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  • Palestinians escalate hunger-strike in Israel jails

    May 11, 2012 | 8:07 am

    Hundreds of Palestinians on hunger strike in Israeli jails said on Friday they would shun vitamin supplements and prison clinics in an escalation of their mass protest against detention conditions.

    “We swear we will not retreat. We are potential martyrs. Either we live in dignity or...

  • Overcrowded prisons fail inmates and society alike

    June 15, 2011 | 3:27 pm

    “It is known that a wide open living space widens one’s mind, and thus the opposite, a crowded living space and lots of people together, degrades one’s mind. Pharaoh strove to degrade the minds of the Israelites, and so he would press them in one place.” —Netziv (Shemot...

  • Buck Stops at Prisoner Torture

    By Yehuda Lev

    May 27, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Why am I not surprised at the news of the mistreatment of Iraqis in an American version of Saddam Hussein's prisons, crimes, which in fact, occurred in the very same Baghdad prison that was notorious as a torture center in pre-occupation Iraq?

    Take a group of American men and women...