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McDonald’s refuses to sell where Ben & Jerry’s will — occupied territoryAnnie Robbins - Mondoweiss "McDonald’s Corp. (MCD)’s licensee in Israel has confirmed their company`s refusal to open a franchise inside a mall being built in the West Bank settlement of Ariel.According to a McDonald`s Israel spokesperson the company, with 180 outlets in Israel, has never operated in territory seized by Israel in 1967." ca 28/6/2013
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Register for the Weekly joint DemosTransportation to June 28th - June 29th Weekly Demonstrations Against the Wall and the Settlements 26/6/2013
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Consensus wisdom: The boycott of Israel is working Larry Derfner - +972 - "I’ve made my arguments against the moral objections to the boycott (here, here and here), but now I want to yield the floor to much more prominent speakers – all of whom oppose the occupation and, explicitly or presumably, the boycott too – who have been warning lately that the world is gradually turning its back on Israel, and the only way it can avoid eventual isolation is by freeing the Palestinians." - id26/6/2013
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PSC challenges biased BBC reporting Palestine Solidarioty Camapign (UK) - According to PSC, BBC reports focus on rocket attacks from Gaza into Israel, while often ignoring about Israel’s constant incursions into and attacks on Gaza. Similarly, violence of Israeli settlers against West Bank Palestinians is routinely ignored while BBC Online ran a "soft article" about the experiences of new settlers. Complaints by the PSC team systematically monitoring the BBC already led in several cases to BBC publishing apologies and corrections.ak 25/6/2013
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Israeli journalists protest detention of Palestinian colleagues Ma`an - The army detained Palestine TV reporter Ahmad Shawr and cameraman Bashar Nazzal, after damaging their camera and preventing them from covering the weekly march in Kafr Qaddum. Israeli Journalists covering Palestinian issues made a strong protest, demanding that the army treat journalists with respect, make it possible for them to cover freely all newsworthy events event and not expose them to the risk of shooting or assault." ak 25/6/2013
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Report on The Fourth National BDS Conference, BethlehemPalestinian BDS National Committee - BDS Movement - "With 700 participants, mostly representatives of the national committee member entities, including political parties, trade unions, women’s organizations, professional syndicates, youth and student groups, and other civil society organizations, the conference was hailed by several commentators as a “turning point” for the BDS movement’s local work." - id21/6/2013
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Weekly Vigil in Sheikh JarrahPlease join the residents on Friday, June 21 at 4:00 PM20/6/2013
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Peace Organizations RoundtableSunday, June 23,201319/6/2013
100 protest in Abu Ghosh in wake of `price tag` actsOmri Efraim - Ynet - "Protesters carried signs reading "light instead of terror," and cried out "no to racism, yes to neighborliness." Among the protesters were MK Reuven Rivlin (Likud-Beiteinu) and MK Amram Mitzna (Hatnua)." - id 19/6/2013
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Be`er-Sheva Protest march against the Prawer Bill for Beduin expulsion 12/6/2013
State: `Boycott Law not yet ripe`Gush Shalom - By blurring the difference between ‘made in Israel’ and ‘products of settlements’ the Boycott Law is itself undermining Israel’s export economy.”11/6/2013
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Help Gaza`s Ark go to sea! 11/6/2013
Stopping the Prawer Bill! - protest march in Be`er-Sheva Thursday, June 13, at 10 am11/6/2013
PEACE NOW Saturday night 15.6 - at 8pm: demonstration THE GOVERNMENT OF DIPLOMATIC FIASCO opposite the Prime Minister`s Residence 11/6/2013
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Israeli counter-attack on BDS Michel Warschawski - AIC - "The international BDS campaign is definitely worrying the Israeli authorities. The BDS-skeptical, who claim that BDS has only a very limited impact on Israeli decision makers, if at all, should follow the latest Israeli attempts to counter-attack. These attempts reflect the beginning of panic among Israeli policy makers. Two years ago the Israeli Knesset passed a law that criminalises any call for boycott or sanctions, and allows alleged victims of such calls to claim compensation, even when direct harm is not proven"10/6/2013
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Israel releases conscientious objector Natan Blanc from prison after nearly six monthsGili Cohen - Haaretz - Blanc, 20, has consistently refused to be released from the IDF on psychological grounds. Last week, the IDF declared Blanc "unfit for duty" and said it was about to release him. He was sentenced 10 times for a total of 178 days and was let out eight days early. bz4/6/2013
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Fiddler Without a Roof (video)The actor Theodore Bikel - "Tevye" in countless productions of "Fiddler on the Roof" - calls upon Israeli parliamentarians to reject the pending government bill on "bedouin re-settlement": "It hurts to know that our people, the descendents of the Jews expelled from [such towns as] Anatevka, are about to expel some 40,000 Israeli citizens from their homes, demolish their villages, and dispossess them of much of their lands". ak 4/6/2013
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