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BDS activists protest the Jewish National Fund in PhiladelphiaSusan Landau - Mondoweiss - This protest is in support of the international “Stop the JNF” campaign that has been gaining ground in the UK, Europe and elsewhere. “We must work to revoke the tax-exempt charitable status of the JNF,” says Nathaniel Miller. The chanting continues non-stop, “Bulldozing homes, stealing land- it`s all part of the JNF plan!” bz26/3/2013
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A clip from south Hebron HillsHebrew spoken but quite self-explanatory. The army prevents Palestinians from accessing their land. they have no closed military zone order, which is required in order to instruct the activists to leave. Most of the Hebrew you hear is the Taayush activists asking the commander to tell the soldiers not to assault them (by pushing) or block their photo angle. The officer at 03:15 argues that the activists are receiving a salary from "those who are sending you." bz26/3/2013
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Amid promise to Turkey, Israel tightens Gaza access restrictionsGisha - reliefweb - "In the last month, there appears to be a new policy toward the Gaza Strip, in which Israel is openly restricting civilian movement to and from Gaza, as a punitive step taken against the civilian population – in direct response to fire by combatants". The rocket attacks were condemned by Gisha as a blatant violation of the international law prohibition against deliberate or indiscriminate fire toward civilians [but] Israel, too, is obliged to avoid harming civilians. bz26/3/2013
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Israel dismantles Palestinian protest campAlJazeera - Police destroy tents set up in protest against illegal Israeli construction in West Bank, arresting several activists25/3/2013
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Displaced Palestinians return to village after 64 yearsHaggai Matar - +972 - The third generation of the displaced community of Iqrit decided that they’d had enough of waiting for authorities to allow them to return to their village lands, taking matters into their own hands. Last August, they set up their base in a room adjacent to the old church and haven’t left since.-rh 21/3/2013
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Palestinian Protesters Set Up Camp in West BankISABEL KERSHNER - The New York Times - That raised the next question: Would the Israeli security forces come to evacuate the activists while Mr. Obama remained in the area, risking unpleasant images in the news media, or wait until Mr. Obama left for Jordan on Friday?-rh 21/3/2013
Viral Occupation Cameras and Networked Human Rights in the West BankRebecca L. Stein - MERIP - Bilal Tamimi, Nabi Salih’s most experienced videographer, had his own camcorder at the ready by his bedside table when he was awoken by the knock on the door. His sometimes shaky footage, drowsiness and concern for his children making his hand unsteady, subsequently ran on Israel’s evening news programs, the video provided by the Israeli human rights organization B’Tselem as part of its effort to document army abuses in the Occupied Territories.-rh21/3/2013
Drinking tea with the man who killed my fatherGili Gurel - Ynet - Her father was killed in an IRA bombing but Jo Berry decided to meet the men responsible; her first meeting with Pat Magee, the bomber, developed into a public dialogue lasting years; the two visited Israel and told Ynet their story18/3/2013
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Waiting for Saladin (Salaheddine al-Ayyoubi)Paul Larudee - Dissident Voice - The resistance may have achieved some success in what Israel calls “delegitimization” – i.e. the isolation of Israel as an international pariah – but none of this has translated into a reversal of the Zionist theft of Palestine. Regardless of how despised Israel becomes, few of the world’s nations – and certainly not their leaders – are willing to make sacrifices for the sake of Palestinians.-rh 28/3/2013
Hope in HebronDavid Shulman - The New York Review of Books - Men like Isa and Badia and Abdallah Abu Rahma from Bil’in, and Bassem Tamimi from Nabi Saleh, and women like Irene Nasser of Just Vision in Jerusalem, all of them fully committed to nonviolent resistance, seem to be popping up everywhere, and one day the children I met in Hebron, too, will take their places. I, for one, wouldn’t underestimate them.-rh 28/3/2013
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Resistance burns bright in hunger striker’s villageMaath Musleh - EI - " The Israeli military has tried to break the spirit of resistance in this small place, north of Jerusalem, which is home to the hunger striker Samer Issawi." - id 27/3/2013
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Update on Conscientious Objector Natan BlancDavid Blanc - After seven consecutive prison terms Natan appeared at his request before the "Incompatibility Committee" - but was found to be 100% compatible to be inducted, do basic training, and serve in uniform wherever he is sent. So, the eighth prison term expected any moment, etc. etc. [Including links to video and to addresses for support/protest.]26/3/2013
Israeli professor working in US calls Palestinian student a "cockroach"Gabriel Schivone and Nora Barrows-Friedman - The Electronic Intifada - "Abuse against a Claremont Students in Justice in Palestine activist began at an Israeli Apartheid Week event." - id 20/3/2013
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Displaced Palestinians return to village after 64 yearsHaggai Matar - +972 - While three Palestinian outposts in the West Bank were erected and swiftly destroyed by the army – the youth of Iqrit were able to stay. Indeed, whenever they try to build something outside the church and its single adjacent room, authorities quickly show up to demolish it. But other than that, they’ve been living rough and making it happen: planting and growing their own food, collecting timber for fire, unearthing ruins of the old village, uploading pictures to their Facebook page from their mobile phones (there’s no electricity for computers). bz 19/3/2013
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Proposed `Bedouin Law`: Solution or Land theft? Public meeting. Tel Aviv March 18 16/3/2013
Buy into Hope by purchasing Palestinian exports through Gaza’s Arksupporting Palestinian producers in Gaza while challenging the blockade16/3/2013
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Ten years on I want answers for my daughter Rachel CorrieCraig Corrie - The Hill - "President Obama should refuse to continue U.S. military and diplomatic support until Israel gives truthful answers to our questions, not just for U.S. citizens like Rachel and Furkan Dogan, but for all the civilians killed or maimed using U.S.-funded weapons" 18/3/2013
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Video: Draft Refuser Natan Blanc explaining his position A statement by imprisoned Draft Refuser Natan Blanc. He made it from home about a month ago, in between prison terms. Hebrew, with English subtitles. bz16/3/2013
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`I will not get to witness the birth of my child`Adam Schapiro - Aljazeera - When Huwaida and I married, much was made in the press about our relationship from different backgrounds and there was a rush to portray it as a modern-day "Romeo and Juliet". But we always maintained that not only were we not so different, but that more importantly when it came to the polarising politics of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, we saw eye-to-eye when it came to issues of justice, accountability, international law, human rights and dignity.-rh 13/3/2013
Fair trade helps Palestinian farmers stay on their landEmily Lawrence - The Electronic Intifada - "There are many varieties of olive oil, but one stands out from the rest. It’s the rarely seen description on its label: “Produced and Bottled in Palestine.”" - id 13/3/2013
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Israel breaks up checkpoint wedding to challenge citizenship lawsMa`an - Two buses left from Jaffa and Ramallah to meet at opposite sides of Hizma checkpoint, northeast of Jerusalem, for the wedding of Hazim, from Abu Dis and his bride, who is from Nazareth. Both buses were stopped by Israeli forces before reaching the checkpoint and Israeli forces fired sound bombs at guests who had begun singing and dancing on the West Bank side of Hizma. bz10/3/2013
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Israeli Apartheid Week in South AfricaBetween the 11th and 17th of March 2013 South Africa will host the 9th international Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) campaign that takes places annually during February and March in over 250 cities across the world. gm 10/3/2013
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Sabastia, West Bank, March 8 (video)Video: yisraelpnm - Young and old, men and women take part in this protest march through a pastoral landscape which ends in clouds of smoke. The sewage of the `Shavey Shomron` settlement flows straight into the farmers` agriculture lands... bz9/3/2013
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B’Tselem appeals decision not to indict in wounding of Eran Cohen at demonstration in Bil`in, 14 March 2008B`Tselem - In the appeal, Attorney Lasky emphasized that the investigatory material in the file, including the two videos filmed during the demonstration and conveyed by B’Tselem to the investigators, proves indisputably that the officer fired a rubber-coated metal bullet at Cohen at close range, in complete violation of open-fire regulations, injuring him in the leg. Hence, the decision to close the file is patently unjust and should be reversed. Moreover, Attorney Lasky noted that the investigation failed completely in examining the broader issues and implications of the case.-rh7/3/2013
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Palestinian hunger striker demands UK impose sanctions on IsraelPhoebe Greenwood - The Guardian - Samer Issawi, whose imprisonment has sparked West Bank protests, argues Britain must take responsibility for oppression4/3/2013
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Detainees In Galboa’ Prison Hold One Day Strike, Warn EscalationSaed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies - "Monday March 4, 2013, Palestinian Minister of Detainees, Issa Qaraqe’, stated that the Palestinian detainees in the Galboa’ Israeli prison, are holding a one-day hunger strike, as an initial step, part of activities in support of hunger striking detainees, and to protest the ongoing Israeli violations"4/3/2013
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Natan Blanc sentenced to a seventh term in prison for refusing to serve in the Israeli ArmyDavid Blanc - In the military prison camp, where Natan is now serving his seventh sentence, he cannot read his e-mail, but letters of support (on paper)would be appreciated, and can be sent to him at: Natan Blanc / MA 7571368 / DZ 01860 / Israel Defence Forces / Israel 2/3/2013
Conscientious objector Natan Blanc sentenced to prison for the Sixth time for his refusal to join the Israeli Army.Natan Blanc - New Profile "I began thinking about refusing to conscripted into the Israeli Army during the Cast Lead operation in 2008. The wave of aggressive militarism that swept the country then, the expressions of mutual hatred, and the vacuous talk about stamping out terror and creating a deterrent effect were the primary trigger for my refusal. Today, after four years full of terror, without a political process [towards peace negotiations], and without quiet in Gaza and Sderot, it is clear that the Netanyahu Government, like that of his predecessor Olmert, is not interested in finding a solution to the existing situation, but rather in preserving it. From their point of view, there is nothing wrong with our initiating a Cast Lead 2 operation every three or four years (and then 3, 4,5 and 6): we will talk of deterrence, we will kill some terrorist, we will lose some civilians on both sides, and we will prepare the ground for a new generation full of hatred on both sides. As representatives of the people, 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. ca1/3/2013
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From Israeli Citizens to Belgian Citizens: Shimon Peres is Not a man of Peace - He is Guilty Of War Crimes ! 4/3/2013
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Palestinian students attack British Consul-General`s car forcing him to cancel university speech in Ramallah Alistair Dawber - The Independent - “The sitters demanded lecture be cancelled, to protest the policies of Britain in support of the Zionist entity, which caused the plight of the Palestinian people and their continued suffering, and because of the infamous Balfour Declaration.-rh7/3/2013
Gaza fishermen protest as Israel breaks pledge to stop attacksJoe Catron - The Electronic Intifada - " Israel rarely returns boats it has impounded, Zakaria Baker said. “Five boats have been returned over the last year, without their engines, GPS systems, or nets. Only the bodies of the boats came back. Each fisherman had to pay 600 new Israeli shekels [$160] for his boat’s transportation." - id 6/3/2013
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Studying for Peace in Beit Jala : Special Meeting with Pat Magee and Jo Berry Friday,8.3.13, 14:00 A Combatants for Peace initiative6/3/2013
Jerusalem municipality attempts to build on private land in sheik jarahThe owner is calling for support from activists. contact Tal King:05472136765/3/2013
Anti-AIPAC posters in downtown Washington greet conference delegates (joint Jewish Voice for Peace and Avaaz action)Haaretz - MOST JEWISH AMERICANS ARE PRO­PEACE. A I P A C IS NOT 5/3/2013
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