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Bilin`s next generation Jody McIntyre - for Nashmi, 15, the wait for the demonstration was too long. To venture near land that he has every right to, was something he couldn`t wait for. On Saturday afternoon, Nashmi was walking and playing with some friends near the wall when he was attacked by soldiers and taken away. "Arrested," as the occupying forces would term it, but "kidnapped" being a more appropriate description. The soldiers were sitting under a nearby olive tree, waiting to ambush the teenagers. With this memory fresh in their minds, the chanting was impassioned: "FREE! FREE! NASHMI! 29/8/2009
In Village, Palestinians See Model for Their Cause Ethan Bronner - New York Times - “Just as a simple man named Gandhi led the successful nonviolent struggle in India and simple people such as Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King led the struggle for civil rights in the United States, simple people here in Bilin are leading a nonviolent struggle that will bring them their freedom.” (Desmond Tutu during a visit to Bil`in of The Elders, a group founded two years ago by former President Nelson Mandela)29/8/2009
Curators pull out of Tel Aviv art biennial over Gaza war protest Liora Kaplan - Haaretz - Two international curators who were to participate in the planning of ArtTLV, an art biennial taking place in Israel in September, have pulled out of the project after their Israeli counterparts refused to publish articles condemning Israel`s Operation Cast Lead in Gaza and to arrange a symposium on art and war. 29/8/2009
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Palestinians petition High Court against Bank of Israel Aviad Glickman - Ynet - Six Gaza residents say decision to halt transfer of funds to Strip`s banks resulted in cessation of disability benefits for those injured while working in Israel29/8/2009
Saturday night 29/8 protest vigil and candle-lit parade in Sheikh Jarrah, Transportation: TA 19:50 Arlozorov St. Railway ; J`lem 20:45 Liberty Bell Parkcalling for the return of the Hannoun and Gawi families to their houses in Sheikh Jarrah (RHR alert).25/8/2009
Netanyahu on a four-day Europe tour, meeting British PM Gordon Brown remind Brown to remind Netanyahu what real peace means (a call from PSC) 25/8/2009
FACT SHEET: JAHALIN BEDOUIN SCHOOL KHAN EL AHMAR Author: No mention Source: ICAHD "Legal Status of Car Tyres & Mud school.What Can You Do? Please contact: Minister of Defence, Ehud Barak, Ministry of Defence, Kirya, Tel Aviv and Head of the Civil Administration, Brigadier General Yoav Mordechai, Central Command, Neve Yaakov, Jerusalem"21/8/2009
The Boycott Debateby Carmelle Wolfson Source: The Dominion "International Palestinian solidarity workers and Israeli human rights activists have been escorting farmers from Beit Ummar to their agricultural lands near Hebron to protect them from violent attacks by nearby Israeli settlers.The Israeli Security Agency Shin Bet admitted in May that there is no security reason to continue building the wall, declared illegal by the International Court of Justice five years ago. Nonetheless construction continues." 21/8/2009
Demonstration at Sheikah Jarrah � We Don�t Agree to Settlements in East Jerusalem! Shepherd Hotel, 17/08/2009 , 18:00 16/8/2009
Code Pink protest calls for Ahava boycottAnat Shalev - Ynet - " Washington: American anti-war movement launches fourth in line of protests in `Stolen Beauty` campaign against Dead Sea company that produces cosmetics in Mitzpe Shalem settlement `from stolen Palestinian natural resources in occupied territories`1/8/2009
ICAHD - 7TH SUMMER REBUILDING CAMP August 2 August 15, 2009 15/8/2009
YouTube : Is Israel guilty of piracy? 30th July Video Free Gaza news 1/8/2009
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Amnesty International Withdraws from Leonard Cohens Israel Concert FundPalestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI)- After reports in late July that Amnesty International would manage a fund from the proceeds of Leonard Cohens concert in Israel, groups in occupied Palestine and around the world mobilized to pressure Amnesty International not to participate in such a fund. The Palestinian Non-governmental Organizations Network (PNGO) called in an August 11th letter on Amnesty International to reject management of a fund that is to be created from the proceeds of Leonard Cohens planned September concert in Israel. 20/8/2009
Jerusalem District Court: Ezra NawiDavid Shulman - Mahatma Gandhi, I say, told the British judge in Ahmedabad in 1922: "Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as cooperation with good." This is the situation we face in the south Hebron hills. I am certain that a day will come when Ezra Nawi`s name will be taught in Israeli schools, in the textbooks, as an example of a person who embodied true human values in the dark times that we are living through today.20/8/2009
Left, right-wing camps demonstrate on J`lem building issueRonen Medzini - Ynet News - The anti-settler Peace Now demonstration opposite the Shepherd Hotel in East Jerusalem was countered by some right-wingers, among them Knesset members. The occasion: US Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee`s visit to the disputed east Jerusalem building site.18/8/2009
Former ANC leader backs study finding Israel guilty of apartheidMa`an News Agency - "While the report does discuss historical comparisons between Israel and apartheid South Africa, the 300-page study is primarily an attempt to examine Israeli policy under the paradigm of international law, which define apartheid and colonialism as specific crimes which can theoretically take place anywhere"17/8/2009
Ezra Nawii`s Trial - an update 17/8/2009
Boycott movement takes hold in British unions By Asa Winstanley - EI - "The international campaign of boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel has won several important victories in recent months. At this summer`s trade union conferences in Britain, BDS activists have made significant progress"17/8/2009
YouTube : Who profits from Israeli occupation?The Real News- Who profits from Israeli occupation?After the Israeli attack on Gaza earlier this year, the international Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Campaign (BDS Movement) escalated all around the world. Now, activists are targeting AHAVA, an Israeli cosmetics company founded by and based in an Israeli settlement in the Occupied West Bank. The AHAVA company, as many others in Israel that are based in the Palestinian Territories or profit from their occupation are owned by the powerful Israel family - the Livnat family. The Real News investigates how the family`s dynasty is invested in the economy of the occupation.16/8/2009
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ICAHD Building Camp 2009: Day 8On our last morning in South Hebron Mountain, breakfast was interrupted by Israeli settlers advancing on shepherds outside of the Palestinian village of Susia. This happens here every couple of days, and the situation is usually diffused before a confrontation breaks out. Today, the settlers turned around and returned to the ideological Susia settlement, escorted by soldiers, after a short interaction with villagers and internationals. Still, this occurrence set a mood of claustrophobia for the internationals here, as we began to understand the lives of Palestinians whose lands are threatened from all sides.16/8/2009
Bil`in, between court and tear gasGush Shalom - " "Instead of carrying out late night raids on the village of Bil`in, arrest people and drag them to detention and court, the army should have done a simple thing implement at last the Supreme Court ruling of two years ago, move the fence erected on the Bil`in lands and return to villagers their lands and source of income, which were taken in order to extend the ultra-Orthodox settlement of Modi`in Illit" said Uri Avnery. "16/8/2009
Israel: Investigate White Flag` Shootings of Gaza Civilians The Israeli military is stonewalling in the face of evidence that its soldiers killed civilians waving white flags in areas it controlled and where there were no Palestinian fighters. These cases need thorough, independent investigations. Joe Stork, deputy Middle East director at Human Rights Watch 15/8/2009
MEPEACE event, September 11, 2009 from 6pm to 9pm At the "Talitha Kumi" School in Beit Jalla 12/8/2009
Gisha``s New Report - "Red Lines Crossed: Destruction of Gaza``s Infrastructure"Sari Bashi - Gisha - "The report describes how Israel deliberately brought Gaza`s humanitarian infrastructure to the brink of collapse." 12/8/2009
Summary of Conference on Breaking the Silence Gaza TestimoniesRabbis for Human Rights - " The convention was initiated by the "Rabbis for Human Rights" (RHR) organization, under the title "Is this us?" and the call to investigate the IDF conduct during the operation. The IDF and right wing speakers who were invited to speak at the convention chose to boycott it ."8/8/2009
Tell Amnesty International that Entertaining Apartheid Israel Deserves No Amnesty!distance yourself from efforts to normalize Israel �s occupation and apartheid, and immediately withdraw support for Leonard Cohen�s ill-conceived concert in Israel7/8/2009
South Africans push for universal jurisdiction vs. Israeli war crimesVOC - " Benjamin is reported to have said that the Gaza "campaign was a long time in the works and we [the Military Advocates Corps] were intimately involved in the planning..." He is also reported to have said that "Approval of targets which can be attacked, methods of warfare - it all has gone through us." Kasrils said in these words, Benjamin appears to have associated himself with the planning and commission of war crimes and crimes against humanity committed during Operation Cast Lead. "7/8/2009
Creative resistance in al-Ma`saraKatherine Orwell - IMEMC - "After all Palestinians had left the scene of the demonstration a remaining Scotsman, wearing the traditional Scottish quilt, surprised the soldiers once more by lifting up his quilt to show them his behind. In Scottish tradition this is seen as a grave insult. In Scottish history men used to lift up their quilts to the British occupier." 5/8/2009
TAKE ACTION against the increasingly harsh suppression of Palestinian non-violent resistance in Bil`inYouthful arrestees pressured to give statements against the community leaders. 4/8/2009
Volunteers rebuild houses demolished in JerusalemRonen Medzini - Ynet - Every year dozens of volunteers come at the call of ICAHD to Anata, in east Jerusalem, to reconstruct houses destroyed by Israel. Jerusalem municipal councilman also partakes in rebuilding process, hoping it will `build foundation to help us live together in peace` 4/8/2009
Peace group: Ban of foreign aid to NGOs will harm hospitals, universities Akiva Eldar - Haaretz - In its letter to European diplomatic missions GUSH SHALOM also noted that the tax exemptions for non-profit organizations constitute indirect funding suggesting that these benefits be withdrawn for the large number of Christian Zionist organizations in the EU financially supporting West Bank settlement activities. 4/8/2009
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The writing on the wall seen from behind bars in Sheikh Jarrah Ofra Ben Artzi - I did not know what to do. I sat down on the road, my eyes to the ground. They told me to get up and go away, but I reiterated that this was my city, my friends were living nearby and I was on my way to try to consolate them on the day of their disaster. (...) The expulsion of the families is the prelude to the next war! The erosion of freedoms is only the beginning.4/8/2009
Jews For Justice For Palestinians plan to extend Israel`s boycott (editor`s note: a somewhat hostile, yet informative, report)The JC3/8/2009
Torture in Israel and Physicians Involvement in Torture Physicians for Human Rights-Israel - " Over the past year, PHR-Israel has held extensive correspondence with the Ministry of Health and the Israeli Medical Association (IMA) on the subject of the roles and responsibilities of doctors regarding the interrogation of detainees in general and interrogations involving torture in particular. As will be made clear in the attached Position Paper, PHR-Israel calls for the removal of doctors from facilities in which torture is employed, in order to protect them from breaches of medical ethics, and seeks to increase the awareness of medical communities regarding this issue. "1/8/2009
ECOSOC [UN Org.] Demands Israel to Comply with Protocol of ParisWAFA - " ... demanded Friday that Israel comply with the Protocol on Economic Relations between the Government of Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) signed in Paris on 29 April 1994. ..resolution, adopted by a vote of 25 in favour, five against, and 17 abstentions, called upon Israel to restore and replace civilian properties, vital infrastructure, agricultural lands and governmental institutions that have been damaged or destroyed as a result of its military operations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. "1/8/2009
`Charlotte` gets no love for Ahava linkE.B. SOLOMONT - JPost - " Until recently, Davis served as an ambassador for the humanitarian group Oxfam International. But in a letter circulated last week, Oxfam indicated it was suspending "publicity work" with Davis, because she signed on in 2007 as a spokeswoman for Ahava cosmetics, which is produced beyond the Green Line. "7/8/2009
Nuri el-Okbi calls for joining Bedouins` 12.8.09 protest against eviction & JNF take-over of their lands 11/8/2009
Friday, Aug. 14: Demo (much bigger than usual!) against the increasing political repression of Bil`inThe army arrests Biliners under cover of darkness. We protest in broad daylight. Contact Ilan 03-6482749 11/8/2009
Israel leaves the inhabitants of the West bank thirsty - Please Donate *** WATER CONVOY TO THE PALESTINIAN VILLAGE 7/8/09Join us in a protest against the water shortages caused by the occupation18/8/2009
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