“Unprecedented” days in Israel/Palestine: Protesting “under the banner of democracy” and ongoing apartheid


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.

Occupied Thoughts by FMEP · “Unprecedented” days: Protesting “under the banner of democracy” and ongoing apartheid

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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.


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