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Update and call for volunteers - Rabbis for Human Rights 30/7/2007
Gender and Militarism -- New Profile/WRI seminar, August 2007, IsraelNew Profile/WRI -- The international seminar on Gender and Militarism will take place on 23-26 August 2007, in Newe Shalom/ Wahat al Salaam, Israel30/7/2007
ICAHD Building Camp 2007: Day 13Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions - The wall is a deaf ear, a turned back. It is the shut-down theater in Jenin, it is the absence of Palestinian voices in mainstream media across the world. In essence, violent acts are a last-ditch attempt to be heard. Reducing a people to the label of terrorist, refusing to see and listen to them, and shutting them out from the global discussion can only perpetuate the self-fulfilling prophecy of suicide attacks. If we truly want the cycle of bloodshed to end, we must listen to the voices of the people before they reach this fevered pitch. We must help build a solid stage on which they can stand and pack the house.29/7/2007
Volunteers needed for renovation in Hebron 3 AugustRabbis for Human Rights - "B`nei Avraham" and "Breaking the Silence" have been working over the last few weeks to renovate the home of Issa Amro in Tel Rumeida. There have been continuous attempts to attack the family and vandalize their property. Transportation - minibus from Gan Hapaamon (Liberty Bell Gardens) Friday, 3rd August at 7:00 a.m., return at least two hours before Shabbat - a donation for the travel cost would be appreciated. This will be coordinated with the local police. Please inform the office, 02-6482757 or Rabbi Yehiel Grenimann 050-2110639 if you are planning to come and/or can bring friends. (Not on Shabbat) 29/7/2007
Direct action against Caterpillar in Holon, IsraelIMC Israel - We believe the a private company must accept the moral responsibility for its actions and the public must be aware of the the deeds it does in the name of financial profit.29/7/2007
Ongoing joint struggle against ongoing ocupationISM - palsolidarity.org - 1) Tel Rumeida: Violent Settler Attacks Human Rights Workers / 2) Bilin: Soldiers show no restraint towards Peaceful Demonstrators28/7/2007
Palestine: Tears of Despair, Tears of Anger Bill Fletcher - Znet - "The creation of Palestinian `Bantustans` through Israeli settlement policy plus the `apartheid wall` of death, plus the blockade of Palestine (except for the convenient introduction of weaponry) are resulting in a breakdown in any hope for a peaceful negotiated settlement between Israel and Palestine." 25/7/2007
Israel’s Primal Myth: A Barrier to PeaceBarry Lando - AntiWar - "This is the story that Israel’s leaders and Jews throughout the Diaspora have clung to for more than half a century."25/7/2007
Friday Demo in Bil`inPlease contact 052-4-655520 (or better by e-mail with your mobile phone number to: ilan@shalif.com) as early as you can but not later than Thursday night. 25/7/2007
Seven wounded in Bilin`s nonviolent demonstrationIMEMC - Seven nonviolent protestors were wounded in an anti-wall protest in the West Bank village of Bilin. Among the injured were Israeli activist Jonathan Pollack and Palestinian activist Ibrahim Bournat who was hit in the head with a rubber-coated steel bullet and had to be taken to a local hospital. 21/7/2007
Non-violent Resistance to Shop ClosuresJan Benvie - Christian Peacemaker Teams Hebron - On Tuesday, July 17, 2007, a patrol of Israeli soldiers ordered Palestinian shopkeepers on the south side of the open square area at Bab ib Baledeyya, the entrance to Hebron`s Old City, to close their shops. The soldiers informed the shopkeepers that a military order had been issued ordering the closure.20/7/2007
ICAHD`s 5th building camp: day 3Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions - "I knew today was not going to go as scheduled when I saw in the distance a chain of Israeli border-patrol jeeps making their way in our direction." Reports from various participants in the ICAHD building camp. 20/7/2007
Why boycott Israeli products?WHY BOYCOTT ISRAELI PRODUCTS? With video: Occupation 101 Saturday, July 28th at 8:00 pm Bound Together Bookstore 1369 Haight, San Francisco (near Masonic bus lines 6,71,37,33) admission free donations accepted Join us for a program, discussion and Q&A session regarding the current efforts of Rainbow BIG* to encourage Rainbow Grocery and hopefully many more businesses in San Francisco to boycott Israeli products.20/7/2007
FIDH mission calls for dialogue FIDH - Press Release - "At last, FIDH reminds all the parties that the lack of implementation of the International Humanitarian Law and the Fourth Geneva Convention is responsible for this deeply worsening situation." 19/7/2007
Bnei Avraham Solidarity VisitOn August 3rd we shall conduct a solidarity visit to the family during which we shall help them work on their land. please contact Eran Zaches at eran.sachs@gmail.com 19/7/2007
Volvo: Evading corporate responsibilityAdri Nieuwhof - EI - "According to the website the wheeled excavator, which has been used by Israeli forces to demolish Palestinian homes in the West Bank, is, "A complete machine that`s perfect for any job -- both on and off the road." And about the Volvo wheel loader that is also used by Israel to violate Palestinians` human rights, Volvo Group writes, "It`s our job to help you do yours -- no matter how big."" 18/7/2007
Walk the Green Line "You can participate in a hands-on experience that will translate your values into practice." Please contact Gershon Baskin or Hanna Siniora gershon@ipcri.org hanna@ipcri.org 18/7/2007
Protesters Occupy UK warehouse of Israeli State ExporterPRESS RELEASE - The Wall Must Fall - "Before the protest a legal warning letter was sent to Carmel Agrexco stating clearly why they are in breach of the law." 18/7/2007
Demonstration at Bil`in on FridayVideo of the most recent of the anti-Wall demonstrations that are routinely held at Bil`in on Fridays. 15/7/2007
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Wadi al-Neiss: more actions against the WallInternational Solidarity Movement - Approximately 50 Palestinians, Israelis and international solidarity workers united for another Friday non-violent march in Wadi-Al-Neiss, a village south of Bethlehem which, along with nearby Um Salamuna, is among the many regions suffering from land confiscation due to the illegal Israeli Apartheid Wall.15/7/2007
A fresh look?Dina Ezzat - Al Ahram Weekly - " Two elements will be included in any new strategy. The first is a shift from involvement in setting details on the ground to attention to the bigger picture, both on the inter- Palestinian and Palestinian-Israeli fronts. The second element is to be more inclusive in whom to engage. " 14/7/2007
King warns Middle East conflict breeds more extremism, violenceThe Jordan Times - " King Abdullah on Thursday said the West should realise that in the absence of a just solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, the world is headed towards decades of more violence and extremism. "14/7/2007
Call for support by Anarchists Against the Wall AATW- Adv. Gaby Lasky has tirelessly worked to defend activists arrested at demonstrations or direct actions in the West Bank and in Israel. Though the legal defense she provides AATW is almost a full-time job, she has agreed to be paid only a token fee. However, thegroup has not managed to cover even this sum. In addition, AATW activists are forced to spend large sums on transportation and phone bills.24/7/2007
Tours of Hebron"Breaking the Silence" and "Children of Abraham" have been conducting tours to Hebron for the last two years. The tour combines history, legal and actual aspects of the reality in Hebron. We will walk through the H2 area, starting from the Tomb of the Patriarchs, along the Shuhada street beside the Jewish neighbourhoods. In the Tel-Rumeida neighbourhood we will visit some Palestinian residents who tell us about their life. The next tour will be on Friday, July 20th. The tour will be coordinated with the Israeli police. We will leave Jerusalem at 8.30 and we will be back around 3 p.m. Participation costs 40 NIS. For further questions and registration please contact Silvana: silvana.hogg@gmx.ch 14/7/2007
Palestine-Israel, Bil`in and south Bethlehem, the joint struggle against occupation and the separation fence persistIlan S - Anarchists Against the Wall - "The 126th Friday demonstration in Bilin and the about 30th in the south of Bethlehem were mainly the expression of the persistence of the joint struggle of Palestinians, internationals, and Israelis of the anarchists against the wall initiative. In Bil`in the only difference from the demos of the last few Fridays was the less friendly wind..."9/7/2007
Nablus: 75 Olive Trees Planted Successfully in Iraq BurimISM - Having obtained trees with the assistance of the Palestinian Agricultural Relief Committees and the Tanweer Organization in Nablus, international activists worked in conjunction with local farmers to plant the trees. The planting finished without any disturbance by the settlers or IOF who were within view of the operation.7/7/2007
Rabbis for Human Rights weekly update and call for volunteersRabbis for Human Rights - a useful weekly source of information on solidarity and activism opportunities in Israel and Palestine, including ICAHD Summer Rebuilding Work Camp, 15-29 July 20076/7/2007
At-Tuwani Reflection: Not sexy enough for the pressSarah Scruggs - Christian Peacemaker Team - "I feel today was a historic day in the South Hebron Hills. As the world follows the sensationalized stories of violence and division between Hamas and Fatah, Palestinians in this rural part of the West Bank are uniting to nonviolently exert their right to live and work on their lands. Palestinians from many villages in the area, along with a few Israelis, CPT and other internationals, gathered in solidarity with the village of Susiya, which is under threat of demolition pending a decision by the Israeli Civil Administration."3/7/2007
JOIN THE PUBLIC CAMPAIGN OF YESH GVULTO SET UP AN INDEPENDENT COMMISSION OF INQUIRY TO INVESTIGATE THE KILLING OF INNOCENT CIVILIANS AS A RESULT OF THE SHECHADE BOMBING. On the night of July 22, 2002, an Israeli Air Force plane dropped a one-ton bomb on a residential neighbourhood in Gaza City, in order to assassinate Salah Shechade, the commander of the military wing of Hamas. As a result of that "pinpoint preemptive strike" in addition to Shechade and an assistant, 14 innocent human beings -- including 8 children -- were murdered. Most of them lived in adjacent apartment buildings. 3/7/2007
Petition to protest eviction of villagers of SusyaThe Palestinian inhabitants of Khirbet Susya, who now live in huts and tents on the edge of the Jewish settlement of Susya originally lived in Susya Al-Qadime, a village situated in what is today an archaeological site containing an ancient synagogue. In the mid 1980`s, the site was declared a “National Park,” and the Palestinian inhabitants were expelled by the IDF.1/7/2007
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Israel `is breaking law with Gaza ban`Tim Butcher -- Telegraph.co.uk -- “Sari Bashi, the director of the Israeli human rights group, Gisha, said the country was inflicting ‘collective punishment’ on the 1.5 million Palestinians by closing the main commercial crossing between Israel and the Gaza Strip at Karni. […] ‘This amounts to the implementation of a policy of collective punishment which is in breach of international law because it involves the intentional inflicting of suffering on a civilian population,’ Miss Bashi said”16/7/2007
Renovation of Issa Amro`s house in Tel RumeidaToday Bnei Avrahm activists with other volunteers accompanied the team of worker who start the work on the house. The work should last about ten days. We seek volunteers who will stay along the day or night in the house. During the next days we shall have a daily transportation from Jerusalem at 0900 from `Binianei Huma` to Hebron. People who wish to join us can call Assaf at 0544946274 or write back to the email of Bnei Avraham: bneiavraham@gmail.com 8/7/2007
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