Palestinians-Silencing Opposition

Palestinians-Silencing Opposition

FILE – In this file photo taken on Jan. 30, 2010, Jewish right-wing activists dressed as Arabs demonstrate against the New Israel Fund (NIF) organization committed to democratic change within Israel, social justice and equality for all Israelis Jerusalem. The signs shows Naomi Chazan, head of the New Israel Fund, with a horn sprouting from her head after some New Israel Fund beneficiaries gave unflattering testimony about Israel to a U.N. panel that accused Israel of Gaza war crimes. The rival Palestinian governments in the West Bank and Gaza Strip have clamped down harder on opponents and critics in recent months _ entrenching a nasty split that could prevent Palestinian statehood even if Israeli-Palestinian talks kicking off this week were to be successful, against long odds. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty, File)