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Invitation to a solidarity visit in Palestinian SusyaCall for Action "This Saturday, 1/1/2011 we`ll conduct a solidarity visit to the people of the village. Replacing the tents and repairing the damages are estimated in thousands of Shekels. There for , Any donation or help will be highly appreciated." 31/12/2010
Come and demonstrate for a new year, free of expropriation, injustice, and new inflammatory settlements in Sheikh Jarrah Friday, December 31th, at 14:00 You are also invited by the residents of Sheikh Jarrah at 23:00 to celebrate the new year. 30/12/2010
Adnan Gheith withdraws appeal to High Court: Will be expelled for four monthsMairav Zonszein - +972 - The decision, according to his lawyer, stems from the fact that Adnan was convinced he would lose the appeal, among other things, because Israel’s General Security Service was expected to submit classified documents that he would not be able to view and therefore not be able to refute – effectively barring him from due process in making a case in his defense. Furthermore, he argued, the legal proceedings would constitute recognition of the court’s authority and would set a legal precedent for more Palestinians like him to be expelled on the same grounds. Rumors have been going around that the GSS has composed a list of a few hundred Palestinian residents in East Jerusalem to be targeted for similar expulsion orders 30/12/2010
Four Cases against Israeli DemocracyJesse Bacon - The Only Democracy - While I was away on vacation, four cases of the continuing slow death of Israeli democracy occurred. Taken together, they represent a good spectrum of the responses to democracy activists by Israel, all negative. First, Matan Cohen, Israeli-American activist, member of Young, Jewish, and Proud, and one of the people behind the push for divestment at Hampshire College. He attempted to return home as he often does. He was taken aside on December 17 by Israeli security’s “Jewish division” and accused of “hostile terrorist activities,” ie nonviolent organizing. 29/12/2010
`Am al-Ara`is and Bi`r al-`IdDavid Shulman - By now a truly amazing caravan of military and police vehicles have descended upon us; among the several dozen soldiers is Moshe, a portly major in the Civil Administration, which is in charge of arbitrating claims such as these. He knows the case. He approaches Yohanan, and we overhear him say to him in a low voice: "You know this fence is illegal." But make no mistake. This doesn`t mean the field will be restored to its rightful owner. All it means is that, on some abstract level, someone high up in the Civil Administration has recognized, in a fleeting and perhaps unrepeatable moment, this theoretical truth. 29/12/2010
How much public influence does a pro-Palestinian Israeli have?Amira Hass - Haaretz - I don`t know what other option there is in so extreme a situation, in which four million people are being kept under a military regime without democratic rights by a country that is interested in presenting a democratic image. In a situation where there is a blockade and collective punishment of 1.5 million people, can one hesitate at all whether to hold a very minimalist protest in Tel Aviv? It seems to me part of the duty of a human being, the least we can do. The question is not why I need all this mess but why so few people join in. 29/12/2010
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Israeli Activist Jonathan Pollak Sentenced to 3 Months in PrisonPress release - PSCC - "I am not surprised by the Court`s decision to convict me despite having no doubt in my mind that our actions on that day correspond to the most basic, elementary definitions of a person`s right to protest." 28/12/2010
Write Support Letters to Conscientious Objector Ajuad Zidanaddresses given for letters of support and for protest letters to authorities, including sample letter28/12/2010
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Gaza flotilla ship welcomed back to Turkey by thousands of activistsAP Istanbul - The Guardian - Site of bloodshed and nine deaths during Israeli raid in May returns as activists promise more boats to beat blockade27/12/2010
Jewish activist faces jail for West Bank resistanceDonald Macintyre - The Independent - "It is not every day that a leading Palestinian activist issues an emphatic statement of support for a Jewish Israeli – `this friend, whose friendship I am proud to share` – facing prison"27/12/2010
Shin Bet puts Israeli `anarchists` in crosshairsAmira Hass - Haaretz - Security forces` Jewish Department warns leftist activists that they might be found to be violating the law27/12/2010
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Beatings and intimidation in the West BankJoseph Dana - 972mag.com - This story is only unique because it happened to Jews. 28/12/2010
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Tell the U.S. State Department: Let Adnan Stay in Jerusalem!US campaign, Jewish Voice for Peace. Not in US? Link to Adnan Gheith popularstruggle.org campaign given28/12/2010
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The last day of the year - The last day of the Wall. Bilin, 31.12To register please call 052-6306787 (no sms)25/12/2010
Jerusalem Wed Dec. 29: 4-Day Reality TourCan join for day trips only. Price according to ability. jerusalemrealitytours@gmail.com 25/12/2010
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Israel Ramps Up Repression of Non-Violence in East JerusalemJoseph Dana - In an attempt to stop democratic and legitimate protest, the State makes distorted and cynical use of the law. Despite months of repeated arrests, in which Gheith was led handcuffed to interrogation no less than seven times – and with courts releasing him time after time – the police has not managed to present the slightest bit of evidence against him. The State has now decided to no longer bother with the criminal procedure where evidence is required, but rather to circumvent it by using the security apparatus. With the expected approval of the order, Adnan Gheith will be expelled from his community, home and family without charges and with no evidence, using a draconian and anti-democratic Mandatory emergency law. 23/12/2010
Seattle buses to carry ‘Israeli war crimes’ adsJTA - JPost - "Beginning Dec. 27, the day Israel entered Gaza to stop rocket attacks on its southern communities."22/12/2010
French Activist Detained At Ben Gurion Airport, Denied EntrySaed Bannoura - IMEMC - "Zamour works for peace, and that Israel wants to deport her without presenting any legitimate excuse for this decision." id22/12/2010
Fri-Sat Dec 24-25: Register for Transportation to Demos in West BankDetails inside.22/12/2010
Silwan, Fri Dec 24: Mass Demonstration - `We are all Adnan`2-5 PM, transportation 1:14 downtown Jerusalem, 12:15-12:30 Tel Aviv; call 054-7485675 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              054-7485675      end_of_the_skype_highlighting or 052-951705722/12/2010
As Bethlehem readies for Christmas, all markets declared free of settlement productsSaed Bannoura - IMEMC - Bethlehem Governor Abdul-Fattah Hamaye stated that various institutions and youth programs are actively involved in the effort to counter the sale of settlement products. Of several thousands of stores which were inspected, 216 were fined after being found to be violating the law forbidding it. 21/12/2010
Expelling the darkness (confronting the racists in Bat Yam)Adam Keller - Crazy Country blog - The police of the state of Israel listened calmly to the incitement to murder flowing from the loudspeakers. The main duty placed upon them - to prevent any contact between the racists and the supporters of peace who gathered in protest around the corner.21/12/2010
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The State of Israel vs. Jonathan PollakJoseph Dana - "As the occupation and its crimes persist, so grows criticism of Israel – criticism that Israel does all in its power to repress. The judicial system is one of the main vehicles used by Israel against the resistance movement: Leaders and activists of West Bank popular protests are imprisoned in masses, and even inside Israel it becomes increasingly difficult to protest, resist or voice different opinions"20/12/2010
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Al-Ma`asara Demonstration, 17/12/2010 - Israeli Army Attacks Nonviolent Demonstrators 20/12/2010
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Sat Dec. 25: Tour of Al-Qabuw, village Destroyed in 1948In Judean hills, by Zochrot. Details 03-6953155 / 052-874-3099. 20/12/2010
Tel Aviv, Tue Dec. 21: Breaking the Silence Book Launch7:30, ZOA Building. Register for transportation from rest of country: tours2hebron@gmail.com18/12/2010
Thu Dec. 23, South Hebron Hills: Breaking the Silence TourLeaves from Jerusalem (B. Ha-Oomah) 8:30. NIS 50 to cover costs. Register tours2hebron@gmail.com. ao18/12/2010
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US House passes anti-Palestine bill MJ Rosenberg - Aljazeera "At last the United States is responding to Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu`s refusal to freeze settlements and re-start negotiations with the Palestinians"17/12/2010
`Besiege your siege!`by Eric Walberg - Al-Ahram Weekly "The movement to isolate Israel through boycott, divestment and sanctions resonates from Canada to the Indo-Pakistani border"17/12/2010
Please help Dalal Rusrus - a three-and-a-half-year old Palestinian girl from Beit Umar - get treatment The Tzedaka Fund of Kehillat Yedidya is proud to be available as a conduit for funds23/12/2010
Activists protest Israeli army sergeant`s campus propaganda visit Christopher Clark - EI - "Though the topic of discussion was what happened in Gaza, the event description never named Palestinians." 15/12/2010
Israeli peace activists summoned by Israeli security forcesSaed Bannoura - IMEMC - "...receiving calls from `Rona` asking them to voluntarily submit to interrogations at Israeli police stations." 15/12/2010
Dec.17 - Dec. 18 demonstrations against the Wall and the Settlements Bil`in, Al Ma`asara, An Nabi Saleh, Ni`lin (Fri) Beit Ommar (Sat) NB: let us know asap if you can bring a car14/12/2010
Edinburgh Council boycotts Veolia!!!SPSC: it becomes ever more clear that it no longer pays to profit from Israel`s Occupation and oppression of the Palestinian people.14/12/2010
Tents urgently needed for Lod families left homeless after demolitions 14/12/2010
WOFPP needs donations to continue lawyer`s visits to Palestinian women prisoners 14/12/2010
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Please Help the Enrichment Learning Program at the Cave Dwellers Village Umm-FakraThe Villages Group`s record and unique ties with local residents, mean that your donation will go far. Thanks.13/12/2010
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Neve Shalom, Sat. Dec. 18: Talk and Listen Around the Fire6-10 PM. Details Shlomi 054-2103142 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              054-2103142      end_of_the_skype_highlighting; I`ad 054-648924311/12/2010
Jerusalem, Fri Dec. 24: Women in Black1-2, Paris Square. 11/12/2010
Jerusalem, Thu Dec. 16: Demonstration Against DemolitionsKikar Zion, 5-8 PM. From the Vendors` Struggle, uniting Palestinian and Israeli vendors persecuted by City Hall.11/12/2010
Come join the march of the many By Hagai Elad - Ha`aretz "The government and its institutions are those responsible for safeguarding our rights - all our rights. They have the power to enforce the law or break it"10/12/2010
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Tel Aviv, Thu Dec 23: Youth Seeking Answers7 PM. Weekly event at Windows center. 35 Trumpeldor Street, Tel Aviv. 03-620-8324 winpeace@netvision.net.il.10/12/2010
Sat Dec. 25: Accompany Farmers in South Hebron HillsDolev � 054-8184467, dolevrahat@gmail.com10/12/2010
From Tel Aviv to Sheikh Jarrah!Friday, December - Human Rights March 054-5683419 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              054-5683419      end_of_the_skype_highlighting http://www.justjerusalem.org/8/12/2010
Beit Ommar returns to its roots Mousa Abu Maria - EI - "In December, Beit Ommar organizers intend to plant several thousand trees both in Saffa and on Beit Ommar land adjacent to the Karmei Tsur settlement in the hopes of deterring Israel`s plan to annex more Palestinian land." 8/12/2010
Galloway Announces More Aid Bound to GazaAlessandra Bajec - IMEMC - "There are fears that the convoy will be aggressively confronted by Israel`s military."8/12/2010
Hearing Begins In Case Of Palestinian Non-violent Protest OrganizerSaed Bannoura - IMEMC - ""Since the state has not been able to break the nonviolent demonstrations (by force), it has decided to break them in legal terms, trying to keep the leaders behind bars.”" 8/12/2010
Peace group denied permission to operate Chabad-like stand at Ben-Gurion airportZohar Blumenkrantz - Haaretz - "Artists Without Walls wrote a letter to Israel Airports Authority CEO Kobi Mor saying the group had a specific place in mind for the stand which would "serve free coffee and be managed by Jews and Arabs, who would be open to dialogue with passengers about coexistence and tolerance."" id 8/12/2010
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URGENT: DEMO AGAINST RACISM 8/12after letter of 50 rabbis forbidding people to rent or sell apartments to non-Jews7/12/2010
COMET-ME, News Letter, December 2010 7/12/2010
Demonstrators Place Flag Atop The Wall in Ni’ilin; Army Responds with Massive Amount of Tear Gas 7/12/2010
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Why we walked out By Ahmad Hasan and Danielle Bäck - EI - "Students across the US are protesting a public relations campaign that brings soldiers from the Israeli army to speak on campuses. These tours are [...] coordinated by various organizations, the most well-known being the Zionist organization StandWithUs"7/12/2010
California Residents Launch Israel Divestment Initiative Campaign Tania Kepler - AIC - "If the initiative is approved by a majority of voters, becoming California law, the larger impact will affect two California public retirement systems, the Public Employees` Retirement System (CalPERS) and the State Teachers` Retirement System (CalSTRS). Both would be required to engage in a divestment process with corporations providing equipment and services to Israel which are used in the violation of human rights and international law, including but not limited to the building of the "Separation Wall" and settlements, according to IDC"7/12/2010
Mass demonstration in Bil`in on International Human Rights day - Friday, December 10 6/12/2010
Demonstration against Wilders in Tel-Aviv - in three languages 6/12/2010
Peace Begins with Jerusalem!?Tuesday, December 7, 2010 Ambassador Hotel, Jerusalem 5/12/2010
December 9-10: World Human Rights Day Events and MarchSee details inside. For march: bus@themarch.org.il, ronits@acri.org.il.4/12/2010
Sawiya, Thu Dec. 9: Painting a School Burnt by SettlersDetails: Arafat 054-7269580 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              054-7269580      end_of_the_skype_highlighting, Rachel 054-4948914 4/12/2010
Sunday, 5.12 demo against dangerous Dutch hatemonger Wilders who speaks in Tel-Avivat 4pm in front of the Israel Jafa Center - Ganei Yehoshua Park, Sderot Rokach 80 TA(north of the Yarkon). 2/12/2010
Why NGO Monitor is attacking The Electronic IntifadaReport - EI - "NGO Monitor has already been at the forefront of a campaign to crush internal dissent by Jewish groups in Israel that want to see Israel`s human rights record improved." 1/12/2010
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