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Demonstration: Stop the Judiazation of East Jerusalem! 26/3/2015
Continuing harassment of activists in PalestinePress Release - ISM - ""First they threatened us with retaliation if we don’t open, and then they came back a few nights later and broke down the door. It’s clear that they want to scare us away from the city, but we are not going to leave.”" - id 25/3/2015
Stop the Judaization of East Jerusalem! Breaking the ring of settlements - Friday, 27/3, 13:45, Damascus Gate 24/3/2015
Making Peace: Israeli-Palestinian Memorial Day 24/3/2015
Israel lobby, UK officials attempt to shut down Univ. of Southampton conferenceAli Abunimah - Electronic Intifada - The University of Southampton has come under intense pressure over the conference “International Law and the State of Israel: Legitimacy, Responsibility and Exceptionalism,” scheduled for 17-19 April, and whose agenda also includes the circumstances of Israel`s creation in 1948 and the massive expulsion of Palestinians. Some of the vociferous critics have called for the conference to be banned outright, while others are urging the university to require pro-Israel speakers, on the grounds that the conference is one sided. The university administration is upholding the organizers` academic Freedom of Speech, while distancing itself from the content of the conference. ak 24/3/2015
West Bank boycott takes aim at Israeli food productsRania Zabaneh - AlJazeera - Opponents and advocates of boycotting Israel agree that it is an important tactic in the Palestinian struggle [ry]23/3/2015
Spitting in the face of Israel`s Arab citizensHaggai Matar and Yael Marom - +972 - "With 14 seats representing over 400,000 voters, and with above-average voter participation, the success of the Joint List is the Palestinian public in Israel’s message to its Jewish compatriots, which was the antithesis of the message it got in return." - id for rh 19/3/2015
PHOTOS: Israeli army arrests 7 in action against E1 settlementAhmad Al-Bazz - +972 - "Palestinian, international and Israeli activists protested against Israeli plans to seize and build in the E1 area, which would cut off the northern and southern parts of the West Bank. Held on the same day as Israeli elections, the protest was aimed at attracting international attention to the progress of illegal Israeli construction and the planed displacement over 15,000 Palestinians and Bedouin communities living in 45 communities in the area." - id for rh 19/3/2015
THE 12th ANNIVERSARY OF RACHEL CORRIE’S STAND IN GAZA Family Statement - Rachel Corrie Foundation - " The U.S. Department of State reported that on March 17, 2003, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon promised President Bush that the Israeli Government would undertake a “thorough, credible, and transparent” investigation into Rachel’s killing and report the results to the United States." - id18/3/2015
Army arrests unconscious activist at Corrie commemoration (scene captured on video) Ahmad Al-Bazz/ - +972 - Soldiers tried to arrest many Palestinians but village women managed to protect most of them. Soldiers decided to arrest an unconscious Palestinian who fell while he was running away. Villagers and activists tried to convince the soldiers to release him and demanded a Palestinian ambulance, but the soldiers refused. “I know you are trying to mislead us! You will be arrested!” [bz]17/3/2015
Support Munga`s Struggle with Cohen Syndrome$2500 needed - mostly for genetic test 14/3/2015
Gaza’s female mediators stand up for women’s rightsHana Salah - Al-Monitor "Women in Palestinian society are ashamed to discuss their problems with the male elders in charge of mediation committees. However, today, things have become easier for women, as the first female mediators have pushed forward social reform and now defend women`s rights in tribal councils headed by men. Gazans go to these councils to settle their family problems and avoid going to court, where the resolution process is much longer and complicated." ca13/3/2015
An agreement to Stop the Palestinian Prisoners’ ProtestPNN - Palestine News Network - "Palestinians have been protesting against mistreatment in prisons of the Jewish state, isolation, administrative detention (without trial or sentencing) and the difficult living conditions." - id for rh 12/3/2015
Palestine Power Generation Company withdraws from Israel gas dealNational Committee - Palestinian BDS - "After the BNC press conference, key Palestinian business and political figures added their voices to those calling for the cancellation of the Israeli gas deal, a demand that has won wide popular support as well." - id for rh 12/3/2015
VIDEO: Israeli forces invade ISM apartment as part of a campaign of continual harassment against activists in HebronKhalil Team - International Solidarity Movement - "The harassment did not stop after the Open Shuhada Street demonstration – where around 20 were injured, several activists including a 17-year-old and a female German activist were shot with live ammunition, and three were arrested." - id 11/3/2015
10 years after modest launch, Israeli Apartheid Week spans the globe Middel East Eye - In March 2005, the Arab Students’ Collective, a campus organisation at the University of Toronto, held a series of local events to support Palestinians and protest Israeli policies - the first Israeli Apartheid Week. The concept catching on and appearing in cities across the globe, reflects on the tremendous importance of Palestine solidarity as a movement for human rights and justice in the 21st century. [bz]10/3/2015
Gaza women protest in front of UNRWA headquartersMa`an - Women held placards calling on the international community to uphold its responsibilities; pressure Israel to allow reconstruction material into Gaza; calling on Fatah and Hamas to end their disunity. [bz]9/3/2015
Israeli, Palestinian women protest on both sides of Israeli checkpointYael Marom Photos by Anne Paq, Ahmad Al-Bazz / women march toward the Qalandia checkpoint separating Ramallah and Jerusalem. Israeli soldiers broke up the joint Israeli-Palestinian protest against the occupation, a day before International Women’s Day, March 7, 2015. (Anne Paq/ dn 8/3/2015
After decades of conflict, Israeli women say `enough`Delphine Matthieussent - Yahoo News - "I don`t want to see anymore of this war against the youth, with 18- or 20-year-old Israeli soldiers on one side and Palestinian children on the other," says Amal Rihan, a mother-of-four and Arabic teacher living near Tel Aviv. [bz]7/3/2015
Incident in which soldiers set dogs on Palestinian youth was part of official policyBtselem press release - A dog handler takes the dog off the leash, the dog chases a group of civilians, clamps its teeth onto a person who did not manage to escape, and holds on until the handler arrives. In some cases documented by B’Tselem, the dog refused to release the person and the dog handler had to use a taser to release his grip. Previous responses [to Btselem complaints] centered on professional mistakes made in some of the cases, according to the MAG Corps, and not on the policy of allowing dog attacks against unarmed civilians. [bz]3/3/2015
No, Mr. Netanyahu—you do not speak for American Jews - ad today in NYT, tomorrow in The HillTikkun - Most polls indicate that a majority of American Jews (and most non-Jews) support President Obama’s attempt to negotiate a settlement that would prohibit Iranian development of nuclear weapons rather than the Netanyahu approach of undermining those negotiations. • Most polls indicate that a majority of American Jews oppose the expansion of West Bank settlements that Netanyahu favors and support the creation of an independent Palestinian state living in peace with Israel. And… The American People Do Not Want a War with Iran [bz]3/3/2015
Satmar Rebbe Calls for Mass Rally to Protest NetanyahuEliyahu Berkowitz - JP Updates - “All this behavior (of Netanyahu) contradicts the internationally accepted diplomatic rules and all the other Zionist heads of government were sure to keep the same rules,” he said. “Israel receives from the United States more than any other country receives, and what gives him the chutzpah so that he dares to come and challenge US President. He is not a mensch, he is not a diplomat, he is vile and despicable.” [bz]3/3/2015
Interview With Adam Keller: Israeli Journalist, Dissident and RefusenikPaul Buhle - Truthout - "The settlers would rather destroy their own homes with their own hands than give Palestinians the vote." [bz]28/2/2015
Listen: Eleven-year-old Gaza boy performs Palestine’s anthemRami Almeghari - The Electronic Intifada - "As Israel bombed and shelled buildings and infrastructure across the Strip, Firas did his best to replace the sounds of destruction with life-affirming tunes." - id 25/2/2015
Bil`in: Photographing a decade of popular struggleActivestills - +972 - "Activestills photographers have been documenting the popular struggle protests against the Israeli separation barrier in the West Bank village of Bil’in from their inception in 2005. The following is a selection with personal stories marking 10 years of their work in the village." - id 25/2/2015
14-year-old Palestinian jailed for stone-throwing maintains innocencePeter Beaumont - The Guardian - At a reception last week to mark her return home to the West Bank village of Beitin, near Ramallah, Malak and her family continued to insist she was innocent and had only admitted to the charges of throwing stones and carrying a knife because she had felt intimidated during her time in custody.-rh25/2/2015
Stanford University student senate passes Israel divestment resolutionJerusalem Post - The Stanford students voted to divest from corporations complicit in human right abuses in “Israel and Palestine.” The text actually stated that it “was not connected to the BDS movement.” Notwithstanding, it is a substantial victory of the BDS activists, who for a long time had Stanford - a prestigious but largely apolitical university - on their “wish list”. Their aim is now achieved, after a failure last year. In principle university authorities can go to court against a student divestment resolution; Harvard University had done so regarding a divestment resolution by their own students (on an environmental issue). However, Israeli government PR experts note that even a divestment resolution ultimately overturned by a court does generate negative publicity and adds to the delegitimization of Israel. [ak]24/2/2015
Israeli forces destroy E1 protest camp for 9th timeMa`an - Dozens of Israeli military vehicles escorted a bulldozer to demolish the Gateway to Jerusalem (Bawwabat al-Quds) protest camp for the ninth time in two weeks. The activists - protesting Israeli plans to displace bedouin communities - had remained in the camp, just outside Abu Dis, during the recent rains, thunderstorms and sub-zero temperatures. They started reconstructing the camp immediately upon the soldiers` departure. [ak]23/2/2015
E1 protest camp steadfast despite Israeli demolitions, snow stormMa’an News Agency--JERUSALEM (Ma`an) -- Despite the severe winter storm over the last two days and continuing Israeli military pressure, Palestinian popular resistance activists stayed put at the Gateway to Jerusalem protest camp overnight Friday. "Our permanent presence here is a message of defiance and firmness in the face of the Israeli plans, including the 2020 and the E1 plans whose goal is to separate Jerusalem and confiscate lands which constitute about one third of the West Bank," Hani Halabiya, spokesman for the local popular resistance committees in East Jerusalem told Ma`an. dn 22/2/2015
Demonstration in Bil’in honoring slain US citizens faces attacks and arrests by Israeli forcesRamallah team - International Solidarity Movement - "Member of the Bil’in popular committee Mohammed Khatib and a UK citizen and solidarity volunteer Michael “Mick” Bowman were both violently arrested." - id18/2/2015
Controversial Jewish Defense League revived in MontrealJTA - "JDL leader Meir Weinstein of Toronto said he would be setting up the country’s second branch outside that city on Feb. 16 to stem the rise of “radical Islam” in Quebec and to help the pro-Israel Conservative Party government return to power in a national election slated for the fall.Weinstein, 56, said he planned to have local JDL members aggressively monitor and “infiltrate” radical Islamic groups." ca13/2/2015
Palestinian children in Israeli custody victims of `forced confession`Maan - "The Israeli military detention system subjects Palestinian children to several days of prolonged interrogation and isolation with the apparent goal of obtaining a confession at all costs," said Ayed Abu Eqtaish, Accountability Program director at Defense for Children International Palestine, on Monday.-rh 11/2/2015
IDF: Palestinian nonviolent protest is an ideological crimeYael Marom - +972 - "The nonviolent protest organizer from Bil’in who already served more than a year in prison has been declared a ‘human rights defender’ by the European Union." - id 11/2/2015
Palestinians call for boycott of Israeli goodsAssociated Press - Ynet - Activists from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas` Fatah movement launched a campaign in the West Bank on Wednesday, calling on people to boycott products made by six major Israeli food companies.-rh11/2/2015
I was “part of a terror organization,” says Israeli pilot turned activistRyan Rodrick Beiler - The Electronic Intifada - "The education I got was very much about peace, equality, freedom and a lot of socialist values — caring about the other, caring about the poor — but at the same time with a big wall of negligence of Palestine. The same time I was in class learning these beautiful values, the Israeli army was engaged in occupation, land grabs, settlements, massacres, deportation of Palestinian activists." - id 11/2/2015
J-Street petition against Netanyahu`s Congress speech rallies 20,000 signaturesJerusalem Post - Netanyahu had asserted that he is coming to Washington "not just as the prime minister of Israel but as a representative of the entire Jewish people." In response, J-Street has launched a petition stating that while the PM may represent Israelis, "he certainly cannot claim any mandate to speak for Jews in the United States". It already gained some 20,000 signatures. [ak]10/2/2015
Palestinians to boycott products of five large Israeli companiesElior Levy - Ynet - Sticker put on products of Strauss/Elite, Tnuva, Jafora-Tabori, Osem and Prigat: `When you buy this product, you donate 16% to the Israeli army.` The move comes in response to Israel`s decision to freeze tax funds. [bz] 10/2/2015
Three arrested for facilitating fraudulent sales of Palestinian land to Jewish groups Tovah Lazaroff - Jpost - Suspicions about the three were raised in land sale cases that appeared before the High Court of Justice. The question of property ownership is often at the heart of many High Court cases involving unauthorized construction. The State Attorney’s Office then instructed the police to investigate the matter. Yariv Oppenheimer (Peace Now) said “We hope that settlers now understand that they cannot bring fake documents to the High Court of Justice. This is the first time that we see a real action being taken on the issue of fake documents. “We will not give up until the police and the Justice Ministry make sure that the main settler leaders will also be investigated, as to whether or not they knew or took part in this scheme.” [bz]10/2/2015
400 rabbis urge Netanyahu to end Palestinian house demolitionsMark Woods - Christian Today - The letter - asking the State, at its own initiative, to implement moral, reasonable and fair planning and zoning principles that are in-line with international law and Jewish tradition - is in support of a petition to the High Court from Rabbis for Human Rights which seeks to end demolitions by reforming planning and zoning laws. [bz]7/2/2015
Knesset candidates plant olive trees with Palestinian farmersHaggai Matar - +972 - "The activists planted the trees near the Israeli settlement of Tapuach, an area where olive trees have been uprooted time and again, allegedly by settlers." - id for ca6/2/2015
Boycott the Muslim Leadership Initiative and similar attempts to “Faithwash” Israel’s Regime of OppressionPalestinian BDS National Committee - "The MLI is part of a broader spectrum of political tours to the oPt designed to normalize and build acceptance to Israeli policies of oppression against Palestinians." - id for ca5/2/2015
“We believe in a bright future…a future when our children will be free” – Kufr Qaddum resident released from prisonInterview - International Solidarity Movement - "He sees the issues facing his village of Kufr Qaddum as symbolic of the bigger issues of the Israeli occupation: restricted movement, injuries, house damage, arbitrary arrest, imprisonment and murder of Palestinians. But he asserts: ¨In the face of this bad situation, we will do anything." - id for rh5/2/2015
`Rivlin is not welcome in Hebron` - Palestinians protest Israeli president`s visit to Hebron settlersMiddle East Eye - Rivlin said that Hebron bore witness to Jewish presence in Palestine for "thousands of years." Members of Israel`s leftist Meretz movement said that the visit was meant for electoral propaganda for the right-wing Likud Party. [bz]3/2/2015
Case dropped against protesters who cost Elbit drone parts factory $280,000Asa Winstanley - Electronic Intifada - "The most decisive evidence, we feel, is that they dropped the charges.” In other words, they let the activists get away with it rather then let the truth come out in court. [bz]3/2/2015
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