June 28, 2003
In "Traveling With Bad Companions" (Commentary, June 23), Martin Peretz complains of the lies of 1960s activists, but he nurses several of his own. Chief among them is his attack on the International Solidarity Movement. The ISM absolutely did not aid the British suicide bombers. This is a fabrication of Zalman Shoval, a senior advisor to Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who dubbed ISM a "terrorist-front organization." Peretz savages the most courageous Americans we have when he labels their actions in the occupied Palestinian territories as "stupidity" rather than bravery.
March 14, 2009 |
A demonstrator from California was seriously wounded in a clash between protesters and Israeli troops over Israel's West Bank barrier. Peace activists with the International Solidarity Movement said Tristan Anderson of the Oakland area was struck in the head by a tear gas canister fired by Israeli troops. "He's in critical condition, anesthetized and on a ventilator and undergoing imaging tests," said Orly Levi, a spokeswoman at the Tel Hashomer hospital in Tel Aviv. She described Anderson's condition as life-threatening.
April 21, 2003 |
The parents of a 23-year-old American killed by an Israeli bulldozer in the Gaza Strip urged those attending a memorial service to honor her memory by standing up for peace and fighting injustice. "Rachel was taken from us by the kind of violence that she was working to stop in the Gaza Strip," Craig Corrie told more than 350 mourners on Saturday.
August 23, 2008 |
Joe Sanderson left his Midwestern hometown in his 20s with a backpack, a notepad and a dream of being a writer. Starting in the mid-1960s, he crossed the Pacific on a freighter, climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, and kept going, for two decades in all, traipsing across more than 60 countries. Everywhere he went, he kept a diary and wrote to Mom and Dad back home in Urbana, Ill. Shortly after arriving in this Central American country in 1979, Sanderson pulled off his most audacious feat yet: He joined a guerrilla army.
March 18, 2003 |
At 23, Rachel Corrie was the kind of person many people dream of becoming someday: passionate, creative, giving, courageous to the point of risking her life for a just cause. One-on-one, friends say, she was as soft as a petal. Which makes the circumstances of her death -- crushed by an Israeli army bulldozer on Sunday -- all the more brutal for the stunned circle of family and friends she leaves behind in this liberal patch of woods known as Washington's capital.
April 6, 2003 |
An American activist volunteering as a human shield in the West Bank was seriously wounded Saturday when Israeli troops allegedly shot him in the face. Brian Avery, 24, of Albuquerque, N.M., heard shots and left his apartment building in Jenin to investigate just as an armored personnel carrier rounded a corner, said Tobias Karlsson, a fellow activist from Sweden.
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July 1, 2004 |
David J. Andrus, director of the Peace and Conflict Studies program at the USC School of International Relations and an international political activist known for participating in struggles for social justice, has died. He was 63. Andrus died Tuesday at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena after a yearlong battle with lymphoma.
June 28, 2005 |
An Israeli military court Monday found a former army sergeant guilty of manslaughter in the shooting death of a British peace activist in the Gaza Strip more than two years ago. It marks the first time during more than 4 1/2 years of conflict in the Mideast that an Israeli tribunal has found a soldier guilty of shooting a foreigner, although the army has informally acknowledged responsibility for such incidents in the past.
June 25, 2003
The Times has sunk to a new low in publishing "Traveling With Bad Companions" by Martin Peretz (Commentary, June 23). No responsible person supports terrorism, but the terrorists in the first instance are the Israelis who oppress the Palestinians, siphon off their water from the Jordan River, attack the Palestinians and their territory at will, violate all ethical norms for savagery -- killing leaders (and women and children) from helicopters -- and blow up homes with heavy military equipment, devastating a civilized people.
May 9, 2002 |
A deal to end a 38-day standoff in Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity, one of Christianity's holiest sites, stalled early this morning. More than 100 Palestinians and international activists had been set to leave the sacred grounds at daybreak, with the guarantee of eventual safe passage abroad for 13 fighters on Israel's most-wanted list. However, officials said today that additional negotiations over the fighters would be needed before everyone could leave the church.