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Join the weekly protest in Sheikh Jarrah! 30/12/2016
+972 Magazine`s Editor`s Picks of 2016Magazine Staff - +972 - "As 2016 comes to a close, +972 Magazine’s editors and bloggers look back at the year that was, and share the articles that most resonated with them – in no particular order." - id 28/12/2016
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Palestinian land owner preparing to take settlers to ICCOded Shalom, Elior Levy - Ynet - The 2,000 acres that will be expropriated if the Regulation Bill is approved include the Mitzpe Kramim outpost, which was built on land that Hazem Hassim Ajaj says belongs to his family. ‘When I heard that a settlement had been built on my land, I felt as if my hand had been cut off,’ he says, vowing not to give up. Meanwhile, PA teams are monitoring the bill’s progress and collecting data ahead of an International Criminal Court lawsuit [ry]26/12/2016
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Remembering Ziad Abu EinHuarra team - International Solidarity Movement - "Representatives of political parties as well as dozens of internationals also participated in the tree planting, and reclaiming the land, which followed the midday prayer." - id 21/12/2016
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Join us! Thursdays at the Jordan Valley with Taayush 20/12/2016
Boycott Israeli Wines campaign targets Vancouver Liquor StoreBoycott Israeli Wines - The manager of the store was made aware that the three brands of Israeli wines that are stocked here are all from stolen Arab and Palestinian land. One brand in particular, the Teperberg Vision Malbec, even openly brags on its website that the vineyard that contributes grapes for this wine is in the illegal Israeli settlement of Mevo Horon. [ak] 20/12/2016
Women`s Boat to Gaza – oppose confiscation of Zaytouna-Oliva at Haifa Court! 19/12/2016
400 Jews, Arabs march on settler highway to protest the occupationPhotos and text: Keren Manor/Activestills - +972 - The march proceeded along Route 60, the main north-south highway in the southern West Bank, which connects Jerusalem, Beit Jala, the Gush Etzion settlements and Hebron. The demonstrators were escorted by Israeli soldiers and police for the entire march, which took place in full view of the Israeli settlers and Palestinians driving past. [bz]17/12/2016
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Press conference at PM’s Residence - protests at legalized land robbery 15/12/2016
Will Israel impose Cypriot model in West Bank?Adnan Abu Amer - Al Monitor - Implementing the Cypriot model in the West Bank requires international interference, which is what the Palestinians have been calling for while Israel has been rejecting it. Israel has been keen on keeping discussions and negotiations to this effect limited to internal circles at home, without any international interference, and rejected on Nov. 7 the international conference France intended to hold early next year.-rh 15/12/2016
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Is Israeli High Court’s independence at risk?Mazal Mualem - Al Monitor - The High Court of Justice is well-known in the world as an institution symbolizing the robustness of Israeli democracy; it is an institution that protects minority groups, without political considerations. However, nowadays it is clear that the red line has already been crossed. All the signs show that the political and public atmosphere is ripe for infringing on, and restricting, the powers of the High Court of Justice vis-a-vis the politicians. President Naor’s struggle is only rearguard action.-rh 22/12/2016
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Joint Israeli-Palestinian bike race in the desert 14/12/2016
Israel: EU labelling rules have `non-existent impact`Nigel Wilson - Al-Jazeera - "While the labelling guidelines prompted a rift between Israel and the EU, their economic effect is minimal." - id 14/12/2016
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IDF sentences two conscientious objectors to month in prisonHaggai Matar - +972 - "Earlier this year another conscientious objector, Tair Kaminer, spent five months in military prison, the longest sentence ever for a female refuser." - id 14/12/2016
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Petition: urge Jazz artists not to take part in the Red Sea Festival 13/12/2016
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Over 22,000 signatures on call for artists not to take part in the Red Sea Jazz Festival 10 Reasons for a Cultural Boycott - The campaign calls upon artists to cancel participation in the Red Sea Jazz Festival, a bi-yearly event at Eilat in south Israel. Organizers note that "the free spirit of Jazz music is a beautiful tradition of oppressed minorities" - but that in this Israeli festival it`s "a government event of propaganda, which uses Jazz music as a tool for whitewashing military occupation, apartheid and oppression of the Palestinian people" - and therefore, jazz artists are urged not to take part. 22,000 people already signed the petition and campaigning will go on - targeting both the festival as a whole and specific jazz artists scheduled to appear - until the festival date in February 2017. [ak] 13/12/2016
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Two Palestinian Hunger Strikers Stop Drinking Water After Israeli Court Denied Their AppealIMEMC - On the same day that Israeli authorities released from prison one long-term hunger striker, Bilal Kayed, the Israeli High Court decided not to release two others, Anas Shadeed and Ahmad Abu Farah. Both have been on hunger strike for more than 80 days. Medical reports have shown that Abu Farah and Shadeed may be facing organ failure or brain damage, and Abu Farah has lost vision in his right eye.Their lawyer attempted to present the two`s health conditions, but the Israeli High Court refused to hear that testimony. Both now declared they will stop drinking water, and are prepared to hunger strike until death. [ak]13/12/2016
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National Service Bill - yet another blow at Human Rights GroupsChaim Levinson - Haaretz - The bill, introduced by Likud Knesset Member Amir Ohana and having the government`s support, would block national service volunteers from serving at non-profits that get the majority of their funding from "foreign political entities" (mostly from individual European countries or from the EU). Over the past year, only 11 volunteer positions were assigned to such organizations - including the Hotline for Refugees and Migrants, the Gisha Legal Center for Freedom of Movement and B’Tselem, which focuses on human rights in the territories. In fact, the aim of the law is less to concretely deprive such organizations of volunteer help and more to further de-legitimize them. [ak]13/12/2016
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J-Street leaders visit SusyaJeremy Ben-Ami - J-Street blog - The first thing that struck me about the Palestinian village of Susya was how small it is. We - 15 J Street leaders, including a rabbi, chapter chairs and committed activists - saw a camp of a few tarp-covered, minimal structures surrounding a well with no connection to the electric grid or the water system living under imminent threat of demolition. The people who live there brought the place to life for us – children smiling and playing with us; tea offered with gracious hospitality. A family with so little going out of its way to make us feel at home. Their grace meant so much more after they told us their story – a seventy-year odyssey of uncertainty, occupation and displacement.[ak]13/12/2016
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‘We will defeat BDS with e-commerce’AIC - The Israeli government is supporting settlement businesses use e-commerce to combat the BDS Palestinian human rights movement [ry]12/12/2016
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Vigil at Prime Minister’s Residence: “Say no to legalized land robbery!” 8/12/2016
Israel`s Lehava stirs `anarchy` in Jerusalem : The far-right group stokes hatred and incites followers to violence against Palestinians, say analystsJonathan Cook - Aljazeera - The attacks were carried out by a far-right group called Lehava, or Flame in Hebrew, an acronym for the Organisation for the Prevention of Miscegenation in the Holy Land. Run by a far-right rabbi, Ben-Zion Gopstein, Lehava rejects any interaction between Jews and Palestinians.Run by a far-right rabbi, Ben-Zion Gopstein, Lehava rejects any interaction between Jews and Palestinians. Founded in 2009, Lehava is distinguished from other far-right groups by its official focus on stopping miscegenation and intermarriage between Jews and Palestinians. In addition to the 300,000 Palestinians in Jerusalem, some 1.7 million of Israel`s citizens are Palestinian by origin, making them nearly a fifth of the population.-rh 8/12/2016
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Golden statue of Benjamin Netanyahu toppled after causing stirJeffrey Heller - Independent - A gilded statue of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dubbed “King Bibi” by its creator stirred condemnation from Israel`s culture minister and was toppled by an onlooker after a brief public appearance. Sculptor Itay Zalait said he had placed the four metre (13 foot) tall effigy of Mr Netanyahu on a white pedestal in Tel Aviv`s Rabin Square, adjacent to city hall, to test the limits of freedom of expression in Israel.-rh 8/12/2016
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Join now: ISM-Training in England!contact ISM England and get involved in advocacy work at home 7/12/2016
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Sixth annual race for peace!! joint Israeli-Palestinian bike race in the desert 6/12/2016
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Palestinian village of Susya tests citizen powerRabbi Arik Ascherman - Mercury News/Action Network - Nasser Nawajeh, spokesperson for the threatened village of Susya, once told me that when they were expelled in 1986 they were powerless because they were alone. He said, “We are again in great danger, but with one big difference. We are no longer alone.” Susya probably would not be standing today were it not for international concern, especially expressed by Sen. Dianne Feinstein. Nobody knows what will be the policy of the next administration regarding Human Rights in the Occupied Territories. This is where average citizens come in. Our best hope to have Susya residents able to remain in their homes on the land they own is through American constituents pressing their representatives to express concern on their behalf. [ak]6/12/2016
Bernie Sanders Is Not Giving Up on Positive Change Because of an Election Bernie Sanders, Thomas Dunne Books - Truthout - Despite the dismay and consternation that so many of our readers felt with the election of Donald J. Trump to the presidency, Bernie Sanders released a 450-page book recently with the proud rallying cry of Our Revolution as the title. The book emphasizes a roll-up-our-sleeves optimism in progressive populism despite the election of a white nationalist leader to the highest office in the land. That is further emphasized by the cover photo that includes his campaign slogan -- now his rallying cry -- "A Future to Believe In."1/12/2016
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WATCH: A new brand of Jewish nonviolence in Palestine Michael Schaeffer Omer-Man - +972 - In the summer of 2016, dozens of Jews from the U.S. and other countries came to Palestine, at the request of Palestinian activists, to use nonviolence, civil disobedience, and their privilege as Jews to help oppose the Israeli occupation. Under the banner of “Occupation is not my Judaism,” the activists helped rebuild homes demolished by the Israeli army, facilitated an entire displaced Palestinian village’s return to to its former homes, and put their bodies on the line to challenge the Israeli military regime of segregation and settlement in Hebron.-rh 1/12/2016
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