Normalizing the Israeli Military Occupation


TEL AVIV: Last fall, while demonstrators from Israel’s J14 Movement and the Occupy Movement were still occupying city centers and demanding social justice, I made my first trip to the South Hebron Hills village of Susiya, nestled deep in the throbbing heart of the West Bank.

 “Israel Seeks Army Use of West Bank Area,” Judi Rudoren, Jerusalem correspondent for theNY Times, depicts the military occupation of the West Bank as a legal struggle with several shades of grey.

 NY Times and its corporate media counterparts generally are guilty of oversimplifications. In some instances, however, the role of the critical outsider is to introduce a degree of simplicity.