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Jahalin Bedouin Refugees - Nowhere Left to GoAngela Godfrey-Goldstein - ICAHD - "Jahalin Bedouin have remained under sustained pressure by the Israeli authorities to relocate outside the planned route of the Wall and the area set for the construction of the new E1 colony" 31/10/2007
Human rights organizations petition supreme court against power cuts to GazaAdalah/Palestine Monitor - Ten Palestinian and Israeli human rights organizations, in cooperation with the deputy director of a water company for towns along the coast of Gaza and a farmer from Beit Hanoun, petitioned the Supreme Court of Israel on 28 October 2007. 30/10/2007
Open letter to President of Egypt about GazaFrom concerned Israeli citizens: Mr. President: The Israeli siege of Gaza could not have been maintained without the consent of Egypt .While arms and ammunition continue to be smuggled from Egyptian territory into the Strip, despite the presence of Egyptian security forces, already for many months the border between Egypt and the Gaza Strip is completely sealed and locked to the passage of peaceful civilians and of vital goods needed by the civilian population.30/10/2007
Rights Groups Challenge Gaza Energy Cuts / The PetitionSarah El Deeb (AP) -- The Guardian -- "Human rights groups challenged Israel`s reduction of fuel supplies to Gaza and its intention to cut back on electricity, and Palestinians warned the measures could lead to a humanitarian crisis"29/10/2007
Human Rights abuses reason to reconsider U.N. role in the QuartetSpecial Rapporteur J.Dugard - In my report I have suggested that the Secretary-General ensure that the Quartet adopt a more pro-active position on the human rights front by signalling to Israel that its violations of human rights in the OPT can no longer be tolerated and that it must comply with the 2004 Advisory Opinion of the International Court of Justice holding that Israel must dismantle the Wall being built in Palestinian territory (...) [or] consider withdrawing the United Nations from the Quartet.27/10/2007
Nonviolent protestors blocking Israelis-only Highway 443Jake - "Apartheid Masked" - Many acts of non-violent protest in the Occupied Territories get no mention in the mainstream media. The blocking of Highway 443 got quite a lot, including a hysterical outcry from KM Otniel Schneller, the "token settler" of Olmert`s Kadima Party, who called for "stiff action against the Anarchists". This overreaction seems to derive from the fact that ordinary Israelis are encouraged to regard 443 as a "normal" route from Tel-Aviv to Jerusalem, and conveniently forget that it is passing through occupied Palestinian land and that the Palestinians on whose land it was built are forbidden to travel on it [ed]. 27/10/2007
JNF bill challenged by Arab proprietary databaseSharon Roffe-Ofir -YNet News-"The lands, he said, would have been confiscated during the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, in the Carmiel, Upper Nazareth, the Segev region and other areas in northern Israel. Those who profited from this confiscation want to prevent the rightful land owners from buying their land back… since we announced the database`s existence we have received dozens of applications," 26/10/2007
Message from Palestinian and Israeli Civil Society to the International Conference on the Middle Eastern ConflictGershon Baskin-IPCRI News-"...the end of the Israeli occupation; the evacuation of all Jewish settlements from within the final borders of the State of Palestine;.. Such an agreement should have a timetable and a mechanism for implementation, and be conducive to the establishment of an Independent, sovereign Palestinian state within the borders of the 4th of June 1967, with limited mutually agreed-upon 1:1 swaps to meet the vital needs of the two states. " 26/10/2007
Khaled Al-Mudallal: Replying to a letter from the Israeli Embassy in LondonKhaled Al Mudallal-"Following to the letter which was written by the Israeli embassy in London signed by Jonathan Betesh, I confirm that all that was mentioned in that letter is untrue...I ask the Israeli embassy in London to apologize for what they claimed was right and instead to contact their government immediately to find a solution for me to go back to my education in the UK."26/10/2007
Don`t say we did not know 79 ICAHD-"In 2003 he was admitted to the University of Goettingen , for environmental studies. Again, his exit was prevented by the IDF. In 2006 he was admitted to the University of Nottingham . Again the IDF interfered. He tried again in 2007 and the IDF, yet again, prevented his exit. The Israeli authorities do not claim any "security" danger.."26/10/2007
Palestinian resistance fighters retaliate for Israeli atrocities; fire 23 projectiles Ma`an - "The operation was retaliation for the assassination of Deputy Secretary General of the brigades Mubarak Al-Hasanat." 24/10/2007
Registration is requested for joining Friday anti-wall protestse-mail to ilan@shalif.com - N.B.: INCLUDE YOUR MOBILE PHONE NR23/10/2007
Breaking the Siege on Gaza A United Front for Peace - "We, the National Committee to Break the Siege on Gaza (hereafter the National Committee), have adopted the initiative of the Gaza Community Mental Health Programme to launch an international campaign for breaking the siege imposed on the Gaza Strip since June 2007... Putting all in a nutshell, with this immoral siege, Gaza is meant to be the city of death where everything is destroyed. It is our duty to rescue life. "23/10/2007
- `The People`s Army` - and my own private IDFAsaf Oron - Yesh Gvul Page of Shame - September 2007 - a propo draft evasion, refusal and the real problem - "One can easily identify "the People`s Army" - that virtual creature we are raised to worship from childhood on, that body that holds the monopoly in Israel over the concepts of education, values, sacrifice, giving, brotherhood, valor, and even romance.... The question is not why there are more "evaders" nowadays. The question is how come a complete nation, generation after generation, agrees to sacrifice its children to that Moloch as a default, without conditions."23/10/2007
An article by Assaf Oron-Courage to RefuseAssaf Oron-Courage to Refuse-"But when, instead of a sacred mission, a 19 year old finds himself performing the sacrilege of violating human beings’ dignity and freedom, he doesn’t dare ask – even himself – if it’s OK or not. He simply acts like everyone else and tries to blend in. As it is, he’s got enough problems, and boy is the weekend far off."19/10/2007
Human rights activists provide security for Palestinian olive harvestersDan Izenberg-The Jerusalem Post-"The volunteers were situated north of the Gilad Farm when harvesters further south called to say they had been attacked by four settlers and that one of the farmers had been hit in the head with a rock and required medical treatment." 19/10/2007
Don`t say we did not know # 78 ICAHD-"When the father opened the door, four soldiers entered and started beating him, his wife, and their 22 -year old daughter. Their 19-year old son they tied up, and took to a military vehicle a few hundred metres away. They beat and assaulted him on the way."19/10/2007
Olive Harvest Violence and ArrestsArik Ascherman-RHR Report-"..a fire broke out between the settlement of Tapuach and the olive tree groves of the village of Jamain. The fire department came, saw that there was no danger to the settlement, and left the scene without putting out the fire in the Jamain olive tree grove." 19/10/2007
Transportation to antiwall demos Friday19.10 From Tel-Aviv: point of meeting in the East of the central bus station. 10:30 for Bilin (not 11:00 as usual in the summer); 08:00 For Bethlehem region (Wallage and Um Salmuna); [NB: for getting there from Jerusalem, call Sahar - 0545683419.] NB REGISTER ASAP to ilan@shalif.com with your mobile phone number in it (essential) 18/10/2007
The European Parliament: End blockade of Gaza! Luisa Morgantini - In a resolution voted Oct. 11, The European Parliament called on Israeli Government to lift the blockade of the Gaza Strip and to fulfill its international obligations under the Geneva Conventions to guarantee the flow of humanitarian aid, humanitarian assistance and essential services, such as electricity and fuel. 13/10/2007
Concert in Jericho called off Associated Press - The concert in Jericho, scheduled by "One Voice" for October 18, has been called off, due to what organizer Daniel Lubetzky called "Threats by extremist ideologists", which might or might not refer to the calls by Palestinian groups to boycott the event as "normalization". AP dispatch is followed by the online debate between Daniel Lubetzky on the one hand and PACBI and ISM, who respectively initiated and promoted the boycott [ed]. 13/10/2007
Only the beginning of the end Ben White - EI - "We`re doing this for every Palestinian -- and Israeli -- who is denied peace and justice because one group of people are subordinating and dominating another." 10/10/2007
Petition calls for two-state solutionETGAR LEFKOVITS - J-lem Post - "The group lists among its partners and sponsors the media advocacy group ISRAEL21c, as well as an array of Israeli Palestinian and international peace groups and an impressive listing of international companies such as Yahoo, Wikipedia, IBM and Continental Airlines." 10/10/2007
Opening the olive harvest season in Tel Aviv Friday, 12/10/07, 13:00 Ben Gurion Avenue /Dizengoff , Tel Aviv Will meet to pick olives from the trees in order to draw attention to the hundreds of olive trees that have appeared as decorations in city squares, after they were uprooted and stolen from the West Bank.9/10/2007
One Million Voices: Celebrating peace or camouflaging apartheid?PACBI -- The Electronic Intifada -- “Participants are required to join the One Voice Movement and sign a mandate -- ostensibly based on a ‘two-state solution,’ but without any commitment to international parameters -- which assumes equal responsibility of ‘both sides’ for the ‘conflict,’ and suspiciously fails to call for Israel`s full compliance with its obligations under international law through ending its illegal military occupation, its denial of Palestinian refugee rights (particularly the right of return), and its system of racial discrimination against its own Palestinian citizens”8/10/2007
Home demolitionRosi Greenberg - ICAHD - On Monday October 1, 2007, four activists from the Israeli Committee Against Housing Demolitions were attacked during a non-violent sukkot holiday action.7/10/2007
October 2000 & Colonial Law Adalah Newsletter Number 40-Adalah Newsletter- "The Or Commission decided that the shooting and killing of Israeli citizens was illegal and unwarranted. However, some of the police officers implicated in these crimes are still serving in the police force, and others were promoted in the civil service. It is significant that the Attorney General (AG) filed indictments without delay regarding October 2000 only against Arab citizens: against citizens from Jisr al-Zarqa in the case of the killing of a Jewish citizen; against a father from Sakhnin who attacked a police officer involved in the killing of his son; against the brother of one of the dead youths from Nazareth who said in anger immediately after the issuance of the Or Commission’s recommendations that, “I will kill the police officer who killed my brother”; and against hundreds of young Arab men who demonstrated in October 2000. " 5/10/2007
Tell Bush: Prevent Violent Escalation in Gaza; Support Ceasefire Talks Now!Brit Tzedek v`Shalom-"The past two years have demonstrated that increased military engagement and the cutting off of humanitarian aid will neither stop the rocket attacks nor convince Palestinians to reject their Hamas leadership. Indeed, such actions have often increased support for extremism. The U.S. must encourage Israel to begin ceasefire talks with Hamas now that could stop the Qassam attacks on southern Israel and prevent another escalation of violence in Gaza."5/10/2007
Register to the 5th October Friday demonstrationsPoint of meeting is in the East of the central bus station. 10:30 for Bilin (not 11:00 as usual); 08:30 for Wallage; but first contact by e-mail ilan@shalif.com and include your mobile phone number. 2/10/2007
A crack in the wall Miko Peled - EI - "The joint, nonviolent struggle must therefore continue until full equal rights for both people are achieved in all of Israel/Palestine. It will be an uphill battle."2/10/2007
`Extremism on both sides` vs `Flawed Symmetry` Seth Freedman/Ben White - The Guardian - On the pages of this British paper, the debate continues to rage on the cancelled OneVoice concerts, between people who all declare their opposition to the occupation - with Seth Freedman asserting that "extremist elements from both sides of the conflict have sabotaged peace concerts in Jericho and Tel Aviv" and Ben White rebutting that "`moderate` politics assumes equality between occupier and occupied". 20/10/2007
Gush Shalom appeals against facilitating settler radioGush Shalom- Press release-"This is in complete contradiction to the basic rules of democracy, where the civilian government draws its authority from the elected Knesset, and it is this government which delegates power to its subordinate military commanders. This novel legal situation, where the army is placed in the position of being the fount of authority and of delegating some of this authority to a civil minister, is a most dangerous and pernicious precedent, with implications far beyond the specific issue of the settler radio. It is the duty of the Supreme Court to abolish it forthwith and completely . "19/10/2007
Volunteers invited - (Yesh Gvul booklet on war crimes )for distributing the Yesh Gvul booklet on war crimes to soldiers and other Israeli citizens. For taking part in place of choice, contact yeshgvul2001@yahoo.com or phone: 02-6250271 17/10/2007
Hamas government: “Fall conference will only bring more concessions”Saed Bannoura - IMEMC - "...the recent meetings held by the US Secretary Of State, Condoleezza Rice with Abbas were only meant to pressure the Palestinians into whatever Israel is offering and to force them make more concession on the Palestinian legitimate rights." 17/10/2007
Follow the Leader - The Open Secret About the Israel LobbyPAUL FINDLEY - Counterpunch - "Members of Congress today loudly reward Israel as it violates international law and peace agreements, lures America into costly wars, and subjects millions of Palestinians under its rule to apartheid-like conditions because they are not Jewish." 17/10/2007
Friday demo against the fence in the village of Um-Slimonaregistration for transportation from Jerusalem, Sahar - 0545683419. 4/10/2007
GCMHP seeks support for campaign to break the siege on GazaEyad El-Sarraj - The campaign will include a number of activities such as conferences and workshops with participation of local and international experts to discuss the humanitarian, health, environmental, social, cultural, and political repercussions of the siege. 4/10/2007
Let Tutu Speak! Jewish Voice for Peace launches letter writing campaign - link to sample letter: http://www.democracyinaction.org/dia/organizationsORG/jvfp/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=14061 4/10/2007
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