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TAU Anat Matar to speak at the Tel Aviv Cinematheque on Israel criminalizing the Palestinian political struggle, June 21


Threat: Palestinian Political Prisonersin Israel


Sunday, May 29th, 2011

On the occasion of the international day against torture

The Israeli Committee for the Palestinian Prisoners / The Coalition of Women for Peace / The Public Committee against Torture in Israel / Hamoked Center for the Defence of the Individual / Physicians for Human Rights / Adalah / Machsomwatch Observers in Military Courts

are holding a book launch event upon the publication of

Threat: The Palestinian Political Prisoners in Israel

Edited by Abeer Baker and Anat Matar

On Tuesday, 21stJune, 18:30-21:30, at the Tel Aviv Cinematheque

The evening will open with a screening ofHUNGER a film about the struggle of political prisoners in Northern-Ireland, followed by a discussion on



Dr. Anat Matar, Adv. Abeer Baker, Mr. Abdallah Abu-Rahma (Bilin), Dr. Omar Said, Adv. Gabi Lasky, Adv. Lea Tsemel

The book can be purchased at the Educational Bookshop, 22 and 19 Salah Eddin Street, East Jerusalem

02-6283704 / 02-6275858/ 054-4964957

ByAbeer BakerandAnat Matar

Abeer Baker is a senior lawyer with Adalah: The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel (NGO) and heads the Legal Clinic for Prisoners' Rights, in the Law Faculty of Haifa University.
Anat Matar is a senior lecturer of philosophy at Tel Aviv University and a political activist. She is the chair of the Israeli Committee for the Palestinian Prisoners.

Preface: The Palestinian Prisoners: Politicization and De-Politicization, by Abeer Baker and Anat Matar
Part I Analyses
1 The Centrality of the Prisoners' Movement to the Palestinian Struggle against the Israeli Occupation: A Historical Perspective, by Maya Rosenfeld
2 Towards a Materialist Reading of Political Imprisonment in Palestine, by Esmail Nashef
3 Who Is a Security Prisoner and Why? An Examination of the Legality of Prisons' Regulations Governing Security Prisoners, by Alon Harel
4 The Security Risk as a Security Risk: Notes on the Classification Practices of the Israeli Security Services, by Yael Berda
5 Palestinian Women Political Prisoners and the Israeli State, by Nahla Abdo
6 Prison Policy and Political Imprisonment in Northern Ireland and Israel, by Alina Korn
Part II Arrest, Interrogation, Trial, Release
7 The Arrest and Persecution of Elected Political Leaders (Interview), by Sheikh Mohammad Abu-Teir
8 My arrests, My Interrogations, by Osama Barham
9 Colonel and Major (poem), by Avigdor Feldman
10 Welcome to Shin Bet Country, by Avigdor Feldman
11 A Decade after the High Court of Justice Torture Ruling, Whats Changed?, by Bana Shoughri-Badarneh
12 The Mysteries of Administrative Detention, by Tamar Pelleg-Sryck
13 Reframing the Legality of the Israeli Military Courts in the West Bank: Military Occupation or Apartheid?, by Sharon Weill
14 Are There Prisoners in this War?, by Smadar Ben-Natan
15 Institutional Schizophrenia: The Release of "Security Prisoners" in Israel, by Leslie Sebba
16 Exchange Deals: Between Figures and Emotions, by Mounir Mansour
Part III Inside Prison
17 Females Prisoners and the Struggle: A Personal Testimony, by Ittaf Alian (Hodaly)
18 Devil's Island: Transfer of Palestinian Detainees into Prisons within Israel, by Michael Sfard
19 Family Visits to Palestinian Prisoners Held inside Israel, by Sigi Ben-Ari and Anat Barsella
20 Isolation and Solitary Confinement of Palestinian Prisoners and Detainees in Israeli Facilities, by Sahar Francis and Kathleen Gibson
21 The Impact of Isolation on Mental Health, by Ruchama Marton
Consciousness Molded or the Re-Identification of Torture, by Walid Daka


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