|Palestinian boycott of Israeli settlement goods starts to bite||Harriet Sherwood -
""It will help ensure that the Palestinian economy is self-sufficient. There will not be a store in Palestine which cannot carry our stickers.""
|June 26, 2010 Bi`r el-`Id||David Shulman - The cell was filthy, [Ezra Nawi] says, and infested with cockroaches who slept with him in his bed, emerged from his towel when he showered. One day he asked the commanding officer: "Are these part of the menu or part of the punishment? (...) of course I`m optimistic. You must be optimistic, too, otherwise why would you be here?"||29/6/2010|
|Nocturnal Terror in Silwan||Daniel - As we leave the neighborhood, escorted by our Palestinian friends, we know [that] we shall return any time our presence is needed. This injustice, this folly of settlement, especially in the heart of Palestinian neighborhoods, must come to an end.
|Raising the stakes in Silwan ||Bernard Avishai - Jerusalem Post - It would be terribly provocative to make 22 families homeless or impose a development plan on the neighborhood without the agreement of its residents. Assaf Sharon, unofficial leader of last Friday`s protest in Silwan, said the idea was to let Jerusalem Mayor Barkat know that if he brings bulldozers, there will be hundreds sitting down to block them.
|Quiz: What do you really know about the occupation? ||HaMoked - The occupation is cloaking its actions through an ever more complex bureaucracratic system. HaMoked activists work to expose and publicize essential truths about the occupation. So take the quiz, and find out: What do you really know about the occupation?
|U.S. may agree - we concerned citizens do not (appeal to the Supreme Court)||Gush Shalom - The rule which the State asks the Supreme Court Judges to endorse, that the investigation of soldiers about their acts in the field should be carried out solely through the debriefing carried out by the army itself and that statements made during debriefing should not at all be passed to anyone outside the armed forces, is a dangerous erosion of the principle of civilian control over the armed forces, a cornerstone of any democratic regime.
|Protest for Freedom of Movement in Shufa Village, Friday, 2.7.2010||Since 2002, IDF is cutting off Shufa Village, south of TulKarem, by blocking the road which connects the 2 parts of the village. To get from one side of the village to the other, its residents need to walk a long distance by foot; for getting to TulKarem city, they need to drive over 25 km, thus they are isolated without any justification||28/6/2010|
|Swansea City Council resolve to exclude Veolia from future contracts||Angus Geddes - Breakthrough! I have just heard that on 17 June Swansea City Council passed a resolution to exclude Veolia from all future contracts. Swansea is the second largest city in Wales. This is highly significant. It is the first time that a council in UK has passed such a resolution. To my knowledge the only local authorities in Europe to pass similar resolutions are Irish: Dublin recently, and I think Sligo and Galway earlier.||27/6/2010|
|MachsomWatch volunteers join Villages Group tour of Massafar Yatta||On June 17, four MachsomWatch volunteers joined the Villages Group weekly tour of Massafar Yatta (South Hebron Hills).||26/6/2010|
|Gaza moves New York City mother from apathy to activism ||Alex Kane -
""Killing civilians indiscriminately with US weapons, paid for with our tax money, seemed to be so hideously wrong.""
|How I was summoned to the Knesset ||following my unequivocal words to my students condemning the 43 year-old occupation/ Ram Cohen in YNet transl. OM||20/6/2010|
|Israel Officially Informs UN It Will Intercept Lebanese Solidarity Ship||Saed Bannoura -
"The army received instructions to stop the ships by all means and to use force if needed. It is worth mentioning that that the Lebanese ship will only carry women, Muslim and Christian, in addition to medical and humanitarian supplies." ||20/6/2010|
|Anti-wall protestors clash with Israeli soldiers in West Bank||Xiong Tong -
"In the meantime, many demonstrators fell unconscious during the protest due to inhaling the tear gas."||20/6/2010|
|Letter from Gilboa Prison||Ameer Makhoul - According to the media in Israel, I`m already guilty, a terrorist & a supporter terror. The rule of the game here is that I’m guilty whether or not I prove that I`m not. [With an introduction by Rela Mazali/Jewish Peace News.] ||22/6/2010|
|Maariv: Targeted boycott and divestment pushing companies out of the settlements||Ronit Morgenstern - Maariv [translation-Coteret] - Achva has recently invested some NS 35 million of its capital in setting up a new factory in the Ariel industrial zone, near Barkan. “Despite the large investment, we are preparing an alternative within the Green Line.||22/6/2010|
|How do you get from Gaza to Ramallah? Play `Safe Passage` ||Gisha - "Safe Passage" allows the user to experience interactively the restrictions on movement between the Gaza Strip and the West Bank. The game includes an archive of dozens of legal documents that shed light on military legislation and legal rulings since the 1990s||22/6/2010|
|Stop the bullets! A call to end the use of live ammunition against unarmed civilians in the Gaza ‘buffer zone’||ISM - "30% of Gaza’s arable farmland, and some of it’s most fertile, lies within the ‘buffer zone’. Farmers who attempt to work in the zone face routine live fire and crop destruction, in addition to occasional artillery shells. Israel shoots farmers trying to grow crops on Gazan land for an impoverished and malnourished society"||21/6/2010|
|Daybreak outpouring of Bay Area picketers stops unloading of Israeli ship||Henry Norr - Mondoweiss - "somewhere between 700 and 1,000 demonstrators from all over the San Francisco Bay Area made their way at 5:30 on a Sunday morning deep into the Port of Oakland to stage a spirited community-labor picket line in front of a berth where an Israeli freighter, the Zim Shenzhen, was due to dock; dock workers from Local 10 of the International Longshore & Warehouse Union refused to cross the picket line"||21/6/2010|
|Soldiers Attack Nonviolent Protestors in Beit Jala||Saed Bannoura - IMEMC - "Soldiers also fired gas bomb at a number of homes far away from the protest location, and also fired gas bombs at Saint Nicolas Hospital forcing the patients to leave the building"||21/6/2010|
|Sun. June 20: Beit Jalla Demonstration||From Jerusalem - Daniel 054-6236609, from Tel-Aviv - Ayala 052-4707885||19/6/2010|
|Mon. June 21: Book Launch, `Seizing Control of Space in East Jerusalem`||June 21, 7 PM, American Colony, Jerusalem, with author Dr. Meir Margalit, member of Jerusalem city council.||19/6/2010|
|Conscientious Objector Diane Kogan in Prison||"It makes no sense that one side will use violence as a way towards peace in the hope that the other side will just accept it." [The announcement on the New Profile site includes addresses for letters of support & protest.]||18/6/2010|
|Folk singer Devendra Banhart cancels Israel shows||Or Barnea - Ynet - "We will be overjoyed to return to Israel on the day that our presence is perceived and reported on as a cultural event and not a political one. We truly hope that day comes soon."||18/6/2010|
|Police investigating Ha`aretz reporter ||Lahav Harkov - Jerusalem Post - Hammerman brought 18-year-old Palestinian girl Aya and her two cousins into Israel without permits, for "a day of fun" in Tel Aviv.||18/6/2010|
|US Consul Asks Israeli Government To Look Into How American`s Eye Was Shot Out In West Bank Protest||Saed Bannoura -
"The Israeli government says it has already carried out an investigation of the incident, and that its officers acted impeccably and according to procedure." ||16/6/2010|
|Visiting the family of the Hamas terrorist who tried to kill my wife||David E.H. Gershon - Jewish Telegraphic Agency - Not out of revenge. Out of desperation.||15/6/2010|
|Palestinian activist faces prison sentence - his case been taken up by Amnesty International ||AI - "The broad scope of Israeli military orders means that Adeeb Abu Rahma could be imprisoned solely for legitimately exercizing his right to freedom of expression in opposing Israeli policies in the West Bank." ||15/6/2010|
|Palestinian boycott coordinator: `The movement has a huge impact` ||Adri Nieuwhof - Electronic Intifada - It took the South African BDS campaign 25 years to achieve what we achieved in five years.||15/6/2010|
|A cover-up commission, toothless and powerless||Gush Shalom - Even if it wants to, the Tirkel Commission can`t probe the real issues - and the international friends of Dore Gold won’t bite either [from press release announcing appeal to the Supreme Court]. ||15/6/2010|
|Norwegian Port Union Boycotts Israeli Ships||Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies - "Responding to requests from the Palestinian Workers Union and other unions and organizations around the world, the Norwegian Ports Union decided to follow its Swedish counterpart by launching a boycott on all Israeli ships. The boycott will begin on June 16"||14/6/2010|
|The Boycott Divestment Sanctions Movement ||Adam Horowitz and Philip Weiss - The Nation - "The Berkeley bill failed, but the all-night debates only seemed to give the movement confidence that the next vote will go differently. We might not have to wait long to find out: six more American university student bodies are said to be taking up the call in the near future"||14/6/2010|
|Activists disrupt Caterpillar shareholder meeting ||Kristin Szremski - EI - "In addition to being retrofitted to hold heavy machine guns and in some cases grenade launchers, many D9 bulldozers are now driverless and can be operated by remote control, according to a March 2009 article in The Jerusalem Post. […] Israel has demolished some 24,000 homes using the D9 since it illegally occupied the West Bank, Gaza and Jerusalem in 1967, according to Joel Finkel of Jewish Voice for Peace, who introduced a shareholder proposal requesting a review of CAT`s global corporate standards"||14/6/2010|
|Israeli Minister of Defence Cancels Trip Due to Possible International Charges for Role in Attack on Freedom Flotilla ||Tania Kepler - AIC - "The announcement comes after French activists who were aboard the Gaza bound aid convoy threatened to bring charges against Barak over the raid that killed nine. [...] Three members of French parliament have also joined the effort"||14/6/2010|
|Israel Plans Prosecution of Ameer Makhoul, Uri Blau ||Richard Silverstein -
Tikun Olam -
"The so-called Israeli left continues to embarrass itself by betraying its values (or at least what its values should be)." ||13/6/2010|
|Their Lives for Gaza - Corrie and Dogan: Murdered, American Heroes||RANNIE AMIRI -
"Rachel Corrie and Furkan Dogan are American heroes. They were killed upholding human dignity, and their deaths were not in vain."
|Ni`lin Residents protest the wall and settlers chant `Palestinians go to Jordan`||George Rishmawi -
"A number of Palestinian protesters choked as a result of tear gas inhalation and were treated by field medics."
|Galloway announces convoy to ‘end the siege’||JONNY PAUL -
J-lem Post -
"“We will arrive off Gaza together. We will enter together with the mightiest breach of the siege there has ever been, and we will end this siege that day.”"
|French Protest of Israeli Raid Reaches Wide Audience||STEVEN ERLANGER -
"Mr. Boeken said that Israeli filmmakers and Israeli state financing for them were “under constant attack from the Israeli right.”"
|Arab league chief accuses Israel of atrocities||SELCAN HACAOGLU -
AP News -
"Hariri said the Middle East was suffering under Israel`s "criminal and barbaric" attitude."
|British firm cuts ties with Israeli company||Meirav Crystal -
"Even though Disk-In Pro were good clients, he continues, they do not want to support Israel`s policy in the Gaza Strip as well as in the other "occupied Palestinian territories"." ||11/6/2010|
|Italian flotilla journalist: My credit card was used after IDF confiscated it||Dimi Reider -
"Luppichini says he wants to know who used his credit card, along with why and how. He is also demanding that all of his equipment be returned to him immediately."
|Free Gaza Leader: ‘We’ll Be Back – With Bigger Flotillas’||Mel Frykberg -
"Q: What are the future plans of GF?
A: More boats and bigger flotillas until we break the siege on Gaza completely. We will be back."||9/6/2010|
|Peace activist, Emily Henochowicz, loses eye after being shot with tear gas||Naomi Klein -
"She devoted her life to seeing, to witnessing. And for this she lost her left eye."
|Flotilla passenger: Willing to face Israeli probe||Ronen Medzini - Ynet - Former US marine who was on board Marmara ship, took part in resisting the Israeli commandoes attempting to intercept it, calls IDF`s accusations against him `absolutely absurd`, says may return to Israel to face charges. ||8/6/2010|
|IDF admits doctoring audio of raid on Gaza flotilla||Daniel Tencer - rawstory.com - The original clip released by the Israeli Defense Force on May 31, 2010 does not include any of the inflammatory comments heard in later versions [with three versions of same IDF video recorded-ed].||8/6/2010|
| Emily Henochowicz: `O America, my America..stop making weapons to test on demonstrators in Palestine.`||Editor:Watch the Photo of wounded Emily Henochowicz . No report in Israeli media up to now - as far as we checked.||6/6/2010|
|Register for Transportation to June 11 - June 13 Weekly Demonstrations Against the Wall and the Settlements||Fri: Bil`in & Al Ma`asara (+ ? continue to Sheikh Jarrah) & Al Walaje/ Sat: Beit Ommar & Hebron/ Sun: Beit Jala ||8/6/2010|
|Video: Tel-Aviv demonstration 43 years of occupation ||Israel Social TV - with considerable part of writer Nir Baram`s speech (english subtitles)||8/6/2010|
|More important than ever to participate in demos marking 43 years of occupation||Frid morning: on Apartheid Road 443 / Noon: Jerusalem Paris Sq / Afternoon: Sheikh Jarrah / Sat. night Tel Aviv ||3/6/2010|
|Accompanying Shepherds and Farmers||Saturday, June 5, 2010 South hebron Hills - 054-8184467 - firstname.lastname@example.org ||2/6/2010|
|Israel deports aid activists||Aljazeera -
"Erdogan, in his speech, "mentioned the unmentionable, saying that Israel acts because it has powerful friends"."
|Reporters Without Borders: 15 journalists still missing||Ma`an -
"An Al Jazeera TV crew was meanwhile attacked by Israeli citizens in the port of Ashdod Monday after the Israeli defense minister gave a news conference about the attack on the flotilla."||2/6/2010|
|ECESG: “We Have Donations To Prepare First Three Ships of Freedom Flotilla 2”||Saed Bannoura -
Freedom Flotilla 2, is expected to sail in the coming weeks, and that the flotilla expresses a “real international will to break this unjust and illegal Israeli siege on Gaza”."
|Palestinian-Israelis from Gaza Flotilla Face Extended Detention||Saed Bannoura -
"Although Israel has continued to refuse to release information about who was killed or injured in the commando raid on the Flotilla, Israeli officials confirmed that none of the four Arab Israelis were killed or wounded."
|Gaza flotilla passenger: Ship became lake of blood||Ynet -
"We waited in the fore room and saw them carrying an Israeli soldier who looked to me like he`d had a breakdown. Then the second and third came, but after these three injured soldiers then I saw a lot – maybe 10 – passengers who were severely hurt, injured, covered in blood. They were treated in the salon next to me. One was so badly injured I am sure he must have died soon after."||2/6/2010|
|`Security cannot be built on the corpses of protesters!`||Social TV/Gush Shalom - More than 2000 people, old and young, gathered opposite the Ministry of Defense in Tel-Aviv in a spontaneous demonstration of anger and protest. Similar protests took place within hours after the bloody assault of the flotilla in Ashdod, Jerusalem, Haifa and Be`er Sheba.||1/6/2010|
|Returning Gaza flotilla activists recount Israeli raid||Liel Kyzer, Yair Ettinger, AP - Haaretz - The boat`s captain was beaten for refusing to leave the wheel, and had sustained non-life-threatening injuries, while a cameraman filming the raid was hit with a rifle butt in the eye-as quoted from Greek activist Dimitris Gielalis.||1/6/2010|
|US activist loses eye after being shot in face with tear gas canister||ISM - US citizen and solidarity activist Emily Henochowicz was shot directly in the face with a tear gas canister as she non-violently demonstrated against the Flotilla massacre in Qalandiya.
|RELEASE THE PEACE ACTIVISTS TRYING TO HELP GAZA! demo Wedn. June 2, 6pm in Beer Sheva ||in front of the prison:
transportation from: Jerusalem and Tel Aviv ||1/6/2010|
| Sheikh Jarrah in Solidarity with Dahamash||This Wednesday (9.6) we, residents and activists of Sheikh Jarrah, will join the people of Dahamsh in a demonstration ending with a concert of the Palestinian band DAM||7/6/2010|
|Jewish Group Prepares for Gaza Voyage ||AIC - "In solidarity with the recent wave of ships attempting to break the siege on Gaza, a boat of European Jewish activists, accompanied by television journalists, will be sailing to Gaza from a yet to be announced Mediterranean port"||7/6/2010|
|`Pixies` cancel Tel-Aviv show||JPOST -
The latest cancellation follows earlier cancellations by the `Klaxons` and `Gorillaz` following the killing of 9 Turks, when the Navy boarded ships belong to the Gaza-bound flotilla on Monday.Before the raid on the ship, `Elvis Costello` canceled a show, a cancellation which generated a lot of publicity, and anger in Israel.
|Rightists slam `stinking Tel Avivians`||Yoav Zitun -
Dozens of rightist activists, including fans of the Betar Jerusalem Soccer Club, clashed with locals in Tel Aviv Saturday in the wake of the leftist rally in the city.
Earlier, thousands of leftists marched through the city to mark "43 years of occupation" and express their displeasure with the lethal IDF raid on a Gaza-bound ship earlier this week."
|Hebron: Rightists confront Hadash MKs||Shmulik Grossman -
"Ben-Gvir, Marzel shout `traitors, enemies of Israel` at Leftist lawmakers taking part in tour organized by Breaking the Silence. Barakeh`s spokesman: Police allowing them to do whatever they want"
|Justice for Adeeb Abu Rahma: Peaceful protest is not a crime||International Solidarity Movement -
"Join us to support Adeeb:Adeeb has been convicted for crimes of “incitement” – that is, urging the villagers to come out on Fridays to join the weekly protest – and for belonging to the Bil’in Popular Committee. These manufactured “crimes” apply to all the leaders and most of the participants of all the nonviolent movements in all the towns and villages of Palestine. If they are determined by the Israeli military to be illegal in Palestine, and a heavy sentence applied, then the entire resistance movement is threatened."
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