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First food truck rolls into Palestine : Two former prisoners have launched an environmentally friendly mobile kitchen in the occupied West Dalia Hatuqa - Aljazeera - Onlookers and elderly men sitting at a cafe across the street appear intrigued. "What is this?" someone yells. "It`s a food truck," shouts back owner Khaldoun Barghouti, a 43-year-old from Kobar, a village near Ramallah. This is the first mobile kitchen in the West Bank.-rh 27/4/2016
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An Israeli journalist asks, ‘What happened to the people in the photographs?Michaela Whitton - Mondoweiss - The uncommon scenario of an Israeli Jew attending a wedding in a Palestinian refugee camp meant Kratsman was accepted by locals immediately. He quickly found himself the centre of attention as people clamoured to spot themselves in his photos. As the Palestinians pored over the images taken during a 2007 parade of militia, he handed out pens and they circled the faces of those they knew were dead. Returning home with 20 martyrs identified and keen to locate more Palestinians in his archive, Kratsman soon realised he couldn’t carry thousands of images all over the West Bank and Gaza. Then, prompted by his wife, he quickly understood the potential Facebook had to help in his quest. - rh27/4/2016
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How one Israeli Arab woman seeks to wipe out hatredMazal Mualem - Al Monitor - "“We got harsh reactions and we were expecting that. There were threats, too. There were also those who claimed that the Bokra website is owned by the Mossad." ..."All of this, of course, does not deter us because it’s obvious that if we don’t do something, we will lose control over our young people.”" - id 27/4/2016
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Petition: Keep the Israeli Army Off Kadoorie University Campus! 26/4/2016
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Palestinians create seed bank to save their farming heritage in the Holy Land’s hillsPeter Beaumont - The Guardian - In the birthplace of agriculture, traditional crops are dying out. But one woman has a plan to preserve them [ry]25/4/2016
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`There`s always an Intifada inside the prisons`Patrick Strickland - AlJazeera - Health of Palestinian Sami Janazrah, on hunger strike for 51 days, plummets as tensions rise in several prisons [ry] 25/4/2016
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Canadian student union will divest from firms aiding Israeli abusesAli Abunimah--The student union at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, is to sell its investments in nine companies involved in human rights abuses. dn24/4/2016
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Help save two Palestinian villages threatened with demolition. 19/4/2016
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I don`t want to give up my dream or let the occupation succeed in destroying it. My only hope now lies in your support.24-year old Ni`ilin blogger/activist Saeed Amireh needs some money to complete studies18/4/2016
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Poetic injustice: Palestinian poet arrested over Facebook postYoav Haifawi - +972 - Poet and activist Dareen Tatour has been charged with incitement to violence based on a poem she posted on Facebook. Its translation by a policeman whose sole competence as a translator is his ‘love for the Arabic language,’ was enough to convince the court to extend her remand and keep her under house arrest [ry] 18/4/2016
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Reverse censorship of Palestine maps, scholars tell McGraw-HillCharlotte Silver - EI - “In a letter signed by more than 35 prominent academics, including Judith Butler, Ilan Pappe, Avi Shlaim and Noam Chomsky, the scholars state, ‘This blatant act of censorship, in response to complaints from those who seek to suppress a free exchange of knowledge and ideas about Israel and Palestine, is shocking and unacceptable’” [ry] 18/4/2016
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We Stand with Palestine in the Spirit of “Sumud”Susie Day--At a moment of growing resistance to state violence and injustice the world over, a delegation of nineteen anti-prison, labor and scholar-activists from the United States traveled to Palestine in March 2016. Our delegation included former U.S.-held political prisoners and social prisoners, former Black Panther Party members, prison abolitionists, trade unionists and university professors. We are the first U.S. delegation to Palestine to focus specifically on political imprisonment and solidarity between Palestinian and U.S. prisoners. Our delegation also focused on recent labor struggles in Palestine for bread and dignity, and on the struggles of Palestinian intellectuals to assert the rightful claims of Indigenous Palestinians to their land, culture and history. dn17/4/2016
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Israelis and Palestinians in Grassroots Negotiations Congress 15/4/2016
Non-violent protest in Ni’lin again met with collective punishment against whole villageal-Khalil team - International Solidarity Movement - "After the prayer, the demonstrators walked up towards the soldiers in order to engage them in a dialogue about their actions in the village of Ni’lin and their excessive use of force against the civilian population in Ni’lin." - id15/4/2016
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Three masked soldiers and an arrogant catAdam Keller - Crazy Country - `Organizers hand out signs in Hebrew, Arabic and English: "There is another way" / "It will not end - until we talk!" / "Stand together against occupation and violence" / "Stand together against racism and hatred" / "Theft of land breeds violence" / "Our tears all have the same color" / "Building together a new hope."" - ID 14/4/2016
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Furtive Jewish wedding held on Temple MountSTUART WINER and JUDAH ARI GROSS - The Times of Israel - The announcement of the wedding came hours before Palestinian leaders, apparently unaware of the wedding, warned that Jews visiting the compound during the upcoming Passover festival will inflame tensions.-rh 13/4/2016
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Demolition escalates in the West Bank (including graphs)Oxfam - Oxfam calls upon European governments to live up to their commitments and to start protesting and requesting compensation for the destruction by Israeli authorities of Palestinian homes and the confiscation of humanitarian aid in the West Bank. [bz]12/4/2016
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Brazilian province cancels cooperation agreement with Israeli water company PNN (Palestinian News Network) - The Brazilian state of Bahia decided to end its cooperation agreement with the Israeli water company Mekorot. Brazilian Civil society groups - working in close cooperation with the Palestinian Farmers Union and the Land Defense Coalition - have campaigned, pointing out that Mekorot is centrally involved in pumping West Bank water sources for Israeli use, leaving the Palestinians only a minor share of their own water. This was joined by regional legislator Marcelino Galo, vice-president of the state commission on environment, draught and water resources - culminating in the decision to cancel the agreement. [ak]12/4/2016
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Occupation, not a road! rally of solidarity with Qalqilya 7/4/2016
Yes Theatre: Resisting occupation through theatre and socially engaged art practiceal-Khalil team - International Solidarity Movement - "Roughly eight new productions every year reach an audience of over thirty thousand Palestinians, and on occasion also tour theatres of Germany, France and Tunisia." - id6/4/2016
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Hand Made - you can give a hand to these Gaza women who try to become self-supportingThey make very beautiful things. It`s a project of creating hope for Gazans. Please, help by donating/spreading.5/4/2016
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"Already here for 85 days" - CO Tair Kaminer blogs from the military prisonTair Kaminer - The truth is that it was not an easy day. And in days like this I have to repeatedly remind myself what I am doing. I could easily ask to see the psychologist to get out of here. But... 5/4/2016
`There is another way`: Palestinians, Israelis march together against the occupationOren Ziv/Activestills.org - +972 - The monthly protest march is deliberately held on a road that both Palestinians and Israeli settlers use, with the intention of demonstrating a joint Palestinian-Israeli anti-occupation message in full view of settlers. Roughly 300 Palestinians and Israelis are seen marching on the photo series.[bz]5/4/2016
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Transgender teenager jailed for refusing military service in Israeli Defence ForcesLizzie Dearden - The Independent - Aiden Katri, a 19-year-old trans woman, faces multiple prison sentences if she continues to refuse [ry] 4/4/2016
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Music therapy for traumatised Palestinian childrenMatthew Vickery - AlJazeera - Sounds of Palestine offers a "peaceful and safe place" for children in Aida refugee camp to study music [ry] 4/4/2016
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How these Israeli mayors are finding their own path to peaceShlomi Eldar - Al-Monitor - As a result of the meeting in Ma’alot, Shlomo Bohbot, the mayor of the municipality of Ma’alot-Tarshiha, proposed a reciprocal meeting in Ramallah between Israeli mayors, regional council heads and Abbas. Zenaniri confirmed to Al-Monitor that the Palestinian Authority has begun preparing for such a meeting and that the Palestinian participants plan to reiterate to their guests that there is a partner for peace. “I’m ready to go to Ramallah right now,” Shevo told Al-Monitor. “I’ve already submitted a request to travel there, but I have yet to receive permission from the defense authorities.” According to Shevo, he is not the only Likud mayor whose approach to dealing with the Palestinians is not in accord with the rejectionist diplomatic line espoused by the prime minister. [bz]2/4/2016
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From Israeli jail, ‘nonviolent’ bid to ‘free Palestine’ takes shapeAvi Issacharoff - The Times of Israel - A group of people close to leading Fatah activist Marwan Barghouti, jailed in Israel for murder, have reached an understanding with the Hamas and Islamic Jihad leaderships overseas on a comprehensive plan to jointly campaign against the Israeli occupation until it is brought to an end, Palestinian sources told The Times of Israel.-rh20/4/2016
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A Confederation of Israel and PalestineUri Avnery - antiwar.com - This week, President Rivlin published a peace plan. That is not a usual act by a president, whose office is mainly ceremonial. His plan is based on a federation of two "entities" – a Zionist-Jewish entity and an Arab-Palestinian one. He did not go into detail. He obviously believes that at this stage it is better to float a general idea and get the people used to it. This may well be wise.However, it also makes it difficult to judge the plan seriously. As the saying goes, the devil is in the details. It can be a very good plan or a very bad plan. Depends. Depends on the details.-rh 20/4/2016
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