February 10th, 2010 | Add a Comment
Australian national Bridgette Chappbell, right is seen during an Israeli Supreme Court hearing in Jerusalem, Monday, Feb. 8, 2010. Chappbell and another woman were arrested by the Israeli military in the Palestinian-ruled West Bank town of Ramallah on Sunday. The two women are members of the International Solidarity Movement, which has been active in the Palestinian territories for several years. The Israeli military said the two women were arrested for overstaying their visas, but also alleged they were involved in violent protests in the West Bank. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty)
Written by Jesse Bacon
JESSE BACON (Philadelphia) is a freelance activist and father. He has a Masters in teaching from Roosevelt University in Chicago. He is an observant progressive Jew, and is trying to be a good ally for Palestinians and all dispossessed peoples, while staying true to the best traditions in Judaism. He visited Israel and Palestine in 1996, 2001, and 2002. He served for three years on the local steering committee of Jewish Voice for Peace-Chicago, and one year on the board of Pursue the Peace in Seattle. Read his posts here.
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