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The Artery Of Life Expected in Gaza in Mid-DecemberSaed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies - "The Artery of Life 3 humanitarian convoy, led by member of parliament in the British House of Commons, George Galloway, is expected in the Gaza Strip in mid-December, as part of the efforts to break the illegal Israeli siege on the Coastal Region"30/11/2009
BOYCOTT! NewsletterWelcome all to the 7th BOYCOTT! newsletter29/11/2009
Activists protest eviction of Palestinian families in Sheikh JarrahRonen Medzini - Ynet - Around 70 demonstrators – residents of east Jerusalem and left-wing activists – gathered in the center of the capital city Friday in order to protest a court order granting legal rights over homes in Sheikh Jarrah to Jewish settlers.29/11/2009
All of us could help win $5000 to get Abir`s Garden underwayPlease make a $10 donation for the Abir`s Garden project. If all of us can do this before Dec. 1st, the project will receive a $5000 challenge grant in the Global Giving Challenge28/11/2009
Anti-wall protests mark UN partition anniversaryMa`an News Agency - "Commemorating the UN`s annual International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, residents of Bil`in and Nil`in, two villages near Ramallah, rallied against Israel`s separation barrier on Friday afternoon. Dozens reportedly suffered tear-gas inhalation in both areas, although there were no reports of more serious injuries. Activists said Israeli forces fired stun grenades in addition to the tear-gas"28/11/2009
East Jerusalem protest brings together Israeli, Palestinian peace activistsSaed Bannoura - IMEMC News - "One ultra-Orthodox protester, Nahum Novertze, told Israeli reporters [...] `When settlements were evacuated in Gush Katif (settlers) were given caravans and hotel stays until they could obtain new residences. Here they throw Arabs out into the rain without providing substitutes. This is discrimination. They have lived here for 43 years and now they are being thrown out on the street like dogs`"28/11/2009
Tainted Cement: BDS Campaign Against CRH Irish Construction Company’s Business Dealings with Israeli Company That Exploits Resources on Occupied Lands Shir Hever - AIC - "According to the `Who Profits?` website of the Coalition of Women for Peace, Hanson Israel operates concrete plants in two Israeli settlements: Modiin Illit and Atarot, and an asphalt plant and a quarry in the settlement of Elqana. It should be noted that such factories, in addition to being an essential part of the illegal colonization process of the West Bank by Israel, are also harvesting Palestinian natural resources for generating profits to Israeli companies"28/11/2009
Saturday, 28st November, work day in Bir al-Eid (South Mt. Hebron)for transportation etc., call Masha 054-6843833 or email incl. phone nr to: maria.averbuch@ mail.huji. ac.il27/11/2009
Urgent Activity! On Sunday 29.11.09 the court will determine the future of the new section of the Al-Kurd family house in Sheikh Jarrahfor further information - Shir 0545871883 27/11/2009
Awarding ceremony of the Leibowitz Prize to Alice Shalvi & Arik Ascherman - a Yesh Gvul initiativeMonday, 30 Nov, 20:30, Tzavta, Tel-Aviv - transportation from Jerusalem 18:45, Gan Hapaamon parking lot 27/11/2009
Inside Israeli jails, the real victims of a cry for justiceJesse Rosenfeld - The National - On Monday, Mohammad was formally placed in Israeli administrative detention for three months. He is the latest of more than 335 Palestinians held in this way, a practice based on a 1945 emergency British Mandate law and highlighted in a report last month by the Israeli human rights groups B’Tselem and HaMoked. 25/11/2009
Sixty Days after his Arrest, Human Rights Defender Mohammad Othman Receives his First Administrative Detention OrderAddameer - "Addameer is alarmed by reports from Mohammad that he was repeatedly threatened with administrative detention during his two-month long interrogation period." 25/11/2009
Ma`an: Jericho hosts international conference on prisoners 24/11/2009
Mohammad Othman - Update 23/11/2009
Syrian soap superstars enter GazaMa`an News Agency - "Syrian soap opera superstars were among a delegation of actors that entered the Gaza Strip on Sunday on a solidarity visit to the besieged enclave"23/11/2009
Troops Attack Ni’lin Weekly Nonviolent ProtestSaed Bannoura - IMEMC News - "A Palestinian villager from Ni’lin village, near Ramallah, was injured, and several protesters suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation after the Israeli soldiers attacked the weekly nonviolent protest against the Annexation Wall"21/11/2009
Boycott targets settlement products Al Jazeera - "According to the Palestinian authorities, customers are not aware that some of the products are produced in one of over 200 Israeli settlements [...] As a result, the Palestinian ministry of economy has announced it will aggressively pursue an already existing law that criminalises trading in settlement products [...] Israeli settlement products currently enjoy an estimated 15 per cent share of the Palestinian market, according to the minister of economy"21/11/2009
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`Fatah officials warn of third Palestinian intifada` Jack Khoury - Haaretz - "We want thousands of Palestinians to demonstrate daily near the settlements of the occupation, carrying out a human siege, and calling for the end of the occupation"21/11/2009
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Holland to probe if Ahava products made on occupied landMeirav Crystal - Ynet - According to Socialist Party website, Dutch foreign minister intends to investigate whether Dead Sea cosmetic company`s products sporting label `Made in Israel` are manufactured on `occupied` territory 19/11/2009
“I am not alone. The increasing number of signatories from Rishon Le Zion shows that this is a growing phenomenon”.Gil Sima - Yediot Ahronot Rishon - This week we met Brenner for a discussion on the topic. It was made clear from the start that for Brenner the term ‘Israeli Defence Force’ is exchanged with the term ‘combative militarism’. Struggling against one of the strongest institutions in the country is just one of Brenner’s goals. He is aware that he will have to pay a high price and that he can expect a split from some of his closest surrounding society, including his family. 18/11/2009
Eighteen demonstrators arrested after a gate in the Wall was breached in Deir alGhussounISM - The demonstration was the opening salvo for a public campaign by the Deir elGhussoun municipality and the affected farmers, which will accompany an appeal the Israeli High Court of Justice to remove the already-built Wall from the village’s land.17/11/2009
Ban Ki-Moon: Israel must stop blockade of GazaMa’an – UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called for Israel to end the blockade of Gaza, cease evictions and demolitions of Palestinian homes in Jerusalem and ensure the rights of children, adding that all allegations of torture and ill-treatment must be promptly investigated and perpetrators prosecuted, in his annual report released on Monday. 17/11/2009
Wed, Nov. 18, New York protest against Hebron settlers` fundraising dinner 17/11/2009
The Dutch Minister Verhagen of Foreign Affairs has demanded to research the import of Ahava cosmetic products. Martin Kuiper - NU - Besides profiting from EU tax deductions, Ahava also profits from the occupation of Palestine, which is against the fourth Geneva Convention that says that an occupying power is not allowed to use natural resources [the mineral-rich Dead Sea mud] from the occupied areas. 13/11/2009
Expelled West Bank Student Petitions Israel Court AP - New York Times - ``I was so surprised, I didn`t know what to say,`` Azzam recalled. ``I tried to ask the soldiers if there`s any other solution than this, and they just said, `No, you`ve reached Gaza, you have to enter.```
Yadin Elam, a lawyer with the Israeli human rights group Gisha representing Azzam, said such incidents happen on a daily basis and constitute a removal ``by force`` on the part of Israel of Palestinians from West Bank to Gaza.
13/11/2009
Norway university won`t boycott IsraelMelanie Lidman - Jerusalem Post - "I find it a bit sad. We all want academic freedom, but there is limited academic freedom for Palestinian academics and for Israelis who are critical of the occupation. They were only talking about our freedom, to have no restrictions on my freedom, but the other part`s freedom wasn`t mentioned... It was a bit narrow of perspective, said Agnes Bolsø, an associate professor of cultural studies and one of the original 34 authors of the boycott proposal 13/11/2009
Ilan Pappe silenced in Munich Sarah Stricker - Ynet - The Greens referred to the mayor`s move as "an act of political cowardice." - Pappe: "Why didn`t they bring someone from the Israeeli embassy to contradict my remarks? This hasn`t happened to me even in Israel".13/11/2009
Miles Of Smiles Convoy Hopeful To Enter Gaza WednesdaySaed Bannoura - IMEMC - "It contains 100 small trucks filled with medical supplies, wheelchairs, and a number of ambulances." 11/11/2009
Dahlan: We may seek UN resolution on Palestinian stateAli Waked - Ynet - "The PA announced that it continues to work on implementing the scheme, known as “Palestine: Ending the Occupation, Establishing the State.”" 11/11/2009
Free Nonviolent Activist Mohammad OthmanLink to JVP campaign15/11/2009
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British activists kick off week-long boycott against Israeli settlement productsSaed Bannoura - IMEMC News - "The week-long boycott is targeting the Waitrose and Morrisons supermarket chains, in an attempt to pressure the stores to discontinue the sale of fruits and vegetables grown and processed on Israeli settlements in the West Bank"9/11/2009
Israelis to Trondheim: Boycott the Israeli Academy Now!Boycott the Israeli Academy Now! - Open Letter from Israeli Citizens to the Board of Governors of Trondheim University in Norway9/11/2009
Video - Nilin marking 20 years to the fall of the berlin wall by taking down the wall on their landYouTube, 6.11.09 - 20 years to the fall of the Berlin wall - Demonstrators toppled 8 meters tall concrete wall in Nilin7/11/2009
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British students protest during lecture of Israeli envoy - similar news from Turkey and HollandHagit Kleiman - Eggs hurled at Israel`s ambassador to Turkey; at the University of Nottingham a rude welcome for Ron Prosor, ambassador to England; at Erasmus University, Holland, protestors attempt to disrupt Minister Daniel Hershkowitz`s address.6/11/2009
Palestinians who see nonviolence as their weaponRichard Boudreaux - LA Times - His message is a hard sell: Mohammed Khatib, 35, is a modern-day Gandhi in a culture that enshrines the language of the gun, even if most Palestinians have never used one. And the risks of his activism are enormous. 6/11/2009
Presence needed at the High Court on Monday, 9/11 at 9:00 AM 6/11/2009
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US peace activist disrupts Israeli Prime Minister in Washington DCJenka Soderberg - IMEMC - Code Pink peace activist Midge Potts, a navy veteran, stood up with a banner that said “End the Siege of Gaza” and shouted “Stop the blockade of Gaza, Shame on you, Netanyahu” - until she was dragged out of the meeting by security guards10/11/2009
Palestinians breach separation fence for 2nd time in a week Reuters - Haaretz - The crowd of around 50, which had gathered at a section of the barrier near an Israeli checkpoint at Qalandiya, cheered as the 6-meter high section fell. Israeli soldiers fired tear gas at the crowd, some of whom threw stones over the wall. Several demonstrators passed through the gap they had created, hoisting a Palestinian flag and setting ablaze tires on the other side. 10/11/2009
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Dutch Jews, Israelis clash over Lieberman visit to Holland Cnaan Liphshiz - Haaretz - Group of Dutch ex-Israelis critical of Israel - to picket building where Lieberman addresses his hosts from the prominent "Center for Information and Documentation on Israel" (CIDI).10/11/2009
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Village a symbol of resistanceMya Guarnieri - The National - The non-violent demonstrations in Bilin, which began in 2005, have made the village a popular symbol of the grassroots struggle against the separation barrier and the illegal annexation of Palestinian land. 5/11/2009
Another Objector in PrisonSergeiy Sandler – New Profile - We have received news of yet another conscientious objector held in military prison in Israel. Walaa Kassem Naffaa, 18, from Beit Jann, has served a 21-day prison sentence earlier in October, and immediately after it, on either the 28 or the 29 of October, was sentenced to a second term, this time of 14 days.3/11/2009
Sussex students vote to boycott IsraelFollowing a landmark referendum, students at Sussex University have voted to boycott Israeli goods. The decision will become part of the international Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign, which calls upon Israel to respect international law and end the occupation of Palestine.1/11/2009
EU parliament briefed on jailed PFLP leaderMa`an News Agency - "In a statement, the PFLP said Greek MEP Nikos Hountis of the Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) asked on Thursday that the European Commission look into Sa`adat`s case, as well as others in Israeli jails"16/11/2009
Interview: "My film makes you part of Gaza`s reality" Adri Nieuwhof - EI - "We, civilians, have to do anything that is possible to stop a war. Collective punishment of the people in Gaza is not allowed under international law. I cannot accept that Israel does not allow journalists into the Gaza Strip. My film is also about defending the right to freedom of speech. I wanted to show the facts"16/11/2009
BOYCOTT! NewsletterI am sad to see the Mets involved in funding extremism in Hebron. Every dollar spent on the settlement there, makes a fair and sustainable resolution less achievable. The team would not want to do this if they knew the real situation there. 15/11/2009
Seattle, Nov. 15: JVP to protest AIPAC meeting with Dirty LaundrySunday Nov. 15, 4:30-6:00 PM, Westin Hotel, 1900 Fifth Avenue, downtown Seattle. seattle@jvp.org, (206)930-5174. AIPAC officials will be there for their posh gathering. We will be there to expose their dirty laundry of complicity with bloodshed, Occupation, corruption and obstruction. 15/11/2009
A glimmer of hope Ziyaad Lunat and Max Ajl - EI - "In December, we will march in solidarity with the Palestinians living imprisoned in Gaza. In December, the Gaza Freedom March will attempt to lift the siege of Gaza, as we commemorate the one-year anniversary of Israel`s invasion. From 29-31 December, we will move through Rafah and Khan Younis and Gaza City, the length of the Strip, with a host of luminaries including Alice Walker and Walden Bello. On 31 December, we will march to the threshold of the Erez crossing. The peoples of nearly every continent will be there, in Gaza"14/11/2009
Israel `personally attacking human rights group` after Gaza war criticismChris McGreal - The Guardian - Human Rights Watch denies having political agenda or seeking funds from Saudi Arabia14/11/2009
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