|“We will replant these trees again”||Anne Paq - IMEMC Editorial-"While international media attention is focused on the internal Palestinian conflict, the Israeli authorities continue ...construction of the Wall and the expansion of colonies on Palestinian lands; there is no international protest. Construction of the Wall is going fast. Currently a big structure with concrete and steel has been erected on the field of the Abu Sway family, and the bulldozers are continuously working in the valley and the surrounding hills."||31/8/2007|
|Provocation or Resistance?||Peggy Gish - CPT At-Tuwani - "Palestinians see the Israeli systems of land management and law
enforcement as stacked against them. Their rights are generally not
protected. Cooperating with these systems would mean giving up the
struggle to be able to continue their lives and livelihood here, thus
giving over their land as the settlements and outposts continue to
spread. The shepherds of At-Tuwani and surrounding villages see their
actions, which others in the system might label provocative behavior,
simply resisting nonviolently to the system that threatens the very
existence of their communities."
| August 31- working day on the land of the Jaabri Family , Hebron ||On Friday August 31, we shall conduct a working day on the land of the Jaabri Family in Hebron. the land is next to the settlement Kiryat Arba and therefore the family has not been able to work it for years.
For more details for the work day please call Maya 0545 442990 .
|Arab states league decries international inaction against Israeli practices||Rami Almeghari -
"The Arab organization held the international community responsible for the continued Israeli attacks against ‘regional stability and peace’."
|The case for academic boycott against Israel||Alternative Information Center - The Case for Academic Boycott against Israel is an initial compilation of facts documenting the discriminatory practices implemented by the Israeli academic system, as well as this system`s active and ongoing involvement in the occupation of the Palestinian territories. Through this document, the Alternative Information Center (AIC) aims to support the Palestinian and international academic boycott campaigns with concrete facts and details proving that not only have Israeli academic institutions not publicly condemned Israel`s occupation, but that these very institutions are themselves part and parcel of Israel`s colonial system of oppression against the Palestinians.||26/8/2007|
|Surfing for peace||AP - Yedioth Ahronoth - 86-year-old Jewish surfing guru Dorian Paskowitz from Hawaii donates 12 surfboards to Gazan surfers. Arthur Rashkovan, a surfer from Tel Aviv, said Paskowitz`s project was part of a larger effort called Surfing for Peace, aimed at bringing Middle East surfers closer together. Eight-time world surfing champion Kelly Slater, who is of Syrian descent, is expected to arrive in Israel in October to take part in the drive.||25/8/2007|
|133rd Demonstration in Bil’in ||ISM - At one point, demonstrators were within 20 meters of the soldiers, and trying to reduce the aggression they faced, they sat down peacefully on the road. The soldiers replied by hurling 5 teargas bombs into the middle of the group.||25/8/2007|
|A Boycott Of Israel: Something Has Changed ||John Pilger - Znet Daily Comments - And yet, what Nelson Mandela has called "the greatest moral issue of the age" refuses to be buried in the dust. (...) these were once distant voices. That such grave discussion of a boycott has "gone global" was unforeseen in official Israel, long comforted by its seemingly untouchable myths and great power sponsorship, and confident that the mere threat of anti-Semitism would ensure silence.||25/8/2007|
|Summer Camp Silwan (July 31-August 2) and Summer Camp At-Tuwani (August 12 and 13)||Grant Mooney-Taayush -"To see the two days of cooperation between the Arab parents andIsraeli parents, between the Arab children and Israeli children made me realize that through the complex lens that is the present conflict here in the Middle East, there is hope to be found in the young generation. It should be the responsibility of those of us who are a generation older to foster this hope so that one day it may grow into a lasting peace."
|Palestinians` high-risk human shield tactic ||Alan Johnston -
BBC News -
"...to strike would cause large numbers of civilian casualties which would, of course, have played very badly in the court of international opinion.
|Why Israel?||Jason Kunin -
"Israel deserves boycott, firstly, because it has power, which gives the bad things it does a wider impact than the bad things done by other states; and secondly, because the particular bad things that Israel does are things that a boycott campaign can peacefully and effectively take action against."||21/8/2007|
|Middle East: Fewer Weapons, More Diplomacy||Jewish Voice for Peace -
Israelis and Palestinians. Two Peoples, One Future.
Please help us send a clear message to Congress, the President, and the State Department.
|Oppose Increased Military Aid to the Middle East||Jewish Voice for Peace-"US law states that military aid is only to be used for defense, and is not to be provided to countries which engage in a "consistent pattern of gross violations of internationally recognized human rights." None of the recipient countries, including Israel, meet this standard."||18/8/2007|
|Birthright Unplugged | Turning knowledge into action.||Birthright Unplugged-"we visit Palestinian cities, villages and refugee camps and help participants develop an understanding of daily life under occupation. We meet with Palestinian and Israeli community leaders, NGO representatives, peace activists, political figures and families. We encourage participants to be deeply reflective and give them a chance to ask tough questions."||17/8/2007|
|At Gisha’s insistence, military sets reasonable timeline for responding to some requests from Palestinians to enter Israel||Gisha -
"Requests submitted within 14 business days prior to the planned date of travel will be granted an answer no later than five business days before the date of travel."
|The Imminent Threat of Expulsion: The Palestinians from the South Hebron hills need your help !||Israeli activists - The situation is dire, and the threat of expulsion immediate. To fight it,we will need approximately $10,000 simply to defray the lawyers` costs. We call upon you to help us to save an innocent civilian population.||31/8/2007|
|Susya legal struggle ||The legal costs and process promise that we should anticipate a long process. We wish to thank all the wonderful people and groups that have donated time and money until this point and will try to update you all on the future steps. Below you can find the process and legal steps that are planned and get a better understanding on what the funds are needed for.
|Hundreds protest decision to close probe into Palestinian girl’s death||Tal Rabinovsky - Ynet - "‘It cannot be that a 10-year-old girl takes a bullet, it is proven that she was killed, and still no one is found guilty,’ protester says; seven people detained during rally "||9/8/2007|
|Urgent Action: Denial of Access to Water /House demolition/Forced Eviction||Amnesty International - "The Israeli army increased their pressure on the Palestinian villagers of Hadidiya and Humsa on 28 July by confiscating a tractor (one of only two in the village) and water tank from a villager living in Humsa, worsening the already dire water shortage in the village."||24/8/2007|
|Amnesty International urgent action: Help villagers of Hadidiya and Humsa||Amnesty International - Please send appeals to arrive as quickly as possible, in English, Hebrew or your own language
|The struggle between boycott and counter-boycott||Palestine Monitor - The so-called "Scholars for Peace in the Middle East" (SPME) have launched a worldwide petition against the British boycott of Israeli universities, and claim that 10,000 academics have signed their petition. The strength of their reaction shows how much of a nerve this issue has touched. ||4/8/2007|
|Residents of Ertas and al-Walajah hold non-violent demonstrations||John Smith - IMEMC - About 400 villagers, internationals and Israelis held on Friday morning a sit-in protest near the construction site of the illegal wall and on land which is going to be confiscated for the purpose of building a sewage system [SIC!] for the nearby Israeli settlement.||4/8/2007|
|Israeli right-wingers oppose civil society conference at European Parliament ||Yaakov Lappin -Y-Net/UN Question of Palestine website - At the end of August, A UN-sponsored conference of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) will be held at the European Parliament in Burssels, to discuss "civil society in support of Israeli-Palestinian peace". This is the fiorst time that such a conference in officially hosted on EU premises. The right-wing "NGO Monitors" in Jerusalem help draw attention to what they call "a conference of anti-Israeli propaganda". ||3/8/2007|
|Anarchists under fire : A battle is being waged in the Israeli courts against anarchists who help Palestinian villagers||Neve Gordon - The Guardian - "Established in 2003, the anarchists are made up of young Israelis, mostly in their twenties, who work closely with the Palestinian popular village committees in order to resist Israel`s occupation. They have no official leaders, no office, and no paid staff, and yet they have managed to accomplish more than many well-oiled NGOs and social movements."||1/8/2007|
|Israel boycott campaign momentum grows||Emma Clancy -
Green Left -
"Those protesting the loudest about infringing upon academic freedom and open discussion, such as Dershowitz, have been leading the campaign to silence academic and political dissent against Israel`s policies.||1/8/2007|
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