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May we use this holiday season to shine a light

By Yonatan Gher Director of Amnesty International Israel This month, those of us who celebrate Hanukah commemorate a miracle of light: a flame, which in our people’s moment of darkness, shone far beyond the limits of physics. The world’s Christians … Continue reading

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Three steps to achieve a lasting truce in Israel and Gaza

By Philip Luther, Director of the Middle East and North Africa Programme at Amnesty International. We have seen, over and over again ceasefires dissipate in the dust of renewed bombings. Here are three basic human rights which must not be … Continue reading

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In Israel, as in Gaza, human rights are the last line of protection

By Yonatan Gher, Executive Director, Amnesty International Israel My brother and I are experiencing the current Israel-Gaza conflict quite differently. He is 20, serving out his military service and has been fighting in Gaza. I, on the other hand, am … Continue reading

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‘The bombing only stopped when the sun came out’ – Gaza under fire

By a human rights fieldworker in Gaza Last Monday into Tuesday were the scariest day and night since the current conflict began. The violence finally reached the area where I live; where I, my children and neighbours had thought it … Continue reading

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