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Court Extends Remand Detention of Ahed Tamimi and Mother IMEMC - "Amnesty International has launched an urgent appeal demanding the immediate release of Tamimi, whom they say has suffered aggressive interrogations, sometimes at night, while her family has also been threatened. “Her trial before an Israeli military juvenile court is imminent, we must mobilize quickly and effectively,” the rights group said, according to Days of Palestine." - id 31/1/2018
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Ireland to vote on settlement trade sanctions billEdo Konrad - +972 - "The law would prohibit the import and sale of goods and services that originate in settlements in occupied territories, targeting Israeli settlements but also other occupations worldwide." - id31/1/2018
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French intellectuals’ statement on Palestinian child prisoners published in “Le Monde”Samidoun - Ahed Tamimi’s case is not isolated. (...) According to the reports of international agencies, including UNICEF, Human Rights Watch, B’Tselem, Amnesty International and Defense for Children International – Palestine, three out of every four children arrested experience violence during arrest or interrogation. They are frequently arrested in night raids on their home; 85 percent of arrested Palestinian children were blindfolded and 95 percent were handcuffed. They are deprived of access to lawyers, denied the presence of their parents during interrogation and forced to sign confessions. They are also subject to “administrative detention,” imprisonment without charge or trial. They are often detained in detention centers located outside the territories occupied by Israel, making visits from their families difficult. The use of isolation cells for the interrogation of children is a practice that has been likened to torture under international law. [ak]30/1/2018
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South African sports minister boycotts Davis Cup matches with IsraelAli Abunimah - EI - “[…] activists have pointed out, sports has never been an arena separate from politics, and the sporting boycott of South Africa was a key international tool to help bring pressure to end apartheid” [ry]29/1/2018
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As long as occupation exists, soldiers will continue to speak outAvner Gvaryahu - +972 "We must make our voices heard sharply and clearly, so that every person who served in the occupied territories will know that speaking out is not merely an option — it is a moral duty." ca26/1/2018
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Israeli Holocaust survivors ask Netanyahu not to expel AfricansAFP - Al-Monitor "We, who know precisely what it`s like to be refugees, to be homeless and bereft of a state that preserves and protects us from violence and suffering, cannot comprehend how a Jewish government can expel refugees and asylum seekers to a journey of suffering, torment and death," the 36 signatories wrote in an open letter published in English by Haaretz newspaper on Friday.The appeal came on the eve of International Holocaust Remembrance Day." ca 26/1/2018
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Israel official doubted Palestinian protest icon, her familyJOSEF FEDERMAN - AP News archive "The stunning comments by Michael Oren, a deputy minister and former ambassador to the United States, promptly drew accusations of racism from the family — the latest twist in a case that has turned into a public relations headache for Israel.The case revolves around Israel`s handling of Ahed Tamimi, who was arrested on Dec. 19 for slapping two Israeli soldiers outside her West Bank home four days earlier.Video of the scuffle quickly spread, giving Ahed worldwide attention. " ca 26/1/2018
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ISM Training in the UKJoin ISM and come to the training in Manchester! 24/1/2018
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Model fired from L’Oreal campaign due to 3-years old `anti-Israel tweets`IMEMC - Amena Khan, a model who has worked for L’Oreal since 2016, was fired Monday due to a vicious ad campaign, targeting her wearing a hijab and the allegedly "anti-Israeli" tweets which she published during the 2014 Israeli bombings of Gaza. The tweets, unearthed by the extreme right Breitbart news website, expressed support for the British journalist who at the time reported from the Gaza Strip and strongly criticized the killing of children by Israel. That was enough for L’Oreal to fire her. Ironically, when first starting to work for that company, Amena Khan had been herself the target of a BDS campaign - due to L’Oreal having a factory in the Israeli city of Migdal Ha`Emek. Now, those who then campaigned against her are demanding that L’Oreal reinstate her. [ak] 23/1/2018
El Al pilots refuse to fly deported African refugees to dangerous country Melanie Lidman - Times of Israel - One of the El Al pilots, Ido Elad, wrote on Facebook: “I have joined many of my best friends by declaring that I will not fly refugees to their deaths. I will not be a partner to this barbarism.” Noting the similar dangers Jews faced throughout history, pilot Yoel Piterbarg posted a lengthy missive on Facebook detailing why he refuses to fly the refugees back to Africa.“The State of Israel is populated mainly by Jews who were in their distant and recent past refugees in countries [around] the world,” wrote Piterbarg. “Most of them went through the Holocaust, many were forcibly expelled from their countries, and many emigrated voluntarily to better their situation to better countries that agreed to accept and care for them.” [ak] 23/1/2018
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Listen: How Israel “couldn’t bear” Ahed Tamimi’s slapNora Barrows-Friedman - EI - “’We have to remember that this is a military court, and it’s a court of occupation,’ Lasky tells The Electronic Intifada Podcast. ‘The real task of this court is not to enact justice, but to perpetuate occupation.’ Israel wants to use Ahed’s case ‘as a deterrent to other Palestinians’ who see what Ahed did ‘and resist occupation the way she has done’” [ry]22/1/2018
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Apple censors Vic Mensa’s views on PalestineAli Abunimah - EI - "“I took scenes from the military occupation of a village I visited in Palestine and juxtaposed them with racial violence in America to show how similar our struggles are and imagine a world without division.” The Grammy-nominated Chicago artist went much further in a powerful essay in Time last week detailing Israel’s depredations and his sense of outrage after witnessing them last summer." - id 17/1/2018
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Israeli army declares Nabi Saleh, home to Tamimi family, closed military zoneMa`an - "While Wafa said that the closure was enforced to prevent people from accessing the protest, some have speculated that the closure was taken as a punitive measure against the residents of Nabi Saleh, specifically the Tamimi family." - id 17/1/2018
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Conscientious objector Mattan Helman imprisoned againWar Resisters` International: This is Mattan`s third imprisonment, at the end of which he will have spent 50 days in military prison in total. With links how to send protest and support emails. [bz] 16/1/2018
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New Orleans Passes BDS inspired Human Rights ResolutionIMEMC - This is among the strongest municipal wins to date, encompassing both boycotts and divestment, and is the first of its kind in the South. The US Campaign for Palestinian Rights celebrate the victory today, on Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday, remembering the critical role of boycotts used in the Civil Rights Movement in protest of apartheid policies in the Jim Crow South. [bz]16/1/2018
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In Be`er Sheva, coexistence is `political,` and can get you evictedYehudit Keshet - +972 - "Over the years, the Forum, an NGO that promotes tolerance and joint living, has scrupulously adhered to this stipulation, imposed on tenants of all property owned by the city."- id 10/1/2018
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Military court still mulls jailing of Tamimi teen until end of her trialYonah Jeremy Bob - Jerusalem Post - “If the court accepts the claim that the incident in the video does not justify being held in police custody until the end of the trial, especially when speaking of a minor,” her lawyer Gaby Lasky said, it will probably order Ahed Tamimi freed on bail like her cousin. She added, “Ahed was detained because of the feeling of insult and humiliation of part of the Israeli public, and the IDF prosecution wants to return the honor that was trampled on.” The IDF prosecution responded by saying Tamimi was indicted on 10 counts, including numerous instances of throwing rocks at soldiers and that law in the West Bank in such cases permits holding a detainee in custody until the end of a trial. There is also a debate over Tamimi’s family. Her father, Bassem, is revered in Palestinian circles as a Palestinian-style Gandhi for leading protests against the “occupation” and for being jailed over the years. The IDF prosecution views him as a crafty leader who has mixed violent and non-violent forms of protest, in order to harm IDF soldiers while reaping global sympathy. Tamimi’s mother, Neriman, is also under indictment and has been arrested in the past. [ak] 9/1/2018
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Night Demonstration in Al-Khalil, HebronPhoto Story - International Solidarity Movement - "The action was organized by Dismantle the Ghetto, a collation of Human Rights organizations, popular resistance committees and Palestinian political organizations. They call for the removal of checkpoints and the illegal settlements in Hebron."- id 10/1/2018
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Israeli Anti-BDS Ministry Pays for Best ‘Journalism’ Money Can BuyRichard Silverstein - Tikun Olam - "Gilad Erdan’s ministry for strategic affairs has become a third intelligence branch (let’s call it “the third eye”) of the Israeli state alongside the Shin Bet and Mossad,  It’s brief is to fight an existential battle against the world-wide campaign to destroy Israel, aka “delegitimization.”  This primarily takes the form of a war to the death against BDS, a movement that is anti-Semitic and Jew-hating to its core (or so the story goes).  The ministry is filled with current and former Israeli intelligence agents; and wannabes like the poor Shai Masot, caught on video trying to topple a UK cabinet minister for being insufficiently pro-Israel." - id3/1/2018
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Ahed Tamimi indicted: `There`s a possibility of her facing a lot of time` Jaclynn Ashly - Al Jazeera - Ahed`s father, Bassem, told Al Jazeera that it was very likely his daughter would be sentenced and imprisoned over the charges. Her lawyer Gaby Lasky told Al Jazeera that owing to the charges, "there`s a possibility of her facing a lot of time." Palestinian teenagers typically face about six to nine months in prison for charges of stone-throwing, but according to a recent law it is punishable by up to 20 years. [bz] 2/1/2018
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Activists bring London commuters face-to-face with Ahed TamimiNatasha Roth - +972 Magazine - London activist groups put up posters at bus stops around the city calling for the release of Ahed Tamimi. The project — conceived and executed by London Palestine Action and Protest Stencil — hit London’s streets nine days after Israeli soldiers took Ahed, 16, from her Nabi Saleh home in the middle of the night, and is the latest in a series of global protests against the arrest. “Many of those involved in London Palestine Action have been to Nabi Saleh, and have joined protests there, have marched behind Ahed and her family” said Leila White of London Palestine Action. [ak]2/1/2018
Dozens of youth sign letter refusing to serve the occupationElior Levy - Ynet - 63 teen-agers from all over Israel pen letter to PM, ministers, refusing to enlist in the IDF and perpetuate the `occupation and oppression of Palestinians.` In the coming weeks, the group intends to visit various locations and enlist other youngsters to their cause. [bz]2/1/2018
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Lorde called a bigot over Israel stance in full-page Washington Post adThe Guardian Staff and agencies - Advertisement taken by rabbi Shmuley Boteach also accuses New Zealand of prejudice against Israel [ry]1/1/2018
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Petition: Free Ahed Tamimi! 7/1/2018
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Nabi Salah rally: release the Tamimi women! 12/1/2018
Hundreds protest in Tel Aviv against the deportation of asylum seekersHaggai Matar - +972 - The protest is the first of many planned to resist the government’s plan to deport 40,000 asylum seekers currently living in Israel [ry]8/1/2018
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Israel bans entry for 20 groups over BDS supportJaclynn Ashly - Al Jazeera - “A spokesperson for Israel`s ministry of strategic affairs told Al Jazeera that the list did not represent a ‘blanket ban’on all members of the organisations, but the entry of their members would be considered on a ‘case by case basis’" [ry]8/1/2018
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