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Boycott - Michael Warschawski vs Uri Avnery1) Uri Avnery - [Those who want to bring an end to the occupation] must be interested in a world-wide protest that does not push the Israeli population into the arms of the settlers, but, on the contrary, isolates the settlers and turns the general public against them.

2) Michael Warschawski - BDS is calling for a triple revolution: ending the Israeli occupation of the West Bank, Gaza, East Jerusalem and the Syrian Golan, ensuring full individual and collective equality in the pre-1967 Israel, and realizing the right of Palestinian refugees to return.
31/8/2010
Hundreds gather in support of the actors at the Habima theater & letter of support by writers and professors1) Chaim Levinson - Haaretz: "When society attacks artists, it is a symptom of its unwillingness to look in the mirror" (playwright Sobol at the demonstration)

2) Chaim Levinson and Or Kashti - Haaretz: "We appreciate the public courage of the theater artists refusing to play in Ariel and thank them for bringing the debate on settlements back into the headlines" (academics letter)
31/8/2010
Donate to Salem Music Center- 3 Years Plan 30/8/2010
EU `concerned` by conviction of Palestinian anti-separation fence activistNatasha Mozgovaya - Haaretz - The European Union`s top diplomat criticized Israel on Wednesday over the conviction of a leader of Palestinian protests against Israel`s West Bank separation barrier, calling the activist a human rights defender. In a strongly worded statement, Catherine Ashton said she was deeply concerned by the guilty verdict against Abdullah Abu Rahmeh, one of the organizers of weekly marches from the Palestinian village of Bil`in to the Israeli-built West Bank barrier nearby. 26/8/2010
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The Peaceful IntifadaR.M. Schneiderman and Joanna Chen - Newsweek - For decades, it’s been a refrain among moderates in Israel and the West: Where is the Palestinian Gandhi, King, or Mandela? Why is there no Montgomery-style bus boycott in Ramallah, no hunger strike in Bethlehem? The question could soon become passé. Ever since the violent second intifada subsided, a small but growing number of Palestinian residents have explicitly renounced armed struggle and turned to nonviolent civil disobedience. 25/8/2010
Non-violent activist convicted of `incitement` by Israeli courtIMEMC/PNN - "Activists called the sentence a direct assault against the non-violent movement in Palestine." 25/8/2010
John Hagee to cut Im Tirtzu fundingGIL SHEFLER - JPost - " Evangelical pastor, biggest donor says NGO misrepresented its focus...The main donor of controversial NGO Im Tirtzu expressed deep displeasure with the organization on Monday over its campaigns against the New Israel Fund and Ben-Gurion University, and signaled that it plans to discontinue its funding. "24/8/2010
Norwegian Pension Fund is divesting from Africa Israel and Danya Cebus" On the recommendation of the Council on Ethics, the Ministry of Finance has decided to exclude the Israeli companies Africa Israel Investments Ltd. and Danya Cebus Ltd. and the Malaysian company Samling Global Ltd. from the GPFGs investment portfolio. The divestment from these companies has now been concluded. " `24/8/2010
Hebron: Israeli Military and Policemen Shut Three Palestinian ShopsCPT Hebron - IMEMC - "Every Saturday for the last several months, Youth Against the Settlements has led a nonviolent action – `Open Shuhada Street` – at the entrance to the Old City of Hebron. On Tuesday, 10 August 2010 the Israeli military and police forcibly welded shut three stores that stand directly behind the area of the weekly Saturday action and across from the gate of an Israeli military base"23/8/2010
West Bank boycott campaign impacting settlement economyEI - "Grassroots Palestinian boycott campaigns across the occupied West Bank to take Israeli settlement products off the shelves of local stores have made an impact on the Israeli settlement economy, to the unease of the Israeli government, noted the Israeli daily Haaretz this week" 23/8/2010
Sheikh Jarrah protesters defy censorship once againVideo from a 14 August 2010 demonstration against the eviction of Palestinian families from the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood in East Jerusalem22/8/2010
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Letter of thanks to Italian grocery chain Coop Italia for not selling settlement produceLuisa Morgantini - Italian Peace Association - I am writing to you to express my sincere appreciation for your extremely important decision to suspend the provisions of goods produced inside the Occupied Palestinian Territories but labeled as "Made in Israel", which is a step in the long road to respect the international law and to build a just and equal peace in Israel and Palestine. 22/8/2010
Bil`in protest videoVideo from the demonstration on 20 August22/8/2010
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Israelis risk jail to smuggle PalestiniansJonathan Cook - National - "“We want to overturn this immoral law that gives rights to Jews to move freely around while keeping Palestinians imprisoned in their towns and villages.""25/8/2010
Jerusalem residents pray with exiled legislators in Red Cross tentSaed Bannoura - IMEMC - "Anyone who was born in Gaza is now subject to deportation by Israeli authorities, including Palestinian residents of the occupied West Bank." 18/8/2010
A Jewish peace group grapples with BDS Jeff Warner- Mondoweiss - " A Motorola boycott, like the Ahava boycott, can be used to talk to the American people about changing U.S. policy in the Middle East. For this reason I think LA Jews for Peace should launch a “Hang Up on Motorola” campaign. "15/8/2010
Who wants to set fire to the Negev?Haia Noah - " I had a hard time breathing and lost consciousness. The policemen held onto me and dragged me. My arms clearly show the marks of this police action. I told them that I feel bad, but it did not help. They demanded that I get up and leave. I did not manage to stand up, although I tried. Finally I made it into an upright position and leaned on one of the vehicles, and then a rude policeman came, held onto me, and pushed me before I managed to collect myself. He cursed me thoroughly, using words I have no desire to repeat. "15/8/2010
News from US Boat to Gaza"Six weeks ago, a group of organizers took on the challenge of raising the $370,000 needed to send a U.S. boat as part of the next Freedom Flotilla that will sail to break the illegal Israeli blockade of Gaza this fall. "13/8/2010
One year in, the Sheikh Jarrah movement faces its biggest challenge – Zionismby Joseph Dana - josephdana.com "Despite the enormous recognition of the struggle in Sheikh Jarrah in Israel and abroad, the movement is beginning to split over important questions about its character and future aspirations."13/8/2010
The Tears of Gaza Must Be Our TearsChris Hedges - Truthdig - "Let me name those who send these tanks and fighter jets to bomb the concrete hovels in Gaza with families crouching, helpless, inside, let me name those who deny children the right to a childhood and the sick a right to care, those who torture..."11/8/2010
` We don`t recognize the legality of the entry law into Israel`Jonathan Lis - Haaretz - "We don`t recognize the legality of the entry law into Israel, which allows every Israeli and every Jew to move freely throughout most of the land between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean, and denies this right to the Palestinians, to whom this land also belongs." 10/8/2010
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We Do Not Obey : Women in the footsteps of Ilana Hammerman Ilana Hammermann - Notice in Haaretz - We cannot assent to the legality of the “Law of Entry into Israel,” which allows every Israeli and every Jew to move freely in all regions between the Mediterranean and the Jordan River while depriving Palestinians of this same right. They are not permitted free movement within the occupied territories nor are they allowed to visit the towns and cities across the Green Line, where their families, their nation, and their traditions are deeply rooted. 10/8/2010
Dublin - Solidarity With Sheikh Jarrah Protest (8/8/2010) "Video of Freda Hughes, IPSC Chairperson, speaking at rally in Dublin in Solidarity with the people of Sheikh Jarrah ...Sheikh Jarrah is home to 3,000 Palestinians, who recognise that the series of evictions will not stop until they are all dispossessed.The struggle in Sheikh Jarrah is a non-violent democratic struggle." ob 9/8/2010
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Sep. 5 - Oct. 21, Haifa: Corrie Trial Help NeededHaifa District Court. Audience support and translators needed. Contact Jen Marlowe at donkeysaddle@gmail.com. 9/8/2010
Gaza aid flotilla to set sail from Lebanon with all-women crewRuth Sherlock - Guardian - "The Saint Mariam, or Virgin Mary, has a multi-faith international passenger list, including the Lebanese singer May Hariri and a group of nuns from the US." ""We will not even bring cooking knives."" 8/8/2010
Anti-wall Protest In Ni`lin To Commemorate The Death Of One Of Its ActivistsGeorge Rishmawi - IMEMC - "Following the prayer, protesters carried `Amira`s photos and waved Palestinian flags as they marched towards the construction site." 8/8/2010
IHH: Marmara may return to GazaReuters - Ynet - ""We have purchased these three boats for Palestinian needs. If it is necessary, we can use easily use them. These boats are humanitarian boats."" 8/8/2010
Summing-up Sheikh Jarrah Solidarity daySJSA - A Letter - " 8/8/2010
Al-Walaja villagers stop construction of the Wall while soldiers attack protesters, including childrenby Joseph Dana - Mondoweiss "The village of al-Walaja continued its unarmed resistance to the creation of the Separation Wall on its lands today. Villagers along with Israeli and international supporters non-violently stopped construction of the wall for one and a half hours today. Israeli armed forces responded by arresting 12 protesters and using pepper spray on a majority of the non-violent group." 6/8/2010
Video - Bil`in were joined by group of rappers from Britain and the US 30 july 2010 2/8/2010
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Israelis and Palestinians unite for peace - and theatreSarfraz Manzoor - The Guardian - Theatre troupe Combatants for Peace use their participatory theatre approach to find out what UK audiences would do in their shoes2/8/2010
Global boycott movement claims victories, arrests Report - EI - ""The message is clear. If your company is involved in apartheid and war crimes and occupying Palestinian land, people will occupy your shop."" 25/8/2010
12 Arrested in al-WalajaCircarre Parrhesia - IMEMC - "The proposed route of the wall annexes land owned by the villagers of al-Walaja, annexing it to the settlements of Gilo and Har Gilo."4/8/2010
New hope in closing battle of the wall; a week in the west bank village of Al WallajeYotam Wolfe - In the cool summer evening air of the Jerusalem hills last Tuesday evening, hundreds of Palestinians and Israelis descended on the small village of al-Walaja for a screening of the critically acclaimed documentary Budrus. The screening bore special significance for the people of al-Walaja as the film follows the story of a West Bank village’s unarmed struggle against the construction of Israel’s separation barrier on its farmland and its subsequent success in having the route of the wall changed. 3/8/2010
`295 homes begun since freeze` Tovah Lazaroff - Jerusalem Post - In defiance of the moratorium on new housing construction, settlers have begun work on 295 new permanent homes in the first half of 2010, according to a report published Monday by Peace Now, based on aerial photographs and planning data and permits. Settlers said the report was false. 3/8/2010
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Silwan residents say settlers provoked clashMa`an News Agency "Israeli forces arrived as locals said they were attempting to drive the settlers out of the mosque area. Two settler cars were torched, and several windshields smashed in the violence. " 27/8/2010
Activists tell shipping firm Zim -- Israeli ships not welcome in VancouverBy Boycott Israeli Apartheid Coalition - Rabble.ca "The protesters were there to draw attention to the fact that the Israeli container ship Zim Djibouti had landed in Vancouver to unload its containers."27/8/2010
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