Links to two important videos

The Gatekeepers: In New Film, Ex-Shin Bet Chiefs Denounce Occupation, Compare Israel to Nazi Germany

About this video, US organisation Democracy Now write on 29Jan2013:

“Amidst a spate of killings by Israeli forces of unarmed Palestinians in the occupied West Bank, we turn to the stunning Oscar-nominated documentary, The Gatekeepers. The film brings together six former heads of Israel’s internal security agency, the Shin Bet, collectively speaking out for the first time ever. [from 14′ in]
“They detail their methods against Palestinian militants and civilians in the Occupied Territories, including targeted killings, torture, recruiting informants, and the suppression of mass protests during two intifadas. But in doing so, they also criticize the occupation they were assigned with defending and warn that successive Israeli governments have endangered their country’s future by refusing to make peace. ‘We are making the lives of millions unbearable, into prolonged human suffering, [and] it kills me,’ Carmi Gillon says in the film. ‘[We’ve become] a brutal occupation force similar to the Germans in World War II,’ adds Avraham Shalom. We are joined by the film’s director, Dror Moreh. [includes rush transcript]”

“The occupation is bad for Israel.”

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Also this well-made video from Jewish Voice for Peace,

Israel and Palestine, an animated introduction, published on 28 Nov 2012:

“Easy to understand, historically accurate mini-primer by Jewish Voice for Peace about why Israelis and Palestinians are fighting, why the US-backed peace process has been an impediment to peace, and what you can do to make a difference. This conflict is essentially about land and human rights, not religion and culture. Endorsed by Palestinian, Israeli and American scholars and peace activists.”

“Israel was built on a blueprint of exclusion.”

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About Oban Concern for Palestine

. . . supporting people in Palestine and Israel who oppose the occupation of the West Bank and Gaza. Oban Concern for Palestine are a group of Argyll residents who share an interest in Palestine, a friendship with its people and a deep concern for their welfare. And, for the sake of Israel, we want to encourage the government of Israel to comply with international law. Oban Concern for Palestine believe that the oppression of the Palestinian people is a grave wrong, that the government of Israel is in violation of international law, and that we have a duty to speak up and do what we can to bring it to an end. We welcome new members and supporters. For more information, please contact obanconcern4palestine AT gmail DOT com • +44 7747 300 062 • Oban Concern for Palestine, c/o Stronchriach, Rowan Road, Oban, Argyll, PA34 5TY, UK
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