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Mon May 9, Jerusalem: 14th Annual Alternative Independence Day Ceremonyby Yesh Gvul. 7:45 PM, Emil Grunzweig Square near PM`s office.30/4/2011
Beach Days for Palestinian Children: 1st call for volunteers, donationsJoin this women-led 5th annual, summer-long campaign. Rachel rchlafek@gmail.com, Tzvia tzviashap@gmail.com 30/4/2011
Wed May 25, New York: US Boat to Gaza Sunset Cruise6:30 PM, Marco Polo Marina, 23rd St and FDR Drive. Register online or contact Nicholas ustogazaevent@gmail.com30/4/2011
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Sun May 8, Tel Aviv: 6th Annual Palestinian-Israeli Memorial Day Event9 PM, Tel Aviv Port, Reading 3. Free and open to the public 30/4/2011
Recognition Forum: CALL FOR A LETTER-WRITING CAMPAIGN[Sample letter:] Re: My objection to the policy of your government, demolishing Bedouin villages in the Negev 30/4/2011
BDS breaking new barriersby Eric Walberg Al-Ahram Weekly "From 7-20 March, more than 75 university groups on six continents held their seventh annual Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW). According to Palestinian activist Omar Barghouti, "Our South Africa moment has finally arrived." "Israel`s version of apartheid is more sophisticated, an evolved form," explains Barghouti in his BDS: The Global Struggle for Palestinian Rights. "In South Africa, the overall plan was to exploit blacks, not throw them out." The true nature of Israeli policy towards the Palestinians finally came home to folk music legend Jewish-American Pete Seeger, who came out in support of BDS this year." ca 29/4/2011
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Palestinian Prisoner Challenges Arrest By Israeli Forces As `illegal Extradition`Saed Bannoura - IMEMC - An Israeli judge has allowed Mohamed Beni Gama`s lawyer Nachmi Finblatt to submit the argument, which could have broad implications for some of the 8,000 Palestinians currently imprisoned inside Israel. . 26/4/2011
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International activists harvest on Gaza borderMa`an - Israel restricts access to agricultural land up to 1,000-1,500 metres from the fence, which accounts for more than 30% of Gaza`s agricultural land and a significant number of water wells, says Oxfam`s latest report. 26/4/2011
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Young Mizrahi Israelis’ open letter to Arab peers+972 - In a letter titled “Ruh Jedida: A New Spirit for 2011,” young Jewish descendants of the Arab and Islamic world living in Israel write to their peers in the Middle East and North Africa25/4/2011
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Arrigoni, Mer-Khamis to receive Jerusalem honorsMa`an News Agency - "President Mahmoud Abbas announced Sunday that he would present murdered Italian activist Vittorio Arrigoni and slain Freedom Theater Director Juliano Mer-Kamis with the Jerusalem Medal of Honor"25/4/2011
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We Will Not Be IntimidatedFreedom Flotilla--Athens – The Freedom Flotilla 2 Steering Committee met in Athens 9 and 10 April to continue preparations for the upcoming flotilla. Since the last meeting in Amsterdam, Israel has launched an international campaign of incitement against the Flotilla and its coalition members who are participating from around the world.24/4/2011
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T`wamin Sun Apr 24: Volunteers needed to Allow Shepherds to Graze SafelySouth Hebron Hills. Rabbi Arik 050-5607034 23/4/2011
Haifa, Wed Apr 27: Corrie Family needs In-Court TranslatorContact Jen donkeysaddle@gmail.com23/4/2011
Israel Prize laureates protest for Palestinian stateYoav Zitun - Ynet - Leftists gather before building in which Ben Gurion declared Israel`s independence to `welcome expected declaration of independence of a Palestinian state`. Rightists stage counter-protest, cry `traitors` and `Jewish Nazis`22/4/2011
Left and right clash at Tel Aviv rally to support Palestinian state "We call on everyone who seeks peace and freedom for all peoples to support the declaration of Palestinian statehood, and to act in a way that encourages the citizens of the two states to maintain peaceful relations on the basis of the 1967 borders... The total end to the occupation is a fundamental precondition for the liberation of the two peoples" [proclamation signed by 21 Israel Prize laureates]. 22/4/2011
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Tuesday April 19 Solidarity visit in South Hebron Hills 18/4/2011
“Olivia” Boat To Be Monitoring Gaza Shore, Document Navy ViolationsSaed Bannoura - IMEMC News - "Human Rights activists in the Gaza Strip announced that they will be launching this Wednesday a boat tasked with accompanying Palestinian fishing boats to monitor and document the repeated Israeli Navy violations against them. [...] Italian human rights activist who was kidnapped and killed by unknown gunmen in Gaza several days ago, was involved in setting up this project, and [...] a commemoration ceremony will be held on the day of the launch"18/4/2011
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Another BDS Victory as Veolia Dumped from Possible Billion Pound Tender Tania Kepler - AIC - "The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement has had great success in London. After one year of campaigning by activists, the South London Waste Partnership (SLWP) had decided to drop the bid from the company Veolia for the one billion pound `Waste Treatment Infrastructure`"18/4/2011
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Letter to Marrickville Council from concerned citizens of IsraelBFW--We are Israeli citizens who witness first-hand the brutality of our government`s policies towards the Palestinian people. We stand firm in our support of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) initiatives against Israel until it meets its obligation to recognize the Palestinian people’s inalienable right to self-determination, and fully complies with the precepts of international law. 17/4/2011
Protest in front of the US Embassy in Tel Aviv 3-4-11We need hope - not military support / No to occupation `made in USA` / You can stop it - Yes, you can / No fly zone over Palestine [video]5/4/2011
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Thousands expected for funeral of slain Theater Director Juliano Mer-KhamisSaed Bannoura/Dimi Reider - thefreedomtheatre/IMEMC/+972/Ma`an - Theater students released a statement on Tuesday morning, saying "Juliano, your mother Arna has passed away and so did you - but your children are going to stay, following your path on the way to the freedom battle, and we will go on with your revolution’s promise, the Jasmine revolution." The statement was signed, "Juliano`s Children." 5/4/2011
Commemorating Juliano today 5/4 at 16:00 in el-Midan Theatre, Haifa 5/4/2011
Jewish leftists disrupt Kadima MK speech at U.S. University
former Shabak head Avi Dichter on a Hasbara tour
Haaretz - Students from a group called Brandeis Students for Justice in Palestine hurled insults at Dichter and accused him of torture and crimes against humanity. Brandeis University is considered to be a bastion of liberal politics in the United States and has a large Jewish student population. [Includes video]5/4/2011
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Israeli actor Juliano Mer-Khamis shot dead in JeninJack Khoury, Avi Issacharoff, Anshel Pfeffer and Haaretz Service - Mer-Khamis, 53, was shot five times by masked militants; he had established his name as actor, director and political activist both in Israel and abroad4/4/2011
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Israel Calls On UN To Prevent Planned Aid Flotilla To GazaSaed Bannoura - IMEMC News - "According to the Israeli Prime Minister, the aid caravan is being organized by `Islamic extremists`, but offered no evidence to back this claim. The organizers of the flotilla include well-known Jewish-American activist Adam Shapiro, Holocaust survivor Hedy Epstein, and dozens of international non-governmental organizations and individuals, including 40 members of the media who plan to document the journey"4/4/2011
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We Divest Organization"We Divest," the campaign led by Jewish Voice for Peace demanding that retirement fund TIAA-CREF divest from the Israeli Occupation, honors the legacy of educators and students in struggles for justice, and the urgency of the Palestinian fight for access to education by naming April "Right to Education Month." 3/4/2011
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A request for financial helpKobi Snitz--I am writing to ask for your help. You might have heard that Yonatan Pollak has recently served a 3 month prison sentence for riding a bicycle in Tel-Aviv. Several months ago I was imprisoned and so were Adi Winter and Oshra Bar. 3/4/2011
Villages Group: List of Year-2011 Projects Looking for FundingSee PDF file.2/4/2011
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Sat Apr 16: MachsomWatch tour of Kalkilia-Nablus regionMeeting 8:40 AM near Tel Aviv. Details: dalia.golomb@gmail.com.2/4/2011
Beer Sheva, Wed Apr 6: Panel about Breir Field8 PM, Multaka-Mifgash, Shlomo HaMelekh 8. Includes a rep of the chemical company who wants to strip-mine the field, and organizers for affected Jewish and Bedouin communities.2/4/2011
Jerusalem, Sun Apr 3: Jews and Arabs Demonstrate for Children`s Food Security10 AM in front of Prime Minister`s Office. 2/4/2011
IDF arrests leftist protestersYair Altman - Ynet - The villagers claimed earlier this week that the IDF had closed off the entrance to Beit Ommar, effectively imposing "collective punishment" on its residents due to a number of stone-throwing incidents on a nearby road. 2/4/2011
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Court releases leftist activists, slams police for limiting free speech by Chaim Levinson - Haaretz "The Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court released on Sunday leftist activists detained while demonstrating outside a West Bank outpost, stressing specifically that police had no authority to limit their freedom of speech. " ca 1/4/2011
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Say No to `Ahava` Festival!Time to remind Israeli rock lovers that this annual event is located at a settlement and sponsored by a mineral-robbing company.16/4/2011
TODAY Sat Apr 16: The Nakba in Haifa – Open Tour and Testimonies Sahat al-Hanatir (Paris Square), 4 PM. Transportation from Tel Aviv 2:30. Info Umar 052-874 309916/4/2011
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DC, May 21-24: Move Over AIPAC Conference!Time for a new US foreign policy! Register online. ao16/4/2011
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Israeli Luminaries Press For a Palestinian StateETHAN BRONNER - NYT - "The signers plan to announce their position on Wednesday from the same spot in Tel Aviv where the Jewish state declared its independence in the spring of 1948." 20/4/2011
BBC film on Gaza aid flotilla praised by trust despite breaching Tara Conlan - Guardian - "Hastings said: "Despite the three breaches, for which the trust apologises on behalf of the BBC, this Panorama was an original, insightful and well-researched piece of journalism and we commend the BBC for having tackled this issue." 20/4/2011
Miles Of Smiles 3 Prepares To Head To GazaSaed Bannoura - IMEMC - "The organizers said that the convoy is meant to “give the children of Gaza life and hope”." 20/4/2011
Israel to Turkey: Help us thwart upcoming Gaza flotilla Barak Ravid - Haaretz - "The Cyprus-headquartered international Free Gaza movement and other pro-Palestinian organizations plan to send more than 15 ships to Gaza." id 13/4/2011
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Police Ordered to Compensate Sheikh Jarrah Activists Tania Kepler - Alternative Information Center - The judge`s ruling "proves our claims of political bias the police operates by in east Jerusalem. We hope the courts continue to block the Jerusalem police`s attempts to put an end to politically legitimate activity of Jews and Arabs by using false arrests, harassment and intimidation.” 12/4/2011
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7,000 Palestinian Prisoners Hold One-Day Hunger Strike To Protest ConditionsSaed Bannoura - IMEMC - A one-day hunger strike was held on Monday to protest the conditions where Palestinian prisoners are being held by Israeli authorities, including medical negligence, prevention of family visits, poor food quality, and the continual imposition of fines on prisoners who, because they are imprisoned, have no means to pay. 12/4/2011
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No `Cast Lead 2`! Yes to dialogue! Gaza border residents` vigil, Friday, April 8 at the Yad Mordechai Junction 7/4/2011
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