, 2012 at 11:09pm — 2 Comments

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