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Palestinian olive oil bucks UK recessionMark Tran-guardian-"We have given farmers hope. An economic exchange that recognises Palestinian farmers` rights and respects the value of their connection to their land, after marginalisation under Israeli occupation, is a major accomplishment...Orchards have been bulldozed in the course of the conflict, and to make way for new settlements."27/2/2009
ISRAELI ACADEMICS WRITE IN SUPPORT OF MANCHESTER STUDENTSBRICUP-"We strongly believe that without some pressure from outside Israel and without concrete support for Palestinians nothing will change in our part of the world. For us, Manchester students and students across Britain and the US are providing an inspiring example of commitment and decent human compassion, which others should emulate. "27/2/2009
Open letter to the President of IsraelJean-Mo?se Braitberg-Le Monde -(translation of original article). "Still, Mr. President, I have noticed that despite innumerable Resolutions of the international community, despite the obvious injustices to which the Palestinians have been heirs since 1948, despite the hopes of Oslo, and despite the repeated recognition on the part of the Palestinian authorities that Israeli Jews have the right to live in peace and security, the only answer of successive Israeli governments has been brute force, blood shed, incarceration, constant controls, colonization and expropriations."27/2/2009
The Battle For Bil`inEileen Fleming - Countercurrents - Even with the four years of media blackout on the popular struggle, thousands of Palestinians, Israelis and Internationals have been waging a nonviolent campaign of resistance to the construction of the route of Israel`s Wall in the Occupied Territories. Palestinian farmers, mothers, children and activists have been braving teargas, beatings, bullets, arrest, and even death to rise up against the most well equipped army in the world, with nothing more than their own bodies and determination. 25/2/2009
Refusing to serveDheera Sujan - Radio Netherlands - On the day she was supposed to sign up, she turned up with about a hundred supporters. And she publicly refused to join the army. She was immediately taken to a cell, and then to a military court where the judge - a high ranking officer - tried to convince her that she could become a soldier and change things from the inside. 25/2/2009
University of Ottawa bans Gaza poster Laith Marouf - Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights - The poster, by Brazilian cartoonist Carlos Latuff, depicts an Israeli attack helicopter (labeled "Israel") firing a missile at a Palestinian child (labeled "Gaza"). According to the university adminstration, the poster does not "promote a campus culture where all members of the community can play a part in a declaration of human rights", and therefore it was banned from campus billboards. 24/2/2009
Global boycott movement marks its successes Jeff Handmaker - EI - "Responding to the many calls for boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel, solidarity movements around the world have marked many successes. It is important for human rights advocates to build on this momentum and seize the opportunity to do what is within their power to try and hold Israel accountable for its abuses of human rights and other international laws"23/2/2009
Canadian union votes to boycott IsraelAdrian Morrow - The Toronto Star - Ontario`s largest union has passed a controversial motion calling for economic sanctions against Israel, and union members in at least one Toronto university are planning to pressure their school to boycott the country.22/2/2009
[RCUV] Home Demolitions in the Negev today - Send Protest Letters! *Home demolitions in Wadi Mshash*19/2/2009
Student sit-ins in solidarity with Palestine spread from UK to USSaed Bannoura - IMEMC - "The University of Rochester, in New York, is the first to declare success after a sit-in at the University Administration building." 18/2/2009
U.S. Jewish academics call for coalition without Lieberman Natasha Mozgovaya - Haaretz - ""Through his platform and his rhetoric, Mr. Lieberman threatens Israeli society with the darkness of race-baiting, demagoguery and ultra-nationalism."" http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1065117.html id18/2/2009
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From a fence between enemies to a fence between neighborsFeb. 21- more about the action: Other Voice www.othervoice.org 054-3012514 (Julia) daromadom@othervoice.org17/2/2009
Joint call for impartial investigation of war crimes / violations during Gaza offensiveEuro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network - The mission, including among them Israeli as well as Palestinian representatives, will urge the Czech presidency of the EU to support an impartial, international investigation into all alleged war crimes and other violations of international humanitarian law committed during the Israeli offensive into the Gaza Strip by all those involved in the conflict.17/2/2009
Tennis tournament at risk after UAE bars Israeli playerRichard Jago - The Guardian - Gaza conflict blamed for decision to refuse visa • Women`s governing body considers cancellation16/2/2009
An Interview with Three Participants: At a Campus Sit-In Against Israeli OccupationRon Jacobs - The Couterpunch14/2/2009
Hampshire College becomes first college in U.S. to divest from Israeli Occupation!Students for a Just Peace-"The six corporations, all of which provide the Israeli military with equipment and services in the Occupied West Bank and Gaza are: Caterpillar, United Technologies, General Electric, ITT Corporation, Motorola, and Terex .. Furthermore, our policy prevents the reinvestment in any company involved in the illegal occupation. "13/2/2009
Spanish judiciary asserts its competence for enquiry into war crimes committed in Gaza in 2002. The prosecutor did not appeal the decision FIDH/PCHR/APDHE-Press release-"This investigation targets seven Israeli officials, including Benjamin Ben-Eliezer, former Defense Minister and currently Infrastructure Minister, Dan Halutz, Commander of the Israeli Air Force when the crimes were committed, Doron Almog, former Commander of the Israeli Defence Forces in Gaza, Giora Eiland, President of the Israeli National Security Council, Michael Herzog, military secretary at the Ministry of Defence, Moshe Yaalon, Commander-in-chief of the armed forces and Abraham Dichter, former Director of the Shin Beth." 13/2/2009
Israeli teenage refuseniks speak to Palestinians in Bethlehem Ma’an - The refuseniks’ message of moral objection was welcomed by at least some of the Palestinians who attended the panel. One student from Bethlehem said, “Every day I go to school at the Al-Quds university, which is in a town next to Jerusalem. I have to pass through a checkpoint twice a day. So, statistically speaking, if I’m standing in front of five Israelis, they’re probably going to be pointing guns at me. Instead I’m standing here applauding you.” 12/2/2009
Time to hold Veolia to account By Adri Nieuwhof and Daniel Machover - EI - "France, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland have joined forces to campaign for the withdrawal of the French transport giants Veolia and Alstom because of their involvement in the Israeli tramway project."11/2/2009
Church of England no longer investing in CaterpillarPSC - The Church of England made clear that late last year they removed over £2.2 million in Caterpillar, a company whose bulldozers and heavy plant equipment are been used to destroy the homes of Palestinians by the Israeli government.10/2/2009
No Israeli Goods: Victory for Worker SolidarityCongress of South African Trade Unions and Palestine Solidarity Committee - The Palestine Chronicle - "The momentum against apartheid Israel has become an irresistible force. We are proud to stand with the millions around the world who say `Enough is enough`. They are doing what we asked them to do when we faced the apartheid regime in our own country"9/2/2009
Israeli women expose companies complicit in occupation Adri Nieuwhof - EI - "We would like to encourage activists to be creative. A letter to Hewlett Packard questioning [the involvement of their subsidiary,] EDS Israel, in the automated biometric access control system installed in major checkpoints is for us as important as the Swedish campaign that led to Assa Abloy`s decision to divest from Barkan Industrial Zone"9/2/2009
Brussels: Israeli exhibit postponed following Gaza opEli Senyor - YNET - Exhibition on Tel Aviv`s early years scheduled to open at Belgian capital`s center for architecture delayed after local organizers face demands to boycott Israeli culture 9/2/2009
Rochester, NY students occupy building to protest IsraelU of R Students occupy academic building for peace and in solidarity with Gaza8/2/2009
US citizens, sign Jewish-Voice-for-Peace petition: Tell Obama, now: `Lift the blockade.`Video - On Friday March 13, 2009 American Citizen Tristan Anderson was shot in the head by a Tear Gas Canister fired by Israeli Occuption Forces in the Village in Nil`in, Palestine7/2/2009
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Urgent call to action: internationals accompanying farmers in GazaNeta Golan -"Internationals accompanying farmers in Gaza. Call IDF humanitarian (08-622-7400) to help pressure them into not shooting ."6/2/2009
Palestinian University Suspends Contacts With Israeli AcademicsMatthew Kalman- Chronicle of Higher Education-“If the two-state solution is as far away today as it was 10 years ago, there is no justification for continued academic cooperation based on reaching that solution,..The university board expressed disappointment over the absence of serious protest from Israeli academics, in particular, and civil-society organizations, in general, as well as the failure of those groups to “understand the injustice that Palestinians are suffering from.””6/2/2009
PRIORITY CALL FOR PHYSICIANS WORLDWIDEusacbi-"We are sending out this call as widely as possible, including to Noam Chomsky, Norman Finkelstein and other prominent scholars. Please can you all consider this and use your own networks to recruit medical signatures on an urgent basis- 2 weeks, say... "Yet despite severe injury to medical personnel and to the ability of physicians to act in safety to advance their patients` interests; despite Israeli shells that have fallen on Palestinian hospitals; despite the killing of medical personnel on duty- IMA has chosen to remain silent.""6/2/2009
Gaza solidarity struggle continues at Cambridge University Cambridge Gaza Solida - The situation in Gaza is critical, and demands immediate attention. The Cambridge University administration is unwilling to commit substantially to the educational rebuilding of Gaza and will not extend humanitarian aid to Gaza through a donation to a charitable organisation such as the DEC or UNWRA Gaza Appeals. Therefore, Cambridge Gaza Solidarity believes that we need to continue campaigning to see positive benefits reach Gaza and its people on the ground. 3/2/2009
Palestine is an American issue - Petition to President Obama 3/2/2009
What YOU can do: 10 ways to help Gaza/Palestine Laila El-Haddad - A Mother from Gaza - "I would like to offer a list of things that can be done to defeat this feeling of impotence. Things YOU can do to help Gaza. To help Palestine. To help achieve justice for all." 2/2/2009
American Jewish statement against Israel`s war on PalestineAmerican Jews for a Just Peace - In the wake of this illegal war, AJJP expresses our outrage and pledges to support all efforts that are aimed at ending Israel`s Occupation and undoing the apartheid system that it has constructed.1/2/2009
Prosecutor looks at ways to put Israeli officers on trial for Gaza `war crimes` Catherine Philp and James Hider - Times - "The case has wide-reaching ramifications for the Palestinian case for statehood. If the court rejects the case, it will highlight the legal black hole that Palestinians find themselves in while they remain stateless." 2/2/2009
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