|Zoabi to UN: Try pirate Netanyahu in int`l court||Y-net - Far from intimidated by the sharp attacks on her in the aftermath of the Gaza Flotilla affair and being deprived of some of her parliamentary privileges, Knesset Member Hanin Zoabi intends to testify before the commission set up by the UN Human Rights Council and call for PM Netanyahu and other political and military leaders to be put on trial.
|UN: Israel uncooperative in Gaza flotilla probe||AP -
Daily Times =
"Israel considers the Human Rights Council to be anti-Israel, and points to a series of critical resolutions by the body in its four-year history."
|Education or fighter jets?||Oren Yehi-Shalom -
"So dear Israeli children, in the hopes that the word “Nakba” had already been erased from your minds and you already became intimately familiar with the word “Jabotinski” – I hope you grow to be leaders who keep their promises."
|Ministry of Foreign Affairs Allocates 100 Million Shekel for State Branding||pulsemedia -
Edo Aharoni, who visualized and found the branding project, says that the chosen PR company will be responsible for promoting Israel through sub-brands that work within the company, such as tourist sights with international affinity (the Dead Sea, Jerusalem); Leading figures (artists, scientists) or products (olive oil, wine).
|Behind a Shabak squeeze||Mya Guarnieri -
Not only do interviews create a general environment of fear, Monterescu explained, the so called “chats” can have a lasting impact on the interviewees. Some even suffer from depression following a Shabak interview, Monterescu added.Shabak usually intensifies its activity - putting stress on Palestinian citizens of Israel and the nation`s left - during times of political turmoil, and the recent spike in interviews could reflect Israel’s march right. Critics have said that increasing hostility to dissent - on both the state and public level - is a symptom of the erosion of democracy in Israel.
|Those noisy barbarians || Noam Ben Ze`ev - Haaretz - Dov Lior, the chief rabbi of Hebron, doesn`t want Jews to take on boogie-woogie from the jungle||23/8/2010|
|Hudson Inst primary financial backer of NGO behind campaign to purge Israeli universities of “leftists”||by Didi Remez-
"Newly uncovered documentation reveals that The Hudson Institute, an influential and activist neoconservative think-tank, has provided nearly $500,000 to the Institute for Zionist Strategies (IZS)"||20/8/2010|
|Obama to attend Mideast talks in Washington ||Reuters
The Israelis and Palestinians were expected to agree to attend, and President Barack Obama would be present at the talks, the source said.
The White House declined to comment late on Thursday. Obama is currently on vacation in Massachusetts. "
|No Room for Arab Students at Israeli Universities||Jonathan Cook -
"Critics have termed the measures, including a program to provide financial aid exclusively to students who have served in the Israeli army, a form of “covert discrimination.”"
|Palestinian shot at Turkish embassy||Eli Senyor -
"The man, Nadim Injaz from Ramallah, collaborated with Israel`s security services in the past, police said."
|Peres calls for equality at Iftar dinner||GREER FAY CASHMAN -
J-lem Post -
"40 angry demonstrators had gathered to voice their opposition to the Iftar dinner on a day in which the unrecognized Beduin village of Al-Arakib had been razed for the fourth time by the Israel authorities."||18/8/2010|
|Israel Continues Effort to Turn MK Zoabi into Terrorist||Tikun Olam -
Why do they hate her so? Because she is young, charismatic, energetic, photogenic, fluent in Hebrew and a powerful representative for her people. The Israeli right hates that. It cannot abide having a capable opponent pointing out its flaws. For this, it will silence her at the first opportunity. This is video is yet another part of that assault.
|More than rockets||by Amirah Ibrahim -
"With none claiming responsibility, Egyptian Bedouins in Sinai fear they may pay the price for rockets fired on Israel and Jordan."||13/8/2010|
|Israel weighed all options in Gaza boat raid: defense minister||Ari Rabinovitch -
"The United Nations has formed its own committee to look into the raid. It is due to meet for the first time later on Tuesday."
|The "banality of evil" and Israel`s destruction of al-Araqib ||Joseph Dana -
"Some talked about their military service in the Israeli army and their disbelief that the country they served could behave in such a way as to destroy their entire village."||11/8/2010|
|US: Direct talks ‘getting closer’ ||KHALED ABU TOAMEH AND HILARY LEILA KRIEGER -
J-lem Post -
"Abbas said that the pressure he was facing these days was “intolerable.” “No human being could tolerate the kind of pressure we are under,” he said."
|Libya denies swapping Hadad for Gaza aid||Reuters -
"Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman this week described Libya as a "reliable partner"."||11/8/2010|
| Tony Judt, May His Memory Be for a Blessing||Tikun Olam - "
Today, we have lost one of the bravest public intellectuals engaged in the Israeli-Arab conflict." ob||9/8/2010|
|Uribe`s appointment to flotilla probe guarantees its failure ||José Antonio Gutiérrez and David Landy -
"Uribe is a controversial president whose regime has engaged in severe human rights abuses; illegal surveillance and harassment of human rights defenders by the intelligence service."||8/8/2010|
|Report: Hamas official met in Israel||JPOST.COM STAFF -
J-lem Post -
"Abed Al-Razak reportedly denied the reports and said, "This information is totally false and lacks basis. We are prohibited from entering 1948 territory.""
|The candidate might be well-qualified, but his political views...||BGU, Oron says, bears a special burden of responsibility. His was an "unprecedented case of the public slandering of a candidate for a lecturer post - and the slanderer presented himself as following the example set by the university president`s attitude to `self-hating Jews` on campus."
|Police Attacks Residents, Arab Members of Knesset, in the Negev||by Saed Bannoura -
IMEMC & Agencies
"Salem Abu Mdeighim, field researcher of the Adalah center, stated that a large Israeli police force attacked on Wednesday the residents of al-Araqeeb village in the Negev, and demolished their homes for the second time this week. "||6/8/2010|
|Bridge Over Troubled Wadi, School Devoted to Jewish-Arab Coexistence||Tikun Olam -
video and article
"a 2008 PBS Global Voices documentary about the Israeli Bridge Over the Wadi school, which is a Jewish-Arab school dedicated to teaching tolerance and mutual co-existence."||6/8/2010|
|Israeli high school students assisted in state’s destruction of Bedouin village||Max Blumenthal - Mondoweiss - "Arab Negev News publisher Ata Abu Madyam supplied me with a series of photos he took of the civilians in action. They depicted Israeli high school students who appeared to have volunteered as members of the Israeli police civilian guard […]. Prior to the demolitions, the student volunteers were sent into the villagers’ homes to extract their furniture and belongings"||2/8/2010|
|Saber Kushour released from house arrest after `rape by deception`||Harriet Sherwood -
"The case has attracted global attention."||4/8/2010|
|Bedouin village razed again; MK forcefully removed||Ilana Curiel -
""Today we got a close glimpse of the government`s true face. We were stunned to witness the violent force being used.""
|An end to calm on Israel-Lebanon border?||Anshel Pfeffer -
"Yesterday`s incident is the most serious since the end of the Second Lebanon War, and the first in which IDF soldiers have been injured." id
|A Ramadan to remember||by Amany Abdel-Moneim -
"Fasting in the mid-August heat is just one of the challenges faced by observant Muslims this Ramadan"||20/8/2010|
|Official: State won`t allow UN to question Israelis||Roni Sofer - Ynet - State officials explained why Israel agreed to cooperate with the UN probe of the IDF raid on the Gaza-bound flotilla in May: "There was no choice but to agree to the international community`s demands, first and foremost those of the US and the UN." [bz]||3/8/2010|
|Parents accuse state of trying to take over mixed Jewish-Arab school ||By Nir Hasson -
"The Max Rayne bilingual school in Jerusalem may not open its doors at the beginning of the school year due to a dispute over the school`s joint Jewish-Arab management. The students` parents are threatening not to send their children to school after its two principals were recently replaced, accusing the municipality and Education Ministry of scheming to take control of the facility and change its character. "||27/8/2010|
|The colonels` mutiny ||by Ari Shavit -
"The IDF chief must immediately dismiss the colonels who staged a mutiny with the Galant document and disassociate himself from them, restoring democracy to its proper bearings. "||27/8/2010|
|Knesset outsources US campus public diplomacy to militant Christian Zionists||Didi Remez - Coteret - "An article in [...] Yediot [...] reports that that a bi-partisan group of MKs has partnered with a Christian Zionist organization to recruit evangelical students to represent Israel on US campuses"||16/8/2010|
|`Post-Zionist` bias allegations prompt University head to examine syllabi|| Or Kashti - Haaretz - Professor says believes Tel Aviv University ordered the check in order to `protect academic freedom against McCarthyism`||16/8/2010|
|Arabs lobby US on anti-Israel vote||AP-
Letter signed by Arab League chief Moussa asks world powers to press Israel to open its atomic activities to outside inspection, says `the fact is that all states in region acceded to NPT except Israel`||15/8/2010|
|McCarthyism in Tel Aviv||Nitza Berkovitch -
"Academia is not supposed to be part of the government apparatus. As Senator Fulbright said, a university that serves the government betrays its mission and supreme purpose, and therefore does not deserve to be called academia."||18/8/2010|
|UN official: Israel should extend freeze||JORDANA HORN -
"He characterized a continued settlement freeze as a move which would further establish “an enabling climate on the ground.”"
|Israeli product boycott debate in Olympia cordial, passionate||About 300 people filled Olympia Center on Thursday night for a passionate debate on a recent controversial decision by the Olympia Food Co-op board to boycott Israeli-made products.
Nine of the 10 board members were at the meeting, and co-op members and nonmembers lined up early for the 6 p.m. start. By 5:30 p.m., more than 100 people stood in line; some had arrived as early as 3 p.m.||14/8/2010|
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