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Alternative farming on the rise in besieged GazaMersiha Gadzo - Aljazeera - As fertile land shrinks and water crisis deepens, Palestinians are searching for different ways to feed their families [ry] 30/1/2017
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How one Gazan is preserving Palestinian heritage in his basementAhmed el-Komi - Al-Momitor - "To protect Palestine`s archaeological history, Marwan Shahwan has converted the basement of a Gaza house into a museum to hold the tens of thousands of artifacts he has been collecting for decades." - id 25/1/2017
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Activists - attend trial of poet Dareen Tatour - Thur. Jan. 26 24/1/2017
Petition asking Aerosmith to heed the Palestinian BDS 24/1/2017
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Um al-Hiran - emergency protests in Tel Aviv and J`lem 18/1/2017
Demonstrators demand return of martyrs bodies in Bethlehemal-Khalil team - International Solidarity Movement - "The Zionist Israeli forces often take the bodies of murdered Palestinian martyrs and hold them, usually for long periods of time, threatening to bury them in unmarked graves in the cemetery of numbers if Palestinian resistance continues." - id18/1/2017
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Yesh Din group submits Palestinian objections over AmonaElisha Ben Kimon - Ynet - The process of building new homes for the evicted Amona residents began last week. Once the plots were announced, land owners had just 96 hours to petition the location of the designated land in the case that also these plots were on private Palestinian land. With Yesh Din involvement the Palestinian owners were able to petition the construction of the structures. [bz]17/1/2017
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Palestinian villager and two Israeli activists detained when clinging to olive treesYa`akov Manor- Olive Harvest Coalition - Massive Israeli military forces and numerous bulldozers arrived at the Palestinian olive groves of farmers from Nabi Elias, Azun and Izbat Tabib, and embarked on mass uprooting of olive trees. Dozens of residents, as well as Israeli volunteers, scattered through the groves, clinging to olive trees in an effort to protect them from being uprooted. The army began expelling the protesters. A Palestinian villager and two Israelis were detained. [ak]17/1/2017
URGENT: Act now to prevent eviction of 100-year-old Musa Abu Al-Qian and family tomorrow 17/1/2017
Non-violent Bethlehem march attacked by Israeli militaryIMEMC News - "The protesters chanted and marched while holding Palestinian flags and mock coffins, calling on the Israeli government to release the bodies of Palestinians who died or were killed in Israel" [ry]16/1/2017
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Gaza is attracting the attention of Silicon Valley as young tech entrepreneurs push to solve problems themselvesChristopher M. Schroeder - recode - Tech gurus from Uber, Google, SoundCloud, Microsoft and 500 Startups have visited Gaza on their own dime as volunteers to mentor startups [ry]16/1/2017
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250 high school students declare support for conscientious objectorsHaggai Matar--Over 240 Israeli high school students signed a petition on Friday morning in support of two conscientious objectors. The petition, organized by Mesarvot, an Israeli NGO that supports conscientious objectors, called to support Tamar Alon — a former student at Tel Aviv’s Ironi Alef High School, where the petition was circulated — and Tamar Ze’evi. The two are now serving their fourth stint in military prison for refusing to serve in the IDF due to their opposition to the occupation. dn 15/1/2017
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Amnesty International: Israel engaged in `illegal conduct` during demolitions in QalansaweMa`an - Mayor of Qalansawe, Abd al-Basit Mansour, immediately resigned from his post in reaction to the demolition campaign, underscoring that the city had been fruitlessly waiting for the approval of a master plan for the area for 20 years. The day following the demolitions, Palestinian citizens declared a general strike across Israel, which included protests in dozens of Palestinian-majority towns and at least half a million Palestinians participating in the strike. [bz]14/1/2017
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Thousands protest house demolitions in QalansaweHassan Shaalan - Ynet - "Demolishing houses means that the state also intends to occupy our lands, which are ours." " - "Unfortunately, the government wants to expel us from our lands at any price. If Netanyahu remains in the government, he`ll destroy our lives because this is a racist and discriminatory government." "They destroyed our homes to tell the residents of Amona and all the racists that they also destroy Arab communities [but without offering alternative housing-bz]14/1/2017
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Zionist Camp MK`s message to the Israeli leftMazal Mualem--Knesset member Ksenia Svetlova of the Zionist Camp told Al-Monitor in an interview that she still believes a diplomatic agreement with the Palestinians is the only solution and that Israelis must realize that there is no way to totally end terror acts. dn14/1/2017
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Resolutions Advocating a Boycott of IsraelKenneth Surin - CounterPunch - "Both Palestinians and South African blacks said they were willing to make the concomitant sacrifices.  Who are we to deny their request, unless we happen to be Zionists now or supporters of South African apartheid then?" - id 11/1/2017
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Snowden and Vanunu: Spies, Whistleblowers, Movies and Books Eileen Fleming - The Arab Daily News - "Cindy said she had a sister in Rome and I thought I would be safe there until I could return to London. We went to movies and art galleries, I trusted her." - id But, as soon as I got into the apartment, I was hit on the head and drugged. When I woke up and they took me for interrogation, they threw the Times article on the table and said, ‘Look, what you did.’ I was so relieved they had published it and that I had done what I did…   11/1/2017
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Petition for a public inquiry of Israeli UK Embassy 10/1/2017
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Israelis Meet With President Abbas Ahead Of Paris Peace ConferenceEli Safran and Ibrahim Bushnak - Popular Resistance - Uri Avnery and Ran Cohen: Netanyahu should go to Paris – peace is a hope, not a threat. (...) “We will not take the path of violence and terror, we will continue to struggle by political means” - President Abbas. [ak] 10/1/2017
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Portland halts investment in Caterpillar, IDF bulldozer supplier Nora Barrows-Friedman - The Electronic Intifada - In a unanimous vote, city council of Portland, Oregon decided to halt investment in the corporate securities of "Caterpillar", notorious for supplying the D-9 bulldozers which the IDF regularly uses in destroying Palestinian homes. The Portland city council rejected charges of "antisemitism" - pointing out that many of the activists urging this act are Jewish themselves, and that similar acts were taken towards companies involved in other forms of Human Rights violations - for example, "Wells Fargo" which is involved in running private prisons in the US itself. [ak] 10/1/2017
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WATCH: Soldiers prevent Palestinians, Israelis from protesting togetherAhmad al-Bazz and Haggai Matar, Photos by Ahmad al-Bazz and Keren Manor / Activestills.org - +972 - Israeli activists had hoped to join Palestinians to protest a new settler-only road that would uproot hundreds of olive trees. The Israeli army saw to that [ry]9/1/2017
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Can TED Talks Sell 50 Years of Israeli Occupation?Naomi Zeveloff--Israeli settlers are taking inspiration from TED talks to make their case to the world on the eve of the 50th anniversary of the 1967 War. dn8/1/2017
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Thousands rally against incitement in Tel AvivAsaf Zagrizak--Several thousand Israelis came on Saturday night to Tel Aviv`s Rabin Square in a rally against incitement to violence and in a call for solidarity following the sharp divisions that have resounded in the country since the conviction of Sgt. Elor Azaria for manslaughter in the killing of the incapacitated Palestinian terrorist, Abed al Fatah a-Sharif, in March. dn8/1/2017
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Gazans kick off new year with plans for spring comedy festivalAhmed el-Komi--At a launching ceremony held Dec. 29 at Rotus restaurant, Maimas for Media Production formally announced the planning of Gaza`s first comedy festival to be held March 2017. The ceremony, which the organizers offered as a positive end to a difficult year for Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, included theatrical performances and comedy shows by five Palestinian comedians and live bands. dn 8/1/2017
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WATCH: Palestinian women prevent West Bank home demolitionNatasha Roth - +972 - Israeli forces who turned up to demolish a home in the West Bank village of Budrus were met with an unexpected obstacle: dozens of Palestinian women protecting the house with their bodies. [bz]7/1/2017
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Soldiers use force on non-violent protest against illegal West Bank outpostsHaggai Matar - +972 "Dozens of Palestinian and Israeli activists gathered in the Jordan Valley, West Bank, on Thursday morning in order to protest the establishment of new illegal outposts in the area. The demonstrators, from joint Arab Jewish activist group Ta’ayush, were forcefully dispersed by Israeli soldiers, who fired tear gas at them. The outposts remained where they were." ca6/1/2017
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Will `earth shaking` revelation bring down Netanyahu?Ben Caspit - Al Monitor - Netanyahu, even before the investigation against him began, adopted tactics to make it clear that he has no intention of caving. To the contrary, in fact, Netanyahu intends to leverage his popularity and recruit his supporters, mainly the growing right-wing Israeli public, to constantly repeat one message: that he is being subjected to a political investigation and political persecution. In a meeting of the Likud faction hours before the investigators arrived at his residence, Netanyahu claimed that he would not have come under investigation if he had had different policies. Instead, he said, he was being obsessively persecuted by the media. Many of his Likud supporters agree with his assertion.-rh 4/1/2017
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What we`re doing to protect your privacy: +972 and HTTPSMichael Schaeffer Omer-Man - +972 - "From everyone at +972 Magazine, we wish you a more just, uncensored, and surveillance-free 2017." - id 4/1/2017
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Petition to support Paris Peace Conference-scroll down for English-3/1/2017
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Israeli forces detain 5 Palestinian employees of Hebron Rehabilitation CommitteeMa`an - HRC`s director, Imad Hamdan, said that such Israeli procedures “aim to obstruct the committee’s work in maintaining the cultural aspect of Hebron and protect it from the Israeli attempts to Judaize it.” [bz]3/1/2017
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BDS: Provincial Council of Valencia Declares itself ‘Israeli Apartheid Free’IMEMC News & Agencies - The Provincial Council of Valencia (Diputación de Valéncia) recently became the 60th city in the Spanish state declaring itself “Free of Israeli Apartheid” [ry]2/1/2017
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