|Sept. 2 - 3 - Weekly Demonstrations Against the Wall and the Settlements||Register: Bil`in 052-6306787; Al Ma`asara 052-3338475, An Nabi Saleh 052-4707885, Ni`lin & Beit Ummar 050-8869698||30/8/2011|
|Trial of West Bank Protest Organizer, Bassem Tamimi, to Resume Sunday||Jonathan Pollak - Tamimi is incarcerated since late march and the coming hearing, after more than 5 months of imprisonment, is the first in which the allegations will actually be discussed in court. Proceedings in the case have been prolonged after prosecution witnesses did not bother to show up to a previous hearing on June 27th.
|Swedish chain kicks out drink machines made in Israeli settlements||Stephanie Westbrook -
"Sweden is Sodastream’s largest market, with an estimated one in five households owning a Sodastream product." - id ||31/8/2011|
|All non-violent protest in Palestinian territories is suppressed; where is the media attention/international outrage?||Mondoweiss - Soldiers Attack Nonviolent Weekly Protest In Nil’in / Six Protesters Wounded in Kafr Qaddoum / Nine-year-old Wounded in al-Ma`asara Village Weekly Protest / Clashes Reported At The Qalandia Terminal
|French giant Veolia cut down to size for abusing Palestinian rights||Maren Mantovani and Michael Deas - EI - "Since the beginning of the Palestinian-led campaign in 2005, Veolia has lost contracts worth more than €10 billion ($14 billion) following high profile campaigns"
| `Palestinian state living in peace with Israel is both an Israeli and a Palestinian interest` ||Merav Yudilovitch - Initiative launched by Israeli playwright Joshua Sobol, Palestinian poet Taha Muhammad Ali claims `Palestinian state living in peace with Israel is both an Israeli and a Palestinian interest`
(...) and therefore it cannot be a cause for a new war but rather a motive for resuming peace negotiations between two sovereign countries." bz
|This Friday, Aug. 26, the focus is on the `Knocking on doors of Jerusalem` campaign||weekly demos in Bil`in, Ni`lin and an-Nabi Saleh moved to Qalandia and the one in al-Ma`asara - to Bethlehem.
|Protest in Silwan, in front of The City of David ||During the last Concert, Thursday, 25/08, 20:30.
|The Israeli Spring ||Etgar Keret - The Nation - As fate would have it, we’re stuck with a prime minister who is not only right wing but also completely impervious to social issues. So, if Netanyahu abuses the weak and destroys the middle class, should the fact that he also happens not to believe in the peace process grant him immunity from being ousted by his right-wing supporters?
|The Tent Protest Movement: Can Israeli Society Change from Within?||Shir Hever - New Left Project - The long-term success of the protests will hinge on one thing – solidarity. Whether sufficient people will overcome the barriers between them remains to be seen, but one is allowed to hope.
|Beyond borders||Ilana Hammerman - Haaretz - We sat there, we six women, in the company of the family and a few curious neighbors, and planned our trip together: Which checkpoint we would go through (not that we knew anything about the options, but they knew ). What we would say if we were stopped (because now we roughly knew what was prohibited ) and what was liable to happen to us if what we said was not accepted (because we still couldn`t figure out what might be acceptable - we had more or less understood what was prohibited but hadn`t yet understood what was allowed ). rh||18/8/2011|
|IDF forces arrest 12 people protesting for social justice in West Bank||Amira Hass - Haaretz - Arrests occur on lands in the village of Walajeh, which were annexed to Jerusalem in 1967||15/8/2011|
|Building A Home in the Village of Thabrah ||PNN - Thabrah - A group of 12 young people from the United States and Canada, volunteering with the North American organization Hope Equals, helps rebuild a house for a Palestinian family in the village of Thabrah near Bethlehem. ||14/8/2011|
|Over 70,000 protest in Israel`s periphery ||Ynet reporters - "The State has almost given up on us, but we won`t give up on the State. The joint goal is starting to bring down the walls between Arabs and Jews, seculars and religious, rightists and leftists. The cost of living has hurt all of us" -Itzik Shmuli, chairman of the National Student Union, during the Afula protest.
|Open Letter to the Israeli Security Apparatus||The Freedom Theatre - We have nothing to conceal regarding the murder of Juliano Mer Khamis. Everyone in the theatre has given statements to the Palestinian Police when they were asked to do so and are willing to do so again. (...) We demand that our friends and colleagues who have been subjected to severe cases of human rights abuses will be treated with absolute respect for all their basic human rights according to international conventions, receive immediate access to their lawyer and be promptly released.
|RESURRECTION OF OLD WORDS?||Zvi Schuldiner - The welfare state was alive only in the occupied territories: tens of billions of dollars were invested in housing and public services to strengthen the colonial project, even when it was clear –and for the right wing because it was clear - that that will be the main obstacle to peace between Israelis and Palestinians.
|Will Israel’s tent protesters awaken to the tents that came before theirs?||Ofra Yeshua-Lyth - Mondoweiss - The angry residents of Israel`s "refugee camps" all over the country are going these days through an awakening process from the false consciousness that brought them to this tricky junction of the summer of 2011. It is not an easy process, but well worth making the effort to go all the way to the root of our problems. Those of us, who were privileged last weekend to dance, sing and hug on a Tel Aviv rooftop with our friends from the villages and refugee camps of the occupied territories, will never agree to give up the warm human contact with people we once considered enemies.||11/8/2011|
|Israel`s Tahrir : Will the Revolution End "Bibinomics"?||Assaf - Daily Kos - the July 14 movement is a genuine Left-themed phenomenon. It will take at least an entire diary to explain how and why this apparent contradiction is possible; but not this diary.... Or in 2 sentences: masses of citizens will only be mobilized by a message that speaks to their hearts and to their firsthand experience. ||11/8/2011|
|Soldiers` testimonies on the occupied territories||Ilana Hammerman - Haaretz - The main significance of the testimonies published by Breaking the Silence is not in the descriptions of the acts of horror but rather in the documentation of the destructive effects of the occupation not only on the Palestinian inhabitants but also on the soldiers themselves. rh
|Australia’s repression of BDS movement coordinated with Israel||Kim Bullimore -
The Electronic Intifada -
"Melbourne activists said the Victorian Police “thought that by attacking the BDS demonstration they would put an end to our movement. They were wrong." - id ||10/8/2011|
|Encouraging Peace: Forgetting September ||GERSHON BASKIN -
"With less than 50 days to go, I propose an alternative plan." - id
|So, who is the leftist here?||Adam Keller -
Crazy Country -
"...a right-winger can regard himself as as a full-fledged social activist, and to offer neat right-wing solutions to social problems. Just expropriate more Palestinian lands in the Territories and built huge new settlements, and the housing problem is solved. And for those who don’t want to go there, the right-wing has more to offer – just throw the Sudanese and other Blacks out of South Tel Aviv, and presto – there are thousands of apartments standing free!" - id||10/8/2011|
|Demo tomorrow morning (Wed. Aug. 10) in al-Walaja ||Recently dozens of trees have been uprooted in al-Walaja in SW Jerusalem as the IDF is resuming preparatory work for the Wall there. Only a 5,000 year old olive tree, known locally as “The Badawi” will remain.||10/8/2011|
|Israelis Chant: "Mubarak, Assad, Bibi Netanyahu"||"Real News" video - Tens of thousands of Israelis in 9 cities pour onto the streets, demanding Israeli PM Bibi Netanyahu resign ||8/8/2011|
|Open letter to Irish company considering takeover of Agrexco||Palestinian BDS National Committee -
"Purchasing Agrexco can only be seen by Palestinians and international supporters of a just peace as feeding Israel’s impunity and helping cover up its grave violations of international law and Palestinian rights. It is also a deep insult to Palestinian civil society which has almost unanimously called for boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel until it fully abides by its obligations under international law." ca||5/8/2011|
|Another tsunami ||Adam Keller -
Crazy Country -
"And Netanyahu is sweating and running around, making speeches and throwing some crumbs - but his promises are just not believed, and the social tsunami is already here in late July." - id||3/8/2011|
|Indian artists boycott show at Tel Aviv museum ||The Electronic Intifada - Indian artists Nalini Malani, Anita Dube, Amar Kanwar, Sakshi Gupta and Pushpamala N. rejected the offer to participate in “Deconstructing India”, a major exhibition planned by the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. They cited the call by Palestinian intellectuals and artists for a cultural boycott of Israel, and stated that the show is part of an international campaign by the Government of Israel "to increase its status and prestige internationally at a time when the country’s image is at its lowest ebb".
|Video: Al Walajah faces separation wall construction and violence || ||1/8/2011|
|PHOTOS: J14 movement holds largest protest in Israelâ€™s history||Noam Sheizaf - +972 - Around 300 thousands Israelis took to the streets on Saturday night. Among the speakers that addressed the biggest rally, in Tel Aviv, was Palestinian author Uda Basharat. â€ťItâ€™s about time this protest will be become the protest for all those exploited, Jews and Arabs,â€ť Basharat said.
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