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22 groups call for EU ban on Israeli settler products Reuters - Ynet - "The EU is Israel`s biggest trading partner but imports 15 times more from West Bank-based Israeli settlers than from Palestinians." - id31/10/2012
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Amid censure of left-leaning politics, Israeli university urged to `rectify faults`Talila Nesher - Haaretz - "The Council for Higher Education has given Ben-Gurion University`s Department of Politics and Government three weeks to rectify perceived deficiencies before it decides whether to shutter the department, which the right-wing Im Tirzu organization has criticized for its "anti- Zionist tilt." - id31/10/2012
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Palestinians Set up a Tent at Ush Ghrab to Protest a Planned SettlementGeorge Rishmawi - IMEMC - In 2006 the Israeli army gave up its Shdema Camp in the Ush Ghrab area of eastern Beit Sahour, and had no objection to the Palestinians turning it into a park. However, the settler movement "Women in Green" is agitating to build there a new Israeli settlement. On Sunday, dozens of Palestinians, accompanied by international supporters set up a protest tent on the ground, protesting the settler design. 29/10/2012
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This year`s olive harvest - preliminary report Rabbi Yehiel Grenimann - Rabbis for Human Rights - We know of theft of olives in a couple of places, particularly in Farrata near Havat Gilad (Palestinians do not access there other than with army protection a few days a year) where more than 100 trees were completely stripped of their olives. In Yanoun, Krayut, Ein Abus and Mureyer there were reports of extensive damage to altogether some 350 trees. ak28/10/2012
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Ammunition Hill and the not theoretical occupationAdam Keller - Crazy Country - "The occupation can only be theoretical if you are not occupied, and my refusal to serve in the IDF is an act of solidarity with Palestinians living under occupation." 28/10/2012
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Polish woman activist beaten and detained by Israeli policeMichigan Peace Team (MPT) - Last Wednesday, Katrina Dybzynska, Polish citizen and member of MPT, took part in a protest action at the Rami Levy supermarket at the Israeli settlement of Sha`ar Binyamin. She was choked in the neck by Israeli border police and then bodily dragged behind a line of military vehicles. Since then she is held in detention and faces deportation from the country. ak 28/10/2012
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Falk Calls For Boycotting Companies Benefiting From Israeli SettlementsSaed Bannoura - IMEMC - " The report names Caterpillar, Motorola, and Hewlett Packard in the United States, in addition to Veolia Environment of France, G4S in Britain, Volvo Group and Assa Abloy in Sweden, Ahava, Elbit System and Mehadrin in Israel, Dexia in Belgium, Cemex of Mexico and Riwal Holding Group in Holland." - id 26/10/2012
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Israel Deports Nine Solidarity ActivistsSaed Bannoura - IMEMC - Nine activists (5 from Greece, 3 from Spain, and one Italian) - who were on the Estelle solidarity ship, that was boarded by the Israeli Navy in International waters on Sunday - voluntarily forfeited their right to appeal a judge’s decision for their deportation.
18 activists are still detained in Ramla, awaiting the judge’s decision due Wednesday.
23/10/2012
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Wednesday. Oct. 24 - support CO Moriel Rothman, due to enter the military prison 23/10/2012
Israeli `Estelle` activists releasedElik Elhanan - Swedish Ship to Gaza/MWC News - When the commandos came aboard and we blocked their way, they knew exactly who I was. They shouted in Hebrew: `Elhanan, you will pay for your Leftism!` and used the taser to give me electric shocks. But if they think they could deter me and those who sailed with me, they are mistaken. 23/10/2012
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Noam Chomsky statement on SV Estelle Noam Chomsky, Press Release - ZazaFL - "They call it Israeli territorial waters, it’s actually Gazan waters or international waters, Israel has no right to those waters. […] The siege is a criminal act that has no justification. It should be broken and it should be strongly opposed by the outside world" 22/10/2012
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Chomsky in Gaza: academic boycott “will strengthen support for Israel” Rami Almeghari - EI - "Over the past seventy years I have been involved, there have been different ways in which you could move to that direction. Circumstances change, so your tactics change and under current circumstances, in fact since 1975, there is only one way that has ever been proposed, and that is in stages, through a two-state solution as the first stage." - id21/10/2012
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`Estelle` activist: We were taseredRoee Idan - Ynet - ""He knows that the Israeli government is doing something unthinkable with this blockade and that we won`t be able to end the conflict like that."" - id 21/10/2012
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Academics Worldwide Protest Possible Closure of Israeli Political-Science DepartmentThe Global Ticker - The Chronicle of Higher Education - “This attack on the department quite transparently has nothing to do with the quality of its staff, or of their teaching or research. It has everything to do with the fact that some of them have publicly taken brave and locally unpopular political positions,” says the letter, which was organized by two academics at the London School of Economics and Political Science.-rh 20/10/2012
Occupation at sea Gush Shalom - Press Release _ Three Israelis - among peace activists on the Swedish boat "Estelle", taken over by Israel`s navy. Also on board are Members of Parliament from Sweden, Norway, Spain and Greece. Gush Shalom: A stupid show of force, expanding occupation to international waters in the Mediterranean.-rh 20/10/2012
PETITION: Take Action: Support Church Leaders’ Call to Investigate Israel’s Violations of U.S. Law 24/10/2012
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Rabbinical Support for the End of Unconditional Military Aid to IsraelRabbi Brant Rosen - The undersigned members of the Jewish Voice for Peace Rabbinical Council stand with our American Christian colleagues in their recent call to “make U.S. military aid to Israel contingent upon its government’s compliance with applicable US laws and policies.”-rh 17/10/2012
Israel Calls UN to Prevent Estelle from Reaching the Gaza Strip PNN - "All of the activists aboard the Estelle were required to sign a non violence declaration. Yet, one of the activists said, "We do not hit, or yell. If IOF soldiers board the ship and try to prevent it from reaching Gaza, we will try to protect our vessel with our bodies."" - id17/10/2012
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The Nakba, Then and NowRAJA SHEHADEH - IHT - "That an Israeli group like Zochrot should organize a trip to a city where some of the Nakba’s worst atrocities occurred is an important and necessary attempt to bridge this nagging gap in perceptions." - id 17/10/2012
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Free Majd and Abdelateef Obeid (petition to be signed)Majd and Abdelateef Obeid were arrested on the same day. However, unlike us, they are currently still in prison.15/10/2012
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Exploitation of the Palestinian people? Not in my name! Vote no to the EU-Israel ACAA!We believe that the EU should promote and respect human rights and fundamental values. 15/10/2012
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Free Majd and Abdelateef Obeid (petition to be signed)Majd and Abdelateef Obeid were arrested on the same day. However, unlike us, they are currently still in prison.15/10/2012
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Exploitation of the Palestinian people? Not in my name! Vote no to the EU-Israel ACAA!Change.org - In its agreements with third countries, we believe that the EU should promote and respect human rights and fundamental values. The benefits brought by the adoption of such agreements should not be built on breaches of international law, unlawful or inequitable exploitation of resources and/or unfair and discriminatory practices.15/10/2012
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Campaign builds up to cancel the Cameri Theatre performance in Delhi AIC - The invitation of the Israeli Cameri Theatre to a prestigious international festival in India aroused strong protests in that country. Those calling for the invitation to be cancelled took up Israel`s overall record of Israel`s oppressing the Palestinians and Israeli theatres acting to give Israel a "cultured" image in the world, and the Cameri`s own specific record of explicitly deciding to perform in the West bank settlement of Ariel. 15/10/2012
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Army Radio asks musician not to perform song that `debases` IDF soldiersEmilie Grunzweig - Haaretz - "They are not men, nor women / They are mere objects, mere shadows / To learn to kill / It is a matter of habit … To learn cruelty / Is a matter of momentum / It starts small / And then it comes." The song was written following Alona Kimhi`s experiences on tours led by "Breaking the Silence" - music: Izhar Ashdot. [The song (in Hebrew) is on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=q-NRrB9pbKs ] bz 15/10/2012
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Court rejects settler demand to demolish the Jahalin "tire school"Jahalin Association - The Supreme Court rejected the Kfar Adumim settlers` demand to demolish the Bedouin "tire school", which is ecologically built of mud and used car tires, attended by 95 children from the adjacent hut village Al Khan al Ahmar. The immediate threat is removed, but the village is still under military threat.16/10/2012
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Thur. Oct. 18 - Join Eritrean asylum seekers protesting arbitrary detentions 16/10/2012
Sign the International Petition Against the Gaza Siege 16/10/2012
International Petition Against the Gaza SiegeWhile the Swedish ship Estelle makes her slow way to Gaza, visiting numerous ports on the way and being warmly welcomed, hundreds of parlamentarians, prominent civil society actors and artists from different countries signed a petition against the siege. 16/10/2012
Israeli forces break up protest on West Bank roadMa`an - As a protest against settler olive harvest terrorism, Palestinian and international activists blocked Route 443 - simultaneously protesting the ban on Palestinians using this road.16/10/2012
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Thursday, Oct. 18th - Negev Bedouins strike and demonstrate to protest police brutality demonstration in front of the ministry of interior`s offices in Be`er-Sheva at 10am. 16/10/2012
Thursday, Oct. 18th - General Strike and protest demonstration by the Negev BedouinsNegev Coexistence Forum - Last week police raided with exceptional brutality the government-recognized Bedouin village of Bir-Hadaj. In protest, The Negev Arabs` Steering Committee announced a general strike on Thursday, October 18th, On the same day, there will be a big demonstration in front of the ministry of interior`s offices in Be`er-Sheva at 10am. 16/10/2012
Palestinians block road to Jerusalem to protest uprooting of olive treesElior Levy - Ynet - "As long as the Palestinians are being assaulted by the settlers, especially during olive-harvest, and as long as Palestinians` lives are disrupted, the lives of Israelis will also be disrupted," a member of the popular committees told Ynet. 16/10/2012
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Finland: Israel warns it will take action against ship if it tries to break Gaza blockadeAssociated Press - The Washington Post - "Israel had sent a message to the ministry earlier this week but it didn’t say what it would do against the Finnish-flagged Estelle." - id 14/10/2012
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Fighting for Women in the ‘Dark Heaven’ of Gaza JODI RUDOREN - NYT - ""If I accept that I deserve this kind of life, I will be losing the hope. I believe I deserve a better life than this, so I`ll still fight," said Andalib Adwan Shehada." - id 14/10/2012
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Soldiers Attack Bil’in’s Weekly ProtestSaed Bannoura - IMEMC - "Dozens of local residents, Israeli and international peace activists, in addition to a delegation from Norway participated, in the protest." - id 14/10/2012
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WATCH: IDF declares Palestinian grazing lands closed military zoneIsrael Social TV - +972 - "Ta’ayush activists traveled to the South Hebron Hills to provide support to Palestinian shepherds seeking to take their livestock out for grazing." - id14/10/2012
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International campaign to defend BGU Department of Government and Politics gathers momentumAcademia Under Attack - On October 31 the Council of Higher Education is due to decide on the draconian recommendation to close down the Ben Gurion Universty Department of Government and Politics, due to the political orientation of many of its professors and lecturers. Academic associations worldwide sent letters to the CHE, protesting this threat to academic freedom in Israel. 13/10/2012
Novelists David Grossman and Boualem Sansal, from Israel and Algeria, launch `unbelievably brave` drive to solve the region`s chronic divisionsAlison Flood - The Guardian - Celebrated Israeli novelist David Grossman is working with Boualem Sansal, an award-winning Algerian writer who came under Boualem Sansal, an award-winning Algerian writer who came under harsh criticism for visiting Jerusalem earlier this year, to launch a writers` drive for peace which calls among other things for a halt to the "inhuman and immoral" situation in Israel.-rh 11/10/2012
The Freedom Bus project has just completed its first Freedom RideThe Freedom Theatre - "During the ride, The Freedom Bus visited some of the most besieged areas in the West Bank. Palestinian actors and musicians enacted personal accounts of community members, touching on issues such as home demolitions, land confiscation, army invasions, arbitrary arrests, settler violence, water shortage, the effects of the Wall and much more." - id10/10/2012
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Oct. 13 - Italians protest weapons sales to IsraelVarese organizing committee/BDS Italia - On October 13 a demonstration will be held at the headquarters of the the Alenia Aermacchi comapny, producer of the M-346 trainer jets, to protest the sale of thirty such jets to Israel. While defined as a "trainer" plane, the M-346 can in fact be be armed with missiles or bombs, and might be so used against Palestinians. 9/10/2012
Tear gas instead of olivesSaed Bannoura - IMEMC - About a fifty Palestinian villagers were headed to their olive groves, located near the Israeli settlement of Adora, but the army blocked their way. When they persisted in trying to get to the olive trees, the soldiers fired dozens of tear gas canisters. The injured were treated by field medics. 8/10/2012
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Story in photos: 2 arrested at south Mount HebronTwo activists where arrested while accompanying a Palestinian shepherd through his land near the settlement-outpost of Avigile. Around 30 Humen Rights activists joined this week Ta`ayush on their activity at South Mount Hebron area.8/10/2012
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Pro-Palestinian activists set sail from Italy, in bid to break Gaza blockadeJack Khoury--Naples` mayor says voyage not against Israel but in support of Palestine, Palestinians, and the two-state solution.dn 7/10/2012
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The deeply disturbing Israel court ruling on Rachel CorrieCindy Corrie - The Seattle Times - He ruled that Rachel was killed as an act of war, which, according to Israeli law, absolves the military of responsibility. He added that she alone was to blame for her own killing and then went on to commend the military police for their professionalism in carrying out such a credible investigation.-rh 4/10/2012
Canadians stand in solidarity with Gaza’s besieged farmers, fishermenEva Bartlett - EI - "“We need political support internationally, to pressure Israel into allowing farmers to work their land and fishermen to access their sea,” says al-Bakri." - id 3/10/2012
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Saturday, Oct. 6 : Olive Harvest in Jayyous - please be there OR participate in the expensestransportation from Tel-Aviv / Kfar Saba 050-5733276 09-7670801 052- 3285567 paypal donations possible2/10/2012
Kufr Qaddum, Al Ma`asara, Bil`in,Nabi Saleh, Beit UmmarRegister for Transportation to October 12- October 13 Weekly Demonstrations Against the Wall and the Settlements2/10/2012
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Report: Another flotilla headed to GazaMoran Azulay - Ynet - The ship is believed to be carrying equipment meant for the "Gaza Ark" project – a Canadian initiative that hopes to build a Gaza-made ship that would carry Palestinian exports outside the Strip`s waters. 2/10/2012
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Estelle news: we are sailing again, on our way to Gaza! Dror Feiler - Swedish Ship to Gaza - We are sailing again, on our way to Gaza The port authorities in La Spezia in northern Italy finally decided to not give in to Israeli pressure. Just minutes ago Ship to Gaza and its vessel Estelle got final clearance to depart from port. Credit to the responsible officials who showed integrity and a sense of justice!1/10/2012
Thirsting for Justice - clear water for the children of Palestine 1/10/2012
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Masked settlers bind & assault an Israeli solidarity activistPosted by kabarita - via @Ta’ayush - Security forces present at the scene did not interevene to stop the attack. bz1/10/2012
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