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Bill Against Reporting Serious International Law Violations: Danger to DemocracyGisha - News release - The bill, introduced yesterday, would prohibit the registration of any Non Governmental Organization (NGO) if "there are reasonable grounds to conclude that the association is providing information to foreign entities or is involved in legal proceedings abroad against senior Israeli government officials or IDF officers, for war crimes". An existing NGO would be shut down under the proposed law if it engaged in such activity. 29/4/2010
Settlers attempt to expell Palestinian community Ein Al Hilwa in Jordan ValleyFathy - ISM - A small Palestinian community, composed of 10 families, in Ein Al Hilwa, located in the northern Jordan Valley (see attached map), has in recent days been experiencing growing settler harassment and intimidation at the hands of Israeli settlers from Maskiyot settlement. On Saturday night, a group of settlers erected a large tent at a few meters distance from the community. The group, which numbers from 10 - 50 people, have moved freely around the Palestinian community and are currently sleeping at the site. They have also reportedly taken hold of community property, including shelter materials such as tent poles and zinc boards.29/4/2010
Israel Prize Laureates to Defense Minister: Cancel Ban on Gaza Students Studying in West Bank UniversitiesGisha - News Release - "A sweeping ban on the passage of any resident of Gaza wishing to study in the West Bank is a disproportional ban that must be canceled," they write. "Instead of the ban, we ask that the young people be allowed to attend their places of study subject to individual security checks of their applications. At the very least, we ask the Defense Minister to establish a mechanism for individual evaluations in cases which could result in positive human consequences28/4/2010
Israel tries new tactics against Palestinian protestersEdmund Sanders - Los Angeles Times - A white armored truck rumbles toward the scene. Protesters dive for cover as a small cannon on the vehicle`s roof takes aim and fires — not bullets or tear gas, but a heavy stream of the foulest-smelling liquid imaginable. Is it the sickly sweet odor of decomposing flesh? A trash dump on a hot day? Vomit? Those who`ve been doused wax on in vain, trying to find a worthy description for the stench that won`t go away, no matter how hard you scrub, for several days. Israeli soldiers call the truck the Skunk, and they say it has become one of their favorite tools in confronting the rising challenge of West Bank demonstrations. 28/4/2010
A tiny necklace stirs up a big debate Tali Yahalom - The Forward - The “My Israel” necklace, designed by Israeli artist Elanit Leder, features a charm shaped like the country - but with a large chunk conspicuously missing: the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Leder, 38, who lives in Tel Aviv and describes herself as left-wing, said that the “provocative” necklace depicts a realistic portrayal of Israel and, more importantly, “lets people reflect on the situation.” 27/4/2010
Video direct action against bulldozers, Al WalajaAnne Paq - ActiveStills — 25.04: Around 50 Palestinians and internationals managed to stop the work of the bulldozers for several hours in the village of Al Walaja -- until they were violently dragged one by one. The soldiers used stun grenades and tear gas canisters, as well as pepper spray. One Palestinian got arrested and several injured. Israeli protester Kobi Snitz`s shoulder was dislocated during his being arrested. Once completed the Wall will totally surround the village. 27/4/2010
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BOYCOTT! Newsletter 18.4.10-24.4.10 26/4/2010
Scuffles at Jerusalem protest Palestinian demonstrators have hurled stones at Jewish settlers rallying for the demolition of Arab houses in occupied East Jerusalem. The clashes took place on Sunday as George Mitchell, the US special envoy to the Middle East, was visiting Israeli officials in Tel Aviv for talks on restarting the peace process between Palestinians and Israelis. Binyamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, reportedly tried but failed to ban the settlers` march. Al Jazeera`s Jacky Rowland reports from East Jerusalem26/4/2010
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Jerusalem/al-Quds Multi-Day TourThe Jerusalem/Al Quds Multi-day tour is a unique experience that allows you to get to know the city and its many different communities in the most intimate way. The tour is part of the Jerusalem Reality Tours project meant to allow people to better understand, experience, and engage the social realities of Jerusalem-Al Quds and Israel/Palestine. Please call 0523634370 or write to: Jerusalemrealitytours@gmail.com 25/4/2010
The Chicago Hearing Video - Chicago Hearing Summary "The Chicago Hearing is modeled after a Congressional hearing and will be webcast live from a link on the home page.The Chicago Hearing will bring together witnesses to tell seldom-heard stories from Israel-Palestine that raise critical questions about the effects of U.S. policies in the region. Does Israel`s explanation of security legitimize its violations of international law? Does the U.S. government condone Israeli policies and practices that would not be tolerated if replicated in America by the U.S. government?" 23/4/2010
Palestinian Refugees and the Two-State SolutionPalestine_Israel Journal Cordially invites you to attend a discussion on Palestinian Refugees and the Two-State Solution19/4/2010
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Yesh Gvul - 13th annual beacon lighting ceremony - Important Update! Help us Counter Fascist Group `Im-Tirtzu”Yesh Gvul - Please join us, so that we can isolate the Fascist forces in Israel 19/4/2010
Troops Detain Ten Peace Activists In HebronSaed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies - "The peace activists accompanied several Palestinian farmers heading to their lands when the army attacked the activists and the farmers and detained ten internationals"19/4/2010
Yesh Gvul: 13th annual beacon lighting ceremony - for a just and egalitarian society, and for the end of the occupationMonday 19.4.2010, at the Emil Grunzweig Square, Jerusalem14/4/2010
Send a letter of support for divestmentJewish Voice for Peace - Call to action "On March 18, UC Berkeley`s student senate voted 16 to 4 to divest from General Electric and United Technologies because of their role in harming civilians as part of Israel`s illegal occupation and the attack on Gaza. "14/4/2010
Anat Kam: I stole IDF documents to expose West Bank war crimes Ofra Edelman - Haaretz - Kam said that when she "burned the material [onto a CD] I thought that in the test of history, people who warned of war crimes were forgiven."
"I didn`t have the chance to change some of the things that I found it important to change during my military service, and I thought that by exposing these [materials] I would make a change."
13/4/2010
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Archbishop Desmond Tutu to UC Berkeley: Divesting is the Right Thing To DoDesmond Tutu, Salem-News: It is always an inspiration when young people lead the way and speak truth to power.13/4/2010
Weekend April 16-18: Bil`in, Al Ma`asara, Beit Ummar, Beit Jala As efforts to repress the non-violent struggle have intensified your presence is vital13/4/2010
Bookstore chain removes leftist book from shelvesAttile Somfalvi - Ynet - Tzomet Sfarim stops distribution of The National Left after right-wing sources put pressure on management. Book contains harsh criticism of settlers, settlement enterprise. Shulamit Aloni: Settlers do whatever they want12/4/2010
ECESG Slams Threats Against Activists Participating In Gaza Solidarity ShipsSaed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies - "The campaign stated that the threats will not be able to foil the efforts of human rights activists to break the siege on Gaza. It added that it will not surrender to the Israeli demands and threats, and that solidarity ships will deliver basic humanitarian supplies to the residents of Gaza"12/4/2010
Does the OECD Know Where is Israel? Shir Hever - AIC - "It only takes one country to vote against accepting Israel in order to block the process, and that is why it is important for activists in all OECD countries to put pressure on their governments, raise questions in parliament and ask their foreign ministers how can they accept a state which violates international law, and doesn’t even meet the most basic requirements of the OECD"12/4/2010
Monday April 19, 4 PM: Joint Arab-Jewish Memorial Day CeremoniesHeld across the country. Click for more details.17/4/2010
Canada action: ask the NDP to withdraw from the CPCCAIn a few weeks, a report will be issued that could be the first step to criminalizing criticism of Israel in Canada. The Canadian Parliamentary Coalition to Combat Anti-Semitism (CPCCA) is preparing a summary report and recommendations. This report could make criticism of the policies of the State of Israel difficult, perhaps even illegal, by positioning such criticism as a form of anti-Semitism.11/4/2010
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this coming Saturday, 10th April, we need as many activists as possible to protect them and their rights.Ta`ayush - Call for action "In South Mt. Hebron harrassement of Palestinian shepherds by both settlers and the army continues, and it is only with the support of numerous activists that they manage to reach their grazing lands."9/4/2010
Rhythms of resistance Giles Trendle - Aljazeera - It may not be armed struggle, but music is an important weapon of cultural resistance and a means of safeguarding national identity for those Palestinian musicians living inside Israel and occupied east Jerusalem. "As Palestinians of 1948, we have struggled to stay on our land," says Rim al-Banna, a singer from Nazareth in the Galilee region of northern Israel. 7/4/2010
Campaign site launched!by palestinagrupperna i Sverige (PGS)- the Palestinian Solidarity Association of Sweden "The council of OECD is expected to decide whether to accept Israel as a new member state or not during the Council meeting 27-28 of May 2010. We believe that the favourable special treatment of Israel must stop and that the membership process must be frozen due to Israel’s repeated violations of international law and human rights, and because of policies in conflict with the OECD convention and official policies."23/4/2010
An Urgent Appeal for Donations from the Sheikh Jarrah Activists We are in desperate need of a legal fund in order to defray the costs of supplying more than 100 activists with the appropriate legal defense7/4/2010
Register for Transportation to April 9 - April 11 Weekly Demonstrations Against the Wall and the Settlements 6/4/2010
PACE Walking Tours - discover Palestine with us 6/4/2010
Interesting days in WashingtonB`Tselem facilitated the visit to Israel of Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), a key member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. Representatives of various groups informed him of the growing difficulties faced by human rights defenders. 6/4/2010
Report on March at Tuwani - incursion and another incursion and another incursion... 6/4/2010
New photo story : Bil`in demo calling for Elbit boycottStop the Wall - This week`s protest at Bil`in focused on the call to boycott Elbit and the other Israeli companies involved with the occupation and building t the Wall. See new photo story: 6/4/2010
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Israeli Letter of support of UC Berkeley SJP"We believe that actions such as yours will make Israelis face the fact that the people of the world will not be silent when human rights are crushed. We therefore applaud your efforts and thank you for them. They are not only the best hope for Palestinians but also for Israelis"5/4/2010
Breaking The Blockade On GazaPalestine Monitor - Istanbul, Turkey – Following months of preparation, a coalition bringing together a number of organizations and movements working to break Israel’s illegal blockade on Gaza was announced yesterday in Istanbul5/4/2010
Israel`s blood diamonds Seán Clinton - EI - "The Kimberly Process Certification Scheme strictures only apply to rough diamonds, thus allowing diamonds crafted in Israel to freely enter the market regardless of the criminal actions of the Israeli government and armed forces. The Kimberly Process is seriously flawed and is being used by the diamond industry and jewelers to pull the wool over consumers` eyes by telling them that all diamonds are now `conflict free` without explaining the limitations and exactly what that means"5/4/2010
Open Letter to Berkeley Students on their Historic Israeli Divestment Bill By Naomi Klein - The Nation "Dear members of the ASUC Senate, I am writing to urge you to reaffirm Senate Bill 118A, despite the recent presidential veto."2/4/2010
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Jerusalem Quartet concert disrupted by anti-Israeli protestsBBC Music Magazine "A lunchtime recital by the Jerusalem Quartet, broadcast live on Radio 3, was disrupted by anti-Israeli protestors and taken off air. During the first half of the performance at London’s Wigmore Hall yesterday"2/4/2010
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This Friday at Sheikh Jarrah 1/4/2010
Meet Rajmohan Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi - Ramallah, April 5 3/4/2010
Bil`in Demo Commemorates Land Day While Challenging IOF`s Closure Eyad Bornat - Friends of Freedom and Justice - Bilin - Dozens of people suffered from tear gaz suffocation due to the IOF`s violent suppression of today`s demonstration. Approximately three weeks ago the Israeli Occupation Army ordered Bil`in to be a closed military zone on Fridays, for Israeli`s, internationals and Palestinians. The Popular Committee, the villagers and its international and Israeli supporters challenge this decision by fiercely exercising its right to demonstrate in spite of the IOF`s regulations.2/4/2010
Military Judge Criticizes Police; Releases the Bethlehem TenJonathan Pollak - Judge Dahan of the Ofer Military Court in the West Bank ordered the release of the ten peaceful demonstrators arrested in Bethlehem last Sunday, among them PLO Executive Committee`s Abbas Zaki. The judge criticized the police and prosecution saying that the protest was nonviolent, and that the only force used in it was that used by police to apprehend the demonstrators.2/4/2010
The Negev as Another West BankYeela Raanan - Regional Council for the Unrecognized Villages (RCUV) - I was taken to court yesterday for sitting in a home in an unrecognized Bedouin village, as the bulldozer was at the wall – ready to demolish the house. The police carried me out of the home and arrested me, and a couple of years later – I was put on trial for "disrupting a policeman". 21/4/2010
Tuesday April 20, 2:30: Nakba march to the destroyed village of MiskeMeet at the Othman Mosque Square, Peace Street, Tira. Bus from Tel Aviv Central Train Depot - 2 PM. Wakim 052-8490870 Suleiman 050-5267679 Transportation reservation from Tel Aviv: Zochrot office 03-6953155 Or Zochrot tour coordinator, Omar Aggabri`e: 052-8743099 17/4/2010
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April 18: Israeli-Palestinian Memorial Day Ceremony by Combatants for PeaceSunday April 18, 9 PM, Tmuna Theater, Tel Aviv.10/4/2010
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