|Sat Feb 12: MachsomWatch Tour of Nablus-Kalkilia Region||8:40 AM. Cost NIS 50. 03-6053439 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 03-6053439 end_of_the_skype_highlighting begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 03-6053439 end_of_the_skype_highlighting. 0544-365409 email@example.com ||29/1/2011|
|Fri Feb 4, Jerusalem - Alternative Archaology Tour||12 PM. cost NIS 20. Register online via link. ao||29/1/2011|
|Tue Feb 1, Jerusalem: Demonstration in front of JNF HQ (Al-Arakib!)||Uprooting People to Plant Trees!?!
2:30 PM, 48 King George St. 1 PM from Tel Aviv Sixt lot. 052-6886867 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 052-6886867 end_of_the_skype_highlighting. 050-5733276, firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com ||29/1/2011|
|Urge US Not to Veto Israeli Settlements Resolution (Just Foreign Policy and Jewish Voice for Peace petition)||The resolution which embraces negotiations is largely echoing stated US policy.||25/1/2011|
|Machsom Watch slams checkpoint delays||Yair Altman - Ynet - Apparently there have been orders from above to make the checks more severe, for an unknown reason. At the end of the day the lines here are huge. Not a day passes without someone calling me to say they waited for hours."
|Pro-Palestinian groups plan largest Gaza flotilla ever ||Yaakov Katz - Jerusalem Post - The coalition behind the new blockade-busting effort includes the Turkish IHH and the Free Gaza Movement, both of which were involved in the May flotilla. It is demanding “an immediate and complete lifting of the closure, including a lifting of the travel ban as well as the ban on exports from Gaza.”
According to one of the organizers Dror Feiler, the new flotilla will include activists from Norway, Spain, the US, Canada, Italy, Holland, Indonesia and Malaysia.
|Gaza flotilla survivors respond to Turkel Commission report||Saed Bannoura - IMEMC News - “Sarah Colbourne, Director of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign and who was also onboard the Marvi Marmara when the Israeli Defence Force attacked the boat said: ‘However hard the Israeli Government attempts to rewrite history, they can’t rewrite the truth. The facts are simple, the Marvi Marmara was carrying essential humanitarian aid like baby milk to the besieged people of Gaza. There were no guns or weapons on board […], we were in international waters, when over 300 bullets – or one for every two people on board - rained down on us, killing 9 people and injuring over 50’”||24/1/2011|
|Macy Gray, Don`t Sing for Apartheid!||Send an email to Macy Gray and her tour managers, urging her not to entertain apartheid!||24/1/2011|
|Yeshayahu Leibowitz Prize is given to Shulamit Aloni and to Sara Beninga, a key member of Solidarity movement ||Monday, 24/1, 20:00 at Ztavta Tel-Aviv + Transportation from Jerusalem
|Jerusalem Wed Jan 26: 4-day Reality Tour||Can join for any part of the tour, including half-days. Proceeds support host communities. Details firstname.lastname@example.org, www.jerusalemrealitytours.com.||22/1/2011|
|Beer Sheva, Sun Jan 23: Vigil as Court Discusses Al-Arakib||2 PM. Transportation from Tel Aviv - 11:30. Details: Muhasen 050-9787894 Michal 050-8883166. Yaakov 050-5733276 Boaz 052-6886867.
|Petition to End Destruction of Bedouin Villages||From Change.org ao||22/1/2011|
|Israeli Settler Right Bullies Rabbi Ascherman, Protesting at His Home||Richard Silverstein - Tikun Olam - This is the same type of hooliganism the Israeli right has used over the years against the activist community. They did the same to Naomi Hazan after Im Tirzu decorated her image with a rhino horn and ridiculed her as a supporter of Hamas and Israeli traitor. And of course, the height of such incitement was in the lead up to Yizhak Rabin’s assassination when the Israeli right massed in downtown Jerusalem baying for the prime minister’s blood. Many will remember the leading politician who, like a Roman emperor at the Coliseum, gave Rabin a thumbs down from a downtown Jerusalem balcony that night: Bibi Netanyahu.||20/1/2011|
|Israel`s `disobedient women` questioned over illegal trips for Palestinians||Harriet Sherwood -
"The risks are greater for the Palestinian women, who are likely to face a harsh punishment if discovered illegally in Israel."
|Authors of Gaza youth manifesto speak to EI ||Rami Almeghari -
"The group, which includes three women, are all university graduates. Their "Manifesto for Change" published on Facebook circulated widely on the Internet and was covered by international publications such as The Guardian and The New York Times."
|Palestinians raise flag at Washington office||Associated Press -
""We are proud to see the flag," Areikat said. "It`s about time that this flag that symbolizes the struggle of the Palestinian people for self-determination and statehood is raised in the United States. We hope that this will help in the international efforts to provide recognition for the Palestinian state.""
|A march in Jerusalem||Aluf Benn -
"The world is gradually becoming accustomed to the idea that Palestine will join the family of nations this summer." id
|URGENT Wed Jan 19, Jerusalem: Come Protect Rabbi Asherman from Right-Wing Hooligans||Right-wing will "demonstrate" next to his home at 4 PM.||19/1/2011|
|We are not loyal - to a government of racists! - report of the Jan.15 demonstration in Tel-Aviv||Adam Keller - gush-shalom.org - (...) a sense of urgency, a sense that it might be the last moment to build a counter-force and try to change the direction of the murky stream.||18/1/2011|
|Amnesty International launches international justice campaign for Gaza conflict victims||AI PUBLIC STATEMENT - With tensions escalating again in Gaza and southern Israel, Amnesty International members and supporters around the world are today launching a campaign to ensure that members of the UN Human Rights Council hear victims` demands for justice ahead of the Council`s March 2011 session.
|Al Araqib Residents Expelled To Make Way for Trees||Amit Ramon - Tarabut - They are forbidden to approach what is left of their village. From the cemetery they can observe the bulldozers and other heavy machinery busy leveling their village, erasing any vestige of the human history of that place. Jewish National Fund (Keren Kayemet Le`Israel) employees are already preparing the ground for planting. bz||18/1/2011|
|Thu Jan 20, Mughair: Tu Bishvat Tree Planting||from Rabbis for Human Rights, 9 AM from Kessem Jn. Train Station, or Pa`amon Garden in Jerusalem. Office: email@example.com, 02-6482757 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 02-6482757 end_of_the_skype_highlighting begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 02-6482757 end_of_the_skype_highlighting. Or cellphones 050-5607034, 050-2110639, 054-7434277
|Israeli NGOs are entrenching the occupation||Yagil Levy - Haaretz - It suffices to read military advocate general Avichai Mendelblit`s statements about those organizations in an interview with Haaretz in 2009: "The organizations are a channel for passing on information about very important things, to make the IDF`s activity normative...I strive to reach the truth and they are really helping us with this."
|Palestinian orchestra plays tunes of harmony ||Noreen Sadik - Silent Heroes, Invisible Bridges - Born blind, 23 year-old Yasmin Jebara’s life has been filled with challenges and pain. Yet she has proven to be a fighter. In 2004, her father Sa’el Jebara was murdered by a settler from Elon Moreh. Although the Jewish settler was sentenced for 8 years, he did not serve a day in prison. Jebara, 45, left behind his wife and six children, two of them blind. The group paid a condolence call to the devastated family, and since then, they make a monthly visit, bringing with them friendship and support.
|Palestinian Return Centre vows to carry on despite Israeli attack ||Matthew Cassel -
"Israel`s accusations against the PRC, placed in the context of attacks on other solidarity groups around the world, show a concerted effort to silence a growing movement in defense of Palestinians and their rights."
|The danger of Liebermanism||Dani Filk -
"At this time, when the threat against the democratic realm is more substantive than ever, the democratic camp must embark on a struggle for another Israel."
|Fighting back against Lieberman: Protest march and demonstration in Tel Aviv Sat. Jan 15, 7pm from Gan Meir||Demonstrate! (Because it is still possible)
|In Defence of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu - patron of the South African Holocaust Foundation||called an anti-Semite, because he has attacked the policies of the Israeli government. Support petition.||11/1/2011|
|Stop the settlement in the Shepard hotel! ||Today 9.1. protest at 16.00 outside the Shepard hotel and shout Stop the Judaisation of East Jerusalem.
|Ta`ayush Jerusalem: Sat. Jan. 15, visit to the Southern Hebron Hills to clean water cisterns demolished by the army|| ||5/1/2011|
|Freedom Flotilla 2 To Sail To Gaza By The End Of May||Saed Bannoura -
"The Israeli Paper, Maariv, reported that Israel has already started a campaign to stop the flotilla but, so far, the efforts did not lead to any success."
|Bereaved Israelis, Palestinians Unite Across Violent Borders||Mel Frykberg -
"“Waiting for our respective leaderships to forge peace will take too long,” Israeli board director and forum member Rami Elchanan told IPS. “It is through the common people that we can consider a different tomorrow.”"
|The return of the Mavi Marmara ||Faiz Ahmed - EI - "...this was not a Turkish political rally. As evident in the diverse cast of speakers and supporters in attendance, this was an international coalition of humanitarians, standing up for Palestine, and against injustice, wherever it may be."||5/1/2011|
|Facing the towers and the powers||Adam Keller -
Crazy Country -
"...in September 2007, the judges ordered the army to move the fence westwards and return to the Bil`in residents at least the land on which the settlers had not had time to build, yet."
|Fri-Sat Jan. 14-15: Register for transportation to demos against Wall/Occupation||Bil`in, Al-Maasra, Ni`lin, Beit Ommar, Nabi Saleh, Al Khalil. Details inside.||5/1/2011|
|American Embassy protesters set free ||Haggai Matar - Judge sets twelve protesters free, rejecting police assertion that returning American-made empty tear gas canisters to the American Ambassador`s residence constituted "possession of firearms". ||4/1/2011|
|HaMoked appeals Israeli authoritiesâ€™ policy refusing to process Palestiniansâ€™ Arabic-language applications||January 4, 2011â€”Today, HaMoked: Center for the Defence of the Individual submitted an appeal to the High Court of Justice arguing that a new policy forcing Palestinians to submit applications in Hebrew is a violation of Palestiniansâ€™ human rights, as well as Israeli and international law.
|Did Palestinians lie about protestor`s death?||Hanan Greenberg - Ynet - The army says woman said to have been killed by tear gas may have not even attended protest [but] Yonatan Pollack, who attended the rally told Ynet that he saw how they put her in the ambulance that took her to the hospital. ||4/1/2011|
|Hearing before the Detention`s Duty Judge re the 11 activists arrested Saturday night in Herzliya ||Tel-Aviv`s Magistrate Court, 1 Weizman Str. at 9.30am
PRESENCE OF THE UTMOST IMPORTANCE
|Video - 1.1.11, Tel Aviv demo over Jawaher Abu Rahmah death in Bil’in || ||3/1/2011|
|Asia 1 Makes It Into Gaza||Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies - "The Asia 1 solidarity convoy managed to enter the Gaza Strip late on Sunday at night to deliver humanitarian and medical supplies to the residents of the besieged coastal region"||3/1/2011|
|Police clash with leftists at Tel Aviv demonstration of Bil`in protester`s death||Yaniv Kubovich - Haaretz - Hundreds of activists protest in front of Defense Ministry after Palestinian woman dies as a result of tear gas shot by IDF. According to protesters, police who arrived at the scene were acting violently toward the activists, and former Knesset member Musi Raz from Meretz was reportedly arrested and beaten by police. Police forces arrested seven more activists during the demonstration.
|Demo Sunday 2.1.11: The President is not above the law ďż˝ nor is the Rabbi of Tzfat||15:30, Rothschild 16, Tel-Aviv emergency demo against racism, initiative of intellectuals/public figures.
|Settler and Military Violence Escalates in South Hebron Hills||Ehud Krinis - Villages Group - Basing himself on our Hebrew reports, the Villages Group blog`s webmaster Assaf Oron, sums up for the English readers some latest events in south Hebron. bz
|Bil`in protester dies after exposure to tear gas shot by IDF||Amira Hass and Anshel Pfeffer - Haaretz - Palestinian PM Fayyad also present at the weekly West Bank anti-separation wall demonstration where Jawaher Abu Rahmah was critically injured||1/1/2011|
|+972 Magazineâ€™s Person of the Year: Abdullah Abu Rahmah||Because he has become the face of the grassroots, unarmed resistance movement to Israelâ€™s security barrier; because he raised international awareness not only of the devastation caused by the barrier, but also the existence of a well-organized, non-violent grassroots opposition movement â€“ one that brings together Palestinians, Israelis and international supporters in a joint struggle. Because he is the answer to the question, â€śWhere is the Palestinian Gandhi?â€ť (answer: there are many; and they are languishing in Israelâ€™s jails) bz||1/1/2011|
|Demonstration tonight Saturday 1.1.11, in front of ministry of defense, 19:30 ||Bil`in: Jawaher Abu Rahmah, 36, died from inhaling tear-gas. NB: transportation from Jlm 0545683419 ||1/1/2011|
|Jawaher Abu Rahmah, 36, died after inhaling massive amounts of tear-gas during the weekly protest in Bil`in |
+ 2 videos of the Friday demo
|AdAr Grayevsky - Jawaher Abu Rahmah was the sister of Bassem Abu Rahmah who was also killed during a peaceful protest in Bil`in on April 17th, 2009. Demonstration tonight, in front of ministry of defense, 19:30; for transportation from Jlm ph:0545683419
|I Will Not Dignify This Witch Hunt||Maureen Murphy -
"All of us have publicly and peacefully dedicated our lives to social justice and advocating for more just and less deadly U.S. foreign policy."
|Activists: Al-Jazeera tried to weaken PA||Yair Altman -
""One of our goals is to change the conception that it is so dangerous to meet with us.""
|Tuesday, 1.2.11, at 14:00 demonstration for Al-Arakib residents rights - against JNF, at their Jerusalem office|| ||31/1/2011|
|Jan 29 2011, Vigil In solidarity with the Egyptian People || ||31/1/2011|
|The Israeli police and bulldozers are on their way right now to once more erase the village of El-Araqib|| ||31/1/2011|
|Solidarity This Week ||Vigil in Lod: Tuesday, 6:00 PM; Demo in Sheikh Jarrah: Friday, 2:00 PM; Tour to Taybeh: Saturday 12:00||10/1/2011|
|Tell Combined Systems Inc. to stop selling tear gas to Israel ||Adalah-NY - EI - "Act now by emailing executives at CSI, and at the companies that invest in CSI, the Carlyle Group and Point Lookout Capital, and tell them to stop providing their tear gas to the Israeli military, before more protesters are killed and maimed"||10/1/2011|
|Israel academics to boycott college ||Al Jazeera - At least 165 professors sign petition vowing to avoid activities at campus built on illegal settlement in the West Bank||10/1/2011|
|Solidarity this week: Vigil in Lod: Tuesday, 6:00 PM Demo in Sheikh Jarrah: Friday 2:00 PM Tour to Taybeh: Saturday 12:00 || ||10/1/2011|
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