In this episode of Occupied Thoughts, FMEP’s Sarah Anne Minkin speaks with +972’s Haggai Matar about the developments of the last two days — Netanyahu firing the Defense Minister after the latter spoke out against the judicial and legislative reforms; hundreds of thousands of Israelis protesting against the government; a general strike that has shut down businesses, universities, ports and the airport; and the planned far-right armed demonstration this evening in Jerusalem. Haggai talks about the tension between the Israelis who are protesting “under the banner of democracy” and the actual possibility of dismantling apartheid in Israel/Palestine.
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Recorded March 27, 2023
Haggai Matar is an award-winning Israeli journalist and political activist. He is Executive Director of 972 – Advancement of Citizen Journalism, which publishes +972 Magazine and co-publishes the Hebrew media Local Call together with Just Vision.
Sarah Anne Minkin, PhD, is FMEP’s Director of Programs & Partnerships. She leads FMEP’s programming, works to deepen FMEP’s relationships with existing and potential grantees, and builds relationships with new partners in the philanthropic community. A graduate of Yale University, Sarah Anne earned her doctorate at the University of California-Berkeley.
- March 9th, 2023, podcast with Haggai Matar & Sarah Anne Minkin: A struggle within a struggle”: An anti-apartheid analysis of Israel’s anti-government protests
- Haggai’s article in +972 and the Nation on March 27, 2023: How this protest movement is bringing Netanyahu to his knees
- +972 Magazine
- +972 Magazine’s coverage of the anti-government protests
Resources on the Israeli Supreme Court
- Occupied Thoughts podcast, The Delusion of the Supreme Court as a Last Bastion of Human Rights in Israel, with human rights attorney Sawsan Zaher, Professor Nathaniel Berman, and FMEP Fellow & journalist Peter Beinart
- “Israeli courts legitimized the state’s worst policies. We must still protect them” +972 Magazine, by Natalie Davidson & Limor Yehuda