|Non violence in Beit Sira||ISM - "In the village of Beit Sira Monday night, February 20th, the Israeli
forces began tearing up the road connecting the village to the Latroun
Area. The route of the wall in Beit Sira is designed to annex more of
Beit Sira`s land to Israel. The villagers have responded with continuous
non violent resistance and have succeeded in stopping the destruction
for considerable lengths of time.
|Residents of two southern Palestinian West Bank towns conduct a peaceful protest ||
Manar Jibreen-IMEMC & Agencies - "Dozens of Palestinian landowners from the southern West Bank villages of Beit Omar and Halhul organized a protest on Saturday, to protest illegal Israeli confiscations of their land.
The confiscations are taking place near the Israeli illegal settlement of Karni Tsur.."||26/2/2006|
|Freedom Summer 2006 - Building Bridges ||ISM Media Group - "Now more than ever, Palestinians need an international presence to ensure that the lives of average Palestinians and not their governmental leaders are the focus of world-wide attention."||23/2/2006|
|Palestine-Israel, Bil`in, Abud, Beit Surik - The joint struggle continues - Friday 17-02-06 Demonstrations||Anarchists Against the Wall - "In addition to the holding of the two "out posts" of Bil`in
during the week, three joint struggles were done jointly this Friday."||18/2/2006|
|They are cutting, we are planting||The Olive Harvest Coalition - Olive tree plantings across the West-Bank on Saturday 18.2.06||13/2/2006|
|Soldiers, olive trees, and Santa Claus||Art Gish
"We can and must break this cycle of violence. It is not true that we simply have to follow orders. We are responsible for our actions." ||13/2/2006|
|Israel/Palestine and the paradoxes of academic freedom||Judith Butler- Radical Philosophy 135 - "In the last few years, two separate debates on academic freedom have emerged in the United States, and both of them have Israel/Palestine at their centre. The first has to do with arguments against the academic boycott of Israeli institutions on grounds of academic freedom,
and the second has to do with the new Academic Bill of Rights, sponsored by David Horowitz, which maintains that the classroom should present balancing points of view on political issues and that the faculty should represent a balanced spectrum of such points of view."||13/2/2006|
|Statement on the Postponement of the AAUP Conference on Academic Freedom and Boycott||From the Statement - "While some of us perceive academic boycott as a morally sound, non-violent form of resistance to injustice and others view it - in principle - as an infringement of academic freedom, we collectively converge on the indispensable role and value this debate would have had in promoting a deeper understanding - on all sides - of the issues at hand. Those who lack the power of logic to pursue this debate resort to the logic of power; and only those who are unable to rationally argue their views adopt the tactics of bullying and intimidation instead."
|Aboud residents, peace activists, protest against the Wall ||Saed Bannoura-IMEMC - Residents of Aboud village, near Ramallah, Israeli and international peace activists, and two newly elected members of the Palestinian legislative council, conducted a peaceful protest against the Separation Wall and settlements in the area.||12/2/2006|
|Center for Constitutional Rights brings suit against Avi Dichter, former head of GSS||Refuser Solidarity Network - an update and request for assistance||12/2/2006|
|Anarchists call for donations to their legal fund||TOI - Of all Israeli groups it is in the first place the Anarchists Against The Wall who week after week support the Palestinian popular resistance to the "separation wall".||12/2/2006|
|Church votes to sell off shares in Caterpillar||Stephen Bates - the Guardian - on February 6-th the Church of England`s general synod - including the Archbishop of Canterbury - voted last night to disinvest church funds from companies profiting from Israel`s illegal occupation of Palestinian territory. [The Editor (VB): May there be more such decent decisions all over the world.]||11/2/2006|
|Friday demonstrations against the Annexation Wall ||Anarchists against the Wall reporting from Bili`in; Saed Bannoura - IMEMC - on the Aboud protest||11/2/2006|
|Should there be a boycott of Israel`s construction industry? ||The Independent - The chairman of the Israel Architects` Association believes there should be a boycott, but Architects and Planners for Justice in Palestine does not. Below they explain their reasons.||10/2/2006|
|Palestinian and Israeli nominated for Noble Peace Prize 2006 ||George Rishmawi -IMEMC - " The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), a Quaker peace and social justice organization, has nominated two candidates for the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize: Ghassan Andoni, ex-director and co-founder of the Palestinian Center for Rapprochement between People, (PCR) from Palestine and Jeff Halper, director and founder of the Israeli Committee against home Demolition (ICAHD) from Israel, for the work they do for peace."||9/2/2006|
|Palestine-Israel, Bil`in, Is the joint struggle nearing its end? Friday demo of 3-2-06||Anarchists Against the Wall - When the `theme` of the last Friday demo in Bil`in turned to be the denouncing of the Danish media for its insulting of the prophet Mohamad, few questions are alerting.||4/2/2006|
|Tomorrow, Friday February 3, anti-wall demonstrations will take place in the villages Abud and Bil`in.||againstwall - "A Reminder: Those coming to the Friday demos should call Michal at 0523272678 no later than today (Thursday) afternoon."
|Israeli apartheid: time for the South African treatment||Omar Barghouti - PACBI - By now, most Palestinians recognize Israel`s entrenched system of colonialism, racism and denial of basic human rights as a form of apartheid. In fact, Palestinians are far from alone in holding this view of Israel||1/2/2006|
|The price of nonviolence in Bil`in||International Solidarity Movement - Bil`in was not always impoverished. In the last five years many villagers have become cut off from their sources of income due to the closure of Israel to Palestinian workers, the Israeli siege on Palestinian cities and villages and the theft of farmland for settlement construction||15/2/2006|
|Help respond to inflammatory attack on nonviolent solidarity groups||Palestine Media Watch - On Sunday, February 12, 2006, the Washington Post published a defamatory op-ed calling for the cancellation of the upcoming Palestine Solidarity Movement (PSM) conference at Georgetown University ||15/2/2006|
|Rabbis for Human Rights to Receive Niwano Peace Prize||Jerusalem Israel -- February 21, 2006 -- The Niwano Peace Foundation, one of the world’s leading foundations that contributes to the realization of world peace and the enhancement of culture, today announced that it will award the twenty-third Niwano Peace Prize to Rabbis for Human Rights of Israel.||22/2/2006|
|Invitation to the Exhibition: "Endless Checkpoints" - Photographs taken by Machsom Watch Women|| ||21/2/2006|
|Anti-wall demonstrations ||Anarchists against the wall - Last week, anti-wall demonstrations took place for the first time in
three villages at the same time: in Bil`in, in Beit-Sira (east of
Maccabim) and in Abud. This week demonstrations are expected to take
place once again in these three villages. Under these circumstances,
we have to split to three locations – hence the larger our number, the
better it is.
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