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Our feature presentation this week is a recording of Israeli attorney Gaby Lasky talking to a group visiting the West Bank and Israel from the Boston area, sponsored by the GRALTA Foundation. (Recently formed in Lincoln, MA, GRALTA stands for Grass Roots Awareness / Learning / Travel / Advocacy.)
Lasky introduces herself and talks about the cases she takes defending both Palestinians and Israelis who are prosecuted for the roles they play in resisting the occupation.
Before that, we start with a tribute to Gerald Kaufman, the British lawmaker who famously compared Israel’s actions in Gaza to those of the Nazis who murdered his grandmother. He died recently at the age of 86 after a long illness. It was undoubtedly because of Kaufman’s Jewish background that his comments drew particular ire from Israel’s surrogates. – including the speech he gave in the House of Commons on January 15, 2009, two weeks after Israel began its bloody assault on Gaza known as “Operation Cast Lead.” He spoke truth to power. We play that speech now, and while you listen, please imagine a U.S. President, or at least a member of our Congress, having the courage to do the same!
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This Week In Palestine 3-12-2017
Israeli attorney Gaby Lasky describes her work defending resisters of Israeli tyranny