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European countries want UN, not U.S., to advance Mideast peace talksThe Associated Press--Britain, France and Germany want the United Nations and the European Union to propose the outlines of a final settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that would lead to the establishment of a Palestinian state, UN diplomats said.27/3/2011
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Dan Rather`s crew `humiliated by Israeli security`Associated Press--In a letter to Israeli officials, producer says legendary anchorman`s crew held up for hours at security checks, strip-searched before interview with Deputy PM Meridor 27/3/2011
Gaza militant groups agree Israel ceasefire, says HamasBBC--Militant groups in Gaza say they will agree to a ceasefire if Israel stops attacks on the Palestinian territory.27/3/2011
Village of At-Tuwani honors recent victim of stabbingTuwani Team --Residents of At-Tuwani held a peaceful vigil on the morning of March 26 to protest the recent stabbing of Mahmoud Ibrahim Ali Awad, a resident of nearby Tuba village. Soldiers responded to the vigil by declaring a closed military zone. 27/3/2011
Jerusalem bomb victim was British bible translator studying HebrewConal Urquhart and Caroline Davies "Jerusalem bomb victim was British bible translator studying HebrewMary Gardner who has taught in a Togo village for 20 years was on a six-month course before returning to Africa." ca 25/3/2011
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***** BREAKING NEWS *****IS IT WAR?Tikun Olam - Asaf Kinzer "Israeli troops have now invaded northern Gaza, and are currently going from house to house. The sky is buzzing with armed Drones who have been in the air for hours, accompanied by Apache helicopters. The situation in Gaza is very tense, and the people are fearing the worst tonight.Assaf is watching reports from Gaza TV. This Haaretz report only mentions Israeli air attacks but doesn’t refer to the far more disturbing development involving the commitment of ground troops and essentially an invasion." ca 25/3/2011
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UN REPORT RAISES CONCERNS ABOUT THE HUMANITARIAN CONSEQUENCES OF ISRAELI POLICIES IN EAST JERUSALEM AND THE INCREASING ISOLATION OF THE CITY FROM THE oPtOCHA - "The ‘East Jerusalem: Key Humanitarian Concerns’ report documents the humanitarian impact of Israeli policies on the estimated 270,000 Palestinian residents of East Jerusalem, which risk undermining the Palestinian presence in East Jerusalem in the long term. The report also describes how East Jerusalem, traditionally the hub of Palestinian healthcare, education, social, economic and religious activity, has become increasingly isolated from the rest of the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Restrictive access policies and the Barrier are compounding this separation of East Jerusalem"24/3/2011
National Lawyers Guild urges UN to refer Gaza war crimes to the International Criminal CourtNational Lawyers Guild - While the Israeli Government has sought to portray its operations as essentially a response to rocket attacks in the exercise of its right to self-defence, the Mission considers the plan to have been directed, at least in part, at a different target: the people of Gaza as a whole.(Goldstone Report, paragraph 1883) 21/3/2011
Today in PalestineShadi Fadda--Erasing Palestine from Lifta / Sophie O`Brien [photos] 19 Mar -- The Israel Land Administration (ILA) has put a plan in place which would see land in the village of Lifta, a former Palestinian village situated on the north-west edge of Jerusalem sold to private developers. A plan which would see Palestinian history completely stripped from the village ... Over 500 Arab villages were depopulated or demolished during the 1948 war by the ruthless colonial Zionist forces. Lifta is an exception in this respect as it is "the only village which remains as it was before 1948," Daphna Golan asserts, a Professor of Law at the Hebrew University and organiser of the petition to save Lifta. http://www.palestinemonitor.org/spip/spip.php?article1723 20/3/2011
EJC: European attitudes `deeply disturbing` Ynetnews--Poll conducted by German think-tank finds 72% of Poles, 68% of Hungarians and 50% of Germans believe `Jews try to take advantage of having been victims during the Nazi era`20/3/2011
IDF: Assassination of Hamas leaders possible Yoav Zitun--Gaza escalation may prompt IDF to hit military wing leaders, army says; Hamas: Don`t test us 20/3/2011
Danish company halts equipment supply to West Bank in wake of public protestShuki Sadeh--Danish company halts equipment supply to West Bank in wake of public protest Israeli security firm owned by Danish G4S, said it will stop providing security gear over Green Line; move comes in wake of public pressure following report from group monitoring companies operating in territories. 20/3/2011
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Report highlights widespread detention of Palestinian childrenBritain Palestine All Party Parliamentary Group (BPAPPG) - Under Occupation - Approximately 700 Palestinian children are prosecuted every year in Israeli military courts. Since 2000, more than 7,000 children have been detained and at the end of January 2011, 222 Palestinian children were being held in Israeli jails. Children are often arrested in early morning raids, during which time they are hooded, shackled and regularly subjected to abuse. Interrogations are not recorded and generally take place without the presence of a lawyer or a parent. 17/3/2011
Jerusalem should be a neutral city say European votersTom Clark - The Guardian - "Unlike in some past surveys, a plurality of Europeans […] is clear that Israel is the occupying force, and that settlers are Israelis and not Palestinians. And while there is an overwhelming belief that Palestinian rockets are illegal (75% of respondents), the balance of European opinion also believes Israel`s armed response to supply ships (64%), its Gaza blockade (53%) and its separation wall (46%) fall foul of international law"14/3/2011
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The village of Awarta faces repression from soldiers after attack by settlersISM--Today the village of Awarta--the Palestine village closest to the illegal settlement of Itamar which witnessed the murder of a settler family this morning was put under severe military restrictions.13/3/2011
Today in PalestineShadi Fadda--a compilation of events13/3/2011
Israel approves West Bank homes after murder of settlersHarriet Sherwood and agencies guardian.co.uk--Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu at the weekly cabinet meeting said Israel would build several hundred homes for settlers in the occupied West Bank Photograph: Ronen Zvulun/AFP/Getty Images Israel has approved hundreds of settler homes after five members of an Israeli family – including three children – were knifed to death as they slept in a West Bank settlement over the weekend.13/3/2011
video explaining the term `state land`Video on meaning of ‘state land’ approx 7 min. 13/3/2011
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VIDEO Palestinian Women Most Impacted by OccupationFrom Al Haq. ao12/3/2011
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EU Parliament to review prison conditions inside IsraelDefence for Children International - On 15 March 2011, the EU Parliament`s Sub-Committee on Human Rights will review prison conditions in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory. In advance of the hearing, DCI-Palestine has lodged a submission relating to conditions faced by Palestinian child detainees held in Israeli interrogation and detention facilities and prisons. 10/3/2011
`Construction in West Bank settlements quadrupled since end of temporary freeze`Chaim Levinson--According to data by Israel`s Central Bureau of Statistics, settlers began building over 114 houses during the 10-month settlement freeze, and began construction of over 427 houses since October 2010.6/3/2011
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Oscar Winners Fight DeportationMeital Yasur Beit-Or--Girl from Bialik-Rogozin School, which was focus of Oscar-winning documentary, begs to be allowed to remain in Israel. `I speak Hebrew, dream in Hebrew, and read in Hebrew, but even I don`t meet demands of Interior Ministry,` she tells protesters6/3/2011
Anglican bishop of Jerusalem sues Israel over visa refusalStephen Bates--Suheil Dawani appeals against deportation order tied to claims he made illegal land transactions with Palestinians6/3/2011
Three leftists arrested and several injured at East Jerusalem demonstrationNir Hasson--Three leftists arrested and several injured at East Jerusalem demonstration6/3/2011
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The Necessity Procedure: Laws of Torture in Israel and Beyond, 1987 - 2009Academic analysis of the process of "standardizing" torture in Israel, and its impact upon the Bush administration. (pdf file) ao5/3/2011
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