Israel upped its genocidal policies with cruel attacks against Palestinians, killing young and old, men and women, boys and girls. Israeli news, Israeli society the world at large however, continue to deal with trivia. One example is the trial where I was charged with participating in “disturbances.”
The courtroom in Jerusalem was small with whitewashed walls and a few simple, uncomfortable wooden benches. The air conditioner was either too cold or not cool enough. The atmosphere was causal, no one announced or stood when the judge entered, the prosecution and the defense council were too busy with their papers and the defendants, me among them were caught by surprise as the door to his chambers opened and the judge came in and sat in his chair.
Two other defendants and I were charged with participating…
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