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When death was in everyone’s eyes: recalling Bethlehem’s siegeSarah Irving - The Electronic Intifada - " Based on interviews with fighters who experienced the siege and were expelled to Gaza and Europe, these scenarios are by turns heartbreaking, thought-provoking and challenging to both actors and audience." - id 3/6/2015
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Success and pitfalls of Palestinian anti-normalization Seth Frantzman - Jerusalem Post - On May 28 Palestinian activists, acting in the name of “anti-normalization”, attacked Palestinian, Israeli and international participants in the annual "Jerusalem Hug" event near the Old City`s Damascus Gate. The "Jerusalem Hug", with its aim of promoting coexistence without dealing directly with political issues, was regarded as in practice accepting the situation of Israeli rule. Seth Frantzman, who was himself among those assaulted, analyses the ten years of “anti-normalization”, what it achieved and and what it can`t achieve. ak 2/6/2015
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WATCH: 48 to 67 AIC - Youtube (with English subtitles) - Hundreds of Israelis marched on May 30 in Jerusalem to commemorate and protest 48 years of occupation of the West Bank, Gaza, East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights. After the march, form West Jerusalem`s Zion Square to the East Jerusalem Old City Wall some speeches. [bz]2/6/2015
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Barghouti Begins Hunger Strike in Solitary ConfinementIMEMC News & Agencies - "Palestinian detainee Abdullah Barghouti began, on Sunday, an open-ended hunger strike to protest his solitary confinement, Chairman of the Prisoners’ Affairs Committee, Issa Qaraqe, reported. The Israeli prison administration placed the senior Hamas official in solitary confinement after he made a phone call from prison with the Hamas-affiliated al-Ray radio, in which he asked Hamas not to be too hasty in reaching a prisoner exchange deal with Israel" [ry]1/6/2015
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Video: 48 to 67Alternative Information Center (AIC) - Several hundred Israelis marched on May 30 in Jerusalem to commemorate and protest 48 years of occupation of the West Bank, Gaza, East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights [ry]1/6/2015
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Resource: `Mock` law enforcement in the West BankYesh Din - +972 - Only 7.4 percent of West Bank Israeli police investigations following complaints from Palestinian victims of offenses committed against them or their property by Israeli civilians result in indictments. The remaining investigations are closed, in most cases (some 85 percent), due to investigative failure, largely because investigators were unable to find suspects or collect enough evidence.. [bz]31/5/2015
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Activists target `normalization` march in JerusalemMa`an News Agency - "Head of Fatah`s Jerusalem youth council Ahmad al-Ghoul told Ma`an that Palestinian participants in the march -- from the West Bank cities of Bethlehem, Ramallah, Nablus, and Tulkarem -- were deceived into joining it by luring them with permits to enter Jerusalem. Al-Ghoul said that the organization claimed that the march was a "humanitarian project for people in the West Bank" and provided them with permits and the necessary transportation without showing them the "normalization" goals of the visit." ca29/5/2015
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End the occupation! Stop the separation! - May 30, Sat.night, Jerusalem, marking 48 years 27/5/2015
Jibril Rajoub confident FIFA will vote on expelling IsraelDaoud Kuttab - Al-Monitor - “Our issue with the Israelis is not only about the movement of our players. We can’t accept that the Israeli Football Association includes five clubs from settlements and the racism in Israeli stadiums,” Rajoub said. Israeli soccer teams and their fans act and tolerate a high level of racism against Arabs in the stadiums. FIFA has a strong policy against racism and conducts campaigns to root it out of the game.-rh 27/5/2015
Palestinian Festival of Literature begins tonight!Yasmin El-Rifae - Mondoweiss - In a few days, over a dozen writers will arrive in Ramallah from different parts of the world to take part in the Palestine Festival of Literature, which I help organize. It is a traveling roadshow that puts on public literary events featuring Palestinian and visiting writers in different cities in the evenings. Over the course of the week, it also aims to show writers something of Palestinian histories and present-day realities. A lot of time is spent on the road, traveling in and around the geography of occupation: the checkpoints, walls, and segregated motorways.-rh27/5/2015
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The Ministry of Economic DefenseGisha - Gaza Gateway - Ten years after the implementation of the disengagement plan, Israel’s Ministry of Defense has wide discretion to determine the bottom line on the monthly balance sheet of your average private entrepreneur from Gaza and it appears to have nothing at all to do with security. [bz]27/5/2015
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Israel launches Gaza air strikes after rocket attack : No casualties reported on either side, and Hamas reportedly arrests Islamic Jihad members behind attackReuters - The Guardian - Israeli warplanes hit back early on Wednesday, striking four “terror infrastructures” in the southern Gaza Strip, the Israeli military said. Gaza residents said the targets included training camps used by Islamic Jihad militants.-rh 27/5/2015
The "S" in the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) CallAmjad Alqasis - IMEMC - "More and more states, state officials and private companies are aware of the possible legal consequences their corporations with Israel may entail. In order to promote this momentum, the BDS movement and all supporters worldwide must demand the fulfillment of international law by advancing the `S` in BDS." - id 26/5/2015
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Denmark cancels Elbit dealAIC - Denmark has cancelled its planned purchase of howitzers from the Israeli arms company Elbit Systems, a deal that was worth up to DK 1.000 million [ry]25/5/2015
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Hundreds of unarmed demonstrators confront live fire at Kafr Qaddum on Nakba DayInternational Solidarity Movement - Reports - Today (15th of May), during the Nakba day demonstration in Kafr Qaddum, four young men were shot with live ammunition in their legs. One of the men got a serious bone fracture. Apart from the live ammunition being shot from all directions, Israeli forces fired several rounds of rubber coated steel bullets, tear gas and stun grenades. Throughout the protest, the Israeli military forces used a skunk truck to force the demonstrators back from reaching the closed road; closed since 2002 due to the building of the settlement Kedumim. ISMers in the demonstration saw houses and gardens being sprayed, and a boy as young as four crying, covered in the noxious chemical skunk ‘water’-rh21/5/2015
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Israeli prime minister calls off West Bank bus segregation AP - Cairopost - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday called off a proposed plan to segregate Palestinians from Israelis on West Bank buses, overruling his own defense minister following a flurry of criticism in an attempt to avert the first crisis of his new government.-rh 21/5/2015
Anti-Israel Group Makes Waves With In-Your-Face TacticsNathan Guttman - Forward - Students for Justice in Palestine activists have set up roadblocks on campuses, which they claim resemble those Israel has put up across the occupied territories. They have built so-called “apartheid walls” on campus grounds, symbolizing the barrier Israel has erected — citing security needs — to keep Palestinians within those same territories. Another tactic involves the mock eviction of students from their dorm rooms with leaflets that mirror some of the language Israel’s military authorities use when notifying West Bank Palestinians of demolition orders against their homes.-rh 21/5/2015
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Our hope for peace will not be lostSavyona Rotlevy - Ynet - "My friends and I don’t want to lose hope, for our sake and for the sake of our children and grandchildren. Our hope will not be lost!" - id 20/5/2015
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Film festival opens amid Gaza`s ruinsAsmaa al-Ghoul - Al-Monitor - Muzayen told Al-Monitor, “We wanted to hold the film festival in the Shajaiyah neighborhood to draw the world`s attention to neighborhoods devastated by the war and which have yet to be reconstructed. We wanted this event to be very special and to tackle human rights issues to the fullest extent. This is why we organized the festival in Shajaiyah.”-rh 20/5/2015
PHOTOS: Jerusalem Day brings tensions in divided city to the foreActivestills - +972 - The traditional ‘march of the flags’ on Jerusalem Day, marking the ‘reunification’ of the city under Israeli sovereignty, has more to do with domination over Palestinians than celebration. A photo and video report, including a picture of the left-wing protest. [bz]19/5/2015
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`I Love Jerusalem. I Hate Racism!`Beate Zilversmidt - On the bus from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem with a school class of greatly misbehaving teenagers. 19/5/2015
Khader Adnan enters 15th day of hunger strikeMa`an - Palestinian prisoner Khader Adnan has entered the 15th day of a hunger strike demanding an end to his administrative detentionõ Sheikh Adnan, 37, is currently being held in solitary confinement in Hadarim Israeli jail and is refusing to take vitamins, medical tests or sugar or salt. In his most recent letter,Adnan wrotethat he was undertaking the open-ended hunger strike to defend all Palestinians. ak19/5/2015
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Gush Shalom: Abolish "Jerusalem Day" 17/5/2015
Stop the March of Hate on Jerusalem Day! 17/5/2015
Return is Our Right and Our WillPNN - Palestine News Network - "The event, organized by the International Network of Refugees and Displaced People, was attended by refugees from Aida, Azza and Deheisha camps, international activists, Bethlehemites and partner organizations." - id 15/5/2015
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Palestinians In Nablus Mark Nakba Day With Candle ProcessionIMEMC - "“Marking the Nakba Day is a clear message to the colonialist settlers, the government of this occupation, and all who support them, that the Palestinians will never abandon their rights.”" - id15/5/2015
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Palestinians Begin Commemoration of 67th Nakba AnniversaryIMEMC News & Agencies - Marked by Palestinians throughout the world every May 15th, the Nakba represents a historic injustice, where approximately 800,000 Palestinians or 67% of the Palestinian people by 1948, became refugees and approximately 418 Palestinian villages were depopulated and/or destroyed, said PLO Negotiations Affairs Department.-rh13/5/2015
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Israel`s anti-boycott law to `muzzle` PalestiniansDalia Hatuqa - Al Jazeera "According to Omar Barghouti, a Palestinian human rights activist and a co-founder of the BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) movement: "This repressive law will disproportionately muzzle the second-class Palestinian citizens of Israel, the Palestinian non-citizens in occupied Jerusalem, and the small but clearly effective minority of Jewish-Israeli supporters of BDS and other selective boycotts of the occupation-related companies and institutions." ca13/5/2015
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In Support of Diplomacy - backing the nuclear peace talks with IranBy signing this petition you give backing to the modest and fragile achievements so far12/5/2015
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Marianne is headed for Gaza todayShip to Gaza - "Marianne is not a cargo-ship, but she will bring a limited cargo including solar panels and medical equipment" [ry]11/5/2015
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Gaza rules: Kill 2 Palestinian women on cellphones in an orchard so Israeli soldiers face zero riskPhilip Weiss - Mondoweiss - Underlying the testimonies, though, are two new doctrines of war that the Israeli military has adopted at the highest level in order to combat violent Palestinian resistance: 1, zero risk to Israeli troops, 2, destruction of entire neighborhoods as a form of deterrence and collective punishment.-rh7/5/2015
Israeli state pushes Court to take an unusual step threatening immediate demolition of an entire Palestinian villageRabbis for Human Rights - Press Release - By refusing to issue an interim order until the case is heard, the court is allowing for the demolition of the Palestinian village of Susya and subsequent expulsion of its 340 residents to Area A.-rh 6/5/2015
South Africans apologize over forest planted on Palestinian villageSarah Levy - The Electronic Intifada - "In a novel ceremony on 1 May, a number of South Africans who have previously given money to the JNF issued a public apology." - id 6/5/2015
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Palestinian soccer chairman asks FIFA to suspend IsraelShlomi Eldar - Al Monitor - ""Last year in Brazil I raised our plight again. UEFA President Michel Platini proposed to set up a committee that would look into the matter and resolve the problem. However, not only has there been no change but the situation has in fact gotten worse. The Israelis were condescending and offensive to us during all the encounters."" - id 6/5/2015
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Chronicle of a tragedy foretold in GazaIdo Even Paz - +972 - "If there’s one takeaway from the newly published Breaking the Silence report, it’s that the IDF is most certainly not the most moral army in the world." - id 6/5/2015
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Gunning for destruction in Gaza: ‘You want to see people in pieces’Natasha Roth - +972 - Given that these words come from those responsible for the destruction, this report should introduce – or reintroduce – the sense of shock that was profoundly lacking when images started to filter out of the Gaza Strip during the war. [ak] 5/5/2015
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Likud MK gives false testimony to Breaking the Silence in attempt to discredit itAdiv Sterman - The Times of Israel - The fabricated account had been given not by Asaf Hazan, but rather by Oren Hazan, who was elected to Knesset last month on the Likud party’s 30th slot. Hazan later admitted he had provided false testimony to Breaking the Silence, but insisted that his made-up description had in fact been published. Not true says Breaking the Silence, all accounts are carefully and rigorously examined in order to ensure reliability, exactly because of the many attempts by public bodies and individuals to discredit us. [bz] 5/5/2015
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Organisers of Pilsen 2015, don’t host Days of Jerusalem festivalPress Release - International Solidarity Movement - ""The Days of Jerusalem event is part of a political strategy through which the State of Israel seeks to secure legitimation of its illegal annexation of Jerusalem."" - id for ca 1/5/2015
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