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Report from the Mass Domonstration in BilinJonathan Pollak -- "Under the shadow of the previous day`s Israeli Supreme Court decision approving the construction of the wall 21 km inside the west bank, 500 people, Palestinians, Israelis, and Internationals demonstrated against the wall in the village of Bilin [...] The Army used teargas and concussion grenades"29/10/2006
Report: Palestine-Israel, Bil`in, a demonstration to celebrate 20 months of joint struggleIlan Shalif28/10/2006
Gaza is suffocating! - A month of action against the siege on Gaza Israeli activists- 4 November to 2 December 2006 - Join in, raise your voice against the siege!24/10/2006
Going It Alone? Talking with Marwan BarghouthiMarwan Barghouthi - Palestine Israel Journal - "The way out of this crisis, as I see it, is to immediately embark on a strategic dialogue on the highest level between the leaderships of Fateh and Hamas in order to reach a memorandum of understanding or a strategic agreement between the two movements. The next step would be to present the agreement and to enter into a dialogue with all the forces, factions and figures to sound out their opinion. Subsequently, a national conference should be held with the participation of Palestinian leadership from the homeland and the Diaspora." 19/10/2006
Draft refuser to prison - with addresses for support/protest lettersNew Profile/Yesh Gvul - general email - "I refuse to serve the arms industries, mega corporations, greedy contractors, preachers of racism and cynical leaders whose business is the advancement of suffering and who rob people of their basic human rights.." [Quote from Omri Evron`s letter of refusal]16/10/2006
Palestinian women hold nonviolent demonstration against Israeli Wall in rural Bethlehem Najib Farag -- PNN -- "Fadwa Khader, Director General for the Development of Rural Women [...] said that her organization helps women farmers in the countryside, pointing out that since its establishment in 2001 it has set up 85 branches in towns and villages throughout the West Bank and Gaza Strip"16/10/2006
Heads of Palestinian universities in an open letter addressed to members of global civil society and academia:"We call on you to support appropriate collective action against this dangerous policy of denial of entry and re-entry to Palestinians and other nationals that threatens to empty the Occupied Palestinian Territory of its educated classes: • To achieve the reversal of this illegitimate, discriminatory and immoral form of population control • To secure the total freedom of access to education and other activities in Palestine” 16/10/2006
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Just Another Mother MurderedAlison Weir - Counterpunch - (...) the LA Times had her age significantly off, and the Washington Post reported that she had been killed by an Israeli tank shell. It hadn`t been a tank shell that had killed her, according to witnesses. It had been bullets, multiple ones, fired up close. Neighbors report that Israeli soldiers had been beating her husband because he wasn`t answering their questions. Foolishly or valiantly, how is one to say, the 35-year-old woman had interfered. She tried to explain that her husband was deaf.10/10/2006
B`Tselem: 1.4 million Gazans without electricity twelve hours a day Israel must finance the rehabilitation of the power plant it bombed in the Gaza Strip. This is one of the conclusions of B`Tselem`s new report, Act of Vengeance, which describes and analyzes the harsh effects of the Israeli Air Force`s destruction of the power plant in June. B`Tselem states that the bombing was illegal, and calls on the government to finance upgrading the infrastructure for transferring electricity from Israel to the Gaza Strip; to reinstate legislation permitting individuals and entities harmed by the bombing to sue Israel for compensation; to open criminal investigations against the persons who planned and carried out the attack, with the intention of prosecuting them; and to prohibit the IDF from attacking civilians and civilian objects.10/10/2006
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Palestinians, Israelis and Internationals `armed` with grapes arrested and beaten near BethlehemISM -- “50 villagers from Al Khader joined by Israeli and International supporters marched from the village to the military checkpoint on route 60 with bags of grapes to protest the economic siege […] The farmers intended to give their grapes away to passing motorists so they wouldn`t just rot”9/10/2006
Bil’in defiant in midday sun-invaded laterISM updates - www.palsolidarity.org - A few hours after the demonstration yesterday Israeli soldiers eventually managed to invade the village shooting rubber bullets and firing sound bombs at Palestinian children who threw stones at them to defend their village. Three houses were damaged. Reuters cameraman Emad Bornat (who is also a resident of the village), who was the only person present filming this, was arrested and beaten. 7/10/2006
Women activists harvest/expose the Rabin Square olive trees Adam Keller - kibush.co.il - "You have no permit to demonstrate here, you must disperse!" "We are not demonstrating, we are harvesting olives." "What?" For once, the tough Tel Aviv Municipal Marshals were caught unready. Nobody had ever thought of passing a municipal ordinance or by-law forbidding the picking of olives. "But you are littering, the pavement is full of leaves! This is forbidden!" "Don`t worry, we have brought a broom.7/10/2006
Report: Shalit to be freed if Mashaal enters GazaRoee Nahmias-YNet News-"...Egypt conveyed the offer to the Hamas leadership in Damascus, saying that Israel allegedly agreed to release about 1,000 Palestinian prisoners in exchange for the release of Shalit."6/10/2006
Stop the next war with SyriaSign the petition to the Prime Minister of Israel 4/10/2006
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Tell Bush: Make Rice`s visit to the Mideast count!Brit Tzedek v’Shalom - US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice leaves for the Middle East on Sunday in an effort to revive the peace process between Israel and the Palestinians. Please contact President Bush today and urge him to instruct Sec. Rice to make this visit count.1/10/2006
Oppose the official Israeli propaganda machine- sample action alert regarding IrelandPlease contact the Irish embassy, and let them know that *SELECTIVE* sanctions against the occupation are justified, and that the Irish government should do much more to oppose the current racist and violent Israeli policies.1/10/2006
Stop the Silent Transfer - Launching of the Israel Committee for Residency Rights (ICRR) - Monday, 23rdICRR21/10/2006
Refusniks of the WarAlex Cohn -- American Friends Service Committee -- "The recent war made clear to me again that the problem in Israel is not just the military presence in the occupied Palestinian territories, but the racist and militaristic thought which leads the decision makers. Militaristic society observes reality through the sight of the gun: everything is us or them, life or death, kill or be killed"21/10/2006
Creative Resistance: The Nassar Family’s `Tent of Nations` Ben White -- The Palestine Chronicle -- "In the fall, the Tent of Nations will be celebrating olive harvest season, and is considering hosting a local farmers’ market. The Nassars also have set up a computer literacy class for women in Nahalin village"21/10/2006
Refusing to serve the Occupation - Demonstrations in Jerusalem and at the IDF induction centre - your support is needed!Israeli Highschool Refusers - Please come to demonstrate with us in front of the PM`s house in Jerusalem against the continuation of the occupation and destruction policy and in support of the conscientious refusers. We will do this due to the upcoming imprisonment of conscientious objectors Omri Evron (19) and Lior Volintz (18)13/10/2006
FREEDOM OF RELIGIOUS OBSERVANCE FOR ALLMachsom Watch - Haaretz - "The army prevents the passage of crowds of observant Muslims, pushing them back behind checkpoints and fences – by threats, shouts, shoving and tear gas." 18/10/2006
University faculty oppose travel banJPOST.COM STAFF - The Jerusalem Post - "On Wednesday afternoon, the High Court of Justice was expected to discuss on a petition against the travel ban filed by Gisha, the Center for the Legal Protection of Freedom of Movement." 18/10/2006
PRC: Prepare for an attack inside IsraelAli Waked-Ynet News-"..the Palestinian government will not crumble under any circumstances: "No Israeli action will topple this government or subdue Palestinian resistance."27/10/2006
Irish Tramline forced to cancel Israeli dealIrish PSC -"If completed, the Israeli tramline will permanently link Jewish-only settlements such as Pisgat Ze`ev, French Hill, Neve Ya`akov and Gilo, to Israeli West Jerusalem , thereby cementing Israel `s hold on occupied East Jerusalem , and ensuring that there can never be a Palestinian state. "27/10/2006
A call for prison solidarityAgainstwall - "On October 15th our friend Layla Tripoli entered prison to begin serving a 3 month sentence. We are asking for your support during her imprisonment. For details about mailing addresses for support letter and ways to make a financial donation please turn to the last paragraph of this letter." 26/10/2006
Judge: Police officers lied while testifying against left-wing activists Nir Hasson - Haaretz - Oct. 3 - Judge Muki Landman harshly criticized the police`s behavior in his ruling. "A feeling of serious discomfort has arisen from the mighty gap between the officers` testimony and what is seen in the video tapes," Landman wrote. "I cannot rule out the possibility that had it not been for the videotapes, I would have reached a different result regarding the defendants." 3/10/2006
Olive harvestRabbis for Human Rights -- "The Olive Harvest season will start at the coming Wednesday 4.10 in Kufer Qualil. Let’s start the season on the right foot with many volunteers"2/10/2006
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