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Palestine solidarity work is most effective when done within an anti-racist frameworkAlice Rothchild - Mondoweiss - The recent fury and attacks on Ilhan Omar and her forthright statements exposing and criticizing the role of the Israel lobby and the Congressional requirement of allegiance to the policies of the state of Israel come at time when issues of political framing are roiling Jewish and progressive communities. It is becoming increasingly clear at this political moment that there are major generational divisions within the Democratic Party and within the general population. More people are also willing to say out loud that antisemitism is very different from critical thinking about the continued rightward plunge of Israeli politics. For me this further clarifies my understanding that working on Israel/Palestine and doing Palestine solidarity work is most effectively accomplished within an anti-racist, anti-white supremacist framework.-rh26/3/2019
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7000 Palestinians and internationals from 76 countries take part in Palestine MarathonIMEMC - Some 7,000 people took part in the “Run for Freedom” Palestine Marathon which set off from Manger Square in Bethlehem. The route followed Israel’s illegal 26-foot-high Separation Wall and loops four times through the city. It was chosen to draw attention to the constraints Palestinians face in their daily lives – that there is no route that can be run continuously before hitting a border or roadblock. Europeans from Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Malta, Norway, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom, joined forces to form one team with one theme: EU4Palestine. This is the second year an EU team participates in the Marathon to support Palestinians in shedding light on basic human rights, including the right to move.[ak] 26/3/2019
PCHR: ongoing trial of journalist Hajar Harb - serious violation of the freedom of expression.PCHR (Palestinian Center for Human Rights, Gaza) - Journalist Hajar Harb Hajar published, June 2016, about corruption in medical referrals. Rather than her revelations being dealt with seriously, the authorities sided with a doctor who was hurt by her revelations and lodged a complaint against her. In 2017, while she was outside the Gaza Strip, s court sentenced her in absentia to six months in prison. She lodged an appeal and has ever since been fighting in the courts, which are now due to make a final ruling in the case. PCHR warns that the ongoing trial of journalist Hajar Harb constitutes a serious violation of the freedom of expression. [ak]26/3/2019
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Supreme Court hearing on family unity for Palestinians with foreign spousesPress release - Right to Enter Campaign - The appellants, a West Bank ID holder and a German citizen. The Herbach/Salaymah request for a Palestinian ID, which will enable Josefin to permanently reside in the West Bank, was denied on the grounds that being married wasn`t "sufficiently humanitarian" to warrant residency. Diplomatic representatives are urged to attend the hearing the outcomes of which hold significant ramifications for their citizens as well as thousands of Palestinians whose applications for family unification have been pending, many for well over a decade. [bz26/3/2019
Gaza rehearses for 1 million at the fence next week, as Israel kills two more menAhmad Kabariti - Mondoweis - “Being in Gaza means that your mind brainstorms itself constantly over the political situation. They (Israelis) threaten, and we (Palestinians) respond with bluster. It seems a non-ending boxing round and no one from outside wants to be a referee” [ry] 25/3/2019
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MADA Demands Release of JournalistsIMEMC - "These attacks include the abduction of 19 journalists and media workers, over the past three days, most of who were physically assaulted during their arrest — this in addition to the assault of the editing manager of the Bawabit Al-Hadaf news agency, Sami Yousef Issa, and Sawt Alsha’b radio station reporter Mahmoud Al-Louh, as well as the attack on journalists Hassib al-Wazir, Mohammad al-Jaysh, Joma’aa Dalool. Other violations were also reported, such as the prevention of coverage, prosecutions and seizure of equipment, especially photographic equipment and mobile phones for journalists." - id21/3/2019
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Remembering Rachel CorrieFeatures - International Solidarity Movement - "Rachel died whilst placing herself in the path of a bulldozer to protect a Palestinian family whose home was about to be demolished." - id21/3/2019
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`Refuse Whitewash of Israel`s Crimes`: Roger Waters Calls for Eurovision Boycott Aya Chajut - Haaretz - (...) "an opportunity to speak up for life over death and also for human rights over human wrongs," and called on him to "refuse to join the cultural whitewash of what a recent UN report calls Israel’s war crimes and possible crimes against humanity (...) and show solidarity with the 189 un-armed protestors shot to death by Israel’s snipers in Gaza last year alone, including at least 35 children," according to data in the United Nations Independent Commission of Inquiry`s report on the 2018 Gaza border protests, published in February." [bz]19/3/2019
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Gazans protest demanding better living conditionsMa`an News Agency - "Hundreds of Palestinians from the besieged Gaza Strip took to streets on Friday evening, for the second day in a row, in demand for better living and economic conditions.Protests were also against the rise in taxes imposed on residents of the Gaza Strip." ca16/3/2019
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Gaza rockets shake Tel Aviv, NetanyahuBen Caspit - Al-Monitor "Several loud explosions reverberated throughout the area soon after the clamoring alarm, and hundreds of thousands of Israelis suddenly realized this was no mistake. It took the chief military spokesman, Lt. Gen. Ronen Manelis, an embarrassingly long time to announce that rockets had indeed been fired at Tel Aviv, to concede they had taken the army by surprise and to say that the authorities were “trying to understand” who was behind the attack. They were busy all night doing just that." ca 16/3/2019
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Ex-Mossad agents harass US students, BDS activistsKristian Davis Bailey - The Electronic Intifada - "In September 2017, Palestine Legal attorneys received nearly 30 emails from students, teachers and even librarians who were justifiably concerned about an anonymous message they had received. The emails contained threats from outlawbds.com that recipients had been “marked” and “identified as a BDS promoter” and had a “limited window of opportunity to cease and desist or face the consequences of your actions in legal proceedings.” The origin of the attack was a mystery."14/3/2019
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Germany puts BDS activists on trial for disrupting Israeli MKOren Ziv - +972 - "The activists accused Lavie of having “the blood of Gaza” on her hands, and accused her of representing an “apartheid regime.”" - id14/3/2019
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From truck driver to conscientious objector Dror Mizrahi - Mesarvot - "When I was drafted I thought the military serves the interests of the citizens of Israel, but after serving in the Occupied Territories I have realized that what the army is doing there does not serve my interests or those of all working Israelis. Especially not after the continuous killing of the protesters on the Gaza fence." - id14/3/2019
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Free Zakaria Zubeidi!Friends of the Jenin Freedom Theatre - Israeli forces arrested Zakaria Zubeidi, an advocate of Palestinian cultural resistance and one of the three co-founders of The Freedom Theatre, in the early morning hours of February 27. He is being held in prison at an interrogation center in East Jerusalem. Israeli authorities have not filed any formal charges to date. This is the second time Israeli authorities have violated their 2008 amnesty agreement with Zakaria.A week after arresting him Israeli forces invaded and trashed Zakaria’s home in Jenin on Tuesday, March 5, terrorizing his wife, Alaa, and their three children. These raids took place in Area A, which was returned to Palestinian Authority control under the Oslo Accords. Despite this agreement, Israeli forces regularly invade these areas conducting searches and arrests with no need for a warrant.Up until the time of his arrest, Zakaria -- who has been studying for his MA in Contemporary Arabic Studies at Birzeit University and has been the General Manager of the Commission of Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs in the government of the Palestinian Authority -- had given interviews to Israeli journalists and had gone back and forth without incident between his two residences in Ramallah and Jenin. He has long been a proponent of cultural resistance to the occupation, and his brother, Abdulrahman Zubeidi, serves on The Freedom Theatre’s board. [ak] 12/3/2019
`Bridge Over Blood` - help make a documentary bridging the embattled Gaza border 12/3/2019
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`Bridge Over Blood` Independent Documentary Production - Gaza and Sderot were once a peaceful neighborhood where people of two nations and faiths interacted freely. But it became the battle zone of the Israeli- Palestinian conflict. Today, a wall divides them. They are united in grief, a mutual hatred, deaths and a river of blood. Now, a small group of people on both sides of the wall are ignoring tradition, defying their governments and absorbing the anger of families and the wrath of neighbors to forge friendships. "Bridge Over Blood" is a documentary being produced and directed by a team of black, Arab and Jewish filmmakers. Some of the crew have never met, reflecting political divide in this war zone. Documentaries, especially independent documentaries, are tough to make - we want to raise $30,000.00. With your help, we hope to have it ready for presentation in film festival circuits all over the world in the later part of 2019. [ak]12/3/2019
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From military truck driver to conscientious objectorDror Mizrahi, press release - CO Roman Levin: "I have been serving as a truck driver, and many of these drives have been through the Occupied Territories. When I was drafted I thought the military serves the interests of the citizens of Israel. (...) I have come to the conclusion that one must choose - you cannot both object to the occupation, racism and capitalism, and serve in the military that perpetuates these." [bz] 12/3/2019
Rotem Sela, The Israeli Actress Who Provoked Netanyahu By Calling Arabs ‘Human Beings’Jenny Singer - The Forward - A world leader getting into an Instagram tussle over human rights with an actress? Far fetched? No, it did happen. Israeli PM Netanyahu pitted himself against Rotem Sela, an Israeli model, veteran, lawyer, activist mother of three, one of Israel’s most popular actresses. Sela had taken to Instagram to respond to an interview on Israel’s Channel 12 with Culture Minister Miri Regev. “Miri Regev is sitting and explaining to Rina Matsliah that the public needs to beware, because if Benny Gantz is elected he will have to create a government with the Arabs. Rina Matsliah is silent. And I ask myself: why doesn’t Rina ask her in shock: ‘And what’s the problem with the Arabs???’ Dear God, there are also Arab citizens in this country.” She went on, “When will anyone in this government tell the public that this is a country of all its citizens, and all people are born equal. The Arabs are also human beings. And also the Druze, and the gays, and the lesbians and… gasp… leftists.” [ak] 12/3/2019
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Bridges Instead of Walls: A Six-Day Seminar in PalestineMake A difference. Contact Ika Audano at ikarabix@gmail.com 7/3/2019
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Palestinian peace activist denied entry to U.S. for speaking tourEdo Konrad - +972 - "Osama Iliwat was supposed to speak to synagogues, churches, and universities across the United States about the power of nonviolence and bringing an end to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Instead he was sent back to Palestine." - id7/3/2019
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Women from across Palestine gather in Khan al-Ahmar, call for resistanceAl-Khalil team - International Solidarity Movement - "Women met to begin a new wave of resistance in the village after a year of resisting evictions and demolitions. With the upcoming Israeli election, the extreme right in Israel are once again calling for the destruction of Khan al-Ahmar. Disgustingly, politicians are using cleansing and land theft in an attempt to gain votes from segments of Israeli society." - id7/3/2019
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Breaking the SilenceMairav Zonszein - The Intercept - Inside the Israeli Right’s Campaign to Silence an Anti-Occupation Group [ry] 4/3/2019
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