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Jailed Palestinian leader calls for armed resistanceDaoud Kuttab - A Monitor - " Fadwa Barghouti, wife of the jailed leader, told Al-Monitor that her husband has never changed his position. “Ever since his arrest until now, he has held on to the right of comprehensive resistance that international law guarantees.” - id25/11/2014
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VIDEO: Palestinian and international activists cross makeshift bridges over the separation wallPhoto Story - ISM - "Activists scaled the wall one by one at around 10 am yesterday morning. Only a few hundred meters from an Israeli settlement, the activists then set about cutting through a barbed-wire fence that had been placed close to the Apartheid wall." - id 19/11/2014
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The conflict is managing usAdam Keller - Crazy Country - "In spite of proclamations by the Chairman and leaders of the Palestinian Authority of their intention to unilaterally declare the creation of a Palestinian state within the 1967 borders, the announcement has yet to be made. Diplomatic activity has resulted in a number of countries including Russia, Cyprus and most South American nations to declare their recognition of the State." - id19/11/2014
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At Qalandia checkpoint Palestinian activists cross separation wall in protest actionMa`an - Activists used makeshift ramparts, ladders and cut through barbed wire to climb over the separation wall near Qalandia military checkpoint, which is at least six-eight meters in height. The action was part of a campaign organized by the Popular Resistance Committees. [bz] 15/11/2014
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What is the vision of Jews who want to replace Al Aqsa mosque with temple? Philip Weiss - Mondoweiss - These Jews explained that when the temple is rebuilt, no Muslim holy places would remain on the Temple Mount– or Haram al Sharif, as Muslims describe the site. How the Muslim sites would be removed these Jews could not say. “We don’t know the exact detail,” said a psychotherapist who gave his name as Yechiel Israel. There are hints, he said: earthquake or war. He pointed out that a Lubavitcher rabbi advised in 1967 that the Israeli army blow up the Al Aqsa mosque and Dome of the Rock—and the Six Day War had been a “window of opportunity” that wasn’t taken (video below).-rh12/11/2014
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Donate to save `Gaza Sky Geeks`, a 3-yr old organization for mentoring and supporting startups Crowdfunding effort because earlier funding was redirected to the humanitarian response...12/11/2014
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660 Israelis, among them many well-known, to Danish Parliament members: Vote in favor of recognizing State of Palestine!Amiram Goldblum / Translation: Adam Keller - Press release - The Danish Parliament is due to vote on such a motion later this week, following similar votes in the British Parliament and the Irish Senate, and the decision of Sweden, Denmark`s neighbor, to extend such recognition to the State of Palestine. A similar vote is due in the French Parliament, in December, as well as in Spain. 11/11/2014
NB: UPDATED, CHANGE OF HOUR - Combatants for Peace: On November 15, Israelis Will Say `Yes` to a Palestinian StateTransportation from Tel-Aviv and Jerusalem. Please, register.11/11/2014
On November 15, Israelis Will Say `Yes` to a Palestinian StateCombatants for Peace - The event will challenge the validity of the separation barrier in regard to relations between peoples, and will create a constructive interaction between the two communities – an interaction that is intended as a declaration of our support for Palestinian independence. And thereby also free us of the burden of Israeli domination over another people.11/11/2014
Solidarity tour: `Isawya is a calm village, don`t make it lose its calm` / hands off al-aqsa 11/11/2014
Isawya is a calm village, don`t make it lose its calm!"Free Jerusalem" - (...) main entrances to the village have been blocked and regular citizens are being attacked by noise-bombs, tear gas and `Skunk`. Also, many minors have been arrested.11/11/2014
Palestinian activists destroy section of Apartheid wall9th November 2014 | International Solidarity Movement, Ramallah Team | Beit Hanina, Occupied Palestine - "Yesterday, to mark the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall today, a direct action took place in Beit Hanina, a neighbourhood in Jerusalem" [ry]10/11/2014
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IDF Generals` Letter: `Embrace Saudi Plan`J.J. Goldberg - Forward -the letter raises the Arab Peace Initiative directly and forcefully, not implicitly. It’s fair to say that the existence of the initiative (text here) is central to the generals’ argument: The Arab states have announced unanimously (with the Palestinian Authority included as a voting member) that they are willing to make full peace with the state of Israel and “consider the Arab-Israeli conflict ended” under certain circumstances, and that the circumstances can be negotiated-rh 5/11/2014
ISM activist shot in the head with rubber-coated steel bulletReport - International Solidarity Movement - "“I was just standing on the side of a street, and the military was firing tear gas at the protesters. I was photographing the army when I felt the bullets strike me, one in the head, and another in my leg, and then all I could see was blood.”" - id 5/11/2014
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International observers in Gaza: Restrictions of Raji Sourani’s freedom of movement hampers courageous and much needed human rights workPress release - “Restrictions placed on Raji Sourani’s freedom of movement in and out of Gaza are unacceptable. Raji Sourani advocates against violations of human rights and for the rule of law regardless who the perpetrator is, whether it is Israel, Hamas or the Palestinian Authority. (...) For all those whose human rights needs defending, it is very important that Raji Sourani can carry out his vital work without obstruction.”4/11/2014
Defence Minister Yaalon, stop persecution of Israeli conscientious objectors! 4/11/2014
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Jerusalem municipal inspectors harass peace vigilYitzchak Frankenthal - At 10.25 am this morning, there arrived at the vigil a Jerusalem municipal van. The inspectors started tearing up the protest signs placed on the wall of the PM’s residence. Co-organizer Naftali Raz pointed out that the vigil had gotten a permit from both police and town hall, but was answered with jeering. The inspectors went on with their work, confiscated the signs, loaded them on the van and drove away. Before departing one of the inspectors called at Raz:”We will come to settle accounts with you at Mevaseret Tzion” (the Jerusalem suburb where Raz lives).4/11/2014
The full text of the `100+ General`s Letter` in EnglishTranslation: Israel Policy Forum - We are concerned that similar blindness will thwart the opportunity before us. Therefore we call on you to adopt the political-regional approach and begin negotiations with moderate Arab states and with the Palestinians (in the West Bank and in Gaza, too) based on the Saudi-Arab Peace Initiative. 4/11/2014
A small band of activists humiliating an Israeli shipping giantMurtaza Hussain - The Intercept/Portside - The operations of Zim Integrated Shipping Services, one of the largest cargo shipping outfits in the world, are lately seriously disrupted by a small group of California activists. What appears to be their greatest victory came this week, when Zim decided reroute its cargo to Russia rather than attempt to dock in Oakland once more. 4/11/2014
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Bibi Leads Us To Disaster - daily vigil from 10am to darkness in front of PM`s residenceInitiated by Yitzchak Frankenthal; Tuesday 4pm guest speakers4/11/2014
Ex-generals, police chiefs tell PM: Resume peace talks Nechama Duek - Ynet - 105 former high-ranking army and police officers and Mossad chiefs have decided to join together and step out of their private comfort zones to sign a letter calling on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu "not to join the ranks of those who use threats as an excuse for resting on our laurels, and to initiate a political process." [bz] 4/11/2014
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Jailed Israeli conscientious objector starts hunger strikeYael Marom - +972 - Udi Segal, who refuses to enlist in the IDF due to its human rights violations in the occupied territories, declares he will go on hunger strike until his release from military prison. [bz]4/11/2014
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Peres: Where`s the Israeli peace initiative?Yaara Shalom - Ynet - "Those who gave up on peace - they are the delusional ones! Those who surrendered and stopped seeking peace - they are the naive ones, the ones who are not patriots," Peres cried out towards the tens of thousands who flooded Rabin Square in Tel Aviv for a memorial rally marking 19 years to the assassination of Israeli premier Yitzhak Rabin. -- Yuval Rabin, the late prime minister`s son, attacked the Israeli government for its lack of vision and for ignoring the Arab peace initiative. [bz] 1/11/2014
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Israeli left-wingers urge Spanish parliament to recognize Palestinian state Jpost - Breaking News - Hundreds of prominent left-wing figures from politics, academia, the arts, the media, and the military signed a letter on Friday urging the Spanish parliament to vote in favor of recognizing a Palestinian state. Just one day after the Swedish government followed through on its symbolic pledge to accord recognition to Palestine, Israeli leftists sought to bring their influence to bear on the parliament in Madrid, which is expected to hold another symbolic discussion regarding recognition of a Palestinian state. While the vote is largely ceremonial, it does take on added importance given that Spain is about to inherit a seat on the United Nations Security Council. [bz] 1/11/2014
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Demonstration and Rabin Memorial in TASaturday night, November 1st, 7:30 PM Rabin Square1/11/2014
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