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Hundreds to Cycle Through London and Manchester In Support of PalestineIMEMC - "The event is supported by a number of campaigning organisations including Palestine Solidarity Campaign, War on Want, Jews for Justice for Palestinians and Campaign Against Arms Trade." - id18/7/2019
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Sunita`s Harp Tour in Israel and Palestine, Oct.-Nov. 2019 16/7/2019
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Touring the Israeli Occupation: Young U.S. Jews Get an Unflinching ViewDavid M. Halbfinger - New York Times - Birthright Israel`s free trips have become a rite of passage for hundreds of thousands of young American Jews. But Birthright’s avoidance of the Israeli occupation of the West Bank has made it the target of angry protests by left-leaning Jewish activists. For sheer ambition, no critique has approached this week’s attempt by the liberal lobbying group J Street to map out an alternative route for Birthright’s tours. The organizers said they embraced Birthright’s goal of helping young American Jews connect with Israel and with their Jewishness, but that they also needed to be exposed to the realities of the occupation. After several upbeat days hiking in the Galilee, learning about the kibbutz movement and bonding over buffets and Israeli pop songs, the J Street cohort took a sharp left turn into territory where Birthright does not go. In the West Bank settlement of Har Gilo, they received a harsh history lesson from a veteran opponent of the occupation. Then they toured an impoverished, water- starved Palestinian village that Israeli settlers want to demolish, and visited the city of Hebron, where repeated outbreaks of violence have turned an entire Palestinian business district into a ghost town.[ak]16/7/2019
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In Lebanon, Palestinian refugees protest severe new government restrictions Palestinian Youth Movement (PYM)- Palestinian refugee workers in Rashidieh, Bourj El Shamali, Bourj Al Barajneh, Beddawi, Ain El Hilweh, and other Palestinian Refugee Camps in Lebanon, began a strike against the decision by the Lebanese General Security to ban all Palestinian and Syrian refugees from working without work visas. This decision is on top of already existing laws preventing Palestinians from working in the public sector, expanding the restrictions to dozens of fields in the private sector. The protests began after hundreds of Palestinian refugees were fired after the announcement by the Ministry of Labor. The strike calls for Palestinians to not exit the camp, nor allow in Lebanese or any other foreigners to conduct business in the camps. Moreover, it calls for Palestinians not to purchase any products or goods outside the camp. The objective is to demonstrate the impact and contributions Palestinians have on the Lebanese economy, and demand respect for the rights and dignity of Palestinian workers.[ak]16/7/2019
Soldiers fire live ammunition at anti-occupation protesters in Kufr Qaddum, critically wounding a 10-year-old child+972 staff - Dozens of protesters — mainly residents of the village joined by some international and Israeli activists — were demonstrating against the Israeli army’s closure of their main access road to Nablus, the nearest West Bank city. “In eight years [of weekly anti-occupation protests], the army has never responded in such a crazy way as it did today.” [bz] 16/7/2019
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Israeli Soldiers Remove Solidarity Tent In Jerusalem, Injure Dozens Of PalestinianS IMEMC News - "Media sources said the soldiers fired a barrage of gas bombs and concussion grenades at the Palestinians, nonviolently protesting in the tent, demanding Israel to void its plans to demolish more than 230 apartments and displace the families.|Israeli High Court Rules Against Palestinian Families; Will Allow Their Homes to be Demolished|" ca 13/7/2019
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PODCAST: Exposing Israel`s arms sales to oppressive regimes+972 - "Israeli human rights lawyer Eitay Mack is working to uncover both Israel’s historic ties to brutal military regimes, such as Pinochet’s Chile, as well as its current arms exports to countries carrying out gross violations of human rights, like South Sudan and Myanmar." ca13/7/2019
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‘Mad’ Magazine Told the Truth About War, Advertising, and the MediaJeet Heer - The Nation "In Mad, McCarthy and other senators are performing for the TV camera and work their parliamentary antics to fit the time allotted to them by a commercial sponsor. Politics, the story suggests, is just another TV show. The sting of this message has only gotten sharper under the presidency of Donald Trump, Fox News addict and Roy Cohn’s proud political acolyte. Mad was often rude, tasteless, and childish—which made it all the more potent as a tributary of youth culture. The kids who read Mad learned from it to distrust authority, whether in the form of politicians, advertisers or media figures. That was a lesson that successive generations took to heart. " ca13/7/2019
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Google-censored blog postRichard Silverstein - Tikun Olam - "So when people complain about social media or search engines being complicit in censorship in China or other countries, remember it’s happening in a country many people consider a western-style democracy (though it isn’t). As a form of resistance, especially if you are Israeli, please circulate this post and the censored one as widely as you can within Israel and abroad. We must not let the censors win." - id11/7/2019
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BDS @ 14: Hope in the Face of Israeli ApartheidIMEMC - "Israel’s ongoing Nakba against the Palestinian people is most brutally manifested in its illegal siege and repeated massacres that have reduced Gaza into an uninhabitable ghetto, causing unspeakable suffering to its two million Palestinians." - id11/7/2019
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“From Here, From There” - exhibition in the one remaining house of the 1948 destroyed village al-Ma`inEitan Bronstein Aparicio - De-Coloniser - "The White House Gallery” in kibbutz Nir Oz is located in the only house still standing of the village al-Ma`in, destroyed in 1948. A new exhibit by Eitan Bronstein Aparicio will present there the story of that Palestinian village. The historical and geographical surrounding of the gallery will be shown with the involvement of the refugees from al-Ma`in who most of them are living in Khan Yunis, 8 km away in the Gaza Strip. Ahmad Salman Saqer Abu Sitta is the grandson of the man who built the house of the gallery. In the invitation photo he`s pointing at the lands of his village from his current home in Khan Yunis. He can only say "I`m from there" but can`t return, nor even visit his hometown. This exhibit is an attempt to overcome the fragmentation of the space by violent military power and control. [ak]9/7/2019
Left-wing Israeli activist Jonathan Pollak attacked by two assailants outside his workplace in south Tel AvivOren Ziv - +972 - Pollak said he noticed he was being followed by two people whom he thought were police officers trying to detain him for a bench warrant. “I tried to run but they caught up to me, pushed me to the ground and began punching and kicking me,” he said from his home following the attack. “When I tried to defend myself one of them pulled out a knife and slit my face.” [bz] 9/7/2019
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`Who says we must be Ambassadors of Israel?` - Arab pupils reject propaganda course Judith Sudilovsky - The Media Line / Y-net - "Whether you want to or not, you are going as ambassadors of Israel" was the message given to high school pupils going abroad on trips organized by the Education Ministry. In a course made obligatory for all participants in such trips, they were told that in meeting foreign youngsters they must uphold "“Israel`s two basic principles: a Jewish and a democratic state", and that when meeting people who "only know Israel as a country with the Intifada and where Israeli soldiers shoot Palestinians" they must turn the conversation to "more positive issues" such as Israel`s hi-tech achievements or Israel`s toleration of LGBT. The Masar School in Nazareth, backed by the Adalah Legal Center, strongly protests: "The course`s content is mainly political, biased and transmitted from a very narrow and one- sided perspective." Pupils are required to answer multiple-choice exams, which allow for only one correct answer. The Masar School does not accept the answer considered correct by the ultra Jewish Nationalist Naftali Bennet who as Education Minister personally initiated this course. [ak]9/7/2019
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Burying the Nakba: How Israel Systematically Hides Evidence of 1948 Expulsion of ArabsHagar Shezaf - Ha`aretz - Four years ago, historian Tamar Novick was jolted by a document she found in the Yad Yaari of the left-wing Mapam Party. The document, which seemed to describe events that took place during the 1948 war, began: Safsaf [former Palestinian village near Safed] – 52 men were caught, tied them to one another, dug a pit and shot them. 10 were still twitching. Women came, begged for mercy. Found bodies of 6 elderly men. There were 61 bodies. 3 cases of rape, one east of from Safed, girl of 14, 4 men shot and killed. From one they cut off his fingers with a knife to take the ring.” The unnamed writer goes on to describe additional massacres, looting and abuse perpetrated by Israeli forces in Israel’s War of Independence. When coming later to re-examine the document, Novick was surprised to discover that it was no longer there. When she asked those in charge she was told that the document had been placed behind lock and key – by order of the Ministry of Defense.[ak] 9/7/2019
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Deadly police harassment continues in Issawiya (East Jerusalem)Michal Peleg / Amos Gvirtz - Taayush / Don`t Say We Didn`t Know - For over two weeks now, Israeli police has been provoking violent clashes in Issawiya (East Jerusalem). Police invade the village, beat up people and arrest them, as well as handing out traffic tickets; in this context, traffic tickets are a means of harassment and intimidation, rather than motivated by genuine concern for traffic violations. On Thursday, June 28, a solidarity demonstration took place, joined by Israeli activists, demanding to cease this harrassment. The policemen did not intervene during this demonstration, but a police officer promised the residents that after "the Americans" leave, the police would enter and "teach them a lesson". An hour after the demonstration ended and dispersed, large police and Border Police forces entered Issawiya. In the mayhem that followed, and as a result of it, an Israeli police officer fired live bullets and killed a 20-year old Palestinian. Others were wounded and arrested. Police violence persisted at the Hadassah Hospital emergency ward, where the wounded were taken. [ak]9/7/2019
The man who helped build Israel`s legal infrastructure of oppressionHagai El-Ad - +972 "Aharon Barak says he is concerned about Israeli democracy, but he bears responsibility for no small part of where the country is today." ca6/7/2019
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Watch the film the Israel lobby didn’t want you to seeThe Electronic Intifada - "The Electronic Intifada has obtained a complete copy of The Lobby – USA, a four-part undercover investigation by Al Jazeera into Israel’s covert influence campaign in the United States.We are releasing the leaked film simultaneously with France’s Orient XXI and Lebanon’s Al-Akhbar, which have respectively subtitled the episodes in French and Arabic.The film was made by Al Jazeera during 2016 and was completed in October 2017." ca 6/7/2019
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High Court Orders Israel to return seized boats to Gazan fishermanJerusalem Post Staff - Israel returned a boat to fisherman Abad Al-Moati Al-Habil from the Gaza Strip following long legal proceedings that human rights organization Gisha--the center for freedom of movement of Palestinans, "Adalah"--the legal center for the rights of Arab minorities in Israel and the Al Mezan Center for Human Rights in Gaza administered. This comes after Israel held it over the course of three years. Similarly, at the request of the organizations, the state told the High Court of Justice that in the course of the 4 upcoming months, it will return another approximately 65 boats that were captured from the hands of the fishers in the Strip. [ak] Israel returned a boat to fisherman Abad Al-Moati Al-Habil from the Gaza Strip following long legal proceedings that human rights organization Gisha--the center for freedom of movement of Palestinans, "Adalah"--the legal center for the rights of Arab minorities in Israel and the Al Mezan Center for Human Rights in Gaza administered. This comes after Israel held it over the course of three years. Similarly, at the request of the organizations, the state told the High Court of Justice that in the course of the 4 upcoming months, it will return another approximately 65 boats that were captured from the hands of the fishers in the Strip. [ak]2/7/2019
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Volunteers needed for protective presence in IsaawiyaFollowing the large police operation in Issawiya last night during the funeral procession and the arrest of three residents2/7/2019
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Volunteers needed for protective presence in IsaawiyaGuy Avni- Taayush - Following the large police operation in Issawiya last night during the funeral procession and the arrest of three residents, residents of Issawiya have requested international and Israeli activist presence within Issawiya for the evenings of the rest of the week, starting tonight. Our presence last night was noted by residents and police, and we would like to continue monitoring police interactions with residents. This is also a great way to build relationships with the community of Issawiya, especially the young people there! If we succeed in getting five volunteers, we will go into Issawiya and stand in a central area, together with residents who will escort us from the beginning to the end of the shift and will also have two experienced Israeli activists with us who have strong ties with the community.[ak]2/7/2019
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Five Days after Demolition: Picking Up the PiecesInternational Solidarity Movement - Palestinian flags fluttered over the rubble of Mohammad al Dababsh’s home in the South Hebron Hills, this week, as local activists helped the family put up a a tarpaulin tent as a temporary shelter. Pots and pans lay scattered amongst bricks, metal and dust – the only remnants left of the two-roomed house which was demolished on Monday. The tent was cold and dark, the solar panels that once supplied energy to the house now destroyed or confiscated by soldiers. In stark contrast, the illegal settlement of Havat Maon glared in the distance. ‘The settlers have big homes, running water and electricity,’ a member of the committee told ISM. ‘This family just has a tent.’[ak] 25/6/2019
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PCR testimony to UN: 207 Palestinians killed, 12707 wounded in 15 months of border shootings Palestinian Center for Human Rights (Gaza) - At the UN Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices, meeting in Amman, the The PCHR presented a detailed testimony concerning such issues as the continuing Israel army`s willful shooting, wounding and killing of participating in the peaceful demonstrations, which broke out along the borders between Israeli and the Gaza Strip. Since the beginning of the "Great March of Return" on March 30 last year, Israeli forces killed 207 Palestinians, including 44 children and one woman, and wounded 12707 others, including 2532 children and 385 women. The injuries of some of those wounded was reported very serious, and dozens had to have either their lower or upper limbs amputated. [ak]18/6/2019
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Jerusalem event "Palestinians and Israelis at a Dangerous Crossroads" 18/6/2019
PIJ Event on "Palestinians and Israelis at a Dangerous Crossroads"Palestine-Israel Journal/Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung - At today`s event, entitled "Palestinians and Israelis at a Dangerous Crossroads", speakers will include Mr. Hannes Alpen of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung; Dr. Sari Nusseibeh : Philosopher, Author, and Former President of Al-Quds University; Mr. Avrum Burg: Philosopher, Author, Former Speaker of the Knesset; MK Dr. Ahmad Tibi: Arab List For Change, Chair Ta`al-Balad; MK Tamar Zandberg: Chair of Meretz; Moderator: Hillel Schenker - Co-Editor PIJ. [AK] 18/6/2019
Conquer and Divide: Tens of thousands explore interactive mapHagai El-Ad - B’Tselem - Just a few days ago, we launched the interactive project Conquer and Divide: a series of maps illustrating what it is exactly that Israel has done in the Occupied Territories since 1967. We got a deluge of positive responses. In only a handful of days, tens of thousands of people around the world have explored the maps on their cellphones or computers. People must know the facts – so that we can together demand an entirely different future. [ak] 11/6/2019
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Ashkenazi petition against Israeli State-Nation Law Eitan Bronstein Aparicio - We refuse to inhabit the privileged position allocated to us. We demand a full equality for all the residents of this country. The petition argues that the law discriminates against the non-Jewish - mainly Palestinian - citizens of Israel, as elaborated in a similar petition submitted by Adalah. Furthermore, the petition supports the petition of some 60 Mizrahi Israelis who argued that the law discriminates against Jews of Arab extraction as it degrades the Arabic language to that of a "special status". [bz]11/6/2019
WATCH: What occupation looks like in the occupied Jordan ValleySocial TV/+972 - Palestinian residents of the Jordan Valley are forced on a daily basis to cope with Israel’s arbitrary military policies, from imposing restrictions on movement to home demolitions to a lack of access to water — all while Israeli settlers living on the same land face none of the same issues. [bz]11/6/2019
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Drama on the tarmac - Palestinian professor`s deportation averted at the last momentAli Abunima - The Electronic Initifada - On Wednesday morning, a private jet chartered by the US government landed in Tel Aviv. On board was Abdelhaleem Ashqar, a Palestinian business professor who ran for the presidency of the Palestinian Authority in 2005. US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents were attempting to secretly deport him to Israel, which would then transfer him to the West Bank. But contrary to the plan, the aircraft was met by a US embassy official who told the ICE agents on board that they could not hand Ashqar over. Pursuant to an emergency order issued by a federal judge back in Virginia, Ashqar had to remain on the plane in US custody. He would sit on the grounded plane for more than a day while a legal drama unfolded back in the US - ending with his being flown back to America, with the deportation plan foiled. [ak]11/6/2019
SUPPORT THE FREEDOM THEATRE IN JENIN 6/6/2019
The Freedom Theatre of JeninShaina Low & Jen Marlowe - ILA Intersections - A little boy, approximately seven years old, leans against a light blue door embedded in a single-story, cement-block home in Jenin camp, the northern most refugee camp in the West Bank. “Freedom to me is the occupation ending and the army leaving.” His political manifesto declared, he then gets down to the real business of defining freedom: “It is also playing snooker, hide and seek, and no one hitting me.” Other children of Jenin refugee camp espoused similar thoughts on freedom. First, an end to Israeli occupation (one boy offered the chilling detail of “being able to sleep in your house and not hiding in hospitals”), followed by more personal desires: one girl wished to travel and learn other languages; another wanted to pursue her hobbies of theatre, circus, and music. That is why The Freedom Theatre (TFT) exists. Artistic Director Nabil Al-Raee describes TFT as “a safe spot for people to express themselves and to find their own freedom; individually and then, collectively” [ak]. 4/6/2019
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Ashkenazi petition against State-Nation LawEitan Bronstein Aparicio - The new petition to the High Court of Justice, in a bid to strike down the discriminatory "Nation-State Law", follows upon earlier petitions lodged by the Arab Adalah institute and by 60 Mizrahi Israelis - who argued that the law discriminates against Jews of Arab extraction as it degrades the Arabic language to a `special status` rather than an official language. Specifically, the Ashkenazi Israelis who signed the present petition add the argument that the Nation-State Law defines them as superior to non-Jews as well as Mizrahi Jewish-Israelis: "We refuse to inhabit the privileged position allocated to us. We demand a full equality for all the residents of this country. We see ourselves as the bearers of a tradition pioneered by Ashkenazi Jews who lived in this country and mastered the Arabic language out of respect for the language of the region, rather than the `enemy language` which is the way it is often perceived in Israel nowadays.There were also Jews in Europe in the 19th and early 20th centuries who saw the studying of Arabic language and culture as an important tool to emancipate themselves as Jews. This is the Israeli Ashkenazi identity we wish to champion, against a racist colonial one." [ak] 4/6/2019
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