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Hundreds to protest razing of Arab villageBethlehem - Ma`an "Residents and supporters of the Al-Araqib village, where 35 homes were demolished on Tuesday, were preparing for demonstrators on Friday, following calls for a mass protest against the demolitions. "30/7/2010
Large-scale protests expected Fri. , Sat. following violent destruction of Al–Arakib 29/7/2010
Student Injury at Protest Leads to Battle in IsraelISABEL KERSHNER - NYT - "In a letter to the ministry, Mr. Sfard wrote, “It is insolent and preposterous to expect someone who was shot by the security forces, whether unintentionally, negligently or with criminal intention, to fund her own medical treatment.”" 28/7/2010
Cynical military violence in Hebron ISM - Soldiers were brutal with the demonstrators protesting against settler violence and demanding that the Shuhada Street be opened to Palestinian traffic. Protestors were kicked, punched, stamped on, and dragged by the hair. Three Frenchmen, an Israeli, a Swede and a Palestinian were taken off to detention. 27/7/2010
Pink Floyd reunites for Palestinian benefit concert Palestine Note - Roger Waters and David Gilmour, joined by a full stage of keyboardists and drummers, played a number of classic and fan favorites, including "Another Brick in the Wall."27/7/2010
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Police destroys a whole Negev village - 200 children left homeless Human rights and activist groups - Residents of al-Arakib woke up surrounded by a huge force of 1,500 police with guns, stun grenades, helmets and shields, including hundreds of Special Riot Police (Yasam) as well as mounted police, helicopters and bulldozers. At the residents` call, dozens of left-wing activists and volunteers arrived from all over the country, helping them to offer non-violent resistance. 27/7/2010
Death in the Fire ZoneAdam Keller - Crazy Country - "But as the killed person was British, the case came up prominently in the media at London."21/7/2010
Conscientious objector Yonatan Shapira questioned by Shin BetAmira Hass - Haaretz - Yonatan Shapira, 38, the former Israel Air Force pilot who authored the "pilots` letter" of 2003, said he was instructed not to disclose any details from the interview - but he had informed the agent he publishes everything regarding his anti-occupation activity.20/7/2010
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Strong Seeds in Sheikh JarrahDavid Shulman - Bernard Avishai Dot Com - We are refusing to obey the police commands. We move very slowly, so that they have to push and drag us. People get hurt and get arrested. A policeman strikes Erika, and Misha instinctively moves to protect her. Herded uphill, amidst the yelling and the scuffles, we are singing the famous Hasidic song of Rabbi Nachman of Bratzlav: "The whole world is but a very narrow bridge, and the main thing is not to be afraid." 20/7/2010
Academic Boycott against Israel? Umberto Eco misses the pointPACBI - "This opinion piece has a story behind it. When Umberto Eco`s harsh opinion piece against the cultural boycott of Israel appeared in the Italian newspaper L`espresso, PACBI decided that a rebuttal was in order. Two PACBI members contacted the newspaper through an Italian colleague to ask that a rebuttal be published in the newspaper. After much negotiation and many emails exchanged […], the rebuttal was pared down to a bare minimum, and the newspaper agreed to publish it on 2 July 2010 in the letters section of the paper. However, it transpired that the published version had been further cut down"19/7/2010
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Bloggers get Palestinian village waterAviel Magnezi - Ynet - Israeli activists hold online campaign to convince authorities to connect village to water supply19/7/2010
THE BOYCOTT ISRAEL MOVEMENT A Video-- Shir Haver from the Alternative Information Center (AIC) is interviewed about the boycott. Video about 10 minutes18/7/2010
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"Vacation from War"Helga Dieter--today I came back from our first seminar "Vacation from War" this summer where 35 young Israelis encounter 35 young Palestinians from the Westbank for two weeks under the same roof. I will send a report in the next days. 18/7/2010
Dozens suffered from tear gas inhalation in Bil`ins weekly demonstration 16 July against the wall Iyad Burnat-- The soldiers were already standing close to the gate as the protestors reached the top of the hill, accompanied by border police, obviously ready to run in and make arrests. After less than a minute, much tear gas was shot into the crowd, both cylinder shaped and the regular round shaped. 18/7/2010
Join the petition to TIAA-CREF to divest from Occupation CompaniesOrganized by Jewish Voice for Peace.17/7/2010
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Sheikh Jarrah, Mon July 19: Community Potluck6 PM, Othman Bin Afan St. Details: Sharon 050-901889817/7/2010
Hello Friends!Letter of appeal - "A few years ago, Ezra’s car was stolen and we managed to raise enough money for him to replace it. Today, his Mitsubishi pickup truck is falling apart, and he desperately needs to replace this car. Ezra cannot afford to buy a car, so a group of friends has decided to collect donations so that Ezra can buy a newer model, which will, in turn, enable him to continue his important work in the West Bank.We want to raise 50,000 shekels. This is the moment to give." 16/7/2010
JStreet Calls for Treasury Investigation into Settlement CharitiesJStreet "J Street is calling on the U.S. Treasury Department to launch an investigation into whether American charities that fund Israeli settlement activity have broken the law. A recent New York Times report revealed a connection between an American organization that fundraises for Israeli political activity and "a former executive director of the banned Israeli political party Kahane Chai." Kahane Chai was designated a terrorist organization by the United States in 1994." 16/7/2010
A Prisoner’s WifeJanan Abdu - Countercurrents - Throughout his life, Ameer has struggled for the rights of the Palestinian citizens of Israel - there are more than 35 laws on the books that discriminate against us - as well as those of the Palestinian people overall. He has the ability to lead and to convene diverse viewpoints, bringing them together across sect and ideology. His ability to network locally, at the Arab level, and internationally, coupled with his clear strategic vision - this is what Israel is trying to silence. 15/7/2010
Knesset Revokes Privileges of Arab MK Over Participation In Gaza FlotillaSaed Bannoura - IMEMC - "...this act, and the threats against elected Arab members of Knesset, are endangering democracy and coexistence between Arabs and Jews in Israel." 14/7/2010
Libyan ship continues to el-Arish`YAAKOV KATZ AND HERB KEINON - J-Post - "In response to the possibility of Egypt inspecting the Libyan vessel`s cargo, the deputy foreign minister said that Israel and Egypt share a common interest in preventing the arming of Hamas in the Gaza Strip." 14/7/2010
Weekly Demonstrations Against the Wall and the Settlements, July 16 - July 18 itineryregister for transportation; special telephone number for newcomers13/7/2010
Following Gush Shalom`s appeal Israeli court gives Tirkel committee OK to question soldiersMa`an / Dan Izenberg & Jerusalem Post staff / Gush Shalom - The state and the Gush Shalom movement signed a compromise on Monday, agreeing to the High Court’s suggestion to freeze the petition until [if] the commission asks for the right to question soldiers and security officers “and the request is denied.” 13/7/2010
Israel must change or collapse: On the impact of BDSRachel Giora citing Tanya Reinhart - Boycott! - "In the eyes of the world, the question is what can be done when the relevant institutions do not succeed in enforcing international law?"12/7/2010
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Judge: Brighton anti-Israel raider should get medalJessica Elgot - The Jewish Chronicle Online - "The judge in the trial of seven activists acquitted of damaging an arms factory suggested that their leader should be awarded the George Cross for his campaign. The seven were cleared after they successfully claimed they had acted to prevent Israeli `war crimes` when the broke into the Brighton factory on January 17, 2009"12/7/2010
Presbyterians: End Israel aid over settlementsJim Mone / AP -- Delegates wait to speak at the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church as the group took up a recommendation that the U.S. cut off aid to Israel unless that country stops settlement expansions in occupied Palestinian territories during their meeting Friday, July 9, 2010 in Minneapolis. 11/7/2010
Activists found not guilty for decommissioning weapons factory Chloe Marsh - The Electronic Intifada - Paul Hills, the managing director of EDO MBM, spent his five days on the witness stand at the beginning of the trial being confronted with all the evidence gathered by campaigners over the years exposing a complex network of collaboration between British, American and Israeli arms companies and the way in which their deals are clouded in secrecy. The activists on trial were able to present Hills, for the first time, with a dossier of evidence showing how EDO MBM uses a front company in the US to indirectly supply components for F-16 aircraft to Israel. Under UK law the supply of weapons components that might be used in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip is actually a crime. 7/7/2010
To End The Occupation, Cripple Israeli BanksTerry Crawford-Browne - EI - "...suspension of SWIFT transactions to and from Israeli banks offers an instrument to help bring about a peaceful resolution of an intractable conflict."7/7/2010
Americans for Peace Now to Obama: Extend settlement freezeHaaretz Service - Haaretz - "...petition to Obama with nearly 16,000 signatures." 7/7/2010
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Leading Israeli figures accuse police of targeting leftist East Jerusalem protesters Nir Hasson - Haaretz - Among the signatories are a former justice minister; the former head of the Israel Bar Association; a former attorney general, a retired judge; together with writers [among them David Grossman]; a variety of respectable professors and public figures [among them Prof. Sternhell, Shulamit Aloni, Yossi Sarid]. All of them together accusing Jerusalem police of `illegal and inequitable` conduct.6/7/2010
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UK factory saboteurs acquitted Jonny Paul - Jerusalem Post/PSC press release - At the time of the `Cast Lead` Gaza Operation, seven `Smash EDO` activists caused Ł180,000 damage to the Brighton-based arms factory providing Israeli Air Force - and succeeded to convince the judge and the jury that it was justified. 6/7/2010
Yediot: Hebron Brigade commander cancels UK study trip for fear of arrestYossi Yehoshua, Yediot - Coteret - "The IDF was forced to cancel the departure of the outgoing Hebron Brigade commander, Col. Udi Ben-Moha, to study in the UK. Yedioth Ahronoth has learned that the army feared that Ben Moha would be arrested upon landing due to suspicion of involvement in war crimes in the territories"5/7/2010
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Gaza Freedom Graffiti on the Warsaw Ghetto WallJPLO-OLPJ-- activists sprayed ‘Liberate All Ghettos’ in Hebrew, followed by ‘Free Gaza and Palestine’ in English on a wall of an original block in the ghetto. The block is across the street from the last fragment of the remaining perimeter wall of the Ghetto. They also hung Palestinian flags from the wall. 4/7/2010
From: Jewish Peace NewsJewish Peace News-- Many of us who work in academics, health care, or non-profit organizations have our retirement funds invested with the giant financial services company, TIAA-CREF. TIAA-CREF has investments in corporations that profit from the Israeli occupation, corporations such as Caterpillar and Motorola. A Jewish Voice for Peace is campaigning to get TIAA-CREF to divest its holdings from such corporations (see text of petition below). 4/7/2010
MP declares support for acquitted Gaza campaigners Green Party`s Caroline Lucas `delighted` over activists cleared of damaging arms factory in protest against Israeli war crimesBibi van der Zee and Rob Evans - The Guardian - The seven, who called themselves "decommissioners", had argued during the trial that they had a "lawful excuse" to smash up the factory, because it was manufacturing military equipment for the Israeli military, which was illegally killing Palestinian civilians, including children. 4/7/2010
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Susiya`s Second Summer Camp - A Call for AidThe Villages Group: Cooperation in Israel-Palestine "This year, the six local activists of the organizing team seek to expand the summer camp from eight to eleven days. At hand for help, are we, the longtime friends of Susiya from the Villages Group. The Israeli branch of the Smile Liberation Front, an international clown organization, is promising to visit the 2010 summer camp for a complete day." 2/7/2010
The Orthodox Jews fighting the Judaization of East JerusalemNir Hasson - Haaretz - “From my point of view, being in Sheikh Jarrah is the full and supreme realization of my religious existence,” Ben Sasson says, as he walks on a recent day through the neighborhood. “When I don’t show up on a Friday, I feel as though I have not put on tefillin [phylacteries] in the morning. When I am here, I am fighting against the expulsion of people who will become refugees for a second time, but also against the settlers − because they are trying to expel me from the boundaries of legitimacy. They are double enemies: They are trying to plunder the homes of the Palestinians and, by contrast of course, also the religion to whose God I pray.” 1/7/2010
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A Tel Aviv day-trip shouldn`t be a crime : Prosecuting Ilana Hammerman for taking three Palestinian girls to Tel Aviv will foment discord and do little to protect IsraelisSeth Freedman - The Guardian - The likes of Hammerman and Nawi are vital in the fight to foster contact and communication between ordinary civilians on either side of the Israel-Palestine divide, and their work prevents even more hatred and mistrust being fostered towards Israelis than currently exists. However, portraying them as traitors and self-haters is the preferred tactic of the Israeli right, who believe that divisive, discriminatory policies are the one and only way to safeguard Jewish rights in Israel.1/7/2010
Sheikh Jarrah, Mon Aug. 2: Community Potluck and Arabic LessonsLessons @6, Potluck @7. Sharon 050-901889824/7/2010
Jewish group petitions TIAA-CREF to divest from IsraelJewish Voice for Peace - JTA - "Among the companies listed are Caterpillar, Motorola, Northrop Grumman, Veolia and Elbit." 21/7/2010
Report: Israel holds flotilla shipsYAAKOV KATZ - JPost - "The IHH, which organized the ships of the flotilla, is demanding that Israel provide tug boats to tow the ships back to Turkey."21/7/2010
Food co-op votes to boycott Israeli productsJTA - "The boycott approved July 15 by the board of directors of the Olympia Food Co-op covers products made in all of Israel....Olympia is the hometown of Rachel Corrie..."21/7/2010
Beit Jalla, Sat. July 17: Combatants for Peace Celebrates 5 Years4-8 PM, Talitha Kumi School Beit Jalla. rickil@bezeqint.net 10/7/2010
Jerusalem, Mon. July 12: Sheikh Jarrah Teach-in8-10 PM, Barbour Gallery, Shirizly 3, Jerusalem10/7/2010
Tel Aviv Mon. July 12: Haneen ZoabiMonday, July 12, 7:30 PM at Rougatka Bar, Yitzhak Sade 32, Tel Aviv10/7/2010
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