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Protest forces Platini on defensive re the holding of UEFA Under-21 Finals in Israel Euro-Palestine/It`s Kosher to Boycott Israeli Goods - Dozens of pro-Palestinian campaigners brought growing anger over Israel hosting this year’s European under-21 football finals right to UEFA’s door, forcing the organization’s president Michel Platini to grant them a hearing at his headquarters in Nyon , Switzerland. Subsequently, Platini told a televised news conference after a meeting of UEFA’s Executive Committee that he would “think about it and take a decision in the current year”. 29/1/2013
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Activists re-erect tents at Bab al-KaramahMa`an News Agency - "Dozens of Palestinian activists entered a demolished protest village in northwest Jerusalem on Friday, starting to rebuild the al-Karamah (Dignity) encampment"28/1/2013
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IOF murders 6 young Palestinian civilians in January - write to express your protest 28/1/2013
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Full-Page Ad in ‘Roll Call’US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation on January 23, 2013--: 80,000 to President Obama—Hold Israel accountable, we have your back dn27/1/2013
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Sat. 2.2.13 support demo on the mountain opposite Prison-6 (Athlit) where draft refuser Natan Blanc serves fifth prison termMeeting point J`lem: at 10am Binyaney Ha`uma; Tel Aviv 11am corner Namir-Arlozorov26/1/2013
Life of an IDF ‘Refusenik’Simone Wilson - Jewish Journal - “Members of the cabinet have no duty to present their vision for the futures of the country, and they can continue with this bloody cycle, with no end in sight. But we, as citizens and human beings, have a moral duty to refuse to participate in this cynical game.” [Natan Blanc entered meanwhile his fifth consecutive prison term; support demo next week, 2.2.13 see Activism Box -- bz]26/1/2013
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Great new work from Corporate Watch who are currently in Palestine doing new researchTherezia Cooper - Corporate Watch - "Whilst the liquidation of Agrexco was a big success for the BDS movement, it has meant that the export market for Israeli produce has opened up to competition and so far it appears that Mehadrin, one of Agrexco’s main competitors, has benefited the most." - id 23/1/2013
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Natan Blanc sentenced to a fifth term in prison for refusing to serve in the Israeli Army 22/1/2013
Why I let a Palestinian woman from East Jerusalem decide my voteMairav Zonszein - +972 - On election day in the Israel of 2013, the only thing that felt right was to give voice to someone who has been systematically been deprived of that privilege for so long. bz22/1/2013
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Tuesday, 22nd February at 12:00 in Damascus Gate. On the day of the Israeli elections, the Palestinians of occupied Jerusalem wish to remind the world that they have no vote. 21/1/2013
Israel removes new Palestinian protest campAlJazeera - Army removes encampment in the occupied West Bank saying the tents and building were on land owned by Israel21/1/2013
The Israeli occupation is clearer from HollywoodShaul Arieli - Haaretz - "The film provides a naked look at the painful results of this ongoing occupation." - id 23/1/2013
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Frankie Knuckles 2/1/2013
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FREE SAMER ISSAWIAl-Awda and The Free Samer Issawi Campaign--Al-Awda, The Palestine Right To Return Coalition and the Free Samer Issawi Campaign calls on all people of conscience across the globe to stand with Palestinian political prisoner and hunger striker Samer Issawi in his fight for freedom and justice. He has been on hunger strike for over 178 days now protesting the injustice of his detention and that of all the other Palestinian political prisoners! dn20/1/2013
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Israel police block Palestinians from reoccupying protest campReuters - Yahoo News - "E1 covers some 4.6 sq miles (12 sq km) and is seen as particularly important because it not only juts into the narrow "waist" of the West Bank, but also backs onto East Jerusalem, where Palestinians want to establish their capital." - id16/1/2013
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We Remember: Tom HurndallInternational Solidarity Movement - IMEMC - "Tom was with other ISM activists walking through Rafah when Israeli sniper fire started. Almost everyone ran for safety, but Tom noticed that three children, aged between four and seven, had remained motionless, paralysed with fear." - id 16/1/2013
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At Least 17 Including 7 Reporters Injured As Army Attack Bab Al-Shams AgainSaed Bannoura - IMEMC - "The army also prevented Palestinian ambulances from reaching the area to provide the urgently needed care for wounded residents, and also prevented dozens of reporters from performing their duties." - id 16/1/2013
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Combatants for Peace: Join us this Friday in Non-Violent Resistance activity at the villages of Anata and Izbet Tabib 15/1/2013
Netanyahu vows to push on with E1 settlementAlJazeera - Israeli police release activists detained after setting up camp to protest illegal settlement in key West Bank area14/1/2013
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Palestinians Establish a new Village, Bab Alshams, in Area E1 (the activists` press release)Press Release Popular Struggle Coordination Committee - We the people, without permits from the occupation, without permission from anyone, sit here today because this is our land and it is our right to inhabit it. We will not remain silent as settlement expansion and confiscation of our land continues. bz12/1/2013
Palestinians erect outpost in E1 zone Elior Levy - Ynet - Mahmoud Zawara of the Popular Palestinian Committees told Ynet the tent encampment was being set up as part of the Palestinian nonviolent struggle. He said "we chose this specific area because it places a wedge between the northern and southern parts of the West Bank." A little more than a month ago the Israeli government was criticized harshly by the West, including the US, for approving plans to advance construction in the E1 zone as a response to the UN`s recognition of "Palestine" as a non-member observer state. bz12/1/2013
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Imprisoned occupation refuser Nathan Blanc says he won`t give in to pressureAmira Hass - Haaretz - On Wednesday, Blank told Haaretz by phone from Military Prison No. 6 that he assumes the army is trying to wear him down with the repeated confinements until he gives in and enlists, but he does not intend to do so. "I don`t want to go to the mental health officer, as others have done [to get an exemption]," he said. "I`m not going to put on an act." Blank said he began thinking about refusing to serve during Operation Cast Lead in 2009. He has told IDF officers and the judges that when he is released from the army (and from prison ) he plans to do civilian service with Magen David Adom. bz 11/1/2013
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Palestinian children’s photography showcased in Scottish ParliamentLauren Pyott - The Electronic Intifada - "The exhibition, a collaborative effort undertaken by Scottish photographer Phil Chetwynd, the Glasgow University Palestine Society and the Lajee Center in Bethlehem’s Aida refugee camp, showcased the artwork of children from across the West Bank.? - id9/1/2013
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Leaders unmoved by Israeli objections to State of Palestine IDsMa`an News Agency - The Palestinian leadership couldn`t care less about Israel`s objections to planned State of Palestine passports and other identity documents, a Fatah official said Monday.-rh 7/1/2013
Oscars zoom in on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict Two Israeli documentaries shortlisted for Academy Award nominationDaniel Estrin - Times of Israel - The Mideast conflict has done little to help Israel’s image in the world, but the way local filmmakers deal critically with the Israel-Palestinian issue has won wide international praise — and, this year, recognition from the top of the movie industry.-rh 7/1/2013
Farming Injustice: End all Trade with Israeli Agricultural CompaniesPNN - "Supermarkets should follow the lead of the Co-Operative Group in the UK, which has pledged to end trade with any company exporting goods from illegal Israeli settlements. Governments must meet their legal and moral obligation to take action in support of Palestinian self-determination and ban all forms of trade and cooperation with Israeli agricultural export companies complicit in the illegal settlement enterprise. People of conscience around the world can make sure such measures are taken"7/1/2013
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Farming Injustice: End all Trade with Israeli Agricultural CompaniesPalestinian agriculture organisations and the Palestinian BDS National Committee: Agriculture is a vital part of the Palestinian economy and national heritage, yet Palestinian farmers are being displaced from their lands and prevented from accessing it. Israel systematically exploits Palestinian natural resources in violation of international law and implements a range of restrictions on Palestinian agriculture in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip, while allowing Israeli agricultural corporations to profit from Israel’s illegal settlement enterprise. bz5/1/2013
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Israelis give their votes to Palestinians in Facebook campaignAmi Kaufman - +972 "On December 26, 2012, a new Facebook page was created, called “Real Democracy.” The basic idea behind it is that Israelis “give up” their vote in the upcoming elections to any of the millions of Palestinians under Israeli rule who have no right to vote. It’s all done on Facebook. The Israeli posts a status saying he/she’s willing to do it, the Palestinian tells him/her who to vote for." ca4/1/2013
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Yuri Honing Action- Eilat Jazz Festival 2013 1/1/2013
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Fatah, Hamas meet in Gaza ahead of party anniversaryMaan News Agency - Fatah will hold its 48th anniversary celebrations in al-Saraya square, Gaza City on Friday. It will be the first time that Hamas has allowed Fatah to hold such events since seizing the coastal enclave from the secular faction in 2007. Fatah also permitted a Hamas anniversary rally in the West Bank earlier this month for the first time in six years.-rh 2/1/2013
`Ghost town` brought back to life in HebronJillian Kestler-D`Amours - The Electronic Intifada - "“After the second intifada, most people left their houses. They were afraid to go back because of the Israeli settlers and the Israeli military. They can’t live easily in the old city, but we’re trying to bring them back. We can’t leave this area because the settlers would come to take the houses."” - id2/1/2013
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Egypt arrests Israeli activist traveling to GazaRichard Silverstein - Tikun Olam - The 24 year old Andrei Pshenichnikov - an immigrant from the former Soviet Union turned anti-Occupation activist - is in continuing trouble with various police and intelligence services. Half a year ago he was arrested when living at the Deheisha Refugee Camp outside Bethlehem, accused of "membership in a terrotist organization" but released when this charge could not be sustained. Now he is reported under detention in Egypt, where he had gone in an attempt to get into Gaza. 1/1/2013
Draft refuser Natan Blanc - after serving `4th installment` - again sent back to prison. Please, write letters 25/1/2013
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Resist the land grab: donate a treeInternational Solidarity Movement - http://palsolidarity.org/2013/01/resist-the-land-grab-donate-a-tree/30/1/2013
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Activists Needed this Saturday in the South Hebron HillsHarassment of Palestinian farmers and shepherds in the area by both settlers and the army continues. 30/1/2013
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Register for Transportation Weekly Demonstrations Against the Wall and the Settlements 30/1/2013
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How 20 Tents Rocked Israel : Palestinians take the fight to their occupiersJonathan Cook - Common Dreams - What Bab al-Shams shows is that ordinary Palestinians can take the fight for the “state of Palestine” to Israel -- and even turn Israel’s own methods against it.-rh 16/1/2013
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