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More Than 60 LGBTQ+ Groups Call for Boycott of Song Contest in IsraelIMEMC - "The signatories condemn Israel’s “shameful” use of Eurovision, which has a strong following among LGBTQIA communities, to “distract attention from its war crimes against Palestinians” and “forward its pinkwashing agenda, the cynical use of gay rights to distract from and normalize Israel’s occupation, settler colonialism and apartheid.”" - id31/1/2019
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Demonstrate at exhibition of stolen Palestinian archaeological artifacts, West Jerusalem 30/1/2019
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The Tuts turned down representing UK in Eurovision as it’s being hosted in IsraelLouise Griffin - Metro - "So, we got asked to enter EUROVISION 2019 to represent the UK but it’s being held in ISRAEL so that’s a NO from us!" - [bz] 29/1/2019
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Angela Davis Won an Award. It Was Revoked. Now It’s Been Reinstated.Niraj Chokshi - The New York Times - Last fall the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute announced that Professor Angela Davis would receive its annual award. However, the award was rescinded on January 4, following a campaign launched by Larry Brook of the "Southern Jewish Life" magazine, claiming that Davis` support for the BDS movement constituted "antisemitism". The Institute justified its decision in a (since-deleted) statement asserting that "Professor Davis does not meet all of the criteria on which the award is based.” This brought on the Institute a storm of protests from the opposite direction. Angela Davis herself reaffirmed both her support of the Palestinians and her strong opposition to Antisemitism, and was going to travel to Birmingham anyway and get an alternate award initiated by various other groups. The final stage (as of now): the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute reversed itself again and declared that “Dr. Angela Davis, a daughter of Birmingham, is highly regarded throughout the world as a human- rights activist”, that “her credentials in championing human rights are noteworthy” and that she would indeed get the award as originally planned. [ak] 29/1/2019
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Israeli-Palestinian Public Negotiating Congress - Tel Aviv, February 1Minds of Peace - 100 Israelis & Palestinians from different parts of the opposing populations will discuss, debate and negotiate a strategic plan to stop the violence and promote solution to the conflict. The delegations include people from all walks of life, representing various political and social spectrums, such as: settlers, ex-Palestinian prisoners, devout people from different religions, top ex-military officials, businessmen and individuals who have lost their loved ones in the conflict. The negotiations, to be held at The Goethe-Institut in Tel Aviv, will be open to the public and held in the presence of international observers. [ak]29/1/2019
March against settler evictions in Sheikh Jarrah 29/1/2019
Conscientious objector released from military prison after 104 days+972 Magazine - Adam Rafaelov refused to serve in the IDF due to his opposition to Israel’s policies in the occupied territories. ‘My struggle for exemption is over, but the struggle for freedom and equality for all people between the river and the sea continues’ [ry] 28/1/2019
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Irish parliament passes bill to ban Israeli settlement goodsAli Abunimah - EI - "A bill to outlaw trade in goods from Israeli settlements has been passed by the lower house of Ireland’s parliament, a major step on its journey into law" [ry] 28/1/2019
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If anyone can open hearts, children can - the new US Congress meeting PalestineInvite Senators and Congresspersons to the Briefing and to a trip, to go see for themselves 22/1/2019
If anyone can open hearts, children can - inviting members of the new US Congress to meet PalestineDonna Baranski-Walker - Rebuilding Alliance - Palestinian youth are coming to brief the new Congress on Feb 5th! A Senior Senator is sponsoring the briefing because if anyone can open hearts, children can. [bz]22/1/2019
Israeli activist who slapped Ahed Tamimi`s prosecutor wants a political trialOren Ziv - +972 - "Yifat Doron says she slapped the IDF prosecutor to defend her friend. ‘We are not punished the same way the Palestinians are for the same actions.’" - id 17/1/2019
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The Freedom Theatre presents: `Us Too... Women of Palestine`The Freedom Theatre - An original production and urgent protest inspired by Aeschylus’s play “The Suppliant Women” and performed by women from across Palestine involved with Interpeace’s programme in Palestine, and hoping to pursue theatre school. Taking refuge in a holy place, asking God and the citizens of the city to grant them asylum, these women are running not from war, or famine or occupation, but from men. Directed by Zoe Delemere Lafferty and Ahmed Tobasi with an all- female cast, this production is a juxtaposition of the original text, as well as powerful personal stories of harassment, fights to be educated, a choice in marriage, and dreams of determining their own futures.[ak]15/1/2019
Don`t say we didn`t know. The bookAmos Gvirtz - Why don`t people want to know about their own country`s crimes? Why do Human Rights and Peace movements` activities evoke such strong opposition? [You can buy the book from Amazon. Also available to read it for free--bz]15/1/2019
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The Palestinian struggle is shifting to a civil rights movement, and Gaza is leading the wayRami Younis - +972 - The Great Return March signals a shift for the Palestinian people, says scholar Tareq Baconi. Palestinians are no longer fighting for a state, and are increasingly demanding their full rights — primarily the right of return [ry] 14/1/2019
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Child Dies From Serious Wounds Suffered Last Friday in GazaIMEMC News - "Abdul-Rauf Ismael Salha, 14, was shot with a live round in the head during the Great Return March procession, east of Jabalia, in the northern part of the besieged and impoverished Gaza Strip" [ry] 14/1/2019
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Birmingham honors Angela Davis after Israel lobby sabotages awardAli Abunimah - EI - “Davis said that the trip to Birmingham to receive the BCRI award was to be the ‘highlight of my year,’ but despite its cancellation she would still travel there next month ‘for an alternative event organized by those who believe that the movement for civil rights in this moment must include a robust discussion of all of the injustices that surround us’” [ry] 14/1/2019
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Arab, Jewish groups denounce law to stifle American freedomsRay Hanania - The Arab Daily News - "Here are releases from some of the organizations that have voiced opposition to the bill introduced to the U.S. Senate by Marco Rubio of Florida." - id 10/1/2019
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Youth Interfaith Encounter group increasingly active in Bar Ilan University In March of 2018, two students in the Bar Ilan University BA Program, Ms. Sariba Feinstein and Ms. Fatima Amer, launched a monthly dialogue between students of all faiths on Bar Ilan Campus with the vision of changing perceptions, building bridges and creating friendships. Structure of the dialogue followed Gordon W. Allport’s Contact Hypothesis: Equal status between members, ongoing/intimate contact, cooperative goals, institutional support, and finding commonalities with the other. The dialogue was developed according to the model of the Interfaith Encounter Association, encouraging discussion related to religious beliefs, traditions and observances, where it has determined the most common ground can be found. [ak]8/1/2019
Oppose Senate bill S.1! – which gives Israel $38 billion, `combats` BDS,etc. 8/1/2019
Israel`s Nation-State Law also discriminates against Mizrahi JewsOrly Noy - +972 - Over 50 prominent Israeli Jews of Mizrahi origin filed a petition to the High Court of Justice demanding it strike down the Jewish Nation-State Law, saying it discriminates against both Palestinian citizens and Jewish Mizrahi citizens of Israel. They criticize not only the demotion of the Arabic language but also a clause in the law that establishes Jewish settlement “as a national value”, as every time Israel takes it upon itself to demographically “re-engineer” the land, it harms Mizrahim. This process hinders their access to highly-valued land through admissions committees, which allow communities across the country to reject housing applicants based on their “social suitability”, pushing Mizrachim into the country’s underserved geographical periphery [bz] 8/1/2019
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Gaza march leader to conscientious objectors: `Turn your words into weapons`Edo Konrad - +972 - "The leader of Gaza’s Great Return March holds a rare conversation with Israelis who refuse to serve in the army because of the occupation." - id3/1/2019
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Hot debate ILTV - Watch: activists Adam Keller and Yotam Ya`akoba debate with right-wingers Martin Sherman and Ariel Burstein on Syria, Iran, the Palestinians, Trump and Netanyahu - many issues covered in an intensive half hour. [ak] 1/1/2019
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