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Violent clashes across West Bank Ma`an - Palestinians threw rocks at Israeli soldiers and burned tires outside Ofer detention center. [One example of a day of fury, not only in the usual places of protest, but all over the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and which left many wounded-bz] 28/9/2013
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Sheikh Jarrah protest vigils Friday, September 27, 3:00 PM27/9/2013
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IDF bars Israelis from joining Palestinian protest against settler concertMairav Zonszein - +972 - "According to Guy, an Israeli Ta’ayush activist who frequents the south Hebron Hills, a minivan of 15 Israelis left Jerusalem Monday evening for the village. But due to the efforts of the IDF, a drive that usually takes less than an hour took them 2.5 hours." - id 27/9/2013
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Right-wing group seeks to dismantle Israeli NGO dedicated to Palestinian returnEdo Konrad - +972 - "Just weeks after it was deemed to have ‘fascist characteristics,’ nationalist group Im Tirtzu tries to shut down Zochrot for allegedly ‘rejecting the existence of the State of Israel.’" - id 25/9/2013
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Should Oral Historians Meet in an Occupied Land in 2014? On the Fallacy of ‘Engaging’ with the Israeli AcademyHaim Bresheeth and Sherna Berger Gluck - CounterPunch - "Academics have been going to conferences in Israel, especially in Jerusalem, for five long decades of occupation, engaging with their Israeli counterparts. It’s bad enough that these engagements have resulted in nothing positive, but to make matters worse, they have become part and parcel of Israeli political strategy: more engagement, discussions, meetings, negotiations between the sides ad infinitum. The current phase of such fruitless exercises recently initiated by US Secretary of State John Kerry will likely join the others in the dustbin of history"23/9/2013
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Urgent Message – tomorrow’s action (25.9) at Khirbet Makhoul canceled 22/9/2013
New Israel Fund-Supported Groups Win Key Court Victory for African RefugeesNIF - A landmark victory for human rights was won in Israel today when an expanded panel of the Supreme Court invalidated the Third Amendment to the Anti-Infiltration Law passed by the Knesset in 2012, which incarcerated more than 2000 African refugees without due process or recourse to the possibility of asylum.- 18/9/2013
European academics to Ashton: retain unchanged guidelines on settlementsBDS Movement - Secretary of State Kerry is reported to have called for the EU guidelines on Israeli settlements to be dropped, ahead of negotiations on Israel’s participation in the EU`s upcoming Horizon 2020 EU research funding program. A US official claimed there is an “openness” to this among EU officials. In response, more than 500 academics, from 13 Eu member states, signed a letter addressed to the EU Foreign Minister Ashton calling for the EU to fully retain the guideleines. ak 17/9/2013
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Veolia transportation firm divests from Israeli settlement bus linesSaed Bannoura - IMEMC News - "After a campaign beginning more than six years ago, activists with the global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement have declared a major victory this week, when the French transportation company Veolia Transdev (partially owned by environmental services company Veolia Inc.) sold off its bus lines which operate in the Israeli-occupied Palestinian Territories"30/9/2013
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The Return of the Israeli LeftShlomi Eldar - Al-Monitor - This may have been just a minor victory in legal terms, but it was an important victory for freedom of expression in Israel and for the Israeli left, which has been afraid to raise its head for the past few years. These young people, who did not hold back and fought for their values and worldview, represent the return of the Israeli left, which can once again stand tall and proud.-rh12/9/2013
Lake Erie Quakers boycott settlement products Peace in Israel/Palestine - The Lake Erie Quakers, encompassing Ohio, Michigan, and Western Pennsylvania, call for boycott of products made in illegal Israeli settlements and for divestment from companies that support Palestinian repression - since "Stability and safety for both Israelis and Palestinians depends on a just agreement regarding Palestinian lands that Israel has occupied - illegally, according to international law - since 1967." 10/9/2013
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IDF closes investigation into Bil`in killing without indictmentMairav Zonszein - +972 - "Last year a former soldier who served in the same unit said the shooter aimed directly at Abu Rahme and even put an ‘X’ on his rifle afterward." ..."Yesh Din, will continue in its struggle to bring the parties responsible for his death to justice." - id 11/9/2013
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Three Palestinian activists arrested during demonstration against road closure in QaryutRamalla Team - ISM - "Soldiers pursued activists from the road from many different directions and came through the olive trees trying to trap activists, shooting many teargas canisters." - id 11/9/2013
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Sheikh Salah Refuses To Be Released In Exchange For Exile From JerusalemIMEMC - "It is worth mentioning that Sheikh Salah has been repeatedly kidnapped and imprisoned by Israel, and several rulings were issued against him preventing him from entering Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa mosque for six months each time." - id 4/9/2013
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Demonstrators march in Tel Aviv against plan to uproot BedouinsHaggai Matar - +972 - "At one point eggs were thrown at protestors from a rooftop while other bystanders seemed supportive of the march." - id 4/9/2013
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ACRI and B’Tselem Urge: Stop Firing Rubber Bullets at West Bank ProtestersACRI - Following numerous instances of death and injury to unarmed protesters by rubber bullets, and following the injury of B’Tselem spokesperson Sarit Michaeli during a demonstration last month, B’Tselem and ACRI (Association for Civil Rights)demand that the Army end its use of such bullets as a means to disperse demonstrations. ak 3/9/2013
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Nobel laureates in literature and other prominent writers sign petition by David Grossman against destruction of villages in southern Hebron hills. Maya Sela - Haaretz - Signed by Nobel laureates J. M. Coetzee, Mario Vargas Llosa, Herta Mueller, Orhan Pamuk and the Irish poet Seamus Heaney, who signed the petition before his death. Other signatories include Julian Barnes, John Le Carre, Michael Chabon, Junot Diaz, Dave Eggers, Neil Gaiman, Nathan Englander, Aleksandar Hemon, Yann Martel, Colum McCann, Ian McEwan and Philip Roth. The petition, which Grossman wrote in late June, was signed by Israeli writers such as Yoram Kaniuk (before his death), Sami Michael, Meir Shalev, Yehoshua Kenaz, Etgar Keret, Zeruya Shalev and Ronit Matalon. bz3/9/2013
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1,000 march in Tel Aviv against PrawerAIC - "Saturday`s demonstration was led by residents of El Araqib, the village destroyed by Israel over fifty times in the past 2.5 years. Last Tuesday el Araqib was demolished yet again, and four village residents were detained and initially prohibited from returning to their lands until a court overturned this decision. The presiding judge attempted to facilitate an agreement whereby Israel would stop demolishing El Araqib while village residents would stop building, but Israel refused"2/9/2013
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Israeli Artists Pay Price For Political ViewsShlomi Eldar - Al-Monitor’s Israel Pulse - After it became known that the singer ultimately decided to appear in Susya, the playwright and author Orna Akad addressed him via Facebook: “Ehud Banai,” wrote Akad, “in the end you decided to perform at the illegal settlement of Susya. You said you’re against boycotts. Just so you know, during your performance the rights of the residents of the area to leave their homes will be boycotted. If they feel like seeing your performance, … their right to do so will also be boycotted. They call this boycott a curfew. Do you understand? Hey, didn’t you say you’re a man of peace?” bz20/9/2013
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2nd letter to the 28 Member States of the EU on implementing guidelinesECCP - Israel is the only non-EU country to which the doors of the Horizon 2020 program have been open. Indeed, this considerable advantage is highly questionable, given that Israel is a State which violates international law, human rights and fundamental European Union principles every day. The European Union has taken conclusions and published Guidelines to which Israel needs to comply to enter Horizon 2020. Why should the EU renounce to its own principles to facilitate the acceptance by Israel of these huge advantages the EU intends to give them ? bz20/9/2013
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