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ACRI: Human Rights Week December 3-9 , culminating in Human Rights Marches, Friday 9th, in Tel-Aviv and Haifa 30/11/2011
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Iceland recognises Palestinian state Associated Press - Guardian - "Icelandic MP Amal Tamimi, who was born in Palestine, welcomed her parliament`s move as a first step. "I hope that more countries will follow suit," she said." - id 30/11/2011
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Vigil at Silwan House Slated for Demolition Postpones Despair Aaron Rotenberg - PNN - "The JNF mythology of rebuilding a barren land has long been shattered, most recently with the continued demolitions carried out by the JNF in al-Araqib, an unrecognized Bedouin village." - id 30/11/2011
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Also this week, Dec.2 - 3, demos against Wall / Settlements in Al Ma`asara, An Nabi Saleh, Bil`in, Ni`lin & Beit Ummar 29/11/2011
IMPORTANT: Friday Demo and Solidarity with al Walajah after explosions and arrests To participate please let me know by email ruthedmonds@gmail.com by Thursday night. Thank you.Ruth 0523993946 29/11/2011
Citizens Sue Minnesota State Board of Investment for Illegal Investments in Israel BondsDoris Norrito - IMEMC - The Break the Bonds Campaign started a lawsuit to make the Minnesota State Board of Investment (SBI) divest from its purchase of sovereign Israel Bonds until Israel ceases its Human Rights and International Law violations. Such investment is held to be both imprudent and unlawful, being in violation of Minnesota statutes on the types of foreign investments the SBI may make.29/11/2011
Activists Take Direct Action Against World Health Organization Conference in JerusalemThe conference participants encountered activists who had been bound and gagged as Palestinian detainees. Israeli physicians are often complicit in the torture and ill-treatment of such detainees, as reported recently by Physicians for Human Rights Israel (PHR) and the Public Committee Against Torture in Israel 28/11/2011
Stop Persecution Against Prof. Marc Ellis - petition addressed to Baylor University President Kenn Starr (Clinton Nemesis) 29/11/2011
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Call to action: JNF in the service of the settlers; the Sumarin family in Silwan in immediate danger of eviction!24-hr vigils at Sumarin House from 11/28; sign up with Moriel 0543157781 or Maya 0528701145 /moriel18@gmail.com27/11/2011
Support the New Freedom RidersJOSH RUEBNER - Counterpunch - To do a lot more for the cause of peace, Rep. Lewis and his Congressional colleagues should end U.S. weapons transfers to Israel and redirect those resources to better uses at home. Between 2009 and 2018, the United States is scheduled to provide Israel with $30 billion in taxpayer-funded weapons which will be used by Israel to perpetuate this apartheid system the Palestinian Freedom Riders are challenging. 23/11/2011
The anti-democratic initiatives only strengthen our resolveJessica Montell - B`Tselem - Last week the government proposed two bills to limit foreign government funding to organizations like B`Tselem. The Prime Minister has frozen these proposals for the time-being, however they are part of a broader attack on democratic institutions in Israel, like the High Court and the press, and on critics of current government policy. 23/11/2011
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Thousands rally in Tel Aviv to protest draconian anti-democratic new laws and bills Gili Cohen - Ha`aretz - Approximately 2,000 protesters rallied in Habima Square in Tel Aviv on Tuesday against the series of Knesset bills seen by them as draconian and anti-democratic. Protesters say series of bills passed in the Knesset in recent days is draconian and anti-democratic; activists block several junctions. 22/11/2011
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Veolia involved in the processing of Israeli waste in occupied territoryWho Profits - The Israeli Civil Administration responded to a Freedom of Information law application submitted by `Who Profits` regarding a waste-disposal site operated by Veolia in the occupied Jordan Valley. 22/11/2011
VIDEO: During Friends of Hebron Settlers` tour, soldiers harassing and arresting internationalsSoldier: "Your religion - what is?" International: "It`s my secret." [From www.theheadlines.org quote] 22/11/2011
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Israel`s government press adviser quits over eroding journalistic freedomTalila Nesher - Haaretz - "I naively thought that in light of the dignified composition [of the advisory council], it could be a dynamic and thinking council and could discuss any finding, based on the information it has," she said. "The fact that this is not the case comes on top of the silencing" of anti-establishment voices, which she said was a goal of recent legislative proposals. Berger also protested the involvement of security forces in assessing applicants` eligibility for the government-approved press passes. 22/11/2011
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From US South to Palestine, Freedom Rides change historyNour Joudah - Electronic Intifada "Yesterday, Palestinian Freedom Riders reenacted the US civil rights movements Freedom Rides in the American South by boarding segregated Israeli public transportation in the West Bank to travel to occupied East Jerusalem. By nonviolently challenging the system of segregation and apartheid that governs their lives, Palestinians, already rooted in a long resistance history of their own (particularly the memory of the grassroots and largely nonviolent first intifada), took a page from the history of another rights movement that stood for justice and freedom." ca18/11/2011
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Writer questioned for helping West Bank residents visit Israel Amira Hass - Haaretz "What began as a private initiative turned into a public protest against restrictions on Palestinian when Ilana Hammerman reported on her activities in Haaretz Magazine." ca18/11/2011
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Recommended : Watch Freedom Riders Defy Segregration On Israeli Settler Bus RouteSeveral activists were arrested by Israeli forces today while attempting to ride segregated buses serving illegal Israeli settlements.17/11/2011
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Watch : JVP Solidarity with Palestinian Freedom Riders Images and video from the November 15, 2011 Palestinian Freedom Ride in the Occupied West Bank and a solidarity action organized by Jewish Voice For Peace in Baltimore, MD.17/11/2011
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Yalla Peace: Glimmers of hope in a growing sea of hateRay Hanania - Jerusalem Post "While so many are trying to keep Palestinians and Israelis apart with hate rhetoric, columns and speeches, Doron Tzur, Kamal Nawash and Joe Avesar are trying hard to bring Palestinians and Israelis together.Two events will take place in Jerusalem in the next few weeks. The first is a conference on November 28 at the Ambassador Hotel in east Jerusalem entitled, The Best Plans, which brings together new ideas for peace." ca 16/11/2011
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Dec. 18: Supporters, note takers, translators: please, be present at the Tristan Anderson case at J`lem District CourtTristan was shot in the head in 2009. He needs constant care. We need the army to pay for it. 15/11/2011
Finkelstein in boycott strategy discussion with Jonathan RosenheadJews for Boycot Israeli Goods` report - “The public will want to know, you are asking us to boycott until when? Until the Occupation ends, as defined in international law, or until Israel ends? If the latter, you will have no possibility of reaching beyond the people in this room," Finkelstein said. [The London event took place during Finkelstein`s UK campuses lecture tour ending Nov.11.] 15/11/2011
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Are the Freedom Rides a detour for the struggle?Linah Alsaafin - The Electronic Intifada - "Apartheid is very much alive in occupied Palestine. It is our reality that we breathe through our congested lungs every minute of our waking lives." - id 23/11/2011
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Israel trip divides Chicago Jewish groupJosh Nathan-Kazis - The Forward - A social service trip to Israel may seem like an innocuous program for a Jewish social service organization. But Avodah, a Chicago-based Jewish anti-poverty group, has become deeply divided by controversy over just such a trip, with some members demanding that the itinerary include the Palestinian territories and that otherwise the trip would become an act of whitewashing Israeli occupation and oppression of the Palestinians. 15/11/2011
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Solidarity with Palestinian Freedom RidersJewish Voice for Peace - Today, November 15th, Palestinian activists attempt boarding segregated Israeli settler public transport headed to occupied East Jerusalem in an act of civil disobedience inspired by the Freedom Riders of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement.15/11/2011
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Today -- Stand with the Freedom Riderswatching the video is support too15/11/2011
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Video: Jewish activists disrupt and "occupy" Birthright Israel eventAli Abunimah - electronicintifada.net - A group of 10 young Jews with YJP (the young adult wing of Jewish Voice for Peace) issued their new declaration “Occupy the Occupiers: a Jewish Call to Action”. 12/11/2011
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Erdogan: `Why no UN sanctions for Israel?`Eric Walberg - AL-AHRAM - "Natacha Atlas: "I now see that it would be more effective a statement to not go to Israel until this systemised apartheid is abolished once and for all."" - id 11/11/2011
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ISRAELIS PREVENT IRISH ACTIVISTS FROM BOARDING FLIGHT HOME Press Release - Free Gaza Movement - "All seven are now being detained indefinitely, with no further news available from Israeli authorities or the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs about when they will be released." - id 11/11/2011
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Friday Nov. 11th: 12.30, at the Al Walajeh Mosque - challenging the route of the Wall which, as currently planned, encircles Al Walajeh-see UN Legal Status Report; contact: Ruth 0523993946 10/11/2011
Israeli Civil Society organizations in the wake of attacks on against activists and organizations B`Tselem - Press release - We members of Israeli civil society express our solidarity with the activists and organizations who have been subjected to threats and acts of violence. These acts are intended to intimidate us all and silence our voices. We warn that the threat of violence was already realized in the past, demonstrating that such acts do not stop at the level of mere slogans.9/11/2011
Violent tactics by Israel almost sunk Gaza-bound boatsDavid Cronin - Electronic Intifada - The two Gaza-bound boats intercepted by Israel on Friday almost sunk because of the violent tactics used, passengers have stated in phone messages from prison. 9/11/2011
Transportation to Weekly Demonstrations Against the Wall and the Settlements. November 11 - November 129/11/2011
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Israel Deports Democracy Now! Correspondent Jihan HafizDemocracy Now - IMEMC - ""Were sailing to end the occupation. Were sailing for a better future."" - id 9/11/2011
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Palestinians to launch “Freedom Rides” campaign on Israeli busesNoam Sheizaf - +972 - The Popular Struggle Committee announced that on November 15, Palestinian activists “will reenact the US Civil Rights Movement’s Freedom Rides to the American South by boarding segregated Israeli public buses in the West Bank to travel to occupied East Jerusalem.” 9/11/2011
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Detained Australian activist: takeover of Gaza Freedom Boats was violent and dangerousVivienne Porzsolt - Free Gaza Movement, Australia - The assertion by Israeli governmental speakers that the takeover of the two Freedom boats Tahrir and MV Saoirse by the Israeli navy had been "peaceful" is contradicted by Michael Coleman, an Australian activist who was aboard the Tahrir and is currently imprisoned in Israel. In a short call from prison to his father he gave an eye-witness account of the violence used by Israeli Naval Commandos. 8/11/2011
International activists to arrive at Ben Gurion Airport, en route to Bethlehem Bienvenue en Palestine/Gush Shalom - 2012 Organizers stress they have no intention of any violence or disturbance at the airport, their sole intention to cross passport control and board in orderly manner buses provided by their Palestinian hosts. Gush Shalom calls upon government to avoid the harsh treatment of previous activist fly-in and let visitors proceed to Bethlehem. 8/11/2011
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Israeli army, intel sites down after `Anonymous` threatMa`an News Agency - "The Israeli army and intelligence agencies` websites were offline on Sunday, two days after hacker group Anonymous warned it would "strike back" for Israel`s capture of Gaza-bound ships on Friday"7/11/2011
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Flotilla passengers accuse Israel of unnecessary violence and endangerment during raidSaed Bannoura - IMEMC News - "Passengers say they were hit, pushed, choked and hosed down by Israeli forces who stormed the ship, and also claimed that the Israeli navy forced the two aid ships to crash into each other by forcing them together in a collision course"7/11/2011
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Challenging the Blockade - Jailed for Sailing to GazaMedea Benjamin and Robert Naiman - CounterPunch - "The Israeli military stopped these two small ships carrying peace activists to Gaza, but they wont stop the Palestinians who are demanding freedom, and they wont stop the solidarity movement. We wont stop challenging the blockade on Gazas civiliansby land and by sea until the blockade falls. And we wont stop challenging the denial of Palestinian democratic aspirations until those aspirations are realized"7/11/2011
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Our dear friend and comrade Peretz is gone (Yesh Gvul announcement)We will part from Peretz Kidron tomorrow, Monday, Nov 7 at 2pm at the cemetery of Kibbutz Kiryat Anavim 6/11/2011
Today (Sunday Nov. 6) demonstrating against Iran attack - 6/11/2011
Proceedings in US National`s Civil Suit Over West Bank Injury to Begin on ThursdayJonathan Pollak--Tristan Anderson, a US National, suffered a life-threatening injury after being shot in the head with a high velocity tear-gas projectile during an anti-Wall demonstration on March 13th, 2009.13/11/2011
SOLIDARITY: On November 11th – We are putting a stop to the right-wing’s violence!a protest vigil in the settlement of Anatot - please register for transportation4/11/2011
PLEASE DONATE: Breast Cancer Tests for Palestinian WomenAngliCORD is running an appeal to fund clinics 2/11/2011
Help UNESCO Survive U.S. Defunding 2/11/2011
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