|Palestin-Israel, Bil`in, the joint struggle against the occupation and against the separation fence continue - Friday 30-6-06||Ilan Shalif - Anarchists Against the Wall - "The theme of this Friday was the protest of the
Israeli special forces who kidnapped last nights lots of Palestinians -
including three of Bil`in villagers."||30/6/2006|
|Photos from Haifa demonstration against the invasion of Gaza||A link to photos of a demonstration by anti-occupation organizations on 29.6.06||30/6/2006|
|Palestinians: We kidnapped settler in West Bank||Ali Waked -
Popular Resistance Committee spokesperson tells Ynet his group kidnapped settler in West Bank. IDF says they are aware of report but cannot yet confirm it
|"My Name is Rachel Corrie" will be opening in New York City in October, 2006! ||Campbell Robertson -
The New York Times -
After an Off Broadway production was derailed, resulting in a theatrical uproar, "My Name Is Rachel Corrie," the solo show about an American demonstrator for Palestinian rights who was killed by an Israeli bulldozer in the Gaza Strip, has found another New York theater.
|2 Reports about Boycott Israeli Goods National Day of Action [UK]||ISM -
The PSC and the BIG campaign are responding to calls from Palestine and Israel for a boycott of Israel until it complies with international law and universal principles of human rights.
PSC and BIG aim to build a mass campaign similar to that of a boycott of apartheid South Africa. The campaign focuses on Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Apartheid Israel.
|Ezra Nawi : Thank You Letter and request to support the children of Twaneh ||"
As some of you may know, this will be the fourth year that Ta`ayush together with other organizations and the local residents will be organizing a summer camp for the children of Twaneh and the cave-dwellers from the area. We believe that allowing the children to live a semi-normal life is the key for stopping the expulsion.
|Understanding the Presbyterian Vote - Divestment, Corporate Engagement and Israel||Will Youmans and Nora Erakat - Counterpunch - "During its 217th General Assembly, the Presbyterian Church (USA) voted to substitute the language of “divestment” for the precise concept of “corporate engagement.”.."There is no basis for claiming the Presbyterians surrendered their right to divest from companies profiting off of Israel’s military occupation. Yet, the media have largely adapted the twisted version of events. It seems they all wish divestment would just go away."
|Media distortions -- US Presbyterian Church continues to stand firm against occupation!||Jewish Voice for Peace - “I have great respect for PCUSA because they did not back down from their traditionally principled positions in spite of the horrendous attacks against them organized by the 12 powerful Jewish mainline organizations who totally misrepresented their actions in the 2004 assembly"||24/6/2006|
|AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL , URGENT ACTION : Detainees suspected of `security` offences ||AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL -
The Israeli government is seeking to enact a new law which would empower the security forces to detain anyone suspected of "security" offences incommunicado for up to 30 days after arrest...letter to the MKs issued last Friday concerning the draft Detention bill.
|What Can We Do to Contribute to Middle East Peace in the Summer and Fall of 2006? ||Rabbi Michael Lerner- Tikkun - "How do AIPAC continue to have so much influence? Because all the major Jewish organizations agreed to let ÅIPAC be the major voice for them in Washington, D.C. and in dealing with anyone who criticizes Israeli policy. The obvious next step is for liberal Jewish organizations to get together and form an equivalent of AIPAC on the peace side—while retaining their own organizational base."
|The Last Taboo: Israeli father[Rami Elhanan] whose child was killed by suicide bomber stands up for peace ||John Pilger -
`The point is to make peace, and not to ask questions. I have blood on my hands, too, as I said. I was a soldier in the Israeli army ... if you are digging into the personal history of each and every one of us, you won`t make peace, you`ll make more arguments and more blame. Tomorrow, I am going to Hebron to meet bereaved Palestinian families. They are living proof of the willingness of the other side to make peace with us.`
|Congress grossly misled about plight of Palestinian Christians||Open Bethlehem -
The Electronic Intifada -
Between the years 2000 and 2004, 357 Christian families (10% of the Christian population) emigrated from Bethlehem alone. Indeed, this massive emigration threatens the existence of the indigenous Christian community, which has been safeguarding sacred Christian traditions since the time of Jesus. This flight is primarily a result of the fear generated by repeated Israeli military incursions, and has been exacerbated by the economic devastation of Bethlehem due to the Israeli closure imposed on the city.
|“Palestinian issue dominates Caterpillar meeting”||James P. Miller -
Chicago Tribune -
“Maybe you don’t want to choose sides,” Corrie argued quietly while Owens listened from the podium, but by selling the equipment to Israel, he said, “you’re choosing the side that uses these machines as a weapon.”
| Israeli Human Rights Organizations: End Killing of Civilians ||B’Tselem, ACRI, PCATI, HaMoked and PHR-Israel -
The organizations reiterate that one of Israel`s central obligations under international humanitarian law is to minimize the impact of military action on the civilian population, and to ensure the life and security of Palestinian civilians, also during armed conflict.
|Israeli High Court judgement on the Barrier around Zufin||B`Tselem -
This ruling requires a re-examination of all those petitions that were rejected based on the same sorts of claims.
|THE OLD MAN AND THE BLOOD||Liat Shlezinger - anarkismo.net - "Ilan Shalif is already 70 [really only 69 - I.S.] but it does not prevent him arriving every Friday at the demonstration against the separation fence in Bil`in and confronting the soldiers of the Israeli IDF."
|Demonstration against the Massacre in Gaza, Haifa, 11.6.06||Jacob Katriel - Link to jacob-katriel.tripod.com - photos from the demonstration.
|Demonstrating in the lions` den||Dov Hanin, at the demonstration: "We are all dazed and shocked about something which was in fact highly predictable. The writing was on the wall all the time! When you constantly shoot artillery shells into the most densely populated area in the world, sooner or later you are going to hit somebody. And this is not the first time, either!"||13/6/2006|
|Villagers gather support demonstrating against low "security" wall in south Mt. Hebron||At-Tuwani Release: Villagers gather support demonstrating against low "security" wall
|SUPPORTING CUPE`S CALL TO BOYCOTT ISRAELI APARTHEID||End Israeli Apartheid (Canada) - WE CALL UPON SUPPORTERS TO TAKE ACTION.
Kibush Editor`s Comment: Kibush editors have diverse opinions on this issue||11/6/2006|
|Weekly update and call for action||Rabbis for Human Rights||11/6/2006|
|Come, see Palestine!||Rachel Shabi - Salon.com - "The fight is on for the hearts of young Jewish Americans. The battlefield is Israel and Palestine. It`s a hopelessly unequal battle -- one side has considerably more clout and cash and, currently, appeal. But this struggle hits the core of what it means to be an American Jew in a modern political context.
|Stop killing civilians! Demonstration in front of Dan Halutz`s home||Israeli coalition - On Saturday 10.6.06 at 18:30 we will demonstrate in front Dan Halut`s home in Tel Aviv, Zahala Neighborhood, Baruch Agadati St. 19 B, and call to stop immediately the attacks on Gaza, to end the occupation and to start negotiations.
|Boycott||Emmanuel Dror Farjoun - "The academic boycott is legitimate and necessary" (download, pdf) ||6/6/2006|
|A support letter suggesting BDS initiative against ALL Occupiers and their Supporters.||Ofra Ben-Artzi -
As long as there is an American backing of the occupation, divestment won`t help.
As long as the occupation of Iraq continues ,Palestinians will not be free.
|Norman Finkelstein to Presbyterians in support of divestment||Norman G. Finkelstein -
In the face of diplomatic paralysis the moral burden to avert the impending catastrophe must be borne by individual men and women of conscience. A nonviolent tactic the purpose of which is to achieve a just and lasting settlement of the Israel-Palestine conflict cannot legitimately be called anti-Semitic. Indeed, the real enemies of Jews are those who debase the memory of Jewish suffering by equating your church`s conscientious initiative with anti-Semitism.
|support canadian BDS initiative||"
CUPE Ontario is under tremendous attack from an organised, loud and aggressive pro-Israel lobby - including an op-ed by Natan Sharansky in today`s Toronto Globe and Mail entitled, CUPE boycott call is un-Canadian.
Please, please send an email of support IMMEDIATELY to email@example.com ; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
|Report on the march and rally, June 3, Tel-Aviv *** `Break their bones!` – police clubs at Bil’in||Adam Keller - The Other Israel - marking the 39th anniversary of the Occupation and protesting the sanctions and siege of the Palestinians *** MK Barakeh at the ranking officer: Your man has been recorded
giving the order to break our bones! I shall lodge a complaint!
The officer: Are you threatening us?
Barakeh: I shall complain about you too!
|Israeli citizens support the archbishop of Canterbury and selective divestment||Letter to the archbishop of Canterbury - We would like to express our support of the synod call to disinvest from Caterpillar Inc. Furthermore, we support disinvestment from any company that profits from the occupation. In light of the ongoing human rights violations committed by our government in the occupied territories, we believe that sanctions against the occupation have a solid moral foundation.
|Stop punishing the Palestinian people!||An important demonstration 3.6.06 - please come if you can! Saturday, 3.6.06: 19:00 Protest march from Rabin Square along Ibn Gabirol Street; 20:00 demonstration in front of the
Tel Aviv Museum
|South Mt. Hebron - joint Palestinian-Israeli-International demonstration against the "inner barrier" - 9.6||Israeli activists - The “inner barrier” also separates farmers on both its sides from their lands and grazing grounds. The alleged “security” reasons for the construction of this barrier were openly challenged by military experts who claim it would increase risks rather than diminish them.
|Uri Avnery during meeting with legislator Sheikh Abu-Tir - in Jerusalem: "We firmly oppose Olmert`s attempt to expel you from Jerusalem!"||Gush Shalom - Former Knesset Member Uri Avnery, a leading member of Gush Shalom (the Israeli Peace Bloc), met with Sheikh Muhammad Abu-Tir, Hamas Member of the Palestinian Legislative council from Jerusalem. The meeting took place at Abu-Tir`s home at Zur Baher Neighbourhood in East Jerusalem.||2/6/2006|
|Update on Imprisoned Objectors in Israel||Sergeiy Sandler - New Profile - update and call for action||2/6/2006|
|Letter of support from Israelis to CUPE||Dorothy Naor - "Israeli support for CUPE Ontario`s act can aid the union to ward off the attacks and encourage the National union to adopt the Ontario policy. The following petition expresses Israeli support for CUPE`s act and also furnishes the union with concrete material to counter condemnations of anti-Semitism and anti-Israelism. " Israelis can sign by email firstname.lastname@example.org ||24/6/2006|
|Palestine-Israel: Bil`in, the joint struggle against the occupation and separation fence continues ||Ilan S. - Anarchists Against the Wall - "The creative theme of this Friday demonstration was the World Cup. A huge imitation for football, flags of participating countries, and shirts of famous players were seen among the marchers. About hundred marchers participated in the march: among them about 25 of the Anarchists Against The Wall initiative, fifteen internationals, and a few Palestinians and media people from out of the village.
|Israeli Refuseniks call on soldiers to reject striking Gaza ||Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies ||23/6/2006|
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