|ON THE SALE OF PALESTINIAN REFUGEE PROPERTY||AMBASSADOR HOTEL-MONDAY, 22 JUNE 2009
plans by Israel to permanently confiscate Palestinian refugee property by selling it to the private sector, contrary to Israeli and international law;||20/6/2009|
|DCI urges UNICEF to end its partnership with Motorola||"Motorola is thus effectively benefiting from Israeli military offensives against the Palestinian civilian population and the presence of illegal Israeli settlements in the Palestinian territory.
DCI urges UNICEF to reject all financial support from Motorola and publicly renounce any connections with Motorola."||20/6/2009|
|Lift the closure on Gaza||To mark the two years of closure that Israel has imposed on the Gaza Strip, Israeli human rights organizations have released a new online film with the message "Lift the closure - give life a chance".||19/6/2009|
|Israeli Activist Ezra Nawi—Yes, He is a Great Man! ||Ahmad Jaradat - AIC - "There are lives that have to be narrated. There are persons that deserve to be defended at the precise moment of need. As a Palestinian I feel both the duty and the responsibility to raise my voice on behalf of the Israeli activist Ezra Nawi"||29/6/2009|
|Prohibit live fire in circumstances that are not life-threatening in the West Bank||B`Tselem -
On Friday, 5 June 2009, ‘Aqel Sror, 35, was killed when a border policeman fired a live, 0.22 inch caliber bullet at his chest during a demonstration held in Ni’lin...The shot was fired by a Border Police sniper, from a distance of 40 to 50 meters away. Sror and the injured person whom he had gone to aid were struck in their torsos. B`Tselem demanded a criminal investigation in the matter.
|Jimmy Carter meets peace group representatives ||Gush Shalom - "I am spending considerable effort to get Gil`ad Shalit free. I am sorry to say that citizens of Israel hardly pay attention to the fact that 11,700 Palestinians are at present incarcerated in Israeli prisons, among them nearly four hundred minors.||16/6/2009|
|The Emperor has no clothing||Peace Now demonstrators hoping "Bibi to be Brave like Menachem Begin" not satisfied with PM`s speech. ||16/6/2009|
|Israel: Stop Demolishing Palestinian Homes||Human Rights Watch - West Bank Homes of 18 Families Destroyed; Others Given 24 Hours to Evacuate||15/6/2009|
|Veolia reportedly drops light rail project, but campaign goes on ||Adri Nieuwhof - EI - "The `Derail Veolia and Alstom Campaign,` carried out by activists in many countries, is pressuring the two French transport companies to quit the light rail project. In early June, the leading French newspaper Le Monde published an article summing up the successes of the campaign, reporting that the company is losing money because of the publicity of its role in a project that is in violation of international law" ||15/6/2009|
|ISRACARD threatens to sue Gush Shalom||"
Rani Rahav, the Isracard public relations director, phoned Keller and threatened to sue Gush Shalom. All this followed upon the public protest, in Israel and abroad, against Isracard sending to its customers a gift coupon for `a family outing` at the `City of David National Park` which is run by extreme right settlers in East Jerusalem."It is a bit surprising to hear that we are supposedly `causing great damage` to the Isracard Company " said Adam Keller. "How come one email message to our list of supporters would cause so much damage to one of the biggest companies in the Israeli economy? It would be good for them to consider if the damage was caused by us, or perhaps by the truth about them which we have uncovered".||14/6/2009|
|Tell Obama: Freeze means Freeze,Send a message|| ||13/6/2009|
|US Mideast envoy presses for Palestinian state||AP -
"President Obama remains committed to actively and aggressively seeking comprehensive peace in the Middle East. This includes supporting the establishment of a Palestinian state as a homeland for the Palestinian people as soon as possible," Mitchell told reporters in Beirut.
|MasterCard Accused of Backing "Extreme Settlers”||Benjamin Joffe-Walt -
Media Line -
Gush Shalom, a left-wing Israeli activist group, is protesting the inclusion of a coupon from the right-wing Israeli group Elad in the monthly statements issued by the Israeli MasterCard company Isracard. Gush Shalom says the coupons, which offer discounted tours of the ancient City of David managed by Elad, are helping to promote the `Judaization` of East Jerusalem.
|His name is Ezra Nawi.||Noam Chomsky, Naomi Klein, and Neve Gordon - FreeEzra.org - He has dedicated his life to helping those who are trampled on. He has stood by Jewish single mothers who pitched tents in front of the Knesset while struggling for a living wage, and by Palestinians threatened with expulsion from their homes.
|Add your protest - Gush Shalom demands that MasterCard immediately stops its involvement with extreme-right Elad settlers || ||10/6/2009|
|`Seven Jewish Children` (A Play for Gaza) Thursday 11.6 Rabin Square, Tel-Aviv||play by Caryl Churchill caused uproar in London, translated to Hebrew (Coalition of Women for Peace invitation)||10/6/2009|
|Anarchists Against The Wall: Register for the Friday demonstrations - 12-6-09 transportation from Jerusalem and Tel-Aviv|| ||10/6/2009|
|June 14, 7pm: Peace Now demo at main entrance Bar Ilan University||time of the PM`s "answer to Obama" speech; for transportation details click headline||10/6/2009|
|Digging a hole into the Gaza Prison ||Pam Rasmussen/Eileen Fleming - Code Pink/Coalition of Women for Peace - Israeli and American activists are holding an intensive ten days campaign to remind of the forgotten Gaza Siege. The group of anarchist street actors known as "Israeli Clown Forces" added a light touch in confronting a far from funny situation. Ongoing updates at http://www.gaza-eng.coalitionofwomen.org/
|Amnesty International campaign: Protest Jordan Valley house demolitions! || ||8/6/2009|
|Supermarkets may face action on Israeli labels, say lawyers||Afua Hirsch - The Guardian - "Retailers including UK supermarkets may be at risk of prosecution for misleading consumers by selling goods from the Palestinian Territories under the label `West Bank`, lawyers have warned"||8/6/2009|
|UN hearings to be held on Gaza war crimes ||BBC -
A UN team investigating possible war crimes in Gaza says it will hold public hearings with victims of the conflict in Gaza and Geneva later this month...A fact-finding team commissioned by the Arab League said there was sufficient evidence for the Israeli military to be prosecuted for war crimes and crimes against humanity, and that "the Israeli political leadership was also responsible for such crimes".||5/6/2009|
|Protest march Saturday June 6, Tel Aviv - 42nd anniversary of the occupation || ||4/6/2009|
|Ezra Nawi: The Face of Israeli Human Rights Activism||Jesse Hochheiser -
Across the Borderline -
" He is that most unusual of human beings– a person of profound inner gentleness and moral principle, selfless and creative in finding ways to help the Palestinian shepherds and farmers of the South Hebron hills."||3/6/2009|
|Anti occupation columnist B. Michael fired - please protest to Yediot Aharonot by phone: 03-6082213||or send a letter to the editor to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com or by fax 03-6082234
|Roger Waters slams Israeli occupation||Merav Yudilovitch -
Ex-Pink Floyd frontman arrives in region to support Cinema Jenin project in West Bank city; harshly condemns occupation and its effects on Palestinian population, warns many in world no longer believe Jews deserve state of their own.
|The Committee for Solidarity with Samieh Jabbarin - Petition||
|Gush Shalom : OBAMA IS RIGHT! There are no legal settlements!||All the settlements sit on stolen land!
There is no difference between “private” Arab land and the land reserves of the villages, which are called “government land”!
All the settlements were set up with the money of the Israeli tax-payers!
The “natural increase” of the settlements must settle in Israel!
Fair compensation should be paid to settlers who are ready to return home voluntarily!
Every settlement is a land mine on the road to peace!
|`Breaking The Silence` : Testimony||"
this was a 16-year-old kid, and in the arrest he starts to cry, really like a hysterical girl, he was totally hysterical, he fainted in view of his parents...he doesn’t seem to me, that this pressure, that this kid was going to do a terrorist attack. I am sure it was a mistake.
|Israeli Police Brutalize Peaceful Protesters at Netanyahu`s Speech||Ann Wright - Huffington Post - Heavy handed police treatment of the CODEPINK: Women for Peace delegation began immediately after members of the group unfurled several pink banners that read "Free Gaza" and "End the Occupation." ||16/6/2009|
|Naomi Klein speaks in Haifa, Wednesday July 1 || ||29/6/2009|
|Israeli doctors accused of flouting ethics||Jonathan Cook - The National - "The accusations will add fuel to a campaign backed by hundreds of doctors from around the world to force Yoram Blachar, who heads the IMA [The Israeli Medical Association], to step down from his recent appointment as president of the World Medical Association (WMA). More than 700 doctors have signed a petition arguing that Dr Blachar has disqualified himself from leadership of the WMA, the profession’s governing ethical body, by effectively condoning torture in Israel"||29/6/2009|
|Wed. July 1, 3.00 pm - activist Ezra Nawi faces the court and needs solidarity|| ||30/6/2009|
|Israeli Navy takes control of aid boat headed for Gaza ||Free Gaza Movement/Reuters - At around noon Tuesday the Israeli Navy intercepted and took control of "The Spirit of Humanity" off the Gaza coast. Direct contact with the boat was cut off, according to the Israeli media it is being towed to the port of Ashdod. IsraeliNavy sources claim no shooting and no harm to passangers or crew - as yet no independent confirmnation of this. ||30/6/2009|
|Israeli forces beat Palestinian, Israeli activist north of Hebron; both sustain fractures ||Ghassan Bannoura - IMEMC - An Israeli and a Palestinian woman were severely beaten and between 15 and 24 Israeli activists were arrested as the group attempted to access Palestinian agricultural lands near the Bat Ayin settlement north of Hebron. At Bil`in and Ni`lin, unarmed protesters - among them the Canadian writer and Journalist Naomi Klein - were greeted with the "usual" barrage of sound bombs, tear gas and rubber-coated bullets. ||27/6/2009|
|Yesh Gvul members summoned for police interrogation||Yesh Gvul - Three members of the Yesh Gvul forum - Micha Rachman, Mordechai Zeldon and Peretz Kidron - have been summoned to interrogation by the Israeli police. The alleged grounds for the investigation is the suspicion that the group and its members engage in "incitement to evade military service", do so consistently and "promise financial incentives" to that end.||26/6/2009|
|International doctors demand Yoram Blachar resign as ethics chief over alleged complicity in Israeli torture||Sarah Boseley - The Guardian - More than 700 doctors from 43 countries have written a letter of protest to their governing ethical body, the World Medical Association, alleging that its recently appointed Israeli president has turned a blind eye to the involvement of medical staff in torture, and calling for his removal.
|Soldier imprisoned for refusing to serve in the West Bank||Katherine Orwell - IMEMC - The soldier declared that he saw how his friends, from the Haruv Battalion of the Kfir Brigade, mistreated Palestinians in the village of Kifl Hares. "Their weapons give them the feeling of control and power, and therefore they allow themselves to humiliate those passing through the roadblock in order to ease the boredom and pass the time." ||23/6/2009|
|Palestinians hold sit-in at site of scheduled home demolitions||Saed Bannoura - IMEMC News - “A group of Palestinian residents of East Jerusalem, including lead clerics with the Islamic Waqf in Jerusalem, held a non-violent demonstration Sunday in the Al-Bastan neighborhood in Silwan, an area scheduled for takeover by Israeli authorities. According to documents made public by the Israeli Jerusalem municipality, Israel plans to destroy 88 Palestinian homes and apartment buildings in the neighborhood – a move that would displace up to 1500 Palestinians”
|Panel on Bil`in in Toronto, 13 June||Saturday June 13, 2009 at 7:00 PM, Trinity St. Paul’s United Church, 427 Bloor St. West, Toronto. MOHAMMAD KHATIB -- member of the Bil`in Popular Committee Against the Wall and Settlements. EMILY SCHAEFFER – Israeli lawyer representing Bil’in. MARK ARNOLD - Canadian Legal Counsel to Bil`in
|Unlikely ally for residents of the West Bank||Ethan Bronner - New York Times - It is perhaps best to think of Ezra Nawi as the Robin Hood of the South Hebron hills, an Israeli Jew helping poor locals who love him, and thwarting settlers and soldiers who view him with contempt. Those army jeeps were not watching over him. They were stalking him.
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