|Australian activists put Palestine travel ban on trial||Sarah Irving - EI - “[The state lawyer] did attempt to argue that calling out ‘Free Gaza, Free Palestine’ as they were led to the airport holding cells was a ‘provocative’ act, but the judge asked if they had been warned not to shout, and if they stopped when told. ‘Yes, they did,’ [Judge Avraham] Yaacov was told, and he ruled that the act had not been provocative. The judge also denied the state’s request for bail to be set at 50,000 shekels ($14,000), cutting the sum to just 2,500 shekels ($700) per woman” ||26/9/2011|
|Demo Monday 18.30 opposite US Embassy: Don`t veto a Palestinian state with the 67 borders! There is no other solution.|| ||25/9/2011|
|Israeli leftists demonstrate for PA statehood in TA||Ben Hartman -
"Dozens of Israeli artists and academics on Thursday proclaimed their support for the Palestinian United Nations statehood bid, outside Independence Hall on Rothschild Boulevard in Tel Aviv.The setting was symbolic, held outside the same building where David Ben-Gurion proclaimed the independence of the state of Israel on May 14, 1948." ca
|Creating a flashpoint||Amira Hass - Haaretz - R. adds: "One of the guys even said to me, `Listen, if we weren`t there, nothing would have happened." That is my unequivocal conclusion too. And in addition to that, what right do we have to repress a demonstration where stones have not yet been thrown? People walk with banners and flags and shout into a megaphone in their own village and not even close to the road. What right do you have to stop something like that||29/9/2011|
|Palestinian Detainees Announce Hunger Strike||UFree - Press Release, IMEMC News - Palestinians detained in Israeli occupation jails have announced their intent to begin an open-ended hunger strike to demand an end to the ever increasing humiliating and degrading treatment at the hands of Israel`s prisons services (IPS), starting on September 27th.
|Miles Of Smiles 6 Heading To Gaza Soon||Saed Bannoura -
"..sailing to Al Arish Egyptian port before heading to the besieged coastal region by land." - id ||28/9/2011|
|Man of the year, 5771 ||Yossi Sarid -
"Among the candidates for the title are people who follow their conscience, which stops them before their ride reaches Ariel, and now Hebron as well." - id
|`Netanyahu and Lieberman don`t speak for me` banners will be hung at central spots - Peace Now, Fri., Sept 23|| ||21/9/2011|
|Israelis and Palestinians celebrate Palestinian independence together in Beit Jala, Thur., Sept 22, 18:00 || ||21/9/2011|
|Artists, writers and public figures rally for a Palestinian state, Thur., Sept 22 17:00|| ||21/9/2011|
|`A Palestinian state is simply a good thing!` - dmo today (Wed. 22/9) Tel Aviv|| ||21/9/2011|
|Palestinians plan mass rally in support of UN statehood bid||DPA -
"In Ramallah itself, thousands are expected to follow Abbas` speech via live transmission on giant screens in the city center." - id
|Settler attack watchdog||AFP - Ma`an - "The idea is that groups of volunteers will be on call, ready to record evidence of any attacks or vandalism and make their footage and reporting available to media and rights groups, spokesman Jonathan Pollak of the grassroots Palestinian Popular Committees told AFP.
|Sheikh Jarrah ||Solidarity movement -Just Jerusalem -
The residents of Sheikh Jarrah are continuing their protest vigils in the neigbourhood on Fridays, protesting their violent evictions form their homes, the taking over of the neigbourhood by the settlers, and the Judaization of East Jerusalem.
They call upon each and every person who supports their struggle to join them.
This week settlers burned the internationals’ tent in the yard of the Al-Kurd family, whose been partly taken over by settlers in November 2009
The residents need you support more then ever. Please make an effort to come and support them.
Please make a special effort to join them tomorrow, September 16 at 4:00 Pm
For a vigil in support of their struggle
|Children of Qalandiya: Occupation Starts Here ||Tamar Fleishman - The Palestine Chronicle - I knew that I must write about the fifteen year old boy, that when coming to arrest him an entire unit of soldiers raided the allies of the refugee camp on the early morning of the first day of the Ramadan. After having knocked the door open, the soldiers searched the house, making a mess and raising havoc. Having not been able to find the boy they took his cousin as hostage.
|New Info Sheet from Gisha: "Guide to the Gaza Closure: In Israel’s Own Words"||Gisha - As a result of a Freedom of Information petition, the security establishment released documents detailing weekly instructions given to military officials indicating who and what is allowed into and out of Gaza. The new info sheet summarizes the closure policy as it is presented in the documents.
|Letter to the Oakland Museum Of Children`s Art // MECA: Please Act Now! ||Martin A. Totusek - The Oakland Museum Of Children`s Art is ignoring the
honest conservatives, moderates, progressives, liberals, and the Left
(including within the Jewish community - both here in the U.S. and in
Israel) who find such censorship of children`s art
appalling. // MECA: Help save “A Child’s View From Gaza.”||13/9/2011|
|Oakland Museum Of Children`s Art Cancels Exhibition Of Drawings By Palestinian Children ||Huffingtonpost - Bowing to pressure from the Bay Area`s Jewish community, Oakland`s Museum of Children`s Art has decided to cancel its planned exhibition of drawings by Palestinian children documenting their experiences during the 2008-2009 Israeli invasion of the Gaza Strip. ||13/9/2011|
|Actor refuses to perform in Kiryat Arba||Akiva Novick - Ynet - "Kiryat Arba is where Baruch Goldstein and Kahane came from. I made a decision not to perform there, understanding that it could lead to financial ramifications and counter-boycotts" says Actor Rami Baruch, who plays the role of Jonathan Pollard in the Cameri Theater production "Pollard`s Trial", and who announced he would not be attending the show`s debut at the new "cultural hall" in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba. ||13/9/2011|
|Sat. 17.9, 11am: Israeli and Palestinian Women Marching towards Qalandia Checkpoint: YES to Independent Palestine! YES to full UN member ship||Transportation from Jerusalem – 9:30, Gan Hapaamon - also from
Jaffa, Tel-Aviv (2x) and Haifa click on headline for full text||13/9/2011|
|Peace Day 2011||Ahead of UN vote - dialogue meeting by Israeli-Palestinian Bereaved Families Forum, September 17-18, Cinemateque Square, Tel Aviv||13/9/2011|
|Blueprints, engineering drawings & a building permit template ||Donna Baranski-Walker - If the Village Council so decides, Al Aqaba will become the first Palestinian Village in Area C (the 60% of the West Bank under sole control of Israel) to issue building permits.
|Settlers, Palestinians gather to discuss peace||Yair Altman -
" "Suddenly they realized that they have someone to talk to. The tour was concluded with a powerful statement made by one of the town`s senior officials. He said that `with settlers like these, we can make peace.`"" - id
|Joint Palestinian-Israeli statement supporting J14, end to occupation||Hagai Matar -
"“We therefore believe that an end to the occupation and establishment of a fair and just peace are essential for a life of peace and welfare."" - id||7/9/2011|
|Israeli Intellectuals Meet Abbas, Express Support For Palestininian UN Bid||Alaa Ashkar - IMEMC - Yehuda Bauer,an Israeli Historian, stated that “No one has the right to prevent the Palestinian People from obtaining their independent state, as this is an internationally guaranteed right".
|Palestine protesters disrupt Israeli concert in UK||Ma`an - Security was tightened before the show at London`s famous Royal Albert Hall after protesters set up camp outside and urged concert-goers to "rip up their tickets". However, the measures could not prevent a group of around 30 demonstrators to enter, and start booing and shouting as soloist Gil Shaham prepared to play Max Bruch`s violin concerto.
|20 Palestinian and Israeli groups declare support for Palestinian struggle and Israeli social protest||Alternative Information Center - Some 20 political parties and social movements from both sides of the Green Line issued an historic declaration in support of the social protests currently rocking Israel and their necessary linkage to the struggle against Israel’s occupation and colonial policies. ||6/9/2011|
|The uprising of the loneliest generation - Daphne Leef`s speech translated ||Daphne Leef/translated by Robbie Gringras - Makom blog - "My generation grew up with the feeling that we were alone in the world. That the other is our enemy, our competitor. (...) The fact that this generation – the loneliest and most withdrawn generation – stood up and did something is nothing short of a miracle. The miracle of the summer of 2011. There you have it – everything that we thought, all they taught us – was wrong!||6/9/2011|
|URGENT ACTION (ICAHD): Save the Khan al Ahmar School ||victim of planned Ma’ale Adumim settlement expansion. Write to firstname.lastname@example.org fx +972 3 6916940/6962757
|Best J14 animation ever: “The Israel Machine”||Noam Sheizaf - +972 -"There have been many inspiring or funny J14 videos posted in recent weeks, but this one is by far the best, getting all the important issues–from militarism through the deportation of migrant workers and refugees to the Separation Wall–wrapped to one and a half minutes"||5/9/2011|
|This Friday in Sheikh Jarrah||marking transition to new stage in the struggle; transportation from Tel-Aviv
|Jenin’s Freedom Theatre premieres Waiting for Godot||Joseph Dana -
"Depending on travel visas, the Freedom Theatre’s production of Waiting for Godot will travel to New York in October for a series of performances."
|The actor Rami Baruch, forced against his conscience to perform Pollard play in Kiryat Arba, needs your support|| ||13/9/2011|
|Peace Now activist`s home defaced with threatening graffiti ||American Friends of Peace Now - The director of Peace Now`s Settlements Watch project was awakened by neighbors who told her that the door to her apartment, as well as the apartment building`s walkway, have been vandalized. Black graffiti sprayed on the door and the walkway read: "Revenge," "Death," "Peace Now - the End is Near," and "Price Tag." ||13/9/2011|
|Solidarity: Protest in Silwan Thursday, September 8th, 3:30 PM||`City of David` will host its annual "archeological" conference.
We will be there to ask the unasked questions.
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