Putting Out Fires: An Interview with Israeli Human Rights Lawyer Nery Ramati

Nery Ramati and Grace Gleason
Many of the Israeli activists we interviewed this summer spoke about the tension they felt between “putting out the fires” – ameliorating suffering now – and fighting for long-term political change. Human rights lawyer Nery Ramati, who I interviewed with Aliza Becker in Tel Aviv on May 23, 2017 for the American Jewish Peace Archive, shared his perspective on this tension. We talked about why he has chosen to focus on one court case at a time, even though it means working within the system of the occupation instead of railing against it. Read more 

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