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PCHR protest at government meeting in Old City of JerusalemThe Palestinian Center for Human Rights Condemns Israeli Government’s Meeting in the Old City of Jerusalem and Its Decision to Allocate Additional Amounts of Money to Create Jewish Demographic Majority in Occupied Jerusalem 31/5/2011
Defying new law, Tel Aviv University to host Nakba eventNoam Sheizaf - +972 Magazine - Tel Aviv University will host a Nakba commemoration event next week that might be seen as a violation of the new Nakba Law and could be used - if the government so chooses - as a pretext to cut government funding to the university. 31/5/2011
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Solidarity: Protest on Jerusalem DayWednesday, June 1st, we will meet at 4:30 PM in Authman Ben-Afaan street, in Sheikh Jarrah 30/5/2011
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Netanyahu`s address to Congress - Annotated for Better ComprehensionLara Friedman - Americans for Peace Now - This is satire, but satire is of course funny because it is true. [Recommended as answer in endless, fruitless online debates-bz]30/5/2011
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Ridiculous to go on with the siege of Gaza Gush Shalom press release - It`s time to bring back the Navy ships from off the Gaza coast, stop the harassing of Palestinian fishermen and allow the next flotilla to proceed. 30/5/2011
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Tel Aviv, Sat June 4: Mass Israeli Rally Supporting a Palestinian State7 PM, Rabin Square. Details to come28/5/2011
Tel Aviv, Mon May 30: A Pink September?7 PM, Coalition of Women for Peace Center, 3 Yegia Kapayim St.28/5/2011
Tel Aviv, Mon June 6: A Brief History of NOCelebrating Yesh Gvul`s new website launch. 8 PM, Levontin 7, cover NIS 10.28/5/2011
Silwan, Sat. June 11: Non-Nationalist Archaeology Tour4 PM; NIS 20 donation. http://www.alt-arch.org/tours.php28/5/2011
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Cameron has quietly terminated his status as an Honorary Patron of the controversial JNFStop the JNF Campaign - Media Release - Downing Street has confirmed he had “stepped down”. 28/5/2011
Police, leftists clash in east J`lem [including video]Yair Altman - Ynet - Some 150 Sheikh Jarrah Solidarity activists block entrance to new Jewish neighborhood built on outskirts of Ras al-Amud in east Jerusalem. Police arrest six, protesters claim 10 injured from violent use of force, stun guns. Asaf Sharon from Sheikh Jarrah Solidarity explained that two days earlier the settlers themselves held a mass event, during which they blocked access roads - without police intervention. bz 28/5/2011
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Call For Further Marches On "Naksa" DayKevin Murphy -] IMEMC - "Naksa, meaning “setback”, marks the forced exodus of 300,000 Palestinians during the 1967 Six Day War between Israel and the Arab states."25/5/2011
`AIPAC activists beat me`Yitzhak Benhorin - Ynet - ""We are a young generation of Jews who don`t intend to sit by in silence and allow prime ministers who commit crimes against humanity speak," she said. "As far as we`re concerned he can speak at the International Criminal Court in the Hague."" id 25/5/2011
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Susiya, Sat May 28: 1st Anniversary Celebration of Cultural CenterTransportation info: Neria 054-4283867 Tehila 054-55855120 Dolev 054-8184467, susiyacentre@gmail.com25/5/2011
Meeting senseless aggression face-to-face Gershon Baskin - Jerusalem Post - The villagers told us how much they appreciated our presence because, as they said, when Israeli activists are not there, the brutality of the army is far worse. What I had witnessed was more than enough to make me feel ashamed and angry, and committed more than ever to ending this occupation, which forces our children to run away to India and other countries in order to forget what they did during their army service. 24/5/2011
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Protesters interrupt PM`s AIPAC speech Ynet - In response to Netanyahu’s claim that returning to the 1967 borders would be “indefensible,” the protesters, five in all, unfurled banners, and called out: "Bombing schools is indefensible, bulldozing homes is indefensible" (...) "Occupying Palestinian land is indefensible." (...) "Displacing refugees is indefensible." 24/5/2011
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Video :TO GAZA WITH LOVE THE AUDACITY OF HOPEhe Audacity of Hope will sail as a human rights mission to help end the illegal Israeli naval blockade of Gaza...To include your voice in this great effort please write a letter, card or postcard and send it to: LETTERS TO GAZA 119 West 72nd St. #158 New York NY 10023 or : Email your letter to: Letterstogaza@gmail.com23/5/2011
Video: Interview with Miko Peled on his new book, "The General’s Son"Miko Peled is an Israeli peace activist, and the son of the late Israeli war hero, General Matti Peled.He is breaking the myth of existential threat to Israel in 1967 war. 23/5/2011
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Video: Palestine refugees crossing from Syria into the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights 23/5/2011
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Watch Move Over AIPAC Flashmob Tell Obama to get out of bed with AIPAC!...Help us get to our goal of 5,000 petitions to deliver to the White House.Plus, take action in person by joining us in DC on Sunday morning for a rally outside the AIPAC conference while Obama speaks. See Move Over AIPAC full schedule and sign up to join us! http://moveoveraipac.org 23/5/2011
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Register for Transportation Weekly Demonstrations Against the Wall and the Settlements: May 20 - May 21 18/5/2011
Turkey takes permissive stance on new Gaza flotillaReuters - Ynet - ""The expectation of Turkey to do something Western countries can`t do is a reflection of the opinion that Turkey limits democratic freedom.""18/5/2011
The writing was on the wall Adam Keller - Crazy Country - "He will tell the compromises of true peace are painful, but there is no need to worry about that because in reality there will be no need to experience this pain because we have no real partner for a real peace."18/5/2011
The wrong side of the moral map Theatre Artists` Letter - Mr. Knesset Speaker, we will continue to regard the settlers as those who have chosen to live on the wrong side of the map. Not only of the geographic map which defines the difference between legitimate, recognized territory of Israel and occupied territory held by force, but also on the wrong side of the moral map which defines the boundary between a decent and peace-seeking conduct and a way of life based on oppression.17/5/2011
Israelis Defy Nakba Law on Independence Day Lia Tarachansky - the Real news 17/5/2011
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Palestinians coordinate a historic 63rd commemoration of the Nakba - video + English spoken comment Lia Tarachansky - Protests at the Lebanese, Syrian, West Bank, and Gazan borders and inside Egypt took place, in which many got killed or injured as a result of live fire, both from Israeli forces and others such as the Egyptian and Lebanese armies. [An impression of a solidarity demonstration in Tel-Aviv on the same day is included-bz]17/5/2011
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Photo: Gun-toting Israeli soldier disguised as Palestinian womanThe Electronic Intifada - Photo taken during the Nakba protest at the Qalandiya checkpoint shows an undercover Israeli agent, dressed as a Palestinian civilian being loaded into an Israeli police vehicle after “helping detain a Palestinian protester,” as The New York Times caption explains. bz 17/5/2011
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Israeli Navy Shoots at Malaysian Aid Ship Off Gaza Coast Sergio Yahni - Alternative Information Center - The Malaysian ship “Spirit of Rachel Corrie” carried humanitarian aid destined for residents of the Gaza Strip. Due to the attack, the ship was forced to dock in the nearby Egyptian harbor. 17/5/2011
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`It was always my dream to reach Jaffa`, Syrian infiltrator says Reuters - Haaretz - "It was my dream to reach Jaffa," Hassan Hijazi, 28, said on Israeli Channel-10 TV, after hitch-hiking and taking a bus to travel the 130 miles from the Golan Heights where he had penetrated from Syria on Sunday, to Jaffa - in search of the house of his family. bz 17/5/2011
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Defying Israeli Restrictions; Thousands Mark The Nakba Day in JaffaSaed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies - "Despite Israeli `laws` criminalizing the commemoration of the `Nabka Day`, [...] thousands of residents, including Jewish peace activists, marched on Saturday evening in Jaffa, and held an art festival affirming the Palestinian historic rights and their legitimate struggle against oppression and occupation"16/5/2011
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Interview: Undercover Israeli soldiers arrest West Bank demonstratorsEI - "Approximately 250 persons were injured today [Sunday, 15.5.11] at the Qalandiya checkpoint between Ramallah and East Jerusalem in the occupied West Bank. Israeli forces opened fire on approximately 600 marchers demanding the right of return of Palestinian refugees on the date that Palestinians mark the Nakba"16/5/2011
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A People Under Siege - Gaza is CrumblingJane Hirschmann - CounterPunch - “Gaza is crumbling under the weight of an Israeli siege backed by the Obama administration. […] In response, over 1,000 human-rights workers from around the world will sail this June on a dozen boats for the Gaza Strip to highlight this human-made tragedy”16/5/2011
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Turkish activists plan new aid flotilla to Gaza Strip in JuneThomas Seibert - The National - "Activists in Turkey say they will send a new aid flotilla to the Gaza Strip in June, despite a deadly Israeli raid on an aid flotilla a year ago. `This is a perfectly legal initiative by a non-governmental organisation,` Huseyin Oruc, a board member of the Foundation for Human Rights and Freedoms and Humanitarian Relief, or IHH, the Turkish organisation planning the flotilla, said on Friday"16/5/2011
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Reports: 20 ‘Nakba’ Protesters Killed as Israeli Troops AttackJason Ditz - AntiWar - Israeli Officials Praise Killings as `Defense of Sovereignty`16/5/2011
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BDS Works: Israeli Businessmen Plan Peace Initiative to Head off BDS, “South African isation” of Israel Connie Hackbarth - AIC - "The Hebrew online news site Calcalist reports that some of Israel’s most senior and powerful businessmen conducted a meeting last week to begin promotion of the “Israel Initiates” peace initiative in order to head off the growing international movement of boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel"16/5/2011
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video of Nabi Saleh village protest demonstration 15/5/2011
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Invitation to screening of `Bottom Line`Targeting corporations to take down Apartheid – from South Africa to Palestine {watch for the film in your communities. dn]15/5/2011
Alternative Independence Day Ceremony : Lighten a Beacon in JerusalemDaphne Banai - Machsomwatch - All Israeli governments have tried to annex the Palestinian Jordan Valley in order to isolate the West Bank from the outside world. The Jordan Valley is vitally essential to Palestine because it is the bridge to Jordan. Without it, the West Bank will be stifled and sealed like Gaza and entirely dependent on Israel. For this very reason – Israel fights to keep and deepen its grip of the Jordan Valley12/5/2011
Activists preparing for `third intifada`Adam Morrow and Khaled Moussa al-Omrani - The Electronic Intifada - It began with the appearance of a Facebook page in early March calling for a “Third Intifada” against the ongoing Israeli occupation of Palestinian land. The page, reportedly founded by Arab pro-Palestinian groups, set the launch date for 15 May — the day on which hundreds of thousands of Palestinians were driven from their homes in 1948 to make way for the nascent State of Israel. 12/5/2011
Tony Kushner: an angel in America Amy Goodman - Guardian - "The future of peace in the Middle East depends on dissent. Those, like Tony Kushner, with the courage to speak out are the true angels in America." 11/5/2011
Write a protest letter to participants in Criminologists` Conference at Ariel settlementFrom Gush Shalom. Conference starts May 30.11/5/2011
The indigenous become squattersJillian Kestler-D’Amours - IPS - In 2004, the Southern District Planning Committee unveiled its master plan, which involved completely demolishing the Bedouin village of Umm al-Hieran – forcibly evicting 150 families and approximately 1,000 residents – and building the Jewish community of Hiran in its place. Six years later, villagers are still struggling for the bare right to get a hearing in court10/5/2011
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Grief should not be used for peace or warMotty Fogel/translation Didi Reimer - +972 Magazine - Motty Fogel, an Israeli journalist who lost his brother, sister-in-law, nephews and niece in the terror attack on the settlement of Itamar, spoke yesterday at the joint Palestinian and Israeli memorial ceremony organized by Combatants for Peace. 10/5/2011
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Scotland: two students face `racism` charge for criticism of Israel Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign - An Israeli fellow student, whom the two until then considered a personal friend despite divergent political opinions, had lodged a complaint which led to police coming late at night to arrest them. 10/5/2011
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Budrus: A West Bank village`s emblematic struggle for its landHarriet Sherwood - The Guardian - Powerful movie about Palestinian protests against Israel`s separation barrier is now available on DVD9/5/2011
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Boycott Israel movement creates ‘sea change`Alex Kane - The Indypendent "Achievements include the announcement in April that the flagship London outlet of Ahava, an Israeli cosmetics company that reportedly manufactures its products in an illegal West Bank settlement, is losing its lease in response to years of protest. In February, legendary folk singer Pete Seeger joined a roster of artists honoring the boycott of Israel, including Elvis Costello, Dustin Hoffman, Gil Scott-Heron, Johnny Depp and the Pixies." 6/5/2011
Daniel Barenboim brings `solace and pleasure` to Gaza with Mozart Conal Urquhart - Guardian - "...the first movement of Mozart`s Symphony No 40 as it was the basis of one of the celebrated songs of Fairuz, the most famous living singer in the Arab world." 4/5/2011
7 May: First Ever Public Political Conference of Palestinian, Israeli Social Movements 3/5/2011
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Encounter beneath Prophet Ibrahim’s tomb - Jews, Muslims discuss common ground in HebronAditi Bhaduri - Silent Heroes/Invisible Bridges - Six Israelis toured the Old City of Hebron (Al-Khalil), along with local Palestinians. The market wore the look of a haunted place, most shop-owners having moved out due to ongoing settler violence and only a few still open, covered with anti-Arab racist graffiti. 3/5/2011
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Seattle billboards on Israel canceled after controversyBy Vanessa Ho - Seattle.Com - The Seattle Mideast Awareness Campaign (SeaMAC) placed at several places in the city billboards reading "Equal rights for Palestinians - Stop funding the Israeli military." After a few days they were taken down by the billboard company, which had "re-evaluated its decision after people complained". "We don`t understand what is objectionable about equal rights..." SeaMAC volunteer Ed Mast said. A.K.3/5/2011
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Deutsche Bahn withdraws from project of new railway line from Tel Aviv to JerusalemBernd Kleinschmitt - European Jewish Post - The German Railway (Deutsche Bahn) will no longer participate in building a new rail line from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Because the route will pass through occupied Palestinian territory. [A BDS success!-bz]3/5/2011
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60-year old US peace activist hospitalized after Israeli attack on non-violent Mayday actionSaed Bannoura - IMEMC News - "Israeli forces attacked a non-violent protest near Qalqilia Sunday, injuring several international activists including a 60-year old woman who was hit in the head by shrapnel. Three international peace activists were arrested by Israeli forces and face deportation and probable 10-year bans from the country"2/5/2011
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Ni`lin Town-Struggle Against The Annexation Wall/13.05.2011 Including a recommendation to the reunited Palestinian factions [English spoken].14/5/2011
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Women in Black - Jerusalem: 44 Years of Occupation and No End in Sight Women & men, join us marking the occupation`s 44th anniversary Frid, 6/3/11, at 1pm, French (Hagar) Square, J`lem 20/5/2011
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