|Documents & Data|
|Boycott of Theater in Israeli Settlement Grows||ROBERT MACKEY--Dozens of Israel theater professionals have signed a letter protesting plans, announced this week, for Israeli theater companies to perform in a new cultural center nearing completion in Ariel, a West Bank settlement built on a site chosen by Ariel Sharon, Israel’s former leader.*||29/8/2010|
|Church Boycott Calls Ring Louder||EI--The world`s churches have long been one of the battlegrounds of the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement. With the strengthening of the BDS movement, a number of churches across the globe have seen the boycott of Israeli and Israeli settlement goods hotting up, and recent weeks have witnessed some notable victories.||29/8/2010|
|Haifa university students prepare to rally against leftist teachers||IAM--Israel`s Hebrew Language daily newspaper Ma`ariv said a campaign began on Tuesday, targeting 20 lecturers from the sociology and political science departments who they said "participate in demonstrations against Israeli troops and the Israeli government" or who have publicly spoken out against them. ||29/8/2010|
|Human Rights in the Occupied Territories, 1.January 2009 - 30.April 2010||B`Tselem - Annual Report - 1. One Big Prison 2. Predictable Attacks - Predictable Leniency 3. Harm To Us All 4. A more Comfortable Occupation 5. Settlements as a Barrier||25/8/2010|
|UN receives over 100 complaints of police, IDF abuse of West Bank teenagers this year ||Amira Hass - Haaretz - Since September 2009, DCI has given the UN details of more than 100 cases in which the military authorities allegedly abused minors who were held in detention. Many of the Palestinian minors are brought before a military judge when they are already scared and exhausted as a result their incarceration, often after having been arrested in the middle of the night. They are then tried on the basis of a military law that, even after it was slightly changed last year, "seriously violates the rights of minors and contravenes the protection they must be given in criminal proceedings," according to ACRI and Yesh Din.
|UN Human Rights Committee issued its Concluding Observations on Israel ||Adalah -
UN Human Rights Committee urges Israel to ensure detainees immediate access to counsel, repeal Unlawful Combatants Law, reinstate family visits to Gaza prisoners, lift blockade on Gaza, launch independent investigations into Operation Cast Lead, end assassinations and cease collective home demolitions.
| Report Of Recent UK `Boycott Israeli and Settlement Dates During Ramadan` Events Sunday||"
We approached people sitting in
cafes, and shop owners - many of whom took materials to put on their
shop counters. The response was very positive.
|military police formulated and published a procedure for handling requests of an external party for the disclosure of investigation materials||HaMoked -
On May 18, 2010, HaMoked received a procedure for "processing requests by external parties to review investigation material collected by MIU", "including, inter alia, definitions of the mode of acceptance of requests for investigation material; considerations for reviewing disclosure of the material and the process of its delivery to the requesting party.
|Emily Henochowicz Speaks Out: Art Student Who Lost Her Eye After Being Shot by Israeli Tear Gas Canister in West Bank Protest Discusses Her Life, Her Art, and Why She Plans to Return||AMY GOODMAN: You also have Israeli citizenship? EMILY HENOCHOWICZ: I do. They haven’t taken that, so... You know, my heart has been there, and now that I have been changed physically for my whole entire life, I have to go back there. It is part of me... I must say that one reason that I’ve felt so strongly about supporting the Palestinians is that they’ve been so incredibly friendly and open to me and other internationals — just really warm people... So I have to go back. -ao||7/8/2010|
|Following hospitalization, Fayyad said in good health||Ma`an
Palestinian Authority officials in the office of Prime Minister Salam Fayyad said the leader was in good health and was continuing his work as usual following a gallbladder infection earlier in the week."
|Impact of Israeli Military Order No 1650 on Palestinian`s Rights to Legally Reside in Their Own Country||Asem Khalil - CARIM Analytic and Synthetic Notes - The objective of this paper is to investigate how this new order fits within a legal system Israel has set up in the West Bank and Gaza Strip through hundreds of military declarations and orders. Three aspects will be analyzed: first, the way residency status is regulated determining which residents are legal and which illegal; second, the regulation for border crossings and the movement of Palestinians within the occupied Palestinian territory and abroad; third, family unification of Palestinians in the occupied territory. ||4/8/2010|
|Top 14 Anti-Democratic Knesset Bills : ACRI lists the most troubling initiatives of the Knesset`s summer session 2010||The Association for Civil Rights in Israel - On July 21, the last day of the Knesset`s summer session for 2010, ACRI appealed to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin, warning of an alarming trend taking shape in the current Knesset, which flourished during the last session: the use of democratic processes by the majority, specifically legislation, to hinder freedom of expression, to harm our system of checks and balances, and to violate the rights of minority groups in Israel. ||4/8/2010|
|US boosts Israeli missile funding ||HILARY LEILA KRIEGER--WASHINGTON – US House appropriators have pushed funding for Israeli missile defense programs to its highest level ever, with $422.7 million now slated for 2011.||1/8/2010|
|Erekat to Haaretz: New proposal more generous than deal we offered Olmert ||Avi Issacharoff and Yanir Yagna --
"I presented Senator George Mitchell with a series of official documents," Erekat said, referring to the special U.S. envoy to the Middle East. "We gave him maps and papers that clearly state our positions on all the final-status issues: borders, Jerusalem, refugees, water and security. Thus far we have not received any answer from the Israeli side."||1/8/2010|
|B’tselem Update July, 2010 ||B`tselem--New report: By Hook and by Crook
This month, B`Tselem published a new report analyzing the mechanisms Israel uses to gain control of West Bank land for building settlements. The report, based on state information, shows that settlements control 42 percent of West Bank land.
|QASR AL-YAHUD, WEST BANK -- Environmentalists claim that the hallowed spot along the Jordan River where Christians believe John the Baptist baptized Jesus Christ has become too filthy for human use.||Janine Zacharia--In this drought-prone region where rain is scarce, most of the river`s flow is diverted for agricultural use and other needs. What reaches Qasr al-Yahud is a mix of highly saline streams, underground tributaries, and sewage that Israeli authorities say dissipates during its 120-mile journey from the Sea of Galilee. ||1/8/2010|
|Report: U.S. companies transferred funds to suspects in Dubai hit||Haaretz--Assassins of Hamas operative Mahmoud al-Mabhouh may have exploited U.S. internet firms to mask funding for hit, Wall Street Journal reports.||1/8/2010|
|In The Wasteland of Democracy, Israel Destroys Al-Araqib... Again||Max Blumenthal documents the third demolition within 2 weeks, this one on the eve of Ramadan. Video included. See Aug. 21 Al-Arakib event notice on "Activism" sidebar.||14/8/2010|
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