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Activism

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Israeli police to activist: if you keep reading village names, you will be arrestedLeehee Rothschild - Mondoweiss - One of the activists a history book, out of which he started reading out loud the names of villages demolished by the Nakba, on which the city of Tel Aviv was built. Policemen warned him that if he keeps on reading he will be arrested. After a moment or two they fulfilled this threat. As he was dragged to the police van he kept on reading. "Shayka Muwannis, Abu Kabir, Salama...." gm28/4/2012
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Police besiege, arrest activists planning to commemorate Nakba in Tel AvivHaggai Matar - +972 Some 15 activists from the organization Zochrot were besieged by police on Wednesday night in the NGO’s offices, in order to prevent them from quietly commemorating the Palestinian Nakba on Israeli Independence Day. Three were arrested for reading aloud names of destroyed villages."...their goal was to prevent us from disturbing the peace,” says Liat Rosenberg, Zochrot director. “We were held captive for about four hours," ca "27/4/2012
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Israeli police forcibly prevent Nakba event and Israeli high schoolers cheer for NazisAli Abunimah - The Electronic Intifada - Last night, Israeli police besieged the headquarters of Zochrot, in Tel Aviv, preventing dozens of activists from carrying out a silent action in which they intended to hold signs on Tel Aviv’s “Rabin Square” bearing the names of Palestinian villages ethnically cleansed in 1948.-rh 26/4/2012
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Palestinian protest organizer makes bail after year in prisonHaggai Matar - +972 - "...it became clear that the prosecution’s whole case against Tamimi – who is charged with inciting the village’s youth to hurl stones at soldiers – is based on the testimonies of two teenagers, snatched from their beds at the dead of night, and interrogated without the presence of an adult or without being told of their right to remain silent." - id 25/4/2012
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Alternative service to honor Israeli, Arab victims of conflictRona Tal - Y-net - Members of bereaved Israeli and Palestinian families who "promote dialogue, reconciliation and non-violence" are expected to speak at the ceremony, which will be hosted by Shira Geffen. Some 1,500 people took part in last year`s event, but even more are expected to attend Tuesday`s ceremony at "Hangar 11" in Tel-Aviv`s port. 24/4/2012
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Sunday, April 22 2012 - Palestinian women take back spring as settlers, soldiers look onHaggai Matar = +972 - For the first time in years, a group of Palestinian women was able to reach the Nabi Saleh spring, which was taken over long ago by settlers. The women vowed to return, hoping to hold on to the spring23/4/2012
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Activists: exploit Israel’s fear of solidarity, dependence on world Uri Yacobi-Keller - AIC - Israel is both virulently opposed to international activists coming in solidarity with the Palestinian people, yet completely dependent on international financing, business, academics and tourists. Activists should use this contradiction to their advantage23/4/2012
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Gush Shalom petitions court over West Bank radio Joanna Paraszcuk - Jerusalem Post - Granting `Galei Israel` FM frequencies outside the West Bank “blurs the boundaries between the sovereign State of Israel and the occupied territories where military rule applies.” And it violates the principles of equality and free competition” as an equal opportunity is denied the peace camp. bz 21/4/2012
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NOAM GUR, FIRST TERM IN PRISONYotam Shlomo - New Profile - In her refusal declaration Noam wrote:"I refuse to join an army that has, since it was established, been engaged in dominating another nation, in plundering and terrorizing a civilian population that is under its control.-rh19/4/2012
320 Local, International Groups Campaign For Detainee’ RightsSaed Bannoura - IMEMC - "The organizations are calling for justice, the implementation of international law, an end to solitary confinement, allowing families of Gaza Strip detainees to visit them." - id 18/4/2012
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PCHR Denounces Israel For Denying Entry To Peace ActivitistsPress Release - PCHR - "PCHR Condemns Banning of Dozens of European Solidarity Activists by Israel from traveling to the oPt." - id 18/4/2012
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Lt. Col. Eisner: I didn`t put anyone`s life at riskYnet - ""What`s more important, fulfilling the task or looking good for the camera?"" - id 18/4/2012
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Israel`s leaders incite the public against peace activistsEditorial - Haaretz - When the prime minister and foreign minister label left-wingers "anarchists," "provocateurs" and even "terror supporters," they are sanctioning attacks on civilians implementing the right to protest." - id " 18/4/2012
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Video: Flytilla 2012 - Ronnie Barkan`s arrest at Ben Guryon Airport - 15 April at 18:30 - Palestine 16/4/2012
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PALESTINIAN PRISONERS’ DAY – Take Action to call for Freedom for Palestinian Prisoners! 16/4/2012
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Exclusive: ‘Political contract’ required to enter Israel?Dimi Reider - +972 - A Swedish tourist trying to enter Israel was made to sign a “contract” promising she won’t get in touch with “pro-Palestinian” organisations, and acknowledging she’ll get deported if she “gets caught doing even one of these things.” Meanwhile, Prime Minister’s Office released a letter that will be handed to deported Flytilla activists: Go to Syria 16/4/2012
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WATCH: IDF Lt. Col. rams rifle in face of activist (UPDATED)Ami Kaufman - +972 - UPDATE: According to a source who has approached +972 Magazine, Lt. Col. Shalom Eisner, who beat an activist in the face with his rifle (video below) is slated to be the next Deputy Commander of Bahad 1, the IDF’s school and training base for all of its officers16/4/2012
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Nonviolent Resistance Activist ReleasedSaed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies - "The Israeli Prison Authorities released, on Sunday evening, Ashraf Abu Rahma, from Bil’in village, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah, after detaining him for six and a half months"16/4/2012
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Official: Shin Bet lacked solid grounds to bar entry of 40% of `fly-in` protestersBarak Ravid - Haaretz - Security service had no evidence that 470 of the 1,200 people whom Israel labeled as `pro-Palestinian activists` intended to do anything illegal, source says; French diplomat and his wife among those whose tickets to Israel were canceled16/4/2012
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Israel Moves to Block Pro-Palestinian `Fly-In `Reuters--JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A pro-Palestinian "fly-in" to Tel Aviv got off to a slow start on Sunday after Israel scrambled to block activists from boarding flights in Europe. dn15/4/2012
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1600 Detainees To Declare Hunger-Strike on April 17Saed Bannoura - IMEMC - Some of the demands:
1. Ending Administrative Detention.
2. Ending Solitary Confinement.
3. Reinstating the right to education.
5. Allowing family visitations, especially to detainees from the Gaza Strip.
6. Improving medical care to ailing detainees.
8. Allowing the entry of books and newspapers. bz
14/4/2012
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Scottish activists fly off to Palestine, to the sound of bagpipes and choirSofiah MacLeod - Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign - at Waverley Station, Edinburgh`s main train terminal, a supportive crowd gathered along with pipers and a choir, to give a send-off to Scottish activists flying off tonight. From the exprience of those who did it before, saying the word "Palestine" at the passport control can result in being immediately put in handcuffs and leg-irons and taken to Givon Prison. 14/4/2012
Shin Bet questions Israeli activists linked to upcoming `fly-in` protestAmira Hass - Haaretz "The Shin Bet security service has interrogated four left-wing Israelis involved in preparations for Sunday`s "fly-in." The activists, members of Anarchists Against the Wall, said they have been questioned over the past two to three weeks.Two of the activists said they were questioned at Ben-Gurion International Airport upon returning from a trip abroad. Two others received a written summons to the police station on Dizengoff Street in Tel Aviv." ca 13/4/2012
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New young Israeli Refusers - 2012December 18th.org - "In the coming month, two 18 year-old youth (one male and one female) will refuse to serve in the army, declaring that they can not take part in the violent oppression of the Palestinian people.These brave youth each wrote a declaration explaining why they refuse to be drafted into the Israeli army, and would rather sit in prison than implement the violent policies of oppression of the Israeli army and government" ca 13/4/2012
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Israel mobilizes special forces to deport ‘flytilla’ activistsAllison Deger - Mondoweiss "The AirFlofilla2 is an expensive direct action. Activists from around the world will board plans headed for Tel Aviv and when they arrive, they intend to inform airport security of their plans to enter the West Bank. Generally, announcing intent to enter the occupied Palestinian territories is grounds for deportation, though not an official Israeli policy." ca 13/4/2012
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Detained PFLP Leader Moved To Prison HospitalSaed Bannoura - IMEMC News - "Palestinian sources reported, Sunday, that detained secretary-general of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), Ahmad Sa`adat, was moved to the Ramla prison hospital after a sharp deterioration in his health condition. [...] The PFLP leader has been in solitary confinement for three years now, with no end in sight; his health condition is gradually deteriorating due to various health conditions that need specialized medical attention"30/4/2012
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Shin Bet questions Israeli activists linked to upcoming `fly-in` protestAmira Hass - Haaretz - Several Israelis have been questioned at length by the security service in recent weeks regarding Sunday`s planned `fly-in`; activists` lawyer says Shin Bet is attempting to deter people from taking part in legal activities.-rh 12/4/2012
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16/4 Demonstration in support of Israeli refusers being imprisonedTransportation from, register with Neta: 0546691221; from Jerusalem, register with Sahar: 054568341912/4/2012
Demonstration in support of Israeli refusers being imprisoned16 April, 9 AM, in the entrance to the "Bakum" in Tel Hashomer military base. Transportation from Tel Aviv will leave Arlozerov terminal, at 8:1511/4/2012
Harlem Globetrotters - you paved the way for the civil rights movement in America, please don`t support Israeli apartheid!PLEASE CIRCULATE WIDELY 11/4/2012
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Harlem Globetrotters - you paved the way for the civil rights movement in America, please don`t support Israeli apartheid!ACTION ALERT - PLEASE CIRCULATE WIDELY!14/4/2012
To keep activists out of jails and in the struggleAdi Winter - I am writing on behalf of Anarchists Against The Wall to ask for your support for our legal defense fund10/4/2012
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Three Injured Near HebronSaed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies - "Palestinian medical sources reported, Saturday, that one Palestinian child, in addition to an Israeli and an international peace activist, were injured after Israeli soldiers attacked the weekly nonviolent protest against the Wall and Settlement in Beit Ummar town, near the southern West Bank city of Hebron"9/4/2012
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April 10-13: 7th International Bili`n Conference on the Palestinian Popular StruggleRegistration details & program7/4/2012
Ben Gurion`s 1937 letter includes ‘We must expel Arabs and take their place’Adam Horowitz - Institute for Palestine Studies - Right-wing groups accused dissident historian Ilan Pappé of misquoting a 1937 letter by David Ben Gurion. The full text now translated by the Institute for Palestine Studies shows that Ben Gurion did write what Pappé attributed to him. As quoted, Ben Gurion hoped that the Arabs would freely cede the Negev to a future Jewish state, as "they have no need of it", but if they prove obdurate the Jewish state would make use of its military strenth and enact a forced removal of Arabs. 7/4/2012
France warns pro-Palestinian activists against West Bank tripPauline Mevel and Alexandria Sage - Reuters - About 1,200 Palestinian supporters throughout Europe have bought plane tickets for the visit on April 15 to help open an international school and a museum at the request of a local organisation called "Welcome to Palestine". A similar, though smaller, operation last year led to a few hundred activists being blocked at European airports.-rh 4/4/2012
ICAHD: rebuilding Beit Arabia 4/4/2012
ICC Prosecutor statement: Fears over justice for Gaza victims Amnesty International - "A dangerous statement by the office of International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor that it cannot consider allegations of crimes committed during the 2008-9 Gaza conflict means Palestinian and Israeli victims seem likely to be denied justice."4/4/2012
Land Day Picture Worth a Thousand WordsTikun Olam - "Sometimes pictures are worth a thousand words, at least. In the case of this image by Reuters’ Ammar Awad, this one may be worth 10,000 or more. It’s also instructive that the NY Times headline for the slideshow presentation of Land Day images that includes this one was: Protesters Scuffle With Forces. I don’t see protesters scuffling with Israeli forces. I see Israeli border police mauling unarmed Palestinian demonstrators. I see them pepper-spraying one at point-blank range. You might not notice that his head has already been bloodied as a result of the blows he received"2/4/2012
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Palestinians, leftists barricade themselves inside Hebron houseItamar Fleishman - Ynet - Group protests entrance of settlers into Machpelah House, two detained by police forces. Likud ministers to decide fate of disputed house on Monday2/4/2012
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Marwan Barghouti placed in solitary confinement in Israel jail after call for popular uprisingJack Khoury and Avi Issacharoff - Haaretz - Imprisoned Fatah commander called on Palestinians to sever economic and security coordination with Israel, urged economic and diplomatic boycott2/4/2012
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Israeli theater must be removed from London festival, top U.K. cultural figures sayYnet - "The general manager of Habima has declared the invitation `an honorable accomplishment for the State of Israel`. But Habima has a shameful record of involvement with illegal Israeli settlements in occupied Palestinian Territory." //
Ido Balas - Haaretz - The letter, which was published late last week in the British newspaper the Guardian, was signed by such leading cultural figures as film director Mike Leigh, actress Emma Thompson and actor-director Richard Wilson.
1/4/2012
Nowhere Left to Go - documentary film on Jahalin plight launched Angela Godfrey-Goldstein - The Jahalin Association - Harvey Stein`s documentary on the Jahalin Bedouins, constantly harassed and displaced to make place for expanding Israeli settlements, got its premiere at the French Cultural Centre in East Jerusalem. Unfortunately, not a single one of the Jahalin themselves was able to get a permit to enter Jerusalem and be there in person.17/4/2012
Some 1,200 Palestinian prisoners go on open-ended hunger strike Jack Khoury, Avi Issacharoff and DPA - Haaretz - 2,300 more prisoners declare they will not eat for one day, as Palestinians mark Prisoners’ Day in solidarity with Palestinians held in Israeli prisons; Hunger-striker Khader Adnan also due to be released from prison. bz17/4/2012
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Israeli Citizens Support Paul Donnachie ! 3/4/2012
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Emma Thompson backs Israel boycott for Shakespeare festivalJennifer Lipman - The Jewish Chronicle - Now 37 people have signed a letter calling for Israel to be removed from the roster, including the prominent dissident Jewish ("anti-Israel" JC writes) activists Miriam Margolyes, David Aukin, Jonathan Miller and Mike Leigh. Also on the list is the star of the play Jerusalem, Mark Rylance. 3/4/2012
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In the Shadow of Two States: Rural Electrification in the Occupied West Bank Dan Rabinowitz - European Association of Social Anthropologists - Funded by international donations, Israeli peace activists so far helped provide solar panels or wind turbines to some 200 households in the semi-nomadic Palestinian communities of the arid South Hebron Hills - to whom the military government denies link to the regular power grid. 3/4/2012
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A Washington post frontpage photo jacobkornbluh - Twitpic - Israeli border police use pepper spray as they detain an injured protester - Land Day at the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem`s Old City.3/4/2012
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When the Empire Speaks - and tests new technologies of oppression. Gadi Algazi - Tarabut-Hithabrut - "This is a test of the long-range acoustic device LRAD from the American Technologies corporation." Have you ever heard commercials in the middle of a demonstration, while breathing tear gas? It’s very sad that they didn’t try the automatic translator on us. We didn’t understand a word, and kept on protesting.3/4/2012
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