Prof. Victoria Buch, Jerusalem
Solitary confinement for Tali Fahima is a disgrace
In Israel, the forever ineffectual judicial inquiry of a military man for shooting unarmed Palestinians is a good opener for a successful political career. But a punishment for an unarmed Israeli activist for the "crime" of befriending Palestinians is administrative detention, torture, and solitary confinement. And let us recall hundreds of Palestinians currently under admistrative detention, without a prospect for a fair trial, with rubber-stamp judges obediently extending every few months their incarceration. And the mainstream Israeli citizens who do not want to know anything about it, and who keep repeating propaganda mantras to justify their collaboration with the Occupation. That is Israel 2005 for you, in a nutshell.