|Professor Ilan Pappe, on tour in Canada, alleges ethnic cleansing||Charlie Smith - The Georgia Straight - Pappe told the Straight that he didn’t choose the term ethnic cleansing lightly, claiming that he studied it from legal and moral perspectives. “It’s very clear to me that the case of the expulsion of the Palestinians in 1948 is a classical example of ethnic cleansing,” he said. “I’m not just using it as an adjective to create sensation.”
|Don`t drink with apartheid - boycott Israeli wines||Canada Palestine Association - On 4 May 2008, an Israeli wines festival will be held at the Four Seasons Hotel, Vancouver, hosted by the Israeli Government’s Economic Mission to Canada. We say 60 years of “rebranding” is enough, 60 years of dispossession, exile and the destruction of a whole nation are enough. Join us in a mass picket on 4 May at 4:30 pm outside the Four Seasons Hotel||30/3/2008|
|A warning||Gush Shalom weekly message: Government of Israel should negotiate with any Palestinian government willing to do so||30/3/2008|
|Video of 28 March demonstration in Bil`in|| ||30/3/2008|
|Activists decry IDF presence in schools||Abe Selig - Jerusalem Post - Raz, who did not serve in the army for "ideological" reasons, told The Jerusalem Post that the issue was not about enlistment, but about the army putting pressure on students to enlist. "The army is something that they need to think about," he said. "It shouldn`t be an automatic decision. But the army coming in and exploiting their position of power is brainwashing." ||25/3/2008|
|Towards a viable academic boycott campaign||Laith Marouf - EI - "...the campaigns within the academic unions were not coordinated with and tied to a parallel campaign of student mobilization. We cannot know if greater student participation would have made a decisive difference, but generally student activism is less susceptible to financial and institutional pressure"||24/3/2008|
|Ilan Pappe`s cross-Canada tour||In commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Palestinian Nakbeh, Ilan Pappe will speak in Montreal, Toronto, London, Calgary and Vancouver from 25-29 March||23/3/2008|
|Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov : end to the blockade of the Hamas,demanded that Israel halt its settlement activity. ||JPost -
Israel has been cool to the idea of a Moscow conference, which Russia proposed immediately after Annapolis and would likely put a greater emphasis on bringing Israel and Syria back to the negotiating table after eight silent years.
|Urgent appeal - Free Nura elHashlamon !!!||On 13 March 2008 Nura elHaslamon went on a hunger strike again!
The Israeli authorities hold Nura in an administrative detention for more than 18 months. On 12 March 2008 they extended her administrative detention for three months more.
|Mubarak to Israel: `Occupation` can`t last forever||Roee Nahmias -
"This is the third time Suleiman has put off his arrival, and a senior Egyptian official told London-based newspaper al-Sharq al-Awsat that Suleiman based his decision on Israel`s "lack of commitment to pursuing calm in the area"."
|Bil’in Outpost Under Attack||Kobi Snitz - palsolidarity.org - Friday, one of the Palestinian activists was beaten and threatened with murder by soldiers on patrol. Friday night, 5 Israelis attempted to reach the outpost on but were stopped by the police. ||18/3/2008|
|Recognition Forum invites you for planting olive trees at Massadiyah Village in the Negev Shabbat March 22, the 32nd Land Day||for details and transport call Yakov Manor 050-5733276 or Amos Gvirtz 052-6035685||18/3/2008|
|"Ladies and Gentlemen: His Excellency the Ambassador of Israel in Warsaw "||Rami Elhanan - "I told them that the fact that the place of Palestinians is empty in nearly every international forum that speaks about the conflict is a source of embarrassment for all of us! I said that the absence of this bereaved father, this ex-prisoner who chose the path of reconciliation and peace is a great shout against the glaring lack of justice that continues, that tries to prove that there is no one to talk with and there is nothing to talk about and thus we should give up talking…"||17/3/2008|
|Israel@60: More on Turin Book Fair || Aharon Shabtai - "I do not believe that a State that maintains an occupation, committing on a daily basis crimes against civilians, deserves to be invited to any kind of cultural week. That is, it is anti-cultural; it is a barbarian act masked as culture in the most cynical way."
|Wave of arrests at Birzeit University||Right to Education - Since January 2008, eight Birzeit University students and one employee have been arrested by the Israeli army. None of whom have been charged. This comes amongst a wave of arrests all over the West Bank under the pretext of the person belonging to a political party.
|Demolition order to the kindergarten of Aqaba Village--protest campaign started, by phone, by fax, by email ||to Minister or Defence Ehud Barak / Lt. Gen. William Fraser / Delegation of the European Commission||14/3/2008|
|Demolition order to the kindergarten of Aqaba Village--protest campaign started ||Adam Keller - Gush Shalom - We condemn this barbaric act, proving nullity of peace speeches [addresses where to send your protest included]
|West Bank assassinations, “grave provocation”||George Rishmawi - IMEMC - “The government does not want a ceasefire, but a new flare up” a press release by Gush Shalom stated.||14/3/2008|
|Hebron photo pictorial||Ynet - The exhibition organizers explained the importance of marking the anniversary by saying that they were offering a "visual manifestation of the harsh reality in Hebron, as a mirror and sample of the Israeli occupation in the (Palestinian) Territories."
At the exhibition, the planners will be handing out reports and documents from various human rights organizations as well as soldier eyewitness reports and CDs with videos from the divided West Bank city.||14/3/2008|
|Animals` marching in protest to UN Gaza office||Ma`an - "Where is the world`s conscience?" Save the children of Gaza", "Gaza is dying; end the siege," "Is the UN an international lie?" and "The UN has to end the siege of Gaza."||11/3/2008|
|Unwavering commitment to inequality||Ramzy Baroud - Al-Ahram - When will the media begin to provide a context and stop manipulating terms and numbers in such a way that the Palestinians are always at fault? When will we accept that military occupation and state-sponsored terror begets violence and breeds more terror. This is the case in Palestine, as everywhere else. It will remain so until circumstances change.||11/3/2008|
|Help to farmers in Awarta and A-Sawya Is Needed ||Today, with our intervention and presence farmers from Awarta plowed
on both sides of the Detroit road, even climbing high up near to the
Gidonim outposts, without all of the problems from the army and from
settlers that they have had for the last 1.5 months. But they (and
we) still have two more weeks of work. On Tuesday farmers from
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|Amnesty International urgent action - Fear for Safety - Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip||RECOMMENDED ACTION: Please send appeals.Click for details .||8/3/2008|
|Human Rights Organizations Petition the Supreme Court to Nullify Law that Blatantly Violates Detainees` Rights ||The law allows for the arrest of suspects for long periods without any judicial oversight, for deliberations to take place in their absence, and for the decision to extend their detention to be concealed from them...The end result is that individuals can be detained, deprived of their liberty, isolated from the outside world and interrogated by the General Security Services (GSS) for three weeks.
|EJJP Calls for Immediate Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against the Israeli Occupation||The Alternative Information Center (AIC)-“What’s happening throughout the occupied West Bank is low intensity ethnic cleansing in terms of numbers, but is devastating entire Palestinian communities. We’ve met Palestinian families living in tents under demolition orders, seen shop doors welded shut by the Israeli army and seen how Palestinians are being forced from their homes by settlement expansion.”||7/3/2008|
|March 8th, marking IWD in a Jewish Arab women protest and hope march||N.B.: moved to Nazareth (police permit revoked!) buses from Tel-Aviv and Jerusalem at 9am ||7/3/2008|
|The Jerusalem Link`s Statement for International Women`s Day 2008||Jerusalem Link-"We, Palestinian and Israeli women, condemn outright attacks on innocent civilians, Palestinian or Israeli. We know that there is only one way to secure a bright future for both societies. We have learned that we need a new concept of security based on respect for the equal rights of both peoples to self determination. Not military might, but negotiations that have a clear timetable for ending the occupation"||7/3/2008|
|AGAINST THE MASS KILLINGS IN GAZA!||Gush Shalom-"Government and army spokesmen admit quite openly that a cease-fire could be achieved within the hour, but that the government refuses to do this so that `Hamas would not fix the rules of the game`. This proves that the real aim of the action is not to stop the launching of the rockets, but to break Hamas. That is a criminal play with the lives of human beings, most of them unarmed, including the children on both sides of the border."||7/3/2008|
|Colonial realities ||Nimer Sultany -
"The tens of thousands of Palestinians who have been killed, wounded, imprisoned, or handicapped only in recent years, and the thousands of houses that have been demolished can testify to the cruelty of one of the longest military occupations in recent modern history."
|What happened to our army?||Meir Shalev -
"This is how it is when the army is forced to take policing duties upon itself and an entire country is made to dance around the golden calf of the territories and settlements." ||5/3/2008|
|Bnei Avraham: Friday March 7, working day on the land of the Jaabri Family in Hebron after they suffered from settler harassment||For details click on above text or contact: firstname.lastname@example.org ||4/3/2008|
|On eve of Rice visit, APN calls on Bush to back ceasefire efforts ||Americans for Peace Now - The approach [of ceasefire talks with Hamas] has been embraced to various degrees by key Israeli security figures, including former national security advisor (to Prime Minister Ariel Sharon) Giora Eiland, former Mossad chief Ephraim Halevy, and former defense minister Shaul Mofaz. In the context of the current crisis, this approach has been strongly advocated by former Shin Bet head Ami Ayalon, a Minister-without-portfolio in the Olmert government. ||4/3/2008|
|An Interview with Aharon Shabtai- poet and dissident||Silvia Cattori - Countercurrents - When the announcement that Israel would attend the "Fiera del libro" of Turin, came out, an immediate wave of protest arose in Italy; and many personalities supported the boycott call, made by the Palestinian, Jordanian and Egyptian Writersâ€™ Associations. In France, strangely enough, the same invitation, to the "Salon du livre" of Paris, did not make much noise. Alone, the Israeli poet Aharon ShabtaĂŻ has refused to participate in these events, contrary to the 39 Israeli writers who accepted to be part of the Israeli delegation to these two exhibitions.||4/3/2008|
|Joint human rights appeal upon `legalization` of Gaza strangling ||Al-Haq press release - As an Occupying Power, under the Fourth Geneva Convention Israelâ€™s obligations toward the people of the Gaza Strip include not only a duty to not hinder the supply of relief and consignments to the civilian population but also a positive duty to â€śbring in the necessary foodstuffs, medical stores and other articlesâ€¦,â€ť of â€śensuring and maintaining, with the cooperation of the national and local authorities, the medical and hospital establishments and services, public health and hygieneâ€¦â€ť and â€śagree to relief schemesâ€¦and facilitate them by all the means at its disposal||4/3/2008|
|Support the Palestinian-Israeli call for Ceasefire||The Middle East Peace Forum of Pittsburgh has opened a separate petition where everybody can sign ||4/3/2008|
|Minute of silence to honor Gaza dead stirs up controversy||Israel Moskovitch - Ynet - "What`s going on in Gaza really hurts me. It hurts me that people are ignoring this ongoing event, it hurts me that they`re killing children in Gaza and I want to hold a minute of silence to remember all the dead," the student said. ||4/3/2008|
|Demonstration Sunday, March 2, 2008 at 6.00 pm Defence Ministry Tel Aviv|| ||2/3/2008|
|Arik Ascherman Arrested||Rabbis for Human Rights - North America||15/3/2008|
|Right wing Israeli lobby trying to smear Luisa Morgantini||`
I am deeply saddened and offended for being the victim of fanaticism, untruth, and prejudice, since this is how I consider the contents of the letter signed by Mr Lucio Pardo...
The existence of the State of Israel is not the issue. But, I harshly criticize the policies of successive Israeli governments – such as the military occupation, the ongoing expansion of settlements and the closure imposed on Gaza. In criticizing these policies, I am only defending the principles laid down in international law and by UN resolutions, as well as the right of Palestinians to live in their own State, in freedom, as Israeli citizens .
|The Personal is the Political||Reuven Kaminer - "The hooligan, who seems to have been an American, was brandishing the front page of a newspaper brandishing the photographs of the eight Merkaz HaRav victims right in the faces of the [Women in Black] and screaming Hamas Whores, Hamas Whores. […] The women had previously decided to have a very small party at the end of the vigil for one of the participants who was marking her 99th birthday. The thug had by this time gathered around him a few local fanatics. These grouped into a small gang of hooligans which accosted three groups of women on their way from the vigil, pushing and shoving"||17/3/2008|
|Five Years Later - Rachel Corrie`s Case for Justice||Tom Wright and Therese Saliba - CounterPunch - "It took nearly two years before they [Rachel Corrie’s parents] had a contact in the Justice Department, and were able to meet with the U.S. Attorney in Seattle, John McKay. He explained that one of the elements to enable a prosecution was a certification by the U.S. Attorney General that the killing was intended ‘to coerce, intimidate or retaliate against a civilian population or government.’ […] Cindy explained how McKay told them, `I`ll give you as much time as you need, but I`m here to tell you that no Attorney General-past, present or future-will ever certify against Israel`”||17/3/2008|
|Confessions of a provocateur||Arik Ascherman - Rabbis for Human Rights - "The reason why I chose to spend a night in jail is because we read in Pirkei Avot, "Where nobody is acting like a decent human being, try to be a decent human being. (2:6) Where the legal and law enforcement systems are not fulfilling their duty to protect the residents of Silwan who with great bravery are leading the struggle to defend their neighborhood, there have to be decent human beings who will do so."||16/3/2008|
|Gush Shalom: assassinations in Bethlehem and Tulkarm – a grave provocation ||Gush Shalom - Those who sent the assassins to carry out "liquidations" today, in Tulkarm and Bethlehem, knew what they were doing – a grave act of provocation which might blow up the serious chance which had opened up to reach a ceasefire||16/3/2008|
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