|Documents & Data|
|The Nakba continues||PLO Negotiations Affairs Department - A report about how the Wallajeh population is slowly expelled - with graphs and maps. ||30/5/2011|
|Watch Israeli police use stun guns on demonstrators [video of Ras al-Amud demonstration]||Joseph Dana--A demonstration against the settler takeover of East Jerusalem was held in the neighborhood of Ras al-Amud yesterday afternoon. The demonstration was organized by members of the Sheikh Jarrah Solidarity group, an Israeli led nonviolent protest movement based in Jerusalem. Days before the demonstration, a new and illegal Jewish settlement was inaugurated in Ras al-Amud with name of Ma’ale HaZeitim.||29/5/2011|
|Netanyahu asked Canada PM to thwart G8 support for 1967 borders||Barak Ravid--G8 statement would have supported Obama`s policy that Israeli-Palestinian talks should be based on 1967 lines with land swaps. [dn]||29/5/2011|
|Arab League chief backs UN route for Palestinian state ||Reuters--Amr Moussa calls Palestinian plans to seek UN recognition for a future state in September `the sound path` to statehood in light of `futile` negotiations with Israel. [dn]||29/5/2011|
|Egypt eases blockade at Gaza`s Rafah border||BBC-- Most Palestinians have not been able to leave Gaza since 2007
Egypt has relaxed restrictions at its border with the Gaza Strip, allowing many Palestinians to cross freely for the first time in four years.
|Today in Palestine||Today in Palestine compilation of events in the West Bank and Gaza
The present compilation begins with several discussions and data on what the Rafah opening will/will not do to ease the Israeli siege on Gaza [dn]||28/5/2011|
|What do Israelis think of 1967 borders with swaps?||Dahlia Scheindlin - +972 - In sum, the Jewish Israeli public over the last few years tends to be divided regarding levels of support for the explicit notion of returning to the 67 borders, with land swaps/adjustments. However, when presented as part of a larger package of an agreement rather than as an isolated concept, Israelis mostly support such packages with clear majorities.
|Israel: Investigate Killings During Border Protests|| Human Rights Watch -
(Jerusalem) - Israel should conduct prompt, thorough, and independent criminal investigations into the killings of protesters by military forces on May 15, 2011, Human Rights Watch said today. Fourteen people were killed during demonstrations in southern Lebanon, the Golan Heights, and the West Bank during the annual Palestinian commemoration of "Nakba Day." A fifteenth protester died of his wounds on May 16. ||23/5/2011|
|Wave of demolitions last week||Negev Coexistence Forum -
On Wednesday, May 11 there was a wave of demolitions across the Negev with the ILA visiting the villages of Al Arakib, Umm Ratam, Al Rara, Al Zarnog and Al Bcherah.About half a dozen structures in Al Arakib, outside of the cemetery, were demolished by the ILA. The JNF continues its works to build terraces of earth suitable for planting the north west of the village.
|The Gaza Cheat Sheet - Real Data on the Gaza Closure,Hunger or luxury restaurants? Siege or disengagement?||
|Obama Challenges Israel to Make Hard Choices Needed for Peace||HELENE COOPER--President Obama, speaking on Sunday to the nation’s foremost pro-Israel lobbying group, repeated his call for Palestinian statehood based on Israel’s pre-1967 borders adjusted for land swaps, issuing a challenge to the Israeli government to “make the hard choices that are necessary to protect a Jewish and democratic state for which so many generations have sacrificed.”||22/5/2011|
|Today in Palestine||Headlines 20.05.2011||21/5/2011|
|B`Tselem: Dispossession & Exploitation: Israel`s policy in the Jordan Valley & northern Dead Sea||Sam Bahour--Israel has instituted a regime that massively exploits the resources of the Jordan Valley and the northern Dead Sea, far more than elsewhere in the West Bank, demonstrating its intention: to de facto annex the area to the State of Israel. These are the findings of a report published today (12 May 2011) by Israeli human rights organization B`Tselem. ||21/5/2011|
|Dispossession and Exploitation: Israel`s Policy in the Jordan Valley & Northern Dead Sea ||B`Tselem - Comprehensive report - Israel has instituted in this area a regime that intensively exploits its resources, to an extent greater than elsewhere in the West Bank, and which demonstrates its intention: de facto annexation of the Jordan Valley and the northern Dead Sea area to the State of Israel
|Israel was infiltrated, but no real borders were crossed||Gideon Biger - Haaretz - The Syrians penetrated an area held by the State of Israel, but they did not cross the Israeli border. Nor did Palestinians from the Gaza Strip attempt to cross the Israeli border in the south||19/5/2011|
|How Nakba villages sunk into Israeli landscape||Noga Kadman - +972 - Travelling in Israel, it’s almost impossible to avoid piles of stones, ruins, remnants of walls and structures overgrown with almond fig and trees, rolling terraces crumbling with disuse, and long hedges of prickly cactuses. These integral parts of the Israeli landscape are all that remains of Arab communities that existed before the war of 1948.
|Weekly Collection of Occupation and Activism VIDEOS||From Friendly Stranger||14/5/2011|
|Image is Everything: The Importance of Public Diplomacy in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict ||Harriet Straughen - MIFTAH - the global image of a country is significant in other, more politically-driven, ways. This essay will look at how Israel understands the importance of its’ image in shaping other countries’ foreign policy towards it and how it manipulates the media in order to refine and justify the actions of the military in news reports, focusing particularly on the 2010 Gaza flotilla raid coverage.||11/5/2011|
|Palestinian unity agreement only first step in long-term movement, according to Palestinian youth.||Noura Erakat--Palestinian youth in the West Bank, Gaza and the diaspora are looking to unify and strengthen their identity||8/5/2011|
|Defense officials weigh after ex-Mossad chief brands Iran strike `stupid idea`||Haaretz Service--Two other former Mossad chiefs back Meir Dagan for expressing his opinion to the public, while other senior officials say not all points of view need to be expressed.||8/5/2011|
|EU approves $124 million in aid to PA after Israel blocks transfer of Palestinian funds||Reuters and Haaretz Service--The European Union agrees to provide extra money to cover the salaries of essential workers and support families in need; move comes after Israel blocked transfer of 105 million dollars in tax funds to PA due to Hamas-Fatah reconciliation. ||8/5/2011|
|Bedouin Factsheet||MIFTAH - The Bedouins in the West Bank, like thousands of other Palestinians, were forced from their original homes in 1948. Unlike many other Palestinians, they decided to settle in the more isolated areas in the east so that their livestock would have room to graze. Hoping to continue their traditional way of life, as they had done for thousands of years, the Bedouin people relied on their pastoral ability. However, in the last decade this has proved almost impossible to sustain. There are now 40,000 Bedouin people living in the West Bank comprising of around 5,000 families. Of those, 2,000 are living in refugee camps in Areas A and B. The other 3,000 families live in Area C. ||5/5/2011|
|Today in Palestine||Compilation of events and data from the Occupied Territories and Middle East||1/5/2011|
|Israel freezes cash transfer to Palestinians due to Fatah-Hamas unity deal ||The Associated Press--Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz says he will hold up transfer of $89 million in Palestinian tax funds and customs fees until it was clear it would not reach Hamas militants; PA condemns the move. ||1/5/2011|
|Egypt warns Israel: Don`t interfere with opening of Gaza border crossing||Haaretz Service--Egypt warns Israel: Don`t interfere with opening of Gaza border crossing
Rafah`s opening would be a violation of an agreement reached in 2005 between the U.S., Israel, Egypt, and the EU; Israel official tells the Wall Street Journal developments in Egypt could affect Israel`s national security.
|Injured Jerusalem Teen Dies of Wounds||Popular struggle coordination committee--Milad Ayyash, the 17 year-old who was critically injured yesterday in East Jerusalem passed away at the Muqassed Hospital, after all attempts to save his life failed. The killing comes as tensions soar over upcoming Nakba anniversary.||14/5/2011|
|Today in Palestine||Compilation of recent news from the West Bank, Jerusalem, and Gaza||14/5/2011|
|Over 25% of Holocaust Survivors Live in Poverty||Omri Efraim--Report published ahead of Holocaust Remembrance Day indicates some 208,000 victims of Nazi atrocities remain in Israel; poll reveals 40% of survivors feel lonely, while half say they are in need of financial aid||1/5/2011|
|Refugees in their own land||Maya Zinshtein--Trade in ancient olive trees is a big business, often across the Green Line. Arab farmers are tempted by the big cash that wealthy Israelis will pay for such a status symbol, and there`s little the law can do about it. ||1/5/2011|
| Surviving the Shoah – and beating Israeli bureaucracy ||RUTH EGLASH--Many Holocaust survivors live in severe poverty, unaware of the benefits owed them, and must fight the system to realize their rights. ||1/5/2011|
|Israel’s High Court of Justice Dismisses Petition Filed on Behalf of More Than 1,000 Victims of Operation Cast Lead||PCHR--On Thursday, 28 April 2011, the Israeli High Court of Justice dismissed a petition brought by the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR), and litigated by Attorneys Michael Sfard and Carmel Pomerantz.
|Weekly Collection: Occupation and Activism VIDEOS||From Friendly Stranger||21/5/2011|
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