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Organised Hypocrisy on a Monumental Scale
on the Economic Occupation of the West Bank
Robert Wade - London Review of Books - It almost seems as if the Israeli state has mapped the entire Palestinian economy in terms of input-output relations, right down to the capillary level of the individual, the household, the small firm, the large firm, the school, the university, so as to find all possible choke points, which Israeli officials can tighten or loosen at will. [bz]28/10/2014
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Today in Palestine for October 26, 2014Today in Palestine--A compilation of reports and commentaries on current events in the oPt. dn26/10/2014
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Assaulted for being ArabGideon Levy and Alex Levac--Mohammed Azam is so frightened he won’t leave his house. He’s petrified of traveling on a bus, on the light-rail train and even in a taxi. His father drives him everywhere. He’s also apprehensive about going back to the university when the academic year begins next week. He’s ashamed to face other students while he is still bandaged, limping and wracked by pain. dn26/10/2014
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How Israel forces Bedouins to live in a graveyardStephanie Westbrook--Located in the Naqab (Negev) region of present-day Israel, al-Araqib is older than the state itself: its cemetery dates back to 1914. Yet that is not considered significant by the authorities. Home to a Palestinian Bedouin community, al-Araqib is deemed an “unrecognized village” by Israel. dn 26/10/2014
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Hebrew U. threatens Palestinian students with expulsion over political activitiesRami Younis--Twelve Palestinian students are facing possible expulsion from Jerusalem’s Hebrew University for participating in an ‘illegal’ political protest. In the past, the university only took steps against particular student groups. Now, it’s switching gears and targeting individual students. dn26/10/2014
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India buys $525m worth of missiles from Israel, rejecting rival U.S. offerGili Cohen and Reuters--India will buy at least 8,000 Spike anti-tank guided missiles, more than 300 launchers, Indian official says. (And Israel`s War Industry will make money. dn)26/10/2014
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A Palestinian-American teenager was killed during clashes with the Israeli military on Friday Associated Press in Ramallah--A Palestinian-American teenager was killed during clashes with the Israeli military on Friday amid heightened tensions in Jerusalem and the West Bank. A relative identified the teen as 14-year-old Orwah Hammad and said he was born in New Orleans and came to the West Bank when he was six. Hammad’s cousin Moath said he was among a group of Palestinians who were throwing rocks at Israeli soldiers. dn 25/10/2014
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U.S. publicly humiliates Israeli defense minister as visit ends Barak Ravid--Ya`alon declares crisis between him and Obama administration over, only to find out that it revealed he was denied audience with top officials. dn25/10/2014
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Today in PalestineToday in Palestine--A compilation of reports and commentaries on current events in the oPt.25/10/2014
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Gaza plan `relieves Israel of responsibility`Gregg Carlstrom and Dalia Hatuqa - AlJazeera - Complicated mechanisms could risk prolonging the Gaza reconstruction efforts, critics argue [ry]20/10/2014
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PCHR Report On Israeli Violations In Occupied PalestineSaed Bannoura - IMEMC News - "The Palestinian Centre For Human Rights (PCHR) published its weekly report on Israeli violations against the Palestinians in occupied Palestine in the period between October 2 to October 15" [ry]20/10/2014
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Today in PalestineToday in Palestine--A compilation of reports and commentaries on current events in the oPt. dn19/10/2014
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The saddest – and most optimistic – peace organization turns 20Netta Ahituv--At the end of 1994, Yitzhak Frankenthal, a bereaved father and an Orthodox Jew, spent three months in a public library in Tel Aviv. His self-appointed task: to go through the library’s newspaper archive and find the names of all the families that had lost loved ones in terror attacks since 1948. The final list numbered 422 families. He invited 350 of them (forgoing those whose loss was quite recent and those who had made bellicose declarations to the media regarding Arabs) to join a group of bereaved Israeli and Palestinian families that he was establishing. Representatives of 44 families who had lost members to the conflict responded positively and became the first to join the Parents Circle Families Forum – Palestinian [and] Israeli Bereaved Families for Peace. It’s the saddest – and most optimistic – peace organization that is active here. As it marks the 20th anniversary of its founding, the forum now consists of 620 Israeli and Palestinian families bonded by bereavement. dn 19/10/2014
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As Israeli officials vow to turn Gaza into Darfur, the international community pledges billions to sustain the brutal status quo.Max Blumenthal--The Israeli siege of the Gaza Strip has brought with it a depressingly familiar ritual: The Israeli military destroys large swaths of the ghettoized coastal enclave, leaving tens of thousands homeless, a trail of carnage and piles of rubble. Then, Western and Arab diplomats rush to some Middle Eastern capitol to play janitor to the Jewish state, pledging billions in aid to clean up Israel`s mess. And like clockwork, Israel destroys everything all over again just a year or two later, bombarding Gaza with unprecedented ferocity. dn19/10/2014
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Abbas: Settlers have no right to `defile` Al-Aqsa MosqueNir Hasson and Jack Khoury--Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called on Friday for the defense of the Al-Aqsa Mosque against Israel. Abbas stated that the holy site was being desecrated by settlers and that a continued Palestinian presence is required there to protect it. dn19/10/2014
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Palestine and IsraelPublications Parliament UK - Transcript of the discussion preceding the vote on recognition of Palestine. [bz]18/10/2014
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Today in PalestineToday in Palestine--A compilation of reports and commentaries on current events in the oPt. dn16/10/2014
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How ‘Open Hillel’ created a new community by challenging the Jewish establishmentAlex Kane--Hundreds of young Jews from around the country converged on Harvard over the weekend for the Open Hillel conference. The event succeeded in creating a space where open dissent on Israel is welcomed and where conversation and debate is the norm. At the heart of the Open Hillel network is a conviction that Hillel should be a place that welcomes all Jews--not just those who follow the establishment line on Israel. dn16/10/2014
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Administration In Negev Detention Camp Escalates AssaultsSaed Bannoura - IMEMC News & Agencies - "The Palestinian Committee of Detainee has reported that Israeli soldiers have escalated their attacks against Palestinian political prisoner, held at the Negev Detention camp, under arbitrary Administrative Detention orders without charges or trial" [ry]13/10/2014
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Netanyahu `doesn`t bother to cover the gap between words and bulldozers.` (Wikimedia Commons) Jamal Kanj--In my last column, I discussed Benjamin Netanyahu’s proclivity to deceive, cheat and lie. During my research, however, I came across an article by Israeli journalist Amira Hass, who had a different take on the issue. dn12/10/2014
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Over 640 Swiss artists call for cutting military cooperation with IsraelPACBI-- 640 Swiss artists and cultural actors published a public statement on the 23rd of September condemning the war crimes committed by Israel during its fifty-day-long assault on the Gaza Strip. The statement calls on the Swiss Council to suspend all military cooperation with the Israel, including canceling a recent order of Elbit H-900 military drones, which were tested in Gaza and would are intended to be used by the Swiss intelligence to monitor Switzerland’s own population. dn12/10/2014
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Jewish American peace activists interrupt High Holdays with protestKate Aronoff--On September 29, `IfNotNow` interrupted the traditional act of Tashlich and recognized that while we can cast away our sins symbolically, our hands are not clean collectively until the Occupation ends and a path is forged for freedom and dignity for all. dn12/10/2014
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Christian clerics urge recognition of Palestinian stateAFP--Three leading Christian clerics in the Holy Land appealed Friday for more European governments to recognize a Palestinian state with east Jerusalem as its capital. dn12/10/2014
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Sweden rebuffs the US on PalestineChristian Christensen--Stockholm returns to its progressive foreign policy roots. dn11/10/2014
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The Month in Pictures: September 2014EI - A monthly roundup of photographs documenting Palestine, Palestinian life, politics and culture, and international solidarity with Palestine [ry]6/10/2014
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All the countries — including Sweden — that now recognize Palestinian statehoodKabir Chibber - Quartz - "Currently, more than 130 countries officially recognize Palestine. That is significantly up from about 90 that did so in 1988" [ry]6/10/2014
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Israeli youths jailed for refusing to serve in armyMaureen Clare Murphy--The anti-militarization group New Profile announced this week that two Israeli youths who refuse to serve in the army are once again being sent back to military prison. dn5/10/2014
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How the Israel Lobby Set Beto O`Rourke RightNathan Guttman--What Happens When Freshman Lawmaker Misses the Memo dn5/10/2014
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Sweden Will Recognize State of PalestineReuters--Sweden’s new center-left government will recognize the state of Palestine in a move that will make it the first major European country to take the step, Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said on Friday. dn5/10/2014
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More than 350 anthropologists from around the world endorse BDS movementJTA--More than 350 anthropologists from around the world have endorsed a boycott of Israel and its academic institutions. dn5/10/2014
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Forty leading Jewish Studies Professors have denounced the pro-Israel group, AMCHA,Paul Berger--Leading Jewish Professors Denounce Pro-Israel Group`s `Blacklist` http://portside.org/2014-10-04/leading-jewish-professors-denounce-pro-israel-groups-blacklist Paul Berger Forty leading Jewish Studies Professors have denounced the pro-Israel group, AMCHA, for degrading the "currency of academic freedom." AMCHA is circulating a list of 218 professors it charges with "an anti-Israel bias" or "antisemitic rhetoric." The Jewish Studies Professors in North America said AMCHA`s monitoring of university lectures and conferences is "deplorable " and "strains the basic principle of academic freedom. dn5/10/2014
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Israel to summon Swedish ambassador over plan to recognize PalestineBarak Ravid--Lieberman calls new PM Stefan Loven`s declaration proof he has not internalized that it`s the Palestinians who are presenting obstacles, not Israel. dn5/10/2014
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Today in PalestineToday in Palestine--A compilation of reports and commentaries on current events in the OPT. dn5/10/2014
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PCHR Press Release September 30, 2014 Ref: 145/2014 PCHR--PCHR Calls for Full and Immediate Ending of the Closure and Warns of Repercussions of Its Institutionalization and Continuity dn4/10/2014
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560 Palestinians Imprisoned by Israel in SeptemberIMEMC News - According to the Palestinian News Network, the records indicate that the Hebron province has witnessed the highest rates of imprisonment, with 163 prisoners, followed by Jenin province, with 108.-rh 1/10/2014
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