|Court to rule on press entry to Gaza||ETGAR LEFKOVITS -
J-lem Post -
"...the ban constitutes "a grave and mortal blow against freedom of the press and other basic rights," and gives the unpleasant feeling that the State of Israel has something to hide." ||31/12/2008|
|state officials reject French offer of ceasefire for humanitarian purposes||Roni Sofer-
Sources in Jerusalem made it clear after the meeting that the French definition for the ceasefire, as suggested by French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner to Defense Minister Barak, was unacceptable.
|Israeli killed, 14 injured as Grad missile hits Ashkelon work site||Ma`an - "According to Israeli ambulance services, most of the workers in the construction site are Palestinians. Four of the injuries were described as moderate, while others sustained light wounds."||29/12/2008|
| Fatah postpones convention||
With no achievements in the peace process, Fatah`s high leadership decides against gathering the movement, writes Khaled Amayreh in the West Bank - Al Ahram Weekly||27/12/2008|
|Arab Town Blamed for Jewish Pride March`s Cancelation||Jonathan Cook -
""Then the police cancel the march but use the false pretext that the marchers are in danger rather than that they seek to inflame violence.""
|Cheney throws down gauntlet, defies prosecution for war crimes||Marjorie Cohn - Huffington Post - Dick Cheney has publicly confessed to ordering war crimes. ... When he takes office, Obama should order his new attorney general to appoint an independent prosecutor to investigate and prosecute those who ordered and authorized the commission of war crimes.||21/12/2008|
|Arab town blamed for Jewish Pride march’s cancellation; Peace groups angry at police slur||Jonathan Cook ||20/12/2008|
|Major U.S. Power Figures -- Tisch, Greenberg, Milken -- Linked to Charity that Funds Settlers` Militias||Phil Weiss and Adam Horowitz-Mondoweiss-"The truth is that the settlements have drawn on support from the heart and soul of the American Jewish leadership. That`s why Barack Obama was very quiet about settlements during the recent presidential campaign. He wanted to do nothing to alienate important donors to the Democratic Party, many of whom probably share Tisch, Milken and Greenberg`s feelings about Israel. But as Jeffrey Goldberg has said, it`s time to have this issue out: which side are you on? "||19/12/2008|
| UN assembly boss accuses Israel of `lie`||Harvey Morris- Financial Times-"Miguel d`Escoto Brockmann, the former Nicaraguan foreign minister who
has chaired the 192-member assembly since September, accused Israel,
in a statement read out by a spokesman, of a "malicious and absolute
lie" in claiming he tried to deny its ambassador the right to speak at
a recent human rights session."||19/12/2008|
|Bethlehem mayor: Pope to visit in May||AP -
J-lem Post -
"Israeli officials would not comment pending an official announcement from the Vatican."
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|Israel`s `Get Out of Jail Free` Card||Philip Giraldi -
"in truth, it is difficult to see how spying against the United States on behalf of Israel entails any risk at all." ||17/12/2008|
|Far-Right Dutch Legislator at Conference in Jerusalem: `Moderate Islam Does Not Exist`||Justin Theriault -
"In a statement bordering on ridiculous, Wilder also said that key to his war on Islam would involve "crushing the Palestinians` hope for eliminating Israel"."||17/12/2008|
|Quartet meets ahead of UN vote on Middle East ||Ma`an -
""What about the blockade of Gaza? What about the settlements? What about the settlers` repeated aggressions against the Palestinians?""
|Razing of Beduin village leaves dozens homeless||Brenda Gazzar - Jerusalem Post - Days after a state-appointed commission recommended that many unrecognized villages be accepted as legal, dozens of Beduin citizens were made homeless on Monday after an unrecognized village was razed by the Israel Land Administration. Guy Perel, the Tel Aviv-based attorney representing several of the inhabitants, said that "The ILA is acting, with the approval of the court, against the law."
|Testimonies from the mine in which Leviev is a partner.||Globes (Israel’s Business Arena)
- translated from Hebrew for Adalah-NY by Rann Bar-on - "I was beaten until I fainted. When I return to consciousness it was dark. The next day I crawled back." Also, info on Leviev, from Adalah-NY website.
|Shin Bet vetoed Arab Israeli`s job as mosque imam||Toni O`Loughlin - The Guardian - Since the establishment of Israel we have given the Arab minority the feeling they were second-rate citizens, said Dan Yakir, a lawyer from ACRI. They are very ambivalent about the state that defines itself as Jewish. The Shin Bet deems public criticism of the state`s Jewish character as security threats.||9/12/2008|
|Hebron settlers take their fight into Israel: Far-right plans march into Arab town||Jonathan Cook - "The march [through Umm al-Fahm, within the Green Line], approved by the Supreme Court is scheduled to take place on December 15"||6/12/2008|
|At 12, sunday Nov. the 30th, I was told I had to leave Gaza `immediately`.||Amira Hass||6/12/2008|
|Singer calls off performance over IDF protest||Raz Shechnik- YNet News- "Much to Maximilian Blumin`s surprise, the head of the IDF Human Resources Directorate telephoned her himself. "He told me he understood that I want to join the army. I told him we never discussed it, and the bottom line was that he told me something like `either you say you`re willing to be drafted, or you don`t get to perform...He asked me whether I was willing to return( to the army), and I asked him if he would like to return to his math classes. "||5/12/2008|
|The Holy Land Foundation and the War on Charity||Stephen Lendman - The Palestine Chronicle - The New York Times gave it the title "Five Convicted in Terrorism Financing Trial." But the five convicted directors of the Holy Land Foundation, now facing terms of up to 15 or 20 years in prison, insist that they had done nothing but charity activity and support of needy Palestinians, and that the Texas jury was stampeded into convicting them through the use of anti-Muslim prejudice. Adv. Nancy Hollander said the defendants will appeal, based on a number of issues including the anonymous testimony of an expert, which she said was a first. ||2/12/2008|
|High Court okays prisoner release||Aviad Glickman - YNET - On Sunday, Supreme Court Justice Rubinstein filed temporary injunction against release of 250 Palestinian prisoners as goodwill gesture to Abbas. High Court lifts injunction Monday morning, release to be carried out as planned ||15/12/2008|
|Livni sparks Arab `transfer` row||BBC - Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni has sparked controversy by saying a Palestinian state would provide "a national solution" for Israel`s Arabs.
|Women`s Organization for Political Prisoners Newsletter||Women`s Organization for Political Prisoners - Newsletter - There are, at present, about 65 women political prisoners in the Israeli jails: about 30 in Hasharon Prison (Tel Mond), about 32 in Damoon Prison (Carmel Mountain), and the rest in several detention centers.||14/12/2008|
|Carol Chomsky||Bryan Marquard - Boston Globe - Brilliant and accomplished, Carol Chomsky taught for many years at Harvard`s Graduate School of Education and wrote oft-cited articles about how young children learn to read. And yet, she possessed talents that didn`t easily fit on a curriculum vitae.||21/12/2008|
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