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Critiques not fit to print: Students and allies respond to ‘NYT’ coverage of Palestine activism on campusLeah Muskin-Pierret - Mondoweiss - "So, it was no surprise to find the Times coverage of campus activism on Palestine riddled with revealing silences and implicit endorsement of a right-wing “dialogue” effort that was cast as the laudable middle road." - id31/8/2016
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Listen: US student politics “rapidly shifting” despite Israel lobby effortsNora Barrows-Friedman - The Electronic Intifada - "Across the country, students are gearing up for another academic year and another season of campaigning for Palestinian rights. They are organizing amidst expanded attacks on free speech waged by well-funded Israel lobby groups on and off campus." - id 30/8/2016
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MSF celebrates 20 years wroking in Hebron Palestine News Network - PNN - "The two-day celebration, held in Hebron’s old city, will include a play which displays the ongiong struggle in Hebron’s H2 area, in addition to a photo exhibition showcasing the psychological effects of occupation and violence on Palestinians of all ages." - id 30/8/2016
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PHOTOS: Palestinian protestors offer soldiers popsicles, receive tear gas in returnOren Ziv / Activestills.org - +972 - The villagers of Kufr Qaddum look for a creative way to protest the occupation [ry] 29/8/2016
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UN deeply concerned at deteriorating health of striking prisoner Bilal Kayed PNN - Palestine News Network - "After 70 days of hunger strike, Kayed is reported to be in a critical condition and doctors have informed him that he may suffer irreversible damage to his health." - id 24/8/2016
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Cairo Institute condemns crackdown on Palestinian activists The Arab Daily News - "Under international law, such measures amount to a collective punishment, a serious breach of customary law." - id 24/8/2016
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Palestinian journalist ordered to spend three months in admin. detentionHaggai Matar - +972 - The Supreme Court upheld the army’s request to extend Omar Nazzal’s remand by three months only, instead of four. The judges did not specify why he posed a security threat, and how he would cease to in three months’ time [ry] 22/8/2016
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Rights groups say Israel behind death threats campaignJillian Kestler-D`Amours - AlJazeera - Palestinian human rights workers targeted for attempting to hold Israel accountable for its treatment of Palestinians [ry] 22/8/2016
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Israeli buys Palestinian girl a new bike after border guards broke hersJudah Ari Gross - Times of Israel - Burqan’s experience reminded Jolles of something that had happened to his father in Europe during the 1920s, when a group of anti-Semites attacked him and threw his bicycle into a river, Jolles said. Giving a little girl a new bicycle after hers had unfairly been destroyed was a way to “close that circle.” [bz]20/8/2016
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Army Injures Three In Kufur QaddoumIMEMC News - "Morad Eshteiwy, the media coordinator of the Popular Committee in Kufur Qaddoum, said a large military force invaded Kufur Qaddoum and assaulted locals, holding the weekly nonviolent protest, leading to clashes.The army fired rubber-coated steel bullets, wounding three Palestinians, and many gas bombs, causing dozens to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation." ca 20/8/2016
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Global protests highlight severe water crisis in Gaza and West Bank Orly Noy - +972 - "In a display of lights reflected in the water, activists from Tel Aviv, Jaffa, Boston, New York, Houston, Johannesburg, Melbourne, and Perth stood alongside ponds and beaches forming illuminated words reading, “Water is a basic right,” in different languages." - id 17/8/2016
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Worldwide participation in the Palestine International Dance and Music Festival Palestine International Festival for Dance and Music (PIF) - This week in Palestine - The annual festival, designed as a creative project towards breaking the cultural siege imposed on Palestine and Palestinians, this year hosted international music and dance groups from such countries as Spain, Italy, Greece, Chile, Egypt, France, Morocco, Tunisia, Algiria, Iraq, the UK and Turkey. [ak] 16/8/2016
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Crimea precedent might hasten “red card” to Israeli settlement teamsKwara Kekana - BDS South Africa - The next FIFA council meeting (October), is expected to deal will the six soccer clubs of Israeli settlements on the West Bank. A precedent is the decision of FIFA/UEFA, after the Russian occupation of Crimea in March 2014, to prohibit Crimean soccer clubs playing in the Russian league. [ak] 16/8/2016
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European lawmakers show solidarity with hunger striking Palestinians prisonersMa`an - Anger directed at the Red Cross for the reduction in visits and at Israeli authorities for denying entry to scores of Palestinians from entering Israel to visit their incarcerated relatives has only intensified in recent weeks, as hunger strikes in Israeli prisons continued to gain momentum. [bz]16/8/2016
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Activists break their Fast of Av in Sussiya, praying Liberman will save it todayTovah Lazaroff - Jerusalem Post - The activists sang a traditional Tisha Be’av prayer, but added a special verse for Sussiya, “for the village in danger, because of the appetite of the state.” [bz]16/8/2016
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WATCH: Activists show solidarity with parched Bedouin village Social TV - +972 - Israel’s National Water Company, Mekorot, supplies water to Israeli settlements in Area C of the West Bank while Palestinians are denied access to wells and pipes that run through their land. Watch Israeli activists show solidarity with Bedouin living on the edge of the village of Fasayil in the Jordan Valley. [bz]16/8/2016
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Global protests highlight severe water crisis in Gaza and West BankOrly Noy - +972 - An international light installation coordinated by the ‘Water Coalition’ calls for equal water rights for Palestinians [ry] 15/8/2016
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Gaza football club dazzles IrelandCiaran Tierney - EI - “The talented young Palestinian footballers got to showcase their talents before Galway United’s biggest crowd of the season. Al-Helal played an exhibiton game during the half-time break in a match between Galway United and Dundalk. During the event, football fans rose to their feet, singing ‘stand up for Palestine.’ The gesture brought tears to the eyes of the boys and their two adult coaches” [ry] 15/8/2016
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Palestinian seeks freedom in 3rd month of hunger strikeAP, Yahoo!News - “Bilal Kayed, 34, began the fast June 14, after Israel ordered him held for six months without charges, immediately following completion of a 14-and-a-half-year prison term, his relatives said” [ry] 15/8/2016
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In photos: Bethlehem LivePoppy Liuba-Carmichael - AIC - The Bethlehem Live Festival brings local and international artists to Palestine to revive historic Star Street and energize cultural resistance to Israeli occupation [ry] 15/8/2016
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Tisha B`Av visit to threatened villages 14/8/2016
Statement concerning Israeli measures against activists Features - International Solidarity Movement - "Further isolation of Palestinians by denying access and/or deporting human rights activists aims to make Palestinian communities already vulnerable and suffering from abuse even more vulnerable." - id 10/8/2016
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Re/Max continues settlement real estate deals - Code Pink intensifies protests Code Pink - Ahead of the Presbyterian General Assembly in June, CEO Dave Liniger of the real estate giant RE/MAX told the Presbyterians that "RE/MAX would stop earning profits" from sales of properties at Israeli settlements on the West Bank. As soon turned out, however, the Israeli subsidiary of RE/MAX in no way feels bound to change its policies. RE/MAX Israel CEO Bernard Raskin told Judy Maltz of Haaretz that the promise to the Presbyterians has “zero impact on anything we are doing.” RE/MAX Israel currently operates in all of the large settlements and even has an office in the settlement of Ma’aleh Adumin! Therefore, the activists of Code Pink decided to intensify their campaign. There were protests outside RE/MAX offices in Los Angeles, California, and Syracuse, New York. Further protests are planned at cities across the country: from Chicago to Atlanta to Portland, Oregon. [ak] 9/8/2016
Fans call upon singer Gali Atari to cancel settlement performance Jerusalem Post - Singer Gali Atari, winner of the 1979 Eurovision Song Contest, is currently in the eye of the storm because left-wing fans want her to cancel her scheduled performance in the West Bank settlement of Shilo. The fans wrote on Atari`s Facebook page that if she sings in Occupied Territory, she will lose a lot of her following. Atari answered that "music was created as a bridge". [ak]9/8/2016
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Swedes demand Israel repair ship after court victoryAFP - Yahoo News - In its ruling on Sunday the Supreme Court said the state impounded the ship illegally and awarded its owners legal costs of 40,000 shekels ($10,500, 9,400 euros). Ship to Gaza spokesman Dror Feiler said Ship to Gaza would now file a claim for damages. "They kept the boat for four years in the port of Haifa." It is still afloat but unfit to put to sea. "We will demand that the boat will be put into seaworthy condition so we can sail." [bz] 9/8/2016
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Global Shabbat Against Demolition!a call from Center for Jewish Nonviolence, T`ruah6/8/2016
What`s really behind PA`s threat to sue Britain? Rasha Abou Jalal - Al Monitor "“The PA is upset as the international resolutions that are in favor of the Palestinian cause are not being implemented, such as Resolution 194 issued by the UN in 1948, which acknowledged the Palestinian refugees’ right to return. The PA is seeking to push Britain into taking action to implement those resolutions.” (Quote from political analyst Eyad Qara - ca)" ca 5/8/2016
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Solidarity Water Convoy to the Jordan Valley – Sat. Aug. 6 2/8/2016
Pressure mounts on Israel to release Bilal KayedEmily Mulder - Al Jazeera - At least 100 Palestinian political prisoners have now joined a mass hunger strike in support of Bilal Kayed, as he nears 50 days without food in protest against his detention by Israel.Prisoners who have joined the strike, the majority comprising PFLP members, have come under harsh punitive measures by the Israel Prison Service, including isolation, violent raids on cells, and revocation of family visits. Lawyer Farah Bayadsi,who visited Kayed on Sunday at the Israeli hospital where he is being held, said that his health was continuing to deteriorate as he remained shackled to the bed under the constant watch of Israeli guards. [ak]2/8/2016
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A concrete call for international action re Palestinian water rights 2/8/2016
After FIFA complaint, Israel lets Gaza soccer players travel to championship game in HebronYoni Mendel - +972 - Like last year, the Israeli authorities - citing unspecified "security considerations" - initially refused to allow Palestinian soccer players to travel from Gaza to the West Bank to participate in the Palestine Cup Final. Like last year, the decision was changed and the players allowed to travel after the Palestinians appealed to FIFA, the International Soccer Federation. Travel restrictions on Palestinian players are one of the ongoing soccer-related issues raised by Palestinians, along with the situation of West Bank settler clubs being admitted to the Israeli Soccer League in contravention of FIFA bylaws. In last year`s FIFA Congress, the Palestinians agreed to shelve their motion to have Israel suspended - but it might be revived in the next congress. [ak] 2/8/2016
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Palestine Youth Orchestra’s triumphant UK debutSarah Irving - EI - Palestine Youth Orchestra at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, 26 July 2016 [ry] 1/8/2016
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BDS and normalization: a Palestinian perspectiveHaidar Eid - AIC - Opposing the normalization of Israeli occupation does not make the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions movement exclusive; it is an essential political commitment for justice in Palestine [ry] 1/8/2016
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Israel launching task force to target, deport BDS activistsMa’an News Agency - "The Israeli government announced on Sunday that it was launching a task force to identify and deport members from the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, marking the latest attack on left-wing and pro-Palestinian activism by Israel" [ry] 8/8/2016
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Solidarity Ships to Sail for Besieged Gaza in SeptemberIMEMC News & Agencies - "Named ‘Amal’ and ‘Zaytouna’ — meaning ‘Hope’ and ‘Olives’ in Arabic, respectively — the ships will be led by an all-female crew of 24, including Nobel Prize winner Mairead Maguire" [ry] 8/8/2016
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