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Press conference at PMs Residence - protests at legalized land robbery
A press conference will be held today, Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016, at 12:00, in
front of the Prime Minister`s Residence (corner of Aza and Balfour,
Jerusalem).

An ongoing vigil had been held on this location since last Thursday, (every
day from 10.00 to 16.00, also in the cold and rainy days of the past week
under a big improvised tent...). This is the beginning of the struggle of
the mainstream of Israeli society against the legalized theft of Palestinian
property and against the impending annexation of the Occupied Territories.

The ongoing vigil gained momentu, participants holding Israeli national
flags and signs reading `No to the Theft Law and We`ll stop the Annexation!
` (And no partisan or organizational signs).

Hundreds of citizens, deeply concerned for Israels democracy and secure
future, attended the ongoing vigil, and had an intensive dialogue with
thousands of passers-by, young and old.

The press conference will also feature the testimonies of our fellows who
were present at the session of the Special Knesset Committee set up to
exapdiate the bill (some of them also got to speak there).

Among participants in the ongoing vigil were people from the mainstream of
Isralei society, involved in varies fields of activity and endeavor:

Israel Prize Laureates: Yehoshua Kolodny - Earth science; Yona Rosenfeld -
social work;

Uzi Baram, former Uzi Baram, Rabin government minister;

Poets and writers: Amos Oz ; Yehudit Kafri and Gadi Meiri; Fawaz Hussein;
Mariana bar; and poet Ethan Kalinski;

Senior academics: Professor Dan Jacobson - Organizational Behavior;
Professor Eli Horowitz - History; Dr. Nava Dekel - Educational Counseling;
Dr. Rena Shimoni - Education; Shula Druckman Chemistry; Irit Kenan
historian and researcher of the Israeli society; Dr. Yachin Shimoni -
Biology;

Physicians: Prof. Yaacov Bar-Tana; Dr. Yosef Fassberg of Physicians for
Human Rights

Board members of the religious movement `Oz Leshalom - Netivot Shalom`
(Courage for Peace): Einat Melnik, Leah Shakdiel and Gideon Admanit;

`Social Workers for Peace`: Dr. Baruch Ovadya; Dov Bernstein; Baruch
Shalev; Nurit Lautner;

Psychologists: Prof. Gershon Ben-Shahar; political psychologist Dr. Olek
Netzer; educational psychologist Naomi Raz; psychologist Amram Dolev; Rimon
Levy, an Occupational Therapist;

Educators: Naftali Raz (center shift); Naomi Taltash; Yossi Levy; Hagit Bek;
Nina retirement Nava Dekel; Dana Avidar;
SHATIL (Support and consulting service to NGOs): Shmulik David - political
consultant; Abigail Korms - grants;

Lawyers: Shai Shohami of the Better Government Association; David
Sandovski;

Former Military personnel: Brigadier General (ret.) Saul Givoli; stalks,
retired Brigadier General (ret.) Yoram Agmon of the Israeli Air Force;
Colonel (ret.). Omer Bar-Lev, former commanding officer of the Sayeret
Matkal elite commandos and present Labor Party Knesset Member.

General: Shlomit Canaan sociologist and director of the the Social
Entrepreneurship Foundation; Gita Dror - nurse; Sheila Shalev - scientific
editor; Galit Raz-Dror coordinator of projects; Shuka Rawak of the Nature
Protection Society; Occupational Therapist Sue Lowenstein; Peace activist
Eyal Raz; Shai Dror - gardener; Tuvia Metzer, bank director; Dr. Laura
Wharton, Opposition Leader in the Jerusalem Municipality; Karin Magen,
photographer; Ilai Paran, carpenter; Mira Gat, travel agent; Aviva Peli
forme director of the Youth Probation Service.


Contact: Naftali Raz, +972-54-5494172
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