|Left-wing activists: IDF used excessive force in Naalin - Tristan Anderson demo in Tel-Aviv ||Anat Shalev - Ynet News - The IDF Spokesman Unit, responding to the claim that the army had used an illegal gas canister: "Use of the Ruger ammunition (0.22) of this sort in Judea and Samaria is done in accordance with procedures for aggravated situations. ||17/3/2009|
|Legal experts seek an independent probe into `Israeli war crimes` in Gaza||Rami Almeghari - IMEMC & Agencies - "In a letter delivered to the Secretary General of United Nations, Ban Ki-Moon, 16 personalities, including Richar Goldstien, former top prosecutor for Yugoslavia and Rwanda, and Archbishop Dismund Tutu, the peace noble prize winner, explained that each party of the ongoing conflict has their own claims and allegations and that such claims should be responded to"||16/3/2009|
| Protest the Shooting of Tristan Anderson,in Front of the Ministry of Defense Kaplan Street , Tel Aviv 7 PM, Sunday||Tristan Anderson, an American citizen, was shot with an extended range tear gas canister at a demonstration against the Wall in N il in on Friday. He was hit in the forehead and remains in critical condition.||15/3/2009|
|Avigdor Lieberman`s Makeover Won`t Work||
Jeremy Ben-Ami -
American Jews should not be fooled by Lieberman`s attempted makeover. While he may not use the crude terms of the late Meir Kahane, to whose political movement he once belonged, his positions are no less poisonous...
The next Prime Minister of Israel should think long and hard before steering Israel down a path so sharply at odds with the values of American Jewry and the critical national interests of the United States.
| Umsalamounah demonstration results in hospital casualty|| Mary Arthur -
Local Palestinians from the village of Umsalamounah, south of Bethlehem, protesting against the Annexation Wall, were joined by international and Israeli supporters as they marched towards the point where the wall is proposed to cross Route 60, barring them from access to any of their lands.
The Israeli military prevented the protestors from reaching their destination by throwing razor wire across the road. As one elderly villager tried to present his case to the soldiers, a scuffle broke out and he was knocked to the ground.
| PCHR condemns legal exploitation of victims of Israel ’s latest offensive||PCHR -
Directly seeking material compensation for committed crimes, as announced by the lawyer Fuqara through media outlets, may contribute to concealing facts on crimes that have been committed by the IOF in the Gaza Strip. In addition, this may contribute to ensuring the impunity of the perpetrators.
|Exploitation of Palestinian resources - the West Bank stone quarries||BBC - Israeli human rights group Yesh Din filed a petition at the High Court demanding an immediate halt to Israeli mining operations in the West Bank, citing military documents showing that nine million of the 12 million tonnes of rock and gravel mined in the West Bank each year are sold in Israel. ||10/3/2009|
|`I don`t feel I`m going to do anything illegal tonight`||Andrew Beckett/Chloe Marsh - The Guardian/The Scotsman/British activist websites - Two out of six Bristol anti-war activists remain imprisoned since Jan. 17, when they broke into a U.K. arms factory producing supplies for the Israeli Air Force - and causing damage estimated at hundreds of thousands of pounds. British law says that damaging property is lawful if intended to prevent a greater harm. [Address for support letters given.]||10/3/2009|
|Feminist organizing against the Gaza conflict||Throughout the seemingly intractable Israel-Palestine conflict, civil society has been active in responding to crises and advocating for peace and justice. AWID interviewed Eilat Maoz of the Coalition of Women for Peace, an Israeli organization that works for peace in Israel and Palestine.||9/3/2009|
|Israelis Are Beginning to See the Power of BDS ||Shir Hever - AIC - Dudi Ovshitz, who grows peppers for export, said that `there is a concealed boycott of Israeli products in Europe.`"
|Vanunu: I don`t want Nobel Prize after Peres got one ||Yossi Melman - Haaretz - Israel`s nuclear whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu requested on Thursday for his name to be removed from a shortlist of candidates for the Nobel Peace Prize because President Shimon Peres had received the award. "Peres established the reactor in Dimona and developed Israel`s nuclear weapons program."
|Students clash over their new ex-IDF lecturer||Rebecca Anna Stoil - Jerusalem Post - Defence Minister Barak emphasized that the political echelon - and not those serving in the security forces - were responsible for anything that happened during Operation Cast Lead. But it was exactly this charge - that during Operation Cast Lead Sharvit-Baruch aided in harming civilians - that the protesters cited as a reason to block her from joining the teaching faculty.
|Israelis Are Beginning to See the Power of BDS||Shir Hever - AIC - "So far deals were canceled with Turkey, the UK, Egypt and the Gulf States, and visits by economic delegations were canceled. It’s much easier now to switch providers while abandoning Israeli providers. Many company boards are required to take wide considerations into account with regards to the good of society and the environment, and they put political considerations in that slot as well"||2/3/2009|
|Canadian Jews condemn suppression of criticism of Israel||James Deutsch et al -
"This statement was rejected by both the Toronto Star and the Globe and Mail (as an op-ed). Please help this important statement get into broad circulation."||18/3/2009|
|A worldwide appeal by concerned Jewish men and women ||Jewish Voice for a Just Peace (JVJP)- Press Release - Appeal to the Israeli government: We the undersigned Jews want the Israeli occupation, settlements and blockade of Palestinian territories to come to an end. We call for humane living conditions and security for all the people in Israel and Palestine.
|Breaking the Silence Update March 2009||Breaking the Silence - Newsletter - The first months of 2009 were full of action for Breaking the Silence. We have given more than 30 lectures and tours in the South Hebron Hills and in Hebron, and we have interviewed new witnesses. The organization has expanded and we are now working in several areas: ||4/3/2009|
|Settlers burned the Center for Peace in Bil`in||Kristen Ess - "Bil`in resists the cancer of settlements and noxious gas"||4/3/2009|
|Worldwide appeal calling for security for all the people in Israel and Palestine||Concerned Jews online petition to end occupation, settlements and blockade initiated in Switzerland ||3/3/2009|
|Palestinian Workers Union slams Israel`s arrest of 77 workers||Saed Bannoura - IMEMC - The Nablus Workers Union: harassing of workers who are seeking work to provide food to their families is illegal, violating international law and the Fourth Geneva Convention.||3/3/2009|
|YouTube : ISM Gaza Strip commemorates the 6th anniversary of the death of Rachel Corrie||"
Every year we remember 16th March. We remember a kind, insightful, talented person committed to the plight of the Palestinian people, who genuinely had the courage of her convictions. Her name was Rachel Corrie. This year, the anniversary of her death comes in the wake of Israel `s massive assault on the Gaza Strip. We believe Rachel would want the world to remember the 1,400 Palestinians killed before she is remembered herself. Now, six long years after her death, the situation in Gaza is even more desperate than when Rachel bore witness to it. Six years on we still demand justice...
|UN Special Rapporteur Falk: Gaza assault - a war crime ||Al Jazeera - Richard Falk called the 22-day bombardment a "massive assault on a densely populated urbanised setting", with the civilian population subjected to "an inhumane form of warfare that kills, maims and inflicts mental harm".
| The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights Condemn Proposals to Use Palestinian Prisoners as Political ‘Bargaining Chips’||
PCHR affirm that using detainees as political ‘bargaining chips’ is a violation of their inherent human dignity: every individual must be respected and protected solely on the basis of their humanity. Manipulating detainees for political purposes violates their moral integrity, while negating their individual autonomy and humanity.||21/3/2009|
|Top officials urge dialogue with Hamas||Bryan Bender -
The Boston Globe-
Nine former senior US officials and one current adviser are urging the Obama administration to talk with leaders of Hamas to determine whether the militant group can be persuaded to disarm and join a peaceful Palestinian government, a major departure from current US policy.
The bipartisan group, which includes economic recovery adviser Paul A. Volcker and former national security advisers Brent Scowcroft and Zbigniew Brzezinski, made the recommendation in a letter handed to Obama days before he took office, according to Scowcroft.
|Israeli Human Rights Organizations Call on the Attorney General: “Stop whitewashing suspected crimes in Gaza`||B`tselem -
...the government`s failure to establish an independent investigation constitutes a violation of Israel`s responsibilities under international law. At the same time, it is a dangerous act which illustrates cowardice in the midst of possible IDF criminal activity, behavior that increases the possibility that Israeli officers and soldiers will face trials abroad.
|Press conference by parents of critically wounded American anti-wall activist Tristan Anderson & advocate Michael Sfard||Monday, March 23, 1 pm at the Alternative Information Center, 4 Queen Shlomzion Street, Jerusalem. Contact:
Sasha Solanas (English and Russian) 054.903.2981
Jonathan Pollak (English, Hebrew and Arabic) 054.632.77.36||22/3/2009|
|Footage from a ` boycott Israel ` action in France|| ||26/3/2009|
|Swedish pension fund AP 7 excludes Alstom||Activists and researchers claim that the French companies Alstom and Veolia are directly implicated in maintaining illegal settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, and are playing a key role in Israel`s attempt to make its annexation of Palestinian East Jerusalem irreversible.||26/3/2009|
|33rd Anniversary of Land Day Multaka-Mifgash, Beer Sheva: Land, Citizenship and Identity - an invitation ||to opening "Land and Border" exhibition of painter Tachrir El-Zbeidi with poetry reading & public discussion
|22 Days to Lift the Siege of Gaza||May 22-June 14, 2009 - From May 22-June 14, delegations will amass at the Rafah border in Egypt and the Erez crossing in Israel, along with boats coming in from the Mediterranean Sea (via www.freegaza. org). We will envelop Gaza with solidarity in order to LIFT THE SIEGE. ||29/3/2009|
|Israeli-Palestinian Workshop on Education for Peace||Israeli-Palestinian Workshop on Education for Peace
April 24-25, 2009
|The Israeli resistance||Hannah Safran -
red pepper -
"We are Jewish and Palestinian Haifa residents, all citizens of Israel. But nobody in mainstream Israeli politics or even academia is ready to recognise that these alliances are the nucleus of the new left in Israel today."||25/3/2009|
|Israeli poll indicates 21% of exporters have felt effects of boycott||Saed Bannoura - IMEMC News - "A report published Sunday in the Hebrew-language business paper `The Marker`, 21% of Israeli exporters say that they have been directly impacted by a boycott of Israeli products since the beginning of 2009"||30/3/2009|
|Deputy police chief, Meretz MK injured in rightists` march ||Sharon Roffe-Ofir - Ynet - Some 100 activists, headed by National Union MK Ben-Ari, arrive in northern Arab town of Umm al-Fahm to `demand loyalty`. Residents, left-wing activists greet them with curses, shoes. Some 2,500 police officers deployed in area, using tear gas and shock grenades against protestors ||24/3/2009|
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