|Palestine-Israel, an intensive week of joint struggles the Anarchists Against the Wall were involved with||Anarchists Against the Wall ||31/5/2008|
|Act Now! Stop the Closing of Orphanages and Schools in Hebron by the Israeli Military ||Christian Peacemaker Team-Press Release-"The Steering Committee also encourages all NGOs or visitor to the West Bank to spend a night or more in the Orphanages to discourage the Israeli Army from further actions."||30/5/2008|
|A way to reduce tensions ||Ghassan Khatib -
Bitter Lemons -
"An agreement on borders first can thus reduce tensions and allow for a more conducive atmosphere in which to negotiate other issues. It will also greatly reduce the hostile behavior and friction between the two sides before and during negotiations."||28/5/2008|
|A change needs to come ||Avigail Abarbanel -
"The ethnic cleansing of Palestine started in 1948 behind the smokescreen of war, but it was not completed. It is not only continuing today but Israeli scholars like Ilan Pappe believe that it is escalating."||28/5/2008|
|Palestinian farmers stop settlement expansion efforts ||IWPS/ISM - In this case, the combination of physically blocking the settlers` heavy machinary and approaching the Israeli military authorities with the papers proving their ownereship resulted in - at lease for the time being - stopping the settler incursion into the lands of ten Deir Istiya families. ||27/5/2008|
|Ni’lin and Bil`in - the struggle intensifies ||Eran Cohen/Ali Waked - ISM/Y-net/Againstwall - The struggle against Wall construction and settler incursions has again intensified in Bil`in, as well as at its neightbor Ni`lin - where today`s demo and confrontation with the army is the third within the past five days. ||27/5/2008|
|A day at the District Co-ordination & Liaison Office ||Amos Gvirtz - Don`t say we did not know - A doctor who manages a medical organisation, was summoned to appear last Thursday, came for his appointment at the time which had been set, waited in line all day until 3 p.m., when he was told to return again on Sunday. Today he has been waiting since the morning and understands that again today he will not be received.||27/5/2008|
|Israeli peace activist wounded during a protest against roadblocks in Hebron||Saed Bannoura - IMEMC - "The activists were protesting against the Israeli military roadblocks in the occupied West Bank. The sources added that one Israeli peace activist suffered fractures in her arm and bruises in several parts of her body after the soldiers severely clubbed her. Troops also arrested three supporters and detained dozens at the police station in Keryat Arba’ settlement in Hebron"||26/5/2008|
|Boycott Israeli wines: picket Vancouver liquor store on 7 June||Canada Palestine Association - Next picket June 7th 2-4 pm, BC Liquor Store, 1520 Commercial Dr., Vancouver, British Columbia. On this 60th anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba, the Israeli government has announced plans to “rebrand” its 60 years of dispossession and ethnic cleansing. Here in B.C., the focus of this “rebranding” is the promotion of wines under an Israeli label in B.C. liquor stores, which are now carrying products from the Galil Mountain Winery, the Golan Heights Winery and the Dalton Winery. The Golan Heights Winery (of which the Galil Winery is a joint venture) produces wines from grapes grown on occupied Arab land, and many of their wineries are located on occupied Syrian land in the Golan Heights.||24/5/2008|
|Human Rights Groups Petition Supreme Court||Nine human rights organizations-Press Release-"Four months ago, Israel`s Supreme Court issued a dangerous and illegal decision authorizing collective punishment but requiring `minimal` supplies of fuel to Gaza. The Defense Minister has violated even those minimal, insufficient orders – with grave consequences for Gaza residents. Israel has a right to protect itself from attacks on Israeli civilians, attacks which violate the international law prohibition against deliberately harming civilians. But it may not harm Palestinian civilians in response, by depriving them of vital fuel supplies."
|Refugees are the key ||Sam Bahour -
"Today there are over 5.5 million Palestinian refugees and displaced persons who have never been allowed the choice to return to their homes or given redress for their losses."||21/5/2008|
|Ari Folman`s journey into a heart of darkness||Joan Dupont -
"The Israeli chain of command was such that the recruits didn`t quite know what was going on inside the camps. But what they saw, even before the discovery of the full-scale massacre, was horrific."||21/5/2008|
|Weekend Activities in South Mount Hebron||Please sign up at firstname.lastname@example.org ||21/5/2008|
|Third Annual Conference in Bil`in 4-6 June 2008||For details click on header or phone to: 972 547 847 942 www.bilin-village.org ||16/5/2008|
|Nakba at 60 and my blogger suspension ||Laila El-Haddad -
A Mother from Gaza -
"Cyber-terrorism, perhaps, to mark the 60th anniversary of the Nakba? If so, shame on Google, shame on blogger."
|IDF soldier documented shooting demonstrator at close range in Bil’in ||Ali Waked - Ynet - In a video shot mid March by B’Tselem (The Israel Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories), a young Israeli is seen innocently standing near a group of soldiers, when he is suddenly shot at close range. NB: video given. |
“I yelled ‘Enough with the Violence’ at them, and then a soldier turned around and fired a rubber bullet into my leg, but the village’s residents suffer more. Compared to what they are going through – my case is nothing.”
|9 activists injured as army attacks demonstrators who removed roadblock in Shufa||ISM/JMCC - Israeli, Palestinian and international activists together with residents of Shufa village carried picks, shovels and hoes and within two hours removed a roadblock that cuts Shufa from nearby Izbit Shufa. A village tractor was needed to move some of the larger rocks. Finally, a service mini-bus was able to cross through the remnants of the roadblock, to the cheering of the waiting crowd. Soldiers watched and did not interefere, but when activists attempted to make their way to remove a further roadblock soldiers blocked them, shooting sound bombs, followed by a barrage of rubber-coated steel bullets at close range. Four Palestinians, four Israelis and one international were injured, one requiring hospitalisation.
|5,000 support Carter-Mashaal meeting||Elana Kirsh - Jerusalem Post - Text of petition of Jewish Voice for Peace and Just Foreign Policy: (...) Jimmy Carter speaks for me when he says that resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict requires talking to Hamas. 64% of Israelis have said they support talks with Hamas. Please support including talks with Hamas in efforts to achieve peace between Israelis and Palestinians." ||13/5/2008|
|Leftists mark Palestinian ‘Nakba Day’||Aviram Zino - Ynet - Two hundred left-wing activists and Israeli Arabs marched on Sunday from the Jerusalem Theater square to the Nature Museum on Emek Refaim Street in the capital marking 60 years since “Nakba Day", or “catastrophe” of Israel`s inception in 1948. ||13/5/2008|
|Ynet reporting on New Profile campaign against the automatism of army service||Natasha Mozgovaya - Ynet - "Some 56% of youths each year do not enlist in the army or do not complete army service," the movement`s charter states. "Therefore no one who`s been exempted from service by the army should feel bad about himself.||13/5/2008|
|Marwan Barghouthi calls for Palestinian unity government ||Ma`an - The message was intended to mark the 60th anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba (Catastrophe). He said that the Palestinian people has proved its ability over sixty years to counter Israeli attempts to remove the Palestinians from the world map through forced displacement.
|Israel is not a guest of honour! Free Palestine! ||Window Into Palestine-"What Israel is performing is literally a politicide – the deliberate attempt at destroying the social and political subjectivity, also by means of episodic ethnic cleansing – against the dismembered, humiliated, oppressed and occupied Palestinian people. All forms of organization, resistance, dissent and demonstration are forbidden for Palestinians. Even the most peaceful protest causes the Israeli army to employ tear-gas or to shoot the crowd, while every militant action is punished by means of mass retaliation."||9/5/2008|
|An Activist solidarity action-Combatants for Peace||Saturday 10.05.08, at 12:00 pm, at Shufa village, near Tul-Karem; email@example.com 054-6466264
|Open Letter to the Israeli Ambassador to Canada||Mel & Gilda Katz - Toronto-"We Jewish Canadians who truly love Israel believe she must stop double dealing, and stop pretending to seek peace while travelling the same old paths of dishonour, immorality and death."
|Alternative Tourism Comes of Age||Natalie Weinstock - Yediot Achronot - “Most of what is presented in the Israeli and international media is the official Israeli perspective. I try to balance the picture.” When asked about the dangers of entering Palestinian areas he replies with skepticism, “There is no real danger. I work with Palestinians daily and everyone who enters Area ‘A’ has a foreign passport. Palestinians are very happy to see tourists coming to view the situation and visit their historical sites. Tourism also brings income to people in the West Bank and I encourage my clients to do their shopping in Palestinian areas.||8/5/2008|
|Celebrations holding up passage to Gaza of vital medical supplies.||Gush Shalom - Despite the empty words uttered to the international media and Secretary of State Rice, the military authorities make use of any opportunity to increase pressure on the Palestinian population [ignoring the fact that] the imposition of a siege on and collective punishment of a civilian population are acts in direct contravention of International Law”. ||6/5/2008|
|60 years, we wish everybody could celebrate||Independent Jewish Voices - ad in Jewish Chronicle - In another 10 years, Israel will be commemorating its 70th anniversary. Unless the occupation is brought swiftly to an end, there may be little left to celebrate.
|An alternative Memorial Day to the victims of the conflict. Tuesday, May 6 Hagada Hasmalit 8pm||With Hisham Nafah, journalist and Shani Toledano, New Profile
|Tuesday, May 6, at 21pm: Remembering the victims, fighting for peace - Tmuna Theatre, Soncino St. Tel-Aviv||A memorial ceremony of "Combatants for Peace"||6/5/2008|
|Thursday, May 8 march/rally by the Association for Defense of the Rights of the `Internally-Displaced`||at 15:00 o’clock, beginning on the Nazareth–Shefa’amr road, near Eilot junction - to demolished Safuriyah||8/5/2008|
|Yesh Gvul invites you to the 11th alternative beacon lighting ceremony Wed, May 7 at 7:45 Emil Greenzweig Square J`lem||Transportation from Tel Aviv: 18:00, El-Al Terminal (Arlozorov Train Station)
|Medical supplies convoy to Gaza - the alternative to siege and bloodshed||Tomorrow (Sun., May 4) a consignment of medicines and medical equipment will be passed to the Gaza Strip, bought through 60,000 Dollar donations collected worldwide by Gush Shalom and the Coalition Against the Siege. Adam Keller firstname.lastname@example.org||4/5/2008|
|Eve Of Israel Independence Day||Wedn. May 7: 8pm, Zochrot commemorates 60 years to the Nakba with a closing for the exhibit "Amnesia" & two films.
|Mother’s Day has passed but you can still sign the boycott of Israeli settlement-builder ||By LevievAdalah-NY. To sign on to the boycott call email: email@example.com
|British Jews call for boycotting Israel’s independence celebrations||Saed Bannoura - IMEMC News & Agencies - A group of 100 famous academics, authors, actors and public figures of the Jewish population in The United Kingdom signed a letter stating that they will be boycotting the Israeli independence celebrations marking the 60th anniversary, and stated that they “cannot celebrate the birth of a state which was founded on terrorism”, The Guardian reported.
|Don`t say we did not know #111||ICAHD-"..some 25 settlers from Yizhar came to the outskirts of the village and started stoning houses, and torching the villagers` agricultural plots. IDF soldiers who came did nothing to stop the settlers. Villagers who tried to stop the settlers` invasion were shot at by the soldiers with rubber bullets and tear gas grenades."||30/5/2008|
|Jayyous students to Dubai : boycott settlement-builder Leviev||Adalah NY - Letter by Jayyous Students - "On rainy days the water swells around our feet while we are going to our schools in Jayyous and Qalqilia. On the other hand, Israeli soldiers stand in shelters and never seem to get wet under their helmets and uniforms. They pull us out of our cars and line us up facing the wall. They sometimes make us sit in the dirt or in the rain, or under the hot sun while they chat on their mobile phones, joke with their friends, eat, smoke, and insult us with their words and their actions....Every Leviev diamond bought in Dubai pays for our oppression and dispossession. Give our proud village the chance to feed itself and grow again -- boycott Mr. Lev Leviev, in Dubai and all over the world."||30/5/2008|
|Alternative Archaeology Tours to Silwan||Web Site http://www.alt-arch.org/principles.html for dates of English and Hebrew tours of Silwan||2/5/2008|
|Barbican`s tribute to 1948 accused of demonizing Israel||Arifa Akbar-The Independent-"We appreciate that interpretations of historical events can potentially be controversial and may inspire strong reactions, but are clear that decisions on such matters need to sit firmly with our artistic and curatorial team. This exhibition is a serious, thought-provoking examination of the issue of home and exile, juxtaposing portraits of Palestinian exiles with present-day images of the places that they left in 1948."||2/5/2008|
|Following boycott call, Dubai says Leviev has no license for planned jewelry stores||Adalah NY-On Line Report-"Danya-Cebus, a subsidiary of Leviev’s company Africa-Israel, has recently built settlement homes in Mattityahu East on the land of the West Bank village of Bil’in, as well as in Har Homa on Jabal Abu Ghneim, and in Maale Adumim, two settlements which aim to isolate East Jerusalem from the West Bank, and ensure Israeli control of the city. Additionally, Leviev’s company Leader operates and develops the settlement of Zufim on the village of Jayyous’ land"||2/5/2008|
|JVP Church Campaign: Methodists vote overwhelmingly to keep divestment from the occupation as an option ||Jewish Voice For Peace- Newsletter-"...I am so grateful for the support that Jewish Voice for Peace has given us as we have worked on divestment resolutions," said Elizabeth Corrie, cousin of Rachel Corrie and member of the United Methodist Church. "It cannot be overstated how important it is to have the supportive presence of our Jewish brothers and sisters. "||2/5/2008|
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