|HEBRON REFLECTION: "I`m Ok"||Abigail Ozanne - CPT - "After being shot with a grenade by Israeli forces, I am grateful that I am ok. I limped home from the demonstration on my own two feet, unlike the four others I watched carried away on stretchers."||27/2/2007|
|Tours to Hebron||We, the "Sons of Abraham" group, invite you to join us in a tour of
Hebron in order to show solidarity with the Palestinian residents of
|Bil`in this Friday - crowded anniversary & a water cannon||Anarchists/Gush Shalom/ISM - The Bil`in demonstration marking two years of ongoing joint struggle was larger than the usual Friday actions and also got more media attention (including a long item on Israeli TV First Channel News. It also got the usual "attention" of the army. Following are some reports by various participants. [A.K.] ||24/2/2007|
|The Arrest and Convictions of My Favorite Anarchist||Eileen Fleming-OpEdNews-"I will state that while this is indeed my first conviction, it is unlikely to be my last. I still believe that what I did was necessary and morally correct, and that resistance to oppression is the duty of every human being, even at a personal price."
|Support regulation of cluster munitions||Jewish Voice for Peace - "Dianne Feinstein has re-introduced a bill to regulate the American sale of cluster bombs. Although the bill only prohibits the sale of cluster munitions that have a failure rate of 1% or greater, and even then allows the president to waive the restriction in the interest of "national security", this is still a step in the right direction."
|Fifth prison term for CO Hadas Amit||Sergeiy Sandler - New Profile - "This is the fifth consecutive prison term for Hadas. With it she has now been sentenced to a total of 73 days in prison, longer than any other woman conscientious objector we know of in Israel`s history." ||22/2/2007|
|Planting - help needed + encouraging report !||Rabbi Arik Ascherman - Rabbis for human rights - We must get as much planting done as possible this week because we have a break in the rain, and must plant before the last rains of the season to give the trees a chance to survive. Please sign up if you can in the office 02-6482757.
|Second Day of Action against Israeli company importing Valentine`s Day flowers||Boycott Israeli Goods/ISM - On 11 February activists locked themselves to both gates of the Hayes depot [in England]. They were met with violence by private security guards from First Class Protection. The blockade stopped all motor vehicle traffic in and out of the building.||18/2/2007|
|Enough Delays! Start Talking Now! ||Peace Now: Demonstration Monday, Jerusalem||17/2/2007|
|Israeli forces face heavy resistance during invasion of Jenin Refugee Camp ||Ali Samoudi - PNN - Special Israeli forces overtook several homes from which they launched ambushes against people on their “wanted” list. Eyewitnesses report that Israeli forces faced heavy resistance in the camp.||17/2/2007|
|This week in Barbur|| ||25/2/2007|
|Two years of popular struggle in Bilin - Transportation||Anarchists Against The Wall - "The resistance to the wall is a demand for basic human liberty- It is time to realize that this is everyone`s struggle. Join us in Bilin on Friday the 23rd. "
|The sentencing of 11 wall demonstrators||Jonathan Pollak-email news item -"In its verdict, the court criticized both the prosecution`s decision to file such a harsh indictment, and the policemen who lied in their testimonies. Never the less, the court convicted all defendants with lesser charges."||16/2/2007|
|Palestinian call to a comprehensive boycott of Israeli products||Rashid Hilal-Palestine News Network -"The unemployment rate on a national level is 40 percent, and the Wall makes it higher as villages are cut off from lands and places of employment, while land confiscation and attacks on industry and agriculture severely hinder economic sustainability. "||16/2/2007|
|Demo in Um-Salmona on Friday 16.2||On Friday the 16.2 we will join the people of Um-Salmona for a prayer and a joint protest along the separation wall route south of Bethlehem . We will meet in Gan-Hapaa`mon at 11:15 .
For further details and registration for transportation, contact Oded 0528-590924, oded.nir@gmail. com
|START REAL MIDDLE EAST PEACE TALKS NOW||Avaaz team - Petition - On Monday, the top Israeli, Palestinian, and international leaders meet briefly in Jerusalem to talk peace for the first time in almost 7 years. We need to show them the world is watching, and that we want them to begin real Middle East peace talks urgently. Sign the petition below and we will publish it in Israeli and Palestinian newspapers with the number of signatures on Monday, and deliver it to summit leaders thereafter.
|Balad MK to speak at Israel Apartheid Week in Canada||Haaretz - "
Event organizers describe Israel as a "settler-colonial state" in the mold of pre-reformed South Africa, arguing "that Israel is in fact an apartheid state, not just a belligerent occupying power.""||13/2/2007|
|Israeli Apartheid Week comes to New York City||Electronic Intifada - Press Release - "The 3rd annual Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) will take place in New York City from February 10-17 2007. It will be a week-long series of events organized by a coalition of different groups in the city and will feature lectures, film screenings, and cultural activities. Concurrent events are being held in Canada and the United Kingdom." ||10/2/2007|
|Clashes around Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem over Israeli dig; 15 Palestinians injured, many more arrested ||Maan News Agency - "The Israeli forces stormed the Al-Haram Ash-Sharif compound after the Friday noon prayers amid intense gunfire, which resulted in the injury of 15 Palestinians and the arrest of many others. Clashes between the Israeli police forces and the Israeli border guards also resulted in the injury of at least 15 Israeli policemen."||10/2/2007|
|Non Violence workshop in At Tuwani||Janet Benvie - CPT RELEASE - "On the 6 February over 150 people gathered in the small South Hebron village of At Tuwani for a workshop entitled "Non Violence, Truth, Reconciliation: Could this be the way?". Operation Dove, CPT`s partner organization in At Tuwani, organized the event. The event was sponsored by `So Far So Close`, a project funded by the European Partnership for Peace."
|Invitation to Attend a Court Session ||Hebron Rehabilitation Committee -"The Israeli authorities impose, through its military forces, very srict measurements on Palestinians in H2 area including denying accesses to many areas and depriving Palestinians the right to pass through them, in an attempt to isolate the area and separate it from other parts of Hebron, aiming at colonizing the old part of the city and enlarge the Israeli enclave in side it. "||9/2/2007|
|Pinochet judge visits to see if officials culpable for house demolitions||Tovah Lazaroff -THE JERUSALEM POST - "Still, Guzman said, irrespective of the feasibility of an international case, it was clear to him that Israel`s practice of demolishing Palestinian homes was a "violation of human rights.".. "He was particularly vehement in his opposition to Israel`s past practice of demolishing homes as collective punishment, particularly with respect to relatives of suicide bombers."||9/2/2007|
| Memorial ceremony for Abir Aramin; Solidarity visit in support of Palestinian Families in Tel Rumeida||From Combatants for Peace ; Bnei Avraham||6/2/2007|
|Art exhibit at Nablus checkpoint||Ynet -- "Group called `Palestinians for peace, dialogue and equality` campaigns against checkpoints using photograph exhibit hung along Hawara checkpoint fence"||5/2/2007|
|Downtown Tel Aviv blockaded again||International Solidarity Movement - In a replica of an action on December 28th, Israeli activists brought part of downtown Tel Aviv to a standstill this afternoon [2 February]. This time they struck on Rothshild Street, where they speedily blockaded the road with razor wire from the Apartheid Wall. ||4/2/2007|
|March against the Wall in Bethlehem village||ISM - Today [2 February] around 100 residents of Umm Salamuna, Wadi Annis and neighbouring villages were joined by international and Israeli supporters in a prayer and march on their bulldozed land.||4/2/2007|
|Don`t flirt with the Occupation - 10 February demonstration against Carmel-Agrexco in London||Boycott Israeli Goods/ISM - The Boycott Israeli Goods campaign is planning a mass picket of Agrexco`s depot on Saturday February 10th in opposition to the sale of Israeli goods and in support of Palestinian farmers who are not able to market their goods internationally
In the UK Agrexco is known under the Carmel, Coral and Jaffa brands.||4/2/2007|
|Candlelight Vigils Outside the Israel Philharmonic Concerts in Los Angeles||ISM - Women in Black and other groups to hold vigils on 5 and 6 February||4/2/2007|
|Solidarity visit in support of Palestinian Families in Tel Rumeida||Bnei Avraham||4/2/2007|
|Israeli activist convicted by Israeli court for anti-segregation wall protest actions ||Nir Hasson - Haaretz/AIC - A left-wing activist convicted of participation in an illegal protest against the separation fence on Sunday asked the Tel Aviv Magistrate’s Court to sentence him to jail time, rather than community service or a suspended sentence.||20/2/2007|
|Still going strong ||An interview with Taher al-Nuno -
Bitter Lemons -
"Recognize Israel? Which Israel? Are there any specific borders for this Israel? What about Jerusalem, the West Bank and the Golan Heights? Does Israel recognize Palestinian rights?"||7/2/2007|
|A British rabbi`s reaction to the demolition of a Palestinian house near Jerusalem||Jonathan Wittenberg - Rabbis for Human Rights - There`s normally nothing to be ashamed of in standing on a balcony on a beautiful winter`s day in a village outside Jerusalem. But I`ve rarely felt so ashamed in my life. ||3/2/2007|
|Civil rights lesson and art class at Hebron checkpoint||ISM Hebron - Today (1 February 2007) at 2pm ISM Hebron held a teach-in at the Tel Rumeida checkpoint in Hebron. After the history lesson, the children were given the opportunity to create t-shirts with Dr. Martin Luther King’s famous quote, “Freedom is not voluntarily given by the oppressor, it must be demanded by the oppressed” in Arabic, Hebrew and English.||3/2/2007|
|Time to get serious about Israel||John Hilary- The Guardian- "As a result of Israeli occupation and the accompanying restrictions on movement, the Palestinian economy is in freefall. Fully 70% of Palestinians are now living in poverty, according to UN calculations, a figure which rises to 80% in Gaza. Over half of all Palestinians are now unable to cover their families` daily food needs without relying on external aid - a scandal in such a rich and fertile land. "||2/2/2007|
|US says NO to Israel-Syria talks -Tell Bush: Let`s Talk! ||Brit Tzedek v`Shalom Email -"..recent polls demonstrate that the vast majority of Israelis, nearly 67%, believe that Israel should take Syria up on its offer to negotiate.
The U.S. should not stand in the way of peace. "||28/2/2007|
|Irish bishops: Israel has turned Gaza Strip into a `large prison`||Associated Press-Haaretz-"Where there is evidence of systematic abuse of human rights on a large scale, as in the Occupied Territories, there are questions that must be asked concerning the appropriateness of maintaining close business, cultural and commercial links with Israel,"||28/2/2007|
|Jaffa protest march against Nablus invasion||Adam Keller - text of press release by the Gush Shalom spokesman||27/2/2007|
|Activity in the South Hills of Hebron 9-10/3/2007||Demolished homes` rebuilding. Ta`ayush, Rabbis for Human Rights, The Israeli Committee against house demolitions, ISM.||25/2/2007|
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