Closed Zone: A new video about Gaza by Yoni Goodman

Yoni Goodman, one of the creators of “Waltz with Bashir”, which won a Golden Globe and was nominated for an Academy Award, today has launched a new animated short film entitled “Closed Zone. He created the short for “Gisha - Legal Center for Freedom of Movement”. The 90-second film mixes animation with realistic shots to depict the closure imposed on the Gaza Strip by Israel for more than 1.5 years.

An Unhelpful Discourse on Israel

Jeff Halper, the Israeli anti-demolitions activist, gives his account of the campaign of censorship by the 'Lobby' in Australia.  To its credit, the Australian Jewish News ran it as a letter as well.

It appeared on Anthony Lowenstein's blog (and we don't endorse a lot of what Anthony says), but at least he has given Jeff the space to make his case).

New Israel Fund

The New Israel Fund (NIF) is the leading organization committed to democratic change within Israel. Since 1979, NIF has fought for social justice and equality for all Israelis.  We believe that Israel can live up to its founders' vision of a state that ensures complete equality of social and political rights to all its inhabitants, without regard to religion, race or gender.

Ir Amim -“City of Nations”–For an Equitable and Stable Jerusalem with an Agreed Political Future

Ir Amim (“City of Nations” or “City of Peoples”) is an Israeli non-profit, non-partisan organization founded in order to actively engage in those issues impacting on Israeli-Palestinian relations in Jerusalem and on the political future of the city.  Ir Amim seeks to render Jerusalem a more viable and equitable city, while generating and promoting a more politically sustainable future.