|Tactics that ended apartheid in S. Africa can end it in Israel||Bill Fletcher Jr. - The Mercury News - "Divestment from companies that benefit from the occupation is an opportunity for American citizens to do what our government leaders have refused to do: say that our money will not fund human rights abuses any longer"||30/6/2008|
|Letter of protest to Canada`s NDP leader Jack Layton on UN racism conference||Judy Haiven - I am enraged that you have decided to support the right-wing position that Canada should not participate in the conference against racism, commonly called Durban II||28/6/2008|
|US and Israeli Jews Support UNICEF`s Decision to Cut Ties to Leviev||Jews Against the Occupation/NYC (JATO), Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP), and Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD): Call on Anti-Defamation League to Reject Donations from Human Rights Violators ||28/6/2008|
|Keep Israel out of elite economic club ||Ran HaCohen -
"If the OECD takes Israel in as a member country, it would prove its commitment to free market economy to be nothing but a joke."
|Former Mossad chief urges Israeli talks with Hamas||ETGAR LEFKOVITS -
J-lem Post -
""It is difficult to believe that it is possible to reach an understanding with the Palestinians without Hamas being part of the solution," Halevy said in an address to the quasi-governmental Jewish Agency for Israel board of governors meeting in Jerusalem."
|Breaking the Silence continue tours to Hebron||BtS -
"Worst of all, this past Wed., the Chief of Police in Hebron, Avishai Peleg, caved in to settler rhetoric, and called BtS troublemakers and extremists."
|Please help ICRR convince the Israeli authorities to reconsider the denied entry of three women and others from the film industry|| Please sign our petition, and distribute it widely.||22/6/2008|
|I am Mousa Abu Maria||Haggai Matar, transl. Daphna Levit. A story of a peace activist, Mousa Abu Maria, recently under administrative detention. This man does not enjoy support of the State of Israel, unlike the Israelis chanting "Death to Arabs", shown in the video above.||21/6/2008|
|2 peace activists attacked in Tel Aviv ||Yesh Gvul ||21/6/2008|
|Israeli Military Resisters Seek International Pressure to End Occupation of Palestinian Lands ||Between The Lines-"After observing the role of the Air Force in carrying out operations against Palestinians in the Occupied Territories in violation of international law, Neiman requested and was granted transfer to a non-active unit and later received a standard discharge letter. He was not prosecuted. "||20/6/2008|
|EU Must Insist on Human Rights in Ties with Israel ||EMHRN - AIC - "A coalition of development, humanitarian, peace and human rights organisations [...] calls on the EU to take a clear and committed stance on all human rights issues and to give much greater priority to improving conditions on the ground in the occupied Palestinian territory during the upcoming negotiations process in which the details of the upgrade will be hammered out"||19/6/2008|
|Police: Leftists in Hebron more dangerous than right-wing counterparts||Efrat Weiss - Ynet - `Extreme leftists antagonize settlers in the hope that the settlers will attack them,` local police say, `they have become an even greater threat than the anarchists`
|Leftists` solidarity regatta beached||Roi Mandel - Ynet - Boat owner hired to take floating leftist protest out to sea refuses to set sail when confronted with demonstrators wearing keffiyehs, waving Palestinian flags||17/6/2008|
|ISM campaign against EU upgrading of relations with Israel||International Solidarity Movement - On the 16th June, the European Union will be discussing the possible upgrading of relations with Israel. Please send this letter to your various representatives and express your concern at this measure while Israel continues to flaunt international law.||15/6/2008|
|LITTLE GIRLS ||Gush Shalom-Weekly Haaretz Ad. - "Hadeil al-Smieri, 9 years old,
Was killed at home
By an Israeli tank shell...
In Gaza and Sderoth,
Little girls want to live."
|Quebec student federation joins international boycott movement||Tadamon-Press release-"ASSE`s important stand also marks a critical opportunity for grassroots student and social movements in Quebec to challenge the Quebec and Canadian government complicity towards Israeli apartheid and today the outright support towards Israel`s military occupation of the West Bank and Gaza by Canada`s Conservative government."||13/6/2008|
|Letter to the Swedish Representative to EU re: Plan to Upgrade Ties with Israel||Participants in the Sjövik seminar 2008-"Now is the time for the EU to assure the Palestinians that it is committed to the principal position the EU has taken in the peace process, (that all Israeli settlement activity “anywhere in the OPT, including east Jerusalem is illegal” and “threatens the viability of an agreed two-state solution”)
It is for this reason that we are opposed to upgrading the Euro-Med policy with Israel on June 19th. "||13/6/2008|
|Obama for Israel!! ||Laila El-Haddad -
A Mother from Gaza -
"I mean, c`mon, Jerusalem, the undivided capital of Israel? That`s very...how shall we say..Bushesque? Billy Graham? Yesterday? What was that about peace in 2008?"
|Anti Israel-lobby lobbyists in country||HERB KEINON -
J-lem Post -
"The lecture at the university has not been widely publicized."||11/6/2008|
|3rd Annual Bilin Conference on peaceful resistance - a report||Friends of Freedom and Justice in Bilin - After reaching the entrance of the wall, Mohamed Nazal began reading the Conference`s final statement. As Nazal was reading, the Israeli Occupation Forces began firing tear gas and rubber bullets into the peaceful crowd (...) hitting Italian Judge Julio Tuscani who sustained head injuries.||10/6/2008|
|Heating Up: The Battle for the Jewish voice and the Jewish soul||David Mandelzys - (Cult)ure magazine - Why, here in Canada, where we are a minority amongst a Christian majority, do we advocate for and support a ‘Jewish State’ in the Middle East, where the non-Jewish minority are treated as second class citizens?||10/6/2008|
|However long it takes||Adam Keller - "Forty one years is a long time. It means that no one much below the age of fifty can really recall a time when Israel did not rule over the Palestinian territories; that whole two new generations of Israelis (and of Palestinians!) have grown up in this highly abnormal situation of built-in inequality and oppression, hatred and bloodshed. It means that the occupation has already lasted more than two-thirds of Israel`s total history (the so-celebrated sixty years...)"||9/6/2008|
|Activists attacked in Tel Aviv Saturday night - help needed!||Last night in Tel Aviv, a young woman and a young man who had participated in the anti-occupation demonstration were attacked by at least 5 thugs. If any of you have information or footage that can be of use, please contact us as soon as possible.
|RHR Needs Your Help - Letter Writing Campaign about Silwan||...your involvement may make all the difference whether or not
we are able to stop the extreme right wing group, "Elad," from causing
further damage to Palestinian homes as they irresponsibly and
unprofessionally carry out archaeological digs in the middle of the
populated East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan.||7/6/2008|
|Call for letters urging release by the Israeli government of Nura El Hashlamoun||jane reynold-"It is almost two years since Nura El Hashlamoun was taken from her home in Hebron in the middle of the night. Since then she has been imprisoned without charge or trial and now it appears that if she does not accept deportation – a sentence that is illegal under international law – she will remain in jail, separated from her children, without any idea of how long her imprisonment will last."||6/6/2008|
|Green and red lines - impressions of a three-day walk||Gershon Baskin - Jerusalem Post - When we were on top of the Gilboa, a group of girls from the Kedumim settlement was touring the area. The settlers` tour guide did not make any mention of the thousands of Palestinians living just below except for commenting on the strategic and religious importance of holding onto this land. ||3/6/2008|
|Israeli police and special forces prevent Faisal Husseini memorial meeting in Jerusalem’s Hakawati Theater||Marian Houk - Ma`an News Agaency - "The Israelis have zero tolerance for any Palestinian voice, and it’s getting worse and worse. We have no government, the PLO does not weigh in, and the Palestinian National Authority is not active in stopping the march of the occupation. The Israelis are building settlements, continuing construction of The Wall, confiscating land, and our people are busy discussing ‘important matters’ to advance the negotiations. But there is no way the Israelis can prevent people forever from exercising their basic human rights to political expression and free speech”||2/6/2008|
|Tutu: Silence on Gaza blockade shames us all||Donald Macintyre - The Independent - "The Archbishop, mainly here on a UN mission to investigate what he called the Beit Hanoun massacre of 21 civilians by Israeli tank shelling 18 months ago, said: `All we had heard about conditions in Gaza – deprivation, a sense of despair, the lack of economic activity – had not prepared us for the stark reality which we saw`"||2/6/2008|
|British Academic Union passes motion to consider boycotting Israel||Saed Bannoura - IMEMC - The University and College Union (UCU), the largest trade union and professional for professors and lecturers in the United Kingdom, voted overwhelmingly this week to support a motion that calls for union members to consider an academic boycott of Israeli universities.
|Gush Shalom calls for protesting singer Shlomo Gronich`s performance for the Silwan settlers and Irwin Moskowitz ||Send your protest to: firstname.lastname@example.org
or to his personal manager: email@example.com ||1/6/2008|
|Dozens treated for tear gas inhalation at the weekly Bil`in protest||FFJ - Iyad Burnat of the local committee against the Wall and Settlements said that the soldiers used a new army vehicle that fires tear gas at protesters. "It can fire 30 gas bombs in one go." Burnat told IMEMC||1/6/2008|
|`You are not going to stay! Forget it!` ||Beate Zilversmidt reporting Peace Now demonstration in Ariel settlement - "Then Oppenheimer was allowed to take the megaphone, expected to tell us that the demonstration was over. But he turned around: "You are not going to stay! Forget it! You are 15 kilometres away from the border of Israel!" he succeeded to say before anybody understood what was happening."||6/6/2008|
|PCATI calls on the Knesset not to pass the proposed amendment to the Detention of Illegal Combatants Law||PCATI-Newsletter-"The purpose of the law is to make it possible to quickly and easily detain a large number of people without due process including the denial of representation by an attorney, the obligation to bring the detainee before a judge and the obligation to prove that an offense was committed. In practice, the law allows for detention without trial and no effective limitation on the length of detention but ... until the end of hostilities between the State of Israel and its enemies, or in other words, unlimited detention that can in practice become life imprisonment. .. may be applied to anyone including residents of the Occupied Palestinian Territories and Israeli citizens."||6/6/2008|
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