| Anna Baltzer and Mustafa Barghouti on The Daily Show||- advocating a joint Jewish-Palestinian non-violent approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict [video] ||30/10/2009|
| Action Report in Hebron - Demonstration Against Settelment In Hebron||Issa Amro - Youth Against Settelment - Occupation forces which arrived at the site of the demonstration declared it a closed military area. They began to break up the demonstrators using force and sound bombs. They also detained a number of Palestinian and Israeli protestors, among them a member of the Central Council of the Palestinian People’s Party, Fahmi Shahin, and activist Badia Dwaik.||28/10/2009|
|Support the Goldstone Report|| http://supportgoldstone.org/||31/10/2009|
|No more a passive facilitator of fruitless negotiation||Jeremy Ben-Ami - J Street - For too long, our voice, the voice of mainstream progressive Jews on Israel, has been absent from the political playing field. We come here to Washington DC to make clear that most American Jews favor a two-state solution and comprehensive regional peace. Most oppose the expansion of settlements. We do not want the US to be a passive facilitator of fruitless negotiation. No, we have had enough talking about talking. We want action and we want resolution. We want the US and the international community actively at the table – and we want this conflict to end. ||27/10/2009|
|Stop US tax money flowing to settlers||Gush Shalom - None of these organizations have seen fit to mention that (...) the settlers on whose behalf the money is collected are going about armed, assaulting their Palestinian neighbours and setting fields and olive groves on fire.
|Israeli military negligence endangers Palestinian school children||CPT Tuwani Team - Following attacks by Israeli settlers on the young schoolchildren and also international volunteers, the Israeli Knesset mandated the Israeli military to provide daily accompaniment. The Israeli military have repeatedly failed to carry out this task.
|European lawyers draw up list of IDF officers suspected of Gaza war crimes ||Anshel Pfeffer - Haaretz - Lawyers in Britain, the Netherlands, Spain, Belgium and Norway have been collecting information on the matter. All these countries have laws allowing the issuance of arrest warrants against foreign citizens suspected of war crimes.
|Report: Palestinians denied water ||BBC - Israel is denying Palestinians access to even the basic minimum of clean, safe water, Amnesty International says. According to a 112-page report Israeli water restrictions discriminate against Palestinians in the occupied West Bank. In Gaza, Israel`s blockade has pushed the already ailing water and sewage system to "crisis point".||27/10/2009|
| UK - Carmel Agrexco blockaders in court|| ||24/10/2009|
|Why I disrupted Olmert ||Ali Abunimah - EI - "Was it in order to promote debate that the University insisted on pre-screening questions and imposed a recording ban for students and media? In the name of promoting debate, will the University now invite Hamas leader Khaled Meshal -- perhaps by video link -- to lecture on leadership to its students, and offer him a large honorarium?"||24/10/2009|
|Israel Agrees To Pay Families Of Palestinians Killed In 2000 Intifada Protests||Saed Bannoura - IMEMC - With the newly-announced settlement, each of the 13 families will receive 1,100,000 Shekels (around $200,000 USD) in exchange for agreeing not to pursue any future legal claims against the Israeli government or police. The 13 Palestinians, 12 residents of Jerusalem and 1 from the Gaza Strip, were killed by Israeli police who shot into crowds of protesting civilians in 2000. The protests began when then-Prime Minister Ariel Sharon made a provocative visit to the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem (the third-holiest site in Islam), surrounded by hundreds of soldiers.
|Volvo providing armored buses for Israeli settlements||Adri Nieuwhof -
""..."looks like any other modern bus," but it is "the world`s most armored bus." Indeed, the company calls it "the bus that saves lives!""
|Leftist gets month in jail for assault||Aviad Glickman -
""I tried to stop criminal activity, and I ended up having to pay two officers who acted brutally. This is the Israeli reality.""
|YES to BDS! - An answer to Uri Avnery||Michel Warschawski -
"..any boycott must serve this purpose: to isolate the settlers and the individuals and institutions which openly support them, but not declare war on Israel and the Israeli people as such." ||20/10/2009|
|Believing in the nonviolent struggle ||By Ahmed A. Khatib and Jody McIntyre -
"But in my heart, I know that nonviolent resistance is the path to freedom for our nation. From my small village of Bilin, I hope our actions can set an example for others to follow."
|Israel targeting grassroots activists||Mel Frykberg - The Electronic Intifada - Israeli authorities are increasingly targeting and intimidating nonviolent Palestinian grassroots activists involved in anti-occupation activities who are drawing increased support from the international community. Several weeks ago masked Israeli soldiers stormed the home of Ehab Jallad from The Jerusalem Popular Committee for the Celebration of Jerusalem as the Capital of Arab Culture for 2009.
|Gisha’s Petition Under the Freedom of Information Act: Lack of Public Oversight Raises Questions of Corruption, Impropriety in Transfer of Goods to Gaza||Gisha - News Release - The petition was filed following six months of attempts to obtain information relating to the entry of food and goods to the Gaza Strip. The Ministry of Defense and the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories refuse to reveal documents and procedures without offering any reason.
The Ministry of Defense refuses to reveal its document ostensibly defining the minimum number of calories necessary for the subsistence of 1.5 million people.
|Grassroots group aims to break deadlock over Israeli settlements ||Rory McCarthy -
""We all know that the people of Salfit are being prevented from living on their land. We don`t need speeches or conferences. We need a solution."" ||28/10/2009|
|Deputy FM Ayalon faces call for arrest in Britain||JONNY PAUL -
J-lem Post -
"On Monday night, Ayalon spoke at LSE. However, a student wearing a keffiyeh held up proceedings by shouting at the minister as soon as he took to the podium to deliver his speech."||28/10/2009|
|`The story of the Green Patrol attack` - Meeting with Nuri al Okbi, Tel Aviv, October 19, 2009 || ||16/10/2009|
|Israeli attempt to shame Ken Loach only brings more attention to the occupation ||By: No author
"“We hope this new found determination to redistribute wealth will be matched by her wisdom in choosing to support those film-makers most starved of resources. Logically, that would mean those brave free spirits in the Israeli artistic community who decide to respect the cultural boycott and refuse to accept any funds from the Israeli State."
|Palestinian peace activist imprisoned after advocating boycott against Israel||Saed Bannoura -
"Mohammed Othman had a court hearing late last week, and his administrative detention was extended without charges.
|Protest inside West London`s Sainsbury’s||On 11th October 2009, activists protested inside Sainsbury’s on Cromwell Street, West London to highlight the sale of Israeli and illegal Settlement produce by both Sainsbury’s and other major supermarket chains across the UK. A video report.||13/10/2009|
|Letter signed by high school seniors slams Israel`s `oppressive policy in occupied territories` ||Daniel Edelson - Ynet - "Our refusal to be soldiers of occupation (...)is part of our continuing battle for peace and equality, a battle whose Jewish-Arab character proves peace and coexistence are possible." ||13/10/2009|
|Nobel Laureate Ada Yonath: Israel should release all terrorists ||Jerusalem Post - "It`s not clear to me why we`re holding these Palestinian terrorists, or what we call `terrorists,` instead of releasing everybody,(...) when a man sits in our jails for a number of years, and around him friends and family become angry. That is how we create terrorists" Yonath said during an interview with Army Radio. ||13/10/2009|
|Comet-ME Needs YOUR Vote - Today! ||Comet-ME, a group of Israelis, Palestinians, and international volunteers, works with very poor communities in the south of Palestine. Under Israeli military occupation for 42 years. http://www.comet-me.org/
|Israelis Bring Green Power to West Bank Village ||AP -
"``Life is easier now,`` said Susya villagers Widad Nawaja, standing below the solar panel that powers her home. ``We have light. Children can do their homework at night if they couldn`t finish it during the day.``"
|Jewish letter in support of the Goldstone report||For anyone who has not previously signed the Jews Say No! letter:
| Saturday, 10 October, Olive Harvest Near Kalkiliya||transportation from Tel-Aviv, Haifa, Kfar Saba
|Israeli highschoolers choose jail over occupation army service ||Nora Barrows-Friedman -
"Refusing to participate in a system they agree to be immoral as well as illegal."||7/10/2009|
|Friday Demonstrations Against the Wall in Bil`in||Register for Transportation - Contact Ilan by phone - 03-6482749 ||7/10/2009|
|TEN DOLLARS FOR PEACE||(a 2 week campaign – we will report on results at the end of the campaign)
|New Israeli settlement construction underway: report||AFP/Peace Now - A Peace Now report said on Monday that some 800 new housing units are being built in settlements across the occupied West Bank, Tko`a, Shilo, Kiryat Arba, Nokdim, Maskiyot, Kochav Hashchar, Ma`ale Michmash, Avnei Hefetz, Ma`ale Shomron, Ma`on, Oranit, Alon, Alon Shvut, Alonei Shilo, El`azar, Beitar Illit, Barqan, Givat Ze`ev, Dolev, Har Gilo, Talmon, Yitzhar, Kochav Ya`akov, Kfar Adumim, Kfar Etzion, Carmel, Mevo Horon, Matityahu, Na`aleh, Etz Efraim (Elkanah), Pedu`el, Tzofim, Kedar, Kalia. ||6/10/2009|
|Charges of war crimes now a real fear for Israeli ministers and officers as Ya’alon refuses to fly to Britain||PSC Press release - Mr Ya’alon was warned by his legal advisors of possible charges over his involvement in the 2002 assassination of a Hamas leader that killed 14 other people. ||6/10/2009|
|On Palestinian Civil Disobedience||Sometime in 1846, Henry David Thoreau spent a night in jail because he
refused to pay his taxes. This was his way of opposing the
Mexican-American War as well as the institution of slavery. A few years
later he published the essay “Civil Disobedience,” which has since been
read by millions of people, including many Israelis and Palestinians.
Kobi Snitz read the book. He is an Israeli anarchist who is currently
serving a 20 day sentence for refusing to pay a 2,000 shekel fine.
|Marwan Barghouthi: Israel is no peace partner||Ma`an News Agency - "In the interview [Marwan Barghouthi] also praised caretaker Prime Minister Salam Fayyad’s plan to establish a Palestinian state, de facto, in the next two years. He called on the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) leadership, specifically, to endorse the plan, along with a program of peaceful resistance"||5/10/2009|
| Bedouins protest against the state`s allotting their lands to the JNF while depriving them of water||Ilana Curiel - Ynet - "We are not Jews, so where is our place? Where is our children`s future?" Nuri al-Ukbi to Ynet.||3/10/2009|
|Gaza solidarity organizer under house arrest in Israel ||Jonathan Cook - The Electronic Intifada - Nine months after he helped to organize protests against Israel`s attack on Gaza, Samih Jabareen is a prisoner in his home in Jaffa, near Tel Aviv, an electronic bracelet around his ankle to alert the police should he step outside his front door. The 40-year-old actor and theatre director is one of dozens of Palestinian Arab political activists in Israel who have faced long-term detention during and since Israel`s winter assault on Gaza in what human rights groups are calling political intimidation and repression of free speech by the Israeli police and courts.||1/10/2009|
|Activists successfully accompany water convoy though the South Hebron Hills||CPT Tuwani Team - As the convoy proceeded south they were met by an Israeli army hummer. The soldiers attempted to arrest the bulldozer driver, but were prevented by the non-violent intervention of the Israeli activists. The army threatened to confiscate the bulldozer and succeeded in blocking its path, but they were unable to stop the rest of the convoy from continuing on their way.
|Joint Addameer and “Stop the Wall” Update on the Arrest of Human Rights Defender and Activist Mohammad Othman ||Adameer and "Stop the Wall" - Addameer and Stop the Wall contend that Mohammad’s arrest should be viewed in a wider context of persistent Israeli repression against Palestinian human rights defenders and activists who, like Mohammad, have been successful in their lobbying efforts, at home and abroad, against the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territory, Israel’s continuation of land confiscation and the illegal construction of the Annexation Wall.||1/10/2009|
|Report - Samu`a, 24.10.09||David Shulman - "After all, one wouldn`t ever want to disrupt, by non-violent protest, the work of the police or the soldiers, not even when they come to knock down the rickety hovels of Palestinian shepherds as they did that day at Umm al-Khair. Ezra threw himself in front of the bulldozers, thus delaying the demolitions by a few minutes — an excellent reason, no doubt, to send him to jail. If you don`t, anarchy may reign"||26/10/2009|
|Time for a democratic discourse ||Kevin Coval and Josh Healey - EI - "The right stands by its politics, and practices solidarity with their allies. Too often the left doesn`t. And that`s why we often lose -- on health care, on global warming and on Israel/Palestine"||26/10/2009|
|Interview with Miko Peled||Radio interview with Miko Peled, peace activist, son of the late General Matityahu Peled, and author of The General`s Son: Journey of an Israeli in Palestine||25/10/2009|
|Solidarity with jailed Israeli military refusers in the weekly Palestinian demonstrations||Anarchists Against the Wall - Over 35 Israelis and a similar number of internationals joined the weekly Palestinian demonstration against the wall and occupation in Bil`in. Prominent among the participants were the "Shministim" (Israeli conscientious objectors who refure to serve the occupation, who had had two of their comrades put in jail just the day before), and retired PA workers, who led the demonstration with their original slogans and chanting.||25/10/2009|
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