|Demand Obama Cancel Tuesday Meeting With Bibi, EU Nations Summoning Ambassadors Home in Protest||Richard Silverstein - Tikun Olam ||31/5/2010|
|TODAY - Demos Following the Israeli Attack on the Gaza Flotilla||19:00 – Paris Square, Jerusalem; 19:00 – AlJabal-AlKarma intersection, Haifa; 19:00 – In front of Ministry of Defense, Kaplan St., Tel Aviv
|Israeli commando pirates attack Gaza flotilla in international waters||Nora Barrows-Friedman - IMEMC News - "Why should i be shocked, why should we be shocked anyway? apartheid militarism breeds outrageous aggression. israel has shown us, again and again, that nonviolent protests automatically warrant violent aggression. it’s leaders have shown us that because there has never been any international legal condemnation, nor political pressure, nor outright sanctions against the state, it can feel empowered to act and kill as it wants"||31/5/2010|
|TODAY(May 31) Demos Following the Israeli Attack on the Gaza Flotilla ||19:00 – Paris Square, Jerusalem
19:00 – AlJabal-AlKarma intersection, Haifa
19:00 – In front of Ministry of Defense, Kaplan St., Tel Aviv
|The After Math: Three days mourning in Palestine, Israel seals off Gaza|| ||31/5/2010|
|Israel attacks Gaza aid fleet ||Al Jazeera - “At least 15 people were killed and dozens injured when troops intercepted the convoy of ships dubbed the Freedom Flotilla early on Monday, the Israeli military said. The flotilla was attacked in international waters, 65km off the Gaza coast"||31/5/2010|
|CHANGE: today Monday, 31.5.10 gathering at 11:00 and not as said before - not yet sure to Ashdod or Haifa||leaving 11pm from Tel Aviv Levinski Garden||30/5/2010|
|Deutsche Bank divests from Elbit Systems||Eldad Beck-
Germany`s largest bank says it has sold its holdings in Israeli firm involved in operation of separation fence. Decision believed to stem from pro-Palestinian pressure..."Deutsche Bank is out and no longer has a part in Elbit Systems," Ackermann declared.
|Sunday, 30.5: Demonstration in Support of the Break the Siege Flotilla||Postponed due to flotilla delay. Keep posted for Updates.
Ya`acov 050-5733276, Sebastian 050-6846056, email@example.com||28/5/2010|
|Video: al Walaje, Beit Jala - Sunday 23-5-10 ||Israel Putermam — Youtube - Direct action against the wall`s construction works. Activists held out for about 40 minutes sitting in front of the bulldozers. The rough removal and arrest of 6 Israeli activists was filmed in full. ||25/5/2010|
|500 academics, students sign letter protesting Israel`s refusal to grant Noam Chomsky entry||Asaf Shtull-Trauring - Haaretz - 500 academics, students, and intellectuals have signed a letter addressed to Interior Minister Eli Yishai, protesting the Ministry`s decision to refuse entry to linguist Noam Chomsky into Israel and the West Bank last week. ||25/5/2010|
|Gaza Prepares For Freedom Flotilla||Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies - "Residents of the Gaza Strip and several humanitarian institutions are preparing to receive the largest convoy of solidarity ships `The Freedom Flotilla` expected to arrive by Friday. Israel is still threatening to intercept it and prevent it, by all means, from reaching Gaza. [...] Yet, preparations in Gaza continue as the Ministry of Labor started the reconstruction and rehabilitation of the Fishermen’s Port that was repeatedly targeted by the Israeli military"||24/5/2010|
|Aid convoy sets off for Gaza,Israel`s navy will have its work cut out||Al Jazeera -
The biggest attempt by international aid groups to break the Israeli siege on the Gaza Strip has gotten underway..."We are trying to send a message to everybody that the situation in Gaza will not go on," Sawalha said...From Israel`s perspective though, it is understandable why it shouldn`t allow this humanitarian convoy reach Gaza. Doing so could dramatically change the status quo. For starters, it severely questions Israel`s continued and illegal occupation of the Gaza Strip, bringing to light that whilst Israeli troops may have left Gaza, they still control the territory`s, air, land and sea entry points - all but suffocating the coastal territory."
|Their neighbor’s goat gave birth while we waited for news from the hospital.||Amitai Sandy - Maasra Friday demo report - The demos in this village are usually much quieter, as the people of this village are much calmer. They don’t throw stones AT ALL.||22/5/2010|
|Italian supermarket chains suspend sales of settlement agricultural products ||U.S. Boycott Campaign - Two major Italian supermarket chains, COOP and Nordiconad, announced the suspension of sales of products from the Israeli agricutural exporter Agrexco. Director Zucchi of COOP Italia, confirmed that, due to Agrexco`s policy of mixing agricultural products from Israel proper and from the settlements, there is a problem with traceability, namely that the consumer is unable to verify whether or not the product in question comes from the occupied territories. This forced the chain to stop all sales of Agrexco products. ||22/5/2010|
|LET THE AID BOATS THROUGH TO GAZA! END THE SIEGE!||Gush Shalom - Why flood TV screens with footage of Israel`s navy assaulting peace activists at sea?
|Boycott Targets Stars From Elvis to Elton||Nathan Guttman - Forward - Costello’s action is the first open endorsement of the boycott movement by an A-list artist. But more and more artists are withdrawing without providing reasons.||22/5/2010|
|Irish Ambassador and Senators to Israeli government: "Treat our Gaza-bound citizens with respect" ||Free Gaza Movement - Mr. Breifne O’Reilly, Irish ambassador in Tel Aviv, traveled to the Israeli Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem “to ensure a peaceful outcome which will enable the safe delivery of the humanitarian supplies” carried on the ship "Rachel Corrie" now en route from Ireland to Gaza. ||22/5/2010|
|TOUGH LOVE |
In Bil`in you don`t have the privilege of saying `there`s no hope` or `I`m pessimistic`.
|Coby Ben-Simhon interviews Emily Schaefer - Haaretz Magazine - Her love and pain for Israel brought her to immigrate from America and defend Palestinians. She was awarded a place among the "25 intelligent optimists, 2009" - at the recommendation of a member of the Dutch Royal Family.
|Elvis Costello Cancels Concerts in Israel||DAVE ITZKOFF -
"“...there are occasions when merely having your name added to a concert schedule may be interpreted as a political act that resonates more than anything that might be sung.”" ||21/5/2010|
|Bringing Religion to the Front Lines of Peace||Afternoons with IPCRI
2 June 2010, 15:00-17:00||21/5/2010|
|Fundamentalists In Israel To Counter Freedom Flotilla||Saed Bannoura -
"Hundreds of yachts are planning to sail Saturday in an attempt to “confuse, intercept and stop” the Freedom Flotilla and the International peace activists. They will be sailing from the coast of Herzliya."
|Israel urged to ensure safety of Irish on aid ship to Gaza||MARK WEISS -
Irish Times -
"“We are closely monitoring the situation and urge restraint on all sides,” Mr O’Reilly said. “We need to avoid escalation or confrontation to ensure a peaceful outcome which will enable the safe delivery of these humanitarian supplies.”"
|Syrian and Israeli bloggers try to resolve their differences online||Ian Black -
"The groundbreaking OneMideast.org website aims to bring together prominent Israelis and Syrian bloggers, academics and experts seeking ways to break the stubborn impasse in negotiations."
|Gaza Fever ||By GRETA BERLIN -
"We’ve all caught the fever, every one of us who works to send boats to Gaza. From August 2006, when a handful of us started the Free Gaza Movement, every one who has joined us has been stricken with a bad case of the disease. It is chronic. It sometimes causes afflicted patients to insist that if just one more voyage can be planned to this small slice of the Mediterranean, we’ll all be in remission. There is no real cure in sight… yet. "||19/5/2010|
|Noam Chomsky and the Thought Police ||Gush Shalom wrote to the Minister of the Interior - and considers a Supreme Court appeal||18/5/2010|
|Settlements Boycott Campaign Starts In The West Bank, Settlers Outraged||Ghassan Bannoura - IMEMC/PNN - Hundreds of Palestinian men and women started on early Tuesday morning to go from house to house in all Palestinian communities in the West Bank to raise awareness about the settlements products and encourage people to stop using them, providing stickers "this house is free of settlements products.” ||18/5/2010|
|Elvis Costello calls off Israel gigs||Or Barnea - Ynet - `There are occasions when merely having your name added to a concert schedule may be interpreted as a political act that resonates more than anything that might be sung` ||18/5/2010|
|On May 26th at 7 p.m. (Wednesday evening) we will screen a new documentary ||Machsom Watch -
"This documentary film shows some of the mechanisms used by the Israeli authorities to gain control over Palestinian lands and the Palestinian population in Area C. Amira Hass, the highly credited journalist from “Haaretz” will give a talk and the public will be invited to ask questions."||14/5/2010|
|Wednesday May 12: Boycott of settlement products -Knesset debate||Adam Keller -
Gush Shalom -
"Tens of thousands of Israelis already participate in our boycott campaign, and we welcome all people and groups who join in - as recently did public figures of the Arab sector in Israel."
|Register for Transportation to May 14 - May 16 Weekly Demonstrations Against the Wall and the Settlements||the list of weekly demonstrations is getting longer and longer||11/5/2010|
|Jordan Union To Fight For Boycott||Saed Bannoura - IMEMC - The campaign, For A Jordan Without Israeli Products, was launched as the Palestinians prepare to mark the 62nd anniversary of the Nakba.
|Hundreds protest arrest of alleged Arab spies||Sharon Roffe-Ofir - Ynet - "This is bigger than Omar and Ameer – this is an attempt to delimit us in a political ghetto, but we will breach it. There are mass demonstrations planned.`||11/5/2010|
|Demo against political arrests & repression - Free Ameer Makhoul ||WHERE:
HAIFA, elJabal & elKarmah (Hagefen) st. junction near `Beit elKarma (beit Hagefen)`
TODAY, 10/5/2010 19:00||10/5/2010|
|Israel`s repression of its Palestinian citizens unites us in struggle ||Ameer Makhoul - EI - "The accusations against me are made on the basis of secret evidence that I am not allowed to see, and the high court merely acts as an extension of the Israeli General Security Services (GSS), or the Shin Bet. Israel does not need to prove that there is reason for suspicion; instead, I have to prove that there is no need for their suspicion"
|Sat May 15: Demo during court hearing of Sheikh Jarrah Demonstrators||Saturday 15/5/10 at 21:00, Russian Compound, Jerusalem. Yuval 054-7982889
From Tel Aviv 19:45 – Leehee 050-4880969||15/5/2010|
|Rabbi David J. Forman dies at 65||JONAH MANDEL -
J-lem Post -
"“He didn’t let his love of Israel get in the way of his criticism of it, nor did he let his criticism of the state ever cast a shadow over his love of it.”"
|New initiative: European Jews want pressure on Israel||Gilad Halpern -
"...French philosopher and writer Bernard Henry Levy, as well as politicians and Jewish community leaders from Europe. Israel`s leftist camp was represented by Professor Zeev Sternhell, former ambassador to France Eli Bar-Navi, and former envoy to Germany Avi Primor."
|Free Gaza gears up for humanitarian mission||Amy Invernizzi - The Irish Emigrant - “Our mission is designed to help start rebuilding the dignity and esteem of estranged neighbors in the Middle East and remind Medinat Yisrael [The State of Israel] that in the 21st century, no nation can expect to commit war crimes against civilians and expect their friends and allies to always remain silent,” explained Fiachra Ó Luain, a coordinator of the Free Gaza movement.||4/5/2010|
|Unconditional support for Israel `is dangerous`, say leading European Jews||AP - The Guardian - Israel faces a threat in the "occupation and the continuing pursuit of settlements in the West Bank and in the Arab districts of East Jerusalem. These policies are morally and politically wrong and feed the unacceptable delegitimization process that Israel currently faces abroad," say 3000 signatories including French philosopher Bernard-Henri Lévy and Daniel Cohn-Bendit, a Greens leader in the European Parliament.||4/5/2010|
|Palestinian village inspires popular movement ||Bil`in conference on The Real News Network - Their grassroots effort won them a major victory in Israeli courts in 2007. Now, at the fifth Bil`in conference, Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad and representatives of all the major political parties endorsed their struggle. ||4/5/2010|
|8 ships with aid, activists head for sealed Gaza||KARIN LAUB -
"Among the passengers are lawmakers from a dozen European countries, a Holocaust survivor in her 80s, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate and a retired U.S. army colonel."
|Anti-wall demonstrators face prison term, fines||Ma`an News Agency - "The seven on trial [...] were all present at the demonstration protesting the detention of Abbas Zaki, Fatah Central Committee member, who was taken by Israeli forces during an peaceful march on Palm Sunday. The marchers were demanding access for Palestinian Christians to Jerusalem, following a total West Bank closure during the Jewish Passover"||3/5/2010|
|Arrest Blair!||This site [www.arrestblair.org] offers a reward to people attempting a peaceful citizen’s arrest of the former British prime minister, Tony Blair, for crimes against peace.||2/5/2010|
|Wanted: IDF soldier for gravely wounding unarmed Palestinian||On 04/23/2010 at 14.03, the suspect was randomly shooting towards the heads of non-violent demonstrators. As a result, Imad Rezqa was wounded, suffering a fractured skull and internal bleeding in the brain.||2/5/2010|
|Register for Transportation to May 1 - 2 Weekly Demos in Beit Ummar and Beit Jala||Saturday May 1
Bet Ummar Dany 050-8370450 (no SMS)
Hebron Shai 054-4872884
Beit Jala Sunday May 2 Daniel 054-6236609 Ayala 052-4707885||1/5/2010|
|Alert: Tent of Nations Receives Demolition Orders||Rabbi Brant Rosen -
"I visited Daoud and the Tent of Nations in March, and Brant is wrong. The sign at the gate does not say “We will not be enemies”; it says “We REFUSE to be enemies”. Not only must we help stop this cynical order for demolitions, we must find where orders like this are coming from. If more Americans learn that this kind of treatment of those sincerely working for justice and peace takes place routinely in Israel, we will finally summon the will to say, “enough, no more”."
| Until The Last Grain - Taayush Saturd. 29.5 accompanying harvesters & shepherds of South Mt Hebron ||possibility to afterwards participate in Hebron demo ph Elie 0547341166 firstname.lastname@example.org ||27/5/2010|
|Turkey Demands Israel Not To Intercept Freedom Flotilla||Saed Bannoura -
"Davutoðlu stated he believes Israel will use its “wisdom” in dealing with the issue and the humanitarian flotilla heading to Gaza."
|Rachel Corrie Ship Sails After 48-Hour Delay||Saed Bannoura - IMEMC News - "The Free Gaza Movement reported that the 1200-ton cargo ship, one of eight solidarity ships, will be joined by ships from Turkey and Greece. Israel said it will not allow solidarity ships to reach the Gaza coast while media reports indicated that the Israeli Navy was ordered to prevent the humanitarian ships from reaching Gaza, even if this means using military force"||17/5/2010|
|Sheikh Jarrah Sat. May 1: Presence needed Afternoon-Evening||Lag Ba-Omer is coming, settler mayhem expected. Come help. Call Yaron 0507628488 to coordinate.||1/5/2010|
|Monday, May 10, 7 PM: Sheikh Jarrah Event in Tel Aviv||Tsavta, Ibn Gvirol 30 (event primarily in Hebrew, but a good occasion to make contact with Sheikh Jarrah activists and organizers)||8/5/2010|
|Sunday May 9: Beit Jalla anti-Wall Demo||From Jerusalem - contact Daniel at 054-6236609,
From Tel-Aviv - contact Ayala at 052-4707885||8/5/2010|
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