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Join the call on diplomats to visit Hebron and expose the oppression 28/2/2014
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Israeli government turns blind eye to boycott snowballAkiva Eldar - Al-Monitor - Companies around the world join the boycott of settlement products, while the Israeli right promotes a controversial law designed to punish Israelis who support the boycott.-rh 26/2/2014
Batsheva dance group comes to New Zealand - and so does the BDS protestThe New Zealand Herald - Some forty BDS campaigners held a protest outside Wellington`s St James theater, facing off with a group of Israeli supporters. According to protest organiser John Minto, they succeded in dissuading five persons who had intended to see the performance of the visiting Israeli Batsheva dance troupe, and who were persuaded that in so doing they would lend support to oppressive Israeli policies. 25/2/2014
Young British Jews: show the Green Line on all maps Jordan Marsh and Jess Weiss - The Forward - The sixteen young British Jews who launched the Green Line Campaign state: Education is a core Jewish value, and we are simply asking for a fair and balanced education in regards to Israel. We, the members of the Sign on the Green Line Campaign, are asking for Jewish schools, synagogues, youth movements and Jewish communal organizations to only use maps that show the 1949 armistice lines. Why? Because we believe that our community is presenting us with inaccurate maps of Israel, which are ill-informing us as to the reality of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. ak25/2/2014
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WATCH: Separation wall engulfs village of Al-WalajaSocial TV - +972 - Between Jerusalem and Bethlehem, Israel is building the separation wall on land confiscated from residents and village of Al Walaja. The village’s farmers are not willing to give up on the little land they have left but the state is planning to build a national park on the site. Social TV joins a group of activists who went to work the land in solidarity with Al Walaja’s residents. bz25/2/2014
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Boycott = anti-Semitism? Israelis avoid settlement products tooJudy Maltz - Haaretz - “As someone who lives in this country, I’m forced to contribute to the settlement enterprise through the taxes I pay which support the economy there. So at least in this way, through the decisions I make about what I consume, I can refrain from making any further contributions.” bz 25/2/2014
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Ubaida Asaid Transferred to Security PrisonChris Carlson - IMEMC News - "Asaid started two open hunger strikes protesting his transfer [...] to Ofek prison, an Israeli criminal prison full of violent youth offenders where Asaid’s life was in imminent danger [...]. He stopped [...] on February 15, 2014, after receiving another promise to be transferred to a security prison which was achieved last Tuesday" [ry]24/2/2014
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Captain Boycott Rides Again Uri Avnery - Gush Shalom - "Clearly, the whole legal edifice was constructed for these three words [`a territory ruled by Israel’]. The law does not protect Israel. It protects the settlements. That is its sole purpose" [ry]24/2/2014
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Israeli law group accuses Oxfam of funding terroristsSpencer Ho - The Times of Israel - Shurat HaDin claims two entities funded by the humanitarian organization are connected to PFLP [ry]24/2/2014
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Open Shuhada street protest (yisraelpnm video)Demonstration to open Palestinian access to Shuhada Street in the West Bank city of Hebron, February 21, 2014. Some 500 protesters, including foreign and Israeli activists, gathered on Friday, marking the 20th anniversary of the closure of the street, which was closed by the Israeli army in 1994 following the Hebron mosque massacre by Baruch Goldstein, an Israeli settler, who went on a rampage inside Al Ibrahimi Mosque, killing 29 Palestinian worshipers. bz22/2/2014
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Open Shuhada street protest, Hebron 21.2 (David Reeb video) 22/2/2014
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Palestinians, IDF clash in protest to demand main Hebron street re-openedAFP - Ynet - Street was closed 20 years ago after Israeli settler gunned down 29 Muslim worshippers at the Cave of the Patriarchs. bz22/2/2014
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15 yrs old child prisoner resumes hunger strike as Israel reneges on deal. Save Ubaida Asaid - 15 yrs old Palestinian child prisoner Ubaida Asaid has restarted his hunger strike after Israel reneged on its deal to transfer him out of violent Israeli criminal prison for delinquents, where his life is in imminent danger, to a prison for Palestinian political prisoners in return for him stopping his hunger strike. The deal stipulated Israel would transfer Ubaida from Ofek prison within 10 days of the cessation of his hunger strike, instead they have locked him up in solitary confinement indefinitely with no sight of transfer to HaSharon prison.-rh 19/2/2014
Israel crosses the tipping point, becomes an economic liabilityAmi Kaufman - +972 - Over the past three months Israel has seen a surge in European firms adjusting their business ties with the Jewish State. The knee-jerk response of its politicians is telling: the point of no return has been reached [ry]18/2/2014
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Eight Detainees Holding Hunger Strike In Israeli PrisonsIMEMC & Agencies - "The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that eight Palestinians detainees, held by Israel, have been holding hunger strikes demanding to be released, as they are held without charges or trial under arbitrary Administrative Detention" [ry]18/2/2014
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`Is there a justification for violating the Freedom of Expression?”
the Supreme Court judges ask the state
Adam Keller - The state representative stated that so far no damage suits had been filed under the Boycott Law, and therefore the appeals were "not ripe." Adv. Gaby Lasky: “My client, Gush Shalom, used to publish, distribute and regular update its list of settlement products. Nowadays, ever threatened with this law, Gush Shalom was forced to cease the publication and distribution of this list, being considerably hampered in its political activity. bz17/2/2014
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Palestinian activists successfully plant 100 olive trees in fields targeted by settlers in South Hebron HillsISM - Over 60 Men, women and children from the South Hebron Hills and Hebron city gathered in Susiya and together with international and Israeli activists, engaged in a nonviolent action. Some Palestinians took quite some risks slowing the army`s effort to interrupt the action, giving others time to continue planting. bz17/2/2014
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The boycott isn`t economic warfare, it`s psychologicalLarry Derfner - +972 - "All the boycott has to do is keep growing, drop by drop – yes, like Chinese water torture – for it to succeed." - id12/2/2014
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Israeli occupation raid and evict Palestinians from Ein HijlehPSCC press Release - At the time of the raid Israeli forces fired large amounts of sound bombs to scatter the crowd that gathered at the center of the village while many women and children were automatically evicted from homes and tents where they were asleep. 35 Palestinians were injured and taken to Jericho hospital. bz 11/2/2014
Gaza rallies in support of critically ill prisonerJoe Catron - The Electronic Intifada - Ibrahim Bitar, now 32, was a fighter in Fatah’s Abu al-Arish Brigades. “He was injured by the Israelis in his right eye during clashes. He was transferred to Egypt for treatment. The Israelis let him go to Egypt. During his return to Gaza, they detained him at the Rafah border. (...) We still don’t know the exact disease he has. First, they claimed he was suffering from leukemia. They gave him medication for three years. Then, they found out he didn’t have it and told him he had colon cancer. Ibrahim’s mother, Umm Muhammad, said “I haven’t been allowed to visit him for three months now.” bz 11/2/2014
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VIDEO: Israeli forces evict Ein Hijleh protest villageAIC - "Israeli soldiers raided the Ein Hijleh protest village in the Jordan Valley and violently evicted its residents before dawn on Friday. The army also declared the area a closed military zone, banning activists from returning to it" [ry]10/2/2014
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An Israeli citizen is being held in administrative detentionNoam Rotem - +972 - "An Israeli citizen was detained without trial three months ago, and nobody knew about it."..."We cannot tolerate a situation in which citizens “disappear” and certain authorities hold back this information from other authorities and from the public." - id 5/2/2014
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Zionism is a “false theology,” says new Presbyterian study guideJoe Catron - The Electronic Intifada - "Zionism Unsettled, as the pamphlet is titled, offers much value to any Palestine activist who has not considered the ramifications of Zionism as an ideology." - id 5/2/2014
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NY Jews to Mayor de Blasio: ‘AIPAC does not speak for us’Adam Horowitz - mondoweiss - New York City Jews, who had supported de Blasio`s election as Mayor on a social reform program, prtested againt the Mayor`s outspoken of AIPAC: "The needs and concerns of many of your constituents–U.S. Jews like us among them–are not aligned with those of AIPAC. No, your job is not to do AIPAC’s bidding when they call you to do so. AIPAC speaks for Israel’s hard-line government and its right-wing supporters, and for them alone; it does not speak for us." ak4/2/2014
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Salt of the Earth: Palestinians hold onto the land AIC - "The Palestinian Popular Struggle Coordination Committee launched on Friday January 31 the Melh Al-Ard (Salt of the Earth) campaign by reviving the village of Ein Hijleh in the Jordan Valley. The objective of the campaign is to reject Israeli annexation of the Jordan Valley by reviving a Palestinian village on land belonging to the St. Gerassimos Monastery of the Orthodox Church. On Sunday February 2, activists erected a second protest encampment, al-Awda (Return) near the Bisan checkpoint in the northern Jordan Valley" [ry]3/2/2014
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Hundreds protest against Israeli settlements - occupy abandoned housesAl Jazeera - Palestinians and Israeli activists occupy abandoned houses in Jericho to protest against settlements in West Bank. The nearly 300 protesters arrived by bus and car and paraded a banner proclaiming "No peace with settlements", signed by the Youth Against Settlements group. They brought generators with them, indicating that they plan to at least stay overnight. bz1/2/2014
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